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K. Michelle unwraps tracklisting for new album “The People I Used to Know”

4 Oct

American singer/songwriter Kimberley Pate, professionally known as K. Michelle, has unwrapped the tracklisting for her fourth album, “The People I Used to Know,” which will arrive later this year via Atlantic Records.

Current promotional singles “Birthday” and the Chris Brown-featuring “Either Way” are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “More Issues Than Vogue” reportedly boasts productions from Soulshock & Karlin (Brandy), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Whitney Houston), Eric Hudson (Mariah Carey), Kevin Kadish (Meghan Trainor) and Chuck Harmony (Toni Braxton).

On the songwriting front, K. Michelle has worked with Bianca “Blush” Atterberry (Kelly Rowland), Lyrica Anderson (Tamia), Priscilla Renea (Beyonce), Sevyn Streeter (Fantasia Barrino), Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee (Keyshia Cole), Rosina “Soaky Siren” Russell (Shakira) and Carmen Reece (Ray BLK).

See the tracklisting for “The People I Used to Know” below.

(1) Welcome to the People I Used to Know / (2) Alert / (3) God, Love, Sex, and Drugs / (4) Sony Cry / (5) Crazy Like You / (6) Kim K / (7) Takes Two (featuring Jeremih) / (8) Rounds / (9) The Bully Game (Interlude) / (10) Either Way (featuring Chris Brown) / (11) Birthday / (12) Fuck Your Man / (13) No Not You / (14) Giving Up on Love / (15) Help Me Grow (Interlude) / (16) Heaven / (17) Run Don’t Walk / (18) Industry Suicide (Interlude) / (19) Talk to God / (20) Brain on Love / (21) Woman of My Word / (22) Princess Nokia (Outro)

K. Michelle drafts Jason Boyd for new album

5 Feb

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K. Michelle has drafted Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd for her upcoming fourth album.

“My last studio session for my new album was spent with a genius crazy man. Wait till you guys hear this one #PooBear,” the singer-songwriter posted to Instagram on Saturday (February 04, 2017).

Boyd is known for co-writing international hit singles including “What Do You Mean” (Justin Bieber), “Where Are U Now” (Jack Ü), “She Ain’t You” (Chris Brown), “Bitch Bad” (Lupe Fiasco) and “Work” (Kelly Rowland).

His extensive resume boasts further works with Usher (“Caught Up”), Pink (“Love is Such a Crazy Thing”), Kelis (“Handful”), Ludacris (“Contagious”), Mya (“Lock U Down”), Amerie (“Just Like Me”) and Blu Cantrell (“Round Up”).

Meanwhile, K. Michelle – real name Kimberly Pate – will release her next studio collection later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “More Issues Than Vogue” is expected to delivers further songwriting contributions from Bianca Atterberry (Pia Mia), Rosina Russell (Dawn Richard), Claude Kelly (Brandy) and Sevyn Streeter (Alicia Keys).

On the production front, K. Michelle has teamed up with Soulshock & Karlin (Whitney Houston), Rodney Jerkins (Toni Braxton), Chuck Harmony (Mary J. Blige), Mike Dupree (Trey Songz), Lovy Longomba (Gwen Stefani) and Kam Parker (June’s Diary).

Fans of Jason Boyd’s songwriting works, on the other hand, should look out for the next projects by Jason Derulo [Warner Brothers], Rita Ora [Atlantic], Sam Smith [Capitol], Zara Larsson [Epic] and Jessie Reyez [TBA].

Watch the music video for “Love ‘Em All” below.

K. Michelle teams up with Rodney Jerkins for new collaboration

23 Jan


K. Michelle has teamed with Rodney Jerkins for a new collaboration.

“Thank you Rodney Jerkins for creating such an amazing piece. It’s crazy how one song can tell the story of so many tears,” the singer-songwriter posted to Instagram on Sunday (January 22, 2017).

Jerkins’ credits include Toni Braxton’s “He Wasn’t Man Enough,” Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay,” Michael Jackson’s “You Rock My World,” Jennifer Lopez’s “If You Had My Love,” Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name,” Lady GaGa’s “Telephone,” and Mariah Carey’s “You’re Mine (Eternal).”

The Grammy award-winning record producer and songwriter’s resume boasts further works with Brandy (“What About Us?”), Monica (“All Eyez on Me”), Aaliyah (“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”), Mary J. Blige (“Doubt”), Janet Jackson (“Make Me”) and Keyshia Cole (“Shoulda Let You Go”).

Meanwhile, K. Michelle is currently putting the final touches on her fourth studio collection under Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Soulshock & Karlin, Bianca “Blush” Atterberry, Chuck Harmony, Rosina “Soaky Siren” Russell, Claude Kelly, Amber “Sevyn” Streeter, Mike Dupree, Lovy Longomba, and Kam Parker.

K. Michelle’s previous album, “More Issues than Vogue,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned four promotional singles in the shape of “Not a Little Bit,” “Ain’t You,” “Mindful,” and “Time.”

Listen to the Spotify Playlist dedicated to Jerkins’ work below.

K. Michelle shares new song “Forward”

1 Oct


K. Michelle has shared a new song online.

“Forward” is now available for download via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track – which was co-written by Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd alongside Georgia Ku, Sam Barsh and Adam “Royal Z” Waldman – appears on the social commentary “The Birth of a Nation: Inspired By Album.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, K. Michelle is currently working on her upcoming fourth studio collection under Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “More Issues Than Vogue” reportedly delivers contributions from Bianca Atterberry (Pia Mia, Meghan Trainor), Claude Kelly (Brandy, Toni Braxton) and Chuck Harmony (Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige).

Listen to the audio clip for “Forward” below.


K. Michelle enlists Claude Kelly, Chuck Harmony for fourth album

16 Aug


K. Michelle has started work on her upcoming fourth album.

Songwriting and production duties on the still-untitled project are headed by Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony on Louis York.

The hitmaking duo are known for collaborating with the likes of Goapele (“Running”), Corinne Bailey Rae (“High”), Fantasia (“Bittersweet”), Tamia (“Lipstick”), Jessie J (“I Miss Her”), and Tori Kelly (“Funny”).

Moreover, their debut mini-collection “Masterpiece Theater – Act I” – featuring lead single “Clair Huxtable” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Weirdo Workshop.

K. Michelle, on the other hand, is expected to release her next album in 2017 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Her last studio collection, 2016’s “More Issues Than Vogue,” peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Not a Little Bit” and “Ain’t You.”

Watch the music video for “Clair Huxtable” below.

[Musician’s Galore] Meleni “Polly A.” Smith

8 Jul


Meleni Smith, also known by her stage name Polly A., is an American singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She is known for her singles “The Brooklyn Sun,” “Denial,” “Pick Your Poison,” “Nature,” “Meet Me in the Bathroom” and “Happy,” which was featured on the original motion picture soundtrack “Hitch” and later on covered by Natasha Bedingfield.

On the songwriting front, Smith has co-penned tracks for Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”), J. Cole (“Crooked Smile”), Selena Gomez (“Bang Bang Bang”), Nadine Coyle (“Feels Like Love”), Jordin Sparks (“Left … Right”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Satellite”), and Kat Dahlia (“Mirror”).

She also collaborated with top producers and fellow songwriters including Soulshock & Karlin, Frankie Storm, Toby Gad, Priscilla Renea, Salaam Remi, Crada, Kwame Holland, Syience, Jonas Jeberg, Fernando Garibay, Happy Perez, Boi-1da, Quiz & Larossi, Dave Tozer, Chuck Harmony, and Stargate.

Her latest single “Ghetto Gold Dream” – which was produced by regular collaborator Synematik – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with 222 Records and Interscope Records.

Hope you enjoy the Spotify playlist dedicated to Meleni “Polly A.” Smith below.

Tori Kelly confirms repackaged edition of debut album “Unbreakable Smile”

12 Jan


Tori Kelly has confirmed plans to re-release her debut album.

The singer-songwriter-producer is scheduled to release the repackaged edition of “Unbreakable Smile” – featuring two new songs in the shape of “Hollow” and “Something Beautiful” – on January 29 through Capitol Records.

Commercial performance-wise, the original issue of “Unbreakable Smile” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Nobody Love” and “Should’ve Been Us.”

The project also boasted alliances with Max Martin (Adele), Chuck Harmony (Rihanna), Toby Gad (Beyonce), Oren Yoel (Miley Cyrus), Ed Sheeran (Christina Perri), Malay (John Legend), and Johan Carlsson (Ariana Grande).

Watch the music video for “Hollow” below.