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Avril Lavigne works with Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem for new album

2 Sep

Avril Lavigne has worked with Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem for her next album.

The American record producer and songwriter is known for helming singles performed by Rihanna (“SOS”), Charlie Puth (“Dangerously”), Fefe Dobson (“Stuttering”), Jason Derulo (“Whatcha Say”), Gwen Stefani (“Used to Love You”), Sean Kingston (“Beautiful Girls”), Leona Lewis (“Better in Time”), Nicki Minaj (“Fly”), Iyaz (“Replay”) and Cover Drive (“Lick Ya Down”).

Rotem’s extensive resume boasts additional works with songwriters including Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Kara DioGuardi, Marty James, Cathy Dennis, James Fauntleroy, Andrea Martin, Wayne Hector, Frankie Storm, Sean Douglas, Lyrica Anderson, Ross Golan, Tiffany Fred, Harold Lilly, and Stefanie Fair.

Meanwhile, Lavigne has parted ways with her former label Epic Records and is expected to release sixth studio collection later this year via BMG Records.

The still-untitled collection follows Lavigne’s 2013 self-titled album, which peaked to number five on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Here’s to Never Growing Up” and “Rock n Roll.”

Watch the music video for “Let Me Go” below.

Colbie Caillat reveals release date for new album “Gypsy Heart”

18 Aug

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Colbie Caillat has revealed the release date for her new album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Gypsy Heart” on September 30 via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Lead single “Try” – which was co-written and produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Antonio Dixon – is now available for download via iTunes.

“Gypsy Heart” – available for pre-order from 2nd September – will boast further contributions from Ross Golan (Icona Pop, Eliza Doolittle), David Hodges (Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson) and Julian Bunetta (Fifth Harmony, One Direction).

In related news, Caillat recently co-wrote “Chasing the Sun” for Hilary Duff along with Jason Reeves and Toby Gad.

Watch the music video for “Try” below.

Avril Lavigne releases official lyric video for new single ‘Here’s to Never Growing Up’

9 Apr

Avril Lavigne has released the official lyric video for her new single.

“Here’s to Never Growing Up” marks the first promotional single from the Canadian singer/songwriter’s upcoming as-yet-untitled fifth album, which is due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The track was written by Lavigne and Chad Kroeger along with David Hodges (Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry), Jacob Kasher Hindlin (Leona Lewis, Selena Gomez) and Martin Johnson (Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding).

Meanwhile, the new collection by Lavigne serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “Goodbye Lullaby” [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records]. That release debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also generated hit singles “What the Hell,” “Smile” and “Wish You Were Here.”

Avril Lavigne enlists David Hodges, Martin Johnson for new single ‘Here’s to Never Growing Up’

8 Feb

Avril Lavigne has confirmed the title of her new single.

The Canadian singer/songwriter will release “Here’s to Never Growing Up” as the lead single from her upcoming as-yet-untitled fifth album, due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The track was co-written by David Hodges, whose credits include “This Time” by Celine Dion [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records], “Crush” by David Archuleta [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records] and “Because of You” by Kelly Clarkson [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Production duties were handled by Boys Like Girls frontman Martin Johnson, who is also responsible for singles “Put Your Hearts Up” by Ariana Grande [Universal Music Group / Republic Records] and “Why Don’t You Love Me” by Hot Chelle Rae [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

The new collection by Avril Lavigne serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “Goodbye Lullaby.” That release debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and delivered singles “What the Hell,” “Smile” and “Wish You Were Here.”