Wednesday, July 02, 2008
RIHANNA SHOOTS NEW VIDEO WITH LACHAPELLE
Barbadian beauty Rihanna Fenty is currently filming her new single “Disturbia” with acclaimed director David LaChapelle, whose resume includes shooting Christina Aguilera’s “Dirrty” and Gwen Stefani’s “Rich Girl”. The track is lifted from “Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded”, and was crafted by Brian Kennedy & The Graffiti Artists: Chris Brown, Robert Allen & Andre Merritt.
Posted at 07:56 pm by mokhal
ROY DRAFTS MAX MARTIN, DR. LUKE FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Irish singer/songwriter/guitarist Lesley Roy has christened "I'm Gone, I'm Going" as the lead single from her upcoming debut album, "Unbeautiful", on Jive Records. Executively produced by Martin "Max Martin" Sandberg (Katy Perry, Britney Spears), the set finds Roy collaborating with the likes of Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald (Avril Lavigne, Vanessa Hudgens), Dave Hodges (Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion) and Desmond Child (LeAnn Rimes, Diana DeGarmo).
Posted at 07:53 pm by mokhal
BURRUSS ASSISTS CIARA, LETOYA ON NEW ALBUMS
In addition to penning hits for the likes of Alicia Keys ("Jane Doe"), Mariah Carey ("Ex-Girlfriend"), Samantha Mumba ("I'm Right Here"), Mya Harrison ("How You Gonna Tell Me"), Alecia "Pink" Moore ("There You Go"), TLC ("Girl Talk"), Destiny's Child ("Bills, Bills, Bills") and Cherish ("Miss P.I.M.P"), former Xscape member and singer/songwriter Kandi Burruss is also crafting tracks on the next projects by Ciara Harris (Jive Records), Jessie James (Mercury Records), Melissa Jimenez (SRC/Universal Records) and LeToya Luckett (Capitol Records).
Among the producers Burruss collaborated with throughout her flourishing career are Bloodshy & Avant: Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue), Jermaine Dupri (Ashanti Douglas, Janet Jackson), Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Brandy Norwood, Toni Braxton), Dallas Austin (Leona Lewis, Kelis Rogers), Jonathan "Lil' Jon" Smith (Teedra Moses, Nivea Hamilton) and Edward "Focus" Bernard Jr. (Marsha Ambrosius, Christina Milian).
Posted at 07:51 pm by mokhal
YAMIN EYEING FALL RELEASE FOR SOPHOMORE ALBUM
Pop vocalist Elliot Yamin is plotting a fall release for his upcoming sophomore album on Hickory Records. The yet to be titled project is scheduled to boast productions from Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri (Usher Raymond, Janet Jackson), as well as songwriting contributions from Taj Jackson (Leona Lewis, Mario Barrett) and Diane Warren (Maria Lawson, Toni Braxton).
Posted at 07:50 pm by mokhal
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
JANELLE ROLLS WITH DEVAUGHN ON "CUSTOMER" REMIX
Geffen recording artist Robyn Janelle is featured on a remix to Raheem DeVaughn's "Customer", so make sure you check it out! The track was produced by Carvin "Ransum" Haggins & Ivan "Orthodox" Barius – best known for their work with Faith Evans ("Until You Came"), Mya Harrison ("Switch It Up") and Paula Campbell ("Won't Love You Back").
Janelle's as yet untitled debut album is confirmed to sport alliances with Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (LeToya Luckett, Teedra Moses) and Ryan "Alias" Tedder (Whitney Houston, Beyonce Knowles) … Watch this space!!!
[Listen] Raheem DeVaughn & Robyn Janelle - Customer (Remix)
Posted at 08:58 pm by mokhal
CIARA DELAYS NEW ALBUM TILL NOVEMBER
Originally scheduled for a September release via Jive Records, singer/songwriter Ciara Harris has pushed back her upcoming 3rd album, “Fantasy Ride”, till November 2008. The 3 discs conceptual package consists of “Groove City”, “Crunktown” and “Kingdom of Dance”.
