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Katy Perry joins forces with Nicki Minaj for new single “Swish Swish”

19 May

American singer/songwriter Katheryn Hudson, professionally known as Katy Perry, has released her new promotional single online.

“Swish Swish” – which was produced by Duke Dumont alongside Noah “Mailbox” Passovoy and PJ “PromNite” Sledge – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The Nicki Minaj-featuring track was also co-written by Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa, Charli XCX) and Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard (Rihanna, Halsey).

In case you didn’t know, “Swish Swish” marks the second collaboration between Minaj and Perry, as the latter co-wrote “Get on Your Knees,” taken from Minaj’s 2014 album “The Pinkprint,” alongside Sarah Hudson, Chloe Angelides, Jacob “JKash” Kasher, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, and Henry “CIRKUT” Walter.

Perry’s upcoming fifth studio collection “Witness,” on the other hand, will arrive on June 9th via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Prism” – featuring singles “Chained to the Rhythm” and “Bon Appetit” – delivers further contributions from Max Martin (Tori Kelly), Sia Furler (Camila Cabello), Ali Payami (Ellie Goulding), Ferras Al-Qaisi (Ricky Martin), Shellback (Taylor Swift) and Oscar Holter (Demi Lovato).

Stream the audio clip for “Swish Swish” below.

A*M*E to collaborate with Erika Nuri for debut album

4 Apr


A*M*E is scheduled to collaborate with Erika Nuri for her upcoming debut album on Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

Nuri is responsible for co-writing singles including “Wings” by Little Mix [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records] and “When I See You” by Fantasia Barrino [Sony Music Entertainment / J Records].

She also collaborated with A-list musicians including Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Nadir “RedOne” Khayat, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Nathaniel “Danja” Hills, Peter Kelleher, Ben Kohn, Thomas Barnes, Kevin “Dirty Swift” Risto and Waynne “Bruce Waynne” Nugent.

Meanwhile, A*M*E – real name Aminata “Amy” Kabba – was recently featured on Duke Dumont’s hit single “Need U (100%),” which is on course to top the UK official singles chart this Sunday. The track was co-written by MNEK, who previously teamed up with the A*M*E on “Ride or Die” and “City Lights.”

Her upcoming single “Heartless” was produced by Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub, whose credits include “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records] and “Starships” by Nicki Minaj [Universal Music Group / Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records].

Other songwriters and producers backing A*M*E on the still-untitled project are Lucas Secon (Christina Aguilera, Jordin Sparks), Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan (Alesha Dixon, Fantasia Barrino), Emeli Sande (Leona Lewis, Alicia Keys), Andreas “Quiz” Romdhane (Geri Halliwell, Kelly Clarkson), Josef Larossi (Meleni Smith, Conor Maynard) and Iain “Sparx” James (Craig David, Nicola Roberts).

Duke Dumont, A*M*E release music video for new single ‘Need U (100%)’

22 Feb

DJ/Producer Duke Dumont is out with the music video for his new single online.

“Need U (100%)” – featuring A*M*E – is available to download from March 31 via Ministry of Sound Records.

The track was co-written by Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike, whose credits include “Wings” by Little Mix [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records] and “Home Run” by Misha B [Sony Music Entertainment / Relentless Records].

He also confirmed placements on the next albums by Mutya Keisha Siobhan [Universal Music Group / Polydor Records], Amelia Lily [Sony Music Entertainment / Xenomania Records] and Charli XCX [Warner Music Group / Asylum Records].

Meanwhile, A*M*E – real name Aminata Kabba – has inked a new deal with Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records after parting ways with Universal Music Group / Future Records. Her upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album will be trailed by lead single “Heartless,” produced by Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk.