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Jessie J: Co-writing 'Party in the U.S.A.' paid my rent for 3 years

With her Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj-assisted pop diva posse cut “Bang Bang” one of the biggest songs of 2014, Jessie J has finally become a legitimate pop star in America after years of underperforming records. While she was working toward her breakthrough the singer paid her bills as a songwriter for hire, not unlike Charli XCX, Tove Lo, and Sia—composers who also made the quantum leap into American pop stardom in 2014. Her biggest success from behind the scenes is “Party in the U.S.A.,” which she originally wrote for herself but gave to Miley Cyrus after her label nixed the idea of putting it on her own album.

Although Jessie wasn’t able to make the song a hit on her own, “Party”—which she co-wrote alongside Dr. Luke and veteran songwriter Claude Kelly—still paid off. In a new interview she tells the UK edition of Glamour, “‘Party in the U.S.A.’ paid my rent for, like, three years. Actually it was longer than that. That’s where I get most of my money. I write songs. I’m a singer. I love doing endorsements and stuff, but that’s all added on.”


Jessie J works on her 'Masterpiece' in new music video

Jessie J works so hard that she starts singing and dancing as soon as she wakes up—or at least that’s what her latest music video for “Masterpiece” tells us.

The video is a mix of Jessie J doing everyday things—getting up, getting dressed—shot in documentary style and Jessie J doing not-so-everyday things, like taking selfies with dozens of adoring fans. Much like Beyonce’s “XO,” she later joins those fans for a number of gleeful shots featuring them all singing the uplifting track together. READ FULL STORY

Jessie J rocks 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' with two songs from new album

Jessie J has been ruling the charts with “Bang Bang” in recent weeks—but she proved she has more than a  few great performances in her when she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday.


Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, more to perform at American Music Awards

Lorde, Fergie, and One Direction are already set to perform at this year’s American Music Awardsand the roster just got bigger: Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Lil Wayne, Wyclef Jean, and Magic! will also be performing. READ FULL STORY

Jessie J and Jennifer Hudson cover 'Titanium' at Concert for Valor

HBO put on its first Concert for Valor, an event to honor veterans, Tuesday at the National Mall, where artists like Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, and The Black Keys performed—and Jessie J and Jennifer Hudson belted a cover of David Guetta and Sia’s “Titanium.”

Nick Jonas, Jessie J to perform at Nickelodeon's HALO Awards


For the past five years, Nickelodeon’s HALO (Helping and Leading Others) Awards has honored kids who do good in their communities. The young honorees receive scholarships and grants for their chosen organization — and a chance to see performers like Nick Jonas and Meghan Trainor live.

Jonas and Trainor are just two of the chart-toppers featured at this year’s awards: Jessie J, Echosmith, and The Vamps will also perform at the show, hosted by HALO Awards creator Nick Cannon. READ FULL STORY

Nicki, Ariana, and Jessie J dance on a skyscraper in 'Bang Bang' video


Right after Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, and Ariana Grande opened Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards with a performance of “Bang Bang,” MTV premiered the trio’s wardrobe malfunction-free video for the song online.

The video begins with men ogling at Jessie J as she exits a car, but she pays it no mind and enlists female onlookers to join her in showing off their Cadillac-like booties. Meanwhile, Grande twirls around in a Miami-chic bedroom, applies makeup, and belts into a megaphone—A-plus on the multitasking, Grande.

Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj to open VMAs with 'Bang Bang'

Bang Bang” is moving from your earbuds to the TV screen: Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj will open Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards with a performance of the song.

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj team up for the fiery 'Bang Bang'

If you notice your computer or smartphone running hot recently, it may be because the internet is currently on fire after the release of “Bang Bang,” an en fuego team-up between Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and British pop star Jessie J. Written and produced by much of the creative team behind Grande’s “Problem,” including Swedish pop warlock Max Martin, “Bang Bang” is a floor-shaking pileup of soulful horn stabs and detuned kick drums. It sounds like the hyperactive love child of Amy Winehouse and DJ Mustard with a three-way battle between the vocalists to see who can go the hardest. It’s tempting to call the contest for Nicki just on general principle—bonus points for her “Queen Nicki dominant, prominent” line—but Grande’s performance, which feels like she’s determined to jump through your headphones and physically tackle your eardrums, offers some serious competition. READ FULL STORY

Jessie J makes twitter statement: 'I never lied about my sexuality'


British pop star Jessie J, best known Stateside for hits like “Price Tag ft. B.o.B.” (which was covered in the final scene of Pitch Perfect!) and “Domino,”faced rumors about her sexuality early on in her career, which she addressed in an interview with a radio show in 2011 (around the time of her first album, Who You Are), saying, “I’ve never denied it. Whoopie doo guys, yes, I’ve dated girls and I’ve dated boys – get over it.”

But now — on the eve of her third album and after a jump to a bigger record label — she told The Mirror, “For me, it was a phase,” she says. “But I’m not saying bisexuality is a phase for everybody.” Since the LGBT community fights tirelessly to show people that sexual orientation is not a choice, it’s understandable that they wouldn’t take kindly to a public figure announcing their closet has a revolving door. After getting slammed online, she made this loooong statement on Twitter: READ FULL STORY

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