Tag Archives: Brooke Candy

Charli XCX unwraps details for third studio collection

13 Jun


Charli XCX has unwrapped the details for her upcoming album.

The British singer/songwriter (born Charlotte Aitchison) has dubbed her third studio collection “Charli” and will release it on September 13 via Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US).

Current promotional single “Blame It On Your Love” – featuring Lizzo – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.


Executive-produced by regular collaborator AG Cook, the follow-up to 2014’s “Sucker” boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Stargate, Noonie Bao, Oscar Holter, Sasha Sloan, and Leland.

The highly-anticipated project also yields guest appearances from Christine and the Queens (“Gone”), Sky Ferreira (“Cross You Out”),  Troye Sivan (“2009”), Kim Petras (“Click”) and Brooke Candy (“Shake It”).

Stream the audio clip for “Blame It On Your Love” below.

Brooke Candy teams up with Sia for new single “Living Out Loud”

3 Feb


Brooke Candy has released her new single online.

“Living Out Loud” – featuring Australian singer/songwriter Sia – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Sia alongside Priscilla Renea Hamilton (Nick Jonas, Mariah Carey), Geoffrey Early (Bipolar Sunshine, Niykee Heaton) and Greg Kurstin (Kylie Minogue, Gwen Stefani).

Production duties on “Living Out Loud” were handled by Jesse Shatkin, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer,” Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Invincible,” an Foxes’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now.”

Candy’s upcoming debut album “Daddy Issues” – featuring previous singles “Rubber Band Stacks,” “Happy Days,” “Changes,” “Nasty” and “Paper or Plastic” – will arrive later this year via RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated LP reportedly delivers productions from Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift), Nonfiction (Chris Brown), Magnus Lidehall (Katy Perry), Snob Scrilla (Jessica Mauboy) and Jayson DeZuzio (Skylar Grey).

On the songwriting front, Brooke Candy has worked with Jude Demorest (Fifth Harmony), Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa), MNDR (Charli XCX), Talay Riley (Craig David), Livvi Franc (Zara Larsson) and Ali Tamposi (Lea Michele).

Listen to the audio clip for “Living Out Loud” below.

Kelly Clarkson teams with Jesse Shatkin for new album

24 Dec

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson has teamed with Jesse Shatkin for her upcoming studio album.

Shatkin is responsible for co-writing and producing “Chandelier” by Sia [RCA Records], “Kiss Me Once” by Kylie Minogue [Parlophone Records] and “Waiting for Lightning” by Cheryl [Polydor Records].

His resume also includes works for Leona Lewis [Island Records], Katy Perry [Capitol Records], Selena Gomez [Interscope Records], Pink [RCA Records] and Brooke Candy [Monkey Puzzle Records].

Meanwhile, Clarkson is confirmed to release her seventh studio collection next year via RCA Records. The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Wrapped in Red,” which debuted at number three on the US Albums Chart.

Other producers and songwriters expected to appear on the highly-anticipated project are Greg Kurstin (Britney Spears, Lana Del Rey) and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Nelly Furtado, Mariah Carey).

Watch the music video for “Wrapped in Red” below.

Hamada Mania’s favorite songs of 2014

11 Dec

Ella Henderson

Song Title: “Beautifully Unfinished”
Performed By: Ella Henderson.
Written By: Ella Henderson, Lindy Robbins & Steve Robson.
Produced By: Steve Robson & Komi (El-Hakam Al-Kaubaisy).
Label: Syco Music.


Song Title: “Believer”
Performed By: Keyshia Cole.
Written By: Ester Dean, Jasper Cameron, Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen.
Produced By: Stargate.
Label: Interscope Records.


Song Title: “Big Girls Cry”
Performed By: Sia.
Written By: Sia Furler & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Greg Kurstin & Christopher Braide.
Label: RCA Records.


Song Title: “Break Free”
Performed By: Colbie Caillat.
Written By: Colbie Caillat & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Christopher Braide.
Label: Republic Records.


Song Title: “Devil’s Touch”
Performed By: TIAAN.
Produced By: Arnthor Birgisson.
Label: AristoTracks.

Cover Drive

Song Title: “Easy Life”
Performed By: Cover Drive.
Written By: Amanda Reifer, T-Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding, Barry Hill, Kerrie Thomas-Armstrong, Dan Goudie & Ashley Milton.
Label: Independent Release.

Jennifer - Same Girl

Song Title: “Expertease (Ready Set Go)”
Performed By: Jennifer Lopez.
Written By: Jennifer Lopez, Sia Furler, Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Label: Capitol Records.


Song Title: “Extraordinary”
Performed By: Clean Bandit (featuring Sharna Bass).
Written By: James Napier, Gustave Rudman, Grace Chatto & Jack Patterson.
Produced By: Jack Patterson & Mark Ralph.
Label: Black Butter / Atlantic Records.


