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Jessie J

There hasn’t been a career that has taken off so fast and so spectacularly. With number one singles and a debut album that headed straight for the top, millions sold worldwide, show-stopping performances in front of a global audience of billions at the Olympics, a full-blown Saturday night prime-time TV career, extraordinary acts for charity that hit the headlines, Glastonbury, the Diamond Jubilee Concert and songs for the likes of Miley Cyrus and Chris Brown…

In the beginning, you have a working-class girl from east London, daughter of a social worker and a nursery nurse, obsessed with Whitney Houston and badgering her parents to allow her to go to dance classes with her older sisters.

At the age of four she was taking part in various dance classes and then started acting. By seven she’d formed a baby girl band with her sisters called The Cornish Pasties (her underused surname is actually Cornish), was taping herself singing whole albums worth of material for relatives for Christmas and was already working a bob. By nine she was starring in the West End in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Whistle Down the Wind. All of this with a heart condition that had her spending time in Great Ormond Street Hospital, sometimes being allowed out on day release with her heart monitor to attend rehearsals.

Jessie J