Thursday, May 08, 2008
MARIAH CAREY - BYE BYE [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Mariah Carey's new single "Bye Bye", off her latest album "E=MC˛". The track was crafted by Johnta Austin & Stargate – best known for their collective work with Leona Lewis ("Angel"), Chris Brown ("With You"), Beyonce ("Erotic"), and Jordin Sparks ("Just for the Record").
"E=MC˛" features additional alliances from Jermaine Dupri (Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson), Cristyle "The Ink" Johnson (Jennifer Lopez, Brandy Norwood), Manuel Seal (Monica Arnold, Lionel Richie), Scott Storch (Kelly Rowland, Mya Harrison), Bryan Michael Cox (Chante Moore, Faith Evans), Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean (Angie Stone, Marsha Ambrosius), Nate "Danja" Hills (Madonna, Justin Timberlake), and Balewa Muhammad (Paula Campbell, Christina Aguilera).
[Watch] Mariah Carey - Bye Bye
Posted at 04:31 pm by mokhal
TORI ALAMAZE - FREAKY BOYS [VIDEO]
Here is the video for “Freaky Boys” by make-up artist turned singer Tori Alamaze. The R&B vocalist is best known for her work with producer/songwriter Thomas “Cee-Lo” Callaway on the tracks “Don’t Cha” and “Take Control”, later on re-recorded and made famous by the Pussycat Dolls and Amerie.
[Watch] Tori Alamaze - Freaky Boys
Posted at 04:30 pm by mokhal
SHAZNAY RELEASES NEW SINGLE DIGITALLY
British singer/songwriter Shaznay Lewis has released her new single “Daddy O” with UK-based duo Wideboys as of Monday (5th May), so make sure you grab a copy.
In addition to recording the follow-up to All Saints’ “Rock Steady”, Lewis is also penning tracks on the forthcoming debut album by Mercury Records' artist Pixie Lott.
[Purchase] Wideboys featuring Shaznay Lewis - Daddy O
Posted at 04:27 pm by mokhal
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
NEW TRACK TITLES ON "GOOD GIRL GONE BAD" RE-RELEASE UNVEILED
In addition to “Take a Bow” and the Maroon 5 assisted “If I Never See Your Face Again”, the rejuvenated issue of Rihanna’s hit album “Good Girl Gone Bad” will also include the new tracks “Disturbia” and “Hatin’ on the Club”.
As previously reported, the highly-anticipated re-release is due on 17th June via Island/Def Jam Records. The disc features collaborations with Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige), Tawanna “Frankie Storm” Dabney (Mario Barrett, Samantha Jade), Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Christina Milian, Paula DeAnda), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Britney Spears, Lucy Walsh), Makeba Riddick (Toni Braxton, Jennifer Lopez), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Wynter Gordon, Karina Pasian), Terius “Dream” Nash (Usher Raymond, Steph Jones), Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Alicia Keys, Erika Rose), Hannon Lane (Madonna, Esmee Denters), and Justin Timberlake (Macy Gray, Keri Hilson).
Posted at 07:43 pm by mokhal
PRIMA J SETS DATE FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Up and coming group Prima J have penciled in 17th June release date for their self-titled debut album with Geffen/Interscope Records. The set boasts collaborations with Beau Dozier (Girlicious, 3LW), Stefanie Ridel (Fergie, Nikki Flores), and Happy Perez (Natalie Alvarado, Paula DeAnda).
In addition to lead single “Corazon (You’re Not Alone)”, other tracks slotted for inclusion on the disc are “911”, “Go Hard”, “Flip the Script”, “Boom”, “Rock Star” and “Nadie (No One)”.
Posted at 07:41 pm by mokhal
MILIAN ROLLS WITH RIDDICK ON FOURTH DISC
Singer/actress Christina Milian has roped in songwriter Makeba Riddick for her first effort with Interscope/MySpace Records. Riddick is best known for penning hits such as Beyonce’s “Upgrade U”, Michelle Williams’ “Stop This Car”, Rihanna’s “We Ride”, Toni Braxton’s “Please”, and “All I Have” by Jennifer Lopez.
