Jessie Ware
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1984-10-15
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Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware Biography (BBC)

Friendship playes a huge part in Jessie Ware’s life and career. Born and bred in London, her first professional musical performances were singing harmonies for her friends Jack Peñate (as she explained to BBC News), RackNRuin and Man Like Me. Jack’s bandmate Tic introduced her to SBTRKT and they wrote her first co-credited single Nervous together (she later appeared on his debut album) in 2010. Through SBTRKT she met Sampha, with whom she created her single Valentine. In 2011, she was the featured vocalist on The Vision by Joker and added harmonies to her friend Florence Welch’s second album Ceremonials.

Her first solo single Strangest Feeling came out in late 2011, supported by Annie Mac at Radio 1, and swiftly followed by Running early the following year. By the time she released Wildest Moments - her signature tune - social media had caught on to this statuesque woman with the mournful voice. A heartbreaking appearance on Later… with Jools Holland soon followed, as did Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend, and her debut album Devotion shot into the Top 5. It was also shortlisted for the Mercury Prize.

After promoting the record for most of 2013 (including a memorable appearance at Glastonbury and a couple of Live Lounge appearances), Jessie began work on her second album, bringing in new friends like Ed Sheeran (on the single Say You Love Me) and Sam Smith to help with the writing. The first single, the minimal Tough Love, was revealed on Radio 1 in August 2014, and would go on to lend its name to the album, released in October. At around this time Jessie also worked on the song The Crying Game for Nicki Minaj’s album The Pinkprint.

Also worthy of note, Jessie’s Live Lounge covers include two different songs called Jealous, one by Labrinth and the other by Nick Jonas.

Jessie Ware Biography (Wikipedia)

Jessica Lois Ware (born 15 October 1984) is an English singer-songwriter and podcaster. Her debut studio album Devotion (2012) peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart and produced the single "Wildest Moments". Her follow-up record, Tough Love (2014), reached number nine in the United Kingdom. Ware has sung vocals for Joker and SBTRKT, in concert and on their recordings. In October 2017, Ware released her third studio album, Glasshouse, by Island Records.

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Jessie Ware Performances & Interviews


Jessie Ware Tracks

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Champagne Kisses
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Champagne Kisses
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Adore You
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Adore You
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Alone
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Alone
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Keep On Lying (TOKiMONSTA Remix)
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Keep On Lying (TOKiMONSTA Remix)
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Say You Love Me
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Say You Love Me
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Wildest Moments
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Wildest Moments
MIST
Wish Me Well (feat. Jessie Ware)
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Wish Me Well (feat. Jessie Ware)
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If You're Never Gonna Move
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If You're Never Gonna Move
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Overtime
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Overtime
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Taking In Water
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Taking In Water
Katy B
Aaliyah (feat. Jessie Ware)
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Aaliyah (feat. Jessie Ware)
The Magic Gang
Take Care
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Take Care
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Running (Disclosure Remix)
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Running (Disclosure Remix)
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Past BBC Events

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend
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Swansea, Singleton Park
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May
2018
BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

Swansea, Singleton Park
T in the Park: 2015
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Strathallan Castle
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Jul
2015
T in the Park: 2015

T in the Park: 2015

Strathallan Castle
Glastonbury: 2015
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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Jun
2015
Glastonbury: 2015

Glastonbury: 2015

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Live Lounge: Jessie Ware
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Norwich
2015-05-13T11:07:58
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May
2015
Live Lounge: Jessie Ware

Live Lounge: Jessie Ware

Norwich
Live Lounge: Jessie Ware
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BBC Broadcasting House
2015-01-15T11:07:58
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Jan
2015
Live Lounge: Jessie Ware

Live Lounge: Jessie Ware

BBC Broadcasting House

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