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Sam Smith announces details for new album “To Die For”

13 Feb

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Sam Smith has announced the details for her his new album.

The British singer/songwriter (born Samuel Frederick Smith) christened his third studio collection “To Die For” and will release it on May 1st via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Current promotional single “How Do You Sleep” – which was written by Smith alongside Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Max Martin – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2017’s “The Thrill Of It All” boasts further songwriting contributions from Ryan Tedder, Louis Bell, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt, Two Inch Punch, Amy Allen, Kamille, and Steve Mac.

As a songwriter, Smith recently co-penned Celine Dion’s “For the Lover That I Lost” alongside regular collaborators Jimmy Napes and Stargate (aka Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen). The track appears on Dion’s latest studio album, “Courage,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Dancing With a Stranger” below.

 

Janet Jackson confirms new album “Black Diamond”

10 Feb

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Janet Jackson has confirmed the title for her new album.

“Hey U Guys! I’ve heard all your wishes and now from my lips to your ears. I’m working on my new album and going on a brand new World Tour this summer! Both titled “Black Diamond,” the American singer, songwriter, and actress posted to Instagram on Monday (February 10, 2020).

Jackson’s last studio collection, 2015’s “Unbreakable,” topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned five singles in the shape of “No Sleep,” “Burn it Up,” “Unbreakable,” “The Great Forever” and “Damn Baby.”

Her most recent single “Made for Now” – which was written by Jackson alongside Al Sherrod Lambert, Shawn Butler, Thomas Lumpkins, Varren Wade, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, and Edgar “JV” Etienne – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Watch the music video for “Made for Now” below.

Dua Lipa reveals tracklisting for new album “Future Nostalgia”

2 Feb

British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming sophomore studio album, “Future Nostalgia,” which will arrive on April 3 via Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records.

Current single “Physical” – which was written by Dua Lipa alongside Sarah Hudson, Clarence Coffee Jr., and Jason Evigan – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

“Future Nostalgia” boasts additional songwriting contributions from Emily Warren, Caroline Ailin, Kamille, Tove Lo, Shakka Philip, Ali Tamposi, Sophie “Frances” Cooke, and Chelcee Grimes.

On the production front, Dua Lipa has worked with Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Ian Kirkpatrick, Stuart Price, TMS, Jeff Bhasker, SG Lewis, Andrew Watt, and The Monsters & Strangerz.

See the tracklisting for “Future Nostalgia” (PS. The MNEK-produced/Normani-featuring “If It Ain’t Me” is expected texpected to ­feature on the deluxe version of the album).

(1) Future Nostalgia / (2) Don’t Start Now / (3) Cool / (4) Physical / (5) Levitating / (6) Pretty Please / (7) Hallucinate / (8) Love Again / (9) Break My Heart / (10) Good in Bed / (11) Boys Will Be Boys

K. Michelle releases new album “All Monsters Are Human”

31 Jan

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American singer/songwriter Kimberly Pate (known professionally as K. Michelle) has released her new studio album online.

“All Monsters Are Human” – featuring singles “Supa Hood” and “The Rain” – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2017’s “Kimberly: The People I Used to Know” boasts contributions from Troy Taylor, Jazze Pha, Ronnie Jackson, Brandon Hodge, Uforo Ebong, Drumma Boy, Sean Momberger, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, Jeremiah “Sickpen” Bethea, Damon Thomas, Sha Sha Jones, and Ayo & Keyz.

Stream “All Monsters Are Human” below.

Dua Lipa unveils artwork, release date for new album “Future Nostalgia”

30 Jan
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Dua Lipa has unveiled the artwork and release date for her upcoming album.

The British singer/songwriter will release her second studio collection “Future Nostalgia” on April 3rd via Warner Bros. Records.

Current single “Physical” – which was co-written by Sarah Hudson, Clarence Coffee Jr., and Jason Evigan – will arrive on January 31 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2018’s “Dua Lipa” features additional songwriting contributions from from Billy Walsh, Caroline Ailin, Emily Warren, Scott Harris, Julia Michaels, Tove Lo, Jaramye Daniels, Kennedi Lykken, Tayla Parx, Kamille, Sarah Aarons, Ilsey Juber, Jozzy, Sasha Sloan, and Lindy Robbins.

On the production front, Dua Lipa has worked with Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Ian Kirkpatrick, Jeff Bhasker, Grades, King Henry, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin, Joel Little, Fred Ball, Danja, Supa Dups, Metro Boomin’, John Ryan, and Sly.

Stream the audio clip for “Don’t Start Now” below.

Anne-Marie teases return with sophomore studio album

28 Jan

Anne-Marie has teased fans with her upcoming sophomore studio album.

“I’M BACK! #AM2,” the British singer/songwriter (born Anne-Marie Nicholson) posted to Instagram on Monday (27 January 2020).

Anne-Marie’s debut studio album, 2018’s “Speak Your Mind,” peaked to number three on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles “Alarm,” “Ciao Adios,” “Heavy,” “Then,” “Friends,” “2002” and “Perfect to Me.”

Among the producers backing Anne-Marie on her new album are TMS (Jess Glynne, Sinead Harnett), Jonas Jeberg (Tinashe, Era Istrefi), Fred Ball (Raye, Kevin Garrett), Louis Bell (Halsey, Rita Ora), Jussifer (Bebe Rexha, Kim Petras), Chris Loco (Kamille, Emeli Sande) and Jimmy Napes (Madonna, Alicia Keys).

On the songwriting front, Anne-Marie has worked with Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (Tamera Foster, Craig David), Eyelar Mirzazadeh (Demi Lovato, Kara Marni), Tayla Parx (Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly), Jennifer Decilveo (Birdy, Dan Caplen) and Emily Warren (Dua Lipa, Charli XCX).

Stream the audio clip for “Perfect for Me” below.

 

Alicia Keys reveals artwork, release date for new album “A.L.I.C.I.A.”

21 Jan

Alicia Keys has revealed the artwork and release date for her upcoming album.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer will release her seventh studio collection, “A.L.I.C.I.A,” on March 20 via RCA Records.

Current promotional single “Underdog” – which was co-written by Ed Sheeran alongside Johnny McDaid, Amy Wadge, Jonny Coffer, and Foy Vance – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Emeli Sande, Linda Perry, Arrow Benjamin, and Fred Ball.

Watch the music video for “Underdog” below.