Archive | February, 2013

Marcus Canty reveals official production credits for debut mini-album ‘This…Is Marcus Canty’

27 Feb

American recording artist Marcus Canty has unveiled the official production credits for his upcoming mini album, “This…Is Marcus Canty,” which is due in the United States on March 5 via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

New single “Used By You” was produced by Antario Holmes and Jordan “Infinity” Suecof, whose credits include “Watch Me Work” by Melanie Fiona [Universal Music Group / Republic Records] and “Take Me As I Am” by Mary J. Blige [Universal Music Group / Geffen Records].

Other musicians backing Canty on the project are Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Fantasia, Chris Brown), Kenneth “Soundz” Coby (LeToya Luckett, Ciara Harris), Charles “Chuck Harmony” Harmon (Jennifer Hudson, Toni Braxton) and The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Brandy, Justin Timberlake).

Marcus Canty – This…Is Marcus Canty [Tracklisting and Songwriting Credits]:
“In & Out” – produced by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
“Don’t Pass Me By” – produced by Antario Homes & Jordan “Infinity” Suecof.
“Used By You” – produced by Antario Homes & Jordan “Infinity” Suecof.
“Tonight” – produced by Charles “Chuck Harmony” Harmon.
“Three Words” – produced by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
“Not Looking” – produced by Kenneth “Soundz” Coby.
“Stay in Love” – produced by The Underdogs.

Cee Lo Green, Lauriana Mae premiere music video for new single ‘Only You’

27 Feb

Cee Lo Green has premiered the music video for his new single online.

“Only You” – which features Lauriana Mae – is taken from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming as-yet-untitled studio album, which serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Lady Killer” [Warner Music Group / Roadrunner Records / Elektra Records].

The track was co-written by Holly Brook Hafermann – better known as Skylar Grey – whose credits include “Love the Way You Lie” by Eminem featuring Rihanna [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records] and “Castle Walls” by T.I. featuring Christina Aguilera [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

Jennifer Lopez collaborates with Future for new album

27 Feb

American recording artist Jennifer Lopez has collaborated with Future for her upcoming as-yet-untitled eighth studio album, which serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “Love” [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings].

The Atlanta-based rapper – real name Nayvadius Wilburn – is known for co-writing and producing tracks such as “Love Song” by Rihanna [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings] and “Wake Up, No Makeup” by Ciara [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records].

He also confirmed placements on the next albums by Usher [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Shakira [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records] and Monica [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Meanwhile, the new collection by Jennifer Lopez is confirmed to sport further alliances from Nadir “RedOne” Khayat (Enrique Iglesias, Priyanka Chopra), Sandy “Vee” Wilhelm (Leona Lewis, Nicole Scherzinger) and Dreamlab: Leah Haywood & Daniel Pringle (Nikki Williams, Demi Lovato).

Elle Varner starts recording sophomore album

27 Feb

Singer/songwriter Elle Varner has started work on her upcoming sophomore album, which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Perfectly Imperfect” [Sony Music Entertainment / MBK Entertainment / RCA Records].

Production on the still-untitled project is headed by frequent collaborators Warren “Oak” Felder (Marsha Ambrosius, Toni Braxton), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Chris Brown, Usher Raymond), Ronny “Flip” Colson (Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa) and Steve “Ace” Mostyn (Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande).

As previously reported, Varner has christened “Not Tonight” as the next single from “Perfectly Imperfect.” The album debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also delivered hit singles “Only Wanna Give It to You” (featuring J. Cole), “Refill,” “I Don’t Care” and “Oh What a Night.”

Jordin Sparks teams up with Theron “Neff-U” Feemster for new album

27 Feb

Singer/songwriter Jordin Sparks has teamed up with Neff-U for her upcoming as-yet-untitled fourth album, which serves as the follow-up to 2009’s “Battlefield” [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records].

The hitmaker – real name Theron Otis Feemster – is responsible for co-writing and producing tracks such as “Work That” by Mary J. Blige [Universal Music Group / Geffen Records], “(I Like) The Way You Love Me” by Michael Jackson [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records] and “If I Was God” by Natalia Kills [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records].

Meanwhile, other producers backing Sparks on the new collection are Da Internz: Marcos Palacios & Ernest Clark (Kelly Rowland, Cassie Ventura), Warren “Oak” Felder (Keri Hilson, Sterling Simms), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Marsha Ambrosius, Wiz Khalifa), Salaam Remi (Tamia Washington, Meleni Smith) and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson).

Songwriters include Olivia “Livvi Franc” Waithe (Priyanka Chopra, Christina Aguilera), Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton (Justin Bieber, Keyshia Cole), Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano (Kylie Minogue, Nelly Furtado), Lindy Robbins (Toni Braxton, Jason Derulo) and Amber “Sevyn” Streeter (Kevin McCall, Estelle Swaray).

