Mary J. Blige reunites with Prince Charlez, Pop & Oak for new single “Only Love”

13 Jul

Mary J. Blige has released her new single online.

“Only Love” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Prince Charlez, who previously teamed up with Blige on singles “Love Yourself,” “Set Me Free” and “U + Me (Love Lesson),” taken from the 2017 album, “Strength of a Woman.”

Production duties on “Only Love” were handled by Pop & Oak, who also worked with Blige on “Wonderful” and “Kiss and Make Up,” taken from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Think Like a Man Too.”

Blige’s upcoming fourteenth album – featuring further contributions from Moses Samuels and Mikey Akinkunmi of Sons of Sonix – is expected to arrive later this year via Republic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Only Love” below.

Sinead Harnett premieres “Body” music video

12 Jul

Sinead Harnett has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Johnny Mourgue-directed clip for “Body” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Thursday (July 12, 2018).

Co-written and produced by regular collaborator Daniel “Grades” Traynor; “Body” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Harnett’s next project reportedly yields further alliances with Maths Time Joy, J Mills, Alan Sampson, Marlon Roudette, Hue Strother, Ari PenSmith, P2J, Michael Angelo, Rodney Jerkins, Autumn Rowe, and Stint.

Watch the music video for “Body” below.

Normani Kordei reunites with Victoria Monet for new collaboration

12 Jul

Normani Kordei has reunited with Victoria Monet for a new collaboration.

Monet previously co-wrote four songs for Fifth Harmony in the shape of “Everlasting Love,” “Them Girls Be Like,” “We Know,” and “No Way,” taken from the albums “Reflection” (2015) and “7/27” (2016), respectively.

The American singer/songwriter’s latest project “Life After Love, Pt. 1” – featuring “Wish I Never Met You,” “Freak,” “No Good,” “Water Fall Out of Love,” “Ten New Friends” and “Let Her Go” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani, who signed a publishing deal with Stellar Song, is currently working on her debut solo project under Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Justin Tranter, Kennedi, Hue Strother, Caroline Ailin, James Fauntleroy, Tayla Parx, August Rigo, Starrah, Nija Charles, Micah Powell, and KiTo.

Watch the music video for “Freak” below.

Jess Kent announces new singles “Bass Bumps,” “No Love Songs”

11 Jul

Jess Kent has announced the details for her new singles.

The Australian singer/songwriter christened “Bass Bumps” and “No Love Songs” as the her next promotional cuts and will release them on July 13 via iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

“Bass Bumps” was co-written by Kennedi Lykken, Justin Tranter, Nick Monson, Mark Nilan and Paul “DJ White Shadow” Blair, meanwhile “No Love Songs” was co-written by Brittany Burton, Michael Pollack and Jorgen Odegard.

Kent’s upcoming project – featuring further contributions from Billy Steinberg, Negin Djafari, Jussifer, Chelsea Lena, Sad Pony, Justin Raisen, Skyler Stonestreet, Trey Campbell, Ido Zmishlany, Sarah Hudson, and Patrick Patrikious – is expected to arrive later this year via Capitol Records.

Watch the music video for “Trolls” below.

Lauren Jauregui hits the studio with Rami Yacoub, Rob Knox

10 Jul

Lauren Jauregui has recorded new music with Rami Yacoub and Rob Knox.

Yacoub’s recent songwriting and production credits include Charlie Puth’s “Slow it Down,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Empty Wallets,” DNCE’s “Body Moves,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “First Time,” and Madonna’s “Devil Prey.”

Meanwhile, Knox is reponsible for co-writing and producing Justin Timberlake’s “Morning Light,” Luke James’ “These Arms,” Rihanna’s “Cold Case Love,” Britney Spears’ “Mannequin,” and Chris Brown’s “Help Me.”

Having signed a solo record deal with Sony Music imprint Columbia Records, Jauregui’s upcoming debut album reportedly yields further contributions from Nija Charles and Kurtis “K9” McKenzie.

Watch the music video for “Strangers” below.

June’s Diary release debut mini-album “All of Us”

8 Jul

American female group June’s Diary – composed of Kristal Lyndriette Smith, Ashly Williams, Brienna DeVlugt, Gabrielle “Gabby” Carreiro and Shyann Roberts – have released their debut mini-album online.

“All of Us” – featuring six songs in the shape of “Good Time,” “Take Me,” “Have You Ever,” “His Phone,” “All of Us” and “Hurt People” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project also boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Richard “P2J” Isong, Ari PenSmith, J. Warner, and Alastair “AoD” O’Donnell.

Stream “All of Us” below.

[Common Collaborators] Toni and Tamar Braxton

8 Jul

In addition to being sisters and major recording artists, Toni and Tamar Braxton have also worked with a lot of the same producers and songwriters. In fact, Tamar co-wrote several songs for Toni including “Let Me Show You The Way (Out),” “Give it Back,” “Rock Me, Roll Me,” “Selfish,” “Me & My Boyfriend,” “Always” and “Holiday Celebrate.”

Here’s the list of common songwriters and producers both artists have worked with!

  • Andrea Martin – Tamar Braxton: “Only Love” and “What Does it Take” (with The Braxtons) / Toni Braxton: “A Better Man” and “I Love Me Some Him”
  • Bryan Michael Cox – Tamar Braxton: “Get None,” Pieces” and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Just Be a Man About It,” “Tripping” and “What’s Good”
  • Claude Kelly – Tamar Braxton: “Raise the Bar” / Toni Braxton: “I Hate Love”
  • Christopher “Tricky” Stewart – Tamar Braxton: “Slow Flow,” “L.A.D.I” and “Where’s the Good in Goodbye” (with The Braxtons), as well as “If You Don’t Wanna Love Me,” “I’m Over You,” “The Way it Should Be,” “Get Mine” and “Stay and Fight” / Toni Braxton: “Missin”
  • Cory Rooney – Tamar Braxton: “My Man” / Toni Braxton: “Stupid”
  • Damon Thomas – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Supposed to Be” and “Finally”
  • Dernst “D’Mile” Emile – Tamar Braxton: “Black Tears” / Toni Braxton: “Wardrobe”
  • Harvey Mason Jr. – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Supposed to Be,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Hands Tied,” “Why Don’t You Love Me” and “Hero,”
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – Tamar Braxton: “I’d Still Say Yes” (with The Braxtons) and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “You Mean the World to Me,” “Seven Whole Days,” “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “And I Love You,” “Gimme Some,” “You’re Making Me High,” “Let it Flow,” “How Could an Angel Break My Heart” and “This Time Next Year” (also recorded by Shola Ama)
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels – Tamar Braxton: “The One,” “Tip Toe,” “Love and War,” “One on One Fun,” “Hot Sugar,” “Where it Hurts,” “Catfish,” “Simple Things,” “Broken Record,” “A.S.A.P.” and “Pick Me Up”/ Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”
  • Makeba Riddick – Tamar Braxton: “Love and War,” “If I Don’t Have You,” “Must Be Good to You,” “A.S.A.P,” “Run Run” and “Pick Me Up” / Toni Braxton: “Please,” “Looking at Me” and “Make My Heart”
  • Patrick “J. Que” Smith – Tamar Braxton: “Where it Hurts” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Sex and Cigarettes” and “Supposed to Be”
  • Rodney Jerkins – Tamar Braxton: “The Makings of You,” “Heart in My Hands” and “Blind” / Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”