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Tamera Foster works with Talay Riley

10 Oct

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Tamera Foster is making new music with Talay Riley.

The Nigerian/British singer recently provided guest vocals on “Dirty Love” by Drum and Bass music producer Wilkinson. The track will be available for download from October 12 via iTunes (UK).

Riley’s songwriting resume also includes works for Usher [RCA Records], Keri Hilson [Interscope Records], Ellie Goulding [Polydor Records], Jessie J [Republic Records] and Becky Hill [Parlophone Records].

Foster, meanwhile, will release her first studio collection via Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment.

The still-untitled project reportedly spawns further productions and songwriting contributions from Naughty Boy, Camille Purcell, MNEK, Janee Bennett, Future Cut, Chelcee Grimes, Mr. Hudson, and Iain James.

Watch the music video for Wilkinson’s “Dirty Love” below.

Olly Murs reveals new album “Never Been Better” credits

1 Oct

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Olly Murs has revealed the official credits for his upcoming fourth album.

The British singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Never Been Better” in the United Kingdom on November 24 via Syco Music / Epic Records.

Lead single “Wrapped Up” – featuring Travie McCoy – was co-written by Claude Kelly and Steve Robson, who previously teamed up with Murs on hit singles including “Troublemaker” and “Please Don’t Let Me Go.”

The follow-up to 2012’s “Right Place Right Time” boasts further songwriting contributions from Wayne Hector, Maegan Cottone, Iain James, John Newman, Sean Douglas, Mike Posner, Sam Romans, Martin Johnson, and Sam Hollander.

On the production front, Murs has teamed up with TMS, Steve Mac, Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Peter Wallevik, Daniel Davidsen, Ryan “Alias” Tedder, Jason Evigan, Paul Weller, Jamie Scott, Toby Smith, and Matt Prime.

Peep the songwriting and production credits for “Never Been Better” below.

“Did You Miss Me”
Written By: (Olly Murs / Sean Douglas / Jason Evigan).
Produced By: (The Suspex).

“Wrapped Up” (featuring Travie McCoy)
Written By: (Olly Murs / Travie McCoy / Claude Kelly / Steve Robson).
Produced By: (Steve Robson).

“Beautiful to Me”
Written By: (Olly Murs / Martin Johnson / Sam Hollander / Steve Robson).
Produced By: (Steve Robson).

“Up” (featuring Demi Lovato)
Written By: (Wayne Hector / Maegan Cottone / Mich “Cutfather” Hansen / Daniel Davidsen / Peter Wallevik).
Produced By: (Mich “Cutfather” Hansen / Daniel Davidsen / Peter Wallevik).

“Seasons”
Written By: (Ryan “Alias” Tedder).
Produced By: (Ryan “Alias” Tedder).

“Nothing Without You”
Written By: (Olly Murs / Mike Posner / Iain “Sparx” James / Peter “Merf” Kelleher / Thomas “Froe” Barnes / Benjamin Kohn).
Produced By: (TMS).

“Never Been Better”
Written By: (Olly Murs / Wayne Hector / Peter “Merf” Kelleher / Thomas “Froe” Barnes / Benjamin Kohn).
Produced By: (TMS).

“Hope You Got What You Came For”
Written By: (Olly Murs / Wayne Hector / Steve Robson).
Produced By: (Steve Robson).

“Why Do I Love You”
Written By: (Olly Murs / Jamie Scott / Peter “Merf” Kelleher / Thomas “Froe” Barnes / Benjamin Kohn).
Produced By: (TMS).

“Stick with Me”
Written By: (John Newman / Wayne Hector / Steve Mac).
Produced By: (Steve Mac).

“Can’t Say No”
Written By: (Olly Murs / Claude Kelly / Steve Robson).
Produced By: (Steve Robson).

“Tomorrow”
“Hope You Got What You Came For”
Written By: (Olly Murs / Wayne Hector / Steve Robson).
Produced By: (Steve Robson).

“Let Me In”
Written By: (Olly Murs / Paul Weller).
Produced By: (Paul Weller).

“We Still Love”
Written By: (Olly Murs / Sam Romans / Steve Robson).
Produced By: (Steve Robson).

“Us Against the World”
Written By: (Olly Murs / Jamie Scott / Toby Smith).
Produced By: (Jamie Scott / Toby Smith).

“Ready for Love”
Written By: (Olly Murs / Phil Cook / Jamie Scott / Matt Prime).
Produced By: (Jamie Scott / Matt Prime).

“History”
Written By: (Olly Murs / Claude Kelly / Steve Robson).
Produced By: (Steve Robson).

Tamera Foster enlists Camille Purcell, Naughty Boy for debut album

1 Oct

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British recording artist Tamera Foster has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Camille Purcell and Naughty Boy for her debut LP.

Purcell is known for co-writing Ella Henderson’s “Glow” along with hitmaker Steve Mac. The track will be out on October 5 via iTunes (UK).

Her resume also includes works for Leona Lewis [Island Records], Rita Ora [Columbia Records], The Saturdays [Polydor Records], Jessie J [Republic Records] and Conor Maynard [Parlophone Records].

