Friday, August 17, 2012
STARSHELL CONFIRMS RODNEY "DARKCHILD" JERKINS FOR DEBUT ALBUM 'LIBERATION'
Starshell has confirmed that her debut album will feature productions from Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins.
The singer/songwriter – real name LaNeah Menzies – will release "Liberation" later this year via Universal Music Group / Matriarch / Interscope Records.
Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins' recent credits include "Don't Fail Me Now" by Melanie Amaro [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 "Reach Out" by Nas featuring Mary J. Blige [Universal Music Group / Def Jam Records].
"Liberation" is expected to boast additional alliances from Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean (Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston), Fernando Garibay (Britney Spears, Wynter Gordon), Scott Storch (Christina Aguilera, Paris Hilton), Eric Hudson (Jamie Foxx, Trey Songz), Nathaniel "Danja" Hills (Usher Raymond, Keri Hilson), Jeff Bhasker (Leona Lewis, Beyonce Knowles), Will "will.i.am" Adams (Cheryl Cole, Rita Ora) and Martin "Cherry Cherry Boom Boom" Kierszenbaum (Alexandra Burke, Lady GaGa).
[Watch] Starshell - Birthday Girl
Posted at 10:16 pm by mokhal
MELANIE AMARO DEBUTS NEW SONG 'LOVE ME NOW'
Melanie Amaro has debuted a new song online.
“Love Me Now” will be included on the artist’s upcoming debut album, scheduled for release later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.
As previously reported, the still-untitled project by Melanie Amaro will boast productions from Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Usher Raymond, Janet Jackson), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton), Carsten “Soulshock” Schack (Kelly Rowland, Leona Lewis) and The Runaways: Sam Watters & Louis Biancaniello (Jessica Simpson, Nicole Scherzinger).
Songwriters include Lindy Robbins (Demi Lovato, Nick Lachey), Ali Tamposi (Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce Knowles), Claude Kelly (Alexandra Burke, Emeli Sande), Olivia “Livvi Franc” Waithe (Cheryl Cole, Jordin Sparks) and Patrick “J. Que” Smith (Justin Bieber, Fantasia Barrino).
[Listen] Melanie Amaro - Love Me Now
Posted at 07:47 pm by mokhal
Thursday, August 16, 2012
TREY SONGZ UNVEILS OFFICIAL SONGWRITING CREDITS FOR NEW ALBUM 'CHAPTER V'
Trey Songz has unveiled the official songwriting credits for his upcoming fifth album.
The R&B singer/songwriter – real name Tremaine Neverson – will release “Chapter V” in the United States on August 21 via Warner Music Group / Songbook / Atlantic Records.
Lead single “Heart Attack” was written by Tremaine Neverson along with Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin (Katy Perry, Britney Spears) and Richard “Rico Love” Butler (Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles).
Other album contributors include Troy Taylor (Lionel Richie, Whitney Houston), Ezekiel Lewis (Fantasia Barrino, Mary J. Blige), Eric Hudson (Jamie Foxx, Leona Lewis), Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton (Usher Raymond, Keyshia Cole), Brandon “Bei Maejor” Green (Keri Hilson, Justin Bieber), Darhyl Camper (Tanya Lacey, Elle Varner) and Christopher “C4” Umana (Kelly Rowland, Lonny Bereal).
Trey Songz – Chapter V [Tracklisting & Songwriting Credits]:
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Ezekiel Lewis / Najja McDowell / Edrick Miles / Troy Taylor
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Josh Garrison / Najja McDowell / Troy Taylor
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Eric Hudson / Troy Taylor
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin / Richard “Rico Love” Butler
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Ezekiel Lewis / Najja McDowell / Jerren “J-Kits” Spruill / Troy Taylor
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Clifford “T.I.” Harris / Najja McDowell / Kyle Stewart / Troy Taylor / Menardini Timothee
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Wayne “Lil Wayne” Carter / Jay Jenkins / Ezekiel Lewis / Troy Taylor
“Don’t Be Scared”
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Alex Neverson / William Roberts / Troy Taylor
“Pretty Girl’s Lie”
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Darhyl Camper / Ezekiel Lewis / Najja McDowell / Jerren “J-Kits” Spruill / Troy Taylor
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Richard “Rico Love” Butler / Dwayne Nesmith
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Ezekiel Lewis / Najja McDowell / Edrick Miles / Troy Taylor
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / John McGee / Troy Taylor
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Lady G. / Chuck Gibson / Tyrone Griffin / Alagy Sanneh / Troy Taylor / Nate Welch
“Without a Woman”
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton / Eric Hudson / Ezekiel Lewis / Najja McDowell / Troy Taylor
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Jerren “J-Kits” Spruill / Troy Taylor
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Najja McDowell / Troy Taylor / Christopher “C4” Umana
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Teemu Brunila / Curtis Mayfield / Matt Prime
“Check Me Out”
Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson / Brandon “Bei Maejor” Green / Jerren “J-Kits” Spruill / Troy Taylor / Robert Williams
[Watch] Trey Songz - Heart Attack
Posted at 04:52 pm by mokhal
FUTURE CUT, LUCAS SECON GRACE NEW ALBUM BY OLLY MURS
Olly Murs has reportedly started work on his new album.
