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Jojo enlists Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox for new collaboration

1 Nov

American singer/songwriter Joanne Levesque, professionally known as Jojo, has enlisted Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox for a new collaboration.

The songwriting and production duo are responsible for Mariah Carey’s “Don’t Forget About Us,” Usher’s “Burn,” Janet Jackson’s “Nothing,” Chante Moore’s “Straight Up,” Monica’s “Love All Over Me,” and Tamar Braxton’s “Get None.”

Dupri and Cox have also worked with Alicia Keys (“Girlfriend”), Faith Evans (“Tru Love”), Tamia (“Still”), Whitney Houston (“Never Give Up”), Christina Milian (“Girl Like Me”), Nivea (“Parking Lot”) and 3LW (“Feeling You”).

Meanwhile, Jojo is expected to release her fourth studio collection early next year via her own imprint Clover Music in partnership with Interscope Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Mad Love” reportedly yields additional alliances with Billy Steinberg, Diana Gordon, Chris Loco, Natalie Dunn, D’Mile, Caroline Ailin, Kyle Shearer, ADP, Iain James, Digital Farm Animals, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Big Taste, Nick Monson, Alex Hope, and Jussi “Jussifer” Karvinen.

Watch the music video for “When Love Hurts” below.

Mariah Carey enlists Skrillex for new single “The Distance”

18 Oct

Mariah Carey has delivered her new promotional single online.

The Ty Dolla $ign-featuring “The Distance” – which was co-written by Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd and produced by Skrillex – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Carey’s upcoming fifteenth album “Caution” – featuring previous singles “With You” and “GTFO” – will arrive on November 16 via Butterfly MC Records in partnership with Epic Records.

Besides confirmed collaborators DJ Mustard, Bibi Bourelly and Nineteen85; the highly-anticipated project reportedly yields further contributions from Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Johnta Austin, Crystal Nicole, Eric Hudson, Priscilla Renea, No ID, Prince Charlez, Shea Taylor, and Fred Ball.

Stream the audio clip for “The Distance” below.

Mariah Carey confirms details for new album “Caution”

15 Oct

Mariah Carey has announced the details for her new album.

The American singer/songwriter christened her fifteenth studio collection “Caution” and will release it on November 16 via Butterfly MC Records in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment imprint Epic Records.

Current promotional single “With You” – which was produced by DJ Mustard – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Besides Bibi Bourelly and Nineteen85, who worked with Carey on previous single “GTFO,” the new project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Johnta Austin, Crystal Nicole, Eric Hudson, Priscilla Renea, No ID, Prince Charlez, and Fred Ball.

Watch the music video for “With You” below.

Usher enlists Harmony “H-Money” Samuels for new collaboration

4 Oct

Usher has enlisted Harmony “H-Money” Samuels for a new collaboration.

The British record producer and songwriter is known for helming Janet Jackson’s “Made for Now,” Tamar Braxton’s “Let Me Know,” Ciara’s “I Bet,” Ariana Grande’s “The Way,” Michelle Williams’ “Say Yes,” Keyshia Cole’s “Enough of No Love,” and Jennifer Hudson’s “Think Like a Man.”

Samuels’ resume boasts additional works with Ella Mai (“Cheapshot”), Teyana Taylor (“Put Your Love On”), Janelle Monae (“Without a Fight”), Mary J. Blige (“Irreversible”), Sevyn Streeter (“I Like It”), Fantasia Barrino (“Lose to Win”), Brandy (“Without You”) and Kelly Rowland (“Put Your Name On It”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Usher is currently recording his upcoming ninth studio collection under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Hard II Love” yields further contributions from Jermaine Dupri, Sean Garrett, Bryan Michael Cox, Rico Love, Sebastian Kole, Danja, Bongo ByTheWay, Verse Simmonds, Akil King, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Harmony Samuels’ works!

Mariah Carey enslists Bibi Bourelly, Nineteen85 for new single “GTFO”

13 Sep

Mariah Carey has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Bibi Bourelly, whose other credits include Christina Aguilera’s “Accelerate,” Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money,” Selena Gomez’s “Camouflage,” and Camila Cabello’s “I Have Questions.”

Production duties on “GTFO” were handled by Nineteen85, who is also responsible for Justin Timberlake’s “Soulmate,” Jessie Ware’s “Desire,” Majid Jordan’s “My Imagination,” Drake’s “One Dance,” Jennifer Hudson’s “Dangerous,” PartyNextDoor’s “Not Nice,” and Nicki Minaj’s “Truffle Butter.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Carey’s upcoming fifteenth album is expected to arrive later this year via Butterfly MC Records / Epic Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse” reportedly delivers additional alliances with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Johnta Austin, Crystal Nicole, Eric Hudson, Priscilla Renea, No ID, and Prince Charlez.

Stream the audio clip for “GTFO” below.

Mariah Carey hits the studio with Prince Charlez, No ID for new collaboration

5 Aug

Mariah Carey has enlisted Prince Charlez and No I.D. for a new collaboration.

Charlez is responsible for co-writing Zedd & Liam Payne’s “Get Low,” Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Mary J. Blige’s “U + Me (Love Lesson),” K. Michelle’s “Talk to God,” Ella Mai’s “Who Knew,” and Tey Songz’s “Song Goes Off.”

Meanwhile, No I.D.’s production resume boasts works with Kanye West (“Bound 2”), Jhene Aiko (“To Love and Die”), Big Sean (“Control”), Melanie Fiona (“This Time”), Jay-Z (“Holy Grail”) and Drake (“Find Your Love”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Carey is expected to release the follow-up to 2014’s “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse” later this year via Butterfly MC Records in partnership with Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Johnta Austin, Crystal Nicole, Eric Hudson, Priscilla Renea, and Diane Warren.

Watch the music video for “#Beautiful” 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.