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After the success of the first 'Pitch Perfect' and, more specifically, the 'Cup' song, the soundtrack for the sequel has a lot to live up to. However, there is a thing as trying to be too clever and here is a perfect example.
By trying to cram even more songs into each a cappella mash-up, some tracks just don't work without the visual aid of the movie and it becomes a race to recognize just what has been used. Two/three lines and it is on to the next song. 'Riff Off' starts off enjoyable, with a cover of 'Thong Song', but then goes through a circle of booty-complimenting tracks at a dizzying speed where it confuses and loses itself. A better example of a mash-up would be The Barden Bella's 'World Championship Finale' as you can clearly hear each tune used throughout.
The song that leads the entire soundtrack - also the lead single - is Jessie J's 'Flashlight' written by Sam Smith and Sia. By far the most memorable, it is a highlight to the album and is what will keep people coming back to listen to it. An inspirational ballad, it is by far one of Jessie J's best singles, but as the success of Anna Kendrick and 'Cups' showed, a big star isn't always needed to get radio play time. There is also a surprise performance from Snoop Dogg and Anna Kendrick, which is a nice way to break up the a cappella sound of the album. The other original track is 'Crazy Youngsters' performed by Ester Dean, which adds a modern and more 'pop' sound to the soundtrack. These 3 tracks are undeniably stand-out numbers in an otherwise very predictable album.
This week, the British singer upset her fanbase by unfollowing every single one of the 885 accounts to which she had subscribed.
Jessie J has angered her loyal fans by unfollowing every single one of them on Twitter – and then being rude about it afterwards.
According to Reuters, at the start of the week (beginning April 27th) the former judge on 'The Voice' was following 885 people on the microblogging site, but that numbers started to steadily go downwards. By Thursday morning, her account read ‘@JessieJ isn’t following anyone yet’. Suffice to say, her fans were not best pleased.
Jessie J now follows nobody on Twitter
Continue reading: Jessie J Angers Fans In Twitter Cull
The trio will reportedly perform new single 'FourFiveSeconds' live at the 57th Grammy Awards next weekend.
The 57th Grammy Awards is due to feature a number of high profile collaborations, but the biggest announcement may be still to come. Rumour has it that Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney will be performing a live rendition of RiRi’s new single ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
The unlikely trio will reportedly take to the stage at the ceremony in Los Angeles next weekend. A source has told ‘The Sun’ newspaper: “Rihanna's seriously pleased to have bagged a big slot at The Grammys and two huge names to kick off her comeback. Paul McCartney's a Grammys regular and it will give Rihanna serious kudos to have a Beatle backing her on stage. It is going to be a huge Grammys moment.”
Rihanna will apparently launch her comeback at the Grammys alongside Kanye and the Beatles legend
Continue reading: Rihanna, Kanye And Macca Rumoured To Perform Together At Grammys
The British star was speaking to BBC Radio 1 about her childhood experiences, and said she was bullied frequently as a child.
Pop star Jessie J has spoken about some of the hardships she went through as a child, including when she was bullied because some prescribed medication made her skin turn green.
The 26 year old star told BBC Radio 1 that the drugs to normalise her heartbeat, after she was diagnosed as a child with a heart defect, “didn’t work” and gave her skin an “alien tint”. She spent a great deal of her childhood in hospital, and this experience was the inspiration for her first song ‘Big White Room’.
Jessie J has spoken of how she was bullied at school
Pop sensations settled down for interviews as they prepared for their Jingle Ball concert.
As usual, the Y100 Jingle Ball was a pop explosion with some of 2014's biggest chart sensations giving it their all on this year's stage in Miami, Florida. Among which we saw Ariana Grande, Pharrell and Iggy Azalea - but what did they get up to backstage?
