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Alicia Keys signs with Universal Music Publishing Group

4 Sep

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has signed with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

The publishing house is also home to top artists & songwriters including SZA, Adele, Eminem, Billie Eilish, Elton John, Keith Urban, Prince, Shawn Mendes, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Ariana Grande, & more!

Through the new partnership, UMPG will support Keys’ iconic music – both existing songs and future works – for creative opportunities around the world.

Keys’ most recent studio collection, 2016’s “Here,” peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “In Common” and “Blended Family (What You Do for Love).”

Her upcoming seventh album – featuring current single “Raise a Man” (which was co-written by The-Dream and co-produced by Larrance Dopson) – is expected to arrive later this year via RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional contributions from Raphael Saadiq, Emeli Sande, Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Linda Perry, Arrow Benjamin, and Fred Ball.

As a songwriter, Keys has penned songs for Whitney Houston (“Million Dollar Bill”), Madonna (“Living for Love”), Christina Aguilera (“Impossible”), Jennifer Hudson (“Everybody Needs Love”), Emeli Sande (“Hope”), Miguel (“Where the Fun in Forever”) and David Guetta (“What I Did for Love”).

Stream the audio clip for “Raise a Man” below.

Ray BLK releases new single “In My Bed”

15 Aug

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, known professionally as Ray BLK, has released her new single online.

“In My Bed” – which was co-written by Adrian McLeod and produced by Toddla T – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Ray BLK’s upcoming project under Island Records UK, which follows 2018’s “Empress,” reportedly features further contributions from Fred Ball (Rihanna, Mariah Carey), Jin Jin (Raye, David Guetta), Arrow Benjamin (Beyonce, Alicia Keys) and Priscilla Renea (Madonna, Charlie Puth).

Stream the audio clip for “In My Bed” below.

 

Raye premieres music video for new single “Love Me Again”

15 Aug

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

The Fenn O’Meally-directed clip for “Love Me Again” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Wednesday (August 14, 2019).

The track – which is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets – was co-written by Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (Craig David, Jess Glynne) and produced by Fred Ball (Madonna, Nile Rodgers).

Besides working on her upcoming project under Polydor Records, Raye is also known for co-writing Beyonce’s “Bigger,” John Legend’s “A Good Night,” Ellie Goulding’s “Sixteen,” Hailee Steinfeld’s “Capital Letters,” Madison Beer’s “Home With You,” and Justin Skye’s “Don’t Think About It.”

Watch the music video for “Love Me Again” below.

 

Dua Lipa drafts Jozzy, Metro Boomin for new collaboration

12 Aug

British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa has drafted Jocelyn “Jozzy” Donald and Leland “Metro Boomin” Wayne for a new collaboration.

Jozzy is known for co-writing Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” Monica’s “Just Right for Me,” Little Mix’s “Bounce Back,” usher’s “Birthday,” Dinah Jane’s “Pass Me By,” Fergie’s “M.I.L.F,” Chris Brown’s “Discover,” and Tinashe’s “Ooh La La.”

Meanwhile, Metro Boomin’s production resume boasts works with Nicki Minaj (“Chun Swae”), 21 Savage (“No Heart”), Solange (“Stay Flo”), Gucci Mane (“Droptopwop”), A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (“Get to You”) and Lana Del Rey (“God Bless America – And All The Beautiful Women In It”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dua Lipa is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album early next year via Warner Bros. Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly features additional productions from Max Martin, Ilya, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, MNEK, Jason Evigan, Supa Dups, Danja, Fred Ball, Joel Little, Grades, and Stephen Kozmeniuk.

On the songwriting front, Dua Lipa has worked with Sarah Hudson, Tove Lo, Kennedi, Casey Smith, Jenna Andrews, Tayla Parx, Kamille, Sarah Aarons, Ilsey Juber, Emily Warren, Caroline Ailin, Sasha Sloan, and Lindy Robbins.

Stream the audio clip for “Be the One” below.

Raye delivers new single “Love Me Again”

2 Aug

 

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British singer/songwriter Rachel Keen, known professionally as Raye, has delivered her new promotional single online.

“Love Me Again” – which was co-written with Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and produced by Fred Ball – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Raye’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

On the songwriting front, Raye is known for co-penning Beyonce’s “Bigger,” Madison Beer’s “Home With You,” Hailee Steinfeld’s “Capital Letters,” Ellie Goulding’s “Sixteen,” John Legend’s “A Good Night,” Rita Ora’s “Proud,” Justin Skye’s “Don’t Think About It,” and Little Mix’s “Told You So.”

Stream the audio clip for “Love Me Again” below.

Raye announces details for new single “Love Me Again”

1 Aug

Raye has announced the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter (born Rachel Keen) christened “Love Me Again” as her next promotional cut and will release it on August 2nd via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, who previously teamed up with Raye on Jax Jones’ “You Don’t Know Me,” Rita Ora’s “Proud,” Madison Beer’s “Home With You,” and David Guetta’s “Put Your Phone Down (Low).”

Production duties on “Love Me Again” were handled by Fred Ball, who is responsible for Rihanna’s “Love On the Brain,” Toni Braxton’s “Please,” Mariah Carey’s “One Mo ‘Gen,” Justine Skye’s “Heaven,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississippi,” and Roses Gabor’s “Turkish Delight.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Raye’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

On the songwriting front, Raye recently co-penned “Bigger” for Beyonce alongside Stacy Barthe, Derek Dixie, Richard Lawson, and Akil King. The track appears on Beyonce’s latest album, “The Gift,” which is now available via Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Stay (Don’t Go Away)” below.

 

Dua Lipa enlists Theron Thomas, Danja for new collaboration

22 Jul

British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa has enlisted the songwriting and production services for Theron Thomas and Nathaniel “Danja” Hills.

Thomas’ recent songwriting credits include Pia Mia’s “Crybaby,” Chris Brown’s “Wobble Up,” Lizzo’s “Juice,” Kim Petras’ “Personal Hell,” Big Boi’s “Doin It,” Shenseea’s “Blessed,” Ciara’s “Freak Me,” and Becky G’s “Green Light Go.”

Meanwhile, Danja’s production resume boasts works with Britney Spears (“Gimme More”), Justin Timberlake (“Say Something”), Madonna (“4 Minutes”), Nelly Furtado (“Promiscuous”), Pink (“Sober”), Katharine McPhee (“Love Story”), Mariah Carey (“Migrate”) and Cassie (“Official Girl”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dua Lipa’s upcoming sophomore album is expected to arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly features further contributions from Koz, Sarah Hudson, Pharrell Williams, Emily Warren, Jason Evigan, Tove Lo, Fred Ball, Caroline Ailin, Joel Little, Kennedi, Dayyon Alexander, Tayla Parx, Nile Rodgers, Kamille, Justin Tranter, Sasha Sloan, Grades, and Lindy Robbins.

Watch the music video for “Electricity” below.