Jorja Smith

Jorja Smith

R&B Singer

Jorja Alice Smith is an English singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Walsall, West Midlands, she has been writing songs since the age of 11. In 2012, Smith's friend uploaded her cover of Labrinth's "Earthquake" to YouTube, which led to her discovery by record producer Guy Moot.

Full Name
Jun 11, 1997
5′ 3″
Net Worth


Jorja Smith is an English R&B singer and songwriter who was born on June 11, 1997, in Walsall, England. She is of Jamaican and English descent. Her father, Peter Smith, is a local councilor for the Labour Party in Walsall. Jorja attended St. Paul’s Catholic College to study music and began writing her own material at the age 16. She has described herself as “a bit of a loner” during this period and said that she found comfort in writing music. 

In 2016, Jorja released her debut project EP entitled Project 11. The EP featured seven tracks including "Blue Lights", "Where Did I Go?", "A Prince" and "So Lonely". The success of these songs led to Jorja being nominated for the highly coveted BBC Music Sound Of 2017 Award. Following this nomination, she released her debut studio album Lost & Found on 8 June 2018 which debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart. The album featured singles such as "Teenage Fantasy", "February 3rd" and "On My Mind". In 2019, Jorja won the Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist. 

Jorja has also collaborated with artists such as Drake, Kali Uchis, Rudimental and Stormzy among others. In 2020 she made an appearance on Kendrick Lamar's album DAMN., featuring on the track entitled ‘I Am’. Most recently she performed at Glastonbury Festival in 2020 to a sold out crowd where she performed hits from her albums as well as covers of classic songs by Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jorja Smith is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 11, 1995, Jorja Smith was born in Walsall, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Writes 1st Song </h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jorja writes her first song at the age of 16.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases 1st Single "Blue Lights"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her first single "Blue Lights" which garners attention from BBC Radio 1.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut EP "Project 11" Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her debut EP "Project 11" which features singles "Beautiful Little Fools" and "Teenage Fantasy."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for the Brit Awards Rising Star</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jorja is nominated for the 2018 Brit Awards Rising Star award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Album "Lost & Found"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her debut album "Lost & Found" which garners critical acclaim.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Featured on The Lion King: The Gift album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jorja is featured on the soundtrack for The Lion King remake, The Lion King: The Gift with her song "Be Prepared".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> Her Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jorja Smith’s music is full of emotion, soul and power. She has a unique sound that blends R&B, jazz, hip hop, and soul into something magical and captivating. Her lyrics are often poetic and inspiring, speaking to the beauty of life, love and humanity.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> Her Style</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jorja Smith is not only a talented singer but also a fashion icon. She always wears stylish outfits with a perfect mix of edgy and classic pieces. From her signature braids to her bold lipstick, she knows how to make a statement with her look.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Her Activism</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jorja Smith is an advocate for social justice and human rights. She uses her platform to raise awareness about important issues such as racism, sexism, poverty, mental health and LGBTQ+ rights. She often speaks out against police brutality and other forms of discrimination in her interviews and performances.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Female Artist to Win the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2018, Jorja Smith became the first female artist to ever win the Brits Critics' Choice Award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Collaborated With Drake </h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jorja Smith has collaborated with Drake on his hit single 'Get It Together' which was featured on his 2017 album 'More Life'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Had a #1 Album in the UK</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jorja Smith's debut album 'Lost & Found' reached #1 on the UK Albums Chart and was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Won an Ivor Novello Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jorja Smith has won an Ivor Novello award for her song 'Blue Lights' in 2019.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Recorded a Song With Stormzy</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jorja Smith has recorded a song with British grime artist Stormzy called 'Let Me Down'. The track appeared on Stormzy's debut album 'Gang Signs & Prayer'.</p></div>


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