Ariana Grande and Jessie J at Y100's Jingle Ball 2014 Credit: John Parra at Getty Images Entertainment
'Miami's #1 Hit Music Station' Y100 hosted the perfect pre-Christmas concert on December 21st 2014 at the BB&T Center with this year seeing ultra sultry performances from the likes of Ariana Grande and Jessie J - who looked like serious besties as they hung out backstage, ever since they collaborated with Nicki Minaj on J's number one 'Bang Bang' earlier this year.
Beyonce and Taylor Swift were among the most famous faces to be spotted attending the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Swift was celebrating receiving the 'Woman of the Year' honour just ahead of her 25th birthday.
The singer lets it all out in a recent interview
Jessie J is a woman in demand - courting American singers Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj in her latest song, Bang Bang, showcasing her new man, Luke James, at the American Music Awards and, now, giving a little bit of information (and cheek) in a new interview with GLAMOUR magazine.
Jessie J told GLAMOUR how she feels about love, life and her ambitions
In the magazine chat, fans of the British hitmaker can find out what makes Jessie tick and where she feels she is in her relatively new relationship.
Continue reading: Jessie J Reveals Her Ambitions And Her Thoughts About Love
Jessie J has announced six dates for her January O2 tour.
Since Jessie J caused some serious buzz with her hit single 'Bang Bang' featuring US artists Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj earlier this year, it's only right that she pump up the hype in the UK with a six-date tour this Winter.
Jessie J tours the UK in January
The pop sensation landed her first ever US number one - and third UK number one - with the summer anthem 'Bang Bang'; a single which spectacularly propelled her back to the forefront of mainstream pop music and led the subsequent album 'Sweet Talker'. The record is her best-selling album in the US and marks her move to Republic Records, but the singer is still keen to maintain her UK fans and will entertain her native country with a week-long O2 tour in January 2015.
Continue reading: Jessie J Hits The Road For January 2015 UK Tour
Jessie J is back with her third album, Sweet Talker, but will it make a splash in the U.S?
Its only been a few years since UK pop songstress Jessie J broke U.S. ground with her hit single, 'Domino,' and it felt like she would be one of those artists that would never fade away. She hasn't exactly disappeared, but her newest record, Sweet Talker, could make or break the relevance she has in America.
Jessie J released her third album, Sweet Talker, this week
'Domino,' which was released in 2011 and peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 chart, was pop gold, and it appeared as if she was on her way to being a household name. However, another single never charted, and the buzz for her debut record, Who Are You, eventually fizzled out. It's alright though - there's always the second album, right? Well, not really.
Continue reading: Jessie J's 'Sweet Talker' - Will It Succeed In America?
London born singer is on course to score her third UK number one this weekend.
Jessie J has given her opinion on the recent celebrity photo hacks, branding them “disgusting” in an appearance on Alan Carr’s talk show ‘Chatty Man’. The singer, whose latest single ‘Bang Bang’ was released this week in the UK, does however feel that celebrities should be more cautious and think that their intimate photos may end up being "put out there".
Jessie J appeared on Alan Carr Chatty Man this week
Speaking about the recent scandal, which saw celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian and Kate Upton’s intimate photos surface online, the singer said "You know what's funny, I got asked my opinion - I didn't even want to talk about this, but hey - someone was like, 'What do you think about it?' and I was like, 'Well...I've been in a lot of long-distance relationships, and as a woman, you need to throw down some stuff to make sure you hold down your man, right?”
Did Nicki Minaj deliberately unzip her dress at the VMAs on Sunday (24th August)?
Reports are suggesting Nicki Minaj ensured her dress was unzipped at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday 24th August. But was her near miss a deliberate publicity stunt or simply an unfortunate incident?
Nicki Minaj's LBD was certainly revealing even before it unzipped.
Continue reading: Did Nicki Minaj Stage Her VMA Performance Wardrobe Malfunction?
Nicki Minaj was certainly unlucky with her wardrobe at the MTV VMAs on Sunday (24th August) but the majority of the other guests managed to keep their clothes on! See the pictures from both the red carpet and press room at the MTV Video Music Awards 2014.
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were held at The Forum in California last night (Sunday 24th August). The great and the good from music industry turned out en masse to receive awards and celebrate their achievements over the past year.
