Tag Archives: Andre Harris

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.

LeToya Luckett premieres music video for new single “In the Name of Love”

1 Aug

LeToya Luckett has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The American singer, songwriter, and actress posted the visual clip for “In the Name of Love” to her Vevo Channel on Monday (July 31, 2017).

The track was written by Luckett alongside Joaquin Bynum (Jon B, Marques Houston), Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire (Ciara, Keyshia Cole) and Warryn “Baby Dubb” Campbell (Brandy, Kanye West).

Featuring previous promotional singles “B2L” and “Used To,” Luckett’s latest album “Back to Life” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up 2009’s “Lady Love” boasts additional alliances with Andre Harris (Usher), D’Mile (Janet Jackson), Eric Dawkins (Chante Moore), First Born (Keyshia Cole), Alvin Isaacs (Trey Songz), Jackie Boyz (David Guetta), Midian Mathers (Beyonce), Sickpen (Claudette Ortiz) and Jo Blaq (Ariana Grande).

Watch the music video for “In the Name of Love” below.

[Musicians’ Galore] Dre & Vidal

19 Feb


Dre & Vidal is a songwriting and production duo consisting of Andre Harris and Vidal Davis, who are known for their works with Jill Scott (“A Long Walk”), Usher (“Caught Up”), Ciara (“Oh”), Desinty’s Child (“T-Shirt”), Mariah Carey (“Lullaby”), Alicia Keys (“So Simple”), Toni Braxton (“Hats Off”), Mary J. Blige (“Hurt Again”), Eve (“Something Special”) and Amerie (“Just Like Me”).

The duo’s extensive resume boasts further works with Richgirl (“Swagga Right”), Girlicious (“Radio”), Faith Evans (“Vulnerable”), Trey Songz (“Store Run”), Miguel (“Hero”), Chris Brown (“Hold Up”), Monica (“No”), Fantasia (“Girl Like Me”), Marsha Ambrosius (“Your Hands”), Emily King (“Lend a Hand”), Claudette Ortiz (“Lifetime”) and Kelly Clarkson (“The Day We Fell Apart”).

Amongst the songwriters Dre & Vidal have collaborated with Andrea Martin, Kara DioGuardi, Makeba Riddick, Hillary Lindsey, Kristal Oliver, Jessyca Wilson, Kandi Burruss, NiRe AllDai, Anjulie Persaud, Candice Nelson, Tamara Savage, Ross Golan, Lil Eddie, Jason Boyd, Ryan Toby, Johnta Austin, J. Que, Ezekiel Lewis, Balewa Muhammad, Thabiso Nkhereanye, and Harold Lilly.

Hope you’ll enjoy the following the playlist dedicated to Dre & Vidal’s work!

LeToya Luckett works with Warryn Campbell for new album

17 Nov


LeToya Luckett has worked with Warryn Campbell for her upcoming album.

“In the studio with @WarrynCampbell tonight. Can’t wait for y’all to hear what we’ve got up our sleeve,” the singer, songwriter, and actress posted to her Instagram account on Monday (November 16, 2015).

Campbell’s extensive songwriting and production resume includes works with Mary Mary (“Praise You”), Jill Scott (“Quick”), Amerie (“Higher”), Chante Moore (“My Eyes”), Brandy (“Who I Am”) and Christina Milian (“Highway”).

He also serves as executive producer for Erica Campbell’s latest album, “Help 2.0,” now available for download via iTunes and all other online outlets.

Meanwhile, Luckett is scheduled to release her third album – featuring singles “Don’t Make Me Wait” and “I’m Ready” – next year through eOne Music.

The follow-up to 2009’s “Lady Love”, tentatively entitled “Until Then,” reportedly delivers additional alliances with Ryan Leslie (Mary J. Blige), Andre Harris (Melanie Fiona), Tank (Jennifer Hudson) and Nikeshia Briscoe (Keyshia Cole).

Watch the music video for “Torn” below.