Jessie J

Jessie J

Biography

Jessie J (born Jessica Ellen Cornish, 27.3.1988) Jessie J is a singer / songwriter from Essex and is signed to both Lava Records and Universal Republic Records.

Childhood: Jessie J started acting as a child and had a role in the West End production of Whistle Down the Wind. After leaving Mayfield High School, she started studying at the BRIT school and joined a girl group when she was 17 years old. Jessie J then signed to Gut Records, home to Tom Jones and Jimmy Sommerville, but the label went bust before releasing any of her music.

Later on in her teens, Jessie J suffered from heart trouble and also experienced a minor stroke.

Music Career: Jessie J's music career started to take off after she found success as a songwriter. She landed a Sony ATV publishing contract and co-wrote the song 'Party in the USA' with the producer Doctor Luke and Claude Kelly, for Miley Cyrus (also known for her role in Hannah Montana).

Jessie J also wrote tracks for Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera and Rihanna's ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, with whom she also toured.

Jessie J's single 'Do It Like a Dude' was released in the UK in November 2010. The track received a great deal of airplay on BBC Radio 1. Jessie J stated that she had originally written the song for Rihanna but eventually decided to record the song herself. The single debuted at number 25 on the UK Singles Chart.

Jessie J then earned herself a slot on Later Live With Jools Holland, performing an acoustic version of her song 'Price Tag'. It was announced that he track was due to be released as a single in March 2011, with the rapper B.o.B. performing additional vocal duties. This would be followed by an album entitled Who You Are. She also built up a loyal following by posting videos of herself performing on YouTube, including a cover of 'I Have Nothing', originally made famous by Whitney Houston.

In December 2010, it was announced that Jessie J was one of the rising stars included in the BBC's Sound of 2011 poll. Other acts included in the long list were: Jamie Woon, Esben and the Witch, James Blake, Warpaint, The Vaccines, Daley, Claire Maguire, Wretch 32 and Anna Calvi. That same month, it was also announced that Jessie J had won the Critics Choice award at the 2011 BRIT Awards Ceremony.

Jessie J's music has also appeared on film soundtracks: The track 'Who You Are' was used in the third installment of the Step Up film series, Step Up 3D and the track 'Sexy Silk' was on the soundtrack to the 2010 comedy film, Easy A.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Wireless Festival 2015 - Week 2 - Day 3

Jessie J - Wireless Festival 2015 - Week 2 - Day 3 - Performances at Wireless Festival - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 5th July 2015

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Jessie J Ruffles Feathers As New Judge On 'The Voice Australia'


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Jessie J has been making waves on the season curtain-raiser of ‘The Voice Australia’, ruffling the feathers of her fellow judges with her frank and forthright opinions.

Sunday night (June 28th) saw the fourth season of the talent show make its premiere on the Nine network. The English pop star has stepped in to replace the exiting will.i.am, while there are other new additions in the form of Delta Goodrem replacing Kylie Minogue and Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden, who joins his elder brother Joel to form one ‘Team Madden’. Ricky Martin is the fourth panellist.

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Jessie J Updates Fans On Her Recovery Following Mystery Operation


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Jessie J has given fans an update on her recovery after undergoing a mystery operation earlier in the week. The singer has said she’s ‘not ok’ and is still in ‘a lot of pain’ following the surgery which has taken her longer to recover from than first expected.

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“I have seen a lot of "How are you today" comments... How am I.... *Looks up sighs and has to be honest. I am not ok... I am in a lot of pain,” the signer captioned a picture on Instagram. “But I'm working on it with the doctors. We all have our moments and one of mine is now. Being human sucks when you are non stop and your body says NOPE not right now.”

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Jessie J Recovering From Surgery To Treat Mystery Illness


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British pop star Jessie J is taking some off to recuperate after having surgery for an undisclosed illness, after sharing a video of herself on social media lying in bed in hospital afterwards.

The 27 year old singer posted a short video on Instagram on Tuesday (June 23rd), a before and after shot of the operation. “I don't often share personal stuff (especially about my health) any more, I just get on with it,” she wrote. “But I wanted to share with you before someone else might and it gets twisted and exaggerated into something different or worse.”

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Various artists - Pitch Perfect 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album Review


After the success of the first 'Pitch Perfect' and, more specifically, the 'Cup' song, the soundtrack for the sequel has a lot to live up to. However, there is a thing as trying to be too clever and here is a perfect example. 

