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Craig David unwraps tracklist for new album “Following My Intuition”

19 Aug

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Craig David has unwrapped the tracklisting for his upcoming album.

The British singer-songwriter will release “Following My Intuition” on September 30 via Sony Music Entertainment UK / Insanity Records.

Current single “Ain’t Giving Up” – featuring production duties from Bruce “Sigala” Fielder – is now available for download via iTunes.

The keenly-awaited collection boasts further contributions from TMS, Jim Beanz, KStewart, Jacob Attwooll, Andre Merritt, KAYTRANADA, Alan Simpson, Blonde, Michael Hannides, White N3rd, MNEK, and Tre Jean-Marie.

Peep the tracklisting for “Following My Intuition” below.

(1) Ain’t Giving Up / (2) When the Bassline Drops / (3) Don’t Go / (4) 16 / (5) Couldn’t Be Mine / (6) One More Time / (7) Change My Love / (8) Nothing Like This / (9) Got It Good / (10) All We Needed / (11) Louder Than Words / (12) What If / (13) Like a Fan / (14) Better with You / Deluxe Edition: (15) No Holding Back / (16) Here with Me / (17) Warm It Up / (18) Sink or Swim

[Musicians’ Galore] Andre Merritt

28 Jul

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Andre Merritt is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.

He is best known for penning hit singles performed by Cheryl Cole (“Fight for This Love”), Rihanna (“Disturbia”), Chris Brown (“Forever”), Omarion (“Entourage”), and LeToya Luckett (“Ain’t Got Shit”).

His resume boasts further works with Fifth Harmony (“Going Nowhere”), Melanie Fiona (“Bones”), Jesse McCartney (“Crash & Burn”), Alexandra Burke (“Overcome”), and Marie Digby (“Shoulda Been Simple”).

Amongst the fellow songwriters Merritt has collaborated with are Priscilla Renea, Sevyn Streeter, Autumn Rowe, Paloma Faith, Lindy Robbins, Craig David, Lil’ Eddie, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Rob Allen, James Fauntleroy, Corey “Latif” Williams, Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire, Elijah Blake, and James “JHart” Abrahart.

He also teamed up with top producers including Wayne Wilkins, Steve Kipner, Brian Kennedy, Jonas Jeberg, Polow Da Don, Eric Hudson, Jack Splash, Cory Bold, DJ Frank-E, Julian Bunetta, The Runners, Warren “Oak” Felder, Danja, Hit-Boy, Jim Jonsin, Mansur Zafr, Emanuel Kiriakou, Detail, Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello, David Guetta, and will.i.am.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Andre Merritt’s work!

Fifth Harmony team with Kid Ink for new song “Worth It”

25 Jan

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Fifth Harmony have debuted a new song online.

The pop quintet posted the audio clip for “Worth It” – featuring Kid Ink – to their official Vevo page on Monday (January 19, 2015).

“Worth It” was co-written by Priscilla Renea, whose other credits include Demi Lovato’s “In Case” [Hollywood Records], Madonna’s “Love Spent” [Interscope Records] and Chris Brown’s “Don’t Wake Me Up” [RCA Records].

Production duties were handled by Stargate, who are also responsible for Charli XCX’s “Break the Rules” [Atlantic Records], Keyshia Cole’s “Believer” [Interscope Records] and Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow” [Island Records].

As mentioned in previous posts, Fifth Harmony’s debut album “Reflection” will be released on February 3 via Syco Music and Epic Records.

Current single “Sledgehammer” – which was written by label mate Meghan Trainor along with Sean Douglas and Jonas Jeberg – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Other musicians backing Fifth Harmony on “Reflection” are Julian Bunetta, Tommy Brown, Victoria Monet, Jonathan Rotem, Andre Merritt, Kyle “K2” Stewart, Taylor Parks, Jacob Kasher, Dr. Luke, Cirkut and Rock City.

Listen to “Worth It” below.

Fifth Harmony unwrap debut album “Reflection” tracklisting

8 Jan

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Fifth Harmony have unwrapped the tracklisting for their upcoming debut album.

The pop quintet – consisting of members Ally Brooke, Normani Hamilton, Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane Hansen and Camila Cabello – are scheduled to release “Reflection” on January 27 via Syco Music and Epic Records.

