Tuesday, May 13, 2008
SPLASH RECORDS NEW ALBUM, CRAFTS MAJORITY OF HUDSON'S DEBUT LP
In addition to his work with Alicia Keys ("Wreckless Love", "Teenage Love Affair") and Estelle Swaray ("Pretty Please"), songwriter/producer Jack Splash plans to release his own album with J Records in early 2009.
He also produced several songs on Jennifer Hudson's highly-anticipated debut, including the Missy Elliot-assisted "I'm His Only Woman", and "Table Manners", co-written by Harold Lilly.
Solange Knowles' sophomore effort, "Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams", spawns 3 Splash productions as well: - "T.O.N.Y", "Would've Been the One" and "Ode to Marvin". The set is due on August 26th via Geffen/Music World Entertainment.
Posted at 07:36 pm by mokhal
VANESSA HUDGENS - IDENTIFIED [ALBUM COVER]
Here is the cover for teen sensation Vanessa Hudgens' forthcoming sophomore album, "Identified", which is due 24th June via Hollywood Records. The set is preceded by lead single "Sneakernight", available on iTunes on 20th May. The new disc also boasts songwriting contributions from Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Britney Spears, Ashlee Simpson), and Kara DioGuardi (Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton).
Posted at 07:35 pm by mokhal
NE-YO DELAYS RELEASE OF THIRD ALBUM
Singer/songwriter Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith has pushed back the release date of his upcoming 3rd studio album, “Year of the Gentleman”, from 24th June to 5th August via Island/Def Jam Records.
The set features collaborations with producers Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Beyonce, Chris Brown), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Britney Spears, Jesse McCartney), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Usher Raymond, Tamar Braxton), Robert Shea Taylor (Wynter Gordon, Ruben Studdard), and Chuck Harmony (Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige).
Posted at 07:34 pm by mokhal
[NEW JOINT] SHONTELLE - T SHIRT
Barbadian artist Shontelle is out with a new song entitled "T-Shirt", off her forthcoming debut album with SRC/Universal Motown, "Shontelligence". The track was crafted by songwriting/production duo Evan Rogers & Carl Sturken (Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson).
Other musicians backing Shontelle on "Shontelligence" are Amanda Ghost & Ian Dench – the same team behind Beyonce's "Beautiful Liar" and Jordin Sparks' "Tattoo".
[Listen] Shontelle - T Shirt
Posted at 07:31 pm by mokhal
Monday, May 12, 2008
PRIMA J - PRIMA J [ALBUM COVER]
Here is the cover for Prima J's forthcoming self-titled debut album, which is due 17th June via Geffen/Interscope Records. The set features alliances with musicians Beau Dozier (Beyonce, Samantha Jade), Stefanie Ridel (Fergie, Nikki Flores), and Happy Perez (Natalie Alvarado, Paula DeAnda).
Posted at 07:44 pm by mokhal
PERRY EARMARKS JUNE RELEASE FOR DEBUT LP
Singer/songwriter Katy Perry has penciled in a June 17th release date for her debut album, "One of the Boys". The Capitol project boasts productions from Max Martin (Britney Spears, Celine Dion), Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald (Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis), Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, Anastacia), Desmond Child (Cathy Dennis, LeAnn Rimes), Andreas Carlsson (Hilary Duff, Diana DeGarmo), and Greg Wells (Paris Hilton, Michelle Branch).
In addition to new single "I Kissed a Girl", other songs on included on the set are "Ur So Gay", "Hot N Cold", "Use Your Love Cover", "Simple", "Wakin' Up in Vegas" and "Wishing You the Worst".
[Listen] Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl (Radio Edit)
[Listen] Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl (Rock Mix)
Posted at 07:41 pm by mokhal
WILL.I.AM SCORES ANOTHER HIT WITH "HEARTBREAKER"
In addition to producing Estelle Swaray’s first # 01 in Britain, “American Boy”, rapper/producer Will.I.Am is also enjoying the success of his new single “Heartbreaker” featuring Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud. The track recently peaked at # 04 on UK’s Singles Chart as of Sunday (11th May).
Will.I.Am’s solo offering, “Songs about Girls”, sports additional collaborations with Polow Da Don (Mya Harrison, Keyshia Cole), Keri Hilson (Britney Spears, Toni Braxton) and Fernando Garibay (Kelis, Paris Hilton).
Fans of his production skills should keep an eye on the next projects by Fergie (A&M/Interscope Records), Whitney Houston (J Records), and The Paradiso Girls (Interscope Records).
Posted at 07:39 pm by mokhal
CLIQUE GIRLZ SET DATE FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Up and coming group Clique Girlz have dubbed their forthcoming debut album "Incredible", and will release it on 10th June via Interscope Records. The set features tracks like "The Difference in Me" and "Then I Woke Up", crafted by songwriter Kara DioGuardi and producer John Shanks – the same team behind Hilary Duff's "Come Clean" and Ashlee Simpson's "Pieces of Me".
Posted at 07:38 pm by mokhal
SEAN GARRETT - TURBO 919 [ALBUM COVER]
Here is the cover for singer/songwriter Sean Garrett’s forthcoming debut album, “Turbo 919”, which is due 17th June via Interscope Records. The set features collaborations with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton), Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears), Allaune “Akon” Thiam (Mario Barrett, Leona Lewis), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mariah Carey, Christina Milian), and Bloodshy & Avant: Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (Madonna, Carl Thomas).
Posted at 07:36 pm by mokhal
DUFFS ROLLS WITH COOL & DRE FOR "MERCY" REMIX
British songstress Duffy is out with a new remix to her hit single “Mercy” featuring rapper The Game. The rejuvenated joint was produced by Marcello Valenzano and Andre Lyon of R&B production duo Cool & Dre - best known for their work with Christina Milian (“Twisted”), Brick & Lace (“Mr. Officer”), Teairra Mari (“Get Down Tonight”), and Lil’ Mama (“Swim”).
[Listen] Duffy featuring The Game - Mercy (Remix)
Posted at 07:33 pm by mokhal
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