Thursday, March 06, 2008
JANET JACKSON - ROCK WITH U [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Janet Jackson's new single "Rock With U", co-written by Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Wynter Gordon, Christina Milian), and produced by Jermaine Dupri (Chante Moore, Mariah Carey).
The track is lifted from her latest album "Discipline", which features additional alliances from Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton), Dernst Emile (Rihanna, Natasha Bedingfield), Cristyle "The Ink" Johnson (Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Kelly Rowland, Blu Cantrell), Taj Jackson (Kelis, Lionel Richie), Johnta Austin (Leona Lewis, Fantasia Barrino), Terius "Dream" Nash (Rihanna, Lucy Walsh), Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Tamar Braxton, Mya Harrison), and Robert Shea Taylor (Nicole Scherzinger, Solange Knowles).
[Watch] Janet Jackson - Rock With U
Posted at 03:39 pm by mokhal
SOULPOWER DOIN' BIG THANGS IN 2008
Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin of Danish production duo Soulshock & Karlin – best known for their work with Keyshia Cole ("Fallin' Out"), Kelly Rowland ("Still in Love With My Ex"), Fantasia Barrino ("Truth Is"), Whitney Houston ("Heartbreak Hotel") – are currently belting out tunes on the next projects by Michelle Williams (Music World), Solange Knowles (Geffen Records), Esmee Denters (Tennman/Interscope Records), Samantha Jade (Jive Records), and Lyrica Anderson (TBA).
Soulpower Productions also signed to extremely promising artists to its flourishing roaster: British rapper/singer Mercedes ("Get Rich", "Follow Me"), and Meleni Smith (co-writer of Natasha Bedingfield's "Happy", produced by Toby Gad).
Posted at 03:36 pm by mokhal
USHER ANNOUNCES TITLE FOR NEW ALBUM
R&B crooner Usher has dubbed his next effort "Here I Stand", and will release it internationally in June via Zomba/LaFace Records. The set will be preceded by lead single "Love in this Club", produced by controversial hitmaker Polow Da Don (Jamie Foxx, Keri Hilson, Nicole Scherzinger).
The set also features producers/songwriters Jermaine Dupri (Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Beyonce, Chris Brown), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Teedra Moses, Mario Barrett), Tim "Timbaland" Mosley (Omarion, Nelly Furtado), Robert Shea Taylor (Wynter Gordon, Ruben Studdard), and The Clutch: Patrick "J.Que" Smith, Candice Nelson, Balewa Muhammad & Ezekiel Lewis (Jennifer Lopez, Jesse McCartney).
Posted at 03:34 pm by mokhal
JOHNSON INSPIRED BY LABOR PAINS ON NEW CHAPTER
R&B songstress Syleena Johnson has set September 2nd as the in-store date for her forthcoming album, “Chapter 4: Labor Pains”. The new set will also be the “Hypnotic” singer’s first effort that will be distributed via Aneelys/Federal/Universal Music Group .
“Chapter 4: Labor Pains” comes 3 years after “Chapter 3: The Flesh”, which boasted collaborations with R. Kelly (Celine Dion, Whitney Houston), Jermaine Dupri (Janet Jackson, Tamar Braxton), Manuel Seal (Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys), Kanye West (Brandy, Keyshia Cole), Soul Diggaz (Brooke Valentine, Cheri Dennis), and Harold Lilly (Toni Braxton, Christina Milian).
Posted at 03:31 pm by mokhal
FOCUS HELPS BARBA CRAFT DEBUT LP
Musician Bernard "Focus" Edwards Jr. – best known for his work with Beyonce ("Yes"), Jennifer Lopez ("Dear Ben"), Christina Milian ("Twitch", "It Hurts When"), Jojo ("I Can Take You There"), Keke Palmer ("The Game Song"), Zena ("Pull Ya Brakes") – is currently working with "American Idol" season six contestant Antonella Barba.
MTV recently caught up with up with the rapper/producer to talk about the collaboration, and here's what he had to say: - "To be honest, I'm more interested in working with a raw talent like her, and I like her drive. We were only in town for a day and she made it a point to see us, and she's been in constant communication, so it seems like she understands what she wants to do. She doesn't want to be a cookie-cutter 'Idol' thing. I like her edge. ... She's not on some superstar trip."
