Saturday, June 30, 2012
NE-YO TEAMS UP WITH ERIC HUDSON FOR NEW ALBUM 'R.E.D'
Ne-Yo has teamed up with Eric Hudson for his upcoming fifth album, “R.E.D,” which is due in the United States on September 18 via Universal Music Group / Motown Records.
Hudson has previously helmed tracks including "Entourage" by Omarion [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records], "P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)" by John Legend [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records] and "Flashing Lights" by Kanye West [Universal Music Group / Def Jam Records].
He also confirmed placements on the next projects by Trey Songz [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records], Keyshia Cole [Universal Music Group / Geffen Records], Starshell [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records] and Marsha Ambrosius [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].
"R.E.D" serves as the follow-up to 2010’s "Libra Scale." That release launched the hit singles "Beautiful Monster," "Champagne Life" and "One in a Million."
In addition to new singles “Lazy Love” and “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself,” among the other producers backing Ne-Yo on the project are Robert Shea Taylor (Wynter Gordon, Bridget Kelly), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Christina Milian, Mary J. Blige), Ernest "No I.D." Wilson (Melanie Fiona, Toni Braxton), Harmony "H-Money" Samuels (Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland), Chuck Harmony (Keri Hilson, Fantasia Barrino) and David Banner (Justin Bieber, Trey Songz).
[Watch] Ne-Yo - Lazy Love
Posted at 01:15 am by mokhal
AMELIA LILY ANNOUNCES DEBUT SINGLE 'YOU BRING ME JOY'
Amelia Lily has announced the title of her debut single online.
The British singer/songwriter will release “Bring Me Joy” as the lead single from her upcoming debut album, which is scheduled for release later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Xenomania Records.
In addition to a duet with Kelly Rowland, the as-yet-untitled project by Amelia Lily is expected to boast productions and songwriting contributions from Brian Higgins (Kylie Minogue, Alesha Dixon) and Richard “Biff” Stannard (Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith).
[Watch] Amelia Lily & Kelly Rowland - River Deep, Mountain High
Posted at 01:03 am by mokhal
AIDEN GRIMSHAW DEBUTS NEW SINGLE 'CURTAIN CALL'
Aiden Grimshaw has debuted his new single online.
"Curtain Call" marks the second single from the British singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, "Misty Eye," which is due in the United Kingdom on August 20 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.
The follow-up to "Is This Love" will be available on August 12 via iTunes and all other digital outlets.
"Misty Eye" features productions and songwriting contributions from Jarrad Rogers, whose credits include Lana Del Rey [Universal / Interscope Records] and Tinchy Stryder [Universal / Island Records].
[Listen] Aiden Grimshaw - Curtain Call
Posted at 12:49 am by mokhal
Friday, June 29, 2012
NO DOUBT UNVEIL OFFICIAL ARTWORK FOR NEW SINGLE 'SETTLE DOWN'
No Doubt have unveiled the official artwork for their new single online.
The rock band – consisting of vocalist Gwen Stefani, guitarist Tom Dumont, bassist Tony Kanal, and drummer Adrian Young – will release "Settle Down" as the lead single from their upcoming sixth album, "Push and Shove," which is due on September 25 via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.
"Push and Shove" serves as the follow-up to 2001's "Rock Steady." That release debuted and peaked at number 9 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also launched three hit singles on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart: "Hey Baby" (No. 5), "Hella Good" (No. 13) and "Underneath It All" (No. 3).
As previously reported, Wesley "Diplo" Pentz (Chris Brown, Justin Bieber), Ester Dean (Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige), Mark "Spike" Stent (Lady GaGa, Beyonce Knowles) and Dave "Switch" Taylor (Christina Aguilera, Nicola Roberts) are among the contributors on the highly-anticipated No Doubt project.
[Watch] No Doubt - Underneath It All
Posted at 09:07 pm by mokhal
KELLY ROWLAND TEAMS UP WITH SEAN GARRETT, LIL WAYNE ON NEW SINGLE 'ICE'
Kelly Rowland has announced the title of her new single.
The singer/songwriter will release “Ice” as the lead single from her upcoming fourth album, which is slated for release later this year via Motown / Universal Republic Records.
