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Nicki Minaj confirms details for new single “Megatron”

19 Jun

Nicki Minaj has confirmed the details for her new single.

The Trinidadian-born American rapper and singer (real name Onika Tanya Maraj) christened “Megatron” as her next promotional cut and will release it on June 21 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by Denisha “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney of Nova Wav, who are also responsible Chloe x Halle’s “Be Yourself,” Monica’s “Commitment,” Tinashe’s “Ooh La La,” Mary J. Blige’s “Thriving,” Saweete’s “Emotional,” and Teyana Taylor’s “Gonna Love Me.”

Production duties on “Megatron” were handled by Andrew “Pop” Wansel, who previously teamed up with Minaj on singles “Your Love” and “Right By My Side” (featuring Chris Brown), taken from the albums “Pink Friday” (2010) and “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” (2012), respectively.

Minaj’s most recent studio collection, 2018’s “Queen,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Chun-Li,” “Bed” (featuring Ariana Grande), “Barbie Dreams” and “Good Form.”

Watch the music video for “Right By My Side” below.

 

Mahalia confirms details for debut album “Love and Compromise”

15 Jun

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Mahalia has confirmed the details for her upcoming debut album.

The British singer/songwriter (born Mahalia Rose Burkmar) has christened her first studio collection “Love and Compromise” and will release it on September 13 via Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US).

Current promotional single “Grateful” – which was produced by regular collaborator Maths Time Joy – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The album yields additional alliances from Felix Joseph, Aston Rudi, Jonny Lattimer, Wayne Hector, Alastair O’Donnell, Nate Warner, Jonah Christian, Sam Dew, Pop Wansel, DJ Dahi, Sounwave, and Jennifer Decilveo.

See the tracklisting for “Love and Compromise” below.

(1) Hide Out / (2) I Wish I Missed My Ex / (3) Simmer / (4) Good Company / (5) What Am I / (6) Regular People / (7) Karma / (8) He’s Mine / (9) What You Did / (10) Do Not Disturb / (11) Richie / (12) Consistency / (13) Square 1

Ariana Grande delivers new album “Thank U, Next”

10 Feb

Ariana Grande has delivered her fifth studio collection online.

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

Current promotional single “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” – which samples the Kandi Burruss and Kevin “She’kspere” Briggs-crafted “It Makes Me Ill” (as performed by N’Sync) – was co-written by regular collaborators Savan Kotecha, Martin “Max Martin” Sandberg, and Ilya Salmanzadeh.

Other musicians backing Grande on “Thank U, Next” are Tommy Brown, Victoria Monet, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Tayla Parx, Charles Anderson, Priscilla Renea, Justin Tranter, Kennedi Lykken, Happy Perez, Njomza, Brian Malik Baptiste, Kaydence, Jameel Roberts, and Nova Wav.

Watch the music video for “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” below.

Ariana Grande reveals tracklisting, release date for new album “Thank U, Next”

23 Jan

Ariana Grande has revealed the tracklisting and release date for her upcoming fifth album.

The American singer/songwriter christened her next studio collection “Thank U, Next” and will release it on February 8th via Republic Records.

Current promotional single “7 Rings” – which was collectively produced by Tommy Brown, Charles Anderson and Michael Foster – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

On the follow-up to 2018’s “Sweetner,” Grande has also worked with Max Martin, Victoria Monet, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Tayla Parx, Savan Kotecha, Njomza, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Kandi Burruss, Tom Parker, Kimberly Krysiuk, and Happy Perez.

See the tracklisting for “Thank U, Next” below.

(1) Imagine / (2) Needy / (3) NASA / (4) Bloodline / (5) Fake Smile / (6) Bad Idea / (7) Make Up / (8) Ghostin / (9) In My Head / (10) 7 Rings / (11) Thank U, Next / (12) Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored

Ariana Grande releases new promotional single “Imagine”

15 Dec

Ariana Grande has released her new promotional single online.

“Imagine” – which was collectively produced by Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Nathan “Happy” Perez – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Grande alongside fellow recording artist Priscilla Renea, whose songwriting resume boasts additional works with Mariah Carey (“Caution”), Kelly Clarkson (“Love So Soft”), Fifth Harmony (“Worth It”), Rihanna (“California King Bed”) and Chris Brown (“Don’t Wake Me Up”).

Grande’s upcoming fifth studio collection and follow-up to “Sweetener” – featuring international hit single “Thank U, Next” – is scheduled to arrive next year via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Imagine” below.

Mary J. Blige reunites with Prince Charlez, Pop & Oak for new single “Only Love”

13 Jul

Mary J. Blige has released her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Prince Charlez, who previously teamed up with Blige on singles “Love Yourself,” “Set Me Free” and “U + Me (Love Lesson),” taken from the 2017 album, “Strength of a Woman.”

Production duties on “Only Love” were handled by Pop & Oak, who also worked with Blige on “Wonderful” and “Kiss and Make Up,” taken from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Think Like a Man Too.”

Blige’s upcoming fourteenth album – featuring further contributions from Moses Samuels and Mikey Akinkunmi of Sons of Sonix – is expected to arrive later this year via Republic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Only Love” below.

Alessia Cara reunites with Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel for new single “Growing Pains”

12 Jun

Alessia Cara has announced the details for her new single.

The Canadian singer/songwriter (born Alessia Caracciolo) has christened “Growing Pains” as the first promotional cut from her sophomore album and will release it on June 15 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written and produced by regular collaborators Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel, who previously teamed up with Cara on singles “Here” and “Scars to Your Beautiful.”

Cara’s debut album, 2015’s “Know-It-All,” peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Her second studio collection is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

Watch the music video for “Scars to Your Beautiful” below.