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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.

Zendaya drafts Diane Warren for sophomore album

2 Jul

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Zendaya has drafted the songwriting services of Diane Warren.

“In the studio with @Zendaya. She is killing this!!! Fucking #1 Smash!!!” the legendary songwriter tweeted on Wednesday (July 01, 2015).

Warren is responsible for hit singles including Toni Braxton’s “Unbreak My Heart” [LaFace Records], Whitney Houston’s “I Learned from the Best” [Arista Records] and Christina Aguilera’s “I Turn to You” [RCA Records].

She has also contributed to the next projects by Jojo [Atlantic Records], Leona Lewis [Island Records], Prince Royce [RCA Records], Brandy [MBK Entertainment] and Lea Michele [Columbia Records].

Meanwhile, Zendaya is scheduled to release her sophomore studio collection later this year through Hollywood Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Zendaya” boasts further songwriting contributions from Babyface (Beyonce, Colbie Caillat), J. Que (Ciara, Keri Hilson), Tiffany Fred (Sevyn, Jennifer Hudson) and Talay Riley (Prince Royce, Ellie Goulding).

Watch the music video for “Replay” below.

K. Michelle to work with Diane Warren, Rico Love for new album

2 Jul

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Singer/songwriter K. Michelle is scheduled to work with hitmakers Diane Warren and Rico Love for her upcoming third album.

Recent songwriting credits by Warren include Ciara’s “I Got You” [Epic Records], Rita Ora’s “Grateful” [Relativity Media], Celine Dion’s “Unfinished Songs” [Columbia Records] and Demi Lovato’s “Heart By Heart” [Republic Records].

She also contributed to the next projects by Leona Lewis [Island Records], Lea Michele [Columbia Records], Jojo [Atlantic Records], Brandy [MBK], Karen Harding [Capitol Records] and Adele [XL Recordings].

Meanwhile, Rico Love is known for co-writing Beyonce’s “Sweet Dreams” [Columbia Records], Kelly Rowland’s “Motivation” [Republic Records], Usher’s “Dive” [RCA Records] and Keri Hilson’s “Energy” [Interscope Records].

His debut album “Turn the Lights Off” – featuring hit single “Somebody Else” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Interscope Records.

As mentioned in earlier posts, K. Michelle may release her next studio collection later this year through Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2014’s “Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?”, which debuted at number one on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Hard to Do” and “Maybe I Should Call.”

Watch the music video for “Something About the Night” below.

Adele drafts Pharrell Williams for new album

26 Jun

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Adele has drafted Pharrell Williams for her upcoming third album.

Recent credits by the singer, songwriter and record producer include Lion Babe’s “Wonder Woman” [Interscope Records], Snoop Dogg’s “So Many Pros” [Columbia Records] and OverDoz.’s “Last Kiss” [RCA Records].

His latest album “Girl” – featuring hit singles “Happy,” “Marilyn Monroe,” “Come Get it Bae” and “Gust of Wind” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Columbia Records.

Furthermore, Williams has contributed to the upcoming albums by Nico and Vinz [Warner Bros], Christina Aguilera [RCA], Gwen Stefani [Interscope], Maxine Ashley [Polydor] and Alicia Keys [RCA].

Meanwhile, Adele is expected to release her next studio collection through XL Recordings and Columbia Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly features further alliances with Ryan Tedder (Beyonce, Leona Lewis), Diane Warren (Ciara, Rita Ora), Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars, Lana Del Rey) and Paul Epworth (John Legend, FKA twigs).

Adele’s last album, 2011’s “21,” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned international hit singles including “Rolling in the Deep,” “Someone Like You” and “Set Fire to the Rain.”

Watch the music video for “Come Get it Bae” below.

Leona Lewis reveals new album “I Am” tracklisting

25 Jun

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Leona Lewis has revealed the official tracklist for her upcoming fifth album.

The British singer/songwriter will release “I Am” on September 11 through Universal Music Group / Island Records.

Lead single “Fire Under My Feet” is now available for download via Tunes. The song peaked to number twelve on the US Billboard Top Twitter Tracks charts.

Among the musicians backing Lewis on “I Am” are Toby Gad (Madonna, Alicia Keys), Anne Preven (Beyonce, Katy Perry), Wayne Wilkins (Cheryl, Jordin Sparks), Diane Warren (Ciara, Britney Spears) and Jim Eliot (Foxes, Olly Murs).

Lewis’ last studio collection, 2013’s “Christmas, with Love,” peaked to number thirteen on the UK Singles Chart and spawned hit single “One More Sleep.”

Peep the tracklisting for “I Am” below.

(01) “Thunder” / (02) “Fire (Under My Feet)” / (03) You Knew Me When / (04) I Am / (05) “Ladders” / (06) “The Essence of Me” / (07) “I Got You” / (08) “Power” / (09) “Another Love Song” / (10) “Thank You” / (11) Thick Skin / (12) “The Best and the Worst”

Prince Royce announces new album “Double Vision”

15 Jun

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Prince Royce has announced the details for his upcoming English album.

