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[Common Collaborators] Alicia Keys and Beyoncé

5 Jul

Since its a slow news day, I thought about writing this post, which has been on my mind for a while now. Its about songwriters/producers who worked with two artists that are frequently associated with one another. For this post, I have chosen Alicia Keys and Beyoncé.  In case you did not know, Keys was signed to Columbia Records (which is Beyoncé’s current label) before signing to Clive Davis’ J Records.  Here are the musicians that both artists have worked with:

  • Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson: Alicia Keys (“Tell You Something”) / Beyoncé (“My Body”)
  • Antonio Dixon: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had”)
  • Candice Nelson: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Resentment”)
  • Chad Hugo: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me” – Remix) / Beyonce (“I Care,” “Work it Out” and “My First Time”)
  • Dre & Vidal: Alicia Keys (“So Simple”) / Beyonce (“T-Shirt” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Frank Ocean: Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) / Beyoncé (“I Miss You” and “Superpower”)
  • Harold Lilly: Alicia Keys (“Teenage Love Affair,” “Wreckless Love,” “Saviour,” “Where Do We Go from Here,” “I Need You,” “Pawn it All,” “Illusion of Bliss,” “Girl Can’t Be Herself,” “More Than We Know,” “So Simple” and “Where Do We Begin Now”) / Beyoncé (“Ego”)
  • Jeff Bhasker: Alicia Keys (“Girl on Fire,” “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” “Love is Blind,” “Wait Til You See My Smile,” “Like the Sea” and “Tears Always Win”) / Beyoncé (“I Care,” “Rather Die Young” and “Party”)
  • Jermaine Dupri: Alicia Keys (“Girlfriend” and “My Boo”) / Beyoncé (“With Me” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Justin Timberlake: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me – Remix” and “Morning Light”) / Beyoncé (“Until the End of Time,” “Blow” and “Rocket”)
  • Kandi Burruss: Alicia Keys (“Jane Doe”) / Beyoncé (“Bills, Bills, Bills,” “So Good,” “Bug a Boo,” “Hey Ladies” and “She Can’t Love” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Kanye West: Alicia Keys (“You Don’t Know My Name” and “Unbreakable”) / Beyoncé (“Party”)
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had” and “Broken Hearted Girl”).
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror”) / Beyoncé (“Scared of Lonely,” “World Wide Woman” and “Back Up”)
  • Miguel: Alicia Keys (“Where’s the Fun in Forever”) / Beyoncé (“Rocket”)
  • Noah “40” Shebib: Alicia Keys (“Unthinkable”) / Beyoncé (“Mine”)
  • Pharrell Williams: Alicia Keys (“Work on It,” “It’s On Again,” “Know Who Are” and “Apple”) / Beyoncé (“Work it Out,” “Green Light,” “Kitty Kat,” “Blow,” “Superpower” and “My First Time”)
  • Rich Harrison: Alicia Keys (“Ain’t No Reason” – performed by Christina Milian) / Beyoncé (“Crazy in Love,” “Be with You,” “Suga Mama,” “Freakum Dress” and Creole)
  • Rodney Jerkins: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror” and “Listen to Your Heart”) / Beyoncé (“Déjà vu,” “Back Up,” “World Wide Woman” and “Scared of Lonely”)
  • Sean Garrett: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love”) / Beyoncé (“Ring the Alarm,” “Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Check on It,” “Green Light,” “Diva,” “Video Phone” and “Lay Up Under Me”)
  • Swizz Beatz: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love,” “Put it in a Love Song,” “New Day,” “The Gospel,” “Pawn it All,” “She Don’t Really Care,” “Million Dollar Bill,” “Wait Til You See My Smile”) and “Illusion of Bliss”) / Beyoncé (“Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Ring the Alarm,” “Lost Your Mind” and “Check on It”)
  • Timbaland: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Partition,” “Drunk in Love” and “Rocket”)
  • Toby Gad: Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”) / Beyoncé (“If I Were a Boy”)

Stream the audio clip for “Put It in a Love Song” below.

Alicia Keys drafts KAYTRANADA for new song “Sweet F-ing Love”

10 Jan

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Alicia Keys has unleashed a new song online.

The audio clip for “Sweet F-ing Love” was posted to rapper-producer Swizz Beatz’s SoundCloud channel on Monday (January 09, 2017).

Production duties on “Sweet F-ing Love” were handled by KAYTRANADA, whose other credits include Craig David’s “Sink or Swim,” Zak Abel’s “Say Sumthin,” Kali Uchis’ “Rush,” Anderson Paak’s “Lite Weight,” Talib Kweli’s “Butterfly,” Katy B’s “Honey,” and Sinead Harnett’s “Say What You Mean.”

Keys’ latest album “Here” – featuring singles “In Common” and “Blended Family (What You Do for Love)” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Girl on Fire” delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Pharrell Williams, Emeli Sande, Jimmy Napes, Harold Lilly, Mark Batson, Tish Hyman, Illangelo, Billy Walsh, and Taylor Parks.

Listen to the audio clip for “Sweet F-ing Love” below.

