Jessie J Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jessie J is an English singer and songwriter born on March 27, 1988. She started her career early performing in the musical Whistle Down the Wind when she was just 11 years old. Later she studied at the BRIT School and began working with Gut Records and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Jessie J gained fame after signing with Republic Records. Her debut single “Do It Like a Dude” reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. Her next song “Price Tag” was a big hit worldwide topping charts in nineteen countries. Her first album Who You Are (2011) also did well reaching number two in the UK. Several singles from the album including “Nobody’s Perfect”, “Who You Are”, “Domino”, and “Laserlight” all made it into the UK top ten. This accomplishment made her the first British female artist to achieve six top-ten singles from one album.

Her second album Alive (2013) did well in the UK top five and featured hits like “Wild” and “It’s My Party.” Her third album Sweet Talker (2014) included the chart-topping single “Bang Bang” and reached the top five in the UK and the top ten on the US Billboard 200.

By January 2015, Jessie J had sold over 20 million singles and 3 million albums globally. She continued her music career with the release of her fourth album R.O.S.E. (2018) and a Christmas album called This Christmas Day.

Jessie J is known for her unique mix of soul vocals R&B electropop and hip-hop influences. She has won several awards including the Critics’ Choice Brit Award in 2011 and recognition from the BBC’s Sound of 2011. Beyond music, Jessie J has been involved in charity work and appeared on charity telethons like BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief. She has also served as a coach on various seasons of The Voice in the UK and Australia. In 2018, she gained popularity in China by winning the singing competition show Singer becoming the first non-Chinese contestant to win the series.

Full NameJessica Ellen Cornish
Date of BirthMarch 27, 1988
Place of BirthRedbridge, London, England
OccupationSinger, Songwriter
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
PartnerChanan Safir Colman
Net Worth$30 million

Jessie J’s Early Life and Education

Jessie J Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jessica Ellen Cornish known as Jessie J was born on March 27, 1988, in Chadwell Heath London. She grew up in Essex and attended Mayfield High School. From a young age, she showed talent in performing arts getting her start in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End production of Whistle Down the Wind when she was just 11 years old. She continued her passion for music by joining the National Youth Music Theatre and appearing in various productions.

Despite her two older sisters excelling academically Jessie felt she didn’t measure up in traditional subjects. She found her strengths in creative outlets like drawing, fashion, styling, makeup, acting, and songwriting. Music especially singing became her forte. At 15 she won the title of Best Pop Singer on the TV show Britain’s Brilliant Prodigies.

At 16, Jessie enrolled at the BRIT School where she honed her musical skills alongside future stars like Adele and Leona Lewis. However, her path wasn’t without challenges. At 18, she suffered a minor stroke caused by a heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome which she had been diagnosed with since she was 11 years old.


Jessie J Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jessie J started her music career with Gut Records but they went bankrupt before she could release anything. She then found success as a songwriter with Sony ATV. She toured with Cyndi Lauper and wrote songs for artists like Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus including “Party in the U.S.A.” She was part of a girl band called Soul Deep briefly but left because she didn’t see it going anywhere.

Even though many think she got her start on YouTube, Jessie had been signed for four years before her first video. She got noticed by Lava Records when her publisher sent a link to her MySpace page to Lava’s president. Despite management issues, she eventually signed with Lava and Universal Republic.

Jessie J started recording her first album in 2005 finishing it in 2011. The album “Who You Are” includes songs like “Big White Room” and the title track which she considers important because it sets a positive example for young people. Her singles “Do It Like a Dude” and “Price Tag” did well in the UK and internationally with “Price Tag” reaching number one in the UK.

After her debut album’s release in 2011, she continued with singles like “Nobody’s Perfect” and “Who’s Laughing Now”. She toured with Katy Perry but had to cancel due to a foot injury. Despite setbacks, she performed at major events like the MTV Video Music Awards and the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II.

She also served as a coach on “The Voice” UK for two seasons. Throughout her career, Jessie J has shown versatility as both a performer and songwriter achieving significant success in the music industry.

