Thursday, August 30, 2007
T-PAIN TALKS ABOUT SPEARS' PROJECT
In a recent interview with MTV, rapper/producer T-Pain revealed that the tracks he did with Britney Spears are entitled "Cold as Fire", "Boyfriend" and "One of a kind". Here's what he had to say about their first encounter: -
"She came in there, shook my hand and went right into the booth. She was smiling the whole time. In an hour we had a song. I sang it first and she sung over what I did ... in key and everything! Then did a whole 'nother song. She was about her business."
Other tracks earmarked for inclusion on the as yet untitled project are:
- Everybody (Jonathan "J.R." Rotem).
- Who Can She Trust? (Jonathan "J.R." Rotem).
- Get Back (Nate "Danja Handz" Hills).
- Gimme More (Nate "Danja Handz" Hills).
- Kiss Me All Over (Sean "The Pen" Garrett).
- Pull Out (Sean "The Pen" Garrett).
- Love (Sean "The Pen" Garrett).
- Impossible (Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith).
- Red Carpet (Sean "The Pen" Garrett).
- Toy Soldiers (Sean "The Pen" Garrett).
- Freakshow (Bloodshy & Avant).
- All the Way (Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald / Cathy Dennis).
Posted at 05:42 pm by mokhal
ESTELLE FALLS APART ON NEW JOINT
British R&B artist Estelle has a new song called "I Fall Apart" which will appear on the movie soundtrack "Why Did I Get Married?" – due 25th September via Atlantic Records. The track features John Legend, who is also executively producing her forthcoming sophomore album. The as yet untitled LP is expected to sport additional collaborations with Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean (Angie Stone, Jennifer Lopez), Mark Ronson (Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse), Will "Will-I-Am" Adams (Mary J. Blige, Nicole Scherzinger), Kanye West (Mariah Carey, Nicole Scherzinger) and Cee-Lo (Faith Evans, Kelis).
Posted at 03:54 pm by mokhal
SCHERZINGER DONE WITH NEW VIDEO
Nicole Scherzinger recently finished shooting the video for her second single, "Baby Love", with acclaimed video director Francis Lawrence (Jennifer Lopez - "Get Right", Pussycat Dolls - "Buttons", Britney Spears - "I'm a Slave 4 U"). The track was co-written by Kara Dioguardi (Jordin Sparks, Christina Aguilera), and produced by Will "Will-I-Am" Adams (Justin Timberlake, Kelis).
Look out for her debut album, "Her Name Is Nicole", due November 6th via A&M Records. Among the additional collaborators expected are Kanye West (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), The Neptunes (Madonna, Gwen Stefani), Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Fergie, Mary J. Blige), Jamal "Polow Da Don" Jones (Kelly Rowland, Ashanti), Nate "Danja Handz" Hills (Leona Lewis, Nelly Furtado), Tim "Timbaland" Mosley (Ashlee Simpson, Samantha Jade), Keri Hilson (Ciara, Paula Campbell), Soulshock & Karlin (Toni Braxton, Monica), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson), Future Cut (Sugababes, Lily Allen) and Terius "Dream" Nash (Celine Dion, Britney Spears).
Posted at 03:31 pm by mokhal
MINOGUE RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE IN OCTOBER
Kylie Minogue's forthcoming album is entitled "X", and it will be preceded by lead single - "2 Hearts" - for which a tentative release date is earmarked on 15th October via Parlaphone Records. The set is expected to boast collaborations with producers Bloodshy & Avant (Jennifer Lopez, Madonna), The Runners (Britney Spears, Christina Milian), Calvin Harris (Roisin Murphy, Kelis), Groove Armada (Mutya Buena), as well as songwriters Jim Beanz (Jennifer Hudson, Nelly Furtado), Karen Poole (Kelly Clarkson, Janet Jackson), Amanda Ghost (Jordin Sparks, Alicia Keys) and Cathy Dennis (Rachel Stevens, Thalia).
Posted at 02:38 am by mokhal
DION TOUCHES THE SKY ON DREAM PENNED TRACK
According to a recent interview with Urban Bridgez, songwriter Terius "Dream" Nash helmed a song for Celine Dion called "Sky of L.A.", and it will be part of her forthcoming album – "Taking Chances" – due 13th November via Sony Music. The set is expected to boast additional collaborations with Kara Dioguardi (Ashlee Simpson, Christina Aguilera), Linda Perry (Alicia Keys, Britney Spears), John Shanks (Katharine McPhee, Delta Goodrem), Tim "Timbaland" Mosley (Madonna, Nelly Furtado), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson) and Ryan "Alias" Tedder (Leona Lewis, Jennifer Lopez).
On a side note, did you guys know that Dream's signature hit, "Umbrella", was initially offered to Britney Spears? Actually I'm not really surprised cuz he previously penned her duet with Madonna - "Me against the Music". Look out for more of his work on the next projects by: -
- Nicole Scherzinger (A&M Records).
