Madonna releases six new songs online

20 Dec

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Madonna has released six new songs online.

“Living for Love,” “Devil Pray,” “Unapologetic Bitch,” “Illuminati” and the Nicki Minaj-assisted “Bitch I’m Madonna” are now available for download via iTunes (US) in partnership with Live Nation and Interscope Records.

Among the songwriters and producers on those tracks are Diplo, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Ariel Rechtshaid, Mathieu “Billboard” Jomphe, DJ Dahi, Symbolyc One, Toby Gad and Maureen “Mozella” McDonald.

As mentioned on iTunes, “Rebel Heart” is scheduled for release on March 10, 2015. The highly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “MDNA,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Give It 2 Me” below.

Chris Loco hints at new collaboration with Kwabs

19 Dec

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Chris Loco has hinted at a new collaboration with Kwabs.

The British hitmaker – born Christopher Crowhurst – previously co-wrote and produced “Into You” for Kwabs. The track appears on the artist’s EP “Pray for Love,” now available for download via iTunes.

Some of his other notable credits are “Feels Like” by Etta Bond [Disturbing London], “Easier in Bed” by Emeli Sande [Capitol Records] and “Lullaby” by Professor Green featuring Tori Kelly [Virgin Records].

Loco also contributed to the next projects by Raleigh Ritchie [Columbia Records], Laura Welsh [Polydor Records], Becky Hill [Parlophone Records], Melissa Steel [Atlantic Records] and Ella Eyre [Virgin EMI Records].

Meanwhile, Kwabs is currently recording his upcoming debut album under Atlantic Records. The Warner Music Group imprint also represents artists including Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae, Trey Songz, and Charli XCX.

For the still-untitled LP, Kwabs reportedly teamed with TMS (Olly Murs, Leona Lewis), Al Shux (Alicia Keys, Elle Varner), Fraser T. Smith (Javeon, Bipolar Sunshine) and MNEK (Madonna, Kylie Minogue).

Watch the music video for “Walk” below.

Jasmine V unleashes “I Love Your Crazy” music video

19 Dec

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Jasmine V has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for the Alfredo Flores-directed “I Love Your Crazy” to her official Vevo page on Friday (December 19, 2014).

“I Love Your Crazy” was co-written and produced by Leon “RoccStar” Youngblood, whose resume also includes works for Usher (“Clueless”), Jennifer Lopez (“Acting Like That”) and Chris Brown (“Fine China”).

The track is lifted from Jazmine V’s mini-album, “That’s Me Right There,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Interscope Records.

Other EP contributors include Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Teyana Taylor), Carmen Reece (Ariana Grande, Nathan Sykes), Symbolyc One (Madonna, Kanye West) and Sam Hook (Omarion, Trey Songz).

Watch the music video for “I Love Your Crazy” below.

Miguel debuts three new songs online

19 Dec

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Miguel has debuted three new songs online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clips for “nwa,” “Coffee” and “Hollywood Dreams” to his official SoundCloud page on Friday (December 19, 2014).

The artist – born Miguel Pimentel – is currently putting the final touches on his upcoming as-yet-untitled third album, out soon via RCA Records.

For the new project, the “Adorn” star teamed with Happy Perez (Babyface, Frank Ocean), Jason Evigan (David Guetta, Emeli Sande), Benny Cassette (Keri Hilson, Elle Varner) and Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Mary J. Blige).

His last studio collection, 2012’s “Kaleidoscope Dream,” peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Do You…” and the Kendrick Lamar-assisted “How Many Drinks?”

Listen to “nwa / Hollywood Dreams / Coffee” below.

Elle Varner premieres “Cold Case” music video

19 Dec

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Elle Varner has premiered a new music video online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Cold Case” to her official Vevo page on Thursday (December 18, 2014).

“Cold Case” was written by Elle Varner along with regular collaborators Warren “Oak” Felder (Usher, Jessie Ware), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Miguel, Nicki Minaj) and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn (K. Michelle, Jason Derulo).

The track is slotted for inclusion on the artist’s upcoming sophomore album, “Four Letter Word,” out soon via MBK Entertainment / RCA Records.

Jeff Robinson serves as the executive producer for the follow-up to 2012’s “Perfectly Imperfect.” The MBK Entertainment CEO is also overseeing the next projects by Brandy, Gabi Wilson, Justine Skye, Daisha, and Tiara Thomas.

Watch the music video for “Cold Case” below.

Autumn Rowe announces new single “If I Don’t Have You”

18 Dec

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Autumn Rowe has announced the title for her new single.

The singer/songwriter christened “If I Don’t Have You” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming debut album.

