Archive | May, 2013

Tamar Braxton premieres music video for ‘The One’

31 May

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Tamar Braxton has released the music video for her new single online.

“The One” – produced by Yung Berg – marks the second promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming sophomore album, “Love and War,” which is due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The track was co-written by LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, whose credits include “If You Had My Love” by Jennifer Lopez [Epic Records], “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child [Columbia Records] and “Holler” by Spice Girls [Virgin Records].

Meanwhile, the video was directed by Gil Green, who is also responsible for “I’m All Yours” by Jay Sean [Universal Music Group / Republic Records] and “Bitch Bad” by Lupe Fiasco [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

Snoop Lion, Miley Cyrus release music video for ‘Ashtrays and Heartbreaks’

31 May

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Snoop Lion has premiered the music video for his new single online.

“Ashtrays and Heartbreaks” – which features Miley Cyrus – is taken from the hip hop artist’s latest album, “Reincarnated,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / Mad Decent / Vice / RCA Records.

The track was co-written by Angela Hunte, whose also teamed up with Snoop Lion on “Reincarnated” tracks “Here Comes the King,” “So Long,” “Get Away,” “No Guns Allowed (featuring Drake & Cori B),” “Smoke the Weed (featuring Collie Buddz)” and “Torn Apart (featuring Rita Ora).”

Production duties were handled by Major Lazer and Dre Skull along with Ariel Rechtshaid, whose credits include “Climax” by Usher [RCA Records], “Thought of You” by Justin Bieber [Island Def Jam Recordings] and “You’re the One” by Charli XCX [Warner Music Group / Asylum Records].

Katy B debuts music video for new single ‘What Love is Made Of’

30 May

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Katy B has premiered the video for her new single online.

“What Love is Made Of” marks the lead single from the British singer/songwriter’s upcoming sophomore album, which serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “On a Mission” [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].

The video was directed by Emil Nava, who previously teamed up with other artists including Rita Ora [Roc Nation / Columbia Records], Jessie J [Universal Music Group / Republic Records], Leona Lewis [Simco Limited / Syco Music] and Beyonce Knowles [Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records].

As previously reported, the new collection by Katy B – real name Kathleen Anne Brien – will boast productions and songwriting contributions from Mark Ronson (Estelle Swaray, Bruno Mars), Fraser T. Smith (Ellie Goulding, Rebecca Ferguson) and Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue).

K. Michelle releases official lyric video for new single ‘V.S.O.P’

30 May

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K. Michelle has unveiled the official lyric video for her new single online.

“V.S.O.P” is taken from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, “Rebellious Soul,” which will be released in the United States on July 30 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The track was produced by Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel, who are also responsible for “Numb” by Rihanna featuring Eminem [Island Def Jam Recordings], “A Couple of Forevers” by Nicki Minaj [Republic Records] and “Not Tonight” by Elle Varner [MBK Entertainment / RCA Records].

“Rebellious Soul” is confirmed to boast further productions from Eric Hudson (Brandy Norwood, Keyshia Cole), Matthew “Jack Splash” Kahane (Alicia Keys, Jazmine Sullivan), Richard “Rico Love” Butler (Keri Hilson, Sean Paul) and Charles “Chuck Harmony” Harmon (Toni Braxton, Faith Evans).

Songwriters include Crystal Nicole (Rihanna, Mariah Carey), Durrell “Tank” Babbs (Keyshia Cole, LeToya Luckett), Jessyca Wilson (Fantasia Barrino, Vivian Green) and Claude Kelly (Sky Ferreira, Britney Spears).

Ella Henderson recruits Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds for debut album

30 May

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British songstress Ella Henderson has recruited the songwriting and production services of Babyface for her upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album, out later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Simco Limited / Syco Music.

The legendary hitmaker – real name Babyface – is known for collaborating with artists such as Mariah Carey [Island Def Jam Recordings], Nicole Scherzinger [Interscope Records], Anthony Hamilton [RCA Records], Beyonce Knowles [Columbia Records] and Alicia Keys [RCA Records].

His credits include “Thinking about My Ex” by Janet Jackson [EMI Music Group / Virgin Records], “I Wanna Be Your Baby” by Toni Braxton [Universal Music Group / Blackground Records] and “Catching Feelings” by Justin Bieber [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings].

Meanwhile, the debut collection by Henderson will boast further songwriting contributions from Wayne Hector (Emma Bunton, Lee Ryan), Emeli Sande (Alesha Dixon, Fantasia Barrino), Iain “Sparx” James (Craig David, Olly Murs) and Autumn Rowe (Leona Lewis, Dionne Bromfield).

Producers include Salaam Remi (Nelly Furtado, Amy Winehouse), Richard “Biff” Stannard (Gabrielle, Kylie Minogue), Francis “Eg” White (Tulisa Contostavlos, Rebecca Ferguson) and TMS: Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Ben Kohn & Peter “Merf” Kelleher (Professor Green, Roxanne Tatai).

