Janet Jackson shares lyric video for new single “No Sleeep”

7 Jul

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Janet Jackson has shared the lyric video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the lyrical clip for “No Sleeep” to her official YouTube channel on Tuesday (July 07, 2015).

“No Sleeep” – now available for download via iTunes – was written by Janet Jackson along with regular collaborators Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

Co-production duties on “No Sleeep” were handled by Dem Jointz, who is also responsible for Rihanna’s “Cockiness (Love It)” [Def Jam Recordings] and Brandy’s “Put it Down” f/ Chris Brown [RCA Records].

Jackson’s upcoming eleventh studio album is scheduled to be released later this year through BMG Rights Management and Rhythm Nation Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2008’s “Discipline,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Feedback” and “Rock with U.”

Watch the lyric video for “No Sleeep” below.

Disclosure enlist Lorde for second album “Caracal”

7 Jul

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British electronic music production duo Disclosure have added Lorde to the list of contributors for their upcoming sophomore album.

Lorde – real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor – is known for hit singles “Royals,” “Tennis Court,” “Team” and “Yellow Flicker Beat.”

Her debut album “Pure Heroine” – which was released via Republic Records – debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, Disclosure are scheduled to release their second studio collection “Caracal” on September 25 through PMR Records and Island Records.

Lead single “Holding On” – featuring vocals from Blue Note recording artist Gregory Portman – is now available for download via iTunes.

Other artists backing Disclosure on “Caracal” are Sam Smith [Capitol Records], Kwabs [Atlantic Records], Nao [Little Tokyo Recordings], Lion Babe [Interscope Records] and Karen Harding [Method Records].

Watch the music video for “Holding On” below.

Sevyn Streeter announces new EP “Shoulda Been There (Part 1)”

6 Jul

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Sevyn Streeter has announced the title for her new EP.

The singer/songwriter christened her second mini-collection “Shoulda Been There (Part 1)” and will release it on July 17 through Atlantic Records.

“Shoulda Been There (Part 1)” serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Call Me Crazy, But…,” which peaked to number five on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and spawned singles including “It Won’t Stop” and “nEXt.”

The highly-anticipated project is also expected to feature previous promotional cuts “4th Street” and “Don’t Kill the Fun” (featuring Chris Brown).”

On the songwriting front, Streeter previously co-wrote Ariana Grande’s “The Way” [Republic Records], Tamar Braxton’s “Pieces” [Epic Records], Alicia Keys’ “New Day” [RCA Records] and Brandy’s “Slower” [Chameleon Entertainment].

She has also collaborated with top producers including Swizz Beatz (Beyonce, Gwen Stefani), Bryan Michael Cox (Ciara, Janet Jackson), Harmony Samuels (Ne-Yo, Kelly Rowland) and Babyface (Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston).

Watch the music video for “Don’t Kill the Fun” below.

Prince Royce unveils music video for new single “Extraordinary”

6 Jul

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Prince Royce has unveiled the music video for his new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Extraordinary” to his Vevo channel on Monday (July 06, 2015).

Production duties on “Extraordinary” were handled by Rune Westberg, whose other credits include Colbie Caillat (“Floodgates”), Jessica Sanchez (“Crazy Glue”) and Kristinia DeBarge (“Died in Your Eyes”).

Royce’s debut English album “Double Vision” – featuring previous singles “Stuck on a Feeling” (featuring Snoop Dogg) and “Back it Up” (featuring Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull) – will hit stores on July 24 through RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated CD boasts additional alliances Jason Evigan (Madonna, Kelly Clarkson), Steve Mostyn (Jason Derulo, Alicia Keys), RoccStar (Zendaya, Chris Brown) and Ilya Salmanzadeh (Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly).

Watch the music video for “Extraordinary” below.

Romans confirms debut album “Overthinking”

6 Jul

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Romans has confirmed the title for his upcoming debut album.

The British singer, songwriter and record producer christened his first studio collection “Overthinking” and will release it later this year through Roc Nation and Virgin EMI Records.

Lead single “Uh Huh” – written and produced by Romans – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

On the songwriting front, Romans is known for co-writing Naughty Boy’s “Home” [Virgin EMI Records], Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt” [Capitol Records] and Melissa Steele’s “You Love Me?” [Atlantic Records].

His impressive resume includes additional works with John Legend [Columbia Records], Olly Murs [Epic Records], AlunaGeorge [Island Records], Kwabs [Atlantic Records] and Ella Henderson [Syco Music].

Listen to the audio clip for “Uh Huh” below.

Grace hits the studio with Labrinth

6 Jul

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Australian songbird Grace has teamed up with Labrinth on new material.

“In the studio with my new favourite singer @iamgrace,” the British musician posted to his official Instagram page on Sunday (July 05, 2015).

Born Timothy McKenzie, the singer, songwriter and record producer previously helmed songs for Ms. Dynamite (“Neva Soft”), Rihanna (“Lost in Paradise”), Plan B (“Playing with Fire”) and Conor Maynard (“Royalty”).

His extensive resume includes additional works with Emeli Sande [Capitol Records], Mike Posner [Island Records], Ed Sheeran [Atlantic Records], Lianne La Havas [Warner Bros Records] and Jess Glynne [Atlantic Records].

