Rihanna confirms new single “B*tch Better Have My Money”

26 Mar

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Rihanna has confirmed the details for her new single.

The singer/songwriter christened “Bitch Better Have My Money” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming eighth album, tentatively entitled “R8.”

Production duties on “My Money” were handled by Roc Nation signee Deputy, who also worked with A-list writers and artists such as Wale, J Cole, NeYo, Rick Ross, French Montana, Flo Rida, The Dream, Sean Garrett to list a few.

Previous single, the Kanye West and Paul McCartney-assisted “FourFiveSeconds,” is now available for download via iTunes.

“R8” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Unapologetic,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Diamonds,” “Stay (featuring Mikky Ekko)” and “Pour it Up.”

Other producers backing Rihanna on “R8” are Stargate (Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez), Alex Da Kid (Nicki Minaj, Skylar Grey), DJ Mustard (Omarion, Keyshia Cole) and Naughty Boy (Emeli Sande, Leona Lewis).

Watch the music video for “FourFiveSeconds” below.

Lion Babe unleash “Wonder Woman” music video

26 Mar

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Lion Babe have unleashed the music video for their new single online.

The experimental duo – consisting of members Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman – posted the visual clip for “Wonder Woman” to their official Vevo channel on Wednesday (March 25, 2015).

“Wonder Woman” was produced by Pharrell Williams, whose recent credits include Usher’s “She Came to Give it to You” f/ Nicki Minaj [RCA] and Kylie Minogue’s “I Was Gonna Cancel” [Parlophone].

The track marks the first promotional cut from Lion Babe’s debut album, which is expected to be released later this year via Outsiders Recorded Music Limited in partnership with Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The still-untitled CD features further alliances with Amanda Ghost (Beyonce, Jordin Sparks), Jeff Bhasker (Drake, Ed Sheeran), Makeba Riddick (Brandy, Toni Braxton) and Joel Compass (Cheryl, FKA twigs).

Watch the music video for “Wonder Woman” below.

Jason Derulo drafts K. Michelle, Guordan Banks for new album

26 Mar

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Singer/songwriter Jason Derulo has drafted K. Michelle and Guordan Banks for his upcoming fourth studio collection.

Guordan is known for co-writing John Legend’s “Who Do We Think We Are” [Columbia Records] and Keyshia Cole’s “Trust and Believe” [Geffen Records].

Furthermore, he co-wrote K. Michelle’s hit single “Maybe I Should Call” along with Bianca Atterberry. The Eric Hudson and Andrew Clifton-produced track appears on K. Michelle’s latest album, “Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart.”

Meanwhile, Derulo’s current single “Want to Want Me” – which was produced by Ian Kirkpatrick and co-written by Lindy Robbins, Sam Martin and Mitch Allan – is now available for download via iTunes.

His next studio collection under Warner Bros. Records will be released later this year. The keenly-awaited project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Talk Dirty,” which peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Other songwriters backing Derulo on the new album are Taylor Parks (Elle Varner, Tori Kelly), Ross Golan (Colbie Caillat, Prince Royce), Sean Douglas (Madonna, David Guetta) and Talay Riley (Usher, Keri Hilson).

Listen to Guordan’s “Good at What You Do” below.

Chris Loco hints at new collaboration with Javeon

26 Mar

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Chris Loco has hinted at a new collaboration with Javeon.

“Sick day w @Javeon,” the British record producer and songwriter posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday (March 25, 2015).

Loco recently co-wrote and co-produced “Nothing but a Heartbeat” for Say Lou Lou. The Karen Poole-assisted track appears on the pop duo’s debut album, “Lucid Dreaming,” out on April 6 via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

His other songwriting and production credits include Professor Green’s “Lullaby” f/ Tori Kelly [Virgin EMI Records], Raleigh Ritchie’s “Stronger Than Ever” [Columbia Records] and Rita Ora’s “Shine Ya Light” [Columbia Records].

He also contributed to the next projects by Raye [Polydor Records], Elijah Blake [Def Jam Recordings], Kwabs [Atlantic Records], Ella Eyre [Virgin EMI Records], Bipolar Sunshine [Polydor Records] and Emeli Sande [Capitol Records].

Meanwhile, Javeon’s first studio collection is expected to be released later this year under 70HZ Recordings in partnership with PMR Records.

Album contributors are Fraser T. Smith (Adele, CeeLo Green), Laura Dockrill (Jessie Ware, Karen Harding), Tourist (Jimmy Napes, Sam Smith), MNEK (Madonna, Kylie Minogue) and Craze & Hoax (Mary J. Blige, Pixie Lott).

Watch the music video for “Give Up” below.

Goapele premieres “Strong As Glass” music video

26 Mar

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Goapele has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Strong As Glass” to her official YouTube channel on Tuesday (March 24, 2015).

“Strong is Glass” was written by Goapele along with Estelle Swaray, Omari Hardwick, Lance Tolbert and Keith Harris, whose other credits include Nicki Minaj’s “Grand Piano” [Republic] and Britney Spears’ “Perfume” [RCA].

The track follows previous promotional cut “Hey Boy” and appears on the artist’s fifth studio album, “Strong As Glass,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with BMG Rights and Skyblaze Recordings.

