December 20, 1994|
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Greenberg started performing publicly at an early age. In an interview she recounted her performance of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love With You" at age four while on a trip to St. Tropez to an audience at the Hotel Byblos. "I requested 'Can't help falling in love with you' by Elvis and the performer asked if I'd sing it. I remember being so excited." She later explained the effect of seeing the 2003 Jack Black movie School of Rock had on her musical interests, "I remember that changing my view of music completely. I started listening to AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers … and I realized how much I loved rock music." Greenberg also cites Jimi Hendrix as "one of my biggest inspirations".
Greenberg began posting cover recordings of songs on YouTube in 2010 at age 15. In December 2012, Greenberg was selected as the Female Artist of the Month on the Star Central magazine's website. She also won Ryan Seacrest's "Totally Covered Summer" competition in August 2013 for a cover of "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk. Greenberg also drew significant attention for her cover of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" posted in August 2013.
In 2012, Greenberg stated that as much as she desires "to be a [professional] musician", she intends to study economics at University College London. She then began reading Statistics, Economics and Finance after completing her A-levels.
In August 2014, Greenberg's cover of "Enter Sandman" by Metallica, was posted by the online version of Sports Illustrated as "the best-looking Metallica cover you'll see today". Then in October 2014, Greenberg was featured on the website for Guitar World magazine for her covers of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" and "Whole Lotta Love" with "solos and all" in association with the release of the remastered version of their album, Led Zeppelin IV.
Greenberg was featured in a March 2015 story in the magazine Metro UK by Caroline Westbrook. Westbrook commented that Greenberg, then 20, had accumulated over 70 million views on YouTube and was on her way to becoming an "internet star". Westbrook acknowledged that Greenberg had received attention for her physical attractiveness, but said her talent kept her in the spotlight.
- Birthdate, facebook.com (December 20, 2014)
- Official website
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- Westbrook, Caroline (31 March 2015). "Is this the next big internet star? Jess Greenberg clocks up millions of views with acoustic covers on YouTube". Metro UK. Retrieved 18 April 2015.