Tag Archives: Estelle Swaray

Estelle delivers fifth studio collection “Lovers Rock”

9 Sep

British singer/songwriter Estelle Fanta Swaray, known mononymously as Estelle, has delivered her fifth studio collection online.

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

The follow-up to 2015’s “True Romance” boasts guest appearances from Luke James (“So Easy”), Maleek Berry (“Meet Up”), Konshens (“Really Want”), Alicia Harley (“Slow Down”), Chronixx (“Queen”), Tarrus Riley (Love Like Ours”), Kranium (“Don’t Wanna”) and HoodCelebrityy (“Karma”).

On the songwriting and production front, Estelle has teamed up with Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Ryan Toby, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Varren Wade, Edgar “Johnny Velvet” Etienne, Supa Dups, Mitchum Chin, Andre Harris, LaTisha “Tish” Hyman, Akil King, and Kristal “Tytewriter” Oliver.

Stream Estelle’s new album “Lovers Rock” below.

Goapele premieres “Strong As Glass” music video

26 Mar


Goapele has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Strong As Glass” to her official YouTube channel on Tuesday (March 24, 2015).

“Strong is Glass” was written by Goapele along with Estelle Swaray, Omari Hardwick, Lance Tolbert and Keith Harris, whose other credits include Nicki Minaj’s “Grand Piano” [Republic] and Britney Spears’ “Perfume” [RCA].

The track follows previous promotional cut “Hey Boy” and appears on the artist’s fifth studio album, “Strong As Glass,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with BMG Rights and Skyblaze Recordings.

Watch the music video for “Strong As Glass” below.

Hamada Mania’s favorite songs of 2014

11 Dec

Ella Henderson

Song Title: “Beautifully Unfinished”
Performed By: Ella Henderson.
Written By: Ella Henderson, Lindy Robbins & Steve Robson.
Produced By: Steve Robson & Komi (El-Hakam Al-Kaubaisy).
Label: Syco Music.


Song Title: “Believer”
Performed By: Keyshia Cole.
Written By: Ester Dean, Jasper Cameron, Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen.
Produced By: Stargate.
Label: Interscope Records.


Song Title: “Big Girls Cry”
Performed By: Sia.
Written By: Sia Furler & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Greg Kurstin & Christopher Braide.
Label: RCA Records.


Song Title: “Break Free”
Performed By: Colbie Caillat.
Written By: Colbie Caillat & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Christopher Braide.
Label: Republic Records.


Song Title: “Devil’s Touch”
Performed By: TIAAN.
Produced By: Arnthor Birgisson.
Label: AristoTracks.

Cover Drive

Song Title: “Easy Life”
Performed By: Cover Drive.
Written By: Amanda Reifer, T-Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding, Barry Hill, Kerrie Thomas-Armstrong, Dan Goudie & Ashley Milton.
Label: Independent Release.

Jennifer - Same Girl

Song Title: “Expertease (Ready Set Go)”
Performed By: Jennifer Lopez.
Written By: Jennifer Lopez, Sia Furler, Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Label: Capitol Records.


Song Title: “Extraordinary”
Performed By: Clean Bandit (featuring Sharna Bass).
Written By: James Napier, Gustave Rudman, Grace Chatto & Jack Patterson.
Produced By: Jack Patterson & Mark Ralph.
Label: Black Butter / Atlantic Records.


Song Title: “Hey Boy” (solo version)
Performed By: Goapele.
Written By: Estelle Swaray, Lauren Evans, David “DQ” Quinones, Lance Tolbert & Keith Harris.
Produced By: Keith Harris.
Label: Skyblaze Recordings / BMG Rights Management.

Leah McFall

Song Title: “Home”
Performed By: Leah McFall (featuring will.i.am).
Written By: William Adams, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Michael McHenry, Ryan “DJ Replay” Buendia, Alex Ebert & Jade Castrinos.
Produced By: will.i.am & Free School.
Label: Capitol Records.


Song Title: “Human”
Performed By: Christina Perri.
Written By: Christina Perri & Martin Johnson.
Produced By: Martin Johnson.
Label: Atlantic Records.


Song Title: “If I Could Change Your Mind”
Performed By: HAIM.
Written By: Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim & James Ford.
Produced By: James Ford.
Label: Polydor Records.


Song Title: “If I Go”
Performed By: Ella Eyre.
Written By: Ella Eyre, Natalia Hajjara & Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Produced By: Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Label: Virgin EMI Records.

Gorgon City

Song Title: “Imagination”
Performed By: Gorgon City (featuring Katy Menditta).
Written By: Emeli Sande, Katy Menditta, Mustafa Omer, James Murray, Kye “Foamo” Gibbon & Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott
Produced By: Gorgon City & Mojam.
Label: Black Butter / Virgin EMI Records.

Lion Babe01

Song Title: “Jump Hi”
Performed By: Lion Babe (featuring Childish Gambino).
Written By: Jillian Hervey, Lucas Goodman & Makeba Riddick.
Label: Outsiders Recorded Music / Polydor Records.


