Tag Archives: Ilya Salmanzadeh

Dua Lipa enlists Billy Walsh for new collaboration

18 Mar

Dua Lipa has enlisted Billy Walsh for a new collaboration.

The Canadian songwriter, fashion stylist, and designer is known for co-writing Alicia Keys’ “In Common,” The Weeknd’s “Die for You,” Camila Cabello’s “Real Friends,” Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart,” Emeli Sande’s “Starlight,” Khalid’s “Stay,” Tinashe’s “Party Favors,” and Majid Jordan’s “Something About You.”

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring further songwriting contributions from Lindy Robbins, Tayla Parx, Kamille, Sasha Sloan, Emily Warren, Caroline Ailin, Kennedi, Ilsey Juber, Sarah Hudson, and Tove Lo – is expected to arrive later this year via Warner Bros. Records.

On the production front, the “New Rules” singer has reportedly worked with Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Pharrell Williams, Joel Little, Grades, King Henry, Boi-1da, Frank Dukes, Nineteen85, MNEK, Jason Evigan, Fred Ball, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Max Martin.

Stream the audio clip for “Swan Song” below.

Ariana Grande delivers new album “Thank U, Next”

10 Feb

Ariana Grande has delivered her fifth studio collection online.

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

Current promotional single “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” – which samples the Kandi Burruss and Kevin “She’kspere” Briggs-crafted “It Makes Me Ill” (as performed by N’Sync) – was co-written by regular collaborators Savan Kotecha, Martin “Max Martin” Sandberg, and Ilya Salmanzadeh.

Other musicians backing Grande on “Thank U, Next” are Tommy Brown, Victoria Monet, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Tayla Parx, Charles Anderson, Priscilla Renea, Justin Tranter, Kennedi Lykken, Happy Perez, Njomza, Brian Malik Baptiste, Kaydence, Jameel Roberts, and Nova Wav.

Watch the music video for “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” below.

Ariana Grande reveals tracklisting, release date for new album “Thank U, Next”

23 Jan

Ariana Grande has revealed the tracklisting and release date for her upcoming fifth album.

The American singer/songwriter christened her next studio collection “Thank U, Next” and will release it on February 8th via Republic Records.

Current promotional single “7 Rings” – which was collectively produced by Tommy Brown, Charles Anderson and Michael Foster – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

On the follow-up to 2018’s “Sweetner,” Grande has also worked with Max Martin, Victoria Monet, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Tayla Parx, Savan Kotecha, Njomza, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Kandi Burruss, Tom Parker, Kimberly Krysiuk, and Happy Perez.

See the tracklisting for “Thank U, Next” below.

(1) Imagine / (2) Needy / (3) NASA / (4) Bloodline / (5) Fake Smile / (6) Bad Idea / (7) Make Up / (8) Ghostin / (9) In My Head / (10) 7 Rings / (11) Thank U, Next / (12) Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored

Dua Lipa teams with Joel Little for new collaboration

17 Jan

Dua Lipa has teamed up with Joel Little for a new collaboration.

The New Zealand record producer and songwriter is responsible for Lorde’s “Royals,” Imagine Dragons’ “Whatever it Takes,” Shawn Mendes’s “Youth,” Ruth B’s “If This is Love,” Daya’s “Safe,” Kesha’s “This is Me,” Bebe Rexha’s “The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody),” and Khaled’s “Young, Dumb & Broke.”

Besides renewing his worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV; Little has also contributed to the next projects by Normani, OneRepublic, Ina Wroldsen, and Ella Eyre.

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa’s next single “Swan Song” – taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “Alitta: Battle Angel” – will arrive on January 25 via all digital streaming outlets. The track was co-written by Justin Tranter and Kennedi Lykken, with collective production duties handled by Junkie XL alongside Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson (aka Mattman & Robin).

For her upcoming sophomore album, Dua Lipa has reportedly worked with Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Emily Warren, Jason Evigan, Lindy Robbins, King Henry, Sarah Hudson, Grades, Tove Lo, MNEK, Tayla Parx, Savan Kotecha, Caroline Ailin, Dayyon Alexander, Kamille, Andrew Wyatt, Ilsey Juber, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Sasha Sloan, and Max Martin.

Watch the music video for “Electricity” below.

 

Clean Bandit release sophomore album “What is Love?”

30 Nov

British electronic music group Clean Bandit – consisting of members Grace Chatto, and brothers Jack and Luke Patterson – have released their sophomore studio collection via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

“What is Love?” – which serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “New Eyes” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project boasts guest appearances from Zara Larsson, Marina Diamandis, Craig David, Rita Ora, Demi Lovato, Anne-Marie, Charli XCX, Ellie Goulding, Julia Michaels, and Louisa Johnson.

On the songwriting and production front, Clean Bandit have worked with Steve Mac, Ina Wroldsen, Mark Ralph, Kamille, Jason Evigan, Noonie Bao, Sam Romans, Ilsey Juber, Fred Gibson, Caroline Ailin, Julian Bunetta, John Ryan, Emily Warren, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Cara Salimando, and Jonny Price.

Stream “What is Love?” below.

Ellie Goulding hits the studio with Steve Mac for new collaboration

22 Nov

Ellie Goulding has teamed up with Steve Mac for a new collaboration.

Born Steven McCutcheon, the British record producer and songwriter’s recent credits include Little Mix’s “Woman Like Me,” Anne-Marie’s “2002,” Jess Glynne’s “Thursday,” Craig David’s “Brand New,” Olly Murs’s “Moves,” Max George’s “Barcelona,” and Celine Dion’s “Ashes.”

Mac has also worked with top songwriters including Wayne Hector, Lindy Robbins, Ammar Malik, Ina Wroldsen, Ed Drewett, Karen Poole, Ross Golan, Amy Wadge, Claude Kelly, Julie Frost, August Rigo, and Chelcee Grimes.

Meanwhile, Goulding is scheduled to release the follow-up to 2015’s “Delirium” later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from The 23rd, Kamille, Noel Zancanella, Jamie Hartman, MoZella, Justin Tranter, Starsmith, Ilsey Juber, Nate Campany, Jason Evigan, and Gian Stone.

Goulding’s current promotional single “Close to Me” – which was co-written by Savan Kotecha and Peter Svensson and collectively produced by Diplo and Ilya Salmanzadeh – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

Stream the audio clip for “Close to Me” below.

 

Dua Lipa enlists Tayla Parx for new collaboration

15 Nov

Dua Lipa has enlisted fellow recording artist Tayla Parx for a new collaboration.

Parx recently co-wrote “Thank U, Next” for Ariana Grande alongside Victoria Monet, Tommy Brown, Charles Anderson, and Micheal Foster. The track peaked to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Parx’s current promotional single “Slow Dancing,” taken from her upcoming project “We Need to Talk,” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa is expected to release her sophomore album next year via Warner Music Group / Warner Brothers Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly yields additional contributions from Jason Evigan, Kamille, Savan Kotecha, Caroline Ailin, Ilya, Tove Lo, Sasha Sloan, Andrew Wyatt, Ilsey Juber, Koz, Lindy Robbins, MNEK, Sarah Hudson, Grades, Emily Warren, Dayyon Alexander, Sarah Aarons, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Watch the music video for “Slow Dancing” below.