Monday, April 28, 2008
FANTASIA ROLLS WITH THE WRITING CAMP ON THIRD LP
After scoring a smash hit with the Midi Mafia produced "When I See You", R&B songstress Fantasia Barrino teamed up once again with songwriter Erika "E-Nuri" Nuri of The Writing Camp for her forthcoming yet-to-be titled 3rd studio album.
For those who came in late, The Writing Camp also consists of members Evan "Kidd" Bogart, Victoria "Lady V" Horn & David "DQ" Quinones. Their impressive resume includes penning other hits for the likes of Sean Kingston ("Take You There"), Dirty Vegas ("Days Go By"), and Blake Lewis ("Surrender").
In addition to crafting joints with musicians Beau Dozier (Girlicious, Prima J), Steph Jones (Jordin Sparks, Jared Lee), Soulshock & Karlin (Blu Cantrell, Toni Braxton) and Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez), the campers are also confirmed to be working on the next projects by Christina Milian (Interscope/MySpace Records), Paula DeAnda (Arista Records), Sophia Fresh (Nappy Boy/Atlantic Records), and Jesse McCartney (Hollywood Records).
[Visit] The Writing Camp @ MySpace
Posted at 08:35 pm by mokhal
BRIT & ALEX RELEASE NEW SINGLE IN UK
Interscope recording group Brit & Alex have physically released their new single "Let it Go" as of today (Monday – 28th April) in the UK, so make sure you grab a copy! The track was co-written by Mischke Butler (Blu Cantrell, Faith Evans), and produced by Theron "Neff-U" Feemster (Mary J. Blige, LeToya Luckett). The disc also includes the bonus joint "Sleepless", which was crafted by Dallas Austin and Guz Lally.
On the other hand, the British duo's as-yet untitled debut album is expected to spawn additional collaborations with Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Steph Jones, Taio Cruz), Terius "Dream" Nash (Chris Brown, Jesse McCartney), Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Mario Barrett, Alicia Keys), Polow Da Don (Gwen Stefani, Kelly Rowland), Penelope Magnet (Paris Hilton, Britney Spears), and Fernando Garibay (Pussycat Dolls, Paradiso Girls).
[Purchase] Brit & Alex - Let It Go @ Amazon UK
Posted at 08:34 pm by mokhal
KANYE, ANDRE 3000, PHARRELL GRACE NEW LEGEND CD
Soul crooner John Legend is eyeing a September release for his as-yet-untitled 3rd studio album, which will be preceded by lead single “Green Light” featuring Andre 3000 of Outkast. The Kanye West assisted “It’s Over” is being touted as 2nd single, but there’s no confirmation yet. The track was produced by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Mary J. Blige, Brian McKnight).
Legend released his sophomore album, “Once Again”, in 2006 via Sony Urban/Columbia Records. The set featured collaborations with Kanye West (Janet Jackson, Keyshia Cole), Will “Will-I-Am” Adams (Justin Timberlake, Macy Gray), Jack Splash (Solange Knowles, Jennifer Hudson), and Raphael Saadiq (Marsha Ambrosius, Lionel Richie).
Posted at 08:32 pm by mokhal
REBEL POSTS NEW SONGS @ MYSPACE
Singer/songwriter Jesci Rebel – whose real name is Makeda Davis - posted new songs on her official MySpace profile entitled “Heart Back” and “Drive By”. Make sure you check them out!
In case you didn’t know, Rebel is best known for penning some of your favorite hits performed by Beyonce (“Hip Hop Star”), Amerie (“Not the Only One”, “Crush”), and Mashonda (“It’s Okay”).
[Visit] Jesci Rebel @ MySpace
Posted at 08:29 pm by mokhal
GIRLICIOUS SET RELEASE DATE FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Robin Antin's protégés Girlicious have penciled in a July 1st release for their self-titled debut album, which is being distributed by Geffen Records. The set will be preceded by lead singles "Like Me", crafted by Phalon "Jazze Pha" Alexander (Toni Braxton, Keri Hilson), and the Stefanie Ridel penned "Stupid Shit", produced by Beau Dozier (Beyonce, Nicole Scherzinger).
Posted at 12:17 am by mokhal
Saturday, April 26, 2008
RIHANNA - TAKE A BOW [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Rihanna’s new single “Take a Bow”, which was co-written by Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Milian) and produced by Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Megan Rochell, Claudette Ortiz).
