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[Common Collaborators] Alicia Keys and Beyoncé

5 Jul

Since its a slow news day, I thought about writing this post, which has been on my mind for a while now. Its about songwriters/producers who worked with two artists that are frequently associated with one another. For this post, I have chosen Alicia Keys and Beyoncé.  In case you did not know, Keys was signed to Columbia Records (which is Beyoncé’s current label) before signing to Clive Davis’ J Records.  Here are the musicians that both artists have worked with:

  • Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson: Alicia Keys (“Tell You Something”) / Beyoncé (“My Body”)
  • Antonio Dixon: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had”)
  • Candice Nelson: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Resentment”)
  • Chad Hugo: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me” – Remix) / Beyonce (“I Care,” “Work it Out” and “My First Time”)
  • Dre & Vidal: Alicia Keys (“So Simple”) / Beyonce (“T-Shirt” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Frank Ocean: Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) / Beyoncé (“I Miss You” and “Superpower”)
  • Harold Lilly: Alicia Keys (“Teenage Love Affair,” “Wreckless Love,” “Saviour,” “Where Do We Go from Here,” “I Need You,” “Pawn it All,” “Illusion of Bliss,” “Girl Can’t Be Herself,” “More Than We Know,” “So Simple” and “Where Do We Begin Now”) / Beyoncé (“Ego”)
  • Jeff Bhasker: Alicia Keys (“Girl on Fire,” “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” “Love is Blind,” “Wait Til You See My Smile,” “Like the Sea” and “Tears Always Win”) / Beyoncé (“I Care,” “Rather Die Young” and “Party”)
  • Jermaine Dupri: Alicia Keys (“Girlfriend” and “My Boo”) / Beyoncé (“With Me” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Justin Timberlake: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me – Remix” and “Morning Light”) / Beyoncé (“Until the End of Time,” “Blow” and “Rocket”)
  • Kandi Burruss: Alicia Keys (“Jane Doe”) / Beyoncé (“Bills, Bills, Bills,” “So Good,” “Bug a Boo,” “Hey Ladies” and “She Can’t Love” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Kanye West: Alicia Keys (“You Don’t Know My Name” and “Unbreakable”) / Beyoncé (“Party”)
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had” and “Broken Hearted Girl”).
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror”) / Beyoncé (“Scared of Lonely,” “World Wide Woman” and “Back Up”)
  • Miguel: Alicia Keys (“Where’s the Fun in Forever”) / Beyoncé (“Rocket”)
  • Noah “40” Shebib: Alicia Keys (“Unthinkable”) / Beyoncé (“Mine”)
  • Pharrell Williams: Alicia Keys (“Work on It,” “It’s On Again,” “Know Who Are” and “Apple”) / Beyoncé (“Work it Out,” “Green Light,” “Kitty Kat,” “Blow,” “Superpower” and “My First Time”)
  • Rich Harrison: Alicia Keys (“Ain’t No Reason” – performed by Christina Milian) / Beyoncé (“Crazy in Love,” “Be with You,” “Suga Mama,” “Freakum Dress” and Creole)
  • Rodney Jerkins: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror” and “Listen to Your Heart”) / Beyoncé (“Déjà vu,” “Back Up,” “World Wide Woman” and “Scared of Lonely”)
  • Sean Garrett: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love”) / Beyoncé (“Ring the Alarm,” “Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Check on It,” “Green Light,” “Diva,” “Video Phone” and “Lay Up Under Me”)
  • Swizz Beatz: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love,” “Put it in a Love Song,” “New Day,” “The Gospel,” “Pawn it All,” “She Don’t Really Care,” “Million Dollar Bill,” “Wait Til You See My Smile”) and “Illusion of Bliss”) / Beyoncé (“Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Ring the Alarm,” “Lost Your Mind” and “Check on It”)
  • Timbaland: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Partition,” “Drunk in Love” and “Rocket”)
  • Toby Gad: Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”) / Beyoncé (“If I Were a Boy”)

Stream the audio clip for “Put It in a Love Song” below.

Lykke Li releases new album “So Sad So Sexy”

8 Jun

Lykki Li has released her new album online.

“So Sad So Sexy” – featuring singles “Deep End,” “Hard Rain,” “Utopia,” “Sex Money Feelings Die” and “Two Nights” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “I Never Learn” boasts songwriting contributions from Rick Nowels, Koz, Ilsey Juber, Sarah Aarons, and Andrew Wyatt.

