Tag Archives: Jojo (singer)

Ciara unleases new single “I Bet”

14 Jan

Ciara - I Bet

Ciara has unleashed her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “I Bet” to her official Vevo page on Tuesday (January 13, 2015).

“I Bet” was co-written by siblings Theron and Royce Thomas of Rock City, who previously teamed with the artist on “I’m Out” and “Keep On Looking.”

The duo are also co-responsible for Becky G’s “Shower” [Kemosabe Records], Keyshia Cole “New Nu” [Interscope Records], Rihanna’s “Man Down” [Def Jam Recordings] and Usher’s “I Don’t Mind” [RCA Records].

Production duties on “I Bet” were handled by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, whose other credits include Tamar Braxton’s “Let Me Know” [Epic Records] and Jasmine V’s “That’s Me Right There” [Interscope Records].

He also confirmed placements on the next projects by Melissa Steel [Atlantic Records], Gabi Wilson [RCA Records], Pia Mia [Interscope Records], LeToya Luckett [Entertainment One Music Group] and Jojo [Atlantic Records].

Ciara’s upcoming sixth studio collection, “Jackie,” is due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The keenly-awaited project follows 2013’s “Ciara,” which peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit single “Body Party.”

Other musicians backing the “Body Party” star on the new album are Dr. Luke, Henry “Cirkut” Walter, Jamal “Polow Da Don” Jones, Mike Will Made It, Kenneth “Soundz” Coby and Diane Warren.

Listen to “I Bet” below.

Jojo recruits James Fauntleroy for third album

1 Dec


Jojo has recruited James Fauntleroy for her upcoming third album.

Fauntleroy previously co-wrote “Blow” by Beyonce [Columbia Records], “Dedicated” by Mariah Carey [Def Jam Recordings], “Just Different” by Teyana Taylor [G.O.O.D Music] and “To Love & Die” by Jhene Aiko [ARTium Records].

His extensive resume also includes works for Rihanna [Roc Nation], Ciara [Epic Records], Rita Ora [Columbia Records], Leona Lewis [Island Records], Elijah Blake [Def Jam Recordings] and Sinead Harnett [Virgin EMI Records].

james fauntleroy

Meanwhile, Jojo is expected to release her next studio album during the first quarter of 2015 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project boasts further songwriting contributions from Marsha Ambrosius (RaVaughn, Elle Varner), Ina Wroldsen (Shakira, Britney Spears) and Diane Warren (Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton).

On the production front, the follow-up to 2006’s “The High Road” will yield collaborations with Da Internz (Usher, Sevyn Streeter), MNEK (Rudimental, Becky Hill) and Harmony Samuels (Jasmine Villegas, Ariana Grande).

Listen to Fauntleroy’s album “The Warmest Winter Ever” below.

Jojo works with Andrew “Pop” Wansel for new album

30 Jul


Jojo has collaborated with Andrew “Pop” Wansel for her upcoming third album.

Recent songwriting and production credits by Wansel include Usher’s “Good Kisser,” Marsha Ambrosius’ “You & I” and Gabi Wilson’s “Something to Prove.”

He also contributed to the next projects by Elle Varner [RCA Records], Ariana Grande [Republic Records], Ella Henderson [Syco Music], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records] and Kandace Springs [Blue Note / Capitol Records].

Meanwhile, the new LP by Jojo is expected to be released later this year via Atlantic Records. It serves as the follow-up to 2006’s “The High Road,” which debuted at number two on the US Albums Chart.

The highly-anticipated project is said to boast further productions and songwriting contributions from Da Internz, Marsha Ambrosius, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Diane Warren, and Ruth-Anne Cunningham.

Listen to the Noah “40” Shebib-produced “Demonstrate” below.