Archive | April, 2014

Ariana Grande releases lyric video for new single “Problem”

30 Apr

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Ariana Grande has released the official lyric video for her new single online.

“Problem” – which features Iggy Azalea – marks the first promotional single from the pop artist’s upcoming as-yet-untitled sophomore album.

The track was co-written by Max Martin and Savan Kotecha, whose credits include Demi Lovato’s “Something We’re Not” [Hollywood Records] and One Direction’s “Happily” [Syco Music / Columbia Records].

Production duties were handled by Ilya Knocdown, who is also responsible for Cher Lloyd’s “I Wish” [Epic Records], Fifth Harmony’s “Me & My Girls” [Syco Music] and Mohombi’s “Miss Me” [Island Records].

As previously reported, the new album by Ariana Grande is scheduled to hit shelves and online outlets later this year via Republic Records.

It serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Yours Truly,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and produced hit singles including “The Way,” “Right There” and “Almost is Never Enough.”

Watch the lyric video for “Problem” below.

Jennifer Lopez enlists Beau Dozier for new album

30 Apr

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Jennifer Lopez has enlisted Beau Dozier for her upcoming studio album.

The hit songwriter and record producer is known for collaborating with Jojo [Atlantic Records], Nicole Scherzinger [RCA Records], Beyonce [Columbia Records] and Stacy Barthe [Motown Records].

Some of his notable credits include “Me & My Girls” by Fifth Harmony [Syco Music / Epic Records], “Stupid Shit” by Girlicious [Interscope Records] and “Don’t Ask Why” by Vanessa Hudgens [Hollywood Records].

As previously reported, the highly-anticipated new album by Lopez is scheduled for release on June 17 via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

It serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “Love?” which debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and featured hit singles “On the Floor (featuring Pitbull)” and “I’m Into You (featuring Lil Wayne).”

Among the tracks slotted for inclusion on the still-untitled collection are “Live it Up,” “Same Girl,” “Girls,” “I Luh Ya Papi,” “First Love,” “Big Booty,” “Let it Be Me,” “Never Satisfied,” “Emotions,” and “Actin.”

Album producers include Diplo (Sia, Chris Brown), H-Money (Brandy, Ariana Grande), Max Martin (Usher, Bebe Rexha), DJ Mustard (Rihanna, Trey Songz), Roccstar (CeeLo Green, Sevyn Streeter) and Detail (Mario, Keyshia Cole).

Watch the music video for “I’m Into You” below.

Priyanka Chopra unleashes “I Can’t Make You Love Me” music video

30 Apr

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

“I Can’t Make You Love Me” marks the third promotional single from the Bollywood star’s upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album.

The Manuel Reuter-produced track serves as the follow-up to previous release “Exotic,” which peaked at number 12 on the US Hot Dance Club Songs.

Video treatment was handled by Jeff Nicholas and Jonathan Craven, who are also responsible for Justin Timberlake’s “Take Back the Night” [RCA Records] and Rihanna’s “What Now” [SRP / Def Jam Recordings].

As previously reported, the highly-anticipated debut collection by Priyanka Chopra is scheduled for release later this year via Interscope Records.

Album contributors include RedOne (Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez), Makeba Riddick (Cassie, Prince Royce), Timbaland (Brandy, Alicia Keys), Sean Garrett (Usher, Janet Jackson) and Toby Gad (Madonna, John Legend).

Watch the music video for “I Can’t Make You Love Me” below.

Kwabs debuts music video for new single “Pray for Love”

30 Apr

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Kwabs has debuted the music video for his new single online.

“Pray for Love” marks the first promotional single from the British singer/songwriter’s upcoming mini-album of the same name.

The track was written by Kwabs – born Kwabena Sarkodee Adjepong – along with Eric Appapoulay, Benjamin “Plan B” Drew, and George Moore.

Video treatment was handled by Emil Nava, who is also responsible for Calvin Harris’ “Summer” [Columbia Records], James Arthur’s “Recovery” [Syco Music] and Rixton’s “We All Want the Same Thing” [Interscope Records].

The “Pray for Love” EP is scheduled for release on May 20 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records. It serves as the follow-up to “Wrong or Right” EP, which features fan favorites “Spirit Fade” and “Last Stand.”

As previously reported, Kwabs is currently working on his upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album. The highly-anticipated project is expected to hit shelves and online outlets later this year.

Among the hit songwriters and producers enlisted for the project are Craze & Hoax (Naughty Boy, Emeli Sande), Fraser T. Smith (Craig David, Tori Kelly), Kid Harpoon (Shakira, Jessie Ware) and MNEK (Tanika, Kylie Minogue).

Watch the “Pray for Love” music video below.

Brooke Candy announces new mini-album “Opulence”

29 Apr

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Brooke Candy has announced the details for her upcoming EP.

The rapper has dubbed her new collection “Opulence” and will release it on May 6 via Sony Music Entertainment / Monkey Puzzle / RCA Records.

Lead single “Opulence” was co-written by Sia Furler, who also worked on the next projects by Jennifer Lopez [Capitol Records], Carly Rae Jepsen [Interscope Records], Labrinth [Syco Music] and Natasha Bedingfield [Epic Records].

