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Michelle Williams reveals new album “Journey to Freedom” credits

3 Sep

Journey to Freedom

Michelle Williams has revealed the songwriting credits for her upcoming album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release her fourth studio collection “Journey to Freedom” on September 9 via Entertainment One Music.

Current single “Say Yes” – which features Beyonce and Kelly Rowland – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

“Journey to Freedom” was executive produced by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, who also worked on the next projects by Jasmine V [Interscope], Teyana Taylor [Def Jam Recordings] and Jojo [Atlantic].

On the songwriting front, the follow-up to 2008’s “Unexpected” boasts contributions from Carmen Reece, Al Sherrod Lambert, Courtney Harrell, Lonny Bereal, David Brown, and Lecrae Moore.

Peep the songwriting credits for “Journey to Freedom” below.

“Need Your Help”
Written By: (Michelle Williams / Lonny Bereal / Harmony Samuels).

“Yes”
Written By: (Al Sherrod Lambert / David Brown / Harmony Samuels).

“Everything”
Written By: (Michelle Williams / Al Sherrod Lambert / David Brown / Harmony Samuels).

“Fall”
Written By: (Al Sherrod Lambert / Lonny Bereal / Lecrae Moore / Harmony Samuels).

“Fire”
Written By: (Courtney Harrell / Harmony Samuels).

“Free”
Written By: (Michelle Williams / Al Sherrod Lambert / Lonny Bereal / David Brown / Harmony Samuels).

“Just Like You”
Written By: (Courtney Harrell / Harmony Samuels).

“Beautiful”
Written By: (Courtney Harrell / Harmony Samuels).

“Believe in Me”
Written By: (Michelle Williams / Carmen Reece / Al Sherrod Lambert / Harmony Samuels).

“In the Morning”
Written By: (Courtney Harrell / Harmony Samuels).

“If We Had Your Eyes” (featuring Fantasia Barrino)
Written By: (Courtney Harrell / Al Sherrod Lambert / Harmony Samuels).

“Say Yes” (featuring Beyonce and Kelly Rowland)
Written By: (Michelle Williams / Carmen Reece / Al Sherrod Lambert / Harmony Samuels).

Jamie Foxx recruits Elijah Blake for new album

10 Jun

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Jamie Foxx has recruited Elijah Blake for his upcoming fifth studio album.

The R&B singer and songwriter – born Sean Fenton – is known for co-writing Keyshia Cole’s “Rick James” [Interscope Records], Rihanna’s “No Love Allowed” [Def Jam Recordings] and Ciara’s “DUI” [Epic Records].

In addition, he’s currently putting the final touches on his debut LP, tentatively entitled “Songs About Melody.” The highly-anticipated project will be distributed via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

Meanwhile, the new studio album by Jamie Foxx is expected to be released later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

It serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Best Night of My Life,” which debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and delivered hit singles including “Winner” and the Drake-assisted “Fall for Your Type.”

Among the other hitmakers backing the “Unpredictable” star on the still-untitled project are Mike WiLL Made It (Brandy, Mariah Carey), Lonny Bereal (Chris Brown, Teyana Taylor), will.i.am (Usher, Nicole Scherzinger), Kevin Cossom (Mary J. Blige, Keri Hilson) and Kanye West (Beyonce, John Legend).

Watch the music video for Elijah Blake’s “X.O.X.” below.

Kelly Rowland reunites with Pharrell Williams for new album

9 Apr

Pharrell Williams

Singer/songwriter Kelly Rowland is scheduled to collaborate with Pharrell Williams for her upcoming as-yet-untitled fifth studio album.

The pair previously teamed up on “Talk a Good Game” tracks “Street Life,” “Stand in Front of Me” and “Feet to the Fire.”

Other notable credits by Williams include Leah Labelle’s “Lolita” [Epic Records], Beyonce’s “Blow” [Columbia Records], Ed Sheeran’s “Sing” [Atlantic Records] and Kylie Minogue’s “I Was Gonna Cancel” [Parlophone Records].

The new collection by Rowland is expected to boast further productions from Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Kat Dahlia, Mario Barrett) and Terius “The-Dream” Nash (Chris Brown, Nicole Scherzinger).

On the songwriting front, she has teamed up with Diane Warren (Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston), Lonny Bereal (Tank, Keyshia Cole), Traci Hale (Rihanna, Britney Spears), and Andre Merritt (Paloma Faith, Melanie Fiona).

Meanwhile, fans of Pharrell’s production work should keep an eye on the next projects by Alicia Keys [RCA Records], Stacy Barthe [Motown Records], Tori Kelly [Capitol Records] and Jessie J [Republic Records].

