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[Common Collaborators] Toni and Tamar Braxton

8 Jul

In addition to being sisters and major recording artists, Toni and Tamar Braxton have also worked with a lot of the same producers and songwriters. In fact, Tamar co-wrote several songs for Toni including “Let Me Show You The Way (Out),” “Give it Back,” “Rock Me, Roll Me,” “Selfish,” “Me & My Boyfriend,” “Always” and “Holiday Celebrate.”

Here’s the list of common songwriters and producers both artists have worked with!

  • Andrea Martin – Tamar Braxton: “Only Love” and “What Does it Take” (with The Braxtons) / Toni Braxton: “A Better Man” and “I Love Me Some Him”
  • Bryan Michael Cox – Tamar Braxton: “Get None,” Pieces” and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Just Be a Man About It,” “Tripping” and “What’s Good”
  • Claude Kelly – Tamar Braxton: “Raise the Bar” / Toni Braxton: “I Hate Love”
  • Christopher “Tricky” Stewart – Tamar Braxton: “Slow Flow,” “L.A.D.I” and “Where’s the Good in Goodbye” (with The Braxtons), as well as “If You Don’t Wanna Love Me,” “I’m Over You,” “The Way it Should Be,” “Get Mine” and “Stay and Fight” / Toni Braxton: “Missin”
  • Cory Rooney – Tamar Braxton: “My Man” / Toni Braxton: “Stupid”
  • Damon Thomas – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Supposed to Be” and “Finally”
  • Dernst “D’Mile” Emile – Tamar Braxton: “Black Tears” / Toni Braxton: “Wardrobe”
  • Harvey Mason Jr. – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Supposed to Be,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Hands Tied,” “Why Don’t You Love Me” and “Hero,”
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – Tamar Braxton: “I’d Still Say Yes” (with The Braxtons) and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “You Mean the World to Me,” “Seven Whole Days,” “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “And I Love You,” “Gimme Some,” “You’re Making Me High,” “Let it Flow,” “How Could an Angel Break My Heart” and “This Time Next Year” (also recorded by Shola Ama)
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels – Tamar Braxton: “The One,” “Tip Toe,” “Love and War,” “One on One Fun,” “Hot Sugar,” “Where it Hurts,” “Catfish,” “Simple Things,” “Broken Record,” “A.S.A.P.” and “Pick Me Up”/ Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”
  • Makeba Riddick – Tamar Braxton: “Love and War,” “If I Don’t Have You,” “Must Be Good to You,” “A.S.A.P,” “Run Run” and “Pick Me Up” / Toni Braxton: “Please,” “Looking at Me” and “Make My Heart”
  • Patrick “J. Que” Smith – Tamar Braxton: “Where it Hurts” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Sex and Cigarettes” and “Supposed to Be”
  • Rodney Jerkins – Tamar Braxton: “The Makings of You,” “Heart in My Hands” and “Blind” / Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”

Brandy hits the studio with Prince Charlez for new collaboration

16 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and actress Brandy Norwood has enlisted fellow recording artist Prince Charlez for a new collaboration.

Charlez is responsible for co-writing Zedd & Liam Payne’s “Get Low,” Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Mary J. Blige’s “U + Me (Love Lesson),” K. Michelle’s “Talk to God,” Ella Mai’s “Who Knew,” and Tey Songz’s “Song Goes Off.”

His debut EP “Evolution, Pt. 1” – featuring contributions from DannyBoyStyles, Chasity Nwagbara, Fred Ball, Nasri Atweh, Sounwave, and DaHeala – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Meanwhile, Brandy is expected to release her next studio collection and follow-up 2012’s “Two Eleven” later this year via Primary Wave / eOne Music.

On the highly-anticipated project, Brandy has also worked with songwriters and producers including Darhyl “Hey DJ” Camper Jr., Kristal Oliver, Sir Charles, Delisha Thomas, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, and Harvey Mason Jr.

Stream “Evolution, Pt. 1” below.

Brandy enlists Kristal Oliver, Delisha Thomas for new album

10 May

American singer, songwriter, and actress Brandy Norwood has enlisted Kristal “Tytewriter” Oliver and Delisha Thomas for a new collaboration.

Oliver is responsible for co-writing Danity Kane’s “Showstopper,” Chrisette Michele’s “You Mean That Much to Me,” Raheem DeVaughn’s “Love Connection,” Cassie’s “Make You a Believer,” Mya’s “Lights Go Off,” Keshia Chante’s “Ring the Alarm,” and Brave Williams’ “Original.”

Meanwhile, Thomas’ songwriting resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Deja Vu”), Jennifer Lopez (“Step into My World”), Christina Aguilera (“Get Loose”), Tamia (“The Way I Love You”), Joy Enriquez (“I Need Your Love”), Justin Bieber (“Favorite Girl”) and Kierra Kiki Sheard (“You Don’t Know”).

