Sunday, May 11, 2008
HUDSON HITS THE SPOTLIGHT WITH NEW SINGLE
Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson has christened "Spotlight" as the lead single off her long-awaited debut album, which as previously reported, is due on 30th September via Arista Records.
Other tracks slotted for inclusion on the disc are "Pocketbook", "Depreciate", "Can't Stop the Rain" and the India Arie penned "Greatest Creation".
The as-yet-untitled project is expected to boast the production skills of Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Marsha Ambrosius, Faith Evans), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige), Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley (Beyonce, Alicia Keys), Ryan "Alias" Tedder (Leona Lewis, Robyn Janelle), Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean (Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton), Salaam Remi (Emily King, Jazmine Sullivan), Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Christina Milian, Fantasia Barrino), as well as songwriting contributions from The Clutch: Patrick "J.Que" Smith, Ezekiel Lewis, Balewa Muhammad & Candice Nelson (Amerie, Paula Campbell), Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Megan Rochell, Nicole Scherzinger), Diane Warren (Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera), and Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Teedra Moses, Heather Headley).
Don't forget to check out the original motion picture soundtrack "Sex and the City" - due 27th May via New Line Records – where Hudson performed "All Dressed Up in Love". The song was produced by Jack Splash (Estelle Swaray, Solange Knowles), and co-written by Thomas "Cee-Lo" Callaway (Kelis, Tori Alamaze).
Posted at 07:35 pm by mokhal
JOJO PLOTS SUMMER RELEASE FOR THIRD ALBUM
Jojo is eyeing a summer premiere for her new single, followed by a fall release of her 3rd studio offering, “All I Want is Everything”. Although the track list isn’t finalized, the singer/actress has confirmed working with musicians Polow Da Don (Fergie, Ciara Harris), Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Nelly Furtado, Ashlee Simpson), DJ Toomp (Mariah Carey, Cristyle Johnson), and Durrell “Tank” Babbs (Aaliyah, Claudette Ortiz) on the project.
Jojo’s last album, “The High Road”, featured alliances from producers Beau Dozier (Beyonce, Nicole Scherzinger), Scott Storch (Christina Aguilera, Keyshia Cole), Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Mya Harrison, Angie Stone), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Jeannie Ortega, Skye Sweetnam), Ryan Leslie (Cassie Ventura, Wynter Gordon), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Britney Spears, Ashley Tisdale), Billy Steinberg (Celine Dion, Dannii Minogue), Josh Alexander (Fefe Dobson, Paris Hilton), and Bernard “Focus” Edwards Jr. (Christina Milian, Keke Palmer), as well as songwriters Lisa Simmons (Kelly Rowland, Fantasia Barrino), Ruth-Anne Cunningham (Leona Lewis, Pixie Lott), Makeba Riddick (Solange Knowles, Toni Braxton), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Raven Symone, Gwen Stefani), Mischke Butler (Blu Cantrell, Faith Evans), Matthew Gerrard (Delta Goodrem, Jesse McCartney), and Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano (Paula Abdul, Kylie Minogue).
Posted at 07:33 pm by mokhal
LAX GIRLS WORK OUT FOR "BEACH GIRL" VIDEO
Cristina, Brianna & Jamie of Blackground recording group LAX checked in with fans via their official MySpace profile on Saturday (10th May) with the following message: - “Hi everyone!! How are you? We just finished dance rehearsal a little bit ago, and we sure got a workout!!! It felt really good though to be dancing again and getting such a great cardio workout. We're back in rehearsals 4 days a week right now, preparing for the new single ("Beach Girl") and the album. FINALLY!! We are so excited to share our song collection with you! We know we've been promising to post our new single on MySpace, and we will within the next week or 2. We're actually re-vamping our whole page, and we wanted to debut the song on here when the new page is ready to launch. Thank you so much for your continued support. You all have been so patient, and it's appreciated more than you know.”
[Visit] LAX @ MySpace
Posted at 07:30 pm by mokhal
Saturday, May 10, 2008
LEWIS ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE DETAILS
British artist Leona Lewis has dubbed “Forgive Me” as the 2nd US single lifted from her platinum-selling debut album, “Spirit”. The track was co-written by Claude Kelly (Kat De Luna, Pixie Lott), and produced by Allaune “Akon” Thiam (Madonna, Gwen Stefani).
“Spirit” also boasts the production skills of Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Lyrica Anderson, Robyn Janelle), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Mya Harrison, Jennifer Lopez), Dallas Austin (Kelis, Janet Jackson), Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson (Esmee Denters, Nikki Flores), Eric Hudson (Raven Symone, Tiffany Evans), Madd Scientist (Paula DeAnda, Nicole Scherzinger), Billy Steinberg (Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue), Josh Alexander (Fefe Dobson, Ruth-Anne Cunningham), Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne), Max Martin (Britney Spears, Ashley Parker Angel), and Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Rihanna, Samantha Mumba), as well as songwriting contributions from Andrea Martin (Toni Braxton, Blu Cantrell), Johnta Austin (Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige), Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Teedra Moses, Christina Milian), Tony Reyes (Goapele, Christina Aguilera), and Nina Woodford (Mutya Buena, Amy Pearson).
Posted at 07:58 pm by mokhal
[RANDOM ALBUM REVIEW] MARIA LAWSON - MARIA LAWSON
Black Mona Lisa: co-written by Lamya Al Mughairy / produced by Lester Mendez.
It’s Love: written and produced by Andrew Frampton.
Pretty Face: co-written by Maria Lawson / produced by The Heavyweights.
Woman’s Intuition: co-written by Maria Lawson / produced by Pat Kelly & Dave Thompson.
Naked with You: written by Diane Warren / produced by Simon Ellis.
Overrated: co-written by Andrew Frampton / produced by Wayne Wilkins & Kevin Hughes.
You’re Beautiful: co-written by Amanda Ghost / produced by Nigel Wright.
Give All You Got: co-written by Maria Lawson, Andrew Frampton / produced by Eg White & The Heavyweights.
His World: produced by Def Jeff & The Heavyweights.
Let it Break: co-written by Maria Lawson / produced by Steve Kipner & Andrew Frampton.
Old School Lovin’: co-written by Maria Lawson / produced by The Heavyweights.
Sleepwalking: produced by Simon Ellis & Andy McCluskey / co-produced by Steve Kipner & Andrew Frampton.
The Poet: co-written by Steve Kipner, Pam Sheyne / produced by The Heavyweights.
Your Life: co-written by and produced by Steve Kipner, Wayne Wilkins & Andrew Frampton.
Rating: (3/5) – Good.
Posted at 07:54 pm by mokhal
SPEARS RECORDING NEW MATERIAL WITH BLOODSHY & AVANT
Pop star Britney Spears is reportedly crafting new material with frequent collaborators Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg of Swedish production duo Bloodshy & Avant. Some of their earlier works together include hits such as "Toxic", "Showdown", "Chaotic", "My Prerogative", "Do Something", "Freakshow", "Radar", "Toy Soldier" and "Piece of Me".
Posted at 07:53 pm by mokhal
PIXIE POSTS NEW SONG @ MYSPACE
Mercury Records’ artist Pixie Lott posted a new song on her official MySpace profile entitled “Your Love, My Love”, so make sure you check it out! The track was co-written by Ruth-Anne Cunningham (Leona Lewis, Katharine McPhee), and produced by Cutfather & Jonas Jeberg (Kylie Minogue, Jordin Sparks).
Other musicians backing the British songstress on her as-yet-untitled debut album are Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Ashanti Douglas, LeToya Luckett), Kara DioGuardi (Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson), Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Shola Ama, Kelly Rowland), Toby Gad (Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield), Rick Nowels (Madonna, Nelly Furtado), Karl “K-Gee” Gordon (Solange Knowles, Alesha Dixon), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Canela Cox, Brandy Norwood), and Tawanna “Frankie Storm” Dabney (Wynter Gordon, Samantha Jade).
[Visit] Pixie Lott @ MySpace
Posted at 07:52 pm by mokhal
STEINBERG & ALEXANDER PUT AN END TO JAK'S CURIOUSITY
It has been confirmed that the tracks crafted by musicians Billy Steinberg & Josh Alexander for Blackground recording group JAK are entitled "Curious" and "Heart Shaped Mouth". The songwriting/production duo is best known for their work with Leona Lewis ("The Best You Never Had"), Jojo ("Too Little, Too Late"), Fefe Dobson ("Don't Let It Go to Your Head"), Paris Hilton ("Heartbeat"), Katharine McPhee ("Over It"), and The Veronicas ("I Could Get Used To This").
The girls - Jeniece Cano, Alyssa Layton & Kelly Madigan - are currently putting the final touches on their as-yet-untitled debut LP, which also features alliances from Stephen "Static" Garrett (Destiny's Child, Pussycat Dolls), Diane Warren (Toni Braxton, Christina Aguilera), and The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Kelly Clarkson, Nick Lachey).
Posted at 07:47 pm by mokhal
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
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