His latest album “G I R L” – which includes hit single “Happy” – is now available for download via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Watch the music video for “Kisses Down Low” below.

Kelly Rowland hits the studio with songwriting team Bloodline

21 Mar

kELLY rOWLAND - Talk a Good Game

Singer/songwriter Kelly Rowland is currently recording new material for her upcoming as-yet-untitled fifth studio album.

Among the musicians drafted for the project are songwriting team Bloodline, which consists of sisters Nyla, Nyanda, Tasha and Candace Thorbourne.

Some of their notable credits are “Say Yes” by Nicole Scherzinger [Interscope Records] and “Follow the Leader” by Wisin & Yandel [WY Records].

Their extensive resume also includes works for Christina Aguilera [RCA Records], Jennifer Lopez [Capitol Records], Craig David [Universal Music] and Christina Milian [Young Money Records].

Bloodline member Nyla recently collaborated with Sean Paul on the track “Pornstar,” taken from the dancehall artist’s latest album, “Full Frequency,” out now via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Meanwhile, among the other musicians expected to appear on Kelly Rowland’s upcoming LP are Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Terius “The-Dream” Nash, Diane Warren, Lonny Bereal, Traci Hale, and Andre Merritt.

Her last studio album, 2012’s “Talk a Good Game,” debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also delivered two hit singles in the shape of “Kisses Down Low” and the Wiz Khalifa-assisted “Gone.”

Watch the music video for Nyla’s “Stand Up” below.

RaVaughn debuts new single “Love U More”

9 Mar

RaVaughn - Best Friend

RaVaughn has debuted her new single online.

“Love U More” is slotted for inclusion on the R&B singer/songwriter’s debut album, “Love Always,” which is expected to be released later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Compound University / Columbia Records.

The track was written by RaVaughn along with Joseph “Lonny” Bereal, James “J-Doe” Smith and Twy Bernal. Production duties were handled by Curtis “Sauce” Wilson and Shomari “Sho” Wilson.

“Love U More” follows previous singles “Better Be Good” (produced by Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis and Arden “Keyz” Altino) and “Best Friend” (co-written by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds / produced by The Rascals).

Among the other musicians backing RaVaughn on “Love Always” are Ne-Yo (Rihanna, Christina Milian), Miguel (Beyonce, Elle Varner), Marsha Ambrosius (Solange, Alicia Keys) and John Legend (Estelle, Chrisette Michele).

Listen to “Love U More” below.

Jamie Foxx recruits Kevin Cossom for new album

26 Feb

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Jamie Foxx has recruited Kevin Cossom for his upcoming fifth studio album.

Cossom is known for penning material for Trey Songz [Songbook / Atlantic Records], Keri Hilson [Mosley Music Group / Interscope Records], Keyshia Cole [Geffen Records] and John Legend [Columbia Records].

Some of his notable songwriting credits are “Jump” by Rihanna [Island Records], “Down on Love” by Kelly Rowland [Republic Records], “I Care for U” by Usher [RCA Records] and “No Condition” by Mary J. Blige [Geffen Records].

Meanwhile, the still-untitled LP by Jamie Foxx serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Best Night of My Life,” which debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and delivered the Drake-assisted hit single “Fall for Your Type.”

In addition to Cossom, the “Blame It” star also teamed up with will.i.am (Ciara, Mariah Carey), Kanye West (Brandy, Janet Jackson), Lonny Bereal (Tank, Chris Brown) and Mike WiLL Made It (Future, LeToya Luckett).

The new collection by Jamie Foxx is expected to be released later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Listen to Kevin Cossom’s latest single “Mind Eraser” below.

RaVaughn collaborates with Lonny Bereal for debut album

12 Dec

RaVaughn - Best Friend

RaVaughn has collaborated with Lonny Bereal for her upcoming debut album, “Love Always,” out soon via Compound University / Columbia Records.

The singer/songwriter/producer – born Joseph Bereal – is known for collaborating with Chris Brown [RCA Records], Teyana Taylor [G.O.O.D. Music], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records] and Keyshia Cole [Geffen Records].

Some of his notable credits include “Keep It Between Us” by Kelly Rowland [Republic Records], “Right There” by Ariana Grande f/ Big Sean [Republic Records] and “Nuclear” by Destiny’s Child [Columbia Records].

Among the other contributors on “Love Always” – which features hit singles “Better Be Good” and “Best Friend” – are Ne-Yo, Jerry Duplessis, Arden Altino, Babyface, John Legend, Miguel, Andrea Martin, Marsha Ambrosius, and others.

