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[Musicians’ Galore] Ester Dean

30 Mar

Ester Dean is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

She has co-written songs for Britney Spears (“Selfish”), Katy Perry (“Firework”), Beyoncé (“Countdown”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Wet”), Mary J. Blige (“I Am”), Nicki Minaj (“Super Bass”), Kelly Clarkson (“Mr. Know it All”), Kelly Rowland (“I’m Dat Chick”), Keri Hilson (“Lose Control”), Rihanna (“You Da One”), Selena Gomez (“Come and Get it”), G.R.L. (“Ugly Heart”), Teyana Taylor (“Google Me”), Little Mix (“Always Be Together”) and Pia Toscano (“This Time”).

Among the fellow songwriters Dean has worked with are Traci Hale, Penelope Magnet, Kandi Burruss, Makeba Riddick, Crystal Nicole, Julie Frost, MoZella, Kelly Sheehan, Stacy Barthe, Laura “LP” Pergolizzi, Starrah, Jasper Cameron, Sam Martin, Claude Kelly, Sean Douglas, Thabiso Nkhereanye, Johnta Austin, Corey Williams, Giorgio Tuinfort, Ne-Yo, and The-Dream.

The “Crazy Youngsters” star has collaborated with top producers including Stargate, Polow Da Don, Tricky Stewart, Jazze Pha, Rodney Jerkins, Dapo Tormiro, Benny Blanco, Hit-Boy, Sermstyle, Jim Jonsin, Ammo, JMIKE, Scott Storch, Mike WiLL Made It, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Ronald “Flip” Colson, Brian Kennedy, RedOne, Sandy Vee, DJ Frank-E, Kane Beatz, Shellback, Calvin Harris, John Hill, Cirkut, and Dr. Luke.

Her mini-album “Miss Ester Dean” – featuring “Jealous,” “Any Other Way” and “That Girl” – is now available ia iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Dean’s work!

Trey Songz liberates new album “Tremaine”

26 Mar

Trey Songz has liberated his new album online.

“Tremaine” – featuring singles “Animal,” “She Lovin’ It,” “Nobody Else But You,” “Song Goes Off” and “Playboy” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the songwriters backing Songz – real name Tremaine Neverson – on the follow-up to 2014’s “Trigga” are Ester Dean (David Guetta), Prince Charlez (Mary J. Blige), Jason Boyd (Sam Smith), Nate Cyphert (Florida Georgia Line), Jacob Kasher (Charlie Puth), Micah Powell (Omarion) and Rock City (Nicki Minaj).

On the production front, Songz has reunited with Troy Taylor (Keyshia Cole), Rico Love (Usher) and Christopher “C4” Umana (Kelly Rowland).

Other album producers include The Audibles (Mike Posner), Dwayne Nesmith (Keri Hilson), Cook Classics (Jamie Foxx), Sermstyle (Fleur East), Pip Kembo (Sean Paul), JMIKE (Kehlani), CIRKUT (The Weeknd), Ryan Ogren (Jake Miller), Cardiak (DJ Khaled) and Sons of Sonix (Tanika Bailey).

Stream “Tremaine” below.

Trey Songz unwraps tracklisting for new album “Tremaine”

20 Mar

American R&B singer/songwriter Trey Songz has unwrapped the tracklisting for his seventh album, “Tremaine,” out on March 24 via Atlantic Records.

Current single “Animal” – which was collectively produced by Henry “Cirkut” Walter and Jeremy “JMike” Coleman – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the follow-up to 2014’s “Trigga,” Songz has reunited with Troy Taylor (Tank), Rico Love (Usher) and Christopher “C4” Umana (Teyana Taylor).

The highly-anticipated album delivers additional alliances with Ester Dean (Rihanna), Breyan Isaac (Charlie Puth), Sermstyle (Sean Paul), Prince Charlez (Mary J. Blige), Jason Boyd (Sam Smith), Cook Classics (Kehlani), Pip Kembo (Dua Lipa), Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman (J. Cole), Frank “Nitty” Brim (Kevin Gates), Johnny Yukon (Gnash) and Alex Isaac (Paris Jones).

See the tracklist for “Tremaine” below.

