Jessie J: Writing Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The U.S.A.” Paid My Rent For Three Years

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Jessie J Party In The USA Paid Rent Three Years

By Michael Lewittes

Jessie J Party In The USA Paid Rent Three Years

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Jessie J reveals that the royalties she received from writing Miley Cyrus’ 2009 hit “Party In The U.S.A” helped keep a roof over her head for years. The singer explains that most of the money she makes is not from performing but rather from song writing.

You’ve got to write songs, that’s where the money is, being an artist. ‘Party In the U.S.A paid my rent for, like, three years,” she tells Glamour UK. “Actually, it was longer than that.” She notes, “That’s where I get most of my money. I write songs. I’m a singer. I love doing endorsements and stuff, but that’s all added on.”

Jessie J, who has also written for Chris Brown, previously admitted she wanted “Party In The U.S.A. for herself, but her label didn’t think it was right for her. In a 2011 interview with RWD magazine, the singer-songwriter said, “You know what’s more weird though, is that you’re not actually there when they record it.” Jessie J recalled, “I recorded ‘Party In The U.S.A.,’ played it for the label but they didn’t think it was right for me. So they pitched it and two weeks later it was number one in six countries.” What do you think of Jessie J’s comments about how “Party In The U.S.A.” changed her life?

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