Among the musicians backing Harris on “Fantasy Ride” are Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Usher Raymond, Beyonce Knowles), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton), Polow Da Don (Kelis Rogers, Mya Harrison), Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Celine Dion, Nicole Scherzinger), Chuck Harmony (Paula Campbell, Mary J. Blige), Jasper Cameron (Mario Barrett, Christina Milian), Nate “Danja” Hills (Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado), Jonathan “Lil’ Jon” Smith (Brooke Valentine, Teedra Moses), Faheem “T-Pain” Najm (Mariah Carey, Chris Brown) and The Clutch: Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis & Patrick “J.Que” Smith (Tiffany Evans, Keke Palmer).
Posted at 08:06 pm by mokhal
MENUDO ROPES IN AKON, ROTEM, THE CLUTCH, DANJA FOR DEBUT ALBUM
The new, updated version of Latin group Menudo earmarked 9th September as the in-store date of their full length debut being distributed via Epic Records/Sony Music. The yet to be titled project features collaborations with Nate “Danja” Hills (Justin Timberlake, Usher Raymond), The Clutch: Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis & Patrick “J.Que” Smith (Jesse McCartney, Nikki Flores), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez), Warren “Oak” Felder (Kelly Rowland, Marsha Ambrosius), Brian Kennedy (Ciara Harris, Mario Vazquez), Allaune “Akon” Thiam (Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Scherzinger), Nadir “Red One” Khayat (Tiffany Evans, Esmee Denters), The Runners: Andrew “Dru Brett” Harr & Jermaine “Maine Zayne” Beyince (Keyshia Cole, Christina Milian) and The Jam: Michael Mani & Jordan Omley (Leona Lewis, Raven Symone).
The band consists of members Carlos Olivero (18-years-old, Mexican/Puerto Rican, Chicago, IL); Chris Moy (15-years-old, Puerto Rican/Venezuelan/Chinese, Bronx / Dutchess County, NY); Emmanuel Vélez Pagán (17-years- old, Puerto Rican, Trujillo Alto, PR); José Bordonada Collazo (15-years-old, Puerto Rican, Manati, Puerto Rico) and Monti Montañez (18-years-old, Puerto Rican, Caguas, Puerto Rico / Now Laredo, TX).
[Watch] Menudo - Lost
Posted at 08:04 pm by mokhal
CAMPBELL ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE DETAILS
R&B vocalist Paula Campbell has dubbed “I Can't Leave” as the 2nd single from her upcoming sophomore album, “I Am Paula Campbell”. Even though no release date has been confirmed, the project is scheduled to boast alliances with Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Keke Wyatt, Beyonce Knowles), Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Celine Dion, Whitney Houston), Chuck Harmony (Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson), Makeba Riddick (Toni Braxton, Michelle Williams), Carvin “Ransum” Haggins & Ivan “Orthodox” Barius (Faith Evans, Mya Harrison) and The Clutch: Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis, Keri Hilson & Patrick “J.Que” Smith (Amerie Rogers, Fantasia Barrino).
Posted at 08:03 pm by mokhal
PERRY SETS UK RELEASE DATE FOR ALBUM, SINGLE
Singer/songwriter Katy Perry will release her debut album, “One of the Boys”, in the United Kingdom on 15th September via Virgin/Capitol Records. The set is preceded by lead single, “I Kissed a Girl”, which hits the stores on 1st September. The track was crafted by Cathy Dennis (Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue), Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Paris Hilton, Britney Spears) and Martin “Max Martin” Sandberg (Samantha Jade, Paula DeAnda).
Other musicians contributing to “One of the Boys” are Dave Stewart (Anastasia, Celine Dion), Greg Wells (Michelle Branch, Che Dorval), Andreas Carlsson (Nick Lachey, Carrie Underwood), Scott Cutler (Mandy Moore, Natalie Grant), Anne Preven (Miley Cyrus, Megan McCauley), Butch Walker (Alecia “Pink” Moore, Avril Lavigne) and Desmond Child (LeAnn Rimes, Kelly Clarkson).
Posted at 08:02 pm by mokhal
Monday, June 30, 2008
LEIGH SETS DATE FOR NEW SINGLE
British singer/songwriter Ava Leigh will release her new single, “Mad about the Boy”, on 21st July via Virgin Records. The Celetia Martin penned track is taken from Leigh’s upcoming debut album, “Turned-On Underground”. The set features additional collaborations with Tunde Babalola & Darren Lewis of production duo Future Cut (Lily Allen, Nicole Scherzinger), as well as reggae veterans Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare (Sinead O’Connor, Gwen Stefani).
Posted at 07:58 pm by mokhal
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