Archive | April, 2015

Jason Derulo reveals tracklisting for new album “Everything is 4”

30 Apr

Jason Derulo - Everything is 4

Jason Derulo has revealed the tracklist for his upcoming fourth album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Everything is 4” on June 2 under Beluga Heights and Warner Bros Records.

Lead single “Want to Want Me” – which was produced by Ian Kirkpatrick and co-written by Lindy Robbins, Sam Martin and Mitch Allan – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Talk Dirty” boasts further songwriting contributions from Sean Douglas (Madonna, Demi Lovato), Ross Golan (Eliza Doolittle, Colbie Caillat) and Guordan Banks (Keyshia Cole, John Legend).

Album producers are Jason Evigan (Bebe Rexha, Selena Gomez), Denarius “Motesart” Motes (Sia, Celine Dion), Warren “Oak” Felder (Toni Braxton, Chris Brown) and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn (Ella Henderson, Jessie Ware).

Peep the tracklisting for “Everything is 4” below.

“Want to Want Me”


“Get Ugly”

“Pull Up”

“Love Like That” (featuring K. Michelle)

“Pain Killer” (featuring Meghan Trainor)

“Broke” (featuring Stevie Wonder & Keith Urban)

“Try Me” (featuring Jennifer Lopez & Matoma)

“Love Me Down”

“Trade Hearts” (featuring Julia Michaels)


Fleur East recruits Maegan Cottone for debut album

30 Apr


British singer/songwriter Fleur East has recruited the songwriting services of Maegan Cottone for her upcoming debut album.

“@FleurEast my new favourite girl. What a pleasure!,” she posted to her Twitter account on Wednesday (April 29, 2015).

Cottone is known for co-writing “Move” by Little Mix [Syco Music / Columbia Records], “Up” by Olly Murs f/ Demi Lovato [Syco Music / Epic Records] and “Pretty Girls” by Britney Spears f/ Iggy Azalea [RCA Records].

Furthermore, she has collaborated with top musicians including Babyface (Beyonce, Janet Jackson), Rodney Jerkins (Ciara, Leona Lewis), Lucas Secon (Trey Songz, Jordin Sparks) and Rob Knox (Rihanna, Justin Timberlake).

Meanwhile, East is expected to release her first studio collection later this year under Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music and Sony Music Entertainment.

The still-untitled LP boasts productions from Richard “Biff” Stannard (Gabrielle, Ella Henderson), Cutfather (Pixie Lott, Ella Eyre), Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Sam Smith) and Jack Splash (Jasmine Sullivan, Alicia Keys).

On the songwriting front, East has teamed up with Camille Purcell (Rita Ora, Karen Harding), Ina Wroldsen (Labrinth, Janelle Monae), Chelcee Grimes (Aston Merrygold, Tamera Foster) and Wayne Hector (Jason Derulo, Craig David).

Watch Fleur East perform “All About the Bass” below.

Bebe Rexha unwraps artwork for debut EP “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up”

30 Apr

Bebe Rexha - I Don't Wanna Grow Up

Bebe Rexha has unwrapped the artwork for her upcoming debut EP.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up” on May 12 via iTunes in partnership with Warner Bros Records.

Lead singles “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” and “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” are now available for download from all digital outlets.

Among the musicians backing Rexha on the EP are Jason Evigan (Madonna, Jason Derulo), Lauren Christy (Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx), Jon Levine (Selena Gomez, Nelly Furtado) and The Monsters & the Strangerz (Sia, Maroon 5).

On the songwriting front, Rexha has contributed to the forthcoming studio albums by Usher [RCA Records] and Becky Hill [Parlophone Records].

Her previous songwriting credits include David Guetta’s “Hey Mama” [Parlophone], Tinashe’s “2 On” [RCA], Nikki Williams’ “Glowing” [Def Jam] and Eminem’s “Monster” f/ Rihanna [Interscope].

Watch the music video for “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” below.

Ellie Goulding collaborates with Mozella for new album

29 Apr


Ellie Goulding has collaborated with Mozella on new music.

“Dark studio times with the bae @mozellamusic,” the British singer/songwriter posted to her official Instagram account on Tuesday (April 28, 2015).

Mozella – real name Maureen McDonald – previously co-wrote “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus [RCA], “Tumbling Down” by Tessanne Chin [Republic], “Living for Love” by Madonna [Interscope] and “Secrets” by Mary Lambert [Capitol].

Her extensive resume includes additional works for Pixie Lott [Virgin EMI], Tinashe [RCA], Rihanna [Westbury Road Entertainment / Roc Nation], Pia Mia [Interscope], Cheryl [Polydor] and Kelly Clarkson [RCA].

Meanwhile, Goulding will release her third studio collection later this year under Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The follow-up to 2012’s “Halcyon” reportedly boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Stephan Moccio, Jimmy Napes, Mikky Ekko, and Greg Kurstin.

Current single “Love Me Like You Do” – taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “Fifty Shades of Grey” – is now available for download via iTunes. The track was written by Tove Lo along with Savan Kotecha, Ilya “KnocDown” Salmanzadeh, Ali Payami and Max Martin.

Raye shares new song “Alien”

29 Apr


Raye has shared a new song online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Alien” – featuring Avelino – to her official SoundCloud channel on Tuesday (April 28, 2015).

Production duties on “Alien” were handled by Chris Loco, whose other credits include Raleigh Ritchie’s “Stronger Than Ever” [Columbia], Kylie Minogue’s “Fine” [Parlophone] and Professor Green’s “Lullaby” f/ Tori Kelly [Virgin EMI].

Raye’s debut project is expected to hit stores and digital outlets later this year under Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

On the songwriting front, Raye co-penned Blonde’s new single “All Cried Out” along with group members Jacob Manson and Adam Englefield. The Lucas Secon-assisted / Alex Newell-featuring track is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Parlophone Records.

Meanwhile, fans of Chris Loco’s production work should peep the next projects by Emeli Sande [Capitol], Ella Eyre [Virgin EMI], Kwabs [Atlantic], Becky Hill [Parlophone], Melissa Steel [Atlantic] and Sinead Harnett [Virgin EMI].

Listen to the audio clip for “Alien” below.

Prince Royce enlists Savan Kotecha, Ilya KnocDown for new single “Back it Up”

29 Apr


Prince Royce has confirmed the details for his new single.

The singer/songwriter christened “Back It Up” – featuring Pitbull – as the next promotional cut from his upcoming English album under RCA Records.

“Back It Up” was co-written by Savan Kotecha, whose other credits include Tori Kelly’s “Nobody Love” [Capitol], Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” [Republic] and Christina Aguilera’s “Your Body” [RCA].

Production duties were handled by Ilya “KnocDown” Salmanzadeh, who is also responsible for Ella Eyre’s “Comeback” [Virgin EMI], Jennifer Lopez’s “First Love” [Capitol] and Ariana Grande’s “Problem” f/ Iggy Azalea [Republic].

Previous single “Stuck on a Feeling” – which was helmed by Ross Golan, Sam Martin, Daniel “Robopop” Omelio and Jason Evigan – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

For his next studio collection, Royce has also collaborated with RoccStar (Fergie, John Legend), Lil’ Eddie (Usher, Kylie Minogue), Steve “Aceface” Mostyn (Sia, Jennifer Lopez) and Warren “Oak” Felder (Rihanna, K. Michelle).

Watch the music video for “Stuck on a Feeling” below.

Sevyn Streeter unveils music video for new single “4th Street”

29 Apr


Sevyn Streeter has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter – real name Amber Streeter – posted the visual clip for “4th Street” to her official YouTube channel on Tuesday (April 29, 2015).

“4th Street” appears on the artist’s debut album, “On the Verge,” out soon under Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The keenly-awaited project will feature previous promotional cut “Don’t Kill the Fun,” as well as guest appearances from Chris Brown [RCA Records], August Alsina [Def Jam Recordings] and B.o.B [Atlantic Records].

