Story of Song The stories behind the hits Novellic

Story of Song

Jessie J penned this song with 3 other people. In interview with The Sun, she said: “I co-wrote Price Tag with Claude Kelly (aka moon head) and Dr Luke (aka Coconut Man) about 4 months after we wrote ‘Party In The U.S.A.’ for Miley Cyrus. It was inspired by my life at the time, feeling like money ruled everything and everyone was so serious in their shades.” Regarding her collaboration with rapper B.o.B on this hit, Jessie told 4Music: “I spoke to my label and said I think he would be the perfect collab and I made sure it was an experience, I did five plane journeys in four days to make sure we got to record it together and it was part of our journey. Not just ‘My people will holler at your people’. He is lovely and so charismatic, a very talented guy. I’m proud to say he is on my debut album.”

Release date

Released January 25, 2011


Jessica Cornish – Lukasz Gottwald – Claude Kelly – Bobby Ray Simmons Jr.


Lava – Island

Chart Rankings

US – 23

UK – 1


In the US, ‘Price Tag’ topped the Dance Club Songs chart, reached number 12 on the Mainstream Top 40, and peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Platinum for sales over 1 million copies. In the UK, the song was number 1 on the Official Charts Company with over 1.24 million copies sold and Double Platinum certification. The song also topped the charts in Austria, Belgium, France, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand and Scotland. It reached the top 10 charts in Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, and Switzerland. In Australia it peaked at number 2 and was certified 6 times Platinum by the (ARIA). In New Zealand it was certified Double Platinum, in Italy it was Platinum and in Belgium, Denmark, and Germany it was certified Gold.

Artist’s age on release date

Jessica Ellen Cornish, aka Jessie J, and Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., aka B.o.B, were both 23 years old when they released this song.

Cover Versions

Tyler Ward featuring Epic – Jayesslee – CIMORELLI – Maddi Jane – Stela Petrova (The X Factor) – Crystal Lee – Karmin – Lindee Link & MattyBRaps – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.

Added by Slate

  • Share:

Price Tag by Jessie J

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *