Monday, June 23, 2008
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
RAVEN PREPS NEW ALBUM IN THE U.S.
Norwegian singer/songwriter Marion Raven is currently writing songs for her 4th studio album in Hollywood, United States. Her last effort, “Set Me Free”, featured collaborations with Martin “Max Martin” Sandberg (Kelis Rogers, Leona Lewis), Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Paris Hilton, Skye Sweetnam), Chantal Kreviazuk & Raine Maida (Gwen Stefani, Alecia Moore), Danielle Brisebois (Maria Lawson, Natasha Bedingfield), and Jimmy Harry (Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue).
Posted at 07:36 pm by mokhal
Saturday, June 21, 2008
JONAS BROTHERS - PLAY MY MUSIC [VIDEO]
Here is the video for “Play My Music” by Jonas Brothers, taken from the motion picture soundtrack “Camp Rock”. The track was crafted by Kara DioGuardi & Mitch Allan – the same team behind Faith Hill’s hit single “Lost”.
Other musicians who contributed to “Camp Rock” include Toby Gad (Joanna Levesque, Esmee Denters), Pamela Sheyne (Corinne Bailey Rae, Mutya Buena), Kovasciar “Kovas” Myvette (Jeannie Ortega, Rosette Sharma), Greg Wells (Michelle Branch, Katy Perry), Matthew Gerrard (Delta Goodrem. Hayden Panettiere), and Robbie Nevil (Jesse McCartney, Ashlee Simpson).
[Watch] Jonas Brothers - Play My Music
Posted at 07:59 pm by mokhal
[RANDOM ALBUM REVIEW] GABRIELLE - ALWAYS
It's Breaking My Heart: co-written by Gabrielle / produced by Julian Gallagher.
Show Me Love: co-written by Gabrielle / produced by Julian Gallagher.
All I Want: co-written by Gabrielle / produced by Julian Gallagher.
Every Little Teardrop: co-written by Gabrielle / produced by Julian Gallagher.
Heartbreaker: written by Gabrielle, Andy Dean, Ben Wolff / produced by Boilerhouse Boys.
I'm Not in Love: co-written by Gabrielle / produced by Julian Gallagher.
Why: written by Gabrielle, Paul Weller, Andy Dean, Ben Wolff / produced by Boilerhouse Boys.
Wiser: co-written by Gabrielle / produced by Julian Gallagher.
Always: co-written by Gabrielle / produced by Julian Gallagher.
Cold Sober Moment: co-written by Gabrielle / produced by Julian Gallagher.
I Remember: co-written by Gabrielle / produced by Julian Gallagher.
Love Me Like You Do: written by Gabrielle, Andy Dean, Ben Wolff / produced by Boilerhouse Boys.
Quick Take: Loyal Gabrielle fans will not be disappointed!
Rating: (3/5) - Good.
Posted at 07:57 pm by mokhal
MARIO SNAGS LILLY, DR. LUKE, SPLASH FOR NEW ALBUM
R&B crooner Mario Barrett is currently recording the follow-up to his 2007 album, “Go”, and among the songs slotted for inclusion on the new project is entitled “Forever and Ever”. The track was co-written by Harold Lilly (Craig David, Toni Braxton), and co-produced by Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Kelis Rogers, Alecia Moore) and Jack Splash (Estelle Swaray, Solange Knowles).
Lilly previously collaborated with Barrett on the Akon produced “Do Right”, and with Splash by crafting Alicia Keys’ “Wreckless Love” and “Teenage Love Affair”. On the other hand, “Forever and Ever” marks the second placement between Splash and Dr. Luke as their initial effort was via the Cathy Dennis penned “All The Way” – a song that was helmed during the Britney Spears’ “Blackout” recording sessions, but didn’t make the album.
Posted at 07:53 pm by mokhal
OMARION SIGNS WITH MOSLEY MUSIC/INTERSCOPE RECORDS
Former B2K member Omarion Grandberry inked a new deal with Mosley Music/Interscope Records after parting ways with Sony Music/Columbia. He’s currently working on his 3rd album with super producer Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley, who helmed his smash single “Icebox”.
The as yet untitled project – currently earmarked for a late 2008 release - is scheduled to boast additional songwriting contributions from Keri Hilson (Toni Braxton, Britney Spears), Justin Timberlake (Macy Gray, Esmee Denters), Faheem “T-Pain” Najm (Mariah Carey, Rozonda Thomas), and Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano (Usher Raymond, Kylie Minogue).
Posted at 07:52 pm by mokhal
GOODREM SETS DATE FOR U.S. DEBUT ALBUM
Australian singer/songwriter Delta Goodrem will release her U.S. debut album, “Delta”, on 15th July via Decca/Mercury Records. The set is preceded by lead single “In This Life”, produced by John Shanks (Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Ashlee Simpson).
Among the other musicians backing Goodrem on “Delta” are Steve Kipner (Christina Aguilera, Kelly Rowland), Wayne Wilkins (Michelle Williams, Keri Hilson), Savan Kotecha (Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion), Andrew Frampton (Maria Lawson, Natasha Bedingfield), and Steve Mac (Leona Lewis, Emma Bunton).
Delta Goodrem – Delta [Official Track List]:
01 – Believe Again
02 – In This Life
03 – Possessionless
04 – Born to Try
05 – Bare Hands
06 – God Laughs
07 – You Will Only Break My Heart
08 – Woman
09 – Brave Face
10 – I Can’t Break It
11 – One Day
12 – Angels in the Room
Posted at 07:49 pm by mokhal
ORTEGA DRAFS THE CONGLOMERATE FOR NEW CD
As previously reported, Jeannie Ortega is currently recording her sophomore album with hitmaker Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, who’s responsible for hits performed by Sugababes (“About You Now”), Leona Lewis (“I Will Be”), The Veronicas (“Everything I’m Not”), Kelis (“I Don’t Think So”) and Pink (“U + Ur Hand”).
Among the new songs recorded for Ortega’s yet to be titled project are “The Set Up” and “Always on Your Way”, both crafted by Curtis Richardson & Charli Vox of songwriting/production team The Conglomerate. However, there’s no confirmation on whether the tracks mentioned will make it to the final cut!
Posted at 07:47 pm by mokhal
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