It's been confirmed that "I Hate this Part" is the track Cutfather & Jonas Jeberg produced on Pussycat Dolls' upcoming sophomore album, "Doll Domination", which is due on 16th September via A&M/Interscope Records. The songwriting/production duo is responsible for hits performed by Kylie Minogue ("Like a Drug"), Jordin Sparks ("One Step at a Time"), Nina Sky ("Clothes Off"), Pixie Lott ("The Fall") and Mercedes ("Get Rich").
Other musicians on "Doll Domination" include Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Brandy Norwood), Fernando Garibay (Paris Hilton, Wynter Gordon), Kara DioGuardi (Beyonce Knowles, Mya Harrison), Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley (Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake), Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Kelis Rogers, Gwen Stefani), Mark Taylor (Craig David, Holly Valance), The Runawayz: Rico Love, Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello (Fantasia Barrino, Keri Hilson), Nadir "Red One" Khayat (Lionel Richie, Toni Braxton), Stefani "Lady GaGa" Germanotta (Esmee Denters, Tami Chynn), Ryan "Alias" Tedder (Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield), Marsha Ambrosius (Ciara Harris, Jazmine Sullivan), Thomas "Cee-Lo" Callaway (Jennifer Hudson, Estelle Swaray) and Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Paula DeAnda, Christina Milian).
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In addition to working on the next projects by Amerie Rogers (Def Jam Records) and LeToya Luckett (Capitol Records), songwriting/production duo Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and Dernst "D'Mile" Emile have been recruited to craft hits on Teairra Marie's upcoming sophomore album on Interscope Records. For those who came in late, Jerkins previously collaborated with Mari on the track "Stay in Ya Lane", taken from her debut offering, "Rock-A-Fella Presents …".
The as-yet untitled project is scheduled to boast additional contributions from Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley (Solange Knowles, Esmee Denters), Nate "Danja" Hills (Usher Raymond, Katharine McPhee), Polow Da Don (Keyshia Cole, Nicole Scherzinger), Theron "Neff-U" Feemster (Mary J. Blige, Ashanti Douglas) and Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Teedra Moses, Leona Lewis).
British vocalist Natasha Bedingfield has dubbed "Angel" as the next single from her latest album, "Pocketful of Sunshine". The track was crafted by Cristyle "The Ink" Johnson (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Dernst "D'Mile" Emile (LeToya Luckett, Wynter Gordon) and Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Beyonce Knowles, Toni Braxton).
"Pocketful of Sunshine" boasts additional collaborations with Nate "Danja" Hills (Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado), Steve Kipner (Victoria Beckham, Kelly Rowland), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Britney Spears, Vanessa Hudgens), Toby Gad (Esmee Denters, Joanna Levesque), Danielle Brisebois (Maria Lawson, Kelly Clarkson), John Shanks (Michelle Branch, Ashlee Simpson), Ryan "Alias" Tedder (Leona Lewis, Hilary Duff), Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Shaznay Lewis) and The Runawayz: Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello& Wayne Wilkins (Keri Hilson, Fantasia Barrino).
German pop singer Sara Connor will release her new album, "Sexy as Hell", on 22nd August via Universal Music. The set features "Fall Apart", which was co-written by Evan "Kidd" Bogart (Brandy Norwood, Christina Milian) and produced by Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Leona Lewis, Mya Harrison).
Rotem and Bogart collaborated on a number of hits for other artists such as Jesse McCartney ("My Baby"), Britney Spears ("Everybody"), Ashley Tisdale ("He Said, She Said"), The D.E.Y ("Give You the World"), Rihanna ("S.O.S"), M. Pokora ("Treason"), Donna Summer ("Mr. Music"), Jada ("I'm That Chick"), Mya Harrison ("Walka not a Talka") and The Cheetah Girls ("Fuego").
Singer/songwriter Tawanna "Frankie Storm" Dabney is reportedly among the musicians backing Ciara Harris on her upcoming album, "Fantasy Ride", which is due on November via Jive Records. The conceptual project consists of 3 discs including "GrooveCity", "Kingdom of Dance" and "Crunktown".
In addition to working with producers such as Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Blu Cantrell, Whitney Houston), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Beyonce Knowles, Janet Jackson), Midi Mafia: Bruce Waynne and Dirty Swift (Christina Milian, Brandy Norwood), Warren "Oak" Felder (Keri Hilson, Chris Brown) and Eric Hudson (Mary J. Blige, Brandy Norwood), Tawanna "Frankie Storm" Dabney also penned hits for the likes of Rihanna Fenty ("Don't Stop the Music"), Jennifer Lopez ("Hold It, Don't Drop It"), Raven Symone ("In the Pictures"), Jordin Sparks ("Now You Tell Me"), Jesse McCartney ("Told You So"), Samantha Jade ("Turn Around"), Jessi Malay ("Invincible"), Lindsay Lohan ("The Streets") and Brooke Hogan ("Love You, Hate You").
R&B vocalist Brandy Norwood will release "Departed" as the lead single from her upcoming album on Knockout Entertainment/Epic Records. The track was co-written by The Writing Camp: Evan "Kidd" Bogart, Victoria "Lady V" Horn, Erika "E-Nuri" Nuri & David "DQ" Quinones (Christina Milian, Steph Jones) and produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Michael Jackson, George Michael).
Other contributors on the yet to be titled project are Bryan Michael Cox (Kelly Rowland, Solange Knowles), Kara DioGuardi (Celine Dion, Alecia Moore), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Chris Brown, Jordin Sparks), Cristyle "The Ink" Johnson (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Polow Da Don (Keyshia Cole, Mario Barrett), Torica (Megan Rochell, LeToya Luckett), Kerry "Krucial" Brothers (Christina Aguilera, Erika Rose), Fernando Garibay (Whitney Houston, Enrique Iglesias), Midi Mafia: Bruce Waynne & Dirty Swift (Jennifer Lopez, Christina Milian) and Brian Kennedy (Ciara Harris, Jesse McCartney).
Here is the album cover for Girlicious’ forthcoming debut album on Geffen Records. The self-titled affair will sport alliances with Beau Dozier (Nicole Scherzinger, Beyonce Knowles), Stefanie Ridel (Fergie, Nikki Flores), Phalon “Jazza Pha” Alexander (Toni Braxton, Ciara Harris), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Britney Spears, Jesse McCartney) and Lyrica Anderson (Keke Palmer, Mya Harrison).
Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams has dubbed “The Greatest” as the 2nd single from her upcoming album, “Unexpected”. The track was co-written by Rico Love (Keri Hilson, Beyonce Knowles) and produced by Jim Jonsin (Kelly Rowland, LeToya Luckett).
Even though no release date is confirmed yet, “Unexpected” is scheduled to boast additional collaborations with Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Solange Knowles, Toni Braxton), Makeba Riddick (Jessica Simpson, Katharine McPhee), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Usher Raymond, Christina Milian), Wayne Wilkins (Natasha Bedingfield, Mutya Buena) and The Heavyweights (Ne-Yo, Maria Lawson).
Timbaland’s protégé Keri Hilson confirmed making songwriting contributions on Britney Spears’ upcoming 6th album on Jive Records, which is expected to drop by late 2008 or early 2009. Hilson previously collaborated with the artist on tracks like “Gimme More”, “Perfect Lover”, “Break the Ice” and “Outta This World”.
Other artists Hilson assisted throughout her musical career are Toni Braxton (“Supposed to Be”), Mary J. Blige (“Take Me as I Am”), Ciara Harris (“Ooh Baby”), LeToya Luckett (“What Love Can Do”), Jennifer Lopez (“Wrong When You’re Gone”), Zena McNally (“Feelin’ You”), Pussycat Dolls (“Wait a Minute”), Danity Kane (“Right Now”), Usher Raymond (“Red Light”), Chris Brown (“Young Love”), Omarion Grandberry (“Ice Box”), Ruben Studdard (“Play Our Song”), Durrell “Tank” Babbs (“The Wedding Song”), Paula Campbell (“Hit List”) and Keke Palmer (“The Game Song”).