Tag Archives: John Stephens

Stacy Barthe debuts new song “Live for Today”

17 Jan


Stacy Barthe has debuted a new song online.

The R&B singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Live for Today” – featuring Common – to her SoundCloud channel on Tuesday (January 13, 2015).

“Live for Today” was produced by Benny Cassette, whose other credits include Miguel [RCA Records], Keri Hilson [Interscope Records], Mary Lambert [Capitol Records], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records] and Elle Varner [RCA Records].

The track is slotted for inclusion on the Barthe’s debut CD, “BEcoming,” out on March 3 via John Legend’s label Homeschool Records and Motown Records.

Other album contributors are Salaam Remi (Jazmine Sullivan, Mack Wilds), Pharrell Williams (Ciara, Justin Timberlake), James “Malay” Ho (Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean) and Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj).

As a songwriter, Barthe recently co-penned Teyana Taylor’s “Outta My League” [Def Jam Recordings] and K. Michelle’s “Build a Man” [Atlantic Records]. She also contributed to the next projects by Brandy and Kandace Springs.

Listen to “Live for Today” below.

Alex & Sierra confirm John Legend for debut album

24 Feb


Alex & Sierra have confirmed John Legend for their upcoming debut album.

The R&B crooner – born John Stephens – has previously penned tracks for other artists including Keyshia Cole (“I Changed My Mind”), Estelle (“American Boy”), Chrisette Michele (“Love is You”) and Alicia Keys (“Listen to Your Heart”).

His latest album “Love in the Future” – which features hit singles “Who Do We Think We Are” and “All of Me” – is now available for download via Sony Music Entertainment / G.O.O.D. Music / Columbia Records.

In addition to Legend, the still-untitled collection by Alex & Sierra will yield further productions and songwriting contributions from Toby Gad, Autumn Rowe, John Shanks, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, and Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano.

The indie pop duo – consisting of members Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton – are scheduled to release the highly-anticipated collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Syco Music / Columbia Records.

Listen to John Legend’s latest single “A Million” below. The track was co-written by Legend along with Frank Romano and James “Jim Jonsin” Scheffer.

Lauriana Mae collaborates with Stacy Barthe for debut album

29 Nov

American singer/songwriter Lauriana Mae has added Stacy Barthe to the list of songwriters for her upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album, which will be released in 2013 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Recent songwriting credits by Barthe include “When It’s All Over” by Alicia Keys [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “Speak Ya Mind” by Estelle [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records] and “Like I Love You” by Melanie Fiona [Universal Music Group / Republic Records].

She also teamed up with hitmakers John “Legend” Stephens, Andre “Dre” Lyon, Marcello “Cool” Valenzano, Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis, Jamie XX, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Warren “Oak” Felder, Nathaniel “Danja” Hills, Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee, Dapo Tormiro, Andrew “Dru Brett” Harr, Jermaine “Mayne Zayne” Jackson, Fernando Garibay, Christopher Whitacre, Justin Henderson, Beau Dozier, William “will.i.am” Adams and Christopher “Tricky” Stewart.

Meanwhile, the new collection by Lauriana Mae will boast further songwriting contributions from Diane Warren (Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears), Andrea Martin (Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis), Claude Kelly (Brandy, Tamia), Makeba Riddick (Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding), Julie Frost (Loick Essien, Beyonce Knowles) and Katrina “Katt Rockell” Russ (Hal Linton, Marlon Roudette).

Lauriana Mae snags Jack Splash for debut album

28 Nov

American singer/songwriter Lauriana Mae has snagged the production services of Jack Splash for her upcoming debut album, which will be released in 2013 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The super producer – real name Matthew Kahane – has previously crafted tracks such as “I Choose You” by Keyshia Cole [Universal Music Group / Geffen Records], “Bones” by Melanie Fiona [Universal Music Group / Republic Records] and “Saviour” by Alicia Keys [Sony Music Entertainment / J Records].

He also teamed up with hit musicians Angela Hunte, Cathy Dennis, Sia Furler, Thomas “Cee-Lo” Callaway, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot, John “Legend” Stephens, Olivia “Livvi Franc” Waithe, Harold Lilly, Paloma Faith, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton, Lundon Knighten and Andre Merritt.