“Ice” – which features Lil Wayne – was co-written by Sean “The Pen” Garrett, whose credits include “Put It Down” by Brandy featuring Chris Brown [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “My Baby” by Janet Jackson featuring Kanye West [EMI Music Group / Virgin Records] and “Diva” by Beyonce Knowles [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].
The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “Here I Am.” That release peaked and debuted at number 3 on Billboard’s 200 Albums Chart. It also launched the two hit singles on the UK Singles Chart: “Commander” featuring David Guetta (No. 9) and “Down for Whatever” (No. 6).
In addition to Sean “The Pen” Garrett, other songwriters that Rowland have collaborated with on the project are Kevin Cossom (Mary J. Blige, Keri Hilson), Amber "Se7en" Streeter (Estelle Swaray, Trey Songz), Lonny Bereal (LeToya Luckett, Kevin McCall), Nikeshia Briscoe (Britney Spears, Keyshia Cole), Sean "Redd Stylez" Fenton (Cover Drive, Jordin Sparks) and Eric Bellinger (Ashanti, Loick Essien).
Producers include Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston), The Runners: Andrew Harr & Jermaine Jackson (Avril Lavigne, Rita Ora), Tyler “T-Minus” Williams (Kris Stephens, Nicki Minaj), Eric Hudson (Wynter Gordon, Jamie Foxx), Da Internz: Marcos Palacious & Earnest Clark (Justin Bieber, Sean Kingston), Richard "Rico Love" Butler (Michelle Williams, Sean Paul) and Harmony "H-Money" Samuels (Ne-Yo, Jennifer Hudson).
[Watch] Kelly Rowland - Motivation (featuring Lil Wayne)
Posted at 01:05 am by mokhal
Thursday, June 28, 2012
ALICIA KEYS DEBUTS NEW SINGLE 'NEW DAY' ONLINE
Alicia Keys has unveiled her new single online.
"New Day" marks the lead single from the R&B singer/songwriter's upcoming fifth album, which is scheduled for release later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.
The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2009's "The Element of Freedom." That release debuted and peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's 200 Albums Chart. It launched two hit singles on the Hot 100 Singles Chart: "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" (No.27) and "Unthinkable (I'm Ready)" (No. 21).
Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean (Whitney Houston, Beyonce Knowles), Emeli Sande (Leona Lewis, Alesha Dixon), Warren "Oak" Felder (Toni Braxton, Chris Brown), Kerry "Krucial" Keys (Christina Aguilera, Keyshia Cole) and Andrew "Pop" Wansel (Nicki Minaj, Sterling Simms) are among the musicians Alicia Keys has collaborated with for the project.
[Listen] Alicia Keys - New Day
Posted at 11:42 pm by mokhal
RIHANNA ENLISTS FERNANDO GARIBAY FOR NEW ALBUM
Rihanna has enlisted the production services of Fernando Garibay for her upcoming seventh album, which is slotted for release later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings.
Garibay has previously crafted tracks including “Quicksand” by Britney Spears [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records], “Love is a Suicide” by Natalia Kills [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records] and “Save Me” by Jordin Sparks [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records].
The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “Talk That Talk.” That release debuted and peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’s 200 Albums Chart. It launched four hit singles on the Hot 100 Singles Chart: "We Found Love” featuring Calvin Harris (No.1), “You Da One” (No. 14), “Talk That Talk” (No. 31) and "Where Have You Been" (No. 5).
Other producers and songwriters that have contributed to the project are Chase & Status: Saul Milton & Will Kennard (Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah), Makeba Riddick (Toni Braxton, Jennifer Lopez), Lucas Secon (Marcus Canty, Tanya Lacey), Richard "Rico Love" Butler (Sean Paul, Kelly Rowland), James "Jim Jonsin" Scheffer (Nicole Scherzinger, Michelle Williams), Frank Romano (Jason Derulo, Mario Winans), Nickolas Marzouca (Usher Raymond, Rick Ross) and Sia Furler (Christina Aguilera, Neon Hitch).
[Watch] Rihanna - We Found Love (featuring Calvin Harris)
Posted at 11:29 pm by mokhal
NOISETTES UNVEIL OFFICIAL ARTWORK, TRACKLISTING FOR NEW ALBUM 'CONTACT'
Noisettes have unveiled the official artwork and tracklisting for their upcoming third album.
