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Alicia Keys enlists Tricky Stewart for new collaboration

11 Dec

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has enlisted Christopher “Tricky” Stewart for a new collaboration.

Stewart’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Single Ladies”), Mariah Carey (“Touch My Body”), Rihanna (“Umbrella”), Mary J. Blige (“Just Fine”), Ciara (“Ride”), Brooke Valentine (“Girl Fight”), Brandy (“Louboutins”), Toni Braxton (“Missin'”) and Whitney Houston (“I Look to You”).

Besides regular collaborator Terius “The-=Dream” Nash, Stewart has also worked with songwriters including Traci Hale, Penelope Magnet, Kandi Burruss, Ester Dean, Crystal Nicole, Shelly Peiken, Katrina Willis, Michelle Bell, Candice Nelson, Keri Hilson, Shamora Crawford, and Lindsey “Mavelle” Gilbert.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her eighth studio collection in 2019 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from DaHeala, Foy Vance, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, Emile Haynie, Stacy Barthe, Johnny McDaid, Andrew Wyatt, Jeff Bhasker, Linda Perry, Asia Whiteacre, Pierre Medor, and Jeremiah “SickPen” Bethea.

Stream the audio clip for “She Don’t Really Care” below.

 

Ray BLK hits the studio with Jin Jin, Fred Ball

10 Dec

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has teamed up with Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Fred Ball for a new collaboration.

Jin Jin’s songwriting resume boasts works with Jess Glynne (“Hold My Hand”), Tinie Tempah (“Not Letting Go”), Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me”), Yebba Smith (“Evergreen”), Raye (“Decline”) and Sabrina Carpenter (“Alien”).

Meanwhile, Ball’s songwriting and production credits include Mariah Carey’s “One Mo ‘Gen,” Jessie Reyez’s “Apple Juice,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississippi,” Anne Marie’s “Some People,” Justine Skye’s “Heaven,” Toni Braxton’s “Deadwood,” and Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain.”

Ray BLK’s current project “Empress” – featuring 8 songs in the shape of “Run Run,” “Paradise,” “Got My Own,” “Girl Like Me,” “Mama,” “Empress,” “Don’t Beg” and “Just a Kid” – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

That collection delivers alliances with Fraser T. Smith, Emma Davidson-Dillon, Cass Lowe, Jordan Riley, Fred Gibson, Warren “Oak” Felder, Sebastian Kole, Francis “Eg” White, Josh Grant, and Simon Aldred.

Stream the audio clip for “Girl Like Me” below.

 

Mariah Carey liberates new album “Caution”

18 Nov

Mariah Carey has liberated her fifteenth studio collection online.

“Caution” – featuring singles “GTFO,” “With You,” “The Distance” and “A No No” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the highly-anticipated project, Carey has worked with songwriters and producers including The Stereotypes, Dev Hynes, Skrillex, Priscilla Renea, Timbaland, Bibi Bourelly, Lido, Prince Charlez, Fred Ball, WondaGurl, Nineteen85, Poo Bear, Shea Taylor, DJ Mustard, and No I.D.

Stream “Caution” below.

Roses Gabor confirms details for debut album “Fantasy & Facts”

9 Nov

Roses Gabor has confirmed the details for her upcoming debut album.

The British singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “Fantasy & Facts” and will release it on February 22, 2019 via AllPoints.

Current promotional single “I Could Be Yours” – which was co-written and produced by The Stereotypes – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms. and all other digital streaming outlets.

On the highly-anticipated project, Gabor has also worked with Sampha (Alicia Keys, Solange Knowles), Greg Wells (Adele, Katy Perry), Blue May (Kenzie May, Clare Maguire), Jennifer Decilveo (Anne-Marie, Dan Caplen), Toddla T (Andrea Martin, Shola Ama), Kieron Menzies (Lana Del Rey, Craig David) and Fred Ball (Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey).

See the tracklisting for “Fantasy & Facts” below.

(1) Rush / (2) Fuck Up the Bass / (3) Illusions / (4) Interlude: Turkish Delight / (5) I Could Be Yours / (6) Feels Roll N Burn / (7) Interlude: Awkward Desire / (8) ETIT / (9) Stuff / (10) Perfect Magnitude / (11) This Room

Mariah Carey reveals tracklisting for new album “Caution”

1 Nov

Mariah Carey has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming fifteenth album, “Caution,” which will arrive on November 16 via Epic Records.

Current promotional single “The Distance” – which was co-written by Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd and produced by Sonny “Skrillex” Moore – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated album boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Shea Taylor, Priscilla Renea, No ID, Bibi Bourelly, Prince Charlez, Nineteen85, Blood Orange, Fred Ball, and DJ Mustard.

See the tracklisting for “Caution” below.

(1) GTFO / (2) With You / (3) Caution / (4) A No No / (5) The Distance (f/ Ty Dolla Sign) / (6) Giving Me Life (f/ Slick Rick and Blood Orange) / (7) One Mo’ Gen / (8) 8th Grade / (9) Stay Long Love You (f/ Gunna) / (10) Portrait

Ella Henderson signs new record deal with Rudimental’s Major Tom’s Music

31 Oct

Ella Henderson has signed a new record deal with Rudimental’s Major Tom’s Music, which is an imprint of Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The label also houses fellow recording artists Dan Caplen and Anne-Marie, whose debut album “Speak Your Mind” peaked to number three on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles “2002,” “Friends” and “Alarm.”

Since the release of her 2014 debut album “Chapter One,” Henderson has worked with songwriters and producers including Richard “Biff” Stannard, Paul O’Duffy, Josh Record, Moon Willis, Fred Ball, Two Inch Punch, Martin Sjolie, Dallas Austin, Cass Lowe, Fraser T. Smith, and Arrow Benjamin.

She has also co-penned Olivia Nelson’s “Back When” (w/ Fred Cox), Paloma Faith’s “Guilty” (w/ TMS and Wayne Hector) and Gabby Barrett’s “Rivers Deep” (w/ Andrew Goldstein, Emanuel Kiriakou, Harloe, and Evan Bogart).

Stream the audio clip for “Missed” below.

 

Madonna reunites with Mike Dean for new collaboration

28 Oct

Madonna has reunited with Mike Dean for a new collaboration.

The American hip hop record producer previously teamed up with Madonna on “Illuminati,” “Holy Water,” “Inside Out,” “Auto-Tune Baby” and “S.E.X.,” taken from her 2015 album, “Rebel Heart.”

Dean’s resume boasts additional works with Beyonce (“Love Drought”), Christina Aguilera (“Accelerate”), Teyana Taylor (“Gonna Love Me”), The Weeknd (“Tell Your Friends”), Grace Carter (“Ashes”), Justin Bieber (“No Sense”) and The Carters (“Boss”).

Meanwhile, Madonna is currently working on her upcoming album under album under Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

Besides regular collaborator Mirwais Ahmadzaï, the still-untitled project reportedly features further productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Ball (Rihanna, Toni Braxton), Starrah (Normani, Calvin Harris), Billboard (Ariana Grande, Britney Spears).

Stream the audio clip for “Inside Out” below.