Winner of this year's Critics' Choice BRIT Award, Jessie J, 22, also topped the influential BBC "Sound of 2011" poll, which surveys 165 U.K. tastemakers. Now the Essex-born artist-who shares a co-writing credit on Miley Cyrus' Billboard Hot 100 smash "Party in the U.S.A."-is proving just as big a hit with the British public. The video for her debut single, "Do It Like a Dude," has amassed more than 9 million YouTube views, with the catchy Lady Gaga-esque track spending eight weeks on the U.K. chart and moving 127,000 units, according to the Official Charts Co. A soulful follow-up single, "Price Tag," features B.o.B. Island Records/Lava will release debut album "Who You Are" March 28 in the United Kingdom, with its U.S. bow to follow later in the year on Universal Republic/Lava. "She's the biggest artist coming out of the U.K. right now," Island marketing manager Tom March says.
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