Nicki Minaj is lending her killer rap skills to two powerhouse pop singers that have been flying just under the radar- until now. A week ago, Jessie J posted a promotional photo on her Instagram that broke the news of the three-way collab that will undoubtedly rock the charts. The pic can be seen below:
Jessie J, whose previous hits include “Price Tag” featuring B.o.B and “Domino,” is no strange to the radio airwaves, but we have been without her sound in our rush hour speakers for some time now. The England native has an incredible vocal skill that is not commonly found in today’s pop artists- she is a one of a kind talent and her contributions to this song will surely be one of a kind. Her first album, “Who You Are” is full of soulful pop hits that are surely underrated, including “Do It Like A Dude,” which received a lot of internet popularity, and “Mama Knows Best,” a hard driving, blues and jazz-influnced hit, which her die-hard YouTube fans delight in watching her belt out on video from the floor of her bedroom.
Ariana Grande, another immensely talented new pop artist (often compared to Mariah Carey), has recently been lighting up the charts with “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea, and prior to that, “The Way” featuring Mac Miller, which sampled the intoxicating beat on Big Pun‘s 1998 song “Still Not A Player.” If Ariana is trying to phase out of a period spent as an actress on Nickelodeon and phase into a period of chart-domination, she is certainly well on her way. And “Bang Bang” is definitely not going to hurt.
Listen to a quick preview of the song, which Jessie J posted to her Instagram account, below:
Judging from the clip, the song is going to skyrocket all three of their careers into significant positions in the limelight. Jessie J’s international fame will surely catapult Nicki and Ariana to a similar level of popularity, exposing their names to a broader audience. All three women have intense, passionate fan bases that combined could further solidify these bases, creating a better possibility of permanence in an unpredictable industry. The song is pop gold, with a driving, funky beat will allow each artist to have a wide range of creative freedom over it, and with voices like those, that freedom raises the potential of the song by tenfold.
The song is set to be released on July 29th.