Archive | January, 2014

Jennifer Lopez premieres ‘Same Girl’ music video

31 Jan

Jennifer - Same Girl

Jennifer Lopez has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“Same Girl” is lifted from the artist’s upcoming as-yet-untitled album, which serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Love?” [Island Def Jam Recordings].

The new collection – executively produced by RedOne – is scheduled for release later this year via Universal Music Group / 2101 Records / Capitol Records.

“Same Girl” was written by Chris Brown in collaboration with Cory Rooney. Meanwhile, production duties were handled by Antwan “Amadeus” Thompson, Charles Stephens and Ryan Matthew Tedder.

Other hitmakers backing Lopez on the new album are DJ Mustard (Rihanna, Trey Songz), Warren Felder (Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj), Andrew Wansel (Diggy Simmons, Wynter Gordon) and Da Internz (Usher, Tamar Braxton).

On the songwriting front, the “Girls” star has teamed up with Sia (Ne-Yo, Alexis Jordan), Makeba Riddick (Brandy, Jessica Simpson), Ursula Yancy (Estelle, Mindless Behavior) and Eric Bellinger (Sevyn Streeter, Fantasia Barrino).

Watch the Gomillion & Leupold-directed clip below.

Shakira, Rihanna unleash ‘Can’t Remember to Forget You’ music video

31 Jan


Shakira has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

“Can’t Remember to Forget You” – which features Rihanna – marks the first promotional single from the Columbian singer/songwriter’s upcoming album, “Shakira,” out on March 25 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The track – now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets – was written by Shakira and Rihanna along with Erik Hassle, Alexander Asplund, John Hill, and Tom “Kid Harpoon” Hull.

Video treatment was handled by Joseph Kahn, whose previous credits include Britney Spears’ “Perfume” [RCA Records], Ciara’s “Got Me Good” [Epic Records] and Mariah Carey’s “#Beautiful” [Island Def Jam Recordings].

Shakira’s self-titled LP is confirmed to boast further contributions from Sia (Beyonce, Kylie Minogue), Ina Wroldsen (Leona Lewis, Delta Goodrem), Ne-Yo (Brandy, Celine Dion) and Steve Mac (Alexandra Burke, Kelly Clarkson).

Watch the music video for “Can’t Remember to Forget You” below.

Rita Ora confirms new single ‘I Will Never Let You Down’

30 Jan

Rita Ora

Rita Ora has confirmed the title for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “I Will Never Let You Down” as the lead single from her upcoming sophomore album.

The still-untitled project – which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA,” is expected to be released later this year via Roc Nation / Columbia Records.

“Let You Down” was produced by Calvin Harris, whose credits include “We Found Love” by Rihanna [Island Records], “Too Much” by Kylie Minogue [Parlophone Records] and “Call My Name” by Cheryl Cole [Polydor Records].

For the highly-anticipated new LP, the “Shine Ya Light” star also enlisted David “Switch” Taylor (Beyonce, Alex Clare ), Priscilla Renea Hamilton (Melanie Fiona, Demi Lovato) and Thomas “Diplo” Pentz (Usher, Katy Perry).

Watch the music video for previous single “R.I.P.” below. The Stargate / Chase & Status-produced track debuted at number one on the UK Singles Charts.

MNEK covers ‘Ready for Your Love’ by Gorgon City

30 Jan


MNEK has released a new performance video online.

The British singer/songwriter – born Uzoechi Emenike – posted a stripped down cover of Gorgon City’s new single, “Ready for Your Love,” to his official Vevo page on Thursday (January 30, 2014).

The “Need U (100%)” star is currently working on his debut album, which will be released later this year via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

He recently produced the track “Feels So Good,” taken from Kylie Minogue’s upcoming album, “Kiss Me Once,” out on March 17 via Parlophone Records.

