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Jessie Ware

A diverse handful of guest appearances and solo singles across 2010 and 2011 situated Jessie Ware in a line of remarkable soul-inspired U.K. vocalists including Tracey Thorn, Sade, Lisa Stansfield, and Caron Wheeler. Ware, a native of South London, England, arrived with background vocals for Man Like Me and Jack Peñate and took the lead on RackNRuin's "Soundclash," where she revealed a voice powerful enough to be heard and felt over a frantic breakbeat-driven production. By the end of 2010, she issued "Nervous," a collaboration with SBTRKT. The following year was even more productive. Her first 2011 release was "Valentine," a sighing/swooning duet with vocalist/producer Sampha. It was followed by two appearances on SBTRKT's self-titled album, one of which -- the garage/broken beat hybrid "Sanctuary" -- also featured Sampha. "The Vision," the title track on dubstep producer Joker's 4AD debut, was the most impressive showcase for Ware yet, and she closed out the year with another solo single, "Strangest Feeling," a somewhat emotionally wrenching track produced by the Invisible's Dave Okumu. Okumu and Julio Bashmore collaborated with Ware for the singer's first release of 2012, the plush sophisti-pop single "Running." An album, Devotion, followed on Island that August. It debuted at number five in the U.K. and was shortlisted for the 2012 Mercury Prize. In 2014, after extensive touring and recording, Ware released the singles "Tough Love" and "Say You Love Me," the latter of which was a collaboration with Ed Sheeran. The album Tough Love followed that October. ~ Andy Kellman
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Stations Featuring
Jessie Ware

    Relax Trax

    Relax Trax
    1 song

    Female Focus

    Female Focus
    1 song

Albums by
Jessie Ware

Top Songs by
Jessie Ware

  1.   Song
  2.   Wildest Moments
  3.   Meet Me in the Middle
  4.   Running
  5.   Say You Love Me
  6.   Devotion
  7.   Tough Love
  8.   Cruel
  9.   Sweet Talk
  10.   Valentine by Sampha
  11.   You & I (Forever)
  12.   A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
  13.   Taking in Water
  14.   Share It All
  15.   No to Love
  16.   Till the End
  17.   Midnight Caller
  18.   The Way We Are
  19.   All on You
  20.   Desire
  21.   Champagne Kisses
  22.   Keep on Lying
  23.   Pieces
  24.   Want Your Feeling
  25.   Kind Of...Sometimes...Maybe
  26.   Sweetest Song
  27.   Imagine It Was Us
  28.   If You're Never Gonna Move
  29.   Something Inside
  30.   110%
  31.   Swan Song
  32.   Night Light
  33.   Still Love Me
  34.   Never Knew Love Like This Before

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