Tuesday, June 24, 2008
COLE ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE DETAILS
R&B performer Keyshia Cole has dubbed the Tami LaTrell penned "Fallin' Out" as the 5th single to be released from her latest album, "Just Like You". The track was produced by Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin of production duo Soulshock & Karlin – the same team behind Tracie Spencer's "It's All About You (Not About Me)" and Blu Cantrell's "Don't Wanna Say Goodbye".
The Danish hitmakers are also crafting hits on the upcoming albums by Whitney Houston (Arista/J Records), Meleni Smith (Soulpower Records), Solange Knowles (Music World Entertainment/Geffen Records), Esmee Denters (Tennman/Interscope Records), Pixie Lott (Mercury Records), Samantha Jade (Jive Records), and Michelle Williams (Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records).
Posted at 07:39 pm by mokhal
DENTERS DRAFTS DIOGUARDI FOR DEBUT DISC
Along with Justin Timberlake, singer/songwriter/producer Kara DioGuardi is currently writing hits for Esmee Denters’ upcoming debut effort with Tennman/Interscope Records. The Dutch newcomer’s as yet untitled album will also feature productions from Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Usher Raymond, Maria Hamer Jensen), Toby Gad (Joanna Levesque, Livvi Franc), Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson (Lionel Richie, Stacie Orrico), Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Wynter Gordon, Robyn Janelle), Greg Kurstin (Livvi Franc, Shaznay Lewis), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Janet Jackson, Mario Barrett), Nadir “Red One” Khayat (Tami Chynn, Kat DeLuna), and Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Nelly Furtado, Alicia Keys).
Fans of DioGuardi’s work should keep an eye on the next projects by Beyonce Knowles (Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records), Pussycat Dolls (A&M/Interscope Records), Brandy Norwood (Knockout Entertainment/Epic Records), Cassie Ventura (Next Selection/Bad Boy Records), Tynisha Keli (Warner Brothers/Atlantic Records), Pixie Lott (Mercury Records), Vanessa Hudgens (Hollywood Records), Samantha Jade (Jive Records), and Clique Girlz (Interscope Records).
Posted at 07:38 pm by mokhal
DIDO ALMOST FINISHED WITH NEW ALBUM
British singer/songwriter Dido Armstrong re-launched her official website stating that she’s in the final stages of recording her long-awaited 3rd album on Cheeky/Sony BMG. Even though there’s no word on which musicians she’s collaborated with on the yet to be titled project, I’m hoping that frequent collaborator Rick Nowels is on board, especially since they’ve crafted poignant songs together including “Here With Me”, “All You Want”, “Hunter”, “White Flag”, “Sand In My Shoes”, “This Land is Mine” and “The Closer You Get”.
[Visit] Dido - Official Website
Posted at 07:37 pm by mokhal
KWAME ASSISTS SULLIVAN ON "NEED U BAD" REMIX
Music producer Kwame Holland – who’s responsible for Christina Aguilera’s “Understand” and Fantasia Barrino’s “Not the Way I Do” - posted a new remix of Jazmine Sullivan’s latest single, “Need U Bad”, on his official MySpace profile. Feel free to give it a listen!
The singer/songwriter’s as yet untitled album on J Records is scheduled to boast alliances with Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mary J. Blige, Usher Raymond), Nate “Danja” Hills (Brandy Norwood, Justin Timberlake), James Poyser (Mariah Carey, Vivian Green), Cool & Dre: Andre Lyon & Marcello Valenzano (Teedra Moses, Keyshia Cole), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Jennifer Hudson, Chris Brown), Marsha Ambrosius (Mario Barrett, Emily King), Jack Splash (Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx), and Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot (Whitney Houston, Adina Howard).
[Visit] Kwame Holland @ MySpace
Posted at 07:35 pm by mokhal
JADA POSTS NEW SNIPPET @ MYSPACE: "YOU GOTTA GO"
Universal/Motown recording group Jada posted a snippet of "You Gotta Go" on their official MySpace profile, so make sure you check it out! The track was produced by The Insomniax: Erik Nelson & Emile Ghantous (Joanna Levesque, Bobby Valentino, Stefani Vara).
Jada's yet to be titled debut album will feature additional collaborations with Toby Gad (Christina Milian, Meleni Smith), Nate "Danja" Hills (Justin Timberlake, Usher Raymond), Wyclef Jean (Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill), Evan Rogers & Carl Sturken (Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera), The Clutch: Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis & Patrick "J.Que" Smith (Fantasia Barrino, Ciara Harris), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Britney Spears, Jesse McCartney), Evan "Kidd" Bogart (Jennifer Lopez, Steph Jones), and Lyrica Anderson (Mya Harrison, Keke Palmer).