Production duties were handled by Major Lazer’s frontman Diplo, who is also responsible for MØ’s “XXX” [RCA Records], Lil Wayne’s “Lay it Down” [Young Money Records], Mac Miller’s “Goosebumpz” [Rostrum Records].

Peep the tracklisting for “Opulence” below.

“Opulence”
“Pop Rock”
“Bed Squeak”
“Feel Yourself” (featuring Cory Enemy)
“Godzillionaire”

Cher Lloyd premieres music video for new single “Sirens”

29 Apr

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Cher Lloyd has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“Sirens” is lifted from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming sophomore album, “Sorry I’m Late,” out on May 27 via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The track was co-written by Ina Wroldsen, who is known for helming Britney Spears’ “He About to Lose Me” [RCA Records], The Wanted’s “I Found You” [Island Records] and James Arthur’s “Impossible” [Syco Records].

Production duties were handled by Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub, who are also responsible for A*M*E’s “Heartless” [Epic Records], Labrinth’s “Treatment” [Syco Music] and Jason Derulo’s “Rest of Our Lives” [Warner Bros. Records].

“Sorry I’m Late” serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “Sticks and Stones,” which debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Among the new album’s other producers are Shellback (Usher, Christina Aguilera), Benny Blanco (Ciara, Ariana Grande), Matt Squire (One Direction, Demi Lovato) and Jason Evigan (Kat Graham, Selena Gomez).

Watch the music video for “Sirens” below.

Ariana Grande confirms Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins for new album

29 Apr

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Ariana Grande has confirmed Rodney Jerkins for her upcoming album.

The hit songwriter and record producer – also known as Darkchild – previously collaborated with artists including Alicia Keys [RCA Records], John Legend [Columbia Records] and Tamar Braxton [Streamline Records].

Some of his recent credits include “Read My Lips” by Ciara [Epic Records], “Shake You Up” by Leona Lewis [Syco Music], “Lease My Love” by The Saturdays [Polydor Records] and “Alive” by Jessie J [Lava Records].

He also worked on the next albums by Mariah Carey [Def Jam Recordings], Sam Smith [PMR Records], Rihanna [SRP Records], Tori Kelly [Capitol Records], Starshell [Interscope Records] and Lauriana Mae [Atlantic Records].

Meanwhile, the new album by Ariana Grande is scheduled for release later this year via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Yours Truly,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Lead single “Problem” – which features Iggy Azalea – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

The track was written by Ariana Grande along with Max Martin (Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis), Savan Kotecha (Britney Spears, One Direction) and Ilya Knocdown (Fifth Harmony, Cher Lloyd).

Watch the music video for “Right There” below.

Lianne La Havas taps Stephen “DiGenius” McGregor for new album

29 Apr

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British singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas has added DiGenius to the list of contributors for her upcoming sophomore album.

The hit songwriter and producer – born Stephen McGregor – is known for helming works for Ne-Yo [Compound Entertainment / Motown Records], Estelle [New London Records] and Tanika [Virgin EMI Records].

Some of his notable credits include “Don’t Leave Me” by Nelly Furtado [Interscope Records], “Dat U Like” by Sean Paul [Atlantic Records] and “Emotion” by Maverick Sabre [Mercury Records].

As previously reported, the new collection by Lianne La Havas is scheduled for release later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

It serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Is Your Love Big Enough?” which debuted at number four on the UK Albums Chart and produced hit singles including “No Room for Doubt,” “Forget,” “Lost & Found” and “Age.”

Listen to “Patterns” by Tourist below. The track – which features guest vocals from Lianne La Havas – is now available for download via iTunes.

Lana Del Rey schedules release date for new album “Ultraviolence”

29 Apr

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Lana Del Rey has scheduled the release date for her upcoming album.

The singer/songwriter – born Elizabeth Grant – will release “Ultraviolence” on June 2 via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

Lead single “Ultraviolence” was co-written by Rick Nowels, who also worked with the artist on “Summertime Sadness” and “Young and Beautiful.”

Some of his other credits include “I Follow Rivers” by Lykke Li [Atlantic Records], “Shooting Arrows” by Santigold [Republic Records], “No Freedom” by Dido [RCA Records] and “End of the World” by Nelly Furtado [Interscope Records].

“Ultraviolence” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Born to Die,” which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Listen to “West Coast” below. The track – produced by Dan Auerbach – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Joelle James teams up with Chris Brown for new song “Sweet Lemonade”

29 Apr

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Joelle James has unveiled a new song online.

“Sweet Lemonade” is set to appear on the artist’s upcoming debut album.

The track was co-written by Chris Brown, whose scheduled to release his upcoming sixth studio album “X” later this year via RCA Records.

Some of his notable songwriting contributions are “Slower” (performed by Brandy), “See No More” (performed by Joe Jonas), “Drained” (performed by LeToya Luckett) and “Same Girl” (performed by Jennifer Lopez).

Meanwhile, the as-yet-untitled debut album by Joelle James is expected to be released later this year via CBE / Interscope Records.

She recently co-wrote “All the Way Home” for Tamar Braxton along with Sevyn Streeter, Michael Daley, Steven Russell, Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon Thomas.

Listen to “Sweet Lemonade” below.