As previously reported, the “Umbrella” singer will re-release her hit album “Good Girl Gone Bad” on 17th June via Island/Def Jam Records. Among the new tracks included on the rejuvenated set is “If I Never Saw Your Face Again” featuring Maroon 5.
[Watch] Rihanna - Take a Bow
Posted at 08:08 pm by mokhal
BARRETT, FLORES ASSIST SYMONE ON SELF-TITLED CD
As previously reported, singer/actress Raven Symone will release her forthcoming self-titled album on 29th April via Hollywood Records. The set features “Double Dutch Bus”, which is also included on the original motion picture soundtrack “College Road Trip”.
Among the collaborators backing Symone on the disc are Chasity Nwagbara / Kwame Holland (“That Girl”, “Green”), Mario Barrett (“Anti-Love Song”), Eric Hudson (“In the Pictures”), Warren “Oak” Felder (“Love Me or Leave Me”), Tawanna “Frankie Storm” Dabney (“In Your Skin”), Nikki Flores (“Hollywood Life”), The Clutch: Ezekiel Lewis, Patrick “J.Que” Smith, Candice Nelson & Balewa Muhammad (“Keep a Friend”), and Sean “The Pen” Garrett (“What Are You Gonna Do”, “Stupid”, “Girl Get It”, “Shorts Like Me”).
Posted at 08:01 pm by mokhal
DENTERS CREATES HITS WITH REDONE ON DEBUT LP
Up and coming singer Esmee Denters checked in with fans via her official MySpace profile on Friday (25th April) with the following message: - “Hey everybody, right now I’m in Miami and I feel that we are making the big hits here! We all are excited about the songs we are creating … We even feel that one of the songs that was written and produced just yesterday could very well be my first single! Yeahhh!!! The schedule at first was to go to New York tomorrow, but instead, I am flying to Las Vegas to work with an incredible producer named RedOne. He is a very talented musician who has made some big hits lately. I think one you guys all know is "Whine Up" by Kat DeLuna. So I am very glad to be able to work with him. This will also be my first time in Las Vegas, so I just can't wait to experience the city. I will be staying in Las Vegas for 3 days. After that, I will be flying to New York to work with more producers and writers. I will update you guys and let you know who they are when I leave for New York.”
[Visit] Esmee Denters @ MySpace
Posted at 07:53 pm by mokhal
PUSSYCAT DOLLS DRAFT THE CLUTCH FOR SOPHOMORE ALBUM
After crafting hits for the likes of Omarion ("Ice Box"), Britney Spears ("Radar"), Jennifer Lopez ("Brave") and Ciara ("Like a Boy"), songwriting/production team The Clutch – consisting of members Candice Nelson, Keri Hilson, Balewa Muhammad, Ezekiel Lewis & Patrick "J.Que" Smith – have been snagged for the Pussycat Dolls forthcoming album, which is penciled in for a release later this year via A&M/Interscope Records.
For those who came in late, Hilson previously penned hits with Scherzinger as part of PCD with tracks like "Wait a Minute" and "Bite the Dust", as well as the Timbaland/Danja produced "Physical" off her unreleased solo album "Her Name is Nicole".
On the other hand, additional collaborators expected on the Pussycat Dolls' as-yet untitled sophomore LP are Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Gwen Stefani, Keyshia Cole), Kara DioGuardi (Brandy, Ashlee Simpson), Fernando Garibay (Paris Hilton, Whitney Houston), Ryan "Alias" Tedder (Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield), and Mark Taylor (Kelis, Delta Goodrem).
*Thanx Tom for the tip*
Posted at 07:48 pm by mokhal
Here is the video for Ne-Yo’s new single “Closer”, which is taken from his forthcoming 3rd album “Year of the Gentleman”, due June 24th via Island/Def Jam Records. The track was produced by Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Norwegian production duo Stargate (Rihanna, Beyonce, Jessica Simpson).
Although the track list hasn’t been finalized yet, Ne-Yo confirmed working with Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Britney Spears, Mya Harrison), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Robert Shea Taylor (Janet Jackson, Nicole Scherzinger), Chuck Harmony (Paula Campbell, Mary J. Blige) and The Heavyweights (Christina Milian, Maria Lawson) on the project.
[Watch] Ne-Yo - Closer
Posted at 07:45 pm by mokhal
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