Thursday, May 15, 2008
PUSSYCAT DOLLS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE DETAILS
“When I Grow Up” is said to be the lead single off the Pussycat Dolls’ forthcoming sophomore album, which is due later this year via A&M/Interscope Records.
Other track titles slotted for inclusion on the as-yet untitled set are “Bottle Pop” and “Away”, both produced by Fernando Garibay – best known for his work with Paris Hilton (“Love is Blind”) and Whitney Houston (“Nothing But Love”).
The follow-up to “PCD” is also expected to spawn collaborations with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (The Paradiso Girls, Brit & Alex), Kara DioGuardi (Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis), The Clutch: Ezekiel Lewis, Patrick “J.Que” Smith, Balewa Muhammad & Candice Nelson (Danity Kane, Jennifer Lopez), Mark Taylor (Christina Milian, Holly Valance), and Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Natasha Bedingfield, Jesse McCartney).
Posted at 04:27 pm by mokhal
BONIFACE POSTS NEW SONG @ MYSPACE
Singer/songwriter Bruce Boniface posted a new song on his official MySpace profile entitled “Gonna Get Better”, so make sure you check it out! The track is lifted from his as-yet-untitled debut album with Capitol/Virgin Records.
The set will sport collaborations with Beau Dozier (Avant, Nicole Scherzinger), Kara DioGuardi (Jesse McCartney, Leona Lewis), and Farid “Fredwreck” Nassar (Hilary Duff, Britney Spears).
[Visit] Boniface @ MySpace
Posted at 04:24 pm by mokhal
RIHANNA SCORES THIRD NUMBER SINLGE IN THE U.S.
Congratulations to Barbadian beauty Rihanna for scoring her 3rd # 01 single on Billboard's Hot 100 with “Take a Bow” as of Thursday (15th May 2008). The track was co-written by Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Christina Milian, Paula DeAnda), and produced by Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Beyonce Knowles, Mariah Carey).
As previously tipped here, “Good Girl Gone Bad” will be re-released on June 17th via Island/Def Jam Records. The rejuvenated set features another 3 new tracks including “Disturbia”, “Hatin’ on the Club”, and the Maroon 5-assisted “If I Never See Your Face Again”.
Posted at 04:22 pm by mokhal
BLIGE JOINS OUTKAST MEMBER ON SOLO DEBUT
R&B songstress Mary J. Blige is confirmed as one of the guests on OutKast member Big Boi's first solo album, "Sir Luscious Left Foot ... Son of Chico Dusty", which is due later this year via Laface/Zomba Records. The track in question is entitled "The World is Too Big", and it's slated to be the 2nd single off the project.
Blige's latest album, "Growing Pains", features the production skills of Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Faith Evans, Toni Braxton), Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion), Bryan Michael Cox (Chante Moore, Brandy Norwood), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Claudette Ortiz, Beyonce Knowles), as well as songwriting contributions from Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Whitney Houston, Gwen Stefani), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Heather Headley, Teedra Moses), Terius "Dream" Nash (Madonna, Britney Spears), and Johnta Austin (Leona Lewis, Jessica Simpson).
Posted at 04:20 pm by mokhal
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
CIARA UNVEILS DIFFERENT CONCEPTS ON "FANTASY RIDE"
R&B vocalist Ciara Harris is eyeing a September release for her 3rd Jive album, “Fantasy Ride”, which features collaborations with Polow Da Don (Fergie, Keyshia Cole), T. Pain (Sophia Fresh, Asia Cruise), Jasper Cameron (Mario Barrett, Christina Milian), Nate “Danja” Hills (Madonna, Nelly Furtado), and songwriting team The Clutch: Patrick “J.Que” Smith, Ezekiel Lewis, Balewa Muhammad & Candice Nelson (Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez).
The set will be spread separately into 3 discs including the sensual “Groove City”, the club-bangin' “Crunktown”, and the freestyle-tinged “Kingdom of Dance”.
Music producer Christopher “Tricky” Stewart – best known for his work with Rihanna (“Umbrella”) and Mariah Carey (“Touch My Body”) – serves as co-executive producer of the project.
Posted at 07:58 pm by mokhal
THE D.E.Y PLOTS JULY RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM
R&B/Pop group The D.E.Y have set a 26th July release date for their debut album, "The D.E.Y Has Come". The Epic Records' set features collaborations with Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Mya Harrison, Jennifer Lopez), Evan "Kidd" Bogart of The Writing Camp (Christina Milian, Paula DeAnda), Makeba Riddick (Rihanna, Jessica Simpson), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Atomic Kitten, Misteeq), and Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley (Nelly Furtado, Alicia Keys).
