Jessie J – My Favourite Album Of The Past 15 Years

Continuing NME.COM’s 15th birthday series…

My favourite album of NME.COM’s lifetime? ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’, which was her debut solo album, and came out in 1998.

I have a really clear memory of listening to it while walking to school, aged 12. I loved songs like ‘Everything Is Everything’ and ‘Ex-Factor’.

I thought, ‘This is what I want to do with my life. I want to write songs like that, songs that everyone can relate to’. More than any other album, ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ is what made me want to become a songwriter.

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