Jessie J

Jessie J is the BBC Sound of 2011

Jessie J has been announced as the winner of Sound of 2011.

Essex born Jessica Cornish burst onto the scene in November 2010 in a flurry of excitement surrounding tracks Do It Like A Dude and Price Tag. The 22 year old singer wrote poetry as a child and began her career on the stage with a role in the West End production of Whistle Down The Wind. A trip to study musical theatre at the celebrated Brit School led to her first record deal with Gut Records and early interest from R 'n' B circles in the United States.

Jessie suffered health problems throughout her early career and a minor stroke temporarily halted her career at the age of 18. Undeterred, the singer returned with renewed focus, finding success as a songwriter for Chris Brown and Justin Timberlake, who has hailed Cornish as "the best singer in the world right now".

A further writing credit on the Miley Cyrus hit "Party In The USA" followed before current label Island encouraged the singer to keep Do It Like A Dude to herself, instead of offering it to Rihanna, as she had first planned. Performances on 1Xtra's MistaJam show and Later... with Jools Holland soon brought the artist to a wider public consciousness, leading to a host of sold out London shows and a buzz of media anticipation around debut album Who You Are, all of which makes Jessie J a prime candidate for 2011's Sound Of shortlist.

Articles and Features More on this artist

  • Newsbeat Introducing

    Read the full article 23/11/10

    "You get the idea. Jessie J, aka Jessie Cornish, has an incredible singing voice. The kind of power that could compete with Leona Lewis or Florence and the Machine..."
  • Guardian New Band Of The Day (No 902)

    Read the full article 04/11/10

    "The Essex lass looks set to take on the likes of Beyoncé and Pink, having already written for Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus..."

  • Rap-Up.com - Jessie J Invades L.A.

    Read the full article 04/11/10

    "The future of pop is here, and her name is Jessie J..."

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13 July 2012
Warwick Castle, Coventry, UK
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20 July 2012
Ynys Angharad Park, Cardiff, UK
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21 July 2012
Alnwick Castle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
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09 August 2012
Sandown Park, Esher, UK
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17 August 2012
Newmarket Racecourse, Newmarket, UK
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