Tuesday, January 22, 2008
A NEW YEAR WITH DIOGUARDI
Award-winning songwriter Kara Dioguardi posted the following message on her official MySpace profile: - “Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a beautiful start to the New Year! I'm amazed at how fast time is flying, but am looking forward to all the wonderful things ahead. Life and work are busy, but I am enjoying every minute of it! This month I am continuing to work with recording artists Tynisha Keli and The Cheetah Girls, as well as Shanna Crooks, Jesse Lee, and J. Davey. I am also currently collaborating with writer/producers Tricky, JR Rotem, Rodney Jerkins, Scyience, Martin & Ash, Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon, Jason Reeves, Richard Marx, Matt Serletic, Jeff Spence, Jess Cates, and Jeffrey Steele. I am thrilled that a song so close to my heart, "Taking Chances" (Celine), is continuing to gain such support and has reached the Top 10 in 22 countries! The album is Top 10 in 7 countries!? Leona Lewis' album "Spirit" is now 3x platinum in the UK, and I feel so fortunate to have written "Forgiveness" with her and Salaam Remi- the B-side to her current hit single! Wishing Leona all the best in her continued breakout success! I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for their support! It sincerely means the world to me and I look forward to making more music that can hopefully move, inspire, encourage and create new passion to whomever it reaches.”
[Visit] Kara Dioguardi @ MySpace
Posted at 09:12 pm by mokhal
ANNIE ROLLS WITH RICHARD X ON COMEBACK SINGLE
Pop singer Annie will return to the music scene with "I Know Your Girlfriend Hates Me" as the lead single from her upcoming sophomore album. The track was produced by Richard X, who also worked with the "Heartbeat" singer on her debut LP "Anniemal".
The as-yet untitled Island/Def Jam set is also expected to boast collaborations with Hannah Robinson (Emma Bunton, Sophie Ellis Bextor), Brian Higgins & Miranda Cooper of Xenomania (Sugababes, Girls Aloud) and Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Jessica Simpson).
[Visit] Annie @ MySpace
Posted at 09:05 pm by mokhal
SPARKS SNAGS ROBINSON FOR NEW VIDEO
American Idol champ Jordin Sparks and R&B crooner Chris Brown will shoot the video for their duet “No Air” with critically-acclaimed director Chris Robinson, who’s also responsible for hits like Alicia Keys’ “A Woman's Worth” and Jojo’s “Too Little, Too Late”.
The joint was produced by hitmaking duo Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas of The Underdogs. Expect more of their beautifully-belted tunes on the next projects by Jennifer Hudson (J Records/Arista), Whitney Houston (J/Arista), LeToya Luckett (Capitol), Keke Wyatt (TVT) and Claudette Ortiz (Interscope).
Posted at 09:00 pm by mokhal
You may recognize Natasha Ramos as ¼ of Anjell (the group formed by ex-Destiny's Child members LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett), but now she's currently in the midst of recording her upcoming debut album (Star Trak/Interscope) with the likes of Bryan Michael Cox (Mariah Carey, Faith Evans), Kendrick "Wyldcard" Dean (Toni Braxton, Nicole Scherzinger) and Taurian "Adonis" Shropshire (Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez).
According to ASCAP - American Society of Composers - "Insult My Intelligence" is a registered track that's expected to be part of Ramos' as-yet untitled LP. It was co-written by Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Rihanna, Christina Milian) and produced by Robert Shea Taylor (Solange Knowles, Wynter Gordon).
[Visit] Natasha Ramos @ MySpace
Posted at 01:11 am by mokhal
Monday, January 21, 2008
MCCOY POSTS NEW SONG @ MYSPACE
Debbie Hammond, CEO of ClockWork Entertainment, posted the following bulletin on Bad Boy recording artist Jordan McCoy’s official MySpace profile: - “Hope you are well. Check out ROCKSTAR, as heard on THE HILLS! We wanted to show our appreciation for your continued patience on Jordan McCoy's debut album release. Sorry for the delays. The album will be released with a TV show called, GOOD GIRL/BAD BOY, which Jordan did with Diddy! We are hoping it will be no later than April (if not sooner.) The writers' strike has delayed all TV. If you'd like to show your support for Jordan McCoy, please buy "JUST WATCH ME," the single from Itunes.com or Walmart.com. We love y'all a ton!”
