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Elliphant unveils music video for new single “Love Me Badder”

12 May

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Elliphant has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The Swedish singer/songwriter – born  Ellinor Olovsdotter – posted the visual clip for “Love Me Badder” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (May 12, 2015).

“Love Me Badder” was co-written by Theron Thomas of Rock City, whose other credits include Fifth Harmony’s “Body Rock” [Syco Music], Ciara’s “I Bet” [Epic Records] and Fergie’s “L.A. Love (La La)” [Interscope Records].

Production duties were handled by Dr. Luke and Cirkut, who are also responsible for Nicki Minaj’s “The Night is Still Young” [Republic], Ne-Yo’s “She Knows” [Motown] and Becky G’s “Lovin So Hard” [Kemosabe].

Elliphant’s upcoming debut album is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year under TEN Music Group / Kemosabe Records.

Watch the music video for “Love Me Badder” below.

Ciara confirms new single “Dance Like We’re Making Love”

28 Apr

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Ciara has confirmed the title for her new single.

The singer/songwriter dubbed “Dance Like We’re Making Love” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming sixth album, “Jackie,” out on May 4th via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

“Dance Like We’re Making Love” was co-written by Ciara along with Theron Thomas of Rock City, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Pour it Up” [Def Jam Recordings] and Ariana Grande’s “Be My Baby” [Republic Records].

Production duties were handled by Dr. Luke, who is also responsible for Nicki Minaj’s “Pills ‘N Potions” [Republic Records], Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” [Capitol Records] and Ne-Yo’s “She Knows” [Motown Records].

Other musicians backing Ciara on the new album are Cirkut (Sia, Britney Spears), Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Jennifer Lopez), Polow Da Don (Kelis, Nicole Scherzinger) and The Underdogs (Usher, Tamar Braxton).

Listen to the audio clip for “Dance Like We’re Making Love” below.

Ciara reveals new album “Jackie” tracklisting

14 Apr

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Ciara has revealed the official tracklist for her upcoming sixth album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Jackie” on May 4 under Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

Lead single “I Bet” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Rock City (Usher, Nicki Minaj) and produced by Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Teyana Taylor) and Chris “TEK” O’Ryan (Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Scherzinger).

Other album producers include Polow Da Don (Fergie, Keri Hilson), Mike WiLL Made It (Miley Cyrus, Keyshia Cole), Dr. Luke (Tinashe, Britney Spears), Cirkut (Rihanna, Katy Perry) and The Underdogs (Tyrese, Justin Timberlake).

Songwriting collaborators are Diane Warren (Paloma Faith, Kelly Rowland), Ester Dean (Rita Ora, Florence Welch), Livvi Franc (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez) and Ali Tamposi (Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson).

Peep the tracklisting for “Jackie” below.

“Jackie (B.M.F.)”
“That’s How I’m Feeling” (featuring Pitbull & Missy Elliot)
“Lullaby”
“Dance Like We’re Making Love”
“Stuck on You”
“Fly”
“I Bet
“Give Me Love”
“Kiss & Tell”
“One Woman Army”
“I Got You”

Ciara schedules new album “Jackie” release date

3 Apr

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Ciara has scheduled the release date for her upcoming sixth album.

The singer/songwriter’s next studio collection “Jackie” will hit stores and digital outlets on May 4 via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

Lead single “I Bet” – which was produced by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels and Chris “TEK” O’Ryan – is now available for download via iTunes.

“Jackie” serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Ciara,” which peaked to number two on the US Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including the Mike WiLL Made It-produced “Body Party” and the Nicki Minaj-assisted “I’m Out.”

Other producers backing Ciara on “Jackie” are The Underdogs (Beyonce, Justin Timberlake), Dr. Luke (Tinashe, Britney Spears), Cirkut (Rihanna, Katy Perry), Polow Da Don (Fergie, Jamie Foxx) and Soundz (Usher, K. Michelle).

On the songwriting front, the keenly-awaited album boasts contributions from Diane Warren (Rita Ora, Florence Welch), Ester Dean (Selena Gomez, Chris Brown) and Rock City (Kelly Rowland, Leona Lewis).

Watch the music video for “I Bet” below.

Ciara unwraps new album “Jackie” artwork

31 Mar

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Ciara has unwrapped the official artwork for her sixth studio album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Jackie” later this year via iTunes in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment imprint Epic Records.

Lead single “I Bet” was co-written by Theron and Timothy Thomas of Rock City (Chris Brown, Keri Hilson) and produced by Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Teyana Taylor) and Chris “TEK” O’Ryan (Beyonce, Miley Cyrus).

“Jackie” serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Ciara,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles in the shape of “Body Party,” “Overdose” and the Nicki Minaj-assisted “I’m Out.”

The keenly-awaited CD boasts additional alliances with Dr. Luke (Ne-Yo, Tinashe), Cirkut (Rihanna, Katy Perry), Polow Da Don (Fergie, Keyshia Cole), Soundz (Jeremih, K. Michelle) and Mike WiLL Made It (Usher, Mariah Carey).

Watch the music video for “I Bet” below.

Nicki Minaj chooses “The Night is Still Young” as new single

14 Mar

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Nicki Minaj has chosen her new single.

The rapper, singer and songwriter christened “The Night is Still Young” as the next promotional cut from her third album, “The Pinkprint,” now available for download via Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

“The Night is Still Young” was co-written by Ester Dean (Rihanna, Kelly Rowland) and Theron Thomas (Ciara, Jennifer Hudson), meanwhile production duties were handled by Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Ne-Yo, Katy Perry) and Henry “Cirkut” Walter (Usher, Britney Spears).

Minaj’s previous single “Only” – featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown – peaked at number twelve on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

The “Anaconda” star also features on the track “Bitch I’m Madonna,” taken from Madonna’s latest album “Rebel Heart” [Live Nation / Interscope Records].

Listen to the audio clip for “The Night is Still Young” below.

Ciara unleashes “I Bet” music video

10 Mar

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Ciara has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “I Bet” to her official Vevo channel on Monday (March 09, 2015).

“I Bet” – now available for download via iTunes – was written by Ciara along with siblings Theron and Timothy Thomas of Rock City (Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson) and the song’s producer Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Chris Brown).

Video treatment was handled by Hannah Lux Davis, whose other credits include Nicki Minaj’s “Only” [Cash Money Records], Ariana Grande’s “Love Me Harder” [Republic Records] and Jason Derulo’s “Marry Me” [Warner Bros. Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ciara’s sixth studio collection “Jackie” will hit stores and digital outlets later this year via Epic Records.

The keenly-anticipated project features further collaborations with Dr. Luke (Tinashe, Britney Spears), Cirkut (Usher, Katy Perry), Diane Warren (Paloma Faith, Rita Ora) and Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Brandy, Jennifer Lopez).

Watch the music video for “I Bet” below.

Tinashe premieres “Bated Breath” music video

5 Mar

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Tinashe has premiered a new music video online.

The singer/songwriter posted the Stephen Garnett-directed clip for “Bated Breath” to her official YouTube channel on Wednesday (March 04, 2015).

“Bated Breath” was co-written and produced by Brent “Ritz” Reynolds, who also teamed with the artist on previous promotional cut “Aquarius.”

Tinashe’s debut album “Aquarius” – featuring hit singles “2 On,” “Pretend” and “All Hands on Deck” – is now available for download via iTunes.

As mentioned in earlier posts, the “Vulnerable” star has initiated the process of recording her second studio collection under RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly includes productions from Dr. Luke (Ciara, Britney Spears), Cirkut (Rihanna, Katy Perry), Joshua “Ammo” Coleman (Sia, Jason Derulo) and Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen).

On the songwriting front, Tinashe has teamed with Taylor Parks (Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez), Chloe Angelides (Ariana Grande, Jessie J), Jacob Kasher (Kylie Minogue, Selena Gomez) and Rock City (Usher, Nicki Minaj).

Watch the music video for “Bated Breath” below.

Tinashe hits the studio with Rock City, Dr. Luke, Cirkut

25 Feb

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Tinashe has teamed with Rock City, Dr. Luke and Cirkut on new material.

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for planned re-release of Tinashe’s debut album “Aquarius” or her upcoming sophomore studio collection.

Rock City – consisting of siblings Theron and Timothy Thomas – are responsible for co-writing Ciara’s “I Bet” [Epic Records], Keyshia Cole’s “New Nu” [Interscope Records] and Rihanna’s “Pour it Up” [Def Jam Recordings].

Meanwhile, Dr. Luke and Cirkut are known for producing GRL’s “Ugly Heart” [Kemosabe / RCA Records], Nicki Minaj’s “Pills N Potions” [Cash Money / Republic Records] and Katy Perry’s “Roar” [Capitol Records].

Tinashe recently announced “All Hands on Deck” – featuring Iggy Azalea – as the next promotional single from her debut album “Aquarius.” The track was co-written by Bebe Rexha and produced by Stargate and Cashmere Cat.

Her next project is said to feature further collaborations with producers and songwriters including Jack Antonoff, Taylor Parks, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Chloe Angelides and Joshua “Ammo” Coleman.

Listen to “All Hands on Deck” below.

Usher hits the studio with Dapo Torimiro for new album?

22 Feb

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Usher has recorded new material with Dapo Torimiro.

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for Usher’s upcoming eighth album under Sony Music Entertainment imprint RCA Records.

Torimiro recently co-wrote and produced “1996” for Ella Henderson. The track appears on the British singer/songwriter’s debut album, “Chapter One,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Syco Music.

Other notable songwriting and production duties by Torimiro include Little Mix’s “Always Be Together” [Columbia Records], Toni Braxton’s “Woman” [Atlantic Records] and Jordin Sparks’ “No Parade” [19 Recordings].

Meanwhile, Usher is scheduled to release his next studio collection and follow-up to 2012’s “Looking 4 Myself” later this year.

Current single “I Don’t Mind” was helmed by Rock City (Ciara, Nicki Minaj), Dr. Luke (Rihanna, Katy Perry) and Cirkut (Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears).

The highly-anticipated LP boasts further alliances with Da Internz (John Legend, Christina Aguilera), RoccStarr (Fergie, Jennifer Hudson), Mike WiLL Made It (Tinashe, Kelly Rowland) and Max Martin (Kelis, Taylor Swift).

Watch the music video for “Good Kisser” below.