Tag Archives: Fantasia Barrino

Brandy reunites with LaShawn Daniels, Harvey Mason Jr. for new collaboration

25 Apr

American singer, songwriter, and actress Brandy Norwood (known mononymously as Brandy) has reunited with Harvey Mason Jr. and LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels for a new collaboration.

Mason Jr. previously co-produced and co-wrote “Truthfully” alongside Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Marc Nelson, and Brad Gilderman. The track appears on Brandy’s sophomore studio collection, “Never Say Never” (1998), which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, Daniels is responsible for co-writing fan favorites including “Fall” and “Nothing,” as well as international hit singles “The Boy is Mine” (featuring Monica), “Top of the World” (featuring Mase) and “What About Us.”

Brandy, on the other hand, is scheduled to release her seventh album – featuring further contributions from Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Kelly Rowland, Fantasia, and Jazmine Sullivan – later this year via Primary Wave / eOne Music.

The still-untitled project follows 2012’s “Two Eleven,” which topped the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and spawned two singles in the shape of “Wildest Dreams” and the Chris Brown-featuring “Put it Down.”

Watch the music video for “Put it Down” below.

Fantasia Barrino premieres music video for new single “When I Met You”

28 Jan

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Fantasia Barrino has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “When I Met You” to her Vevo channel on Friday (January 27, 2017).

The track was co-written by Priscilla Renea, whose recent credits include Sabrina Carpenter’s “Thumbs,” Nick Jonas’ “Touch,” Charlie Puth’s “River,” K. Michele’s “Time,” Fifth Harmony’s “Write on Me,” and Mariah Carey’s “Infinity.”

Production duties on “When I Met You” were collectively handled by Theron “Neff-U” Feemster (David Guetta, Tori Kelly, Demi Lovato) and Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Keyshia Cole, Vanessa Carlton).

Fantasia’s latest studio collection “The Definiton Of …” – featuring previous singles “No Time for It” and “Sleeping With the One I Love” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The project also delivers alliances with J-Roc (Kat Dahlia), Brian Kennedy (Lady GaGa), Paris Jones (Usher), Rock City (Fergie), Stacy Barthe (Rihanna), Audra Mae (Kelly Clarkson), Scott Hoffman (Tinashe) and GRADES (Dua Lipa).

Watch the music video for “When I Met You” below.

Fantasia unveils new single “No Time for It”

8 Jan

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Fantasia has unveiled her new single online.

The singer and actress posted “No Time for It” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (January 07, 2016).

Production duties on “No Time for It” were handled by Brian Kennedy, whose resume include further works with Chris Brown (“Don’t Wake Me Up”), Brandy (“Fall”), Kelly Clarkson (“Mr. Know It All”), and Rihanna (“Disturbia”).

The track also marks the first promotional cut from Fantasia’s upcoming fifth album under 19 Recordings and RCA Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Side Effects of You,” which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Lose to Win” and “Without Me.”

Listen to “No Time for It” below.

Sevyn Streeter drafts Chris Brown for new single “Don’t Kill the Fun”

22 Dec

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Sevyn Streeter has confirmed the title for her new single.

The R&B songbird christened “Don’t Kill the Fun” as the first promotional cut from her debut album, which will be released next year via Atlantic Records.

“Don’t Kill the Fun” features guest vocals from Chris Brown, who previously teamed with Streeter on several singles including “Fine China,” “Yeah 3x,” “Next to You,” “Wet the Bed” and “It Won’t Stop.”

Other musicians backing Streeter on the highly-anticipated LP are Mansur Zafr (Ashanti, Keri Hilson), Tiffany Fred (Zendaya, Jennifer Hudson), Da Internz (Ciara, Nicki Minaj) and Eric Bellinger (Usher, Teyana Taylor).

On the songwriting front, Streeter recently co-wrote “Keep Us Together” for Jessie J along with Cory Rooney and Louis Biancaniello. The track appears on the British artist’s third album, “Sweet Talker,” out now via iTunes.

Her other credits include Ariana Grande (“The Way”), Kelly Rowland (“Put Your Name On It”), Alicia Keys (“New Day”), Trey Songz (“International Serious”), Brandy (“Slower”), Fantasia (“Get it Right”) and Tamar Braxton (“Pieces”).

Watch the music video for “It Won’t Stop” below.

Michelle Williams reveals new album “Journey to Freedom” credits

3 Sep

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Michelle Williams has revealed the songwriting credits for her upcoming album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release her fourth studio collection “Journey to Freedom” on September 9 via Entertainment One Music.

Current single “Say Yes” – which features Beyonce and Kelly Rowland – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

“Journey to Freedom” was executive produced by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, who also worked on the next projects by Jasmine V [Interscope], Teyana Taylor [Def Jam Recordings] and Jojo [Atlantic].

