She's only 22, but Essex native Jessie J is already creating quite a splash on the Internet and overseas. A labelmate of Amy Winehouse on Universal Republic Records, the likes of Justin Timberlake have sung her praises, calling her "the best singer in the world". And she hasn't even released her album stateside yet.
Jessie J is a storied one. She made her stage debut in Andrew Lloyd Weber's Whistle Down the Wind at age eleven and at the age of 18 tragically suffered a minor stroke, then focussing on Songwriting. She actually co-wrote Miley Cyrus' catchy hit Party in the USA with Dr. Luke. She currently is at work on a new track of Britney Spears' forthcoming album.
Her debut single is performing well in the UK right now, Do It Like a Dude, with little promotion. The gritty track Reggae-infused vocals was originally written for Rihanna, but kept for herself decidedly. Its Video has garnered well over 5 million views on VEVO already.
See what you think of Jessie J below, courtesy of Universal Music. A name to look out for in 2011. Visit her official website here.