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Nikki Williams announces new single ‘Thank God It’s Friday’

29 Oct

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Nikki Williams has announced the title for her new single.

The South African singer/songwriter dubbed “Thank God It’s Friday” as the next promotional single from her upcoming debut album with Universal Music Group / Chameleon Entertainment / Island Def Jam Recordings.

The track follows the Sia Furler-penned produced “Kill, Fuck, Marry” and the Sandy Vee-produced “Glowing,” which peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart.

Williams received critical acclaim as a songwriting by penning Demi Lovato’s hit single “Heart Attack,” taken from the artist’s fourth studio album, “DEMI,” out now via Universal Music Group / Hollywood Records.

Meanwhile, the as-yet-untitled debut collection by Williams is confirmed to yield productions from Dallas Austin (Madonna, Janet Jackson), Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Rihanna, Chris Brown), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Brandy, Kelly Rowland) and Jamal “Polow Da Don” Jones (Mario, Keri Hilson).

Watch the music video for “Glowing” below.

Nikki Williams recruits Polow Da Don for debut album

22 Aug

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South African singer/songwriter Nikki Williams has recently hit the studio with Polow Da Don for her upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album, out soon via Universal Music Group / Chameleon Entertainment / Island Def Jam Recordings.

The hit musician – born Jamal Jones – is known for producing singles “London Bridge” by Fergie [Interscope Records], “DJ Play a Love Song” by Jamie Foxx [RCA Records] and “Already Taken” by Trey Songz [Atlantic Records].

He also contributed to the next albums by Keri Hilson [Mosley Music Group / Interscope Records], Mario Barrett [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and Beyonce Knowles [Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records].

Meanwhile, the new collection by Williams is expected to yield further productions from Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Ciara, Justin Bieber), Timbaland (Aaliyah, Missy Elliot), Sandy Vee (Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger), Dallas Austin (Madonna, Janet Jackson) and Arnthur Birgisson (Shontelle, Leona Lewis).

Watch the video for lead single “Kill, Fuck, Marry” below. The track was co-written by Sia Furler along with Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Norwegian hit machine Stargate.

Nikki Williams releases music video for new single ‘Glowing’

25 Mar

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Nikki Williams has released the music video for her new single online.

“Glowing” is taken from the South African singer/songwriter’s upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album, which will be released later this year Universal Music Group / Chameleon Entertainment / Island Def Jam Recordings.

The track – which serves as the follow-up to “Kill, Fuck, Marry” – was helmed by Dreamlab songwriting and production duo Leah Haywood and Daniel Pringle, who have previously collaborated with the likes of Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez.

As previously reported, the new collection by Williams will boast further collaborations with Dallas Austin (Janet Jackson, Tamia Washington), Sia Furler (Neon Hitch, Christina Aguilera), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston) and Tanya Lacey (The Saturdays, Cover Drive).

Nikki Williams drafts Dallas Austin for debut album

22 Mar

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Nikki Williams has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Dallas Austin for her upcoming debut album on Universal Music Group / Chameleon Entertainment / Island Def Jam Recordings.

The hitmaker is responsible for helming tracks including “Fly with You” by Far East Movement [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records], “Key to Your Heart” by Chris Brown [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and “Tiny Little Bows” by Carly Rae Jepsen [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records].

Meanwhile, the video for Williams’ new single “Glowing” will premiere on March 25 via Vevo Music Channel. The follow-up to “Kill, Fuck, Marry” was helmed by Australian duo Leah Haywood and Daniel Pringle of Dreamlab Productions, whose credits include Jennifer Lopez [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records] and Selena Gomez [Disney Music Group / Hollywood Records].

Other musicians backing the South African singer/songwriter on the still-untitled project are Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Beyonce Knowles, Mary J. Blige), Tanya Lacey (Cover Drive, The Saturdays), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Leona Lewis, Nelly Furtado), Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton (Keyshia Cole, Mariah Carey), Tobias “Toby” Gad (Meleni Smith, Priscilla Renea) and Kelly “Madame Buttons” Sheehan (Nicki Minaj, Priyanka Chopra).

Nikki Williams enlists Leah Haywood, Daniel Pringle for new song ‘Glowing’

27 Nov

Nikki Williams has debuted a new song online.

The singer/songwriter will release “Glowing” as the second promotional single from her upcoming debut album, which will be released in 2013 via Universal Music Group / Chameleon Entertainment / Island Def Jam Recordings.

The track was helmed by Leah Haywood and Daniel Pringle of Dreamlab Productions, who are also responsible for singles “Hit the Lights” by Selena Gomez & The Scene [Disney Music Group / Hollywood Records], “Marilyn Monroe” by Nicki Minaj [Universal Music Group / Republic Records] and “Blonde” by Bridgit Mendler [Disney Music Group / Hollywood Records].

