Quick Hits: Jessie J & Ariana Grande, Jay Z and Young Jeezy, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, Madonna, G.R.L
July 1, 2014

Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj have collaborated on a new anthem called "Bang Bang," which will be out July 29 via Republic Records. The track features production from Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, and Ilya and it will serve as the first single from Jessie J's forthcoming album, due out this fall. It will also be included on the deluxe edition of Grande's sophomore album, My Everything, which drops on August 25.

Jay Z and Young Jeezy have teamed up for a new track called "Seen It All" from the Atlanta rapper's upcoming album of the same name. Seen It All will be released on September 2 and follows up Jeezy's 2011 effort, TM: 103 Hustlerz Ambition. However, the new track was actually recorded during the sessions for Jay Z's last album, Magna Carta… Holy Grail.


Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen is apparently releasing a short film via his website. Fans who visit www.brucespringsteen.net will see a poster for the movie as well as a brief message that reads: "Coming July 9th… Hunter of Invisible Game. A short film by Thom Zimny and Bruce Springsteen. Premiering at 12:00 pm ET on July 9 at brucespringsteen.net." No further details have been revealed. Zimny has directed, produced and edited a number of live Springsteen concert videos in the past.

Beyoncé has claimed the top spot on Forbes' new "Celebrity 100" list, which ranks the most successful celebrities from "movies, TV, music, sports, books and modeling based on money and fame." Miami Heat forward LeBron James landed in the second spot, with hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre rounding out the top three. Bey's husband Jay Z follows behind at #6, and other musicians on the list include Rihanna (#8), Katy Perry (#9), Bon Jovi and Bruno Mars (tied for #13) and Miley Cyrus (#17).

Madonna has pledged to help out her home city of Detroit by contributing funds to three organizations. One is the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym, which offers after-school boxing and educational mentoring to 65 kids. Madonna is providing the funding to build a new facility. Secondly is the Detroit Achievement Academy, which aims to supply new equipment, art and music supplies to classrooms in Michigan's poorest ZIP code. The singer's third organization, the Empowerment Plan, employs homeless women to sew coats and sleeping bags for homeless in Detroit and around the country. "I was deeply inspired by the efforts of so many people who I met who have dedicated themselves to helping the kids and adults in Detroit elevate themselves from the cycle of poverty," Madonna said in a statement. "I have seen the results their commitment and hard work have already accomplished. From meeting the kids at Downtown Youth Boxing Gym who have a 100 percent high school graduation rate, to seeing how eager the students at the Detroit Achievement Academy are to learn about the arts, to understanding the value of giving homeless women the opportunity to become self-sufficient through the Empowerment Plan, it was obvious to me that I had to get involved and be part of the solution to help Detroit recover. A piece of my heart will always be in Detroit and I'm humbled to be able to give back to my community."

Girl group G.R.L has premiered the video for their brand new single, "Ugly Heart," across VEVO. The single is available now at all digital retailers and is produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut, much of the same team who is working in the studio on G.R.L.'s debut album for Dr. Luke's record label, Kemosabe Records, and RCA Records. Check out the video below.





 
Music News
Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White Dead At 74
The Entertainment World Remember Maurice White
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Future, The Lumineers, Stone Temple Pilots
Justin Bieber, Pitbull and More Added to Grammy Lineup
Quick Hits: Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Future
Lady Gaga to Honor Bowie at Grammys, Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl
Quick Hits: Juno Awards, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Grammys, Joe Bunch
Quick Hits: Kanye West, Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown, Big Boi, Disclosure, The Roots Picnic, Moonstone Festival
RIAA Announces New Certification Methods
Quick Hits: Adele, Rihanna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleetwood Mac Fest, Jefferson Airplane, Smashing Pumpkins, Halestorm, Santigold
Jefferson Airplane Co-Founder Paul Kantner Passes Away
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Zayn, Kanye West, Coldplay, Shawn Mendes
TIDAL Surprises Fans with New Rihanna Album
Coldplay To Tour U.S. Stadiums
Quick Hits: Rick Ross, J. Cole, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Halsey, Deftones, Sting, Lionel Richie Tribute Concert
Breaking News
Stu Bergen Named CEO, International & Global Commercial Services For Warner Music Group
JoJo Turnbeaugh Named SVP of Programming for iHeartMedia Las Vegas
In Brief - February 5, 2016
February 4, 2016
John Strazza Joins RECORDS
Greater Media Promotes Buzz Knight to SVP of Program Development
MIWs Announce Results from 2015 Gender Analysis
February 3, 2016
Leslie Moonves Named Chairman Of CBS Corporation
FADER Label Annouces New Distribution Deal With Caroline
Jeff Hickcox Returns To Beasley SWFL As Promotions & Events Director
February 2, 2016
SiriusXM Reports Major Subscriber Growth, Record Revenue in 2015
BMG US Promotes Zach Katz To President Of Music Publishing
Bentley Named MD/Afternoon Drive Host at WEDG/Buffalo
SoundExchange Ends Record-Setting Year, $800 Million to Recording Artists and Record Labels
February 1, 2016
Alissa Pollack Named iHeartMedia EVP of Global Music Marketing
Entercom Atlanta Announces Jeff Dauler to Lead Mornings On STAR 94
John Shomby Named Director Of Programming for NASH Network
In Brief - February 1, 2016
January 29, 2016
eQB NOW
Alpha Media Promotes Two Portland Stars to Music Director
Justin Ragland To Head SummitMedia Birmingham Marketing & Promotions
January 28, 2016
WDRV/Chicago Names Rob Cressman Program Director
Matt O'Grady Named Chief Executive Officer Of Nielsen Catalina Solutions
Frank Arigo Named Senior Vice President Of Marketing For Columbia Records
January 27, 2016
FMQB NOW

Mike “OD” O’Donnell, OM
Entercom
Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!