Friday, May 16, 2008
PASIAN DELAYS DEBUT ALBUM TILL AUGUST
Originally due June 3rd, singer/songwriter/pianist Karina Pasian's debut Island/Def Jam album, "First Love", has been pushed back to 19th August.
As previously reported, the album features collaborations with John Legend (Fergie, Keyshia Cole), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger), Carlos McKinney (Dear Jayne, Chris Brown), Warren "Oak" Felder (Che'Nelle, Kelly Rowland), and Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Raven Symone, Britney Spears).
The set's lead single, "16 @ War", was co-written by Terius "Dream" Nash (Rihanna, Wynter Gordon), and produced by Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Ciara Harris, Lucy Walsh).
Posted at 07:13 pm by mokhal
TWAIN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN 2009
Country singer Shania Twain is expected to release the follow-up to her multi-platinum selling disc, "Up", some time next year via Mercury Records. However, there's no word whether her long-time collaborator and ex-husband Robert "Mutt" Lange will be part of the as-yet-untitled project.
Side Note: Britney Spears' "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know", off her sophomore album "Oops! … I did it Again", was co-written by Twain and produced by Lange.
Posted at 02:27 pm by mokhal
DIOGUARDI NOMINATED FOR BMI AWARD, CRAFTS HITS WITH PUSSYCAT DOLLS & CLIQUE GIRLZ
Singer/songwriter Kara DioGuardi checked in with fans via her official MySpace profile on Thursday (15th May 2008) with the following message: - "Hey All … Hope everyone is well and thriving! Just a brief update on all the happenings in my life and around me ..."I Will Remember You", co-written with John Shanks and Ryan Cabrera is featured on Ryan's latest album, "A Moon under Water". "Not Meant to Be" which I co-wrote with Theory of a Deadman frontman, Tyler Connolly, is featured on Theory of a Deadman's new album, Scars & Souvenirs. Christina Aguilera's "Aint No Other Man", which is I co-wrote, is nominated for a 2008 BMI Pop Award. This month I continue to work with recording artists Tynisha Keli, Pussycat Dolls, Axiz, Kesha, Miranda Cosgrove, Tyler Hilton, Halestorm, Holywood High Ink, Jordyn Taylor, and Jon McLaughlin. I am also currently collaborating with writers/producers Ashley Gorley, Makeba Riddick, Atozzio, James Fauntleroy, Theron "Neff-U" Feemster, Inward Eye, Chris Tompkins, The Underdogs, Madd Scientist, Jason Reeves, HitBoy & Chase, John Fields, and Marti Frederiksen. Forthcoming releases include cuts from Amie Miriello, Vanessa Hudgens, Nick Lachey, The V Factory, Clique Girlz, and Diego. Thank you all for your support!"
[Visit] Kara DioGuardi @ MySpace
Posted at 02:24 pm by mokhal
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
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