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Ray BLK teams with Naughty Boy, Wyclef Jean for new single “All or Nothing”

18 Apr

British singer/songwriter Ray BLK has teamed up with record producer Naughty Boy for his new single “All or Nothing,” which is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The Wyclef Jean-assisted track was co-written Swedish recording artist Seinabo Sey alongside Philip Plested, Kane “KIN” Parfitt and Wesley Muoria-Chavez.

As mentioned in earlier posts, BLK has signed a new deal with Universal Music imprint Island Records UK and will release her next project later this year.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Durt” reportedly boasts further contributions from Fred Ball, Priscilla Renea, Ben Abraham, Dyo, Nile Rodgers, Kamille, Moon Willis, Harloe, Aston Rudi, Kelly Kiara, Cass Lowe, Jin Jin, Rymez, Lil Eddie, Courage, Mr. Hudson, MNEK, Paul Epworth, Chris Loco, and The 23rd.

Stream the audio clip for “All or Nothing” below.

Ray BLK signs new deal with Island Records

23 Jan

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has inked a new deal with Island Records UK.

The Universal Music imprint also houses artists including Ariana Grande, Sigrid, JP Cooper, Drake, Mollie King, Bibi Bourelly, Cosima, AlunaGeorge, Hailee Steinfeld, Marlon Roudette, and Jessie Ware, amongst others.

As mentioned in earlier posts, BLK is expected to release her upcoming project and follow-up to 2016’s “Durt” – featuring the Gina Kushka and Tom Havelock-penned / Jimmy Napes-produced “Doing Me” – later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Rymez, Kelly Kiara, Lil Eddie, Raye, The 23rd, MNEK, Dayo Olatunji, Courage, Jin Jin, Invisible Men, Kamille, Mr. Hudson, Evan Bogart, Harloe, Parker Ighile, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, and Chris Loco.

Stream the audio clip for “Chill Out” below.

Ray BLK taps Harloe for new collaboration

16 Jan

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has tapped the songwriting services of fellow recording artist Harloe.

Born Jessica Ashley Karpov, Harloe’s songwriting resume boasts works with Kelly Clarkson (“Medicine”), Britney Spears (“Love Me Down”), Charli XCX (“Secret”), Olivia Holt (“Thin Air”) and Madison Beer (“Unbreakable”).

Her current single “More Than Ever” – which was co-written with regular collaborator Emanuel Kiriakou – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, BLK is expected to release her upcoming project and follow-up to 2016’s “Durt” – featuring the Gina Kushka and Tom Havelock-penned / Jimmy Napes-produced “Doing Me” – later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Rymez, Kelly Kiara, MNEK, Lil Eddie, Raye, The 23rd, Dayo Olatunji, Courage, Jin Jin, Invisible Men, Kamille, Mr. Hudson, Evan Bogart, Tamera Foster, Parker Ighile, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, and Chris Loco.

Stream the audio clip for “More Than Ever” below.

Melanie Fiona liberates new promotional single “Remember U”

22 Sep

Melanie Fiona has liberated her new promotional single online.

“Remember U” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by regular collaborator Andrea Martin, whose extensive resume boasts additional works with Toni Braxton (“I Love Me Some Him”), Monica (“Before You Walk Out of My Life”), Tracie Spencer (“Still in My Heart”), Leona Lewis (“Better in Time”) and En Vogue (“Don’t Let Go”).

Production duties on “Remember U” were handled by Jack Splash, who is also responsible for CeeLo Green’s “Fool for You,” K. Michelle’s “Sometimes,” John Legend’s “P.D.A.,” Alicia Keys’ “Teenage Love Affair,” Jennifer Hudson’s “All Dressed in Love,” Keyshia Cole’s “I Choose You,” and Solange’s “T.O.N.Y.”

Fiona’s upcoming third album “Next Train” is expected to arrive later this year via Title 9 Productions in partnership with BMG Rights Management and Primary Wave Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “The MF Life” reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Sebastian Kole (Brandy), Audra Mae (Kelly Clarkson), Lil Eddie (Rita Ora) and Carmen Reece (Tamar Braxton).

