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Madison Beer drafts Denarius “Motesart” Motes for debut album

7 May

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Singer/songwriter Madison Beer has drafted the production services of Motesart for her upcoming debut album.

Motesart is known for producing and co-writing “Loved Me Back to Life” for Celine Dion along with Sia Furler and Hasham Hussein. The track is taken from the Dion’s eleventh English studio album of the same name.

Other notable credits by Motesart – born Denarius Motes – are Cover Drive’s “No Brakes” [Polydor Records], Melanie Fiona’s “Rock Paper Scissors” [Republic Records] and Guy Sebastian’s “Summer Love” [Sony Music Australia].

Meanwhile, Beer’s debut studio collection is expected to hit stores later this year under Universal Music Group / Island Records.

Lead single “Melodies” – which was co-written by Ina Wroldsen and produced by Thomas Barnes, Benjamin Kohn an Peter Keller of TMS – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

The still-untitled album will boast further collaborations with Toby Gad (Beyonce, John Legend), Taylor Parks (Zendaya, Jason Derulo), Tricky Stewart (Brandy, Jennifer Lopez) and The-Dream (Ciara, Mariah Carey).

Watch the music video for “Melodies” below.

Jason Derulo reveals tracklisting for new album “Everything is 4”

30 Apr

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Jason Derulo has revealed the tracklist for his upcoming fourth album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Everything is 4” on June 2 under Beluga Heights and Warner Bros Records.

Lead single “Want to Want Me” – which was produced by Ian Kirkpatrick and co-written by Lindy Robbins, Sam Martin and Mitch Allan – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Talk Dirty” boasts further songwriting contributions from Sean Douglas (Madonna, Demi Lovato), Ross Golan (Eliza Doolittle, Colbie Caillat) and Guordan Banks (Keyshia Cole, John Legend).

Album producers are Jason Evigan (Bebe Rexha, Selena Gomez), Denarius “Motesart” Motes (Sia, Celine Dion), Warren “Oak” Felder (Toni Braxton, Chris Brown) and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn (Ella Henderson, Jessie Ware).

Peep the tracklisting for “Everything is 4” below.

“Want to Want Me”

“Cheyenne”

“Get Ugly”

“Pull Up”

“Love Like That” (featuring K. Michelle)

“Pain Killer” (featuring Meghan Trainor)

“Broke” (featuring Stevie Wonder & Keith Urban)

“Try Me” (featuring Jennifer Lopez & Matoma)

“Love Me Down”

“Trade Hearts” (featuring Julia Michaels)

“X2CU”

Jason Derulo announces new album “Everything is 4”

7 Apr

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Jason Derulo has announced the details for his upcoming fourth album.

The singer/songwriter christened his next studio collection “Everything is 4” and will release it on June 2 under Beluga Heights and Warner Bros. Records.

Lead single “Want to Want Me” – which was produced by Ian Kirkpatrick and written by Derulo along with Lindy Robbins, Mitch Allan and Sam Martin – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

“Everything is 4” serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Talk Dirty,” which peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned international hit singles “Wiggle,” “Trumpets,” “Marry Me” and “The Other Side.”

On the production front, the keenly-awaited CD boasts alliances with Motesart (Sia, Celine Dion), DJ Mustard (Omarion, Chris Brown), Warren “Oak” Felder (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj) and Steve Mostyn (Brandy, Jessie Ware).

Album songwriters are Taylor Parks (Elle Varner, Tori Kelly), Guordan Banks (K. Michelle, John Legend), Ross Golan (Flo Rida, Prince Royce), Marlon Bonds (Kelly Rowland, Enrique Iglesias) and Talay Riley (Jessie J, Keri Hilson).

In related news, Derulo recently co-wrote “Chingalinga” for newcomer Alyxx Dionne along with Sean Douglas, Jason Evigan and Jonas Jeberg. The track is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with RCA Records and Derulo’s newly-launched label Future History Records.

Listen to the Wallpaper-produced “Get Ugly” below.

Fefe Dobson premieres “In Better Hands” music video

24 Mar

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Fefe Dobson has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“In Better Hands” marks the second promotional single from the Canadian singer/songwriter’s upcoming fourth studio album, “Firebird.”

The track was co-written by Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano along with Hasham “Sham” Hussein and Denarius “Motesart” Motes, who are also responsible for previous single “Legacy.”

“Firebird” serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Joy,” which featured collaborations with Kara DioGuardi (Beyonce, Christina Milian), Bonnie McKee (Jason Derulo, Nicole Scherzinger) and Jonathan Rotem (Leona Lewis, Nicki Minaj).

Watch the music video for “In Better Hands” below.

Fefe Dobson announces new single “In Better Hands”

12 Mar

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Fefe Dobson has announced the title of her new single.

The Canadian singer/songwriter dubbed “In Better Hands” as the second promotional single from her upcoming fourth studio album, “Firebird.”

The track was written by Fefe Dobson along with Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano, whose credits include “A Million Ways to Love You” by Charlie Wilson [RCA Records] and “All I See” by Kylie Minogue [Parlophone Records].

Production duties were handled by Hasham Hussein and Denarius Motes, who are also responsible for Celine Dion’s “Loved Me Back to Life” [Columbia Records] and Guy Sebastian’s “Summer Love” [Sony Music Australia].

“Firebird” serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Joy,” which featured contributions from Kara DioGuardi, Jonathan Rotem, and Claude Kelly. It also delivered three hit singles in the shape of “Ghost,” “Stuttering” and “Can’t Breathe.”

Watch the music video for “Legacy” below.

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Ginette Claudette releases music video for new single ‘Anything for You’

27 Nov

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Ginette Claudette has released the music video for her new single online.

“Anything for You” marks the second promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming mini-album “Tainted Emotions.”

The track was written by Ginette Claudette and Erin Marie Thompson along with August Rigo, whose credits include “Maria” by Justin Bieber [Island Records] and “Tears on Your Pillow” by Cody Simpson [Atlantic Records].

He is also known for collaborating with the likes of Cheryl Cole [Polydor Records], Big Time Rush [Columbia Records], One Direction [Syco Music] and Alexis Jordan [Roc Nation Records].

As a songwriter, Ginette Claudette has penned “Rock Paper Scissors” for Melanie Fiona along with Hasham Hussein and Denarius Motes, who are also responsible for Celine Dion’s new single “Loved Me Back to Life.”

Watch the Lenny Lenzzz-directed clip below.

Fefe Dobson premieres music video for new single ‘Legacy’

25 Oct

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Fefe Dobson has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“Legacy” marks the first promotional single from the Canadian singer/songwriter’s upcoming fourth studio album entitled “Fire Bird.”

The track was co-written Lil’ Eddie, who recently released his latest studio album, “Emotional,” in Japan via Manhattan Records. The set’s lead single “Miracles” features vocals from Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins of TLC.

Production duties on “Legacy” were handled by Hasham “Sham” Hussein and Denarius “Motesart” Motes, who have previously collaborated with Celine Dion [Columbia Records], K’Naan [A&M / Octone Records], Melanie Fiona [Republic Records], Angel [Island Records] and Jasmine Villegas [Interscope Records].

Dobson’s last studio album “Joy” was released in 2010 via Island Records. That collection yielded hit singles “Ghost” and “Stuttering,” as well as productions from Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Rihanna, Britney Spears), Oligee  (Bonnie McKee, Adam Lambert) and Josh Abraham (Ciara, Kelly Clarkson).

Watch the music video for “Legacy” below.

Celine Dion reveals credits for new album ‘Loved Me Back to Life’

13 Oct

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Celine Dion has unveiled the production credits for her upcoming album.

The Canadian songstress will release “Loved Me Back to Life” on November 11 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Lead single “Loved Me Back to Life” – available now for download via iTunes – was written by Sia Furler (Beyonce, Alicia Keys) along with Denarius “Motesart” Motes and Hasham “Sham” Hussein (K’Naan, Nelly Furtado).

Other album songwriters include Diane Warren (Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton), Francis “Eg” White (Rebecca Ferguson, Florence Welch), Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Leona Lewis, Mario Barrett), Emanuel Kiriakou (Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks) and Andrew Goldstein (Demi Lovato, Katharine McPhee).

On the production front, Dion has teamed up with Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey, Leona Lewis), Babyface (Brandy, Faith Evans), Tricky Stewart (Usher, Chris Brown), Kuk Harrell (Rihanna, Justin Bieber), D’Mile (Ciara, Wynter Gordon) and Jesse “Corporal” Wilson (Musiq Soulchild, Jessica Sanchez).

Celine Dion – Loved Me Back to Life [Production Credits]:

“Loved Me Back to Life” – produced by Denarius “Motesart” Motes and Hasham “Sham” Hussein.

“Somebody Loves Somebody” – produced by Play Production.

“Incredible” – produced by Emanuel Kiriakou & Andrew Goldstein.

“Water and a Flame” – produced by Francis “Eg” White

“Breakaway” – produced by Play Production.

“Save Your Soul” – produced by Emanuel Kiriakou.

“Didn’t Know Love” – produced by Francis “Eg” White.

“Thank You” – produced by Jesse “Corporal” Wilson, Curtis “Sauce” Wilson and Reginald Smith.

“Overjoyed” – produced by Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Thaddis “Kuk” Harrell and Aaron Pearce.

“Thankful” – produced by Emanuel Kiriakou.

“At Seventeen” – produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

“Always Be Your Girl” – produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Walter Afanasieff.

“Unfinished Songs” – produced by Kyle Townsend, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart and Dernst “D’Mile” Emile.

“How Do You Keep the Music Playing” – produced by Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Thaddis “Kuk” Harrell and Aaron Pearce.

“Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)” – produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

Jasmine Villegas works with Harmony “H-Money” Samuels for debut album

11 Oct

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Jasmine Villegas has tapped the production services of Harmony “H-Money” Samuels for her upcoming debut album with Interscope Records.

Some of his recent credits include “I Like It” by Sevyn Streeter [CBE / Atlantic Records], “Right There” by Ariana Grande featuring Big Sean [Republic Records] and “Lose to Win” by Fantasia Barrino [RCA Records].

The British songwriter and producer is also known for collaborating with the likes of Kelly Rowland [Republic Records], Chris Brown [RCA Records], Keyshia Cole [Geffen Records] and Ne-Yo [Motown Records].

Meanwhile, Villegas’ still-untitled collection is expected to yield further contributions from Dreamlab: Leah Haywood & Daniel Pringle (Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj), Kevin McCall (Sevyn Streeter, Wynter Gordon), Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire (Ciara, Danity Kane) and Ester Dean (Rihanna, Bridget Kelly).

Watch the video for “Paint a Smile” below. The track was co-written by Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano (Usher, Rita Ora) and produced by Hasham “Sham” Hussein and Denarius “Motesart” Motes (Celine Dion, Sia Furler).

Celine Dion confirms tracklisting for new album ‘Loved Me Back to Life’

3 Sep

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Celine Dion has confirmed the tracklisting for her upcoming studio album.

The Canadian songstress will release “Loved Me Back to Life” in the United States on November 5 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The title track – available now for download via iTunes – was written by Sia Furler (Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Lopez) along with Sham & Motes: Hasham Hussein & Denarius Motesart (Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson).

Other album contributors include Diane Warren (Brandy, Christina Aguilera), Emanuel Kiriakou (Whitney Houston, Katharine McPhee), Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Rihanna, Kelly Rowland), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Janet Jackson, Tamar Braxton) and Francis “Eg” White (Rebecca Ferguson, Florence Welch).

Peep the tracklisting for “Loved Me Back to Life” below.

“Loved Me Back to Life”
“Somebody Loves Somebody”
“Incredible”
“Water and a Flame”
“Breakaway”
“Save Your Soul”
“Didn’t Know Love”
“Thank You”
“Overjoyed”
“Thankful”
“At Seventeen”
“Always Be Your Girl”
“At Seventeen”
“How Do You Keep the Music Playing”
“Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)”