Monday, January 28, 2008
NATASHA BEDINGFIELD - POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE [TRACKLIST + CREDITS]
Pop songstress Natasha Bedingfield released her U.S. sophomore album, "Pocketful of Sunshine", on 22nd January via Epic/Sony. The set was preceded by the Ryan "Alias" Tedder produced "Love Like This" featuring Sean Kingston, which was initially offered to Geffen recording artist Mary J. Blige.
Other musicians backing Bedingfield on "Pocketful of Sunshine" include Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Nate "Danja" Hills (Katharine McPhee, Nelly Furtado), Dernst Emile (Rihanna, Wynter Gordon), Cristyle Johnson (Jennifer Lopez, Esmee Denters), Johnathan "J.R." Rotem (Robyn Janelle, Lyrica Anderson), John Shanks (Alanis Morrisette, Michelle Branch), Toby Gad (Fergie, The Veronicas), Steve Kipner (Kelly Rowland, Delta Goodrem), Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Gwen Stefani) and Greg Kurstin (Jessica Simpson, Kylie Minogue).
Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine (Tracklist + Credits):
1. Put Your Arms Around Me: produced by Andrew Frampton, Steve Kipner, Wayne Wilkins.
2. Pocketful of Sunshine: co-written by Danielle Brisebois / produced by John Shanks.
3. Happy: produced by Toby Gad.
4. Love Like This: co-written by The Runaways / produced by Ryan "Alias" Tedder.
5. Piece of Your Heart: co-written by Danielle Brisebois / produced by Jonathan "J.R." Rotem.
6. Soulmate: produced by Patrick Leonard.
7. Say It Again: produced by Mike Elizondo.
8. Angel: co-written by Cristyle Johnson / produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins & Dernst Emile.
9. Backyard: produced by Greg Kurstin.
10. Freckles: produced by Toby Gad.
11. Who Knows: produced by Mike Elizondo.
12. Pirate Bones: produced by Andrew Frampton, Steve Kipner, Wayne Wilkins.
13. Not Givin' Up: co-written by Steve Kipner / produced by Nate "Danja" Hills.
Posted at 06:27 pm by mokhal
Sunday, January 27, 2008
[RANDOM ALBUM REVIEW] MICHELLE BRANCH - THE SPIRIT ROOM
- All You Wanted: written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
- Everything: co-written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
- Drop in The Ocean: co-written by Jennifer Hagio / produced by John Shanks.
- Goodbye to You: written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
- Here with Me: co-written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
- If Only She Knew: written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
- Sweet Misery: written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
- You Get Me: co-written by Shelly Peiken / produced by John Shanks.
- You Set Me Free: co-written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
- Something To Sleep To: co-written by Jennifer Hagio / produced by John Shanks.
- I’d Rather Be in Love: written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
Verdict: I’ve always been a fan of Branch’s ever since she came out with “Everything”, but unfortunately wasn’t really encouraged to buy any of her albums until recently, and I’m so glad I did! “The Spirit Room” is an extreme delight from beginning to end as she’s a wonderful singer/songwriter, whilst John Shanks is an amazing producer. The biggest proof to my notion is that this album is still enjoyable despite being released 7 years ago – (4/5).
Posted at 06:30 pm by mokhal
BUTLER POSTS NEW SONG @ MYSPACE
Blackground/Universal recording artist Kasey Butler posted a new song on her official MySpace profile entitled “Beautiful Goodbye”, produced by Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Samantha Jade, Ashley Parker Angel). The track was initially recorded by Brownstone member Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell, and you can hear the original version on MySpace as well.
[Visit] Kasey Butler @ MySpace
[Visit] Charmayne "Maxee" Maxwell @ MySpace
Posted at 06:21 pm by mokhal
JANET JACKSON - DISCIPLINE [OFFICIAL TRACKLIST]
As previously reported, Janet Jackson will release "Discipline" – her first album with Island/Def Jam – on 26th February. The set will be preceded by lead single "Feedback", produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston) and Dernst Emile (Mary J. Blige, Wynter Gordon).
"Discipline" sports additional alliances from Jermaine Dupri (Alicia Keys, Chante Moore), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger), Johnta Austin (Leona Lewis, Jessica Simpson), Cristyle Johnson (Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez), Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Rihanna, Britney Spears), Terius "Dream" Nash (Lucy Walsh, Karina Pasian) and Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Kelly Rowland, Claudette Ortiz).
