Friday, 7 January 2011

Jessie J Tops BBC Sound of 2011 Poll

Hot new talent, Jessie J, has won the coveted BBC Sound of 2011 poll. With her debut single Do It Like a Dude currently at no. 4 in the UK iTunes download chart and climbing rapidly up the Official UK top 40, it seems the poll's predictions are pretty spot on.

The poll is compiled using comments from 160 key music critics and broadcasters, so is highly regarded as an indication of which upcoming artists will make a significant stamp on the music scene this year.

Others artists in the top five include James Blake, Jamie Woon and Clare Maguire. Previous winners include Ellie Goulding and Adele.

The 22 year old had already made a name for herself as a songwriter having penned tracks for the likes of Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus. But when she wrote Do It Like a Dude for Rihanna she was encouraged to record it herself.

Jessie is currently playing a series of live shows, some of which are already sold out. Here are the dates but check out her website for ticket availability.

15/01 Brighton - Coalition
17/01 London - Scala
21/01 Glasgow - ABC2
22/01 Manchester - Day & Night
23/01 Bristol - Thekla
06/02 London - Barfly

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