|Birth name||Jessica Proe|
|Born||September 18, 1987|
|Genre(s)||Pop, Dance, Electronica|
|Years active||2008 - Present|
|Label(s)|| Jellyfish Records(2008) |
Boy Toy Entertainment (2009-present)
Jessica Proe, more commonly known as Jessie Pro, is a pop/dance singer originating from Winnipeg, Canada. She has released 8 studio albums, 1 charity album and 34 singles to date. In December 2008, Jessie left Jellyfish Records and became an independent artist. In October 2009, she signed a new contract with Boy Toy Entertainment. To date, she has sold over 32 million singles worldwide and over 17 million albums worldwide. She has experienced huge success in Canada, having 21 consecutive Top 10 singles from 'History Revealed' to her latest hit, 'One-Way Ticket'. She has also scored three #1 singles: "Delicious," "You Won't Forget About Me," and "Meet Me Halfway." She also has scored one #1 hit in Australia/New Zealand, South America, and in the world charts.
Jessie Pro grew up in the city of Winnipeg, located in Canada. She attended public school from kindergarten to grade twelve, and she excelled in her studies. Jessie took the lead role in eight school productions (Grade 5 to Grade 12) and she was a top student in the music program at her schools. Jessie was well liked by her teachers and she was consistently on the honour roll for her top marks. She also volunteered at the local animal shelter on a regular basis and she developed a loving nature toward all animals.
Rise to FameEdit
Jessie was asked to sing the national anthem at a football game, and it was at that moment Jessie started to get some press. She decided that she would follow her passion and play a few small shows at multiple low-key clubs and bars. One night, she was approached by the President of Jellyfish Records and she was instantly signed with the label.
Jessie Pro eraEdit
Jessie released her first single, Frozen In Time, in July. This single was released in Canada only and became a small hit selling over 62 000 copies. A month later, Jessie released her second single, a touching pop-ballad, called Wishes. It performed better than her first single in Canada, and it became a minor hit in the UK and USA selling close to 300 000 copies worldwide. Following the Poptastic 2008 event, Jessie released her third single, Anywhere But Here, in the same three territories. It became Jessie's first Top 80 hit in Canada and sold over 50 000 copies within its first week! The debut album was released one day later. Jessie released one more single from the album, called Show Me Your Moves at the end of August 08. It was Jessie's first release in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, selling over 82 000 copies in its first week.
LoveBite/Grape Soda eraEdit
LoveBite, inspired by Jessie's past relationships was recorded between August and September 2008. Its lead single, Flirtacious, instantly became a hit and marked Jessie's first complete international release. It charted well in Canada, and sold over 970 000 copies worldwide. She released Beyond The Rainbow on September 28th, three days before the release of LoveBite and it has also done very well worldwide. LoveBite went Top 50 in Canada and the USA, and has stayed in the Top 75 in Canada for five weeks. The success of LoveBite has impressed Jellyfish Records and she is becoming a feature star on her label. Jessie released the final LoveBite single, Sunburst, before embarking on her world tour with Elle Fame. It sold over 1.2 million copies worldwide and this pleased the label.
Jessie has released a special charity album called Grape Soda which was be released all around the world to raise funds for The Children's Hospital Foundation. It was be released on November 6th, 2008, during the tour with Elle Fame and it will have four single releases to raise more money for the charity. The first single, released October 19th, is called Candy Street. The second single No Limits sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, peaking at #11 in Canada. High was released two days before the album, and charted well, especially in the United Kingdom reaching #29. There will also be a one-hour live television special with Jessie singing all of the songs from the album.
In The Spotlight eraEdit
During the UK/European leg of the world tour with Elle Fame, Jessie announced the release a new single called History Revealed. It will be the lead single from her third studio album called In The Spotlight. It was going to be Jessie's 16th release with Jellyfish Records, but due to unforseen circumstances, Jessie left the label and became an independent artist. History Revealed was officially released on July 28, 2009 and became her first top 10 hit in Canada. It was only released in North America. Almost a month later, Keep It Real, the second single from the album was released in North America and the UK. It fared well in Canada, becoming Jessie's first Top 5 hit! It almost reached top 20 in the US, peaking at 23. The album was officially released on August 19, 2009 and became her biggest album ever in North America, debuting at #4 in Canada and #13 in the USA. The third single, a cheeky cover of Lene Nystom's "It's Your Duty" was released in North America, the UK, and Aus/NZ on August 22, 2009. It will be the final single from the hugely successful album. It exceeded all expectations that the final single had, becoming Jessie's highest peak in Canada to date, at the #2 spot.
