Tag Archives: Jermaine Dupri

Usher reunites with Danja for new collaboration

10 Sep

Usher has reunited with Danja for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on “Appetite,” “So Many Girls,” “I Care for You” and “Show Me,” taken from the albums “Here I Stand” (2008), “Raymond v. Raymond” (2010) and “Looking for Myself” (2012), respectively.

The American record producer and songwriter – real name Nathaniel Hills – has also produced songs for Keyshia Cole (“Incapable”), DJ Khaled (“Shining”), Mariah Carey (“Migrate”), Tank (“This is How I Feel”), Brandy (“Can You Hear Me Now?”), Chris Brown (“Discover”), Keri Hilson (“Knock You Down”), Jason Derulo (“X2CU”) and K. Michelle (“If it Ain’t Love”).

Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his ninth studio collection and follow-up to 2016’s “Hard II Love” later this year via RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jermaine Dupri (Monica, Whitney Houston), Rico Love (Cassie, Nick Jonas), Bryan Michael Cox (Aaliyah, Mary J. Blige) and Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Nicole Scherzinger, Trey Songz).

Stream the audio clip for “Appetite” below.

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.

Monica teams up with Pop & Oak for new song “Alone in Your Heart”

11 Dec

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Monica has debuted a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Alone in Your Heart” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (December 10, 2015).

Production duties on “Alone in Your Heart” were handled by Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel, who are also behind Alessia Cara’s “Here” [Def Jam] and Fleur East’s “Over Getting Over” [Syco Music].

The track is also lifted from Monica’s upcoming studio collection, “Code Red,” out on December 18 through RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “New Life” features lead single “Just Right for Me,” which is now available for download via iTunes.

Other musicians backing Monica on “Code Red” are Jermaine Dupri (Usher), Bryan Michael Cox (Tamia), Dallas Austin (Ciara), Timbaland (Aaliyah), Danja (Keri Hilson), Polow Da Don (Jamie Foxx), and DJ Dahi (Madonna).

Listen to the audio clip for “Alone in Your Heart” below.

Monica teams up with Akon for new song “Hustler’s Ambition”

26 Nov

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Monica has debuted a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Hustler’s Ambition” – featuring Akon – to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (November 25, 2015).

Production duties on “Hustler’s Ambition” were handled by DJ Dahi, whose other credits include Madonna’s “Beautiful Scars” [Interscope], Tinashe’s “Bet’ [RCA] and Kelela’s “All the Way Down” [Cherry Coffee].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Monica is scheduled to release her eighth studio collection “Code Red” on December 18 through RCA Records.

Lead single “Just Right for Me” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Jocelyn “Jo’zzy” Donald (Zendaya, Chris Brown) and produced by Polow Da Don (Tamia, Jamie Foxx).

Other album contributors include Timbaland (Aaliyah), Johnta Austin (Ciara), Bryan Michael Cox (Faith Evans), Jermaine Dupri (Alicia Keys), Tami LaTrell (Keyshia Cole), Danja (K. Michelle) and Keri Hilson (Mary J. Blige).

Listen to the audio clip for “Hustler’s Ambition” below.

Monica reveals new album “Code Red” tracklisting

20 Nov

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Monica has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming eighth album.

“Code Red” – featuring lead single “Just Right for Me” – is scheduled to hit stores on December 18 through RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated LP serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “New Life,” which debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Among the musicians backing Monica on “Code Red” are Polow Da Don (Usher), Tami LaTrell (Keyshia Cole), Jermaine Dupri (Ciara), Johnta Austin (Chris Brown), Bryan Michael Cox (Alicia Keys) and Timbaland (Beyonce).

Peep the tracklisting for “Code Red” below.

(01) Code Red / (02) Just Right For Me / (03) Love Just Ain’t Enough / (04) Call My Name / (05) I Know / (06) All Men Lie / (07) Deep / (08) Hustler’s Ambition / (09) Alone In Your Heart / (10) Suga / (11) Ocean of Tears / (12) Saints & Sinners / (13) I Miss Music / (14) Anchor

Monica unleashes new single “Just Right for Me” music video

7 Nov

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Monica has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

“Just Right for Me” – featuring Lil Wayne – has been posted to the singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Thursday (November 05, 2015).

The track – now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets – was co-written by Jocelyn “Jo’zzy” Donald (Zendaya, Chris Brown) and produced by Polow Da Don (Keyshia Cole, Jamie Foxx).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Monica’s next studio collection “Code Red” is scheduled for release on December 18 through RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “New Life” delivers additional alliances with Dallas Austin (Madonna), Timbaland (Beyonce), Jermaine Dupri (Alicia Keys), Bryan Michael Cox (Toni Braxton), Johnta Austin (Aaliyah) and Danja (Usher).

Watch “Just Right for Me” below.

Monica reveals new album “Code Red” release date

3 Nov

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Monica has revealed the release date for her upcoming album.

The R&B singer/songwriter is scheduled to drop “Code Red” on December 18 through Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Current single “Just Right for Me” – now available for download via iTunes – was produced by Polow Da Don, whose recent credits include Tamia (“Stuck with Me”), Tamar Braxton (“Catfish”) and Nicki Minaj (“Anaconda”).

Other musicians backing Monica on “Code Red” are Dallas Austin (Madonna), Jermaine Dupri (Mariah Carey), Bryan Michael Cox (Alicia Keys), Johnta Austin (Usher), Timbaland (Nelly Furtado) and Danja (Justin Timberlake).

Listen to the Lil Wayne-assisted “Just Right for Me” below.