Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang

07 June Critic Jonni 0 Comments


Bang Bang (feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj) - Jessie J |

Since Ariana Grande's "One Last Time" is set to chart high this week, due to it being a charity single for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund; and so, may become my Chart Mondays' review, I decided to do another one of her songs. There was so much choice, but yesterday's review made me realise that I haven't reviewed this one right here, so "Bang Bang" is finally making its appearance on my blog. I wasn't so keen on the song when it first came out, but the constant play and the popularity definitely brought this into something I now enjoy listening to. Watch Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Manaj come together in this superstar profile music video for the worldwide hit song "Bang Bang"; totally fierce and sassy.

Jessie J, real name Jessica Cornish, is one of the top rising UK female artists of recent years, she's totally on her game and bringing it completely. Her different styles of music have proven her versatility, and she's certainly someone who can bring hit after hit after hit. Her latest singles have not faired well though, can she make a triumphant return to the charts? Well, with her killer vocals and star quality, I reckon another global hit is on the way. As for Ariana Grande, she's been bringing it with every year that has gone past, totally burning a path of flame up every chart around the world and she's certainly becoming a renowned star that we can't get enough of. Although the Manchester terrorist attack was completely awful, she totally managed to turn it around by pulling off a benefit concert with massive names. If you didn't know who she was before the attack, you sure do now. As for Nicki Minaj, real name Onika Miraj, has been storming music for many years, her body is the talk of the town, but her personality is what should be making headlines; she recently paid for fans' school fees, amongst many heartfelt things she has done recently. She's already iconic within music, and she certainly doesn't stop. This was such a brilliant team-up, and they certainly brought it. The song was written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Rickard Göransson, and Onika Miraj.

Directed by Hannah Lux Davies, who is certainly becoming one of the most requested music video directors around; this music video brings fired-up profile performance visuals of each of the female artists. Strong, sassy, fierce - these women can bring it completely.

Each of the girls havd their own concepts in this music video. Jessie J has the streets, Ariana Grande has her slumber party, and Nicki Minaj has her helipad and helicopter.

The street visual with Jessie J fits so well with her personality and style. She looks like she totally belongs here, while easily not fitting the mould and standing out. The spotlight is on her and she is working it.

The slumber party could've come off cute; however, they've switched it up with Ariana Grande giving just as much sex appeal as the other two female singers. Although, she seems very laid back during this music video, as if she's not really in the moment, or feeling the visual all that much.

As for the helipad, Nicki Minaj is full on comfortable acting sexy, sultry and being fierce. This is the exact sort of performance visual she is used to bringing to the table, so it's not surprising that she's completely sassy. If we were comparing all of these artists, Nicki Minaj pulls it off the best.

The ending sees all three girls performing together on the helipad. I'm sorry to say, but Ariana Grande just isn't fully there, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj oozes performance. She also misses the end point which the other two totally nail whilst Ariana Grande just stands there. Other scenes also see Jessie J in a red cheerleader-like outfit on a balcony, which kind of gets lost in the visual and I would've preferred to have seen more clips from the streets instead. There's also a DJ on the helipad enveloping the New York City roads with pink light, which is certainly a nice touch,

Overall this music video is fierce, it's sassy, it's confident; but, most of all, it exudes girl power, more so than girl groups around. There's a lot of product placement from Dr Dre Beats, but this has become one of the most natural things, so it's not much of a surprise anymore. I like the ending scene with all three girls the best, and the idea of them all being in their own little worlds and bubbles throughout works really well. It's just a shame Ariana Grande was more of a lowlight than a highlight.
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