In addition to singles "I Need You" and "Give You the World", other tracks expected to appear on the album are the Makeba Riddick penned "No Looking Back", and "Get the Feeling", produced by Timbaland.
Side Note: The Lionel Richie-sampling "Fuego" by Cheetah Girls, off their album "TCG3", was co-written by Elan Rivera of The D.E.Y. along with Evan Bogart & Jonathan Rotem.
Posted at 07:55 pm by mokhal
ALANIS MORISSETTE - FLAVORS OF ENTANGLEMENT [ALBUM COVER + TRACK LIST]
Here is the cover and official track list for Alanis Morissette’s upcoming album, “Flavors of Entanglement”, which is due 10th June via Warner Brothers Records. The set was fully produced by songwriter/producer Guy Sigsworth – best known for his work with Britney Spears (“Everytime”) and Sugababes (“Bruised”).
Alanis Morissette – Flavors of Entanglement [Official Track List]:
01 – Citizen of the Planet
02 – Underneath
03 – Straitjacket
04 – Versions of Violence
05 – Not as We
06 – In Praise of the Vulnerable Man
07 – Moratorium
09 – Giggling Again for No Reason
10 – Tapes
11 - Incomplete
Posted at 07:52 pm by mokhal
BEYONCE SNAGS KERRY BROTHERS FOR THIRD LP
R&B superstar Beyonce Knowles is currently working on her next studio album with hitmaker Kerry “Krucial” Brothers – best known for his work with Alicia Keys (“No One”) and Christina Aguilera (“Impossible”).
Beyonce’s as-yet-untitled 3rd solo project is also scheduled to boast the production skills of Beau Dozier (Nicole Scherzinger, Samantha Jade), Jack Splash (Estelle Swaray, Jennifer Hudson), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Chante Moore, Janet Jackson), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Christina Milian, Mary J. Blige), Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Ashlee Simpson, Nelly Furtado), Freemasons: Russell Small & James Wiltshire (Kelly Rowland, Heather Headley), and Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Robyn Janelle, Lyrica Anderson), as well as songwriting contributions from Cristyle “The Ink” Johnson (Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey), Kara DioGuardi (Vanessa Hudgens, Leona Lewis), Amanda Ghost (Jordin Sparks, Kylie Minogue), and Johnta Austin (Faith Evans, Mya Harrison).
*Thanx Boy Wonder for the tip*
Posted at 07:50 pm by mokhal
SPEARS GOES ALL THE WAY ON NEW ALBUM?
“All The Way” – the track Britney Spears crafted with songwriter Cathy Dennis and producers Jack Splash & Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald – is slotted for possible inclusion on her forthcoming 6th studio album with Jive Records.
As previously reported, the “Toxic” singer is back in the studio recording new material with Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg of Swedish production duo Bloodshy & Avant – the same team behind Christina Milian’s “Am to Pm” and Brooke Valentine’s “Thrill of the Chase”.
Posted at 07:49 pm by mokhal
SEAN GARRETT - TURBO 919 [OFFICIAL TRACK LIST]
Singer/songwriter Sean Garrett has revealed the track list for his forthcoming debut album, “Turbo 919”, which is due 17th June via Interscope Records. The set is preceded by lead single “Grippin’” featuring rapper Ludacris.
Among the hitmakers backing Garrett on “Turbo 919” are Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Lionel Richie, Kelly Rowland), Bloodshy & Avant: Christian Karlsson & Pontus Winnberg (Carl Thomas, Britney Spears), Allaune “Akon” Thiam (Mario Barrett, Nicole Scherzinger), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton), Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Robin Thicke, Faith Evans), Carlos McKinney (Chris Brown, Karina Pasian), and The Avila Brothers (Usher Raymond, Janet Jackson).
Sean Garrett – Turbo 919 [Official Track List]:
01 – Deep Sleep (Intro)
02 – What You Doin’ With That
03 – Come On In
04 – Girlfriend Ringtone
05 – Turbo 919
06 – I Still Believe (Interlude)
07 – Lay Up Under Me
08 – On the Hood
09 – She Likes Me (Interlude)
10 – 6 in the Morning
11 – Grippin’
12 – Patron
13 – Pretty Girl
14 – Why
15 – One Day
“Turbo 919” recording sessions also spawned joints like “Blowin’ in the Wind”, “Don’t Die”, “End of the Night”, “People”, “Trust Me”, and “Who Got Money”, but unfortunately none of them made it to the final cut!
*Thanx Tom for the tip*
Posted at 07:45 pm by mokhal
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