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: 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.
Genie Gets Her Wish
Runtime: 1 hr 14 minYou know the hits—“Genie In A Bottle,” “What A Girl Wants,” “I Turn To You”—but on Genie Gets Her Wish, you’ll see Christina Aguilera like never before, in studio, in concert and some exclusive looks backstage!
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.
I Am...World Tour
Runtime: 1 hr 39 minBeyoncé's I AM...WORLD TOUR captures concert footage from numerous shows edited into one extraordinary concert. Weaved into this concert are highlights that give a rare glimpse into the dynamic and personal world of this multi-faceted icon.
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."
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.