Friday, March 30, 2007
MINOGUE ROPES IN BLOODSHY & AVANT FOR NEW ALBUM
Pop siren Kylie Minogue was recently photographed coming out of the studio with music producers Bloodshy & Avant, who are belting out hits for her upcoming 10th album rumored to be titled "Lessons", and is expected to boast additional collaborations with songwriters Karen Poole (Janet Jackson, Enrique Iglesias) and Amanda Ghost (Beyonce, James Blunt). On the other hand, the Swedish production duo is also working on British girl band Sugababes' next album, so that should be dope!
Posted at 05:36 pm by mokhal
HILARY DUFF - DIGNITY [OFFICIAL TRACK LIST + CREDITS]
Teen Pop star Hilary Duff will release her upcoming album “Dignity” on 3rd April via Hollywood Records. The new set will be preceded by lead single “With Love”, which was produced by Vada Nobles, who’s also known for work with Rihanna, Lauryn Hill, and Angie Stone. “Dignity” sports additional collaborations with producers/songwriters Kara Dioguardi (Nicole Scherzinger, Gwen Stefani), Rhett Lawrence (Kelly Clarkson, Victoria Beckham), Tim & Bob (Jennifer Lopez, Chante Moore), Greg Wells (Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan), and Will “Will-I-Am” Adams (Mary J. Blige, Kelis).
Here is the official track list for “Dignity”:
- With Love
- Gypsy Woman
- Never Stop
- No Work, All Play
- Between You And Me
- Outside Of You
- I Wish
- Play With Fire
- Kara Dioguardi co-wrote: - “Stranger”, “Dignity”, “With Love”, “Danger”, “Never Stop”, “No Work, All Play”, “Between You And Me”, “Dreamer”, “Happy”, “Burned”, “I Wish” and “Play With Fire”.
- Vada Nobles produced: - “Danger”, “With Love” and “Stranger”.
- Greg Wells produced: - “All Work, No Play”.
- Rhett Lawrence co-wrote: - “Happy” and “Play With Fire”.
- Tim & Bob produced: - “I Wish”.
- Will “Will-I-Am” Adams produced: - “Play With Fire”.
Posted at 12:12 pm by mokhal
RIHANNA PON DE REPLAYS WITH AN UMBRELLA ON NEW SINGLE
It has been officially confirmed that "Umbrella" will be the lead single from Rihanna's upcoming 3rd album "Good Girl Gone Bad", which is due 5th June via Def Jam Records (so that means she'll be going head 2 head with label mate Chrisette Michele? Hmm ...). The track was produced by Tricky Stewart, who's also known for joints like Mya's "Case Of The Ex" and Britney Spears' "Me Against The Music". Other collaborators on "Good Girl Gone Bad" include Sean Garrett (Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Celine Dion, Whitney Houston), Will "Will-I-Am" Adams (Mary J. Blige, Nicole Scherzinger), Evan Rogers & Carl Sturken (Emma Bunton, Kelly Clarkson), Tim "Timbaland" Mosely (Aaliyah, Nelly Furtado), Johnathan "J.R." Rotem (LeToya Luckett, Paris Hilton) and Stargate (Megan Rochell, Claudette Ortiz).
Posted at 11:43 am by mokhal
BEYONCE - "B'DAY [DELUXE EDITION]" CREDITS
As it was previously reported, R&B superstar Beyonce will re-release her sophomore album "B'Day" on 3rd April via Sony Music with 4 new tracks, and they are "Flaws & All", "Welcome To Hollywood", "Still In Love (Kissing You)" and "Beautiful Liar" featuring Shakira.
Here are some of "B'Day" album credits:
- "Beautiful Liar": produced by Stargate / co-written by Amanda Ghost.
- "Welcome To Hollywood": co-written by Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith/ produced by Scyience.
- "Flaws And All": co-written by Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith and Solange Knowles / produced by Shea Taylor.
- "If": co-written by Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith / produced by Stargate.
- "World Wide Woman": co-written by Sean Garrett and Makeba Riddick/ produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins.