[Visit] Jada @ MySpace
Posted at 07:32 pm by mokhal
Monday, June 23, 2008
KEYS DRAFTS SWIZZ BEATZ FOR "TEENAGE LOVE AFFAIR" REMIX
Singer/songwriter Alicia Keys is out with a new remix to her hit single "Teenage Love Affair", helmed by Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean (Mariah Carey, Beyonce Knowles, Mya Harrison). This is not the first time Swizzy joins forces with Keys as their initial placement was on the Sean Garrett assisted "Waiting for Your Love", a bonus track included on the Japanese issue of the multi-platinum selling "As I Am".
The set boasts additional collaborations with Kerry "Krucial" Brothers (Brandy Norwood, Keyshia Cole), Jack Splash (Estelle Swaray, Jennifer Hudson), Linda Perry (Christina Aguilera, Solange Knowles), Harold Lilly (Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton), Marsha Ambrosius (Angie Stone, Mario Barrett), and Alonzo "Novel" Stevenson (Joss Stone, Leona Lewis).
[Listen] Alicia Keys - Teenage Love Affair (Swizz Beatz Remix)
Posted at 07:44 pm by mokhal
JOHNSON ASSISTS DONDRIA ON DEBUT LP
In addition to penning Mariah Carey's latest joint, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time", singer/songwriter Cristyle "The Ink" Johnson is also having Dondria Nicole's debut single, "Can't Stop", which was released digitally on June 17th via So So Def/Island Urban Records. The track was produced by Jermaine Dupri (Alicia Keys, Syleena Johnson), and Bryan Michael Cox (Nicole Scherzinger, Chante Moore).
Johnson is also crafting hits on the next projects by Beyonce Knowles (Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records), Jennifer Hudson (Arista/J Records), Brandy Norwood (Knockout Entertainment/Epic Records), Esmee Denters (Tennman/Interscope Records), and Teyana Taylor (Star Trak/Interscope Records).
Posted at 07:43 pm by mokhal
BONUS TRACKS ON HUDGENS' "IDENTIFIED" REVEALED
The Japanese issue of Vanessa Hudgens' upcoming sophomore album, "Identified", features 3 bonus tracks including "Set it Off", "Vulnerable" and "Committed". The set which features collaborations with Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Leona Lewis, Britney Spears), Cathy Dennis (Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion), Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald (Jeannie Ortega, Ashley Parker Angel), Kara DioGuardi (Avril Lavigne, Katharine McPhee), Martin "Max Martin" Sandberg (Katy Perry, Samantha Jade), Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Jesse McCartney, Raven Symone) and Beau Dozier (Joss Stone, Tynisha Keli), will be released in the U.S. on July 1st via Hollywood Records.
Posted at 07:42 pm by mokhal
FLORES POSTS NEW SONGS @ MYSPACE: "INSECURE", "FACE IN THE CROWD"
"Face in the Crowd" and "Insecure" are 2 new songs posted on Nikki Flores’ official MySpace profile, so make sure you check them out! The singer/songwriter’s forthcoming debut album, “This Girl”, is expected to drop later this year via Epic Records.
Among the musicians backing Flores on “This Girl” are Nate “Danja” Hills (Britney Spears, Katharine McPhee), Beau Dozier (Joanna Levesque, Samantha Jade), The Jam: Michael Mani & Jordan Omley (Leona Lewis, Raven Symone), Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Wynter Gordon, Natalie Alvarado), Fernando Garibay (Paris Hilton, Nicole Scherzinger), Richard “Biff” Stannard (Holly Valance, Kylie Minogue), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale), The Clutch: Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis & Patrick “J.Que” Smith (Jordyn Taylor, Fantasia Barrino), and Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson (Esmee Denters, Stacie Orrico).
[Visit] Nikki Flores @ MySpace
Posted at 07:40 pm by mokhal
MALAKOUTI GETS PRETTY AND GRITTY ON DEBUT SOLO DISC
Former Shut Up Stella member Jessie Malakouti has dubbed her debut album, “Pretty & Gritty”, and it’s scheduled to be released later this year. The set is expected to sport productions from Arnthor Birgisson (Janet Jackson, Paula DeAnda), Rami Yacoub (Britney Spears, Shayne Ward), Greg Kurstin (Esmee Denters, Livvi Franc), and Lester Mendez (Jewel Kilcher, Nelly Furtado).
Posted at 07:37 pm by mokhal
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