Tag Archives: J. Que (musician)

Zendaya hits the studio with Talay Riley, Timbaland, Jim Beanz

4 Apr

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Singer and actress Zendaya has recently recorded new material with Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley, James “Jim Beanz” Washington and Talay Riley.

“Latest nights were my greatest nights @timbaland @talayriley @beanzbeanzbeanz,” she posted to her Instagram account.

Riley is known for co-writing Wilkinson’s “Afterglow” f/ Becky Hill [Virgin EMI Records], Nathan Sykes’ “More Than You’ll Ever Know” [Global Entertainment] and Ellie Goulding’s “In My City” [Polydor Records].

He also confirmed placements on the next projects by Usher [RCA Records], Keri Hilson [Interscope Records], Tamera Foster [Syco Music] and Jason Derulo [Beluga Heights / Warner Bros. Records].

Meanwhile, Timbaland and Beanz have served as prominent producers and songwriters for the original motion picture soundtrack, “Empire,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Their other credits include Nelly Furtado’s “Maneater” [Geffen Records], Danity Kane’s “Want It” [Atlantic Records], Jennifer Hudson’s “Pocketbook” [J Records] and Demi Lovato’s “All Night Long” f/ Missy Elliot [Hollywood Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Zendaya is scheduled to release her sophomore album later this year under Hollywood Records. The still-untitled LP follows 2013’s “Zendaya,” which spawned international hit single “Replay.”

Other producers on the highly-anticipated CD are Babyface (Jess Glynne, Sevyn Streeter), Antonio Dixon (Justin Bieber, Colbie Caillat), Khris Riddick-Tynes (Ariana Grande, Delta Goodrem) and RoccStar (Fergie, Chris Brown).

On the songwriting front, Zendaya has teamed with Tiffany Fred (Tamar Braxton, Pixie Lott), Patrick “J. Que” Smith (Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez), Taylor Parks (Elle Varner, Tori Kelly), Eric Bellinger (Brandy, Teyana Taylor) and Paul “Phamous” Shelton (Nick Jonas, Natasha Bedingfield).

Watch the music video “Replay” below.

Zendaya enlists Babyface, Antonio Dixon, The Rascals for new album

1 Mar

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Zendaya has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Antonio “Tony” Dixon and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes for her upcoming sophomore album.

The trio are responsible for Ariana Grande’s “Honeymoon Avenue” [Republic Records], RaVaughn’s “Best Friend” [Columbia Records] and Jessica Mauboy’s “Can I Get a Moment” [Sony Music Entertainment Australia].

Edmonds, Dixon and Riddick-Tynes also contributed to the next projects by Foxes [RCA Records], Jess Glynne [Atlantic Records], Samantha Jade [Sony Music Australia] and Keri Hilson [Interscope Records].

Meanwhile, Zendaya is expected to release her next studio collection and follow-up to her self-titled debut album later this year via Hollywood Records.

The still-untitled project features additional alliances with RoccStar (Beyonce, Chris Brown), Tiffany Fred (Pixie Lott, Tamar Braxton), Patrick “J. Que” Smith (Ciara, Jennifer Lopez) and Taylor Parks (Tori Kelly, Jason Derulo).

Watch the music video for “Replay” below.

Keri Hilson reunites with Patrick “J. Que” Smith

22 Oct

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Keri Hilson is making new music with Patrick “J. Que” Smith.

It is yet to be known whether last night’s session is intended for another artist or Hilson’s upcoming third studio album.

The pair previously teamed up on songs performed by Mary J. Blige (“Take Me As I Am”), Toni Braxton (“Supposed to Be”), Omarion (“Ice Box”), Timbaland (“The Way I Are”) and Jennifer Lopez (“Wrong When You’re Gone”).

Smith is also responsible for co-writing and / or producing “Baby I” by Ariana Grande [Republic Records], “Where It Hurts” by Tamar Braxton [Epic Records] and “Catching Feelings” by Justin Bieber [Def Jam Recordings].

Hilson’s next studio collection is thought to be released in early 2015 via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further collaborations with Ne-Yo (K. Michelle, Celine Dion), Tiffany Fred (Zendaya, Sevyn Streeter), Jim Jonsin (Beyonce, Kelly Rowland) and Benny Cassette (Elle Varner, Mary Lambert).

Her last studio offering, 2010’s “No Boys Allowed,” peaked at number eleven on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and delivered singles “The Way You Love Me,” “Lose Control,” “One Night Stand” and “Pretty Girl Rock.”

She also co-wrote the Mike WiLL Made It-produced “Passenger” for Candice Glover along with Theron and Royce Thomas of Rock City.

Watch the music video for “Lose Control” below.

Zendaya recruits Tiffany Fred, Patrick “J. Que” Smith for new album

19 Oct

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Zendaya has added Tiffany Fred and Patrick “J. Que” Smith to the list of contributors for her upcoming sophomore album.

Fred previously co-wrote international hit single “Replay” for Zendaya along with Paul Phamous and Mick Schultz. The track peaked at number forty on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Meanwhile, Smith is known for co-writing and / or producing “Truth Is” by Fantasia Barrino [RCA Records], “Where it Hurts” by Tamar Braxton [Epic Records] and “Best Thing I Never Had” by Beyonce [Columbia Records].

As previously reported, Zendaya is thought to release her highly-anticipated new studio collection in early 2015 via Hollywood Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Zendaya” will boast additional alliances with RoccStar (Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson), Taylor Parks (Fifth Harmony, Tori Kelly) and Eric Bellinger (Sevyn Streeter, Teyana Taylor).

Watch the music video for “Replay” below.