New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Universal Republic Records)
Hot on the heels of her BRIT Critics' Choice Award win and stunning performance, LAVA/Universal/Republic Records excitedly announces the U.S. release date of JESSIE J's debut full-length, WHO YOU ARE, on April 12, 2011.
In proper form for her official U.S. launch, JESSIE J continues to climb up numerous charts. Her first single, "Price Tag,"(Featuring B.o.B) debuted on the Mediabase/BDS Top 40 chart, and is quickly finding a spot on airwaves across the nation. Z100/New York's Program Director, Sharon Dastur states, "At a time where radio is dominated by huge hits from Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Britney, and Pink, it's impressive to see a new artist like Jessie J cut through and react with Z100's audience."
Meanwhile, the video for "Price Tag" holds the No 1 spot on VEVO with over 16 million views, bringing JESSIE's overall YouTube/VEVO video views to over a staggering 50 million. The clip was also chosen as iTunes' 'music video of the week' earlier this month.
JESSIE J is no stranger to making hits. She penned "Party in the USA" for Miley Cyrus, "I Need This" for Chris Brown, and she's written for Britney Spears. Her debut album, WHO YOU ARE, features production from pop powerhouses Dr. Luke [Ke$ha, Katy Perry], Toby Gad [Fergie, Beyonce], and Claude Kelly [Britney Spears, Fantasia]. The album is an amalgam of soulful pop infectiousness, hip-hop grit, and R&B style.
On February 15, JESSIE J gave an unforgettable performance at the BRIT Awards, further announcing her arrival as a formidable force in music worldwide. Looking elegantly sexy, she carried each note with a soulful swagger, while simultaneously emanating tangible attitude. JESSIE J also received the prestigious BRIT Critics' Choice Award which has previously been awarded to some of today's brightest and most brilliant pop presences including Ellie Goulding (2010), label mate FLORENCE + THE MACHINE (2009) and Adele (2008). The accolades don't stop there; JESSIE J also carved the No 1 spot on the BBC Sound of 2011 list, and has been named MTV's International Artist of the Month for March 2011. However, it's all simply building the platform for her debut.
JESSIE J is set to give listeners another taste of WHO YOU ARE with her newly released next U.S. single "Casualty of Love". Bouncing with a sly groove and the singer's sultry delivery, "Casualty of Love" is primed to introduce JESSIE to an even broader audience when it infiltrates urban radio this month.
Critical acclaim has been unanimous for JESSIE J. Daily Variety named her "Talent to watch in 2011, and "NME writes, "Jessie's a future pop siren cut from a different kind of polyester." JESSIE'S also drawn the attention of high-profile acts and personalities in Music. Simon Cowell states, "she's [Jessie] one of the best artists to come out in years, "while Nikki Minaj proclaimed, "I've fallen in love with Jessie J."
Over in the UK, JESSIE's global single 'Price Tag' became her first UK No 1. It followed the success of her debut single, 'Do It Like a Dude,' which charted at No 2 and heralded her arrival as an immovable presence on the charts. Currently, both Do it Like A Dude' and 'Price Tag' are still going strong in the Top 10. Due to phenomenal public demand, JESSIE'S UK label moved its international release of her debut album WHO YOU ARE forward by one month to Monday, February 28th.
Other tracks from the album include a live version of 'Big White Room', 'Nobody's Perfect', 'Who You Are' (already viewed over 1 million times on YouTube) 'Mama Knows Best' and 'L.O.V.E', all showcasing Jessie J's phenomenal voice and song-writing skills.
Live Jessie J has proven she's a force to reckoned with, stunning critics and fans with her high energy live performance and powerhouse vocals. JESSIE J is about to let the world know who she is, and it may never be the same...
WHO YOU ARE Track listing:
1. Price Tag Feat. B.o.B
2. Nobody's Perfect
4. Big White Room (Live)
5. Casualty Of Love
7. Who's Laughing Now
8. Do It Like A Dude
9. Mamma Knows Best
11. Stand Up
12. I Need This
13. Who You Are