She clawed her way to the top doing behind-the-scenes work, but Britain's Jessie J has "spotlight" written all over her. Fierce, funny, blessed with serious vocal chops and an even more serious diva presence, the young lady born Jessica Cornish paid her dues early on by, first, inking a record deal to a label (Gut Records) that went belly up and, later, penning songs for the likes of Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus. Along the way, she also had suffered a stroke at the age of 18 -- an experience that, along with other health problems, not only fueled her desire to become a pop star, but also inspired her songwriting. Finally, she signed a deal with Universal, which put out her first single. "Do It Like a Dude" helped establish Jessie's style: a genre-jumping mix of club-ready hip-pop (with a pinch of dancehall) and rock attitude, paired with clever, cutting lyrics. The song rose to No. 2 on the U.K. charts and, along with her B.O.B.-featuring second single "Price Tag," started earning Jessie buzz in the U.S. Her full-length debut dropped in 2011.
Jessie J Concert Films
Jessie J Top Tracks
Runtime: 1 hr 24 minMiley Cyrus took the world by storm as she brought her Bangerz Tour to fans across the world. The highly anticipated concert film features show stopping performances along with behind-the-scenes look into the tour and her personal life.
Runtime: 11 minThe one and only Zara Larsson came to chat with PausePlay about writing with MNEK, growing up with a singing sister, of course, her new album So Good, and a run in with Liam Gallagher.
Stripped: Live in the UK
Runtime: 1 hr 54 minStripped: Live In The U.K. is the first live release from Christina Aguilera, documenting her sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Arena during her first-ever European tour.
Runtime: 10 minThe one and only Bebe Rexha sits down with PausePlay for a chat about her new album A.Y.F (All Your Fault) as well as her favourite song lyric, being proud of her thighs and how far fans will go to just be around her.
Lets Get Loud
Runtime: 1 hr 42 minLet’s Get Loud was taped over two sold-out nights at Roberto Clemente Stadium in Puerto Rico in September of 2001. J. Lo performs her greatest hits plus a special performance of Selena’s "I Could Fall In Love."
Life is But a Dream
Runtime: 2 hr 45 minThis film includes the previously aired HBO Documentary "Life Is But A Dream" as well as "Live In Atlantic City," performed over four consecutive nights in May, 2012 to inaugurate the new REVEL Resort/Spa/Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, and its' Ovation Hall. The concerts were noted as the singer's first performances since giving birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter in January of the same year. These shows became the prelude to her sold out "Mrs. Carter World Tour."
Live at V Festival 2014
Runtime: 42 minSam Smith’s performance at the Live at V Festival 2014 is one of those performances that captures the audience in a heartbeat. Among the performed songs are the hits “I'm Not the Only One”, “Lay Me Down”, “La La La,” and of course the ultimate chartbreaker ”Stay with Me”.
It comes as no surprize that in December 2014, Smith was nominated for six Grammy Awards, and at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2015 he won four: Best New Artist, "Stay with Me" for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and In the Lonely Hour for Best Pop Vocal Album.