Rita Ora teams with Chantal Kreviazuk for new album?

22 Dec

Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down

British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has registered a new song title with ASCAP – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

“Last Love” was written Chantal Kreviazuk along with Clarence Coffee Jr., Marcus Lomax, Stefan Johnson and Jordan Johnson of production and songwriting team The Monsters & the Strangerz.

The track is expected to appear on Rita Ora’s highly-anticipated second album, which will be released next year via Roc Nation and Columbia Records.

Kreviazuk’s resume includes works for Lea Michele (“Burn with You”), Shakira (“You Don’t Care About Me”), Jennifer Lopez (“Emotions”), Kelly Clarkson (“Walk Away”), Drake (“Over My Dead Body”) and Gwen Stefani (“Rich Girl”).

Meanwhile, The Monsters & the Strangerz are responsible for helming Bebe Kylie Minogue’s “Sexercize” [Parlophone], Maroon 5’s “It Was Always You” [Interscope] and Bebe Rexha’s “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” [WBR].

The follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” reportedly spawns further collaborations with will.i.am (Usher, Mariah Carey), Devonte Hynes (Tinashe, FKA twigs), Tommy Brown (Jhene Aiko, Ariana Grande) and Diplo (Madonna, Katy Perry).

Watch the lyric video for Kreviazuk’s new single “I Will Be” below.

Sevyn Streeter drafts Chris Brown for new single “Don’t Kill the Fun”

22 Dec


Sevyn Streeter has confirmed the title for her new single.

The R&B songbird christened “Don’t Kill the Fun” as the first promotional cut from her debut album, which will be released next year via Atlantic Records.

“Don’t Kill the Fun” features guest vocals from Chris Brown, who previously teamed with Streeter on several singles including “Fine China,” “Yeah 3x,” “Next to You,” “Wet the Bed” and “It Won’t Stop.”

Other musicians backing Streeter on the highly-anticipated LP are Mansur Zafr (Ashanti, Keri Hilson), Tiffany Fred (Zendaya, Jennifer Hudson), Da Internz (Ciara, Nicki Minaj) and Eric Bellinger (Usher, Teyana Taylor).

On the songwriting front, Streeter recently co-wrote “Keep Us Together” for Jessie J along with Cory Rooney and Louis Biancaniello. The track appears on the British artist’s third album, “Sweet Talker,” out now via iTunes.

Her other credits include Ariana Grande (“The Way”), Kelly Rowland (“Put Your Name On It”), Alicia Keys (“New Day”), Trey Songz (“International Serious”), Brandy (“Slower”), Fantasia (“Get it Right”) and Tamar Braxton (“Pieces”).

Watch the music video for “It Won’t Stop” below.

Bonnie McKee unveils “California Winter” music video, hints new Taio Cruz collaboration

21 Dec


Bonnie McKee has unveiled a new music video online.

The singer/songwriter posted the festive visual clip for “California Winter” to her official Vevo page on Saturday (December 20, 2014).

McKee also hinted at a new collaboration with Taio Cruz.

She previously co-wrote “Dynamite” for Cruz along with Max Martin, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald and Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin. The track peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Her extensive resume boasts further works for Britney Spears (“Hold it Against Me”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“Turn Me Up”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Tomorrow Never Dies”), Leona Lewis (“Unlove Me”) and Ellie Goulding (“Under Control”).

Meanwhile, Cruz is currently recording his upcoming fourth studio album. The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “TY.O,” which spawned singles including “Hangover,” “Troublemaker” and “Fast Car.”

His songwriting skills can be heard on David Guetta’s “Without You” featuring Usher [Capitol Records], Cheryl Cole’s “Mechanics of the Heart” [Polydor Records] and Jennifer Lopez’s “I’m Into You” [Def Jam Recordings].

Watch the music video for “California Winter” below.

Nicki Minaj unleashes “The Pinkprint Movie” online

21 Dec

Nicki - Pinkprint Movie

Nicki Minaj has premiered “The Pinkprint Movie” online.

The rapper, singer and songwriter posted the 16-minue film – which is divided into three chapters: “The Crying Game,” “I Lied” and “Grand Piano” – to her official YouTube page on Friday (December 19, 2014).

Songwriters and producers on these tracks include Ester Dean, Mike WiLL Made It, Jessie Ware, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn, will.i.am, Keith Harris, and Daniel “Kane Beatz” Johnson.

Minaj’s latest album “The Pinkprint” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

The project also includes previous promotional cuts “Pills N’ Potions,” “Anaconda” and “Only” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown.

Other artists backing Minaj on “The Pinkprint” are Beyonce (“Feeling Myself”), Ariana Grande (“Get on Your Knees”), Skylar Grey (“Bed of Lies”), Jeremih (“Favorite”) and Meek Mill (“Buy a Heart”).

Watch the “Pinkprint Movie” below.

Madonna debuts new single “Living for Love”

20 Dec


Madonna has debuted her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Living for Love” to her official YouTube page on Friday (December 19, 2014).

“Living for Love” was written by Madonna, Maureen “Mozella” McDonald, Alicia Keys, Toby Gad, Nice Rowe, Ariel Rechtshaid and Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.

The track appears on the artist’s thirteenth album, “Rebel Heart,” out on March 10, 2015 via Live Nation and Interscope Records.

Other musicians backing Madonna on the highly-anticipated project are Kanye West, Ryan Tedder, Symbolyc One, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Savan Kotecha, Mike Dean, Billboard, and Evan Bogart.

Listen to “Living for Love” below.

Pixie Lott reunites with Cathy Dennis, Fred Ball for fourth album

20 Dec


Pixie Lott has started the process of recording her upcoming fourth album.

“In the studio writing music with Fred Ball and Cathy Dennis” she posted in her official Instagram account on Saturday (December 20, 2014).

Dennis previously teamed with Lott on the Mr. Hudson-produced “Come Get it Now” and Christopher Braide-helmed “Doing Fine Without You.”

Her extensive songwriting resume also includes works for Kylie Minogue (“Can’t Get You Out of My Head”), Britney Spears (“Toxic”), Delta Goodrem (“Throw it Away”), Janet Jackson (“Island Life”) and Kelly Clarkson (“4 Carats”).

Meanwhile, Ball is responsible for co-writing and producing Little Mix’s “Going Nowhere” [Syco Music], Bertine Zetlitz’s “Wrap Me ‘Round Your Finger” [Columbia Records] and Samsaya’s “Stereotype” [BMG Chrysalis].

Pixie Lott’s last studio album was released earlier this year via Universal Music Group imprint Virgin EMI Records. The self-titled project spawned three hit singles in the shape of “Nasty,” “Lay Me Down” and “Break Up Song.”

Her greatest hits compilation album, “Platinum Pixie: Hits,” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Mercury Records.

Watch the music video for the “Heart Cry” below.

Bebe Rexha reveals artwork for new single “Gone”

20 Dec

Bebe Rexha - Gone

Bebe Rexha has revealed the Nikko La Mere-shot artwork for her new single.

“Gone” is lifted from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, which will be released next year via Warner Bros. Records.

The track – written by Rexha along with Aaron Kleinstub and Bryan Fryzel – follows previous promotional cuts “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” and “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy.”

Other musicians backing the “Take Me Home” star on the still-untitled LP are Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Leona Lewis), Christopher Braide (Sia, Christina Aguilera) and Jason Evigan (Madonna, David Guetta).

Watch the music video for “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” below.

Javeon hits the studio with Craze & Hoax

20 Dec


British singer/songwriter Javeon has teamed with production and songwriting duo Craze and Hoax for new material.

Craze and Hoax are responsible for co-writing and / or producing “Raise Up” by Pixie Lott [Virgin EMI Records], “Next to Me” by Emeli Sande [Capitol Records] and “Trouble” by Leona Lewis [Syco Music / RCA Records].

Their resume also includes works for Mary J. Blige [Capitol Records], Eliza Doolittle [Parlophone Records], Kwabs [Atlantic Records], Sam Smith [PMR Records] and Tinie Tempah [Disturbing London Records].

Meanwhile, Javeon’s full length studio album is expected to hit stores and digital outlets next year via 70HZ Recordings and PMR Records.

The as-yet-untitled LP reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Fraser T. Smith, Laura Dockrill, Two Inch Punch, Julio Bashmore, MNEK, and Jimmy Napes.

Watch the music video for “Intoxicated” below.

Madonna releases six new songs online

20 Dec


Madonna has released six new songs online.

“Living for Love,” “Devil Pray,” “Unapologetic Bitch,” “Illuminati” and the Nicki Minaj-assisted “Bitch I’m Madonna” are now available for download via iTunes (US) in partnership with Live Nation and Interscope Records.

Among the songwriters and producers on those tracks are Diplo, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Ariel Rechtshaid, Mathieu “Billboard” Jomphe, DJ Dahi, Symbolyc One, Toby Gad and Maureen “Mozella” McDonald.

As mentioned on iTunes, “Rebel Heart” is scheduled for release on March 10, 2015. The highly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “MDNA,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Give It 2 Me” below.

Chris Loco hints at new collaboration with Kwabs

19 Dec


Chris Loco has hinted at a new collaboration with Kwabs.

The British hitmaker – born Christopher Crowhurst – previously co-wrote and produced “Into You” for Kwabs. The track appears on the artist’s EP “Pray for Love,” now available for download via iTunes.

Some of his other notable credits are “Feels Like” by Etta Bond [Disturbing London], “Easier in Bed” by Emeli Sande [Capitol Records] and “Lullaby” by Professor Green featuring Tori Kelly [Virgin Records].

Loco also contributed to the next projects by Raleigh Ritchie [Columbia Records], Laura Welsh [Polydor Records], Becky Hill [Parlophone Records], Melissa Steel [Atlantic Records] and Ella Eyre [Virgin EMI Records].

Meanwhile, Kwabs is currently recording his upcoming debut album under Atlantic Records. The Warner Music Group imprint also represents artists including Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae, Trey Songz, and Charli XCX.

For the still-untitled LP, Kwabs reportedly teamed with TMS (Olly Murs, Leona Lewis), Al Shux (Alicia Keys, Elle Varner), Fraser T. Smith (Javeon, Bipolar Sunshine) and MNEK (Madonna, Kylie Minogue).

Watch the music video for “Walk” below.


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