Archive | January, 2013

Little Mix premiere music video for new single ‘Change Your Life’

31 Jan

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Little Mix have premiered the music video for their new single online.

“Change Your Life” is taken from the British band’s debut album, “DNA,” which is now available via Sony Music Entertainment / Syco Music / Columbia Records.

The track was written by group members Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall along with Ash Howes (Ellie Goulding, Kylie Minogue), Tim Powell (Gabriella Cilmi, Pixie Lott) and Richard “Biff” Stannard (Ella Henderson, Jess Mills).

Fefe Dobson records new album with Christopher “C4” Umana

31 Jan

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Fefe Dobson has started work on her upcoming fourth album.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Joy.” That release peaked at number fifty nine on the Canadian Albums Chart. It also delivered three hit singles in the shape of “Ghost,” “Stuttering” and “Can’t Breathe.”

Production on the new collection is headed by Christopher “C4” Umana, whose credits include “Next Breath” by Tank [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records], “Keep it Between Us” by Kelly Rowland [Universal Music Group / Republic Records] and “Simply Amazing” by Trey Songz [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

Priyanka Chopra debuts music video for new single ‘In My City’

30 Jan

Priyanka Chopra has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“In My City” – featuring will.i.am – marks the lead promotional single from the Bollywood starlet’s upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album, which is due later this year via Universal Music Group / DesiHits / Interscope Records.

The track was co-written by Ester Dean, whose credits include “Right Now” by Rihanna [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings] and “Selfish” by Britney Spears [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records].

Production duties were handled by Nadir “RedOne” Khayat and Brian Kennedy, who are collectively responsible for singles “True” by Brandy [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records] and “Mr. Know It All” by Kelly Clarkson [Sony Music Entertainment / 19 Entertainment / RCA Records].

Little Nikki teams up with Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike for debut album

30 Jan

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Little Nikki has added MNEK to the list of contributors on her upcoming debut album, due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The British hitmaker – real name Uzoechi Emenike – is responsible for helming tracks such as “All Fired Up” by The Saturdays [Universal Music Group / Polydor Records], “Wings” by Little Mix [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records] and “I’ll Be Your Strength” by The Wanted [Universal Music Group / Island Records].

He also confirmed songwriting and production placements on the next albums by A*M*E [Universal Music Group / Island Records], Misha B [Sony Music Entertainment / Relentless Records], Delilah [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records], Mutya Keisha Siobhan [Universal Music Group / Polydor Records], Amelia Lily [Sony Music Entertainment / Xenomania Records] and Charli XCX [Warner Music Group / Asylum Records].

Meanwhile, the new collection by Little Nikki – real name Nicole Shortland – is confirmed to boast further alliances with Future Cut: Darren Lewis & Tunde Babalola (Melanie Fiona, Nicole Scherzinger), Lucas Secon (Tanya Lacey, Natasha Bedingfield), Dimitri Tikovoi (Nicola Roberts, Sophie Ellis Bextor), Fred Cox (Etta Bond, Wretch 32), Heather Bright (Toni Braxton, Britney Spears) and The Dream Machine: Henry “Cirkut” Walter, Adrien “AG” Gough and Nick Jarjour (Britney Spears, Adam Lambert).

Ella Henderson drafts Richard “Biff” Stannard for debut album

30 Jan

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Ella Henderson has snagged Richard “Biffco” Stannard for her upcoming debut album, which is due later this year via Syco Music / Sony Music Entertainment.

The legendary hitmaker is responsible for crafting tracks such as “Ritual” by Ellie Goulding [Universal Music Group / Polydor Records], “Change Your Life” by Little Mix [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and “Nobody Does It Better” by Pixie Lott [Universal Music Group / Mercury Records].

He also confirmed songwriting and production placements on the next albums by Gabrielle [Universal Music Group / Island Records], Mutya Keisha Siobhan [Universal Music Group / Polydor Records], Arlissa [Universal Music Group / Roc Nation / Island Records], Hurts [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and Jess Mills [Universal Music Group / Island Records].

Other musicians backing Henderson on the as-yet-untitled project are Francis “Eg” White (Pink, Natalie Imbruglia), Emeli Sande (Rihanna, Leona Lewis), Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan (Alesha Dixon, Marlon Roudette), Iain “Sparx” James (One Direction, Professor Green), Fraser T. Smith (Ellie Goulding, Celine Dion), Autumn Rowe (Kelis, Pixie Lott) and TMS: Ben Kohn, Peter Kelleher & Tom Barnes (Ginny Blackmore, Jessie J).

Jennifer Lopez snags The Cataracs for new album

30 Jan

Jennifer Lopez has teamed up with Niles “Cyrano” Hollowell-Dhar of The Cataracs for her upcoming as-yet-untitled seventh album, which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Dance Again… the Hits.”

The hitmaker is responsible for co-writing and producing singles such as “Like a G6” by Far *East Movement [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records], “Wet” by Snoop Dogg [EMI Music Group / Capitol Records] and “Better with the Lights Off” by New Boyz [Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records].

Meanwhile, other musicians backing Lopez on the new collection are Nadir “RedOne” Khayat (Brandy, Kelly Rowland), Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Ciara, Leona Lewis) and Henry “Cirkut” Walter (Rihanna, Britney Spears).

Ellie Goulding releases music video for new single ‘Explosions’

30 Jan

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Ellie Goulding has released the music video for her new single online.

“Explosions” is taken from the British singer/songwriter’s sophomore album, “Halcyon,” out now via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The track was written by Ellie Goulding along with John Fortis, who previously teamed up with the artist on “Guns and Roses” and “Everytime You Go.”

Other songwriting and production credits by Fortis include “Wild Young Hearts” by Noisettes [Universal Music Group / Mercury Records] and “White Lies” by Paolo Nutini [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].