“Reflection” serves as the follow-up to 2013’s EP “Better Together,” which debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Current single “Sledgehammer” – written by Meghan Trainor along with Sean Douglas and Jonas Jeberg – is now available for download via iTunes.

Other musicians backing Fifth Harmony on “Reflection” are Julian Bunetta, Victoria Monet, Tommy Brown, Priscilla Renea, Jonathan Rotem, Taylor Parks, Eric Hudson, Andrew Clifton, Jacob Kasher and Andre Merritt.

Peep the tracklisting for “Reflection” below.

“Top Down”
“BO$$”
“Sledgehammer”
“Worth It”
“This Is How We Roll”
“Everlasting Love”
“Like Mariah”
“Them Girls Be Like”
“Reflection”
“Sugar Mama”
“We Know”
“Going Nowhere” [Deluxe Edition]
“Body Rock” [Deluxe Edition]
“Brave, Honest, Beautiful” [Deluxe Edition]

Goapele reveals tracklisting for new album “Strong As Glass”

3 Oct

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Goapele has revealed the official tracklist for her upcoming studio collection.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Strong As Glass” in the United States on October 21 via Primary Wave Music / BMG Rights Management.

Lead single “Hey Boy” – featuring Snoop Dogg – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Among the musicians backing Goapele on “Strong As Glass” – which serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “Break of Dawn” – are Keith Harris, Lauren Hill, David “DQ” Quinones, Lance Tolbert, Estelle and Andre Merritt.

Peep the tracklisting for “Strong As Glass” below.

“Strong As Glass”
“Hey Boy” (featuring Snoop Dogg)
“Insanity”
“Perfect”
“What in the World”
“My Love” (featuring Eric Benet)
“Powerful”
“Some Call it Love”
“Last Days”
“Truth Is”

Kelly Rowland reunites with Pharrell Williams for new album

9 Apr

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Singer/songwriter Kelly Rowland is scheduled to collaborate with Pharrell Williams for her upcoming as-yet-untitled fifth studio album.

The pair previously teamed up on “Talk a Good Game” tracks “Street Life,” “Stand in Front of Me” and “Feet to the Fire.”

Other notable credits by Williams include Leah Labelle’s “Lolita” [Epic Records], Beyonce’s “Blow” [Columbia Records], Ed Sheeran’s “Sing” [Atlantic Records] and Kylie Minogue’s “I Was Gonna Cancel” [Parlophone Records].

The new collection by Rowland is expected to boast further productions from Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Kat Dahlia, Mario Barrett) and Terius “The-Dream” Nash (Chris Brown, Nicole Scherzinger).

On the songwriting front, she has teamed up with Diane Warren (Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston), Lonny Bereal (Tank, Keyshia Cole), Traci Hale (Rihanna, Britney Spears), and Andre Merritt (Paloma Faith, Melanie Fiona).

Meanwhile, fans of Pharrell’s production work should keep an eye on the next projects by Alicia Keys [RCA Records], Stacy Barthe [Motown Records], Tori Kelly [Capitol Records] and Jessie J [Republic Records].

His latest album “G I R L” – which includes hit single “Happy” – is now available for download via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Watch the music video for “Kisses Down Low” below.

Kelly Rowland hits the studio with songwriting team Bloodline

21 Mar

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Singer/songwriter Kelly Rowland is currently recording new material for her upcoming as-yet-untitled fifth studio album.

Among the musicians drafted for the project are songwriting team Bloodline, which consists of sisters Nyla, Nyanda, Tasha and Candace Thorbourne.

Some of their notable credits are “Say Yes” by Nicole Scherzinger [Interscope Records] and “Follow the Leader” by Wisin & Yandel [WY Records].

Their extensive resume also includes works for Christina Aguilera [RCA Records], Jennifer Lopez [Capitol Records], Craig David [Universal Music] and Christina Milian [Young Money Records].

Bloodline member Nyla recently collaborated with Sean Paul on the track “Pornstar,” taken from the dancehall artist’s latest album, “Full Frequency,” out now via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Meanwhile, among the other musicians expected to appear on Kelly Rowland’s upcoming LP are Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Terius “The-Dream” Nash, Diane Warren, Lonny Bereal, Traci Hale, and Andre Merritt.

