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H.E.R. hits the studio with Nija Charles, Andre Harris, Ali P

10 Oct

American singer/songwriter Gabi Wilson, professionally known as H.E.R., has recorded new music with Nija Charles, Andre Harris, and Ali P.

While Ali P is responsible for co-writing and co-producing “Shining Star” on Bebe Rexha’s debut album “Expectations,” Nija Charles songwriting works include The Carters’ “LoveHappy,” Jason Derulo’s “Colors,” Cardi B’s “Ring,” Lyrica Anderson’s “Don’t Take It Personal” and Chris Brown’s “Pull Up.”

Andre Harris’ songwriting and production credits, on the other hand, include Michael Jackson’s “Butterflies,” Estelle’s “Lights Out,” Usher’s “Caught Up,” LeToya Luckett’s “Grey,” Yuna’s “Fading Flower,” Robin Thicke’s “2 Luv Birds,” and Melanie Fiona’s “Bite the Bullet.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, H.E.R. is currently working on her next project under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The artist’s latest collection, “I Used to Know Her: The Prelude,” is now available via iTunes and all digital streaming outlets.

Stream “I Used to Know Her: The Prelude” below.

Arlissa teams with Sinai Tedros, Lostboy for new collaboration

10 Oct

Arlissa has teamed up with Sinai Tedros and Lostboy for a new collaboration.

Sinai – whose singles “Drive” and “Race Horse” are now available via all digital streaming outlets – previously co-wrote “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” for Arlissa alongside Jonathan Clare and James Tadgell of All About She. The Jonas Blue-produced cut peaked to number eight on the US Billboard Dance Songs Chart.

Meanwhile, Lostboy’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Becky Hill (“Sunrise in the East”), Sigala (“Revival”), Anne-Marie (“Used to Love You”), Marlon Roudette (“Ultra Love”), Sarah Close (“Call Me Out”), Lauren Faith (“Let Them Talk”) and MAAD (“Wonderland”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Arlissa is currently working on her upcoming debut album under Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Andre Harris, Carmen Reece, Sidnie Tipton, Pip Kembo, T-Collar, Martin Sjolie, Anita Blay, Jonny Hockings, Knightstarr, Digital Farm Animals, Malay, Ari PenSmith, Fred Ball, Carassius Gold, and Martin Terefe.

Arlissa’s current promotional single “We Won’t Move” – which was co-written by Jessica “Harloe” Karpov and produced by Kevin White and Mike Woods of Rice N Peas – appears on the original motion picture soundtrack, “The Hate U Give.”

Watch the music video for “We Won’t Move” below.

Arlissa liberates new promotional single “We Won’t Move”

1 Oct

Arlissa has liberated her new promotional single online.

“We Won’t Move” – taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “The Hate U Give” – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

The track was produced by Kevin White and Mike Woods of Rice N Peas and co-written by Jessica “Harloe” Karpov, whose other credits include Kelly Clarkson’s “I Don’t Think About You,” Olivia Holt’s “Thin Air,” Charli XCX’s “Secret,” Madison Beer’s “Unbreakable,” and Britney Spears’ “Love Me Down.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Arlissa is currently working on her upcoming debut album under Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from Andre Harris, Carmen Reece, Lostboy, Sidnie Tipton, Pip Kembo, T-Collar, Martin Sjolie, Anita Blay, Jonny Hockings, Knightstarr, Digital Farm Animals, Malay, Ari PenSmith, Fred Ball, Carassius Gold, and Martin Terefe.

Stream the audio clip for “We Won’t Move” below.

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.

Arlissa teams up with Carmen Reece, Andre Harris for new collaboration

29 Jul

American-German singer/songwriter Arlissa has enlisted Carmen Reece and Andre Harris for a new collaboration.

Reece is responsible for co-writing Craig David’s “I Know You,” Tamar Braxton’s “Blind,” K. Michelle’s “Make the Bed,” Teyana Taylor’s “Put Your Love On,” Michelle Williams’ “Say Yes,” and Ariana Grande’s “Right There.”

Meanwhile, Harris’ songwriting and production resume boasts works with Usher (“Caught Up”), Destiny’s Child (“T-Shirt”), Ciara (“Oh”), Mariah Carey (“Lullaby”), Chris Brown (“Hold Up”) and Alicia Keys (“So Simple”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Arlissa has signed a new deal with Def Jam Recordings and is currently working on her upcoming debut project.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Lostboy, Pip Kembo, Martin Sjolie, Patrick Patrikious, Anita Blay, Jonny Hockings, Martin Terefe, Bastian Langebaek, Malay, Ari PenSmith, Shea Taylor, and Fred Ball.

Watch the music video for “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” below.

