Alicia Keys hits the studio with Charlie Puth

28 Aug


Alicia Keys has recorded new music for Charlie Puth.

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for a future Puth release or Keys’ upcoming sixth studio collection.

Puth previously co-wrote / produced songs for Trey Songz (“Slow Motion”), Jason Derulo (“Broke”), CeeLo Green (“Working Class Heroes”), Thomas Rhett (“I Feel Good”), and Bonnie McKee (“Bombastic”).

He also contributed to the next projects by Fergie [Interscope], Zara Larsson [Epic], Kehlani [Atlantic], and Pia Mia [Interscope].

His forthcoming sophomore album, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Nine Track Mind,” reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Ammar Malik, Ilsey Juber, Eskeerdo, and Toby Gad.

Keys, on the other hand, will release her next studio collection – featuring singles “In Common” and “Hallelujah” – later this year through RCA Records.

Amongst the confirmed collaborators on the still-untitled project are Illangelo, Billy Walsh, Taylor Parks, Harold Lilly, Mark Batson, Sam Romans, Jimmy Napes, Sam Dew, Mike Dean, and Swizz Beatz.

Keys’ previous studio collection, 2012’s “Girl on Fire,” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “New Day,” “Tears Always Win” and “Brand New Me.”

Watch the music video for “We Don’t Talk Anymore” below.

Chord Overstreet shares new single “Homeland”

28 Aug


Chord Overstreet has shared his new single online.

The actor-singer-songwriter posted the audio clip for “Homeland” to his Vevo channel on Thursday (August 25, 2016).

“Homeland” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written and produced by Steve Mostyn (Ella Henderson, Jarryd James) and Alex Niceforo (Britney Spears, Prince Royce).

Overstreet’s upcoming debut project is expected to be released in 2017 via Island Records in partnership with Safehouse Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Homeland” below.

Sofia Carson releases new single “I’m Gonna Love You”

28 Aug


Sofia Carson has released her new single online.

The actress-singer posted the audio clip for “I’m Gonna Love You” to her Vevo channel on Saturday (August 26, 2016).

“I’m Gonna Love You” – now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets – was written by Olivia “Livvi Franc” Waithe along with Jason Evigan and Mitch Allan of The Suspex.

The songwriting and production trio are also behind tracks performed by Bea Miller (“Perfect Picture”), Demi Lovato (“Two Pieces”), Zendaya (“Bottle You Up”), and Selena Gomez (“Save the Day”).

Meanwhile, Carson’s upcoming debut project – featuring the Ina Wroldsen-penned / Steve Mac-produced “Love is the Name” – is expected to drop later this year through Hollywood Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “I’m Gonna Love You” below.

Emeli Sande announces details for new single “Intermission”

26 Aug


Emeli Sande has announced the details for her new single.

The Scottish singer-songwriter christened “Intermission” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming sophomore studio collection and will release it in September via iTunes.

Production duties on “Intermission” were handled by Shakil “Shakaveli” Ashraf, who also worked with the likes of Naughty Boy (“Pardon Me”), James Arthur (“Flyin”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), and Krept & Konan (“Messages”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Sande’s second album is expected to arrive later this year via Virgin EMI Records (UK) and Capitol Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional alliances with Naughty Boy, Chris Loco, Wayne Hector, Rodney Jerkins, Supa Dups, Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean, Di Genius, Jim Eliot, Crada, Tre Jean-Marie, Mike Spencer, Jonny Coffer, Mojam, Syience, and TMS.

Sande’s debut studio collection, 2012’s “Our Version of Events”, debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and delivered international hit singles including “Heaven,” “Next to Me,” “Clown” and “My Kind of Love.”

On the songwriting front, Sande co-penned tracks for Tanika Bailey (“Runaway”), Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”), Antonique Smith (“All We Really Have is Now”), David Guetta (“What I Did for Love”), Katy Perry (“It Takes Two”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), and Gorgon City (“Imagination”).

Watch the music video for “My Kind of Love” below.

Little Mix collaborate with Sam Romans for fourth album

26 Aug

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Little Mix have collaborated with Sam Romans for their new album.

Romans’ songwriting and production resume boasts works with AlunaGeorge (“I’m in Control”), Birdy (“Growing Pains”), Clean Bandit (“Tears”), Lapsley (“Love is Blind”), Mary J. Blige (“Doubt”), and Disclosure (“Jaded”).

The Roc Nation signee also contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys, James Blunt, Liv Dawson, John Legend, Ella Henderson, Louisa Johnson, Calum Scott, Matoma, Naughty Boy, Sigma, and Rudimental.

