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Leona Lewis snags Leah McFall, Jim Eliot for new album

25 Nov

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British singer/songwriter Leona Lewis has added Leah McFall and Jim Eliot to the list of contributors for her upcoming fifth album.

McFall was a runner-up on the second series of the BBC talent show The Voice. Her debut hit single “Home” was co-written and produced by will.i.am along with Jean Baptiste Kouame, Michael McHenry and Ryan “DJ Replay” Buendia.

Meanwhile, Eliot is known for co-writing and producing songs for the likes of Kylie Minogue (“All the Lovers”), Olly Murs (“Heart Skips a Beat”), Will Young (“Jealousy”) and Ellie Goulding (“Anything Could Happen”).

As previously reported, Lewis is expected to drop her new studio collection during the first quarter of 2015 via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Christmas, With Love,” which peaked at number thirteen on the UK Albums Chart.

Other songwriters and producers backing Lewis on the highly-anticipated LP are Toby Gad, Autumn Rowe, Steve Booker, Becky Hill, Wayne Wilkins, Anne Preven, Jon Levine, Stephan Moccio, Diane Warren, Jesse Shatkin and TMS.

Watch the music video for Leah McFall’s “Home” below.

Rita Ora confirms new single “Testosterone”

24 Nov

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Rita Ora has confirmed the title for her new single.

The singer/songwriter christened “Testosterone” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming as-yet-untitled sophomore album on Columbia Records.

“Testosterone” follows the Calvin Harris-produced “I Will Never Let You Down,” which peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Ora’s current release, the Diane Warren-penned “Grateful,” is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets. The track appears on the original motion picture soundtrack, “Beyond the Lights.”

For her highly-anticipated new LP, the “Radioactive” star teamed up with will.i.am (Ciara, Britney Spears), DJ Mustard (Omarion, Jhene Aiko), Tommy Brown (Nas, Ariana Grande) and Devonte Hynes (Tinashe, Sky Ferreira).

Listen to “Grateful” below.

Leona Lewis collaborates with TMS for new album

19 Nov

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Leona Lewis has collaborated with TMS for her upcoming album.

The British songwriting and production team consists of members Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes.

Notable credits by TMS include Sigma’s “Changing” f/ Paloma Faith [All Around the World Limited], Madison Beer’s “Melodies” [Island Records] and Professor Green’s “Read All About It” f/ Emeli Sande [Virgin EMI Records].

Their extensive resume also includes works for Little Mix [Columbia Records], Bridgit Mendler [Hollywood Records], Ella Eyre [Virgin EMI Records], Jessie J [Republic Records] and Rebecca Ferguson [Syco Music].

Meanwhile, Lewis is expected to release her fifth studio collection during the first quarter of 2015 via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Christmas, With Love,” which peaked at number thirteen on the UK Albums Chart.

Other songwriters and producers backing Lewis on the highly-anticipated LP are Toby Gad, Autumn Rowe, Steve Booker, Becky Hill, Wayne Wilkins, Anne Preven, Jon Levine, Stephan Moccio, Diane Warren, and Jesse Shatkin.

Watch the music video for “One More Sleep” below.

Leona Lewis drafts Becky Hill, Toby Gad for new album

16 Nov

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British singer/songwriter Leona Lewis has drafted Becky Hill and Toby Gad for her upcoming fifth album.

Hill’s songwriting resume include “Gecko (Overdrive)” by Oliver Heldens [Polydor Records] and “All I See” by Bondax f/ Tanya Lacey [Relentless Records]. Her current single “Losing” is now available for download via iTunes.

Meanwhile, Gad’s songwriting and / or production credits include “Holding On to Heaven” by Foxes [RCA Records], “I Wish You Were Here” by Colbie Caillat [Republic Records] and “All of Me” by John Legend [Columbia Records].

As previously reported, Lewis will release her next studio collection via Universal Music Group / Island Records. The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Christmas, With Love,” which featured hit single “One More Sleep.”

In addition to Hill and Gad, the “Bleeding Love” star also teamed up with songwriters and producers Stephan Moccio, Autumn Rowe, Jon Levine, Diane Warren, Jesse Shatkin, Anne Preven, Steve Booker and Wayne Wilkins.

Watch the music video for Becky Hill’s “Losing” below.

Kelly Rowland debuts new song “Mommy’s Little Baby (A Lullaby)”

11 Nov

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Kelly Rowland has debuted a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Mommy’s Little Baby (A Lullaby)” to her official SoundCloud page on Monday (November 10, 2014).

“Mommy Little Baby (A Lullaby)” was produced by Verse Simmonds along with Brian Soko, Rasool Diaz and Andre Proctor of The Order, who are also responsible for Teyana Taylor’s “Maybe” and Tinashe’s “Pretend.”

Rowland’s last album, “Talk a Good Game,” peaked at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also delivered two hit singles in the shape of “Kisses Down Low” and “Dirty Laundry.”

In addition, she provided background vocals on Tank’s single “You’re My Star,” which is now available for download via iTunes.