[Visit] Jordan McCoy @ MySpace
Posted at 06:34 pm by mokhal
MUMBA PLOTTING SUMMER FOR COMEBACK DISC
Irish songstress Samantha Mumba was recently interviewed on British talk-show “Loose Women”, and she revealed plans of releasing her upcoming 3rd album this summer. The as-yet untitled set will be the follow-up to, “Woman”, which got shelved despite boasting the UK top 10 single “I’m Right Here”, co-written by Kandi Burruss (Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys) and produced by Bloodshy & Avant: Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears).
Posted at 06:25 pm by mokhal
Sunday, January 20, 2008
HOUSTON ROLLS WITH HUDSON ON NEW LP
Besides working on the next albums by Tynisha Keli (Atlantic), Raven Symone (Hollywood), and Tiffany Evans (Sony/Epic), up and coming producer Eric Hudson has bagged himself another big-time client, and this time it’s none other than veteran performer Whitney Houston, who’s planning to release her long-awaited comeback album later this year via Clive Davis’ J Records.
Hudson now joins the likes of Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Toni Braxton, Keyshia Cole), Jermaine Dupri (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Johnta Austin (Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans), Allaune “Akon” Thiam (Madonna, Gwen Stefani), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason & Damon Thomas Jr. (Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland), Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Angie Stone, Mya Harrison), Diane Warren (Fantasia Barrino, Christina Aguilera), Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire (Amerie, Jennifer Lopez), Makeba Riddick (Rihanna, Michelle Williams) and Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Teedra Moses, Heather Headley), who are all doing their utmost best to ensure the “I Will Always Love You” singer a triumphant return unlike any other!
Posted at 06:37 pm by mokhal
Friday, January 18, 2008
CAREY SETS TITLE, RELEASE DATE FOR "MIMI" FOLLOW-UP
Mariah Carey has christened April 1st as the release date of her forthcoming album "That Chick". The Island/Def Jam set will feature collaborations with Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston), Jermaine Dupri (Alicia Keys, Jessica Simpson), Bryan Michael Cox (Toni Braxton, Chante Moore), Taurian "Adonis" Shropshire (Amerie, Nicole Scherzinger), Cristyle Johnson (Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez), Johnta Austin (Aaliyah, LeToya Luckett) and Will "Will-I-Am" Adams (Fergie, Macy Gray).
Mariah Carey – That Chick (Official Track List):
- Lovin' You Long Time
- Touch My Body
- That Chick
- Thanx For Nothin'
- For The Record
- Cruise Control
- Love Story
- Bye Bye
Posted at 11:42 pm by mokhal
Teyana Taylor is currently putting the final touches on her upcoming debut album, "A Plant Called Harlem", which will be released later this year via Pharrell Williams' label Star Trak/Interscope.
Feel free to listen to the rapper/singer's joints "Traffic Stop" and "Google Me" on her official MySpace profile. The latter track was co-written by Cristyle Johnson (Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez) and produced by Phalon "Jazze Pha" Alexander (Toni Braxton, Fantasia Barrino).
[Visit] Teyana Taylor @ MySpace
Posted at 09:03 pm by mokhal
RONSON HOLIDAYS WITH WINEHOUSE
Music producer Mark Ronson recently revealed plans about collaborating with soul songstress Amy Winehouse for a Holiday album, and here’s what he had to say to Rolling Stone magazine about the matter: - “We're talking about making a holiday record, with Christmas songs on one side and Hanukkah songs on the other. She's got songs called “Kosher Kisses” and “Alone under the Mistletoe”. She's writing songs, and we talked about getting a studio. I have to finish a few other things first, but I imagine we'll go into the studio this year."
Ronson is also working on the next projects by Ashlee Simpson (“Bittersweet World”) and Estelle (“Shine”), so make sure you keep an eye on those as well!
Posted at 01:22 pm by mokhal
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