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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”

Tamar Braxton unveils music video for new single “My Man”

28 Jun

Tamar Braxton has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The American singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “My Man” to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (June 28, 2017).

The track was written by Tamar Braxton alongside Corey Rooney, whose other credits include Mariah Carey’s “The Roof” and Jennifer Lopez’s “Ain’t it Funny,” and Bob Robinson (of production duo Tim & Bob), who previously teamed up with the artist on “Your Room,” “Tonight,” “Words” and “Miss Your Kiss.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Tamar will release her next studio collection – which is executive-produced by Vincent Herbert and Rodney Jerkins – later this year via eOne Music and Tamartian Records.

The still-untitled collection serves as the follow-up to 2015’s “Calling All Lovers,” which debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Let Me Know” and “If I Don’t Have You.”

Watch the music video for “My Man” below.

[Musicians’ Galore] Cory Rooney

21 Nov


Cory Rooney, born Mark Cory Rooney, is an American songwriter, record producer, and C.E.O. of Cory Rooney Group.

He has written and produced songs for Mariah Carey (“The Roof”), Mary J. Blige (“Real Love”), Jessica Simpson (“Fired Up”), Jennifer Lopez (“Ain’t it Funny”), Thalia (“I Want You”) and Destiny’s Child (“Independent Women”).

His extensive resume boasts further works with Blaque (“Bring it All to Me”), Janet Jackson (“Days Go By”), Lindsay Lohan (“Rumors”), Jessie J (“Keep Us Together”), Lisa Stansfield (“Don’t Cry for Me”), Toni Braxton (“Stupid”), Christina Milian (“Someday One Day”) and Allure (“Last Chance”).

Amongst the songwriters Rooney has teamed up with are Kara DioGuardi, Angela Hunte, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot, Chantal Kreviazuk, Makeba Riddick, Amber “Sevyn” Streeter, Paul Barry, Shep Solomon, and Chris Brown.

He also helmed songs with fellow producers including Mark Morales, Scott Storch, Bernard “Focus” Edwards, Dan Shea, Walter Afanasieff, Shama “Sak Pase’ Joseph, Louis Biancaniello, and Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Cory Rooney’s work!

Sevyn Streeter drafts Chris Brown for new single “Don’t Kill the Fun”

22 Dec


Sevyn Streeter has confirmed the title for her new single.

The R&B songbird christened “Don’t Kill the Fun” as the first promotional cut from her debut album, which will be released next year via Atlantic Records.

“Don’t Kill the Fun” features guest vocals from Chris Brown, who previously teamed with Streeter on several singles including “Fine China,” “Yeah 3x,” “Next to You,” “Wet the Bed” and “It Won’t Stop.”

Other musicians backing Streeter on the highly-anticipated LP are Mansur Zafr (Ashanti, Keri Hilson), Tiffany Fred (Zendaya, Jennifer Hudson), Da Internz (Ciara, Nicki Minaj) and Eric Bellinger (Usher, Teyana Taylor).

On the songwriting front, Streeter recently co-wrote “Keep Us Together” for Jessie J along with Cory Rooney and Louis Biancaniello. The track appears on the British artist’s third album, “Sweet Talker,” out now via iTunes.

Her other credits include Ariana Grande (“The Way”), Kelly Rowland (“Put Your Name On It”), Alicia Keys (“New Day”), Trey Songz (“International Serious”), Brandy (“Slower”), Fantasia (“Get it Right”) and Tamar Braxton (“Pieces”).

Watch the music video for “It Won’t Stop” below.

Jessie J unveils sampler for new album “Sweet Talker”

24 Sep

Jessie J - Sweet Talker

Jessie J has unveiled the official sampler for her upcoming third album.

The British singer/songwriter – born Jessica Cornish – is scheduled to release “Sweet Talker” on October 13 via Lava Records / Republic Records.

Current single “Burnin’ Up” – now available via iTunes – was written by Jessie J along with Andreas “Axident” Schuller, Eric “Wallpaper” Frederic, Chloe Angelides, Jacob Kasher, Rickard Göransson, and Gamal “LunchMoney” Lewis.

“Sweet Talker” boasts further songwriting contributions from Elle Varner, Jenna Andrews, Sevyn Streeter, John Newman, Wayne Hector, Claude Kelly, Savan Kotecha, Louis Biancaniello, and Terius “The-Dream” Nash.

On the production front, Jessie J has teamed up with Max Martin, Tricky Stewart, Diplo, Steve Mac, Warren Felder, Andrew Wansel, Ammo, Cory Rooney, Jonas Jeberg, Will IDAP, Steve Booker, and Jason Evigan.

Watch the music video for “Bang Bang” below.

Jessie J reveals new album “Sweet Talker” credits

22 Sep

Jessie J - Sweet Talker

Jessie J has revealed the songwriting credits for her upcoming album.

The British singer/songwriter – born Jessica Cornish – is scheduled to release “Sweet Talker” on October 13 via Lava / Republic Records.

Current single “Burnin’ Up” – featuring 2 Chainz – was written by Jessie J along with Andreas “Axident” Schuller, Eric “Wallpaper” Frederic, Chloe Angelides, Jacob Kasher, Rickard Göransson, and Gamal Lewis.

Other album songwriters include Elle Varner (Miguel, Emeli Sande), Jenna Andrews (Marsha Ambrosius, The Band Perry), Wayne Hector (Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith), and Sevyn Streeter (Ariana Grande, Chris Brown).

On the production front, Jessie J has teamed up with Pop & Oak (Usher, K. Michelle), Jonas Jeberg (Amerie, Kylie Minogue), Tricky Stewart (Ciara, Kelly Rowland) and Steve Mac (Ella Henderson, Leona Lewis).

“Sweet Talker” serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Alive,” which peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart and featured three hit singles in the shape of “Wild,” “It’s My Party” and “Thunder.”

Peep the songwriting credits for “Sweet Talker” below.

“Ain’t Been Done”
Written By: (David Gamson / Emily Warren / Scott Harris).

“Burnin’ Up” (featuring 2 Chainz)
Written By: (Jessica Cornish / Andreas “Axident” Schuller / Eric “Wallpaper” Frederic / Chloe Angelides / Jacob Kasher Hindlin / Rickard Göransson / Gamal Lewis).

“Sweet Talker”
Written By: (Jessica Cornish / Alessia DeGasperis Brigante / Yonatan Ayal / Maxime Picard / Clement Picard / Thomas “Diplo” Pentz / James Somani).

“Bang Bang” (with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)
Written By: (Savan Kotecha / Rickard Goransson / Max Martin).

Written By: (John Newman / Steve Booker).

Written By: (Elle Varner / Jenna Andrews / William Wiik Larsen).

Written By: (Emily Warren / Britt Burton / Josh Alexander).

“Seal Me With a Kiss” (featuring De La Soul)
Written By: (Jessica Cornish / Warren “Oak” Felder / Andrew “Pop” Wansel / George Clinton / Philippe Wynne / Kelvin Mercer / Dave Jolicoeur).

“Said Too Much”
Written By: (Jessica Cornish / Jonas Jeberg / Jason Evigan / Sean Douglas).

“Loud” (featuring Lindsey Stirling)
Written By: (Terius “The-Dream” Nash / Christopher “Tricky” Stewart).

“Keep Us Together”
Written By: (Amber “Sevyn” Streeter / Louis Biancaniello / Cory Rooney / Stepan Taft / Ryan Vojtesak).

“Get Away”
Written By: (Jessica Cornish / Wayne Hector / Steve Mac)

“Your Loss I’m Found”
Written By: (Jessica Cornish / Kuk Harrell / Hidde Huijsman / Massimo Cacciapuoti / Michael van der Zanden).

Written By: (Jessica Cornish / Claude Kelly / Joshua “Ammo” Coleman).

“You Don’t Really Know Me”
Written By: (Jessica Cornish / Lewis Allen).

Jennifer Lopez premieres “First Love” music video

30 May


Jennifer Lopez has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“First Love” marks the third promotional single from the artist’s upcoming studio album, “A.K.A.,” out on June 17 via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The track – written by Savan Kotecha along with Max Martin and Ilya “Knocdown” Salmanzadeh – is now available for download via iTunes.

Video treatment was handled by Anthony Mandler, whose also responsible for Selena Gomez’ “Come and Get It” [Hollywood Records], Arian Grande’s “Baby I” [Republic Records] and Jennifer Hudson’s “I Can’t Describe” [RCA Records].

“A.K.A.” is confirmed to boast further productions and songwriting contributions from Cory Rooney (Thalia, Mariah Carey), Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph (Rihanna, Elle Varner) and Leon “RoccStar” Youngblood (Chris Brown, Prince Royce).

Watch the music video for “First Love” below.