Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Night Song

Tonights Saturday Night Song (SNS) is "Do it Like a Dude" by Jessie J.

Who: Jessie J, real name Jessica Cornish. Born in 1988, Jessie is a singer-songwriter from Essex, (England) who co-wrote "Party in the USA" for Miley Cyrus.

What: Jessie starred in "Whistle Down the Wind" on the West End aged 11. She had a recording contract with now-defunct record label Gut, and later gained a publishing contract with Sony. She is signed to Lava Records. Her song "Sexy Silk" (originally intended to be on the Gut album) featured in the Golden Globe nominated movie "Easy A". Jessie also won the Critics Choice award at the BRIT Awards 2011, and was announced as the winner of the BBC's Sound of 2011 list earlier this month.

Picture of Jessie from
 When: Her debut single (this one) was released in the UK in November 2010 through digital download only. It was released on physical CD single in January 2011. Her album "Who You Are" will be released in 2011 and features very different styles of music - most of the songs on the album have been featured on her YouTube channel, sung live by Jessie.

Why: I hated this song when I first heard it. I thought it was some Nicki Minaj-wannabe, singing about stomping, crotch-grabbing and dirty motherf*ckers. Unfortunately, the dang song stuck in my head for about three weeks after hearing it, and I eventually bowed to the pressure and downloaded it. It hasn't been off my mp3 player since - I love the beat, I love the video, and I love the fact that after checking out Jessie's channel, this is a truly talented girl who can really, really sing and will more than likely produce one of 2011's most talked-about albums. Oh, and I love her lips - swarovski crystals and eyelash glue, according to Jessie on her twitter. (jessiejofficial)

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