Thursday, August 21, 2008
LETOYA COLLABORATES WITH DR. LUKE, CATHY DENNIS ON SOPHOMORE ALBUM
Former Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett is said to collaborate with producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald and songwriter Cathy Dennis for her upcoming sophomore album on Capitol Records. Gottwald and Dennis previously helmed hits for the likes of Katy Perry ("I Kissed a Girl"), Sugababes ("About You Now"), Vanessa Hudgens ("Don't Ask Why") and Britney Spears ("All the Way").
The "Gangsta Grillz" singer's yet to be titled project will also feature alliances with Dernst "D'Mile" Emile (Mary J. Blige, Amerie Rogers), Stefani "Lady GaGa" Germanotta (Esmee Denters, Tami Chynn), Fernando Garibay (Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston), Terius "Dream" Nash (Wynter Gordon, Karina Pasian), Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Rihanna Fenty, Beyonce Knowles), Taio "Rokstarr" Cruz (Mya Harrison, Will Young), Schaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith (Christina Milian, Paula DeAnda), Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (Madonna, Faith Evans), Kandi Burruss (Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey), Nadir "Red One" Khayat (Mutya Buena, Tiffany Evans), Claude Kelly (Jesse McCartney, Corbin Bleu) and The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Fantasia Barrino, Jennifer Hudson).
Posted at 02:33 pm by mokhal
OMARION REUNITES WITH PHARRELL WILLIAMS ON THIRD LP
After crafting catchy tunes such as “Touch” and “Obsession”, hitmaker Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes and R&B crooner Omarion Grandberry are set to re-collaborate on the latter’s forthcoming 3rd album on Mosley Music/Interscope Records. Williams’ resume includes crafting hits for Justin Timberlake (“Rock Your Body”), Usher Raymond (“You Don’t Have to Call”) and Mario Barrett (“Go”).
The yet to be titled project will also boast productions from Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Brandy Norwood, Mya Harrison) and Faheem “T.Pain” Najm (Mariah Carey, Britney Spears), as well as songwriting contributions by Justin Timberlake (Macy Gray, Rihanna Fenty), Keri Hilson (Toni Braxton, Ciara Harris) and Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano (Kylie Minogue, Usher Raymond).
Posted at 02:22 pm by mokhal
TITLE FOR PINK'S NEW DISC REVEALED
Pop artist Alecia “Pink” Moore has dubbed her next album “Funhouse”, and will release it on 28th October via LaFace/Zomba Records. The set is preceded by lead single “So What”, co-written and produced by Martin “Max Martin” Sandberg, who previously collaborated with the artist on tracks like “U + Ur Hand”, “Who Knew” and “Cuz I Can”.
The follow-up to “I’m Not Dead” is scheduled to boast additional contributions from Nate “Danja” Hills (Beyonce Knowles, Nelly Furtado), Kara DioGuardi (Natasha Bedingfield, Delta Goodrem), Eg White (Maria Lawson, Natalie Imbruglia), Butch Walker (Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry) and Billy Mann (Joss Stone, Kelly Rowland).
Posted at 01:33 pm by mokhal
JADA DRAFTS MADD SCIENTIST, RICO LOVE FOR DEBUT CD
Motown recording group Jada are currently crafting new joints with producer Terry “Madd Scientist” Thomas and songwriter/lyricist Rico Love, whose collective offerings include songs performed by Keri Hilson (“Energy”), Beyonce Knowles (“Beautiful Nightmare”), Girlicious (“Do About It”), Karina Pasian (“Winner”), Pussycat Dolls (“Barely Breathe”) and Jesse McCartney (“Relapse”).
Other musicians backing the quartet on as yet untitled project are Nate “Danja” Hills (Justin Timberlake, Usher Raymond), The Clutch: Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis & Patrick “J.Que” Smith (Britney Spears, Jennifer Hudson), Evan Rogers & Carl Sturken (Christina Milian, Emma Bunton), Toby Gad (Brandy Norwood, Esmee Denters), Evan “Kidd” Bogart (LeToya Luckett, Jennifer Lopez), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Donna Summer, Teedra Moses), Lyrica Anderson (Mya Harrison, Keke Palmer), The Insomniax: Erik Nelson & Emile Ghantous (Canela Cox, Joanna Levesque), Jim Beanz (Ashlee Simpson, Nelly Furtado) and Wyclef Jean (Estelle Swaray, Claudette Ortiz).
Posted at 01:32 pm by mokhal
LADY GAGA WRITES FOR BEYONCE'S THIRD ALBUM
In addition to penning hits on the next projects by Pussycat Dolls (A&M/Interscope Records), LeToya Luckett (Capitol Records), Britney Spears (Jive Records), Esmee Denters (Tennman/Interscope Records), Tami Chynn (SRC/Universal Records) and New Kids on the Block (Interscope Records), singer/songwriter Stefani “Lady GaGa” Germanotta is also making contributions on Beyonce Knowles’ highly-anticipated 3rd album, which is due on November via Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records.
