Mary J. Blige premieres “Right Now” music video

24 Oct

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Mary J. Blige has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The R&B singer/songwriter posted the Mike Ho-directed clip for “Right Now” to her official Vevo page on Thursday (October 23, 2014).

“Right Now” was written by Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith along with Jimmy Napes, whose credits include Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be” f/ Jess Glynne [Atlantic Records] and Jessie Ware’s “Imagine It Was Us” [Island Records].

Production duties on “Right Now” were handled by Guy and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure, who also worked with the likes of AlunaGeorge [Island Records], Sinead Harnett [Virgin EMI Records] and Eliza Doolittle [Parlophone Records].

Blige’s next studio collection “The London Sessions” is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets on 2 December via Capitol Records.

The highly-anticipated project boasts further alliances with Rodney Jerkins (Brandy, Janet Jackson), Emeli Sande (Rihanna, Alicia Keys), Naughty Boy (Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa) and Francis “Eg” White (Adele, Celine Dion).

Watch the music video for “Right Now” below.

Alesha Dixon enlists Shaznay Lewis, Future Cut for new album

23 Oct

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Alesha Dixon has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Shaznay Lewis and Future Cut for her upcoming fourth studio album.

Lewis previously teamed up with Future Cut on hit singles “Black Heart” by Stooshe [Warner Bros. Records], “How Ya Doin’?” by Little Mix [Columbia Records] and “Already Home” by Annabel Fay [Siren Records].

Future Cut – consisting of members Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola – also worked on the next projects by Tamera Foster [Syco Music], Conor Maynard [Parlophone Records] and Whinnie Williams [Night Beach Records].

Meanwhile, Dixon’s next studio collection is thought to be released in early 2015. The still-untitled album serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “The Entertainer,” which peaked at number sixteen on the UK R&B Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Radio” below. The track was co-written by Emeli Sande and produced by Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan.

Andreya Triana debuts new song “Super Love”

23 Oct

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Andreya Triana has debuted a new song online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Super Love” to her official SoundCloud page on Thursday (October 23, 2014).

“Super Love” was co-written and produced by Matthew “Aqualung” Hales, whose resume also includes works for Lianne La Havas [Atlantic Records], Sara Bareilles [Epic Records] and Kandace Springs [Blue Note Records].

Some of his recent songwriting and production credits include “Hurricane” by The Fray [Epic Records], “Next Time I’m Seventeen” by James Blunt [Atlantic Records] and “I Choose You” by Rebecca Fergusson [Syco Music].

Meanwhile, Triana is expected to release her upcoming mini-album “Everything You Never Had Pt. II” later this year via Counter Records.

Listen to “Super Love” below.

Keri Hilson reunites with Patrick “J. Que” Smith

22 Oct

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Keri Hilson is making new music with Patrick “J. Que” Smith.

It is yet to be known whether last night’s session is intended for another artist or Hilson’s upcoming third studio album.

The pair previously teamed up on songs performed by Mary J. Blige (“Take Me As I Am”), Toni Braxton (“Supposed to Be”), Omarion (“Ice Box”), Timbaland (“The Way I Are”) and Jennifer Lopez (“Wrong When You’re Gone”).

Smith is also responsible for co-writing and / or producing “Baby I” by Ariana Grande [Republic Records], “Where It Hurts” by Tamar Braxton [Epic Records] and “Catching Feelings” by Justin Bieber [Def Jam Recordings].

Hilson’s next studio collection is thought to be released in early 2015 via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further collaborations with Ne-Yo (K. Michelle, Celine Dion), Tiffany Fred (Zendaya, Sevyn Streeter), Jim Jonsin (Beyonce, Kelly Rowland) and Benny Cassette (Elle Varner, Mary Lambert).

Her last studio offering, 2010’s “No Boys Allowed,” peaked at number eleven on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and delivered singles “The Way You Love Me,” “Lose Control,” “One Night Stand” and “Pretty Girl Rock.”

She also co-wrote the Mike WiLL Made It-produced “Passenger” for Candice Glover along with Theron and Royce Thomas of Rock City.

Watch the music video for “Lose Control” below.

Kieran Alleyne unveils “Runnin’ Low” music video

22 Oct

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Kieran Alleyne has unveiled the music video for his new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Runnin’ Low” to his official YouTube page on Tuesday (October 21, 2014).

“Runnin’ Low” – which was co-written by Shae Jacobs and produced by Will Simms – is now available for download via iTunes (UK).