On the songwriting front, the follow-up to 2008’s “Unexpected” boasts contributions from Carmen Reece, Al Sherrod Lambert, Courtney Harrell, Lonny Bereal, David Brown, and Lecrae Moore.

Peep the songwriting credits for “Journey to Freedom” below.

“Need Your Help”
Written By: (Michelle Williams / Lonny Bereal / Harmony Samuels).

“Yes”
Written By: (Al Sherrod Lambert / David Brown / Harmony Samuels).

“Everything”
Written By: (Michelle Williams / Al Sherrod Lambert / David Brown / Harmony Samuels).

“Fall”
Written By: (Al Sherrod Lambert / Lonny Bereal / Lecrae Moore / Harmony Samuels).

“Fire”
Written By: (Courtney Harrell / Harmony Samuels).

“Free”
Written By: (Michelle Williams / Al Sherrod Lambert / Lonny Bereal / David Brown / Harmony Samuels).

“Just Like You”
Written By: (Courtney Harrell / Harmony Samuels).

“Beautiful”
Written By: (Courtney Harrell / Harmony Samuels).

“Believe in Me”
Written By: (Michelle Williams / Carmen Reece / Al Sherrod Lambert / Harmony Samuels).

“In the Morning”
Written By: (Courtney Harrell / Harmony Samuels).

“If We Had Your Eyes” (featuring Fantasia Barrino)
Written By: (Courtney Harrell / Al Sherrod Lambert / Harmony Samuels).

“Say Yes” (featuring Beyonce and Kelly Rowland)
Written By: (Michelle Williams / Carmen Reece / Al Sherrod Lambert / Harmony Samuels).

Tamia inks new deal with Def Jam Recordings

21 Aug

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Tamia has inked a new deal with Def Jam Recordings.

The Universal Music Group imprint is also home to artists including Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Teyana Taylor, and Jhene Aiko.

Meanwhile, the yet to be titled sixth LP by the Canadian singer/songwriter is expected to be released later this year.

It serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Beautiful Surprise,” which debuted at number twenty six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Among the contributors on the highly-anticipated studio collection are Da Internz (Kelly Rowland, Jazmine Sullivan), Claude Kelly (Whitney Houston, Faith Evans) and Chuck Harmony (Toni Braxton, Fantasia Barrino).

Watch the music video for “Can’t Get Enough” below.

Jessica Sanchez hits the studio with Beau Dozier

19 Aug

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Jessica Sanchez has recently recorded new material with Beau Dozier.

Dozier is known for helming “Anything” by Jojo [Blackground Records], “Stupid Shit” by Girlicious [Interscope Records], “Don’t Ask Why” by Vanessa Hudgens [Hollywood Records] and “Flip the Script” by Prima J [Geffen Records].

His songwriting and production resume also includes works for Beyonce [Columbia Records], Jennifer Lopez [Capitol Records], Nicole Scherzinger [RCA Records] and Guy Sebastian [Sony Music Australia].

Sanchez is currently working on her second studio collection, which is expected to be released later this year.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Me, You & The Music,” which features hit single “Tonight” featuring Ne-Yo.

It will also yield collaborations with Stargate (Rihanna, Christina Milian), Sia (Cheryl Cole, Mikky Ekko), Ryan “RyKeyz” Williamson (Little Mix, Fantasia Barrino) and Roahn “First Born” Hylton (Candice Glover, Keyshia Cole).

Watch the music video for “Tonight” below.

Keri Hilson hints at new collaboration with Ne-Yo

15 Aug

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Keri Hilson has hinted at a new collaboration with Ne-Yo.

The pair previously teamed up on hit single “Knock You Down,” taken from Hilson’s debut album, “In a Perfect World.” The Kanye West-assisted track peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Ne-Yo also co-wrote “Pretty Girls Rock” for Hilson along with regular collaborator Charles “Chuck Harmony” Harmon, who is also responsible for Fantasia’s “Bittersweet” and Keke Wyatt’s “You.”

Hilson is currently working on her upcoming third studio album, which is expected to be released later this year via Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “No Boys Allowed,” which featured singles “One Night Stand” and “Lose Control.”

It will also boast productions and songwriting contributions from Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Danja, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love and Rock City.

Watch the music video for “Knock You Down” below.

Candice Glover unwraps credits for debut album ‘Music Speaks’

17 Feb

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Candice Glover has unwrapped the songwriting credits for her debut album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Music Speaks” on February 18 via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

New single “Cried” – now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets – was written by Jazmine Sullivan and Anthony Taylor.

Other album songwriters include Planet VI (Cassie, Kelly Rowland), Jackie Boyz (Madonna, David Guetta), Elijah Blake (Fantasia, Trey Songz), Ester Dean (Karmin, Nicki Minaj) and A-Plus (Teyana Taylor, Jennifer Lopez).

