No matter where she is or what she does, Jessie J stands out.
There’s nothing typical about her. In person and on stage, she’s got a spunky panache, but it’s laced with a timeless elegance. Musically, she can just as easily echo Motown soul as well as she can nod to nineties hip-hop. Blessed with an astounding voice and natural knack for a hook, she redefines what’s possible within pop as she upholds its traditions. In other words, Jessie J always remains one-of-a-kind. That’s why she’s quickly become the consummate 21st century superstar and a palpable and powerful pop culture force.
In 2011, the world first took notice of the UK-born singer and songwriter in a very big way. Her full-length debut album, Who You Are [LAVA], heralded the songstress’s arrival as a worldwide icon. It debuted Top 15 on the Billboard Top 200, and it generated an astounding six Top 10 smashes at radio. “Price Tag” [featuring B.o.B] went platinum stateside and seized #1 in 18 major territories. Then, “Domino”, her biggest U.S. hit to date, took flight on the charts. The track went on to achieve double-platinum status and become a ubiquitous anthem around the globe. To date, her album sales exceed 3 million and single sales surpass 20 million and counting.
Along the way, she received the prestigious BRIT Award for “Critic’s Choice”. It’s an honor previously held by the likes of Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, and many more. In addition, the BBC crowned her with the high honor of Sound of 2011. She even received a Grammy Award nomination in 2012. Fans and tastemakers continued to wholeheartedly embrace Jessie J as she acted as the 2012 London Olympic Games Ambassador.
Jessie J released her second studio album in September 2013. Jessie co-wrote the album with Claude Kelly, amongst a host of collaborators including Becky G, Brandy Norwood, Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal. The album debuted in the Top 5 on the UK Albums Chart. It included two top-five hits including “Wild” and “It’s My Party”. Jessie supported Alive with the Alive Tour, playing 19 dates across the UK, from October to November 2013.
In July 2014, the first single from her sophomore, Sweet Talker album arrived with a bang—literally.Jessie J teamed up with rising diva Ariana Grande and rap’s reigning queen Nicki Minaj for “Bang Bang”. It’s a blockbuster anthem, combining Jessie J‘s inimitable delivery, Ariana Grande‘s massive range, and Nicki Minaj‘s deft wordplay. As soon as “Bang Bang” dropped, the charts exploded. Immediately, the track captured the #1 spot on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and it has gone Platinum four times over less than a year after release. The single perfectly set the stage for the October 2014 release of Sweet Talker, which debuted Top 10 on the Billboard 200 and included appearances from De La Soul, 2 Chainz and American violinist Lindsey Stirling and production from the likes of Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya, Diplo, Tricky, The Dream and more.
Jessie J released the first single entitled "Flashlight" from the highly-anticipated sequel to the smash hit and platinum-selling soundtrack, Pitch Perfect in April 2015.