(1) The Prelude / (2) Come Over / (3) Number 1 Fan / (4) Nobody Else But You / (5) Playboy / (6) The Sheets … Still / (7) Song Goes Off / (8) She Lovin It / (9) Animal / (10) 1 x 1 / (11) Priceless / (12) What Are You Here For / (13) Crazy Little Games / (14) Picture Perfect / (15) Break From Love

Tinashe unleashes new single “Flame”

16 Mar

American singer/songwriter Tinashe has unleashed her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Ilsey Juber (Noah Cyrus, Ellie Goulding), Simon Wilcox (Gallant, Betty Who) and Nasri Atweh (Shakira, Tove Lo).

Production duties on “Flame” were handled by Sir Nolan, whose other credits include Louis Tomlinson’s “Just Hold On,” Nick Jonas’ “Jealous,” Selena Gomez’s “Good for You,” Rita Ora’s “Poison,” Demi Lovato’s “Body Say,” Rachel Platten’s “Speechless,” and Fifth Harmony’s “All in My Head (Flex).”

As mentioned in various media outlets, Tinashe’s sophomore studio collection “Joyride” – featuring previous single “Supelove” – will arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Joyride” reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions from Julia Michaels (Gwen Stefani), Ester Dean (Charli XCX), Justin Tranter (Britney Spears) and Sam Hook (Miley Cyrus).

Among the producers expected to appear on the highly-anticipated album are Max Martin (Camila Cabello), Jonas Jeberg (Zara Larsson), BloodPop (Madonna), Benny Cassette (Keri Hilson), GRADES (Dua Lipa), Komi Hakam (Tamera Foster) and Stargate (Bebe Rexha).

Listen to the audio clip for “Flame” below.

Trey Songz confirms details for new album “Tremaine”

18 Feb


Trey Songz has confirmed the details for his upcoming album.

The American singer/songwriter christened his seventh studio collection “Tremaine” and will release it on March 24 via Atlantic Records.

On the follow-up to 2014’s “Trigga,” Songz – real name Tremaine Neverson – has worked with Troy Taylor (Kehlani), Ester Dean (Chris Brown), Rico Love (Sean Paul), Jason Boyd (Kelly Rowland) and Prince Charlez (Mary J. Blige).

Current single “Nobody Else But You” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Listen to the audio clip for “Nobody Else But You” below.

Ciara signs new deal with Warner Brothers Records

28 Jan


Ciara has inked a new deal with Warner Brothers Records.

The Warner Music Group imprint also houses artists including Jason Derulo, Adam Lambert, Bebe Rexha, Jake Miller, Andra Day, Lianne La Havas, Kylie Minogue, Dua Lipa, Idina Menzel, Damon Albarn, and GRADES.

Ciara’s last studio collection under Epic Records, 2015’s “Jackie,” peaked to number seventeen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two singles in the shape of “I Bet” and “Dance Like We’re Making Love.”

That album also delivered contributions from Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Ester Dean, Rock City, LunchMoney Lewis, Harmony Samuels, Edgar “JV” Etienne, Jacob Kasher, Chloe Angelides, Livvi Franc, Ali Tamposi, and Diane Warren.

Watch the music video for “Dance Like We’re Making Love” below.

Charli XCX teams up with will.i.am for third album

24 Jan


Charli XCX has teamed up with will.i.am for her upcoming album.

The British singer/songwriter – real name Charlotte Aitchison – previously co-wrote “Boys and Girls” for will.i.am alongside the song’s co-producer Batso. The Pia Mia-featuring track peaked to number 21 on the UK Singles Chart.

As a producer, will.i.am’s resume boasts further works with Rita Ora (“Fall in Love”), Fergie (“Big Girls Don’t Cry”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Baby Love”), Usher (“OMG”), Mary J. Blige (“About You”), Cheryl (“3 Words”), Mariah Carey (“Heat”), Rihanna (“Photograph”), and Brick & Lace (“Buss a Shot”).

Meanwhile, XCX is expected to release her third studio collection later this year via Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional alliances with MNEK (Jax Jones), Ester Dean (Tinashe), BloodPop (Lady GaGa), Sasha Sloan (Idina Menzel), ROSTAM (Sky Ferreira) and Cass Lowe (Fifth Harmony).

Current single “After the Afterparty” – which XCX co-wrote alongside EYELAR and RAYE with production duties by Stargate, SOPHIE, and Fred Gibson – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Listen to the following Spotify Playlist dedicated to will.i.am’s work!