Friday, April 12, 2024

Big Pop Week Coming: Jennifer Lopez New Single Drops Wednesday, Ariana Grande Comes on Thursday Night


Here we go with some new pop releases.

Jennifer Lopez is dropping her big comeback single on Wednesday. It’s called “Can’t Get Enough.” As I reported earlier, this is a real Frankenstein single, built in the laboratory of production masterminds. It has no fewer than 10 writing credits, including the composers of the original songs it’s based on. Crazy, huh?

Then there’s Ariana Grande. Her single. “Yes, And?” hits on Thursday night. There’s no information yet, but based on my conversation with Ariana and Max Martin recently, they’re the writers. The title sounds like a rebuke to people who wonder about Grande’s turbulent personal life. She’s quite a singer, so I hope she can show off that voice.

Why are there so few male pop singers? I don’t know. Shawn Mendes is on Twitter sledding in Canada mostly without clothing. Justin Bieber has put up pictures of himself playing golf. He just posted a photo of himself in front of instruments and said “Looking forward to next year.” Does he mean 2024 or 2025?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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