Jessie J Wants Rihanna, Ed Sheeran + More on Upcoming Album
‘Domino’ singer Jessie J has a wishlist of artists she’d love to include on her second album, including a couple of popular British male artists and two powerful women from the U.S.
“I want to get Ed Sheeran and Tinie Tempah on there, but I’d also love to work with Rihanna and Beyonce,” Jessie said. “It has to happen organically, depending on who’s around.” Jessie has spoken in the past about wanting to work with Beyonce, which could be a long shot since Bey doesn’t do a ton of collaborations. But Jessie and Sheeran are friends, so perhaps those two will end up together on a song.
She has already confirmed that she spent time in the studio with Cee Lo Green during sessions for the new record. Jessie is well aware of the expectations that will come with album No. 2. “It took me seven years to get people interested in the first album, so the pressure weighs heavy on my shoulders with the anticipation of the second,” she said.
Jessie’s debut album ‘Who You Are’ was a hit in the U.K. and U.S., with the hit single ‘Price Tag’ featuring B.o.B. She has been keeping herself busy as a judge on the U.K. version of ‘The Voice,’ a role which earned her some praise and some criticism. “The negative stuff doesn’t matter when compared to all the incredible things that came out of it, and it was nice for people to get to know my personality,” she said. “It’s great to be respected at that level so early on in my career, but I’ve not made my mind up yet whether I’d wanna do it again.”
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