- Brit & Alex (Interscope Records).
- Lucy Walsh (Def Jam Records).
- Wynter Gordon (Atlantic Records).
- Karina Pasian (Def Jam Records).
- Mary J. Blige (Geffen Records).
- Gia Farrell (Atlantic Records).
Posted at 01:09 am by mokhal
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
EMILY KING - EAST SIDE STORY [OUT NOW]
Singer/songwriter Emily King released her debut album, "East Side Story", as of 28th August via J Records. The set features lead single, "Walk in My Shoes", which was helmed by female songwriting team The Big Drawz: Tenesha Blacks & Shannell Irving. They are also in the studio working on tracks with production team Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel S. Eriksen, so you'd betta watch this space! Other notable musicians backing King on her "East Side Story" are Chucky Thompson (Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans), Marsha Ambrosius (Alicia Keys, Jazmine Sullivan) and Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis).
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Posted at 09:53 pm by mokhal
DANJA GIVES SPEARS WHAT SHE WANTS ON LEAD SINGLE?
According to Billboard, "Gimme More" is said to be the highly anticipated lead single from Britney's forthcoming LP which is expected to drop later this years via Jive Records. In a blog posted earlier @ director Slim K's official MySpace profile, he stated that the video is all about "Sex, Sex, Sex, and even more Sex". The track in question was helmed by Nate "Danja Handz" Hills, who also collaborated with songwriter Corte Ellis on another track for Spears' called "Get Back". While we're on the subject of Timbaland's protégé, fans should look out for his work on the next albums by: -
- Nicole Scherzinger (A&M Records).
- Mariah Carey (Def Jam Records).
- Madonna (Maverick Records).
- Keri Hilson (Interscope Records).
- Leona Lewis (J Records).
- Jada (Motown Records).
- Nikki Flores (Sony Music).
- Christina Milian (TBA).
Posted at 07:31 pm by mokhal
HUDSON ROLLS WITH TIMBO AND BEANZ ON LEAD SINGLE
Word has it that "Pocketbook" is slated to be the lead single from Jennifer Hudson's forthcoming debut LP which is expected sometime this year via J Records. The joint was produced by Tim "Timbaland" Mosley (Aaliyah, Celine Dion) and co-written by Jim Beanz (Shakira, Nelly Furtado). Although the track list and album title are yet to be announced, expect additional collaborations with John Legend (Whitney Houston, Keyshia Cole), Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean (Mariah Carey, Beyonce), Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Kelis, Mary J. Blige), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Janet Jackson, Nicole Scherzinger), The Underdogs: Damon Thomas & Harvey Mason Jr. (Toni Braxton, Keri Hilson), Durrell "Tank" Babbs (Keke Wyatt, Claudette Ortiz) and Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel S. Eriksen (Jordin Sparks, Paula Campbell).
Posted at 04:10 pm by mokhal
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
SPEARS FINISHES SHOOTING NEW VIDEO
According to a personal message from talented video director Slim-K, he already finished filming Britney Spears’ comeback video, and they are now in the post-production process. She’s also a confirmed performer @ the MTV Video Music Awards which will air on 9th September, so keep an eye on that!
The singer’s forthcoming fifth studio album is due later this year via Jive Records, and among the collaborators expected on the as yet untitled set are The Neptunes (Mary J. Blige, Kelis), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Fergie, Gwen Stefani), Bloodshy & Avant (Jennifer Lopez, Madonna), Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger), Nate “Danja Handz” Hills (Mariah Carey, Nelly Furtado), Scott Storch (Christina Aguilera, Beyonce), Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Paris Hilton, LeToya Luckett), Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Houston), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Rihanna, Wynter Gordon), Cathy Dennis (Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue), Kara Dioguardi (Ashlee Simpson, Cassie) and The Clutch: Ezekiel Lewis, Keri Hilson, Patrick “J. Que” Smith & Candice Nelson (Amerie’s “Hate 2 Love You”, Paula Campbell’s “Hit List”, Fantasia’s “Baby Makin’ Hips”).
Posted at 07:28 pm by mokhal
Monday, August 27, 2007
CHERISH SISTERS REVEAL THE TRUTH ON NEW ALBUM
R&B girlband Cherish are set to return with a new album entitled “The Truth”, and it will be preceded by lead single “Shoe Fanatic” which is an ode to their favorite shoe brands: Gucci, Dolce & Gabanna, and Manolo Blahink. The set is expected to feature productions from Phalon “Jazze Pha” Alexander, who previously collaborated with the sisters on tracks like “That Boi”, “Unappreciated” and “Stop Calling Me” taken from their debut LP – “Unappreciated”.
Posted at 10:03 pm by mokhal
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