Posted at 11:24 am by mokhal
USHER SAYS YEAH TO ALBUM RELEASE AT YEAR'S END
Even though he hasn't set the title for his upcoming album, R&B crooner Usher is planning to release it by November via LA Face Records. The new set is expected to boast collaborations with Jermaine Dupri (Chante Moore, Deborah Cox), Dre & Vidal (Amerie, Mariah Carey), Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean (Beyonce, Mary J. Blige), Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson, Jessica Simpson) and Robin Thicke (Christina Aguilera, Faith Evans).
Posted at 12:33 am by mokhal
Thursday, March 29, 2007
THE UNDERDOGS JOIN HUDSON AND HOUSTON IN THE STUDIO
MTV recently caught up with Harvey Mason Jr. (left) and Damon Thomas (right) of production duo The Underdogs, and they revealed their plans of booking studio time with biggies like Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith and Nick Lachey. Other projects they're currently working on include producing hot joints on the next albums by J. Valentine, Chris Brown, Durrell "Tank" Babbs, Megan Rochell, Claudette Ortiz, Keke Wyatt and new girlgroups Jack and Gyrlfriend. They also hooked up with Canadian songstress Deborah Cox on tracks like "U Need 2 Quit" and "If I Had One Wish", but I'm not sure if they will be included on her upcoming R&B album … All in all, I wish them all the best …
PS. Harvey is such a cutie, isn't he?
Posted at 02:48 pm by mokhal
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Singer/songwriter Erika Rose is currently putting the final touches on her upcoming debut album rumored to be titled "Rosegarden", and it's due later this year via indie label Infiniti Le Mode. The new set is expected to boast productions from Krucial Keys, with whom she previously hooked up by co-writing Alicia Keys' "A Woman's Worth", "Samsonite Man" and "Heartburn". Some of the tracks tipped for inclusion on the "Rosegarden" are "I Can Not Save You", "The Darkness" and "Spell On You".
Posted at 06:42 pm by mokhal
JOE - AIN'T NOTHIN' LIKE ME [ALBUM COVER + RELEASE DATE]
R&B singer/songwriter Joe will release his upcoming 5th Album “Ain’t Nothin’ Like Me” on 24th April via Jive Records. The new set sports collaborations with producers/songwriters Sean Garrett (Janet Jackson, Donnell Jones), Bryan Michael Cox (Mariah Carey, Kenny Lattimore), Johnta Austin (Mary J. Blige, Enrique Iglesias), Stargate (Claudette Ortiz, Mario Vazquez), Jermaine Dupri (Chante Moore, Chris Brown), Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (Deborah Cox, Usher), The Underdogs (Nick Lachey, Fantasia) and Tim & Bob (Jennifer Lopez, Mya).
Posted at 06:26 pm by mokhal
MILIAN SNAGS FRANKIE J FOR NEW ALBUM
R&B siren Christina Milian posted a new message on her official forum and stated that she recorded a new joint with Latin singer/songwriter Frankie J called “That One”, and it’s produced by newcomer Benjamin Franklin, who did another joint on the album called “Stay Cool”. Rapper Rick Ross is also set to make an appearance on a track called “Blissville”. Other producers that are expected on Milian's upcoming the new set include The Matrix (Shakira, Britney Spears), Johnathan “J.R.” Rotem (Paris Hilton, Rihanna), Cool & Dre (Mary J. Blige, Kelis) and Nate “Danja” Hills (Nelly Furtado, Natasha Bedingfield).
Posted at 06:19 pm by mokhal
Monday, March 26, 2007
AGUILERA BACK IN THE STUDIO?
Looks like R&B/Pop artist Christina Aguilera is recording new material as it has been reported that she 's currently working with hitmaker Jamal "Polow Da Don" Jones, who's also known for hits like Fergie's "Glamorous" and Ciara's "Promise". Aguilera's latest album "Back To Basics" boasted collabos with producers Rich Harrison (Toni Braxton, Mary J. Blige), Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen), Kwame (Janet Jackson, Fantasia) and Linda Perry (Alicia Keys, Britney Spears), so it would be nice to see what she comes up with the "London Bridge" producer! It's also worth mentioning that Jones is belting out additional hits on the next albums by Keri Hilson (Interscope Records), Nicole Scherzinger (A&M Records), Kelly Rowland (Sony Music) and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas (Konvict Records), so watch this space!
Posted at 06:30 pm by mokhal
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