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Little Mix debut new single “Black Magic”

21 May

Little Mix - Black Magic

Little Mix have debuted their new single online.

The British girl band – consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson – posted the audio clip for “Black Magic” to their Vevo channel on Thursday (May 21, 2015).

“Black Magic” was written by Camille Purcell (Ella Henderson, Fleur East) and Ed Drewett (One Direction, Charli XCX). Production duties were handled by Henrik Barman Michelsen and  Edvard Førre Erfjord of Norwegian duo Electric.

The track also marks the first promotional cut from Little Mix’s upcoming third album under Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

Their sophomore collection, 2013’s “Salute,” peaked to number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit single “Move.”

Other musicians backing Little Mix on the new album are Babyface (Sevyn Streeter, Jess Glynne), Iain James (Ella Eyre, Sinead Harnett), Future Cut (Rihanna, Livvi Franc) and Tom Aspaul (AlunaGeorge, Becky Hill).

Listen to the audio clip for “Black Magic” below.

Sevyn Streeter unveils music video for new single “4th Street”

29 Apr


Sevyn Streeter has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter – real name Amber Streeter – posted the visual clip for “4th Street” to her official YouTube channel on Tuesday (April 29, 2015).

“4th Street” appears on the artist’s debut album, “On the Verge,” out soon under Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The keenly-awaited project will feature previous promotional cut “Don’t Kill the Fun,” as well as guest appearances from Chris Brown [RCA Records], August Alsina [Def Jam Recordings] and B.o.B [Atlantic Records].

On the production front, “Verge” boasts contributions from Hit-Boy (Brandy, Selena Gomez), Polow Da Don (Rihanna, Kelly Rowland), Mansur Zafr (Ashanti, Keri Hilson) and Da Internz (Tamia, Christina Aguilera).

Album songwriters are Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Beyonce, Mariah Carey),Tiffany Fred (Zendaya, Tamar Braxton), Eric Bellinger (Usher, Teyana Taylor) and Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige).

Watch the music video for “4th Street” below.

Zendaya collaborates with Deputy for sophomore album

28 Apr


Zendaya has collaborated with Deputy for her upcoming sophomore album.

“Just sat down with @Zendaya in the studio… Deputy and Zendaya coming soon,” the record producer tweeted on Monday (April 27, 2015).

Deputy is known for producing Rihanna’s hit single “Bitch Better Have My Money” along with Travis Scott, WondaGurl and Kanye West.  The track is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Roc Nation Records.

His resume also includes works with A-list musicians such as Wale [Atlantic Records], J. Cole [Columbia Records], Ne-Yo [Motown Records], Rick Ross [Maybach Music Group] and The-Dream [Capitol Records].

Meanwhile, Zendaya is expected to release her second studio collection later this year under Hollywood Records. The still-untitled project follows 2013’s “Zendaya,” which spawned international hit single “Replay.”

Other producers associated with the new album are Babyface (Beyonce, Mariah Carey), Timbaland (Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake), Jim Beanz (Keri Hilson, Jennifer Hudson) and RoccStar (Fergie, Jennifer Lopez).

Watch the music video for “Replay” below.

Zendaya hits the studio with Talay Riley, Timbaland, Jim Beanz

4 Apr


Singer and actress Zendaya has recently recorded new material with Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley, James “Jim Beanz” Washington and Talay Riley.

“Latest nights were my greatest nights @timbaland @talayriley @beanzbeanzbeanz,” she posted to her Instagram account.

Riley is known for co-writing Wilkinson’s “Afterglow” f/ Becky Hill [Virgin EMI Records], Nathan Sykes’ “More Than You’ll Ever Know” [Global Entertainment] and Ellie Goulding’s “In My City” [Polydor Records].

He also confirmed placements on the next projects by Usher [RCA Records], Keri Hilson [Interscope Records], Tamera Foster [Syco Music] and Jason Derulo [Beluga Heights / Warner Bros. Records].

