Thursday, February 23, 2012
RITA ORA ENLISTS CHRIS BROWN FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Rita Ora enlisted the songwriting services of Chris Brown for her upcoming debut album on Roc Nation / Columbia Records.
The R&B crooner previously co-wrote tracks such as “Christmas Eve” by Justin Bieber [Island Def Jam Records], “Bad Girl” by Pussycat Dolls [Interscope Records], “I Need This” by Jessie J [Lava / Universal Republic Records], “Disturbia” by Rihanna [Island Def Jam Records] and “See No More” by Joe Jonas [Hollywood Records].
Other songwriters confirmed on the still-untitled project include Andrea Martin (Melanie Fiona, Leona Lewis), Makeba Riddick (Cassie, Jennifer Lopez), Autumn Rowe (Alexis Jordan, Cher Lloyd), Ester Dean (Bridget Kelly, Nicki Minaj), James Fauntleroy (David Archuleta, Alexandra Burke), Terius “The Dream” Nash (Beyonce Knowles, Janet Jackson), Kelly Sheehan (Jason Derulo, Livvi Franc), Ruth-Anne Cunningham (Pixie Lott, Katharine McPhee) and Aubrey “Drake” Graham (Brandy, Alicia Keys).
In related news, the Albanian singer/songwriter was recently featured on the UK hit single “Hot Right Now” by DJ Fresh [Ministry of Sound Records]. The track was written by Daniel “DJ Fresh” Stein along with The Invisible Men: Jason Pebworth, George Asatasio and Jon Shave.
Posted at 08:59 pm by mokhal
MARSHA AMBROSIUS COLLABORATES WITH ERIC HUDSON ON NEW ALBUM
British singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius recently helmed new material with Eric Hudson for her upcoming sophomore album.
The super producer is known for his work on hits such as “25/8” by Mary J. Blige [Matriarch / Geffen Records], “Worth It” by Whitney Houston [Arista / J Records] and “I’m You” by Leona Lewis [Syco Music / J Records].
Ambrosius previously penned tracks for other artists including Michael Jackson (“Butterflies”), Alicia Keys (“Go Ahead”), Raven Symone (“Love Me or Leave Me”), Girlicious (“Do About It”) and LeToya Luckett (“Matter”).
Look out for more of her poignant songwriting on the highly-anticipated projects by singer/songwriter Sterling Simms [RCA Records] and R&B quartet MPrynt [Universal Motown Records].
Posted at 08:57 pm by mokhal
RICO LOVE, JIM JONSIN GRACE DEBUT ALBUM BY TULISA CONTOSTAVLOS
British songstress Tulisa Contostavlos teamed up with Rico Love and James “Jim Jonsin” Scheffer on new material for her upcoming debut album, which is due on May 7th via Island Records.
The songwriting / production duo are responsible for hits such as “Motivation” by Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne [Universal Republic / Motown Records], “Mr. Wrong” by Mary J. Blige featuring Drake [Matriarch / Geffen Records] and “Sweet Dreams” by Beyonce Knowles [Music World Entertainment / Columbia Records].
Other musicians backing Contostavlos on the still-untitled project are Carsten “Soulshock” Schack (Wynter Gordon, Remi Nicole), Ina Wroldsen (Alexis Jordan, Britney Spears), Toby Gad (Natasha Bedingfield, Demi Lovato), Jean Baptiste (Rihanna, Chris Brown) and Timothy “Labrinth” McKenzie (Emeli Sande, Ms. Dynamite).
Posted at 08:56 pm by mokhal
RIHANNA TEAMS UP WITH CHASE & STATUS ON SEVENTH ALBUM
Rihanna is scheduled to collaborate with Chase & Status on her upcoming as-yet-untitled 7th album.
The British production duo – consisting of members Will Kennard and Saul Milton – previously teamed up with the Barbadian songstress on tracks such as “Red Lipstick,” “Mad House,” “G4L” and “Wait Your Turn.”
Posted at 08:54 pm by mokhal
NORAH JONES UNVEILS OFFICIAL ARTWORK, TRACKLIST FOR NEW ALBUM 'BROKEN LITTLE HEARTS'
Singer/songwriter Norah Jones unveiled the official artwork and track list for her 5th upcoming album.
“Little Broken Hearts” is scheduled to hit the stores on April 30th via Blue Note / EMI Records.
Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton serves as the album’s executive producer.
Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts [Official Track List]:
Little Broken Hearts
Take It Back
After the Fall
4 Broken Hearts
Out on the Road
All a Dream
Posted at 08:50 pm by mokhal
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
LYRICA ANDERSON PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'LOVE ME'
Lyrica Anderson is out with the video for her new single “Love Me,” taken from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album on Mosley Music Group / Interscope Records. Watch it via YouTube below.
[Watch] Lyrica Anderson - Love Me
Posted at 10:07 pm by mokhal
SKY FERREIRA ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE DETAILS
Sky Ferreira christened “Red Lips” as the lead single from her upcoming debut album, “Wild at Heart,” which is due later this year via Capitol Records.
The track was co-written by Shirley Manson and produced by Greg Kurstin, who previously teamed with Ferreira on the Billy Steinberg-penned “Sex Rules” and the Nicole Morier-assisted “99 Tears.”
Posted at 10:03 pm by mokhal
NEW TRACK BY ESTER DEAN HITS THE NET
A new song by Ester Dean has hit the net on Tuesday (February 21st, 2012).
“Gimme Money,” featuring Nicki Minaj, is slotted for inclusion on the singer/songwriter’s upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album on Interscope Records.
The track was helmed by Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Norwegian production duo Stargate, who are also responsible for “Talk That Talk” by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z [Island Def Jam Recordings] and “Got to Luv U” by Sean Paul featuring Alexis Jordan [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].
Posted at 10:01 pm by mokhal
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
SWV PREMIERE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'CO-SIGN'
SWV are out with the video for their new single.
“Co-Sign” is slotted for inclusion on the R&B trio’s upcoming album, “I Missed Us,” which is due on April 1st via Entertainment One Music / Koch Records.
The track was produced by Cannon Lamb, who’s also responsible for “Everything to Me” by Monica [J Records], “Marliyn Monroe” by Brianna Perry [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records] and “Countdown” by Beyonce Knowles [Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records].
[Watch] SWV - Co-Sign
Posted at 10:34 pm by mokhal
TANK SETS RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM 'THIS IS HOW I FEEL'
R&B crooner Tank has set a release date for his new album.
“This Is How I Feel” is scheduled to hit the stores on May 8th via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.
The follow-up to “Now or Never” is preceded by lead singles “Next Breath,” “Underrated” and “Compliments,” featuring Kris Stephens.
Album contributors include Orange Factory: Jeremy Skaller & Robert Larow (Jay Sean, Priyanka Chopra), Eric Hudson (Mary J. Blige, Christina Milian), Amber “Se7en” Streeter (Chris Brown, Justin Bieber), Christopher “C4” Umana (Sammie, Kelly Rowland), Lonny Bereal (Jamie Foxx, LeToya Luckett), Kevin “K-Mac” McCall (Wynter Gordon, Joe Jonas) and Tyler “T-Minus” Williams (Diggy Simmons, Bei Maejor).
Posted at 10:14 pm by mokhal
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