January 10, 2014


Jessie J Pulls Out of Robin Thicke Tour to Focus on US Album

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Jessie J and Robin Thicke's joint tour was one of our most anticipated live shows of the new year, but it looks like we'll be grooving to just the "Blurred Lines" singer when it's in town: Jessie J has cancelled her slot in favor of finishing her U.S. album.

The singer made the announcement on Twitter. "Out of respect to my USA fans I want to be honest. I will not be supporting Robin Thicke on his USA tour," she wrote. "My team and I have decided it's best I prioritise recording/studio and promo to finish the album for my U.S. fans and having the opp for a single to be released for you sooner than later."

It's been nearly three years since we've heard the British pop star on American radio as her latest single "Wild," a collabo with Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal, failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. In the singer/songwriter's native U.K., the track was a Top 5 hit, as was the follow-up "It's My Party," which helped her sophomore LP Alive debut at No. 3 across the pond. A stateside release has been held back, likely due to lack of traction from the singles.

"I am going into the studio to write and finish the U.S. version of Alive and hopefully do some small shows and prove to my fans how much I want to be there!" she added. "I will make it up by making sure you have more of me and my music this year."

Jessie J's Who You Are album—featuring radio hits "Domino" and "Price Tag" featuring B.o.B.—debuted at No. 11 in America in early 2011.