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Brit Hitmaker Jessie J Makes U.S. Debut on ‘SNL’

Watch the up-and-coming R&B singer perform with B.o.B in first national television performance.

By: Kevin O'Donnell // March 14, 2011

British up-and-coming R&B singer Jessie J is still relatively unknown in the United States, but the 22-year-old — who has co-written songs like Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” — should see her profile rise after making her national television debut this weekend on Saturday Night Live. (She also made our 5 Best New Artists list.)

Jessie J performed two tracks from her solo debut, which is due out April 12. During the uplifting, soul-steeped jam “Price Tag,” J was joined by special guest B.o.B, but she let her inner-freak out during “Mamma Knows Best,” as she prowled across the stage like a burlesque dancer and unleashed her gale-force pipes. Plus, you’ve got to give the girl gets bonus points for being able to sing while splayed across the floor.

WATCH: Jessie J, “Price Tag”

WATCH: Jessie J, “Mama Knows Best”