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Jessie J Biography

Birth Name:
Jessica Ellen Cornish
Birth Place:
Chadwell Heath, Essex, England
British singer-songwriter

Fast Facts

  • Starred in Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of Whistle Down the Wind at the young age of 11
  • Was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat when she was 11
  • Was in a group called Soul Deep when she was 17
  • Left Soul Deep to record her first solo album the same year, but the record label went bankrupt just before the release of her first single
  • Had a minor stroke when she was 18, and doctors were not sure she would ever be able to walk or sing again
  • Had written her first single "Do it Like a Dude" with Rihanna in mind, but ended up keeping it
  • Does not have a stylist; likes to do her own make up and hair and find her own outfits that suit her special style
  • In 2012 became a coach and mentor on The Voice UK


  • Casey Michael Mead -- Brother
  • Stephen Cornish -- Father
  • Stephen Mead -- Father
  • Joan (Horning) -- Mother
  • Rose Cornish -- Mother