Friday, May 09, 2008
AMANDA GHOST - BLOOD ON THE LINE: THE DOWNLOAD COLLECTION [OUT NOW]
In addition to crafting new songs with producers Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez), Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Nikka Costa), Will "Will-I-Am" Adams (Fergie, Nicole Scherzinger), Salaam Remi (Leona Lewis, Joss Stone), and Future Cut: Tunde Babalola & Darren Lewis (Lily Allen, Kate Nash), singer/songwriter Amanda Ghost will release a collection of songs entitled "Blood on the Line: The Download Collection" on her own label Plan A Records.
All the songs on the set were co-written by creative soulmate, Ian Dench, except the Nat "King" Cole standard, "Nature Boy". The collection also includes tracks like "Deep Water", "Me without You", "Sugar", "Satellites" and "I Need You".
Ghost is best known for her work with Beyonce ("Beautiful Liar", "Erotic"), Jordin Sparks ("Tattoo", "Freeze", "Virginia is for Lovers"), Shontelle ("Superwoman"), James Blunt ("Beautiful"), and All Saints ("Flashback").
"Blood On The Line: The Download Collection" can be downloaded now at Amanda Ghost's official website, and will be e available on 12th May vis iTunes Music store.
[Visit] Amanda Ghost - Official Website
Posted at 10:48 pm by mokhal
GARRETT SETS RELEASE DATE FOR DEBUT LP
Singer/songwriter Sean "The Pen" Garrett has set a June 17th release date for his debut Interscope album, "Turbo 919", which features productions from Bloodshy & Avant: Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (Britney Spears, Carl Thomas), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Beyonce, Lionel Richie), Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson), Allaune "Akon" Thiam (Gwen Stefani, Mario Barrett), and Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Toni Braxton, Justin Timberlake).
In addition to the lead single "Grippin'" featuring Ludacris, Other tracks slotted for inclusion on "Turbo 919" are "Girlfriend Ringtone", "Lay Up Under Me", "What You Doin", "Why Am I in Love With You", "Pretty Girls" and "People".
Posted at 10:47 pm by mokhal
AUSTIN RENAMES & PLOTS SUMMER RELEASE FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Singer/songwriter Johnta Austin is eyeing a late summer release for his long-delayed debut album, "Love, Sex and Religion", which was previously entitled "Ocean Drive".
The Island Urban set is expected to spawn alliances with producers Jermaine Dupri (Brandy Norwood, Monica Arnold), Bryan Michael Cox (Mary J. Blige, Solange Knowles), Scott Storch (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Kelly Rowland, Claudette Ortiz), No I.D. (Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton), and Phalon "Jazze Pha" Alexander (Aaliyah, Keri Hilson).
Posted at 10:46 pm by mokhal
USHER - HERE I STAND [OFFICIAL TRACK LIST]
R&B crooner Usher Raymond has revealed the track list for his upcoming 5th studio album "Here I Stand", due 27th May via LaFace/Zomba Records. The set is preceded by the Polow Da Don produced "Love in this Club", for which an additional remix is included featuring Beyonce and Lil' Wayne.
"Here I Stand" also boasts the production skills of Jermaine Dupri (Tyrese Gibson, Lionel Richie), Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Steph Jones, Jesse McCartney), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mario Barrett, Chris Brown), Dre & Vidal: Andre Harris and Vidal Davis (Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius), and Will "Will-I-Am" Adams (Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake), as well as songwriting contributions from Johnta Austin (Leona Lewis, Jessica Simpson), Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Nicole Scherzinger, Britney Spears), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Christina Milian, Katharine McPhee), and The Clutch: Keri Hilson, Candice Nelson, Balewa Muhammad, Ezekiel Lewis and Patrick "J.Que" Smith (Omarion, Jennifer Lopez).
Usher – Here I Stand (Official Track List):
01 – Forever Young
02 – Love in this Club
03 – This Ain't Sex
04 – Trading Places
05 – Moving Mountains
06 – What's Your Name?
07 – Prayer for You (Interlude)
08 – Something Special
09 – Love You Gently
10 – Best Thing
11 – Before I Met You
12 – His Mistakes
13 – Appetite
14 – What's a Man to Do?
15 – Revolver
16 – Lifetime
17 – Love in this Club (Part II)
18 – Here I Stand
19 – Will Work for Love (Japanese Bonus Track)
Posted at 03:15 pm by mokhal
AVA LEIGH - MAD ABOUT THE BOY [OUT NOW]
Singer/songwriter Ava Leigh has released her new single "Mad about the Boy" as of Monday (5th May) via iTunes UK, so make sure you give it a listen! The Celetia Martin penned track was produced by Wesley Jay, who's best known for crafting Simon Webbe's "My Soul Pleads for You".
Leigh's forthcoming debut album with Virgin Records – tentatively entitled "Turned-On Underground" – is scheduled to boast additional collaborations with Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare (Sinead O' Connor, Gwen Stefani), and Future Cut: Tunde Babalola & Darren Lewis (Laura Izibor, Nicole Scherzinger).
[Purchase] Ava Leigh - Mad About The Boy @ iTunes
Posted at 03:14 pm by mokhal
STEPH JONES - YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE [VIDEO]
Here is the video for "You Are My Sunshine" by singer/songwriter Steph Jones. The track is lifted from his forthcoming debut album "Mr. Ordinary", which also contains collaborations with Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Usher Raymond, Chris Brown), Terius "Dream" Nash (Rihanna, Wynter Gordon), and Ryan "Alias" Tedder (Leona Lewis, Jennifer Hudson).
Jones is also crafting future hits with Evan "Kidd" Bogart of The Writing Camp for the likes of Jesse McCartney (Hollywood Records), and Paula DeAnda (Arista Records).
[Watch] Steph Jones - You Are My Sunshine
Posted at 03:13 pm by mokhal
ASHANTI SHARES HER BODY WITH NELLY & AKON
R&B vocalist Ashanti has christened the Nelly-assisted "Body on Me" as the 2nd official single off her forthcoming 4th studio album "The Declaration", due 3rd June via Universal/Motown Records. The track was produced by Allaune "Akon" Thiam (Whitney Houston, Gwen Stefani, Leona Lewis).
Other musicians backing the singer/actress on "The Declaration" are Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige), Polow Da Don (Keyshia Cole, Mya Harrison), Jermaine Dupri (Alicia Keys, Christina Milian), Bryan Michael Cox (Brandy Norwood, Claudette Ortiz), Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton), and Robin Thicke (Jesse McCartney, Raven Symone).
Posted at 03:08 pm by mokhal
JESSI MALAY - CINEMATIC [OUT NOW]
Atlantic Records' artist Jessi Malay has released her new single "Cinematic" on Tuesday (6th May) via iTunes USA, so make sure you purchase a copy! The track was produced by DJ Felli Fel.
Even though there's no confirmation on when the album is coming out, Malay's debut offering is confirmed to sport alliances from Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Jeannie Ortega, Leona Lewis), Tawanna "Frankie Storm" Dabney (Samantha Jade, Wynter Gordon), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez), and Evan "Kidd" Bogart of The Writing Camp (Christina Milian, Paula DeAnda).
[Purchase] Jessi Malay - Cinematic @ iTunes
Posted at 03:06 pm by mokhal
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=MC²". 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=MC²" 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
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