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Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea debut new single “Pretty Girls”

5 May

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Britney Spears has debuted her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Pretty Girls” – featuring Iggy Azalea – to her Vevo channel on Monday (May 04, 2015).

“Pretty Girls” was co-written by Maegan Cottone along with Little Mix members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.

Production duties were handled by the Invincible Men, who have also worked with Jessie J (“Do It Like a Dude”), Conor Maynard (“Can’t Say No”), DJ Fresh f/ Rita Ora (“Hot Right Now”) and Joel Compass (“Girlfriends”).

Spears’ last studio album, 2013’s “Britney Jean,” peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two hit singles in the shape of “Work Bitch” and the Sia-penned / Chris Braide-produced “Perfume.”

Her ninth studio collection is expected to hit stores and digital outlets later this year under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Pretty Girls” below.

 

Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea unleash new single “Pretty Girls” artwork

1 May

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Britney Spears has unleashed the official artwork for her new single online.

The Iggy Azalea-assisted “Pretty Girls” marks the first promotional cut from Spears’ upcoming ninth studio collection.

Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson of Little Mix co-wrote the song along with Maegan Cottone, who also worked with Olly Murs [Epic], Demi Lovato [Hollywood] and Fleur East [Syco].

Production duties on “Pretty Girls” were handled by the Jason Pebworth, George Astasio and Jon Shave of the Invisible Men.

The hitmaking trio’s resume includes additional works for Conor Maynard (“Can’t Say No”), DJ Fresh f/ Rita Ora (“Hot Right Now”), Joel Compass (“Girlfriends”) and Jessie J (“Do It Like a Dude”).

As mentioned in earlier reports, Spears is expected to release her new album later this year under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Britney Jean,” which debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Work Bitch” and “Perfume.”

Fleur East drafts Ina Wroldsen, Fraser T. Smith for debut album

21 Apr

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Fleur East has drafted the songwriting and production services of Ina Wroldsen and Fraser T. Smith for her upcoming debut album.

Wroldsen is known for co-writing Jess Glynne’s “Hold My Hand” [Atlantic Records], Madison Beer’s “Melodies” [Island Records], Shontelle’s “Impossible” [Motown Records] and Britney Spears’ “He About to Lose Me” [RCA Records].

She also contributed to the next projects by Jojo [Atlantic Records], Selena Gomez [Interscope Records], Katharine McPhee [Columbia Records], Janelle Monae [Bad Boy Records] and Bridgit Mendler [Hollywood Records].

Meanwhile, notable songwriting and production credits by Fraser T. Smith are Sam Smith’s “Not in That Way” [Capitol Records], “Wildflower” by CeeLo Green [Roadrunner Records] and Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” [XL Recordings].

His upcoming placements are with Ella Henderson [Syco Music], Karen Harding [Method Records], Tori Kelly [Capitol Records], Grace Sewell [RCA Records], Kwabs [Atlantic Records] and Raleigh Ritchie [Columbia Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Fleur East’s first studio collection is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year under Syco Music.

The still-untitled project will feature further collaborations with Steve Booker, Niara Scarlett, Richard “Biff” Stannard, Chelcee Grimes, Bradford Ellis, Jack Splash, Wayne Hector, TMS, Invisible Men, and Fred Ball.

Watch Fleur East’s rendition of Meghan Trainor’s “All About the Bass” below.

Fleur East enlists Niara Scarlett, Steve Booker for debut album

18 Apr

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British singer/songwriter Fleur East has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Niara Scarlett and Steve Booker for her upcoming debut album.

Notable songwriting credits by Scarlett include “With You” by Moko [Virgin EMI Records], “The First Thing” by Esmee Denters [Interscope Records] and “Sound of the Underground” by Girls Aloud [Polydor Records].

Meanwhile, Booker is responsible for co-writing and producing Jessie J’s “Fire” [Republic Records], John Newman’s “Love Me Again” [Island Records] and Duffy’s “Mercy” [A&M Records].

He also produced and co-wrote “You Broke My Heart” for Alexandra Burke along with Scarlett and Pixie Lott. The track appears on the Burke’s debut album, “Overcome,” now available for download via iTunes.

Meanwhile, East is expected to release her first studio collection later this year under Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music and Sony Music Entertainment.

The still-untitled project boasts further songwriting contributions from Wayne Hector (Eliza Doolittle, One Direction), Chelcee Grimes (Karen Harding, Conor Maynard) and Bradford Ellis (Becky Hill, Ella Henderson).

Album producers are Richard “Biff” Stannard (Gabrielle, Kylie Minogue), Invisible Men (Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea), TMS (Ella Eyre, Sinead Harnett), Jack Splash (Solange, Alicia Keys) and Fred Ball (Little Mix, Nicola Roberts).

