Listen : Jessie J Takes On Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’

Earlier today, Jessie J graced BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge in support of her debut album, taking on Rihanna‘s ‘We Found Love‘.

Lending her vocals to the #1 track, the star also performed her very own ‘Domino’ , weeks after it held court on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Watch below…

Your thoughts?



  1. February 17, 2012 at 10:33 am
    XOXO says:

    way better than the original.

  2. February 17, 2012 at 10:35 am
    D.Scott says:

    Wowwww. I knew Jessie J could sing, but her We Found Love cover is on another level

  3. February 17, 2012 at 10:38 am
    Scott says:

    I cannot take Jessie J seriously she will always be a singer who takes on black styles and is not better than the original.Misha B showed her how to do her own songs a career built on hype.

  4. February 17, 2012 at 10:39 am
    kimberly says:

    I think jj does that f****** deliberately, just to prove how much better she can do it. Tackle something else jj, something that will challenge your ass

  5. February 17, 2012 at 10:42 am
    Boo! says:

    I wish she would stop with the voice theatrics, b**** we know you can sing! Ugh! Anyway I love this version of WFL almost as much as the original. it really is a beautiful song when you strip away all the club beats ands synths. Not here for Domino (Katy Perry rip-off).

  6. February 17, 2012 at 11:08 am
    Those That Cannot Do...Stan says:


    Everytime I hear this song on the radio I can’t help but think how amazing it would sound coming from someone with a powerful voice like Jessie J!

    My prayers have been answered.

  7. February 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Pretty good effort. Sounded 3/4s as good as Rih’s. Yeah, nice try.

  8. February 17, 2012 at 11:32 am
    David says:

    She should be trying to do songs from the gr8 late Whitney!! she if she can hit the notes that bring everyone to a stand still!! ! Not into her trying to rip off Rihanna and i used 2 love JJ but she should just stop.

  9. February 17, 2012 at 11:37 am
    JP says:

    JJ sounds great but I prefer Rihanna’s *studio* version.

  10. February 17, 2012 at 11:41 am
    Justathought (Azealia Banks is coming...) says:

    Wow I actually hated this song until I heard this cover. I love it.

  11. February 17, 2012 at 11:46 am
    Onyx says:

    say whatever you want but everybody covers this song, is by far Rihanna’s best single and Music Video because is different, you don’t see a lots black girls doing songs beyond R&B.

  12. February 17, 2012 at 11:52 am
    Mely B says:

    @ Onyx: you don’t see a lots black girls doing songs beyond R&B.

    Yes you do, people like you just aren’t checking for them nor do they get the shine that Rhi gets.

  13. February 17, 2012 at 11:59 am
    Dev says:

    Theres no doubt that she can sing…. buts theres also no doubt that shes annoying, oversings everything (and not in that good good gospel way) and that here runs and ad libs are repetitive.
    Its funny that after all the hype its the generic songs like price tag & Domino is thats whats made her famous

  14. February 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    Onyx says:

    @Mely B
    maybe but since she is more famous i listen to her.

  15. February 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm
    rob says:

    she does wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too much

  16. February 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    Edward ponton says:

    All y’all have to be Rihanna fans cause she killed this s***. Rihanna version is nice and all but come on

  17. February 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    Idk says:

    I agree she can sing. However, for artists who have an incredible voice, restraint is the hardest, yet most powerful tool. (See: “We Belong Together”)

  18. February 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    Stans Make Me LOL says:

    Thank you @Edward. They can’t just say “oh that was a good cover”, they feel that by putting down Jessie their loyalty and bond to the Rihanna is some how made even stronger (sad).
    Both women are good artists (in their own right) and Jessie killed this cover… End Of.

  19. February 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    LDN says:

    That way soo pretty! Better than the original imo.

  20. February 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) says:

    Her ‘WFL’ was brilliant..for the first 2 minutes! She oversang A LOT after that, like she always does, but the first 2 minutes were great. And I’m not here for ‘Domino’ (or for her next equally generic single for that matter)

  21. February 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    Roman says:

    LOL ok we all know Jessie can sing and yes she covered it ok, but she couldn’t do it justice. She didn’t have the swag for it and b****** pls, she was over singing and trying too many things with her voice. Honestly it sounded like a vocal warm up rather than a performance. I’d love to see her doing a stripped down song, no vocal theatrics pls

  22. February 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    NICK says:


  23. February 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    Always love you, Whitney (RIP) says:

    wasn’t expecting it to be slow. It’s very mariah carey-like and obviously she has a huge talent. I want her to cover whats my name.

