Archive | June, 2013

K. Michelle premieres music video for new single ‘V.S.O.P.’

30 Jun

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K. Michelle has premiered the music video for her new single online.
“V.S.O.P.” is lifted from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, “Rebellious Soul,” which is scheduled for release in the United States on August 13 via Warner Music Group / MBK Entertainment / Atlantic Records.

The track was produced by Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel, who are also responsible for “Fire We Make” by Alicia Keys featuring Maxwell [RCA Records], “Snow” by Chrisette Michele [Motown Records] and “Not Tonight” by Elle Varner [MBK Entertainment / RCA Records].

The songwriting and production duo have also contributed to the next albums by MPrynt [Motown Records], Sterling Simms [RCA Records], Ledisi [Verve Forecast Records], Marsha Ambrosius [RCA Records], Bridget Kelly [Roc Nation Records], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records], Jordin Sparks [RCA Records] and Elijah Blake [Island Def Jam Recordings].

Meanwhile, “Rebellious Soul” is confirmed to boast additional alliances from Eric Hudson (Trey Songz, Mary J. Blige), Claude Kelly (Brandy Norwood, Faith Evans), Matthew “Jack Splash” Kahane (Musiq Soulchild, Solange Knowles), Jessyca Wilson (Fantasia Barrino, Keyshia Cole) and Charles “Chuck Harmony” Harmon (Toni Braxton, Nicole Scherzinger).

Estelle unveils official lyric video for new song ‘Call These Boys’

30 Jun

Estelle Swaray has released the official lyric video for “Call These Boys.”

The track is lifted from the British singer/songwriter’s upcoming project entitled “Love & Happiness,” which is a trilogy of EPs scheduled for release later this year via Warner Music Group / Home School / Atlantic Records.

Production duties on “Call These Boys” were handled by Keith Harris, who previously teamed up with the artist on “Shine” tracks “Wait a Minute (Just a Touch)” and “American Boy.”

He also collaborated with artists such as Madonna [Interscope Records], Rihanna [Island Def Jam Records], Cheryl Cole [Polydor Records], Skylar Grey [Interscope Records] and Mary J. Blige [Geffen Records].

“Love and Happiness” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “All of Me.” That release debuted at number 29 on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also generated four hit singles in the shape of “Break My Heart (featuring Rick Ross),” “Thank You,” “Back to Love” and “Wonderful Life.”

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Michelle Williams confirms title for new album

30 Jun

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Michelle Williams has confirmed the title of her upcoming studio album.

The singer/songwriter has christened her next album “Journey to Freedom” and will release it later this year via eOne Music.

Lead single “If We Had Your Eyes” was produced by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, whose credits include “I Like It” by Sevyn Streeter [CBE / Atlantic Records], “Lose to Win” by Fantasia Barrino [RCA Records] and “Gone” by Kelly Rowland featuring Wiz Khalifa [Republic Records].

He also contributed to the next albums by Keri Hilson [Interscope Records], Jordin Sparks [RCA Records], Ledisi [Verve Forecast Records], B Smyth [Motown Records] and Ariana Grande [Republic Records].

Meanwhile, the new collection by Michelle Williams serves as the follow-up to 2008’s “Unexpected” [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records]. That release debuted at number 11 on the US Billboard Top R&B / Hip Hop Albums Chart. It also featured three hit singles in the shape of “We Break the Dawn,” “The Greatest” and “Hello Heartbreak.”

Little Mix enlist Camille Purcell for sophomore album

30 Jun

Camille Purcell has been enlisted for the upcoming as-yet-untitled sophomore album by Little Mix, which is scheduled for release later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Simco Limited / Columbia Records.

The hit songwriter is known for co-writing “What About Us” by The Saturdays featuring Sean Paul [Universal Music Group / Polydor Records] and “Help Me” by Tinchy Stryder [Takeover Entertainment Limited].

She has collaborated with artists including Daniele Negroni [Polydor Records], Tim Bendzko [Columbia Records], Roll Deep [], Cover Drive [Polydor Records] and Dionne Bromfield [Island Records].

Meanwhile, the new collection by Little Mix serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “DNA.” That release debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also delivered four hit singles in the shape of “Wings,” “DNA,” “Live Your Life” and “How Ya Doing (featuring Missy Elliot).”

In addition to Purcell, the highly-anticipated project will feature further contributions from TMS: Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Ben Kohn, Peter “Merf” Kelleher (Jessie J, Professor Green), Iain “Sparx” James (Olly Murs, Emeli Sande) and Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike (Amelia Lily, Charli XCX).

Jamie Foxx collaborates with Mike WiLL Made It for new album

30 Jun

Jamie Foxx has collaborated with Mike WiLL Made It for his upcoming fifth studio album, out soon via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The super producer – real name Michael Williams – is known for helming tracks such as “Pour it Up” by Rihanna [Island Def Jam Recordings], “Kisses Down Low” by Kelly Rowland [Republic Records] and “Do You Know What You Have” by Brandy [Chameleon Entertainment / RCA Records].

He also confirmed placements on the new projects by Monica [RCA Records], Ciara [Epic Records], Miley Cyrus [RCA Records], Nicole Scherzinger [Interscope Records] and Mariah Carey [Island Def Jam Recordings].

Meanwhile, the new collection by Foxx serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Best Night of My Life.” That release debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also delivered four hit singles in the shape of “Winner,” “Living Better Now,” “Fall for Your Type” and “Best Night of My Life.”

Melanie Fiona debuts new song ‘Cold Piece’

28 Jun

Melanie Fiona has debuted a new song online.

“Cold Piece” will be included in the Canadian singer/songwriter’s upcoming third album, out soon via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The track was produced by Alan Nglish, whose credits include “This is a Raid” by Livvi Franc [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records], “Telling the World” by Taio Cruz [Universal Music Group / Island Records] and “Old Fashioned” by Cee Lo Green [Warner Music Group / Elektra / Roadrunner Records].

As previously reported, the new collection – which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “The MF Life” – is confirmed to boast further productions and songwriting contributions from Matthew “Jack Splash” Kahane (Pixie Lott, K. Michelle) and Andrea Martin (Fantasia Barrino, Jennifer Hudson).

Kylie Minogue hits the studio with Diane Warren for new album

28 Jun

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Australian singer/songwriter Kylie Minogue has recently recorded new material with Diane Warren for her upcoming as-yet-untitled twelfth studio album, out soon via Warner Music Group / Parlophone Records.

Recent credits by the legendary songwriter include “The Good Good” by Snoop Lion [RCA Records], “I Was Here” by Beyonce Knowles [Columbia Records] and “Rocket” by The Wanted [Global Talent / Island Records].

She also confirmed placements on the next albums by Nikki Williams [Mercury Records], Mutya Keisha Siobhan [Polydor Records], Ariana Grande [Republic Records], Lauriana Mae [Atlantic Records], Jennifer Hudson [RCA Records], Paloma Faith [RCA Records], Natasha Bedingfield [Phonogenic Records], Tamar Braxton [Epic Records] and Dionne Bromfield [Island Records].

Other songwriters backing Minogue on the follow-up to 2010’s “Aphrodite” are Terius “The-Dream” Nash (Kelly Rowland, Rita Ora), Cathy Dennis (Janet Jackson, Britney Spears), Bonnie McKee (Nicole Scherzinger, Katy Perry), Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton (Trey Songz, Jordin Sparks), Anjulie Persaud (Cassie, Nicki Minaj) and Kelly “Madame Buttons” Sheehan (Jason Derulo, Katharine McPhee).