Tag Archives: Bryan Michael Cox

Usher reunites with Danja for new collaboration

10 Sep

Usher has reunited with Danja for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on “Appetite,” “So Many Girls,” “I Care for You” and “Show Me,” taken from the albums “Here I Stand” (2008), “Raymond v. Raymond” (2010) and “Looking for Myself” (2012), respectively.

The American record producer and songwriter – real name Nathaniel Hills – has also produced songs for Keyshia Cole (“Incapable”), DJ Khaled (“Shining”), Mariah Carey (“Migrate”), Tank (“This is How I Feel”), Brandy (“Can You Hear Me Now?”), Chris Brown (“Discover”), Keri Hilson (“Knock You Down”), Jason Derulo (“X2CU”) and K. Michelle (“If it Ain’t Love”).

Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his ninth studio collection and follow-up to 2016’s “Hard II Love” later this year via RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jermaine Dupri (Monica, Whitney Houston), Rico Love (Cassie, Nick Jonas), Bryan Michael Cox (Aaliyah, Mary J. Blige) and Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Nicole Scherzinger, Trey Songz).

Stream the audio clip for “Appetite” below.

[Musicians’ Galore] Bryan Michael Cox

6 Mar

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Bryan Michael Cox is an American record producer and songwriter who is notable for his extensive work with multiple platinum-selling artists including Usher (“Burn”), Mariah Carey (“I Don’t”), Janet Jackson (“Nothing”), Aaliyah (“Come Over”), Monica (“U Should’ve Known Better”), Toni Braxton (“Just Be a Man About It”) and Mary J. Blige (“Be Without You”).

Among his other notable productions are Chante Moore’s “MAN,” Nicole Scherzinger’s “Steam,” Faith Evans’ “Catching Feelings,” Teairra Mari’s “Act Right,” Mya’s “Get None,” Ciara’s “So Hard,” Pia Toscano’s “Get Over Me,” Amerie’s “Red Eye,” Megan Rochelle’s “Greener,” Tamar Braxton’s “Pieces,” LeToya Luckett’s “This Song,” and Destiny’s Child’s “Bad Habit.”

Cox’s extensive resume boasts further works with songwriters Diane Warren, Crystal Nicole, Tamara Savage, Makeba Riddick, Traci Hale, Kenisha Pratt, Candice Nelson, Erika Nuri, Diana Gordon, Sevyn Streeter, Cheri Dennis, Mary Brown, Johnta Austin, Harold Lilly, J. Que, Balewa Muhammad, Ezekiel Lewis, Thabiso Nkhereanye, Craig Love, Jasper Cameron, and Tank.

He also collaborated with fellow producers Jermaine Dupri, Teddy Bishop, Kevin Hicks, Jazze Pha, Kendrick “Wyldcard” Dean, Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Antonio Dixon, Jason Perry, Mario Winans, Ian Kirkpatrick, Mike Flowers, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, and Jon Jon Traxx.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Bryan Michael Cox’s work!

Gabi Wilson teases new collaboration with Emeli Sande

2 Mar

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American singer/songwriter Gabi Wilson, who also goes by the stage name H.E.R., has teamed up with Emeli Sande for a new collaboration.

Sande’s resume boasts songwriting works with Alicia Keys (“Kill Your Mama”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Antonique Smith (“All We Really Have is Now”), Katy Perry (“It Takes Two”), Mary J. Blige (“Whole Damn Year”), Gabrielle (“It Takes Time”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Elle Varner (“Runaway”), Alesha Dixon (“Radio”) and Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”).

The Scottish artist’s second album “Long Live the Angels” – featuring singles “Hurts,” “Garden,” “Breathing Underwater” and “Highs & Lows” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Wilson is expected to release her upcoming debut album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions from Shola Ama (Taya), Jaramye Daniels (Teyana Taylor), Kirby Lauryen (Fleur East), Samuel Dew (Zayn Malik) and Eric Bellinger (Usher).

Amongst the producers expected to appear on the album are GRADES (NAO), Cass Lowe (Tinashe), Mike Riley (Tove Lo), The Arcade (Iggy Azalea), Illangelo (Jorja Smith), Harmony Samuels (Brandu), Mike Dean (Kanye West), Bryan Michael Cox (Ciara), The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars), Metro Boomin (The Weeknd), The Rascals (Zendaya) and Da Internz (Big Sean).

As a songwriter, Wilson co-wrote “Boyfriend Material” for Ariana Grande alongside Alex Cantrall, Jeff Hoeppner, and Dwight Watson.

Stream H.E.R’s debut mini-collection “Volume 1” below.

June’s Diary teams up with Bryan Michael Cox for a new collaboration

29 Dec

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June’s Diary have teamed with Bryan Michael Cox for a new collaboration.

“In with @BryanMichaelCox vibing … #WeComing2017,” the R&B quintet posted to their Instagram profile on Wednesday (December 28, 2016).

Cox is responsible for co-writing and producing singles including “Be Without You” (Mary J. Blige), “You Should’ve Known Better” (Monica), “Burn” (Usher), “Don’t Forget About Us” (Mariah Carey), “Nothing” (Janet Jackson), “Never Let You Go” (Justin Bieber) and “Hold You Down” (Danity Kane).

His extensive resume boasts further works with Whitney Houston (“Never Give Up”), Faith Evans (“Catching Feelings”), Tamar Braxton (“Pieces”), Mya (“Life is Too Short”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Steam”), Amerie (“Red Eye”), Keyshia Cole (“Was it Worth It”) and Destiny’s Child (“Bad Habit”).

Meanwhile, June’s Diary – composed of members Ashly Williams, Brienna DeVlug, Gabrielle Carreiro, Kristal Lyndriette and Shyann Roberts – are scheduled to release their debut project via Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Dem Jointz (Brandy, Christina Aguilera), Harmony Samuels (Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland), Tricky Stewart (Beyonce, Christina Milian), Stereotypes (Bruno Mars, John Legend) and Darhyl Camper (Jazmine Sullivan, Nicki Minaj).

Current single “L.A.N.C.E.” – which was produced by Rashad “Hazebanga” Muhammad – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “L.A.N.C.E.” 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.

Monica teams up with Pop & Oak for new song “Alone in Your Heart”

11 Dec

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Monica has debuted a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Alone in Your Heart” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (December 10, 2015).

Production duties on “Alone in Your Heart” were handled by Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel, who are also behind Alessia Cara’s “Here” [Def Jam] and Fleur East’s “Over Getting Over” [Syco Music].

The track is also lifted from Monica’s upcoming studio collection, “Code Red,” out on December 18 through RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “New Life” features lead single “Just Right for Me,” which is now available for download via iTunes.

Other musicians backing Monica on “Code Red” are Jermaine Dupri (Usher), Bryan Michael Cox (Tamia), Dallas Austin (Ciara), Timbaland (Aaliyah), Danja (Keri Hilson), Polow Da Don (Jamie Foxx), and DJ Dahi (Madonna).

Listen to the audio clip for “Alone in Your Heart” below.

Monica teams up with Akon for new song “Hustler’s Ambition”

26 Nov

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Monica has debuted a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Hustler’s Ambition” – featuring Akon – to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (November 25, 2015).

Production duties on “Hustler’s Ambition” were handled by DJ Dahi, whose other credits include Madonna’s “Beautiful Scars” [Interscope], Tinashe’s “Bet’ [RCA] and Kelela’s “All the Way Down” [Cherry Coffee].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Monica is scheduled to release her eighth studio collection “Code Red” on December 18 through RCA Records.

Lead single “Just Right for Me” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Jocelyn “Jo’zzy” Donald (Zendaya, Chris Brown) and produced by Polow Da Don (Tamia, Jamie Foxx).

Other album contributors include Timbaland (Aaliyah), Johnta Austin (Ciara), Bryan Michael Cox (Faith Evans), Jermaine Dupri (Alicia Keys), Tami LaTrell (Keyshia Cole), Danja (K. Michelle) and Keri Hilson (Mary J. Blige).

Listen to the audio clip for “Hustler’s Ambition” below.