On the production front, Fiona has worked with Andre Harris (Claudette Ortiz), Jerry Duplessis (Mary J. Blige), Jesse Shatkin (Rihanna), Gary Go (Harry Styles), Chris DeStefano (Kylie Minogue) and Jayson DeZuzio (Dua Lipa).

Stream the audio clip for “Remember U” below.

Kehlani taps Elijah Blake for debut album

17 Sep

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Kehlani has tapped the songwriting services of fellow recording artist Elijah Blake for her upcoming debut album under Atlantic Records.

Blake has written songs for Ciara (“DUI”), Rihanna (“No Love Allowed”), Keyshia Cole (“Enough of No Love”), Justin Bieber (“Thought of You”), Marsha Ambrosius (“Cold War”), Usher (“Climax”) and Cover Drive (“Headphones”).

Furthermore, the R&B crooner – real name Sean Fenton – has worked with top producers including Chris Loco (Emeli Sande), Two Inch Punch (Ed Sheeran), Harmony Samuels (Teyana Taylor) and Jack Splash (Alicia Keys).

His first studio collection “Shadows & Diamonds” – featuring lead single “I Just Wanna…” – is now available for download via Def Jam Recordings.

Kehlani’s debut LP reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from James Fauntleroy (Beyonce), Charlie Puth (Trey Songz), Bibi Bourelly (Labrinth), Lil’ Eddie (Fifth Harmony) and Taylor Parks (Ariana Grande).

Watch the music video for “I Just Wanna…” below.

Prince Royce unveils new album “Double Vision” tracklist

30 Jun

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Prince Royce has unwrapped the official tracklist for his upcoming album.

“Double Vision” – featuring singles “Stuck on a Feeling” (featuring Snoop Dogg) and “Back it Up” (featuring Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull) – is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets on July 24 through Sony Music Latin and RCA Records.

Album producers include Steve Mostyn (Usher, Alicia Keys), Rob Knox (Ciara, Justin Timberlake), Jason Evigan (Miguel, Demi Lovato), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift) and RoccStar (Beyonce, CeeLo Green).

On the songwriting front, Royce has teamed with Savan Kotecha (Tori Kelly, Britney Spears), Lil’ Eddie (Jessie J, Kylie Minogue), Taylor Parks (Mariah Carey, Keyshia Cole) and Ross Golan (Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor).

Peep the tracklist for “Double Vision” below.

(01) Stuck on a Feeling / (02) Handcuffs / (03) Back it Up / (04) Lucky One / (05) Double Vision / (06) Lie to Me / (07) Dangerous / (08) Extraordinary / (09) Seal It With a Kiss / (10) There for You / (11) Paris on a Sunny Day / (12) Chemical / (13) Lay You Down / (14) With You / (15) Getaway / (16) End of My World

Hilary Duff releases new album “Breathe In. Breathe Out.”

17 Jun

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Hilary Duff has released her new album online.

“Breathe In. Breathe Out.” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Current single “Sparks” was written by Tove Lo along with Peter Thomas, Sam Shrieve and Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson, whose other credits include Britney Spears’ “Toxic” [RCA] and Kylie Minogue’s “Speakerphone” [Parlophone].

Other songwriters on the album include Lindy Robbins (Brandy, Demi Lovato), Rick Nowels (Madonna, Lana Del Rey), Kara DioGuardi (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera), Sean Douglas (Nick Jonas, David Guetta), Ed Sheeran (Rixton, Jessie Ware) and Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano (Usher, Prince Royce).

On the production front, Duff has enlisted Ilya Salmanzadeh (Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande), KDrew (Zedd, Selena Gomez), Matthew Koma (Carly Rae Jepsen, Kelly Clarkson), Ian Kirkpatrick (Jason Derulo, Avery Wilson), Jake Gosling (One Direction, Christina Perri) and Toby Gad (Jessie J, Alicia Keys).

Watch the music video for “Sparks” below.