Tag Archives: Crystal Nicole

Mariah Carey hits the studio with Prince Charlez, No ID for new collaboration

5 Aug

Mariah Carey has enlisted Prince Charlez and No I.D. for a new collaboration.

Charlez is responsible for co-writing Zedd & Liam Payne’s “Get Low,” Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Mary J. Blige’s “U + Me (Love Lesson),” K. Michelle’s “Talk to God,” Ella Mai’s “Who Knew,” and Tey Songz’s “Song Goes Off.”

Meanwhile, No I.D.’s production resume boasts works with Kanye West (“Bound 2”), Jhene Aiko (“To Love and Die”), Big Sean (“Control”), Melanie Fiona (“This Time”), Jay-Z (“Holy Grail”) and Drake (“Find Your Love”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Carey is expected to release the follow-up to 2014’s “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse” later this year via Butterfly MC Records in partnership with Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Johnta Austin, Crystal Nicole, Eric Hudson, Priscilla Renea, and Diane Warren.

Watch the music video for “#Beautiful” below.

Bridget Kelly releases new mixtape “Time Flies”

15 Feb


Bridget Kelly has released a new mixtape online.

“Time Flies” – featuring 10 new songs including “So Epic,” “Suffocates Me,” “Carry My Cross,” “Love You More” and “Afterlife” – is now available for streaming via online mixtape distribution platform DatPiff.

The collection also delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Jerry Duplessis (Whitney Houston), Crystal Nicole (Mary J. Blige), Arden Altino (Jennifer Hudson), Al Shux (Lianne La Havas), James Fauntleroy (Beyonce), Drew Scott (Tynisha Keli) and Jordan Bratton (Kim Cesarion).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kelly’s highly-anticipated debut album “All or Nothing” is expected to arrive later this year.

On the songwriting front, Kelly is known for co-writing “Einestein” for Kelly Clarkson alongside James Fauntleroy and Toby Gad.

The former Roc Nation signee’s resume boasts further works with songwriters Ester Dean (“My Heart”), Samuel Dew (“Mouth”), The-Dream (“Seek and Destroy”), Shannell Woodgett (“Every Girl”), Eric Bellinger (“Shit Happens”), Ne-Yo (“In the Morning”) and Frank Ocean (“Thinking About Forever”).

Kelly also worked with top producers including Linda Perry (“Walkin’ on Glass”), Swizz Beatz (“This Love”), Da Internz (“Run After You”), Eric Hudson (“Special Delivery”), Shea Taylor (“Street Dreaming”), Darhyl Camper (“Friends”), Alex Da Kid (“Crash and Burn”) and Harmony Samuels (“When in Rome”).

Watch the music video for “Special Delivery” below.

Monica christens “Alone in Your Heart” as new single

16 Jan


Monica has announced the details for her new single.

The singer-songwriter christened “Alone in Your Heart” as the second promotional cut from her latest album, “Code Red,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with RCA Records.

“Alone in Your Heart” was co-written by Andrea Simms, who also teamed up with the song’s producers Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel on Kandace Springs’ “West Coast” and Chris Brown’s “Bassline.”

Commercial performance-wise, “Code Red” – featuring the Lil Wayne-assisted lead single “Just Right for Me” – peaked to number four on the US Billboard US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.

The follow-up to 2012’s “New Life” boasts further collaborations with Timbaland (Aaliyah), Kirby Lauryen (Beyonce), Polow Da Don (Tamia), Crystal Nicole (Rihanna), Danja (Usher), and Johnta Austin (Ciara).

Listen to the audio clip for “Alone in Your Heart” below.

Mary J. Blige premieres “Suitcase” music video

21 Jun


Mary J. Blige has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“Suitcase” is lifted from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Think Like a Man Too,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The track was co-written by Crystal Nicole, whose credits include Bridget Kelly’s “Special Delivery” [Roc Nation Records], Rihanna’s “Only Girl (in the World)” [SRP Records] and Mariah Carey’s “Touch My Body” [Def Jam Recordings].

Production duties were handled by Mark J. Fiest, whose extensive resume includes works for Celine Dion [Columbia Records], Beyoncé [Parkwood Entertainment] and Jessica Sanchez [Interscope Records].

Watch the Mike Ho-directed clip below.

Bridget Kelly unwraps new song title from debut album

21 May

Bridget Kelly

Bridget Kelly has unwrapped a new song title online.

“I Won’t Cry” is slotted for inclusion on the singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, tentatively entitled “All or Nothing.”

The highly-anticipated project is expected to be released later this year via Universal Music Group / Roc Nation Records.

It serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Cut to… Bridget Kelly,” which features “Goosebumps” and “Shit Happens” as well as hit single “Special Delivery” (written by Crystal Nicole along with Kevin McCall and Eric Hudson).

The “Street Dreamin” star was recently in the studio with Christopher “C4” Umana, whose credits include “Next Breath” by Tank [Atlantic Records] and “Keep it Between Us” by Kelly Rowland [Republic Records].

Watch the music video for “Special Delivery” below.

Crystal Nicole covers “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

9 Mar


Crystal Nicole has debuted a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted her rendition of Pharrell’s hit single “Happy” to SoundCloud on Saturday (March 08, 2014).

The original version appears on the super producer’s latest album, “G I R L,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / Back Lot Music / Columbia Records.

Nicole is currently working on her debut album, “Masterpiece,” which will feature productions from Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Brandy, Ariana Grande), Novel (Fantasia, Alicia Keys) and Jermaine Dupri (Ashanti, Mariah Carey).

Some of her recent songwriting credits include Bridget Kelly’s “Special Delivery” [Roc Nation Records], Melanie Amaro’s “Love Me Now” [Epic Records] and Jessica Sanchez’s “In Your Hands” [Interscope Records].

Crystal’s extensive resume also includes works for Mariah Carey [Island Def Jam Recordings], Rihanna [SRP Records], Alexis Jordan [Roc Nation Records], Monica [RCA Records] and Beyonce Knowles [Columbia Records].

Bridget Kelly unwraps credits for new mini-album

17 Dec


Bridget Kelly has unwrapped the official credits for her new EP.

The singer/songwriter released “Cut to … Bridget Kelly” on iTunes and all other digital outlets via Universal Music Group / Roc Nation Records.

Among the tracks included on the follow-up to 2011’s “Every Girl” are “Special Delivery,” “Goosebumps” and “Shit Happens.”

Album producers include Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Arden “Keyz” Altino, Akene “The Champ” Dunkley, Shea Taylor, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Gary Spriggs, and Eric Hudson.

On the songwriting front, the “Thinking About You” star teamed up with hitmakers Crystal Nicole, Kevin McCall, Eric Bellinger, Samuel Dew, and Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton.

Peep the tracklisting and songwriting credits below.

Written By: (Crystal Nicole / Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis / Arden “Keyz” Altino / Akene “The Champ” Dunkley).

“The Mouth”
Written By: (Samuel Dew / Robert Shea Taylor).

“Shit Happens”
Written By: (Elijah Blake / Eric Bellinger / Warren “Oak” Felder / Andrew “Pop” Wansel).

Written By: (Samuel Dew / Darhyl “DJ” Camper).

“Cocaine Heartbreak”
Written By: (Antonella Barba / Raden Lopez Mantuano Jr. / Cliff Lewis / Sean Marshall / Corey McWilliams / Gary Spriggs).

“Special Delivery”
Written By: (Crystal Nicole / Kevin McCall / Eric Hudson).