Song Title: “Hey Boy” (solo version)
Performed By: Goapele.
Written By: Estelle Swaray, Lauren Evans, David “DQ” Quinones, Lance Tolbert & Keith Harris.
Produced By: Keith Harris.
Label: Skyblaze Recordings / BMG Rights Management.

Leah McFall

Song Title: “Home”
Performed By: Leah McFall (featuring will.i.am).
Written By: William Adams, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Michael McHenry, Ryan “DJ Replay” Buendia, Alex Ebert & Jade Castrinos.
Produced By: will.i.am & Free School.
Label: Capitol Records.


Song Title: “Human”
Performed By: Christina Perri.
Written By: Christina Perri & Martin Johnson.
Produced By: Martin Johnson.
Label: Atlantic Records.


Song Title: “If I Could Change Your Mind”
Performed By: HAIM.
Written By: Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim & James Ford.
Produced By: James Ford.
Label: Polydor Records.


Song Title: “If I Go”
Performed By: Ella Eyre.
Written By: Ella Eyre, Natalia Hajjara & Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Produced By: Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Label: Virgin EMI Records.

Gorgon City

Song Title: “Imagination”
Performed By: Gorgon City (featuring Katy Menditta).
Written By: Emeli Sande, Katy Menditta, Mustafa Omer, James Murray, Kye “Foamo” Gibbon & Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott
Produced By: Gorgon City & Mojam.
Label: Black Butter / Virgin EMI Records.

Lion Babe01

Song Title: “Jump Hi”
Performed By: Lion Babe (featuring Childish Gambino).
Written By: Jillian Hervey, Lucas Goodman & Makeba Riddick.
Label: Outsiders Recorded Music / Polydor Records.


Song Title: “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart”
Performed By: Ariana Grande.
Written By: Harry Styles & Johan Carlsson.
Produced By: Johan Carlsson & Peter Carlsson.
Label: Republic Records.


Song Title: “Kicks”
Performed By: FKA twigs.
Written By: Tahliah “FKA twigs” Barnett & Joel Compass.
Produced By: FKA twigs & Cy An.
Label: Young Turks.

Pharrell - Alicia

Song Title: “Know Who You Are”
Performed By: Pharrell Williams (featuring Alicia Keys).
Written By: Pharrell Williams & Alicia Keys.
Produced By: Pharrell Williams.
Label: Columbia Records.

Teyana Taylor01

Song Title: “Maybe”
Performed By: Teyana Taylor (featuring Pusha T & Yo Gotti).
Written By: Teyana Taylor, Andre Proctor, Brian Soko, Rasool Diaz, Jaramye Daniels, Kyle Owens, Akil King, Terrence Thornton & Mario Mims.
Produced By: The Order, Jaramye Daniels & Kyle “KO” Owens.
Label: G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam Recordings.

Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once

Song Title: “Million Miles”
Performed By: Kylie Minogue.
Written By: Chelcee Grimes, Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Produced By: Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Label: Parlophone Records.

Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

Song Title: “Not in That Way”
Performed By: Sam Smith.
Written By: Sam Smith & Fraser T. Smith.
Produced By: Fraser T. Smith.
Label: Capitol Records.


Song Title: “Night Time”
Performed By: Marsha Ambrosius.
Written By: Marsha Ambrosius, Sam Dew, Kenneth Bartolomei, Erik Reyes-Ortiz & Kevin Crowe.
Produced By: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.
Label: RCA Records.

Brooke Candy

Song Title: “Opulence”
Performed By: Brooke Candy.
Written By: Brooke Candy, Sia Furler & Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Produced By: Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Label: RCA Records.


Song Title: “Patterns”
Performed By: Tourist (featuring Lianne La Havas).
Written By: James Napier and William “Tourist” Phillips.
Label: Method Records.


Song Title: “Pieces”
Performed By: Jessie Ware.
Written By: Jessie Ware, James Napier & William “Tourist” Phillips.
Produced By: Emile Haynie.
Label: PMR / Island Records.

Karen Harding01

Song Title: “Say Something”
Performed By: Karen Harding.
Written By: Karen Harding & Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Produced By: Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Label: Method Records / Capitol Records.


Song Title: “That’s Me Right There”
Performed By: Jasmine Villegas (featuring Kendrick Lamar).
Written By: Carmen Reece, Al Sherrod Lambert, Chris Jackson & Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Produced By: Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Label: Interscope Records.


Song Title: “The D Word”
Performed By: Toni Braxton & Babyface.
Written By: Toni Braxton & Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Produced By: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Label: Motown Records.


Song Title: “Wonderful”
Performed By: Mary J. Blige.
Written By: Mary J. Blige, Priscilla Renea Hamilton, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Label: Epic Records.


Song Title: “You’re Mine (Eternal)”
Performed By: Mariah Carey.
Written By: Mariah Carey & Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.
Produced By: Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins & Mariah Carey.
Label: Def Jam Recordings.

Sia debuts new single “Big Girls Cry”

26 Jun


Sia has debuted her new single online.

“Big Girls Cry” is lifted from the Australian singer/songwriter’s upcoming sixth studio album, “1000 Forms of Fear.”

The track was co-written by Chris Braide, who previously teamed up with the artist on “Hit and Run” and “Eye of the Needle.”

His extensive resume also includes works for Britney Spears (“Perfume”), Diana Vickers (“Boy Who Murdered Love”), Beyonce Knowles (“God Made You Beautiful”) and Christina Aguilera (“Blank Page”).

“1000 Forms of Fear” boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Greg Kurstin (Sophie Ellis Bextor, Kylie Minogue), Jesse Shatkin (Kelly Clarkson, Rita Ora) and Thomas “Diplo” Pentz (Usher, Jennifer Lopez).

In related news, Sia confirmed songwriting placements on the next releases by Brooke Candy [Monkey Puzzle Records], Carly Rae Jepsen [Interscope Records], Labrinth [Syco Music] and Cheryl Cole [Polydor Records].

Listen to “Big Girls Cry” below.

Brooke Candy announces new mini-album “Opulence”

29 Apr


Brooke Candy has announced the details for her upcoming EP.

The rapper has dubbed her new collection “Opulence” and will release it on May 6 via Sony Music Entertainment / Monkey Puzzle / RCA Records.

Lead single “Opulence” was co-written by Sia Furler, who also worked on the next projects by Jennifer Lopez [Capitol Records], Carly Rae Jepsen [Interscope Records], Labrinth [Syco Music] and Natasha Bedingfield [Epic Records].

Production duties were handled by Major Lazer’s frontman Diplo, who is also responsible for MØ’s “XXX” [RCA Records], Lil Wayne’s “Lay it Down” [Young Money Records], Mac Miller’s “Goosebumpz” [Rostrum Records].

Peep the tracklisting for “Opulence” below.

“Pop Rock”
“Bed Squeak”
“Feel Yourself” (featuring Cory Enemy)

Brooke Candy unleashes music video for new single “Opulence”

28 Apr

Brooke Candy

Brooke Candy has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

“Opulence” marks the first promotional single from the rapper’s upcoming release with Sony Music Entertainment / Monkey Puzzle / RCA Records.

The track was co-written by Sia Furler, whose credits include “Loved Me Back to Life” by Celine Dion [Columbia Records], “Sexercize” by Kylie Minogue [Parlophone Records] and “Diamonds” by Rihanna [Island Records].

Production duties were handled by Diplo, who is also responsible for Sevyn Streeter’s “It Won’t Stop” [Atlantic Records], Britney Spears’ “Passenger” [RCA Records] and Tinie Tempah’s “Trampoline” [Parlophone Records].

Watch the Steven Klein-directed clip below.

Brooke Candy reveals title for new single

25 Mar

Brooke Candy

Brooke Candy has revealed the title of her new single.

The rapper confirmed “Opulence” as the lead single from her upcoming as-yet-untitled release with Monkey Puzzle / RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project will be executively produced by Sia Furler, who previously worked with artists including Rihanna [Island Records], Ne-Yo [Motown Records] and Beyonce Knowles [Columbia Records].

Some of her recent songwriting credits include “Sexercize” by Kylie Minogue [Parlophone Records], “Cannonball” by Lea Michele [Columbia Records] and “Breathe” by Jessie J [Lava / Republic Records].

In addition to Sia, Brooke Candy’s highly-anticipated debut LP is confirmed to boast further collaborations with Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis (Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles) and Thomas “Diplo” Pentz (MNEK, Charli XCX).

Watch the music video for Brooke Candy’s “Everybody Does” below.

Charli XCX reveals official songwriting credits for debut album ‘True Romance’

31 Mar


British singer/songwriter Charli XCX has revealed the official songwriting credits for her upcoming debut album, “True Romance,” which is due in the United Kingdom on April 15 via Warner Music Group / Asylum Records.

New single “You (Ha Ha Ha)” was written by Charli Aitchison along with Derwin Dicker and Joakim Ahlund, who also serves as the song’s co-producer.

The project boasts further songwriting contributions from Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher Raymond, Justin Bieber), Dimitri Tikovoi (Nicola Roberts, Sophie Ellis Bextor) and Patrik Berger (Robyn Carlsson, Lana Del Rey).

Charli XCX – True Romance [Songwriting Credits]:
“Nuclear Seasons” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Justin Raisen).
“You (Ha Ha Ha)” – (Charli Aitchison, Derwin Dicker, Joakim Ahlund).
“Take My Hand” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Justin Raisen).
“Stay Away” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Justin Raisen).
“Set Me Free” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Dimitri Tikovoi).
“Grins” – (Charli Aitchison, Mike Tucker).
“So Far Away” – (Charli Aitchison, Paul White).
“Cloud Aura” – (Charli Aitchison, Brooke Candy, Joseph Zucco).
“What I Like” – (Charli Aitchison, Joseph Zucco).
“Black Roses” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Justin Raisen).
“You’re the One” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Patrik Berger).
“How Can I” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Justin Raisen).
“Lock You Up” – (Charli Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Justin Raisen).