Jessie J is not just a great Pop artist, or a great R&B artist or even a great hip-hop artist. The British-born, Essex-bred vocalist is malleable enough to encompass several genres and sing her heart out, while displaying vocals reminiscent of Motown-era greats.
After one listen, it's clear the extraordinary Jessie J stands alone. For Jessie, her debut album, WHO YOU ARE, showcases the skills of a gifted lyricist while highlighting an unforgettable journey.
While Jessie's road to success hasn't always been easy, she's quick to emphasize the normalcy of her childhood. Growing up the youngest of three children, Jessie's mother was a nursery school teacher and her father a social worker.
For Jessie, melody has been the driving force behind her successful career as a singer/songwriter.
In the last few years, Jessie has penned songs for the likes of Chris Brown and Lisa Lois the Holland X Factor winner.
Now, Jessie's signed worldwide to Universal Music Group. In the US, she inked a deal with Lava/Universal Republic Records and Island Records in the UK. "I feel like my album is an example of what exists in the world of music right now. It's like my album is an iPod... it's like when you go clubbing these days, you don't have a pop room and a separate R&B room, they're all together. People just appreciate great music..."