On January 31, 2012, Jessie J announced she started working on her second album. She planned to collaborate with artists possibly her fellow coaches from “The Voice”. She teamed up with CeeLo Green after he contacted her on Twitter. Jessie also worked with Diane Warren and Claude Kelly who co-wrote her song “Price Tag”.

Jessie J Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jessie J announced her first arena tour initially called Nice to Meet You Tour but renamed Alive Tour due to her second album release. It ran from October 15, 2013 to February 8, 2014. The lead single “Wild” from her album “Alive” was a top 5 hit in the UK and Australia. Other singles like “It’s My Party” and “Thunder” followed. She also featured on DJ Cassidy’s debut single “Calling All Hearts” with Robin Thicke.

Her third album “Sweet Talker” came out on October 13, 2014, reaching number 5 in the UK. The song “Bang Bang” a collaboration with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj topped the UK Singles Chart and hit number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2015, Jessie J joined “The Voice” Australia as a judge.

Jessie J ventured into voice acting in 2016 for “Ice Age: Collision Course” singing the movie’s theme song “My Superstar”. She released a new single “Real Deal” in 2017 for an M&M campaign. Later that year she announced her fourth album R.O.S.E. and released singles like “Think About That”, “Not My Ex” and “Queen”. She toured Europe and the US to promote the album.

In 2018, Jessie J won the Chinese singing competition “I Am a Singer” becoming the first international artist to do so. Her fourth album “R.O.S.E.” released as four EPs showcased an R&B style. She also released a Christmas album titled “This Christmas Day”.

In 2021, Jessie J released the single “I Want Love” but also faced health challenges with Ménière’s disease and a miscarriage. In 2022, she revealed she scrapped her sixth album because it didn’t feel right opting to start over with new music. She also parted ways with her sixth manager and left Republic Records in 2023 expressing a need for career changes.

Net Worth

Jessie J has an estimated net worth of $30 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Jessie J’s net worth is her music career. She makes money from selling albums, streaming music, and performing at concerts. Additionally, she earns from songwriting, brand endorsements, and appearing as a judge on TV shows like “The Voice.”

Personal life

Jessie J Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jessie J openly discussed her bisexuality on the “In Demand” radio show in March 2011 saying she’s dated both girls and boys without hiding it. The Guardian’s Sophie Wilkinson praised her for showing young people that such feelings are normal. However, in April 2014, Jessie J changed her stance calling her bisexuality a phase though she acknowledged it might be different for others. This shift disappointed some fans like Laura Kay from The Guardian who felt it could confuse or disappoint young LGBTQ+ people.

Jessie J sees herself as a feminist believing in equal rights and advocating for women to be assertive and not let ego or societal expectations hold them back.

In 2014, Jessie J moved from London to Los Angeles seeking better work opportunities and less focus on her personal life compared to her singing career.

In terms of relationships, Jessie J dated American singer Luke James from 2014 to 2015 and later began a relationship with actor Channing Tatum in 2018 though they broke up in 2019 briefly reconciled in 2020, and then split again that year.

Since 2021, she has been with professional basketball player Chanan Colman. In January 2023, she announced her pregnancy giving birth to a son in May 2023.

Health-wise Jessie J faced a panic attack during a 2011 performance in darkness which was distressing for her. She has also been vocal about her vegan lifestyle and in 2020 revealed she has Ménière’s disease a condition affecting the inner ear causing dizziness ringing and hearing loss. Additionally, she shared in 2021 that she experienced a miscarriage.


Jessie J Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Jessie J has been involved in several UK charity events like Children in Need and Comic Relief which are big shows on the BBC. She announced in August 2011 that she would shave her head in 2012 to raise money for charity. She shared on Twitter that hair grows back and even if it takes a long time saving lives is worth it even if it’s just one life.

In March 2013, Jessie J shaved her head live during Red Nose Day another event for Comic Relief to help raise funds.

In November 2011, she sang “Nobody’s Perfect” at a charity concert called Children in Need Rocks Manchester held at the Manchester Arena to support Children in Need.

Jessie J also supports Believe in Magic a UK charity that grants wishes to seriously ill children. In July 2012, she performed “Laserlight” on stage with Daniel Sullivan a 7-year-old boy who had leukemia. Sadly Daniel passed away four months later.