Some of his other credits include “Nothing Feels Like You” by Little Mix [Syco Music], “Home Run” by Misha B [Relentless Records], ‘Love Song” by Javeon [PMR Records] and “All Fired Up” by The Saturdays [Polydor Records].

Fans of MNEK’s production work should keep an eye on the next LPs by A*M*E [Epic Records], Kwabs [Atlantic Records], Becky Hill [Parlophone Records], Tanika Bailey [Capitol Records] and Rudimental [Black Butter Records].

Watch the “Ready for Your Love” stripped down version below.

Rihanna reunites with Naughty Boy for new album?

30 Jan


Naughty Boy recently hinted at a new collaboration with Rihanna.

The pair previously teamed up on “Half of Me,” taken from the Barbadian beauty’s seventh album, “Unapologetic,” out now via Island Records.

The track was written by Naughty Boy – born Shahid Khan – along with Emeli Sande and Stargate’s Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen.

His debut album, “Hotel Cabana,” features guest appearances from Gabrielle (“Hollywood”), Ed Sheeran (“Top Floor”), Sam Smith (“La La La”), Chasing Grace (“So Strong”) and Bastille (“No One’s Here to Sleep”).

Fans of Naughty Boy’s production work should keep an eye on the next LPs by Mikky Ekko [RCA Records], Kat Dahlia [Epic Records], Tanika Bailey [Virgin Records], Lily Allen [Parlophone Records] and Ella Henderson [Syco Music].

Meanwhile, the new collection by Rihanna is expected to yield further productions from Rodney Jerkins (Leona Lewis, Janet Jackson), Nicky Romero (David Guetta, Calvin Harris) and DJ Mustard (Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez).

Her last album, 2012’s “Unapologetic,” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also included the Sia Furler-penned “Diamonds” and the Parker Ighile-produced “What Now.”

Watch the music video for Naughty Boy’s new single “Think About It” below. The track – which features vocals from Wiz Khalifa and Ella Eyre – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Aston Merrygold hits the studio with Kevin McCall

30 Jan


Aston Merrygold has recently recorded new material with Kevin McCall.

It is yet to be known whether the above mentioned material will appear on the former JLS member’s upcoming debut solo album.

McCall has previously penned and produced songs for Brandy [RCA Records], Kelly Rowland [Republic Records], Jasmine Villegas [Interscope Records], Keyshia Cole [Geffen Records] and Christina Milian [Young Money Records].

Some of his notable credits include “No Bullshit” by Chris Brown [RCA Records], “Special Delivery” by Bridget Kelly [Roc Nation], “My Girl” by Mindless Behavior [Interscope Records] and “Lighthouse” by Joe Jonas [Hollywood Records].

Meanwhile, JLS have released their last studio album “Evolution” in 2012 via RCA Records. That collection debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart and delivered hit singles “Hottest Girl in the World” and “Hold Me Down.”

Their compilation album, “Goodbye – The Greatest,” is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets. The set features “Billion Lights,” written by Ali Tennant along with Camille Purcell and Sandy Wilhelm.

Watch the music video for Kevin McCall’s “High” – which features vocals from regular collaborator Durrell “Tank” Babbs – below.

William Orbit releases new remix for ‘Some Girls’ by Madonna

29 Jan

William Orbit

William Orbit has released a new song online.

The hitmaker posted a previously-unheard remix for “Some Girls” by Madonna to his official SoundCloud page on Wednesday (January 29, 2013).

The track is lifted from the artist’s twelfth studio album, “MDNA,” out now via Universal Music Group / Live Nation / Interscope Records.

Orbit co-wrote “Some Girls” with Klas Ahlund, whose credits include “This is How We Do” by Katy Perry [Capitol Records], “Sweetie” by Carly Rae Jepsen [Interscope Records] and “Shy Boy” by Jordin Sparks [RCA Records].

“MDNA” boasts further songwriting contributions from Jean Baptiste Kouame (Tulisa Contostavlos, Wynter Gordon), Priscilla Renea Hamilton (Chris Brown, The Saturdays) and Keith Harris (Estelle Swaray, Mariah Carey).

