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Lauren Jauregui hits the studio with Rami Yacoub, Rob Knox

10 Jul

Lauren Jauregui has recorded new music with Rami Yacoub and Rob Knox.

Yacoub’s recent songwriting and production credits include Charlie Puth’s “Slow it Down,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Empty Wallets,” DNCE’s “Body Moves,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “First Time,” and Madonna’s “Devil Prey.”

Meanwhile, Knox is reponsible for co-writing and producing Justin Timberlake’s “Morning Light,” Luke James’ “These Arms,” Rihanna’s “Cold Case Love,” Britney Spears’ “Mannequin,” and Chris Brown’s “Help Me.”

Having signed a solo record deal with Sony Music imprint Columbia Records, Jauregui’s upcoming debut album reportedly yields further contributions from Nija Charles and Kurtis “K9” McKenzie.

Watch the music video for “Strangers” below.

[Common Collaborators] Alicia Keys and Beyoncé

5 Jul

Since its a slow news day, I thought about writing this post, which has been on my mind for a while now. Its about songwriters/producers who worked with two artists that are frequently associated with one another. For this post, I have chosen Alicia Keys and Beyoncé.  In case you did not know, Keys was signed to Columbia Records (which is Beyoncé’s current label) before signing to Clive Davis’ J Records.  Here are the musicians that both artists have worked with:

  • Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson: Alicia Keys (“Tell You Something”) / Beyoncé (“My Body”)
  • Antonio Dixon: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had”)
  • Candice Nelson: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Resentment”)
  • Chad Hugo: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me” – Remix) / Beyonce (“I Care,” “Work it Out” and “My First Time”)
  • Dre & Vidal: Alicia Keys (“So Simple”) / Beyonce (“T-Shirt” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Frank Ocean: Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) / Beyoncé (“I Miss You” and “Superpower”)
  • Harold Lilly: Alicia Keys (“Teenage Love Affair,” “Wreckless Love,” “Saviour,” “Where Do We Go from Here,” “I Need You,” “Pawn it All,” “Illusion of Bliss,” “Girl Can’t Be Herself,” “More Than We Know,” “So Simple” and “Where Do We Begin Now”) / Beyoncé (“Ego”)
  • Jeff Bhasker: Alicia Keys (“Girl on Fire,” “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” “Love is Blind,” “Wait Til You See My Smile,” “Like the Sea” and “Tears Always Win”) / Beyoncé (“I Care,” “Rather Die Young” and “Party”)
  • Jermaine Dupri: Alicia Keys (“Girlfriend” and “My Boo”) / Beyoncé (“With Me” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Justin Timberlake: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me – Remix” and “Morning Light”) / Beyoncé (“Until the End of Time,” “Blow” and “Rocket”)
  • Kandi Burruss: Alicia Keys (“Jane Doe”) / Beyoncé (“Bills, Bills, Bills,” “So Good,” “Bug a Boo,” “Hey Ladies” and “She Can’t Love” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Kanye West: Alicia Keys (“You Don’t Know My Name” and “Unbreakable”) / Beyoncé (“Party”)
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had” and “Broken Hearted Girl”).
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror”) / Beyoncé (“Scared of Lonely,” “World Wide Woman” and “Back Up”)
  • Miguel: Alicia Keys (“Where’s the Fun in Forever”) / Beyoncé (“Rocket”)
  • Noah “40” Shebib: Alicia Keys (“Unthinkable”) / Beyoncé (“Mine”)
  • Pharrell Williams: Alicia Keys (“Work on It,” “It’s On Again,” “Know Who Are” and “Apple”) / Beyoncé (“Work it Out,” “Green Light,” “Kitty Kat,” “Blow,” “Superpower” and “My First Time”)
  • Rich Harrison: Alicia Keys (“Ain’t No Reason” – performed by Christina Milian) / Beyoncé (“Crazy in Love,” “Be with You,” “Suga Mama,” “Freakum Dress” and Creole)
  • Rodney Jerkins: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror” and “Listen to Your Heart”) / Beyoncé (“Déjà vu,” “Back Up,” “World Wide Woman” and “Scared of Lonely”)
  • Sean Garrett: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love”) / Beyoncé (“Ring the Alarm,” “Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Check on It,” “Green Light,” “Diva,” “Video Phone” and “Lay Up Under Me”)
  • Swizz Beatz: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love,” “Put it in a Love Song,” “New Day,” “The Gospel,” “Pawn it All,” “She Don’t Really Care,” “Million Dollar Bill,” “Wait Til You See My Smile”) and “Illusion of Bliss”) / Beyoncé (“Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Ring the Alarm,” “Lost Your Mind” and “Check on It”)
  • Timbaland: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Partition,” “Drunk in Love” and “Rocket”)
  • Toby Gad: Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”) / Beyoncé (“If I Were a Boy”)

Stream the audio clip for “Put It in a Love Song” below.

Little Mix collaborate with Cheat Codes for new single “Only You”

22 Jun

Little Mix have collaborated with American DJ trio Cheat Codes for their new single “Only You,” which is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Digital Farm Animal and Cheat Codes member Trevor Dahl alongside Richard Boardman and Pablo Bowman of The Six.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Little Mix are scheduled to release their fifth album later this year via Syco Music (US) and Columbia Records (UK).

The follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days” reportedly delivers contributions from Justin Tranter, Shungudzo, Michael Pollack, Kamille, Johan Fransson, Casey Smith, Boy Matthews, Jenna Andrews, Martin Sjolie, and Banx & Ranx.

Stream the audio clip for “Only You” below.

Lennon Stella enlists Caroline Ailin for debut album

19 Jun

Lennon Stella has enlisted Caroline Ailin for a new collaboration.

The Norwegian singer/songwriter is responsible for co-penning Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” Olivia Holt’s “History,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” Grades’ “Crocodile Tears,” JKay’s “Danger,” and Alex Adair’s “Casual.”

Ailin has also contributed to the next projects by Alma, Jojo, Ella Mai, Hailee Steinfeld, Louisa Johnson, Melissa Steel, Natalie La Rose, Ella Eyre, John Newman, Olly Murs, Zara Larsson, Alice Chater, Ella Henderson, Dua Lipa, Imani Williams, James Arthur, and L Devine.

Meanwhile, Stella is expected to release her debut project later this year via Barry Weiss’ label RECORDS in partnership with Columbia Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional contributions from Jenna Andrews, Max McElligott, Emily Warren, Nate Cyphert, Fiona Bevan, Sean Douglas, Caitlyn Scarlett, Sam Fischer, Chloe Angelides, Trey Campbell, Ali Tamposi, Gladius James, Ashe, Sarah Aarons, and Ella Henderson.

Beyonce & Jay-Z, aka The Carters, surprise-release joint album “Everything is Love”

17 Jun

Beyonce & Jay-Z, aka The Carters, have released their joint album online.

Exclusively available for streaming via Tidal, “Everything is Love” features nine new songs in the shape of “Summer,” “Apeshit,” “Boss,” “Nice,” “713,” “Friends,” “Heard About Us,” “Black Effect” and “LoveHappy.”

Among the musicians backing The Carters on the new project are Cool & Dre, James Fauntleroy, Nova Wav, Dave Sitek, Boi-1da, Vinylz, Jahaan Sweet, Nija Charles, MeLo-X, Illmind, D’Mile, Mike Dean, and Pharrell Williams.

Watch the music video for “Apeshit” below.

Zhavia Ward enlists Shungudzo for new collaboration

9 Jun

Zhavia Ward has enlisted Shungudzo for a new collaboration.

The Zimbabwean/French/Native-American singer-songwriter (also known as Alexandra Govere) recently co-wrote and provided guest vocals on Rudimental’s “Toast to Our Differences,” out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Shungudzo’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Little Mix (“Touch”), Alina Baraz (“I Don’t Even Know Why Though”), Victoria Monet (“Wish I Never Met You”), Louisa Johnson (“Best Behaviour”), Jessie Ware (“Your Domino”) and The Chainsmokers (“It Won’t Kill Ya”).

Meanwhile, Ward’s upcoming debut album is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertianment / Columbia Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields further contributions from Warren “Oak” Felder, Trevor Brown, Zaire Kaolo, Paul E. Phamous, Benny Cassette, Jenna Andrews, Wayne Hector, Priscilla Renea, Ben Abraham, Jin Jin, M-Phazes, Alex Hope, Symbolyc One, and Malay.

Stream the audio clip for “Toast to Our Differences” below.

Little Mix collaborate with Justin Tranter for new album

3 Jun

Little Mix has added Justin Tranter to the list of songwriters for their upcoming fifth album under Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

The Warner/Chappell signee recently co-wrote “Jump” for Julia Michaels alongside the song’s producer Nick Monson. The Trippie Red-featuring track is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Tranter’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Janelle Monae (“Make Me Feel”), Cardi B (“Thru Your Phone”), Leon Bridges (“Beyond”), Camila Cabello (“Into It”), Nick Jonas (“Home”) and Fergie (“Tension”).

On the highly-anticipated new album, Little Mix have also teamed up with songwriters Michael Pollack, Johan Fransson, Casey Smith, Boy Matthews, Shakka, Jenna Andrews, Nija Charles, Shungudzo, Rachel Furner, Eyelar, Sarah Hudson, JHart, Sinead Harnett, Kamille, and Jessica Agombar.

Little Mix’s last studio collection, 2016’s “Glory Days,” topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number twenty-five on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also spawned four singles in the shape of “Shout Out to My Ex,” “Touch,” “No More Sad Songs” (featuring G-Eazy) and “Power” (featuring Stormzy).

Watch the music video for “Power” below.