Quick Facts Of Jorja Smith
Celebrated Name Jorja Smith Age 22 Years Nick Name Jorja Birth Name Jorja Alice Smith Birth Date 1997-06-11 Gender Female Profession Singer Place Of Birth Walsall, West Midlands, England Nationality English Ethnicity Jamaican and English Decent Father Peter Smith Mother Jolene Smith Brothers Luca Smith Horoscope Gemini Genre Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul, Alternative R&B, Pop Soul, 2-Step, Trip Hop Idol Person Amy Winehouse Awards Won Brit Critics’ Choice Award-2018, Brit British Female Solo Artist Award-2019 etc. Marital Status Unmarried Boyfriend Joel Compass Height 1.67 m ( 5 feet and 6 inches ) Weight 58 kg ( 128 lbs ) Body Build/Type Slim Eye Color Dark Brown Hair Color Black Source of Wealth Musical Career Net Worth $1 million (estimated) Famous For The first independent artist to have been nominated and won Brit Awards
Jorja Alice Smith, popularly known as Jorja Smith is an English singer and songwriter. She released her debut single, “Blue Lights” in January 2016 and her debut EP, Project 11 in November 2016. She released her debut album, Lost & Found in 2018. She has won several awards. She has over 625k subscribers on her eponymous YouTube channel. She has also garnered over 2.4 million followers on her Instagram.
What is Jorja Smith Famous For?
- The first independent artist to have been nominated and won Brit Awards.
Where was Jorja Smith Born?
Jorja Smith was born on 11 June 1997. Her birth name is Jorja Alice Smith. Her birth place is in Walsall, West Midlands in England. She holds English nationality. She was born to a father, Peter Smith, and a mother, Jolene Smith. She has a younger brother Luca. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.
Her father encouraged her to take piano lessons at the age of 8 and she earned a music scholarship at Aldridge School. She learned the oboe and studied classical singing at Aldridge. At the age of 15, manager scouted Smith after he saw Smith’s cover songs on YouTube. While in school, she traveled to London for writing sessions with Maverick Sabre and Ed Thomas.
She moved to London after graduation. She was 18 at the time. She supported herself by working as a barista.
She released her debut single “Blue Lights” in January 2016.
Drake singled out Smith’s second single “Where Did I Go?” as his favorite track in July 2016.
She released her debut EP, Project 11 in November 2016. The EP includes 4 tracks.
She was selected as one of the 15 rising acts on BC Music’s Sounds of 2017 longlist. She finished fourth on the list.
She performed as a special guest on Drake’s Boy Meets World Tour in February and March 2017.
In 2017, she was also featured on Drake’s two tracks on his mixtape, More Life.
She performed as the opening act on Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour in October and November 2017.
She released her second EP, Spotify Singles in December 2017.
She made her American late-night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in April 2018.
She released her debut studio album, Lost & Found in June 2018.
The album peaked at number 1 in UK R&B chart. She released her album after working on it for 5 years.
She went on a world tour, The Lost & Found Tour to promote her debut album. She performed in America, Canada, Europe, and Japan throughout the tour.
She co-headlined North American tour with Kali Uchis in from April 2019.
Some of the artists featured on her songs are Preditah, Stormzy, Loyle Carner, Burna Boy, among others.
She has been featured on “People” by Cadenza, “Tyrant” by Kali Uchis, “Bridge over Troubled Water” as part of Artists for Grenfell, “Follow the Leader” by George the Poet and Maverick Sabre, “Jorja Interlude” and “Get It Together” by Drake, “Go 2.0” by Alex da Kid, “Reason in Disguise” by Ezra, and “Slow Down” by Maverick Sabre.
2018 Brit Critics’ Choice Award.
2018 AIM Independent Music UK Breakthrough of the Year Award.
2018 UK Music Video – Best Urban Video – UK Award for “Blue Lights”.
2019 Brit British Female Solo Artist Award.
She was also nominated for Grammy Awards for Best New Artist in 2019.
Who is Jorja Smith Dating?
Jorja Smith is currently dating singer and producer Joel Compass. The couple started dating each other in September 2017. She was previously rumored to be dating Drake.
How tall is Jorja Smith?
Jorja Smith stands at a height of 1.67 m i.e. 5 feet and 6 inches tall. She has a body weight of 128 lbs i.e. 58 kg. She has a slim body build. She has dark brown eyes and her hair color is black.
What is Jorja Smith Net Worth?
Jorja Smith earns from her musical career. Her income comes from record sales, contracts, concerts, tours, and endorsements. Her net worth is estimated at $1 million.
Did You Know?
- Her father is Jamaican and her mother is English.
- She grew up listening to reggae, punk, hip-hop, and R&B.
- She wrote her first song at the age of 11.
- As a teenager, she was obsessed with Amy Winehouse’s debut album Frank.
- She cites Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, Alicia Keys, and The Streets as her musical influences.
- Her songs are based on social issues.
- She is the first independent artist to have been nominated and won Brit Critic’s Choice Award.