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Pixie Lott reunites with Cathy Dennis, Fred Ball for fourth album

20 Dec

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Pixie Lott has started the process of recording her upcoming fourth album.

“In the studio writing music with Fred Ball and Cathy Dennis” she posted in her official Instagram account on Saturday (December 20, 2014).

Dennis previously teamed with Lott on the Mr. Hudson-produced “Come Get it Now” and Christopher Braide-helmed “Doing Fine Without You.”

Her extensive songwriting resume also includes works for Kylie Minogue (“Can’t Get You Out of My Head”), Britney Spears (“Toxic”), Delta Goodrem (“Throw it Away”), Janet Jackson (“Island Life”) and Kelly Clarkson (“4 Carats”).

Meanwhile, Ball is responsible for co-writing and producing Little Mix’s “Going Nowhere” [Syco Music], Bertine Zetlitz’s “Wrap Me ‘Round Your Finger” [Columbia Records] and Samsaya’s “Stereotype” [BMG Chrysalis].

Pixie Lott’s last studio album was released earlier this year via Universal Music Group imprint Virgin EMI Records. The self-titled project spawned three hit singles in the shape of “Nasty,” “Lay Me Down” and “Break Up Song.”

Her greatest hits compilation album, “Platinum Pixie: Hits,” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Mercury Records.

Watch the music video for the “Heart Cry” below.

Tamera Foster collaborates with Happy Perez for debut album

25 Oct

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Tamera Foster has collaborated with Happy Perez for her upcoming debut LP.

The hitmaker – born Nathan Perez – is responsible for co-writing and producing “#Beautiful” by Mariah Carey [Def Jam Recordings], “Love Somebody” by Daley [Republic Records] and “The First Time” by Ella Henderson [Syco Music].

Perez’s extensive resume also includes works for Babyface [Motown Records], Frank Ocean [Def Jam Recordings], K. Michelle [Atlantic Records], Miguel [RCA Records] and Elijah Blake [Def Jam Recordings].

Meanwhile, Foster is thought to release her first studio collection in early 2015 via Syco Music in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Future Cut (Rihanna, Alesha Dixon), Naughty Boy (Bastille, Ed Sheeran), MNEK (Rudimental, Charli XCX) and Mr. Hudson (Future, Rebecca Ferguson).

On the songwriting front, Foster has teamed with Camille Purcell (Rita Ora, The Saturdays), Janee Bennett (Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit), Chelcee Grimes (Tulisa, Kylie Minogue) and Talay Riley (Usher, Ellie Goulding).

Watch Tamer’a rendition of “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston below.

Tamera Foster works with Talay Riley

10 Oct

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Tamera Foster is making new music with Talay Riley.

The Nigerian/British singer recently provided guest vocals on “Dirty Love” by Drum and Bass music producer Wilkinson. The track will be available for download from October 12 via iTunes (UK).

Riley’s songwriting resume also includes works for Usher [RCA Records], Keri Hilson [Interscope Records], Ellie Goulding [Polydor Records], Jessie J [Republic Records] and Becky Hill [Parlophone Records].

Foster, meanwhile, will release her first studio collection via Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment.

The still-untitled project reportedly spawns further productions and songwriting contributions from Naughty Boy, Camille Purcell, MNEK, Janee Bennett, Future Cut, Chelcee Grimes, Mr. Hudson, and Iain James.

Watch the music video for Wilkinson’s “Dirty Love” below.

Alex Clare reveals new album “Three Hearts” credits

30 Jul

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Alex Clare has revealed the official songwriting credits for his new album.

The British singer/songwriter will release his sophomore collection “Three Hearts” in the United Kindgom on August 11 via Island Records.

Lead single “War Rages On” was co-written and produced by Steve Booker, whose resume includes works for Rebecca Ferguson [Syco Music], John Newman [Island Records] and Pixie Lott [Virgin EMI Records].

Other album contributors include Dan Wilson (Adele, Taylor Swift), Mr. Hudson (Kanye West, Miley Cyrus) and Matt Hales (Lianne La Havas, Kina Grannis).

“Three Hearts” serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “The Lateness of The Hour,” which peaked at number seventeen on the UK Albums Chart and featured international hit single “Too Close.”

Peep the songwriting credits for “Three Hearts” below.

“Never Let You Go”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Antony Genn / Martin Slattery).

“Three Hearts”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Dan Wilson).

“Take You Back”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Mr. Hudson).

“Heavy Hands”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Matt Hales).

“Just a Man”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Jim Duguid).

“The Story”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Antony Genn / Martin Slattery).

“Not in Vain”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Matt Hales).

“Sparks”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Matt Hales).

“War Rages On”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Steve Booker).

“Unconditional”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Jim Duguid).

“So Deep”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Antony Genn / Martin Slattery).

“Holding On”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Antony Genn / Martin Slattery).

“Addicted to Love”
Written By: (Robert Palmer).

New song by Cover Drive hits the net

30 Oct

A new song by Cover Drive has hit the net on Monday (October 29, 2012).

“Surrender” is earmarked for inclusion on the Bajan quartet’s upcoming sophomore album, which will be released in 2013 via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records / Geffen Records.

The new collection serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Bajan Style.” That release debuted at number fourteen on the UK Albums Chart. It also spawned four hit singles in the shape of “Lick Ya Down,” “Twilight,” “Sparks” and “Explode.”

Among the songwriters and producers backing Cover Drive on the still-untitled project are TMS: Thomas Barnes, Ben Kohn, Peter Kelleher (Olly Murs, Emeli Sande), James “Jim Beanz” Washington (Cheryl Cole, Britney Spears), Andreas “Quiz” Romdhane (Kelly Clarkson, Alexandra Burke), Josef Larossi (Meleni Smith, Nadine Coyle), Tanya Lacey (The Saturdays, Loick Essien), Balistiq (Paloma Stoecker, Autumn Rowe), Camille Purcell (Tinchy Stryder, Dionne Bromfield), Benjamin “Mr. Hudson” Hudson (Pixie Lott, Kanye West) and Eshraque “Ishi” Mughal (Tinie Tempah, Agnes Karlsson).