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Ciara unleashes “I Bet” music video

10 Mar

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Ciara has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “I Bet” to her official Vevo channel on Monday (March 09, 2015).

“I Bet” – now available for download via iTunes – was written by Ciara along with siblings Theron and Timothy Thomas of Rock City (Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson) and the song’s producer Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Chris Brown).

Video treatment was handled by Hannah Lux Davis, whose other credits include Nicki Minaj’s “Only” [Cash Money Records], Ariana Grande’s “Love Me Harder” [Republic Records] and Jason Derulo’s “Marry Me” [Warner Bros. Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ciara’s sixth studio collection “Jackie” will hit stores and digital outlets later this year via Epic Records.

The keenly-anticipated project features further collaborations with Dr. Luke (Tinashe, Britney Spears), Cirkut (Usher, Katy Perry), Diane Warren (Paloma Faith, Rita Ora) and Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Brandy, Jennifer Lopez).

Watch the music video for “I Bet” below.

Brandy teams with Darhyl “DJ” Camper for new album

8 Mar

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Brandy has teamed with Darhyl “DJ” Camper on new material.

“Studio with @theycallmecamper” the R&B singer/songwriter posted to her official Instagram account on Friday (March 07, 2015).

Camper is known for co-writing and producing Elle Varner’s “Refill” [MBK / RCA Records], Tamar Braxton’s “Love and War” [Epic Records] and Stacy Barthe’s “Flawed Beautiful Creatures” [Homeschool / Motown Records].

His resume also includes works for Mariah Carey [Epic Records], John Legend [Columbia Records], Mack Wilds [Larger Than Life Records], Big Sean [Def Jam Recordings] and Nicki Minaj [Cash Money / Republic Records].

Meanwhile, Brandy is expected to release her seventh studio collection and follow-up to 2012’s “Two Eleven” later this year.

The still-untitled project will be executive-produced by MBK Entertainment CEO Jeff Robinson, who is also overseeing the next releases by Gabi Wilson [RCA Records], Justine Skye [Atlantic Records] and Daisha [Epic Records].

Other album contributors are Steve Mostyn (Usher, Kelly Clarkson), Kirby Lauryen (Kanye West, Ariana Grande), Hit-Boy (Ciara, Sevyn Streeter), Diane Warren (Kelly Rowland, Rita Ora) and Tiago Carvalho (Rihanna, Elijah Blake).

Watch the music video for “Wildest Dreams” below.

Brandy reunites with Hit-Boy for new album?

4 Mar

Brandy - Stacy - ChaunceyBrandy has hinted at a new collaboration with Hit-Boy.

“You did an amazing job tonight, Stacy Barthe (lil sis). Chauncey, do not be late for studio tomorrow,” she posted to her Instagram page.

The R&B and Hip-Hop record producer – real name Chauncey Hollis – previously helmed “1st & Love” for Brandy along with Kara DioGuardi, Frank Ocean, Jesse “Chase N Cashe” Woodward and Rich King.

His extensive resume also includes works for Mariah Carey (“Thirsty”), Beyonce (“XO”), Kelly Rowland (“Lay it On Me”), Rihanna (“Watch ‘N Learn”), Nicki Minaj (“Come on a Cone”) and John Legend (“The Beginning”).

Meanwhile, Brandy’s next studio collection and follow-up to 2012’s “Two Eleven” is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year.

MBK Entertainment CEO Jeff Robinson serves as the album’s executive producer. He is also overseeing the upcoming releases by Elle Varner, Gabi Wilson, Justine Skye, Daisha and Tiara Thomas.

On the songwriting and production front, the still-untitled project boasts further contributions from Swagg R’Celious, Diane Warren, Stacy Barthe, Warren Felder, Andrew Wansel, Ronald Colson, Steve Mostyn and Kirby Lauryen.

Watch the music video for “Put it Down” below.

Lady Gaga reunites with RedOne for new album

18 Jan

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Lady Gaga has reunited with RedOne for her upcoming fourth album.

The Moroccan record producer and songwriter – real name Nadir Khayat –previously teamed with Gaga on hit singles including “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “Bad Romance,” “Alejandro” and “Judas.”

His extensive resume also includes works for Nicole Scherzinger (“Poison”), Enrique Iglesias (“Taking Back My Love”), Nicki Minaj (“Starships”), Priyanka Chopra (“Exotic”) and Jennifer Lopez (“On the Floor”).

Meanwhile, Gaga’s next studio collection is expected to be released later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Artpop,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

In addition to RedOne, legendary hitmakers Diane Warren and Nile Rodgers have also been linked to the keenly-awaited CD.

Watch the music video for “Alejandro” below.

Ciara unleases new single “I Bet”

14 Jan

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Ciara has unleashed her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “I Bet” to her official Vevo page on Tuesday (January 13, 2015).

“I Bet” was co-written by siblings Theron and Royce Thomas of Rock City, who previously teamed with the artist on “I’m Out” and “Keep On Looking.”

The duo are also co-responsible for Becky G’s “Shower” [Kemosabe Records], Keyshia Cole “New Nu” [Interscope Records], Rihanna’s “Man Down” [Def Jam Recordings] and Usher’s “I Don’t Mind” [RCA Records].

