Justin Timberlake says she’s “the best singer out there right now.” Simon Cowell calls her one of the best he’s heard in years. But don’t expect the UK’s Jessie J to fold under the accolades or pressure: all she can think about is starting her own “Party in the U.S.A.” – literally and figuratively.
“I wrote it for me, and (Miley Cyrus) chose to take it and use it,” revealed Jessie of the song, which has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. The singer, born Jessica Cornish, phoned across the pond in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” – her first American radio interview. “I think either way it would’ve been a great song, but I’m so thankful she (took it), because she gave my name as a songwriter a platform.”
The songstress recently filmed the music video for her first U.S. single, “Price Tag” – featuring B.o.B.
Cornish cited super-producer Dr. Luke as the man who helped get the song to Cyrus – and the songstress still feels weird hearing it on the radio. Jessie and Miley have yet to cross paths, but that may change soon as the UK singer plans her own British Invasion.
“You have no idea how excited I am to come to the U.S. and like, bring the British flag,” she said. “I’m really excited about the journey, and I just hope that America accepts me, accent and all.”
Who doesn’t love a British accent? And who won’t accept an artist when on their first single, they have an artist as prominent as B.o.B. featured on it?
“I’m happy he’s on it, he’s amazing,” gushed Cornish of the Atlanta-emcee, who guests on “Price Tag.” “He’s in the video, and we were in together in the video. There was no green screen, it was pure me and him.”
That video will drop later this month. Cornish is finished with her debut LP, Who You Are, due out April 12 in the U.S.