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By trying to cram even more songs into each a cappella mash-up, some tracks just don't work without the visual aid of the movie and it becomes a race to recognize just what has been used. Two/three lines and it is on to the next song. 'Riff Off' starts off enjoyable, with a cover of 'Thong Song', but then goes through a circle of booty-complimenting tracks at a dizzying speed where it confuses and loses itself. A better example of a mash-up would be The Barden Bella's 'World Championship Finale' as you can clearly hear each tune used throughout.

The song that leads the entire soundtrack - also the lead single - is Jessie J's 'Flashlight' written by Sam Smith and Sia. By far the most memorable, it is a highlight to the album and is what will keep people coming back to listen to it. An inspirational ballad, it is by far one of Jessie J's best singles, but as the success of Anna Kendrick and 'Cups' showed, a big star isn't always needed to get radio play time. There is also a surprise performance from Snoop Dogg and Anna Kendrick, which is a nice way to break up the a cappella sound of the album. The other original track is 'Crazy Youngsters' performed by Ester Dean, which adds a modern and more 'pop' sound to the soundtrack. These 3 tracks are undeniably stand-out numbers in an otherwise very predictable album. 

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Jessie J performs at the Festival Jardins de Pedralbes in Barcelona

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Jessie J in concert

Jessie J - Jessie J performing live on stage at Meo Arena - Lisbon, Portugal - Sunday 14th June 2015

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Jessie J performs on the 2015 GMA Summer Concert Series

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Rock In Rio USA - Week 2 - Day 1

Jessie J - A variety of artists performed live on the first day of the second week of Rock In Rio USA which was held at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 15th May 2015

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Jessie J Angers Fans In Twitter Cull


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Jessie J has angered her loyal fans by unfollowing every single one of them on Twitter – and then being rude about it afterwards.

According to Reuters, at the start of the week (beginning April 27th) the former judge on 'The Voice' was following 885 people on the microblogging site, but that numbers started to steadily go downwards. By Thursday morning, her account read ‘@JessieJ isn’t following anyone yet’. Suffice to say, her fans were not best pleased.

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Jessie J - Flashlight (from Pitch Perfect 2)


With 'Pitch Perfect 2' set for release around the world through May 2015, Jessie J has released the official music video for her song 'Flashlight' from the official film soundtrack, set for release on 12th May 2015.

Could Rita Ora Be Set To Move On From 'The Voice' UK After Just One Series?


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Rita Ora’s first season as a judge on ‘The Voice’ might not be over for a few weeks yet, but it appears the British singer isn't ready to commit to returning for another run. When asked if fans of the BBC talent show could expect Rita to stick around for next year, the 24 year old declined to give a definitive answer on her future plans.

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"Ooooh. That's THE question..." Ora told a reporter during an open mic night, where show’s remaining contestants performed for record company A&Rs."Let me get through this series first,” she then added.

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Rihanna, Kanye And Macca Rumoured To Perform Together At Grammys


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The 57th Grammy Awards is due to feature a number of high profile collaborations, but the biggest announcement may be still to come. Rumour has it that Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney will be performing a live rendition of RiRi’s new single ‘FourFiveSeconds’.

The unlikely trio will reportedly take to the stage at the ceremony in Los Angeles next weekend. A source has told ‘The Sun’ newspaper: “Rihanna's seriously pleased to have bagged a big slot at The Grammys and two huge names to kick off her comeback. Paul McCartney's a Grammys regular and it will give Rihanna serious kudos to have a Beatle backing her on stage. It is going to be a huge Grammys moment.”

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Rihanna will apparently launch her comeback at the Grammys alongside Kanye and the Beatles legend

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Jessie J Was Bullied At School After Medication Made Her 'Look Like An Alien'


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Pop star Jessie J has spoken about some of the hardships she went through as a child, including when she was bullied because some prescribed medication made her skin turn green.

The 26 year old star told BBC Radio 1 that the drugs to normalise her heartbeat, after she was diagnosed as a child with a heart defect, “didn’t work” and gave her skin an “alien tint”. She spent a great deal of her childhood in hospital, and this experience was the inspiration for her first song ‘Big White Room’.

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essie J has spoken of how she was bullied at school

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Rita Ora Says It's Harder For Females To Succeed In Music


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British pop star Rita Ora has claimed that it is harder for women to make their way in the music industry than it is for men.

Speaking to the Mirror, the 24 year old singer was asked about her appointment to the panel of ‘The Voice’, when she said: “Without pulling the whole female card, I think it has always been harder for females in all aspects. Whenever we have an opinion it always seems to be taken out of proportion.”

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Rita Ora believes it's harder for females to prove themselves in the music industry

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