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H.E.R. releases new project “I Used to Know Her: The Prelude”

3 Aug

American singer/songwriter Gabi Wilson, known professionally as H.E.R., has released her new project online.

“I Used to Know Her: The Prelude” – featuring six new songs including “Against Me,” “Feel a Way,” “Could’ve Been” and “As I Am” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album contributors include David “Swagg R’celious” Harris, Tiara Thomas, Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman, Hue “SoundzFire” Strother, Carl “Cardiak” McCormick, Dernst “D’Mile” Emile, and Ronald “Flippa” Colson.

Stream “I Used to Know Her: The Prelude” below.

H.E.R. teams up with Naughty Boy for new collaboration

7 Jun

American singer/songwriter Gabi Wilson, known professionally as H.E.R., has teamed up with British record producer Naughty Boy for a new collaboration.

Naughty Boy’s production resume boasts works with Emeli Sande (“Heaven”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Alesha Dixon (“Radio”), Marlon Roudette (“Anti Hero”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), Tanika (“Runaway”) and Fantasia Barrino (“Side Effects of You”).

His current promotional single “All or Nothing” – featuring Ray BLK and Wycelf Jean – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, H.E.R.’s upcoming debut album is scheduled to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from The Stereotypes, D’Mile, Hue Strother, Theron Feemster, Swagg R’Celious, Tiara Thomas, Supa Dups, Flippa, Jeff Gitty, Nija Charles, and DannyBoyStyles.

Watch the music video for “Focus” below.

Bridget Kelly releases new EP “Summer of 17”

6 Aug

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Bridget Kelly has released her new EP online.

The mini-collection entitled “Summer of 17” – featuring lead single “Act Like That” with guest vocals from R&B crooner Mack Wilds – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with The Initiative Group.

In addition to Wilds, “Summer of 17” boasts further alliances with Da Internz (Tinashe, Chris Brown), Micah Powell (Omarion, Keke Palmer), Swagg R’Celious (Justine Skye, Gabi Wilson) and Asia Bryant (Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez).

Kelly’s previous EP, 2013’s “Cut to… Bridget Kelly,” was released through Roc Nation Records and spawned hit single “Special Delivery.”

On the songwriting front, Kelly is known for co-writing “Einstein” for RCA recording artist Kelly Clarkson along with James Fauntleroy (Sinead Harnett, Justin Timberlake) and Toby Gad (Alicia Keys, John Legend).

Kelly’s resume includes works with other hitmakers including Shea Taylor (Beyonce, K. Michelle), Linda Perry (Pink, Sam Smith), Eric Hudson (Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey) and Al Shux (Elle Varner, Lianne La Havas).

Stream “Summer of 17” below.

Stacy Barthe premieres “War IV Love” music video

15 Apr

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Stacy Barthe has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “War IV Love” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (April 14, 2015).

Production duties on “War IV Love” were handled by James “Malay” Ho, whose other credits include Frank Ocean’s “Lost” [Def Jam Recordings], Alicia Keys’ “One Thing” [RCA Records] and Goapele’s “Undertow” [Skyblaze Recordings].

The track is slotted for inclusion on Barthe’s debut album, “BEcoming,” which will hit stores and digital outlets later this year via John Legend’s label Homeschool Records in conjunction with Motown Records.

Other musicians backing Barthe on “BEcoming” are Pharrell Williams (Ciara, Kelly Rowland), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Tamar Braxton, Chris Brown), Benny Cassette (Miguel, Sevyn Streeter) and Salaam Remi (Usher, Jordin Sparks).

As a songwriter, Barthe has penned cuts for Miley Cyrus (“Adore You”), Rihanna (“Cheers”), Katy Perry (“Hummingbird Heartbeat”), Britney Spears (“Blur”), Alicia Keys (“When It’s All Over”) and K. Michelle (“Build a Man”).

She also teamed up with record producers Jack Splash, Hit-Boy and Swagg R’Celious for the next projects by Brandy [MBK Entertainment] and Kandace Springs [Blue Note / Capitol Records].

Watch the music video for “War IV Love” below.

Brandy reunites with Hit-Boy for new album?

4 Mar

Brandy - Stacy - ChaunceyBrandy has hinted at a new collaboration with Hit-Boy.

“You did an amazing job tonight, Stacy Barthe (lil sis). Chauncey, do not be late for studio tomorrow,” she posted to her Instagram page.

The R&B and Hip-Hop record producer – real name Chauncey Hollis – previously helmed “1st & Love” for Brandy along with Kara DioGuardi, Frank Ocean, Jesse “Chase N Cashe” Woodward and Rich King.

His extensive resume also includes works for Mariah Carey (“Thirsty”), Beyonce (“XO”), Kelly Rowland (“Lay it On Me”), Rihanna (“Watch ‘N Learn”), Nicki Minaj (“Come on a Cone”) and John Legend (“The Beginning”).

Meanwhile, Brandy’s next studio collection and follow-up to 2012’s “Two Eleven” is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year.

MBK Entertainment CEO Jeff Robinson serves as the album’s executive producer. He is also overseeing the upcoming releases by Elle Varner, Gabi Wilson, Justine Skye, Daisha and Tiara Thomas.

On the songwriting and production front, the still-untitled project boasts further contributions from Swagg R’Celious, Diane Warren, Stacy Barthe, Warren Felder, Andrew Wansel, Ronald Colson, Steve Mostyn and Kirby Lauryen.

Watch the music video for “Put it Down” below.

Brandy recruits Kirby Lauryen for new album

8 Dec

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Brandy has recruited Kirby Lauryen for her upcoming seventh album.

Lauryen recently co-wrote “Break Your Heart Right Back” for Ariana Grande. The track is lifted from the artist’s sophomore album, “My Everything,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Republic Records.

Other notable credits by Lauryen include Keyshia Cole’s “She” [Interscope Records] and Jennifer Lopez’s “Let it Be Me” [Capitol Records].

Meanwhile, Brandy is expected to release her forthcoming studio collection next year. The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Two Eleven,” which peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

MBK CEO Jeff Robinson will executive produce the highly-anticipated LP. He’s also overseeing the next releases by Elle Varner [RCA], Justine Skye [Atlantic], Daisha [Epic], Tiara Thomas [Interscope] and Gabi Wilson [RCA].

For the new album, Brandy has also teamed with songwriters and producers Swagg R’Celious, Diane Warren, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Stacy Barthe, Ronald “Flip” Colson, Steve “Ace” Mostyn, and Warren “Oak” Felder.

Watch the music video for “Put it Down” below.

 

Justine Skye debuts new song “End of October”

7 Dec

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Justine Skye has debuted a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “End of October” to her official SoundCloud page on Friday (December 05, 2014).

“End of October” was produced by David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris, who is also responsible for Gabi Wilson’s “Something to Prove” [RCA Records] and K. Michelle’s “I Don’t Like Me” [Atlantic Records].

The track follows previous promotional cut “Collide,” which is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Skye’s upcoming debut album will be released next year via Atlantic Records. MBK CEO Jeff Robinson serves as the album’s executive producer. His client list also includes Daisha [Epic Records], Tiara Thomas [Interscope Records] and Elle Varner [RCA Records].

Other musicians confirmed to appear on Skye’s still-untitled project are DJ Mustard (Rihanna, Charli XCX), Cashmere Cat (Tinashe, Ariana Grande) and Glass John (Kat Dahlia, Chris Brown).

Listen to “End of October” below.