Solange confirms details for new album “A Seat at the Table”

28 Sep

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Solange has unwrapped the details for her upcoming third album.

The American singer-songwriter christened her next studio collection “A Seat at the Table” and will release it on September 30 via iTunes in partnership with Saint Records and Columbia Records.

The highly anticipated project delivers guest appearances from Kelela (“Scales”), Devonte Hynes (“This Moment”), Sampha (“Don’t Touch My Hair”), The-Dream (“F.U.B.U.”), Q-Tip (“Borderline”), Lil Wayne (“Mad”) and Tweet (“Weary”).

Solange’s previous album, 2008’s “Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams,” debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “I Decided” and “Sandcastle Disco.”

Its follow-up, 2012’s mini-collection “True,” was released via Terrible Records and executively produced by Solange alongside regular collaborator Devonte Hynes. The critically acclaimed EP featured singles “Losing You” and the Melanie Fiona-assisted “Lovers in the Parking Lot.”

Peep the tracklisting for “A Seat at the Table” below.

(1) Rise / (2) Weary (Additional vocals by Tweet) / (3) Interlude: The Glory Is In You / (4) Cranes In the Sky / (5) Interlude: Dad Was Mad / (6) Mad (f/ Lil Wayne) / (7) Don’t You Wait / (8) Interlude: Tina Taught Me / (9) Don’t Touch My Hair (f/ Sampha) / (10) This Moment (Additional vocals by Devonte Hynes & Lu) / (11) Where Do We Go (Additional vocals by Sean Nicholas Savage) / (12) Interlude: For Us by Us / (13) F.U.B.U. (f/ The-Dream & BJ The Chicago) / (14) Borderline (An Ode to Self Care) (f/ Q-Tip] / (15) Interlude: I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It (f/ Kelly Rowland & Nia Andrews) / (16) Junie / (17) Interlude: No Limits / (18) Don’t Wish Me Well / (19) Interlude: Pedestals / (20) Scales (f/ Kelela) / (21) Closing: The Chosen Ones

Mariah Carey’s Las Vegas Residency to End in May

27 Sep

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Back in January 2015, Rolling Stone announced that Mariah Carey would perform her very first Vegas residency at the start of May, in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. A new and exciting chapter for her, the “Mariah #1 to Infinity” show was set to include her 18 chart toppers throughout her career as well as new music. More than a year later, she is still wowing Sin City audiences with her phenomenal talent, but all good things must come to an end at some point.

Although we’re still months away from the conclusion of her two-year residency, Carey announced the final dates of her Vegas shows, running from April 26 to May 13 and tickets ranging from $55 to $250. But this probably won’t be the last time Vegas will be seeing one of the most successful solo artists of all time.

The Colosseum has been a major musical landmark for Sin City, opening its doors back in 2003 in partnership with Celine Dion to perform “A New Day.” After her legendary five-year run at this exclusive venue, renovations occurred that would invite a new generation of resident artists, bringing in other legends like Elton John, Rod Stewart and Cher. This concert arena was proof that Las Vegas was more than just a city for gambling. For land-based casinos, it was difficult to compete with online resources that offered sizeable welcome bonuses for table games, so rather than purely focusing on gaming revenues, casino hotels like Caesars Palace invested in performance venues that would host music’s greatest talents. Other resorts have followed suit, building their own concert halls and sponsoring outdoor music festivals, reeling in a new demographic of tourists aside from their usual gaming enthusiasts.

What is remarkable about Mariah Carey is her extensive fan base, with people of all ages identifying with her soulful pop and R&B sound. There were those that were there from her Visions of Love days, and new fans that enjoyed catchy hits like #Beautiful featuring Miguel, thus bringing together a wide range of ages into The Colosseum to enjoy her unparalleled vocal range, all her number #1 hits, and some never-before-performed material that will surely excite her concert goers.

Tickets for her final shows will go on sale this Friday, with presales prior to then. For more information or updates on Mariah #1 to Infinity, check out her official website for details.

Rita Ora drafts Jason Boyd for sophomore album

27 Sep

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Rita Ora has added Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd to the list of contributors for her upcoming sophomore album.

Boyd is known for co-writing singles including Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” [Def Jam], Jack Ü’s “Where Are U Now” [Atlantic], Chris Brown’s “She Ain’t You” [RCA] and Kelly Rowland’s “Work” [Columbia].

His extensive resume boasts further works with Usher (“Caught Up”), Pink (“Love is Such a Crazy Thing”), Kelis (“Handful”), Ludacris (“Contagious”), Mya (“Lock U Down”), Amerie (“Just Like Me”) and Lupe Fiasco (“Bitch Bad”).

Meanwhile, Ora is expected to release her upcoming sophomore studio collection later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” reportedly delivers further alliances with Digital Farm Animals (Noah Cyrus), Ali Tamposi (Lea Michele), Brian Lee (Fifth Harmony), Leon Thomas (Pia Mia), Diana Gordon (Beyonce), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran), Andrew Watt (DJ Snake) and Chelcee Grimes (Kesha).

Watch the music video for “I Will Never Let You Down” below.

Liv Dawson releases new single “Reflection”

23 Sep

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Liv Dawson has released her new single online.

“Reflection” – which follows previous singles “Tapestry” and “Still” – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

The track was written by Dawson along with James Napier (Alicia Keys, Sam Smith) and Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik, Bebe Rexha).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dawson’s debut project is expected to be released later this year via Somewhere Good / Method Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional alliances with TMS, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Bruno Major, Phairo, Sam Romans, HONNE, and Guy Lawrence of Disclosure.

Listen to the audio clip for “Reflection” below.

