Friday, June 13, 2008
SOLANGE ON A COSMIC JOURNEY WITH SOULSHOCK & KARLIN
In addition to the new single, "Sandcastle Disco", Danish hitmakers Soulshock & Karlin crafted 2 other tracks for Solange's forthcoming sophomore album, "Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams", them being "Cosmic Journey" and "God Given Name".
The production duo - composed of Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin - collaborated with a dazzling list of artists over the years. Among their many accomplishments: producing Whitney Houston's "Heartbreak Hotel", Fantasia Barrino's "Truth Is", Keyshia Cole's "Fallin' Out", Kelly Rowland's "Still in Love With My Ex", Blu Cantrell's "Don't Wanna Say Goodbye", and Lamya's "The Woman Who".
"Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams", due on August 26th via Music World Entertainments/Geffen Records, is confirmed to sport additional alliances with Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Toni Braxton, Kelis Rogers), Jack Splash (Alicia Keys, Britney Spears), Robert Shea Taylor (Wynter Gordon, Paula DeAnda), Mark Ronson (Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse), Raphael Saadiq (Chante Moore, Teedra Moses), Marsha Ambrosius (Jazmine Sullivan, Mario Barrett), and Thomas "Cee-Lo" Callaway (Tori Alamaze, Nicole Scherzinger).
Posted at 07:33 pm by mokhal
AMERIE SIGNS WITH DEF JAM RECORDS
R&B vocalist Amerie inked a new deal with Def Jam Records to distribute her upcoming 4th studio album for which no release date has been set yet. The project is scheduled to boast collaborations with Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes, whose recent hits include tracks performed by Madonna ("Give It 2 Me"), Solange ("I Decided") and Mary J. Blige ("Till The Morning").
"Because I Love It", Amerie's last album with Columbia Records, featured alliances with musicians Thomas "Cee-Lo" Callaway (Estelle Swaray, Jennifer Hudson), Bryan Michael Cox (Mariah Carey, Faith Evans), The Clutch: Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis & Patrick "J.Que" Smith (Britney Spears, Fantasia Barrino), Makeda Davis & The Buchanans (Beyonce Knowles, Mashonda Tifrere), and Loren Hill & Rich Shelton (Jennifer Lopez, Mya Harrison).
Posted at 07:01 pm by mokhal
MILIAN ROLLS WITH GAD ON FOURTH ALBUM
Singer/songwriter Christina Milian is currently finishing up her 4th studio album with producer Toby Gad – best known for belting Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry". As previously reported, Gad is also working on the next projects by Livvi Franc (Jive Records), Esmee Denters (Tennman/Interscope Records), Pixie Lott (Mercury Records), Jada (Universal/Motown Records), Elisabeth Withers (Blue Note Records), Jojo (Blackground Records), Brenda Radney (Tennman/Interscope Records), Kaci Brown (Interscope Records), and Jade Ewen (Sony Music).
Milian's yet to be titled project with Interscope/MySpace records is scheduled to boast additional productions from Cool & Dre: Marcello Valenzano & Andre Lyon (Jazmine Sullivan, Keyshia Cole), Kanye West (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Nate "Danja" Hills (Britney Spears, Katharine McPhee), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Mya Harrison, LeToya Luckett), and Madd Scientist (Nicole Scherzinger, Leona Lewis), as well as songwriting contributions by The Writing Camp: Evan "Kidd" Bogart, Victoria "Lady V" Horn, Erika "E-Nuri" Nuri & David "DQ" Quinones (Brandy Norwood, Fantasia Barrino), Makeba Riddick (Solange Knowles, Jennifer Lopez), Frankie J (Natalie Alvarado, Paula DeAnda), and The Clutch: Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis, Keri Hilson & Patrick "J.Que" Smith (Keke Palmer, Tiffany Evans).
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Posted at 07:00 pm by mokhal
SOSHY STRIKES THE MATCH WITH RYAN "ALIAS" TEDDER
French singer/songwriter SoShy – born Deborah Epstein – checked in with fans via her official MySpace on Thursday (13th June) with the following message: - "Hey people … I know I don't come here very often to share with you my thoughts, joys, doubts, or the fresh new songs … The actual reason of this blog is to let you know that beside my own project ,I also write songs for other artists, like this song called "Strike the Match" that I co-wrote with Ryan "Alias" Tedder of "One Republic" ... It became the first single of an European pop group called Monrose … It's currently # 2 in the German charts, and I'll also translate the song in French cuz they also plan to release it in the whole European market! I'll post a blog this week about my own project, very exciting things are happening right now, and hopefully I'll be able to officially announce the big news (cross fingers)!!!!"
[Visit] SoShy @ MySpace
Posted at 06:59 pm by mokhal
Thursday, June 12, 2008
TRACKS TITLES BY SULLIVAN / COOL & DRE REVEALED
After collaborating with Andre Lyon and Marcello Valenzano of Cool & Dre by penning Christina Milian’s “Say I” and “Twisted”, R&B vocalist Jazmine Sullivan reunited with the R&B production duo on tracks like “What Would I Do”, “Love You Better”, “Get Right”, “Foolish” and “Champion” – all slotted for inclusion on her forthcoming debut album with J Records.
