About Jessie Ware
Pop singer Jessie Ware blends wistful pop melodies with spacious musical arrangements rooted in R&B and electronica. A British newspaper once described her as “the missing link between Sade and Adele”.
• A former journalist, Ware was working at a TV production company when the English singer Jack Peñate, a friend from university, hired her to sing backing vocals on tour.
• She contributed backing vocals to seven songs on Florence and the Machine’s 2011 album Ceremonials. Ware and Florence Welch became friends while attending the same secondary school in South London.
• Though her first single, 2011’s “Strangest Feeling”, didn’t chart, Ware’s 2012 debut LP, Devotion, made it to No. 5 on the UK albums chart.
• Ware teamed with the producer Benny Blanco on her second album, 2014’s Tough Love, which peaked at No. 9 in the UK and cracked the Top 50 in the US.
• Her 2020 album What’s Your Pleasure became her biggest commercial success to date, reaching No. 3 in the UK and No. 34 in the US. The LP drew glowing reviews for what Rolling Stone called “a sumptuous tribute to both peak- and post-disco”.
• When she’s not making music, Ware and her mother record a podcast called Table Manners.
BORN15 October 1984