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Normani Kordei enlists Justin Tranter, Caroline Ailin for new collaboration

23 Jun

American singer/songwriter Normani Kordei has enlisted Justin Tranter and Caroline Ailin for a new collaboration.

Tranter’s recent songwriting credits include Bebe Rexha’s “I’m a Mess,” Christina Aguilera’s “Right Moves,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Valentine,” Julia Michaels’ “Jump,” Shea Diamond’s “Keisha Complexion,” Cardi B’s “Thru Your Phone,” and Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel.”

Meanwhile, Ailin is responsible for co-writing Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” Olivia Holt’s “History,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” Grades’ “Crocodile Tears,” JKay’s “Danger,” and Alex Adair’s “Casual.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani is currently working on her debut project under Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Tayla Parx, August Rigo, James Fauntleroy, Starrah, Nija Charles, KiTo, Jude Demorest, Micah Powell, Bonnie McKee, and Jocelyn Donald.

Watch the music video for “Love Lies” below.

Trey Songz drafts Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox for new collaboration

23 Jun

American singer/songwriter Trey Songz has drafted Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox for a new collaboration.

The songwriting and production duo are responsible for Mariah Carey’s “Don’t Forget About Us,” Usher’s “Burn,” Janet Jackson’s “Nothing,” Chante Moore’s “Straight Up,” Monica’s “Love All Over Me,” and Tamar Braxton’s “Get None.”

Dupri and Cox have also worked with Alicia Keys (“Girlfriend”), Faith Evans (“Tru Love”), Tamia (“Still”), Whitney Houston (“Never Give Up”), Christina Milian (“Girl Like Me”), Nivea (“Parking Lot”) and 3LW (“Feeling You”).

Meanwhile, Songz – real name Tremaine Neverson – is expected to release his next studio collection later this year via Atlantic Records.

His previous album, 2017’s “Tremaine,” peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Nobody Else But You,” “Song Goes Off,” and “Animal.”

Watch the music video for “Nobody Else But You” below.

Justine Skye hits the studio with The Rascals, Talay Riley

23 Jun

American singer/songwriter Justine Skye has enlisted the production and songwriting services of The Rascals and Talay Riley.

Composed of Leon Thomas and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, The Rascals are responsible for co-writing and producing Jessie Reyez’s “Body Count,” Zendaya’s “Something New,” Ariana Grande’s “Baby I,” Jessica Mauboy’s “Can I Get a Moment?,” Samantha Jade’s “Shake That” and RaVaughn’s “Best Friend.”

Meanwhile, Riley’s songwriting resume boasts works with Craig David (“Talk to Me”), H.E.R. (“Lights On”), Khalid (“Young, Dumb & Broke”), Chris Brown (“Rock Your Body”), Kelela (“All the Way Down”), Britney Spears (“Clumsy”), Nick Jonas (“Levels”) and Dua Lipa (“Last Dance”).

Skye’s debut album “Ultraviolet” – featuring singles “Back for More,” “Don’t Think About It” and “U Don’t Know” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream “Ultraviolet” below.

Lennon Stella enlists Caroline Ailin for debut album

19 Jun

Lennon Stella has enlisted Caroline Ailin for a new collaboration.

The Norwegian singer/songwriter is responsible for co-penning Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” Olivia Holt’s “History,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” Grades’ “Crocodile Tears,” JKay’s “Danger,” and Alex Adair’s “Casual.”

Ailin has also contributed to the next projects by Alma, Jojo, Ella Mai, Hailee Steinfeld, Louisa Johnson, Melissa Steel, Natalie La Rose, Ella Eyre, John Newman, Olly Murs, Zara Larsson, Alice Chater, Ella Henderson, Dua Lipa, Imani Williams, James Arthur, and L Devine.

Meanwhile, Stella is expected to release her debut project later this year via Barry Weiss’ label RECORDS in partnership with Columbia Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional contributions from Jenna Andrews, Max McElligott, Emily Warren, Nate Cyphert, Fiona Bevan, Sean Douglas, Caitlyn Scarlett, Sam Fischer, Chloe Angelides, Trey Campbell, Ali Tamposi, Gladius James, Ashe, Sarah Aarons, and Ella Henderson.

Yebba Smith drafts Naughty Boy for new collaboration

18 Jun

Yebba Smith has drafted Naughty Boy for a new collaboration.

The British record producer and songwriter’s resume boasts works with Emeli Sande (“Heaven”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), James Arthur (“Supposed”) and Rak-Su (“Dimelo”).

His current single “All or Nothing” – which was co-written by Seinabo Sey and features Ray BLK and Wycelf Jean – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Smith is expected to release her debut album – featuring the Jin Jin-penned / George Moore-produced lead single “Evergreen” – later this year.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Mark Ronson, Emile Haynie, Andrew Wyatt, Makeba Riddick, Terrace Martin, Ilsey Juber, Kenneth Crouch, Diane Warren, and Chris Loco.

Stream the audio clip for “Evergreen” below.

Brandy hits the studio with Prince Charlez for new collaboration

16 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and actress Brandy Norwood has enlisted fellow recording artist Prince Charlez for a new collaboration.

Charlez is responsible for co-writing Zedd & Liam Payne’s “Get Low,” Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Mary J. Blige’s “U + Me (Love Lesson),” K. Michelle’s “Talk to God,” Ella Mai’s “Who Knew,” and Tey Songz’s “Song Goes Off.”

His debut EP “Evolution, Pt. 1” – featuring contributions from DannyBoyStyles, Chasity Nwagbara, Fred Ball, Nasri Atweh, Sounwave, and DaHeala – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Meanwhile, Brandy is expected to release her next studio collection and follow-up 2012’s “Two Eleven” later this year via Primary Wave / eOne Music.

On the highly-anticipated project, Brandy has also worked with songwriters and producers including Darhyl “Hey DJ” Camper Jr., Kristal Oliver, Sir Charles, Delisha Thomas, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, and Harvey Mason Jr.

Stream “Evolution, Pt. 1” below.

Mabel McVey teams up with Jax Jones for new single “Ring Ring”

16 Jun

Mabel McVey has teamed up with Jax Jones for his new single “Ring Ring,” which is scheduled to arrive on June 22nd via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Kamille (David Guetta, Bebe Rexha), Marlon Roudette (Liam Payne, Sinead Harnett), MNEK (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera) and Mark Ralph (Clean Bandit, Years & Years).

As mentioned in earlier posts, McVey’s upcoming debut album – featuring current promotional single “Fine Line” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts contributions from The Electric, Pawws, Jordan Riley, Lostboy, Dan Caplen, Bless Beats, Olivia Deano, Corey Sanders, Oscar Scheller, Fraser T. Smith, and Jonny Coffer.

Watch the music video for “Fine Line” below.