Her last studio album, 2012’s “Talk a Good Game,” debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also delivered two hit singles in the shape of “Kisses Down Low” and the Wiz Khalifa-assisted “Gone.”

Watch the music video for Nyla’s “Stand Up” below.

Fifth Harmony announce new single ‘Better Together’

27 Oct

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Fifth Harmony have announced the details for their new single.

The pop group will release “Better Together” as the next promotional single from the debut EP of the same name, out now via Syco Music / Epic Records.

The track was written by Savan Kotecha (Cher Lloyd, Britney Spears), Jason Evigan (Demi Lovato, Nikki Williams), PJ Bianco (Bonnie McKee, Stacy Barthe) and Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Kelly Rowland, Fantasia Barrino).

“Better Together” follows previous single “Miss Movin’ On,” which peaked at number twenty seven on the US Billboard Pop Songs Chart.

Other musicians backing Fifth Harmony on the mini-album are Julian Bunetta (Hilary Duff, Leona Lewis), Andre Merritt (Cheryl Cole, Melanie Fiona), Lindy Robbins (Jason Derulo, Toni Braxton), Julia Michaels (Selena Gomez, Kat Graham) and Nasri Atweh (Justin Bieber, Chris Brown).

Watch the music video for “Me & My Girls” below.

Fifth Harmony cover “Honeymoon Avenue” by Ariana Grande

29 Sep

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Fifth Harmony have posted a new cover performance online.

The quintet unveiled their rendition of “Honeymoon Avenue” by Ariana Grande to their official YouTube page on Friday (27 September, 2013).

The track was written by Grande along with Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, Leon Thomas III, Antonio “Tony” Dixon, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Thomas “Tommy” Brown, Travis Sayles, Roahn Hylton, Dennis “Aganee” Jenkins, Maurice Wade and Victoria “Monet” McCants.

Fifth Harmony’s upcoming debut album “Better Together” will be released on October 22 via Sony Music Entertainment / Syco Music / Entertainment. The project includes lead singles “Miss Movin’ On” and “Me & My Girls.”

Album contributors include Julian Bunetta (Leona Lewis, One Direction), Andre Merritt (Cheryl Cole, LeToya Luckett), Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Zendaya, Kelly Rowland), Lindy Robbins (Nicole Scherzinger, Selena Gomez) and The Suspex: Mitch Allan & Jason Evigan (Demi Lovato, Kat Graham).

Fifth Harmony unveil credits for new mini-album ‘Better Together’

15 Sep

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Fifth Harmony have unveiled the official credits for their upcoming mini-album.

The group will release “Better Together” in the United States on October 22 via Sony Music Entertainment / Simco Limited / Syco Music / Epic Records.

New single “Me & My Girls” – written by group members Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui and Normani Kordei along with Beau Dozier, Ilya Knockdown and Patrick James Bianco – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Other songwriters on “Better Together” are Andre Merritt (Paloma Faith, Melanie Fiona), Lindy Robbins (Brandy, Jason Derulo), Julia Michaels (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato), Savan Kotecha (Cher Lloyd, Alexandra Burke), Tebey Ottoh (Pixie Lott, One Direction) and Nasri Atweh (Justin Bieber, Chris Brown).

Production work was handled by Julian Bunetta (Leona Lewis, One Direction), Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Ariana Grande, Jordin Sparks) and The Suspex: Jason Evigan & Mitch Allan (Zendaya Coleman, Kat Graham).

Fifth Harmony – Better Together [Songwriting Credits]:
“Don’t Wanna Dance Alone” – (Ally Brooke / Camila Cabello / Dinah Jane Hansen / Lauren Jauregui / Normani Kordei / Julian Bunetta / Andre Merritt).
“Miss Movin’ On” – (Mitch Allan / Jason Evigan / Lindy Robbins / Julia Michaels).
“Better Together” – (Harmony “H-Money” Samuels / Savan Kotecha / Jason Evigan / Patrick James Bianco).
“Who Are You” – (Ally Brooke / Camila Cabello / Dinah Jane Hansen / Lauren Jauregui / Normani Kordei / Julian Bunetta / Patrick James Bianco, Nasri Atweh).
“Leave My Heart Out of This” – (Jason Evigan / Tebey Ottoh / Marcus “Marc Lo” Lomax / Stefan Johnson / Jordan Johnson).