Brandy, on the other hand, is scheduled to release her seventh album – featuring further contributions from Darhyl “DJ” Camper, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, and Harvey Mason Jr. – 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 “Wildest Dreams” below.

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.

James Blunt premieres music video for new single “Bartender”

11 Mar

James Blunt has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Bartender” to his YouTube channel on Friday (March 10, 2017).

The track was co-written by Blunt alongside Stephanie “Steph” Jones, whose other credits include Bea Miller’s “Burning Bridges,” Sabrina Carpenter’s “Don’t Want it Back,” Dylan Scott’s “Rules,” and Chris Lane’s “Circles.”

Production duties on “Bartender,” on the other hand, were collectively handled by Daniel “Danny” Parker (Nick Jonas, Britney Spears) and Theodore “Teddy” Geiger (Shawn Mendes, Ricky Reed).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Blunt’s fifth studio collection “The Afterlove” – featuring previous singles “Make Me Better,” “Time of Our Lives” and “Love Me Better” – will arrive on March 24 via Atlantic Records.

Other album producers include Stephan Moccio (Seal), Ryan Tedder (Adele), Steve Robson (Olly Murs), The Underdogs (Justin Timberlake), Steve Mac (Jess Glynne), Johnny McDaid (Harry Styles) and Ed Sheeran (Taylor Swift).

On the songwriting front, Blunt has teamed up with Amy Wadge (Geri Halliwell), Dewain Whitmore (Pia Toscano), Maureen “MoZella” McDonald (Miley Cyrus), Patrick “J. Que” Smith (Mollie King), Emily Warren (Dua Lipa) and Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire (Ciara).

Watch the music video for “Bartender” below.

[Musicians’ Galore] Harvey Mason Jr.

24 Nov

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Harvey Mason Jr. is a seven-time Grammy Award-winning American songwriter, record producer and movie producer.

Alongside regular songwriting and production partner, Damon Thomas, he has helmed songs for Justin Timberlake (“Still on My Brain”), Solange (“Ain’t No Way”), Jordin Sparks (“No Air”), Kiley Dean (“Who Will I Run To”), Tyrese (“How You Gonna Act Like That”), Jojo (“Baby it’s You”), Craig David (“My Love Don’t Stop”) and Tamar Braxton (“All the Way Home”).

His extensive resume boasts further works with Shola Ama (“Imagine”), Toni Braxton (“Hands Tied”), Britney Spears (“Mannequin”), Leona Lewis (“Can’t Breath”), Alesha Dixon (“Hand it Over”), Katharine McPhee (“I Lost You”), Mary J. Blige (“Living Proof”), Keke Wyatt (“A Day in the Life of Me”), Claudette Ortiz (“Ain’t Gonna Let You Down”) and Whitney Houston (“I Look to You”).

Amongst the producers Harvey Mason Jr. has collaborated with are
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Daryl Simmons, Antonio Dixon, Steve Russell, Vassal Benford, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Emanuel Kiriakou, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins, Warren “Oak” Felder, Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire, Rob Knox, Luke Laird, Andrew Hey, Mansur Zafr, and Brian Kennedy.

On the songwriting front, he has teamed up with Durrell “Tank” Babbs, James Fauntleroy, Dewain Whitmore, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, LaShawn Daniels, Eric Dawkins, Mischke Butler, Luke Boyd, Joseph “Lonny” Bereal, Kara DioGuardi, Julie Frost, Kasia Livingston, Ester Dean, Keri Hilson, Makeba Riddick, Frankie Storm, Heather Bright, Olivia “Livvi Franc” Waithe, Ali Tamposi, Amber “Sevyn” Streeter, Tiffany Fred, Lundon Knighten, Erika Nuri, and Kristina Stephens.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Harvey Mason Jr.’s work!

Harvey Mason Jr. hints at new collaboration with Mary J. Blige

10 Oct

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Harvey Mason Jr. has hinted at a new collaboration with Mary J. Blige.

“Always amazed at what comes out of her mouth. One of my al time greats & one of my all-time favorite,” the record producer posted to his Instagram account.

Mason Jr. previously collaborated with Blige on “Never Gonna Break My Faith” and “The Living Proof,” which was nominated for the Best Original Song category at the 69th Golden Globe Awards.

His extensive resume includes further works with Ciara (“One Woman Army”), Tamar Braxton (“All the Way Home”), K. Michelle (“Silhouettes”), Tank (“Incredible”) and Justin Timberlake (“On My Brain”).

Meanwhile, Blige is expected to release her upcoming thirteenth studio album next year through Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions” reportedly features contributions from ROMANS (John Legend, Olly Murs), Labrinth (Rihanna, The Weeknd) and Brandon “B.A.M.” Alexander (Sevyn, Chris Brown).

Watch the music video for “Living Proof” below.