Milian’s upcoming 4th studio album is also expected to spawn collaborations with Cool & Dre: Marcello Valenzano and Andre Lyon (Mariah Carey, Teedra Moses), Nate “Danja” Hills (Katharine McPhee, Britney Spears), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Mya Harrison, Natasha Bedingfield), Frankie J (Natalie Alvarado, Paula DeAnda), and The Writing Club: Evan “Kidd” Bogart, David “DQ” Quinones, Victoria “Lady V” Horn & Erika “E-Nuri” Nuri (Fantasia Barrino, Steph Jones).
*Thanx Elisa for the tip*
Posted at 07:39 pm by mokhal
SPARKS ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE DETAILS
Jive Records' artist Jordin Sparks is currently shooting the video for her new single "One Step at a Time", off her self-titled debut album. The track was co-written by Robbie Nevil (Jessica Simpson, Ricky Martin), and produced by Cutfather & Jonas Jeberg (Kylie Minogue, Ruth-Anne Cunningham).
Other musicians backing Sparks on her debut album are Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Leona Lewis, Samantha Mumba), Amanda Ghost / Ian Dench (Beyonce, Maria Lawson), Johnta Austin (Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Toni Braxton, Fantasia Barrino), Tawanna "Frankie Storm" Dabney (Jennifer Lopez, Lindsay Lohan), Bloodshy & Avant: Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (Brooke Valentine, Christina Milian), and Cathy Dennis (Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson).
Side Note: The season six "American Idol" champ also recorded a song entitled "Pull Over", co-written by Steph Jones (Shareefa, Blake Lewis) and produced by Alex Cantrall (Jojo, Toni Braxton), but unfortunately did not make the final cut!
Posted at 07:38 pm by mokhal
PIXIE DRAFTS SHAZNAY, K-GEE FOR DEBUT ALBUM
British newcomer Pixie Lott has recently snagged producer Karl "K-Gee" Gordon and singer/songwriter Shaznay Lewis of All Saints for her forthcoming debut album with Mercury Records/Universal Music. It's important to note that Gordon previously collaborated with Lewis on her underrated solo offering, "Open", on tracks like the Reggae-tinged "Heart Made Me a Fool" and the Urban funk-flavored "Nasty Boy".
Even though there's no information on when the as-yet-untitled disc coming out, Pixie has also recruited the talents of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (Ashanti, LeToya Luckett), Ruth-Anne Cunningham (Leona Lewis, Katharine McPhee), Cutfather & Jonas Jeberg (Kylie Minogue, Jordin Sparks), Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Skye Sweetnam, Jeannie Ortega), Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Linda Kiraly, Keke Palmer), Tawanna "Frankie Storm" Dabney (Rihanna, Samantha Jade), Nina Woodford (Christina Milian, Amy Pearson), Arama Brown (Mya Harrison, Enrique Iglesias), Rick Nowels (Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Nick Lachey, Kelly Clarkson), Kara DioGuardi (Beyonce, Jessica Simpson), Janice Robinson (Alesha Dixon, Heidi Montag), Toby Gad (Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield), and Pam Sheyne (Mutya Buena, Corinne Bailey Rae).
Posted at 07:37 pm by mokhal
LOHAN GETS BOSSY ON NEW ALBUM
In addition to the Frankie Storm penned “The Streets”, it has been confirmed that the track Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith crafted for singer/actress Lindsay Lohan is entitled “Bossy”. The Stargate produced joint is slotted for inclusion on her forthcoming 3rd studio album, which will be released later this year via Universal/Motown Records.
Among the other musicians expected on the as-yet-untitled set are Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani), and Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Ashlee Simpson, Nelly Furtado).
*Thanx Tom for the tip*
Posted at 07:34 pm by mokhal
CHERISH - AMNESIA [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Cherish’s new single “Amnesia”, off their forthcoming sophomore album “The Truth”, due on 13th May via Capitol Records.
As previously reported, the set boasts the production skills of Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (The Paradiso Girls, Brit & Alex), Terius “Dream” Nash (Karina Pasian, Britney Spears), Phalon “Jazze Pha” Alexander (Aaliyah, Toni Braxton), Eric Hudson (Raven Symone, Wynter Gordon), Theron “Neff-U” Feemster (Mary J. Blige, LeToya Luckett), and Rodney “Don Vito” Richard (Blu Cantrell, Mya Harrison).
[Watch] Cherish - Amnesia
Posted at 07:31 pm by mokhal
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