Jessie J is back with her third album, Sweet Talker, but will it make a splash in the U.S?
Its only been a few years since UK pop songstress Jessie J broke U.S. ground with her hit single, 'Domino,' and it felt like she would be one of those artists that would never fade away. She hasn't exactly disappeared, but her newest record, Sweet Talker, could make or break the relevance she has in America.
Jessie J released her third album, Sweet Talker, this week
'Domino,' which was released in 2011 and peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 chart, was pop gold, and it appeared as if she was on her way to being a household name. However, another single never charted, and the buzz for her debut record, Who Are You, eventually fizzled out. It's alright though - there's always the second album, right? Well, not really.
While Jessie J worked hard to create and put out her second album, Alive, back in 2013, the American fans were left in the dark for it. It was only released in the UK and was decently received - it was certified Gold, reached number three on the album charts, and lead single, 'Wild,' got to number five. It's not like it was a total failure, so why the refusal to release it in America? Turns out, the label didn't believe it would perform well in America, so there were plans to put out Alive in the U.S. with some additional tracks produced by Pharrell. The re-release scheduled to drop in 2014 obviously never happened. Instead, Jessie J was back at it in the studio for album number three.
This was kind of a big deal now. After crushing the hearts of U.S. fans when they were promised Alive on their home turf, the third record had to be perfect. Luckily, Jessie J got off to an epic start with the release of 'Bang Bang,' the monster song of the summer featuring Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande. The track was huge worldwide, and in the U.S., it reached number three - officially surpassing the success of 'Domino.' Naturally, it's included on her third record Sweet Talker, and it had to've been the song that her label was looking for when she was making Alive.
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