Jessie J says the album's title track, "Who You Are", is one of her proudest creations, she said the song is a "positive role model for young people" and "I always say that I'm half-artist, half-therapist".A song called "Sexy Silk", which appears on the Easy A soundtrack, was originally going to be her first single.As of January 2015, Jessie J had sold over 20 million singles and 3 million albums worldwide. Jessie J has garnered various awards and nominations for her music, including the 2011 Critics' Choice Brit Award and the BBC's Sound of 2011.Jessie J has supported various charitable causes, and has appeared on the UK charity telethons BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief.In 2012, Jessie J performed at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in June, as well as the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London on 12 August.Her second album Alive (2013) reached the top 5 in the UK Albums Chart and also included the top-five hit songs "Wild" and "It's My Party".After signing with Universal Republic, Jessie J came to prominence following the release of her debut single "Do It Like a Dude".Her next song "Price Tag" topped the charts in nineteen countries including the UK and was followed by the release of her debut album Who You Are (2011), which charted at number two in the UK.
Jessie has also written lyrics for artists such as Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus, including "Party in the U. Despite people thinking that her first notoriety was through You Tube, Jessie was signed for four years before her first video was posted.Despite this, Senior Director of A&R at Lava, Harinder Rana, made surreptitious efforts to meet Jessie on her own in winter of 2008.Later in the year a change in management to Sarah Stennett and Nadia Khan of Crown Music allowed record deal negotiations to take place.Born and raised in London, she began her career on stage, aged 11, with a role in the West End musical Whistle Down the Wind.
She studied at the BRIT School before signing with Gut Records and striking a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.The release of her third album Sweet Talker (2014) was preceded by the single "Bang Bang" which debuted at number one in the UK and went multi-platinum worldwide.