Wednesday, March 26, 2008
BROWN ROPES IN POLOW DA DON FOR "EXCLUSIVE" RE-RELEASE
R&B crooner Chris Brown is planning to re-release his hit album, “Exclusive”, with some recently-recorded tracks including the new single “Forever”, co-written by The Graffiti Artists and produced by Polow Da Don (Mario Barrett, Jamie Foxx).
The initial release of “Exclusive” boasted additional collaborations with Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Rihanna, Leona Lewis), Johnta Austin (Brandy, Mary J. Blige), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Karina Pasian, Ashlee Simpson), Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Mariah Carey, Beyonce), Terius "Dream" Nash (Steph Jones, LeToya Luckett), and The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Mario Vazquez, Justin Timberlake).
Posted at 07:34 pm by mokhal
TYNISHA POSTS NEW SONG @ MYSPACE
Up and coming Tynisha Keli posted a new song on her official MySpace profile entitled “You & Me Against The World”, so feel free to give it a listen.
Her forthcoming debut album, “Even If It Takes Forever”, is set to sport alliances from Tha Corna Boyz: Pierre Medor & Dwayne Nesmith (Asia Cruise, Megan Rochell), Kara DioGuardi (Cassie, Ashlee Simpson), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Ashley Tisdale, Jessi Malay), Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire (Amerie, Teairra Mari), and Mischke Butler (Jojo, Keke Palmer).
[Visit] Tynisha Keli @ MySpace
And in case you haven’t heard it yet, “Lonely Days” – currently available for download via Kasey Butler’s official MySpace profile – was a song that Tynisha penned with Danish production duo Soulshock & Karlin, best known for their work Kelly Rowland (“Still in Love With My Ex”), Keyshia Cole (“Fallin’ Out”), Fantasia Barrino (“Truth Is”), Blu Cantrell (“Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye”), and Toni Braxton (“Midnite”).
[Visit] Kasey Butler @ MySpace
Posted at 07:29 pm by mokhal
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
BONUS TRACKS ON JAPANESE EDITION OF "E=MC2" REVEALED
"4Real4Real" featuring Da Brat, and the Will-I-Am produced "Heat", penned by Cristyle "The Ink" Johnson have been christened as the bonus tracks available exclusively on the Japanese edition of Mariah Carey's forthcoming album, "E=MC˛", which is due in the United States on 15th April via Island/Def Jam Records.
The set also features collaborations with Jermaine Dupri (Brandy, Whitney Houston), Terius "Dream" Nash (Wynter Gordon, Janet Jackson), Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Celine Dion, Britney Spears), Scott Storch (Beyonce, Keyshia Cole), Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean (Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mary J. Blige, Keke Wyatt), Johnta Austin (Leona Lewis, Jessica Simpson), and James Poyser (Nikka Costa, Vivian Green).
Posted at 08:21 pm by mokhal
COSTA SNAGS RONSON, DIOGUARDI FOR NEW ALBUM
Singer/songwriter Nikka Costa is currently working on the follow-up to her critically acclaimed album, "can'tneverdidnothin", which was released in 2005 via Virgin Records.
The as-yet untitled set is confirmed to sport alliances from songwriter Kara DioGuardi (Ashlee Simpson, Gwen Stefani), and long time collaborator Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen).
Besides executively producing Costa's "Everybody's Got Their Something", Ronson previously collaborated with DioGuardi on the tracks "Slow Down Baby" and "Without You", taken from Christina Aguilera's "Back to Basics" (RCA Records).
Posted at 01:59 am by mokhal
Monday, March 24, 2008
GARRETT ASSISTS SYMONE ON NEW ALBUM, READIES DEBUT LP
In addition to putting the final touches on his upcoming debut album “Turbo 919”, singer/songwriter Sean “The Pen’ Garrett secured himself 4 placements on Raven Symone’s self-titled LP – due 29th April via Hollywood Records - including “What Are You Gonna Do”, “Stupid”, “Girl Get It” and “Shorts Like Me”.