Alicia Keys delivers new album “HERE”

4 Nov

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Alicia Keys has delivered her new album online.

“HERE” – featuring singles “In Common,” “Blended Family (What You Do for Love” and “Holy War” – is now available for download via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project boasts songwriting contributions from Emeli Sande (Katy Perry), Taylor Parks (Jason Derulo), Latisha “Tish” Hyman (Kanye West), Harold Lilly (Toni Braxton) and Billy Walsh (Majid Jordan).

On the production front, Keys has teamed up with Swizz Beatz (Mariah Carey), Illangelo (The Weeknd), Mark Batson (Lianne La Havas), Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith) and Pharrell Williams (Justin Timberlake).

Stream “HERE” in its entirety below.

Alicia Keys reveals new album “HERE” tracklist

30 Oct

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Alicia Keys has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming sixth album.

The singer-songwriter-record producer will release “HERE” on November 4 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Current single “Holy War” – which was written by Keys alongside Billy Walsh and Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Girl on Fire” delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Swizz Beatz (Angie Stone), Harold Lily (Christina Milian), Mark Batson (Lianne La Havas), Tish Hyman (Kelly Rowland), Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith) and Taylor Parks (Demi Lovato).

Other musicians expected to appear on “HERE” are Pharrell Williams (Lion Babe), Sam Romans (John Legend), Emeli Sande (Rihanna), Sampha (Jessie Ware), Mike Dean (Kanye West) and Sam Dew (Marsha Ambrosius).

Peep the tracklisting below.

(1) The Beginning (Interlude) / (2) The Gospel / (3) Pawn It All / (4) Elaine Brown (Interlude) / (5) Kill Your Mama / (6) She Don’t Really Care_1LUV / (7) Elevate (Interlude) / (8) Illusion of Bliss / (9) Blended Family (What You Do for Love) / (10) Work on It / (11) Cocoa Butter (Interlude) / (12) Girl Can’t Be Herself / (13) Your Glow (Interlude) / (14) More Than We Know / (15) Where Do We Begin Now / (16) Holy War / International Edition – (17) In Common / (18) Hallelujah

Alicia Keys unearths new promotional single “Holy War”

28 Oct

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Alicia Keys has unearthed a new promotional single online.

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

The track was written by Keys along with regular collaborators Billy Walsh (Majid Jordan) and Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese (The Weeknd).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Keys will release her sixth album “HERE” – featuring previous singles “Blended Family (What You Do for Love),” “In Common” and “Hallelujah” – on November 4 via RCA Records.

Other album contributors include Swizz Beatz (Gwen Stefani), Harold Lily (Toni Braxton), Mark Batson (LeAnn Rimes), Tish Hyman (Gorgon City), Jimmy Napes (Ellie Goulding) and Taylor Parks (Jason Derulo).

Amongst the reported songwriters and producers backing Keys on the follow-up to 2013’s “Girl on Fire” are Pharrell Williams (Justin Timberlake), Sam Dew (Marsha Ambrosius), Emeli Sande (Katy Perry), Sampha (Jessie Ware), Mike Dean (Kanye West) and Sam Romans (Craig David).

Listen to the audio clip for “Holy War” below.

Alicia Keys confirms details for new album “HERE”

7 Oct

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Alicia Keys has confirmed the details for her upcoming album.

The singer, songwriter, and record producer christened her sixth studio collection “HERE” and will release it on November 4 via RCA Records.

Current single “Blended Family (What You Do for Love)” – which was co-written by Tish Hyman and co-produced by Mark Batson – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Other songwriters and producers backing Keys on “HERE” are Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese (The Weeknd), Billy Walsh (Majid Jordan), Taylor Parks (Mariah Carey) and  Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith).

The follow-up to 2012’s “Girl on Fire” reportedly boasts further contributions from Swizz Beatz, Harold Lilly, Pharrell Williams, Sam Romans, Charlie Puth, Sampha, Emeli Sande, Mike Dean, and Sam Dew.

Listen to the audio clip for “Blended Family (What You Do for Love)” below.

AlunaGeorge unleash new song “Mediator”

2 Sep

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AlunaGeorge have unleashed a new song online.

The British electronic music duo posted the audio clip for “Mediator” to their Vevo channel on Thursday (September 01, 2016).

“Mediator” – now available for download via iTunes – was written by group members Aluna Francis and George Reid along with Tom Aspaul, who also worked with the likes of Kylie Minogue (“Feels So Good”), Alex Newell (“Shame”), and Karen Harding (“Those Girls”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, AlunaGeorge’s upcoming album “I Remember” – featuring singles “I’m in Control” and “Mean What I Mean” – is scheduled to arrive on September 16 via Island Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

Other album contributors include Mark Ralph, Sam Romans, Utters, Free School, Harold Lilly, Amanda Warner, Stargate, Charli XCX, John Hill, Noonie Bao, Cass Lowe, Kid Harpoon, Ajay Bhattacharyya, and Cathy Dennis.

Listen to the audio clip for “Mediator” below.