Wednesday, April 09, 2008
HUDGENS WEARS SNEAKERS ON NEW SINGLE
Singer/actress Vanessa Hudgens has christened "Sneaker Night" as the lead single from her forthcoming sophomore album, "Identified", which is due later this year via Hollywood Records.
For "Identified", Hudgens sought out many of today's biggest musicians including songwriter Kara DioGuardi, best known for her work with Ashlee Simpson ("Pieces of Me"), Hilary Duff ("With Love"), Christina Aguilera ("Ain't No Other Man"), and Lindsay Lohan ("Confessions of a Broken Heart").
Posted at 09:56 pm by mokhal
PERRY ROPES IN WELLS, BALLARD, DR. LUKE FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Singer/songwriter Katy Perry is currently putting the final touches on her forthcoming debut album “One of the Boys”, which will be released later this year via Capitol Records. The set features tracks like “Ur So Gay”, “Hot N Cold”, “Use Your Love Cover”, “Simple”, “Wakin’ Up in Vegas” and “Wishing You the Worst”.
Among the musicians backing Perry on “One of the Boys” are Greg Wells (The Veronicas, Michelle Branch), Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Jeannie Ortega, Paris Hilton), Max Martin (Kelis, Britney Spears), Desmond Child (LeAnn Rimes, Kelly Clarkson), Andreas Carlsson (Diana DeGarmo, Hilary Duff), and Glen Ballard (Annie Lennox, Alanis Morissette).
Posted at 09:49 pm by mokhal
R&B singer/songwriter Durrell “Tank” Babbs checked in with fans via his MySpace blog on Tuesday (April 8th) with the following message: - “What’s up everyone? Just checking in to say THANK YOU for the overwhelming support I received on "Sex, Love & Pain". Due to the success of that album, I’m blessed to be back in the studio again working on my fourth studio album. I’ve already recorded some great songs that I can’t wait for you to hear. I’ll be in touch soon.”
[Visit] Tank @ MySpace
Posted at 09:46 pm by mokhal
SOLANGE POSTS NEPTUNES PRODUCED SINGLE @ MYSPACE
Singer/songwriter Solange Knowles has posted her new single "I Decided" on her official MySpace profile, so make sure you give it a listen. The Neptunes produced track is off her forthcoming sophomore album "Soul Angel and The Hadley Street Dreams".
The Geffen set is confirmed to boast additional collaborations with Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland), Jack Splash (Beyonce, Alicia Keys), Marsha Ambrosius (Emily King, Jazmine Sullivan), Thomas "Cee-Lo" Callaway (Kelis, Faith Evans), and Robert Shea Taylor (Janet Jackson, Wynter Gordon).
[Visit] Solange @ MySpace
Posted at 09:28 pm by mokhal
ROSEY GETS LUCKY ON NEW ALBUM
Singer/songwriter Rosey – best known for the hit single "Love" off the "Bridget Jones Diary" motion picture soundtrack - released her latest album "Luckiest Girl" on 8th April via Quango Fontana Records.
The follow-up to "Dirty Child" (Island/Def Jam) features tracks like the breakup-anthem "I Remember", the wedding worthy "Hand in Hand", and the sassy seductive "My Love".
Rosey – Luckiest Girl (Official Track List):
1. It's a Ruse
2. Who Am I
4. I Remember
5. My Love
6. Those Eyes
7. Be Somebody Blues
8. Luckiest Girl
9. It's Easier on Me
10. Hand in Hand
11. First Time
12. The Old Fashioned Way
Posted at 09:11 pm by mokhal
SCHERZINGER COVERS DURAN DURAN HIT ON ROTEM, FAIR PRODUCED TRACK
Pussycat Dolls’ member Nicole Scherzinger recently released a new Brazilian inspired remake of Duran Duran's hit song, "Rio", to celebrate the launch of Caress® Brazilian Exotic Oil Infusions body wash. "Rio (Caress Brazilian Mix)" was crafted by Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Britney Spears, Leona Lewis) and Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Keyshia Cole).
On the other hand, The Pussycat Dolls are still in the process of recording their forthcoming sophomore album with the likes of Sean "The Pen" Garrett (The Paradiso Girls, Destiny's Child), Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (TLC, The Spice Girls), Kara DioGuardi (Tynisha Keli, Samantha Jade), and Mark Taylor (Christina Milian, Holly Valance).
Posted at 08:46 pm by mokhal
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
KELLY ROWLAND - COMEBACK [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Kelly Rowland’s “Comeback”, which is taken from her latest album “Ms. Kelly” (Music World/Columbia Records). The track was produced by Scott Storch, who also produced her UK top 10 single “Work (Put It In)”.
