Monday, July 21, 2008
SULLIVAN ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM TITLE
Singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan has dubbed her upcoming debut album, “Fearless”, and will release it later this year via J Records. The set is preceded by lead single “Need U Bad”, produced by Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot and Cainon Lamb (Keyshia Cole, Fantasia Barrino).
Among the other musicians backing Sullivan on “Fearless” are Cool & Dre: Marcello Valenzano and Andre Lyon (Teedra Moses, Amerie Rogers), Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis), Jack Splash (Alicia Keys, Estelle Swaray), Marsha Ambrosius (Solange Knowles, Emily King), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Jennifer Hudson, Ciara Harris), Nate “Danja” Hills (Jennifer Lopez, Brandy Norwood), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Keke Wyatt, Mary J. Blige), Wyclef Jean (Andrea Martin, Lauryn Hill) and James Poyser (Mariah Carey, Vivian Green).
Posted at 07:35 pm by mokhal
NEW AMBROSIUS JOINT HITS THE NET: "WHEN U WANT"
Former Floetry member Marsha Ambrosius is out with a new song entitled “When U Want”, which features Def Jam recording artist Sterling Simms. The track was produced by Warren “Oak” Felder, who’s also responsible for hits performed by Jennifer Lopez (“Mile in these Shoes”), Chris Brown & Keri Hilson (“Superhuman”), Mario Barrett (“Why”), Raven Symone (“Anti-Love Song”), Karina Pasian (“90’s Baby”) and Che’Nelle (“Hurry Up”).
The British vocalist’s forthcoming debut album on Aftermath/Interscope Records is scheduled to spawn additional productions from Shondrae “Bangladesh” Crawford (Kelis Rogers, Nina Shaw), Bernard “Focus” Edwards Jr. (Kandi Burruss, Christina Milian), Justin “Just Blaze” Smith (Mariah Carey, LeToya Luckett) and Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Faith Evans, Robin Thicke).
Fans of Ambrosius’ poignant songwriting skills should keep an eye on the upcoming projects by Solange Knowles (Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records),
Jazmine Sullivan (J Records), Ciara Harris (Jive Records) and the Pussycat Dolls (A&M/Interscope Records).
[Listen] Marsha Ambrosius - When U Want
Posted at 07:33 pm by mokhal
Sunday, July 20, 2008
GORDON ROLLS WITH GAD ON DEBUT ALBUM
Singer/songwriter Wynter Gordon has reportedly recruited the production services of Toby Gad for her upcoming debut album on Atlantic Records. The yet to be titled offering is scheduled to boast additional productions by Dernst “D’Mile” Emile (Janet Jackson, LeToya Luckett), Fernando Garibay (Whitney Houston, Brandy Norwood), Bryan Michael Cox (Toni Braxton, Faith Evans), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Jennifer Hudson, Amerie Rogers), Robert Shea Taylor (Nicole Scherzinger, Paula DeAnda), Warren “Oak” Felder (Marsha Ambrosius, Kelly Rowland), Reginald “Scyience” Perry (Beyonce Knowles, Mary J. Blige), Cool & Dre: Marcello Valenzano and Andre Lyon (Keyshia Cole, Jazmine Sullivan), Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield), Kwame Holland (Fantasia Barrino, Jesse McCartney), Eric Hudson (Omarion Grandberry, Cassie Ventura), Ryan Leslie (Cheri Dennis, Megan Rochell) and The Corna Boyz: Pierre Medor & Dwayne Nesmith (Candace Jones, Keri Hilson), as well as songwriting contributions from Diane Warren (Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears), Terius “Dream” Nash (Chris Brown, Karina Pasian), Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Solange Knowles, Celine Dion), Tawanna “Frankie Storm” Dabney (Samantha Jade, Lindsay Lohan) and Delisha Thomas (Jennifer Lopez, Christina Milian).
Side Note: In addition to working on the next projects by Pixie Lott (Mercury Records), Esmee Denters (Tennman/Interscope Records), Livvi Franc (Jive Records), Brenda Radney (Tennman/Interscope Records) and Joanna “Jojo” Levesque (Blackground Records), Gad is also responsible for hits performed by Fergie (“Big Girls Don’t Cry”), Elisabeth Withers (“Be With You”) and The Veronicas (“Take Me on the Floor”).
Posted at 07:23 pm by mokhal
RED ONE, THE WRITING CAMP GRACE NEW IGLESIAS CD
Latin crooner Enrique Iglesias is currently working on the follow-up to “Insomniac” with producer Nadir “RedOne” Khayat (Esmee Denters, Tami Chynn) and songwriting team The Writing Camp: Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Victoria “Lady V” Horn, Erika “E-Nuri” Nuri & David “DQ” Quinones (Christina Milian, Fantasia Barrino). The as yet untitled set is expected to drop during late 2008 or early 2009 via Interscope Records.