Charli XCX unveils music video for new single ‘Take My Hand’

30 May

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Charli XCX has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

“Take My Hand” marks the sixth promotional single from the British singer/songwriter’s debut album, “True Romance,” now available via Warner Music Group / Asylum Records / Atlantic Records.

The track was written by XCX – real name Charlotte Aitchison – along with Justin Raisen and Ariel Rechtshaid, whose credits include “Thought of You” by Justin Bieber [Island Def Jam Recordings], “Climax” by Usher [RCA Records] and “Push and Shove” by No Doubt [Interscope Records].

Skylar Grey drafts Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem for new single ‘Wear Me Out’

30 May

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Skylar Grey has announced the details of her new single.

The singer/songwriter – real name Holly Brook Hafermann – will release “Wear Me Out” as the next promotional single from her upcoming album, “Don’t Look Down,” which is due in the United States on July 9 via Universal Music Group / KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records.

The track was written by Grey along with Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, whose recent credits include “Wipe Your Eyes” by Maroon 5 [A&M / Octone Records], “Marilyn Monroe” by Nicki Minaj [Cash Money / Republic Records] and “Invisible” by Big Time Rush [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].

He also collaborated with other artists such as Britney Spears [RCA Records], Paris Hilton [Republic Records], Sean Kingston [Epic Records], Jason Derulo [Warner Bros. Records], Cover Drive [Polydor Records], Leona Lewis [Syco Music], Cheryl Cole [Polydor Records] and Rihanna [Island Def Jam Recordings].

Ke$ha, will.i.am premiere music video for new single ‘Crazy Kids’

30 May

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Ke$ha has released the music video for her new single online.

“Crazy Kids” – which features will.i.am – marks the third promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s sophomore album, “Warrior,” which is out now via Sony Music Entertainment / Kemosabe / RCA Records.

The track was co-written and produced by Henry “Cirkut” Walter (Rihanna, Adam Lambert), Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin (Mike Posner, Neon Hitch) and Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry).

“Warrior” – which serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Animal” – features further collaborations with Martin “Max Martin” Sandberg (Kelis, Avril Lavigne), Bonnie McKee (Priyanka Chopra, Rita Ora), Savan Kotecha (Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke) and Johan “Shellback” Schuster (Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears).

Jessie J confirms Ester Dean, Calvin Harris for new album

28 May

British singer/songwriter Jessie J has confirmed Ester Dean and Calvin Harris for her upcoming as-yet-untitled sophomore album, which serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “Who You Are” [Universal Music Group / Lava / Republic Records].

Recent songwriting credits by Dean include “I’m Falling” by Mindless Behavior [Interscope Records], “Always Be Together” by Little Mix [Columbia Records] and “Right to Fall” by Jessica Sanchez [Interscope Records].

Meanwhile, Scottish hitmaker Calvin Harris – real name Adam Richard Wiles – is known for helming tracks such as “Call My Name” by Cheryl Cole [Fascination Records], “Too Much” by Kylie Minogue [Parlophone Records] and “Where Have You Been” by Rihanna [Island Def Jam Recordings].

As previously reported; the new collection by Jessie J – born Jessica Cornish – is preceded by lead single “Wild” featuring Dizzee Rascal and Big Sean. The track was co-written by Claude Kelly (Tamia Washington, Faith Evans) and produced by Joshua “Ammo” Coleman (Britney Spears, Jason Derulo).

Kylie Minogue collaborates with Terius “The-Dream” Nash for new song ‘Skirt’

28 May

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Kylie Minogue has unveiled a new track online.

“Skirt” – produced by Chris Elliot and Marcos “Nom De Strip” Lys – is slotted for inclusion on the Australian singer/songwriter’s upcoming twelfth studio album, which is due later this year via Warner Music Group / Parlophone Records.

The track was co-written by Terius “The-Dream” Nash, whose recent credits include “Dirty Laundry” by Kelly Rowland [Universal Music Group / Republic Records], “Hello, Hi, Goodbye” by Rita Ora [Roc Nation / Columbia Records] and “Hey Sexy” by Keyshia Cole [Universal Music Group / Geffen Records].

He also confirmed placements on the next projects by Beyonce Knowles [Sony Music Entertainment / Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records], Mariah Carey [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings] and Katharine McPhee [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].

Meanwhile, the still-untitled collection by Minogue is expected to boast further songwriting contributions from Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton (Usher Raymond, Cassie Ventura), Bonnie McKee (Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert), Sia Furler (Rihanna, Christina Aguilera) and Kelly Sheehan (Nicki Minaj, Jason Derulo).

Producers include Ariel Rechtshaid (Solange Knowles, Charli XCX), Greg Kurstin (Dido Armstrong, Nicole Morier), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Enrique Iglesias, Katharine McPhee), Fernando Garibay (Eva Simons, Priyanka Chopra) and Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Brandy, Lionel Richie).