Watch Fleur East’s rendition of Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” below

Fleur East hits the studio with Chelcee Grimes, Bradford Ellis, Richard Stannard

8 Apr

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Fleur East has added Chelcee Grimes, Bradford Ellis and Richard “Biffco” Stannard to the list of contributors for her upcoming debut album.

“Studio selfie stick fun!!! @biffco @chelceegrimes @BradBaloo,” the British singer/songwriter tweeted on Wednesday (April 08, 2015).

Grimes is known for co-writing Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once” track “Million Miles” along with Cufather, Daniel Davidsen and Peter Wallevik.

She also confirmed songwriting placements on the next projects by Little Mix [Columbia], Conor Maynard [Parlophone], Tulisa [All Around the World], Karen Harding [Capitol] and Tamera Foster [Syco Music].

Meanwhile, Ellis and Stannard have collectively co-written and produced songs for Leona Lewis (“One More Sleep”), James Arthur (“Lie Down”), Ella Henderson (“Billie Holiday”) and Little Mix (“These Four Walls”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Fleur East’s first studio collection will be released later this year via Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music.

The still-untitled project features further collaborations with Wayne Hector (Jason Derulo, Olly Murs), TMS (Becky Hill, Ella Eyre), Fred Ball (Pixie Lott, Nicola Roberts) and the Invisible Men (Iggy Azalea, Britney Spears).

Watch Fleur East perform “Fine China” below.

Britney Spears announces new single “Pretty Girls”

25 Mar

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Britney Spears has announced the details for her new single.

The singer/songwriter dubbed “Pretty Girls” as the first promotional cut from her next studio collection and will release it on May 5th via iTunes.

The Iggy Azalea-assisted track was co-written by Little Mix members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson along with Maegan Cottone, whose resume includes further works for Olly Murs [Epic], Demi Lovato [Hollywood] and Conor Maynard [Parlophone].

Production duties on “Pretty Girls” were handled by Jon Shave, Jason Pebworth and George Astasio of The Invisible Men, who are also responsible for Jessie J’s “Do it Like a Dude” and DJ Fresh’s “Hot Right Now” f/ Rita Ora.

Spears’ ninth album is expected to hit stores later this year via RCA Records. The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Britney Jean,” which peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Perfume” below.

Fleur East hits the studio with Wayne Hector for debut album

1 Mar

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Fleur East has initiated the process of recording her debut album.

Songwriting contributions on the still-untitled CD are headed by Wayne Hector, whose extensive resume includes works for Jason Derulo [RCA Records], Nicki Minaj [Republic Records] and One Direction [Syco Music].

Some of his notable credits are Cover Drive’s “Sparks” [Polydor Records], Olly Murs’ “Hand on Heart” [Syco Music], Little Mix’s “We Are Who We Are” [Columbia Records] and Rixton’s “Wait on Me” [Interscope Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Fleur East will release her first studio collection later this year via Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music. The Sony Music imprint is also home to artists including Ella Henderson and Tamera Foster.

Other songwriters and producers backing East on the keenly-awaited album are Jack Splash (Pixie Lott, Alicia Keys), Invisible Men (Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Hudson) and TMS (Emeli Sande, Leona Lewis).

Watch East’s rendition of “Uptown Funk” below.

Lion Babe hit the studio with Joel Compass

1 Feb

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Lion Babe have teamed with labelmate Joel Compass on new material.

“Friday night in da studio with @JoelCompass” the experimental pop duo posted to their official Twitter account on January 31, 2015.

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for a future Joel Compass release or Lion Babe’s upcoming debut album.

Compass’ latest single “Girlfriends” – which was co-penned by Nicola Roberts, Miranda Cooper and Amanda Ghost and produced by The Invisible Men – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Furthermore, he co-wrote “Kicks” for FKA twigs and provided guest vocals on the track “Coming Up for Air,” taken from Cheryl’s third album “Only Human.”

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Meanwhile, Lion Babe’s first studio collection will hit stores later this year via Amanda Ghost’s label Outsiders Recorded Music Limited in partnership with Interscope Records (US) and Polydor Records (UK).

The still-untitled project follows the duo’s self-titled EP, featuring hit singles “Treat Me Like Fire,” “Jungle Lady” and “Jump Hi.”

Among the musicians backing Lion Babe on the keenly-awaited LP are Pharrell Williams (Usher, Gwen Stefani), Dave Sitek (Kelis, Mikky Ekko), Jeff Bhasker (Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys) and Andrew Wyatt (Mark Ronson, Charli XCX).

Watch the music video for Lion Babe’s “Treat Me Like Fire” below.