The singer — who collaborated with Grande, along with Nicki Minaj, on the hit single “Bang Bang” — talked to the PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network at Sir Lucian Grainge’s 2017 Artist Showcase about how excited she was for Grande.
“Ariana being nominated twice; I’m so proud of her, she works so hard,” Jessie J says.
“Music is a feeling, and there are some people that can put how you feel into a lyric, and a melody to a lyric. And I think that’s the beauty of music, and I think it can take you to a place that not everyone knows how to be taken to. I think musicians are able to create a feeling in three minutes that someone needs for a lifetime.”
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The Grammys will air live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center beginning at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Expect performances from Adele, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chance the Rapper, Little Big Town, Sturgill Simpson, William Bell, Gary Clark Jr. and a pregnant Beyoncé.
To watch the full PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Grammy Red Carpet special, tune in to the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the app for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, Xfinity, iOS and Android devices.
Several exciting collaborations will also take place: A Tribe Called Quest with Anderson Paak and Dave Grohl; Alicia Keys with Maren Morris; Lady Gaga with Metallica; and the Weeknd with “Starboy” conspirators Daft Punk.
See the full list of nominees here.