- Date of Birth:
- October 20, 1989
- 5' 8"
Jess Glynne (born Jessica Hannah Glynne in Hampstead, United Kingdom on October 20, 1989) is an English singer and songwriter, signed to Atlantic Records. After completing a year-long course at East London College, where she met her future collaborators: songwriter Jin Jin and producer Bless Beats, Jess was signed to a publishing deal with Black Butter Records. She then signed a contract with Atlantic Records in August 2013. Jess caught her big break when she was a featured as an artist on Clean Bandit’s single “Rather Be” and Route 94’s “My Love.” Both songs reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in 2014 while her debut solo single, “Right Here,” reached the top ten that same year. In 2015, she became the second British female solo artist after Cheryl to have five number-one singles in the UK, following her solo releases “Hold My Hand” and “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” and her feature on Tinie Tempah’s “Not Letting Go.” Jess’ debut album, I Cry When I Laugh, was released in 2015 and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.
Best Known For:
Jess Glynne is best known for being a featured artist on Clean Bandit’s single “Rather Be” and Route 94’s “My Love.” She is also well known for her debut solo single, “Right Here.”
Jess Glynne is of Jewish origin. Her father is an estate agent and her mother worked in A&R in the music industry. Jess’ musical influences include Frank Ocean and Amy Winehouse. She cites Sam Cooke, Destiny’s Child, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Etta James as inspirations for her vocal style and rappers such as Eminem, Jay Z, and Kendrick Lamar for her songwriting.