On the production front, Glover has teamed up with Madd Scientist (Ciara, Toni Braxton), Jevon Hill (Mario, Bobby V), Mike WiLL Made It (Brandy, Jamie Foxx), Da Internz (Nas, The-Dream) and D’Mile (Rihanna, Wynter Gordon).

Peep the tracklisting and songwriting credits for “Music Speaks” below.

“Cried”
Written By: (Jazmine Sullivan / Anthony Taylor).

“Die Without You”
Written By: (Theron Thomas / Timothy Thomas / Theodore Thomas / Jevon Hill).

“Same Kinda Man”
Written By: (Norman Feels / Nikki Leonti / Rich Velonskis).

“Damn”
Written By: (Theron Thomas / Timothy Thomas / Theodore Thomas / Jevon Hill).

“Passenger”
Written By: (Keri Hilson / Theron Thomas / Timothy Thomas / Michael Williams / Pierre Ramon Slaughter).

“Forever That Man”
Written By: (Candice Glover / Carlos Battey / Steven Battey / Jay Dmuchowski / Charles “Chizzy” Stephens / Timothy “Christian Minor” Zimnoch).

“Kiss Me”
Written By: (Theron Thomas / Timothy Thomas / Theodore Thomas / Jevon Hill).

“In the Middle”
Written By: (Fantasia Barrino / Elijah Blake / Cleveland Constantine Browne / Greville Gordon / Rexton Gordon / Wycliffe Johnson / Rob Kleiner).

“Coulda Been Me”
Written By: (Ester Dean / Aaron Michael Cox / Marcos Palacios / Ernest Clark).

“Thank You”
Written By: (Anesha Birchett / Antea Shelton / Dernst “D’Mile” Emile).

“Love Song”
Written By: (Simon Gallup / Roger O’Donnell / Robert Smith / Paul Thompson / Laurence Tolhurst / Boris Williams).

Hamada’s 10 Best Released Songs of 2013

29 Dec

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Song Title: “All of Me” by John Legend.
Album: “Love in the Future.”
Written By: (John Legend / Toby Gad).
Produced By: (Dave Tozer / John Legend).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].

Song Title: “Blow” by Beyoncé Knowles.
Album: “Beyoncé.”
Written By: (Beyoncé Knowles / James Fauntleroy / Justin Timberlake / Pharrell Williams / Timothy Mosley / Jerome Harmon).
Produced By: [Beyoncé Knowles / Pharrell Williams / Timbaland / J-Roc].
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].

Song Title: “Body Party” by Ciara.
Album: “Ciara.”
Written By: (Ciara Harris / Jasper Cameron / Nayvadius Wilburn / Michael Williams / Pierre Ramon Slaughter).
Produced By: (Mike WiLL Made It / P-Nasty).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records].

Song Title: “Charades” by Chrisette Michele.
Album: “Better.”
Written By: (Chrisette Michele / Isra Lohata).
Produced By: (Wizzy Wow).
Label: [Universal Music Group / Motown Records].

Song Title: “Deeper” by Ella Eyre.
Mini-Album: “Deeper.”
Written By: (Ella Eyre / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (Two Inch Punch).
Label: [EMI music Group / Virgin Records].

Song Title: “Kisses Down Low” by Kelly Rowland.
Album: “Talk a Good Game.”
Written By: (Kelly Rowland / Theron Thomas / Timothy Thomas / Michael Williams / Marquel Middlebrooks).
Produced By: (Mike WiLL Made It / Marz).
Label: [Universal Music Group / Republic Records].

Song Title: “The Right One” by K. Michelle.
Album Title: “Rebellious Soul.”
Written By: (Durrell Babbs / Jerren Spruill / Troy Taylor).
Produced By: (Troy Taylor / J-Kits).
Label: [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

Song Title: “Torn Apart” by Snoop Lion f/ Rita Ora.
Album: “Reincarnated.”
Written By: (Angela Hunte / Ariel Rechtshaid / John Hill / Dave Taylor / Thomas Pentz).
Produced By: (Major Lazer / John Hill / Ariel Rechtshaid).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Song Title: “V.S.O.P.” by K. Michelle.
Album: “Rebellious Soul.”
Written By: (Priscilla Renea Hamilton / Warren Felder / Andrew Wansel).
Produced By: (Oak & Pop).
Label: [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

Song Title: “Without Me” by Fantasia Barrino f/ Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot.
Album: “Side Effects of You.”
Written By: (Fantasia Barrino / Missy Elliot / Al Sherrod Lambert / Kyle Stewart / Harmony Samuels).
Produced By: (Harmony Samuels).
Label: [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].