Ellie Goulding unleashes “Love Me Like You Do” music video

22 Jan

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Ellie Goulding has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Love Me Like You Do” to her official Vevo page on Thursday (January 22, 2015).

“Love Me Like You Do” appears on the original motion picture soundtrack, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” available from February 10 via Republic Records.

The track – which was written by Tove Lo along with Ali Payami, Savan Kotecha, Ilya “KnocDown” Salmanzadeh and Max Martin – is out now via iTunes.

As mentioned in previous posts, Goulding will release her next studio collection later this year via Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The still-untitled project and follow-up to 2013’s “Halcyon Days” reportedly boasts collaborations with Greg Kurstin (Lana Del Rey, Kelly Clarkson), Jimmy Napes (Jessie Ware, Sam Smith) and Mikky Ekko (Rihanna, Gorgon City).

Watch the music video for “Love Me Like You Do” below.

Andreya Triana announces details for new album “Giants”

22 Jan

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Andreya Triana has announced the details for her upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter dubbed her new studio collection “Giants” and will release it on March 23 via London-based independent record label Ninja Tune.

“Giants” is executive produced by Matt Hales, who also worked with the likes of Lianne La Havas [Atlantic Records], Sara Bareilles [Epic Records], Kandace Springs [SRP Records] and Rebecca Ferguson [Syco Music].

Other musicians backing Triana on the follow-up to 2011’s “Lost Where I Belong” are Alan Nglish (CeeLo Green, Taio Cruz), Dee Adam (Alexandra Burke, Diana Vickers) and Paul O’Duffy (Gabrielle, Marlon Roudette).

Peep the tracklisting for “Giants” below.

“Paperwalls”
“Gold”
“That’s Alright with Me”
“Lullaby”
“Giants”
“Heart in My Hands”
“Keep Running”
“Changing Shapes of Love”
“Clutterbug”
“Song for a Friend”
“It’s Not Over”
“Everything You Never Had (Pt. II)”

The Weeknd premieres music video for new single “Earned It”

22 Jan

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The Weeknd has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The singer/songwriter – real name Abel Tesfaye – posted the visual clip for “Earned It” to his official Vevo page on Wednesday (January 21, 2015).

“Earned It” was written by The Weeknd along with Ahmad Balshe, Jason Quenneville and Stephan Moccio, whose resume also includes works for Celine Dion [Columbia Records] and Miley Cyrus [RCA Records].

The track appears on the original motion picture soundtrack, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which will be released on February 10 via Republic Records.

Other artists who contributed to the keenly-anticipated soundtrack are Beyonce [Columbia Records], Sia [RCA Records], Ellie Goulding [Polydor Records], Jessie Ware [Island Records] and Skylar Grey [Interscope Records].

Meanwhile, The Weeknd is currently putting the final touches on his upcoming studio collection and follow-up to 2013’s “Kiss Land.”

He also co-wrote and featured on Ariana Grande’s hit single “Love Me Harder,” which peaked to number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Watch the music video for “Earned It” below.

Jhene Aiko drops “Spotless Mind” music video

22 Jan

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Jhene Aiko is out with a new music video online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Spotless Mind” to her official Vevo page on Thursday (January 22, 2014).

“Spotless Mind” was co-written and produced by regular collaborator Ernest “No I.D.” Wilson, who also contributed to the next projects by Elijah Blake [Def Jam Recordings] and Snoh Aalegra [Epic Records].

The track is lifted from Aiko’s debut album, “Souled Out,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Def Jam Recordings.

Other musicians backing Aiko on “Souled Out” are Fisticuffs (Miguel, Jazmine Sullivan), Clams Casino (Mikky Ekko, FKA twigs), Key Wane (Beyonce, Ariana Grande) and Dot da Genius (WZRD, Kid Cudi).

Watch the music video for “Spotless Mind” below.

Jess Glynne selects new single “Hold My Hand”

22 Jan

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Jess Glynne has selected her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Hold My Hand” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming debut album under Atlantic Records.

“Hold My Hand” follows previous single, the Gorgon City-produced “Right Here,” which peaked to number six on the UK Singles Chart.

Other producers backing Glynne on the highly-anticipated project are Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Mikky Ekko), Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Sam Smith), Steve Mac (One Direction, Ella Henderson) and Babyface (Celine Dion, Toni Braxton).

On the songwriting front, the “Rather Be” star teamed with Emeli Sande (Alicia Keys, David Guetta), Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (Little Mix, MNEK), Andrea Martin (Leona Lewis, Ella Eyre) and Jonny Coffer (Tanika Bailey, Sam Smith).

Watch the music video for “Real Love” below.

Jordin Sparks teams with 2 Chainz for new song “Double Tap”

22 Jan

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Jordin Sparks has debuted a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Double Tap” – featuring 2 Chainz – to her official SoundCloud channel.

“Double Tap” – which was initially featured on the artist’s mixtape “#ByeFelicia” – is slotted for inclusion on the artist’s third album, “Right Here, Right Now,” out soon via Sony Music Entertainment / Larger Than Life Records.

Salaam Remi serves as the new CD’s executive producer. His most recent credits include Jazmine Sullivan’s “Dumb” [RCA Records], Kat Dahlia’s “Mirror” [Epic Records] and Ella Henderson’s “Hard Work” [Syco Music].

Other musicians backing Sparks on the follow-up to 2008’s “Battlefield” are Dem Jointz (Brandy, Chris Brown), Elijah Blake (Rihanna, Marsha Ambrosius), Crada (Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande) and DJ Mustard (Omarion, Jhene Aiko).

Listen to “Double Tap” below.

Jimmy Napes unveils music video for new single “Give it Up”

22 Jan

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Jimmy Napes has unveiled the music video for his new single online.

The singer, songwriter and record producer posted the Luke Monaghan-directed clip for “Give it Up” to his YouTube page on Tuesday (January 20, 2015).

“Give it Up” was produced by Howard Lawrence of Disclosure, who also teamed with Napes on hit singles “Latch,” “You & Me,” “Voices” and “White Noise.”

The track appears on Napes’ upcoming mini-album, “The Making of Me,” which will be available for download from March 9 via iTunes in partnership with Method Records and Polydor Records.

On the songwriting and production front, Napes – real name James Napier – has contributed to the next studio album by fellow British artist Ellie Goulding.

His resume includes further collaborations with Sam Smith [PMR Records], Mary J. Blige [Capitol Records], Jessie Ware [Island Records], Eliza Doolittle [Parlophone Records] and Jess Glynne [Atlantic Records].

Watch the music video for “Give it Up” below.

Mikky Ekko releases debut album “Time”

20 Jan

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Mikky Ekko has released his debut album online.

“Time” – featuring singles “U,” “Smile” and “Pull Me Down” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with RCA Records.

The project boasts collaborations with Stargate, Benny Blanco, Elof Loelv, Greg Kurstin, Jim Eliot, Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella, Blood Diamonds, Fraser T. Smith, Dave Sitek, Jeff Bhasker, Clams Casino, and Justin Parker.

On the songwriting front, Ekko – real name John Stephen Sudduth – contributed to the upcoming third studio album by British singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding.

He previously co-wrote and featured on hit single “Stay” by Bajan songbird Rihanna. The track peaked to number three on the US Singles Chart.

Peep the songwriting and production credits for “Time” below.

“Watch Me Rise”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Steven Weston / Tor Erik Hermansen / Mikkel Storleer Eriksen / Benjamin Levin).
Produced By: (Stargate / Benny Blanco).

“Smile”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Dennis Herring / Jim Eliot / Greg Kurstin).
Produced By: (Elof Loelv / Mikky Ekko).

“Love You Crazy”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Ryan Tedder / Noel Zancanella).
Produced By: (Ryan Tedder / Noel Zancanella).

“U”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Michael Tucker).
Produced By: (Blood Diamonds).

“Time”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Fraser T. Smith).
Produced By: (Fraser T. Smith).

“Riot”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Boots Ottestad).
Produced By: (David Andrew Sitek).

“Mourning Doves”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Elof Loelv).
Produced By: (Elof Loelv / Mikky Ekko).

“Burning Doves”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Jeff Bhasker).
Produced By: (Jeff Bhasker).

“Comatose”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Justin Parker / Michael Volpe).
Produced By: (Justin Parker / Clams Casino / Mikky Ekko).

“Pull Me Down”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Michael Volpe).
Produced By: (Clams Casino / Mikky Ekko).

“Made of Light”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Nick Ruth / Alexander Castillo Vasquez).
Produced By: (Alexander Castillo Vasquez / Nick Ruth).

“Loner”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Ryan Tedder / Noel Zancanella).
Produced By: (Ryan Tedder / Noel Zancanella).

Charli XCX, Rita Ora premiere “Doing It” music video

20 Jan

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Charli XCX has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Doing It” to her official YouTube page on Tuesday (January 20, 2015).

“Doing It” – featuring vocals from fellow British artist Rita Ora – is slotted for inclusion on the UK version of XCX’s sophomore album, “Sucker,” out on February 16 via Warner Music Group imprint Atlantic Records.

The track was written by XCX – real name Charlotte Aitchison – along with Noonie Bao, Matthew Burns, Ariel Rechtshaid and Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.

Previous promotional single, the Cashmere Cat-assisted “Break the Rules,” peaked to number thirty five on the UK Singles Chart.

Other musicians backing the “Boom Clap” star on “Sucker” are Greg Kurstin (Pink, Kelly Clarkson), Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira, Kylie Minogue), Benny Blanco (Miguel, Ariana Grande) and John Hill (Shakira, Christina Aguilera).

Watch the music video for “Doing It” below.

Madonna reveals new album “Rebel Heart” tracklisting

20 Jan

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Madonna has revealed the official tracklist for her upcoming thirteenth album.

The pop star will release “Rebel Heart” on March 9 via Live Nation Entertainment in partnership with Interscope Records.

Current single “Living for Love” – written by Madonna along with Maureen “Mozella” McDonald, Alicia Keys, Toby Gad, Ariel Rechtshaid, Nick Rowe and Thomas “Diplo” Pentz – is now available for download via iTunes.

“Rebel Heart” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “MDNA,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles “Give Me All Ur Lovin,” “Girl Gone Wild” and “Turn Up the Radio.”

Other musicians backing Madonna on the keenly-anticipated CD are Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, DJ Dahi, Savan Kotecha, Mike Dean, Natalia Kills, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Billboard, Avicii and Kanye West.

Peep the tracklisting for “Rebel Heart” below.

“Living for Love”
“Devil Pray”
“Ghosttown”
“Unapologetic Bitch”
“Illuminati”
“Bitch I’m Madonna” (featuring Nicki Minaj)
“Hold Tight”
“Joan of Arc”
“Iconic” (featuring Chance the Rapper and Mike Tyson)
“HeartBreakCity”
“Body Shop”
“Holy Water”
“Inside Out”
“Wash All Over Me”
“Best Night”
“Veni Vedi Vici” (featuring Nas)
“S.E.X.”
“Messiah”
“Rebel Heart”

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