Tag Archives: Kara DioGuardi

Chelcee Grimes drafts RedOne for debut album

12 Aug

British singer/songwriter Chelcee Grimes has drafted Moroccan-Swedish record producer Nadir Khayat (professionally known as RedOne) for her upcoming debut album under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Label Group UK.

RedOne’s credits include Lady GaGa’s “Alejandro,” Jennifer Lopez’s “On the Floor,” Enrique Iglesias’ “I Like It,” Nicki Minaj’s “Starships,” Nicole Scherzinger’s “Poison,” Kelly Rowland’s “Down 4 Whatever,” Stanaj’s “The Way I Love Her,” Roya’s “Lie,” and Skyler Stecker’s “Bring Me to Life.”

His extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters Cathy Dennis, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Simon Wilcox, Justin Tranter, Andrea Martin, Sean Douglas, Frankie Storm, Wayne Hector, Makeba Riddick, Talay Riley, Ester Dean, Bilal Hajji, Angela Hunte, Prince Charlez, and Sia Furler.

Grimes’ first studio collection, on the other hand, reportedly yields further productions and songwriting contributions from Steve Robson, Claude Kelly, Wayne Wilkins, Kara DioGuardi, Cutfather, Shelly Peiken, Jamie Hartman, Stuart Crichton, Richard “Biff” Stannard, and Ed Drewett.

Fans of Grimes’ songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Era Istrefi, Anne-Marie, Dakota, Rita Ora, Antigoni Buxton, Imani Williams, Mollie King, KStewart, Nina Nesbitt, and Tamera Foster.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to RedOne’s works!

Olly Murs teams with Louisa Johnson for new single

22 May

Olly Murs has announced the details for his new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Unpredictable” as the next promotional cut from his latest album “24 HRS,” out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The Louisa Johnson-featuring track was co-written by Kara DioGuardi (Melanie Martinez, Colbie Caillat) and Iain James (Leona Lewis, Ella Henderson).

Production duties on “Unpredictable” were collectively handled by Mich “Cutfather” Hansen (Ella Henderson, Hailee Steinfeld), Daniel Davidsen (Pixie Lott, Becky Hill) and Peter Wallevik (Kylie Minogue, Jake Miller).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Johnson’s upcoming debut album – featuring singles “Bad Behaviour” and “So Good” – is expected to arrive later this year via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts songwriting contributions from Diane Warren (Beyonce), MoZella (Pia Mia), Ina Wroldsen (Tinashe), Ali Tamposi (Lea Michele), Chloe Angelides (Ariana Grande), Negin Djafari (Mabel), Priscilla Renea (Fifth Harmony), Jacob Kasher (Charlie Puth), Sam Romans (AlunaGeorge) and Marlon Roudette (Sinead Harnett).

Stream the original version of “Unpredictable” below.

Chelcee Grimes teases new collaboration with Kara DioGuardi, Cutfather

5 Mar

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Chelcee Grimes has teased a new collaboration with American singer/songwriter Kara DioGuardi and Danish producer Mich “Cutfather” Hansen.

“Back on the road. Travelling to Copenhagen in the morning to write with my faves @cutfather & Co & @kara_dioguardi for my album,” the British singer/songwriter tweeted on Sunday (March 05, 2017).

DioGuardi previously teamed with Cutfather on tracks performed by Raven Symone / Peter Andre (“What is Love?), Olly Murs (“Unpredictable”) and Matoma & Becky Hill (“False Alarm”).

The former American Idol judge’s songwriting resume boasts further works with Kelly Clarkson (“Heartbeat Song”), Melanie Martinez (“Pity Party”), Colbie Caillat (“Begin Again”), Hilary Duff (“Come Clean”), Katy Perry (“I Do Not Hook Up”), Christina Aguilera (“Ain’t No Other Man”) and Pink (“Sober”).

Meanwhile, Cutfather is also responsible for producing Kylie Minogue’s “Get Outta My Way,” Little Mix’s “Nothing Else Matters,” Calum Scott’s “Rhythm Inside,” Alex Newell’s “Keep it Moving,” Fleur East’s “Know Your Name,” Melanie C’s “Think About It,” and Digital Farm Animals’ “Digital Love.”

Grimes, on the other hand, is expected to release her first studio collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Label Group UK.

As a songwriter, she has reportedly contributed to the next projects by Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Sigma, Kesha, Imani Williams, Aston Merrygold, KStewart, Sigala, Mollie King, Becky Hill, Camden Cox, Karen Harding, Tamera Foster, Melissa Steel, and Calvin Harris.

