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Keri Hilson teases new collaboration with Danja, Priscilla Renea

6 Jun

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Keri Hilson has teased a new collaboration with Priscilla Renea and Danja.

“Great session w/ this 🏾 amazing talent Priscilla Renea & the man Danja! You’ll never guess who we’re writing for…again…🤐,” the American singer/songwriter posted to Instagram on Tuesday (June 5th, 2018).

Renea’s songwriting resume boasts works with Kelly Clarkson (“Love So Soft”), Fifth Harmony (“Worth It”), Rihanna (“Watch ‘N Learn”), Mariah Carey (“Infinity”), Chris Brown (“Don’t Wake Me Up”), Demi Lovato (“Fix a Heart”), Mary J. Blige (“Don’t Mind”) and Selena Gomez (“Who Says”).

Meanwhile, Danja (real name Nathaniel Hills) recently co-wrote and co-produced three songs on Justin Timberlake’s chart-topping album “Man of the Woods” – “Filthy,” “Say Something” and “Sauce.”

He also worked with Hilson on singles “Turnin’ Me On” (featuring Lil Wayne) and “Knock You Down” (featuring Ne-Yo & Kanye West), which peaked to numbers (15) and (3) on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, respectively.

Hilson’s upcoming third studio colleciton, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Zone 4 / Mosley Music / Interscope Records.

The highly-anticipated project, tentatively entitled “L.I.A.R,” an acronym for Love Is a Religion, reportedly boasts contributions from Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Chris Brown, Oren Yoel, Lauren Christy, Benny Cassette, and J. Que.

Watch the music video for “Lose Control” below.

Chris Brown releases new studio collection “Heartbreak on a Full Moon”

31 Oct

Chris Brown has released his new studio collection online.

“Heartbreak on a Full Moon” – featuring promotional singles “Grass Ain’t Greener,” “Party,” “Everybody Knows,” “Privacy,” “Hope You Do,” and “Pills & Automobiles” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The physical edition of the album – which boasts songwriting contributions from Lyrica Anderson, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, JHart, and Daecolm Holland – will arrive on November 3rd via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

On the follow-up to 2015’s “Royalty,” Brown has also enlisted producers including A1, Scott Storch, Hitmaka, Polow Da Don, Soundz, Moon Willis, Sean Momberger, Pip Kembo, T-Collar, Scribz Riley, Frank Dukes, Boi-1da, Syk Sense, Keyz, Tommy Brown, JMIKE, Cameron Wallace, ADP, and Laney Stewart.

Stream “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” below.

Fergie releases sophomore album “Double Dutchess”

24 Sep

American singer/songwriter Stacy Ann Ferguson, known professionally as Fergie, has released her sophomore studio collection online.

“Double Dutchess” – featuring singles “L.A. Love (La La),” “M.I.L.F. $,” “Life Goes On” and “You Already Know” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2006’s “The Dutchess” boasts songwriting contributions from Diana Gordon (Rita Ora), Justin Tranter (Gwen Stefani), Kristinia Stephens (Jennifer Lopez), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Britney Spears), Tayla Parx (Christina Aguilera), George Pajon Jr. (Macy Gray) and Rock City (Kelly Rowland).

On the production front, Fergie has worked with will.i.am (Justin Timberlake), Toby Gad (Alicia Keys), DJ Ammo (Sean Paul), Polow Da Don (Tamar Braxton), Keith Harris (Usher), RoccStar (Zendaya), Dr. Luke (Trey Songz), Cirkut (Ava Max) and Philip “Hardwork” Constable (Grace Sewell).

Stream “Double Dutchess” below.

Fergie reveals tracklisting for sophomore album “Double Dutchess”

20 Aug

American singer/songwriter Stacy Ann Ferguson, known mononymously as Fergie, has revealed the tracklisting for her second album, “Double Dutchess,” which will arrive later this year via Dutchess Music / BMG Records.