Naughty Boy enlists Kyla, Popcaan for new single “Should’ve Been Me”

22 Sep

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Naughty Boy has announced the details for his new single.

The British record producer and songwriter  – real name Shahid Khan – christened “Should’ve Been Me” as the next promotional cut from his upcoming sophomore album.

“Should’ve Been Me” – featuring Kyla and Popcaan – was co-written by Emily Warren (Ava Lily, Becky Hill) and Scott Harris (Melanie Martinez, Shawn Mendes) along with the song’s co-producers Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam (Emeli Sande, James Arthur).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Naughty Boy’s second studio collection – featuring lead single “Runnin’ (Lose it All)” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further guest appearances and songwriting contributions from Bibi Bourelly, Marsha Ambrosius, Elle Eyre, Mike Posner, Kiesza, Miguel, DNCE, Sam Romans, and Dallas Austin.

Naughty Boy’s debut album, 2013’s “Hotel Cabana,” debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Lifted,” Think About It” and “La La La.”

Watch the music video for “Runnin’ (Lose it All)” below.

The Weeknd confirms details for new album “Starboy”

22 Sep

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The Weeknd has confirmed the details for his upcoming album.

The Canadian singer-songwriter christened his next studio collection “Starboy” and will release it on November 25 via XO / Republic Records.

Production duties on the title track – now available for download via iTunes – were handled by French electronic music duo Daft Punk with additional input from Doc McKinney and Cirkut.

The Weeknd’s previous studio collection, 2015’s “Beauty Behind the Madness,” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Can’t Feel My Face,” “In the Night” and “The Hills.”

Watch the music video for “In the Night” below.

 

JONES teams up with Digital Farm Animals for new promotional single “Wild”

17 Sep

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JONES has released a new promotional single online.

“Wild” – which was co-written by JONES along with Digital Farm Animals – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Fans of Digital Farm Animals’ work should also look out for the next projects by Rita Ora [Atlantic], Louisa Johnson [Syco], Anne-Marie [Atlantic], Liam Payne [Capitol], Dua Lipa [Warner Brothers] and Little Mix [Columbia].

JONES, on the other hand, will release her highly-anticipated debut studio collection “New Skin” – featuring previous singles “Melt,” “Hoops” and “Indulge” – on October 7 via 37 Adventures.

Listen to the audio clip for “Wild” below.

Emeli Sande unwraps artwork for sophomore album “Long Live the Angels”

16 Sep

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Emeli Sande has unwrapped the artwork for her upcoming sophomore album.

“Long Live the Angels” is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets on November 11 via Virgin EMI Records (UK) and Capitol Records (US).

Production duties on lead single “Hurts” – now available for download via iTunes – were collectively handled by Mac & Phil (Cover Drive, Ava Lily) and Mojam (Jess Glynne, Ella Eyre).

The keenly-awaited project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Naughty Boy (Sam Smith), Chris Loco (Leona Lewis), Jonny Coffer (Beyonce), Supa Dups (John Legend) and TMS (Craig David).

Sande’s debut studio collection, 2012’s “Our Version of Events,” debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Heaven,” “Daddy,” “Next to Me” and “My Kind of Love.”

Watch the music video for “Next to Me” below.

Digital Farm Animals hints at new collaboration with Rita Ora

14 Sep

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Digital Farm Animals has hinted at a new collaboration with Rita Ora.

“Great session today with @Andrew50Watt @briyunlee @RitaOra” the British record producer tweeted on Tuesday (September 13, 2016).

Brian Lee and Andrew Watt are known for co-writing DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You,” taken from his debut studio album, “Encore.” The Justin Bieber-assisted track peaked to number twelve on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Meanwhile, Digital Farm Animals has contributed to the next projects by Dua Lipa [Warner Brothers], Liam Payne [Capitol], Anne-Marie [Atlantic], Little Mix [Columbia], Chromeo [Big Beat], and Louisa Johnson [Syco Music].

Ora, on the other hand, is expected to release her upcoming sophomore studio collection later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” reportedly delivers further alliances with Leon Thomas (Pia Mia, Ariana Grande), Diana Gordon (Beyonce, Mary J. Blige), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Shania Twain), and Chelcee Grimes (Kesha, Olly Murs).

Watch the music video for “Millionaire” below.

Ella Eyre enlists Becky Hill for sophomore album

13 Sep

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Ella Eyre has enlisted Becky Hill for her upcoming sophomore album.

“GUYS ME & ELLA WROTE A SONG TOGETHER FOR HER ALBUM TODAY!! I love writing with my friends, musics always better..” Hill tweeted on Tuesday (September 13, 2016).

The British artist is known for co-writing and providing guest vocals on singles by Matoma (“False Alarm”), Marc Kinchen (“Piece of Me”), Watermat (“All My Love”), Wilkinson (“Afterglow”), and Rudimental (“Powerless”).

Her songwriting resume boasts further works with Lindsey Stirling (“Love’s Just a Feeling”), Katy B (“Freak Like Me”), Oliver Heldens (“Last All Night”), Tough Love (“Touch”), and Bondax (“All I See”).

Eyre, on the other hand, is expected to release her second studio collection later this year through Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2015’s “Feline,” which peaked to number four on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Deeper,” “If I Go,” “Comeback” and “Together.”

For the new album, Eyre has also teamed up with Emily Warren (Little Mix), Jonny Coffer (Beyonce), Samuel Preston (Nina Nesbitt), Ilsey Juber (Mariah Carey), Jessica Ashley (Britney Spears), and Fransisca Hall (Selena Gomez).

Watch the music video for “False Alarm” below.