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Chelcee Grimes drafts RedOne for debut album

12 Aug

British singer/songwriter Chelcee Grimes has drafted Moroccan-Swedish record producer Nadir Khayat (professionally known as RedOne) for her upcoming debut album under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Label Group UK.

RedOne’s credits include Lady GaGa’s “Alejandro,” Jennifer Lopez’s “On the Floor,” Enrique Iglesias’ “I Like It,” Nicki Minaj’s “Starships,” Nicole Scherzinger’s “Poison,” Kelly Rowland’s “Down 4 Whatever,” Stanaj’s “The Way I Love Her,” Roya’s “Lie,” and Skyler Stecker’s “Bring Me to Life.”

His extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters Cathy Dennis, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Simon Wilcox, Justin Tranter, Andrea Martin, Sean Douglas, Frankie Storm, Wayne Hector, Makeba Riddick, Talay Riley, Ester Dean, Bilal Hajji, Angela Hunte, Prince Charlez, and Sia Furler.

Grimes’ first studio collection, on the other hand, reportedly yields further productions and songwriting contributions from Steve Robson, Claude Kelly, Wayne Wilkins, Kara DioGuardi, Cutfather, Shelly Peiken, Jamie Hartman, Stuart Crichton, Richard “Biff” Stannard, and Ed Drewett.

Fans of Grimes’ songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Era Istrefi, Anne-Marie, Dakota, Rita Ora, Antigoni Buxton, Imani Williams, Mollie King, KStewart, Nina Nesbitt, and Tamera Foster.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to RedOne’s works!

Kylie Minogue hits the studio with Karen Poole, Eyelar Mirzazadeh for new album

29 Apr

Australian singer/songwriter Kylie Minogue has teamed up with Karen Poole and Eyelar Mirzazadeh for a new collaboration.

Poole previously co-wrote songs for Minogue alongside fellow musicians Johnny Douglas (“Chocolate”), Richard “Biff” Stannard (“City Games”), Jonas Quant (“No More Rain”), Matt Prime (“Cried Out Christmas”), Calvin Harris (“Heart Beat Rock”), Greg Kurstin (“Wow”), Matt Schwartz (“Sparks”), Paul Harris (“Timebomb”), Chris Loco (“Fine”) and Bloodshy & Avant (“Nudity”).

Meanwhile, Eyelar’s songwriting resume boasts works with Taya (“Got Me Wondering”), Charli XCX (“After the Afterparty”), Redlight (“Here with Me”), Diztortion (“I’ll Be There”), Yellow Claw (“Catch Me”) and R3hab (“Get Up”).

Fans of Dutch songbird’s work should also keep an eye on the next projects by RAYE, Karen Harding, Anne-Marie, Liza Owen, AYDEN, Kyla Smith, Clean Bandit, KStewart, Rita Ora, Sigma, Macy Maloy, Kara Marni, Tamera Foster, Mali-Koa, and LOVELLE.

Minogue, on the other hand, is expected to release her fourteenth album and follow-up to 2015’s “Kylie Christmas” later this year via BMG Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional alliances with Guy Chambers, Lauren Aquilina, Cutfather, Gina Kushka, Daniel Davidsen, Bonnie McKee, Peter Wallevik, Grace Barker, Luke Fitton, and The Invisible Men.

Listen to the audio clip for “Heart Beat Rock” below.

Ellie Goulding pens song for Lea Michele’s new album “Places”

16 Mar

Ellie Goulding has penned a new song for fellow recording artist Lea Michele.

“Heavenly” is earmarked for inclusion on Michele’s sophomore studio collection, “Places,” which will arrive on April 28 via Columbia Records.

Goulding wrote the song with production duo Richard “Biff” Stannard and Ash Howes, who previously teamed up with the British singer/songwriter on “Lights,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, and “Ritual,” taken from the artist’s 2012’s album, “Halcyon.”

Additionally, Goulding co-wrote Diana Vickers’ “Remake Me + You,” “Jumping into Rivers” and “Notice” alongside UK producer Guy Sigsworth.

The “Love Me Like You Do” star’s upcoming fourth album – featuring productions and songwriting contributions from Noel Zancanella, Justin Tranter, Nate Campany, RAYE, Andrew Jackson, Ilsey Juber, and BloodPop – is expected to hit stores and online outlets later this year via Polydor Records,

On the other hand, Michele’s current promotional single “Anything’s Possible” – which was co-written by Maureen “MoZella” McDonald and Timothy “Tim” Myers – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Lights” below.

