Tag Archives: Ernest Wilson

Mariah Carey hits the studio with Prince Charlez, No ID for new collaboration

5 Aug

Mariah Carey has enlisted Prince Charlez and No I.D. for a new collaboration.

Charlez is responsible for co-writing Zedd & Liam Payne’s “Get Low,” Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Mary J. Blige’s “U + Me (Love Lesson),” K. Michelle’s “Talk to God,” Ella Mai’s “Who Knew,” and Tey Songz’s “Song Goes Off.”

Meanwhile, No I.D.’s production resume boasts works with Kanye West (“Bound 2”), Jhene Aiko (“To Love and Die”), Big Sean (“Control”), Melanie Fiona (“This Time”), Jay-Z (“Holy Grail”) and Drake (“Find Your Love”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Carey is expected to release the follow-up to 2014’s “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse” later this year via Butterfly MC Records in partnership with Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Johnta Austin, Crystal Nicole, Eric Hudson, Priscilla Renea, and Diane Warren.

Watch the music video for “#Beautiful” below.

Snoh Aalegra drafts Christian Rich for new single “In Your River”

31 Mar

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Snoh Aalegra has released a new song online.

“In Your River” – which was produced by siblings Taiwo Hassan and Kehinde Hassan of Christian Rich – is now available for download via iTunes.

The track is lifted from Aalegra’s second mini-collection “Don’t Explain,” which will hit online outlets on April 8th via ARTium Recordings.

Other musicians backing Aalegra on the on the follow-up to 2014’s “There Will Be Sunshine” are No ID (Jhene Aiko), DJ Dahi (Banks), James Fauntleroy (Ciara), Boi-1da (Drake) and Frank Dukes (Rihanna).

Listen to the audio clip for “In Your River” below.

Snoh Aalegra announces new mini-collection “Don’t Explain”

27 Mar

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Snoh Aalegra has announced the details for her new EP.

The Swedish singer-songwriter christened her second mini-collection “Don’t Explain” and will release it on April 8 via Artium Recordings.

Lead single “Under the Influence” – now available for download via iTunes – was produced by regular collaborator Ernest “No ID” Wilson.

Other musicians backing Aalegra on the follow-up to 2014’s “There Will Be Sunshine” are DJ Dahi (Madonna), James Fauntleroy (Ciara), Boi-1da (Tinashe), Christian Rich (Drake) and Frank Dukes (Rihanna).

Peep the tracklisting for “Don’t Explain” below.

(1) It’s Just a Fever [Intro] / (2) In Your River / (3) Charleville [featuring James Fauntleroy] / (4) Home / (5) Don’t Explain / (6) Under the Influence / (7) Mayer-Ism / (8) All on Me [Outro] / (9) Chaos

Snoh Aalegra taps DJ Dahi for debut album

27 Jul

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Swedish singer/songwriter Snoh Aalegra has added DJ Dahi to the list of contributors for her upcoming debut album.

The record producer and songwriter – born Dacoury Natche – is known for collaborating with the likes of Drake [Republic Records], Kendrick Lamar [Interscope Records] and Vince Staples [Def Jam Recordings].

Some of his notable credits include Madonna’s “Beautiful Scars” [Interscope Records], Jazmine Sullivan’s “Brand New” [RCA Records], Lily Allen’s “Sheezus” [Parlophone Records] and Tinashe’s “Bet” [RCA Records].

Meanwhile, Aalegra is expected to release her first studio collection later this year through Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

Current single “Emotional” – now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets – was produced by Robert “RZA” Diggs.

The still-untitled CD boasts other alliances with No I.D. (Estelle, Jhene Aiko), James Fauntleroy (Beyonce, Mariah Carey), Sam Dew (Rihanna, Jessie Ware), Ilsey Juber (Kaskade, Pia Mia) and Clarence Coffee Jr. (Sia, Kylie Minogue).

Watch the music video for “Emotional” below.

Elijah Blake debuts new single “I Just Wanna”

17 Mar

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Elijah Blake has debuted his new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the official audio clip for “I Just Wanna” to his Vevo channel on Monday (March 16, 2015).

“I Just Wanna” was written by Blake along with Andrew Swanson, Colby Zinser, Lyrica Anderson, Floyd Bentley and Anthony Williams.

The Djemba Djema-produced track is lifted from the artist’s debut album, “Songs About Melody,” out soon via ARTium and Def Jam Recordings.

Other producers associated with the project are No I.D. (Jhene Aiko, Snoh Aalegra), Two Inch Punch (Ed Sheeran, Jessie Ware), Tiago Carvalho (Brandy, James Fauntleroy) and Chris Loco (Kwabs, Emeli Sande).

On songwriting front, Blake has contributed the next releases by Rihanna [SRP Records] and Jordin Sparks [Larger Than Life Records].

His previous credits include Usher’s “Climax” [RCA Records], Justin Bieber’s “Thought of You” [Island Records], Cover Drive’s “Headphones” [Polydor Records] and Keyshia Cole’s “I Choose You” [Geffen Records].

Listen to “I Just Wanna” below.

Snoh Aalegra drops “Emotional” music video

14 Mar

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Snoh Aalegra is out with the music video for her new single.

The Swedish singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for the RZA-produced “Emotional” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (March 12, 2015).

“Emotional” – which was co-written by Ilsey Juber and Clarence Coffee Jr – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Video treatment was handled by British director Sarah Chatfield, whose other credits include Kelly Rowland’s “Motivation” [Republic Records] and The Saturdays’ “What About Us” [Fascination / Polydor Records].

Aalegra’s debut studio collection will be released later this year via Sony Music Entertainment imprint Epic Records, which is also home to artists including Mariah Carey, Tamar Braxton, Meghan Trainor and Fifth Harmony.

Furthermore, the still-untitled project and follow-up to 2014’s “There Will Be Sunshine” EP is executive produced Ernest “No I.D.” Wilson.

Watch the music video for “Emotional” below.

Snoh Aalegra announces new single “Emotional”

10 Feb

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Snoh Aalegra has announced the details for her new single.

The singer/songwriter dubbed “Emotional” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming debut album and follow-up to 2014’s EP “There Will Be Sunshine.”

“Emotional” – which was written by Ilsey Juber and Clarence Coffee Jr. and produced by RZA – will be available for download from 11 February via iTunes in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment imprint Epic Records.

Ernest “No I.D.” Wilson serves as the executive producer for Aalegra’s first studio collection. The Hip Hop and R&B hitmaker is also overseeing the careers of Def Jam recording artists Jhene Aiko and Elijah Blake.

Watch the music video “Bad Things” below.