Jessie J forced to pay £1m to manager

Singer Jessie J is to hand over £1million to the manager who discovered her to bring a two-year legal battle to an end.   Raymond Stevenson discovered the star when she was a 15-year-old student at the Brit School and says he helped to guide her through a ‘self discovery’ when she was a teenager.   Now The Voice judge must hand over 20 per cent of her £5million earnings from her triple-platinum selling debut album Who You Are to Stevenson.

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He landed a record deal for the Essex-born singer, who has had two number one singles, when she was 19 and paid £70,000 of his own money to get her out of it when the label went bust.

Mr Stevenson, who owns management company 141a, previously said: ‘I don’t think there is a dispute about our involvement and what we did for her over five years, and 20 per cent represents that.’

Stevenson helped Jessie – real name Jessica Cornish – get signed by a major record label in the US after British music bosses turned her down.   She was then signed by Crown management, who also manage Union J, who got her a deal with Universal Records.   A music industry source told The Sun: ‘Jessie is signed to the type of huge label who usually just push people around and get what they want.

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‘Ray is extremely well-respected, but he runs a relatively small operation and Jessie’s people thought he would just roll over.’

Lucia Hinton and Raymond Stevenson owners of the Imperial Garden

A joint statement from Jessie J and 141a to the newspaper said: ‘The parties have reached an amicable solution.’  Stevenson also said: ‘141a is very proud of Jessie’s achievements – she is a very talented artist.’

Home Sweet Home!

She hardly blends into the crowd at the best of times, thanks to her kooky style and growing entourage.   But Jessie J ensured that all eyes were on her as she touched down in the UK on Monday, the bleach blonde regrowth on her shaved head setting her apart from everyone else.   After enjoying a holiday under the sunny skies of Marrakesh, the pop star was back to reality as she returned home, ahead of The Voice live shows.

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The Price Tag singer, who shaved her head for Comic Relief just a few weeks ago, sported a fuzzy head of bleach blonde hair as her locks started to grow back.

Looking in a typically upbeat mood, the singer didn’t seem to have the holiday blues, looking relaxed and ready to get back to work.   The star, who celebrated her 25th birthday last week, looked casual but as on-trend as usual in black leggings and a plain white T-shirt, with a retro-style denim jacket thrown over the top.

She wore a pair of stand-out leopard print trainers and added large gold hoop earrings to the look, accentuating her newly shaved head even more.   Jessie wore tortoise-shell sunglasses while she wandered through the airport, taking them off at one point to show off her fresh-faced complexion.   The Domino singer seemed unfazed by all the attention she was getting, breezing through arrivals looking like she didn’t have a care in the world.

Jessie had been keeping her fans updated with her goings on from Morocco last week, uploading pictures of herself in various exotic locations.   And while she was soaking up the sun, the new series of The Voice debuted on BBC One at the weekend, losing out in the ratings battle to And and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

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Jessie has reportedly already been getting some backs up at the show, as a source has told The Daily Starthat her on-set tantrums are causing problems.   ‘We’re already worried about ratings anyway, with Takeaway and BGT on the horizon,’ said the source. ‘Now there’s Jessie. She’s an amazing talent, but a bit of a loose cannon.’   She was straight back to work on Tuesday, tweeting: ‘Have a lovely day everyone…I’m off to meetings meetings meetings x’   But she seemed pleased to be back, posting a picture of the London sunset, writing: ‘Home sweet home.’

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She’s got The Voice and The Body!

She’s not got long now until she’s planning to shave off her hair for Comic Relief with only a few days left on the countdown.

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So Jessie J has managed to fit in one last photo call before shedding her locks for charity on Friday.

The Price Tag hitmaker reunited with her fellow The Voice mentors on Monday as she gears up the excitement for the new series.

And she certainly seems on form at the moment as she happily showerf off her slender physique in a sleek black dress for the promotional call.

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Jessie 24 was joined by her colleagues Sir Tom Jones , Will.i.am and Danny O’Donoghue as they set
promoting the second series of the BBC talent show.

Clearly in the mood to impress , she turned up in a black wrap dress with a bow belt deatailing , cut to show off her super toned legs.