Brit Award winning superstar Jessie J has just announced details of her first ever Irish show whereby she will be performing live at The Academy in Dublin on the 7th of April 2011. Tickets priced €14.50 inclusive of booking fee will be on sale from Friday the 4th of February 2011 through Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and ticketmaster.ie
After winning the coveted Critic’s Choice Award at the 2011 Brits and topping the BBC’s sound of 2011 list (previously won by the likes of Ellie Goulding and 50 Cent) it proves that the “Do It Like A Dude” singer is ready to take over the world!
Jessie J – the J stands for ‘whatever you want it to’ – strides into the room, looking a billion dollars. After you’ve got past all 5’9” of her cut-glass beauty (‘I love being a giant’), her figure hugging catsuit (‘I was front of the queue for legs, back for boobs and bum’), the 36-hole Dr Martens boots and the huge gold hoop earrings with Bambi encircled in them (‘it’s Disney Chic, innit?’), Jessie’s superb pop star hair hits you.
Impossible to pin down in a world of female pop homogeneity, at 22 years of age, the future star born Jessica Cornish carries herself with the confidence of one twice her years. On the eve of her pop breakthrough, she has achieved everything herself, and on her own terms. Singer, songwriter and show-pony, she has the enviable ability to excel at it all.
Debut UK single ‘Do It Like A Dude’ which features a monster of a remix from ‘Labrinth’ is a straight out of the box party smash. Slinking around a middle of the dancefloor groove and making haste to skip to its addictive chorus, this is the most urban Jessie gets. It’s almost a curveball for the young artist, though she’s secretly reveling in the thrill of getting to release and putting herself out there at last. It’s where she deserves to be. ‘I don’t fit a template. When I did the video for Do It Like A Dude I wanted it to be what it is. I concepted it as ghetto chic. Girls grabbing their dicks? What’s wrong with that? It’s gully. But it’s pop enough to go both ways. It felt like my wedding day. The next morning I was on a plane to New York to work with BoB, thinking did that really happen yesterday? All that build up and it was over in 19 hours.’
Outspoken, righteous, cool and fun. There hasn’t been a pop star like Jessie J before. You’re unlikely to find one in the future either. They broke the mould with this one. Is she ready for it all? ‘People sometimes ask me who styled you? Who wrote your songs? I’m like, I did! I’ve got a personality. That’s why I started writing music in the first place. Every single song on the album is a story of my life. I feel ready. Of course I do. I said it on my Twitter this morning. I feel ready, now steady and go are catching up with me.’