Coming Home Sigma ft. Rita Ora
14 November 2011, 15:33
What's Jessie J's real name? What do Jessie J's lyrics mean? What's her biggest hit? Find answers to the ten most asked questions about the 'Price Tag' and 'Who You Are' singer.
Jessie J was born on 27th March 1988 and was named Jessica Ellen Cornish. Jessie has told interviewers that the 'J' stands for 'Jazzhands' (a reference to her BRIT School days) and 'Jetlag' (from being a frequent flier).
Jessie's second single, 'Price Tag' has been her biggest selling song, and reached No.1 in the UK and the top ten in 19 countries. It was also one of the most watched music videos of all time (having reached 148 million total views by October 2011). Her first single, 'Do It Like a Dude", reached No.2.
As well as co-penning hit singles 'Price Tag' and 'Who You Are', Jessie J has written songs for other artists including Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Miley Cyrus. Her first single 'Do It Like A Dude' was a song Jessie J actually wrote for Rihanna, but was persuaded to record herself.
Jessie J's sleek black bob is her trademark hairstyle but she has also experimented with purple bobs, black curls, blue streaks and rock chic waves. She has also announced that she plans to shave her head for charity in 2012. See a selection of her best hair looks below.
As of November 2011, Jessie J has 1.4 million Twitter followers, who she refers to as her 'Heartbeats'. The 'Price Tag' singer's tour is called the 'Heartbeat' tour.
Jessie J's 'Who's Laughing Now' song is based on the theme of overcoming bullies and becoming successful against the odds. In the video for the song, a mini Jessie J is getting bullied at school while teachers, dinner ladies and cleaners (all played by Jessie J herself) ignore what's going on. Watch the video below.
Jessie J is openly bisexual. In 2011 she addressed rumours about her sexuality, telling Glamour magazine: "It's important to me to be open and honest about [my bisexuality]. My Mum and Dad have known for years and were super cool, my sisters made jokes about it because they were married with kids and I was the rebellious one. I had a girlfriend and tattoos. Because I haven't tried to hide it, people have gone, 'Oh, she's so cool about it, so we're cool about it'."
Jessie J has collaborated with artists including David Guetta (on track 'Laserlight') and James Morrison (on 'Up'). After performing on the same episode of The X Factor USA, Jessie has said she would love to collaborate with Willow Smith. Many artists have announced that they would love to work with Jessie, including Pixie Lott, Katy Perry and Wretch 32.
The 'Price Tag' singer has been confirmed as a member of the judging panel on the BBC talent show The Voice, which appears on screens in spring 2012.
Before she was signed as a solo artist, Jessie J performed in a girl band called 'Soul Deep'. At the same time, aged 17, she was a student of the BRIT school, from which she graduated in 2006 along with Adele and Leona Lewis.