Elle Varner graces new album by Jessie J

27 Aug

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Elle Varner has graced Jessie J’s upcoming third album.

The R&B singer/songwriter co-wrote “Personal” for Jessie J along with Jenna Andrews and William “IDap” Larsen.

The track will appear on Jessie J’s next studio collection, “Sweet Talker,” out on October 13 via Lava Records / Republic Records.

Other songwriting credits by Varner include Miguel’s “Use Me” [RCA Records] and Tanika’s “Runaway” [Tim & Danny Music / Capitol Records].

Her sophomore studio collection, “Four Letter Word,” is expected to be released later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Current single “Don’t Wanna Dance” – which features A$AP Rocky – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

“Four Letter Word” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Perfectly Imperfect,” which debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

The highly-anticipated LP will be executively produced by Jeff Robinson, who is also overseeing the next projects by Daisha [Epic], Gabi Wilson [RCA], Justine Skye [Atlantic] and Tiara Thomas [Interscope].

Listen to “Don’t Wanna Dance” below.

Labrinth releases music video for new single “Let it Be”

27 Aug

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Labrinth has released the music video for his new single online.

The British singer, songwriter and record producer posted the visual clip for “Let it Be” to his official Vevo page on Tuesday (August 26, 2014).

The track is lifted from the artist’s upcoming sophomore album, which will be released later this year via Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music.

Labrinth’s debut studio collection, 2012’s “Electronic Earth,” peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including the Carl Falk-helmed “Treatment” and Emeli Sande-assisted “Beneath Your Beautiful.”

His extensive resume also includes works for Rihanna [SRP Records], Ed Sheeran [Atlantic Records], Conor Maynard [Parlophone Records], Tinie Tempah [Disturbing London] and Jamie Cullum [Island Records].

Watch the music video for “Let it Be” below.

Little Mix recruit Becky Hill, MNEK for new album

27 Aug

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Little Mix have added Becky Hill and MNEK to the list of contributors for their upcoming third studio album.

MNEK is known for co-writing hit single “Gecko (Overdrive),” which is a collaboration between Dutch producer Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill. The track debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

He also co-wrote and produced “Nothing Feels Like You” for Little Mix along with fellow singer/songwriter Camille Purcell.

His debut album – featuring singles “Every Little Word” and “Wrote a Song About You” – is expected to be released later this year via Virgin EMI Records.

Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated new studio collection by Little Mix is expected to be released later this year via Syco Music / Columbia Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Salute,” which debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart.

Other songwriters and producers backing Little Mix on the new album are TMS, Maegan Cottone, The Invisible Men, and Chelcee Grimes.

Watch the music video for Oliver Helden’s “Gecko (Overdrive)” below.

Ella Henderson unleashes debut album “Chapter One” sampler

27 Aug

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Ella Henderson has unleashed the official sampler for her debut album.

The British singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Chapter One” in the United Kingdom on October 13 via Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music.

Current single “Glow” – which was co-written by Camille Purcell and Steve Mac – will be available for download from October 5 via iTunes.

Other songwriters backing Henderson on “Chapter One” are Laura Pergolizzi (Rihanna, Cher Lloyd), Claude Kelly (Brandy, Whitney Houston), Lindy Robbins (Fifth Harmony, Demi Lovato) and Bradford Ellis (Becky Hill, Leona Lewis).

On the production front, the “Ghost” star has teamed up with Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Adele, Taylor Swift), TMS (Olly Murs, Rebecca Ferguson), Al Shux (Elle Varner, Cheryl Cole) and Richard “Biff” Stannard (Ella Eyre, Sam Smith).

Listen to the “Chapter One” sampler below.

Usher, Nicki Minaj premiere music video for “She Came to Give it to You”

27 Aug

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

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “She Came to Give it to You” to his official YouTube page on Tuesday (August 26, 2014).

The Nicki Minaj-assisted / Pharrell Williams-produced track is lifted from the R&B crooner’s upcoming eighth studio album on RCA Records.

Video treatment for “She Came to Give it to You” was handled by Philip Andelman, who is also responsible for Dominique Young’s “Throw it Down” and Taylor Swift’s “Everything Has Changed” f/ Ed Sheeran.

Usher’s highly-anticipated new studio collection serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Looking 4 Myself,” which debuted at number one on the US Albums Chart and spawned hit singles “Climax,” “Scream” and “Lemme See.”

The still-untitled project will boast further contributions from Mike WiLL Made It (Brandy, Mariah Carey), Da Internz (Trey Songz, Marsha Ambrosius), Tha Bizness (Estelle, Kevin McCall) and Diplo (Chris Brown, Sevyn Streeter).

Watch the music video for “She Came to Give it to You” below.

Justine Skye recruits DJ Mustard for new single “Collide”

26 Aug

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Justine Skye has debuted her new single online.

The R&B singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Collide” to her official YouTube page on Monday (August 25, 2014).

The Tyga-assisted track is slotted for inclusion on the artist’s upcoming debut album under Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Production duties on “Collide” were handled by DJ Mustard, who is also responsible for Keyshia Cole’s “She” [Interscope Records], Tinashe’s “2 On” [RCA Records] and Trey Songz’s “Na Na” [Atlantic Records].

Skye’s as-yet-untitled studio collection serves as the follow-up to 2013 EP “Everyday Living,” which was prominently helmed by Grammy award-winning songwriter and record producer Eric Hudson.

The highly-anticipated LP will be executively produced by MBK Entertainment CEO Jeff Robinson, who is also overseeing the next projects by Elle Varner [RCA], Daisha [Epic], Tiara Thomas [Interscope] and Gabi Wilson [RCA].

Listen to “Collide” below.

Charli XCX unveils music video for new single “Break the Rules”

26 Aug

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

“Break the Rules” is lifted from the British singer/songwriter’s sophomore album, “Sucker,” out on October 21 via Neon Gold / Atlantic Records.

The track follows previous single “Boom Clap,” which peaked at number ten on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Video treatment for “Break the Rules” was handled by Mark Klasfeld, whose recent credits include Foxes’ “Let Go for Tonight” [RCA Records] and David Guetta’s “Lovers on the Sun” [Virgin EMI Records].

Among the musicians backing XCX – born Charlotte Aitchison – on “Sucker” are Patrik Berger (Robyn, Icona Pop), Ed Drewett (Stooshe, One Direction), Madeon (Ellie Goulding, MNEK) and Stargate (Kiesza, Bebe Rexha).

Watch the music video for “Break the Rules” below.

Nicole Scherzinger debuts new single “On the Rocks”

26 Aug

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Nicole Scherzinger has debuted her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “On the Rocks” to her official Vevo page on Tuesday (August 26, 2014).

The track is lifted from the artist’s upcoming sophomore album and first studio offering under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

“On the Rocks” follows previous single “Your Love,” which peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart.

Scherzinger’s highly-anticipated new LP will be executively produced by Terius “The-Dream” Nash and Christopher “Tricky” Stewart.

Listen to “On the Rocks” below.

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj premiere “Bang Bang” music video

26 Aug

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Jessie J has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“Bang Bang” – which features Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – is lifted from the British singer/songwriter’s third studio album, “Sweet Talker,” out in the United Kingdom on October 13 via Lava Records / Republic Records.

The track – now available for download via iTunes – was written by Savan Kotecha, Rickard Goransson, Max Martin, and Ilya Salmanzadeh.

Video treatment was handled by Hannah Lux Davis, who is also responsible for Tinashe’s “2 On” [RCA Records], Ciara’s “I’m Out” [Epic Records] and Jason Derulo’s “Marry Me” [Warner Bros. Records].

“Sweet Talker” serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Alive,” which peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart and spawned hit singles “Wild” and “Thunder.”

The highly-anticipated LP also includes alliances with Jonas Jeberg (Zendaya, Kelly Rowland), Claude Kelly (Tamia, James Blunt), Joshua “Ammo” Coleman (Beyonce, Katy Perry) and Josh Alexander (Fefe Dobson, Leona Lewis).

Watch the music video for “Bang Bang” below.

Jennifer Hudson unveils new album “JHUD” tracklisting

25 Aug

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Jennifer Hudson has unveiled the tracklisting for her upcoming third album.

The R&B singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “JHUD” on September 23 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Current single “Walk it Out” – written by Hudson along with Lyrica Anderson, Chris Godbey, Jacob Luttrell, Michael Tompkins, James Washington, Jerome Harmon and Timothy Mosley – is now available for download via iTunes.

The follow-up to 2011’s “I Remember Me” boasts further contributions from Pharrell Williams, Salaam Remi, Raphael Saadiq, Nadir “RedOne” Khayat, Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan, Chris Braide, and Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis.

Peep the tracklisting for “JHUD” below.

“Dangerous”
“It’s Your World” (featuring R. Kelly)
“He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” (featuring Iggy Azalea)
“Walk it Out” (featuring Timbaland)
“I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” (featuring T.I.)
“I Still Love You”
“Just That Type of Girl”
“Bring Back the Music”
“Say It”
“Moan”

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