"Who you are" is the debut album of British Singer Songwriter Jessica Ellen Cornish aka Jessie J.
She first saw fame when she began writing tracks for Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus. The most successful track she co-wrote is "Party in the U.S.A.", which gained Platinum certification in many countries. On 7 January 2011 Jessie J came top of the BBC's Sound of 2011 list. She followed this in February by receiving Critics' Choice at the 2011 BRIT Awards.
She released her first single, "Do It Like a Dude" which peaked at 2 in the UK. Jessie released her follow-up single, "Price Tag" which went straight to number-one on the UK Singles Chart. It remained at number-one for two exclusive weeks. Her debut album was released on 25 February 2011 and charted at number-two on the UK Albums Chart.
It's a very loveable album over all and you sense the genuine feeling and truth in the lyrics. The album does feature some prominent producers like B.o.B, Dr Luke just to name a few. Jessie shares writing credentials on all of the tracks on her album. Having started out working behind-the-scenes in songwriting.
The unique mix of styles in this album may show her versatility in different genres, but at the same time is a case of identity crisis this time because it does not mash well together.
Of course the hit singles and title track Who You Are were a joy to listen to simply because her emotions were brought out perfectly through her voice, like I mentioned earlier there is that genuine feeling and it's all personal.
Other songs like Casualty of Love, L.O.V.E and Nobody’s Perfect were nice and easy on the ears, but it didn't quite fit in.
Honestly her vocals are to-die-for, and her songwriting skills are well known in the industry and despite the odd mash up of songs, Jessie J is the sound of 2011 and an acuired taste.
Rating 3 stars out of 5
It's cheeky and fresh and every Jessie is meant to be!
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