Jessie J v Rita Ora at RedFest

Here come the girls! Jessie J v Rita Ora – RedFest DXB special

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Jessie J takes to the stage at RedFestDXB on Thursday followed by fellow Brit Rita Ora on Friday.

Born in March 1988, Jessie graduated from the BRIT school, where she counted Adele and Leona Lewis amongst her classmates, in 2006. During her school years she won Best Young Pop Singer in TV show Britain’s Brilliant Prodigies (in 2003). She scored her first UK No.1 with Price Tag in February 2011.

Rita Ora was born in November 1990 and attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. In 2009 she auditioned to represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest and chalked up her first UK No.1 with Hot Right Now in February 2012.

Let’s play the numbers game…

Biggest Selling UK Single
Jessie: 350,000 copies (Price Tag)
Rita: 100,000 copies (R.I.P.)

Biggest Selling Album
Jessie: 1.2 million copies (Who You Are)
Rita: 300,000 (Ora)

UK Albums
Jessie: 2 (Who You Are and Alive)
Rita: 1 (Ora)

UK No.1 Hits
Jessie: 2 (Price Tag and Domino)
Rita: 2 (How We Do (Party) and R.I.P.)

UK Singles
Jessie: 10
Rita: 8

Collaborations
Jessie: 9 (with artists including Dizzee Rascal and David Guetta)
Rita: 7 (with artists including DJ Fresh and Calvin Harris)

BRIT Awards
Jessie: 1 award, 5 nominations
Rita: 3 nominations

International Music Awards and Nominations
Jessie: 37 awards, 65 nominations
Rita: 5 awards, 29 nominations

World Tours
Jessie: 2 (Stand Up Tour and Heartbeat Tour)
Rita: 1 (The Ora Tour)

Reality TV Judging
Jessie: 2 (Coach on The Voice UK in 2012 and 2013)
Rita: 1 (Guest judge on The X Factor in 2012)

Millions In The Bank
Jessie: Estimated $8 million (Dhs 29.4 million)
Rita: Estimated $1 million (Dhs 3.7 million)

Films
Jessie: 0
Rita: 3 (Fifty Shades Of GreyFast & Furious 6 and Spivs)

Facebook Fans
Jessie: 15.8 million
Rita: 2.7 million

Twitter Followers
Jessie: 6.5 million
Rita: 3.5 million

Tweets
Jessie: 15,438
Rita: 11,826

RedSTYLE premium package tickets, which gets you access to an exclusive backstage lakeside setting right next to the main stage, luxury washrooms, up-scale food and beverage options, and lots of space to spread out and relax to engage in some serious celebrity spotting and people watching, are still available. As is the RedFAN general admission tickets.

Line-up and timings
Thursday
6pm
Doors Open/ Myles DJ set
6.20pm TBA
7pm Conor Maynard
8.15pm Tinie Tempah
9.45pm Jessie J
11.20pm Marvin Humes (DJ Set)

Friday
2pm
Doors / Rossi DJ set
3.10pm Josh-J
3.40pm Virgin Radio and Monster DJ winner
4.15pm TBA
5pm Rita Ora
6pm Naughty Boy
7.30pm John Newman
9pm Lumineers
10.45pm A-Yo (Mark Ronson and Zane Lowe)

RedFestDXB, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Media City. Tel: (04) 4390900. Metro: Nakheel. redfestdbx.com