Meanwhile, Naughty Boy recently released his latest single “Pardon Me.” The track features Professor Green, Laura Mvula, Wilkinson and Ava Green.

He also contributed to the next projects by Mary J. Blige [Capitol Records], Emeli Sande [Virgin EMI Records], Rihanna [Roc Nation Records], Jess Glynne [Atlantic Records] and Pia Mia [Interscope Records].

As previously reported, Tamera Foster is signed to Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music. There’s no word on when her debut album will be released.

The still-untitled project reportedly yields further alliances with Future Cut (Ed Drewett, Whinnie Williams), Chelcee Grimes (Tulisa, Little Mix), MNEK (Rudimental, Kylie Minogue) and Iain James (Craig David, Olly Murs).

Watch Tamera’s Foster’s rendition of “Stay” by Rihanna below.

Olly Murs enlists Travie McCoy for new single “Wrapped Up”

30 Sep

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Olly Murs has announced the details for his new single.

The British singer/songwriter dubbed “Wrapped Up” – featuring Travie McCoy – as the first promotional cut from his fourth studio album, “Never Been Better,” out in the United Kingdom on November 24 via Syco Music / Epic Records.

“Wrapped Up” was written by Murs along with Claude Kelly and Steve Robson, who also teamed up with the artist on hit singles including “Please Don’t Let Me Go,” “Troublemaker” and “Dance With Me Tonight.”

“Never Been Better” serves as the follow-up 2012’s “Right Place Right Time,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and featured hit singles “Army of Two,” “Dear Darlin” and “Hand on Heart.”

The highly-anticipated LP yields further collaborations with TMS (Ella Eyre, Lily Allen), Wayne Hector (Craig David, Nicki Minaj), Iain James (Becky Hill, Leona Lewis) and Jason Evigan (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato).

Watch the music video for “Please Don’t Let Me Go” below.

Olly Murs reveals new album “Never Been Better” tracklist

29 Sep

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Olly Murs has revealed the official tracklisting for his upcoming fourth album.

The British singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Never Been Better” in the United Kingdom on November 24 via Syco Music / Epic Records.

The new LP boasts productions from TMS (Sigma, Paloma Faith), Steve Robson (Westlife, Leona Lewis), Cutfather (Jamelia, Pixie Lott), Peter Wallevik (Ella Eyre, Leah McFall) and Jason Evigan (David Guetta, Fifth Harmony).

Songwriters include Wayne Hector (1D, Kim Cesarion), Iain James (Emeli Sande, Craig David), Claude Kelly (Brandy, Jennifer Hudson), Maegan Cottone (Little Mix, Tara McDonald) and Chelcee Grimes (Tulisa, Kylie Minogue).

“Never Been Better” serves as the follow-up 2012’s “Right Place Right Time,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and featured hit singles “Troublemaker,” “Hand on Heart” and “Dance with Me Tonight.”

Peep the tracklisting for “Never Been Better” below.

“Did You Miss Me”
“Wrapped Up” (featuring Travie McCoy)
“Beautiful to Me”
“Up” (featuring Demi Lovato)
“Seasons”
“Nothing Without You”
“Never Been Better”
“Hope You Got What You Came For”
“Why Do I Love You”
“Stick with Me”
“Can’t Say No”
“Tomorrow”
“Let Me In”

Deluxe Edition:

“We Still Love”
“Us Against the World”
“Ready for Love”
“History”

Olly Murs confirms new album “Never Been Better”

25 Sep

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Olly Murs has revealed the title for his upcoming fourth album.

The British singer/songwriter christened his next studio collection “Never Been Better” and will release it on November 24 via Syco Music / Epic Records.

The new project serves as the follow-up 2012’s “Right Place Right Time,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and featured hit singles including “Troublemaker,” “Army of Two” and “Dance with Me Tonight.”

Watch the music video for “Hand on Heart” below. The track was written by Olly Murs, Iain James and Wayne Hector along with Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher and Benjamin Kohn of songwriting and production team TMS.

Tamera Foster recruits MNEK for debut album

14 Sep

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Tamera Foster has recruited MNEK for her upcoming debut album.

Some of his recent notable credits include “Ready for Your Love” by Gorgon City [Virgin EMI], “London Rain” by Neon Jungle [RCA], “Losing” by Becky Hill [Parlophone] and “Say Something” by Karen Harding [Capitol].

The singer, songwriter and record producer – born Uzoechi Emenike – also worked with the likes of Madonna [Interscope], Rudimental [Atlantic], Little Mix [Columbia], Kylie Minogue [Parlophone] and Charli XCX [Neon Gold].

Foster, meanwhile, is expected to release her first LP later this year via Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment.

The highly-anticipated project is said to feature further alliances with Sunny Productions, Iain “Sparx” James, Future Cut, Chelcee Grimes, Mr. Hudson, Janee Bennett, and Al-Hakam “Komi” El-Kaubaisy.

Watch the music video for MNEK’s “Wrote a Song About You” below. The track is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.