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Fleur East taps Diane Warren, AC Burrell for debut album

25 Jul

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Fleur East has tapped Diane Warren and AC Burrell for her debut album.

“@Diane_Warren made me do it!!! Ha ha@@ She’s the baddest chick ever!!! And @BlakSmoke is sick!,” the British singer/songwriter tweeted.

Warren and Burrell are collectively responsible for writing and producing Paloma Faith’s “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” [RCA Records] and Nicole Scherzinger’s “Trust Me I Lie” [Interscope Records].

Furthermore, Warren has contributed to the next projects by Zendaya [Hollywood], Lea Michele [Columbia], Karen Harding [Capitol], Leona Lewis [Island], Grace [RCA], K. Michelle [Atlantic] and Adele [XL Recordings].

Meanwhile, East is scheduled to release her first studio collection later this year through Sony Music Entertainment and Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music.

The still-untitled project features additional contributions from Fraser T. Smith (CeeLo Green, Sam Smith), Ina Wroldsen (Calvin Harris, Britney Spears), Future Cut (Rihanna, Olly Murs) and Ed Drewett (Little Mix, Sinead Harnett).

Watch East’s rendition of “Fine China” below.

K. Michelle reunites with Warren Felder, Andrew Wansel for third album

24 Jul

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Singer/songwriter K. Michelle has reunited with Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel for her upcoming album.

Felder and Wansel previously teamed up with K. Michelle on “Going Under” and the Priscilla Renea-assisted hit single “V.S.O.P.”

The production and songwriting duo are also responsible for Alicia Keys’ “Fire We Make” [RCA], Rihanna’s “Numb” [SRP], Tamia’s “Sandwich and a Soda” [Def Jam] and Ariana Grande’s “Break Your Heart Right Back” [Republic].

Meanwhile, K. Michelle is expected to release her third studio collection later this year through Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project will feature additional alliances with Diane Warren (Beyonce, Celine Dion), Ester Dean (Ciara, Kelly Rowland), Rico Love (Usher, Melanie Fiona) and Timbaland (Keri Hilson, Nelly Furtado).

K. Michelle’s last studio album, 2014’s “Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?,” debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and delivered singles including “Love ‘Em All,” “Hard to Do” and “Maybe I Should Call.”

Watch the music video for “V.S.O.P.” below.

Leona Lewis unveils new single “Thunder”

19 Jul

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Leona Lewis has unveiled her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Thunder” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (July 16, 2015).

“Thunder” was co-written and produced by Toby Gad, whose other credits include Demi Lovato (“Skyscraper”), Selena Gomez (“Nobody Does it Like You”), Fergie (“Big Girls Don’t Cry”) and Beyonce (“If I Were a Boy”).

Lewis’ fifth studio collection “I Am” – featuring lead single “Fire Under My Feet” – will hit stores and digital outlets on September 11 through Island Records (UK) and Def Jam Recordings (US).

Other album contributors include Francis “Eg” White (Adele, Celine Dion), Diane Warren (Brandy, Toni Braxton), Wayne Wilkins (Cheryl, Jordin Sparks), Anne Preven (Madonna, Katy Perry) and Jim Eliot (Foxes, Ellie Goulding).

Listen to the audio clip for “Thunder” below.

Leona Lewis debuts new single “I Am”

17 Jul

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Leona Lewis has debuted her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “I Am” to her Vevo channel on Friday (July 17, 2015).

Lewis co-wrote “I Am” – now available via iTunes – along with Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith, Celine Dion) and Toby Gad (John Legend, Alicia Keys).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Lewis’ fifth album “I Am” will hit stores on September 11 through Island Records (UK) and Def Jam Recordings (US).

The highly-anticipated project features additional alliances with Jim Eliot (Foxes, Kylie Minogue), Diane Warren (Beyonce, Toni Braxton), Wayne Wilkins (Cheryl, Keri Hilson) and Anne Preven (Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato).

Listen to the audio clip for “I Am” below.

Grace works with Mark Ralph for debut album

15 Jul

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Grace has worked with Mark Ralph for her upcoming debut album.

Ralph recently co-wrote and co-produced Years & Years’ first studio collection, “Communion,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

His other credits include Clean Bandit’s “Extraordinary” f/ Sharna Bass [Atlantic Records], The Magician’s “Together” [Spinnin Records] and Blonde’s “I Loved You” f/ Melissa Steel [Parlophone Records].

Meanwhile, Grace is expected to release her first studio collection later this year through Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Other album contributors include Parker Ighile (Nicki Minaj, Jessie J), Labrinth (Rihanna, Ed Sheeran), Jimmy Napes (Alicia Keys, Sam Smith), Fraser T. Smith (Tori Kelly, Britney Spears) and Diane Warren (Beyonce, Rita Ora).

Watch the music video for “You Don’t Own Me” below.

