Jessie J Wins 2011 PopCrush Music Award for Best New Artist
After more than a month of fan votes, Jessie J has been crowned PopCrush’s Best New Artist of 2011. At only 23 years old and with only one full-length album in her discography, the British songbird has secured a massive fan base thanks to her vibrant personality, her eccentric style and her ability to crank out hit after hit.
Jessie J had some stiff competition for the Best New Artist award, going up against up-and-coming rappers J. Cole and Mac Miller, dance-pop princess Dev, and teen heartthrob Cody Simpson. Despite this, Jessie J prevailed in the category, with her fans — who are nicknamed ‘Heartbeats’ — bringing the ‘Who You Are’ songstress to the top with more than 50% of the overall votes.
From her first single — the rough-and-tough, hip-hop-inspired, femme-power track ‘Do It Like a Dude’ — to her catchy, sing-along pop tunes ‘Price Tag’ and ‘Domino,’ Jessie J has displayed her talent for churning out infectious tracks that keep fans coming back for more. She truly rocketed to pop stardom in 2011, and we’re sure we’ll be seeing a lot more from Ms. J in the future.
Congratulations, Jessie J! And congratulations to all of the fans who voted for her!