Jessie J’s album sales, awards & talent show job
BY STYLE EDITOR, ON 16 OCT 2011 22:11 CELEBRITY & GOSSIPCOMMENTS
If we were counting pop star column inches this year then we’re certain that Jessie J would be near the top of the list.
2011 has been an astounding success for the talented singer and songwriter, and her debut album recently went double platinum! With a distinctive sense of style, job offers flying in and that amazing voice, she’s set for a long career in the music biz.
Jessie the award winner
Critical acclaim has come flooding in too. Jessie J won big at the 2011 MOBO Awards winning Best Song for ‘Do it Like a Dude’, Best Album, Best Act & Best Newcomer. But even though this is her debut album, Jessie has been working with big names in the music business for years teaming up with the likes of Justin Timberlake and writing hit songs for other artists including Miley Cyrus. I saw her back in my home town a few years ago supporting Girls Aloud and I felt then that we’d be seeing a lot more of her in future – I wasn’t wrong!
Jessie the brand ambassador
Jessie has even been snapped up by vitamin water to front their Olympics campaign. Check out the campaign shots below, she looks amazing! They’ve let her loose on creating a brand new flavour for them too. But she’s also just become the face (or should that be ‘legs’) of House of Holland tights for Pretty Polly. She’s been spotted wearing them loads of times so she seems like the perfect choice if you ask us. The comic-strip inspired campaign goes live today so look out for Jessie J on a billboard near you.
Jessie the mentor
But perhaps one role we didn’t predict is this… Jessie has just been announced as the first coach and mentor on new BBC talent show ‘The Voice’. It’s a new show where judges don’t see the budding pop stars as they sing – the idea being that they are judged purely on their voice. It’s set to start in Spring 2012. Plus Tulisa of X Factor chose to have Jessie J as her guest when choosing her final four groups at the ‘Judge’s Houses’ stage of the competition, which is a testament to her knowledge and experience in the music industry.
Jessie the super songstress
If you haven’t listened to her debut album yet (where have you been?) then here are our top song picks below. Do leave us a comment to let us know your fave tracks too.
- For dancing round the living room… try ‘Do it Like a Dude’ and ‘Abracadabra’.
- For an instant mood lift... try ‘Who’s Laughing Now’ and ‘Rainbow’.
- For singing along to… try ‘Big White Room’ and ’Who You Are’.