Meanwhile, Grace is expected to release her debut album later this year through Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly features productions and songwriting contributions from Parker Ighile (Nicki Minaj, Jessie J), Diane Warren (Celine Dion, Toni Braxton) and Fraser T. Smith (Sam Smith, CeeLo Green).

Grace’s debut EP “Memo” – featuring lead single “You Don’t Own Me” – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Watch the music video for “Jealous” below.

Britney Spears enlists DJ Mustard for ninth album

5 Jul

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Britney Spears has enlisted DJ Mustard for her upcoming ninth album.

The hit record producer – born Dijon McFarlane – is known for collaborating with the likes of Kid Ink [RCA], Trey Songz [Atlantic], Fergie [Interscope], Jordin Sparks [Louder Than Life], Rihanna [Roc Nation] and Charli XCX [Neon Gold].

His notable credits include Omarion’s “Post to Be” [Maybach Music], Tinashe’s “2 On” [RCA], Keyshia Cole’s “She” [Interscope], Justine Skye’s “Collide” [Atlantic], and Kieran Alleyne’s “Be Around” [Virgin EMI].

Meanwhile, Spears is expected to release her next studio collection later this year through Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project features additional alliances with Ian Kirkpatrick (Jason Derulo, Hilary Duff), Chantal Kreviazuk (Drake, Gwen Stefani), Simon Wilcox (Nick Jonas, Josh Groban) and Matthew Koma (Zedd, Ryan Tedder).

Spears’ last album, 2013’s “Britney Jean,” peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Work Bitch” and “Perfume.”

Watch the music video for “Work Bitch” below.

KStewart hits the studio with Caroline Ailin, Future Cut

4 Jul

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KStewart has recorded new material with Caroline Ailin and Future Cut.

“Amazing 2 days with the stunniques that are @FutureCut and @CarolineAilin,” the British singer/songwriter tweeted on Friday (July 04, 2015).

Ailin is known co-writing and featuring on hit single “Crocodile Tears,” by record producer and songwriter Daniel “Grades” Traynor.

Furthermore, Ailin’s resume includes other works for Dualipa [Atlantic Records], Karen Harding [Capitol Records], Tamera Foster [Syco Music], M.O. [Operator Records] and Melissa Steel [Atlantic Records].

Meanwhile, Future Cut are responsible for co-writing and producing Olly Murs’ “Dance with Me Tonight” [Epic Records], Shakira’s “Gypsy” [Sony Music] and Foxes’ “Holding On to Heaven” [Sign of the Times Records].

Fans of the hitmaking duo’s work should peep the next releases by Moko [Virgin EMI Records], Fleur East [Syco Music], Little Mix [Columbia Records], Alesha Dixon [Precious Stone Records] and Whinnie Williams [Night Beach Records].

KStewart’s debut album – featuring lead single “Keeping You Up” – is expected to be released later this year through Cherry Bomb Records.

Watch the music video for “Keeping You Up” below.

Kwabs premieres “Fight for Love” music video

3 Jul

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Kwabs has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The singer/songwriter – real name Kwabena Adjepong – posted the “Fight for Love” music video to his official YouTube channel on Friday (July 03, 2015).

“Fight for Love” was written by Kwabs along with Justin Parker (Sinead Harnett, Lana Del Rey) and Francis “Eg” White (Adele, Celine Dion).

Production duties on were handled by Alexander “Al Shux” Shuckburgh (Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis) and Starsmith (Ellie Goulding, Kylie Minogue).

Kwabs’ debut album “Love + War” – featuring previous promotional cuts “Walk,” “Perfect Ruin” and “Wrong or Right” – is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets on September 11 through Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The keenly-awaited collection boasts further collaborations with TMS (Jess Glynne, Ella Eyre), Cass Lowe (Tinashe, Shola Ama), Sam Romans (John Legend, Mary J. Blige) and Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith, Alicia Keys).

Watch the “Fight for Love” music video below.

Britney Spears collaborates with Chantal Kreviazuk for new album

3 Jul

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Britney Spears has added Canadian singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk to the list of contributors for her upcoming ninth album.

“Song sounds killer … Thank you Britney Spears … such an honor and honour,” Kreviazuk posted to her Instagram page on Thursday (July 02, 2015).

Kreviazuk is known co-penning Gwen Stefani’s “Rich Girl” [Interscope], Kelly Clarkson’s “Walk Away” [RCA], Carrie Underwood’s “Unapologize” [Arista Nashville] and Drake’s “Over My Dead Body” [Cash Money].

Her extensive resume includes additional works for Hilary Duff [RCA], Jennifer Lopez [Capitol], Avril Lavigne [Epic], Pia Mia [Interscope], Rita Ora [Columbia], Pitbull [Polo Grounds] and The Veronicas [Sony Music Australia].

Meanwhile, Spears is expected to release her next studio collection later this year through Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts other collaborations with Ian Kirkpatrick (Christina Aguilera, Avery Wilson), Simon Wilcox (Nick Jonas, Josh Groban) and Matthew Koma (Carly Rae Jepsen, Ryan Tedder).

Spears’ last album, 2013’s “Britney Jean,” peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two international hit singles in the shape of “Work Bitch” and the Sia-penned “Perfume.”

Watch the music video for “Pretty Girls” below.

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