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[Common Collaborators] Toni and Tamar Braxton

8 Jul

In addition to being sisters and major recording artists, Toni and Tamar Braxton have also worked with a lot of the same producers and songwriters. In fact, Tamar co-wrote several songs for Toni including “Let Me Show You The Way (Out),” “Give it Back,” “Rock Me, Roll Me,” “Selfish,” “Me & My Boyfriend,” “Always” and “Holiday Celebrate.”

Here’s the list of common songwriters and producers both artists have worked with!

  • Andrea Martin – Tamar Braxton: “Only Love” and “What Does it Take” (with The Braxtons) / Toni Braxton: “A Better Man” and “I Love Me Some Him”
  • Bryan Michael Cox – Tamar Braxton: “Get None,” Pieces” and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Just Be a Man About It,” “Tripping” and “What’s Good”
  • Claude Kelly – Tamar Braxton: “Raise the Bar” / Toni Braxton: “I Hate Love”
  • Christopher “Tricky” Stewart – Tamar Braxton: “Slow Flow,” “L.A.D.I” and “Where’s the Good in Goodbye” (with The Braxtons), as well as “If You Don’t Wanna Love Me,” “I’m Over You,” “The Way it Should Be,” “Get Mine” and “Stay and Fight” / Toni Braxton: “Missin”
  • Cory Rooney – Tamar Braxton: “My Man” / Toni Braxton: “Stupid”
  • Damon Thomas – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Supposed to Be” and “Finally”
  • Dernst “D’Mile” Emile – Tamar Braxton: “Black Tears” / Toni Braxton: “Wardrobe”
  • Harvey Mason Jr. – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Supposed to Be,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Hands Tied,” “Why Don’t You Love Me” and “Hero,”
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – Tamar Braxton: “I’d Still Say Yes” (with The Braxtons) and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “You Mean the World to Me,” “Seven Whole Days,” “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “And I Love You,” “Gimme Some,” “You’re Making Me High,” “Let it Flow,” “How Could an Angel Break My Heart” and “This Time Next Year” (also recorded by Shola Ama)
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels – Tamar Braxton: “The One,” “Tip Toe,” “Love and War,” “One on One Fun,” “Hot Sugar,” “Where it Hurts,” “Catfish,” “Simple Things,” “Broken Record,” “A.S.A.P.” and “Pick Me Up”/ Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”
  • Makeba Riddick – Tamar Braxton: “Love and War,” “If I Don’t Have You,” “Must Be Good to You,” “A.S.A.P,” “Run Run” and “Pick Me Up” / Toni Braxton: “Please,” “Looking at Me” and “Make My Heart”
  • Patrick “J. Que” Smith – Tamar Braxton: “Where it Hurts” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Sex and Cigarettes” and “Supposed to Be”
  • Rodney Jerkins – Tamar Braxton: “The Makings of You,” “Heart in My Hands” and “Blind” / Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”

K. Michelle releases new album “Kimberley: The People I Used to Know”

9 Dec

American singer/songwriter Kimberley Pate, professionally known as K. Michelle, has released her new studio collection online.

“Kimberley:The People I Used to Know” – featuring singles “Birthday,” “Fuck Your Man” and the Chris Brown-assisted “Either Way” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “More Issues Than Vogue” boasts songwriting contributions from fellow recording artists including Kelly Clarkson (“Run Don’t Walk”), Sonyae Elise (“Birthday”), Prince Charlez (“Talk to God”), Safaree Samuels (“Alert”) and Priscilla Renea (“Brain on Love”).

Other album songwriters include Bianca “Blush” Atterberry (Pia Mia), Kevin Kadish (Meghan Trainor), Carmen Reece (Ray BLK), Micah Powell (Sevyn Streeter), Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee (Rita Ora), Claude Kelly (Britney Spears), Lindsay Gilbert (Tamar Braxton) and Sam Sumser (Jason Derulo).

On the production front, K. Michelle has teamed up with Ronnie “Lil’ Ronnie” Jackson (Usher), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Mariah Carey), Uforo “Bongo” Ebong (Toni Braxton), Hitmaka (Ariana Grande), Louis Biancaniello (Jessie J), Philip “HardWork” Constable (Grace Sewell), Eric Hudson (Brandy) Chuck Harmony (Mary J. Blige) and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Janet Jackson).

Stream “Kimberley: The People I Used to Know” below.

Chelcee Grimes drafts RedOne for debut album

12 Aug

British singer/songwriter Chelcee Grimes has drafted Moroccan-Swedish record producer Nadir Khayat (professionally known as RedOne) for her upcoming debut album under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Label Group UK.

RedOne’s credits include Lady GaGa’s “Alejandro,” Jennifer Lopez’s “On the Floor,” Enrique Iglesias’ “I Like It,” Nicki Minaj’s “Starships,” Nicole Scherzinger’s “Poison,” Kelly Rowland’s “Down 4 Whatever,” Stanaj’s “The Way I Love Her,” Roya’s “Lie,” and Skyler Stecker’s “Bring Me to Life.”

His extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters Cathy Dennis, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Simon Wilcox, Justin Tranter, Andrea Martin, Sean Douglas, Frankie Storm, Wayne Hector, Makeba Riddick, Talay Riley, Ester Dean, Bilal Hajji, Angela Hunte, Prince Charlez, and Sia Furler.

Grimes’ first studio collection, on the other hand, reportedly yields further productions and songwriting contributions from Steve Robson, Claude Kelly, Wayne Wilkins, Kara DioGuardi, Cutfather, Shelly Peiken, Jamie Hartman, Stuart Crichton, Richard “Biff” Stannard, and Ed Drewett.

Fans of Grimes’ songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Era Istrefi, Anne-Marie, Dakota, Rita Ora, Antigoni Buxton, Imani Williams, Mollie King, KStewart, Nina Nesbitt, and Tamera Foster.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to RedOne’s works!

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.

Craig David taps Jin Jin for new album

27 Jun

Craig David has tapped the songwriting services of Janee Bennett, professionally known as Jin Jin, for his upcoming seventh studio collection.

The British singer/songwriter is known for co-penning Jax Jones’ “You Don’t Know Me,” Little Mix’s “Grown,” Jess Glynne’s “Hold My Hand,” Clean Bandit’s “Real Love,” Bakermat’s “Don’t Want You Back,” Alex Newell’s “Keep it Moving,” Sub Focus’ “Love Divine,” Tinie Tempah’s “Mamacita,” Foxes’ “Scar,” Fleur East’s “Like That,” Aston Merrygold’s “Trudy,” and Krishane’s “Drunk & Incapable.”

She has also contributed to the next projects by RAYE, Dom McCallister, Taya, Jonas Blue, Sabrina Carpenter, HRVY, Rita Ora, Sigala, Bobii Lewis, YEBBA, David Guetta, Ray BLK, Conrad Sewell, Anne-Marie, Mullally, Jess Glynne, Starley, Ella Eyre, Blonde, Sean Paul, Dido, Jasmine Thompson, Astrid S, Vance Joy, Dakota, Era Istrefi, Stanaj, and Janelle Monae.

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his next album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox / Insanity Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Rachel Furner (Frances), Negin Djafari (Liza Owen), Eyelar (Tinashe), Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa), Lauren Faith (Kaytranada), Talay Riley (Usher), Ed Drewett (Britney Spears), Sam Dew (Zayn Malik), Max McElligott (Kiah Victoria), Claude Kelly (Jason Derulo) and Sam Romans (Alicia Keys).

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Jin Jin’s work!

Craig David reunites with Rachel Furner for new collaboration

9 Jun

Craig David has reunited with Rachel Furner for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter previously co-wrote “All We Needed” for David’s 2016 album “Following My Intuition.” The Dave Tozer-produced track peaked to number forty-two on the UK Singles Chart.

Other songs Furner co-wrote with the R&B crooner include the “Gone Tomorrow,” “Just Like Wonderful,” “Nothing’s Changed,” “Sing it Out (Rain),” “Unbreakable,” “Walk With Me,” “Be My Girl,” “Natural Love,” “What You Do to Me,” “Make Me Wanna,” “Don’t Turn Around,” and “Giving it Up.”

Her extensive resume boasts additional works with Little Mix (“Secret Love Song”), Liza Owen (“All of My Life”), Una Healy (“Grow Up Not Old”), Frances (“Under Our Feet”), Sam Smith (“All Rise”), Dakota (“Only Ever Been You”) and Sweet California (“Just One”).

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his next album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox / Insanity Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Negin Djafari (Louisa Johnson), Eyelar (Kylie Minogue), Caroline Ailin (Ella Henderson), Lauren Faith (Kaytranada), Talay Riley (Zendaya), Ed Drewett (Olly Murs), Sam Dew (Bridgit Kelly), Max McElligott (John Newman), Claude Kelly (Whitney Houston) and Sam Romans (Alicia Keys).

Watch the music video for “All We Needed” below.

Craig David reunites with Mojam Music for new collaboration

1 Jun

British singer/songwriter Craig David has reunited Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam Music for a new collaboration.

The songwriting and production duo previously teamed up with David on “Talking About,” performed by fellow UK recording artist Conor Maynard. Peaking to number fourty-four on the UK Singles Chart, the track was also co-written alongside Jonathan “Jonny” Coffer and Hanni “Youthonix” Ibrahim.

Other notable credits by Mojam Music include Emeli Sande’s “Hurts,” Naughty Boy’s “La La La,” Sinead Harnett’s “Do it Anyway,” James Arthur’s “Get Down,” Cheryl’s “Boys,” Jess Glynne’s “I Cry When I Laugh,” Gorgon City’s “Imagination,” One Direction’s “Na Na Na,” Leona Lewis’s “Mountains,” Sam Smith’s “Like I Can,” and Mutya Keisha Siobhan’s “Too in Love.”

Their extensive resume boasts additional works with songwriters Andrew Jackson, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, JHart, Emily Warren, Wayne Hector, Lolene Everett, Scott Harris, Viktoria Hansen, Jarred Cotter, Maiday, Ben Harrison, Maegan Cottone, Patrick Patrikious, Jin Jin, Iain James, Fiona Bevan, James Fauntleroy, Niara Scarlett, Eric Dawkins, Jem Cooke, BullySongs, Emily Phillips, Jimmy Napes, and Sam Romans.

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his next studio collection, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition,” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox / Insanity Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Negin Djafari (Fifth Harmony), Eyelar (Tinashe), Caroline Ailin (Imani Williams), Talay Riley (Usher), Ed Drewett (Britney Spears), Sam Dew (Zayn Malik), Claude Kelly (Olly Murs) and Max McElligott (Kygo).

Among the producers David has worked with so far are Steve Robson (James Blunt), Tre Jean-Marie (Mabel), Diztortion (Sean Paul), Nineteen85 (PartyNextDoor), MNEK (Beyonce), Dave Tozer (Ella Eyre), Fraser T. Smith (Adele), TMS (Louisa Johnson) and Daecolm (Elijah Blake).

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Mojam’s work!