A multi-platinum selling artist, Jessie J rose to fame shortly after the release of her debut single, Do it Like a Dude. Having always been good at singing, she participated and won a TV competition at the age of fifteen. Later in her teens, she joined an all-girl music group called Soul Deep. Then in 2008, the singer signed with Lava Records.
Born on March 27, 1988 in England, Jessica J (Real Name: Jessica Cornish) grew up with her two older sisters in the capital of London. As a child, she went to Colin’s Performing Arts School; not only that, but she was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre. When she was eleven years old, she made her on-stage debut in a production of Whistle Down the Wind.
Then at the age of fifteen, she won the title of Best Pop Singer in the TV Show, Britain’s Brilliant Prodigies. Shortly afterwards, she enrolled at the BRIT School and joined an all-girl music group called Soul Deep. Around that time, she started to get into song-writing and helped to pen lyrics for popular artists, Miley Cyrus and Chris Brown. Ultimately, it wasn’t until after she’d left the band, that she eventually scored a music deal with Lava Records.
How Jessie J Became Famous
Her debut single, Do it Like a Dude was released on November 18, 2010. Cowritten by Jessie, Jason Pebworth, and George Astasio, the song mostly featured rock riffs and hip hop beats. A breakthrough hit, it garnered many positive reviews from publications such as Digital Spy and Rolling Stone. On the charts, it debuted at number 25 on the UK Singles, before climbing to number 2 a few weeks later. Outside of her native UK, the song also enjoyed success in several other countries including Sweden, Germany, New Zealand, Scotland, and Australia.
Then on January 25, 2011, the singer came out with her second single, Price Tag. A mix of reggae and hip hop, the “ridiculously addictive” track quickly proved to be an even greater hit than her debut title. Featuring American rapper B.o.B., it debuted at the top of the UK Singles Chart and sold over 84,000 copies within the first week. Her first record to chart in the United States, it also found its way onto the Billboard Hot 100 at number 23.
Jessie J’s Other Music Releases
A month later, the singer dropped her highly anticipated debut album titled, Who You Are on February 25, 2011. Produced by Dr. Luke, David Guetta, Circuit, and The Invisible Men, among a few others, the project came packed with thirteen songs including Casualty of Love, Who’s Laughing Now, Mama Knows Best, Who You Are, I Need This, and Abracadabra. Upon its release, the album entered the UK Albums Chart at number two, just behind Adele’s 21. As of 2017, it has been certified 4x platinum in the UK.
Then on September 23, 2013, Jessie came out with her second studio album, Alive. Featuring guest appearances from Brandy Norwood, Big Sean, Dizzy Rascal, and Becky G, it gave rise to three hit singles: Thunder, Wild, and It’s My Party. Some other highlights from the album include Conquer the World, Harder we Fall, Square One, Excuse My Ride, Alive, and Gold. Though reviews were generally mixed, it performed relatively well on the charts, having peaked at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart with close to 40,000 first week sales.
Her third album, Sweet Talker was released on October 13, 2014. Preceded by the lead single, Bang Bang, which went on to become a global hit, the album once again saw a few guest appearances from artists such as Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and 2 Chains. Promoted by a Sweet Talker Tour that fall, twelve new tracks were showcased including Keep Us Together, Said Too Much, Seal Me With a Kiss, Get Away, Ain’t Been Done, and Sweet Talker.
Awards Received by Jessie J
A popular singer with millions of fans around the globe, Jessie has garnered countless awards since her debut in 2011. So far she’s received three Glamour Awards, three BT Digital Music Awards, six MOBO Awards, three Urban Music Awards, among several others. In total, she has won 44 awards out of 64 nominations as of 2017.
Jessie J on Television
From 2012 to 2013, the artist served as one of the coaches on The Voice UK, a popular British talent competition. Some of the talents that she helped coach on the show include Mo Adeniran, Jamie Miller, Cody Frost, Matt Henry, and Jamie Johnson.
Two years later, she returned on the Australian version of the show, The Voice Australia. From season four to season five, she took many competitors under her wing including Ellen Reed, Ellie Drennan, Mikaela Dean, Jack Fellow, and Brianna Holm.
Jessie J’s Love Life
Most recently, the 29-year-old star broke up with her ex-boyfriend in 2015, Luke James after she felt that “he wasn’t as committed to the relationship as her.” From what we can tell, Jessie is currently a single gal.
Jessie J’s Philanthropic Efforts
Throughout the years, Jessie has appeared on several charity telethons in the UK including Comic Relief and Children in Need. In 2013, she also shaved her hair off for charity, an event which was broadcast live during Red Nose Day 2013; the funds ultimately went towards Comic Relief.
Jessie J Snapchat Name – Jeciej
Better late than never, Jessie J announced last January that she had made an account on Snapchat. If you’d like to add her to your friend list you can do so by clicking here.
Jessie J’s Other Social Media Accounts
Jessie J’s Facebook Account
If you want to follow Jessie J on Facebook, you can do so by liking her official page at @jessiej!
Jessie J’s Instagram Account
It’s no surprise that the star is also active on Instagram. You can find her over on the photo sharing app at @jessiej.
Jessie J’s Twitter Account
Want to stay up to date with the singer? Why not follow her on Twitter at @JessieJ?
Jessie J’s Youtube Account
You can watch almost all of her music videos over on her official Vevo channel at @JessieJVEVO.