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Mary J. Blige reveals tracklist for new album “Strength of a Woman”

30 Mar

American R&B singer/songwriter Mary J. Blige has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming thirteenth album, “Strength of a Woman,” out on April 28 via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Current single “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” delivers guest appearances from Quavo, DJ Khaled & Missy Elliot (“Glow Up”), KAYTRANADA (“Telling the Truth”), Prince Charlez (“Smile”) and Kanye West (“Love Yourself”).

Other musicians backing Blige on “Strength of a Woman” Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Brandy, Tamar Braxton), Jazmine Sullivan (Tamia, Candice Glover), Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge (Ne-Yo, Kandace Springs), Davion Farris (Tyrese, Marsha Ambrosius) and Hit-Boy (Rihanna, Kelly Rowland).

See the tracklisting for “Strength of a Woman” below.

(1) Love Yourself / (2) Thick of It / (3) Set Me Free / (4) It’s Me / (5) Glow Up / (6) U + Me (Love Lesson) / (7) Indestructible / (8) Thank You / (9) Survivor / (10) Find the Love / (11) Smile / (12) Telling the Truth / (13) Strength of a Woman / (14) Hello Father

Mary J. Blige confirms release date for new album “Strength of a Woman”

28 Mar

American R&B singer/songwriter Mary J. Blige has confirmed April 28 as the release date for her upcoming album, “Strength of a Woman,” which will be distributed via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Current single “U + Me (Love Lesson)” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Seven songs on the follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions” were produced by Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge, whose credits include Kandace Springs’ “Love Got in the Way,” Sevyn’s “Shoulda Been There,” Ne-Yo’s “Congratulations,” K. Michelle’s “Love ‘Em All,” and Trey Songz’s “What’s Best for You.”

Other musicians backing Blige on the highly-anticipated project are Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Jessie J, Keyshia Cole), Jazmine Sullivan (Tamia, Christina Milian), Hit-Boy (Rihanna, Kelly Rowland), Prince Charlez (K. Michelle, Trey Songz), Kanye West (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey) and Davion Farris (Tyrese, Marsha Ambrosius).

Listen to the audio clip for “U + Me (Love Lesson)” below.

Mary J. Blige premieres “Thick of It” music video

7 Nov

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Mary J. Blige has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The American singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Thick of It” to her Vevo channel on Monday (November 07, 2016).

The track was co-written by Jazmine Sullivan, who previously teamed up with Blige on the Jerry Duplessis and Arden Altino-produced “I Want You.”

Sullivan’s songwriting resume boasts further works with Christina Milian (“Twisted”), Jennifer Hudson (“I’m His Only Woman”), Monica (“Until It’s Gone”), Jessica Sanchez (“Drive By”) and Tamia (“Still Love You”).

Production duties on “Thick of It” were handled by Darhyl “DJ” Camper, who also teamed up with Blige on the Sam Dew-assisted “Self Love.”

Other notable credits by Camper include Tamar Braxton’s “Raise the Bar” [Epic], Keyshia Cole’s “Trust and Believe” [Geffen], Mariah Carey’s “Dedicated” [Def Jam] and Nicki Minaj’s “Favorite” [Cash Money].

Blige, on the other hand, is expected to release her upcoming album “Strength of a Woman” later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The highly-anticipated project – featuring additional alliances with Kanye West and Hit-Boy – serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions,” which peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Thick of It” below.

Mary J. Blige reunites with Jazmine Sullivan, Darhyl Camper on new single “Thick of It”

7 Oct

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Mary J. Blige has liberated her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Jazmine Sullivan, who previously teamed up with Blige on the Jerry Duplessis and Arden Altino-produced “I Want You.”

Sullivan’s songwriting resume boasts further works with Christina Milian (“Twisted”), Jennifer Hudson (“I’m His Only Woman”), Monica (“Until It’s Gone”), Jessica Sanchez (“Drive By”) and Tamia (“Still Love You”).

Production duties on “Thick of It” were handled by Darhyl “DJ” Camper, who also teamed up with Blige on the Sam Dew-assisted “Self Love.”

Other notable credits by Camper include Tamar Braxton’s “Raise the Bar” [Epic], Keyshia Cole’s “Trust and Believe” [Geffen], Mariah Carey’s “Dedicated” [Def Jam] and Nicki Minaj’s “Favorite” [Cash Money].

Blige, on the other hand, is expected to release her upcoming album “Strength of a Woman” later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The highly-anticipated project – featuring additional alliances with Kanye West and Hit-Boy – serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions,” which peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Listen to the audio clip for “Thick of It” below.

Mary J. Blige hits the studio with Diane Warren for new album?

13 Jul

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Mary J. Blige has recorded new material with Diane Warren.

Recent songwriting credits by Warren include Lady Gaga’s “Til it Happens to You” [Interscope], Paloma Faith’s “Leave While I’m Not Looking” [RCA], Leona Lewis’ “You Knew Me When” [Island] and Ciara’s “I Got You” [Epic].

The Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer also contributed to the next projects by Zendaya [Republic], Lea Michele [Columbia], Kiesza [Island], Olly Murs [Epic], Ferras [Capitol], and LeAnn Rimes [Sony Music UK].

Meanwhile, Blige is expected to release her upcoming thirteenth studio collection later this year through Matriarch Entertainment / Capitol Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from Kanye West (Mariah Carey), Jazmine Sullivan (Christina Milian), Hit-Boy (Kelly Rowland), B.A.M. (Kandace Springs), and Darhyl Camper (John Legend).

Blige’s previous album, 2014’s “The London Sessions,” peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Therapy,” “Right Now” and “Whole Damn Year.”

Watch the music video for “Whole Damn Year” below.

Beyoncé releases new album “Lemonade”

25 Apr

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Beyonce has released her sixth album online.

“Lemonade” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Beyonce” boasts guest appearances from The Weeknd (“6 Inch”), Jack White (“Don’t Hurt Yourself”), Kendrick Lamar (“Freedom”) and James Blake (“Forward”).

Album producers include Diplo (Madonna), Mike Dean (Kanye West), Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Hit-Boy (Jennifer Hudson), Jonathan Coffer (Emeli Sande), Boots (FKA twigs), Just Blaze (Mariah Carey), Ben Billions (Travis Scott) and Mike WiLL Made It (Kelly Rowland).

On the songwriting front, Beyonce has teamed up with Wynter Gordon (Jennifer Lopez), The-Dream (Kehlani), Ilsey Juber (Charlie Puth), MNEK (Kylie Minogue), Carla Marie Williams (Britney Spears), Kevin Cossom (Mary J. Blige), Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars) and Rock City (Miley Cyrus).

“Lemonade” is also accompanied by a 60-minute short film of the same name, featuring visuals directed by Khalil Joseph, Malcolm Nichols, Melina Matsoukas, Todd Tourso, Dikayl Rimmasch, Jonas Åkerlund, and Mark Romanek.

Peep the tracklisting for “Lemonade” below.

(1) Pray You Catch Me / (2) Hold Up / (3) Don’t Hurt Yourself / (4) Sorry / (5) 6 Inch / (6) Daddy Lessons / (7) Love Drought / (8) Sandcastles / (9) Love Drought / (10) Freedom / (11) All Night / (12) Formation / (13) Lemonade Film

Rihanna releases new album “Anti”

28 Jan

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Rihanna has released her eighth album online.

“Anti” – featuring appearances from Drake and SZA – is now streaming exclusively on Tidal for one week, and a deluxe version of the album with three bonus tracks will be made available on January 29th.

Lead single “Work” was co-written by Jahron “PartyNextDoor” Brathwaite and produced by Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels, Allen Ritter, and Sevn Thomas.

Other songwriters backing Rihanna on the follow-up to 2012’s “Unapologetic” are James Fauntleroy (Leona Lewis), Bibi Bourelly (Usher), Jean Baptiste Kouame (Madonna), The-Dream (Santigold), and The Weeknd (Ariana Grande).

On the production front, “Anti” boasts contributions from Shea Taylor (Sia), Jeff Bhasker (Beyonce), Mick Schultz (Zendaya), Hit-Boy (Brandy), DJ Mustard (Tinashe), Fred Ball (Jessie Ware), and Brian Kennedy (Fantasia).

Peep the tracklisting for “Anti” below.

(1) Consideration / (2) James Joint / (3) Kiss it Better / (4) Work / (5) Desperado / (6) Woo / (7) Needed Me / (8) Yeah, I Said It / (9) Same Ol’ Mistakes / (10) Never Ending / (11) Love on the Brain / (12) Higher / (13) Close to You