Listen to “Just Another Holiday” below. The track was written by Brittany Barber (Tyrese, Kevin McCall) and produced by Phatboiz (TLC, Luke James).

Ariana Grande, Big Sean premiere music video for new single ‘Right There’

30 Oct

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Ariana Grande has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“Right There” marks the third promotional single from the artist’s debut album, “Yours Truly,” out now via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The Big Sean-assisted track – which samples “Crush on You” by Lil Kim – was written by Ariana Grande along with Carmen Reece, Joseph “Lonny” Bereal, James “J-Doe” Smith, Al Sherrod Lambert and Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.

As previously reported, Grande is currently working on her upcoming sophomore album.  The as-yet-untitled project is currently scheduled for release in early 2014.

Watch the music video for “Right There” below.

Ariana Grande confirms ‘Right There’ video plans

29 Sep

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Ariana Grande has confirmed plans to shoot the music video for her new single.

“Right There” – which features Big Sean – is taken from the songbird’s debut album, “Yours Truly,” out now via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The track – available now for download via iTunes – was written by Ariana Grande along with Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Carmen Reece, Joseph “Lonny” Bereal, James “J-Doe” Smith, and Al Sherrod Lambert.

“Yours Truly” boasts previous singles “The Way” and “Baby I,” as well as further contributions from Thomas “Tommy” Brown (Mario Barrett, Chrisette Michele), Parker Ighile (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj), Sevyn Streeter (Chris Brown, Trey Songz) and Courtney Harrell (Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland).

Watch the video for “Popular Song” below.

Ariana Grande reveals songwriting credits for debut album ‘Yours Truly’

22 Aug

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Ariana Grande has revealed the official songwriting credits for her upcoming debut album, “Yours Truly,” out in the United States on September 3 via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Lead Single “The Way” was written by Jordin Sparks along with Amber “Sevyn” Streeter (Fantasia, Trey Songz), Al Sherrod Lambert (Marcus Canty, Jamie Foxx) and Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Brandy, Keyshia Cole).

Other writers on the album include Carmen Reece (Michelle Williams, Nathan Sykes), Courtney Harrell (Eric Bellinger, John Legend), Victoria “Monet” McCants (Chrisette Michele, Kanye West), Joseph “Lonny” Bereal (LeToya Luckett, Chris Brown) and Parker Ighile (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj).

Producers include Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey), Patrick Smith (Ciara, Jennifer Hudson), Antonio Dixon (Toni Braxton, Justin Bieber), Thomas Brown (Mario Barrett, Jennifer Lopez), Greg Wells (Paloma Faith, Michelle Branch) and Matt Squire (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez).

Ariana Grande – Yours Truly [Songwriting Credits]:
“Honeymoon Avenue” – (Ariana Grande, Khris Riddick-Tynes, Leon Thomas, Antonio Dixon, Kenneth Edmonds, Thomas Brown, Travis Syles).
“Baby I” – (Kenneth Edmonds, Antonio Dixon, Patrick Smith).
“Right There” – (Ariana Grande, Carmen Reece, Al Sherrod Lambert, Joseph Bereal, James Smith, Big Sean, Harmony Samuels, Jeff Lorber).
“Tattooed Heart” – (Ariana Grande, Khris Riddick-Tynes, Patrick Smith, Antonio Dixon, Kenneth Edmonds, Matt Squire).
“Lovin’ It” – (Khris Riddick-Tynes, Leon Thomas, Kenneth Edmonds, Antonio Dixon, Jose Burgos, Roy Hammonds, Mark Morales, Rickey Offord, Kirk and Nathaniel Robinson).
“Piano” – (Ariana Grande, Harmony Samuels, Jose Burgos, Jahmaal Noel Fyffe, Parker Ighile, Anisa Moghaddam, Moses Samuels).
“Daydreamin’” – (Victoria McCants, Matt Squire, Thomas Brown).
“The Way” – (Harmony Samuels, Amber Streeter, Al Sherrod Lambert, Jordin Sparks, Malcolm McCormick, Brenda Russell).
“You’ll Never Know” – (Khris Riddick-Tynes, Leon Thomas, Jose Burgos, Kenneth Edmonds, Antonio Dixon).
“Almost is Never Enough” – (Ariana Grande, Harmony Samuels, Carmen Reece, Al Sherrod Lambert, Olaniyi-Akinpelu, Moses Samuels).
“Popular Song” – (Mika Penniman, Priscilla Renea Hamilton, Mathieu Jomphe, Stephen Schwartz).
“Better Left Unsaid” – (Ariana Grande, Harmony Samuels, Courtney Harrell, Lambert, Olaniyi-Akinpelu, Moses Samuels).