Jasmine V unveils “That’s Me Right There” artwork

28 Jul

JasmineV

Jasmine Villegas has revealed the artwork for her new single online.

“That’s Me Right There” – featuring Kendrick Lamar – marks the first promotional single from the artist’s upcoming mini-album, out soon via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The track was written by Carmen Reece and Chris Jackson along with Al Sherrod Lambert and Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, who are also responsible for Ariana Grande’s “The Way” and Michelle Williams’ “Say Yes.”

Among the other musicians backing Jasmine V on the highly-anticipated EP are Soundz (Ciara, LeToya Luckett), Ester Dean (Usher, Britney Spears), Sam Hook (Trey Songz, Miley Cyrus) and Brian Kennedy (Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson).

Watch the music video for “Didn’t Mean It” below.

Professor Green, Tori Kelly debut new single “Lullaby”

28 Jul

ProfessorGreen

Professor Green has debuted his new single online.

“Lullaby” – featuring Tori Kelly – is lifted from the British artist’s third studio album, “Growing Up in Public,” out on September 21 via Virgin EMI Records.

The track was co-written by Ina Wroldsen, who is also responsible for Shakira’s “Empires” [RCA Records], Cher Lloyd’s “Bind Your Love” [Epic Records] and Madison Beer’s “Melodies” [Island Records].

Production duties were handled by Chris Loco, whose credits include Kylie Minogue’s “Fine” [Parlophone Records], Raleigh Ritchie’s “Stronger Than Ever” [Columbia Records] and Kwabs’ “Into You” [Atlantic Records].

“Growing Up in Public” serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “At Your Convenience,” which debuted at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart.

Listen to “Lullaby” – available for download from September 14 – below.

Monica reunites with Missy Elliot for new album

28 Jul

Monica

R&B songstress Monica has reunited with Missy Elliot for her upcoming studio album.

The pair previously teamed up on singles “A Dozen Roses (You Remind Me),” “Everything to Me,” “Until It’s Gone” and “Anything (To Find You).”

Elliot is also responsible for co-writing and producing Whitney Houston’s “Things You Say” [Arista Records], Fantasia’s “Free Yourself” [J Records] and Jazmine Sullivan’s “Need U Bad” [RCA Records].

The as-yet-untitled new album by Monica is expected to be released later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

It serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “New Life,” which debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Anything (To Find You)” below.

Jasmine Villegas announces new single “That’s Me Right There”

27 Jul

Jasmine01

Jasmine Villegas has announced the title of her new single.

The singer/songwriter christened “That’s Me Right There” – featuring Kendrick Lamar – as the first promotional single from her upcoming mini-album, out soon via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

Fans can expect its accompanying video soon. It was shot by video director, Gil Green, who’s also responsible for Trey Songz’s “Foreign” [Atlantic Records] and Jason Derulo’s “Stupid Love” [Warner Bros. Records].

The still-untitled project by Villegas is said to feature contributions from Ester Dean, Soundz, Eric Bellinger, Harmony Samuels, Carmen Reece, Brian Kennedy, Sam Hook, Kevin McCall, Adonis, and Kendrick Dean.

G.R.L. preview new song “Don’t Talk About Love”

27 Jul

grl

G.R.L. have previewed a new song online.

“Don’t Talk About Love” is lifted from the pop group’s upcoming self-titled EP, out on July 29 via Kemosabe Records / RCA Records.

The track was written by Lindy Robbins and Julia Michaels along with Jason Evigan and Mitch Allan, who are also responsible for Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack,” Selena Gomez’s “Save the Day” and Zendaya’s “Bottle You Up.”

Other songwriters and producers backing G.R.L. on the highly-anticipated EP are Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Cirkut, Ester Dean, and Jacob Kasher.

Preview “Don’t Talk About Love” below.

Sevyn Streeter reunites with Eric Bellinger

26 Jul

Sevyn

Sevyn Streeter has reunited with Eric Bellinger on new material.

The pair previously teamed up on hit singles “B.A.N.S” and “Sex on the Ceiling,” taken from Sevyn’s 2013 EP “Call Me Crazy, But…”

Bellinger is also responsible for co-writing Brandy’s “Without You” [RCA Records], Trey Songz’s “Disrespectful” featuring Mila J [Atlantic Records] and Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” [Republic Records].

