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Critics' Choice: The Story of Jessie J

To celebrate the release of BRITs Critics' Choice: The Album on January 6, we're looking back at all the past winners of the Critics’ Choice Award and how their careers have progressed – and since winning in 2011, Jessie J has already appeared at the Olympic Games and been a judge on a major TV show as well as releasing some incredible records.

Girls rule
Jessie J continued the BRITs Critics’ Choice trend of being awarded to female vocalists as she collected her Award from 2010 winner Ellie Goulding and Mark Ronson.

Not quite the beginning… As eight years earlier in 2003, Jessie – performing under her real name Jessica Cornish – won Best Pop Singer in talent contest Britain’s Brilliant Prodigies, joining the BRIT School the following year.

Knocking over records
Domino was the second No. 1 single Jessie had on her debut album Who You Are, after Price Tag also claimed the top spot and helped her become the first UK female solo artist to get six Top 10 singles from just one album.

Role reversal
After being tipped by Critics as one to watch at the start of her career, Jessie became a judge herself on BBC talent show The Voice, alongside Tom Jones, and Danny O’Donoghue.

Performing for Queen and country
A year after singing with at the Queen’s Jubilee Concert in 2011 she was invited to take the stage with the original band members of Queen at the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games for an extra special rendition of We Will Rock You.

You can pre-order 'Critics' Choice: The Album' now exclusively from iTunes.