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Ciara liberates new studio collection “Beauty Marks”

12 May

American singer, songwriter Ciara Princess Harris, known mononymously as Ciara, has liberated her seventh studio collection online.

“Beauty Marks” – featuring singles “Level Up,” “Dose,” Greatest Love,” “Thinkin Bout You” and “Freak Me” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project boasts productions from Benny Cassette, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Maejor, Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jasper Cameron, and Skylar Grey.

On the songwriting front, Ciara has worked with Ester Dean, Carmen Reece, Theron Thomas, Janine the Machine, Rosina “Soaky Siren” Russell, Kaveh Rastegar, Tiwa Savage, Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry.

Watch the music video for “Thinkin Bout You” below.

Zhavia Ward releases new promotional single “100 Ways”

12 Dec

Zhavia Ward has released her new single online.

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

The track was written by Ward alongside Alexandra “Shungudzo” Govere (Alina Baraz, Ella Henderson), Paul “Phamous” Shelton (Nick Jonas, Liza Owen), Warren “Oak” Felder (Dinah Jane, Alessia Cara), Trevor Brown (Kehlani, Fleur East) and William Simmons (Demi Lovato, Bea Miller).

Ward’s upcoming debut project under Columbia Records reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Eyelar, Wayne Hector, Priscilla Renea, Ben Abraham, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Sam Romans, and Amy Allen.

On the production front, Ward has worked with Benny Cassette, M-Phazes, Alex Hope, Symbolyc One, Malay, Doc McKinney, Illangelo, Rob Knox, Stint, Tushar Apte, Snakehips, and Darhyl “DJ” Camper.

Stream the audio clip for “100 Ways” below.

Marsha Ambrosius delivers third studio collection “Nyla”

28 Sep

Marsha Ambrosius has delivered her third studio collection online.

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

The highly-anticipated project boasts productions from Focus (Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez), Dem Jointz (Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera), Benny Cassette (Elle Varner, Keri Hilson), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Brandy, Kelly Rowland) and The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars, Ginette Claudette).

Besides releasing her previous albums, “Late Nights & Early Mornings” and “Friends & Lovers,” Ambrosius has also penned songs for Michael Jackson (“Butterflies”), Alicia Keys (“Go Ahead”), Mario (“Why”), LeToya Luckett (“Matter”), Sterling Simms (“Let Her Go”), Jamie Foxx (“Number One”), Raven Symone (“Go Ahead”) and H.E.R. (“Wait for It”).

Stream “Nyla” below.

Jacob Banks confirms details for new album “Village”

13 Sep

Jacob Banks has confirmed the details for his upcoming debut album.

The British singer/songwriter christened his first studio collection “Village” and will release it on November 2nd via Interscope Records.

Co-written with Laleh Pourkarim and Pierre-Luc “PL” Riux and produced by Yonatan “XSDTRK” Ayal, current promotional single “Be Good to Me” – featuring Seinabo Sey – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the highly-anticipated album, Banks has also collaborated with Stargate, Bibi Bourelly, Stint, Zane Lowe, JP Saxe, Utters, John Newman, Sam Romans, Hue Strother, Charlie Handsome, Two Inch Punch, and Benny Cassette.

See the tracklisting for “Village” below.

(1) Chainsmoking / (2) Love Ain’t Enough / (3) Mexico / (4) Processo / (5) Kumbaya / (6) Slow Up / (7) Grown Up / (8) Keeps Me Going / (9) Be Good to Me / (10) Nostalgia / (11) Caroline / (12) Witness / (13) Unknown (To You) / (14) Peace of Mind

Marsha Ambrosius reveals details for third album “Nyla”

9 Sep

Marsha Ambrosius has revealed the details for her upcoming album.

The British singer/songwriter christened her third studio collection “Nyla” and will release it on September 28 via Human Re Sources / eOne Music.

Current promotional single “Flood” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the follow-up to 2014’s “Friends and Lovers,” Ambrosius has teamed up with The Stereotypes, Ivan “Orthodox” Barias, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Benny Cassette, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, and Bernard “Focus” Edwards Jr.

As a songwriter, Ambrosius is known co-writing tracks performed by Michael Jackson (“Butterflies”), Alicia Keys (“Go Ahead”), Mario (“Why”), LeToya Luckett (“Matter”), Sterling Simms (“Let Her Go”), Jamie Foxx (“Number One”), Raven Symone (“Go Ahead”) and H.E.R. (“Wait for It”).

See the tracklisting for “Nyla” below.

(1) Nyla / (2) 2K / (3) Bottle Fulla Liquor / (4) Flood / (5) I Got it Bad / (6) Let Out / (7) Luh Ya / (8) How High / (9) Today / (10) Old Times / (11) Never Be the Same / (12) Glass / (13) Scorn / (14) I’m Moving On / (15) Grand Finale / (16) Hello Goodbye

Zhavia Ward enlists Shungudzo for new collaboration

9 Jun

Zhavia Ward has enlisted Shungudzo for a new collaboration.

The Zimbabwean/French/Native-American singer-songwriter (also known as Alexandra Govere) recently co-wrote and provided guest vocals on Rudimental’s “Toast to Our Differences,” out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Shungudzo’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Little Mix (“Touch”), Alina Baraz (“I Don’t Even Know Why Though”), Victoria Monet (“Wish I Never Met You”), Louisa Johnson (“Best Behaviour”), Jessie Ware (“Your Domino”) and The Chainsmokers (“It Won’t Kill Ya”).

Meanwhile, Ward’s upcoming debut album is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertianment / Columbia Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields further contributions from Warren “Oak” Felder, Trevor Brown, Zaire Kaolo, Paul E. Phamous, Benny Cassette, Jenna Andrews, Wayne Hector, Priscilla Renea, Ben Abraham, Jin Jin, M-Phazes, Alex Hope, Symbolyc One, and Malay.

Stream the audio clip for “Toast to Our Differences” below.

Keri Hilson teases new collaboration with Danja, Priscilla Renea

6 Jun

Photo Credit: Dewayne Rogers

Keri Hilson has teased a new collaboration with Priscilla Renea and Danja.

“Great session w/ this 🏾 amazing talent Priscilla Renea & the man Danja! You’ll never guess who we’re writing for…again…🤐,” the American singer/songwriter posted to Instagram on Tuesday (June 5th, 2018).

Renea’s songwriting resume boasts works with Kelly Clarkson (“Love So Soft”), Fifth Harmony (“Worth It”), Rihanna (“Watch ‘N Learn”), Mariah Carey (“Infinity”), Chris Brown (“Don’t Wake Me Up”), Demi Lovato (“Fix a Heart”), Mary J. Blige (“Don’t Mind”) and Selena Gomez (“Who Says”).

Meanwhile, Danja (real name Nathaniel Hills) recently co-wrote and co-produced three songs on Justin Timberlake’s chart-topping album “Man of the Woods” – “Filthy,” “Say Something” and “Sauce.”

He also worked with Hilson on singles “Turnin’ Me On” (featuring Lil Wayne) and “Knock You Down” (featuring Ne-Yo & Kanye West), which peaked to numbers (15) and (3) on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, respectively.

Hilson’s upcoming third studio colleciton, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Zone 4 / Mosley Music / Interscope Records.

The highly-anticipated project, tentatively entitled “L.I.A.R,” an acronym for Love Is a Religion, reportedly boasts contributions from Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Chris Brown, Oren Yoel, Lauren Christy, Benny Cassette, and J. Que.

Watch the music video for “Lose Control” below.