Archive | October, 2015

Alicia Keys teams with Sam Romans, Sampha

31 Oct

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Alicia Keys has teamed up with Sam Romans and Sampha on new music.

“An amazing week in the studio with the legend @aliciakeys and the master @jimmynapes. Big shout out to #Sampha too,” Romans posted on Instagram.

The British musician – real name Samuel Elliot Roman – recently co-wrote Disclosure’s “Jaded” [Island], Melissa Steel’s “You Love Me?” [Atlantic], Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt” [Capitol] and Gorgon City’s “Saving My Life” [Virgin EMI].

Meanwhile, Sampha is known for his collaborative works with Emile Hayne (“A Kiss Goodbye”), SBTRKT (“Hold On”), FKA twigs (“Numbers”), Drake (“Too Much”), Jessie Ware (“Valentine”) and Lil Silva (“On Your Own”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Keys is expected to release her sixth studio collection later this year through RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Girl on Fire” is preceded by current single “28 Thousand Days,” which is now available for download via iTunes.

Among the songwriters and producers reportedly backing Keys on the still-untitled project are Swizz Beatz, Emeli Sande, Pharrell Williams, Jimmy Napes, Sam Dew, Mark Batson, Harold Lilly, Mike Dean, and Sam Smith.

Watch the music video for “Uh Huh” below.

Jess Glynne premieres new single “Take Me Home” music video

31 Oct

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Jess Glynne has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Take Me Home” to her official Facebook page on Friday (October 30, 2015).

“Take Me Home” was co-written by Wayne Hector and Steve Mac, who are also responsible for Olly Murs’s “Stick with Me” [Epic], Rixton’s “Me and My Broken Heart” [Interscope] and James Blunt’s “Working it Out” [Atlantic].

Glynne’s debut album “I Cry When I Laugh” – featuring previous singles “Hold My Hand,” “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” and “Right Here” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Atlantic Records.

The collection – which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart – boasts further songwriting contributions from Jin Jin (Little Mix), Talay Riley (Keri Hilson), Jonny Coffer (Leona Lewis) and Ina Wroldsen (Demi Lovato).

Watch the music video for “Take Me Home” below.

K. Michelle reunites with Jesse “Corporal” Wilson for third album

31 Oct

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K. Michelle has reunited with Jesse “Corporal” Wilson for her third album.

The record producer and songwriter previously helmed “Judge Me” and “Build a Man,” taken from K. Michelle’s second album “Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?”

Other notable credits by Jesse “Corporal” Wilson include Celine Dion’s “Thank You” [Columbia], Ne-Yo’s “Ballerina” [Motown], Jessica Sanchez’s “Plastic Roses” [Interscope] and Musiq Souldchild’s “Like The Sun” [Atlantic].

Meanwhile, K. Michelle is expected to release her next studio collection – featuring the Jason Derulo-assisted “Make the Bed” – later this year through Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled LP reportedly delivers additional alliances with Knox Brown (Usher), Warren Felder (Rihanna), Andrew Wansel (Alicia Keys), Lil Ronnie (Tamia), Harmony Samuels (Ariana Grande) and The-Dream (Beyonce).

Watch the music video for “Maybe I Should Call” below.

Sabina Ddumba releases new single “Not Too Young”

31 Oct

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Sabina Ddumba has released her new single online.

The Swedish singer/songwriter’s latest promotional cut “Not Too Young” is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

The track was co-written by Carmen Reece (Nathan Sykes, Ariana Grande), Gamal “LunchMoney” Lewis (Ciara, Fifth Harmony), Nick Ruth (Wiz Khalifa, Nick Jonas) and Tinashe “T-Collar” Sibanda (Chris Brown, Rita Ora).

Ddumba’s debut album – featuring singles “Scarred for Life” and “Effortless” – is expected to drop next year through Warner Music Sweden.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers alliances with Toby Gad (John Legend), Ali Tennant (Craig David), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Ellie Goulding) Nolan Lambroza (Jason Derulo), and Arnthor Birgisson (Selena Gomez).

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Not Too Young” below.

Shawn Mendes collaborates with Ammar Malik

31 Oct

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Shawn Mendes has teamed with Ammar Malik on new music.

Malik is known for co-writing Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” f/ Christina Aguilera [A&M], Gym Class Heroes’ “Stereo Hearts” f/ Adam Levine [Decaydance] and B.O.B’s “Both of Us” f/ Taylor Swift [Atlantic].

His extensive resume includes further works with Jojo (“When Love Hurts”), Cashmere Cat (“Adore”), The Vamps (“Wake Up”), Prince Royce (“Double Vision”), Ariana Grande (“Why Try”) and Nick Jonas (“Chains”).

Meanwhile, Mendes is scheduled to release the repackaged edition of his debut album, “Handwritten – Revisited,” on November 20.

His second studio collection will hit stores and online outlets next year through Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers productions and songwriting alliances with Dan Wilson (Adele, John Legend), Laleh Pourkarim (Tori Kelly, Demi Lovato) and Stephan Moccio (Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd).

Watch the music video for “Never Be Alone” below.

Raleigh Ritchie releases Halloween-inspired “Bloodsport” music video

31 Oct

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Raleigh Ritchie has released a new video online.

The actor, singer, and songwriter posted the Halloween-inspired visual clip for “Bloodsport” to his official Facebook page on Friday (October 30, 2015).

“Blood Sport” was written by Ritchie – real name Jacob Anderson – along with Justin Broad, whose other credits include Corinne Bailey Rae (“Till it Happens to You”), Emeli Sande (“Maybe”) and Izzy Bizu (“Give Me Love”).

Ritchie’s upcoming debut album – featuring previous singles “The Greatest,” “In Too Deep,” “Never Say Die,” “Stay Inside,” “Stronger Than Ever” and “You Make it Worse” – next year through Columbia Records.

The still-untitled LP reportedly boasts further alliances with Chris Loco (Professor Green), Benny Cassette (Miguel), Jayson Dezuzio (Christina Aguilera), Utters (Maverick Sabre) and Paul Herman (Natasha Bedingfield).

Watch the music video for “Bloodsport” below.

Raye writes new music with MNEK

31 Oct

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Raye has reportedly collaborated on new music with MNEK.

The singer, songwriter, and record producer – real name Uzoechi Emenike – previously teamed with Rudimental (“We the Generation”), Madonna (“Hold Tight”), Karen Harding (“Say Something”) and Naughty Boy (“Pardon Me”).

Furthermore, he contributed to the next projects by Little Mix [Columbia], Becky Hill [Parlophone], Zara Larsson [Epic], Melissa Steel [Atlantic], Tamera Foster [Syco Music], Lion Babe [Polydor] and Charli XCX [Neon Gold].

Meanwhile, Raye – born Rachel Keen – is expected to release her first major-label mini-collection later this year through Polydor Records.

Current single “Tell Me” was co-written and produced by Mike “Blood Diamonds” Tucker, whose credits include Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” [Def Jam], Tinashe’s “Bet” [RCA] and Pia Mia’s “Touch” [Interscope].

Other musicians Raye has worked with are Chris Loco (Ella Eyre), Emeli Sande (Rihanna), Labrinth (Usher), Jimmy Napes (Disclosure), Jin Jin (AlunaGeorge), Bless Beats (Jess Glynne) and Knox Brown (K. Michelle).

Watch the music video for “Never Forget You” below.