Jessy J: it's not about the money ... wanna make the world dance ... forget about the price tag!
Born in London, Jessica Ellen Cornish is an Aries and shares her birthday, 27th March, with Elton John and Miriah Carey.
True to her sign, she is a courageous, optimistic and happy person; adventurous, ambitious, impulsive, enthusiastic and full of energy. Her music shows all those qualities with irresistible rhythm and catchy lyrics that captured many fans around the world.
An early starter, her musical career began at the age of 9, when she auditioned and joined the London west-end musical “Whistle down the wind” written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. She played the part of Brat for two years (see video of Jessie at age 15).
In an unusual accident during one of the performances, she fell into the orchestra pit; since then, she is known in theatre circles as “Brat Pit.”
When Jessie was 11, she tried to join the school choir but was banished for singing too loud making other kids feel intimidated by her talent.
In 2003, at age 15, Jessie won the “Best Young Pop Singer” award in the UK.
Robin Gibb, member of the famous band the Bee Gees, presented her the award at the culmination of the TV show. According to her parents, “Jessica started singing from the moment she was born. She sings every day of her life. Never stops.”
Her singing teacher, Ted Heath, commented that Jessie has a very powerful and melodic voice with a unique and very commercial tone. Jessie says that she is always singing because it is something she does naturally.
At 16 she joined London’s famous BRIT school for Performing Arts & Technology, where she used to hang out with Adele at lunch breaks.
Among other famous performers who went to that “school of stars” are Leona Lewis, Katy B and Amy Winehouse.
According to Jessie, music was her saviour and has now turned into a form of therapy:
‘I had a minor stroke three years ago. I've got heart problems. I've looked at the big stuff straight in the eye, had people sitting on the end of a hospital bed wondering what's going to happen next and genuinely not knowing. I don't drink. I don't smoke. I can't touch drugs. I can't even have caffeine. I have to be confident. Because I can't intoxicate myself with those props ordinary young people have to give them confidence.' … ‘When I'm in the studio sometimes, I think no, I don't need a therapist. I just need to write a great song.'
Jessie performed at Britain's Got Talent, 2 June 2011. Video on YouTube
Jessie singing in her bedroom and live in New York, 2009.
From the more than 600 songs she has written, a few collaborations were created for famous artists, including Miley Cyrus, Chris Brown and Alicia Keys. The most prominent by far was the contagious “Party in the USA” played by Miley Cyrus in 2009, platinum-certified in USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Party in the USA by Jessie J and Miley Cyrus. Jessie is proud of her song.
Back home, her first single “Do it like a dude” was number 2 in the UK in 2010, and “Price tag” went to number 1 in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand. Her first album “Who you are” was released in February 2011.
In the UK, she won the “Sound of 2011” award by the BBC and the “Critics’ Choice” at the 2011 BRIT Awards. She was also nominated for the “Next Big Thing” award by MTV in 2011.
Jessie J’s First UK hits
|Do it like a dude||Do it like a dude - Acoustic|
|Price tag||Jessie Live in Brighton and BRIT awards|
Jessie was a hair model for a while and she frequently receives compliments about her amazing hair. A gorgeous bob with a perfect fringe in the shiniest ink-black you will ever see, Uma Turner’s style, as in Pulp Fiction. "People are always coming up to me on the street and asking me if it's a wig. I say ‘yeah, yeah, you can buy it down at Hamley's'."
Her genuine personality and fashion-model looks with high cheeks and a ready smile Cameron Diaz style, framed by perfectly delineated lips, make this tall and long-legged stunner a truly special character, rapidly taking the shape of a superstar in front of our eyes.
Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald), American Grammy-nominated co-writer and producer of “Price Tag,” commented about her vocal talent: “Jassie is such an incredible singer that it is harder sometimes to write songs because anything she sings sounds good. You have to ask yourself if this song would still sound well if someone else was singing … In terms of vocal ability there is none else singing like that right now.”
Find much more about Jessie J, her songs and shows near you on her website jessiejofficial.com