“Ms. Kelly” includes additional alliances with Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Keyshia Cole, Michelle Williams), Durrell “Tank” Babbs (Keke Wyatt, Claudette Ortiz), Polow Da Don (Fergie, Keri Hilson), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Beyonce, Gwen Stefani), Mysto & Pizzi (Cassie, Wynter Gordon), and Billy Mann (Esmee Denters, Joss Stone).
Posted at 08:52 pm by mokhal
SEAN GARRETT - GRIPPIN' [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Sean "The Pen" Garrett's new single "Grippin", which was directed by Hype Williams. The Ludacris assisted track is taken from his forthcoming debut album, "Turbo 919", due in June via Interscope Records.
Although the track list isn't finalized, "Turbo 919" is confirmed to boast collaborations with Allaune "Akon" Thiam (Whitney Houston, Gwen Stefani), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Bloodshy & Avant: Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (Britney Spears, Jordin Sparks), Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Toni Braxton, Faith Evans), and Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez).
[Watch] Sean "The Pen" Garrett - Grippin'
Posted at 08:50 pm by mokhal
CAREY SAYS "BYE BYE" ON STARGATE PRODUCED SINGLE
Singer/songwriter Mariah Carey recently unveiled her new single “Bye Bye”, which was co-written by Johnta Austin (Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans), and produced by Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Beyonce, Janet Jackson).
The heartfelt ballad is the 2nd joint lifted from Carey’s forthcoming album, “E=MC˛”, which features additional collaborations with Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Madonna, Celine Dion), Terius “Dream” Nash (Rihanna, Britney Spears), Cristyle “The Ink” Johnson (Monica, Jennifer Lopez), Jermaine Dupri (Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston), Scott Storch (Christina Aguilera, Keyshia Cole), Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Angie Stone, Fantasia Barrino), James Poyser (Vivian Green, Nikka Costa), Bryan Michael Cox (Brandy, Nicole Scherzinger), and Nate “Danja” Hills (Nelly Furtado, Katharine McPhee).
[Listen] Mariah Carey - Bye Bye
Posted at 08:27 pm by mokhal
JAMELIA SNAGS TAYLOR, SCYIENCE FOR NEW ALBUM
British songstress Jamelia has roped in the likes of Robert Shea Taylor (Janet Jackson, Wynter Gordon), and Scyience (Beyonce, Mary J. Blige) for her forthcoming 4th Studio album, which is expected to drop later this year.
The “Thank You” singer’s last album “Walk With Me” was released in 2006 via Parlophone Records, and boasted collaborations with musicians such as Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Toni Braxton, Blu Cantrell), Bloodshy & Avant: Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (Christina Milian, Britney Spears), Karen Poole (Dannii Minogue, Mutya Buena), Eg White (Maria Lawson, Natalie Imbruglia), Hannah Robinson (Sophie Ellis Bextor, Emma Bunton), Nina Woodford (Craig David, Leona Lewis), Cutfather & Joe (Holly Valance, Cleopatra Higgins), and Peter Biker (Tracie Spencer, Keisha White).
Posted at 08:18 pm by mokhal
BB Pincode: 25E267B6
Sister Blog - Easy Target: http://easytarget.blogdrive.com
MONICA MANIA INTERVIEWS
Andrew "Pop" Wansel
Aria Crescendo of Paradiso Girls
Brit & Alex
Carsten "Soulshock" Schack
Celena Cherry [of The Honeyz]
Charmayne "Maxee" Maxwell [of Brownstone]
Cleo Higgins [of Cleopatra]
Cristyle "The Ink" Johnson
Darren Lewis of Future Cut
Edwin "Lil' Eddie" Serrano
Evan "Kidd" Bogart
Jonas "Jay Jay" Jeberg
Jonathan "J.R." Rotem
Karen Poole # 2
Maria Hamer Jensen
Meleni Smith (2)
Michelle Bell of Lynn & Wade LLP
Patrick "J.Que" Smith
Peach Candy: Rasheeda & Kandi Burruss
Reginald "Syience" Perry
The Writing Camp
Tynisha Keli (2)
Victoria "Lady V" Horn
*Musicians' Galore - Sister Blog*
Bronx River Parkway
Cigna Sight And Sound
J's Random Corner
Music, Gossip, & More
Pop Music Kingdom
R&B Music Blog
Rory And Summer Show
Singers Room Blog
Str8 Outta NYC
The Next 2 Shine
That Grape Juice
The Gospel Fill-Up