Jessie J

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

Relationships

  • Rose Cornish — Mother
  • Stephen Cornish — Father

College

  • London School for Performing Arts & Technology, Selhurst, Croydon, London, England (2006)

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