The singer/songwriter christened his fourth collection “Double Vision” and will release it on July 24 through Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Current single “Back it Up” – featuring Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull – is now available for download via iTunes. The track was co-written by Savan Kotecha (Usher, Britney Spears) and produced by Ilya Salmanzadeh (Ella Eyre, Tori Kelly).

Other album contributors include RoccStar (Zendaya, Chris Brown), Steve Mostyn (K. Michelle, Alicia Keys), Jason Evigan (Miguel, Kelly Clarkson), Diane Warren (Beyonce, Celine Dion) and Toby Gad (Madonna, Leona Lewis).

Royce’s last studio album, 2013’s “Soy el Mismo,” peaked to number fourteen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit single “Darte un Beso,” as well as a duet with Selena Gomez entitled “Already Missing You.”

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

Lea Michele collaborates with Diane Warren for sophomore album

10 Jun

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Actress and singer Lea Michele has collaborated with Diane Warren for her upcoming sophomore album.

“What an awesome day in the studio today with the legend herself @Diane_Warren … Wait till you guys hear this song,” Michele posted to her Twitter profile on Tuesday (June 09, 2015).

Warren recently penned “I Got You” for singer/songwriter Ciara. The Harmony Samuels-produced track appears on the artist’s latest album, “Jackie,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Epic Records.

Other notable songwriting credits by Warren include Celine Dion’s “Unfinished Songs” [Columbia Records], Rita Ora’s “Grateful” [Sony Classical] and Demi Lovato’s “Heart By Heart” [Republic Records].

Meanwhile, Michele is expected to release her next studio collection later this year through Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Louder,” which peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two hit singles in the shape of “On My Way” and “Cannonball.”

In related news, fans of Warren’s work should peep the next releases by Jojo [Atlantic Records], Leona Lewis [Island Records], Brandy [MBK Entertainment], Karen Harding [Capitol Records] and Grace [RCA Records].

Watch the music video for “On My Way” below.

Ciara reveals new single “Give Me Love” artwork

26 May

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Ciara has revealed the artwork for her new single.

“Give Me Love” was co-written by Theron Thomas of Rock City along with Jacob “JKash” Kasher, whose other credits include Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You” [Interscope] and Fifth Harmony’s “Bo$$” [Syco / Epic].

Production duties were handled by Dr. Luke and Cirkut, who are also responsible for Nicki Minaj’s “The Night is Still Young” [Republic], Ne-Yo’s “She Knows” [Motown] and Elliphant’s “Love Me Badder” [Kemosabe].

Ciara’s latest album “Jackie” – featuring previous single “I Bet” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Epic Records.

The collection boasts further alliances with Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Chris Brown), Diane Warren (Beyonce, Celine Dion), The Underdogs (Usher, Jennifer Hudson) and Ester Dean (Rihanna, Kelly Rowland).

Listen to the audio clip for “Give Me Love” below.

Brandy enlists Darhyl “DJ” Camper for new EP

19 May

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Brandy is plotting to release a five-song EP later this year.

The still-untitled collection will be entirely produced by Darhyl “DJ” Camper, whose recent credits include Nicki Minaj’s “Favorite” f/ Jeremih [Republic Records] and Ne-Yo’s “Make It Easy” [Motown Records].

Camper’s resume includes further works for Mariah Carey [Epic Records], John Legend [Columbia Records], Tamar Braxton [Streamline Records], Elle Varner [RCA Records] and Mack Wilds [Larger Than Life Records].

Brandy’s sixth album, 2012’s “Two Eleven,” peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two hit singles in the shape of “Put it Down” (featuring Chris Brown) and “Wildest Dreams.”

For her seventh studio collection, Brandy has recruited MBK Entertainment CEO Jeff Robinson as the executive producer. He is also overseeing the next projects by Justine Skye, Gabi Wilson, Tiara Thomas, and Daisha.

Other album contributors are Hit-Boy (Ciara, Selena Gomez), Diane Warren (Rita Ora, Kelly Rowland), Steve Mostyn (Usher, Jennifer Lopez), Kirby Lauryen (Beyonce, Ariana Grande) and Tiago Carvalho (Rihanna, Elijah Blake).

Listen to the audio clip for “Wildest Dreams” below.

Grace announces details for debut EP “Memo”

19 May

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Grace has announced the details for her upcoming debut EP.

The Australian singer and songwriter christened her first mini-collection “Memo” and will release it on May 26 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Current single “You Don’t Own Me” – which features G-Eazy – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Among the musicians backing Grace on “Memo” are Quincy Jones (Tamia, Michael Jackson), Diane Warren (Beyonce, Rita Ora), Parker Ighile (Rihanna, Jessie J) and Fraser T. Smith (Sam Smith, Ella Henderson).

Listen to the audio clip for new single “Memo (Boyfriend Jeans)” below.

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