Janet Jackson unwraps new album “Unbreakable” tracklisting

3 Sep

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Janet Jackson has unwrapped the tracklisting for her eleventh album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Unbreakable” on October 2 through her own imprint Rhythm Nation Records.

Lead single “No Sleep” – featuring Columbia recording artist J. Cole – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

As mentioned in earlier posts, the keenly-awaited project is executive produced by regular collaborators Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

“Unbreakable” delivers additional alliances with Dem Jointz (Rihanna, Christina Aguilera), Rodney Jerkins (Ciara, Toni Braxton), Thomas Lumpkins (Jordin Sparks, Nelly Furtado) and Avila Brothers (Usher, Anthony Hamilton).

Peep the tracklisting for “Unbreakable” below.

(01) Broken Hearts Heal / (02) Promise / (03) 2 B Loved / (04) No Sleeep / (05) Night / (06) Lessons Learned / (07) Black Eagle / (08) Burn it Up / (09) The Great Forever / (10) Damn Baby / (11) Dream Maker (Euphoria) / (12) Shoulda Known Better / (13) Well Traveled / (14) After You Fall / (15) Gon B’ Alright / (16) Take Me Away / (17) Unbreakable

Tinashe announces new album “Joyride”

3 Sep

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Tinashe has announced the title for her upcoming sophomore album.

The singer/songwriter christened her next collection “Joyride” and will release it later this year through Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Among the tracks slotted for inclusion on the follow-up to 2014’s “Aquarius” are “Fire and Flames,” “Party Favors,” “Joyride” and “Player.”

On the songwriting front, the new CD boasts contributions from Rock City (Rihanna, Miley Cyrus), Jacob Kasher (Ciara, Jason Derulo), Taylor Parks (Zendaya, Madison Beer) and Joel Compass (Lion Babe, FKA twigs).

Album producers are Max Martin (Adele, Demi Lovato), Dr. Luke (Ne-Yo, Avril Lavigne), Cirkut (The Weeknd, Katy Perry), Ammo (Beyonce, Jessie J), Devonte Hynes (Sky Ferreira, Carly Rae Jepsen), Boi-1da (Drake, Elle Varner), Hit-Boy (Selena Gomez, John Legend) and Nic Nac (Pia Mia, Chris Brown).

Watch the trailer for “Joyride” below.

Kelela reveals details for new mini-collection “Hallucinogen”

3 Sep

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Kelela has revealed the details for her upcoming EP.

The singer/songwriter – birth name Kelela Mizanekristos – dubbed her next project “Hallucinogen” and will release it on October 9 through iTunes in partnership with Cherry Coffee Records and Warp Records.

Among the songs slotted for inclusion on the follow-up to 2013’s “Cut 4 Me” are “Gomenasai,” “All the Way Down,” “The High” “Rewind” and “A Message.”

The keenly-awaited EP also boasts alliances with Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher, Major Lazer), Jordan “Boots” Asher (Beyonce, FKA twigs), Alejandro “Arca” Ghersi (Bjork, Kanye West) and Jeremiah Raisen (Sky Ferreira, Charli XCX).

Listen to the audio clip for “Rewind” below.

Kehlani drafts Charlie Puth for debut album

3 Sep

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Kehlani has worked with Charlie Puth for her upcoming debut album.

The singer, songwriter, and songwriter – real name Charles Otto Puth – previously helmed songs for Wiz Khalifa (“See You Again”), Lil Wayne (“Nothing But Trouble”), Trey Songz (“Slow Motion”) and Jason Derulo (“Broke”).

His debut studio collection “Nine Track Mind” – featuring singles “One Call Away” and “Marvin Gaye” w/ Meghan Trainor – is slated to hit stores and digital outlets on November 6 through Atlantic Records.

Meanwhile, Kehlani is expected to release her debut album later this year through the Warner Music Group imprint as well.

The still-untitled LP reportedly boasts further contributors from Happy Perez (Miguel, Frank Ocean), Travis Scott (Rihanna, Kanye West), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Tamar Braxton, Nicki Minaj) and Harmony Samuels (Ciara, K. Michelle).

Fans of Puth’s songwriting and production works, on the other hand, should look out for the next releases by Nico & Vinz [Warner Bros Records], Fergie [Interscope Records] and CeeLo Green [Atlantic Records].

Listen to the audio clip for “One Call Away” below.

Kwabs teams up with George Moore, Dave Okumu for new song “Layback”

3 Sep

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Kwabs has shared a new song online.

The singer/songwriter – born Kwabena Adjepong – posted the audio clip for “Layback” to his YouTube channel on Wednesday (September 02, 2015).

“Layback” was written by Kwabs along with George Moore, who previously teamed up with the artist on “Pray for Love” and “Brother.”

The Dave Okumu-produced joint is also slotted for inclusion on Kwabs’ upcoming first studio collection, “Love + War,” available for download from September 11 through iTunes in partnership with Atlantic Records.

Cass Lowe (Tinashe, Melissa Steel), Starsmith (Jess Glynne, Ellie Goulding), Al Shux (Elle Varner, Lianne La Havas), Eg White (Adele, Sinead Harnett), Jimmy Napes (Alicia Keys, Sam Smith) and ROMANS (John Legend, Clean Bandit) are among the musicians backing Kwabs on the keenly-awaited LP.

Furthermore, Kwabs has contributed to the forthcoming sophomore album by UK electronic music production duo Disclosure. “Caracal” – featuring the Kwabs-assisted “Willing and Able” – is slated to hit store and digital outlets on September 25 through PMR Records and Island Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Layback” below.

Charli XCX hits the studio with Noonie Bao, Sarah Hudson

3 Sep

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Charli XCX has written new material with Noonie Bao and Sarah Hudson.

Bao – real name Jonnali Parmenius – recently co-wrote “Run Away With Me” for Carly Rae Jepsen along with Oscar Holter, Karl “Shellback” Schuster, Robin Fredriksson, and Mattias Larsson.

She also co-wrote four songs for XCX in the shape of “Breaking Up,” “Die Tonight,” “Need Ur Love” and the Rita Ora-assisted “Doing It.”

Meanwhile, Hudson is known for co-penning Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” along with Max Martin, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, and Henry “Cirkut” Walter. The track peaked to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Other notable credits by Hudson include Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow” f/ Rita Ora [Island Records], Nicki Minaj’s “Get on Your Knees” f/ Ariana Grande [Republic Records] and Ferras’ “Speak in Tongues” [Capitol Records].

XCX – born Charlotte Aitchison – is expected to release her third studio collection in 2016 through Neon Gold Records and Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Sucker,” which debuted at number fifteen on the UK Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Break the Rules,” “Famous” and “Boom Clap.”

Watch the music video for “Doing It” below.

Antonique Smith debuts new single “Higher”

3 Sep

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Antonique Smith has debuted her new single online.

The actress, singer, and songwriter posted the audio clip for “Higher” to her official YouTube channel on Friday (August 28, 2015).

Co-production duties on “Higher” – out now via iTunes – were handled by Kevin Risto and Wayne Nugent of Midi Mafia, who are also behind John Legend’s “Quickly” f/ Brandy and Justin Bieber’s “Overboard” f/ Jessica Jarrell.

Smith’s upcoming mini-collection “Love is Everything” – featuring previous promotional cut “Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)” – is slated to hit digital outlets later this year through 9:23 Music Group.

Among the musicians who reportedly contributed to the EP are Toby Gad (Beyonce, Alicia Keys), Danja (Usher, Britney Spears), Novel (Leona Lewis, Jennifer Hudson) and Dr. Dre (Eminem, Kendrick Lamar).

Listen to the audio clip for “Higher” below.

Jasmine Thompson confirms new single “Great Escape”

3 Sep

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Jasmine Thompson has confirmed the title for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Great Escape” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming mini-collection “Adore.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, “Adore” is scheduled to hit digital outlets on September 18 through Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The keenly-awaited EP boasts alliances with Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Laura Welsh), Ina Wroldsen (Demi Lovato, Jess Glynne), Steve Mac (Shakira, Leona Lewis) and Kinetics & One Love (Wynter Gordon, Melanie Martinez).

Thompson’s current single with German music producer and DJ Felix Jaehn, “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better),” is now available for download via iTunes. The track debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart.

Watch the music video for “Adore” below.

Tinashe shares “Bet / Feels Like Vegas” music video

2 Sep

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Tinashe has shared a new music video online.

The songbird posted the Stephen Garnett-directed clip for “Bet” and “Feels Like Vegas” to her YouTube channel on Monday (September 01, 2015).

“Bet” was collectively helmed by Dev Hynes (Solange, FKA twigs), DJ Dahi (Madonna, Lily Allen) and Blood Diamonds (Mikky Ekko, Charli XCX).

Meanwhile, “Feels Like Vegas” was co-written by Maureen “Mozella” McDonald (Rihanna, Miley Cyrus) and produced by Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Norwegian duo Stargate (Beyonce, Janet Jackson).

Tinashe’s debut studio collection “Aquarius” – featuring previous singles “2 On,” “Pretend,” “All Hands on Deck” and “Bated Breath” – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Her highly-anticipated sophomore album is slated to hit stores later this year through Sony Music Entertainment imprint RCA Records.

The still-untitled project will spawn productions and songwriting contributions from Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Diplo, Jacob Kasher, Ammo, Taylor Parks, Rock City, Boi-1da, Joel Compass, Hit-Boy, and Nic Nac.

Watch the music video for “Bet” and “Feels Like Vegas” below.

Janet Jackson unveils artwork for new album “Unbreakable”

2 Sep

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Janet Jackson has unveiled the artwork for her upcoming album online.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Unbreakable” later this year through BMG Rights Management and Rhythm Nation Records.

In addition to the lead single “No Sleeep” (featuring J. Cole), the highly-anticipated collection will also deliver new cuts such as “The Great Forever” and the Missy Elliot-assisted “Burn it Up.”

On the songwriting and production front, Jackson has reunited with regular collaborators Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (Usher, Mariah Carey).

Other musicians expected to appear on the follow-up to 2008’s “Discipline” are Dwayne “Dem Jointz” Abernathy (Rihanna, Sevyn Streeter), Rodney Jerkins (Beyonce, Kelly Rowland), Jean Baptiste Kouame (Fergie, Chris Brown) and Shondrae “Bangladesh” Crawford (Kelis, Marsha Ambrosius).

Watch the music video for “No Sleeep” below.

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