Grimes’ songwriting credits include Kylie Minogue’s “Million Miles,” The Saturdays’ “Walking Through the Desert,” Sweet California’s “Down With Ya,” BOA’s “First Time,” Louisa Johnson’s “So Good,” Stanaj’s “Romantic,” Olly Murs’ “Deeper,” and Chris Lane’s “All the Time.”

[Musicians’ Galore] Kara DioGuardi

23 Nov

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Kara DioGuardi is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, composer and TV personality.

Her recent songwriting credits include Matoma & Becky Hill’s “False Alarm” [Big Beat], Olly Murs’ “Unpredictable” [Sony Music], Melanie Martinez’s “Pity Party” [Atlantic] and Kelly Clarkson’s “Heartbeat Song” [RCA].

DioGuardi’s resume boasts further works with Ashlee Simpson (“Pieces of Me”), Christina Aguilera (“Ain’t No Other Man”), Katy Perry (“I Do Not Hook Up”), Gwen Stefani (“Rich Girl”), Kylie Minogue (“Spinning Around”), Pink (“Sober”), Colbie Caillat (“I Never Told You”) and Beyonce (“Beauty of Love”).

Among the producers she frequently collaborated with are Dave Stewart, John Shanks, Cutfather, Scott Storch, Patrik Berger, Cory Rooney, Dan Shea, Mitch Allan, Greg Wells, Jonathan Rotem, Emanuel Kiriakou, and Steve Morales.

DioGuardi also teamed up with hitmakers DJ Premier, Will.i.am, Rich Harrison, Mark Ronson, Salaam Remi, Polow Da Don, Rick Nowels, Mike Spencer, Arnthor Birgisson, Harvey Mason Jr., Guy Chambers, Syience, Walter Afanasieff, Jason Evigan, Greg Kurstin, Bloodshy & Avant, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes, Christopher Braide, Sacha Skarbek, and James Poyser.

On the songwriting front, she has co-penned songs with Cathy Dennis, Michelle Bell, Evan Bogart, Kasia Livingston, Zukhan Bey, Audra Mae, James Fauntleroy, Chantal Kreviazuk, Balewa Muhammad, Shelly Peiken, Paul Barry, Danielle Brisebois, Jacob Kasher, Coco Morier, Mischke Butler, Corte Ellis, Michelle Lewis, Candice Nelson, and Jason Reeves.

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

Olly Murs delivers new album “24 HRS”

11 Nov

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Olly Murs has delivered his new album online.

“24 HRS” – featuring singles “You Don’t Know Love” and “Grow Up” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project boasts productions from Steve Robson (James Blunt), Electric (Little Mix), Carl Falk (Ellie Goulding), Steve Mac (Louisa Johnson), Cutfather (Kylie Minogue), Peter Wallevik (Fleur East), Daniel Davidsen (Melanie C), Matt Rad (Lea Michele) and TMS (Birdy).

Album songwriters include Kara DioGuardi (Britney Spears), Ina Wroldsen (Zara Larsson), Camille Purcell (Dua Lipa), Jin Jin (Rita Ora), Chelcee Grimes (Kesha), Ed Drewett (Jessie Ware), Wayne Hector (Ricky Reed), Claude Kelly (Leona Lewis), Iain James (Craig David) and Clarence Coffee Jr. (Zendaya).

Stream “24 HRS” in its entirety below.

Colbie Caillat releases new album “The Malibu Sessions”

7 Oct

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Colbie Caillat has released her sixth studio collection online.

“The Malibu Sessions” – featuring singled “Goldmine” and “Cruisin” – is now available for  download via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

For the follow-up to 2014’s “Gypsy Heart,” Caillat has teamed up with frequent collaborators Mikal Blue and Justin Young alongside Danielle Leverett and Jason Reeves Young of High Dive Heart.

Other album contributors include Toby Gad (Beyonce, John Legend), Kara DioGuardi (Matoma, Christina Aguilera), John Shanks (Lea Michele, Christina Perri) and Rune Westberg (Prince Royce, Jessica Sanchez).

Stream “The Malibu Sessions” below.

Colbie Caillat releases new song “Never Got Away”

13 Aug

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Colbie Caillat has released her new single online.

“Never Got Away” – taken from the singer-songwriter’s upcoming album “The Malibu Sessions” – is now available for download via iTunes.

Caillat wrote “Never Got Away” along with regular collaborators Jason Reeves of High Dive Heart and Rune Westberg.

As mentioned in earlier posts, “The Malibu Sessions” – featuring previous single “Goldmine” – is scheduled to arrive on October 7 via Plummy Lou Records.

Other musicians backing Caillat on the follow-up to 2014’s “Gypsy Heart” are Toby Gad (Lea Michele, Carly Rae Jepsen), Kara DioGuardi (Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears), and John Shanks (Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield).

Listen to the audio clip for “Never Got Away” below.