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Alicia Keys signs with Universal Music Publishing Group

4 Sep

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has signed with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

The publishing house is also home to top artists & songwriters including SZA, Adele, Eminem, Billie Eilish, Elton John, Keith Urban, Prince, Shawn Mendes, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Ariana Grande, & more!

Through the new partnership, UMPG will support Keys’ iconic music – both existing songs and future works – for creative opportunities around the world.

Keys’ most recent studio collection, 2016’s “Here,” peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “In Common” and “Blended Family (What You Do for Love).”

Her upcoming seventh album – featuring current single “Raise a Man” (which was co-written by The-Dream and co-produced by Larrance Dopson) – is expected to arrive later this year via RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional contributions from Raphael Saadiq, Emeli Sande, Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Linda Perry, Arrow Benjamin, and Fred Ball.

As a songwriter, Keys has penned songs for Whitney Houston (“Million Dollar Bill”), Madonna (“Living for Love”), Christina Aguilera (“Impossible”), Jennifer Hudson (“Everybody Needs Love”), Emeli Sande (“Hope”), Miguel (“Where the Fun in Forever”) and David Guetta (“What I Did for Love”).

Stream the audio clip for “Raise a Man” below.

Ray BLK releases new single “In My Bed”

15 Aug

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, known professionally as Ray BLK, has released her new single online.

“In My Bed” – which was co-written by Adrian McLeod and produced by Toddla T – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Ray BLK’s upcoming project under Island Records UK, which follows 2018’s “Empress,” reportedly features further contributions from Fred Ball (Rihanna, Mariah Carey), Jin Jin (Raye, David Guetta), Arrow Benjamin (Beyonce, Alicia Keys) and Priscilla Renea (Madonna, Charlie Puth).

Stream the audio clip for “In My Bed” below.