Lennon Stella enlists Caroline Ailin for debut album

19 Jun

Lennon Stella has enlisted Caroline Ailin for a new collaboration.

The Norwegian singer/songwriter is responsible for co-penning Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” Olivia Holt’s “History,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” Grades’ “Crocodile Tears,” JKay’s “Danger,” and Alex Adair’s “Casual.”

Ailin has also contributed to the next projects by Alma, Jojo, Ella Mai, Hailee Steinfeld, Louisa Johnson, Melissa Steel, Natalie La Rose, Ella Eyre, John Newman, Olly Murs, Zara Larsson, Alice Chater, Ella Henderson, Dua Lipa, Imani Williams, James Arthur, and L Devine.

Meanwhile, Stella is expected to release her debut project later this year via Barry Weiss’ label RECORDS in partnership with Columbia Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional contributions from Jenna Andrews, Max McElligott, Emily Warren, Nate Cyphert, Fiona Bevan, Sean Douglas, Caitlyn Scarlett, Sam Fischer, Chloe Angelides, Trey Campbell, Ali Tamposi, Gladius James, Ashe, Sarah Aarons, and Ella Henderson.

Yebba Smith drafts Naughty Boy for new collaboration

18 Jun

Yebba Smith has drafted Naughty Boy for a new collaboration.

The British record producer and songwriter’s resume boasts works with Emeli Sande (“Heaven”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), James Arthur (“Supposed”) and Rak-Su (“Dimelo”).

His current single “All or Nothing” – which was co-written by Seinabo Sey and features Ray BLK and Wycelf Jean – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Smith is expected to release her debut album – featuring the Jin Jin-penned / George Moore-produced lead single “Evergreen” – later this year.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Mark Ronson, Emile Haynie, Andrew Wyatt, Makeba Riddick, Terrace Martin, Ilsey Juber, Kenneth Crouch, Diane Warren, and Chris Loco.

Stream the audio clip for “Evergreen” below.

Beyonce & Jay-Z, aka The Carters, surprise-release joint album “Everything is Love”

17 Jun

Beyonce & Jay-Z, aka The Carters, have released their joint album online.

Exclusively available for streaming via Tidal, “Everything is Love” features nine new songs in the shape of “Summer,” “Apeshit,” “Boss,” “Nice,” “713,” “Friends,” “Heard About Us,” “Black Effect” and “LoveHappy.”

Among the musicians backing The Carters on the new project are Cool & Dre, James Fauntleroy, Nova Wav, Dave Sitek, Boi-1da, Vinylz, Jahaan Sweet, Nija Charles, MeLo-X, Illmind, D’Mile, Mike Dean, and Pharrell Williams.

Watch the music video for “Apeshit” below.

Brandy hits the studio with Prince Charlez for new collaboration

16 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and actress Brandy Norwood has enlisted fellow recording artist Prince Charlez for a new collaboration.

Charlez is responsible for co-writing Zedd & Liam Payne’s “Get Low,” Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Mary J. Blige’s “U + Me (Love Lesson),” K. Michelle’s “Talk to God,” Ella Mai’s “Who Knew,” and Tey Songz’s “Song Goes Off.”

His debut EP “Evolution, Pt. 1” – featuring contributions from DannyBoyStyles, Chasity Nwagbara, Fred Ball, Nasri Atweh, Sounwave, and DaHeala – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Meanwhile, Brandy is expected to release her next studio collection and follow-up 2012’s “Two Eleven” later this year via Primary Wave / eOne Music.

On the highly-anticipated project, Brandy has also worked with songwriters and producers including Darhyl “Hey DJ” Camper Jr., Kristal Oliver, Sir Charles, Delisha Thomas, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, and Harvey Mason Jr.

Stream “Evolution, Pt. 1” below.

Mabel McVey teams up with Jax Jones for new single “Ring Ring”

16 Jun

Mabel McVey has teamed up with Jax Jones for his new single “Ring Ring,” which is scheduled to arrive on June 22nd via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Kamille (David Guetta, Bebe Rexha), Marlon Roudette (Liam Payne, Sinead Harnett), MNEK (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera) and Mark Ralph (Clean Bandit, Years & Years).

As mentioned in earlier posts, McVey’s upcoming debut album – featuring current promotional single “Fine Line” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts contributions from The Electric, Pawws, Jordan Riley, Lostboy, Dan Caplen, Bless Beats, Olivia Deano, Corey Sanders, Oscar Scheller, Fraser T. Smith, and Jonny Coffer.

Watch the music video for “Fine Line” below.

Ina Wroldsen delivers new promotional single “Mine”

16 Jun

Ina Wroldsen has delivered her new promotional single online.

“Mine” – which was collectively produced by Edvard Erfjord and George Reid – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Wroldsen’s upcoming debut mini-album “HEX” – featuring previous promotional singles “Remember Me,” “Sea” and “Strongest” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

As a songwriter, Wroldsen recently co-penned Sean Paul and David Guetta’s “Mad Love” alongside Shakira, Rosina “Soaky Siren” Russell, Emily Warren, Raoul “Diztortion” Chen and Jack Patterson of Clean Bandit.

Stream the audio clip for “Mine” below.

Caitlyn Scarlett releases new promotional single “B.I.G.”

16 Jun

Caitlyn Scarlett has released her new promotional single online.

“B.I.G.” – which was co-written and produced by Eddy Atlantis – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Scarlett’s upcoming project “Red Tape, Vol. 2” – featuring previous singles “Ornaments” and “Happy When” – is expected to arrive later this year.

Having signed a publishing deal with BMG, Scarlett has contributed to the next releases by Lennon Stella, Dan Caplen, and Ella Eyre.

Stream the audio clip for “B.I.G.” below.