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Little Mix draft Nija Charles, Captain Cuts for fifth album

19 Apr

British girl group Little Mix have added Nija Charles and Captain Cuts to the list of contributors for their upcoming fifth album.

Charles’ songwriting resume boasts works with Cardi B (“Ring”), Jason Derulo (“Colors”), Chris Brown (“Pull Up”), Lecrae (“Lucked Up”), Flo Rida (“Hola”), Lyrica Anderson (“Don’t Take it Personal”) and Kid Ink (“F With You”).

Composed of Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon and Ryan Rabin; Captain Cuts are known for producing Bebe Rexha’s “I Got You,” Rozes’ “Famous,” Chainsmokers’“Break Up Every Night,” Halsey’s “Roman Holiday,” Sabrina Carpenter’s “Two Young Hearts,” and Amy Shark’s “Sink In.”

Meanwhile, Little Mix are expected to release their fifth studio collection later this year via Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

The follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days” reportedly boasts further productions from TMS, Chris Loco, Goldfingers, Fred Ball, Red Triangle, Jez Ashurst, MNEK, Tre Jean-Marie, Freedo, and The Electric.

On the songwriting front, Little Mix have also worked with Kamille, Maegan Cottone, Jessica Agombar, Sinead Harnett, Rachel Furner, Eyelar, Chelcee Grimes, Sam Romans, James Newman, Plested, Iain James, and Shakka.

Watch the music video for “Power” below.

Little Mix reunite with Sam Romans for new collaboration

10 Apr

Little Mix have reunited with Sam Romans for a new collaboration.

The Roc Nation signee previously co-penned four songs for Little Mix – “Down & Dirty,” “Private Show,” “Is Your Love Enough?” and “If I Get My Way.” All tracks appear on the British girl group’s fourth studio collection, “Glory Days,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

Romans is also responsible for co-penning Craig David’s “Heartline,” Justine Skye’s “Don’t Think About It,” Clean Bandit’s “Tears,” Ella Mai’s “Makes Me Wonder,” AlunaGeorge’s “I’m in Control,” Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt,” Kwabs’ “Father Figure,” and Melissa Steel’s “You Love Me.”

Meanwhile, Little Mix are expected to release their fifth studio collection later this year via Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

Other album contributors include TMS, Chris Loco, Kamille, Goldfingers, Eyelar, Fred Ball, Jessica Agombar, Red Triangle, Sinead Harnett, Jez Ashurst, Rachel Furner, MNEK, Tre Jean-Marie, Maegan Cottone, James Newman, Freedo, Chelcee Grimes, Philip Plested, Iain James, Shakka, and The Electric.

Stream the audio clip for “Is Your Love Enough?” below.

Toni Braxton premieres music video for “Long As I Live”

24 Mar

Toni Braxton has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Long As I Live” was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (March 23, 2018).

The track was co-written and produced by Antonio Dixton, who previously teamed up with Braxton on the Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds-assisted “I Hate You,” “Roller Coaster,” “Sweat,” “Hurt You,” “Take it Back,” and “Reunited,” taken from the albums “Libra” [2005] and “Love, Marriage & Divorce” [2014].

Braxton’s eighth album “Sex & Cigarettes” – featuring previous promotional singles “Deadwood” and “Coping” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2010’s “Pulse” delivers additional alliances with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Dapo Torimiro, Fred Ball, James Newman, Stuart Crichton, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Pierre Medor, and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals.

Watch the music video for “Long As I Live” below.

Toni Braxton releases new album “Sex & Cigarettes”

23 Mar

American singer, songwriter, pianist, actress, and television personality Toni Braxton has released her eighth studio collection online.

“Sex & Cigarettes” – featuring promotional singles “Deadwood,” “Coping” and “Long As I Live” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project reunites Braxton with regular collaborators Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Daryl Simmons, who are responsible for “Another Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “Seven Whole Days,” “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” and “You Mean the World to Me.”

Other album contributors include Antonio Dixon, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Dapo Torimiro, Fred Ball, James Newman, Kwame Ogoo, Stuart Crichton, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Kameron Glasper, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Dave Gibson, Royce Doherty, and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals.

Stream “Sex & Cigarettes” below.

Little Mix reunite with TMS for new collaboration

20 Mar

Little Mix have reunited with TMS for a new collaboration.

The British songwriting and production team – composed of Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes – recently teamed up with Little Mix on the track “If I Get My Way,” taken from the platinum edition of the group’s fourth studio collection, “Glory Days.”

TMS have also contributed to the next projects by Anne-Marie, Louis Tomlinson, Wens, Hailee Steinfeld, Alma, Olly Murs, Sigrid, Era Istrefi, Astrid S, Nick Jonas, Taya, Sabina Ddumba, Ellie Goulding, Imani Williams, Liv Dawson, Mabel McVey, Raye, Noah Cyrus, L Devine, and Rihanna.

Meanwhile, Little Mix are expected to release their fifth studio collection later this year via Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly yields additional productions and songwriting contributions from Chris Loco, Kamille, Goldfingers, Maegan Cottone, Fred Ball, Jessica Agombar, Red Triangle, Sinead Harnett, Jez Ashurst, Rachel Furner, MNEK, Tre Jean-Marie, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, James Newman, Freedo, Chelcee Grimes, Philip Plested, Iain James, and Shakka.

Stream the audio clip for “If I Get My Way” below.

Toni Braxton releases new promotional single “Sex & Cigarettes”

16 Mar

American singer, songwriter, and actress Toni Braxton has released the title track from her upcoming eighth studio collection.

“Sex & Cigarettes” – which was produced by Antonio Dixon and co-written with Patrick “J. Que” Smith and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

As mentioned in earlier posts, the follow-up to 2014’s “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – featuring previous singles “Deadwood,” “Coping” and “Long As I Live” – is scheduled to arrive on March 23 via Def Jam Recordings.

The highly-anticipated album boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Dapo Torimiro (Justin Bieber), Fred Ball (Rihanna), James Newman (Calvin Harris) and Stuart Crichton (Kesha).

Stream the audio clip for “Sex & Cigarettes” below.

Little Mix reunite with Kamille for new collaboration

12 Mar

Little Mix have reunited with Kamille for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter previously co-penned “Black Magic,” “Love Me Like You,” “Hair,” “Shout Out to My Ex” and “Power,” taken from the albums “Get Weird” (2015) and “Glory Days” (2016), respectively.

Kamille’s debut mini-album “My Head’s a Mess” – featuring lead promotional single “Body” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Little Mix are expected to release their fifth studio collection later this year via Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly yields additional alliances with Goldfingers, Maegan Cottone, Chris Loco, Fred Ball, Red Triangle, Sinead Harnett, Jez Ashurst, Rachel Furner, Tre Jean-Marie, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, James Newman, Chelcee Grimes, Freedo, Philip Plested, and Iain James.

Watch the music video for “Body” below.