Saturday, May 10, 2008
LEWIS ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE DETAILS
British artist Leona Lewis has dubbed “Forgive Me” as the 2nd US single lifted from her platinum-selling debut album, “Spirit”. The track was co-written by Claude Kelly (Kat De Luna, Pixie Lott), and produced by Allaune “Akon” Thiam (Madonna, Gwen Stefani).
“Spirit” also boasts the production skills of Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Lyrica Anderson, Robyn Janelle), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Mya Harrison, Jennifer Lopez), Dallas Austin (Kelis, Janet Jackson), Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson (Esmee Denters, Nikki Flores), Eric Hudson (Raven Symone, Tiffany Evans), Madd Scientist (Paula DeAnda, Nicole Scherzinger), Billy Steinberg (Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue), Josh Alexander (Fefe Dobson, Ruth-Anne Cunningham), Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne), Max Martin (Britney Spears, Ashley Parker Angel), and Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Rihanna, Samantha Mumba), as well as songwriting contributions from Andrea Martin (Toni Braxton, Blu Cantrell), Johnta Austin (Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige), Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Teedra Moses, Christina Milian), Tony Reyes (Goapele, Christina Aguilera), and Nina Woodford (Mutya Buena, Amy Pearson).
Posted at 07:58 pm by mokhal
[RANDOM ALBUM REVIEW] MARIA LAWSON - MARIA LAWSON
Black Mona Lisa: co-written by Lamya Al Mughairy / produced by Lester Mendez.
It’s Love: written and produced by Andrew Frampton.
Pretty Face: co-written by Maria Lawson / produced by The Heavyweights.
Woman’s Intuition: co-written by Maria Lawson / produced by Pat Kelly & Dave Thompson.
Naked with You: written by Diane Warren / produced by Simon Ellis.
Overrated: co-written by Andrew Frampton / produced by Wayne Wilkins & Kevin Hughes.
You’re Beautiful: co-written by Amanda Ghost / produced by Nigel Wright.
Give All You Got: co-written by Maria Lawson, Andrew Frampton / produced by Eg White & The Heavyweights.
His World: produced by Def Jeff & The Heavyweights.
Let it Break: co-written by Maria Lawson / produced by Steve Kipner & Andrew Frampton.
Old School Lovin’: co-written by Maria Lawson / produced by The Heavyweights.
Sleepwalking: produced by Simon Ellis & Andy McCluskey / co-produced by Steve Kipner & Andrew Frampton.
The Poet: co-written by Steve Kipner, Pam Sheyne / produced by The Heavyweights.
Your Life: co-written by and produced by Steve Kipner, Wayne Wilkins & Andrew Frampton.
Rating: (3/5) – Good.
Posted at 07:54 pm by mokhal
SPEARS RECORDING NEW MATERIAL WITH BLOODSHY & AVANT
Pop star Britney Spears is reportedly crafting new material with frequent collaborators Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg of Swedish production duo Bloodshy & Avant. Some of their earlier works together include hits such as "Toxic", "Showdown", "Chaotic", "My Prerogative", "Do Something", "Freakshow", "Radar", "Toy Soldier" and "Piece of Me".
Posted at 07:53 pm by mokhal
PIXIE POSTS NEW SONG @ MYSPACE
Mercury Records’ artist Pixie Lott posted a new song on her official MySpace profile entitled “Your Love, My Love”, so make sure you check it out! The track was co-written by Ruth-Anne Cunningham (Leona Lewis, Katharine McPhee), and produced by Cutfather & Jonas Jeberg (Kylie Minogue, Jordin Sparks).
Other musicians backing the British songstress on her as-yet-untitled debut album are Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Ashanti Douglas, LeToya Luckett), Kara DioGuardi (Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne), The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson), Soulshock & Karlin: Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin (Shola Ama, Kelly Rowland), Toby Gad (Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield), Rick Nowels (Madonna, Nelly Furtado), Karl “K-Gee” Gordon (Solange Knowles, Alesha Dixon), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Canela Cox, Brandy Norwood), and Tawanna “Frankie Storm” Dabney (Wynter Gordon, Samantha Jade).
[Visit] Pixie Lott @ MySpace
Posted at 07:52 pm by mokhal
STEINBERG & ALEXANDER PUT AN END TO JAK'S CURIOUSITY
It has been confirmed that the tracks crafted by musicians Billy Steinberg & Josh Alexander for Blackground recording group JAK are entitled "Curious" and "Heart Shaped Mouth". The songwriting/production duo is best known for their work with Leona Lewis ("The Best You Never Had"), Jojo ("Too Little, Too Late"), Fefe Dobson ("Don't Let It Go to Your Head"), Paris Hilton ("Heartbeat"), Katharine McPhee ("Over It"), and The Veronicas ("I Could Get Used To This").
The girls - Jeniece Cano, Alyssa Layton & Kelly Madigan - are currently putting the final touches on their as-yet-untitled debut LP, which also features alliances from Stephen "Static" Garrett (Destiny's Child, Pussycat Dolls), Diane Warren (Toni Braxton, Christina Aguilera), and The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Kelly Clarkson, Nick Lachey).
