Jessie J (Artist to look out for)
Jessie J (born Jessica Cornish, 27 March 1988) is a singer/songwriter from Essex, in the United Kingdom. She is signed to the UK label Island Records and the U.S. label Lava Records, distributed by the Universal Music Group.
She acted on stage as an eleven year old in Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of Whistle Down the Wind. At the age of 16 she began studying at the BRIT School, and joined a girl group at the age of 17. She was signed to Gut Records, recording an album for the label, but Gut Records went bankrupt before releasing any of her music.After suffering heart trouble and a minor stroke at the age of 18 Cornish found success as a songwriter, gaining a Sony ATV publishing contract , and a co-writing the Miley Cyrus hit "Party in the USA" with producer Doctor Luke, and Claude Kelly, and writing for Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown (with whom she toured Europe), and Christina Aguilera. She has been hailed by Timberlake as "the best singer in the world right now".
Jessie J released her single "Do It Like a Dude" in the UK on 21 November 2010; where it was positively received by BBC Radio 1, who added it to their B Playlist. She claimed that she had written the song for Rihanna but decided to release it herself. The single debuted at number 25 on the UK Singles Chart. A track entitled "Price Tag" was promoted by Jessie on Later Live with Jools Holland on 9 November. The song is scheduled to be released as a single featuring Atlanta-based rapper B.o.B. in March 2011. Her debut album, Who You Are, is due to be released in 2011