Jessie J’s “Party In The U.S.A.” Songwriting Royalties Paid Her Bills For Three Years: Morning Mix

Robbie Daw | December 30, 2014 5:31 am

:: Miley Cyrus may be the voice you hear on 2009 single “Party In The U.S.A.”, but it was songwriters Jessie J, Dr. Luke and Claude Kelly who cleaned up at the bank with the song. Says Jessie, “You’ve got to write songs, that’s where the money is, being an artist. ‘Party In The USA’ paid my rent for, like, three years.” [E! Online]

:: Madonna‘s manager Guy Oseary opens up about the major leak the Material Girl’s Rebel Heart album has sprung: “You know, this is new days, we’ve learned a lot, we understand where the holes were. And we’re doing all of it. It’s real. It’s real stuff. A lot of pain, you know, seeing a lot of your private work just being thrown out there to the universe because someone can steal it and do that.” [Billboard]

:: Mark Wahlberg, of “Good Vibrations” fame (he’s done some movies here and there, too), showed off his naked butt at the beach in Barbados. [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: There is some serious money-drama beef going on between friends (?) and collaborators DJ Mustard and YG. [Stereogum]

:: If you live in Europe, you can apparently now get a refund for music you’ve bought off iTunes. [PopJustice]

Find out below what music you can catch on TV today.

:: The View (ABC) — Pitbull (rerun) :: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) — Alt-J (rerun) :: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — Logic (rerun) :: Conan (TBS) — Kiesza (rerun) :: Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) — “Weird Al” Yankovic (rerun) :: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) — LaLa Brooks (rerun)

Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel.