Archive | March, 2015

Ciara unwraps new album “Jackie” artwork

31 Mar

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Ciara has unwrapped the official artwork for her sixth studio album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Jackie” later this year via iTunes in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment imprint Epic Records.

Lead single “I Bet” was co-written by Theron and Timothy Thomas of Rock City (Chris Brown, Keri Hilson) and produced by Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Teyana Taylor) and Chris “TEK” O’Ryan (Beyonce, Miley Cyrus).

“Jackie” serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Ciara,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles in the shape of “Body Party,” “Overdose” and the Nicki Minaj-assisted “I’m Out.”

The keenly-awaited CD boasts additional alliances with Dr. Luke (Ne-Yo, Tinashe), Cirkut (Rihanna, Katy Perry), Polow Da Don (Fergie, Keyshia Cole), Soundz (Jeremih, K. Michelle) and Mike WiLL Made It (Usher, Mariah Carey).

Watch the music video for “I Bet” below.

Ella Eyre debuts new single “Together”

31 Mar

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Ella Eyre has debuted her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Together” to her Vevo channel on Monday (March 30, 2015).

“Together” was produced by Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola of Future Cut, who are also responsible for Lily Allen’s “Smile” [Parlophone], Melanie Fiona’s “Ay Yo” [Motown] and Stooshe’s “Black Heart” [Warner Bros].

The track serves as the follow-up to previous promotional cut “Comeback,” which peaked to number twelve on the UK Singles Chart.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Eyre’s debut album “Feline” will be released later this year via Universal Music Group imprint Virgin EMI Records.

Other album producers include Two Inch Punch (Kacy Hill, Sam Smith), Greg Wells (Colbie Caillat, Kelly Clarkson), Jarrad Rogers (Demi Lovato, Becky Hill) and Chris Loco (Rita Ora, Melissa Steel).

Meanwhile, fans of Future Cut’s work should peep the upcoming projects by Whinnie Williams [Night Beach Records], Little Mix [Columbia Records], Tamera Foster [Syco Music] and Conor Maynard [Parlophone Records].

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Together” below.

Pia Mia unleashes music video for new single “With You”

31 Mar

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Pia Mia has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for the G-Eazy-assisted “Fuck With You” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (March 31, 2015).

“Fuck With You” – now available for download via iTunes – was produced by Nicholas “Nic Nac” Balding, whose other credits include Chris Brown’s “Loyal” (featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga) and Tinashe’s “Watch Me Work.”

As previously reported, Mia’s debut studio collection is scheduled for release later this year under Wolfpack Entertainment and Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Benny Blanco (Sia, Katy Perry), Harmony Samuels (Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez), DJ Mustard (Omarion, Keyshia Cole) and Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Sam Smith).

On the songwriting front, Mia has teamed with Maureen “Mozella” McDonald (Madonna, Miley Cyrus), Chantal Kreviazuk (Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani) and Rock City (Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj).

Watch the music video for “Fuck With You” below.

Kat Dahlia unveils “I Think I’m In Love” music video

31 Mar

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Kat Dahlia has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter – real name Katriana Huguet – posted the visual clip for “I Think I’m in Love” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (March 31, 2015).

“I Think I’m in Love” was written by Dahlia along with Justin “J. Dens” DeSantis and the song’s producer Jon Levine, whose other credits include Bebe Rexha (“I’m Gonna Show You Crazy”) and Leona Lewis (“Your Hallelujah”).

Dahlia’s debut album “My Garden” – featuring previous promotional cuts “Gangsta,” “Mirror” and “Crazy” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Vested in Culture and Epic Records.

Watch the music video for “I Think I’m in Love” below.

Mila J taps Da Internz for new album

31 Mar

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Mila J has collaborated with Da Internz for her upcoming studio album.

The production duo recently helmed “Stanley” for Jazmine Sullivan. The track appears on the R&B singer/songwriter’s third studio collection, “Reality Show,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with RCA Records.

Consisting of members Marcos Palacios and Ernest Clark, Da Internz have also contributed to the next projects by Usher [RCA], Rihanna [Roc Nation], Tamia [Def Jam], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic] and Christina Aguilera [RCA].

Meanwhile, Mila J is scheduled to release her new album later this year via Universal Music Group imprint Motown Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s EP “M.I. LA,” which spawned hit singles “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up” and “My Main.”

Other musicians backing Mila J on the keenly-awaited LP are Tricky Stewart (Brandy, Jennifer Lopez), The-Dream (Ciara, Kelly Rowland), DJ Mustard (Tinashe, Charli XCX) and Sam Hook (Jasmine V, Keri Hilson).

