Tuesday, May 20, 2008
HUDSON SETS DIGITAL RELEASE DATE FOR NE-YO PENNED SINGLE
Soul vocalist Jennifer Hudson will release her debut single, “Spotlight”, on June 10TH via several digital outlets including iTunes and Amazon MP3. The lead track off her self-titled album was co-written by Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Beyonce Knowles, Mary J. Blige), and produced by Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey).
Other musicians backing Hudson on her first offering with Arista/J Records are producers Jack Splash (Alicia Keys, Solange Knowles), Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Nelly Furtado, Brandy Norwood), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Chante Moore, Tamar Braxton), Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Leona Lewis, Robyn Janelle), Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Emily King), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Michelle Williams, Toni Braxton), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Katharine McPhee, Fantasia Barrino), and Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Angie Stone, Gwen Stefani), as well as songwriters Diane Warren (Celine Dion, Maria Lawson), Harold Lilly (Mario Barrett, Craig David), Robin Thicke (Christina Aguilera, Ashanti Douglas), Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot (Tamia, Keyshia Cole), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Raven Symone, Vanessa Hudgens), Celetia Martin (Ashley Tisdale, Ava Leigh), and The Clutch: Patrick “J.Que” Smith, Candice Nelson, Balewa Muhammad & Ezekiel Lewis (Paula Campbell, Jennifer Lopez).
Posted at 08:04 pm by mokhal
USHER - HERE I STAND [PERSONNEL]
As previously reported, R&B crooner Usher Raymond has penciled in a 27th May release for his latest album, "Here I Stand". The LaFace/Zomba is preceded by lead single "Love in This Club", produced by Polow Da Don.
"Here I Stand" sports additional alliances with Christopher "Tricky" Stewart ("This Ain't Sex", "Moving Mountains"), Terius "Dream" Nash / Carlos McKinney ("Trading Places"), The Clutch: Ezekiel Lewis, Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson & Patrick "J.Que" Smith / Nate "Danja" Hills ("Appetite"), Ryan Toby / Will "Will.I.Am" Adams ("What's Your Name"), Manuel Seal / Jermaine Dupri ("Something Special", "Best Thing"), Raheem Devaughn / Andre Harris & Vidal Davis ("Love You Gently"), Kendrick "Wyldcard" Dean / Bryan Michael Cox ("Before I Met You"), Johnta Austin / Stargate ("What's a Man To Do"), and Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith ("His Mistakes").
Posted at 07:59 pm by mokhal
LEON JEAN MARIE - BENT OUT OF SHAPE [RELEASE DATE + TRACK LIST]
British songwriter/producer Leon Jean Marie is set to release his debut album, “Bent Out of Shape”, on June 30th via Grand Scheme Recordings/Island Records. The set will feature collaborations with Christian Karlsson of Swedish production duo Bloodshy & Avant (Britney Spears, Christina Milian), Karen Poole (Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson), and Mark Ronson (Nikka Costa, Amy Winehouse).
Leon Jean Marie – Bent Out of Shape [Official Track List]:
01 – Fair
02 – East End Blues
03 – Glow
04 – You Must Know
05 – Bed of Nails
06 – Bring It On
07 – Got To Have It
08 – Beg
09 – Trusted
10 – Stay Right Here
11 – Scratch
12 – Jumping Off the Block
13 – Bent Out of Shape
[Watch] Leon Jean Marie - Bring It On
Posted at 07:54 pm by mokhal
MICHELLE WILLIAMS - WE BREAK THE DAWN [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Michelle Williams’ new single “We Break the Dawn”, off her forthcoming studio album, “Unexpected”. The track was co-written by Solange Knowles (Alesha Dixon, Kelly Rowland), and produced by Wayne Wilkins & Andrew Frampton (Leona Lewis, Maria Lawson).
“Unexpected”, which is due 12th August via Music World/Columbia Records, features additional productions from Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack & Kenneth Karlin (Beyonce Knowles, Keyshia Cole), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston), Rico Love (Keri Hilson, Natasha Bedingfield), and Jim Jonsin (Mario Vazquez, Angela Hunte), as well as songwriting contributions by Makeba Riddick (Jessica Simpson, Katharine McPhee), and Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Lionel Richie, Nicole Scherzinger).
[Watch] Michelle Williams - We Break The Dawn
Posted at 07:52 pm by mokhal
OMARION TO WORK WITH TIMBALAND ON NEW LP
After the commercial success of hit single “Ice Box”, taken from his sophomore album “21”, R&B crooner Omarion is about to hit the studio once again with hitmaker Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley for his forthcoming 3rd studio effort.
The yet to be titled disc will also boast collaborations with songwriter Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano – best known for his work with Paula Abdul (“Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow”) and Kylie Minogue (“All I See”).