[Common Collaborators] Alicia Keys and Beyoncé

5 Jul

Since its a slow news day, I thought about writing this post, which has been on my mind for a while now. Its about songwriters/producers who worked with two artists that are frequently associated with one another. For this post, I have chosen Alicia Keys and Beyoncé.  In case you did not know, Keys was signed to Columbia Records (which is Beyoncé’s current label) before signing to Clive Davis’ J Records.  Here are the musicians that both artists have worked with:

  • Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson: Alicia Keys (“Tell You Something”) / Beyoncé (“My Body”)
  • Antonio Dixon: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had”)
  • Candice Nelson: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Resentment”)
  • Chad Hugo: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me” – Remix) / Beyonce (“I Care,” “Work it Out” and “My First Time”)
  • Dre & Vidal: Alicia Keys (“So Simple”) / Beyonce (“T-Shirt” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Frank Ocean: Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) / Beyoncé (“I Miss You” and “Superpower”)
  • Harold Lilly: Alicia Keys (“Teenage Love Affair,” “Wreckless Love,” “Saviour,” “Where Do We Go from Here,” “I Need You,” “Pawn it All,” “Illusion of Bliss,” “Girl Can’t Be Herself,” “More Than We Know,” “So Simple” and “Where Do We Begin Now”) / Beyoncé (“Ego”)
  • Jeff Bhasker: Alicia Keys (“Girl on Fire,” “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” “Love is Blind,” “Wait Til You See My Smile,” “Like the Sea” and “Tears Always Win”) / Beyoncé (“I Care,” “Rather Die Young” and “Party”)
  • Jermaine Dupri: Alicia Keys (“Girlfriend” and “My Boo”) / Beyoncé (“With Me” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Justin Timberlake: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me – Remix” and “Morning Light”) / Beyoncé (“Until the End of Time,” “Blow” and “Rocket”)
  • Kandi Burruss: Alicia Keys (“Jane Doe”) / Beyoncé (“Bills, Bills, Bills,” “So Good,” “Bug a Boo,” “Hey Ladies” and “She Can’t Love” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Kanye West: Alicia Keys (“You Don’t Know My Name” and “Unbreakable”) / Beyoncé (“Party”)
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had” and “Broken Hearted Girl”).
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror”) / Beyoncé (“Scared of Lonely,” “World Wide Woman” and “Back Up”)
  • Miguel: Alicia Keys (“Where’s the Fun in Forever”) / Beyoncé (“Rocket”)
  • Noah “40” Shebib: Alicia Keys (“Unthinkable”) / Beyoncé (“Mine”)
  • Pharrell Williams: Alicia Keys (“Work on It,” “It’s On Again,” “Know Who Are” and “Apple”) / Beyoncé (“Work it Out,” “Green Light,” “Kitty Kat,” “Blow,” “Superpower” and “My First Time”)
  • Rich Harrison: Alicia Keys (“Ain’t No Reason” – performed by Christina Milian) / Beyoncé (“Crazy in Love,” “Be with You,” “Suga Mama,” “Freakum Dress” and Creole)
  • Rodney Jerkins: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror” and “Listen to Your Heart”) / Beyoncé (“Déjà vu,” “Back Up,” “World Wide Woman” and “Scared of Lonely”)
  • Sean Garrett: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love”) / Beyoncé (“Ring the Alarm,” “Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Check on It,” “Green Light,” “Diva,” “Video Phone” and “Lay Up Under Me”)
  • Swizz Beatz: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love,” “Put it in a Love Song,” “New Day,” “The Gospel,” “Pawn it All,” “She Don’t Really Care,” “Million Dollar Bill,” “Wait Til You See My Smile”) and “Illusion of Bliss”) / Beyoncé (“Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Ring the Alarm,” “Lost Your Mind” and “Check on It”)
  • Timbaland: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Partition,” “Drunk in Love” and “Rocket”)
  • Toby Gad: Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”) / Beyoncé (“If I Were a Boy”)

Stream the audio clip for “Put It in a Love Song” below.

Melanie Fiona liberates new promotional single “Remember U”

22 Sep

Melanie Fiona has liberated her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by regular collaborator Andrea Martin, whose extensive resume boasts additional works with Toni Braxton (“I Love Me Some Him”), Monica (“Before You Walk Out of My Life”), Tracie Spencer (“Still in My Heart”), Leona Lewis (“Better in Time”) and En Vogue (“Don’t Let Go”).

Production duties on “Remember U” were handled by Jack Splash, who is also responsible for CeeLo Green’s “Fool for You,” K. Michelle’s “Sometimes,” John Legend’s “P.D.A.,” Alicia Keys’ “Teenage Love Affair,” Jennifer Hudson’s “All Dressed in Love,” Keyshia Cole’s “I Choose You,” and Solange’s “T.O.N.Y.”

Fiona’s upcoming third album “Next Train” is expected to arrive later this year via Title 9 Productions in partnership with BMG Rights Management and Primary Wave Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “The MF Life” reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Sebastian Kole (Brandy), Audra Mae (Kelly Clarkson), Lil Eddie (Rita Ora) and Carmen Reece (Tamar Braxton).

On the production front, Fiona has worked with Andre Harris (Claudette Ortiz), Jerry Duplessis (Mary J. Blige), Jesse Shatkin (Rihanna), Gary Go (Harry Styles), Chris DeStefano (Kylie Minogue) and Jayson DeZuzio (Dua Lipa).

Stream the audio clip for “Remember U” below.