Meanwhile, Timbaland and Beanz have served as prominent producers and songwriters for the original motion picture soundtrack, “Empire,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Their other credits include Nelly Furtado’s “Maneater” [Geffen Records], Danity Kane’s “Want It” [Atlantic Records], Jennifer Hudson’s “Pocketbook” [J Records] and Demi Lovato’s “All Night Long” f/ Missy Elliot [Hollywood Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Zendaya is scheduled to release her sophomore album later this year under Hollywood Records. The still-untitled LP follows 2013’s “Zendaya,” which spawned international hit single “Replay.”

Other producers on the highly-anticipated CD are Babyface (Jess Glynne, Sevyn Streeter), Antonio Dixon (Justin Bieber, Colbie Caillat), Khris Riddick-Tynes (Ariana Grande, Delta Goodrem) and RoccStar (Fergie, Chris Brown).

On the songwriting front, Zendaya has teamed with Tiffany Fred (Tamar Braxton, Pixie Lott), Patrick “J. Que” Smith (Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez), Taylor Parks (Elle Varner, Tori Kelly), Eric Bellinger (Brandy, Teyana Taylor) and Paul “Phamous” Shelton (Nick Jonas, Natasha Bedingfield).

Watch the music video “Replay” below.

Jess Glynne schedules release date for debut album

22 Mar


Jess Glynne has scheduled the release date for her debut album.

The British singer/songwriter – real name Jessica Hannah Glynne – will release the still-untitled project on June 29 via Atlantic Records.

Current single “Hold My Hand” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (Karen Harding, Janelle Monae) and produced by Clean Bandit’s Jack Patterson and Starsmith.

The track follows previous promotional cut, the Gorgon City-produced “Right Here,” which peaked to number six on the UK Singles Chart.

Other producers backing Glynne on the keenly-awaited LP are Fraser T. Smith (Raleigh Ritchie, Sam Smith), Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Ella Eyre), Knox Brown (Beyonce, Mary J. Blige) and Bless Beats (Krishane, Melissa Steel).

On the songwriting front, Glynne has teamed with Andrea Martin (Fergie, Leona Lewis), Emeli Sande (Alicia Keys, Katy Perry), Jonny Coffer (Tanika, Tinie Tempah) and Babyface (Sevyn Streeter, Ariana Grande).

Watch the music video for “Hold My Hand” below.

Sevyn Streeter confirms debut album “On the Verge”

14 Mar


Sevyn Streeter has confirmed the title for her upcoming debut album.

The singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “On the Verge” and will release it later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Current single “Don’t Kill the Fun” – which features guest vocals from regular collaborator Chris Brown – is now available for download via iTunes.

On the production front, “On the Verge” boasts alliances with Cameron Wallace (Beyonce, Christina Milian), Polow Da Don (Ciara, Keyshia Cole), Mansur Zafr (Monica, Keri Hilson) and Da Internz (Usher, Nicki Minaj).

Album songwriters are Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Tiffany Fred (Zendaya, Jennifer Hudson), Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (K. Michelle, Celine Dion) and Eric Bellinger (Brandy, Teyana Taylor).

Watch the music video for “Don’t Kill the Fun” below.

Timbaland hints at new collaboration with Zendaya

8 Mar


Timbaland has hinted at a new collaboration with Zendaya.

“@Zendaya !!! Welcome to Team Timbo !!! Get ready !!!” he posted to his official Instagram account on Friday (March 06, 2015).

Timbaland is known for his work with Aaliyah (“Try Again”), Missy Elliot (“Work It”), Justin Timberlake (“Take Back the Night”), Nelly Furtado (“Say it Right”), Beyonce (“Drunk in Love”) and Jennifer Hudson (“Walk it Out”).

The legendary record producer – born Timothy Mosley – also worked with the likes of V. Bozeman [Epic Records], Demi Lovato [Hollywood Records], Priyanka Chopra [Interscope Records] and Rihanna [SRP Records].

Meanwhile, Zendaya’s next studio collection is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year via Hollywood Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly features collaborations with Babyface (Alicia Keys, Colbie Caillat), Antonio Dixon (Omarion, Craig David) and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes (Ariana Grande, Keri Hilson).

Watch the music video for Timbaland’s “The Way I Are” below.