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Normani drafts Pharrell Williams for debut album

11 Dec

American singer/songwriter Normani Kordei, known mononymously as Normani, has enlisted Pharrell Williams for her upcoming debut album.

Williams’s recent songwriting and production credits include Ariana Grande’s “The Light is Coming,” Travis Scott’s “Skeletons,” Janelle Monae’s “I Got the Juice,” Camila Cabello’s “Sangria Wine,” Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods,” and The Carters’ “Apeshit.”

His last studio collection under Columbia Records, 2014’s “Girl,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Marilyn Monroe,” “Come Get it Bae” and “Gust of Wind.”

Meanwhile, Normani current single “Waves” – featuring 6LACK – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming debut album under Keep Cool / RCA Records, Normani has also worked with producers Stargate, Boi-1da, D’Mile, Joel Little, The-Dream, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, DJ Mustard, and The Rascals.

Stream the audio clip for “Waves” below.

Normani taps Calvin Harris for new singles “Checklist” and “Slow Down”

23 Oct

Normani has tapped the production services of Calvin Harris for her new singles.

“Checklist” (which was co-written by Starrah) and “Slow Down” (which was co-written by Jessie Reyez) are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Besides recently topping the UK Singles Chart with Sam Smith (“Promises”) and Dua Lipa (“One Kiss”), Harris also wrote and produced tracks for Rihanna (“We Found Love”), Kylie Minogue (“Too Much”), Sophie Ellis Bextor (“Off and On”), Rita Ora (“I Will Never Let You Down”) and Mary J. Blige (“One Life”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani is currently working on her upcoming debut album under Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Stargate, Boi-1da, DJ Mustard, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, Joel Little, Sevn Thomas, D’Mile, Jimmy Napes, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clips for “Checklist” and “Slow Down” below.

Normani Kordei drafts Joel Little, Teddy Geiger for new collaboration

6 Aug

American singer/songwriter Normani Kordei has drafted Joel Little and Teddy Geiger for a new collaboration.

Little is known for co-writing and producing singles performed by Shawn Mendes (“Youth”), Daya (“Safe”), Kesha (“This is Me”), Bebe Rexha (“The Way I Are”), Lorde (“Green Light”) and Khaled (“Young, Dumb & Broke”).

Meanwhile, Geiger’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Christina Aguilera (“Unless it’s With You”), Sean Paul (“Jump On It”), Anne-Marie (“Machine”), Tiesto (“Summer Nights”) and James Blunt (“Bartender”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani is currently working on her debut project under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Nova Wav, Sevn Thomas, Raye, Jahaan Sweet, Victoria Monet, D’Mile, Caroline Ailin, Justin Tranter, KiTo, Boi-1da, Tayla Parx, August Rigo, Starrah, London on Da Track, Nija Charles, Rasool Diaz, Jorgen Odegard, and Stargate.

Watch the music video for “Love Lies” below.

Beyonce & Jay-Z, aka The Carters, surprise-release joint album “Everything is Love”

17 Jun

Beyonce & Jay-Z, aka The Carters, have released their joint album online.

Exclusively available for streaming via Tidal, “Everything is Love” features nine new songs in the shape of “Summer,” “Apeshit,” “Boss,” “Nice,” “713,” “Friends,” “Heard About Us,” “Black Effect” and “LoveHappy.”

Among the musicians backing The Carters on the new project are Cool & Dre, James Fauntleroy, Nova Wav, Dave Sitek, Boi-1da, Vinylz, Jahaan Sweet, Nija Charles, MeLo-X, Illmind, D’Mile, Mike Dean, and Pharrell Williams.

Watch the music video for “Apeshit” below.

Jessie Reyez drafts Babyface, The Rascals for new single “Body Count”

4 May

Canadian singer/songwriter Jessica Reyes, known professionally as Jessie Reyez, has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds alongside Khristopher Riddick-Tynes and Leon Thomas of The Rascals, who are also responsible for Zendaya’s “Something New,” Ariana Grande’s “Baby I,” Samantha Jade’s “Shake That,” Jessica Mauboy’s “Can I Get a Moment?,” Ravaughn’s “Best Friend,” Deborah Cox’s “Kinda Miss You,” and Foxes’ “Scar.”

Reyez’s upcoming debut album – featuring further contributions from Jahaan Sweet, Boi-1da, Tobias Jesso Jr., Happy Perez, Fred Ball, Two Inch Punch, Chris Braide, Salaam Remi, Hazebanga, Fredro, Chris Loco, Jason Evigan, and Poo Bear – is scheduled to arrive later this year via FMLY / Polydor Records.

Reyez also co-wrote “One Kiss” for Scottish record producer and DJ Calvin Harris. The Dua Lipa-featuring track topped the UK Singles Chart and peaked to number two on the US Billboard Hot Dance / Electronic Songs Chart.

Stream the audio clip for “One Kiss” below.

Olivia O’Brien unveils music video for new promotional single “No Love”

7 Feb

Olivia O’Brien has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “No Love” was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Tuesday (February 06, 2018).

Produced by Jahaan Sweet and co-written by O’Brien alongside Josh Levi and Jesse Boykins III; “No Love” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Released in 2017 via Island Records, O’Brien’s current mini-album “It’s Not That Deep” boasts additional contributions from Nic Nac, Two Inch Punch, Noah Breakfast, DaviDior, Nick Ruth, Alex Hau, and Drew McDonald.

Watch the music video for “No Love” below.

Lana Del Rey reveals new album “Lust for Life” tracklisting

13 Jul

Photo Credit: Billboard Magazine

American singer/songwriter Elizabeth Grant, professionally known as Lana Del Rey, has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming album, “Lust for Life,” which will arrive on July 21 via Interscope Records (US) and Polydor Records (UK).

Current promotional singles “Groupie Love” and “Summer Bummer” are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Honeymoon” boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Max Martin (Adele, Katy Perry), Benny Blanco (Sia, The Weeknd), Boi-1da (Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger), T-Minus (Bryson Tiller, Kelly Rowland) and Jahaan Sweet (Kehlani, Jessie Reyez).

For the highly-anticipated project, Del Rey has also reunited with Rick Nowels (FKA twigs, Charli XCX), Kieron Menzies (Dido, Nelly Furtado), Justin Parker (Kiiara, Mikky Ekko), Emile Haynie (Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars) and Tim Larcombe (Celeste Waite, Gabriella Cilmi).

See the tracklisting for “Lust for Life” below.

(1) Love / (2) Lust for Life / (3) 13 Beaches / (4) Cherry / (5) White Mustang / (6) Summer Bummer / (7) Groupie Love / (8) In My Feelings / (9) Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind / (10) God Bless America – And All the Beautiful Women in It / (11) When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing / (12) Beautiful People Beautiful Problems / (13) Tomorrow Never Came / (14) Heroin / (15) Change / (16) Get Free