“If I Don’t Have You” was written by Rowe along with Ibrahim Asmar, whose credits include The Vamps (“Wild Heart”), Cris Cab (“Goodbye”), Train (“Angel in Blue Jeans”) and Che’Nelle (“Happening Again”).

As a songwriter, Rowe has penned cuts for Alexis Jordan (“Good Girl”), The Saturdays (“30 Days”), Cher Lloyd (“Swagger Jagger”), Alexandra Burke (“Fire”), Kylie Minogue (“Sexy Love”) and Little Mix (“Red Planet”).

She also contributed to the next projects by Leona Lewis [Island Records], Sinead Harnett [Virgin EMI Records], Joel Compass [Polydor Records], Karen Harding [Capitol Records] and Tanika [Capitol Records].

Meanwhile, her as-yet-untitled first studio collection is scheduled for release during 2015 via Ultra Records. The electronic dance music record label also represents musicians including Axwell, Benny Benassi, Nervo, and Bondax.

Preview “If I Don’t Have You” below.

Carly Rae Jepsen confirms new single “I Really Like You”

18 Dec

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Carly Rae Jepsen has confirmed the title for her new single.

The Canadian singer/songwriter dubbed “I Really Like You” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming third album.

Jepsen’s last studio collection, 2012’s “Kiss,” peaked at number six on the US Albums Chart and spawned international it single “Call Me Maybe.”

As mentioned in previous posts, the highly-anticipated new project is expected to be released during the first quarter of 2015 via Interscope Records.

Scott “Scooter” Braun serves as the album’s executive producer. He is also overseeing the careers of Ariana Grande [Republic Records], Madison Beer [Island Records] and Tori Kelly [Capitol Records].

On the songwriting and production front, Jepsen teamed with Toby Gad, Samantha Ronson, Max Martin, Sia, Jenna Andrews, Sam Hollander, Benny Blanco, and Stargate (Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen).

Watch the music video for “This Kiss” below.

Sinead Harnett hints at new collaboration with Iain James

17 Dec

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Sinead Harnett has hinted at a new collaboration with Iain James.

James recently served as vocal producer for Ella Henderson’s debut album, “Chapter One,” out now via Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music. The studio collection debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

His songwriting resume includes works for Emeli Sande (“Read All About It”), Little Mix (“Wings”), Misha B (“Do You Think of Me?”), Craig David (“Officially Yours”), A*M*E (“Heartless”) and Leona Lewis (“One More Sleep”).

Meanwhile, Harnett is expected to release her yet-to-be-titled debut album next year via Virgin EMI Records. The Universal Music Group imprint is also home to artists including MNEK, Ella Eyre, Tanika, and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Among the musicians backing Harnett on the LP are Chris Loco (Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora), James Fauntleroy (Beyonce, Justin Timberlake), Two Inch Punch (Miguel, Jessie Ware) and Justin Parker (Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey).

Watch the music video for Rudimental’s “Baby” – featuring guest vocals from MNEK & Sinead Harnett – below.

Bebe Rexha unveils artwork for new single “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy”

17 Dec

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Bebe Rexha has unveiled the official artwork for her new single online.

“I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” marks the second promotional cut from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album.

The track follows previous single “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You,” now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Rexha’s first studio collection will be released next year via Warner Bros. Records. The Warner Music Group imprint is also home to artists including Cher, Flaming Lips, Michael Buble, and Nico & Vinz.

For the still-untitled LP, Rexha has teamed with Fraser T. Smith (Sam Smith, Tori Kelly), Christopher Braide (Sia, Christina Aguilera), Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Celine Dion) and Max Martin (Leona Lewis, Taylor Swift).

Rexha also appears on two songs from David Guetta’s latest album “Listen,” out now via Atlantic Records and Parlophone Records. The tracks in question are “Yesterday” and the Nicki Minaj-assisted “Hey Mama.”

Watch the music video for “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” below.

Jordin Sparks confirms new album “Right Here, Right Now”

17 Dec

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Jordin Sparks has confirmed the title for her upcoming third album.

The singer/songwriter christened her next studio collection “Right Here, Right Now” and will release it during 2015 via Larger Than Life Records.

Current single “It Ain’t You” – which was produced by DJ Mustard – is now available for download via iTunes (US).

“Right Here, Right Now” spawns further collaborations with Salaam Remi (Mack Wilds, Jazmine Sullivan), Elijah Blake (Rihanna, Marsha Ambrosius) and Christian “Crada” Kalla (Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande).

Sparks’ last studio collection, 2009’s “Battlefield,” peaked at number seven on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

She also co-wrote international hit single “The Way” for Ariana Grande along with Sevyn Streeter (K. Michelle, Chris Brown), Al Sherrod Lambert (Omarion, Tamar Braxton) and Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Ne-Yo, Teyana Taylor).

Listen to “It Ain’t You” below.

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