Posted at 07:22 pm by mokhal
Saturday, July 19, 2008
GARRETT HELMS CLUB BANGER FOR NEW BEYONCE ALBUM
Singer/songwriter Sean "The Pen" Garrett informed fans via his official MySpace profile that he recently finished crafting another club banger for Beyonce Knowles' upcoming 3rd album, which is due in November via Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records. Garrett previously collaborated with Knowles on tracks like "Check on It", "Ring the Alarm", "Green Light", "Get Me Bodied", "Upgrade U", "World Wide Woman", "Beat My Drums" and "Lost Yo' Mind".
The deliciously musculad musician also penned tracks for artists such as Janet Jackson ("My Baby"), Alicia Keys ("Waiting for your Love"), Mary J. Blige ("Work That"), Britney Spears ("Toy Soldier"), Gwen Stefani ("Now That You Got It"), Fergie ("London Bridge"), Ciara Harris ("Goodies"), Keyshia Cole ("Guess What"), Amerie Rogers ("Touch"), Christina Milian ("I Need More"), Teairra Mari ("Make Her Feel Good"), Kelis Rogers ("Blindfold Me"), Mashonda Tifrere ("Blackout"), Nicole Scherzinger ("Whatever U Like"), Jojo ("This Time"), Fantasia Barrino ("Not the Way I Do"), Kelly Rowland ("Like This") and Megan Rochell ("Let Go").
[Visit] Sean "The Pen" Garrett @ MySpace
Posted at 07:53 pm by mokhal
COSTA SETS TITLE, RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM
Singer/songwriter Nikka Costa has dubbed her upcoming album, "Pepple to a Pearl", and will release it on 23rd September via Go Funk Yourself/Stax Records. The set features alliances with Justin Stanley (Lamya Al Mughairy, Maria Hamer Jensen), Kara DioGuardi (Anastasia, Celine Dion) and James Poyser (Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill).
Nikka Costa – Pebble to a Pearl (Official Track List):
01 – Stuck to You
02 – Can't Please Everyone
03 – Pebble to a Pearl
04 – Someone for Everyone
05 – Cry Baby
06 – Keep Wanting More
07 – Keep Pushin'
08 – Love to Love You Less
09 – Without Love
10 – Damn, I Said It First
11 – Loving You
12 – Bullets in the Sky
Posted at 07:48 pm by mokhal
[RANDOM ALBUM REVIEW] MICHELLE BRANCH - HOTEL PAPER
Are You Happy Now: co-written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
Find Your Way Back: written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
Till I Get Over You: co-written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
Tuesday Morning: written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
Breathe: co-written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
Hotel Paper: co-written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Leventhal.
It’s You: written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Leventhal.
One of these Days: written by Michelle Branch / produced by Josh Abraham.
The Game of Love: written and produced by Alex Ander & Rick Nowels.
Desperately: written by Michelle Branch / produced by Greg Wells.
Empty Handed: written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
Love Me Like That: co-written by Michelle Branch / produced by John Shanks.
Where Are You Now: written by Michelle Branch / produced by Greg Wells.
Quick Take: a more mature offering than “The Spirit Room” … It’s as enjoyable if not better!
Rating: (4/5) – Very Good.
Posted at 07:47 pm by mokhal
LESLEY ROY - I'M GONE, I'M GOING [VIDEO]
Here is the video for Lesley Roy's new single, "I'm Gone, I'm Going", which was produced by Martin "Max Martin" Sandberg (Katy Perry, Britney Spears). The track is lifted from the Swedish singer/songwriter/guitarist's upcoming debut album, "Unbeautiful", due on 30th September via Jive Records.
[Watch] Lesley Roy - I'm Gone, I'm Going
Posted at 07:44 pm by mokhal
NE-YO ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE DETAILS
Singer/songwriter Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith will release "Miss Independent" as the 2nd single off his forthcoming 3rd album, "Year of the Gentleman". The set, for which no release date has been confirmed yet, is scheduled to feature productions from Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Beyonce Knowles, Usher Raymond), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Britney Spears, Jesse McCartney), Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Mariah Carey, Chris Brown), Robert Shea Taylor (Nicole Scherzinger, Solange Knowles) and Chuck Harmony (Ciara Harris, Janet Jackson).
Posted at 07:43 pm by mokhal
DONDRIA DELAYS DEBUT ALBUM TILL NOVEMBER
Originally due on July 29th via Island Urban Records, up and coming artist Dondria Nicole has pushed back her forthcoming debut album to 18th November. The as yet untitled set features new single, “Can’t Stop”, which was helmed by Cristyle “The Ink” Johnson (Tiffany Evans, Esmee Denters), Bryan Michael Cox (Wynter Gordon, Christina Milian) and Jermaine Dupri (Jessica Simpson, Brooke Valentine).
Posted at 07:42 pm by mokhal
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