We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Jessie J, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the singer and musician that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: It Took Her Six Years to Make One Album. Jessie spent six years making Who You Are, her debut album. However, those six years were well spent, because after its debut, she became the very first British female solo artist to have six songs from just a single album crack the top 10 chart.
Number Seven: She Wrote a Song for Rihanna. But she ended up performing it herself! Jessie was inspired by Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” to write “Do It Like a Dude.” However, after passing it along to Rihanna’s label, they recommended that Jessie sing it herself!
Number Six: She Used to Be in a Girl Group. It’s true! Jessie used to be in a girl group called Soul Deep. She ended up leaving after realizing that it probably wasn’t going anywhere. Smart girl.
Number Five: She’s No Stranger to Reality TV. When Jessie was just 15 years old, she was featured on a reality television show called Britain’s Brilliant Prodigies – and she won! She won the title of Best Pop Singer on the show.
Number Four: She Has a Heart Condition. Jessie has Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which she was diagnosed with when she was just 11 years old. Because of the syndrome, Jessie has an irregular heartbeat and must pay special attention to her health.
Number Three: Stop Comparing Her to Katy Perry Already! Jessie is frequently compared to Katy Perry because of her straight, dark hair, gorgeous face and candy pop songs. However, the two aren’t the same person, so it’s about time people begin to recognize Jessie for the star she is.
Number Two: She Went to School With Some Other Big Names. Jessie went to school with none other than Adele and Leona Lewis. They all attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
Number One: She Doesn’t Drink. Not only does Jessie abstain from alcohol, but she abstains from caffeine as well! We hope you enjoyed our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Jessie J!