Wednesday, April 11, 2012
PALOMA FAITH DEBUTS OFFICIAL ARTWORK FOR UPCOMING SOPHOMORE ALBUM 'FALL TO GRACE'
Paloma Faith unveiled the official artwork for her upcoming sophomore album, “Fall to Grace,” due in the United Kingdom on May 28 via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.
The set is preceded by lead single, "Picking Up the Pieces," which will be available for download on May 20.
As previously reported, the follow-up to "Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?" was executively produced by Nellee Hooper, who's also responsible for "Empires" by Lamya [J Records] and "What You Waiting For?" by Gwen Stefani [Interscope Records].
In related news, Paloma Faith recently co-wrote a song on Melanie Fiona's sophomore album "The MF Life" along with Matthew "Jack Splash" Kahane (Jazmine Sullivan, Solange Knowles) and Andre Merritt (Chris Brown, Cheryl Cole). The track in question is entitled "Bones."
[Listen] Paloma Faith - Picking Up the Pieces
Posted at 08:00 pm by mokhal
RIHANNA REVEALS OFFICIAL ARTWORK FOR NEW SINGLE 'WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN'
Rihanna unveiled the official artwork for her new single, “Where Have You Been,” taken from the Barbadian singer/songwriter’s sixth album on Island Def Jam Recordings, “Talk That Talk.”
The track was helmed by frequent collaborator Ester Dean (Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige) along with Henry “Cirkut” Walker (Adam Lambert, Katy Perry), Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears) and Calvin Harris (Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis Bextor).
[Listen] Rihanna - Where Have You Been
Posted at 07:54 pm by mokhal
MAROON 5 UNVEIL OFFICIAL ARTWORK FOR UPCOMING FOURTH ALBUM 'OVEREXPOSED'
Maroon 5 unveiled the official artwork for their upcoming fourth album, “Overexposed,” which is due in the United Kingdom on June 25 and the United States on June 26 via Octone / A&M Records. The follow-up to “Hands All Over” is preceded by lead single “Payphone,” featuring Wiz Khalifa.
“Overexposed” promises productions from Martin “Max Martin” Sandberg (Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry), Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin (Christina Aguilera, Neon Hitch) and Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Beyonce Knowles, Natasha Bedingfield).
[Watch] Maroon 5 - Misery
Posted at 07:53 pm by mokhal
NE-YO PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'BURNIN' UP'
Ne-Yo is out with the video for his new single "Burnin' Up," taken from the singer/songwriter's upcoming fifth album, "The Cracks in Mr. Perfect," which is due in the United States on June 26 via Compound Entertainment / Universal Music Group / Motown Records.
The track was written by Shaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith along with Sandy Wilhelm (Kelly Rowland, Leona Lewis) and Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey).
Other musicians backing Ne-Yo on the follow-up to "Libra Scale" are Harmony "H-Money" Samuels (Keri Hilson, Jennifer Hudson), Ernest "No I.D." Wilson (Melanie Fiona, Toni Braxton), Chuck Harmony (Keri Hilson, Fantasia Barrino) and David Banner (Justin Bieber, Chris Brown).
[Watch] Ne-Yo - Burnin' Up
Posted at 07:52 pm by mokhal
USHER TAPS AUGUST RIGO FOR UPCOMING SEVENTH ALBUM 'LOOKING FOR MYSELF'
Usher snagged the songwriting services of August Rigo for his upcoming seventh album, “Looking for Myself,” which is due in the United States on June 12 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.
Rigo previously co-wrote songs such as “U Smile” by Justin Bieber [Island Def Jam Records], “I Know What She Like” by JLS [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records] and “Better to Lie” by Cheryl Cole [Fascination / Polydor Records].
The follow-up to “Raymond v. Raymond” is preceded by lead single “Climax,” written by Usher Raymond along with Ariel Rechtshaid (Solange, Sky Ferreira), Sean "Redd Stylez" Fenton (Chris Brown, Jason Derulo) and Wesley "Diplo" Pentz (Beyonce Knowles, Nicola Roberts).
“Looking for Myself” boasts additional contributions from Eric Hudson (Mary J. Blige, Sterling Simms), Andrew “Hit Drew” Clifton (Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole), James "Jim Jonsin" Scheffer (Brandy, Kelly Rowland), Richard "Rico Love" Butler (Ciara, Sean Paul), Salaam Remi (Leona Lewis, Jazmine Sullivan) and Martin "Max Martin" Sandberg (Kelis, Celine Dion).
[Watch] Usher - Climax
Posted at 07:50 pm by mokhal
TANK TEAMS UP WITH CHRIS BROWN ON NEW SONG 'LONELY'
Tank unveiled a new song online.
“Lonely” – featuring Chris Brown – is slotted for inclusion on the R&B crooner’s upcoming fifth album, “This Is How I Feel,” which is due in the United States on May 8 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.
Lead single “Next Breath” was written by Durrell “Tank” Babbs along with Sammie Bush, Christopher “C4” Umana, Kevin “K-Mac” McCall and Evan “The Composer” Powell.
As previously reported, the follow-up to "Now or Never" is expected to boast productions and penmanship from Eric Hudson (Mary J. Blige, Christina Milian), Amber "Se7en" Streeter (Chris Brown, Justin Bieber), Lonny Bereal (Jamie Foxx, LeToya Luckett) and Tyler "T-Minus" Williams (Diggy Simmons, Bei Maejor).
[Listen] Tank - Lonely (featuring Chris Brown)
Posted at 07:48 pm by mokhal
CHRIS BROWN DEBUTS NEW SINGLES 'SWEET LOVE,' 'TILL I DIE' ONLINE
Chris Brown debuted 2 new songs online.
“Sweet Love” was produced by Jason “JP” Perry and Jamal “Polow Da Don” Jones, who previously teamed up with Brown on the “Graffiti” tracks “I Love U” and “So Cold.”
“Till I Die” – featuring Big Sean & Wiz Khalifa – was produced by Nate “Danja” Hills, who’s also responsible for “Bad Girls” by M.I.A. [Interscope Records] and “Gimme More” by Britney Spears [Jive Records].
Both tracks will be included on the R&B singer/songwriter’s upcoming fifth album, “Fortune,” which is due in the United Kingdom on May 7 and the United States on May 8 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.
[Listen] Chris Brown - Sweet Love
[Listen] Chris Brown - Till I Die (featuring Big Sean & Wiz Khalifa)
Posted at 07:46 pm by mokhal
STERLING SIMMS DRAFTS WARREN FELDER, ANDREW WANSEL FOR NEW SINGLE 'TELL HER AGAIN'
Sterling Simms will release "Tell Her Again" as the lead single from his upcoming as-yet-untitled sophomore album, which is due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.
"Tell Her Again" was produced by Warren "Oak" Felder and Andrew "Pop" Wansel, who previously teamed up with Simms on the track "Let Her Go."
Felder and Wansel are also responsible for songs such as "Right By My Side" by Nicki Minaj featuring Chris Brown [Universal Republic Records], "Catch Me" by Monica [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and "Copy, Paste" by Diggy Simmons [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].
Other musicians backing the "All I Need" singer on the follow-up to "Yours, Mine and the Truth" are The Stereotypes: Jonathan Yip, Ray Romulus & Jeremy Reeves (Justin Bieber, Fantasia Barrino), Marsha Ambrosius (Alicia Keys, LeToya Luckett) and Kenneth "Soundz" Coby (Brandy, Rihanna).
[Watch] Sterling Simms - Nasty Girl
Posted at 12:12 am by mokhal
THE WANTED ANNOUNCE NEW U.S. SINGLE 'HEART VACANCY'
The Wanted will release "Heart Vacancy" as the next single from their self-titled EP, which is due in the United States on April 24 via Island Def Jam Recordings.
The follow-up to "Glad You Came" was written by Wayne Hector (Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears), Lucas Secon (Alexandra Burke, Jordin Sparks), Jonas "Jay Jay" Jeberg (Leona Lewis, Pixie Lott) and Mich "Cutfather" Hansen (Nicole Scherzinger, Kylie Minogue).
[Watch] The Wanted - Heart Vacancy
Posted at 12:10 am by mokhal
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
COVER DRIVE REVEAL OFFICIAL TRACKLISTING FOR DEBUT ALBUM 'BAJAN STYLE'
Cover Drive unveiled the official track list for their upcoming debut album, "Bajan Style," which is due in the United Kingdom on May 7 via Geffen / Polydor Records.
The set is preceded by new single "Sparks," co-written by Wayne Hector (Tanya Lacey, Nicki Minaj) and produced by Steve Mac (Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke).
Other hitmakers backing the Barbadian quartet on the highly-anticipated project are Future Cut: Darren Lewis & Tunde Babalola (Melanie Fiona, Lily Allen), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Britney Spears, Jason Derulo), Marty James (Chris Rene, Pixie Lott), Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin-Quee (Estelle, Mary J. Blige), Matthew "Boi-1da" Samuels (Keyshia Cole, Nicole Scherzinger) and Andreas "Quiz" Romdhane & Joseph Larossi (Meleni Smith, Kelly Clarkson).
Cover Drive – Bajan Style [Official Tracklisting]:
Bajan Style (Intro)
Lick Ya Down
Can't Live in a World
I Know You Too Well
Bajan Style (Outro)
[Watch] Cover Drive - Sparks
Posted at 08:08 pm by mokhal
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