Tag Archives: Chrisette Michele

Rita Ora recruits Tommy Brown for new album

11 Aug

Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down

Rita Ora has recruited Tommy Brown for her upcoming sophomore album.

The songwriter and record producer – born Thomas Brown – previously collaborated with artists including Nas [Def Jam Recordings], Jennifer Lopez [Capitol Records] and CeeLo Green [Elektra Records].

Some of his notable credits include Christette Michele’s “Visual Love” [Motown Records] Ariana Grande’s “Honeymoon Avenue” [Republic Records] and Kanye West’s “Sin City” [Roc-A-Fella Records].

Meanwhile, Ora’s new LP is scheduled for release later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Roc Nation / Columbia Records.

The Calvin Harris-penned and produced lead single “I Will Never Let You Down” debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Among the other musicians backing Ora on the highly-anticipated project are DJ Fresh (Ellie Goulding, Nicola Roberts), will.i.am (Leah McFall, Britney Spears), DJ Mustard (Rihanna, Charli XCX) and Diplo (Usher, Chris Brown).

Watch the music video for “I Will Never Let You Down” below.

Chrisette Michele unveils “Love in the Afternoon” music video

8 May

Chrisette Michele - Better

Chrisette Michele has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

“Love in the Afternoon” – which features Nello Luchi – marks the fourth promotional single from the R&B singer/songwriter’s latest album, “Better,” out now via Universal Music Group / Motown Records / Def Jam Recordings.

The track was written by Michele – born Chrisette Payne – along with British record producer Isra “Wizzy Wow” Lohata, who previously teamed up with the artist on the 2 Chainz-assisted hit single “Charades.”

“Love in the Afternoon” serves as the follow-up to previous release “Love Won’t Leave Me Out,” produced by Ivan Barias and Carvin Haggins.

“Better” yields additional alliances from Shea Taylor (Daley, Bridget Kelly), Darhyl Camper (Jay Z, Elle Varner), Chuck Harmony (Tamia, Keke Wyatt), Warren Felder (Rihanna, Trey Songz) and Andrew Wansel (Usher, Nicki Minaj).

In related news, Michele recently co-wrote “Can’t Help Who You Love” for Ledisi along with Stacy Barthe, Arden Altino and Jerry Duplessis. The track appears on Ledisi’s latest album, “The Truth,” out now via Verve Music Group.

Watch the Konee Rok-directed clip for “Love in the Afternoon” below.

Ledisi unwraps credits for new album “The Truth”

9 Mar

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Ledisi has unwrapped the songwriting credits for her upcoming album, which serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “Pieces of Me.”

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “The Truth” in the United States on March 11 via Universal Music Group / Verve Music Group.

Lead single “I Blame You” was written by Ledisi along with regular collaborators Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony.

Other album songwriters include Johnta Austin (Brandy, Mariah Carey), Stacy Barthe (Rihanna, Melanie Fiona), Ivan Barias (Tamia, Jazmine Sullivan), Carvin Haggins (Estelle, Faith Evans) and John Webb Jr. (Karmin, Jessie J).

On the production front, Ledisi has teamed up with Jerry Duplessis (RaVaughn, Sean Paul), Arden Altino (Jay-Z, Keri Hilson), Akene Dunkley (Anthony Hamilton, Keyshia Cole), Drumma Boy (Goapele, Chris Brown), Darhyl Camper (R. Kelly, Elle Varner) and Rex Rideout (Tank, Angie Stone).

Peep the songwriting credits for “The Truth” below.

“I Blame You”
Written By: (Ledisi Young / Claude Kelly / Chuck Harmony).

“Rock With You”
Written By: (Ledisi Young / Johnta Austin / Christopher “Drumma Boy” Gholson / Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis / Arden “Keyz” Altino).

“That Good Good”
Written By: (Ledisi Young / Angel Higgs / Claude Kelly / John Webb Jr.).

“Lose Control”
Written By: (Ledisi Young / Rex Rideout / Joe C. Ryan III / Roland Jack).

“Like This”
Written By: (Ledisi Young / Rex Rideout).

“Anything”
Written By: (Ledisi Young / Claude Kelly / John Webb Jr.).

“The Truth”
Written By: (Ledisi Young / John Webb Jr. / Darhyl “DJ” Camper).

“Missy Doubt”
Written By: (Ledisi Young / Rex Rideout / Joe C. Ryan III).

“88 Boxes”
Written By: (Ledisi Young / Ivan “Orthodox” Barias).

“Can’t Help Who You Love”
Written By: (Ledisi Young / Chrisette Michele / Stacy Barthe / Paul Pesco / Akene “The Champ” Dunkley / Arden “Keys” Altino / Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis).

“Mine”
Written By: (Ledisi Young / Joe C. Ryan III / Roland Jack / Rex Rideout).

“I Swear”
Written By: (Ledisi Young / Johnnie Smith / Ivan “Orthodox” Barias / Carvin “Ransum” Haggins).

“Quick Fix”
Written By: (Ledisi Young / John Webb Jr.).

Hamada’s 10 Best Released Songs of 2013

29 Dec

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Song Title: “All of Me” by John Legend.
Album: “Love in the Future.”
Written By: (John Legend / Toby Gad).
Produced By: (Dave Tozer / John Legend).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].

Song Title: “Blow” by Beyoncé Knowles.
Album: “Beyoncé.”
Written By: (Beyoncé Knowles / James Fauntleroy / Justin Timberlake / Pharrell Williams / Timothy Mosley / Jerome Harmon).
Produced By: [Beyoncé Knowles / Pharrell Williams / Timbaland / J-Roc].
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].

Song Title: “Body Party” by Ciara.
Album: “Ciara.”
Written By: (Ciara Harris / Jasper Cameron / Nayvadius Wilburn / Michael Williams / Pierre Ramon Slaughter).
Produced By: (Mike WiLL Made It / P-Nasty).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records].

Song Title: “Charades” by Chrisette Michele.
Album: “Better.”
Written By: (Chrisette Michele / Isra Lohata).
Produced By: (Wizzy Wow).
Label: [Universal Music Group / Motown Records].

Song Title: “Deeper” by Ella Eyre.
Mini-Album: “Deeper.”
Written By: (Ella Eyre / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (Two Inch Punch).
Label: [EMI music Group / Virgin Records].

Song Title: “Kisses Down Low” by Kelly Rowland.
Album: “Talk a Good Game.”
Written By: (Kelly Rowland / Theron Thomas / Timothy Thomas / Michael Williams / Marquel Middlebrooks).
Produced By: (Mike WiLL Made It / Marz).
Label: [Universal Music Group / Republic Records].

Song Title: “The Right One” by K. Michelle.
Album Title: “Rebellious Soul.”
Written By: (Durrell Babbs / Jerren Spruill / Troy Taylor).
Produced By: (Troy Taylor / J-Kits).
Label: [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

Song Title: “Torn Apart” by Snoop Lion f/ Rita Ora.
Album: “Reincarnated.”
Written By: (Angela Hunte / Ariel Rechtshaid / John Hill / Dave Taylor / Thomas Pentz).
Produced By: (Major Lazer / John Hill / Ariel Rechtshaid).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Song Title: “V.S.O.P.” by K. Michelle.
Album: “Rebellious Soul.”
Written By: (Priscilla Renea Hamilton / Warren Felder / Andrew Wansel).
Produced By: (Oak & Pop).
Label: [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

Song Title: “Without Me” by Fantasia Barrino f/ Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot.
Album: “Side Effects of You.”
Written By: (Fantasia Barrino / Missy Elliot / Al Sherrod Lambert / Kyle Stewart / Harmony Samuels).
Produced By: (Harmony Samuels).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Hamada’s 15 Best Unreleased Songs of 2013

29 Dec

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Song Title: “Another Love” by Alice Smith.
Album: She.
Written By: (Alice Smith / Rebecca Johnson / Reginald “Syience” Smith).
Produced By: (Reginald “Syience” Smith).
Label: [Rainwater Recordings].

Song Title: “Blown Away: by Angel.
Album: “About Time.”
Written By: (Sirach Charles / Kassa Alexander / Ayodeji Balogun).
Produced By: (Parallel).
Label: [Universal Music Group / Island Records].

Song Title: “Daydreamin” by Jessie J.
Album: “Alive.”
Written By: (Jessica Cornish / Claude Kelly / Josh Abraham / Oliver Goldstein).
Produced By: (Josh Abraham / Oliver Goldstein).
Label: [Universal Music Group / Republic Records].

Song Title: “Drive By” by Jessica Sanchez.
Album: “Me, You & The Music.”
Written By: (Jazmine Sullivan / Toby Gad).
Produced By: (Toby Gad).
Label: [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records].

Song Title: “DUI” by Ciara.
Album Title: “Ciara.”
Written By: (Ciara Harris / Elijah Blake / Kenneth Coby).
Produced By: (Soundz).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records].

Song Title: “Feet to the Fire” by Kelly Rowland.
Album: “Talk a Good Game.”
Written By: (Kelly Rowland / Pharrell Williams).
Produced By: (Pharrell Williams).
Label: [Universal Music Group / Republic Records].

Song Title: “Kiss Chase” by Stooshe.
Album: “London with the Lights On.”
Written By: (Joanna Perry / Ed Drewett / Darren Lewis / Tunde Babalola).
Produced By: (Future Cut).
Label: [Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records].

Song Title: “Love in the Afternoon” by Chrisette Michele.
Album: “Better.”
Written By: (Chrisette Michele / Nello Luchi / Isra “Wizzy Wow” Lohata).
Produced By: (Isra “Wizzy Wow” Lohata).
Label: [Universal Music Group / Motown Records].

Song Title: “My Crib” by Mack Wilds.
Album: “New York: A Love Story.”
Written By: (Mack Wilds / Roosevelt Harrell / Salaam Remi).
Produced By: (Salaam Remi / Bink).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / Larger Than Life Records].

Song Title: “Pay My Bills” by K. Michelle.
Album: “Rebellious Soul.”
Written By: (Kimberly Pate / Bianca Atterberry / Nathan Perez).
Produced By: (Happy Perez).
Label: [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

Song Title: “Pieces” by Tamar Braxton.
Album: “Love and War.”
Written By: (Sevyn Streeter / Bryan Michael Cox / Kendrick Dean / Anthony Franks / Brandon Sewell / Ashley Rose Collier / Michael Elemba / Jasper Murray / Delante Murphy / Quentin Deberry).
Produced By: (Bryan Michael Cox / Kendrick Dean / Tec_Beatz).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records].

Song Title: “Put Your Name On It” by Kelly Rowland.
Album: “Talk a Good Game.”
Written By: (Kelly Rowland / Sevyn Streeter / Courtney Harrell / Harmony Samuels).
Produced By: (H-Money).
Label: [Universal Music Group / Republic Records].

Song Title: “Set Me Free” by Charli XCX.
Album: “True Romance.”
Written By: (Charlotte Aitchison / Dimitri Tikovoi / Ariel Rechtshaid).
Produced By: (Dimitri Tikovoi / Ariel Rechtshaid).
Label: [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

Song Title: “Supernatural Love” by Fantasia Barrino.
Album: “Side Effects of You.”
Written By: (Tiffany Fred / Tiwa Savage / Taurian Shropshire / Al Sherrod Lambert / Carlos Coleman / Harmony Samuels).
Produced By: (H-Money).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Song Title: “The Sober Up” by Mack Wilds.
Album: “New York: A Love Story.”
Written By: (Mack Wilds / Salaam Remi / James Poyser).
Produced By: (Salaam Remi / James Poyser).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / Larger Than Life Records].

Chrisette Michele premieres music video for ‘Love Won’t Leave Me Out’

5 Sep

Chrisette Michele - Better

Chrisette Michele has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“Love Won’t Leave Me Out” is taken from the singer/songwriter’s latest album, “Better,” out now via Universal Music Group / Motown Records.

The track was produced by Carvin “Ransum” Haggins and Ivan “Orthodox” Barias, who are also responsible for “Burn Out” by TGT [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records] and “Still Love You” by Tamia [EMI / Plus 1 Music Group].

Some of Carvin and Ivan’s additional credits include Jazmine Sullivan [RCA Records], Estelle [New London Records], Ledisi [Verve Forecast Records], Musiq Soulchild [Atlantic Records] and Keyshia Cole [Geffen Records].

Watch the Clifton Bell-directed clip below.

Victoria Monet debuts new song ‘Malice in Wonderland’

10 Jun

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Victoria Monet has posted a new song online.

“Malice in Wonderland” marks the first promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, “Malice in Wonderland,” out soon via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The track was produced by Travis Styles along with Thomas “Tommy” Brown, whose credits include “Visual Love” by Chrisette Michele [Motown Records], “Déjà Vu” by Coco Jones [Hollywood Records] and “You Wouldn’t Understand” by Nas [Island Def Jam Recordings].

Meanwhile, Monet – also known as Victoria McCants – has previously co-written songs for artists such as Kanye West [Def Jam Recordings], T.I. [Grand Hustle / Atlantic Records], Kendrick Lamar [Interscope Records], Mary J. Blige [Matriarch / Geffen Records], B.o.B [Grand Hustle / Atlantic Records], Ariana Grande [Republic Records] and Diggy Simmons [Atlantic Records].