Jessie J

Do it like a dude

2011 really was the year of Jessie J, the Essex singer quickly followed up here Sound of 2011 nomination with a Brit Critic's Choice Award and a double-platinum debut album Who You Are, which sold more copies than the remainder of the Sound of 2011 longlist put together. B.O.B collaboration Price Tag went to number 1 in the charts before an injured Cornish performed at Glastonbury and a host of summer festivals upon a golden throne. The singer got back on her feat to pick up four MOBO awards, appear as a guest judge on X Factor and collaborate with James Morrison on single Up.

Second placed James Blake was nominated for the Mercury Prize with his self-titled first album, while 3rd placed The Vaccines won over a host of new followers with a relentless touring schedule that included key festival appearances across Europe.

Other success stories from 2011 included Wretch 32, who hit number 1 with Don't Go from universally acclaimed album Black and White, Warpaint, who charmed festival audiences on both side of the Atlantic with soothing melodies from LP The Fool and Anna Calvi, who joined the aforementioned Blake on the Mercury Prize shortlist with her debut release.

Articles and Features News reports on Sound of 2010

  • “BBC Sound of 2011: The longlist”

    Read the full article 06/12/10

    "Fifteen of music's most exciting rising stars have been named on the longlist for the BBC's Sound of 2011...."

  • “Jessie J tops BBC Sound of 2011 list”

    Read the full article 07/01/11

    "Pop singer and songwriter Jessie J has come top of the BBC Sound of 2011 list..."

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