Nicki Minaj's dress caused some problems during her performance.
Continue reading: MTV Video Music Awards 2014 - Check Out The Red Carpet Pics! [Pictures]
The stage manager in charge of Nicki Minaj's performance at the MTV VMAs 2014 has explained how Minaj had less than two minutes to change between her appearances, accounting for the widely discussed near miss wardrobe malfunction.
Nicki Minaj narrowly missed flashing a nipple whilst performing at the MTV Video Music Awards last night (24th August). The 31-year-old was on stage performing with Ariana Grande and Jessie J when her dress became undone and she was forced to complete her appearance clutching the top of her dress.
Nicki Minaj had problems with her revealing dress whilst performing at the 2014 VMAs.
A lack of respect is driving JJ stateside
Jessie J can’t stand the constant exploration of her private life, questions about her sexuality and not being taken seriously as a singer in the U.K. So she’s decided to leave London for L.A, somehow arriving at the assumption that none of those things will happen there...
"In America they see me as a singer whereas here I feel that people don't appreciate my voice. I've dedicated my life to singing and I want it to be taken seriously,” she explained in a recent interview with The Mail on Sunday. "Here it seems that all people want to know is what I've had for breakfast and who I'm sleeping with."
Following last year's interesting performance involving Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke, the MTV Video Music Awards are going to be under the watchful eye of the Parent's Television Council.
The line-up for MTV's VMAs has been announced, and now it's time to take bets as to whether this year will serve as any less controversial than last year, following the infamous 'Miley-gate' incident. The performing artists include Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer, Maroon 5, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith.
Nicky Minaj is to sing with Ariana Grande and Jessie J for the opeing act of the VMAs
Last year's MTV Video Music Awards sparked off some controversy due to Miley Cyrus' 'seductive' twerking on the then married Robin Thicke while wearing only her underwear and making provocative gestures with a giant foam finger. Then again, controversy is big money these days so if anything, the draw of this year's VMAs is seeing if they will top last year's antics.
Continue reading: The MTV Video Music Awards Line-Up Has Been Announced
British star will help perform the smash single 'Bang Bang' live for the first time.
Ariana Grande, the pop sensation of 2014, will be joined onstage by both Nicki Minaj and Jessie J on Sunday night at the VMAs. The British pop star will help Minaj and Grande perform their collaboration single ‘Bang Bang’ live for the first time.
2014 has been quite a year for Ariana Grande, and now she's set to open the VMAs
The trio will open the Video Music Awards on Sunday night (24th August). It’s been quite a year for Ariana Grande – performing for the President and the First Lady, being awarded Breakthrough Artist of the Year by the Music Business Association, her single with Iggy Azalea ‘Problem’ reaching Number 1 throughout the world – and this performance will underline her star status one more time.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj And Jessie J To Open VMAs
We've heard 'Bang Bang,' but what are some of the other best pop songs with three artists?
The only thing better than one pop star on a song is three, right? How about a combination of Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj - ALL on one track? It's what we got with the newly released 'Bang Bang' single, and it's proving that songs like these need to be happen more often.
'Bang Bang' was released on July 29
Released this week, the single featuring Jessie, Nicki, and Ari is an easy frontrunner for "Song of the Summer," and hell, maybe even pop song of the year. It'll be included on Jessie J's upcoming album this fall, as well as in the deluxe edition of Grande's new record, My Everything, so 'Bang Bang' isn't going away anytime soon. But what makes it so great? A mix of all the unique qualities in the girls - Jessie's explosive vocals, Grande's sassy croon, and Minaj's signature fierce rap verse makes for a track that only gets better with every listen. Coupled with the glossy production of mastermind producer Max Martin, 'Bang Bang' simply can't not be a hit. It's even being touted as 'Lady Marmalade 2.0' - the juggernaut number one smash in 2004 that featured Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink. Arguably, 'Bang Bang' outshines that track in every way possible, and having three vs. four is just easier to listen to. With that said, which songs are the best triple threats in pop music over the past couple of years?
