Thursday, June 19, 2008
BRANDY FINISHING NEW ALBUM WITH POLOW DA DON
R&B songstress Brandy Norwood is currently putting the final touches on her upcoming album with super producer Polow Da Don – best known for his work with Kelis ("Blindfold Me"), Fergie ("London Bridge"), Nicole Scherzinger ("Whatever You Like"), Ciara ("Promise"), Jamie Foxx ("DJ Play a Love Song"), Pussycat Dolls ("Buttons"), Kelly Rowland ("Like This"), Mario Barrett ("Crying Out for Me"), and Keyshia Cole ("Superstar").
Executively produced by Bryan Michael Cox (Mya Harrison, Chante Moore), the as yet untitled Epic/Sony Music set is confirmed to spawn additional productions from Nate "Danja" Hills (Britney Spears, Natasha Bedingfield), Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Janet Jackson, Beyonce Knowles), Dernst "D'Mile" Emile (Mary J. Blige, Wynter Gordon), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson), and Kerry "Krucial" Keys (Goapele Mohlabane, Christina Aguilera), as well as songwriting contributions from The Writing Camp: Evan "Kidd" Bogart, Victoria "Lady V" Horn, Erika "E-Nuri" Nuri & David "DQ" Quninones (Paula DeAnda, Christina Milian), Kara DioGuardi (Raven Symone, Cassie Ventura), The Clutch: Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis, Keri Hilson & Patrick "J.Que" Smith (Amerie Rogers, Fantasia Barrino), Torica (LeToya Luckett, Megan Rochell), and Cristyle "The Ink" Johnson (Teyana Taylor, Keke Palmer).
Posted at 04:27 pm by mokhal
NEW AMBROSIUS JOINT HITS THE NET: "CO-STAR"
In addition to penning hits for the likes of Alicia Keys (“Go Ahead”), Raven Symone (“Love Me or Leave Me”) and Mario Barrett (“Why”), British singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius is out with a new joint entitled “Co-Star”, produced by Bernard “Focus” Edwards Jr. – who previously helmed tracks performed by Beyonce Knowles (“Yes”), Jennifer Lopez (“Dear Ben”), Christina Milian (“Twitch”) and Jojo (“I Can Take You There”).
Ambrosius’ highly-anticipated debut album with Aftermath/Interscope Records is expected to sport additional alliances with Dr. Dre (Gwen Stefani, Janet Jackson), Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Toni Braxton, Faith Evans), Warren “Oak” Felder (Keri Hilson, Jennifer Lopez), Shondrae “Bangladesh” Crawford (Kelis Rogers, Teyana Taylor), Justin “Just Blaze” Smith (Mariah Carey, LeToya Luckett), Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Angie Stone, Fantasia Barrino), Scott Storch (Nelly Furtado, Melanie Brown), and Raphael Saadiq (Teedra Moses, Chante Moore).
[Listen] Marsha Ambrosius - Co-Star
Posted at 04:22 pm by mokhal
PIXIE POSTS NEW SONG @ MYSPACE: "THE FALL"
British songstress Pixie Lott posted a new song on her official MySpace profile entitled "The Fall", so make sure you check it out! The track was co-written by Ruth-Anne Cunningham (Katharine McPhee, Leona Lewis), and produced by Cutfather & Jonas Jeberg (Kylie Minogue, Jordin Sparks).
As previously reported, Lott's as yet untitled debut album will be released in early 2009 via Mercury Records. Among the musicians drafted for the project are Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack & Kenneth Karlin (Jeannie Ortega, Samantha Jade), Kara DioGuardi (Mya Harrison, Beyonce Knowles), Toby Gad (Esmee Denters, Joanna Levesque), Tawanna "Frankie Storm" Dabney (Stacie Orrico, Brooke Hogan), Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Christina Milian, Linda Kiraly), Nina Woodford (Mutya Buena, Amy Pearson), Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (LeToya Luckett, Keyshia Cole), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Craig David, Kelly Clarkson), Rick Nowels (Shaznay Lewis, John Legend), and Karl "K-Gee" Gordon (Alesha Dixon, Solange Knowles).
[Visit] Pixie Lott @ MySpace
Posted at 04:16 pm by mokhal
SULLIVAN POSTS NEW SNIPPET @ MYSPACE: "BUST YOUR WINDOWS"
Singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan posted a new snippet on her official MySpace profile from a song called “Bust Your Windows”, so make sure you check it out! Her debut album will be preceded by lead single “Need U Bad”, produced by Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot & Cainon Lamb (Fantasia Barrino, Keyshia Cole).
The yet to be titled project is confirmed to spawn additional alliances with Cool & Dre: Andre Lyon and Marcello Valenzano (Teedra Moses, Mariah Carey), Jack Splash (Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx), Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Celine Dion, Usher Raymond), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Lionel Richie, Janet Jackson), Wyclef Jean (Mary J. Blige, Claudette Ortiz), Marsha Ambrosius (Angie Stone, Raven Symone), James Poyser (Nikka Costa, Vivian Green), and Nate “Danja” Hills (Brandy Norwood, Keri Hilson).
[Visit] Jazmine Sullivan @ MySpace
Posted at 04:12 pm by mokhal
AMERIE SNAGS NO I.D. FOR NEW ALBUM
Besides working with hitmaker Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes, singer/songwriter Amerie Rogers also roped in Ernest “No I.D.” Wilson for her forthcoming 4th album and first effort with Def Jam Records.
Wilson is responsible for some of the best songs performed by Janet Jackson (“Do It 2 Me”), Toni Braxton (“Let Me Show You the Way Out”), Jamie Foxx (“Three Letter Word”), and Johnta Austin (“Turn It Up”).