K. Michelle to work with Ester Dean for third album

12 Jul

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K. Michelle is scheduled to work with Ester Dean for her upcoming album.

Dean previously co-wrote Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?” f/ Drake [Def Jam], Katy Perry’s “Firework” [Capitol], Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” [Cash Money] and Selena Gomez’s “Come and Get It” [Hollywood].

Her extensive resume includes additional works with Beyonce [Columbia], Ciara [Epic], Rita Ora [Roc Nation], Britney Spears [RCA], Trey Songz [Atlantic],  Keri Hilson [Interscope], Mary J. Blige [Capitol] and Tinie Tempah [Parlophone].

Meanwhile, K. Michelle is expected to release her third studio collection later this year through Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project will boast additional contributions from Diane Warren (Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey), Rico Love (Kelly Rowland, Natasha Bedingfield) and Timbaland (Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado).

Michelle’s sophomore album, 2014’s “Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?,” debuted at number one on the US Billboard R&B Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Love ‘Em All,” “Something About the Night” and “Hard to Do.”

Watch the music video for “Crazy Youngsters” below.

Leona Lewis unleashes artwork for new single “Thunder”

11 Jul

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Leona Lewis has unleashed the official artwork for her new single online.

“Thunder” marks the second promotional cut from the British singer/songwriter’s upcoming fifth studio collection “I Am.”

The track was co-written and produced by Toby Gad, who previously teamed with the artist on hit single “Fire Under My Feet.”

Other notable credits by Gad include Tori Kelly’s “First Heartbreak” [Capitol], Madonna’s “Living for Love” [Interscope], Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy” [Columbia] and Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” [Hollywood].

As mentioned in earlier posts, “I Am” is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year through Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The highly-anticipated project boasts additional alliances with Wayne Wilkins (Beyonce, Keri Hilson), Anne Preven (Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks), Jim Eliot (Kylie Minogue, Olly Murs) and Diane Warren (Zendaya, Rita Ora).

Watch the music video for “Fire Under My Feet” below.

Grace creates new music with Jimmy Napes

8 Jul

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Grace is making new music with Jimmy Napes.

“In the studio with @jimmynapes about to create,” the Australian singer/songwriter posted to her Instagram page on Wednesday (July 08, 2015).

Napes is known co-writing and / or producing Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me” [Capitol], Disclosure’s “Holding On” f/ Gregory Portman [Island] and Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be” f/ Jess Glynne [Atlantic].

His resume includes additional alliances with Alicia Keys [RCA], Mary J. Blige [Capitol], Eliza Doolittle [Parlophone], Jessie Ware [Island], Karen Harding [Method] and Ellie Goulding [Polydor].

Meanwhile, Grace’s debut album is expected to be released later this year through Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly features contributions from Parker Ighile (Rihanna, Jessie J), Diane Warren (Beyonce, Celine Dion), Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Leona Lewis) and Labrinth (Emeli Sande, Lianne La Havas).

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

Grace hits the studio with Labrinth

6 Jul

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Australian songbird Grace has teamed up with Labrinth on new material.

“In the studio with my new favourite singer @iamgrace,” the British musician posted to his official Instagram page on Sunday (July 05, 2015).

Born Timothy McKenzie, the singer, songwriter and record producer previously helmed songs for Ms. Dynamite (“Neva Soft”), Rihanna (“Lost in Paradise”), Plan B (“Playing with Fire”) and Conor Maynard (“Royalty”).

His extensive resume includes additional works with Emeli Sande [Capitol Records], Mike Posner [Island Records], Ed Sheeran [Atlantic Records], Lianne La Havas [Warner Bros Records] and Jess Glynne [Atlantic Records].

Meanwhile, Grace is expected to release her debut album later this year through Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly features productions and songwriting contributions from Parker Ighile (Nicki Minaj, Jessie J), Diane Warren (Celine Dion, Toni Braxton) and Fraser T. Smith (Sam Smith, CeeLo Green).

Grace’s debut EP “Memo” – featuring lead single “You Don’t Own Me” – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Watch the music video for “Jealous” below.

Leona Lewis announces new single “Thunder”

3 Jul

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Leona Lewis has announced the title for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Thunder” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming fifth album “I Am.”

Production duties on “Thunder” were handled by Toby Gad, whose other credits include Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy” [Columbia Records], Alicia Keys’ “Love is My Disease” [RCA Records] and Madonna’s “Living for Love” [Interscope Records].

Lewis’ next studio collection “I Am” – featuring previous promotional single “Fire Under My Feet” – is scheduled to hit stores and digital stores on September 11 through Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The highly-anticipated project features additional alliances with Wayne Wilkins (Keri Hilson, Jordin Sparks), Diane Warren (Zendaya, Rita Ora), Jim Eliot (Olly Murs, Kylie Minogue) and Anne Preven (Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus).

Watch the music video for “Fire Under My Feet” below.

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