16/05/2012 02:57 BST | Updated 15/07/2012 06:12 BST

Jessie J Was In Debt Before The Voice

No wonder she dissed bling in her hit Price Tag - Jessie J was skint before her stint on The Voice, according to financial records.

The pop star was struggling to pull in profits from her music last summer, official papers filed at London's Companies House show.

Documents for the year ending last August show Jessie was in the red with a near £20,000 loss - despite selling thousands of copies of her debut Who You Are and topping the singles charts with Price Tag.

The singer had £360,000 in her gig firm Who You Are Touring and was owed £210,000 - but she still had a debt of £590,000.

It looks as though Jessie's fortunes are finally turning around after landing a coaching spot on The Voice and sponsorship deals.

A source told The Sun: "Jessie's first-year figures aren't great but quite often royalties from sales and radio play take a while to come through.

"Until last summer, she had played mostly relatively small gigs and been hampered by a leg injury.

"But these days Jessie has deals with drink firm Vitamin Water and MasterCard, plus her fees from this year's number one single Domino and her work on The Voice have delivered serious boosts to her bank balance."