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[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.

Justin Timberlake unleashes new album “Man of the Woods”

2 Feb

American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Justin Timberlake has unleashed his fifth studio collection online.

“Man of the Woods” – featuring promotional singles “Filty,” “Supplies” and “Say Something” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The title track was co-written and co-produced by Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes, who previously teamed up with Timberlake on hit singles “Like I Love You,” “Senorita” and “Rock Your Body.”

The follow-up to “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” boasts further contributions from Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley, Alicia Keys, James Fauntleroy, Chris Stapleton, Larrance Dopson, Toby Keith, Nathaniel “Danja” Hills, Robin “Rob Knox” Tadross, Eric Hudson, and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon.

Stream “Man of the Woods” below.

Justin Timberlake releases new promotional single “Say Something”

25 Jan

American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Justin Timberlake has released his new promotional single online.

“Say Something” – featuring fellow recording artist Chris Stapleton – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Taken from Timberlake’s upcoming fifth album “Man of the Woods,” the track was co-written with James Fauntleroy (Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson), Larrance Dopson (Ella Mai, Sam Smith), Nathaniel “Danja” Hills (Usher, Keri Hilson) and Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Jason Derulo, Bryson Tiller).

Scheduled to arrive on February 2nd via RCA Records, “Man of the Woods” boasts further contributions from The Neptunes (Ciara, Janet Jackson), Eric Hudson (Brandy, Leona Lewis), Robin “Rob Knox” Tadross (Chris Brown, Prince Royce) and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon (Kat Dahlia, Meleni Smith).

Stream the audio clip for “Say Something” below.

Justin Timberlake unleashes new promotional single “Supplies”

19 Jan

American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Justin Timberlake has unleashed his new promotional single online.

“Supplies” – which was co-written and co-produced by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Timberlake’s upcoming fifth studio collection “Man of the Woods” – featuring previous promotional single “Filthy” – is scheduled to arrive on February 2 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project yields further contributions from Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley, James Fauntleroy, Nathaniel “Danja” Hills, Eric Hudson, Robin “Rob Knox” Tadross, Larrance Dopson, and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon.

Stream the audio clip for “Supplies” below.

Justin Timberlake reunites with The Neptunes for new promotional single “Supplies”

18 Jan

American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Justin Timberlake has reunited with Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes for his new promotional single “Supplies, out on January 19 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The songwriting/production duo previously teamed up with Timberlake on international hit singles “Senorita,” “Like I Love You” and “Rock Your Body,” taken from the artist’s debut studio collection “Justified,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

On Timberlake’s upcoming fifth album “Man of the Woods,” The Neptunes have co-written and co-produced eight additional tracks in the shape of “Midnight Summer Jam,” “Man of the Woods,” “Higher, Higher,” “Wave,” “Flannel,” “Montana,” “Breeze Off the Pond,” and “Livin Off the Land.”

Other musicians backing Timberlake on the highly-anticipated album are Timbaland (Sam Smith, Nelly Furtado), James Fauntleroy (Bruno Mars, Majid Jordan), Danja (Whitney Houston, Keri Hilson), Eric Hudson (Chris Brown, Mariah Carey), Rob Knox (Prince Royce, Leona Lewis), J-Roc (Beyonce, Kat Dahlia) and Larrance Dopson (Ella Mai, Kali Uchis).

Stream the audio clip for “Filthy” below.

Justin Timberlake unwraps tracklisting for new album “Man of the Woods”

5 Jan

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Justin Timberlake has unwrapped the tracklisting for his upcoming fifth studio collection, “Man of the Woods,” which will arrive on February 2 via RCA Records.

Current promotional single “Filthy” – which was written by Timberlake alongside James Fauntleroy, Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley, Nathaniel “Danja” Hills, and Larrance “Rance” Dopson – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2012’s “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” reportedly boasts additional alliances with Max Martin (Kelis, Britney Spears), Shellback (Pink, Katy Perry), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande), Rob Knox (Ciara, Leona Lewis), and The Neptunes (Usher, Toni Braxton).

See the tracklisting for “Man of the Woods” below.

(1) Filthy / (2) Midnight Summer Jam / (3) Sauce / (4) Man of the Woods / (5) Higher, Higher / (6) Wave / (7) Supplies / (8) Morning Light featuring Alicia Keys / (9) Say Something featuring Chris Stapleton / (10) Hers – Interlude / (11) Flannel / (12) Montana / (13) Breeze of the Pond / (14) Livin’ Off the Land / (15) The Hard Stuff / (16) Young Man

[Musicians’ Galore] The Neptunes

10 Mar

The Neptunes are an American production duo, composed of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who are credited with contributing the sound for many successful hip hop and R&B artists in the late-1990s and 2000s.

Their notable credits include Kelis’ “Caught Out There,” Britney Spears’ “I’m a Slave 4 U,” Faith Evans’ “Burnin’ Up,” Foxy Brown’s “Candy,” Usher’s “U Don’t Have to Call,” Beyonce’s “Work it Out,” Justin Timberlake’s “Senorita,” LL Cool J’s “Luv U Better,” Toni Braxton’s “Hit the Freeway,” Mariah Carey’s “Say Something,” and Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl.”

Amongst the tracks The Neptunes produced but were not officially released are “Save the Babies” (Brandy), “My Big Secret” (Janet Jackson), “Switch it Up” (Teyana Taylor), “Beat U” (Kylie Minogue), “Friends Are” (Vanessa Marquez), “I’m Still Here” (Nicole Scherzinger), “What a Thug Like” (Amerie), “Dope Boy” (Natasha Ramos), “All Night Long” (Eve) and “Go Deeper” (Ashanti).

In 2009, Billboard ranked The Neptunes number one on their list of the top 10 producers of the decade. Readers of Vibe named The Neptunes as the third greatest hip-hop producers of all time behind Dr. Dre and DJ Premier.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to The Neptunes’ work!