Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Combine on 'Bang Bang': Listen
High-profile single alert! "Bang Bang," from Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj, has been officially released after leaking online on Monday. Check out the bubbly new song below:
Composed of piercing vocals courtesy of two contemporary crooners, as well as rapid-fire spitting from the hottest female MC on the planet, "Bang Bang" rests tidily upon the Ariana Grande assertion, "See anybody could be good to you/You need a bad girl to blow your mind." The chorus is all sass and brass, the handclaps zip by and fly back like a boomerang, and Nicki Minaj sneers, "It's me, Jessie and Ari/If they test me, they sorry."
Produced by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and Ilya, "Bang Bang" leads Jessie J's new album on Lava/Republic, due out this fall. The song will also appear on the deluxe edition of Grande's "My Everything" album, which has already spawned a pair of Top 20 hits with "Problem" and "Break Free." Worthy of its ascending chart position, the song appeared at No. 1 on the Twitter Trending 140. In response to the song's debut and posts from Jessie J, fans furiously tweeting about the release using the hashtag #bangbang.
Nicki Minaj has a third full-length on the way, as well as a new single, "Anaconda," due out next week. Details of Jessie J's next album -- which follows last year's overseas release Alive -- are forthcoming.