The follow-up to 2006’s “The Dutchess” boasts songwriting contributions from Rock City (Usher), Jocelyn “Jo’zzy” Donald (Zendaya), George Pajon (Ricky Martin), Justin Tranter (Britney Spears), Diana Gordon (Rita Ora) and Jean Baptiste Kouame (Chris Brown).

On the production front, Fergie has teamed up with Toby Gad (Alicia Keys), Polow Da Don (Robin Thicke), DJ Mustard (Tinashe), RoccStar (Prince Royce), Keith Harris (Mary J. Blige), Philip “Hardwork” Contable (Sean Paul), Dr. Luke (Meghan Trainor) and Cirkut (The Weeknd).

See the tracklisting for “Double Dutchess” below.

(1) Hungry / (2) Like it Ain’t Nuttin / (3) You Already Know / (4) Just Like You / (5) A Little Work / (6) Life Goes On / (7) M.I.L.F. $ / (8) Save it Til Morning / (9) Enchanté (Carine) / (10) Tension / (11) L.A. Love (La La) / (12) Love is Blind / (13) Love is Pain

Skylar Stecker releases new single “How Did We”

5 May

Skylar Stecker has released her new single online.

“How Did We” – taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “Everything, Everything” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, who are also behind Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Selena Gomez’s “Hands to Myself,” Pia Mia’s “Sorry,” John Legend’s “What You Do to Me,” Nick Jonas’ “Closer,” Gwen Stefani’s “Misery,” and Britney Spears’ “Slumber Party.”

Production duties on “How Did We” were handled by Jussi “Jussifer” Karvinen, who is also behind Jojo’s “FAB,” New Kids on the Block’s “One More Night,” Butcher Babies’ “Never Go Back,” and Christopher & Matoma’s “Take Me Back.”

Stecker, on the other hand, is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album – featuring the Tricky Stewart-produced “Only Want You” – is expected to arrive later this year via Cherrytree / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from Martin “Cherry Cherry Boom Boom” Kierszenbaum (Madonna, Lady GaGa), Dallas Austin (Tamia, Janet Jackson), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Beyonce, Kelly Rowland) and Polow Da Don (Ciara, Tamar Braxton).

Listen to the audio clip for “How Did We” below.

[Musicians’ Galore] Polow Da Don

5 Dec

Polow Da Don – born Jamal Fincher Jones – is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper.

He is responsible for helming singles including Fergie’s “London Bridge,” Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” Nicole Scherzinger’s “Whatever U Like,” Ciara’s “Promise,” Monica’s “Just Right for Me,” Chris Brown’s “Forever,” Kelis’s “Blindfold Me,” and Christina Aguilera’s “Not Myself Tonight.”

His extensive resume boasts further works with Keyshia Cole (“Make Me Over”), Tamar Braxton (“Catfish”), Rihanna (“Fading”), Keri Hilson (“The Way You Love Me”), Mario (“Somebody Else”), Tamia (“Stuck With Me”), Usher (“Love in this Club”), Mary J. Blige (“Stronger”) and Jennifer Hudson (“My Heart”).

Amongst the songwriters Polow Da Don has collaborated with are Ester Dean, Sam Hook, Kara DioGuardi, Sean Garrett, Kristal Murphy, LaShawn Daniels, India Shawn, Jasper Cameron, Felisha King, Kristal Oliver, Ezekiel Lewis, Jocelyn Donald, Johnta Austin, D Smith, Andre Merritt, Teyana Taylor Claude Kelly, Traci Hale, The-Dream, James Fauntleroy, and Bilal Hajji.

Moreover, he crafted songs with fellow producers including Jason Perry, Will.I.Am, Da Internz, Boi-1da, Timbaland, Danja, J-Roc, Andre Harris, Vidal Davis, Brian Kennedy, Hit-Boy, Mansur Zafr, Jazze Pha, Blac Elvis, Diplo, Afrojack, RedOne, Achraf “AJ” Janussi, and Martin Kierszenbaum.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Polow Da Don’s work!

Usher confirms details for new album “Hard II Love”

25 Aug

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Usher has confirmed the details for his upcoming album.

The singer, songwriter, and actor christened his eighth studio collection “Hard II Love” and will release it on September 16 via RCA Records.