Other musicians backing Williams on the still-untitled project are Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Christina Milian, Usher Raymond), Tanya Lacey (Loick Essien, Cover Drive), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Justin Bieber), Kelly Sheehan (Nicole Scherzinger, Jason Derulo), Toby Gad (Robin Thicke, Alicia Keys) and Sia Furler (Rita Ora, Lea Michele).

Brandy premieres video for new single ‘Wildest Dreams’

5 Nov

Brandy has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“Wildest Dreams” marks the second single from the R&B artist’s sixth album, “Two Eleven,” which is available now via Sony Music Entertainment / Chameleon Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to “Put it Down” was co-written by Sean “The Pen” Garrett, whose credits include “Massive Attack” by Nicki Minaj [Universal Music Group / Cash Money / Universal Republic Records], “She Don’t Know” by Usher featuring Ludacris [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records] and “Ice” by Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne [Universal Music Group / Motown Records].

Production credits were handled by Justin Henderson and Christopher Whitacre of Tha Bizness, who are also responsible for “Alone” by Trey Songz [Warner Music Group / Songbook / Atlantic Records], “Strip” by Chris Brown featuring Kevin McCall [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and “Speak Ya Mind” by Estelle [Warner Music Group / Home School / Atlantic Records].

Brandy unveils official songwriting credits for new album ‘Two Eleven’

13 Oct

Brandy has unveiled the official songwriting credits for her upcoming sixth album, “Two Eleven,” which is due in the United States on October 16 via Sony Music Entertainment / Chameleon / RCA Records.

New single “Wildest Dreams” was helmed by Justin Henderson and Christopher Whitacre of R&B production duo Tha Bizness, who are also responsible for “Strip” by Chris Brown [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and “Follow My Lead” by 50 Cent [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records].

Other producers backing Brandy on the new collection are Shondrae “Bangladesh” Crawford (Marsha Ambrosius, Beyonce Knowles), Dwayne “Dem Jointz” Abernathy Jr. (Candice Pillay, Keke Wyatt), James “Jim Jonsin” Scheffer (Michelle Williams, Usher Raymond), Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Ne-Yo, Jennifer Hudson), Warryn Campbell (Kelly Price, Yolanda Adams), Dave “Switch” Taylor (Christina Aguilera, Santi White), Mario Winans (Tamia Washington, Faith Evans), Nathaniel “Danja” Hills (Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado) and Michael “Mike City” Flowers (Lalah Hathaway, Sunshine Anderson).

Songwriters include Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Keyshia Cole, Jamie Foxx), Amber “Sevyn” Streeter (Estelle Swaray, Trey Songz), Richard “Rico Love” Butler (Keri Hilson, Sean Paul), Daniel Morris (Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Rowland), Eric Bellinger (Christina Milian, Justin Bieber), Christopher “Frank Ocean” Breaux (Kanye West, John Legend), Breyon Prescott (Kid Cudi, Angie Stone), Pierre Medor (Tynisha Keli, LeToya Luckett), Earl Hood & Eric Goudy (Monica Arnold, Carl Thomas) and Tiyon “TC” Mack (Amanda Reifer, Tamar Braxton).

Brandy – Two Eleven [Official Tracklisting & Songwriting Credits]:

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Wildest Dreams: (Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Justin Henderson, Christopher Whitacre).

So Sick: (Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Shondrae “Bangladesh” Crawford).

Slower: (Brandy Norwood, Chris Brown, Amber “Sevyn” Streeter, Breyon Prescott, Dave “Switch” Taylor).

No Such Thing as Too Late: (Richard “Rico Love” Butler, Daniel Morris, James “Jim Jonsin” Scheffer).

Let Me Go: (Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Shondrae “Bangladesh” Crawford, Bjorn Yettling, Lykke Li Zachrisson).

Without You: (Eric Bellinger, Courtney Harrell, Breyon Prescott, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels).

Put it Down: (Chris Brown, Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Shondrae “Bangladesh” Crawford, Dwayne “Dem Jointz” Abernathy Jr.).

Hardly Breathing: (Richard “Rico Love” Butler, Pierre Medor).

Do You Know What You Have: (Brandy Norwood, Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Breyon Prescott, Pierre Slaughter, Mike Williams).

Scared of Beautiful: (Christopher “Frank Ocean” Breaux, Breyon Prescott, Warryn Campbell).

Wish Your Love Away: (Brandon Ramon Johnson, Tiyon “TC” Mack, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mario Winans).

Paint This House: (Earl Hood, Eric Goudy, Pierre Medor, Richard “Rico Love” Butler).

Can You Hear Me Now: (Richard “Rico Love” Butler, Nathaniel “Danja” Hills).

Music: (Breyon Prescott, Michael “Mike City” Flowers).

What You Need: (Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Shondrae “Bangladesh” Crawford).

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