Jessie J (Jessica Ellen Cornish) was born in Redbridge on March 27, 1988. She was cast as an eleven year old in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End production of Whistle Down the Wind. Educated at Mayfield High School, at age 16 she began studying at the BRIT School, and joined a girl group at the age of 17.Jessie J has an irregular heartbeat, and also suffered a minor stroke at the age of 18. As a result, she does not smoke or drink alcohol. She also cites this as the reason why she does not take drugs.
She was signed to Gut Records, recording an album for the label, but the company went bankrupt before releasing material.Jessie J then found success as a songwriter, gaining a Sony ATV publishing contract. She co-wrote the Miley Cyrus hit “Party in the USA” with producer Doctor Luke,and Claude Kelly, as well as writing for Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown (with whom she toured Europe), Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera.
Jessie J released her single “Do It Like a Dude” in the UK on 21 November 2010.The single debuted at number 25 on the UK Singles Chart where it later peaked at number 2. On 15 December 2010, it was announced that Jessie J had won the Critics Choice award at the BRIT Awards 2011.On 6 December 2010, the BBC announced that Jessie J had been nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2011 list. On 7 January 2011, the singer was announced as winner of the list which included James Blake, The Vaccines, Jamie Woon and Clare Maguire.Her debut album, Who You Are, is due to be released on 28 March 2011 in the UK, and 12 April in the U.S.
A track entitled “Price Tag” was promoted by Jessie J on Later… with Jools Holland on 9 November.The song is scheduled to be released as the album’s second single featuring US rapper B.o.B in March 2011, with the video having