Jessica Lois Ware was born on 15 October 1984 in London. Ware graduated from the University of Sussex, where she majored in English literature. For some time after graduation, Jessica worked as a reporter. Then she decided to devote her life to music.
In 2009, Ware was a back vocalist for Jack Fabian Peñate. Together they performed in the USA. This was a great experience for Jessie, who was already thinking about a solo career. She learned how to behave in front of an audience and conquered stage fright.
In 2010, Ware and Aaron Jerome (SBTRKT) recorded an EP, Nervous. A few months later, Jessie and Sampha recorded a single, “Valentine”. Thanks to these successful collaborations, Ware landed a deal with PMR records. She continued working with other artists and helped her good friend Florence Welch record her album, Ceremonials.
In October 2011, Jessie released the first solo single “Strangest Feeling”, which didn’t become successful. In 2012, she presented the lead single from her upcoming debut album, “Running”. The single entered the UK, Belgian, and Netherlands charts. Soon Ware released her second single “110%”, which was also featured in the LP. The song was later renamed to "If You're Never Gonna Move” for its debut in the USA. The single reached the 41st spot on UK Singles Chart. The next single "Wildest Moments" appeared in June and settled on the 46th position. Even though the song didn’t get high spots on British charts, it was a hit in Belgium, Greece, and Poland.