Sunday, June 10, 2012
AIDEN GRIMSHAW ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM 'MISTY EYE'
Aiden Grimshaw has announced the title and release date for his upcoming debut album.
The British singer/songwriter will release “Misty Eye” in the United Kingdom on August 20 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records. Lead single “Is This Love” was written by Aiden Grimshaw along with Jarrad Rogers and Athlete frontman Joel Pott.
Aiden Grimshaw – Misty Eye [Official Tracklisting]:
Is This Love
What We Gonna Be
Nothing at All
Misty Eye (Acoustic)
Is This Love (Acoustic)
This Island (Acoustic)
[Watch] Aiden Grimshaw - Is This Love
Posted at 08:12 pm by mokhal
Saturday, June 09, 2012
[MONICA MANIA INTERVIEW] CHANTEL MCCRARY
Chantel McCrary is an upcoming singer/songwriter.
She's currently working on her debut album with super producer Kenneth "Soundz" Coby, whose credits include "4 Letter Word" by Diggy Simmons [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records], "Out of Town Girl" by Justin Bieber [Universal Music Group / Def Jam Records], "Heavy Rotation" by Ciara [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records] and "Skin" by Rihanna [Universal Music Group / Def Jam Records].
June 15 marks the premiere date for Chantel's video "Sending My Love" – a song made famous by Zhane in 1994 – and new single "Nothing on Me."
Hamada: When did you discover your passion for singing and performing?
Chantel: My entire family has always done music, so I was exposed to singing and playing instruments at a very young age. My grandparents had their own church, so that gave me a chance to sing in the choir every Sunday.
Hamada: What can we expect from your upcoming debut album?
Chantel: Good R&B music. I grew up in the 90's when that feel-good R&B really thrived, so that decade of music had a huge influence on my sound.
Hamada: Whom did you collaborate with on the project in terms of songwriters and producers?
Chantel: Well the album is still in the creative process, but I've primarily been working with Grammy nominated producer/songwriter Kenneth "Soundz" Coby. We've really just been vibing and writing all the songs together. I do have a crazy song with producer Young Fyre.
Hamada: Are there any other musicians you'd like to collaborate with in the near future?
Chantel: Yes! Andrew "Pop" Wansel, Warren "Oak" Felder, Chauncey "Hit-Boy" Hollis, and Da Internz.
Hamada: List some of your favorite recorded songs so far (with liner notes about each one of them).
Chantel: Oh man! There are so many amazing songs, it's hard to choose. But "Nothing on Me," "24 Hours," "Good Ones" and "Grinding" are definitely some of my favorites.
Hamada: Tell us about your new single "Sending My Love."
Chantel: It's such a feel-good song. Kinda like that jam that can be played all summer at any party, cookout, or whatever!
Hamada: Whose idea was it to cover such a classic song?
Chantel: That was actually Soundz idea. We wanted to just put something out to give listeners a little taste of what's to come.
Hamada: If you could record a duet with a male and female artist, whom would you consider as your main picks?
Chantel: I Love, Love, Love Missy Elliot. It would be so dope to do a song with her. I would love to do something with Jeremih as well. He's such a dope writer and I think we could come up with something crazy.
Hamada: Which artists are you currently listening to?
Chantel: Aaliyah, Drake, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Adele, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, Kanye West.
Hamada: Tell us something that most readers will be surprised to learn about you.
Chantel: Hmmm, well I've been playing piano and composing my own music since I was about 7 years old.
Hamada: What are the qualities that you look for in a partner?
Chantel: Confident but humble, open-minded, gotta be goal-oriented, good sense of fashion, and he has to have a big sense of humor. I'm such a goofball, so if you can't laugh at my jokes, you gots ta go! Lol.
Hamada: If you weren't a singer/songwriter, which alternative career you would have pursued?
Chantel: I love to cook! And I'm obsessed with health and nutrition. So I've always said I would either be a chef or a nutritionist if I didn't do music.
Hamada: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Chantel: I see myself being a successful artist, traveling and performing all over the world. I just see myself really enjoying life doing what I love to do. I honestly can't see myself doing anything but music
Hamada: Any message you'd like to give to your fans and Monica Mania readers?
Chantel: I wanna thank everyone for actually taking the chance to listen to my music and really supporting the movement. And be sure to check out my video for "Sending My Love" out on VEVO and my single "Nothing on Me" on ITunes! Both out on June 15th.
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Posted at 07:43 pm by mokhal
FRANK OCEAN DEBUTS NEW SINGLE 'PYRAMIDS'
Frank Ocean has debuted his new single online.
“Pyramids” marks the lead single from the R&B singer/songwriter’s upcoming album, “Channel Orange,” which is due in the United States on July 17 via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Records.
In related news, Ocean - real name Christopher Breaux - has made songwriting contributions on Brandy’s upcoming sixth album “Two Eleven.” He previously collaborated with the R&B songstress on the track “1st & Love,” produced by Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis.
[Listen] Frank Ocean - Pyramids
Posted at 07:38 pm by mokhal
TREY SONGZ SCHEDULES RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM 'CHAPTER V'
Trey Songz has scheduled the release date for his upcoming fifth album.
