January 10, 2013


Jessie Ware Maps Her Rise From Aspiring Journo to Budding Pop Star

British singer Jessie Ware, who broke out big last summer with her hit "Wildest Moments," nabbing a Mercury Prize nom and a fan in Katy Perry, has a very unique career arc. 

She started as a backup singer, taking a day off from her day job as a journalist to sing with her pal, singer-songwriter Jack Penate. The rest, as they say, is history: She collaborated with SBTRKT on "Nervous," recorded "Wildest Moments" and released her debut album, Devotion, which broke the top 10 on the UK charts. 

Watch Jessie tell you all about her rise in the video above.