Jean Baptiste Kouame hints at new collaboration with Fergie

23 May

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Jean Baptiste Kouame has hinted at a new collaboration with Fergie.

“Chillen with @Fergie. Wait for it,” Koaume posted to his Twitter account on Thursday (May 20, 2015).

The record producer and songwriter is responsible for will.i.am’s “Scream and Shout” f/ Britney Spears [Interscope Records], Miley Cyrus’ “Do My Thang” [RCA Records] and Rihanna’s “Photographs” [Def Jam Recordings].

He also contributed to the next projects by Chris Brown [RCA Records], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records], Jason Derulo [Beluga Heights / Warner Bros Records] and Becky Hill [Parlophone Records].

Meanwhile, Fergie is expected to release her sophomore album later this year under Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2006’s “The Dutchess,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “London Bridge” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.”

Other musicians backing Fergie on the keenly-awaited CD are DJ Mustard (Omarion, Keyshia Cole), Rock City (Ciara, Nicki Minaj). Mike WiLL Made It (Brandy, Mariah Carey) and RoccStar (Usher, John Legend).

Watch the music video for “L.A. Love (La La)” below.

Craig David teams up with Ali Tennant for new album “Following My Intuition”

23 May

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British singer and songwriter Craig David has recently teamed up with Ali Tennant on new material for his upcoming album.

“Just created something special with these two musical G’s @whiten3rd and @alitennant,” David tweeted on Friday (May 22, 2015).

Tennant is responsible for co-writing Atomic Kitten’s “You Are” [Virgin Records], JLS’ “Hottest Girl in the World” [Epic Records], Tulisa’s “Young” [Island Records] and Jessie J’s “Hero” [Republic Records].

He also collaborated with top producers including David Guetta (Usher, Nicki Minaj), Steve Mac (Jess Glynne, Ella Henderson), Bangladesh (Ciara, Kelly Rowland) and Dem Jointz (Brandy, Christina Aguilera).

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his next studio collection and follow-up to 2010’s “Signed Sealed Delivered” later this year.

The new project, tentatively entitled “Following My Intuition,” features further collaborations with Toby Gad (Beyonce, Demi Lovato), Lindy Robbins (Jason Derulo, Selena Gomez) and Komi Hakam (Naughty Boy, Sam Smith).

On the songwriting front, David co-penned “Talking About” for Conor Maynard along with Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam. The track is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Parlophone Records.

Watch the music video for “All the Way” below.

Nadine Coyle hits the studio with Dimitri Tikovoi for sophomore album

22 May

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Nadine Coyle has recorded new music with Dimitri Tikovoi.

“Drum day with @NadineCoyleNow” Tikovoi posted to his Twitter account on Friday (May 22, 2015).

The French record producer and songwriter is responsible for Charli XCX’s “Set Me Free” [Atlantic Records], Nicola Roberts’ “Beat of My Drum” [Polydor Records] and Sophie Ellis Bextor’s “If I Can’t Dance” [Fascination Records].

His extensive resume includes further works for Mikky Ekko [RCA Records], Paloma Faith [Epic Records], MNEK [Cherrytree Records], The Saturdays [Polydor Records] and Placebo [Virgin EMI Records].

Meanwhile, Coyle is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album later this year under her own label Black Pen Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Insatiable,” which peaked to number forty seven on the UK Albums Chart.

That collection also featured alliances with Toby Gad (Beyonce, John Legend), William Orbit (Madonna, Robbie Williams), Julian Bunetta (One Direction, Fifth Harmony) and Arnthor Birgisson (Christina Milian, Leona Lewis).

Watch the music video for “Insatiable” below.

Keyshia Cole drafts Denisia “Blu June” Andrews for new album

22 May

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Singer and songwriter Keyshia Cole has drafted Denisia “Blu June” Andrews for her upcoming seventh album.

Blu June is known for co-writing Rihanna’s “Love Song” f/ Future [Def Jam Recordings], Ariana Grande’s “Best Mistake” f/ Big Sean [Republic Records] and Mariah Carey’s “Thirsty” [Def Jam Recordings].

Furthermore, June has collaborated with top producers including Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis (Frank Ocean, Kelly Rowland), Mike WiLL Made It (Miley Cyrus, LeToya Luckett) and Dwane “Key Wane” Weir (Beyonce, Jhene Aiko).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Cole is expected to release her new studio collection later this year.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Point of No Return,” which peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Rick James,” “She” and “Love Letter.”

Watch the music video for “Party Ain’t a Party” below.

 

Tamar Braxton reunites with Da Internz for new single “If I Don’t Have You”

22 May

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Tamar Braxton has chosen her new single.

The singer and songwriter christened “If I Don’t Have You” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming fourth album.

Production duties on “If I Don’t Have You” were handled by Marcos “Kosine” Palacios and Ernest “Tuo” Clark of Da Internz, who previously teamed with Tamar on the Priscilla Renea and Ericka Coulter-assisted “Tip Toe.”

The R&B and Hip-Hop production duo are also responsible for Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” [Republic Records], Jazmine Sullivan’s “Stanley” [RCA Records] and Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake” [Def Jam Recordings].

Meanwhile, Tamar’s next studio collection is expected to be released later this year under Streamline Records and Epic Records.