Posted at 07:47 pm by mokhal
Friday, May 09, 2008
AMANDA GHOST - BLOOD ON THE LINE: THE DOWNLOAD COLLECTION [OUT NOW]
In addition to crafting new songs with producers Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez), Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Nikka Costa), Will "Will-I-Am" Adams (Fergie, Nicole Scherzinger), Salaam Remi (Leona Lewis, Joss Stone), and Future Cut: Tunde Babalola & Darren Lewis (Lily Allen, Kate Nash), singer/songwriter Amanda Ghost will release a collection of songs entitled "Blood on the Line: The Download Collection" on her own label Plan A Records.
All the songs on the set were co-written by creative soulmate, Ian Dench, except the Nat "King" Cole standard, "Nature Boy". The collection also includes tracks like "Deep Water", "Me without You", "Sugar", "Satellites" and "I Need You".
Ghost is best known for her work with Beyonce ("Beautiful Liar", "Erotic"), Jordin Sparks ("Tattoo", "Freeze", "Virginia is for Lovers"), Shontelle ("Superwoman"), James Blunt ("Beautiful"), and All Saints ("Flashback").
"Blood On The Line: The Download Collection" can be downloaded now at Amanda Ghost's official website, and will be e available on 12th May vis iTunes Music store.
[Visit] Amanda Ghost - Official Website
Posted at 10:48 pm by mokhal
GARRETT SETS RELEASE DATE FOR DEBUT LP
Singer/songwriter Sean "The Pen" Garrett has set a June 17th release date for his debut Interscope album, "Turbo 919", which features productions from Bloodshy & Avant: Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (Britney Spears, Carl Thomas), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Beyonce, Lionel Richie), Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson), Allaune "Akon" Thiam (Gwen Stefani, Mario Barrett), and Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (Toni Braxton, Justin Timberlake).
In addition to the lead single "Grippin'" featuring Ludacris, Other tracks slotted for inclusion on "Turbo 919" are "Girlfriend Ringtone", "Lay Up Under Me", "What You Doin", "Why Am I in Love With You", "Pretty Girls" and "People".
Posted at 10:47 pm by mokhal
AUSTIN RENAMES & PLOTS SUMMER RELEASE FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Singer/songwriter Johnta Austin is eyeing a late summer release for his long-delayed debut album, "Love, Sex and Religion", which was previously entitled "Ocean Drive".
The Island Urban set is expected to spawn alliances with producers Jermaine Dupri (Brandy Norwood, Monica Arnold), Bryan Michael Cox (Mary J. Blige, Solange Knowles), Scott Storch (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Kelly Rowland, Claudette Ortiz), No I.D. (Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton), and Phalon "Jazze Pha" Alexander (Aaliyah, Keri Hilson).
Posted at 10:46 pm by mokhal
USHER - HERE I STAND [OFFICIAL TRACK LIST]
R&B crooner Usher Raymond has revealed the track list for his upcoming 5th studio album "Here I Stand", due 27th May via LaFace/Zomba Records. The set is preceded by the Polow Da Don produced "Love in this Club", for which an additional remix is included featuring Beyonce and Lil' Wayne.
"Here I Stand" also boasts the production skills of Jermaine Dupri (Tyrese Gibson, Lionel Richie), Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Steph Jones, Jesse McCartney), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Mario Barrett, Chris Brown), Dre & Vidal: Andre Harris and Vidal Davis (Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius), and Will "Will-I-Am" Adams (Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake), as well as songwriting contributions from Johnta Austin (Leona Lewis, Jessica Simpson), Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Nicole Scherzinger, Britney Spears), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Christina Milian, Katharine McPhee), and The Clutch: Keri Hilson, Candice Nelson, Balewa Muhammad, Ezekiel Lewis and Patrick "J.Que" Smith (Omarion, Jennifer Lopez).
Usher – Here I Stand (Official Track List):
01 – Forever Young
02 – Love in this Club
03 – This Ain't Sex
04 – Trading Places
05 – Moving Mountains
06 – What's Your Name?
07 – Prayer for You (Interlude)
08 – Something Special
09 – Love You Gently
10 – Best Thing
11 – Before I Met You
12 – His Mistakes
13 – Appetite
14 – What's a Man to Do?
15 – Revolver
16 – Lifetime
17 – Love in this Club (Part II)
18 – Here I Stand
19 – Will Work for Love (Japanese Bonus Track)
Posted at 03:15 pm by mokhal
AVA LEIGH - MAD ABOUT THE BOY [OUT NOW]
Singer/songwriter Ava Leigh has released her new single "Mad about the Boy" as of Monday (5th May) via iTunes UK, so make sure you give it a listen! The Celetia Martin penned track was produced by Wesley Jay, who's best known for crafting Simon Webbe's "My Soul Pleads for You".
Leigh's forthcoming debut album with Virgin Records – tentatively entitled "Turned-On Underground" – is scheduled to boast additional collaborations with Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare (Sinead O' Connor, Gwen Stefani), and Future Cut: Tunde Babalola & Darren Lewis (Laura Izibor, Nicole Scherzinger).
[Purchase] Ava Leigh - Mad About The Boy @ iTunes
Posted at 03:14 pm by mokhal
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