POP sensation and respected singer-songwriter Jessie J has announced her long-awaited UK R.O.S.E. Tour, which stops at the Cliffs Pavilion in November.

Tickets are now on sale.

The tour comes fresh off Jessie's win on a Chinese TV talent show called Singer 2018, likened to The X Factor, but which sees professional singers compete against each other.

Jessie, who used to be a judge on The Voice UK, and is the star behind hits including Price Tag and Domino, performed on the TV show, singing some of her own hits, such as Flashlight and Domino, as well as cover tracks including Whitney Houston's version of I Will Always Love You.

R.O.S.E comes as a celebration of her new four part album - R (Realisations), O (Obsessions), S (Sex) and E (Empowerment).

Jessie, whose real name Jessica Ellen Cornish and was born in Chadwell Heath, Essex, is known for big radio hits, but says the stripped-back sound of her new album R.O.S.E is closer to her heart.

It has been praised for combining the "vocal prowess of Beyoncé, the genre-hopping sounds of Gwen Stefani, and the feisty attitude of P!nk".

Jessie overcame various career setbacks and health problems to become a star in her own right.

She started her career in showbiz at the age of 11, performing in the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down the Wind. After studying musical theater at the prestigious BRITS School, she signed a deal with indie label Gut Records, which went bankrupt before releasing any of her music.

Following a minor stroke at age 18, she gained a Sony publishing contract and penned hits for the likes of Chris Brown, Dutch X Factor winner Lisa Lois, and Miley Cyrus. After building up an established online presence, she signed to Universal Records and began working with the likes of hitmaker Dr. Luke (Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson), Atlanta rapper B.o.B, and RnB producer Labrinth on her debut album, Who You Are.

In 2010, her first single, Do It Like a Dude, originally written for Rihanna, reached number 25 in the U.K. charts and, following in the footsteps of Adele, Florence and the Machine, and Ellie Goulding, she was announced as the winner of the Critics Choice Award at the 2011 Brits.

The rest, as they say, is history, and her career has continued to climb.

She comes to the theatre in Station Road, Southend, on Friday November 23.

Tickets are £38 and can be bought online only at southendtheatres.org.uk