  24. February 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    Tbozfan10 says:

    I keep seeing this lady’s name around, but I still don’t know who she is or what kind of music she does.

  25. February 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    JER says:

    F*** Jessie J. Oversinging stranger ass b**** from the BeYAWNce school of SWAGGERJACKING. Get your own f****** songs and your own sound. She tried to come all urban chick and when that flopped suddenly she’s a Katy Perry clone with “Domino” and when people finally realized that WASN’T Katy Perry, the song flopped out of the Top 10. Jessie J needs to fly back to the UK and have all the seats on that damn jet.

  26. February 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    Rara says:

    Jessie’s cover sounds so much better and it’s different.

  27. February 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    grammy dammy sammy says:

    and this is the same jerk going on about Beyonce attention-seeking. it’s pretty obvious now, one attention she doesnt have to bother seeking, she pretty much runs your minds. make one statement without referencing Beyonce, go on, i dare ya pyscho

  28. February 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    commanderofthedancefloor says:

    it would be so much better if she stopped over singing every little part!! i liked her original material like do it like a dude (a son she originally wrote for rihanna), and price tag! also riris voice made that song, just saying! lol

  29. February 17, 2012 at 6:29 pm
    miss honest says:

    She sounds good and has a much better voice then Rihanna

  30. February 17, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    Vegas Girl says:

    Yaaasss Jessie! Her voice is really good, yes she does overdo the stylings but most people CAN’T do what she’s doing. She should use it a bit more sparingly.

    I just want her to do better songs.

  31. February 17, 2012 at 10:25 pm
    whyohwhy says:

    She is the white Yoland Adams but the girl can sing and as usual put Rihanna to shame, that’s how you know you have talent when you can work a song, dont just sing a long with it, make it yours! Blue Ivy crying sounds better than Rihanna. Rihanna is a fake! AUTOTUNE

  32. February 18, 2012 at 1:48 am
    Saetana says:

    When artists sing for Live Lounge they usually do one of their own songs plus a cover version of a recent hit, Rihanna fans should feel flattered that she chose that song out of all the others rather than getting annoyed about a version that sounds nothing like the original. Personally I don’t like all that trilling she does, it gets old fast. Her live version of Domino was much better ;o)

  33. February 18, 2012 at 10:04 am
    @antertain says:

    Jessie has her signature over do vocals BUT she can sang her a*** off.

    Good that she has fun with it.

    Hot vocalist

  34. February 18, 2012 at 6:41 pm
    YouAlready Know says:

    For the fool that made the comment about black girls not going outside R&B, its because every time a black girl sings they call it R&B, there are plenty of black women singing other genres, blame your the limited mind of your people for not categorizing them by genre, because black people know how to!

  35. February 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm
    chrissy says:

    grapejuice is so ant- rihanna every other comment on this “KISS CHRIS BROWN ASS SITE” is dedicated to destroying our generations next best female artist Queen Rihanna keep hating grapejuice and jesse Rihanna is queen of the charts and nobody give a care about either of you. And by the way Chris brown career is two minutes away from a bobby brown future, Rihanna is the real talent and will forever be our 21st Century Whitney.

  36. February 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm
    said so says:

    I can’t stand Jessie J ever since she was reported to be angry at Misha B ( UK XFactor contestant) for singing her song on the show. The girl sang Jessie’s song way better than Jessie which is why Jessie got angry. She over-sings anyway, plus I just don’t get her at all with that stupid make-up.

  37. February 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm
    Dorsey says:

    LOVE IT !!!

  38. March 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    Lamone says:

    Wow this is incredible! If she actually had some good songs of her own she would be huge!

  39. March 4, 2012 at 5:37 pm
    Lamone says:

    Wow this is incredible! If she actually had some good songs of her own she would be huuuuuge!

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