Music: Jessie J tipped for 2011 success

Up-and-coming singer Jessie J has been named as the musical tip for the top this year - just weeks after winning a Brit.

She has triumphed in the BBC's Sound of 2011 list in which music industry figures and tastemakers choose the pick of rising stars.

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Jessie, 22, was last month named winner of the critics' choice prize for the forthcoming Brit Awards.

The raven-haired singer is, like the 2008 winner Adele, a former pupil of the Brit School for performing arts.

Last year's winner recently had a number two hit with a cover of Sir Elton John's Your Song after it featured in a John Lewis advert.

Jessie - whose real surname is Cornish - has so far only made it to number 25 in the charts with her debut single Do It Like A Dude.

She said: "The expectation of me at the moment is so high, but I thrive on knowing people have that expectation."

Electronic music producer James Blake was runner-up in the list, with rock quartet The Vaccines at number three - the same placings as the Brits critics' choice.


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