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Jessie J
Jessie J in 2011
Background information
Birth name Jessica Ellen Cornish
Born March 27, 1988 (1988-03-27) (age 31)
Chadwell Heath, London, England
Genres R&B, pop, hip hop, soul
Years active 2006–present
Labels Lava, Universal Republic, Island, Gut Records
Website jessiejofficial.com

Jessica Ellen Cornish (born 27 March 1988), better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. She was born and raised in London where she studied at the BRIT School before signing with Gut Records.

Jessie J became better known after the release of her debut single "Do It Like a Dude" which peaked at number two in the UK. She achieved her first number one in the UK, France, Ireland and New Zealand with the song "Price Tag". After those two singles, she released her debut album Who You Are in 2011. The album charted at number two in the UK.

Other singles from the album included "Nobody's Perfect", "Who's Laughing Now" and "Who You Are" which charted within the top 20 in the UK but the release of fifth single "Domino" became international chart success, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming her second UK number one. She is the first British female artist to have six top ten singles on one album.

Jessie J has written songs for other singers such as Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus.

Jessie J performing live at The Peppermint Club 05 (cropped)
Jessie J performing live at The Peppermint Club 2017

Jessie J is recognized for an unconventional musical and performing style. It mixes her soul voice with contemporary R&B, pop music and hip-hop influences. She has several awards and nominations. These include the 2011 Critics' Choice BRIT Award and the BBC's Sound of 2011. As of January 2015, Jessie J had sold over 20 million singles and 3 million albums worldwide.

Jessie J has supported various charitable causes, and has appeared on the UK charity telethons BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief. She has served as coach and mentor on the television shows The Voice UK and The Voice Australia.

Discography

  • Who You Are (2011)
  • Alive (2013)
  • Sweet Talker (2014)
  • R.O.S.E. (2018)

Filmography

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Saturday Night Live Herself Episode: "Zach Galifianakis/Jessie J"
2012–2013 The Voice UK Coach / Judge Seasons 1–2
2015–2016 The Voice Australia Coach / Judge Seasons 4–5
2016 Grease: Live Opening act singer Television special
2018 Singer Contestant Talent competition

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