Misha B releases official lyric video for new single ‘Here’s to Everything (Ooh La La)’

27 Feb

Misha B

Misha B has released the official lyric video for her new single online.

“Here’s to Everything (Ooh La La)” marks the third promotional single from the British singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, which is scheduled for release later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Relentless Records.

As previously reported, the debut collection by Misha B will feature productions from TMS: Ben Kohn, Peter Kelleher & Thomas Barnes (Jessica Cornish, Olly Murs), Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan (Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole), Mr. Hudson (Kanye West, Pixie Lott) and Fraser T. Smith (Britney Spears, Craig David).

Songwriters include Emeli Sande (Fantasia Barrino, Alicia Keys), Ayak Thiik (Tinie Tempah, Kelly Rowland), Iain “Sparx” James (Nicola Roberts, Ginny Blackmore), Sophie Stern (Conor Maynard, Britney Spears) and Michael “Mike Del Rio” Gonzalez (Christina Aguilera, Skylar Grey).

Tiny Dancer unveils music video for new single ‘Who Am I’

27 Feb

Tiny Dancer

Tiny Dancer has unveiled the music video for new single online.

“Who Am I” marks the lead single from the British singer/songwriter’s upcoming mini album, scheduled for release later this year via Croydon Boy Records.

Production on the still-untitled project is headed by Wayne Wilkins, whose songwriting and production credits include “Battlefield” by Jordin Sparks [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records], “The Flood” by Cheryl Cole [Universal Music Group / Polydor Records] and “Sweet Dreams” by Beyonce Knowles [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].

Fantasia Barrino reveals official tracklisting for new album ‘Side Effects of You’

26 Feb

Fantasia Barrino has revealed the official tracklisting for her upcoming album.

The American R&B artist will release “Side Effects of You” in the United States on April 16 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The set – which features lead single “Lose to Win” – is confirmed to boast collaborations with Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole), Emeli Sande (Rihanna, Alicia Keys), Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton (Usher Raymond, Justin Bieber), Andrea Martin (Cheryl Cole, Leona Lewis) and Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano (Kylie Minogue, Jordin Sparks).

Fantasia Barrino – Side Effects of You [Official Tracklisting]:
“Make Me Feel” featuring King Los
“Ain’t All Bad”
“If I Was a Bird”
“Girl Talk (Interlude)”
“Without Me” featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot
“Side Effects of You”
“Get it Right”
“So Much to Prove”
“Change Your Mind”
“Lose to Win”
“End of Me”
“In Deep”
“Haunted” (Deluxe Edition)
“Kiss Bang Boom” (Deluxe Edition)

Charli XCX unveils official artwork, tracklisting for debut album

26 Feb


Charli XCX has unveiled the official artwork and tracklisting for her debut album.

The British singer/songwriter – real name Charli Aitchison – will release “True Romance” in the UK on April 15 via Warner Music Group / Asylum Records.

In addition to new single “You (Ha Ha Ha),” the project is confirmed to boast productions and songwriting contributions from Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher Raymond, Justin Bieber), Greg Kurstin (Sky Ferreira, Dido Armstrong), Patrik Berger (Robyn, Lana Del Rey) and Andrew Wyatt (Bruno Mars, Miike Snow).

Charli XCX – True Romance [Official Tracklisting]:
“Nuclear Seasons”
“You (Ha Ha Ha)”
“Take My Hand”
“Stay Away”
“Set Me Free”
“So Far Away”
“Cloud Aura”
“What I Like”
“Black Roses”
“You’re the One”
“How Can I”
“Lock You Up”

Demi Lovato unveils new single ‘Heart Attack’

25 Feb


Demi Lovato has unveiled her new single online.

“Heart Attack” – produced by The Suspex – marks the lead single from the pop startlet’s upcoming as-yet-untitled fourth album, due later this year via Disney Music Group / Hollywood Records.

The track was co-written by SR-71 frontman Mitch Allan, whose credits include “Had It All” by Katharine McPhee [Universal Music Group / Verve Forecast Records] and “Wanted” by Jessie James [Universal Music Group / Mercury Records].

Other musicians backing Lovato on the new collection – which serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “Unbroken” – are Jonas “Jay Jay” Jeberg (Loick Essien, Pixie Lott), Ali Tamposi (Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson), Michael Busbee (Alesha Dixon, Chris Rene), Sia Furler (Katy Perry, Rita Ora), Carl Falk (Nicole Scherzinger, Taio Cruz) and Rami Yacoub (Britney Spears, Celine Dion).