On the production front, Li has teamed up with Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, Rostam Batmanglij, T-Minus, Malay, Jonny Coffer, Skrillex, Ali Payami, DJ Dahi, Kid Harpoon, and Illangelo.

Stream “So Sad So Sexy” below.

Asia Whiteacre teases new collaboration with Alicia Keys

7 Jun

Asia Whiteacre has teased a new collaboration with Alicia Keys.

“Me and my bff @aliciakeys coordinated patterns ahead of time. Don’t worry about it,” the American songwriter posted to Instagram.

Whiteacre’s songwriting resume boasts works with Bebe Rexha (“Ferrari”), Louis Tomlinson (“Miss You”), Alina Baraz (“Floating”), Sam Fischer (“Getting Older”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Most Girls”) and Diana Gordon (“Kool Aid”).

The Warner/Chappell signee has also contributed to the next projects by Carly Rae Jepsen, Enrique Iglesias, Phoebe Ryan, Liz Huett, and Youngr.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her seventh studio collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further contributions from Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Barthe, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, DaHeala, Foy Vance, Andrew Wyatt, and Johnny McDaid.

Watch the music video for “Superwoman” below.

Lykke Li premieres music video for new single “Hard Rain”

23 May

Lykke Li has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Hard Rain” was posted to the Swedish singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Tuesday (May 22, 2018).

Co-written and produced by fellow recording artist Rostam Batmanglij, “Hard Rain” appears on the Li’s upcoming fourth album, “So Sad So Sexy,” which will arrive on June 8 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “I Never Lean” boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Jonny Coffer, T-Minus, Jeff Bhasker, Ilsey Juber, Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, and James “Malay” Ho.

Watch the music video for “Hard Rain” below.

Alicia Keys reunites with Jeff Bhasker for new collaboration

2 May

American singer, songwriter, record producer Alicia Keys has reunited with fellow musician Jeff Bhasker for a new collaboration.

Bhasker previously co-wrote and co-produced “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” “Love is Blind,” “Wait Til You See My Smile,” “Like the Sea,” “Girl on Fire” and the Bruno Mars-assisted “Tears Always Win,” taken from the albums “The Element of Freedom” (2009) and “Girl on Fire” (2012), respectively.

Bhasker’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Beyonce (“Party”), Mark Ronson (“Uptown Funk”), Rihanna (“Kiss it Better”), Ed Sheeran (“Photograph”), Katy Perry (“Pendulum”), Harry Styles (“Sign of the Times”), Lana Del Rey (“National Anthem”) and Drake (“Find Your Love”).

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her seventh studio collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further contributions from Swizz Beatz, Kaytranada, Johnny McDaid, Stacy Barthe, Arrow Benjamin, Emile Haynie, Fred Ball, DaHeala, Foy Vance, and Andrew Wyatt.

Watch the music video for “Tears Always Win” below.

Lykke Li confirms new album “So Sad So Sexy”

19 Apr

Lykke Li has confirmed the details for her upcoming album.

The Swedish singer/songwriter christened her fourth studio collection “So Sad So Sexy” and will release it on June 8 via LL Recordings / RCA Records.

Current promotional singles “Hard Rain” (produced by Rostam Batmanglij) and “Deep End” (co-written by Ilsey Juber and Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk with collective production duties from Jeff Bhasker, Malay, and T-Minus) are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Lykke Li’s last album, 2014’s “I Never Learn,” peaked to number twenty-nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “No Rest for the Wicked,” “Gunshot” and “Never Gonna Love Again.”

See the tracklisting for “So Sad So Sexy” – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Max Martin, Ali Payami, Stephan Moccio, Paul E. Phamous, Billy Walsh, and Skrillex – below.

(1) Hard Rain / (2) Deep End / (3) Two Nights / (4) Last Piece / (5) Jaguars in the Air / (6) Sex Money Feelings Die / (7) So Sad So Sexy / (8) Better Alone / (9) Bad Woman / (10) Utopia

Miguel unleashes new studio collection “War & Leisure”

3 Dec

American singer/songwriter Miguel Jontel Pimentel, known mononymously as Miguel, has unleashed his new studio collection online.

“War & Leisure” – featuring promotional singles “Sky Walker,” “Told You So” and “Come Through and Chill” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Wildheart” boasts productions from Salaam Remi, Detail, Steve Mostyn, Jeff Bhasker, Happy Perez, Sidney Swift, Dave Sitek, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Arden “Keyz” Altino, Sir Dylan, and Raphael Saadiq.

Stream “War & Leisure” below.