Look out for GaGa’s debut LP on Interscope Records, “The Fame”, which features productions from Nadir “Red One” Khayat (Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton), Allaune “Akon” Thiam (Gwen Stefani, Whitney Houston) and Rob Fusari (Kelly Rowland, Shamora Crawford).
Posted at 01:31 pm by mokhal
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
T.PAIN ASSISTS CIARA ON NEW SINGLE
Singer/songwriter Ciara Harris will release “Go Girl” as the lead single from her forthcoming conceptual album, “Fantasy Ride”, which is currently slated for a December release via Jive Records. The track was produced by Faheem “T.Pain” Najm (Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown).
The 3 disc set – “Groove City”, “Kingdom of Dance” and “Crunktown” - is scheduled to boast additional productions from Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Christina Milian, Jennifer Lopez), Jonathan “Lil’ Jon” Smith (Teedra Moses, Brooke Valentine), Polow Da Don (Keri Hilson, Usher Raymond), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Rihanna Fenty, Beyonce Knowles), Chuck Harmony (Mary J. Blige, Paula Campbell) and Nate “Danja” Hills (Katharine McPhee, Paula DeAnda), as well as songwriting contributions from Marsha Ambrosius (Emily King, Jazmine Sullivan), Kandi Burruss (Alicia Keys, Karina Pasian), Tawanna “Frankie Storm” Dabney (Jordin Sparks, Raven Symone), Jasper Cameron (Mario Barrett, Christina Aguilera), Torica (Brandy Norwood, LeToya Luckett), Schaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Celine Dion, Whitney Houston) and The Clutch: Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel Lewis & Patrick “J.Que” Smith (Tiffany Evans, Fantasia Barrino).
Posted at 08:07 pm by mokhal
FOCUS MIRRORS GIRLICIOUS' TALENTS ON AMBROSIUS PENNED JOINT
The bonus track on Girlicious’ self-titled debut album, “Mirror”, was produced by Bernard “Focus” Edwards Jr., who’s resume includes crafting other hits for the likes of Beyonce Knowles (“Yes”), Jennifer Lopez (“Dear Ben”), Christina Milian (“Twitch”) and Joanna “Jojo” Levesque (“I Can Take You There”). British singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius and Def Jam recording artist Sterling Simms penned the beautiful and soulful joint!
Other album contributors include Beau Dozier (Nicole Scherzinger, Bruce Boniface), Stefanie Ridel (Pussycat Dolls, Prima J), Phalon “Jazze Pha” Alexander (Fantasia Barrino, Ciara Harris), Corey Williams (Tiffany Evans, Cassie Ventura), The Runners: Andrew Harr & Jermaine Beyince (Keyshia Cole, Danity Kane), Rico Love (Keri Hilson, Usher Raymond), Dre & Vidal: Andre Harris and Vidal Davis (Amerie Rogers, Mary J. Blige), Terry “Madd Scientist” Thomas (Paula DeAnda, Megan Rochell), Makeba Riddick (Solange Knowles, Toni Braxton), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Leona Lewis, Britney Spears) and James Poyser (Mariah Carey, Jazmine Sullivan).
Posted at 08:04 pm by mokhal
TYNISHA DELAYS HER CHRONICLES TILL EARLY 2009
Up and coming artist Tynisha Keli has pushed back the release of her debut album, “The Chronicles of TK”, till early 2009 via Atlantic Records. The disc features hit single “I Wish You Loved Me”, produced by The Corna Boyz: Pierre Medor & Dwayne Nesmith (Asia Cruise, Megan Rochell).
Other musicians backing Keli on “Chronicles” are Beau Dozier (Tila Tequila, Gia Farrell), Kara DioGuardi (Jessica Simpson, Kylie Minogue), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Ashley Tisdale, Silya Nymoen), Robin Thicke (Christina Aguilera, Ashanti Douglas), Bryan Michael Cox (Solange Knowles, Kelly Rowland), Kendrick “Wyldcard” Dean (Brandy Norwood, Karina Pasian), Eric Hudson (Tiffany Evans, Leona Lewis) and Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire (Amerie Rogers, Whitney Houston).
Posted at 08:03 pm by mokhal
CORBIN BLEU SNAGS ERIC HUDSON, CLAUDE KELLY FOR SOPHOMORE LP
Teen sensation Corbin Bleu is currently readying the follow-up to his debut offering, “Another Side”, with producer Eric Hudson (Beyonce Knowles, Whitney Houston) and songwriter Claude Kelly (Jesse McCartney, Esmee Denters). The as-yet untitled project is slated for a February 2008 release via Hollywood Records. Among the tracks slotted for inclusion on the final track list are “Close”, “Whatever it Takes” and “Champion”.
Posted at 08:01 pm by mokhal
JESSICA SIMPSON - DO YOU KNOW? [ALBUM COVER]
Here is the cover for Jessica Simpson’s upcoming album, “Do You Know?”, which is due on 9th September via Columbia Nashville. The set was executively produced by John Shanks, who also helmed the majority of younger sibling Ashlee’s studio offerings “Autobiography” and “I Am Me”.
Posted at 08:00 pm by mokhal
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