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Jessie J Says She Is "Kind Of Celebrated As One Of The Greatest Singers" In America

British pop singer Jessie J, she of several radio-friendly hits, has just told Women's Health that her talent goes completely unappreciated in England -- which is probably accurate. However, what doesn't make as much sense is her follow-up sentiment, specifically the part where she says "It makes me sad. I've done the Grammys, the VMAs… My profile in America is that I'm kind of celebrated as one of the greatest singers — and I love it… I want to be up there with the Celine Dions, Whitneys, Beyoncés, and Arethas… I go hard because I hope and pray that one day people look back and go, 'She could really fucking sing.'"

And despite the Celine/Beyoncé comparison feeling like sooooomewhat of a stretch (and the Whitney/Aretha one bordering on blasphemy), we can't help but identify a little bit with her. After all, who doesn't feel like they're severely underrated at times? Us too, Jessie, us too. Pour it up, girl, and try not to let your homeland get you too down.

[h/t Stereogum]

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