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Madonna premieres Jonas Akerlund-directed video for new single “God Control”

27 Jun

Madonna has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “God Control” was posted to the American singer, songwriter and record producer’s Vevo channel on Wednesday (June 26, 2019).

It was helmed by Swedish music video director Jonas Akerlund, whose previous credits include Lady Gaga’s “Telephone,” Beyonce’s “Hold Up,” Taylor Swift’s “New Romantics,” Kesha’s “Praying,” Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me,” and David Guetta’s “When Love Takes Over.”

Produced by Mirwais Ahmadzaï and Mike Dean, “Gid Control” appears on Madonna’s latest studio collection, “Madame X,” which is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Having debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart, “Madame X” features further productions and songwriting contributions from Pharrell Williams, Starrah, Jeff Bhasker, Diplo, Jason Evigan, and Billboard.

Watch the music video for “God Control” below.

Madonna unveils artwork, tracklisting, release date for new album “Madame X”

17 Apr

Madonna has unveiled the artwork, release date, and tracklisting for her upcoming album.

The American singer/songwriter will release her fourteenth studio collection, “Madame X,” on June 14 via Interscope Records.

Lead promotional single “Medellin” – featuring Maluma – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the songwriters and producers backing Madonna on “Madame X” are Mike Dean, Starrah, Jeff Bhasker, Fred Ball, Billboard, Stiven Rojas, Edgar Barrera, Diplo, Jason Evigan, and Mirwais Ahmadzaï.

See the tracklisting for “Madame X” below.

(1) Medellin / (2) Dark Ballet / (3) God Control / (4) Future / (5) Batuka / (6) Killers Who are Partying / (7) Crave / (8) Crazy / (9) Come Alive / (10) Faz Gostoso / (11) Bitch I’m Loca / (12) I Don’t Search I Find / (13) I Rise

 

Alicia Keys reunites with Raphael Saadiq for new collaboration

12 Apr

Alicia Keys has reunited with Raphael Saadiq for a new collaboration.

The American singer, songwriter and record producer (born Charles Ray Wiggins) previously teamed up with Keys on the John Mayer-featuring “Lesson Learned,” taken from the artist’s chart topping album, “As I Am.”

Saadiq’s songwriting and production resume boasts additional works with Erykah Badu (“Love of My Life”), Mary J. Blige (“So Lady”), Teedra Moses (“Take Me”), John Legend (“Wrap Me Up in Your Love”), Mashonda (“Ask of You”), Kelly Price (“So Sweet”) and Jill Scott (“Summer Spring Feeling”).

Keys’ current promotional single “Raise a Man” – which was co-written by Terius “The-Dream” Nash and co-produced by Larrance “Rance” Dopson – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Her upcoming eighth album reportedly delivers further contributions from Emeli Sande, Mark Ronson, St. Vincent, Pierre Medor, Linda Perry, Jeremiah Bethea, Asia Whiteacre, Tricky Stewart, Stacy Barthe, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, DaHeala, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Wyatt, and Emile Haynie.

Stream the audio clip for “Love That Girl” below.

Alicia Keys releases new promotional single “Raise a Man”

11 Feb

Alicia Keys has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track co-written by Terius “The-Dream” Nash, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” Mary J. Blige’s “Just Fine,” Janet Jackson’s “Greatest Ex,” Usher’s “Trading Places,” Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” Celine Dion’s “Skies of LA,” and Mariah Carey’s “Touch My Body.”

Production duties on “Raise a Man” were collectively handled by Alicia Keys alongside Larrance Dopson, who is also responsible for Kali Uchis’s “Tyrant,” Justin Timberlake’s “Say Something,” Mariah Carey’s “8th Grade,” Little Mix’s “More Than Words,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “These Walls.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Keys is expected to release her eighth studio collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further contributions from Tricky Stewart, Mark Ronson, DaHeala, Foy Vance, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, Emile Haynie, Stacy Barthe, Johnny McDaid, Andrew Wyatt, Jeff Bhasker, Linda Perry, Asia Whiteacre, Pierre Medor, and Jeremiah “SickPen” Bethea.

Stream the audio clip for “Raise a Man” below.

Alicia Keys enlists Tricky Stewart for new collaboration

11 Dec

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has enlisted Christopher “Tricky” Stewart for a new collaboration.

Stewart’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Single Ladies”), Mariah Carey (“Touch My Body”), Rihanna (“Umbrella”), Mary J. Blige (“Just Fine”), Ciara (“Ride”), Brooke Valentine (“Girl Fight”), Brandy (“Louboutins”), Toni Braxton (“Missin'”) and Whitney Houston (“I Look to You”).

Besides regular collaborator Terius “The-=Dream” Nash, Stewart has also worked with songwriters including Traci Hale, Penelope Magnet, Kandi Burruss, Ester Dean, Crystal Nicole, Shelly Peiken, Katrina Willis, Michelle Bell, Candice Nelson, Keri Hilson, Shamora Crawford, and Lindsey “Mavelle” Gilbert.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her eighth studio collection in 2019 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from DaHeala, Foy Vance, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, Emile Haynie, Stacy Barthe, Johnny McDaid, Andrew Wyatt, Jeff Bhasker, Linda Perry, Asia Whiteacre, Pierre Medor, and Jeremiah “SickPen” Bethea.

Stream the audio clip for “She Don’t Really Care” below.

 

Linda Perry teases new collaboration with Alicia Keys

19 Oct

Linda Perry has teased a new collaboration with Alicia Keys.

“Alicia Keys is truly a Superwomen. Was a good hang at my studio,” the American songwriter and record producer posted to Instagram.

The pair previously teamed up on “Superwoman,” “The Thing About Love,” “Sure Looks Good to Me” and “Pray for Forgiveness,” taken from the albums “As I Am” (2007) and “The Element of Freedom” (2009), respectively.

Perry’s songwriting and production resume boasts additional works with Pink (“Get the Party Started”), Christina Aguilera (“Beautiful”), Gwen Stefani (“What You Waiting For?”), Celine Dion (“My Love”), Adele (“Can’t Let Go”), Lea Michele (“Sentimental Memories”) and Miley Cyrus (“Hands of Love”).

Keys’ last studio collection under Sony Music / RCA Records, 2016’s “Here,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “In Common” and “Blended Family (What You Do for Love).”

For her next project, Keys has reportedly teamed up with fellow musicians including DaHeala, Foy Vance, Fred Ball, Emile Haynie, Arrow Benjamin, Stacy Barthe, Johnny McDaid, Andrew Wyatt, Jeff Bhasker, and Asia Whiteacre.

Watch the music video for “In Common” below.

[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.