Monday, April 16, 2012
JESSIE J SNAGS CEE LO GREEN FOR UPCOMING SOPHOMORE ALBUM
Jessie J – real name Jessica Cornish - enlisted the songwriting and production services of Cee Lo Green for her upcoming sophomore album on Lava / Universal Republic Records.
Born Thomas Callaway, the hitmaker previously co-wrote and produced tracks such as “Don’t Cha” by the Pussycat Dolls [A&M / Interscope Records], “Take Control” by Amerie [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records] and “T.O.N.Y.” by Solange Knowles [Music World Entertainment / Geffen Records].
He is also working on the upcoming as-yet-untitled seventh album by fellow “The Voice” coach Christina Aguilera, which will be available later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.
Meanwhile, other musicians backing the “Laserlight” singer/songwriter on the follow-up to “Who You Are” are Bonnie McKee (Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson) and David Guetta (Estelle Swaray, Wynter Gordon).
[Watch] Jessie J - Laserlight (featuring David Guetta)
Posted at 08:00 pm by mokhal
MONICA REUNITES WITH POLOW DA DON ON NEW SINGLE 'WITHOUT YOU'
Monica has christened “Without You” as the next single from her latest album on Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records, “New Life.”
The follow-up to “It All Belongs to Me” – featuring Brandy – was written by Jamal “Polow Da Don” Jones along with Mansur Zafr, India Boodram, Jazmyn Michel and Kesia Hollins.
Jamal “Polow Da Don” Jones previously teamed with Monica on the track “Here I Am,” taken from the artist’s sixth album “Still Standing.”
He is also known for tracks such as “Sweet Love” by Chris Brown [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “Fading” by Rihanna [Island Def Jam Recordings] and “Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)” by Lloyd featuring Andre 3000 & Lil Wayne [Zone 4 / Young Goldie Music / Interscope Records].
“New Life” sports additional alliances with Salaam Remi (Meleni Smith, Nelly Furtado), Cainon Lamb (Keyshia Cole, Beyonce Knowles), Richard “Rico Love” Butler (Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland), Jermaine Dupri (Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys), Bryan Michael Cox (Faith Evans, Toni Braxton), Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot (Whitney Houston, Fantasia Barrino), Warren “Oak” Felder (Nicki Minaj, Elle Varner) and Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Sterling Simms, Marsha Ambrosius).
[Watch] Monica - Until It's Gone
Posted at 07:59 pm by mokhal
DIGGY SIMMONS ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE 'TWO UP'
Diggy Simmons will release "Two Up" as the next single from his debut album on Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records, "Unexpected Arrival."
The follow-up "88" – featuring Jadakiss - was produced by frequent collaborator Dernst "D'Mile" Emile, who's also responsible for "Back to You" by Wynter Gordon [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records], "Guess Who (Home Alone)" by Kevin McCall [Universal Music Group / Chris Brown Entertainment] and "One Love" by Jennifer Lopez [Island Def Jam Recordings].
"Unexpected Arrival" sports additional contributions from Da Internz: Earnest Clark & Marcos Palacious (Rihanna, John Legend), Warren "Oak" Felder (Nicki Minaj, Elle Varner), Andrew "Pop" Wansel (Sterling Simms, Marsha Ambrosius), Nathan "Happy" Perez (Frankie J, Baby Bash), Kenneth "Soundz" Coby (Beyonce, LeToya Luckett), Bei Maejor (Monica, Kelly Rowland), Matthew "Boi-1da" Samuels (Aubrey "Drake" Graham, Nicole Scherzinger) and Durrell "Tank" Babbs (Keyshia Cole, Toni Braxton).
[Watch] Diggy Simmons - Do It Like You (featuring Jeremih)
Posted at 07:57 pm by mokhal
RACHEL CROW DRAFTS SAVAN KOTECHA FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Add Savan Kotecha to the list of songwriters on Rachel Crow’s upcoming debut album, which is due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.
The hitmaker is known for co-writing tracks such as “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction [Simco Limited / Sony Music Entertainment], “I Wanna Go” by Britney Spears [Jive Records] and “Start Without You” by Alexandra Burke [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records].
As previously reported, other musicians backing Crow on the still-untitled project are Autumn Rowe (Jessica Jarrell, Leona Lewis) and Toby Gad (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez & the Scene).
[Watch] Rachel Crow - I'd Rather Go Blind
Posted at 07:55 pm by mokhal
KARMIN ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE 'I TOLD YOU SO'
Karmin have dubbed "I Told You So" as the next single from their upcoming debut album, "Hello," which is due in the United States on May 8 via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.
The follow-up to "Brokenhearted" was written by group members Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan along with John "Jon Jon Traxx" Webb Jr., who previously teamed up with Beyonce Knowles on the hit single "Déjà Vu."