Posted at 07:49 pm by mokhal
BROWN SNAGS STORCH, ELLIOT FOR THIRD ALBUM
British vocalist Melanie Brown is eyeing a late 2008 release for her 3rd solo album, which is confirmed to spawn alliances with producers Scott Storch (Toni Braxton, Keyshia Cole), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), and Damon Elliot (Mya Harrison, Kelly Rowland). Among the tracks slotted for inclusion on the as-yet-untitled project are “Walk Away” and “Ours is Yours”.
Posted at 07:47 pm by mokhal
CASSIE - OFFICIAL GIRL [SINGLE COVER]
Here is the cover for Cassie’s new single “Official Girl”, off her forthcoming sophomore album with Next Selection/Bad Boy Records. The track was produced by Nate “Danja” Hills (Britney Spears, Katharine McPhee, Nikki Flores).
Among the other musicians backing Cassie on the yet to be project are Bryan Michael Cox (Claudette Ortiz, Usher Raymond), Kara DioGuardi (Beyonce Knowles, Mya Harrison), Corey Williams (Joanna Levesque, Tiffany Evans), Eric Hudson (Raven Symone, Brandy Norwood), Mario Winans (Tamia, Faith Evans), and Ryan Leslie (Megan Rochell, Cheri Dennis).
Posted at 07:45 pm by mokhal
SHARLEEN SPITERI - MELODY [RELEASE DATE + TRACK LIST]
Former Texas lead singer Sharleen Spiteri has dubbed her debut solo album, “Melody”, and will release it on July 21st via Mercury Records. The set will be preceded by lead single “All the Times I Cried”.
Sharleen Spiteri – Melody [Official Track List]:
01 – It Was You
02 – All the Times I Cried
03 – Stop, I Don’t Love You Anymore
04 – Melody
05 – I Wonder
06 – I’m going to Haunt You
07 – Don’t Keep Me Waiting
08 – You Let Me Down
09 – Where Did It Go Wrong
10 – Day Tripping
11 – Francoise
Posted at 07:36 pm by mokhal
Monday, May 19, 2008
COLBIE CAILLAT - KISS THE GIRL [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Colbie Caillat’s new single “Kiss the Girl”, off the album “Disney Mania: Volume 6” – due 20th May via Disney Records. The compilation features additional contributions from The Cheetah Girls (“Some Day My Prince Will Come”), Keke Palmer (“Reflection”), Elliot Yamin (“Can You Feel the Love Tonight”), Kate Voegele (“When You Wish Upon a Star”), and Jordan Pruitt (“Ever Ever After”).
Side Note: Music producer Jason Reeves, who belted the majority of Caillat’s Universal Republic debut, “Coco”, is currently crafting new hits with songwriter Kara DioGuardi (“Slow Down Baby” - Christina Aguilera / “Confessions of a Broken Heart” – Lindsay Lohan / “Not Leaving Without You” - Paris Hilton).
[Watch] Colbie Caillat - Kiss The Girl
Posted at 07:45 pm by mokhal
DONNA SUMMER - CRAYONS [CREDITS]
As previously reported, veteran pop artist Donna Summer will release her new album, “Crayons”, on 20th May via Burgundy/Sony Music. The set features collaborations with producer/songwriters Greg Kurstin (Nelly Furtado, Jessica Simpson), Danielle Brisebois (Natasha Bedingfield, Kelly Clarkson), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez), Toby Gad (Fergie, Elizabeth Withers), Lester Mendez (Maria Lawson, Lamya Al Mughairy), and Evan “Kidd” Bogart of The Writing Camp (Mya Harrison, Fantasia Barrino).
Danna Summer – Crayons (Official Track List + Personnel):
01 – Stomp Your Feet: co-written by Danielle Brisebois / produced by Greg Kurstin.
02 – Mr. Music: co-written by Evan “Kidd” Bogart / produced by Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem.
03 – Crayons: co-written by Danielle Brisebois / produced by Greg Kurstin.
04 – The Queen is Back: co-written by Evan “Kidd” Bogart / produced by Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem.
05 – Fame (The Game): co-written and produced by Toby Gad.
06 – Sand on My Feet: co-written and produced by Toby Gad.
07 – Drivin’ Down Brazil: co-written by Danielle Brisebois / produced by Greg Kurstin.
08 – I’m a Fire: co-written and produced by Sebastian Arocha Morton.
09 – Slide Over Backwards: co-written and produced by Nathan DiGesare.
10 – Science of Love: co-written and produced by Toby Gad.
11 – Be Myself Again: co-written by Wayne Hector / produced by Lester Mendez.
12 – Bring Down the Reign: co-written by Fred Kron / produced by Jamie Houston.
Posted at 07:43 pm by mokhal
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