Posted at 04:09 pm by mokhal
STEFANI VARA - WATER [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Stefani Vara’s new single, “Water”, which was crafted by Chauncy Jackson & Kim Croft of Bless’ed Pen and Keynon Moore for Masta Productions.
Vara's forthcoming debut album, “Storybook Diaries”, is currently earmarked for a summer release via Siri Music/Universal Republic. The set is scheduled to boast additional collaborations with Chad Beatz (Robin Thicke, Michelle Williams), Rich Harrison (Usher Raymond, Beyonce Knowles), The Insomniax (Joanna Levesque, Bobby Tinsley), and The Big Drawz: Tenesha Blacks & Shanell Irving (Karina Pasian, Emily King).
[Watch] Stefani Vara - Water
Posted at 04:05 pm by mokhal
GIRLICIOUS DELAYS DEBUT ALBUM TILL AUGUST
Originally due on 1st July, pop group Girlicious have pushed back their self-titled debut album till August 12th via Geffen/Interscope Records. In addition to the singles "Like Me" and "Stupid Shit", the set also features productions from Beau Dozier (Nicole Scherzinger, Vanessa Hudgens), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Jesse McCartney, The Veronicas), Phalon “Jazze Pha” Alexander (Keri Hilson, Toni Braxton), as well as songwriting contributions from Lyrica Anderson (Mya Harrison, Keke Palmer), and Stefanie Ridel (Nikki Flores, Prima J).
Posted at 04:03 pm by mokhal
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
BEYONCE BEATS DRUMS WITH GARRETT, MIDNIGHT BLACK ON NEW ALBUM
In addition to the Stargate produced “Erotic”, another track title that’s expected on Beyonce’s next album is called “Beat My Drum”. The song was crafted by frequent collaborator Sean “The Pen” Garrett and up and coming musician Tracey “Midnight Black” Serwell. However, there’s no confirmation whether it will make it to the final cut!
The yet to be titled project is scheduled to boast additional productions from Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Keri Hilson, Alicia Keys), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey), Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Leona Lewis, Wynter Gordon), Jack Splash (Estelle Swaray, Jennifer Hudson), Beau Dozier (Nicole Scherzinger, Samantha Jade), Kerry “Krucial” Brothers (Brandy Norwood, Keyshia Cole), and Freemasons: Russell Small & James Wiltshire (Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis Bextor), as well as songwriting contributions from Solange Knowles (Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams), Amanda Ghost (Jordin Sparks, Livvi Franc), Kara DioGuardi (Mya Harrison, Celine Dion), Cristyle “The Ink” Johnson (Jennifer Lopez, Rozonda Thomas), and Johnta Austin (Mary J. Blige, Jessica Simpson).
Posted at 07:45 pm by mokhal
CAMP ROCK - SOUNDTRACK [OUT NOW!]
The motion picture soundtrack for “Camp Rock” has been released as of Tuesday (17th June 2008) via Hollywood Records. The compilation set boasts collaborations with Toby Gad (Meleni Smith, Natasha Bedingfield), Kara DioGuardi (Ashlee Simpson, Katharine McPhee), Greg Wells (Michelle Branch, Katy Perry), Mitch Allan (Faith Hill, Chris Daughtry), Matthew Gerrard (Joanna Levesque, Hayden Panettiere), Robbie Nevil (Jordin Sparks, Esmee Denters), Antonia Armato (Vanessa Hudgens, Aly & AJ), and Pamela Sheyne (Corinne Bailey Rae, Mutya Buena).
Camp Rock – Official Track List:
01 – We Rock / Cast of Camp Rock (Kara DioGuardi, Greg Wells).
02 – Play My Music / Jonas Brothers (Kara DioGuardi, Mitch Allan).
03 – Gotta Find You / Joe Jonas (Andy Dodd, Adam Watts).
04 – Start The Party / Jordan Francis (Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil).
05 – Who Will I Be / Demi Lovato (Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil).
06 – This is Me / Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas (Andy Dodd, Adam Watts).
07 – Hasta La Vista / Jordan Francis & Roshon Bernard Fegan (Pamela Sheyne, Kovas, Toby Gad).
08 – Here I Am / Renee Sandstrom (Jamie Houston).
09 – Too Cool / Meaghan Martin (Pamela Sheyne, Toby Gad).
10 – Our Time is Here / Demi Lovato, Meaghan Martin & Aaryn Dolye (Antonia Armato, Tim James).
11 – 2 Stars / Meaghan Martin (Nikki Hassman / Adam Anders).
12 – What it Takes / Aaryn Dolye (Antonia Armato, Tim James).
Posted at 07:43 pm by mokhal
PINK ROLLS WITH DANJA ON NEW ALBUM
Pop artist Pink – born Alecia Moore – is currently recording the follow-up to “I’m Not Dead” with hitmaker Nate “Danja” Hills – best known for his work with Mariah Carey (“Migrate”), Usher Raymond (“Appetite”), Keri Hilson (“Hands & Feet”), Britney Spears (“Gimme More”), Nelly Furtado (“Showtime”), Katharine McPhee (“Each Other”), and Paula DeAnda (“Easy”).
This is not the first time the “Get the Party Started” singer collaborates with a Hip Hop musician as some of her previous R&B influenced works include tracks crafted by Andrea Martin / Soulshock & Karlin (“Private Show”), Kandi Burruss / Kevin “She'kspere” Briggs (“There You Go”), Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (“Some Girls”), Scott Storch (“Family Portrait”), Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot / Dana "Rockwilder" Stinson ("Lady Marmalade"), and Dallas Austin (“Just Like a Pill”).
Posted at 07:37 pm by mokhal
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