Fifth Harmony announce new single “Sledge Hammer”

24 Oct

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Fifth Harmony have revealed the title for their new single.

The Pop quintet dubbed “Sledge Hammer” as the next promotional cut from their upcoming debut studio album, “Reflection.”

“Sledge Hammer” follows previous single “Bo$$,” which peaked at number forty three on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

As mentioned in earlier posts, “Reflection” will hit stores and digital outlets on November 17 via Syco Music and Epic Records.

The highly-anticipated LP is executively produced by Julian Bunetta, whose resume includes works for Leona Lewis [Island Records], One Direction [Columbia Records] and Jason Derulo [Warner Bros. Records].

Other album contributors include Eric Hudson (Omarion, Keyshia Cole), Taylor Parks (Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez), Jonathan Rotem (Usher, Nicki Minaj) and Ruth-Anne Cunningham (Katharine McPhee, Britney Spears).

Watch the music video for “Bo$$” below.

Tamar Braxton unleashes “Let Me Know” music video

24 Oct

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Tamar Braxton has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The R&B singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Let Me Know” – featuring Future – to her official Vevo page on Thursday (October 23, 2014).

“Let Me Know” – which was co-written by Erick J. Coulter, Al Sherrod Lambert and Harmony Samuels – is now available for download via iTunes (US).

Braxton’s fourth studio album is expected to hit stores and digital outlets later this year via Streamline Records and Epic Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Winter Loversland,” which peaked at number 11 on the US Top R&B / Hip-Hop Albums Chart.

Among the other musicians backing Braxton on the highly-anticipated LP are Symbolyc One (Madonna, Keyshia Cole), Makeba Riddick (Brandy, Jennifer Lopez) and LaShawn Daniels (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston).

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

Fergie drafts RoccStar for new album

24 Oct

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Fergie has recruited hitmaker RoccStar for her upcoming second album.

The songwriter and record producer – born Leon Youngblood, Jr. – is known for helming “Fine China” by Chris Brown [RCA Records] and “Acting Like That” by Jennifer Lopez f/ Iggy Azalea [Capitol Records].

His extensive resume also includes works for Beyonce [Columbia Records], Usher [RCA Records], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records], Zendaya [Hollywood Records] and Jasmine Villegas [Interscope Records].

Meanwhile, Fergie’s sophomore studio collection is thought to be released in early 2015 via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

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

Current single “L.A. Love (La La)” – which was written by Fergie along with Royce Thomas, Theron Thomas, Shomari Wilson and Dijon “DJ Mustard” McFarlane – is now available for download via iTunes (US).

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.

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