Song Title: “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart”
Performed By: Ariana Grande.
Written By: Harry Styles & Johan Carlsson.
Produced By: Johan Carlsson & Peter Carlsson.
Label: Republic Records.


Song Title: “Kicks”
Performed By: FKA twigs.
Written By: Tahliah “FKA twigs” Barnett & Joel Compass.
Produced By: FKA twigs & Cy An.
Label: Young Turks.

Pharrell - Alicia

Song Title: “Know Who You Are”
Performed By: Pharrell Williams (featuring Alicia Keys).
Written By: Pharrell Williams & Alicia Keys.
Produced By: Pharrell Williams.
Label: Columbia Records.

Teyana Taylor01

Song Title: “Maybe”
Performed By: Teyana Taylor (featuring Pusha T & Yo Gotti).
Written By: Teyana Taylor, Andre Proctor, Brian Soko, Rasool Diaz, Jaramye Daniels, Kyle Owens, Akil King, Terrence Thornton & Mario Mims.
Produced By: The Order, Jaramye Daniels & Kyle “KO” Owens.
Label: G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam Recordings.

Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once

Song Title: “Million Miles”
Performed By: Kylie Minogue.
Written By: Chelcee Grimes, Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Produced By: Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Label: Parlophone Records.

Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

Song Title: “Not in That Way”
Performed By: Sam Smith.
Written By: Sam Smith & Fraser T. Smith.
Produced By: Fraser T. Smith.
Label: Capitol Records.


Song Title: “Night Time”
Performed By: Marsha Ambrosius.
Written By: Marsha Ambrosius, Sam Dew, Kenneth Bartolomei, Erik Reyes-Ortiz & Kevin Crowe.
Produced By: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.
Label: RCA Records.

Brooke Candy

Song Title: “Opulence”
Performed By: Brooke Candy.
Written By: Brooke Candy, Sia Furler & Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Produced By: Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Label: RCA Records.


Song Title: “Patterns”
Performed By: Tourist (featuring Lianne La Havas).
Written By: James Napier and William “Tourist” Phillips.
Label: Method Records.


Song Title: “Pieces”
Performed By: Jessie Ware.
Written By: Jessie Ware, James Napier & William “Tourist” Phillips.
Produced By: Emile Haynie.
Label: PMR / Island Records.

Karen Harding01

Song Title: “Say Something”
Performed By: Karen Harding.
Written By: Karen Harding & Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Produced By: Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Label: Method Records / Capitol Records.


Song Title: “That’s Me Right There”
Performed By: Jasmine Villegas (featuring Kendrick Lamar).
Written By: Carmen Reece, Al Sherrod Lambert, Chris Jackson & Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Produced By: Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Label: Interscope Records.


Song Title: “The D Word”
Performed By: Toni Braxton & Babyface.
Written By: Toni Braxton & Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Produced By: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Label: Motown Records.


Song Title: “Wonderful”
Performed By: Mary J. Blige.
Written By: Mary J. Blige, Priscilla Renea Hamilton, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Label: Epic Records.


Song Title: “You’re Mine (Eternal)”
Performed By: Mariah Carey.
Written By: Mariah Carey & Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.
Produced By: Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins & Mariah Carey.
Label: Def Jam Recordings.

Goapele reveals tracklisting for new album “Strong As Glass”

3 Oct

Goapele - Strong As Glass

Goapele has revealed the official tracklist for her upcoming studio collection.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Strong As Glass” in the United States on October 21 via Primary Wave Music / BMG Rights Management.

Lead single “Hey Boy” – featuring Snoop Dogg – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Among the musicians backing Goapele on “Strong As Glass” – which serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “Break of Dawn” – are Keith Harris, Lauren Hill, David “DQ” Quinones, Lance Tolbert, Estelle and Andre Merritt.

Peep the tracklisting for “Strong As Glass” below.

“Strong As Glass”
“Hey Boy” (featuring Snoop Dogg)
“What in the World”
“My Love” (featuring Eric Benet)
“Some Call it Love”
“Last Days”
“Truth Is”

Melissa Steele, Krishane cover “American Boy” by Estelle

28 Sep

Melissa Steele - Krishane

Melissa Steel and Krishane have dropped a new performance video online.

BBC Radio 1 posted the duo’s rendition of Estelle’s hit single “American Boy” to its official YouTube page on Saturday (September 27, 2014).

The Kanye West-assisted / will.i.am-produced track is taken from Estelle’s second album, “Shine,” which peaked at number six on the UK Albums Chart.

Krishane recently released the music video for his new single “Young and Incapable.” The track – featuring vocals from Melissa Steele – will be available for download from October 19 via iTunes (UK).

The full length debut albums of both artists are expected to hit stores and digital outlets in 2015 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Watch Melissa Steele & Krishane’s performance of “American Boy” below.

Goapele unleashes new single “Hey Boy”

21 Jun

Hey Boy

Goapele has unleashed her new single online.