Alleyne is currently working on his upcoming first EP under Artistry Entertainment and Universal Music Group imprint Virgin EMI Records.

His as-yet-untitled debut album is said to feature productions and songwriting contributions from DJ Mustard (Tinashe, Chris Brown), Makeba Riddick (Rihanna, Christina Milian) and Eric Bellinger (Usher, Teyana Taylor).

Watch the music video for “Runnin’ Low” below.

Gwen Stefani unleashes “Baby Don’t Lie” music video

22 Oct

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Gwen Stefani has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the Sophie Muller-directed clip for “Baby Don’t Lie” to her official Vevo page on Monday (October 21, 2014).

“Baby Don’t Lie” – now available for download via iTunes (US) – was written by Gwen Stefani along with Ryan Tedder (Adele, Maroon 5), Noel Zancanella (Ella Henderson, Leona Lewis) and Benny Blanco (Charli XCX, Jessie Ware).

As previously reported, Stefani’s next studio collection will hit stores and digital outlets later this year via Mad Love Records and Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2006’s “The Sweet Escape,” which peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Please Don’t Lie” below.

Keyshia Cole premieres “Remember (Part 2)” music video

22 Oct

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Keyshia Cole has premiered a new music video online.

The R&B singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Remember (Part 2)” to her official Vevo page on Monday (October 20, 2014).

“Remember (Part 2)” was written by Keyshia Cole along with Patrick “Guitarboy” Hayes, who also worked with artists including Trey Songz [Atlantic Records], Ciara [Epic Records] and Chris Brown [RCA Records].

Cole’s latest studio album “Point of No Return” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Woman to Woman” boasts further collaborations with Stargate (Tinashe, Christina Milian), Mike WiLL Made It (Usher, Mariah Carey) and DJ Mustard (Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez).

Watch the music video for “I Remember (Part 2)” below.

Mary J. Blige releases new single “Whole Damn Year”

22 Oct

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Mary J. Blige has released her new single online.

“Whole Damn Year” – taken from the upcoming studio album “The London Sessions” – is now available for download via iTunes (US).

The track was written Blige and Knox Brown along with Emeli Sande, whose credits include Katy Perry’s “It Takes Two” [Capitol Records], Tanika’s “Run Away” [Tim & Danny Music] and Rihanna’s “Half of Me” [SRP Records].

Production duties on “Whole Damn Year” were handled by Naughty Boy, who is also responsible for Leona Lewis’ “Trouble” [Syco Music], Cheryl Cole’s “Craziest Things” [Polydor Records] and Fantasia’s “Side Effects of You” [RCA Records].

As previously reported, “The London Sessions” will hit stores and digital outlets on December 2 via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The highly-anticipated project is executive produced by Rodney Jerkins, who also worked with artists including Mariah Carey [Def Jam Recordings], Toni Braxton [Motown Records] and Sam Smith [Capitol Records].

Listen to “Whole Damn Year” below.

Tulisa confirms new single “Living Without You”

20 Oct

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Tulisa has confirmed the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Living Without You” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming sophomore album.

“Living Without You” – available for download from December 7 via iTunes (UK) – was co-written and produced by Richard Rawson and Peter Ibsen of STL.

The highly-anticipated new studio collection by Tulisa is expected to be released in early 2015 via Universal Music Group / All Around the World Records.

It serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “The Female Boss,” which peaked at number thirty five on the UK Albums Chart and spawned three hit singles in the shape of “Young,” “Live it Up” and “Thought of You.”

Watch the music video for “Young” below.

Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding debut new song “Outside”

20 Oct

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Calvin Harris has debuted a new song online.

The Scottish DJ and record producer posted the Ellie Goulding-assisted audio clip for “Outside” to his official Vevo page on Monday (October 20, 2014).

“Outside” is lifted on the artist’s upcoming fourth studio album, “Motion,” out on 3 November via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Harris previously teamed up with Goulding on hit single “I Need Your Love,” which peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart.

Current single “Blame” – featuring vocals from British singer/songwriter John Newman – is now available for download via iTunes (UK).

Other artists backing Harris on the follow-up to 2012’s “18 Months” are Gwen Stefani [Interscope Records], Tinashe [RCA Records], Big Sean [Def Jam Recordings], Haim [Polydor Records] and All About She [Disturbing London].

Listen to “Outside” below.

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