Continue reading: After 'Bang Bang,' What Are Some Of The Best Triple Threat Pop Songs?
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj release their joint single 'Bang, Bang,' and it's fantastic.
What happens when three of the biggest names in pop music all have albums coming out soon? You put them together to make a collaborative single, of course. Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande linked up to create their brand new single, 'Bang Bang,' and it sounds better than you'd ever expect.
'Bang Bang' will be included on Jessie J's upcoming album
'Bang Bang' is proof that just because it's almost August doesn't mean the title for "Song of the Summer" still isn't up for grabs. Produced by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, and Ilya Salmanzadeh - the crew behind Ariana Grande's 'Problem' - the track is an absolute smash that shows the best qualities of Jessie J, Grande, and Minaj. The song is going to serve as an album track off Jessie J's upcoming album set for release later this fall. After the disappointing sales numbers for her last record, Alive, Jessie J was in the studio hard at work earlier this year for album number three. Alive never even saw a U.S. release, so the fact that this may be her record's lead single could bode well for the record's chart potential in the future.
Continue reading: Jessie J, Ariana Grande, And Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single
Can Grande and Jessie J's new single match the success of "Problem"?
Ariana Grande is checking off rap babes to collaborate with one by one. Grande is on Jessie J’s new single Bang Bang, along with Nicki Minaj. The single premiered on Monday, a day before it became available for purchase. The catchy summer tune is part of Jessie’s upcoming album – yet to receive a cover and a name – and will also be featured as a bonus track on the deluxe editions of Ariana's own upcoming record My Everything. So get ready to hear this song everywhere this summer. Not that anyone minds, of course.
Pop's new dream team?
Teasing the new album, Grande posted a short snippet on Instagram yesterday. For her own teaser, Nicki Minaj took a slightly different route. The rap queen posted a caricature of the three divas in leather gear, brandishing guns like a trio of kick-ass futuristic space warriors… or something. It looked cool, anyway.
Continue reading: Jessie J's New Single "Bang Bang" Is A Summer Playlist Staple
As Jessie J continues work on her third full-length, it's becoming more unlikely that the U.S. will ever see her latest album, Alive.
When Jessie J’s Instagram and Twitter posts began donning a “#jessiejalbum3” hashtag, it rightfully brought excitement to her fanbase -- but maybe a little confusion, too, at least for the fans over in the United States. Back in January 2014, Jessie J pulled out of a tour with Robin Thicke in order to complete a version of Alive with new tracks made specifically for an American market. However, it’s now nearly mid-way through the year, and any information regarding new music at all has just referred to an Alive follow-up.
Jessie J Is In The Studio Working On Third Album
Originally released in the UK in September 2013, Alive debuted at #3 on the UK album charts, but ultimately was a disappointment commercially, and that’s something Jessie J even admits herself.
Continue reading: Jessie J Prepares 3rd Album; No 'Alive' U.S. Release In Sight
Jessie J and Jessica Ellen Cornish - 'The Sound of Change Live' concert at Twickenham Stadium - London, England, United Kingdom - Saturday 1st June 2013
Jessie J - Celebrities join a host of famous faces to model this year's Dinosaur Red Nose and Comic Relief T-shirts designed by Stella McCartney United Kingdom Wednesday 6th February 2013
Jessie J Sunday 9th September 2012 BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Jessie J Wednesday 15th February 2012 Jessie J real name Jessica Cornish shopping at Joyrich.
Jessie J Sunday 11th December 2011 T4 Stars of 2011 at Earls Court - Performances London, England
Jessie J Tuesday 20th September 2011 Jessie J aka Jessica Cornish leaving Sketch nightclub in a purple catsuit and still wearing a cast on her broken foot having performed at the club earlier in the evening. London, England
Jessie J Wednesday 16th February 2011 Never Say Never UK film premiere held at the O2 London, England
Date of birth
27th April, 1988
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