Tag Archives: Courtney Harrell

Teyana Taylor selects release date for sophomore album

20 Apr

Teyana Taylor has selected the release date for her upcoming sophomore album.

The American singer, songwriter, and actress’ second studio collection will arrive on June 22 via GOOD Music in partnership with Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled project is executive-produced by Kanye West, who also helmed tracks for Mariah Carey (“Stay the Night”), Janet Jackson (“My Baby”), Keyshia Cole (“I Changed My Mind”), Brandy (“Talk About Our Love”), Monica (“Knock Knock”), Alicia Keys (“You Don’t Know My Name”) and Beyonce (“Party”).

Taylor’s debut studio collection, 2014’s “VII,” debuted at number nineteen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Maybe,” “Business” and the Chris Brown-featuring “Do Not Disturb.”

That project also delivered contributions from Harmony Samuels (“Put Your Love On”), James Fauntleroy (“Just Different”), Stacy Barthe (“Outta My League”), Eric Bellinger (“Broken Hearted Girl”), Courtney Harrell (“It Could Just Be Love”), Vidal Davis (“Sorry”) and Brian Kennedy (“Dreams”).

Stream the audio clip for “Put Your Love On” below.

Natalie La Rose teases new collaboration with Mike Dean

16 Jul

Photo Credit: Martika Avalon

Natalie La Rose has teased a new collaboration with Mike Dean.

“When I laid my eyes on @therealmikedean precious Grand, I just couldn’t keep my hands off of it,” the Dutch singer/songwriter posted on Instagram.

Dean is known for his production works with Kanye West (“Ultralight Beam”), Beyonce (“Love Drought”), The Weeknd (“Tell Your Friends”), Madonna (“Inside Out”), Justin Bieber (“No Sense”) and Rihanna (“FourFiveSeconds”).

In addition to launching a record label by the name of M.W.A. (an acronym for Dean’s DJ name Mexican Wrestling Association), the American record producer has also contributed to Sky Ferreira’s sophomore album “Masochism.”

Meanwhile, La Rose is expected to release her debut album later this year via Dreams World/Sony RAL.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions from Jarrad Rogers (Rita Ora), Shama Joseph (Rihanna), GRADES (Jess Glynne), Tommy Brown (Ariana Grande), Detail (Jhene Aiko), The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars), DJ Marley Watters (Justine Skye), and T-Minus (Kelly Rowland).

On the songwriting front, La Rose has worked with Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa), Scott Harris (Phoebe Ryan), Courtney Harrell (Fantasia Barrino), Talay Riley (Keri Hilson), Whitney Phillips (Sabrina Ddumba), Breyan Isaac (Charlie Puth), Rosina Russell (David Guetta) and Jacob Luttrell (Tori Kelly).

Watch the music video for “Somebody” below.

La’Porsha Renae releases debut album “Already All Ready”

31 Mar

American singer/songwriter La’Porsha Renae has released her debut album online.

“Already All Ready” – featuring singles “Good Woman,” “Somebody Does” and “What is Love?” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project also includes songs that were initially recorded by fellow artists Bridget Kelly (“When in Rome”), Zara Larsson (“No Problem / Self Talk”) and Jojo (“Already All Ready”).

Among the producers backing Renae on “Already All Ready” are Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Jordin Sparks), Edgar “JV” Etienne (Keyshia Cole), Ne-Yo (LeToya Luckett), Jesse “Corporal” Wilson (Musiq Soulchild), Curtis “Sauce” Wilson (K. Michelle) and Toby Gad (Natasha Bedingfield).

Album songwriters include Diane Warren (Jennifer Hudson), Carmen Reece (Teyana Taylor), Makeba Riddick (Beyonce), Tiffany Fred (Keri Hilson), Courtney Harrell (Kelly Rowland), Shaunice Jones (Tamar Braxton), Ericka J. Coulter (Fifth Harmony), Kirby Lauryen (Jennifer Lopez), LaShawn Daniels (Brandy), Al Sherrod Lambert (Ariana Grande), Jason Boyd (Sam Smith), Eric Bellinger (Usher) and Matt Morris (Christina Aguilera).

Stream “Already All Ready” below.

Natalie La Rose records new music with DJ Marley Waters

23 Oct

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Natalie La Rose has recorded new music with DJ Marley Waters.

The American rapper, producer and songwriter is widely known as a Trapstep DJ and as one of the producers of Tinashe’s platinum single “2 On”.

His other credits include Justine Skye’s “Anticipation” [Atlantic Records], Colette Carr’s “Can’t Touch This” [Interscope Records] and Omarion’s “Lit” [Maybach Music Group].

La Rose, on the other hand, is expected to release her first studio collection in 2017 via International Music Group and Republic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts songwriting contributions Caroline Ailin (Ella Henderson), Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes), Courtney Harrell (Jennifer Hudson) and Rosina “Soaky Siren” Russell (David Guetta).

On the production front, La Rose has teamed up with Shama Joseph (Rihanna), Tommy Brown (Nas), Detail (Beyoncé), GRADES (NAO), The Stereotypes (Tamia), MSTR ROGERS (Icona Pop) and RedOne (Pitbull).

Watch the music video for “Somebody” below.

Natalie La Rose hits the studio with Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph

10 Aug

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Natalie La Rose has recorded new material with Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph.

The Haitian record producer and songwriter is known for helming singles performed by Rihanna (“Man Down”), Alesha Dixon (“Drummer Boy”), Kid Ink (“No Miracles”), T.I. (“Private Show”), and Jennifer Lopez (“Emotions”).

His extensive resume boasts further works with Kanye West (“New Slaves”), Ashanti (“The Woman You Love”), Tank (“Thanking You”), Nicki Minaj (“Win Again”), Elle Varner (“Where Your Man Is”) and Miranda Brooke (“Hater”).

Meanwhile, La Rose is expected to release her first studio collection later this year through International Music Group and Republic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further contributions from Detail (Tinashe), MSTR ROGERS (Betty Who), Rosina “Soaky Siren” Russell (Rita Ora), GRADES (NAO), Caroline Ailin (Rachel Platten), RedOne (Brandy), Courtney Harrell (Kelly Rowland), Tommy Brown (Ariana Grande), and Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes).

Watch the music video for “Somebody” below.

Natalie La Rose snags Detail for debut album

9 Feb

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Dutch singer-songwriter Natalie La Rose has snagged the production services of Detail for her upcoming debut album.

“Pullin’ an allnighter with @detailgo,” she posted to her Instagram account on Tuesday (February 09, 2016).

Detail – real name Noel Fisher – recently co-produced “711” for Beyonce along with Bobby Johnson and Sidney Swift. The track peaked to number one on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.

His extensive resume includes further works with Jennifer Lopez (“I Luh Ya Papi”), Tinashe’s “Pretend” (“Pretend”), Kelly Rowland (“Ice”), Nicki Minaj (“Lookin Ass”), and Christina Aguilera (“Sex for Breakfast”).

Meanwhile, La Rose will release her first studio collection – featuring singles “Somebody” and “Around the World” – later this year through International Music Group and Republic Records.

Other album contributors include MSTR ROGERS (Bebe Rexha), Rosina Russell (Dawn Richard), Grades (Becky Hill), Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa), RedOne (Lady Gaga), Courtney Harrell (Fantasia), and Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes).

Watch the music video for “Around the World” below.

Natalie La Rose records new music with Grades, Caroline Ailin

30 Nov

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Natalie La Rose has recorded new music with Grades and Caroline Ailin.

“Late one last night with these two @NatalieLaRose @CarlineAilin both powering through jetlag,” Grades posted to his Instagram account.

The British hitmaker – real name Daniel Traynor – recently produced “Bad Blood” for fellow UK artist Nao. The track is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Little Tokyo Recordings.

His resume includes further works with Cheryl [Polydor Records], Britney Spears [RCA Records] and Conor Maynard [Parlophone Records].

Meanwhile, Ailin is known for providing vocals on Grades’ single “Crocodile Tears.” The track was released in 2014 through One More Tune Records.

On the songwriting front, Ailin has contributed to the next projects by Karen Harding [Capitol Records], Melissa Steel [Atlantic Records], Dua Lipa [Warner Bros], Tamera Foster [Syco Music] and Zara Larsson [Epic Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, La Rose is scheduled to release her first project next year through International Music Group and Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection features additional alliances with The Stereotypes (John Legend), Courtney Harrell (Kelly Rowland), Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Tori Kelly) and Savan Kotecha (Usher).

Listen to the audio clip for “Crocodile Tears” below.

Natalie La Rose hits the studio with Courtney Harrell, The Streotypes

18 Nov

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Dutch singer/songwriter Natalie La Rose has recorded new music with Courtney Harrell and The Stereotypes.

“Court’s in session: in my favorite place, doing my favorite things, with some of my favorite people @stereotypestv @NatalieLaRose!,” Harrell posted to her Instagram account (phoenixheart) on Tuesday (November 17, 2015).

Recent production credits by The Stereotypes include Tamia’s “No Lie” [Def Jam], Nico & Vinz’s “Fresh Idea” [Warner Bros], Skylar Stecker’s “That’s What’s Up” [Interscope] and Clarence Coffee Jr.’s “Run to Me” [Roc Nation].

Meanwhile, Harrell is responsible for co-writing Kelly Rowland’s “Put Your Name On It” [Republic], Jennifer Hudson’s “Think Like a Man” [Epic], Fantasia’s “Ain’t All Bad” [RCA] and Mary J. Blige’s “Irreversible” [Geffen].

As mentioned in earlier posts, La Rose is scheduled to release her debut project – featuring singles “Somebody” and “Around the World” – next year through International Music Group and Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection delivers additional alliances with DJ Frank E (Charlie Puth), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Prince Royce), Savan Kotecha (Ariana Grande), Rickard Goransson (Jessie J) and Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes).

Watch the music video for “Around the World” below.

Michelle Williams reveals new album “Journey to Freedom” credits

3 Sep

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Michelle Williams has revealed the songwriting credits for her upcoming album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release her fourth studio collection “Journey to Freedom” on September 9 via Entertainment One Music.

Current single “Say Yes” – which features Beyonce and Kelly Rowland – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

“Journey to Freedom” was executive produced by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, who also worked on the next projects by Jasmine V [Interscope], Teyana Taylor [Def Jam Recordings] and Jojo [Atlantic].

On the songwriting front, the follow-up to 2008’s “Unexpected” boasts contributions from Carmen Reece, Al Sherrod Lambert, Courtney Harrell, Lonny Bereal, David Brown, and Lecrae Moore.

Peep the songwriting credits for “Journey to Freedom” below.

“Need Your Help”
Written By: (Michelle Williams / Lonny Bereal / Harmony Samuels).

“Yes”
Written By: (Al Sherrod Lambert / David Brown / Harmony Samuels).

“Everything”
Written By: (Michelle Williams / Al Sherrod Lambert / David Brown / Harmony Samuels).

“Fall”
Written By: (Al Sherrod Lambert / Lonny Bereal / Lecrae Moore / Harmony Samuels).

“Fire”
Written By: (Courtney Harrell / Harmony Samuels).

“Free”
Written By: (Michelle Williams / Al Sherrod Lambert / Lonny Bereal / David Brown / Harmony Samuels).

“Just Like You”
Written By: (Courtney Harrell / Harmony Samuels).

“Beautiful”
Written By: (Courtney Harrell / Harmony Samuels).

“Believe in Me”
Written By: (Michelle Williams / Carmen Reece / Al Sherrod Lambert / Harmony Samuels).

“In the Morning”
Written By: (Courtney Harrell / Harmony Samuels).

“If We Had Your Eyes” (featuring Fantasia Barrino)
Written By: (Courtney Harrell / Al Sherrod Lambert / Harmony Samuels).

“Say Yes” (featuring Beyonce and Kelly Rowland)
Written By: (Michelle Williams / Carmen Reece / Al Sherrod Lambert / Harmony Samuels).

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].