With many new artists sprouting into the music industry worldwide, we could all agree that Jorja Smith should be one of those to watch out for. The talented singer is hitting the right spots on the charts with her songs, and we love it. And of course, who would not notice her awesomely sexy dreads and her hot bikini body? With this combo, Jorja is even more sizzling in the music scene. To see more of her, click our photo compilation of Jorja Smith.
The Smith family welcomed their infant, Jorja Alice Smith, on June 11, 1997, in West Midlands. Jorja’s soulful voice came from her Jamaican father, who was also a former singer. Because of her father, Jorja was able to improve her talent in singing. At the age of eight, she began her piano lessons.
Then, when she got a scholarship to enter Aldridge School, Jorja studied oboe and classical singing. Later, when she turned 15, Jorja uploaded cover songs on her Youtube Channel, and she got discovered by a talent scout. It was the start of Jorja’s long journey to stardom.
At the age of 19, Jorja released her debut single “Blue Lights” and immediately got the ears of 400,000 listeners on Soundcloud in just a month. Then, in May of the same year, she released her second single “Where Did I Go?” where Drake revealed it was his favorite track of the moment when he got interviewed in Entertainment Weekly in July.
By the end of 2016, Jorja finally released her EP, Project 11. She eventually got the fourth spot for the 15 rising acts on BBC Music’s Sound of 2017 song list. Because Drake loved Jorja, he contacted her, and the two worked together on Drake’s Boy Meets World Tour in 2017. Jorja had a special appearance on Drake’s tour and even got featured on his mixtape, More Life.
On International Women’s Day, Jorja released the song “Beautiful Little Fools”. Then in May 2017, she collaborated with Kali Uchi on the song “Tyrant”. Jorja finally released her fourth single in June entitled “Teenage Fantasy” and began to date singer/producer, Joel Compass.
By the end of 2017, Smith got the chance to become an opening act for Bruno Mars’ 24k Magic World Tour and even got a nomination at the Brit Critic’s Choice Awards. Jorja’s 2017 ended by winning the Critics’ Choice award.
Jorja’s 2018 even got more exciting when she worked with Stormzy and Kendrick Lamar. She also got to debut her album in the US by performing at Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Smith’s music is mostly pop and R&B with grime. Although people view her music videos to be more daring and reveal her bikini body, it is not the “reveal her boobs and ass” type.