The R&B singer/songwriter – real name Tremaine Neverson – will release “Chapter V” in the United States on August 21 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.
Lead single “Heart Attack” was written by Trey Songz along with Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin (Katy Perry, Britney Spears) and Richard “Rico Love” Butler (Taio Cruz, Beyonce Knowles).
Other album contributors include Troy Taylor (Whitney Houston, Brian McKnight), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis), Eric Hudson (Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx), Sean “Redd Stylez” Fenton (Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown), Andrew “Hit-Drew” Clifton (Lonny Bereal, Keyshia Cole) and Kenneth “Soundz” Coby (Chantel McCrary, Justin Bieber).
[Watch] Trey Songz - Heart Attack
Posted at 07:36 pm by mokhal
FRANK OCEAN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'CHANNEL ORANGE'
Frank Ocean has announced the title of his upcoming album.
The R&B singer/songwriter – real name Christopher Breaux – has christened his upcoming album “Channel Orange” and will release it later this year via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Records.
“Channel Orange” is confirmed to boast productions James “Malay” Ho, whose credits include “The Thrill is Gone” by Fantasia Barrino featuring Cee-Lo Green [Sony Music Entertainment / J Records], “I Miss My Friend” by Mario [Sony Music Entertainment / J Records] and “Green Light” by John Legend featuring Andre 3000 [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].
Ocean previously co-wrote hits for other artists such as “I Miss You” by Beyonce Knowles [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records], “Thinking About Forever” by Bridget Kelly [Roc Nation Records] and “1st & Love” by Brandy [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records].
[Watch] Frank Ocean - Swim Good
Posted at 01:50 am by mokhal
Friday, June 08, 2012
EMILIA MITIKU RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'LOST INSIDE'
Emilia Mitiku has released the video for her new single online.
“Lost Inside” marks the lead single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming album, “I Belong to You,” which is due later this year via Warner Bros. Records. The track was produced by Anders Hansson, who's best known for his collaboration with Swedish artist Agness on the worldwide hit single "Release Me."
Other tracks slotted for inclusion on “I Belong to You” are “You’re Breaking My Heart,” “Officially a Fool,” “You’re Not Right for Me” and “Substitute Arms.”
[Watch] Emilia Mitiku - Lost Inside
Posted at 08:50 pm by mokhal
HIT-BOY PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SONG 'JAY-Z INTERVIEW'
Hit-Boy has debuted the video for his new song online.
“Jay-Z Interview” was produced by Roosevelt “Bink” Harrell, whose credits include “Living Better Now” by Jamie Foxx featuring Rick Ross [Sony Music Entertainment / J Records], “Devil in a New Dress” by Kanye West [Universal Music Group / Rock-A-Fella / Def Jam Records] and “Paint Me Over” by Amerie [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].
As a music producer, Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis has crafted hits including “Off That Liquor” by Chris Brown [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “Watch ‘N Learn” by Rihanna [Universal Music Group / Def Jam Records], “Come on a Cone” by Nicki Minaj [Cash Money / Universal Republic Records] and “Lay It On Me” by Kelly Rowland [Motown / Universal Republic Records].
[Watch] Hit-Boy - Jay-Z Interview
Posted at 08:45 pm by mokhal
TEAIRRA MARI UNVEILS NEW SINGLE 'LIL MAMA'
Teairra Mari has debuted her new song online.
“Lil Mama” is slotted for inclusion on the R&B artist’s upcoming mixtape “Unfinished Business.” Meanwhile, her upcoming sophomore album “Sex on the Radio” will be released via Division1 Records.
Production duties on “Lil Mama” were handled by Richard “Rico Love” Butler, who’s also responsible for “It All Belongs to Me” by Monica featuring Brandy [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “Sweet Dreams” by Beyonce Knowles [Music World Entertainment / Columbia Records] and “Motivation” by Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne [Motown / Universal Republic Records].
[Listen] Teairra Mari - Lil Mama
Posted at 08:40 pm by mokhal
SEAN KINGSTON, T.I. DEBUT VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'BACK 2 LIFE (LIVE IT UP)'
Sean Kingston has premiered the video for his new single online.
“Back 2 Life (Live It Up)” – which features T.I. – will be included on the reggae singer/songwriter’s upcoming third album, “Back 2 Life,” which is due later this year via Beluga Heights / Epic Records.
The track was produced by Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, whose credits include “Lick Ya Down” by Cover Drive [Universal Music Group / Polydor Records], “Lovey Dovey” by Livvi Franc [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records] and “Push Up on Me” by Rihanna [Universal Music Group / Def Jam Records].
[Watch] Sean Kingston featuring T.I. - Back 2 Life (Live It Up)
Posted at 08:38 pm by mokhal
Thursday, June 07, 2012
LITTLE BOOTS PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'HEADPHONES'
Little Boots have debuted the video for hew new single online.
The British singer/songwriter – real name Victoria Hesketh – has christened “Headphones” as the lead single from her upcoming as-yet-untitled sophomore album on Warner Music Group / 679 Artists Records.
“Headphones” was produced by Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson of The Knocks. The electronic music duo are currently working on their forthcoming EP and full album for A&M / Octone Records.
[Watch] Little Boots - Headphones
Posted at 08:38 pm by mokhal
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