Jessie J Biography

(Pop Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Albums 'Who You Are', 'Alive' and 'Sweet Talker')

Birthday: March 27, 1988 (Aries)

Born In: Seven Kings, Ilford, England

Jessica Ellen Cornish, popularly known as Jessie J, is a well-known English singer and songwriter. Known for her unconventional music style, which mixes soul vocals with pop, electropop, and hip-hop, Jessie garnered much fame at a young age. She has also earned several awards and nominations, such as the 2011 ‘Critics' Choice Brit Award' and 'BBC's Sound of 2011.’ Her career began at the early age of eleven when she was cast in 'Whistle Down the Wind,' a musical by English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Later, she joined the ‘National Youth Music Theater’ and appeared in the theater’s production of ‘The Late Sleepers,' which premiered in 2002. She came into prominence in 2011, with her debut studio album 'Who You Are,' which was released on February 28. The album was a huge success, selling 105,000 copies in the UK, and 34,000 copies in the US, within the first week of its release. It also debuted at number two on the ‘UK Albums Chart,’ and at number 11 on the ‘US Billboard 200.’ Jessie is also known for her charity work, and has been involved with charities like 'Children in Need' and 'Comic Relief.'

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British Celebrities Born In March

Also Known As: Jessica Ellen Cornish

Age: 35 Years, 35 Year Old Females


father: Stephen Cornish

mother: Rose, Rose Cornish

Born Country: England

Musicians Pop Singers

Height: 5'9" (175 cm), 5'9" Females

Notable Alumni: Mayfield High School

City: Ilford, England

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education: Mayfield High School

Childhood & Early Life

Jessie J was born on March 27, 1988, in London, England, to Rose and Stephen Cornish. She attended ‘Mayfield High School,’ which was located in the London Borough of Redbridge. She also used to attend 'Colin's Performing Arts School' to develop her skills in music.

At the age of sixteen, she started studying at ‘BRIT School,’ located in the London Borough of Croydon. She graduated in 2006.

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Jessie J was first signed to ‘Gut Records’ to record an album for the label. However, the company went bankrupt before they could release it. Later, she signed a contract with ‘Sony ATV’ as a songwriter. She wrote lyrics for well-known artists like Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, and Lisa Lois.

She also became part of a group named 'Soul Deep.' However, seeing that the group wasn't going anywhere, she decided to leave the group after two years. Later, she signed with ‘Universal Records’ and worked with several important personalities like Dr. Luke, rapper B.o.B., Labrinth, etc.

Released in 2010, her first single 'Do it Like a Dude' was an average success, reaching number 25 on the ‘UK Charts.’ In 2011, she became the winner of the 'Critics’ Choice Award.' The same year, she also appeared in an episode of 'Saturday Night Live,' the popular American late-night live TV sketch comedy.

Her debut Album 'Who You Are’ was released on February 28, 2011. With singles, such as ‘Who’s Laughing Now,’ 'Price Tag,' and 'Nobody's Perfect,' the album debuted at number two on the ‘UK Albums Chart’ and sold 105,000 copies within the first week of its release. 

In January 2012, she announced that she was working on her next studio album, for which she hoped to collaborate with several artists. The same year, she also started appearing in the British television talent show 'The Voice UK.' She was part of the show for two seasons.

She released her second album 'Alive' in September 2013. With hit singles, such as 'Wild,' 'It’s My Party,' and 'Thunder,' the album peaked at number three on the ‘UK Albums Chart.’ It also includes guest appearances by well-known artists, such as rapper Becky G, singer Brandy Norwood, and rapper Big Sean.

On October 13, 2014, she released her third studio album 'Sweet Talker.' With singles, such as 'Ain't Been Done,' 'Sweet Talker,' and 'Bang Bang,' the album turned out to be quite successful. The album gained popularity mostly for its single 'Bang Bang,' which became a hit, not only in the UK, but also in several other countries, such as Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, and the United States.

The next year, she appeared in the Australian reality talent show 'The Voice Australia' for two seasons. In 2016, she made an appearance in the TV special 'Grease: Live,' which was aired on Fox on January 31. The same year, she also did a voice role in the animated adventure film 'Ice Age: Collision Course.'

In September 2017, she announced her fourth studio album ‘R.O.S.E’ and released it the following year in May. The album was not very successful and did not chart on any major music charts upon its release.

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The same year, she won the sixth season of the Chinese singing competition ‘Singer 2018’ and released her fifth studio album ‘This Christmas Day’ on 28 October 2018. In December 2018, she appeared as a coach in ‘The Voice Kids UK.’

In 2019, she announced ‘The Lasty Tour,’ which was to honor her late friend and bodyguard named Dave Last "Lasty." That same year, she came together with Max Martin and Oscar Holter and wrote the song "One More Try." The song featured in the jukebox musical, ‘& Juliet.’

In 2021, she came out with the single, “One More Try.” The following year, in the podcast show, Diary of a CEO, Jessie J stated that she had scrapped her sixth album as it “did not feel right." However, she had started working on the re-recording of the album.

Major Works

‘Who You Are,’ released in February 2011, was the first studio album of Jessie J. It became an instant hit, with sales of 105,000 copies within the first week of its release. It debuted at number two on the ‘UK Albums Chart.’ It had several hit singles, such as ‘Do It Like a Dude.’ Released on January 25, 2011, the single peaked at fifth position on the ‘UK Singles Chart,’ and was an international hit. The album received mostly mixed reviews.

'Alive,' which was released on September 23, 2013, was the second studio album of Jessie J. The album, which peaked at number three on the ‘UK Albums Chart,’ included guest appearances by various stars, such as rap artists Becky G and Big Sean. It contained hit singles, such as ‘Wild,’ which peaked at number five on the ‘UK Singles Chart.’ The album was a commercial success, and sold 39, 270 copies within the first week of its release.

Her third album 'Sweet Talker' was released on October 13, 2014. It included guest appearances by stars, such as singer Ariana Grande and rap artist Nicki Minaj. Its lead single 'Bang Bang' received much appreciation from both critics and audiences and became a worldwide hit. It topped the charts in several countries, including Australia, New Zealand, and the US. The album debuted at number ten on the ‘US Billboard 200,’ and sold 25,000 copies in its first week.

Awards & Achievements

In 2003, Jessie J won 'Best Pop Singer' in the TV show 'Britain's Brilliant Prodigies.'

She has won various awards, such as the 2011 ‘Critics' Choice Brit Award’ and BBC's Sound of 2011.

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Personal Life

Jessie J came out as bisexual and stated that she has dated both guys and girls. In 2014, she was said to be dating Luke James, an American singer, and songwriter. She was also in a relationship with American actor Channing Tatum from 2018 to 2019. Thereafter, she began dating dancer and choreographer Max Pham Nguyen. She was romantically linked to Chanan Colman in 2022. She announced her first pregnancy in January 2023. 

She is also known for her philanthropic activities. She shaved her head in 2013, during ‘Red Nose Day’ in order to help raise money for ‘Comic Relief,’ a British charity.

In 2020, Jessie J was diagnosed with Ménière's disease which leads to severe episodes of hearing loss, vertigo, and tinnitus. The episodes may last from 20 minutes to a few hours. In November 2021, she suffered a miscarriage.

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