Saturday, April 28, 2012
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS PREVIEWS NEW ALBUM 'ELECTRA HEART'
Marina and the Diamonds has previewed 6 tracks from her upcoming sophomore album, "Electra Heart," which is due in the United Kingdom on April 30 via 679 Artists / Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.
The set is preceded by new single "Primadonna," written by Marina Diamandis along with Julie Frost (Beyonce Knowles, Leona Lewis), Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald (Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears) and Henry "Cirkut" Walter (Rihanna, Adam Lambert).
Other musicians backing the Welsh singer/songwriter on the follow-up to "Family Jewels" are Rick Nowels (Colbie Caillat, Lana Del Rey), Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Sky Ferreira), Wesley "Diplo" Pentz (Nicola Roberts, Justin Bieber), Liam Howe (Sophie Ellis Bextor, Ellie Goulding) and Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey).
[Preview] Marina and the Diamonds - Electra Heart
Posted at 06:52 pm by mokhal
KEKE PALMER TEAMS WITH KEVIN MCCALL ON SOPHOMORE ALBUM
Keke Palmer teamed up with Kevin "K-Mac" McCall on new material for her upcoming sophomore album, which is due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.
McCall – who recently released his debut single "Naked," featuring Big Sean – is known for co-writing and producing hits including "Deuces" by Chris Brown [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records], "Lighthouse" by Joe Jonas [Buena Vista Music Group / Hollywood Records] and "Christmas Eve" by Justin Bieber [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings].
The still-untitled project follows Palmer's debut album "So Uncool," which peaked at number 86 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and featured the hit single "Keep It Moving."
Meanwhile, keep an eye on McCall's songwriting and production skills on the next projects by Chris Brown [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Tank [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records], Brandy [Chameleon Entertainment / RCA Records], Mario [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Christina Milian [Young Money Records] and Joelle James [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records].
[Watch] Keke Palmer - The One You Call
Posted at 04:58 pm by mokhal
LAURIANA MAE SNAGS ANDREA MARTIN FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Lauriana Mae snagged the songwriting services of Andrea Martin for her upcoming debut album on Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.
Martin is known for co-writing hits including “Feel Inside” by Mary J. Blige featuring Nas [Matriarch / Geffen Records], “Change the Record” by Melanie Fiona featuring B.o.B [SRC / Universal Republic Records] and “It Takes More” by Jordin Sparks [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records].
Other musicians backing Mae on the still-untitled project are Kwame Holland (Marlon Roudette, Christina Aguilera), Julie Frost (Beyonce Knowles, Marina and the Diamonds), Chuck Harmony (Kelly Rowland, Janet Jackson), Makeba Riddick (Alexandra Burke, Jennifer Lopez), Ammar Malik (Taio Cruz, Sean Paul), Fuego (Jason Derulo, Chris Brown) and Toby Gad (Meleni Smith, Susan Justice).
[Listen] Lauriana Mae - Suicide Bomb
Posted at 04:55 pm by mokhal
JUSTIN BIEBER UNVEILS OFFICIAL ARTWORK FOR NEW ALBUM 'BELIEVE'
Justin Bieber has unveiled the official artwork for his upcoming third album, "Believe," which is due in the United Kingdom on June 18 and the United States on June 19 via Universal Music / Island Def Jam Recordings.
The set is preceded by lead single "Boyfriend," written by Justin Bieber along with Mike Posner, Mason "MdL" Levy and Matthew Musto. Production duties were handled by Mike Posner and Mason "MdL" Levy.
Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton), Chauncey "Hit-Boy" Hollis (Nicki Minaj, Christina Milian), Wesley "Diplo" Pentz (Nicola Roberts, Chris Brown), Nate "Danja" Hills (Justin Timberlake, Katharine McPhee), Pharrell Williams (Conor Maynard, Britney Spears), Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley (Lyrica Anderson, Demi Lovato), Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald (Avril Lavigne, Christina Aguilera) and Aubrey "Drake" Graham (Melanie Fiona, Rita Ora) are among the other collaborators on the album.
[Listen] Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
Posted at 04:55 pm by mokhal
Friday, April 27, 2012
CONOR MAYNARD DEBUTS VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'DROWNING'
Conor Maynard has unveiled the video for his new single online.
"Drowning" marks the second single off the British singer/songwriter's upcoming debut album, "Contrast," which is due in the United Kingdom on July 30 via EMI Music Group / Parlophone Records.
Maynard recently released his debut single "Can't Say No," which peaked at number 2 on the Official UK Singles Chart. The track was written by Maynard along with Sophie Stern, Jon Mills, Joe Dyer, Kurtis "The Arcade" McKenzie and The Invisible Men: George Astasio, Jason Pebworth & Jon Shave.
