Jessie J’s biographyJessica Ellen Cornish, most widely known under the pseudonym – Jessie J, is a singer and songwriter who garnered various prestigious nominations and awards, including BRIT Awards (the British equivalent of the American Grammy, Critic’s choice nomination) and the BBC's Sound of 2011.
In 2012, Jessie J performed in the Buckingham Palace at the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II and at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She also wrote numerous songs for A-list musicians such as Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and Alicia Keys.
ChildhoodThe future pop sensation was born on 27 March 1988 in Redbridge, London. This area was a part of Essex county, and that is why Jessie often refers to herself as an Essex girl.
The girl was diagnosed with arrhythmia at an early age and had to undergo treatment regularly. However, this did not stop her from taking up dancing and singing lessons.
Career progressionWhen Jessie was 15, she decided to compete in a talent show Britain's Brilliant Prodigies, where she was named Best Pop Singer. That is when the young girl finally decided to take her music seriously and fully commit to this career path. A year later she was accepted to the BRIT School, a performing arts school famous for its countless talented alumni such as musicians Amy Winehouse, Kate Nash, and Georgian-British Katie Melua, as well as the actor Tom Holland. Jessie graduated alongside her future competitor Adele and Leona Lewis, the winner of the reality television music competition show The X Factor.
She was immediately signed to the Gut Records label but the company went bankrupt right before she began recording her material. That did not stop her from actively pursuing a career in the music industry so she put her energy into writing songs for other artists, signed to Sony Music. Thus she co-wrote lyrics for various songs for Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus, including her hit single Party in the U.S.A.
Jessie J took it to the new next level when she finally signed the contract with Lava Records, owned by Universal Music Group. Jessie’s publisher at Sony/ATV actually helped with this endeavor quite a bit by – she sent Jessie’s MySpace link to one of the executives. It all worked out! As a result, the musician released her first single Do It Like a Dude by the end of 2010. The single gained positive reception charted at number two on the UK singles chart and had a pop-rock sound with some R&B elements mixed in.
Pretty soon the musician released her third single Nobody’s Perfect which talked about forgiveness and the ability to acknowledge and accept your own mistakes. It got a ninth place on the UK Singles Chart. Who’s Laughing Now was released as single number four, followed by Domino and Who You Are. Her seventh and last single of the album was called Laserlight and featured David Guetta.
Jessie J’s personal lifeIn a 2011 radio interview for the In-Demand show, the artist casually admitted that she had relationships with both women and men. However, three years later, she stated that her bisexuality was just a phase. That confession gathered loads of negative feedback.
Her singing career aside, Jessie J is greatly involved in charity work and focuses mainly on working with children’s charity organizations. She famously shaved her hair off on stage during a live concert in 2013 helping to raise money for Comic Relief. That year the foundation raised the record £75 million.