Friday, July 20, 2012
ORIGINAL SUGABABES CONFIRM NEW ARTISTE NAME
The original Sugababes have confirmed their new artiste name.
The British girl group will be professionally known as Mutya Keisha Siobhan.
As previously reported, they have signed a new deal with Universal Music Group / Polydor Records and will release new material later this year.
Their upcoming album will boast productions and songwriting contributions from Cameron McVey (Neneh Cherry, Shaznay Lewis), Angela Hunte (Britney Spears, Livvi Franc), Richard "Biff" Stannard (Gabrielle, Sophie Ellis Bextor), Karen Poole (Janet Jackson, Kelly Clarkson), Shahid "Naughty Boy" Khan (Alesha Dixon, Professor Green), Emeli Sande (Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke), Uzoechi "MNEK" Emineke (Amelia Lily, Mercedes Seecomar) and Harry Craze & Hugo Chegwin (Ria Ritchie, Tinie Tempah).
[Watch] Sugababes - Soul Sound
Posted at 06:14 pm by mokhal
LEMAR RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'INVINCIBLE'
Lemar has released the video for his new single online.
"Invincible" marks the lead single from the British singer/songwriter's upcoming fifth album, which is due later this year via EMI Music Group.
"Invincible" was written by Lemar Obika along with Deekay members Lars Halvor Jensen, Dicky "Obi" Klein and Johannes "Josh" Joergensen.
The Danish production and songwriting team previously collaborated with Lemar on the tracks "I Don't Mind That" (from the multi-platinum album "Time to Grow") and "It's Not that Easy" (1st single from the multi-platinum album "The Truth About Love").
Their credits also include "Strobe Lights" by Diddy – Dirty Money [Universal Music Group / Bad Boy / Interscope Records], "Eyes Wide Shut" by JLS [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records] and "I'm Back" by Ashley Tisdale [Warner Music Group / Reprise Records].
[Watch] Lemar - Invincible
Posted at 06:02 pm by mokhal
ALICIA KEYS DRAFTS RICO LOVE FOR NEW ALBUM
Alicia Keys has drafted the songwriting and production services of Rico Love for her upcoming fifth album, which is scheduled for release later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.
Born Richard Butler, the hitmaker is known for crafting tracks including "Thinking of You" by Flo Rida [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records], "4 AM" by Melanie Fiona [Universal Music Group / Universal Republic Records] and "Man Who Has Everything" by Monica [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].
He also collaborated with top musicians such as Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello, Ryan "Alias" Tedder, David Guetta, James "Jim Jonsin" Scheffer, Guy Chambers, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley, Carsten "Soulshock" Schack, Salaam Remi, Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson, Nathaniel "Danja" Hills, Andre Harris, Vidal Davis, Calvin "Calvo Da Gr8" Kenon, Wayne Wilkins, Andrew Frampton, Carlos "L.O.S. Da Maestro" McKinney, Pierre Medor and Dwayne "D-Town" Nesmith.
The fifth album by Alicia Keys and follow-up to "The Element of Freedom" is preceded by lead single "New Day," which was co-written by Amber "Sevyn" Streeter (Chris Brown, Estelle Swaray) and produced by Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean (Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige).
Other musicians backing Alicia on the still-untitled project are Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey), Emeli Sande (Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole), Warren "Oak" Felder (Toni Braxton, Elle Varner), Andrew "Pop" Wansel (Sterling Simms, Marsha Ambrosius), Kerry "Krucial" Keys (Goapele, Christina Aguilera) and Sean "Elijah Blake" Fenton (Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz).
[Watch] Alicia Keys - Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)
Posted at 02:30 am by mokhal
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
ELLE VARNER REVEALS OFFICIAL TRACKLISTING FOR DEBUT ALBUM 'PERFECTLY IMPERFECT'
Elle Varner has revealed the official tracklisting for her upcoming debut album.
The R&B singer/songwriter will release “Perfectly Imperfect” in the United States on August 7 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.
New single “I Don’t Care” was produced by frequent collaborators Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Warren “Oak” Felder, who are also responsible for tracks such as “Right By My Side” by Nicki Minaj [Universal Music Group / Universal Republic Records], “Top Floor” by Wiz Khalifa [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records] and “Bassline” by Chris Brown [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].
Elle Varner – Perfectly Imperfect [Official Tracklisting]:
Only Wanna Give It To You (featuring J. Cole)
Sound Proof Room
I Don’t Care
Oh What a Night
Stop the Clock
Damn Good Friends
[Listen] Elle Varner - I Don't Care
Posted at 08:37 pm by mokhal
JENNIFER HUDSON REUNITES WITH HARVEY MASON JR. FOR NEW ALBUM
Jennifer Hudson has reunited with Harvey Mason Jr. for her upcoming third album, which is scheduled for release later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.
In addition to serving as her prominent vocal producer, Harvey has teamed up with the artist on the tracks “Invisible,” “You Pulled Me Through,” “Believe,” “Still Here” and “Where You At.”
He is also responsible for hits including “Hand It Over” by Alesha Dixon [Warner Music Group / Asylum Records], “Listen” by Beyonce Knowles [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records] and “Turn Up the Music” by Chris Brown [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].
Some of the top musicians he collaborated with include Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Diane Warren, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Kara DioGuardi, Emanuel Kiriakou, Antonio Dixon, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Eric Dawkins, Makeba Riddick, Kasia “KC” Livingston, James Fauntleroy, Tawanna “Frankie Storm” Dabney, Heather Bright, Cathy Dennis, Durrell “Tank” Babbs, Kandi Burruss, Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire, Joi Campbell, Warren “Oak” Felder, Amber “Sevyn” Streeter, Luke Boyd, Keri Hilson, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Tiffany Fred, Ali Tamposi, Olivia “Livvi Franc” Waithe and Steven Russell.
Harvey Mason Jr. has also confirmed placements on the next albums by Ciara [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records], Jordin Sparks [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Jessica Sanchez [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records], Marcus Canty [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records], Joelle James [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records], Kevin McCall [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and Jermaine Paul [Universal Music Group / Universal Republic Records].
[Watch] Jennifer Hudson - Where You At
Posted at 08:32 pm by mokhal
FANTASIA BARRINO DRAFTS HARMONY 'H-MONEY' SAMUELS FOR NEW ALBUM
Fantasia Barrino has started work on her upcoming fourth album.
The still-untitled project is confirmed to boast productions and songwriting contributions from Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, whose credits include “Think Like a Man” by Jennifer Hudson [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “Enough of No Love” by Keyshia Cole [Universal Music Group / Geffen Records] and “Mirage” by Chris Brown [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].
Harmony "H-Money" Samuels has also teamed up with top songwriters and producers including Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Miss Courtney Harrell, John “Mutt” Lunge, Eric Bellinger, Amber “Sevyn” Streeter, Kevin McCall, Talay Riley and Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton.
[Watch] Fantasia Barrino - Truth Is
Posted at 08:26 pm by mokhal
PARADE ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE 'LIGHT ME UP'
Parade have announced the title of their new single.
The British group – consisting of members Emily Biggs, Lauren Deegan, Bianca Claxton, Jessica Agombar and Sian Charlesworth – will release “Light Me Up” as the lead single from their upcoming sophomore album, which is scheduled to be released in early 2013 via Warner Music Group UK.
The track was helmed by Tim Powell, whose credits include “Picking Up the Pieces” by Paloma Faith [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “Sweet About Me” by Gabriella Cilmi [Universal Music Group / Island Records] and “The Boy Does Nothing” by Alesha Dixon [Warner Music Group / Asylum Records].
[Watch] Parade - Louder
Posted at 08:24 pm by mokhal
NELLY FURTADO PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'SPIRIT INDESTRUCTIBLE'
Nelly Furtado has premiered the video for her new single online.
“Spirit Indestructible” marks the second single from the Canadian singer/songwriter’s upcoming fifth album, “The Spirit Indestructible,” which is due on September 18 via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.
The follow-up to “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)” was written by Nelly Furtado along with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, who’s also responsible for hits including “If You Had My Love” by Jennifer Lopez [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records], “As Long As You Love Me” by Justin Bieber featuring Big Sean [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings] and “Reaching Out” by Nas featuring Mary J. Blige [Universal Music Group / Def Jam Records].
[Watch] Nelly Furtado - Spirit Indestructible
Posted at 08:22 pm by mokhal
CARLY RAE JEPSEN ENLISTS BONNIE MCKEE FOR NEW ALBUM
Carly Rae Jepsen has enlisted the songwriting services of Bonnie McKee for her upcoming debut album with Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.
The hit songwriter is known for helming tracks such as “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry [EMI Music Group / Capitol Records], “Hold It Against Me” by Britney Spears [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records] and “Tomorrow Never Dies” by Nicole Scherzinger [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records].
She also teamed up with top musicians including Martin “Max Martin” Sandberg, Kelly “Madame Buttons” Sheehan, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Heather Bright, Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin, Olivia “Livvi Franc” Waithe, Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson, Claude Kelly, Henry “Cirkut” Walter, Nicole Morier, David Guetta, Alex Delicata, Brian Kennedy, Oliver “Oligee” Goldstein, Mathieu “Billboard” Jomphe, Christopher “Rusko” Mercer, Joshua Abraham, Carsten “Soulshock” Schack, Greg Kurstin, Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson and Pontus “Avant” Winnberg.
Look out for more of Bonnie McKee’s poignant songwriting on the next albums by Rihanna [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings], Jessie J [Universal Music Group / Universal Republic Records], Rita Ora [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records], Pia Toscano [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records] and Ellie Goulding [Universal Music Group / Polydor Records].
[Watch] Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
Posted at 08:20 pm by mokhal
NE-YO UNVEILS VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'LET ME LOVE YOU (UNTIL YOU LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF)'
Ne-Yo has unveiled the video for his new single online.
“Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)” marks the second single from the R&B singer/songwriter’s upcoming fifth album, “R.E.D.,” which is due in the United States on September 18 via Universal Music Group / Motown Records.
The follow-up to “Lazy Love” was co-written by Sia Furler, whose credits include “Radioactive” by Rita Ora [Sony Music / Columbia Records], “You Lost Me” by Christina Aguilera [Sony Music / RCA Records] and “Get Over You” by Neon Hitch [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].
Production duties on “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)” were handled by Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate, who are also responsible for hits such as “Talk That Talk” by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z [Island Def Jam Recordings], “Selfish” by Britney Spears [Sony Music / Jive Records] and “Firework” by Katy Perry [EMI Music Group / Capitol Records].
[Watch] Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)
Posted at 08:15 pm by mokhal
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