Watch the music video for “My Main” below.

Jasmine V premieres “Walk Away” music video

31 Mar

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Jasmine V has premiered a new music video online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Walk Away” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (March 26, 2015).

“Walk Away” was co-written and co-produced by Larry “Symbolyc One” Griffin, who also worked with the likes of Madonna [Interscope Records], Beyonce [Columbia Records] and Tamar Braxton [Epic Records].

Jasmine V’s debut EP “That’s Me Right There” – featuring previous promotional cuts “I Love Your Crazy,” “Me Without You” and “Who That” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Interscope Records.

Watch the music video for “Walk Away” below.

Fifth Harmony, Kid Ink premiere “Worth It” music video

29 Mar

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Fifth Harmony have premiered the music video for their new single online.

The pop quintet posted the visual clip for the Kid Ink-assisted “Worth It” to their Vevo channel on Saturday (March 28, 2015).

“Worth It” was co-written by Priscilla Renea Hamilton, whose other credits include Pitbull’s “Timber” f/ Ke$ha [RCA Records], K. Michelle’s “V.S.O.P” [Atlantic Records] and Tamar Braxton’s “Tip Toe” [Epic Records].

Production duties on “Worth It” were handled by Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate, who are also responsible for Jennifer Lopez’s “Feel the Light” [Roc Nation] and Tinashe’s “All Hands on Deck” [RCA Records].

Fifth Harmony’s debut album “Reflection” – featuring previous promotional cuts “BO$$” and “Sledgehammer” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Syco Music and Epic Records.

Watch the music video for “Worth It” below.

Rita Ora recruits Jess Glynne for sophomore album

29 Mar

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Jess Glynne has written songs for Rita Ora’s upcoming sophomore album.

The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter previously co-wrote M.O’s “For a Minute” [Operator Records] and provided guest vocals on Clean Bandit’s “Real Love” [Atlantic Records] and Route 94’s “My Love” [Virgin EMI Records].

Her current single “Hold My Hand” – which was co-written by Glynne along with Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Ina Wroldsen and produced by Clean Bandit’s Jack Patterson and Starsmith – is now available for download via iTunes.

Meanwhile, Ora’s highly-anticipated sophomore album will hit stores and digital outlets later this year via Roc Nation and Columbia Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “R.I.P,” “How We Do (Party),” “Shine Ya Light” and “Radioactive.”

Other songwriters backing Ora on the new CD are Priscilla Renea (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato), Camille Purcell (Ella Henderson, Leona Lewis) and Victoria Monet (Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony).

Watch the music video for Glynne’s “Hold My Hand” below.

Ella Eyre confirms new single “Together”

28 Mar

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Ella Eyre has confirmed the title for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter dubbed “Together” as the next promotional cut from her upcoming debut album, “Feline,” out soon via Virgin EMI Records.

“Together” serves as the follow-up to previous single “Comeback,” which was written by Eyre along with the song’s producers Alexander Kronlund, Oscar Goerres and Ilya “KnocDown” Salmanzadeh.

Other musicians backing Eyre on “Feline” are Chris Loco (Emeli Sande, Kylie Minogue), Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Colbie Caillat), Jarrad Rogers (Charli XCX, Rita Ora) and Two Inch Punch (Ed Sheeran, Jessie Ware).

On the songwriting front, Eyre and Wayne  Hector co-wrote “Changing” for drum & bass duo Sigma along with Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas Barnes of TMS. The Paloma Faith-assisted track topped the UK Singles Chart.

She also provided guest vocals on the DJ Fresh’s latest single “Gravity.” The track – which was co-written by Jon Shave, George Astasio and Jason Pebworth of The Invisible Men – debuted at number four on the UK Singles Chart.

Watch the music video for “Gravity” below.

 

Tourist teams with Josef Salvat, Niia Rocco for new single “Holding On”

28 Mar

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Tourist has debuted his new single online.

The Grammy-winning record producer and songwriter posted the audio clip for “Holding On” to his SoundCloud page on Thursday (March 26, 2015).

“Holding On” – featuring vocals from Josef Salvat and Niia – will be available for download from May 24 via iTunes (UK) and all other digital outlets.

The track marks the second promotional cut from Tourist’s upcoming debut album under Tourist Recordings and Polydor Records.

On the songwriting and production front, Tourist – real name William Phillips – previously co-wrote and / or produced Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” [Capitol Records] and Jessie Ware’s “Pieces” [Island Records].

He also contributed to the as-yet-untitled first studio collection by G.O.O.D. Music signee Kacy Hill, which is expected to be released later this year.

Listen to “Holding On” below.