Liv Dawson premieres music video for new single “Searching”

28 Feb

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Liv Dawson has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Searching” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (February 28, 2017).

“Searching” – now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming outlets – was written by Jimmy Napes alongside the song’s producers Guy and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dawson is currently working on her upcoming debut album under Method Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from TMS, Knightstarr, Phairo, Richard “Biffco” Stannard, Nexus, Two Inch Punch, GRADES, Fred Cox, Chris Leonard, and Mojam.

On the songwriting front, Dawson has worked with Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Sam Romans, Frances, Levi Lennox, Amy Wadge, Bruno Major, Dayo Olatunji, Grace Barker, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Laura Dockrill.

Watch the music video for “Searching” below.

Kylie Minogue reunites with Richard “Biffco” Stannard for new album

15 Feb

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Kylie Minogue has reunited with Richard Stannard for her upcoming album.

The British record producer and songwriter previously teamed up with Minogue on “Please Stay,” “Light Years,” “Love at First Sight,” “In Your Eyes,” “Love Affair,” “Boy,” “Loving Days,” “The One,” “Stars,” “Simple Boy,” “Attention Seeker,” “Sexual Gold,” “What’s it Gonna Take,” “Ruffle My Feathers,” “Fall for You,” “Something to Believe In,” and the Calvin Harris-assisted “In My Arms.”

Stannard has also worked with Ellie Goulding (“Lights”), Sophie Ellis Bextor (“Bittersweet”), Gabrielle (“Falling”), Alesha Dixon (“Ting-A-Ling”), Pixie Lott (“Nobody Does it Better”), James Arthur (“Lie Down”), Fleur East (“Missiles”), Leona Lewis (“One More Sleep”), Medina (“We Survive”), Ella Henderson (“Billie Holiday”) and Mutya Keisha Siobhan (“Beat Has Gone”).

Meanwhile, Minogue is expected to release her fourteenth studio collection and follow-up to 2015’s “Kylie Christmas” later this year via BMG Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional alliances with Guy Chambers, Karen Poole, Cutfather, Gina Kushka, Daniel Davidsen, Bonnie McKee, Peter Wallevik, Grace Barker, and The Invisible Men.

Watch the music video for “Please Stay” below.

Ben Haenow drafts Kelly Clarkson for new single “Second Hand Heart”

1 Oct

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Ben Haenow has announced the title of his new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Second Hand Heart” as the next promotional cut from his upcoming debut album.

“Second Hand Heart” – delivering guest vocals from Kelly Clarkson – will be available for download from October 9 through Syco Music.

The track was co-written by Kara DioGuardi, whose recently co-wrote “Heartbeat Song” for Clarkson along with Audra Mae, Jason Evigan, Mitch Allan. Produced by Greg Kurstin, it peaked to number on the 21 US Singles Chart.

Meanwhile, Haenow’s debut album – featuring the Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder-assisted “Something I Need” – is scheduled for release on November 13 through Sony Music and Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music.

The still-untitled LP reportedly boasts productions from Richard “Biffco” Stannard (Fleur East), Julian Bunetta (Leona Lewis), Cutfather (Pixie Lott), Jamie Scott (Christina Perri) and Adam Argyle (Gabrielle Aplin).

Watch Haenow perform “Something I Need” below.

Mutya Keisha Siobhan team up with Devonte “Blood Orange” Hynes for new album

12 Feb

Mutya Keisha Siobhan have teamed up with Blood Orange for their upcoming album, due later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The hit songwriter and producer – real name Devonte Hynes – is responsible for singles “Losing You” by Solange Knowles [Terrible Records] and “Everything is Embarrassing” by Sky Ferreira [EMI Music Group / Capitol Records].

He also worked on albums by Diana Vickers [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Florence + the Machine [Universal Music Group / Island Records] and The Chemical Brothers [EMI Music Group / Virgin Records].

Meanwhile, the still-untitled collection by Mutya Keisha Siobhan is confirmed to boast additional productions and songwriting contributions from Future Cut: Darren Lewis & Tunde Babalola (Little Mix, Olly Murs), Richard “Biff” Stannard (Gabrielle, Sophie Ellis Bextor), Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan (Emeli Sande, Alesha Dixon) and Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike (Charli XCX, The Saturdays).