BBC Sound of 2011 Jessie J announces spring 2011 UK tour
Ellie Goulding, Florence Welch (and her Machine) and Adele were the last three recipients of the Critics Choice gong at the BRIT Awards.
Goulding, Victoria Hesketh (aka Little Boots) and Adele were the last three artists to top the BBC's Sound of... poll. All are women and all have gone on to enjoy significant commercial and critical success.
Arguably, this success has had very little to do with those nods from the industry and owes much more to considerable talent and straightforward hard work. So you can bet the whole farm that the über-talented London-based singer/songwriter Jessie J - who has just scooped the 2011 Critics Choice BRIT Award AND topped the BBC Sound of 2011 poll - is likely to have a decent year.
There's also the fact that, at just 22, Jessica Cornish has already established herself as a songwriter of some note, penning tracks for Miley Cyrus and Christina Aguilera, among others.
So you'd better get those tickets. If you're quick, you might just catch Jessie at Camden Barfly this Sunday (6th February) as part of HMV's Next Big Thing 2011. Tickets are just £10 and there are a handful available.
On 31st March, four days after her 23rd birthday, Jessie J plays the first of a six-date tour at Glasgow Academy, then on to Bristol (1st April), Birmingham (2nd) and Manchester (4th) academies. After a breathless dash down the M6 Toll in the tour bus, the next night sees Jessie at the Shepherds Bush Empire. The short tour closes in Belfast on Saturday 9th April at the Queens Student Union. Tickets for the spring tour will cost £12 (£13.50 for London) and go on sale Friday 4th February at 9am.
More 2011 tour news and much, much more from Jessie J is certain to follow. So keep 'em peeled.