CHART SPOTLIGHT. Back in December, WelcheMusic flagged that Jessie J would become an artist to look out for in 2011. Her debut hit “Do It Like a Dude” managed to climb all the way to No.2, although it only bowed at No.25 back in November last year.
Her new single “Price Tag” features B.o.B. and is produced by mastermind Dr. Luke (currently charting with Britney). The American rapper-songwriter/producer B.o.B had already racked up no less than three UK No.1 hits with “Nothin’ On You” (feat. Bruno Mars), “Airplanes” (feat. Hayley Williams) and “Magic” (feat. Rivers Cuomo). His last single “I’ll Be in the Sky” only managed to reach No.61 in the UK chart so this a welcome return to the top.
The release of “Price Tag” also marks the debut of the simultaneous radio/retail arrival declared by Universal and Sony last month. This means that there will be no window between a track being offered to radio stations and available as a download.
Jessie J’s “Do It Like a Dude” remains a strong seller, falling 6-7 on this week’s chart. Born in March 1988, the singer’s real name is Jessica Ellen Cornish. Expect her debut album Who You Are to bow in stores at the end of March.
Listen to the track via Spotify: Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude – Explicit Version