[Watch] Karmin - Crash Your Party
Posted at 07:54 pm by mokhal
Sunday, April 15, 2012
LAURIANA MAE ENLISTS TOBY GAD FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Lauriana Mae enlisted the production services of Toby Gad for her upcoming debut album on Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.
The German hitmaker previously produced songs such as “Dub on the Track” by Cher Lloyd [Simco Limited / Sony Music Entertainment], “The War is Over” by Kelly Clarkson [19 Entertainment / RCA Records] and “Stuttering” by Jazmine Sullivan [Arista / J Records].
Other musicians backing Mae on the still-untitled project are Kwame Holland (Marlon Roudette, Christina Aguilera), Julie Frost (Dia Frampton, Marina and the Diamonds), Chuck Harmony (Kelly Rowland, Janet Jackson) and Ammar Malik (Taio Cruz, Sean Paul).
In related news, look out for more of Toby Gad’s productions on the next projects by The Wanted [Geffen Records], Carly Rae Jepsen [Schoolboy / Interscope Records], Karmin [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records], Pia Toscano [Interscope Records], Neon Hitch [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records] and Rachel Crow [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].
[Listen] Lauriana Mae - Suicide Bomb
Posted at 07:49 pm by mokhal
SANTIGOLD UNVEILS OFFICIAL TRACKLISTING FOR UPCOMING SOPHOMORE ALBUM 'MASTER OF MY MAKE-BELIEVE'
Santigold – real name Santi White - unveiled the official track list for her upcoming sophomore album, “Master of My Make-Believe,” which is due in the United Kingdom on April 23 and the United States on May 1 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.
In addition to lead singles “Big Mouth” and “Disparate Youth,” the follow-up to “Santogold” is confirmed to boast productions from John Hill (Shakira, Natasha Bedingfield), Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Sky Ferreira), David “Switch” Taylor (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera), Wesley “Diplo” Pentz (Azealia Banks, Chris Brown) and Alexander “Boys Noize” Ridha (Depeche Mode, Snoop Dogg).
Santigold – Master of My Make-Believe [Official Tracklisting]:
Go! (featuring Karen O)
God from the Machine
Freak Like Me
This Isn’t Our Parade
The Riot’s Gone
Pirate in the Water
Look at these Hoes
[Watch] Santigold - Disparate Youth
Posted at 07:48 pm by mokhal
EMELI SANDE REUNITES WITH SHAHID "NAUGHTY BOY" KHAN ON NEW SONG 'WONDER'
Emeli Sande recorded a new song entitled "Wonder" along with frequent collaborator Shahid "Naughty Boy" Khan.
As previously reported, another new track in the shape of "Happy Never After" was written along with hit songwriter Diane Warren.
It has not yet been confirmed whether "Wonder" and "Happy Never After" will feature on a repackage of the Sande's debut album "Our Version of Events" or her next studio collection.
However, the Scottish singer/songwriter will release her next single "My Kind of Love" as the follow-up to "Next to Me," which peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart.
Fans of Sande's poignant songwriting should also keep an eye on the upcoming projects by Dalilah [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records], Cover Drive [Geffen / Polydor Records], Alicia Keys [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Sugababes [Polydor Records], Leona Lewis [Syco Music / Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Ms. Dynamite [Dynamic Ventures / Relentless Records] and Alexandra Burke [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].
[Watch] Emeli Sande - Next to Me
Posted at 07:46 pm by mokhal
HOT CHELLE RAE DEBUT VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'HONESTLY'
Hot Chelle Rae are out with the video for their new single "Honestly," taken from the Nashville rock pop band's sophomore album, "Whatever," out now on Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.
The follow-up to "I Like It Like That" was written by band members Ryan Follese, Nash Overstreet and Ian Keaggy along with Claude Kelly (Labrinth, Delta Goodrem), Sam "S*A*M" Hollander (Cobra Starship, Katy Perry) and Dave "Sluggo" Katz (Gym Class Heroes, Kelly Rowland).
[Watch] Hot Chelle Rae - Honestly
Posted at 07:44 pm by mokhal
Saturday, April 14, 2012
RACHEL CROW TEAMS UP WITH TOBY GAD ON DEBUT ALBUM
Rachel Crow added Toby Gad to the list of producers on her upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album, which is due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.
Gad has previously produced hits such as "If I Were a Boy" by Beyonce Knowles [Music World Entertainment / Columbia Records], "Love Is My Disease" by Alicia Keys [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and "Eat Dirt" by Susan Justice [Kite / Capitol Records].
Look out for more of his productions on the next projects by Sabi [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records], Paloma Faith [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records], John Legend [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records], Leona Lewis [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Tulisa Contostavlos [Universal Music Group / Island Records], Cover Drive [Geffen / Polydor Records], Nicole Scherzinger [Interscope Records] and Pia Toscano [Interscope Records].
[Watch] Rachel Crow - I Want It That Way
Posted at 08:34 pm by mokhal
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