Ever since the Brits started to pre-annoint a star a year at the annual gong-giving ceremony, girls have been the order of the day – and this year is no different. Following on from Adele, Florence And The Machine and Ellie Goulding, this year’s Critics’ Choice recipient is Jessie J, with James Blake in second place and The Vaccines in third. As the winner, Jessie J will perform at The Brits nominations launch event on at the O2 on January 13th, where she will wail away for all she’s worth…
So who is Jessie J? Well, she’s a graduate of the Brits School who’s written for the likes of JT and XTina. She’s also partly responsible for Miley Cyrus’s hit Party In The USA which she penned with Dr Luke, but we shouldn’t hold that against her. Her debut single is already sloshing about in the Top 40, entitled Do It Like Do A Dude in which she sports scarily long legs and angry lipstick.
The Critics’ Choice Award is for new British acts tipped for mainstream success in the forthcoming year and the winner is chosen by a team of experts including the music editors of national newspapers, key music and lifestyle magazines and music websites, plus the heads of music at major radio and music TV stations. The award is open to artists signed to a label who are set to release their debut albums in 2011.
Jessie said of her win: “This is epic! It’s been a dream since I was a little girl to win a Brit and I can’t believe it’s happened!”
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