Watch the music video for “Strong As Glass” below.

Major Lazer enlist Nyla for new album “Piece is the Mission”

26 Mar

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Major Lazer have revealed the details for their new album.

The dancehall trio – consisting of members Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire – christened their next studio collection “Piece is the Mission” and will release it on June 1 via iTunes in partnership with Mad Decent.

Jamaican singer/songwriter Nyla Thorbourne is among the artists who will appear on the upcoming studio collection.

The former Brick & Lace member previously worked with Sean Paul on the Toby Gad-produced “Pornstar,” which appears on the dancehall star’s last studio album “Full Frequency” [Atlantic Records].

On the songwriting front, Nyla penned songs for Nicole Scherzinger [RCA Records], Christina Milian [Young Money Records], Jennifer Lopez [Capitol Records] and Craig David [Universal Music Publishing Group].

Current single “Body Calling” – which was written by Thorbourne along with Jason Panton, Alwayne Harrison, Marlon Easy, and Nicolas Bourel – is now available for download via iTunes (US).

Watch the music video for “Body Calling” below.

Mikky Ekko hits the studio with James Fauntleroy, Brian Kennedy

26 Mar

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Mikky Ekko has recently collaborated with James Fauntleroy and Brian Kennedy.

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for another artist or a potential re-release of Ekko’s debut album “Time.”

Fauntleroy previously wrote several songs with Kennedy including Rihanna’s “Get it Over With” [SRP Records / Def Jam Recordings] and Alexandra Burke’s “They Don’t Know” [Syco Music / Epic Records].

His resume includes additional works by Beyonce (“No Angel”), Justin Timberlake (“Take Back the Night”), Cassie (“Skydiver”), Mariah Carey (“Dedicated”) and Leona Lewis (“Don’t Let Me Down”).

On the production front, Kennedy is known for helming Chris Brown’s “Stuck on Stupid” [RCA Records], Joe Jonas’ “See No More” [Hollywood Records] and Kelly Clarkson’s “Mr. Know it All” [RCA Records].

Ekko’s debut album “Time” – featuring singles “Smile” and “Pull Me Down” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with RCA Records.

Listen to Fauntleroy’s mixtape “The Warmest Winter Ever” below.

Britney Spears announces new single “Pretty Girls”

25 Mar

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Britney Spears has announced the details for her new single.

The singer/songwriter dubbed “Pretty Girls” as the first promotional cut from her next studio collection and will release it on May 5th via iTunes.

The Iggy Azalea-assisted track was co-written by Little Mix members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson along with Maegan Cottone, whose resume includes further works for Olly Murs [Epic], Demi Lovato [Hollywood] and Conor Maynard [Parlophone].

Production duties on “Pretty Girls” were handled by Jon Shave, Jason Pebworth and George Astasio of The Invisible Men, who are also responsible for Jessie J’s “Do it Like a Dude” and DJ Fresh’s “Hot Right Now” f/ Rita Ora.

Spears’ ninth album is expected to hit stores later this year via RCA Records. The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Britney Jean,” which peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Perfume” below.

Disclosure reunite with Jimmy Napes for second album

25 Mar

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British electronic duo Disclosure have reunited with Jimmy Napes for their upcoming sophomore album.

“Guy and Howard putting the work on this second album,” Napes posted to his official Instagram account on Wednesday (March 25, 2015).

The singer, songwriter and record producer previously teamed with Disclosure on hit singles including “Latch,” “You and Me” and “White Noise.”

He also served as executive producer for Mary J. Blige’s latest album “The London Sessions” along with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.

Meanwhile, Disclosure are expected to release their second studio collection later this year under PMR Records and Island Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Settle,” which peaked to number one on the UK Albums Chart and spawned guest appearances from Sam Smith [Capitol Records] and Jessie Ware [Island Records].

In related news, fans of Napes’ songwriting and production work should look out for the next projects by Karen Harding [Capitol Records], Eliza Doolittle [Parlophone Records] and Ellie Goulding [Polydor Records].

His debut mini-album “The Making of Me” – featuring hit single “Give it Up” – is now available for download via Atlantic Records UK.

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

Ava Lily hits the studio with Josh Record for debut album?

24 Mar

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Ava Lily has recorded new music with Josh Record.

“Pre gig session with @MrJoshRecord,” the British singer, songwriter and pianist posted to her official Instagram page on Tuesday (March 24, 2015).

Record is known for co-writing and / or producing MNEK’s “More Than a Miracle” [Virgin EMI Records] and Ella Henderson’s “Yours” [Syco Music].

Furthermore, his first album “Pillars” – featuring singles “Bones,” “Wide Awake” and “For Your Love” – is now available for download via iTunes.

Meanwhile, Lily is currently working on her upcoming debut project under Naughty Records and Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled collection will be executive-produced by Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan, who also worked with Emeli Sande (“Heaven”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”) and Rihanna (“Half of Me”).

Other musicians backing Lily on the album are Two Inch Punch (Miguel, Ed Sheeran), Jim Eliot (Olly Murs, Kylie Minogue), Iain James (Sinead Harnett, Tamera Foster) and Mojam (Craig David, Jess Glynne).

Watch Lily perform an exclusive performance of “Pardon Me” below.

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