The British singer/songwriter is said to be recording the follow-up to last year’s “In Case You Didn’t Know,” which debuted at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart.
Production on his third album is headed by Danish hitmaker Lucas Secon as well as Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola of Future Cut.
Recent credits by Lucas Secon include “Tonight” by Alexandra Burke [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “Another One” by Conor Maynard [EMI Music Group / Parlophone Records] and “Crazy Girl” by Rita Ora [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].
Secon also confirmed placements on the next albums by Rihanna [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings], Christina Aguilera [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], A*M*E [Universal Music Group / Future Records] and Marcus Canty [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records].
Meanwhile, Murs has previously collaborated with Future Cut on the hit singles “Please Don’t Let Me Go,” “Thinking of Me” and “Dance With Me Tonight.”
The songwriting and production duo are also responsible for “Black Heart” by Stooshe [Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records], “Bajan Style” by Cover Drive [Universal Music Group / Polydor Records] and “Stop with the Chatter” by Rizzle Kicks [Universal Music Group / Island Records].
[Watch] Olly Murs - Dance With Me Tonight
Posted at 04:50 pm by mokhal
LAURIANA MAE TEAMS UP WITH ROCK MAFIA FOR DEBUT ALBUM
Lauriana Mae has collaborated with Rock Mafia for her upcoming debut album, which will be released soon via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.
Consisting of members Antonia Armato and Tim James, the songwriting and production duo are responsible for hits such as “Friends” by Aura Dione [Universal Music Group / Island Records], “You’re My Only Shorty” by Demi Lovato featuring Iyaz [Disney Music Group / Hollywood Records] and “Love You Like a Love Song” by Selena Gomez & The Scene [Disney Music Group / Hollywood Records].
The still-untitled project by Lauriana Mae will boast additional alliances with Kwame Holland (Christina Aguilera, Marlon Roudette), Andrea Martin (Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton), Makeba Riddick (Jessica Simpson, Beyonce Knowles), Toby Gad (Robin Thicke, John Legend), Julie Frost (Ed Sheeran, Loick Essien), Charles “Chuck Harmony” Harmon (Nicole Scherzinger, Fantasia Barrino) and Ammar Malik (Taio Cruz, Sean Paul).
[Listen] Lauriana Mae - Bring Me Back My Car
Posted at 04:45 pm by mokhal
EMELI SANDE TO RE-RELEASE 'OUR VERSION OF EVENTS' IN OCTOBER
Emeli Sande has scheduled the release date for the repackaged edition of her debut album.
The Scottish singer/songwriter will re-release “Our Version of Events” in the United Kingdom on October 8 via EMI Music Group / Virgin Records.
Among the new songs slotted for inclusion on the rejuvenated edition of “Events” is her upcoming collaboration with frequent collaborator Naughty Boy entitled “Wonder” as well as her recent duet with Labrinth “Beneath Your Beautiful,” which initially appeared on his debut album “Electronic Earth.”
Sande has previously co-written songs for other artists including “Radio” by Alesha Dixon [Warner Music Group / Asylum Records], “This Will Be the Year” by Susan Boyle [Simco Limited / Sony Music Entertainment] and “Rock Star” by Parade [Warner Music Group / Asylum Records].
