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Usher teams up with Ella Mai for new collaboration

19 Oct

 

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Usher has teamed up with Ella Mai for a new collaboration.

“I love when a plan comes together @usher and @ellamai,” Keith Thomas, Ceo of GoodLook Entertainment & A&R for RCA/Bystorm records, posted to Instagram on Friday (October 18, 2019).

Mai’s self-titled debut album under 10 Summers / Interscope Records debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Boo’d Up,” “Naked,” “Trip” and “Shot Clock.”

Her latest release “What You Did” – with fellow British recording artist Mahalia – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

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Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his upcoming ninth album, tentatively entitled “Confessions 2,” later this year via RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers contributions from Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, 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 “LaLaLa” below.

Tiana Major9 teams up with Earthgang for new single “Collide”

11 Oct

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British singer/songwriter Tiana Major9 has teamed up with American hip hop duo Earthgang for new single “Collide,” which is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by Sonyae Elise alongside Stacy Barthe (Rihanna, Alicia Keys), Akil King (Beyonce, Teyana Taylor), Kaveh Rastegar (Bruno Mars, Sabrina Claudio) and Benny Cassette (Elle Varner, Keri Hilson).

“Collide” also marks the first promotional cut from the upcoming original motion picture soundtrack, “Queen & Slim,” which will arrive on November 8 via Universal Music Group / Motown Records.

The highly-anticipated collection features additional guest appearances from Ms. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Vince Staples featuring 6lack X Mereba, and Coast Contra featuring BJ The Chicago Kid and Syd.

Stream the audio clip for “Collide” below.

Usher teams up with Black Coffee for new single “LaLaLa”

10 Sep

American singer/songwriter Usher has teamed up with South African DJ-producer Black Coffee for his new single “LaLaLa,” which is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artists Lucky Daye and India Shawn alongside Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen of Norwegian production duo Stargate, who previously teamed up with Usher on “His Mistakes” (co-written by Ne-Yo) and “What’s a Man To Do” (co-written by Johnta Austin).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Usher is expected to release his upcoming ninth album, tentatively entitled “Confessions 2,” later this year via RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, 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 “LaLaLa” below.

 

Beyonce unleashes new album “The Lion King: The Gift”

19 Jul

Beyonce has released her new project online.

“The Lion King: The Gift” – which was inspired by Disney’s new version of the classic film – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Curated and produced by Beyonce, the highly-anticipated collection features guest appearances from Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Jessie Reyez, and Blue Ivy Carter.

Among the musicians who contributed to the album are Labrinth, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Raye, Ari PenSmith, P2J, Stacy Barthe, Diplo, Sounwave, Akil King, Starrah, Biopolar Sunshine, Kaydence, Nija Charles, and Nova Wav.

Stream “The Lion King: The Gift” below.

Usher reunites with JHart for new collaboration

18 Jul

Usher has reunited with JHart for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter (born James Abrahart) previously teamed up with Usher on Martin Garrix’s 2015 hit single “Don’t Look Down,” which peaked to number nine on the UK Singles Chart.

JHart’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Little Mix (“Power”), Keith Urban (“Wasted Time”), Zara Larsson (“I Would Like”), Camila Cabello (“In the Dark”), K. Michelle (“”Make the Bed”), Chris Brown (“This Way”), Justin Bieber (“Company”), Rita Ora (“Body On Me”) and TLC (“Way Back”).

Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his upcoming ninth album, tentatively entitled “Confessions 2,” later this year via RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Danja, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Mike Sabath, Stacy Barthe, Ryan Toby, Uforo Ebong, Sebastian Kole, Harmony Samuels, Ghoss, Akil King, Verse Simmonds, and Sons of Sonix.

Furthermore, JHart’s most recent promotional single “Temporary” – which was produced by German and co-written alongside Sizzy Rocket, Ilsey Juber, and Ian Kirkpatrick – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

Stream the audio clip for “Don’t Look Down” below.

Mariah Carey teases new collaboration with Usher

27 Jun

Mariah Carey has teased a new collaboration with Usher.

“Have you ever felt so enamored baby (that’s how much I love you)” If you don’t know it, listen to Rainbow! @Usher,” the American singer, songwriter and producer posted to Instagram on Wednesday (June 27, 2019).

The pair previously teamed up on the Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox-produced “How Much,” taken from Carey’s seventh album, 1999’s “Rainbow,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Carey’s most recent studio collection “Caution” – featuring singles “GTFO,” “The Distance,” With You,” “A No No” – is now available via Epic Records.

Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his upcoming ninth album, tentatively entitled “Confessions 2,” later this year via RCA Records.

Besides Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox, the highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Danja, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Mike Sabath, Stacy Barthe, Ryan Toby, Uforo Ebong, Sebastian Kole, Harmony Samuels, Ghoss, Akil King, Verse Simmonds, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “How Much?” below.

 

Usher reunites with Ryan Toby for new collaboration

27 Mar

American singer/songwriter Usher Raymond, known professionally as Usher, has reunited with fellow recording artist Ryan Toby for a new collaboration.

Toby previously co-wrote Usher’s “Caught Up,” “Superstar,” “Follow Me,” (produced by Dre & Vidal), “What’s Your Name” (produced by will.i.am), “Revolver” (produced by Prettiboifresh), “Tell Me” (produced by Geniuz League & Tre Drumz), taken from the albums “Confessions” (2004), “Here I Stand” (2008) and “Hard II Love” (2016),  respectively.

Toby’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Claudette Ortiz (“Handcuffs”), Amerie (“Just Like Me”), Will Smith (“Miami”), Mary J. Blige (“Can’t Hide from Love”), Ginuwine (“Glaze in My Eye”), Jill Scott (“The Real Thing”), Chris Brown (“Hold Up”), Pia Mia (“We Should Be Together”), Justin Bieber (“All Bad”) and Fifth Harmony (“Sauced Up”).

Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his upcoming ninth album and follow-up to 2016’s “Hard II Love” later this year via RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions and productions from  Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Sean Garrett, Danja, Rico Love, Sebastian Kole, Verse Simmonds, Akil King, Stacy Barthe, Ghoss, Harmony Samuels, Uforo Ebong, Mike Sabath, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “Denial” below.