Orbit recently produced “Alien” on Britney Spears’ latest album, “Britney Jean,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records. He wrote the track with Ana Diaz, Antony Preston, and Daniel “HyGrade” Traynor.

He also worked on the highly-anticipated third LP by British singer/songwriter Adele, which is expected to release later this year via XL Recordings.

Mikky Ekko drafts Naughty Boy for debut album

29 Jan


Mikky Ekko has added Naughty Boy to the list of producers contributing to his upcoming debut album with Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Recent credits by the hitmaker – born Shahid Khan – include “Helicopters & Planes” by Josh Kumra [RCA Records], “Lost Ones” by Tinie Tempah [Parlophone Records] and “Supposed” by James Arthur [Syco Music].

His debut album, 2013’s “Hotel Cabana,” peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart. It also features guest appearances from Ed Sheeran [Atlantic Records], Sam Smith [Capitol Records] and Ella Eyre [Virgin Records].

Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated collection by Mikky Ekko is expected to boast further alliances with Greg Kurstin (Dido, Lily Allen), Pharrell Williams (Usher, Kylie Minogue) and Warren Felder (Alicia Keys, Mayer Hawthorne).

In related news, fans of Naughty Boy’s work should look out for the next LPs by Ella Henderson [Syco Music], Tanika Bailey [Capitol Records], Kat Dahlia [Epic Records], Lily Allen [Parlophone Records] and Emeli Sande [Virgin Records].

Watch the music video for Mikky Ekko’s latest single “Kids” below. The track is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Rudimental, Becky Hill premiere ‘Powerless’ music video

29 Jan


Rudimental have premiered the music video for their new single online.

“Powerless” – which features vocals from Parlophone recording artist Becky Hill – marks the seventh promotional single from the British electronic quartet’s debut album, “Home,” out now via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

In addition to Becky Hill, “Home” boasts further guest appearances from Foxes [RCA Records], Ella Eyre [Virgin Records], Sinead Harnett [Black Butter Records], Emeli Sande [Capitol Records] and Angel Haze [Island Records].

The group – which consists of songwriters and producers Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor, and Leon “DJ Locksmith” Rolle – have already started the process of recording their upcoming sophomore album.

Among the artists expected to appear on the still-untitled LP are MNEK [Virgin Records], Ed Sheeran [Asylum Records], John Newman [Island Records], Lianne La Havas [Atlantic Records] and Ellie Goulding [Polydor Records].

Watch the David Edwards-directed clip below.

Mariah Carey recruits Darhyl Camper for new album

28 Jan

Mariah Carey - The Art of Letting Go (Single)

A new song title has been revealed from Mariah Carey’s upcoming album.

“Dedication” will be included on the singer/songwriter’s next collection, “The Art of Letting Go,” out soon via Island Def Jam Recordings.

The track was produced by Darhyl “DJ” Camper, whose credits include “Dreams” by John Legend [Columbia Records], “Love and War” by Tamar Braxton [Epic Records] and “Love Won’t Let Me Out” by Chrisette Michele [Motown Records].

He also confirmed placements on the next projects by Ledisi [Verve Forecast], Estelle [New London Records], Ne-Yo [Motown Records], Chris Brown [RCA Records], Brandy [Epic Records] and Keri Hilson [Interscope Records].

“The Art of Letting Go” serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel,” which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and delivered hit single “Obsessed.”

Among the musicians backing Carey on the new LP are Jermaine Dupri (Usher, Alicia Keys), Bryan Michael Cox (Faith Evans, Toni Braxton), Hit-Boy (Rihanna, Frank Ocean) and Mike WiLL Made It (Nicole Scherzinger, Jamie Foxx).

Listen to latest single “The Art of Letting Go” below. The track – now available for download via iTunes – was produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.