She also confirmed songwriting placements on the next projects by Alicia Keys [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Leona Lewis [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Ms. Dynamite [Sony Music Entertainment / Relentless Records], A*M*E [Universal Music Group / Future Records] and Mutya Keisha Siobhan [Universal Music Group / Polydor Records].
[Watch] Emeli Sande - Heaven
Posted at 04:40 pm by mokhal
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
CARLY RAE JEPSEN UNVEILS OFFICIAL ARTWORK FOR NEW ALBUM 'KISS'
Carly Rae Jepsen has unveiled the official artwork for her upcoming debut album.
The Canadian singer/songwriter will release “Kiss” in the United States on September 18 via Universal Music Group / 604 Records / Schoolboy Records / Interscope Records.
Lead single “Call Me Maybe” was written by Carly Rae Jepsen along with Tavish Crowe and Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench. The track peaked at number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Other songwriters and producers backing Jepsen on “Kiss” are Midi Mafia: Kevin Risto & Waynne Nugent (Justin Bieber, Conor Maynard), Toby Gad (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez & The Scene), Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Nicole Scherzinger), Dallas Austin (Chris Brown, Janet Jackson), Joshua Abraham (Adam Lambert, Kelly Clarkson), Martin “Max Martin” Sandberg (Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera), John Shanks (Michelle Branch, Delta Goodrem), Mathieu “Billboard” Jomphe (Ellie Goulding, Nicki Minaj) and Oliver “Oligee” Goldstein (Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado).
[Watch] Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
Posted at 07:04 pm by mokhal
TAYLOR SWIFT RELEASES OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER'
Taylor Swift has unveiled the official lyric video for her new single.
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” marks the lead single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming fourth album, “Red,” which is due on October 22 via Universal Music Group / Big Machine Records.
The track was written by Taylor Swift along with Martin “Max Martin” Sandberg and Karl “Shellback” Schuster, who are also responsible for hits such as “Scream” by Usher [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “One More Night” by Maroon 5 [Warner Music Group / A&M Records] and “I Wanna Go” by Britney Spears [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records].
“Red” serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Speak Now.” That release debuted at number 1 on Billboard’s 200 Albums Chart. It also launched 6 entries on the Hot 100 Singles Chart: “Mine” (No. 3), “Back to December” (No. 6), “Mean” (No. 11), “The Story of Us” (No. 41), “Sparks Fly” (No. 17) and “Ours” (No. 13).
[Watch] Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Lyric Video)
Posted at 06:59 pm by mokhal
BRANDY, CHRIS BROWN PREMIERE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'PUT IT DOWN'
Brandy has premiered the video for her new single online.
"Put It Down" – which features Chris Brown – marks the lead single from the R&B artist’s upcoming new album, “Two Eleven,” which will be released later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.
The track was helmed by Sean "The Pen" Garrett (Ciara, Kelly Rowland), Dwayne "Dem Jointz" Abernathy Jr. (Rihanna, Candice Pillay) and Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford (Teyana Taylor, Nicki Minaj).
“Two Eleven” serves as the follow-up to 2008’s “Human.” That release debuted at number 15 on Billboard’s 200 Albums Chart. Lead single “Right Here (Departed)” peaked at number 34 on the Hot 100 Singles Chart.
[Watch] Brandy - Put It Down (featuring Chris Brown)
Posted at 06:54 pm by mokhal
ALICIA KEYS CONFIRMS NEW ALBUM 'GIRL ON FIRE'
Alicia Keys has confirmed the title of her upcoming fifth album.
“Girl on Fire” has been christened as the fifth album by the R&B singer/songwriter and will be released later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.
Lead single “New Day” was written by Alicia Keys along with Amber “Sevyn” Streeter (Kelly Rowland, Estelle Swaray) and Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Angie Stone, Whitney Houston).
Other album contributors include Kerry “Krucial” Keys (Christina Aguilera, Keyshia Cole), Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton (Usher Raymond, Trey Songz), Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey), Warren “Oak” Felder (Toni Braxton, Jordin Sparks), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Nicki Minaj, Sterling Simms), Richard “Rico Love” Butler (Sean Paul, Keri Hilson), Emeli Sande (Leona Lewis, Alesha Dixon) and Priscilla Renea Hamilton (Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige).
[Watch] Alicia Keys - New Day (Lyric Video)
Posted at 01:31 am by mokhal
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