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Rita Ora reunites with will.i.am for new album

4 Aug

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Rita Ora has reunited with will.i.am for her upcoming sophomore album.

The hitmaker – born William Adams – previously co-wrote and produced “Fall in Love,” taken from the British artist’s debut album “ORA.”

Some of his other songwriting and production credits include Britney Spears’ “Perfume” [RCA Records], Leah McFall’s “Home” [Capitol Records] and Nicole Scherzinger’s “Boomerang” [Interscope Records].

Rita Ora’s highly-anticipated new album is scheduled for release later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Roc Nation / Columbia Records.

The still-untitled LP reportedly boasts further alliances from Calvin Harris, Diplo, Switch, DJ Fresh, Priscilla Renea, and DJ Mustard.

Watch the music video for current single “I Will Never Let You Down” below. The track is now available for download via iTunes.

Rita Ora reveals new song title from sophomore album

21 May

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Rita Ora has revealed a new song title from her upcoming new album.

“Touch the Sky” is slotted for inclusion on the British singer/songwriter’s as-yet-untitled sophomore LP, which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA.”

Lead single “I Will Never Let You Down” – written and produced by Calvin Harris – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Other LP contributors are Diplo (Sia, Britney Spears), Camille Purcell (JLS, Little Mix), DJ Fresh (RaVaughn, Nicola Roberts), Switch (Brandy, Sevyn Streeter), DJ Mustard (Tinashe, Jennifer Lopez) and Priscilla Renea (Madonna, Chris Brown).

The highly-anticipated collection is scheduled for release later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Roc Nation / Columbia Records.

Watch the music video for “I Will Never Let You Down” below.

Rita Ora premieres “I Will Never Let You Down” music video

31 Mar

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Rita Ora has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“I Will Never Let You Down” marks the first promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming sophomore album.

The still-untitled project – which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” – is scheduled for release later this year via Roc Nation / Columbia Records.

Video treatment for “Never Let You Down” was handled by Francesco Carrozzini, whose credits include Beyonce’s “Jealous” [Columbia Records] and Banks’ “Waiting Game” [Capitol Records].

Production-wise, the track was helmed by Scottish hitmaker Calvin Harris, who also worked with the likes of Leona Lewis [Syco Music], Kylie Minogue [Parlophone Records] and Rihanna [Island Def Jam Recordings].

Other musicians backing the “Radioactive” star on the new album are Thomas “Diplo” Pentz (Tinie Tempah, Chris Brown), Dave “Diplo” Switch (Brandy, Christina Aguilera) and Daniel “DJ Fresh” Stein (RaVaughn, Ellie Goulding).

Watch the music video for “I Will Never Let You Down” below.

Rita Ora unwraps artwork for new single “I Will Never Let You Down”

14 Mar

Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down

Rita Ora has unwrapped the official artwork for her new single.

“I Will Never Let You Down” marks the first promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming sophomore album.

The still-untitled collection – which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” – will be released later this year via Roc Nation / Columbia Records.

Production duties on “I Will Never Let You Down” were handled by Calvin Harris, who recently released his new single “Summer.”

Some of his notable songwriting and production credits are Kylie Minogue’s “Heart Beat Rock” [Parlophone Records], Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been” [Island Records] and Cheryl Cole’s “Call My Name” [Polydor Records].

In addition to Harris, the highly-anticipated new album by Ora is expected to boast further contributions from Dave “Switch” Taylor, Priscilla Renea Hamilton, Daniel “DJ Fresh” Stein and Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.

Preview “I Will Never Let You Down” below.

Hamada’s 10 Best Released Songs of 2013

29 Dec

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Song Title: “All of Me” by John Legend.
Album: “Love in the Future.”
Written By: (John Legend / Toby Gad).
Produced By: (Dave Tozer / John Legend).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].

Song Title: “Blow” by Beyoncé Knowles.
Album: “Beyoncé.”
Written By: (Beyoncé Knowles / James Fauntleroy / Justin Timberlake / Pharrell Williams / Timothy Mosley / Jerome Harmon).
Produced By: [Beyoncé Knowles / Pharrell Williams / Timbaland / J-Roc].
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].

Song Title: “Body Party” by Ciara.
Album: “Ciara.”
Written By: (Ciara Harris / Jasper Cameron / Nayvadius Wilburn / Michael Williams / Pierre Ramon Slaughter).
Produced By: (Mike WiLL Made It / P-Nasty).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records].

Song Title: “Charades” by Chrisette Michele.
Album: “Better.”
Written By: (Chrisette Michele / Isra Lohata).
Produced By: (Wizzy Wow).
Label: [Universal Music Group / Motown Records].

Song Title: “Deeper” by Ella Eyre.
Mini-Album: “Deeper.”
Written By: (Ella Eyre / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (Two Inch Punch).
Label: [EMI music Group / Virgin Records].

Song Title: “Kisses Down Low” by Kelly Rowland.
Album: “Talk a Good Game.”
Written By: (Kelly Rowland / Theron Thomas / Timothy Thomas / Michael Williams / Marquel Middlebrooks).
Produced By: (Mike WiLL Made It / Marz).
Label: [Universal Music Group / Republic Records].

Song Title: “The Right One” by K. Michelle.
Album Title: “Rebellious Soul.”
Written By: (Durrell Babbs / Jerren Spruill / Troy Taylor).
Produced By: (Troy Taylor / J-Kits).
Label: [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

Song Title: “Torn Apart” by Snoop Lion f/ Rita Ora.
Album: “Reincarnated.”
Written By: (Angela Hunte / Ariel Rechtshaid / John Hill / Dave Taylor / Thomas Pentz).
Produced By: (Major Lazer / John Hill / Ariel Rechtshaid).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Song Title: “V.S.O.P.” by K. Michelle.
Album: “Rebellious Soul.”
Written By: (Priscilla Renea Hamilton / Warren Felder / Andrew Wansel).
Produced By: (Oak & Pop).
Label: [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

Song Title: “Without Me” by Fantasia Barrino f/ Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot.
Album: “Side Effects of You.”
Written By: (Fantasia Barrino / Missy Elliot / Al Sherrod Lambert / Kyle Stewart / Harmony Samuels).
Produced By: (Harmony Samuels).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Eva Simons hits the studio with Dave “Switch” Taylor for debut album

19 Jun

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Dutch singer/songwriter Eva Simons has recruited the production services of Dave “Switch” Taylor for her upcoming debut album, tentatively entitled “Eva-Lution,” out soon via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The hitmaker and former member of Major Lazer is known for helming tracks such as “Facemelt” by Rita Ora [Roc Nation / Columbia Records], “Too Close” by Alex Clare [Universal Music Group / Island Records] and “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce Knowles [Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records].

His other credits include artists such as Brandy Norwood [Chameleon Entertainment / RCA Records], Sevyn Streeter [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records], Christina Aguilera [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and Santigold [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

Other musicians backing Simons on the new collection are Fernando Garibay (Sean Paul, Wynter Gordon), Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano (Kylie Minogue, Usher Raymond), Anton “Zedd” Zaslavski (Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga), Matthew Koma (Carly Rae Jepsen, Priyanka Chopra), Toby Gad (Jazmine Sullivan, Kelly Rowland) and Ali Tamposi (Ciara, Kelly Clarkson).

Priscilla Renea, Dave “Switch” Taylor grace new album by Rita Ora

17 Jun

Rita Ora has recently recorded new material with Priscilla Renea Hamilton and David “Switch” Taylor for her upcoming as-yet-untitled sophomore album, out soon via Sony Music Entertainment / Roc Nation / Columbia Records.

Recent songwriting credits by Hamilton include “Gentleman” by The Saturdays [Polydor Records], “In Case” by Demi Lovato [Hollywood Records] and “Popular Song” by Mika featuring Ariana Grande [Polydor Records].

She also wrote tracks for other artists such as Madonna [Interscope Records], Beyonce Knowles [Columbia Records], Alicia Keys [RCA Records], Rihanna [Island Def Jam Recordings], Kelly Rowland [Republic Records], Chris Brown [RCA Records] and Mary J. Blige [Matriarch / Geffen Records].

Meanwhile, Dave “Switch” Taylor has previously collaborated with the British songstress on the “ORA” tracks “Facemelt” and “Hello, Hi, Goodbye.”

He is also known for co-writing and producing “Monday Morning” by Christina Aguilera [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “Pirate in the Water” by Santigold [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records] and “Slower” by Brandy Norwood [Chameleon Entertainment / RCA Records].