“Hey Boy” marks the first promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming fifth studio album, “Strong As Glass.”

The track – out on June 23 via iTunes (US) – was written by Estelle Swaray, Lauren Evans, Lance Tolbert, David “DQ” Quinones and Keith Harris.

“Strong As Glass” is scheduled for release later this year via BMG / Primary Wave Music. It serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “Break of Dawn,” which featured singles “Undertow,” “Tears on My Pillow,” “Play” and “Milk & Honey.”

Listen to “Hey Boy” below.

Gyptian reveals tracklisting for new album ‘Sex, Love & Reggae’

8 Oct

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Gyptian has revealed the official tracklisting for his upcoming album.

The Jamaican star – born Windel Beneto Edwards- star will release “Sex, Love & Reggae” on October 22 via VP Records.

The new collection is confirmed to boast guest appearances from Snoop Lion [RCA Records], Nicki Minaj [Young Money Records], Estelle [New London Records] and Melanie Fiona [Republic Records].

Album contributors include Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis (Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige), Angela Hunte (Ledisi, Elle Varner), Arden “Keyz” Altino (John Legend, Musiq Soulchild) and Thomas “Diplo” Pentz (Usher, Chris Brown).

Peep the tracklisting below.

“Station Identification”

“Mama Don’t Cry / My Father Say”

“Champion Sound”

“Serious Times”

“One More Night”

“Where You Belong” (featuring Dean Fraser)

“Girls Dem Love”

“My Number One”

“Wine Slow”

“We Dem Love”

“Freestyle” (featuring Snoop Lion)

“True Colors”

“Vixen” (featuring Angela Hunte)

“Fitness (Gyptian Says)”

“The Way We Roll”

“All in You”


“Hold You – Remix” (featuring Nicki Minaj)

“Non Stop”

“Outro (That’s All Folks)”

Salaam Remi enlists Jordin Sparks for new song ‘Chocolate Brown Eyes’

4 Oct


Salaam Remi has unveiled a new song online.

“Chocolate Brown Eyes” is taken from the legendary music producer’s debut album, “One: In the Chamber,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment.

The track features vocals from Jordan Sparks, who is currently working on her upcoming as-yet-untitled third studio album, out soon via RCA Records.

She also co-wrote Ariana Grande’s hit single “The Way” along with Sevyn Streeter, Al Sherrod Lambert and Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.

“One: In the Chamber” boasts further contributions from Estelle [New London Records], Corinne Bailey Rae [Capitol Records] and Akon [Republic Records].

Fans of Remi’s production work should keep an eye on the next albums by James Arthur [Syco Music], Jennifer Hudson [RCA Records], Kat Dahlia [Epic Records], Stacy Barthe [Motown Records] and Ella Henderson [Syco Music].

Estelle reunites with Carvin & Ivan on new material

3 Oct

British singer/songwriter Estelle has recently worked with Carvin “Ransum” Haggins and Ivan “Orthodox” Barias on new material.

The songwriting and production duo have previously teamed up with the artist on the “All of Me” track “The Life.”

They are also known for collaborating with the likes of Justin Timberlake [RCA Records], Keyshia Cole [Geffen Records], Ledisi [Verve Forecast], Tamia [EMI Music Group] and Jazmine Sullivan [RCA Records].

Some of their recent credits include “Love Won’t Leave Me Out” by Chrisette Michele [Motown Records], “Burn Out” by TGT [Atlantic Records] and “Love Connection” by Raheem DeVaughn [Mass Appeal Entertainment].

Meanwhile, the new collection by the “American Boy” star is expected to yield further contributions from Dernst “D’Mile” Emile (Rihanna, Wynter Gordon), Makeba Riddick (Tamar Braxton, Christina Milian), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Tanya Lacey, Elle Varner) and Victoria “Monet” McCants (Nas, Ariana Grande).

Watch the video for “Break My Heart” below.

Salaam Remi debuts new collaboration with Corinne Bailey Rae

17 Sep

Salaam Remi has debuted a new song online.

The super producer uploaded “Makin’ It Hard for Me” – which features Corinne Bailey Rae – to his official SoundCloud page on Tuesday (September 17, 2013).

The track will be included on Remi’s upcoming album, “One: In the Chamber,” out soon via Sony Masterworks / Sony Music Entertainment.

Other artists confirmed on the album are Estelle [New London Records], Akon [Republic Records] and Ne-Yo [Compound Entertainment / Motown Records].

Remi also contributed to the next projects by Ella Henderson [Syco Music], Jordin Sparks [RCA Records], Stacy Barthe [Motown Records], James Arthur [Syco Music], Kat Dahlia [Epic Records] and Jennifer Hudson [RCA Records].

Meanwhile, Bailey Rae is currently recording her third studio album – which serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “The Sea” – along with Chuck Harmony (Rihanna, Toni Braxton) and Greg Wells (Paloma Faith, Mayer Hawthorne).