Mind Games eraEdit
Jessie released a risque album called, "Mind Games." It sparked a lot of controversy - Jessie has shown her more sexual and adult side with the tracks on the album. The lead single, "Zip Me Up" was released on September 1, 2009 and has been labelled as edgy and raw. It has been released internationally and became her highest charting single on the world charts, entering at #30. 'Zip Me Up' has had the most chart success in Canada, spending 6 weeks in the top 40. The next single, "Fast Heat," was an instant success in North America peaking top ten. It also reached #20 in the UK. It is also Jessie's 5th consecutive single to reach top 10 in Canada. Jessie's success as an independent artist has been overwhelming. The album has peaked at #3 in Canada, #6 in USA, #10 in UK and #7 on the World Charts. The final single, "Delicious," also proved to be a hit - it became Jessie's first Top 20 single on the world charts, peaking at #15. It also became another first for Jessie - reaching #1 in Canada. To celebrate this success, Jessie threw a huge party for everyone involved in the project.
Cover Me With Kisses eraEdit
The lead single is "All I See," a Kylie Minogue track that took off in North America last year. It has a more urban/R&B feel. Jessie says, "All I See is possibly the greatest song of this decade. It is a complete joy that I get to put my own stamp on the track." It became Jessie's first top 10/top 5 single in the UK and sold over 200,000 copies in its first week. It is also her first single to hit the Top 40 on all 8 charts. The second single, 'You Won't Forget About Me' - a track originally done by Dannii Minogue was released on September 27th, 2009. It became Jessie's second #1 hit in Canada and soared to the #3 spot on the world charts.
With the success Jessie had been having, she was approached by the CEO of Boy Toy Entertainment and inked a new contract. On October 3rd, 2009, Jessie released "Cover Me With Kisses" and it has reached #2 in Canada, USA, UK, and has reached top ten on all other charts. It has become Jessie's fastest selling album to date and looks set on being her most successful album yet. The new single, "Loba" (a cover of the Shakira track) was released on October 7, 2009. It had higher first week sales than her previous singles, however the char positions were not as high in her main markets. Jessie's Spanish track has received mixed reviews, from one journalist hailing it as 'Single of the year' and another calling Jessie's accent embarrasing and the worst song she has released yet. Four weeks later, Jessie released the final single from the album, a cover of the Black Eyed Peas track "Meet Me Halfway." It became Jessie's first single to reach top ten in all territories, and she scored her third #1 single in Canada.
The Puppetmaster eraEdit
Jessie's sixth studio album is entitled "The Puppetmaster." The first single, "Never Say Never (Unless I Do)," was released internationally on October 15, 2009. This power-ballad has been a hit on the radio and music channel charts so far. It was a big success internationally but failed to reach the top spot in any chart. Four weeks later saw the release of the cocky but confident track "Queen Jessie." It became a massive hit overseas and became Jessie's first #1 in Australia/New Zealand. It was just kept off the top spot in Asia, peaking at #2. After massive worldwide promotion, the album was officially released on October 24, 2009. It debuted at #1 in four territories: Canada, Australia/New Zealand, South America, and Asia. It also hit #1 in the world charts, and almost reached #1 in the UK, Europe, and USA, peaking at #2 in each territory. It spent two weeks in Canada at the #1 spot, becoming Jessie's most successful release to date. The final single, "Marionette" will be released on October 28, 2009 internationally.
Jessie dated lead singer Bill Lyndon from the band Batteries Not Included for a short period in June and July 2008. Currently, she is single. The press and the tabloids are always interested in who Jessie is involved with. She has stated in a recent interview that she has had about 30 boyfriends so far, but only three have been serious and lasted long.
Jessie founded the Poptastic festival in 2008. For more information on the first ever Poptastic Festival, click here on Poptastic 2008.
She also collabarated with In The Arms Of Sleep on the track called "Forever Yours" off the album 'Verstorbene Vol. II' in Oct. 2008
Jessie worked on a track with Tisha called "The Celebration Has Come." It was released on October 1, 2009. It sold over half a million copies in 4 weeks and reached the top 20 in the UK.
|Release||Title||Album||Peak Position(s)||Overall Sales|
|06/07/08||Frozen In Time||Jessie Pro||300||-||-||-||-||-||-||586||62,327|
|16/08/08||Anywhere But Here||Jessie Pro||79||259||247||-||-||-||-||340||420,466|
|28/08/08||Show Me Your Moves||Jessie Pro||74||221||238||202||231||-||-||219||566,731|
|28/09/08||Beyond The Rainbow||LoveBite||53||145||87||173||225||166||168||122||1,115,765|
|19/10/08||Candy Street||Grape Soda||22||75||73||69||119||131||148||80||1,356,768|
|27/10/08||No Limits||Grape Soda||11||38||51||42||63||79||109||55||1,489,522|
|10/11/08||Princess Hill||Grape Soda||18||35||29||33||47||49||61||36||963,479|
|28/07/09||History Revealed||In The Spotlight||10||53||-||-||-||-||-||210||431,808|
|18/08/09||Keep It Real||In The Spotlight||5||23||60||-||-||-||-||102||677,760|
|22/08/09||It's Your Duty||In The Spotlight||2||21||43||51||-||-||-||56||835,171|
|01/09/09||Zip Me Up||Mind Games||6||24||47||70||115||67||74||30||1,232,571|
|07/09/09||Fast Heat||Mind Games||3||6||20||38||62||43||39||21||1,278,795|
|21/09/09||All I See||Cover Me With Kisses||3||6||5||13||32||18||20||9||1,550,806|
|27/09/09||You Won't Forget About Me||Cover Me With Kisses||1||8||9||11||28||8||14||3||1,619,204|
|07/10/09||Loba||Cover Me With Kisses||3||15||12||14||17||12||13||9||1,713,529|
|11/10/09||Meet Me Halfway||Cover Me With Kisses||1||5||5||6||10||8||8||7||1,741,985|
|15/10/09||Never Say Never (Unless I Do)||The Puppetmaster||4||7||11||3||5||7||4||3||1,744,011|
|19/10/09||Queen Jessie||The Puppetmaster||8||3||6||1||3||3||2||3||1,768,660|
|19/10/09||Give It All You Got||Emotion||10||5||3||4||4||2||3||1||1,787,559|
|05/11/09||Trip My Heart||Emotion||9||15||6||4||3||3||4||4||1,764,396|
|09/11/09||Sweet and Sour||Emotion||6||9||7||5||4||1||4||3||1,763,878|
|19/11/09||More To This Love||In An Instant||6||10||4||6||2||2||4||2||1,778,523|
|23/11/09||Floorshaker||In An Instant||9||12||7||9||3||5||1||3||1,785,205|
|27/11/09||Ghosts||In An Instant||4||6||15||4||3||6||2||3||1,644,157|
|01/12/09||We Don't Fit Together||In An Instant||3||1||10||1||1||1||6||3||1,189,928|
|05/12/09||One-Way Ticket||Don't Stop The Drama||10||20||14||4||3||7||4||5|
|Release||Title||Peak Position(s)||Overall Sales|
|19/08/09||In The Spotlight||4||13||29||-||-||-||-||70||1,578,240|
|03/10/09||Cover Me With Kisses||2||2||2||8||8||6||9||4||4,282,585|
|30/11/09||In An Instant||1||1||4||3||4||3||3||2||1,471,488|
|Release||Title||With||Album||Peak Position(s)||Overall Sales|
|10/10/08||Up Against The Wall||Elle Fame||Single Only||163||75||58||129||180||164||171||123||1,072,373|
|01/10/09||The Celebration Has Come||Tisha||Single Only||68||21||18||109||-||-||59||75||435,041|
Jessie has announced she wiould be going on tour with Natalya Banhart, Katie Price, Elle fame, and HollywoodZombie on the I Promise, I Do, I Swear, I Don't Tour for select dates. However after the first few shows, the tour was canceled due to the break-up of HollywoodZombie.
- 2008: 1st Annual Talent Awards - Best Single Artwork for Frozen In Time
- 2008: 1st Annual Talent Awards - Best Event for Poptastic 2008
- 2008: 16th International Music Awards - Best International Artist
- 2008: 16th International Music Awards - Best Solo Artist
- 2008: 16th International Music Awards - Best Album for LoveBite
- 2008: 16th International Music Awards - Best Single for Sunburst
- 2008: 16th International Music Awards - Best Live Act
- 2008: 16th International Music Awards - Most Attractive Female
- 2008: 16th International Music Awards - Most Hardworking
- 2008: 16th International Music Awards - Best Personality
- 2008: 15th International Music Awards - Best Solo Artist
- 2008: 15th International Music Awards - Best Newcomer
- 2008: 15th International Music Awards - Best Gig/Tour/Festival for Poptastic 2008
- 2008: 1st Annual Talent Awards - Best Album Artwork for Jessie Pro (Album)
- 2008: 1st Annual Talent Awards - Best Song for Frozen In Time
- 2008: 1st Annual Talent Awards - Best Single for Frozen In Time
- 2008: 1st Annual Talent Awards - Best Female Vocalist
- 2008: 1st Annual Talent Awards - Most Influential (Original) Artist
- 2008: 1st Annual Talent Awards - Best Live Act
- 2008: 1st Annual Talent Awards - Best Artist
|Jessie Pro (edit)|
|Singles: Frozen In Time | Wishes | Anywhere But Here | Show Me Your Moves | Flirtacious | Beyond The Rainbow | Sunburst | Up Against The Wall | Candy Street | No Limits | High | Princess Hill | History Revealed | Keep It Real | Its Your Duty | Zip Me Up | Fast Heat | Delicious | All I See | You Won't Forget About Me | The Celebration Has Come | Loba | Meet Me Halfway | Never Say Never (Unless I Do)|
|Studio Albums: Jessie Pro | LoveBite | In The Spotlight | Mind Games | Cover Me With Kisses|
|Other Albums: Grape Soda|
|Tours: I Promise, I Do, I Swear, I Don't Tour | This is Jessie and Elle Live|
|Related Articles: What I've Been Waiting For | Jellyfish Records | Poptastic 2008|