Janet Jackson – Discipline (Official Tracklist):
- Bathroom Break
- Rock With U
- Can't B Good
- 4 Words
- Never Letchu Go
- Truth Or Dare
- Greatest X
- Good Morning Janet
- So Much Betta
- Play Selection
- The 1
- What's Ur Name
- The Meaning
Posted at 01:22 am by mokhal
ISMAJLI POSTS NEW SONG @ MYSPACE
Albanian born songstress Genta Ismajli posted a new song on her official MySpace profile entitled "Intoxicated", so make sure you check it out! Her as-yet untitled English debut album is coming out this year, and among the musicians expected on the set are Kara Dioguardi (Ashlee Simpson, Paris Hilton), Jimmy Harry (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson), Corte Ellis (Katharine McPhee, Fantasia Barrino), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield) and Evan "Kidd" Bogart (Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Walsh).
[Visit] Genta Ismajli @ MySpace
Posted at 01:02 am by mokhal
Saturday, January 26, 2008
EVANS RELEASES GROWN-UP TRACK ON ITUNES
Sony recording artist Tiffany Evans has her new single "I'm Grown" available for purchase via iTunes, so make sure you support the latest teen singing sensation! The track was co-written by Cristyle Johnson (Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey) and produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins & Dernst Emile (Keke Palmer, Linda Kiraly).
Look out for her self-titled debut album later this year featuring additional alliances from Beau Dozier (Gia Farrell, Joss Stone), Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Samantha Jade, Kelly Rowland), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Christina Milian, Paula DeAnda), Robert Shea Taylor (Nicole Scherzinger, Wynter Gordon), Eric Hudson (Tynisha Keli, Leona Lewis) and The Clutch: Keri Hilson, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis, Patrick "J.Que" Smith & Balewa Muhammad (Katherine McPhee, Britney Spears).
Posted at 06:28 pm by mokhal
Friday, January 25, 2008
ROWLAND DRAFTS STARGATE, JACKSON ON "MS. KELLY" RE-RELEASE
The revamped version of Kelly Rowland's underperforming sophomore album, "Ms. Kelly", is confirmed to have a new track entitled "Broken", which was co-written by Taj Jackson (Kelis, Lionel Richie) and produced by Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Rihanna, Mary J. Blige).
Currently set for an April re-release via Music World/Sony, "Ms. Kelly" will also sport alliances from Nate "Danja" Hills (Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (LeToya Luckett, Britney Spears) and Bryan Michael Cox (Faith Evans, Chante Moore).
Posted at 01:43 pm by mokhal
SIMPSON RELEASES NEW SINGLE ON FEBRUARY
Geffen recording artist Ashlee Simpson will release a three-song digital EP on February 4th, 2008! The EP includes two new joints, "Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)" and "Rule Breaker" from her upcoming album, "Bittersweet World", plus "Catch Me When I Fall", a hidden gem from her last album, "I Am Me".
"Bittersweet World" is said to boast collaborations with Tim "Timbaland" Mosley (Jennifer Hudson, Nelly Furtado), Kara Dioguardi (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera), Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Nikka Costa), John Legend (Fergie, Keyshia Cole), Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani) and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes (Katharine McPhee, Vanessa Marquez).
Posted at 01:33 pm by mokhal
Thursday, January 24, 2008
ASIA CRUISE - SELFISH [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Asia Cruise's debut single "Selfish", which was produced by Tha Corna Boyz: Pierre Medor & Dwayne Nesmith ("I Wish You Loved Me" – Tynisha Keli / "What Love Can Do" – LeToya Luckett / "High Heels" – Keri Hilson).
[Watch] Asia Cruise - Selfish
Posted at 09:04 pm by mokhal
DANITY KANE GET DOLLED UP FOR SOPHOMORE ALBUM
According to Dawn Richard’s official MySpace profile, The Stereotypes produced “Damaged” will be the lead single from Danity Kane’s highly-anticipated sophomore album “Welcome to the Dollhouse”, due 18th March via Bad Boy records.
The set will feature additional collaborations with super producer Nate “Danja” Hills, who’s also working on the next projects by Madonna (Maverick), Keri Hilson (Interscope), Mariah Carey (Island/Def Jam), Nicole Scherzinger (Interscope), Christina Milian (Interscope) and Nikki Flores (Sony).
[Visit] Dawn Richard @ MySpace
Posted at 02:38 pm by mokhal
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