Meanwhile, Little Mix are expected to drop their fourth studio collection later this year via Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

The still-untitled project delivers additional alliances with DJ Freedo, Maegan Cottone, Digital Farm Animals, Emily Warren, and Ryan Lewis.

Little Mix’s previous studio collection, 2015’s “Get Weird,” peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles “Black Magic,” “Love Me Like You” and the Sean Paul-assisted “Hair.”

Watch the music video for “Hair” below.

Carly Rae Jepsen releases new mini-collection “EMOTION Side B”

26 Aug


Carly Rae Jepsen has released a new EP online.

“EMOTION Side B” – featuring 8 songs in shape of “First Time,” “Higher,” “The One,” “Fever,” “Body Language,” “Cry,” “Stone” and “Roses” – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

The mini-collection also boasts alliances with TMS, Wayne Hector, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Claude Kelly, Greg Kurstin, Devonte Hynes, Nate Campany, Kyle Shearer, Ben Romans, Christopher Baran, Ryan Stewart, Nick Ruth, and Tavish Crowe.

As mentioned in earlier posts, the Canadian singer-songwriter is currently recording new material for her third studio collection under Interscope Records and School Boy Records.

The still-untitled project, Rae Jepsen has teamed up with The Knocks, Patrik Berger, Noonie Bao, Pontus Winnberg, Captain Cuts, and Phoebe Ryan.

Watch the music video for “Your Type” below.

Dua Lipa unwraps artwork for debut album

26 Aug


Dua Lipa has unwrapped the artwork for her debut album.

The British singer-songwriter will release the self-titled collection on February 17, 2017 via Warner Brothers Records UK.

Current single “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Lauren Christy (Andra Day, Bebe Rexha) and produced by Jon Levine (Rachel Platten, Leona Lewis).

Other musicians backing Dua Lipa on the keenly-awaited collection are Emile Haynie, Andrew Wyatt, Digital Farm Animals, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Stephen “KOZ” Kozmeniuk, Talay Riley, Chelcee Grimes, and Banx & Ranx.

Listen to the audio clip for “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” below.

Usher confirms details for new album “Hard II Love”

25 Aug


Usher has confirmed the details for his upcoming album.

The singer, songwriter, and actor christened his eighth studio collection “Hard II Love” and will release it on September 16 via RCA Records.

Amongst the tracks slotted for inclusion on the follow-up to 2012’s “Looking for Myself” are “Crash,” “No Limit,” “Missin U” and “Champions.”

Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge, Rock City, WondaGurl, and Carlos St. John are amongst the confirmed collaborators on “Hard II Love.”

The keenly-awaited project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Paul Epworth, Johnta Austin, Dapo Tormiro, Bryan Michael Cox, Priscilla Renea, Jermaine Dupri, Labrinth, Polow Da Don, and Knox Brown.

Watch the music video for “No Limit” below.

Ella Henderson reunites with Claude Kelly for sophomore album

25 Aug


Ella Henderson has reunited with Claude Kelly of Louis York for her new album.

Kelly previously co-wrote “Rockets” and “Giants” for Henderson along with the songs’ producer Steve Robson. Both tracks appear on Henderson’s debut studio collection, “Chapter One.”

Kelly’s resume boasts further works with Miley Cyrus (“Party in the USA”), Olly Murs (“Wrapped Up”), Tori Kelly (“Personal”), Jessie J (“Price Tag”), Tamar Braxton (“Raise the Bar”), and Britney Spears (“Circus”).


Henderson, on the other hand, is expected to release her sophomore album later this year through Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions from JHart, Camille Purcell, Sam Romans, Jessica Ashley, Joseph Angel, Rachel Rohan, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, and Sarah Hudson.

Watch the music video for “Clair Huxtable” below.

Majid Jordan premiere music video for new single “Small Talk”

25 Aug


Majid Jordan have premiered the music video for their new single online.

The Canadian R&B duo posted the visual clip for “Small Talk” to their YouTube channel on Thursday (August 25, 2016).

“Small Talk” was collectively written and produced by group members Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman.

Majid Jordan’s self-titled debut album – featuring previous singles “My Love,” “Make it Work,” “King City” and “Something About You” – is now available for download via OVO Sound and Warner Brothers Records.

The studio collection boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Noah “40” Shebib, Drake, Illangelo, Jenna Andrews, Nineteen85, Andrea “Nylo” Landis, Billy Walsh, and Ilsey Juber.

Watch the music video for “Small Talk” below.


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