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Mary J. Blige delivers new album “Strength of a Woman”

28 Apr

Mary J. Blige has delivered her new album online.

“Strength of a Woman” – featuring singles “Thick of It,” “Love Yourself” and “U + Me (Love Lesson)” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions” boasts productions from Darhyl Camper Jr., HIT-BOY, Teddy Riley, B.A.M., Cainon Lamb, Derrick Baker, Neff-U, William Tyler, Kaytranada, BadBadNotGood, and Raphael Saadiq.

On the songwriting front, Blige has worked with Jazmine Sullivan, Prince Charlez, Trey Songz, Rico Love, Priscilla Renea, Dwayne Nesmith, Vincent Berry, Eric Dawkins, Davion Farris, Benjamin Wright, Cortni Elisa Jordan, David Brown, and Elese Teyonie Russell.

Stream “Strength of a Woman” below.

Mary J. Blige reveals tracklist for new album “Strength of a Woman”

30 Mar

American R&B singer/songwriter Mary J. Blige has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming thirteenth album, “Strength of a Woman,” out on April 28 via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Current single “U + Me (Love Lesson)” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions” delivers guest appearances from Quavo, DJ Khaled & Missy Elliot (“Glow Up”), KAYTRANADA (“Telling the Truth”), Prince Charlez (“Smile”) and Kanye West (“Love Yourself”).

Other musicians backing Blige on “Strength of a Woman” Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Brandy, Tamar Braxton), Jazmine Sullivan (Tamia, Candice Glover), Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge (Ne-Yo, Kandace Springs), Davion Farris (Tyrese, Marsha Ambrosius) and Hit-Boy (Rihanna, Kelly Rowland).

See the tracklisting for “Strength of a Woman” below.

(1) Love Yourself / (2) Thick of It / (3) Set Me Free / (4) It’s Me / (5) Glow Up / (6) U + Me (Love Lesson) / (7) Indestructible / (8) Thank You / (9) Survivor / (10) Find the Love / (11) Smile / (12) Telling the Truth / (13) Strength of a Woman / (14) Hello Father

Mary J. Blige confirms release date for new album “Strength of a Woman”

28 Mar

American R&B singer/songwriter Mary J. Blige has confirmed April 28 as the release date for her upcoming album, “Strength of a Woman,” which will be distributed via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Current single “U + Me (Love Lesson)” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Seven songs on the follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions” were produced by Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge, whose credits include Kandace Springs’ “Love Got in the Way,” Sevyn’s “Shoulda Been There,” Ne-Yo’s “Congratulations,” K. Michelle’s “Love ‘Em All,” and Trey Songz’s “What’s Best for You.”

Other musicians backing Blige on the highly-anticipated project are Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Jessie J, Keyshia Cole), Jazmine Sullivan (Tamia, Christina Milian), Hit-Boy (Rihanna, Kelly Rowland), Prince Charlez (K. Michelle, Trey Songz), Kanye West (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey) and Davion Farris (Tyrese, Marsha Ambrosius).

Listen to the audio clip for “U + Me (Love Lesson)” below.

Mary J. Blige liberates new single “U + Me (Love Lesson)”

17 Feb

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Mary J. Blige has liberated her new single online.

“U + Me (Love Lesson)” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Charles “Prince Charlez” Hinshaw, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Beyonce’s “Ring Off,” Usher’s “More,” Jessica Mauboy’s “Beautiful,” and GRACE’s “Hell of a Girl.”

Production duties “U + Me (Love Lesson)” were handled by Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge, who is also responsible for Kandace Springs’ “Love Got in the Way,” Sevyn’s “Shoulda Been There,” Ne-Yo’s “Congratulations,” K. Michelle’s “Love ‘Em All,” and Trey Songz’s “What’s Best for You.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Blige will release her next studio collection “Strength of a Woman” – featuring previous promotional single “Thick of It” – later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions” delivers additional alliances with Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Mariah Carey), Jazmine Sullivan (Fantasia Barrino), Kanye West (Janet Jackson) and Hit-Boy (Kelly Rowland).

Listen to the audio clip for “U + Me (Love Lesson)” below.

Usher confirms details for new album “Hard II Love”

25 Aug

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Usher has confirmed the details for his upcoming album.

The singer, songwriter, and actor christened his eighth studio collection “Hard II Love” and will release it on September 16 via RCA Records.

Amongst the tracks slotted for inclusion on the follow-up to 2012’s “Looking for Myself” are “Crash,” “No Limit,” “Missin U” and “Champions.”

Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge, Rock City, WondaGurl, and Carlos St. John are amongst the confirmed collaborators on “Hard II Love.”

The keenly-awaited project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Paul Epworth, Johnta Austin, Dapo Tormiro, Bryan Michael Cox, Priscilla Renea, Jermaine Dupri, Labrinth, Polow Da Don, and Knox Brown.

Watch the music video for “No Limit” below.

Mary J. Blige hits the studio with Diane Warren for new album?

13 Jul

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Mary J. Blige has recorded new material with Diane Warren.

Recent songwriting credits by Warren include Lady Gaga’s “Til it Happens to You” [Interscope], Paloma Faith’s “Leave While I’m Not Looking” [RCA], Leona Lewis’ “You Knew Me When” [Island] and Ciara’s “I Got You” [Epic].

The Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer also contributed to the next projects by Zendaya [Republic], Lea Michele [Columbia], Kiesza [Island], Olly Murs [Epic], Ferras [Capitol], and LeAnn Rimes [Sony Music UK].

Meanwhile, Blige is expected to release her upcoming thirteenth studio collection later this year through Matriarch Entertainment / Capitol Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from Kanye West (Mariah Carey), Jazmine Sullivan (Christina Milian), Hit-Boy (Kelly Rowland), B.A.M. (Kandace Springs), and Darhyl Camper (John Legend).

Blige’s previous album, 2014’s “The London Sessions,” peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Therapy,” “Right Now” and “Whole Damn Year.”

Watch the music video for “Whole Damn Year” below.

Sevyn Streeter shares “Love in Competition” acoustic performance

6 Jan

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Sevyn Streeter has shared a new live performance video online.

The singer/songwriter posted the acoustic rendition for “Love in Competition” to her YouTube channel on Tuesday (January 05, 2016).

“Love in Competition” was co-written by J-Doe, whose other credits include Jennifer Lopez’s “Acting Like That” [Capitol], Ariana Grande’s “Right There” [Republic], and Kelly Rowland’s “Keep it Between Us” [Motown].

Production duties on the original version were handled by Da Internz, who are also behind Tamar Braxton’s “If I Don’t Have You” [Epic], John Legend’s “Made to Love” [Columbia], and Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” [Cash Money].

Streeter’s latest mini-collection “Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Atlantic Records.

Other EP contributors include Dem Jointz (Dr. Dre), Candice Pillay (Rihanna), Hit-Boy (Beyonce), Micah Powell (Tank), B.A.M. (K. Michelle), Count Justice (Chris Brown), Tiffany Fred (Zendaya), and Mansur Zafr (Ashanti).

Watch the acoustic rendition for “Love in Competition” below.

Sevyn Streeter unveils tracklist for new EP “Shoulda Been There (Part 1)”

16 Jul

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Sevyn Streeter has unveiled the track list for her upcoming EP.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Shoulda Been There – Part 1” on July 17 through iTunes in partnership with Atlantic Records.

Lead single “Shoulda Been There” was produced by B.A.M. (K. Michelle, Chris Brown) and Count Justice (Wiz Khalifa, Alesha Dixon).

Other producers backing Streeter on the EP are Mansur Zafr (Ashanti, Keri Hilson), Dem Jointz (Marsha Ambrosius, Janet Jackson), Hit-Boy (Ciara, Selena Gomez) and Cameron Wallace (Beyonce, Christina Milian).

On the songwriting front, Sevyn has teamed up with J-Doe (Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez), Candice Pillay (Rihanna, Christina Aguilera), Michah Powell (Omarion, Chris Brown) and Tiffany Fred (Zendaya, Tamar Braxton).

Peep the tracklisting for “Shoulda Been There – Part 1” below.

(01) (Intro) Let’s Talk About It / (02) Don’t Kill the Fun (featuring Chris Brown) / (03) A Bad Situation (Interlude) / (04) Consistent / (05) A Piece of Advice (Interlude) / (06) Love in Competition / (07) Infinite Chances (Interlude) / (08) Boomerang (featuring Hit-Boy) / (09) 2 Years 2 Late (Interlude) / (10) Just Being Honest / (11) Shoulda Been There (Interlude) / (12) Shoulda Been There (featuring B.O.B) / (13) Do the Games Ever Stop (Outro)

Treasure Davis premieres music video for new single “The One”

25 Jun

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Treasure Davis has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “The One” to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (June 24, 2015).

Production duties on “The One” were handled by Sam Watters and Louis Biancaniello, who are also responsible for Jordin Sparks’ “Battlefield” [Jive], Keri Hilson’s “Energy” [Interscope] and Shawn Mendes’ “Afterstate” [Island].

Furthermore, Davis co-wrote “Talking In My Sleep” for Chante Moore along with Watters and Biancaniello. The track appears on Moore’s sixth studio album “Moore is More” [Shanachie Records].

Meanwhile, Davis’ debut EP “Heart Flavored Summer” – featuring previous singles “Heart Flavored Sucker” and “Simple” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with ByStorm Entertainment and RCA Records.

The mini-collection boasts further productions from Salaam Remi (Alicia Keys, CeeLo Green), Warren “Oak” Felder (Miguel, Kelly Clarkson), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj) and B.A.M. (Chris Brown, K. Michelle).

Watch the music video for “The One” below.

Tamia releases new album “Love Life”

10 Jun

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Tamia has released her sixth studio album online.

“Love Life” – featuring hit single “Sandwich and a Soda” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Def Jam Recordings.

The keenly-awaited follows 2012’s “Beautiful Surprise,” which peaked to number six on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.

Among the songwriters backing Tamia on “Love Life” are Alicia Renee Williams (Rihanna, Ariana Grande), Jenna Andrews (Lily Allen, Tori Kelly), Claude Kelly (Brandy, Toni Braxton) and The-Dream (Ciara, Janet Jackson).

On the production front, Tamia has teamed with Chuck Harmony (Rihanna, Corinne Bailey Rae), B.A.M. (K. Michelle, Chris Brown), Tricky Stewart (Beyonce, Celine Dion) and Polow Da Don (Fergie, Keri Hilson).

Watch the music video for “Sandwich and a Soda” below.