Yeah, we’re not crazy. You read the title correctly. British singer-songwriter Jessie J is about to start promoting her anticipated third studio album, “Sweet Talker“, which will hit stores on October 14, 2014 via Island and Lava Records.
After the not so successful second album “Alive“, published in 2013, the singer rises from the ashes in very good company. Jessie confirmed that her new single is called “Bang Bang” and it has the guest collaboration of American singer and actress Ariana Grande and American female rapper Nicki Minaj. Yeah! We can die peacefully.
Are you ready for this huge collaboration? I think the world is not ready for this.
“Bang Bang” was produced by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and Ilya. It will premiere on July 29th, unfortunately the song was leaked online one day before. It will also be included on the deluxe edition of Grande’s sophomore album, “My Everything“.
The music video was filmed on July 15 and it was directed by Hannah Lux Davis. “Bang Bang” was released on iTunes (UK) on September 28th, becoming the first number 1 for Nicki Minaj in that country, second for Ariana Grande, and the third for Jessie J.
Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj performed together for the first the new single on the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards gala on August 24th. The video was premiered in full in the pre-show gala and posted on VEVO on August 26th.
Republic Records unveiled the official rapless version of the single without Nicki Minaj on Soundcloud on September 18th.