Monday, September 29, 2008
HUDSON POURS HER HEART OUT TO JOHNTA AUSTIN, BRIAN KENNEDY, POLOW DA DON
Singer/songwriter Johnta Austin penned a track on Jennifer Hudson's debut album entitled "My Heart", which was helmed by Jamal "Polow Da Don" Jones (Fergie, Keyshia Cole) and Brian Kennedy (Ciara Harris, Jesse McCartney). Jones and Kennedy previously collaborated on tracks such as Chris Brown's "Forever" and New Kids on the Block's duet with Pussycat Dolls, "Lights, Camera, Action".
The self-titled affair sports other alliances with Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley ("Pocketbook"), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen ("Spotlight", "Can't Stop the Rain"), Robin Thicke ("Giving Myself"), Faheem "T.Pain" Najm ("What's Wrong"), Rock City: Timothy Jamahli Thomas & Theron Makiel Thomas ("If This Ain't Love"), Jack Splash ("I'm His Only Woman", "All Dressed Up in Love"), Diane Warren ("You Pulled Me Through"), Durrell "Tank" Babbs ("We Gon' Fight") and The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas ("Invisible").
Posted at 03:14 pm by mokhal
[RANDOM ALBUM REVIEW] MADONNA - HARD CANDY
4 Minutes: (Madonna, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake, Nate Hills).
Heartbeat: (Madonna, Pharrell Williams).
Miles Away: (Madonna, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake, Nate Hills).
Beat Goes On: (Madonna, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West).
Candy Shop: (Madonna, Pharrell Williams).
Devil Wouldn't Recognize You: (Madonna, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake, Nate Hills).
Give it To Me: (Madonna, Pharrell Williams).
She's Not Me: (Madonna, Pharrell Williams).
Spanish Lesson: (Madonna, Pharrell Williams).
Dance 2Night: (Madonna, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake, Hannon Lane).
Incredible: (Madonna, Pharrell Williams).
Ring My Bell: (Madonna, Pharrell Williams).
Voices: (Madonna, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake, Hannon Lane).
Quick Take: a decent return for the queen of pop!
Rating: (4/5) – Very Good.
Posted at 03:01 pm by mokhal
KERI HILSON - IN A PERFECT WORLD [ALBUM COVER]
Here is the cover art for Keri Hilson’s upcoming debut album, “In a Perfect World”, which is due on 4th November via Mosley Music / Interscope Records. The set features “Energy”, written and produced by The Runawayz: Rico Love, Wayne Wilkins, Sam Watters & Louis Biancaniello, as well as the Lil’ Wayne-assisted 2nd single “Turnin’ Me On”.
Other album contributors include Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson), Justin Timberlake (Beyonce Knowles, Macy Gray), Nate “Danja” Hills (Madonna, Nicole Scherzinger), The Clutch: Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis & Patrick “J.Que” Smith (Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige), Jamal “Polow Da Don” Jones (Mya Harrison, Kelis Rogers), Durrell “Tank” Babbs (Aaliyah Haughton, Kelly Rowland) and The Corna Boyz: Pierre Medor & Dwayne Nesmith (LeToya Luckett, Megan Rochell).
Posted at 03:00 pm by mokhal
LESLEY ROY CRAFTS BEAUTIFUL ALBUM WITH KARA DIOGUARDI, GREG WELLS
Lesley Roy's debut album, "Unbeautiful", which was released on 30th September, features the Kara DioGuardi penned "When I Look at You". The track was produced by Greg Wells, who previously collaborated with DioGuardi on hits such as Lindsay Lohan's "Confessions of a Broken Heart" and Paris Hilton's "Not Leaving Without You".
Executively produced by Martin "Max Martin" Sandberg (Avril Lavigne, Leona Lewis), the Jive set boasts additional contributions from Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald (Jeannie Ortega, Katy Perry), Savan Kotecha (Paula DeAnda, Enrique Iglesias), Rami Yaqoub (Britney Spears, Danity Kane), Emanuel Kiriakou (Katharine McPhee, Jordin Sparks), Desmond Child (Kelly Clarkson, LeAnn Rimes) and Lindy Robbins (Ashley Parker Angel, Nicole Scherzinger).
Posted at 02:58 pm by mokhal
ARCHULETA SETS DATE FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Teen sensation David Archuleta is eyeing a November 11th release date for his upcoming debut album, which will be distributed via Jive Records. The self-titled affair features lead single “Crush”, co-written by Emanuel Kiriakou, David Hodges and Jess Cates.
Expect additional productions from The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson), Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Leona Lewis, Wynter Gordon) and Midi Mafia: Bruce Waynne & Dirty Swift (Jennifer Lopez, Fantasia Barrino), as well as songwriting contributions by Kara DioGuardi (Beyonce Knowles, Nick Lachey) and James Fauntleroy (Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown).
Posted at 02:57 pm by mokhal
BOA EATS YOU UP ON DEBUT ENGLISH SINGLE
Korean vocalist Boa Kwon is set to release “Eat You Up” as the lead single from her upcoming debut English album tentatively entitled “Look Who’s Talking”. The track was co-written and produced by Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg of Swedish production team Bloodshy & Avant. The duo is behind some of the biggest hits performed by Britney Spears (“Toy Soldier”), Christina Milian (“I Need More”), Kylie Minogue (“Nudity”), Jordin Sparks (“See My Side”) and Rachel Stevens (“Sweet Dreams My LA Ex”).
Posted at 02:55 pm by mokhal
PUSSYCAT DOLLS CHOOSE CUTFATHER & JONES PRODUCED JOINT AS THIRD SINGLE
Interscope Recording group Pussycat Dolls have christened "I Hate this Part" as the 3rd single to be released from their sophomore album, "Doll Domination". The track was helmed by Cutfather & Jonas Jeberg – the same team behind Jordin Sparks ("One Step at a Time"), Kylie Minogue ("Like a Drug") and Mercedes ("Get Rich").
"Doll Domination" boasts additional productions from Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley (Aaliyah Haughton, Nelly Furtado), Jamal "Polow Da Don" Jones (Keyshia Cole, Usher Raymond), Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton), Robert Shea Taylor (Solange Knowles, Paula DeAnda) and Fernando Garibay (LeToya Luckett, Brandy Norwood), as well as songwriting contributions from Kara DioGuardi (Ashlee Simpson, Leona Lewis), Cristyle "The Ink" Johnson (Jennifer Hudson, Natasha Bedingfield), Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Nicole Scherzinger, Chris Brown), Kasia Livingston (Whitney Houston, Jessica Simpson), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Christina Milian, Janet Jackson) and The Clutch: Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis & Patrick "J.Que" Smith (Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez).
Posted at 02:54 pm by mokhal
STROBE LIGHTS BETWEEN BEYONCE AND MISSY ELLIOT
As first tipped here, "Strobe Light" is one of the new tracks recorded for Beyonce's upcoming 3rd album, however, the latest development on that department is: - the song is now given to Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot instead! The joint was co-written by Mary Brown (Syleena Johnson, Cassie Ventura) and produced by Chad Beatz (Ashanti Douglas, Stefani Vara).
It is also important to note that Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot previously collaborated with Beyonce Knowles on the track "Signs", taken from the latter's debut solo offering, "Dangerously in Love".
Posted at 02:53 pm by mokhal
REVEALED: TRACK TITLES FROM NINA SKY'S "THE MUSICAL"
Even though no release date has been confirmed as of yet, Nina Sky's upcoming sophomore album, "The Musical", is confirmed to boast contributions from Salaam Remi ("On Some Bullshit"), The Runners: Andrew Harr & Jermaine Beyince ("Ain't Easy"), Ryan Leslie ("The Real"), Cool & Dre: Andre Lyon and Marcello Valenzano ("All Alone"), DJ Toomp ("One Night"), Qaadir "Neo Da Matrix" Atkinson ("Vacancy") and Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen ("Electricity").
Posted at 02:51 pm by mokhal
CHRISTINA AGUILERA - KEEPS GETTIN' BETTER [COVER + TRACK LIST]
Here is the cover and official track list for Christina Aguilera’s greatest hits compilation, “Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade of Hits”, which is due in November via RCA Records. The disc boasts alliances with Linda Perry (Solange Knowles, Alicia Keys), Scott Storch (Mariah Carey, Keyshia Cole), Kara DioGuardi (Jordin Sparks, Leona Lewis), DJ Premier (Amerie Rogers, Adina Howard), Shelly Peiken (Ashley Parker Angel, Silya Nymoen), Dana “Rockwilder” Stinson (Janet Jackson, Kelis Rogers), Guy Roche (Thalia, Celine Dion) and Steve Kipner (Victoria Beckham, Kelly Rowland).
Christina Aguilera: Keeps Gettin’ Better [Official Track List]:
01 – Genie in a Bottle (New Version)
02 – What a Girl Wants
03 – Come On Over (All I Want is You)
04 – Lady Marmalade (New Version)
05 – Dirrty
06 – Beautiful (New Version)
07 – Fighter
08 – Ain’t No Other Man
09 – Hurt
10 – Candyman
11 – Keeps Gettin’ Better
12 – Dynamite
Posted at 02:49 pm by mokhal
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