Production duties on “I Bet” were handled by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, whose other credits include Tamar Braxton’s “Let Me Know” [Epic Records] and Jasmine V’s “That’s Me Right There” [Interscope Records].

He also confirmed placements on the next projects by Melissa Steel [Atlantic Records], Gabi Wilson [RCA Records], Pia Mia [Interscope Records], LeToya Luckett [Entertainment One Music Group] and Jojo [Atlantic Records].

Ciara’s upcoming sixth studio collection, “Jackie,” is due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The keenly-awaited project follows 2013’s “Ciara,” which peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit single “Body Party.”

Other musicians backing the “Body Party” star on the new album are Dr. Luke, Henry “Cirkut” Walter, Jamal “Polow Da Don” Jones, Mike Will Made It, Kenneth “Soundz” Coby and Diane Warren.

Listen to “I Bet” below.

Christopher “Tricky” Stewart hints at new collaboration with Ciara

11 Jan

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Christopher “Tricky” Stewart has hinted at a new collaboration with Ciara.

“We go back. @Ciara this is a old one,” he posted via his official Instagram account on Saturday (January 10, 2015).

Stewart co-wrote and produced two songs on Ciara’s third album “Fantasy Ride” in the shape of “Keep Dancin’ on Me” and “Like a Surgeon.” He also served as executive producer for her fourth studio collection, “Basic Instinct.”

His extensive resume includes additional works for Rihanna (“Umbrella”), Beyonce (“1+1”), Mariah Carey (“Obsessed”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Your Love”), Celine Dion (“Skies of L.A.”) and Tamar Braxton (“Stay and Fight”).

Meanwhile, Ciara is confirmed to release her sixth album later this year via iTunes in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2013’s “Ciara,” which peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit single “Body Party.”

For the highly-anticipated new project, the “Overdose” star has reportedly teamed with Dr. Luke, Rock City, Henry “Cirkut” Walter, Polow Da Don, Mike Will Made It, Kenneth “Soundz” Coby, Diane Warren and Harmony Samuels.

Watch the music video for “Ride” below.

Paloma Faith releases “Leave While I’m Not Looking” music video

9 Dec

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Paloma Faith has released the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Leave While I’m Not Looking” to her official Vevo page on Monday (September 08, 2014).

“Leave While I’m Not Looking” was penned by Diane Warren, who also teamed with the artist on hit single “Only Love Can Hurt Like This.”

Production duties on “Leave” were handled by AC Burrell and JL along with Komi, whose other credits include Naughty Boy’s “La La La” f/ Sam Smith [Virgin EMI] and Ella Henderson’s “Beautifully Unfinished” [Syco Music].

Faith’s latest album, “A Perfect Contradiction,” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment UK. The project also features previous singles “Can’t Rely on You” and “Trouble with My Baby.”

Watch the music video for “Leave While I’m Not Looking” below.

 

Brandy recruits Kirby Lauryen for new album

8 Dec

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Brandy has recruited Kirby Lauryen for her upcoming seventh album.

Lauryen recently co-wrote “Break Your Heart Right Back” for Ariana Grande. The track is lifted from the artist’s sophomore album, “My Everything,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Republic Records.

Other notable credits by Lauryen include Keyshia Cole’s “She” [Interscope Records] and Jennifer Lopez’s “Let it Be Me” [Capitol Records].

Meanwhile, Brandy is expected to release her forthcoming studio collection next year. The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Two Eleven,” which peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

MBK CEO Jeff Robinson will executive produce the highly-anticipated LP. He’s also overseeing the next releases by Elle Varner [RCA], Justine Skye [Atlantic], Daisha [Epic], Tiara Thomas [Interscope] and Gabi Wilson [RCA].

For the new album, Brandy has also teamed with songwriters and producers Swagg R’Celious, Diane Warren, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Stacy Barthe, Ronald “Flip” Colson, Steve “Ace” Mostyn, and Warren “Oak” Felder.

Watch the music video for “Put it Down” below.

 

Jojo recruits James Fauntleroy for third album

1 Dec

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Jojo has recruited James Fauntleroy for her upcoming third album.

Fauntleroy previously co-wrote “Blow” by Beyonce [Columbia Records], “Dedicated” by Mariah Carey [Def Jam Recordings], “Just Different” by Teyana Taylor [G.O.O.D Music] and “To Love & Die” by Jhene Aiko [ARTium Records].

His extensive resume also includes works for Rihanna [Roc Nation], Ciara [Epic Records], Rita Ora [Columbia Records], Leona Lewis [Island Records], Elijah Blake [Def Jam Recordings] and Sinead Harnett [Virgin EMI Records].

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Meanwhile, Jojo is expected to release her next studio album during the first quarter of 2015 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project boasts further songwriting contributions from Marsha Ambrosius (RaVaughn, Elle Varner), Ina Wroldsen (Shakira, Britney Spears) and Diane Warren (Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton).

On the production front, the follow-up to 2006’s “The High Road” will yield collaborations with Da Internz (Usher, Sevyn Streeter), MNEK (Rudimental, Becky Hill) and Harmony Samuels (Jasmine Villegas, Ariana Grande).

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

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.

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