Amongst the tracks slotted for inclusion on the follow-up to 2012’s “Looking for Myself” are “Crash,” “No Limit,” “Missin U” and “Champions.”

Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge, Rock City, WondaGurl, and Carlos St. John are amongst the confirmed collaborators on “Hard II Love.”

The keenly-awaited project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Paul Epworth, Johnta Austin, Dapo Tormiro, Bryan Michael Cox, Priscilla Renea, Jermaine Dupri, Labrinth, Polow Da Don, and Knox Brown.

Watch the music video for “No Limit” below.

Fergie reunites with Polow Da Don for new single “M.I.L.F. $”

1 Jul

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Fergie has released her new single online.

“M.I.L.F. $” – now available for download via iTunes – marks the first promotional cut from Fergie’s sophomore album, “Double Dutchess.”

The track was co-written by Jocelyn “Jo’zzy” Donald, who also worked with the likes of Monica [RCA], Zendaya [Republic] and Chris Brown [RCA].

Production duties were handled by Jamal “Polow Da Don” Jones, who previously teamed up with Fergie on hit singles “London Bridge” and the Ludacris-assisted “Glamorous.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, “Double Dutchess” will be released later this year through Interscope Records.

The follow-up to 2006’s “The Dutchess” reportedly delivers additonal contributions from Toby Gad, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Stephan Moccio, Charlie Puth, Mike WiLL Made It, Williedonut, and RoccStar.

Listen to the audio clip for “M.I.L.F. $” below.

Keri Hilson announces new album “L.I.A.R.”

15 Mar

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Keri Hilson has announced the details for her new album.

The singer-songwriter christened her third studio collection “L.I.A.R.” and will release it later this year through Zone 4 / Mosley Music Group.

Lead single “Again” – available for download from March 18 via iTunes – was co-written by siblings Theron and Timothy Thomas of R. City, who previously teamed up with Hilson on “Bahm Bahm (Do It Once Again).”

Production duties on “Again” were handled by Mike WiLL Made It, whose other credits include Beyonce’s “Formation” [Columbia], Kelly Rowland’s “Kisses Down Low” [Republic] and Rihanna’s “Pour it Up” [Def Jam].

“L.I.A.R.” – an acronym for “Love is a Religion” – follows 2010’s “No Boys Allowed,” which peaked to number eleven on the US Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Pretty Girls Rock” and the Stargate-produced “Lose Control.”

In addition to regular collaborators Polow Da Don, Timbaland, Danja, Chris Brown and J. Que, “L.I.A.R.” reportedly boasts further alliances with Babyface, Ne-Yo, Tiffany Fred, Mansur Zafr, Benny Cassette, and The Rascals.

Watch the music video for “Pretty Girls Rock” below.

Usher hits the studio with Keri Hilson, Polow Da Don

25 Feb

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Usher has recorded new music with Keri Hilson and Polow Da Don.

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for future Hilson release of Usher’s upcoming eighth album, tentatively entitled “Flawed.”

Hilson previously co-wrote “Red Light” for Usher along with Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Patrick “J. Que” Smith and Jonathan “Lil Jon” Smith.

Her songwriting resume includes further works with Britney Spears (“Gimme More”), Mary J. Blige (“Take Me As I Am”), Ciara (“Ooh Baby”), Jennifer Lopez (“Wrong When You’re Gone”) and Toni Braxton (“Supposed to Be”).

Meanwhile, recent production credits by Polow Da Don including Monica’s “Just Right for Me” [RCA], Tamia’s “Stuck With Me” [Def Jam], Tamar Braxton’s “Catfish” [Epic] and Chris Brown’s “Discover” [RCA].

Usher, on the other hand, is scheduled to release “Flawed” – featuring “I Don’t Mind,” “Good Kisser,” “Chains” “She Came to Give It to You” and “Clueless” – later this year through Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The keenly awaited project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Looking 4 Myself,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and delivered singles including “Climax,” “Lemme See” and “Dive.”

Watch the music video for “Lose Control” below.