Here is the official track list for the Cheetah Girls’ forthcoming album, “One World”, which is due on 19th August via Walt Disney Records. The set features alliances with singer/songwriter/producer Kara DioGuardi, who penned the tracks “Cheetah Love”and “I’m the One”.
LOPEZ PLOTTING YEAR END RELEASE FOR GREATEST HITS COMPILATION
Pop singer Jennifer Lopez is eyeing a late 2008 release for her upcoming greatest hits collection, which is reportedly said to contain new material helmed by Fernando Garibay (Enrique Iglesias, Nicole Scherzinger), Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Beyonce Knowles, Mariah Carey), Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Brandy Norwood, Justin Timberlake), The Matrix: Scott Spock, Lauren Christy & Graham Edwards (Avril Lavigne, Christina Milian) and Cory Rooney (Toni Braxton, Janet Jackson).
The Latin superstar’s last album, “Brave”, boasted productions from Bloodshy & Avant: Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (Britney Spears, Jordin Sparks), Warren “Oak” Felder (Marsha Ambrosius, Kelly Rowland), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Leona Lewis, Teedra Moses), Midi Mafia: Bruce Waynne & Dirty Swift (Fantasia Barrino, Elliot Yamin), Lynn & Wade LLP: Peter Wade & Michelle Bell (Taylor Dayne, Mark Anthony) and Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Robyn Janelle, Wynter Gordon), as well as songwriting contributions from Evan “Kidd” Bogart (Mya Harrison, Lyrica Anderson), Tawanna “Frankie Storm” Dabney (Samantha Jade, Ciara Harris), Cristyle “The Ink” Johnson (Rozonda Thomas, Teyana Taylor), Chastity Nwagbara (Karina Pasian, Raven Symone) and The Clutch: Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis, Keri Hilson & Patrick “J.Que” Smith (Mary J. Blige, Amerie Rogers).
Young and in Love: (Cathy Dennis, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Henrik Jonback).
Freeze: (Jordin Sparks, Amanda Ghost, Ian Dench, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen).
Just for the Record: (Johnta Austin, Espen Lind, Amund Bjorklund, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen).
Next to You: (Lindy Robbins, Jess Cates, Emanuel Kiriakou).
Now You Tell Me: (Tawanna "Frankie Storm" Dabney, Espen Lind, Amund Bjorklund).
Shy Boy: (Klas Ahlund, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Henrik Jonback).
No Air: (James Fauntleroy, Erik "Bluetooth" Griggs, Harvey Mason Jr., Damon Thomas).
One Step at a Time: (Robbie Nevil, Cutfather, Jonas Jeberg).
This is my Now: (S. Krippayne, J. Peabody)
God Loves Ugly: (C. Black).
Permanent Monday: (Lindy Robbins, Emanuel Kiriakou, Walter Afanasieff).
Quick Take: A jolly album just like Jordin's persona!
Rating: (4/5) – Very Good.
P.S. I would have given "No Air" an *Excellent* rating if it wasn't for the unnecessary screaming during ad-libs. Also, "One Step at a Time" could have been a lot better if it didn't use the same exact beat as Kylie Minogue's "All I See".
British vocalist Pixie Lott is currently working with producer Greg Kurstin for her upcoming debut album, which is slotted for an early 2009 release via Mercury Records. The yet to be titled project will also feature contributions from Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Solange Knowles, Michelle Williams), Evan "Kidd" Bogart (Christina Milian, Brandy Norwood), Midi Mafia: Bruce Waynne & Dirty Swift (Elliot Yamin, Jennifer Lopez), Kara DioGuardi (Ashlee Simpson, Jordin Sparks), Steve Kipner (Victoria Beckham, Kelly Rowland), Tawanna "Frankie Storm" Dabney (Jessi Malay, Samantha Jade), Nadir "Red One" Khayat (Toni Braxton, Enrique Iglesias), Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Nicole Scherzinger, Keyshia Cole), Matthew Gerrard (Joanna Levesque, Delta Goodrem), Teddy Riley (Kylie Minogue, Michael Jackson) and Rick Nowels (Craig David, John Legend) and
Side Note: In addition to crafting hits with songwriters Cathy Dennis (Jordin Sparks, Britney Spears), Karen Poole (Janet Jackson, Kelly Clarkson), Johnta Austin (Leona Lewis, Chris Brown), Billy Steinberg (Katharine McPhee, Ruth-Anne Cunningham) and Josh Alexander (Fefe Dobson, Taylor Dayne), Kurstin is best known for his work with The Bird and the Bee ("Fucking Boyfriend"), Jessica Simpson ("If You Were Mine"), Lilly Allen ("Not Big"), Sophie Ellis Bextor ("Catch You"), Emma Bunton ("Mischievous"), Esmee Denters ("Life Saver"), Livvi Franc ("She Loves Love"), Donna Summer ("Stamp Your Feet"), Natasha Bedingfield ("Backyard") and All Saints ("Rock Steady").
British singer/songwriter Remi Nicole posted a new demo on her official MySpace profile entitled "Nice Boy", so make sure you check it out! The track is slotted for inclusion on her upcoming sophomore album, which is slated for release in 2009 via Island Records.
Nicole's debut offering, "My Conscience and I", was executively produced by Johnny Douglas, who's also behind tracks performed by Estelle Swaray ("In the Rain"), Kylie Minogue ("Red Blooded Woman"), George Michael ("Amazing"), Sugababes ("Buster"), Gabrielle ("I Wish"), Eternal ("Just a Step from Heaven"), Alesha Dixon ("Fired Up"), Javine Hylton ("Best of My Love") and Mutya Buena ("Paperbag").
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK SET TITLE, DATE FOR NEW ALBUM
New Kids on the Block have christened their comeback album, "The Block", and will release it on 2nd September via Interscope Records. In addition to "Summertime", the set also features the Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith assisted joint, "Single".
Among the other musicians backing NKOTB on "The Block" are Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Pussycat Dolls, Backstreet Boys), Kara DioGuardi (Nick Lachey, Jesse McCartney), Nadir "Red One" Khayat (Shakira, Enrique Iglesias) and Steffani "Lady GaGa" Germanotta (Esmee Denters, Tami Chynn).
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).
TEAIRRA REUNITES WITH DARKCHILD ON SOPHOMORE ALBUM
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").