Currently featured on the BBC Sound Poll of 2011 short list is Essex born Jessica Cornish. She goes by the stage name Jessie J and is also an amazing singer/ songwriter. Jessica is again another artist who went to the BRIT School and she began studying there at the age of 16 then by the age of 17 she joined a girl group. It was when at the BRIT School studying musical theatrewhich led to her signing to Gut Records. A album was recorded but Gut Records went bankrupt before releasing any of her music. Throughout her career in the music industry Cornish had suffered health problems. At the age of 18 she had a minor stroke which temporarily halted her career. Cornish then found success as a songwriter, gaining a Sony ATV publishing contract , and a co-writing the Miley Cyrus hit “Party in the USA” with producer Doctor Luke. In fact Justin Timberlake has even championed her.
Jessica is currently signed to Island Records and she burst onto the scene in October with a series of gigs in London. The debut single Do It Like A Dude has been unleashed. And it is nothing but amazing. It begins with “Stomp, Stomp, I’ve Arrived” and true to word Cornish has arrived and she won’t be leaving anytime soon. This is a storming song and sounds abit aggressive. By aggressive I mean feisty and energetic.
At the moment I have to see Jessie J live but from what I have heard I have nothing but admiration for the girl. The BBC Sound Poll picks out the fresh talent for the upcoming year and I think they have picks someone who will have a long prosperous in the music industry. Other than Do It Like A Dude both Who You Are and Casualty Of Love are pure perfection. The follow up single Price Tag features B.O.B which would make an amazing duet. Debut album Who You Are will be released in 2011 and I for one can’t wait till it finds its way on the shelves.
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