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Usher enlists Harmony “H-Money” Samuels for new collaboration

4 Oct

Usher has enlisted Harmony “H-Money” Samuels for a new collaboration.

The British record producer and songwriter is known for helming Janet Jackson’s “Made for Now,” Tamar Braxton’s “Let Me Know,” Ciara’s “I Bet,” Ariana Grande’s “The Way,” Michelle Williams’ “Say Yes,” Keyshia Cole’s “Enough of No Love,” and Jennifer Hudson’s “Think Like a Man.”

Samuels’ resume boasts additional works with Ella Mai (“Cheapshot”), Teyana Taylor (“Put Your Love On”), Janelle Monae (“Without a Fight”), Mary J. Blige (“Irreversible”), Sevyn Streeter (“I Like It”), Fantasia Barrino (“Lose to Win”), Brandy (“Without You”) and Kelly Rowland (“Put Your Name On It”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Usher is currently recording his upcoming ninth studio collection under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Hard II Love” yields further contributions from Jermaine Dupri, Sean Garrett, Bryan Michael Cox, Rico Love, Sebastian Kole, Danja, Bongo ByTheWay, Verse Simmonds, Akil King, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Harmony Samuels’ works!

Estelle delivers fifth studio collection “Lovers Rock”

9 Sep

British singer/songwriter Estelle Fanta Swaray, known mononymously as Estelle, has delivered her fifth studio collection online.

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

The follow-up to 2015’s “True Romance” boasts guest appearances from Luke James (“So Easy”), Maleek Berry (“Meet Up”), Konshens (“Really Want”), Alicia Harley (“Slow Down”), Chronixx (“Queen”), Tarrus Riley (Love Like Ours”), Kranium (“Don’t Wanna”) and HoodCelebrityy (“Karma”).

On the songwriting and production front, Estelle has teamed up with Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Ryan Toby, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Varren Wade, Edgar “Johnny Velvet” Etienne, Supa Dups, Mitchum Chin, Andre Harris, LaTisha “Tish” Hyman, Akil King, and Kristal “Tytewriter” Oliver.

Stream Estelle’s new album “Lovers Rock” below.

Fifth Harmony unveil artwork for self-titled third album

8 Aug

Fifth Harmony have unveiled the artwork for their upcoming third album.

Composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui; the American pop quartet will release the self-titled collection on August 25 via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music and Epic Records.

Current promotional single “Down” – which was written by Claire “Jude” Demorest alongside Joshua “Ammo” Coleman and Dallas Koehlke – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “7/27” reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Dayo Olatunji (Jason Derulo), Verse Simmonds (Kelly Rowland), Candy Shields (Galantis), Marlin Bonds (Zendaya), Tayla Parx (Majid Jordan), Sebastian Kole (Brandy), Koko LaRoo (Jake Miller), Akil King (Beyonce) and Carmen Reece (Craig David).

On the production front, Fifth Harmony have worked with Digital Farm Animals (Marlon Roudette), Jason Evigan (Rachel Platten), Gian Stone (Nick Jonas), Shama Joseph (Rihanna), Fredro (Alessia Cara), Vincent Berry (Mary J. Blige), Happy Perez (Miguel) and The Monsters & Strangerz (Bebe Rexha).

Watch the music video for “Down” below.

Fifth Harmony announce details for new single

30 May

Fifth Harmony have announced the details for their new single.

The American pop quartet – composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui – christened “Down” as the first promotional cut from their upcoming third album and will release it on June 2 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Claire “Jude” Demorest alongside Joshua “Ammo” Coleman and Dallas Koehlke, who previously teamed up with Fifth Harmony on the Ty Dolla Sign-assisted “Work from Home,” which peaked to number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

As mentioned in earlier posts, the follow-up to 2016’s “7/27” is scheduled to arrive later this year via Syco Music and Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Dayo Olatunji (Jason Derulo), Akil “Forever Fresh” King (Iggy Azalea), Carmen Reece (Pia Mia), Verse Simmonds (K. Michelle), Candy Shields (Brave Williams), Sebastian Kole (Alessia Cara), Tayla Parx (Alicia Keys), Marlin “Hookman” Bonds (Zendaya) and Koko LaRoo (Jake Miller).

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are Jason Evigan (Selena Gomez), Digital Farm Animals (Rita Ora), Shama Joseph (Rihanna), Fredro (Jessie Reyez), Happy Perez (Miguel), Vincent Berry (Mary J. Blige), Gian Stone (Nick Jonas), and The Monsters & Strangerz (Bebe Rexha).

Listen to the audio clip for “Work from Home” below.

Fifth Harmony works with Captain Cuts for new album

17 Mar

Fifth Harmony have worked with Captain Cuts for their upcoming album.

The LA-based songwriting and production trio – composed of Ryan McMahon, Ben Berger, and Ryan Rabin – are known for helming tracks performed by artists/acts including Bebe Rexha (“I Got You”), Halsey (“Roman Holiday”), Grouplove (“Tongue Tied”), Sabrina Carpenter (“Two Young Hearts”), Tove Lo (“Crave”) and Walk the Moon (“Shut Up and Dance”).

Their promotional single “Love Like We Used To” – featuring guest vocals from Nateur – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony – composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui – are scheduled to release the follow-up to 2016’s “7/27” later this year via Syco Music and Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from Jason Evigan (Charlie Puth), Gian Stone (Rachel Platten), Digital Farm Animals (Liam Payne), Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph (Rihanna), Fredrik “Fredro” Odesjo (Stanaj) and The Monsters & Strangerz (Nick Jonas).

On the songwriting front, Fifth Harmony have teamed with Sebastian Kole (Alessia Cara), Dayo Olatunji (Jonas Blue), Verse Simmonds (K. Michelle), Candy Shields (Brave Williams) and Akil “Forever Fresh” King (Estelle).

Listen to the audio clip for “Love Like We Used To” below.

Fifth Harmony reunites with Jason Evigan, the Monsters & Strangerz for new album

15 Mar

Fifth Harmony have reunited with Jason Evigan and The Monsters & Strangerz for their third studio collection.

Evigan initially co-wrote “Miss Movin’ On” alongside regular collaborators Lindy Robbins, Julia Michaels and Mitch Allan. The track peaked to number twenty-seven on the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Chart.

The former vocalist of indie rock band After Midnight Proejct also co-wrote and co-produced Fifth Harmony’s “Leave My Heart Out of This” with The Monsters & Strangerz. as with “Miss Movin’ On,” “Leave My Heart Out of This” appears on Fifth Harmony’s 2013 EP, “Better Together.”

Other songs that were collectively produced by Evigan and The Monsters & Strangerz are Demi Lovato’s “Never Been Hurt,” Selena Gomez’s “Forget Forever,” Zendaya’s “Butterflies,” Maroon 5’s “It Was Always You,” Pentatonix’s “on My Way Home,” Pitbull’s “Fun,” and Jason Derulo’s “Cheyenne.”

Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony – composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui – are scheduled to release the follow-up to 2016’s “7/27” later this year via Syco Music and Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from Gian Stone (Rachel Platten), Digital Farm Animals (Dua Lipa), Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph (Jennifer Lopez) and Fredro (Alessia Cara).

On the songwriting front, Fifth Harmony have teamed with Sebastian Kole (Brandy), Dayo Olatunji (Cover Drive), Verse Simmonds (Usher), Candy Shields (Brave Williams) and Akil “Forever Fresh” King (Beyonce).

Watch the music video for “Miss Movin’ On” below.

Fifth Harmony hits the studio with Fredro for new album

4 Feb

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Fifth Harmony have recorded new music with Fredro for their new album.

The Swedish record producer and songwriter – real name Fredrik Odesjo – recently worked with Stanaj (“Ain’t Love Strange”), Alessia Cara (“My Song”), Contessa (“Running”), Moxiie (“Fvrs”) and Taj Jackson (“My Forever”).

His extesnive resume boasts further collabos with Christina Milian (“When You Look at Me”), Mya (“Fabulous Life”), Vitamin C (“Busted”), Sugababes (“Supernatural”), Cheri Dennis (“Ooh Ooh”), Shontelle (“Ghetto Lullabye”), Jessica Mauboy (“Can Anybody Tell Me”) and Melodi Brown (“Skin”).

Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony – composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui – are scheduled to release the follow-up to 2016’s “7/27” later this year via Syco Music and Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from Jason Evigan (Britney Spears), Digital Farm Animals (Hailee Steinfeld), Shama Joseph (Jennifer Lopez) and The Monsters & The Strangerz (Zara Larsson).

On the songwriting front, Fifth Harmony have teamed with Sebastian Kole (Brandy), Dyo (Iggy Azalea), Candy Shields (Brave Williams), Verse Simmonds (Chris Brown) and Akil “Forever Fresh” King (Beyonce).

Watch the music video for “All in My Head (Flex)” below.