It is yet to be known whether this new material will be included on Sevyn’s upcoming debut album, which is expected to be released later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project is said to feature further contributions from Babyface (Ariana Grande, Tamar Braxton), Da Internz (Omarion, Chris Brown) and Dem Jointz (Love Dollhouse, Christina Aguilera).

Watch the music video for Eric Bellinger’s “Kiss Goodnight” below. The Soundsmith Beats-produced track is lifted from the artist’s debut album, “The ReBirth,” now available for download via iTunes (US).

Novel collaborates with Sean Garrett for Avery Wilson project

26 Jul

Novel01

Novel has recently collaborated with Sean Garrett to write and produce songs for Avery Wilson’s upcoming project.

The singer, songwriter and record producer – born Alonzo Stevenson – is known for helming Alicia Keys’ “Tell You Something” [RCA Record], Leona Lewis’ “Whatever It Takes” [Syco Music] and Joss Stone’s “Tell Me What We’re Gonna Do Now” [Virgin Records].

His extensive resume also includes works for Kelis [Federal Prism], Jennifer Hudson [RCA Records], Beyoncé [Columbia Records], Natasha Bedingfield [Epic Records] and Evan Ross [Capitol Records].

Meanwhile, the as-yet-untitled project by Wilson – who featured on the third season of hit TV show The Voice – is expected to be released later this year.

It is said to feature additional contributions from Ursula Yancy (Tamar Braxton, Jennifer Lopez) and Salaam Remi (Melanie Fiona, Luke James).

Listen to Novel’s new mixtape “Red Wine & Ambien II” below.

Nathan Sykes hits the studio with Harmony “H-Money” Samuels

26 Jul

Nathan01

British singer/songwriter Nathan Sykes has recently teamed up with record producer Harmony “H-Money” Samuels for his upcoming project.

The pair previously teamed up on hit single “Almost is Never Enough,” taken from Ariana Grande’s debut album “Yours Truly.”

Samuels also contributed to the next releases by Gabi Wilson [RCA Records], Jojo [Atlantic Records], Teyana Taylor [Def Jam Recordings], Pia Mia [Interscope Records], and Ariana Grande [Republic Records].

Meanwhile, the as-yet-untitled project by the former member of Irish-English boy band The Wanted is expected to be released later this year.

It is said to feature further alliances with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Jessie J, Emeli Sande) and Rob Knox (Leona Lewis, Justin Timberlake).

Watch the music video for “Almost is Never Enough” below.

Keyshia Cole unveils “Point of No Return” artwork

25 Jul

Keyshia - Point of No Return

Keyshia Cole has unveiled the official artwork for her upcoming studio album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Point of No Return” later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

New single “She” was co-written by Elijah Blake along with Kirby Lauryen, whose credits include Jennifer Lopez’ “Let It Be Me” [Capitol Records] and Ariana Grande’s “Break Your Heart Right Back” [Republic Records].

Production duties on “She” were handled by DJ Mustard, who is also responsible for Tinashe’s “2 On” featuring Schoolboy Q [RCA Records] and Trey Songz’ “Na Na” [Songbook / Atlantic Records].

“Point of No Return” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Woman to Woman,” which debuted at number ten on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Among the other songwriters and producers backing Cole on the highly-anticipated LP are Mike WiLL Made It, Future, Detail, Ursula Yancy, Amadeus, Lundon Knighten, Stargate, Mario Winans, and RedOne.

Watch the music video for “Next Time (Won’t Give My Heart Away)” below.

Ed Sheeran enlists Emil Nava for “Don’t” Music Video

25 Jul

Ed Sheeran

British singer, songwriter and record producer Ed Sheeran has enlisted Emil Nava to direct the music video for new single “Don’t.”

The pair previously teamed up on four music videos in the shape of “Sing,” “Small Bump,” “Give Me Love” and “Lego House.”

Other notable credits by Nava include Chloe Howl’s “Disappointed” [Columbia Records], The Vamps’ “Somebody to You” [Virgin EMI Records] and Kwabs’ “Pray for Love” [Atlantic Records].

“Don’t” marks the second promotional single from Ed Sheeran’s latest studio album, “x,” out now via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The track was written by Sheeran and Benjamin Levin and produced by Rick Rubin and Levin, under his production moniker Benny Blanco.

Watch the music video for “Sing” – which features Pharrell Williams – below.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 588 other followers