The British group – which consists of members Shingai Shoniwa and Dan Smith – will release "Contact" in the United Kingdom on August 27 via Universal Music Group / Mercury Records.
Lead single "Winner" was co-written by Jean Baptiste Kouame, whose credits include "I'm a Sinner" by Madonna [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records], "Don't Wake Me Up" by Chris Brown [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], "Scream" by Kelis [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records] and "Photographs" by Rihanna featuring will.i.am [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings].
"Contact" serves as the follow-up to 2009's "Wild at Heart." That release debuted and peaked at No. 7 on the UK Albums Chart. It launched two hit singles on the UK Singles Chart: "Don't Upset the Rhythm" (No.8) and "Never Forget You" (No. 20).
Noisettes – Contact [Official Tracklisting]:
Transmission Will Start
I Want You Back
Let the Music Play
Nothing is Lost (Bonus Track)
[Listen] Noisettes - Winner
Posted at 11:27 pm by mokhal
LIL' EDDIE GRACES NEW ALBUM BY JORDIN SPARKS
Jordin Sparks has added Lil’ Eddie to the list of songwriters for her upcoming third album, slated for release later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.
The hit songwriter – real name Edwin Serrano, Jr. – has previously co-wrote tracks including “All Day” by Cody Simpson [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records], “Rainbow” by Jessie J [Lava / Universal Republic Records], “All I See" by Kylie Minogue [EMI Music Group / Parlophone Records] and “Is Anybody Out There?” by K’Naan featuring Nelly Furtado [Warner Music Group / A&M / Octone Records].
He also collaborated with top producers including Mich "Cutfather" Hansen (Pixie Lott, Ed Drewett), Carsten “Soulshock” Schack (Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke), Kenneth Karlin (Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton), Jonas “Jay Jay” Jeberg (Rachel Crow, Nicole Scherzinger), Andre Harris (Mariah Carey, Usher Raymond) and Vidal Davis (Justin Timberlake, Marsha Ambrosius).
Meanwhile, other songwriters backing Sparks on the still-untitled project are Amber “Sevyn” Streeter (Estelle Swaray, Kelly Rowland), Olivia "Livvi Franc" Waithe (Cheryl Cole, Kelly Clarkson), Taurian "Adonis" Shropshire (Jennifer Lopez, Keyshia Cole), Priscilla Renea (Rihanna, Demi Lovato) and Kelly "Madame Buttons" Sheehan (Nicki Minaj, Jason Derulo).
Producers include Da Internz: Earnest Clark & Marcos Palacious (Kat Graham, John Legend), Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Enrique Iglesias, Leona Lewis), Harmony "H-Money" Samuels (Keri Hilson, Jennifer Hudson), Andrew "Pop" Wansel (Sterling Simms, Trey Songz), Warren "Oak" Felder (Jazmine Sullivan, Keke Palmer), Mason "MdL" Levy (Justin Bieber, Mike Posner), Ryan "Alias" Tedder (Jesse McCartney, Natasha Bedingfield) and Emanuel Kiriakou (Celine Dion, Whitney Houston).
[Watch] Jordin Sparks - One Step at a Time
Posted at 08:31 pm by mokhal
NE-YO ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE 'LET ME LOVE YOU (UNTIL YOU LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF)'
Ne-Yo has announced the title of his new single.
The R&B singer/songwriter – born Shaffer Smith – will release “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)” as the second single from his upcoming fifth album, “R.E.D,” which is due in the United States on September 18 via Universal Music Group / Motown Records.
“R.E.D” serves as the follow-up to “Libra Scale,” which was released in 2010 via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Records. That release launched the hit singles “Beautiful Monster” along with “Champagne Life” and “One in a Million.”
Among the producers backing Ne-Yo on the project are Robert Shea Taylor (Wynter Gordon, Bridget Kelly), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Christina Milian, Mary J. Blige), Ernest “No I.D.” Wilson (Melanie Fiona, Toni Braxton), Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland), Chuck Harmony (Keri Hilson, Fantasia Barrino) and David Banner (Justin Bieber, Trey Songz).
[Watch] Ne-Yo - Lazy Love
Posted at 08:25 pm by mokhal
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