Lead single “Let Me Know” – which features rapper Future – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Meanwhile, fans of Da Internz production work should peep the next projects by Christina Aguilera [RCA], Mila J [Motown], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic], Tamia [Def Jam], Elle Varner [MBK] and Bridget Kelly [TBA].

Watch the music video for “Let Me Know” below.

 

Treasure Davis announces new EP “Heart Flavored Summer”

22 May

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Treasure Davis has announced the title for her upcoming EP.

The singer and songwriter christened her upcoming mini-collection “Heart Flavored Summer” and will release it later this year.

Current single “Simple” – featuring Kid Ink – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with ByStorm Entertainment and RCA Records.

“Heart Flavored Summer” boasts further collaborations with Warren Felder (Miguel, Jennifer Lopez), Andrew Wansel (Rihanna, Trey Songz), Ronald Colson (Elle Varner, K. Michelle) and Steve Mostyn (Sia, Alicia Keys).

On the songwriting front, David co-wrote “Talking in My Sleep” for Chante Moore along with Sam Watters and Louis Biancaniello. The track appears on Moore’s latest album, “Moore is More,” out now via Shanachie Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Simple” below.

Katharine McPhee schedules release date for new single “Lick My Lips”

22 May

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Katharine McPhee has scheduled the release date for her new single.

The singer and songwriter is plotting to unveil “Lick My Lips” on May 26 via iTunes and all other digital retailers.

“Lick My Lips” was written by Australian recording artist Sam Sparro along with Isabella Summers of Florence the Machine, whose other credits include Iggy Azalea [Virgin EMI Records] and Conor Maynard [Parlophone Records].

The track also marks the first promotional cut from McPhee’s third studio album and first offering under Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Other musicians backing McPhee on the still-untitled project are Ina Wroldsen (Selena Gomez, Leona Lewis), The-Dream (Britney Spears, Nicole Scherzinger) and Toby Gad (Alicia Keys, John Legend).

Watch the music video for “Over It” below.

Fleur East recruits Shaznay Lewis for debut album

21 May

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British singer and songwriter Fleur East has recruited the songwriting services of Shaznay Lewis for her upcoming debut album.

“Great session in the studio with the lovely and talented @FleurEast and @FutureCut. Always a pleasure! #Tune!” Lewis posted to her official Twitter account on Wednesday (May 20, 2015).

Lewis previously co-wrote hit singles including “Black Heart” by Stooshe [Warner Bros Records] and “How Ya Doing?” by Little Mix [Columbia Records].

She also collaborated with top producers including Rick Nowels (Madonna, Craig David), Greg Kurstin (Sia, Kylie Minogue), Cutfather (Ella Eyre, Pixie Lott) and Richard “Biff” Stannard (Leona Lewis, Sophie Ellis Bextor).

Meanwhile, East is scheduled to release her first studio collection later this year under Syco Music in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment.

The still-untitled project will boast further songwriting contributions from Maegan Cottone, Iain James, Chelcee Grimes, Wayne Hector, Camille Purcell, Bradford Ellis, Niara Scarlett, and Ina Wroldsen.

Meanwhile, fans of Shaznay Lewis’ poignant songwriting should peep the next projects by Alesha Dixon [Precious Stone Records], Leah McFall [Capitol Records] and Mutya Keisha Siobhan [Polydor Records].

Watch the music video for “I Never Felt Like This Before” below.

Little Mix debut new single “Black Magic”

21 May

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Little Mix have debuted their new single online.

The British girl band – consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson – posted the audio clip for “Black Magic” to their Vevo channel on Thursday (May 21, 2015).

“Black Magic” was written by Camille Purcell (Ella Henderson, Fleur East) and Ed Drewett (One Direction, Charli XCX). Production duties were handled by Henrik Barman Michelsen and  Edvard Førre Erfjord of Norwegian duo Electric.

The track also marks the first promotional cut from Little Mix’s upcoming third album under Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

Their sophomore collection, 2013’s “Salute,” peaked to number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit single “Move.”

Other musicians backing Little Mix on the new album are Babyface (Sevyn Streeter, Jess Glynne), Iain James (Ella Eyre, Sinead Harnett), Future Cut (Rihanna, Livvi Franc) and Tom Aspaul (AlunaGeorge, Becky Hill).

Listen to the audio clip for “Black Magic” below.

Ellie Goulding drafts Sacha Skarbek, Jamie Scott for third album

21 May

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Ellie Goulding has drafted the songwriting and production services of Sacha Skarbek and Jamie Scott for her upcoming third album.

Skarbek is known for co-writing “Wrecking Ball” for Miley Cyrus along with Maureen “Mozella” McDonald and Stephan Moccio. The Dr. Luke and Cirkut-produced track peaked to number one on the US Singles Chart.

Jamie Scott, on the other hand, is responsible for co-writing and / or producing One Direction’s “Story of My Life” [Columbia], Ella Henderson’s “All Again” [Syco] and Colbie Caillat’s “If You Love Me Let Me Go” [Republic Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Goulding’s third studio collection will hit stores later this year under Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Halcyon,” which peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Anything Could Happen” and “Explosions.”

Other album contributors are Greg Kurstin (Sia, Charli XCX), Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith, Alicia Keys), Carl Falk (Labrinth, Enrique Iglesias), Rami Yacoub (Madonna, Britney Spears) and Mikky Ekko (Rihanna, Christina Aguilera).

Watch the music video for “Love Me Like You Do” below.

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