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Jessie J will be a British pop icon

Jessie J has already started her career as an incredibly successful singer-songwriter and has no plans to slow down, she revealed to the Daily Star. 

The Essex-born star currently has two singles in the UK's top ten, her new single entered last night at number 40 and her debut album, 'Who You Are', went straight in at number 2 so her path for domination is clear, and she told the newspaper:

"I will be a British pop icon standing shoulder to shoulder with Rihanna, Pink and all the American girls."

“It’s hard not to come across as cocky but you have to believe in yourself. You always think of US artists when you think of pop icons. Nobody has done that big pop thing from the UK, so I feel: ‘Why not me?’”

Her defiance and determination is refreshing, as is her phenomenal voice and she added:

"I’m happy to say I want to be a pop icon, win awards, take Britain around the world, fly the flag."

“I might swear or wear hotpants, I mean I’m not perfect, but the one thing I am is honest.” 

Watch Jessie J perform her brand new single, 'Who You Are', as part of the Vevo LIFT Presents series, here: