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Tinashe drafts Shungudzo, MNEK for new collaboration

12 Nov

American singer/songwriter Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe, known mononymously as Tinashe, has drafted Shungudzo and MNEK for a new song entitled “Eat You Up” (as per ASCAP Reportery).

Having contributed to the next projects by Ella Henderson, Liza Owen, Alina Baraz and Sabina Ddumba; Shungudzo (aka Alexandra Govere) is responsible for co-penning Little Mix’s “Touch,” The Chainsmokers’ “It Won’t Kill Ya,” Louisa Johnson’s “Best Behaviour,” and Jessie Ware’s “Your Domino.”

Meanwhile, recent songwriting/production credits by MNEK include Anne-Marie’s “Heavy,” 5 After Midnight’s “Up in Here,” Zara Larsson’s “What They Say,” Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF,” Raye’s “You Don’t Know Me,” Demi Lovato’s “Instruction,” Becky Hill’s “Unpredictable,” and Olly Murs’ “Private.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Tinashe is expected to release her sophomore studio collection “Joyride” early next year via RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Aquarius” reportedly delivers additional alliances from StarGate, Ester Dean, Supa Dups, Nineteen85, Fred Ball, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, BloodPop, Hitmaka, Gabrielle Nowee, A1, Komi Al-Hakam, Benny Cassette, Jonas Jeberg, Sam Hook, Eyelar, Arrow Benjamin, and Nova Wav.

Stream the audio clip for Shungudzo’s “Long Live the Billionaire” below.

Mahalia Burkmar hits the studio with GRADES, Kuya Productions

12 Mar

British singer/songwriter Mahalia Burkmar has recorded new music with electronic dance music producer GRADES and Bobby Brass and Sammy G of Canadian pop production duo Kuya Productions.

GRADES – born Daniel Traynor – is responsible for producing Khalid Robinson’s “Winter,” Tove Lo’s “Lies in the Dark,” Sinead Harnett’s “If You Let Me,” Tinie Tempah’s “Text from Your Ex,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” DJ Snake’s “Here Comes the Night,” Fantasia’s “Wait for You,” Tom Aspaul’s “Never Complaining,” Karen Harding’s “Those Girls,” and NAO’s “Bad Blood.”

Meanwhile, notable credits by Kuya Productions include Little Mix’s “F.U.,” Alessia Cara’s “Here,” Kandi Burruss’ “I Just Know,” Kreesha Turner’s “There,” Nicole Scherzinger’s “Blow,” Keshia Chante’s “Together,” Jesse McCartney’s “Rock You,” and Shawn Desman’s “Shook.”

Mahalia’s debut studio collection “Diary of Me” – featuring promotional singles “Back Up Plan” and “Silly Girl” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

That album also boasts contributions from Sam Romans (Alicia Keys, Craig David), Richard Woodcraft (Michael Kiwanuka, Christine and the Queens), Boi-1da (Drake, John Legend) and Nineteen85 (Jessie Ware, Majid Jordan).

Stream “Diary of Me” below.

Mahalia delivers debut album “Diary of Me”

27 Dec

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Mahalia has delivered her debut album online.

“Diary of Me” – featuring promotional singles “Back Up Plan” and “Silly Girl” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The project also boasts contributions from Sam Romans (Jess Glynne, Craig David), Richard Woodcraft (Michael Kiwanuka, Christine and the Queens), Boi-1da (Shakira, John Legend) and Nineteen85 (Drake, Majid Jordan).

Mahalia previously co-wrote and provided guest vocals on Rudimental’s single “We the Generation,” taken from the drum and bass group’s sophomore album of the same name, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

Stream “Diary of Me” in its entirety below.

Emeli Sande unwraps artwork for sophomore album “Long Live the Angels”

16 Sep

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Emeli Sande has unwrapped the artwork for her upcoming sophomore album.

“Long Live the Angels” is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets on November 11 via Virgin EMI Records (UK) and Capitol Records (US).

Production duties on lead single “Hurts” – now available for download via iTunes – were collectively handled by Mac & Phil (Cover Drive, Ava Lily) and Mojam (Jess Glynne, Ella Eyre).

The keenly-awaited project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Naughty Boy (Sam Smith), Chris Loco (Leona Lewis), Jonny Coffer (Beyonce), Supa Dups (John Legend) and TMS (Craig David).

Sande’s debut studio collection, 2012’s “Our Version of Events,” debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Heaven,” “Daddy,” “Next to Me” and “My Kind of Love.”

Watch the music video for “Next to Me” below.

Emeli Sande announces details for new single “Hurts”

5 Sep

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Emeli Sande has announced the details for her new single.

The Scottish singer-songwriter christened “Hurts” as the first promotional cut from her sophomore album and will release it in September 16 via iTunes.

Production duties on “Hurts” were collectively handled by regular collaborators Mac & Phil (Ava Lily, Tamera Foster) and Mojam (Sam Smith, Jess Glynne).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Sande’s second album is expected to arrive later this year via Virgin EMI Records (UK) and Capitol Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional alliances with Naughty Boy, Chris Loco, Shakil Ashraf, Wayne Hector, Rodney Jerkins, Supa Dups, Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean, Di Genius, Jim Eliot, Crada, Tre Jean-Marie, Mike Spencer, Jonny Coffer, Syience, and TMS.

Sande’s debut studio collection, 2012’s “Our Version of Events”, debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and delivered international hit singles including “Heaven,” “Next to Me,” “Clown” and “My Kind of Love.”

On the songwriting front, Sande co-penned tracks for Tanika Bailey (“Runaway”), Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”), Antonique Smith (“All We Really Have is Now”), David Guetta (“What I Did for Love”), Katy Perry (“It Takes Two”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), and Gorgon City (“Imagination”).

Watch the music video for “Next to Me” below.

Emeli Sande announces details for new single “Intermission”

26 Aug

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Emeli Sande has announced the details for her new single.

The Scottish singer-songwriter christened “Intermission” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming sophomore studio collection and will release it in September via iTunes.

Production duties on “Intermission” were handled by Shakil “Shakaveli” Ashraf, who also worked with the likes of Naughty Boy (“Pardon Me”), James Arthur (“Flyin”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), and Krept & Konan (“Messages”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Sande’s second album is expected to arrive later this year via Virgin EMI Records (UK) and Capitol Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional alliances with Naughty Boy, Chris Loco, Wayne Hector, Rodney Jerkins, Supa Dups, Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean, Di Genius, Jim Eliot, Crada, Tre Jean-Marie, Mike Spencer, Jonny Coffer, Mojam, Syience, and TMS.

Sande’s debut studio collection, 2012’s “Our Version of Events”, debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and delivered international hit singles including “Heaven,” “Next to Me,” “Clown” and “My Kind of Love.”

On the songwriting front, Sande co-penned tracks for Tanika Bailey (“Runaway”), Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”), Antonique Smith (“All We Really Have is Now”), David Guetta (“What I Did for Love”), Katy Perry (“It Takes Two”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), and Gorgon City (“Imagination”).

Watch the music video for “My Kind of Love” below.

Pia Mia debuts new song “Justin Bieber”

7 May

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Pia Mia has debuted a new song online.

The singer-songwriter posted the audio clip for “Justin Bieber” to her SoundCloud channel on Friday (May 06, 2016).

The track was written by Pia Mia along with Bianca “Blush” Atterberry (K. Michelle, Jessica Mauboy) and Chelsea Lena (Sabrina Carpenter, Chloe x Halle).

Production duties on “Justin Bieber” were collectively handled by Tommy Brown and Mr. Franks, who are also behind Meghan Trainor’s “Champagne Problems” [Epic] and Ariana Grande’s “Let Me Love You” [Republic].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Pia Mia is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring previous singles “Do It Again,” “Touch” and “Fuck With You” – later this year through Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further contributions from will.i.am, MoZella, Harmony Samuels, Chantal Kreviazuk, Supa Dups, Rock City, DJ Mustard, Charlie Puth, Mojam, and Naughty Boy.

Listen to the audio clip for “Justin Bieber” below.