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Beyonce unleashes new album “The Lion King: The Gift”

19 Jul

Beyonce has released her new project online.

“The Lion King: The Gift” – which was inspired by Disney’s new version of the classic film – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Curated and produced by Beyonce, the highly-anticipated collection features guest appearances from Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Jessie Reyez, and Blue Ivy Carter.

Among the musicians who contributed to the album are Labrinth, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Raye, Ari PenSmith, P2J, Stacy Barthe, Diplo, Sounwave, Akil King, Starrah, Biopolar Sunshine, Kaydence, Nija Charles, and Nova Wav.

Stream “The Lion King: The Gift” below.

Beyonce unleashes music video for new single “Spirit”

17 Jul

Beyonce has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Spirit” was posted the American singer, songwriter and actress’ YouTube channel on Tuesday (July 17, 2019).

“Spirit” was written by Beyonce alongside fellow recording artist Timothy “Labrinth” McKenzie and Swedish songwriter/producer Ilya Salmanzadeh, whose other credits include Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left To Cry,” Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” and Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do.”

The upcoming original motion picture soundtrack, “The Lion King: The Gift,” is scheduled to arrive on July 19 via Walt Disney Records.

Among the musicians and recording artists appearing on the highly-anticipated compilation are Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, Tiwa Savage, Kendrick Lamar, Jessie Reyez, Childish Gambino, Raye, Wizkid, Stacy Barthe, Burna Boy, Teaira Whack, Mr Eazi, 070 Shake, Tekno, Shatta Wale, and Nova Wav.

Watch the music video for “Spirit” below.

 

Beyonce teams up with Labrinth, Ilya Salmanzadeh for new single “Spirit”

10 Jul

American singer, songwriter, and actress Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter (known mononymously as Beyonce) has unleashed her new single online.

“Spirit”- taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “The Lion King” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Beyonce alongside fellow recording artist Timothy “Labrinth” McKenzie and Swedish songwriter/producer Ilya Salmanzadeh, whose other credits include Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left To Cry,” Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” and Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do.”

Beyonce’s most recent studio collection, 2016’s “Lemonade,” topped both the US and UK Albums Chart and spawned five singles in the shape of “Formation,” “Sorry,” “Hold Up,” “Freedom” and “All Night.”

Stream the audio clip for “Spirit” below.

Chloe x Halle enlist Scott Storch for new collaboration

1 Mar

American contemporary R&B duo Chloe x Halle – composed of sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey – have enlisted Scott Storch for a new collaboration.

“Thank you @beyonce for giving me the chance to work with your artists @chloexhalle !! They are so talented and we made a smash,” Storch posted to his Instagram profile on Thursday (February 28, 2019).

Storch’s extensive production resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Baby Boy”), Christina Aguilera (“Fighter”), Pink (“Family Portrait”), Janet Jackson (“Island Life”), Mario (“Let Me Love You”), Kelly Rowland (“Work”), Toni Braxton (“Please”), Mya (“Lock You Down”) and Chris Brown (“Undecided”).

Meanwhile, Chloe x Halle are expected to release their upcoming sophomore album later this year via Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records.

Their debut studio collection, 2018’s “The Kids Are Alright,” peaked to number four on the US Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart and spawned contributions from Diana Gordon, Tayla Parx, Isa Machine, Sad Money, Malay, and The Messengers (aka Nasri Atweh and Adam Messenger).

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Scott Storch’s works!

[Common Collaborators] Alicia Keys and Beyoncé

5 Jul

Since its a slow news day, I thought about writing this post, which has been on my mind for a while now. Its about songwriters/producers who worked with two artists that are frequently associated with one another. For this post, I have chosen Alicia Keys and Beyoncé.  In case you did not know, Keys was signed to Columbia Records (which is Beyoncé’s current label) before signing to Clive Davis’ J Records.  Here are the musicians that both artists have worked with:

  • Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson: Alicia Keys (“Tell You Something”) / Beyoncé (“My Body”)
  • Antonio Dixon: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had”)
  • Candice Nelson: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Resentment”)
  • Chad Hugo: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me” – Remix) / Beyonce (“I Care,” “Work it Out” and “My First Time”)
  • Dre & Vidal: Alicia Keys (“So Simple”) / Beyonce (“T-Shirt” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Frank Ocean: Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) / Beyoncé (“I Miss You” and “Superpower”)
  • Harold Lilly: Alicia Keys (“Teenage Love Affair,” “Wreckless Love,” “Saviour,” “Where Do We Go from Here,” “I Need You,” “Pawn it All,” “Illusion of Bliss,” “Girl Can’t Be Herself,” “More Than We Know,” “So Simple” and “Where Do We Begin Now”) / Beyoncé (“Ego”)
  • Jeff Bhasker: Alicia Keys (“Girl on Fire,” “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” “Love is Blind,” “Wait Til You See My Smile,” “Like the Sea” and “Tears Always Win”) / Beyoncé (“I Care,” “Rather Die Young” and “Party”)
  • Jermaine Dupri: Alicia Keys (“Girlfriend” and “My Boo”) / Beyoncé (“With Me” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Justin Timberlake: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me – Remix” and “Morning Light”) / Beyoncé (“Until the End of Time,” “Blow” and “Rocket”)
  • Kandi Burruss: Alicia Keys (“Jane Doe”) / Beyoncé (“Bills, Bills, Bills,” “So Good,” “Bug a Boo,” “Hey Ladies” and “She Can’t Love” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Kanye West: Alicia Keys (“You Don’t Know My Name” and “Unbreakable”) / Beyoncé (“Party”)
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had” and “Broken Hearted Girl”).
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror”) / Beyoncé (“Scared of Lonely,” “World Wide Woman” and “Back Up”)
  • Miguel: Alicia Keys (“Where’s the Fun in Forever”) / Beyoncé (“Rocket”)
  • Noah “40” Shebib: Alicia Keys (“Unthinkable”) / Beyoncé (“Mine”)
  • Pharrell Williams: Alicia Keys (“Work on It,” “It’s On Again,” “Know Who Are” and “Apple”) / Beyoncé (“Work it Out,” “Green Light,” “Kitty Kat,” “Blow,” “Superpower” and “My First Time”)
  • Rich Harrison: Alicia Keys (“Ain’t No Reason” – performed by Christina Milian) / Beyoncé (“Crazy in Love,” “Be with You,” “Suga Mama,” “Freakum Dress” and Creole)
  • Rodney Jerkins: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror” and “Listen to Your Heart”) / Beyoncé (“Déjà vu,” “Back Up,” “World Wide Woman” and “Scared of Lonely”)
  • Sean Garrett: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love”) / Beyoncé (“Ring the Alarm,” “Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Check on It,” “Green Light,” “Diva,” “Video Phone” and “Lay Up Under Me”)
  • Swizz Beatz: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love,” “Put it in a Love Song,” “New Day,” “The Gospel,” “Pawn it All,” “She Don’t Really Care,” “Million Dollar Bill,” “Wait Til You See My Smile”) and “Illusion of Bliss”) / Beyoncé (“Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Ring the Alarm,” “Lost Your Mind” and “Check on It”)
  • Timbaland: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Partition,” “Drunk in Love” and “Rocket”)
  • Toby Gad: Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”) / Beyoncé (“If I Were a Boy”)

Stream the audio clip for “Put It in a Love Song” below.

Beyonce & Jay-Z, aka The Carters, surprise-release joint album “Everything is Love”

17 Jun

Beyonce & Jay-Z, aka The Carters, have released their joint album online.

Exclusively available for streaming via Tidal, “Everything is Love” features nine new songs in the shape of “Summer,” “Apeshit,” “Boss,” “Nice,” “713,” “Friends,” “Heard About Us,” “Black Effect” and “LoveHappy.”

Among the musicians backing The Carters on the new project are Cool & Dre, James Fauntleroy, Nova Wav, Dave Sitek, Boi-1da, Vinylz, Jahaan Sweet, Nija Charles, MeLo-X, Illmind, D’Mile, Mike Dean, and Pharrell Williams.

Watch the music video for “Apeshit” below.

Chloe x Halle confirm details for debut album “The Kids Are Alright”

23 Feb

Chloe x Halle have confirmed the details for their upcoming debut album.

The American contemporary R&B duo – composed of sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey – dubbed their first studio collection “The Kids Are Alright” and will release it on March 23 via Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The title track – which was co-written alongside fellow recording artists Diana Gordon and Tayla Parx – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers productions from NOVA WAV, Mike Dean, Nasri Atweh, Sounwave, Happy Perez, Malay, Benny Cassette, Naughty Boy, MeLo-X, and Kane “KIN” Parfitt.

On the songwriting front, Chloe x Halle have also worked with Katie Pearlman, Natalie Sims, Chelsea Lena, Bibi Bourelly, James Fauntleroy, Kirby Lauryen, Shane Stevens, Lisa Scinta, Emeli Sande, and Michelle Buzz.

See the tracklisting for “The Kids Are Alright” below.

(1) Hello Friend / (2) The Kids Are Alright / (3) Grown / (4) Hi Lo / (5) Everywhere / (6) FaLaLa / (7) Fake / (8) Baptize / (9) Down / (10) Galaxy / (11) Happy Without Me / (12) Babybird / (13) Warrior / (14) Cool People / (15) Baby on a Place / (16) If God Spoke / (17) Drop / (18) Fall