Meanwhile, the as-yet-untitled project by Lauriana Mae is confirmed to boast further productions from Kwame Holland (Fantasia Barrino, Christina Aguilera), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Melanie Amaro, Justin Bieber), Fraser T. Smith (Craig David, Rita Ora), Toby Gad (Carly Rae Jepsen, Natasha Bedingfield), Joshua “Ammo” Coleman (Katy Perry, Adam Lambert), Alexander “Fuego” Palmer (Chris Brown, Willow Smith) and Rock Mafia: Antonia Armato & Tim James (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez & The Scene).

Songwriters include Diane Warren (Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton), Andrea Martin (Blu Cantrell, Leona Lewis), Claude Kelly (Brandy, Alexandra Burke), Makeba Riddick (Jennifer Lopez, Cassie Ventura), Julie Frost (Madonna, Beyonce Knowles) and Katrina “Katt Rockell” Russ (Hal Linton, Marlon Roudette).

Alicia Keys previews new album ‘Girl on Fire’ online

21 Nov

Alicia Keys has previewed her upcoming fifth album online.

The American singer/songwriter will release “Girl on Fire” in the United States on November 26 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Lead single “Girl on Fire” was helmed by Alicia Keys along with Salaam Remi (Usher, Jazmine Sullivan) and Jeff Bhasker (Leona Lewis, Kanye West).

The new collection serves as the follow-up to 2009’s “The Element of Freedom,” which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also delivered three hit singles in the shape of “Doesn’t Really Matter,” “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart” and “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready).”

In addition to Salaam Remi and Jeff Bhasker, “Girl on Fire” boasts further productions from Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton), Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Mariah Carey, Beyonce Knowles), Warren “Oak” Felder (Chris Brown, Keri Hilson), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Nicki Minaj, Elle Varner), Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Madonna, Janet Jackson), James “Malay” Ho (Fantasia Barrino, Cee Lo Green) and The Smeezingtones: Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence & Ari Levine (Melanie Fiona, Adam Lambert).

Songwriters include Emeli Sande (Rihanna, Alesha Dixon), Stacy Barthe (Cassie Ventura, Brandy Norwood), John “Legend” Stephens (Chrisette Michele, Keyshia Cole), Amber “Sevyn” Streeter (Trey Songz, Estelle Swaray) and Christopher “Frank Ocean” Breaux (Conor Maynard, Bridget Kelly).

Alicia Keys confirms official songwriting credits for new album ‘Girl on Fire’

28 Oct

Alicia Keys has confirmed the official songwriting credits for her upcoming fifth album, “Girl on Fire,” which is due in the United States on November 26 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

New single “Girl on Fire” was written and produced by Alicia Keys along with frequent collaborators Jeff Bhasker (Lana Del Rey, Kanye West) and Salaam Remi (Jennifer Hudson, Usher Raymond).

Other producers backing Keys on the follow-up to “The Element of Freedom” are The Smeezingtones: Bruno Mars & Philip Lawrence (Adam Lambert, Melanie Fiona), Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Angie Stone, Whitney Houston), Warren “Oak” Felder (Toni Braxton, Marsha Ambrosius), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Elle Varner, Nicki Minaj), Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey) and James “Malay” Ho (Fantasia Barrino, Goapele Mohlabane).

Songwriters include Antonio Dixon (Mario Barrett, Justin Bieber), Emeli Sande (Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke), John “Legend” Stephens (Estelle Swaray, Chrisette Michele), Stacy Barthe (Cassie Ventura, Britney Spears), Amber “Sevyn” Streeter (Trey Songz, Chris Brown) and Christopher “Frank Ocean” Breaux (Brandy Norwood, Kanye West).

Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire [Official Tracklisting & Songwriting Credits]:


“Brand New Me” – (Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande).

“When It’s All Over” – (Alicia Keys, Stacy Barthe, John Stephens).

“Listen to Your Heart” – (Alicia Keys, John Stephens).

“New Day” – (Alicia Keys, Andre Brissett, Amber Streeter, Andre Young, Trevor Lawrence Jr., Kasseem Dean).

“Girl on Fire” – (Alicia Keys, Jeff Bhasker, Salaam Remi, Billy Squier).

“Fire We Make” – (Alicia Keys, Warren Felder, Andrew Wansel, Gary Clarke Jr.).

“Tears Always Win” – (Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Jeff Bhasker).

“Not Even the King” – (Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande).

“That’s When I Knew” – (Alicia Keys, Antonio Dixon, Kenneth Edmonds).

“Limitedless” – (Alicia Keys, Stacy Barthe, Amber Streeter, Warren Felder, Andrew Wansel).

“One Thing” – (Alicia Keys, Christopher Breaux, James Ho).

“101” – (Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande).