Jessie J ‘ not heard of PJ Harvey or Mercury Awards’ but why should she?
23 year old 600 000 selling pop singer type, Jessie J, was asked about PJ Harvey winning the Mercury Music Prize and has shocked the chattering classes by saying she has never heard of either.
Not sure why this is so shocking – In the real world of pop where people sell millions of records the Mercury awards, despite being called the ‘most important music award’ by the Guardian means little.
Has PJ Harvey heard of Jessie J?
Are things getting a bit out of context here?
What do you think? Is Jessie J out of order for not being in touch with the oldies music scene? Are we losing focus here?