Fans of Garrett’s poignant songwriting should also keep an eye on the next projects by The Pussycat Dolls (A&M Records), Paradiso Girls (Interscope Records), Ashlee Simpson (Geffen Records), Jesse McCartney (Hollywood Records), Keyshia Cole (Geffen Records), Karina Pasian (Def Jam Records), Jennifer Hudson (J Records), Madonna (Maverick Records), and Whitney Houston (J Records).
Posted at 07:36 pm by mokhal
CRUISE POSTS NEW SONG @ MYSPACE
Jive records’ artist Asia Cruise posted a new song on her official MySpace profile entitled “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me”, so make sure you check it out!
The “Selfish” singer’s forthcoming debut album – rumored to be titled “Who is Asia Cruise?” - is expected to hit the stores later this year featuring alliances from vocoder master T.Pain (Sophia Fresh, Mariah Carey), and Tha Corna Boyz: Pierre Medor & Dwayne Nesmith (Candace Jones, Megan Rochell).
[Visit] Asia Cruise @ MySpace
Posted at 07:34 pm by mokhal
CHYNN ROLLS WITH AKON ON SOPHOMORE LP
Jamaican born artist Tami Chynn will release “Frozen” as the lead single from her forthcoming sophomore album, which is due later this year via Universal Records/SRC.
The as-yet untitled set was recorded in 10 weeks under the executive supervision of hitmaker Allaune “Akon” Thiam, who’s best known for his work with Gwen Stefani (“The Sweet Escape”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Puakenikeni”), and Brick & Lace (“Never Never”).
[Visit] Tami Chynn @ MySpace
[Watch] Tami Chynn - Interview with BBC 1Xtra
Posted at 07:31 pm by mokhal
BAILEY RAE'S HUSBAND PASSES AWAY
My prayers go out to Corinne Bailey Rae whose husband, Jason Rae, passed away on Saturday 22nd March 2008 … May god rest his soul in peace …
Posted at 01:32 am by mokhal
ESTELLE SCORES FIRST # 01 SINGLE WITH "AMERICAN BOY"
Congratulations to singer/songwriter Estelle for scoring her first # 01 single in Britain with “American Boy” featuring Kanye West. The Will-I-Am produced joint is lifted from her forthcoming sophomore album, “Shine”, due 31st March via Atlantic Records.
The set features additional collaborations with John Legend (Chrisette Michele, Karina Pasian), Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Angie Stone, Macy Gray), Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen), Wyclef Jean (Mary J. Blige, Claudette Ortiz), and Thomas “Cee-Lo” Callaway (Tori Alamaze, Solange Knowles).
Posted at 12:11 am by mokhal
Sunday, March 23, 2008
LEWIS UNVEILS TRACK LIST FOR US VERSION OF "SPIRIT"
British songstress Leona Lewis is set to release her debut album, "Spirit", in the United States on April 8th via Syco/J Records. The US version contains 2 new tracks including the Mad Scientist produced "Misses Glass", and "Forgive Me", belted by Allaune "Akon" Thiam.
If you've also noticed, the tracks mentioned above replaced "Homeless" and "The Best You Never Had", which are available only on European version of the disc. The latter track was crafted by songwriting/production duo Josh Alexander & Billy Steinberg, best known for their work with Katharine McPhee ("Over It"), Jojo ("Too Little, Too Late"), The Veronicas ("I Could Get Used To This"), and Fefe Dobson ("Don't Let It Go To Your Head").
Leona Lewis – Spirit (US Version - Official Track List):
- Bleeding Love
- Better in Time
- I Will Be
- I'm You
- Forgive Me
- Misses Glass
- The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- Whatever It Takes
- Take A Bow
- Footprints in the Sand
- Here I Am
Posted at 07:30 pm by mokhal
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