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Usher teams up with Nasri Atweh for new collaboration

23 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and actor Usher has teamed up with Nasri Atweh of Magic! for a new collaboration.

Nasri recently co-wrote “Never Break” for John Legend alongside Greg Wells and Mr. Hudson. The track appears on Legend’s latest studio collection, “Bigger Love,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Nasri’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Justin Bieber (“Changes”), Halsey (“Not Afraid Anymore”), Chris Brown (“Don’t Judge Me”), Tinashe (“Flame”), Sabrina Claudio (“Don’t Let Me Down”), Shakira (“Cut Me Deep”) and Chloe x Halle (“Don’t Make It Harder on Me”).

Meanwhile, Usher’s latest single “California” – which was co-written by Ester Dean and produced by Mel & Mus (aka Melvin Hough and Rivelino Wouter) – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Usher’s upcoming ninth album reportedly features additional productions and songwriting contributions from Danja, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Mike Sabath, Stacy Barthe, Ryan Toby, Uforo Ebong, JHart, Sebastian Kole, Harmony Samuels, Ghoss, Akil King, Verse Simmonds, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “California” below.

Kelis teams up with Disclosure for new song “Watch Your Step”

24 May

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American singer/songwriter Kelis has teamed up with Disclosure on a new song entitled “Watch Your Step,” which is slotted for inclusion on the British production duo’s upcoming third studio album, “Energy.”

Scheduled to arrive on August 28 via Island Records UK, “Energy” features additional guest appearances from Kehlani (“Birthday”), Common (“Riverie”), Amine (“My High”),  Channel Tres (“Lavender”), Mick Jenkins (“Who Knew”), Blik Bassy (“Ce N’est Pas”) and Fatoumata Diawara (“Douha”).

Disclosure’s last studio album, 2015’s “Caracal,” topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also spawned singles including “Omen” (featuring Sam Smith), “Holding On” (featuring Gregory Portman) and “Magnets” (featuring Lorde).

Meanwhile, Kelis’s next project – which is expected to arrive later this year – reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike, Daniel “Grades” Traynor, Rowan “Loxe” Perkinson, and Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji.

Watch the music video for “Energy” below.

Mahalia delivers new EP “Isolation Tapes”

1 May

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Photo Credit: Jessie Lily Adams (Billboard)

British singer/songwriter Mahalia Burkmar, known mononymously as Mahalia, has delivered her new EP online.

“Isolation Tapes” – featuring three new songs in the shape of “BRB,” “Plastic Plants” and “Too Nice” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The new project boasts contributions from regular collaborators Felix Joseph, Ebenezer, Jahaan Sweet, Kurtis McKenzie, Aston Rudi, Dan Diggas, Maths Time Joy, Nayla “Sillkey” Nayassa, and Alistair “AOD” O’Donnell.

Stream “Isolation Tapes” below.

Amanda Reifer enlists Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph for new collaboration

18 Apr

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Amanda Reifer has enlisted Sak Pase Joseph for a new collaboration.

The Haitian hitmaker (born Shama Joseph) is known co-writing and producing singles including Rihanna’s “Man Down,” Alesha Dixon’s “Drummer Boy,” Miranda Brooke’s “Hater,” Ava Lily’s “Painkiller,” Verse Simmond’s “Boo Thang,” Busta Rhymes’ “Why Stop Now,” and Kanye West’s “New Slaves.”

Sak Pase’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Jennifer Lopez (“Emotions”), Nicki Minaj (“Win Again”), Tank (“Thanking You”), Elle Varner (“Where Your Man Is”), Iggy Azalea (“Can’t Lose”), Kid Ink (“No Miracles”), Taliwhoah (“Sweet Sweet”) and Bibi Bourelly (“Wet”).

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Reifer’s current promotional single “Shitty Day” – which was produced by regular collaborator Charlie Heat – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Spotify and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming debut project is expected to feature additional productions and songwriting contributions from Banx & Ranx, Diztortion, Boi-1da, Supa Dups , Deputy, Marcus James, Jonah Christian, Fredro, and Midi Jones.

Stream the audio clip for “Shitty Day” below.

Kelly Rowland confirms details for new single “Coffee”

15 Apr

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Kelly Rowland has announced the details for her new single.

The American singer/songwriter dubbed “Coffee” as her next promotional cut and will release it in on 17 April 2020 via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Rowland’s upcoming fifth studio album and follow-up to 2013’s “Talk a Good Game” is expected to arrive later this year.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts contributions from Jeff Gitty, Nasri Atweh, Mick Schultz, J. Que, The Stereotypes, Bianca “Blush” Atterberry, Darhyl Camper, Prince Charlez, Ray BLK, Nana Rogues, Black Coffee, Raye, Mike Sabath, Sounwave, Eric Hudson, and The Rascals.

Watch the music video for “Motivation” below.

Kiana Lede announces details for debut album “Kiki”

14 Mar

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Kiana Lede has announced the details for her upcoming debut album.

The American singer, songwriter, actress, and pianist christened her first studio collection “Kiki” and will release it on 03 April 2020 via The Heavy Group in partnership with Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Current promotional single “Forfeit” (featuring Lucky Daye) – which was written by Lede alongside Mike Woods, Kevin White, Reese Hinton, Patrick McManus, Derrick Milano, Michael McCall and Roark Bailey – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project features additional guest appearances from Ari Lennox (“Chocolate”), 6LACK (“Second Chances”), Col3trane (“Good Girl”), Arin Ray (“Separation”) and Moneybagg Yo & Bia (“Labels”).

See the tracklisting for “Kiki” below.

(1) Cancelled / (2) Movin / (3) Mad at Me / (4) Chocolate / (5) Forfeit / (6) Second Chances / (7) Crazy / (8) Plenty More / (9) Skiterlude / (10) Labels / (11) Honest / (12) Feel a Way / (13) Good Girl / (14) Attention / (15) Separation / (16) Protection / (17) No Takebacks

Fredro teases new collaboration with Amanda Reifer

9 Mar

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Fredro has teased a new collaboration with Amanda Reifer.

“Vibes upon vibes with @amandareifer today,” the Swedish record producer and songwriter posted to Instagram on Sunday (March 08, 2020).

Fredro’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Ehlie Luna (“Industry of Cool”), Alessia Cara (“My Song”), Christina Milian (“When You Look at Me”), Mya (“Fabulous Life”), Sugababes (“Supernatural”), Cheri Dennis (“Ooh Ooh”) and Jessica Mauboy (“Can Anybody Tell Me”).

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Reifer’s most recent promotional single “Rich Bitch Juice” – which was produced by regular collaborator Charlie Heat – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Reifer’s upcoming debut project under The Heavy Group reportedly features additional contributions from Banx & Ranx, Diztortion, Boi-1da, Supa Dups , Deputy, Marcus James, Jonah Christian, and Midi Jones.

Watch the music video for “Rich Bitch Juice” below.

 

Paloma Faith teams up with Jonas Blue for new single “Mistakes”

28 Feb

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Paloma Faith has teamed up with Jonas Blue for his new single “Mistakes,” which is now available via is iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Released under A Positiva / Virgin EMI Records, “Mistakes” was co-written by Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike and James “Boy Matthews” Norton and collectively produced by Jonas Blue and Aaron Zuckerman.

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Faith is expected to release her fifth studio album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records Label UK.

The follow-up to 2017’s “The Architect” reportedly boasts songwriting contributions from Diane Warren, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Clarence Coffee Jr, Andrew “BullySongs” Bullimore, Cleo Tighe, and Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett.

On the production front, Faith has worked with Grades, Fred Ball, Starsmith, Dave Okumu, George Moore, Stephan Moccio, Detonate, Tre Jean-Marie, AC Burrell, Digital Farm Animals, Patrick Wimberley, Fred Ball, and Mojam.

Stream the audio clip for “Mistakes” below.

Sugababes enlist Sinead Harnett, Monro for new collaboration

26 Feb

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British group Sugababes (composed of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan, and Siobhan Donaghey) have added Sinead Harnett and Ross “Monro” James to the list of contributors for their upcoming project.

Harnett previously teamed up with Monro on “Want It With You,” “Him Too,” “Walking Away,” “All That You Are” and “Too Good for a Bad Thing,” taken from her albums “Chapter One” (2017) and “Lessons in Love” (2019), respectively.

As a songwriter, Harnett co-wrote Little Mix’s “One I’ve Been Missing” (w/ Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jez Ashurst and Tre Jean-Marie) and Louise’s “Breaking Back Together” (w/ Adam Argyle and Michael Angelo) and “Give You Up” (w/ Iain James and Phil Cook).

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Sugababes are expected to release their next project later this year to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut studio album, “One Touch,” which spawned four singles in the shape of “Overload,” “Run for Cover,” “New Year” and “Soul Sound.”

The still-untitled collection reportedly features additional contributions from Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike, Aminata Kabba, Dan Caplen, Aston Rudi, Karen Poole, and Craigie Dodds.

Stream the audio clip for “Want It With You” below.

 

Alicia Keys records new music with IzyBeats, P2J

22 Feb

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American singer/songwriter Alicia Keys has recorded new music with P2J and Izy Beats alongside Swizz Beatz and Jamaican recording artist Proteje. It is yet to be known whether this session is intended for a future Proteje release or Keys’ upcoming studio album, “ALICIA.”

IzyBeats production credits include Jorja Smith’s “Be Honest” and Koffee’s “Rapture.” The Jamaican-born, Miami based producer has also contributed to the next projects by Kasai, Ne-Yo, and Claudia Valentina.

Meanwhile, P2J is responsible for producing Beyonce’s “Brown Skin Girl,” Doja Cat’s “Addiction,” Jaz Karis’ “Summer Story,” Miraa May’s “Bad Behaviour,” Snoh Aalegra’s “Situationship,” and Justine Skye’s “Secrets.”

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Keys will release her seventh studio album “ALICIA” on March 20 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Her 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, Jimmy Napes, Arrow Benjamin, and Fred Ball.

Watch the music video for “Underdog” below.