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Toni Braxton releases new album “Sex & Cigarettes”

23 Mar

American singer, songwriter, pianist, actress, and television personality Toni Braxton has released her eighth studio collection online.

“Sex & Cigarettes” – featuring promotional singles “Deadwood,” “Coping” and “Long As I Live” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project reunites Braxton with regular collaborators Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Daryl Simmons, who are responsible for “Another Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “Seven Whole Days,” “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” and “You Mean the World to Me.”

Other album contributors include Antonio Dixon, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Dapo Torimiro, Fred Ball, James Newman, Kwame Ogoo, Stuart Crichton, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Kameron Glasper, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Dave Gibson, Royce Doherty, and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals.

Stream “Sex & Cigarettes” below.

[Musicians’ Galore] Daryl Simmons

16 Nov

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Daryl Simmons is an American R&B songwriter, musician and record producer.

Along with regular collaborators, L.A. Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, he has helmed hit singles for Bobby Brown (“Don’t Be Cruel”), Karyn White (“Superwoman”), Paula Abdul (“Knocked Out”), Sheena Easton (“Lover in Me”), Whitney Houston (“Queen of the Night”) and TLC (“Baby-Baby-Baby”).

Simmons’ extensive resume boasts further works with Toni Braxton (“Another Love Song”), Mariah Carey (“Never Forget You”), Destiny’s Child (“Stay”), Monica (“Why I Love You So Much”), Tevin Campbell (“Can We Talk”), Boyz II Men (“End of the Road”) and Tamia (“Loving You Still”).

He has recently started a consulting firm where he personally advises aspiring artists and musicians who are looking to “make it” in the music industry.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Simmons’ work!

Colbie Caillat reveals new album “Gypsy Heart” credits

27 Sep

Colbie - Gypsy Heart

Colbie Caillat has revealed the songwriting credits for her upcoming album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Gypsy Heart” on September 30 via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Current single “Just Like That” was written by Colbie Caillat along with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Daryl Simmons.

Other album contributors include Jason Reeves, Toby Gad, Johan Carlsson, Ross Golan, Julian Bunetta, David Hodges, John Ryan, Christopher Braide, Jamie Scott, Antonio Dixon, Brett James, Liz Rose, and Rune Westburg.

“Gypsy Heart” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Christmas in the Sand,” which peaked at number forty one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Peep the songwriting credits for “Gypsy Heart” below.

“Live it Up”
Written By: (Colbie Caillat / Johan Carlsson / Ross Golan).

“Blaze”
Written By: (Colbie Caillat / Jason Reeves / David Hodges).

“If You Love Me Let Me Go”
Written By: (Colbie Caillat / Julian Bunetta / John Ryan / Jamie Scott).

“Try”
Written By: (Colbie Caillat / Jason Reeves / Antonio Dixon / Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds).

“Never Gonna Let You Down”
Written By: (Colbie Caillat / Jason Reeves / Brett James / Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds).

“Land Called Far Away”
Written By: (Colbie Caillat / Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds).

“Nice Guys”
Written By: (Colbie Caillat / Ross Golan / Johan Carlsson).

“Floodgates”
Written By: (Colbie Caillat / Jason Reeves / Rune Westburg).

“Just Like That”
Written By: (Colbie Caillat / Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds / Daryl Simmons).

“Break Free”
Written By: (Colbie Caillat / Christopher Braide).

“Never Getting Over You”
Written By: (Colbie Caillat / Liz Rose / Jason Reeves).

“Bigger Love”
Written By: (Colbie Caillat / Toby Gad).

Colbie Caillat previews new single “Just Like That”

18 Sep

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Colbie Caillat has previewed her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted a 30-second audio clip for “Just Like That” to her official Instagram profile on Wednesday (September 17, 2014).

The track was co-written and produced by Babyface and Daryl Simmons, who collectively worked with Toni Braxton [Motown Records], Mariah Carey [Def Jam Recordings] and Beyonce [Columbia Records].

Colbie Caillat’s fifth studio collection “Gypsy Heart” is scheduled for release on September 30 via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Christmas in the Sand” will boast further alliances with Antonio Dixon, Jason Reeves, Ross Golan, Johan Carlsson, David Hodges, John Ryan, Brett James, Julian Bunetta, and Jamie Scott.

Watch the music video for “Try” below.

Colbie Caillat unveils artwork for new single “Just Like That”

14 Sep

Colbie Caillat - Just Like That

Colbie Caillat has unveiled the official artwork for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter has christened “Just Like That” as the next promotional single from her fifth album, “Gypsy Heart,” out on September 30 via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The track was co-written and produced by Babyface and Daryl Simmons, who are also responsible for Toni Braxton’s “Breathe Again” [LaFace Records] and Mariah Carey’s “Never Forget You” [Columbia Records].

“Gypsy Heart” is confirmed to boast further productions and songwriting contributions from Antonio Dixon, Jason Reeves, Ross Golan, Johan Carlsson, David Hodges, John Ryan, Brett James, Julian Bunetta, and Jamie Scott.

The highly-anticipated LP serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Christmas in the Sand,” which peaked at number 41 on the US Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Try” below.

Colbie Caillat unveils new album “Gypsy Heart” tracklist

28 Aug

Colbie - Gypsy Heart

Colbie Caillat has unveiled the official tracklist for her upcoming third album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Gypsy Heart” on September 30 via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Current single “Try” – written by Caillat along with Jason Reeves, Antonio Dixon and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – is now available for download via iTunes.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Christmas in the Sand” boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Daryl Simmons, Ross Golan, Johan Carlsson, David Hodges, Julian Bunetta, and Rune Westberg.

Peep the tracklisting for “Gypsy Heart” below.

“Live it Up”
“Blaze”
“If You Love Me Let Me Go”
“Try”
“Never Gonna Let You Down”
“Land Called Far Away”
“Nice Guys”
“Floodgates”
“Just Like That”
“Break Free”
“Never Getting Over You”
“Bigger Love”

Toni Braxton, Babyface reveal credits for new album ‘Love, Marriage & Divorce’

2 Feb

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Toni Braxton & Babyface have revealed the credits for their upcoming album.

The pair will release the duets album, “Love, Marriage & Divorce,” on February 4 via Universal Music Group / Motown Records.

Lead single “Hurt You” was written by Toni Braxton and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds along with Daryl Simmons and Antonio Dixon.

The set also features contributions from Leon Thomas and Khristopher Riddick=-Tynes of The Rascals, who previously teamed up with Babyface on hit singles “Best Friend” by RaVaughn and “Love is Everything” by Ariana Grande.

Peep the songwriting credits for “Love, Marriage & Divorce” below.

“Roller Coaster”
(Antonio Dixon / Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds / Daryl Simmons)

“Sweat”
(Antonio Dixon / Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds / Daryl Simmons)

“Hurt You”
(Toni Braxton / Antonio Dixon / Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds / Daryl Simmons)

“Where Did We Go Wrong”
(Toni Braxton / Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds)

“I Hope That You’re Okay”
(Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds / Daryl Simmons)

“I Wish”
(Toni Braxton)

“Take It Back”
(Toni Braxton / Antonio Dixon / Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds / Daryl Simmons)

“Reunited”
(Toni Braxton / Antonio Dixon / Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds / Daryl Simmons)

“I’d Rather Be Broke”
(Toni Braxton / Antonio Dixon / Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds / Kameron Glasper / Khristopher Riddick-Tynes / Leon Thomas)

“Heart Attack”
(Toni Braxton / Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds / Daryl Simmons)

“The D Word”
(Toni Braxton / Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds)