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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.

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.

[Musicians’ Galore] Johnta Austin

8 Dec

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Johnta Austin is an American singer-songwriter, arranger and rapper, who is signed to Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Recordings.

He is responsible for co-writing singles including “We Belong Together” (Mariah Carey), “Just Be a Man About It” (Toni Braxton), “Miss You” (Aaliyah), “Be Without You” (Mary J. Blige), “Call on Me” (Janet Jackson), “A Public Affair” (Jessica Simpson), “Hood Boy” (Fantasia Barrino), “Rock With You” (Ledisi), “This Time” (Melanie Fiona) and “Fight for Love” (Elliot Yamin).

His extensive resume boasts further works with Whitney Houston (“Worth It”), Beyonce (“Roc”), Faith Evans (“Tru Love”), Enrique Iglesias (“Lost Inside Your Love”), Leona Lewis (“Angel”), LeToya Luckett (“This Song”), Jennifer Hudson (“My Love”), Christina Milian (“Addicted”), Trey Songz (“You Just Need Me”), Bryson Tiller (“Don’t”) and Leah LaBelle (“What Do We Have to Lose”).

Amongst the producers Austin regularly collaborated with are Bryan Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, Teddy Bishop, Jazze Pha, Polow Da Don, Eric Hudson, Troy Taylor, Walter Millsap, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Stargate (Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen).

He also teamed up with fellow musicians including Espionage (Espen Lind & Amund Bjorklund), Dallas Austin, Amanda Ghost, Swizz Beatz, JMike, Kane Beatz, Jerry Duplessis, Arden Altino, Rich Harrison, Andre Harris, Vidal Davis, Rodney Jerkins, Luke Laird, Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello, Greg Kurstin, D’Mile, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, and Steve Mostyn.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Austin’s work!

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 christens “Alone in Your Heart” as new single

16 Jan

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Monica has announced the details for her new single.

The singer-songwriter christened “Alone in Your Heart” as the second promotional cut from her latest album, “Code Red,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with RCA Records.

“Alone in Your Heart” was co-written by Andrea Simms, who also teamed up with the song’s producers Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel on Kandace Springs’ “West Coast” and Chris Brown’s “Bassline.”

Commercial performance-wise, “Code Red” – featuring the Lil Wayne-assisted lead single “Just Right for Me” – peaked to number four on the US Billboard US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.

The follow-up to 2012’s “New Life” boasts further collaborations with Timbaland (Aaliyah), Kirby Lauryen (Beyonce), Polow Da Don (Tamia), Crystal Nicole (Rihanna), Danja (Usher), and Johnta Austin (Ciara).

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