Her next studio collection is expected to be released during the first quarter of 2015. The still-untitled project reportedly yields contributions from Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Diane Warren, The-Dream, Bloodline and Dem Jointz.

Listen to “Mommy’s Little Baby (A Lullaby)” below.

Leona Lewis hits the studio with Wayne Wilkins for new album

4 Nov

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Leona Lewis has added songwriter and record producer Wayne Wilkins to the list of contributors for her upcoming fifth studio album.

Wilkins previously co-wrote “Take a Bow” for Lewis along with Ryan “Alias” Tedder, Sam Watters and Louis Biancaniello.

More recent songwriting and production credits by Wilkins include Cheryl’s “Crazy Stupid Love” [Polydor Records], Neon Jungle’s “Can’t Stop the Love” [RCA Records] and Cassie Davis’ “No More” [Sony Music Australia].

Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated new album by Lewis is expected to be released in early 2015 via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Christmas, with Love,” which peaked at number thirteen on the UK Albums Chart.

Other album contributors include Jesse Shatkin (Dido, Kylie Minogue), Autumn Rowe (Joel Compass, Karen Harding), Stephan Moccio (Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus) and Diane Warren (Beyonce, Paloma Faith).

Watch the music video for “Run” below.

Jojo collaborates with MNEK

13 Oct

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Jojo is working on music with new collaborator MNEK.

There’s currently no word on what the recording session was supposed to yield — new Jojo music, new MNEK material or a combination thereof.

MNEK recently co-wrote and / or produced “Losing” by Becky Hill [Parlophone], “Sing That Song” by TIEKS f/ Celeste [Atlantic], “All I See” by Bondax f/ Tanya Lacey [Relentless] and “Special” by Billon f/ Maxine Ashley [Virgin EMI].

His upcoming debut album – featuring singles “Every Little Word” and “Wrote a Song About You” – is scheduled for release in 2015 via iTunes in partnership with Virgin EMI Records (UK) and Cherrytree / Interscope Records (US).

Meanwhile, Jojo’s third studio collection with hit stores and digital outlets via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2006’s “The High Road,” which peaked at number two on the US Albums Chart and spawned the Billy Steinberg and Josh Alexander-produced hit single “Too Little, Too Late.”

Among the musicians backing Jojo on the highly-anticipated album are Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Diane Warren, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Marsha Ambrosius, Da Internz, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, and The Stereotypes.

Watch the music video for MNEK’s “In Your Clouds” below.

Ciara reunites with Polow Da Don for new album

7 Oct

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Ciara has reunited with Polow Da Don for her upcoming sixth album.

The pair previously teamed up on singles “Promise” and “Never Ever,” taken from the albums “Ciara: The Evolution” and “Fantasy Ride,” respectively.

Polow Da Don – born Jamal Jones – is also responsible for producing “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj [Republic Records], “Someone Else” by Mario [RCA Records] and “Wickedest Style” by Sean Paul [Atlantic Records].

Ciara, meanwhile, is expected to release her new studio collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Ciara,” which peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Body Party,” “I’m Out” and “Overdose.”

Other musicians backing Ciara on the new LP are Dr. Luke (Ne-Yo, Katy Perry), Mike WiLL Made It (Usher, Keri Hilson), Diane Warren (Brandy, Paloma Faith), Cirkut (Rihanna, Miley Cyrus) and Soundz (K. Michelle, Jasmine Villegas).

Watch the music video for “Love Sex Magic” below.

Paloma Faith debuts new single “Ready for the Good Life”

6 Oct

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Paloma Faith has debuted her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the “Ready for the Good Life” audio clip to her official Vevo page on Monday (October 06, 2014).

“Ready for the Good Life” marks the first promotional cut from the artist’s repackaged edition of her latest album, “A Perfect Contradiction,” out in the United Kingdom on November 3rd via RCA Records.

The track was co-written and produced by Klas Ahlund, whose resume includes works for Kylie Minogue (“Speakerphone”), Britney Spears (“Piece of Me”), Madonna (“Some Girls”) and Katy Perry (“This is How We Do”).

Other songs confirmed for inclusion on the rejuvenated project are the Diane Warren-penned “Leave While I’m Not Looking” and “Best Bad Habit,” as well as Faith’s own rendition of her current Sigma collaboration “Changing.”

Listen to “Ready for the Good Life” below.

Paloma Faith announces new single “Ready for the Good Life”

16 Sep

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Paloma Faith has announced the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Ready for the Good Life” as the next promotional release from the repackaged edition of her third album, “A Perfect Contradiction,” out on November 3 via RCA Records.

The track was co-written and produced by Klas Ahlund, whose resume includes works for Kylie Minogue [Parlophone Records], Britney Spears [RCA Records], Madonna [Interscope Records] and Katy Perry [Capitol Records].

Other songs confirmed for inclusion on the rejuvenated project are the Diane Warren-penned “Leave While I’m Not Looking” and “Best Bad Habit,” as well as Faith’s own rendition of her current Sigma collaboration “Changing.”

Watch the music video for “Changing” below. The track was written by Ella Eyre and Wayne Hector along with Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes of songwriting and production team TMS.

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