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Jessie J on Writing 'Party in the U.S.A.': 'It Paid My Rent for 3 Years'

Rebecca Miller

Jessie J photographed on September 27, 2014 in London.

In an interview with Glamour UK, Jessie J revealed that the royalties she received for writing Miley Cyrus' enormous hit "Party In The U.S.A." paid her rent "for, like, three years."

She co-wrote the track -- with the veterans Dr. Luke and Claude Kelly -- and initially hoped to record it herself. After the label demurred, Cyrus ended up with the song, and it went on to spend 28 weeks on the Hot 100, peaking at No. 2.

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