The yet to be titled project is scheduled to boast additional contributions from Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Beyonce Knowles, Janet Jackson), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson), Jack Splash (Britney Spears, Alicia Keys), Nate “Danja” Hills (Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Lopez), Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot (Fantasia Barrino, Keyshia Cole), Salaam Remi (Leona Lewis, Joss Stone), Wyclef Jean (Mary J. Blige, Claudette Ortiz), and Marsha Ambrosius (Emily King, Raven Symone).
Posted at 04:57 pm by mokhal
PRIMA J DRAFTS ROTEM FOR BOOMING TRACK
It's been confirmed that "Boom" is the song Jonathan "J.R." Rotem produced for Geffen recording group Prima J, whose self-titled debut album is being released on 17th June. The track was co-written by former Wild Orchid member Stefanie Ridel, who also penned "Stupid Shit" by Girlicious.
Side Note: The handsome hitmaker's resume include some of the biggest hits performed by Rihanna ("S.O.S"), LeToya Luckett ("All Eyes On Me"), Paris Hilton ("I Want You"), Jennifer Lopez ("Stay Together"), Britney Spears ("Everybody"), Leona Lewis ("Better in Time"), Jojo ("The High Road"), The Cheetah Girls ("Fuego"), Natasha Bedingfield ("Piece of Your Heart"), The Dey ("Give You The World"), Jada ("I'm That Chick"), Ashley Tisdale ("He Said, She Said"), and Donna Summer ("Mr. Music") … Phew!!!
Posted at 04:50 pm by mokhal
PUSSYCAT DOLLS REVEAL ALBUM TITLE FOR SOPHOMORE OFFERING
The Pussycat Dolls have christened their forthcoming sophomore album “Doll Domination”, and will release it in August via A&M/Interscope Records. The set is preceded by lead single “When I Grow Up”, produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Beyonce Knowles, Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton).
Other musicians contributing to “Doll Domination” are Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Nelly Furtado, Ashlee Simpson), Kara DioGuardi (Brandy Norwood, Mya Harrison), Fernando Garibay (Britney Spears, Paris Hilton), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Alicia Keys, Christina Milian), The Clutch: Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis, Keri Hilson & Patrick “J.Que” Smith (Jennifer Lopez, Usher Raymond), Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Whitney Houston, Leona Lewis), Lady GaGa (Esmee Denters, Tami Chynn), Thomas “Cee-Lo” Callaway (Faith Evans, Estelle Swaray), and Mark Taylor (Kelis Rogers, Craig David).
Posted at 04:47 pm by mokhal
VARA PLOTS SUMMER RELEASE FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Model turned singer Stefani Vara is eyeing a summer release for her long-delayed debut offering, “Storybook Diaries”. The set will be preceded by lead single “Water”, co-written by Bless'ed Pen: Chauncy Jackson & Kim Croft, and produced by Keynon Moore for Masta Productions.
“Storybook Diaries” is expected to boast additional collaborations with Chad Beatz (Ashanti Douglas, Michelle Williams), The Big Drawz: Tenesha Blacks & Shanell Irving (Karina Pasian, Emily King), Rich Harrison (Christina Aguilera, Usher Raymond), and The Insomniax (Jordin Sparks, Bobby Tinsley).
Posted at 04:46 pm by mokhal
BRANDON BEAL - COMFORTABLE [OFFICIAL TRACK LIST]
Singer/songwriter Brandon Beal is set to release his debut album, “Comfortable”, on July 25th via Multiman Music Group. The disc will feature hit singles such as “I Don’t Wanna See You Again” and “I Can See It”.
Brandon Beal – Comfortable [Official Track List]:
01 – Grown
02 – Ooh Shorty
03 – Girl
04 – I Don’t Wanna See You Again
05 – Country Love
06 – Take Me Back
07 – I Can See It
08 – You Deserve
09 – Maybe
10 – Ways To Go
11 – October
12 – Another Sad Love Song
13 – 24 Hours
14 – Purple Skirt
Posted at 04:43 pm by mokhal
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
KEYS ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE DETAILS
Singer/songwriter Alicia Keys has christened "Superwoman" as the 4th single to be released from her latest album, "As I Am". The track was crafted by Linda Perry – best known for her work with Gwen Stefani ("What You're Waiting For") and Christina Aguilera ("Save Me From MySelf").
"As I Am" boasts additional alliances with Kerry "Krucial" Brothers (Beyonce Knowles, Keyshia Cole), Jack Splash (Estelle Swaray, Jazmine Sullivan), Harold Lilly (Toni Braxton, Janet Jackson), Marsha Ambrosius (Emily King, Mario Barrett), and Alonzo "Novel" Stevenson (Leona Lewis, Joss Stone).
Posted at 07:44 pm by mokhal
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