Nick Jonas unleashes new single “Chains”

24 Jul

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Nick Jonas has unleashed his new single online.

“Chains” marks the first promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming as-yet-untitled project with Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The track was co-written by Danny Parker along with Ammar Malik, whose credits include Maroon 5′s “Maps” [Interscope Records] and Rixton’s “Me and My Broken Heart” [School Boy Records].

Production duties were handled by Jason Evigan, who is also responsible for Fifth Harmony’s “Miss Movin’ On” [Syco Music / Epic Records], Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” [Beluga Heights / Warner Bros. Records] and Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack” [Hollywood Records].

Listen to “Chains” below.

Jessie Ware unveils new song “Share It All”

24 Jul

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Jessie Ware has debuted a new song online.

“Share It All” is lifted from the British singer/songwriter’s sophomore album, “Tough Love,” out soon via PMR Records / Island Records.

The track was produced by Julio Bashmore, who previously teamed up with the artist on “Devotion” tracks “110%,” “Running” and “Sweet Talk.”

As previously reported, the highly-anticipated new album by Jessie Ware will boast further productions and songwriting contributions from Ed Sheeran, Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Nineteen85, and Kid Harpoon.

Listen to “Share It All” below.

Katy Perry releases “This is How We Do” lyric video

24 Jul

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Katy Perry has released the official lyric video for her new single online.

“This is How We Do” marks the fifth promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s latest album, “Prism,” out now via Capitol Records.

The track was co-written and produced by Max Martin along with Klas Ahlund, whose credits include Britney Spears’ “Piece of Me” [RCA Records] and Madonna’s “Some Girls” [Interscope Records].

It serves as the follow-up to previous release “Birthday,” which peaked at number seventeen on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

As previously reported, Iggy Azalea’s new single “Black Widow” was co-written by Katy Perry and Sarah Hudson along with Benny Blanco and Stargate’s Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen.

The “Dark Horse” star also launched Metamorphosis Music in partnership with Capitol Records. The first artist signed to the label is Ferras, whose self-titled EP is now available for download via iTunes.

Watch the lyric video for “This is How We Do” – which was directed by Ben Nicholson and produced by Justin Golden – below.

Nicki Minaj confirms new single “Anaconda”

24 Jul

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Nicki Minaj has confirmed the details for her new single.

The rapper, singer and songwriter – born Onika Tanya Maraj – dubbed “Anaconda” as the second promotional single from her third album, “The Pink Print,” out soon via Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records.

The track was co-written by Eric Bellinger, whose credits include Chris Brown’s “Fine China” [RCA Records], Jennifer Hudson’s “Think Like a Man” [RCA Records] and Sevyn Streeter’s “Sex on the Ceiling” [Atlantic Records].

Production duties were handled by Polow Da Don along with Da Internz, who are also responsible for Marsha Ambrosius’ “69″ [RCA Records] and Trey Songz’s “Change Your Mind” [Atlantic Records].

“The Pink Print” is confirmed to boast further alliances from Ester Dean, Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Mike Will Made It, Boi-1da, and Parker Ighile.

Watch the music video for “Pills N Potions” below.

Gabi Wilson enlists Dernst “D’Mile” Emile for new project

24 Jul

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Gabi Wilson has enlisted D’Mile for her upcoming debut project.

Recent songwriting and production credits by the hit songwriter and record producer – born Dernst Emile – include Diggy Simmons’ “My Girl,” Trey Songz’s “Disrespectful,” and Sevyn Streeter’s “nEXt.”

His extensive resume also includes works for Celine Dion [Columbia Records], Rihanna [SRP Records], Tank [Atlantic Records], Ciara [Epic Records] and Jennifer Lopez [Capitol Records].

Wilson’s debut single “Something to Prove” – helmed by Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Ronald “Flippa” Colson, Jameel “JProof” Roberts, and David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris – is now available for download via iTunes (US).

Her highly-anticipated debut project is expected to be released later this year via RCA Records. It will be executively produced by MBK Entertainment’s CEO Jeff Robinson, who’s also overseeing the next projects by K. Michelle, Elle Varner, Daisha, Tiara Thomas, and Justine Skye.

Listen to “Something to Prove” below.

Lily Allen debuts “As Long As I Got You” music video

24 Jul

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Lily Allen has debuted the music video for her new single online.

“As Long As I Got You” marks the fifth promotional single from the British singer/songwriter’s third album, “Sheezus,” out now via Parlophone Records.

The track was co-written by Karen Poole, whose credits include Moko’s “Your Love” [Virgin EMI Records], Nina Nesbitt’s “Mr.C” [Island Records] and Kylie Minogue’s “Fine” [Parlophone Records].

Production duties were handled by Greg Kurstin, who is also responsible for Lykke Li’s “Gunshot” [Atlantic Records], Sia’s “Chandelier” [RCA Records] and Lana Del Rey’s “Money Power Glory” [Interscope Records].

Watch the music video for “As Long As I Got You” – which was directed by Chris Sweeney – below.

Chris Brown enlists Miko Ho for “New Flame” music video

24 Jul

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R&B singer/songwriter Chris Brown has enlisted Mike Ho to direct the music video for current single “New Flame.”

Notable credits by the acclaimed photographer and director are Mary J. Blige’s “Suitcase” [Epic Records], Trevor Jackson’s “Drop It” [Atlantic Records] and Jasmine Villegas’ “Paint a Smile” [Interscope Records].

Meanwhile, Chris Brown’s upcoming album “X” is scheduled for release later this year via RCA Records. It serves as the follow-up to 2012′s “Fortune,” which debuted at number one on the US Albums Chart.

“New Flame” – featuring Usher and Rick Ross – is now available for download via iTunes (US) and all other digital outlets. The track was co-written by Verse Simmonds and produced by Count Justice.

Listen to “New Flame” below.

Nicole Scherzinger hits the studio with John Shanks

24 Jul

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Nicole Scherzinger has recently recorded new material with John Shanks.

The hit songwriter and record producer is responsible for Leona Lewis’ “Broken” [RCA Records], Colbie Caillat’s “Begin Again” [Republic Records] and Miley Cyrus’ “Obsessed” [Hollywood Records].

His extensive resume also includes works for Lea Michele [Columbia Records], Christina Perri [Atlantic Records], Natasha Bedingfield [Epic Records], LeAnn Rimes [Curb Records] and Gary Barlow [Polydor Records].

It is yet to be known whether this new material will be included on Scherzinger’s sophomore album, out soon via RCA Records (UK) and Epic Records (US).

The follow-up to 2011′s “Killer Love” is preceded by new single “Your Love,” co-written and produced by Terius “The-Dream” Nash and Christopher “Tricky” Stewart.

Watch the music video for “Your Love” below.

Hilary Duff inks deal with RCA Records, announces new single “Chasing the Sun”

24 Jul

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Hilary Duff has inked a new deal with RCA Records and will release her upcoming fifth studio album later this year.

The Sony Music Entertainment imprint is also home to artists including Usher, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, and Britney Spears.

The still-untitled new LP by Duff serves as the follow-up to 2007′s “Dignity,” which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Lead single “Chasing the Sun” was co-written by Colbie Caillat and Jason Reeves, who is also responsible for Sara Haze’s “Moonshine” [Republic Records] and Vazquez Sounds’ “The Show” [Columbia Records].

Production duties on “Chasing the Sun” were handled by Toby Gad, whose recent credits include John Legend’s “All of Me” [Columbia Records] and Foxes’ “Holding Onto Heaven” [RCA Records].

Watch the music video for “So Yesterday” below.

Trevor Jackson debuts new single “Me Likey”

23 Jul

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Trevor Jackson has debuted his new single online.

The R&B artist posted the official audio for “Me Likey” – featuring Kirko Bangz – to his official YouTube page on Wednesday (July 23, 2014).

The track was co-written and produced by The Stereotypes, who have also worked with John Legend [Columbia Records], Stacy Barthe [Motown Records], Justin Bieber [Island Records] and Chris Brown [RCA Records].

Previous release “Good Girl, Bad Girl” – co-written by Ne-Yo and produced by Jim Jonsin – is now available for download via iTunes (US).

Trevor Jackson’s upcoming as-yet-untitled project is expected to hit online outlets later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

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