Tag Archives: Diane Warren

Brandy recruits Warren “Oak” Felder for new album

1 Sep

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R&B singer/songwriter Brandy has added Warren “Oak” Felder to the list of contributors for her upcoming seventh studio album.

Felder is responsible for co-writing and producing Toni Braxton’s “Hands Tied” [Atlantic Records], Jennifer Lopez’s “Expertease” [Capitol Records] and Ariana Grande’s “Break Your Heart Right Back” [Republic Records].

His extensive resume also includes works for Elle Varner [RCA Records], K. Michelle [Atlantic Records], Nicki Minaj [Cash Money Records], Jessie J [Republic Records] and Ella Henderson [Syco Music].

Brandy’s new studio collection, meanwhile, is expected to be released later this year. The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Two Eleven,” which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

In addition to Felder, the highly-anticipated LP will also boast further productions and songwriting contributions from David “The Arcelious” Harris, Stacy Barthe, Diane Warren, and Ronald “Flippa” Colson.

Watch the music video for “Wildest Dreams” below.

Brandy collaborates with Ronald “Flippa” Colson for new album

31 Aug

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Brandy has collaborated with Ronald “Flippa” Colson for her upcoming album.

Colson is responsible for co-writing and producing “Good Kisser” by Usher [RCA Records], “West Coast” by Kandace Springs [Blue Note Records] and “Wonderful” by Mary J. Blige [Epic Records].

He also worked on the next projects Ty Dolla $ign [Atlantic Records], Elle Varner [RCA Records], Omarion [Warner Bros. Records], Nick Jonas [Island Records] and Kendrick Lamar [Interscope Records].

Meanwhile, the new studio collection by Brandy is expected to be released later this year. It serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Two Eleven,” which peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Other songwriters and producers that have contributed to the still-untitled LP are David “The Arcelious” Harris (K. Michelle, Gabi Wilson), Stacy Barthe (Marsha Ambrosius, Luke James) and Diane Warren (Adele, Kelly Rowland).

In related news, Brandy will appear on Chris Brown’s upcoming studio album, “X,” out on September 16 via RCA Records. The pair teamed up on the track “Do Better,” which was produced by Glass John.

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

Jojo works with Andrew “Pop” Wansel for new album

30 Jul

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Jojo has collaborated with Andrew “Pop” Wansel for her upcoming third album.

Recent songwriting and production credits by Wansel include Usher’s “Good Kisser,” Marsha Ambrosius’ “You & I” and Gabi Wilson’s “Something to Prove.”

He also contributed to the next projects by Elle Varner [RCA Records], Ariana Grande [Republic Records], Ella Henderson [Syco Music], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records] and Kandace Springs [Blue Note / Capitol Records].

Meanwhile, the new LP by Jojo is expected to be released later this year via Atlantic Records. It serves as the follow-up to 2006’s “The High Road,” which debuted at number two on the US Albums Chart.

The highly-anticipated project is said to boast further productions and songwriting contributions from Da Internz, Marsha Ambrosius, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Diane Warren, and Ruth-Anne Cunningham.

Listen to the Noah “40” Shebib-produced “Demonstrate” below.

Paloma Faith unveils “Trouble with My Baby” music video

30 Jun

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

“Trouble with My Baby” marks the third promotional single from the British singer/songwriter’s latest album, “A Perfect Contradiction.”

The track was co-written by Andrea Martin, whose credits include Naughty Boy’s “Think About It” [Virgin EMI Records], Daley’s “Blame the World” [Republic Records] and Leona Lewis’ “When It Hurts” [Syco Music].

Production duties were handled by Steve Robson, who is also responsible for James Arthur’s “Is This Love” [Syco Music], Rebecca Ferguson’s “Bridges” [RCA Records] and Eliza Doolittle’s “Big When I Was Little” [Parlophone Records].

“A Perfect Contradiction” – which features the Pharrell Williams produced-“Can’t Rely on You” and Diane Warren-penned “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” – is now available for download via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Watch the music video for “Trouble with My Baby” below.

Tessanne Chin unwraps “Count on My Love” tracklisting

22 Jun

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Tessanne Chin has unwrapped the official tracklisting for her debut album.

The Jamaican singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Count on My Love” in the United States on July 1st via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

New single “Everything Reminds Me of You” – written by Tessanne Chin along with siblings Theron and Timothy Thomas of Planet VI – is now available for download via iTunes (US) and all other digital outlets.

“Count on My Love” boasts further songwriting contributions from Diane Warren (Adele, Celine Dion), Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano (Usher, Kylie Minogue) and Maureen “Mozella” McDonald (Cheryl Cole, Miley Cyrus).

On the production front, Tessanne has teamed up with Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis (Tank, Mary J. Blige), Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph (Rihanna, Elle Varner), Toby Gad (Alicia Keys, John Legend) and Stargate (Brandy, Jennifer Lopez).

Peep the tracklisting for “Count on My Love” below.

“Tumbling Down”
“Everything Reminds Me of You”
“Count on My Love”
“Always Tomorrow”
“Lifeline”
“I HEART YOU”
“Loudest Silence”
“Heaven Knows”
“People Change”
“One Step Closer”

Tessanne Chin unwraps “Count on My Love” artwork

20 Jun

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Tessanne Chin has unwrapped the official artwork for her debut album.

The Jamaican singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Count on My Love” in the United States on July 1 via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Lead single “Everything Reminds Me of You” was co-written by Theron and Timothy Thomas of songwriting duo Planet VI. Production duties were handled by Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee, Mitchum “Khan” Chin and Willy Chin.

“Count on My Love” is confirmed to boast further productions from Stargate (Beyoncé, Keri Hilson), Ryan Tedder (Adele, Ella Henderson), Toby Gad (Rihanna, John Legend) and Shama Joseph (Jennifer Lopez, Elle Varner).

On the songwriting front, Tessanne has teamed up Diane Warren (Brandy, Jennifer Hudson), Maureen McDonald (Madonna, Cheryl Cole), Edwin Serrano (Pink, Fefe Dobson) and Autumn Rowe (Fifth Harmony, Kylie Minogue).

Watch “Everything Reminds Me of You” live performance below.

Jojo reunites with Ruth-Anne Cunningham for new album

19 Jun

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Jojo has reunited with Ruth-Anne Cunningham for her upcoming album.

The pair previously teamed up on hit single “Too Little, Too Late,” written by Cunningham along with Billy Steinberg and Josh Alexander.

The Irish singer/songwriter is also worked with artists including Alex & Sierra [Columbia Records], Fifth Harmony [Epic Records], Rita Ora [Roc Nation], Livvi Franc [Warner Bros. Records] and Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records].

Some of her notable songwriting credits are Katharine McPhee’s “Over It” [RCA Records], Leona Lewis’ “Perfection” [Syco Music], Britney Spears’ “Work Bitch” [RCA Records] and Pixie Lott’s “My Love” [Mercury Records].

Meanwhile, the new album by Jojo – born Joanna Levesque – is scheduled for release later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

It serves as the follow-up to 2006’s “The High Road,” which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Other musicians backing Jojo on the highly-anticipated LP are Diane Warren (Adele, Paloma Faith), Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Chris Brown), Marsha Ambrosius (Daley, Alicia Keys) and Da Internz (Rihanna, The-Dream).

Watch the music video for “Too Little, Too Late” below.

Brandy reunites with Diane Warren for new album

22 May

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Brandy has reunited with Diane Warren for her upcoming studio album.

The legendary songwriter previously collaborated with the R&B songstress on “Never Say Never” track “Have You Ever.” The David Foster-produced track topped the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in 1998.

Recent credits include “There You’ll Be” by Sam Bailey [Syco Music], “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” by Paloma Faith [RCA Records] and “Unfinished Songs” by Celine Dion [Columbia Records].

Warren also contributed to the next releases by Adele [XL Recordings], Jojo [Atlantic Records], Florence Welch [Island Records], Jordin Sparks [RCA Records], Tessanne Chin [Republic Records] and Ella Henderson [Syco Music].

Meanwhile, the still-untitled new album by the “Put It Down” star is expected to hit stores and online outlets later this year.

It serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Two Eleven,” which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Have You Ever?” below.

Tessanne Chin debuts new single “Everything Reminds Me of You”

14 May

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Tessanne Chin has debuted her new single online.

“Everything Reminds Me of You” marks the second promotional single from the artist’s upcoming debut album, “Count on My Love,” out on June 24 via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The track was co-written by Timothy & Theron Thomas of Planet VI, who are also responsible for Kelly Rowland’s “Kisses Down Low” [Republic Records] and Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” [RCA Records].

Production duties were handled by Supa Dups, whose credits include Melanie Fiona’s “Like I Love You” [Republic Records], Cover Drive’s “Can’t Live in a World” [Polydor Records] and Bruno Mars’ “Show Me” [Atlantic Records].

Other “Count on My Love” contributors include Toby Gad (Carly Rae Jepsen, Fifth Harmony), Diane Warren (Adele, Paloma Faith), Shama Joseph (Elle Varner, Verse Simmonds) and Ryan Tedder (Colbie Caillat, Leona Lewis).

Listen to “Everything Reminds of You” below.

Jordin Sparks hits the studio with Diane Warren for new album

8 May

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Jordin Sparks has recently recorded new material with Diane Warren.

The Legendary songwriter is known for penning Beyonce’s “I Am Here” [Parkwood Entertainment], Celine Dion’s “Unfinished Songs” [Columbia Records] and Paloma Faith’s “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” [RCA Records].

She also worked on the next projects by Adele [XL Recordings], Jojo [Atlantic Records], Ella Henderson [Syco Music], Tessanne Chin [Republic Records]and Florence + the Machine [Island Records].

As previously reported, the still-untitled new album by Jordin Sparks is expected to be released later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

It serves as the follow-up to 2009’s “Battlefield,” which debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

She recently provided guest vocals on the track “Vertigo,” taken from Jason Derulo’s latest album, “Tattoos,” out now via Warner Bros. Records.

In case you didn’t know, Jordin Sparks also co-wrote “The Way” for Ariana Grande along with Sevyn Streeter, Al Sherrod Lambert and Harmony Samuels. The track peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Watch the music video for “Battlefield” below.

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