Tag Archives: John Legend

Darhyl “DJ” Camper teases new collaboration with John Legend

20 Apr

Darhyl “DJ” Camper has teased a new collaboration with John Legend.

“I still remember sending fan mail online in the seventh grade letting you know I play wishing to meet you,” the American record producer and songwriter posted to Instagram on Friday (April 19, 2019).

Camper previously teamed up with Legend on “Open Your Eyes,” “Dreams” and “Angel,” taken from the artist’s fourth album, 2013’s “Love in the Future,” which debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Camper’s resume boasts additional works with Tamar Braxton (“Love & War”), Mary J. Blige (“Thick of It”), Ne-Yo (“Good Man”), Jessie J (“Not My Ex”), Trey Songz (“Pretty Girl’s Lie”), Christina Aguilera (“Masochist”), Mariah Carey (“Dedicated”) and Keyshia Cole (“Trust & Believe”).

Meanwhile, Legend’s current single “Preach” – which was co-written by Sarah Aarons and produced by Greg Kurstin – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

His upcoming seventh studio collection reportedly delivers further contributions from Scott Storch, Cutfather, Warren “Oak” Felder, Stacy Barthe, Dan Wilson, Mr. Hudson, Max Wolfgang, Nasri Atweh, and Twice As Nice.

Stream the audio clip for “Preach” below.

John Legend enlists Scott Storch, Sick Drumz for new collaboration

12 Mar

American singer, songwriter and record producer John Legend has enlisted Scott Storch and Sick Drumz for a new collaboration.

As part of music production team Twice As Nice, Sick Drumz (born Te Whiti Warbrick) has helmed songs for Rihanna (“Needed Me”), Post Malone (“Big Lie”), Camila Cabello (“In the Dark”), R3hab (“Rumors”), Ty Dolla Sign (“Wavy”), Ella Mai (“Breakfast in Bed”), Raye (“Cigarette”) and Ella Vos (“I Know You Care”).

Meanwhile, Storch is responsible for producing Beyonce’s “Naughty Girl,” Chris Brown’s “Undecided,” Kelly Rowland’s “Work,” Mario’s “Let Me Love You,” Christina Aguilera’s “Can’t Hold Us Down,” Justin Timberlake’s “And She Said (Take Me Now),” Toni Braxton’s “Please,” and Ricky Martin’s “I Don’t Care.”

Legend’s latest album “A Legendary Christmas” – featuring contributions from Ruth-Anne Cunningham (“No Place Like Home”), Raphael Saadiq (“Merry Merry Christmas”), Amy Wadge (“By Christmas Eve”) and Wayne Hector (“Wrap Me Up in Your Love”) – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

For his upcoming studio collection, Legend has worked with Warren “Oak” Felder (Usher), Dan Wilson (Taylor Swift), Raye (Ellie Goulding), Mr. Hudson (Janelle Monae), Max Wolfgang (Craig David), Sasha Sloan (Camila Cabello), Nasri Atweh (Justin Bieber) and Cutfather (Katy Perry).

Watch the music video for “Preach” below.

John Legend reunites with BloodPop for new single “A Good Night”

6 Apr

American singer/songwriter John Legend has unleashed his new single online.

“A Good Night” – which was co-written by fellow recording artists Raye and Sasha Sloan – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “A Good Night” were handled by BloodPop, who previously teamed up with Legend on the Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter-assisted “What You Do to Me.” The track appears on Legend’s album “Darkness and Light,” which peaked to number fourteen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Legend’s sixth studio collection reportedly yields further productions and songwriting contributions from Cutfather, Max McElligott, RuthAnne, Dan Wilson, and Warren “Oak” Felder.

Stream the audio clip for “A Good Night” below.

RuthAnne teases new collaboration with John Legend

22 Jan

Irish singer/songwriter Ruth-Anne Cunningham, professionally known as RuthAnne, has teased a new collaboration with John Legend and Dan Wilson.

“2 legends, 1 Irish writing songs together @johnlegend @danwilsonmusic ❤️❤️☘️☘️,” she posted to Instagram on Sunday (January 21, 2018).

RuthAnne’s songwriting resume boasts works with Jojo (“Too Little, Too Late”), Katharine McPhee (“Over It”), Leona Lewis (“Perfection”), Martin Garrix (“In the Name of Love”), Britney Spears (“Work Bitch”), Pixie Lott (“Broken Arrow”), Zac Samuel (“Never Letting Go”) and Niall Horan (“Slow Hands”).

In addition to working on her upcoming debut record with regular collaborator James “Malay” Ho, RuthAnne has also contributed to the next projects by Stanaj, Louisa Johnson, Ella Henderson, Liza Owen, and Fleur East.

Meanwhile, Legend is expected to release his sixth studio collection – featuring further contributions from Dan Wilson, Warren “Oak” Felder, and Rachel “Raye” Keen – later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2016’s “Darkness and Light,” which peaked to number fourteen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Love Me Now,” “Penthouse Floor” and “Surefire.”

Watch the music video for “Love Me Now” below.

John Legend hits the studio with Dan Wilson, Warren “Oak” Felder

7 Dec

John Legend has drafted the songwriting and production services of Dan Wilson and Warren “Oak” Felder for an upcoming project.

Having previously worked with Legend on “You & I (Nobody in the World),” Wilson’s extensive songwriting resume boasts additional collaborations with Adele (“Someone Like You”), Halsey (“Alone”), LeAnn Rimes (“Borrowed”), Taylor Swift (“Treacherous”) and Pink (“The Great Escape”).

Meanwhile, Felder’s recent production credits include Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry,” Bea Miller’s “To the Grave,” Andy Grammer’s “This Ain’t Love,” Betty Who’s “Some Kinda Wonderful,” ZZ Ward’s “Ghost,” Kehlani’s “Distraction,” Britney Spears’ “Clumsy,” and Jordan Fisher’s “Counterfeit.”

Legend’s latest studio collection “Darkness and Light” – featuring promotional singles “Love Me Now,” “Penthouse Floor” and “Surefire” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

He also provided guest vocals on the Zak Abel-penned / TMS-produced cut “I’ll Be Gentle,” taken from Paloma Faith’s chart-topping album “The Architect.”

Stream the audio clip for “One Woman Man” below.

John Legend enlists Raye for new collaboration

30 Nov

John Legend has enlisted fellow recording artist Raye for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter (born Rachel Keen) recently co-wrote “If I Had My Way” for Little Mix alongside fellow recording artist Sam Romans and Thomas Barnes, Benjamin Kohn and Peter Kelleher of UK production team TMS.

Raye’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Justine Skye (“Don’t Think About It”), Dev (“Come at Me”), Tara Carosielli (“Money”), Charli XCX (“After the Afterparty”), Tieks (“Say a Prayer”), Blonde (“All Cried Out”), M.O (“Not in Love”), 5 After Midnight (“Up in Here”), SG Lewis (“Yours”), Matoma (“The Wave”) and Snakehips (“Don’t Leave”).

Meanwhile, Legend’s latest studio collection “Darkness and Light” – featuring promotional singles “Love Me Now,” “Penthouse Floor” and “Surefire” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

He also provided guest vocals on the Zak Abel-penned / TMS-produced cut “I’ll Be Gentle,” taken from Paloma Faith’s chart-topping album “The Architect.”

Watch the music video for “Decline” below.

John Legend reunites with Toby Gad for “Fifty Shades Darker” soundtrack

11 Jan

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John Legend has reunited with songwriter-producer Toby Gad for a new song entitled “One Woman Man,” taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “Fifty Shades Darker,” out on February 10 via Universal Music Recordings.

The pair previously teamed up on “All of Me,” taken from Legend’s fourth studio collection, “Love in the Future.” The track topped the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart and peaked to number two on the UK Singles Chart.

Fans of Gad’s work should also keep an eye on the next projects by Sheryl Crow, The Veronicas, Betty Who, Charlie Puth, Louisa Johnson, Ella Eyre, Jess Glynne, Lea Michele, Clean Bandit, Molly Kate Kestner, and The Script.

Meanwhile, the original motion picture soundtrack for “Fifty Shades Darker” delivers further guest appearances from Sia (“Helium”), Halsey (“Not Afraid Anymore”), Tove Lo (“Lies in the Dark”), Frances (“What is Love”), Nick Jonas (“Bom Bidi Bom”) and Corinne Bailey Rae (“The Scientist”).

The highly-anticipated collection also boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Christopher Braide (Lana Del Rey), Breyan Isaac (Jason Derulo), Ali Tennant (Craig David), Talay Riley (Kelela), Jack Antonoff (Lorde) and Sam Dew (Jessie Ware).

Current promotional single “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” – which is a duet between Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Listen to the audio clip for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” below.