"Contrast" is confirmed to sport additional productions and penmanship from Midi Mafia: Kevin Risto & Waynne Nugent (Elliot Yamin, Leon Jean Marie), Autumn Rowe (BC Jean, Rachel Crow), Lucas Secon (Alexandra Burke, Jordin Sparks), August Rigo (Cover Drive, Mindless Behavior), Andreas Romdhane & Josef Larossi (Nadine Coyle, Meleni Smith) and Shahid "Naughty Boy" Khan (Emeli Sande, Cheryl Cole).
[Watch] Conor Maynard - Drowning
Posted at 11:19 pm by mokhal
NICKI MINAJ PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'STARSHIPS'
Nicki Minaj is out with the video for her new single "Starships," taken from the artist's sophomore album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," out now on Cash Money / Universal Republic Records.
"Starships" was written by Nicki Minaj along with Nadir "RedOne" Khayat (Priyanka Chopra, Livvi Franc), Wayne Hector (Tanya Lacey, Paloma Faith), Carl Falk (Taio Cruz, Nicole Scherzinger) and Rami Yacoub (Britney Spears, Celine Dion).
[Watch] Nicki Minaj - Starships
Posted at 12:01 pm by mokhal
RACHEL CROW HITS THE STUDIO WITH DREAMLAB
Rachel Crow enlisted the services of Dreamlab for her upcoming debut album, which is due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.
Consisting of members Leah Haywood and Daniel Pringle, the Australian songwriting/production team are responsible for hits including “Marilyn Monroe” by Nicki Minaj [Cash Money / Universal Republic Records], “Unbroken” by Demi Lovato [Buena Vista Music Group / Hollywood Records] and “Hit the Lights” by Selena Gomez & the Scene [Buena Vista Music Group / Hollywood Records].
Other musicians backing Crow on the still-untitled project are Toby Gad (Alicia Keys, Natasha Bedingfield), Autumn Rowe (Leona Lewis, Christina Aguilera) and Savan Kotecha (Dannii Minogue, Alexandra Burke).
[Watch] Rachel Crow - Walking on Sunshine
Posted at 12:57 am by mokhal
BRANDY UNVEILS NEW SINGLE 'PUT IT DOWN,' FEATURING CHRIS BROWN
Brandy debuted her new single online.
"Put It Down" – which features Chris Brown - marks the lead single from the R&B artist's upcoming sixth album, "Two Eleven," which is due later this year via Chameleon Entertainment / RCA Records.
The track was produced by Sean "The Pen" Garrett and Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford, who are also responsible for "Diva" by Beyonce Knowles [Music World Entertainment / Columbia Records], "Bossy" by Kelis [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records] and "She Don't Know" by Usher featuring Ludacris [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive / LaFace Records].
[Listen] Brandy - Put It Down (featuring Chris Brown)
Posted at 12:26 am by mokhal
Thursday, April 26, 2012
KYLIE MINOGUE RELEASES 'CHERRY BOMB' PERFORMANCE VIDEO
Kylie Minogue released a live performance video for "Cherry Bomb," taken from the Australian singer/songwriter's tenth album, "X," which originally hit the stores in 2007 via Parlophone Records.
"Cherry Bomb" was written by Kylie Minogue along with Karen Poole (Janet Jackson, Olly Murs), Jonas Quant (Autumn Rowe, Leona Lewis), Christian "Bloodshy" Karlsson (Nicole Morier, Britney Spears) and Pontus "Avant" Winnberg (Christina Milian, Rachel Stevens).
[Watch] Kylie Minogue - Cherry Bomb (Live)
Posted at 08:32 pm by mokhal
PRIYANKA CHOPRA TEAMS WITH KELLY "MADAME BUTTONS" SHEEHAN ON DEBUT ALBUM
Priyanka Chopra recently recorded new material with hit songwriter Kelly "Madame Buttons" Sheehan for her upcoming debut album, which is due later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.
Kelly "Madame Buttons" Sheehan is known for co-writing tracks including "Young Forever" by Nicki Minaj [Cash Money / Universal Republic Records], "How We Do (Party)" by Rita Ora [Roc Nation / Columbia Records] and "Tomorrow Never Dies" by Nicole Scherzinger [Interscope Records].
Other songwriters backing Chopra on the still-untitled project are Olivia "Livvi Franc" Waithe (Ciara, Kelly Clarkson), Bilal "The Chef" Hajji (Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez), Amber "Se7en" Streeter (Estelle, Chris Brown), Michael Busbee (Pia Toscano, Alexandra Burke) and Sam Watters (Jessica Simpson, Keri Hilson).
Producers include Will "will.i.am" Adams (Cheryl Cole, Britney Spears), Swedish House Mafia: Sebastian Ingrosso & Steve Angello (Kylie Minogue, Taio Cruz), Nadir "RedOne" Khayat (Enrique Iglesias, Lady GaGa), Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston), , Fernando Garibay (Wynter Gordon, LeToya Luckett) and Orange Factory: Jeremy Skaller & Robert Larow (Jay Sean, Cody Simpson).
Posted at 08:25 pm by mokhal
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