27 Facts About Jess Glynne


Jessica Hannah Glynne was born on 20 October 1989 and is an English singer and songwriter.

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Jess Glynne was considered one of the "Most Influential People Under 30" by Forbes magazine in 2019.

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Jess Glynne has achieved multiple accolades throughout her career, including a Grammy Award and nine Brit Award nominations.

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Jess Glynne was born in Hampstead and raised in Muswell Hill, North London, in a Jewish family.

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Jess Glynne applied for the television show The X Factor when she was 15 years old, but dropped out of the audition process following a disagreement with the producers.

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Jess Glynne attended Rhodes Avenue Primary School, then attended Fortismere School, where she completed her A-levels in 2008, and took various jobs at a boutique, a fitness centre and a hairdresser's.

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Jess Glynne completed a month long music course at an East London college, Access to Music London, where she met her future collaborators: songwriter Jin Jin and producer Bless Beats.

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Jess Glynne signed a contract with Atlantic Records in August 2013, consequently leaving her job at the time in brand management for a drinks company.

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In 2013, deep house producer Route 94 approached Jess Glynne about rewriting and providing vocals for his song "My Love".

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Jess Glynne appeared at many British music festivals during mid 2014, including Bestival, Glastonbury, Lovebox, V Festival and Wireless.

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Jess Glynne toured around the UK from October 2014, beginning in Sheffield and finishing at the Electric Brixton in London.

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Also during 2014, Jess Glynne collaborated on songwriting projects with Little Mix, MO, Rudimental, and Tinie Tempah.

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In June 2015, Jess Glynne was featured on "Not Letting Go", a single by English rapper Tinie Tempah.

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Jess Glynne underwent surgery on her vocal cords in mid 2015 and consequently cancelled several live performances, including the Glastonbury Festival.

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In October 2015, Jess Glynne appeared on the twelfth series of The X Factor as a guest judge at Cheryl's Judges' Houses segment.

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Jess Glynne's track "Take Me Home" was released as the official Children in Need 2015 charity single in November and peaked at number six in the UK, becoming Jess Glynne's eighth overall top ten single in the country.

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In October 2016 and later in 2017, it was reported that Jess Glynne was working with some "big" producers for her second album, including Ed Sheeran.

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In January 2018, Jess Glynne featured on Rudimental's single "These Days" alongside American rapper Macklemore and Dan Caplen.

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Jess Glynne embarked on her Always in Between Tour from November 2018, covering Europe, the UK and the United States, over 50 dates.

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Also in November 2018, Jess Glynne was announced as a special guest on the Spice Girls' reunion stadium tour, held in 2019.

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Jess Glynne was due to perform at BBC Radio1 Big Weekend in 2019 however dropped out at last minute.

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At the 2019 Brit Awards Jess Glynne received five nominations, including Best British Female and Best British Single with both "These Days" and "I'll Be There".

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In June 2019 Jess Glynne received a lifetime ban from the Isle of Wight Festival when she canceled her set, giving only 10 minutes warning.

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Jess Glynne has listed India Arie, Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Girls Aloud, Mariah Carey and Mavis Staples as musical inspirations.

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Jess Glynne said that Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was the album that motivated her to start writing songs.

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Jess Glynne is bisexual and wrote her first album after breaking up with a girlfriend.

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In March 2021, Jess Glynne received criticism for using a transphobic slur during an appearance on The Mo Gilligan Podcast, hosted by comedian Mo Gilligan.

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