Tag Archives: Charles Hinshaw Jr.

Ledisi delivers new promotional single “Add to Me”

5 Aug

American singer/songwriter Ledisi Anibade Young, known mononymously as Ledisi, has delivered her new promotional single online.

“Add to Me” – which was co-written by Ledisi alongside Charles “Prince Charlez” Hinshaw Jr. and Hue Strother – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Add to Me” were handled by Darhyl “DJ” Camper, who is also responsible for Mary J. Blige’s “Set Me Free,” Ro James’ “Already Knew That,” Stacy Barthe’s “Flawed Beautiful Creatures,” Ne-Yo’s “Make it Easy,” Tamar Braxton’s “Raise the Bar,” and Chris Brown’s “Lady in a Glass Dress.”

Ledisi’s upcoming ninth studio collection “Let Love Rule” – featuring previous promotional single “High” – is scheduled to arrive on September 22 via Universal Music Group / Verve Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Add to Me” below.

Mary J. Blige selects “Set Me Free” as new promotional single

19 Jul

Mary J. Blige has announced the details for her new single.

The American R&B singer/songwriter christened “Set Me Free” as the next promotional cut from her latest album “Strength of a Woman,” now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The Darhyl “DJ” Camper-produced track was co-written by Jazmine Sullivan alongside Prince Charlez, whose other credits include K. Michelle’s “Talk to God,” Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Grace’s “Hell of a Girl,” Trey Songz’s “Song Goes Off,” Beyonce’s “Ring Off,” and Zedd & Liam Payne’s “Get Low.”

Featuring previous singles “Thick of It” and the Kanye West-assisted “Love Yourself,” the follow-up to 2015’s “The London Sessions” peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Stream the audio clip for “Set Me Free” below.

K. Michelle drafts Prince Charlez for new single “Talk to God”

8 Jul

K. Michelle has announced the details for her new single.

The American singer/songwriter (born Kimberly Pate) christened “Talk to God” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming fourth album under Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Charles Hinshaw Jr. (professionally known Prince Charlez), whose resume boasts further works with Rihanna (“Needed Me”), Grace (“Hell of a Girl”), Trey Songz (“Song Goes Off”), Beyonce (“Ring Off”), Mary J. Blige (“Love Yourself”), Ella Mai (“Who Knew”), Usher (“More”) and Zedd & Liam Payne (“Get Low”).

Other songwriters expected to appear on the follow-up to 2016’s “More Issues Than Vogue,” tentatively entitled “The People I Used to Know,” are Bianca Atterberry, Lyrica Anderson, Rosina Russell, Sevyn Streeter, Claude Kelly, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, and Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee.

Fans of Prince Charlez’s songwriting works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next releases by Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Tamar Braxton, Lily Allen, Starley, Conrad Sewell, Sky Ferreira, and Jazmine Sullivan.

Listen to the audio clip for “Bitty” below.

Liam Payne teams up with Zedd for new single “Get Low”

6 Jul

British singer/songwriter Liam Payne has teamed up with German record producer Zedd (born Anton Zaslavski) for his new single “Get Low,” which will arrive on July 7th via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by Prince Charlez alongside Fabienne Holloway, whose resume boasts further works with Grace Carter (“Heal Me”), Tori Kelly (“Mellow”), Dakota (“Never Good Enough”), Kiah Victoria (“Treat Me”), Janelle Monae (“Call the Lawd”), Rosie Lowe (“So Human”) and Kara Marni (“Skydive”).

Meanwhile, Payne is expected to release his first studio collection – featuring the Ed Sheeran-penned / Steve Mac-produced “Strip That Down” – later this year via Capitol Records (UK) and Republic Records (US).

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions from Marlon Roudette (Sinead Harnett), Bibi Bourelly (Rihanna), Jean Baptiste Kouame (Angel Taylor), Emily Warren (Dua Lipa), Scott Harris (Rachel Platten), Marlin “Hookman” Bonds (Zendaya), Sean Garrett (Mary H. Blige), Jaramye Daniels (Foxes) and Samuel Preston (Ella Eyre).

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are Soulshock & Karlin (Usher), Pharrell Williams (Charlie Puth), Digital Farm Animals (Rita Ora), Warren Felder (Demi Lovato), Zaire Koalo (Kehlani), Nick Monson (Selena Gomez), DannyBoyStyles (Zara Larsson) and Ben Billions (The Weeknd).

Watch the music video for “Strip That Down” below.

STARLEY teams with Jin Jin for new collaboration

11 May

STARLEY has teamed up with Jin Jin for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter, born Janee Bennett, is known for co-writing Jess Glynne’s “Hold My Hand,” Tinie Tempah’s “Not Letting Go,” Krishane’s “Drunk & Incapable,” Jax Jones’ “You Don’t Know Me,” Foxes’ “Scar,” Little Mix’s “Grown,” Fleur East’s “Like That,” Olly Murs’ “How Much for Your Love,” Alex Newell’s “Keep it Moving,” and Sub Focus’ “Love Divine.”

Jin Jin’s extensive resume boasts further works with producers Bless Beats, Cutfather, Daniel Davidsen, Peter Wallevik, Knox Brown, Starsmith, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, The Rascals, Fraser T. Smith, MNEK, Gorgon City, Toby Gad, DJ Freedo, Laconic, Komi Hakam, GRADES, Jake Gosling, Electric, Bhavik “Knightstarr” Pattani, and Frederik “Fredro” Odesjo.

Meanwhile, STARLEY is expected to release her debut project – featuring lead single “Call on Me” – later this year via Tinted Records an Epic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse), Prince Charlez (Mary J. Blige), GRADES (Jessie Ware), Rosina Russell (K. Michelle) and Steve Booker (John Newman).

Fans of Jin Jin’s songwriting works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Jess Glynne, Dom McCallister, Astrid S, Taya, Janelle Monae, Tamera Foster, David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Melissa Steel, YEBBA, Rita Ora, Shola Ama, Jasmine Thompson, DAKOTA, Bobii Lewis, Sinead Harnett, KStewart, Era Istefi, Jonas Blue, Ella Eyre, and Dido.

Stream the audio clip for “Call on Me” below.

Mary J. Blige delivers new album “Strength of a Woman”

28 Apr

Mary J. Blige has delivered her new album online.

“Strength of a Woman” – featuring singles “Thick of It,” “Love Yourself” and “U + Me (Love Lesson)” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions” boasts productions from Darhyl Camper Jr., HIT-BOY, Teddy Riley, B.A.M., Cainon Lamb, Derrick Baker, Neff-U, William Tyler, Kaytranada, BadBadNotGood, and Raphael Saadiq.

On the songwriting front, Blige has worked with Jazmine Sullivan, Prince Charlez, Trey Songz, Rico Love, Priscilla Renea, Dwayne Nesmith, Vincent Berry, Eric Dawkins, Davion Farris, Benjamin Wright, Cortni Elisa Jordan, David Brown, and Elese Teyonie Russell.

Stream “Strength of a Woman” below.

Mary J. Blige drafts Kanye West for new single “Love Yourself”

31 Mar

Mary J. Blige has released a new promotional single online.

“Love Yourself” – featuring Kanye West – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Blige alongside Prince Charlez, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Beyonce’s “Ring Off,” Usher’s “More,” GRACE’s “Hell of a Girl,” and Trey Songz’s “Song Goes Off.”

Production duties on “Love Yourself” were handled by Darhyl “DJ” Camper, who is also responsible for Tamar Braxton’s “Love & War,” Nicki Minaj’s “Favorite,” Mariah Carey’s “Dedicated,” and Keyshia Cole’s “Trust & Believe.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Blige will release her thirteenth album “Strength of a Woman” – featuring previous singles “Thick of It” and “U + Me (Love Lesson)” – on April 28 via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Love Yourself” below.