We were a little surprised when we first heard that Jessie J had somehow managed to get Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj to feature on her new single, "Bang Bang." How does a struggling British pop star like JJ land a collaboration with the biggest new female artist of the past year and the No. 1 female rapper in the game?
However she did it, it's paying off: "Bang Bang" has been No. 1 on US iTunes since its release, and is currently selling almost three times the amount of its nearest competitor, Meghan Trainor's "All About The Bass."
Of course, it's hard to attribute the success of "Bang Bang" to Jessie. The last single she released in America, "Wild," didn't even break the Hot 100, and its failure led to her follow-up singles and sophomore album getting scrapped in the States altogether.
Meanwhile, Ariana had the highest first-week sales numbers of the year when her single "Problem" debuted at No. 2 on the Hot 100 with 438,000 copies sold -- making it pretty obvious who's really behind the huge sales of "Bang Bang."
Not to mention that "Bang Bang" is also set to be included on Ariana's sophomore album, My Everything, which almost makes it partly her single, as well as Jessie's.
So, while "Bang Bang may be blowing up the charts right now, is Jessie J actually going to be able to follow it up with another hit when it's just her alone? Eh... The jury's still out on that one.