Posted at 03:27 pm by mokhal
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
SYMONE EARMARKS APRIL RELEASE FOR NEW ALBUM
According to a personal message posted via her official website, Hollywood Records' artist Raven Symone has dubbed April 29th as the release date of her forthcoming album.
The as-yet untitled set comes 4 years after Symone’s “This is My Time”, which spawned collaborations with Matthew Gerard (Jesse McCartney, Delta Goodrem), Scott Storch (Beyonce, Keyshia Cole), Kara Dioguardi (Ashlee Simpson, Britney Spears), Penelope Magnet (Mya Harrison, Paris Hilton), Diane Warren (Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey), Walter Afanasieff (Jordin Sparks, Leona Lewis), and Robin Thicke (Faith Evans, Christina Aguilera).
Posted at 06:20 pm by mokhal
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
JESSE MCCARTNEY - DEPARTURE [OFFICIAL TRACK LIST]
Singer/songwriter Jesse McCartney has confirmed the track list for his forthcoming 3rd album, “Departure”, due 20th May via Hollywood Records. The 12-track set begins with lead single “Leavin’”, co-written by Terius “Dream” Nash (Rihanna, Janet Jackson), and produced by Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Celine Dion, Mariah Carey).
Among the other collaborators on the album are Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Nicole Scherzinger, Gwen Stefani), Kwame Holland (Fantasia Barrino, Christina Aguilera), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Teedra Moses, LeToya Luckett), Eric Hudson (Tiffany Evans, Raven Symone), and The Clutch: Patrick “J.Que” Smith, Balewa Muhammad, Ezekiel Lewis, Candice Nelson & Keri Hilson (Jennifer Lopez, Paula Campbell).
Jesse McCartney – Departure (Official Track List):
- It’s Over
- Rock You
- How Do You Sleep
- Into Ya
- Make Up
- My Baby
- Told You So
- Not Your Enemy
Posted at 08:32 pm by mokhal
ANDERSON READIES DEBUT LP WITH SOULPOWER, DARCHILD, RUNNERS
Songwriter and performer Lyrica Anderson is currently in the midst of recording her as-yet untitled debut album, and more recently, she finished belting out tunes with producers Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Victoria Beckham, Toni Braxton), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Canela Cox, Jennifer Hudson), The Runners (Keyshia Cole, Britney Spears), and The Writing Camp: Evan “Kidd” Bogart, David “DQ” Quiñones, Victoria “Lady V” Horn & Erika “E-Nuri” Nuri (Christina Milian, Fantasia Barrino).
For those who came in late, Anderson’s impressive resume includes doing background vocals for Jennifer Lopez (“Do It Well”), Mya (“Walka Not a Talka”), as well as co-writing Jada’s “I’m That Chick”, which was produced by Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Paris Hilton, Lucy Walsh).
[Visit] Lyrica Anderson @ MySpace
Posted at 08:30 pm by mokhal
ALIAS KEEPIN' BUSY WITH KNOWLES, HOUSTON, HUDSON
After achieving worldwide success by producing tracks for the likes of Leona Lewis ("Bleeding Love"), Jennifer Lopez ("Do it Well"), and Natasha Bedingfield ("Love like This"), super hitmaker Ryan "Alias" Tedder of One Republic is set to recreate his Midas touch on the forthcoming projects by Beyonce (Sony Music), Rihanna (Island/Def Jam Records), Whitney Houston (J/Arista Records), Pussycat Dolls (Interscope Records), Kelly Clarkson (RCA Records), Paula DeAnda (Arista Records), Robyn Janelle (Geffen Records), Esmee Denters (Interscope Records), and Jennifer Hudson (J/Arista Records).
Posted at 08:27 pm by mokhal
WALSH POSTS NEW SONG @ MYSPACE
Island/Def Jam Records artist Lucy Walsh posted a new song on her official MySpace profile entitled “Not Tonight”, so feel free to give it a listen.
Walsh’s forthcoming debut album, “Lost in the Lights”, is set to boast collaborations from Evan “Kidd” Bogart (Britney Spears, Mya Harrison), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Jennifer Lopez, Christina Milian), Terius “Dream” Nash (Karina Pasian, Wynter Gordon), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey), and Lester Mendez (Nelly Furtado, Jewel Kilcher).
[Visit] Lucy Walsh @ MySpace
Posted at 08:19 pm by mokhal
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