On the production front, “Verge” boasts contributions from Hit-Boy (Brandy, Selena Gomez), Polow Da Don (Rihanna, Kelly Rowland), Mansur Zafr (Ashanti, Keri Hilson) and Da Internz (Tamia, Christina Aguilera).

Album songwriters are Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Beyonce, Mariah Carey),Tiffany Fred (Zendaya, Tamar Braxton), Eric Bellinger (Usher, Teyana Taylor) and Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige).

Watch the music video for “4th Street” below.

Aston Merrygold drafts Chelcee Grimes, Future Cut for debut album

29 Apr

Aston - Chelcee - Future Cut

British singer/songwriter Aston Merrygold has added Chelcee Grimes and Future Cut to the list of contributors for his upcoming debut album.

Grimes’ songwriting resume includes works for Fleur East [Syco Music], Karen Harding [Capitol Records], Little Mix [Columbia Records], Conor Maynard [Parlophone Records] and Tulisa Contostavlos [All Around the World].

Some of her notable credits are “Million Miles” by Kylie Minogue [Parlophone] and “Walking Through the Desert” by The Saturdays [Polydor].

Meanwhile, Future Cut are known for producing and co-writing Olly Murs’ “Please Don’t Let Me Go” [Epic Records], Lily Allen’s “Smile” [Parlophone Records] and Stooshe’s “Black Heart” [Warner Bros Records].

The hitmaking duo – consisting of Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola –also contributed to the next projects by Ella Eyre [Virgin EMI], Tamera Foster [Syco Music], Whinnie Williams [Night Beach Records], Alesha Dixon [Asylum Records] and Mutya Keisha Siobhan [Polydor Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Merrygold is expected to release his first studio collection later this year under Warner Bros. Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly features additional alliances with The Underdogs (Ciara, Justin Timberlake), Jin Jin (MNEK, Jess Glynne), Dem Jointz (Rihanna, Madison Beer) and Lil’ Eddie (Usher, Prince Royce).

Watch the music video for JLS’ “She Makes Me Wanna” below.

Cover Drive announces new single “Try Again”

29 Apr

Cover Drive

The new single by Cover Drive has been announced.

The Bajan group – consisting of members Amanda Reifer, T-Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding and Barry Hill – christened “Try Again” as the next promotional cut from their upcoming sophomore album.

“Try Again” follows previous singles “Love Junkie” and “No One Knows,” which are now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Cover Drive’s debut album, “Bajan Style,” was released in May 2013 under Polydor Records. That collection peaked to number fourteen on the UK Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Lick Ya Down” and “Twilight.”

For the new album, Cover Drive enlisted the services of Will IDAP.  The hitmaker – born William Wiik Larsen – is known for co-writing and producing Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong” [Warner Bros] and Jessie J’s “Personal” [Republic].

Watch the music video for “Sparks” below.

Jasmine V hits the studio with Rob Knox for new music

29 Apr


Jasmine V has recorded new material with Rob Knox.

The hitmaker is known for co-writing and producing Ciara’s “Love Sex Magic” f/ Justin Timberlake [Jive Records], Rihanna’s “Cold Case Love” [Def Jam Recordings] and Joe Jonas’ “Just in Love” [Hollywood Records].

His extensive resume includes further works for Britney Spears [RCA Records], Katharine McPhee [Columbia Records], Leona Lewis [Island Records], Pixie Lott [Virgin EMI Records] and Nathan Sykes [Global Talent Entertainment].

Meanwhile, Jasmine V is expected to release her debut album later this year under Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s EP “That’s Me Right There,” which featured singles “Walk Away” and “I Love Your Crazy.”

Production-wise, the full-length CD will boast contributions from Soundz (Usher, K. Michelle), Benny Cassette (Miguel, Elle Varner), Ne-Yo (Keri Hilson, Sevyn Streeter) and Dem Jointz (Brandy, Aston Merrygold).

Watch the lyric video for “Who That” below.