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[Common Collaborators] Toni and Tamar Braxton

8 Jul

In addition to being sisters and major recording artists, Toni and Tamar Braxton have also worked with a lot of the same producers and songwriters. In fact, Tamar co-wrote several songs for Toni including “Let Me Show You The Way (Out),” “Give it Back,” “Rock Me, Roll Me,” “Selfish,” “Me & My Boyfriend,” “Always” and “Holiday Celebrate.”

Here’s the list of common songwriters and producers both artists have worked with!

  • Andrea Martin – Tamar Braxton: “Only Love” and “What Does it Take” (with The Braxtons) / Toni Braxton: “A Better Man” and “I Love Me Some Him”
  • Bryan Michael Cox – Tamar Braxton: “Get None,” Pieces” and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Just Be a Man About It,” “Tripping” and “What’s Good”
  • Claude Kelly – Tamar Braxton: “Raise the Bar” / Toni Braxton: “I Hate Love”
  • Christopher “Tricky” Stewart – Tamar Braxton: “Slow Flow,” “L.A.D.I” and “Where’s the Good in Goodbye” (with The Braxtons), as well as “If You Don’t Wanna Love Me,” “I’m Over You,” “The Way it Should Be,” “Get Mine” and “Stay and Fight” / Toni Braxton: “Missin”
  • Cory Rooney – Tamar Braxton: “My Man” / Toni Braxton: “Stupid”
  • Damon Thomas – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Supposed to Be” and “Finally”
  • Dernst “D’Mile” Emile – Tamar Braxton: “Black Tears” / Toni Braxton: “Wardrobe”
  • Harvey Mason Jr. – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Supposed to Be,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Hands Tied,” “Why Don’t You Love Me” and “Hero,”
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – Tamar Braxton: “I’d Still Say Yes” (with The Braxtons) and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “You Mean the World to Me,” “Seven Whole Days,” “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “And I Love You,” “Gimme Some,” “You’re Making Me High,” “Let it Flow,” “How Could an Angel Break My Heart” and “This Time Next Year” (also recorded by Shola Ama)
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels – Tamar Braxton: “The One,” “Tip Toe,” “Love and War,” “One on One Fun,” “Hot Sugar,” “Where it Hurts,” “Catfish,” “Simple Things,” “Broken Record,” “A.S.A.P.” and “Pick Me Up”/ Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”
  • Makeba Riddick – Tamar Braxton: “Love and War,” “If I Don’t Have You,” “Must Be Good to You,” “A.S.A.P,” “Run Run” and “Pick Me Up” / Toni Braxton: “Please,” “Looking at Me” and “Make My Heart”
  • Patrick “J. Que” Smith – Tamar Braxton: “Where it Hurts” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Sex and Cigarettes” and “Supposed to Be”
  • Rodney Jerkins – Tamar Braxton: “The Makings of You,” “Heart in My Hands” and “Blind” / Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”

[Common Collaborators] Alicia Keys and Beyoncé

5 Jul

Since its a slow news day, I thought about writing this post, which has been on my mind for a while now. Its about songwriters/producers who worked with two artists that are frequently associated with one another. For this post, I have chosen Alicia Keys and Beyoncé.  In case you did not know, Keys was signed to Columbia Records (which is Beyoncé’s current label) before signing to Clive Davis’ J Records.  Here are the musicians that both artists have worked with:

  • Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson: Alicia Keys (“Tell You Something”) / Beyoncé (“My Body”)
  • Antonio Dixon: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had”)
  • Candice Nelson: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Resentment”)
  • Chad Hugo: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me” – Remix) / Beyonce (“I Care,” “Work it Out” and “My First Time”)
  • Dre & Vidal: Alicia Keys (“So Simple”) / Beyonce (“T-Shirt” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Frank Ocean: Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) / Beyoncé (“I Miss You” and “Superpower”)
  • Harold Lilly: Alicia Keys (“Teenage Love Affair,” “Wreckless Love,” “Saviour,” “Where Do We Go from Here,” “I Need You,” “Pawn it All,” “Illusion of Bliss,” “Girl Can’t Be Herself,” “More Than We Know,” “So Simple” and “Where Do We Begin Now”) / Beyoncé (“Ego”)
  • Jeff Bhasker: Alicia Keys (“Girl on Fire,” “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” “Love is Blind,” “Wait Til You See My Smile,” “Like the Sea” and “Tears Always Win”) / Beyoncé (“I Care,” “Rather Die Young” and “Party”)
  • Jermaine Dupri: Alicia Keys (“Girlfriend” and “My Boo”) / Beyoncé (“With Me” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Justin Timberlake: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me – Remix” and “Morning Light”) / Beyoncé (“Until the End of Time,” “Blow” and “Rocket”)
  • Kandi Burruss: Alicia Keys (“Jane Doe”) / Beyoncé (“Bills, Bills, Bills,” “So Good,” “Bug a Boo,” “Hey Ladies” and “She Can’t Love” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Kanye West: Alicia Keys (“You Don’t Know My Name” and “Unbreakable”) / Beyoncé (“Party”)
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had” and “Broken Hearted Girl”).
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror”) / Beyoncé (“Scared of Lonely,” “World Wide Woman” and “Back Up”)
  • Miguel: Alicia Keys (“Where’s the Fun in Forever”) / Beyoncé (“Rocket”)
  • Noah “40” Shebib: Alicia Keys (“Unthinkable”) / Beyoncé (“Mine”)
  • Pharrell Williams: Alicia Keys (“Work on It,” “It’s On Again,” “Know Who Are” and “Apple”) / Beyoncé (“Work it Out,” “Green Light,” “Kitty Kat,” “Blow,” “Superpower” and “My First Time”)
  • Rich Harrison: Alicia Keys (“Ain’t No Reason” – performed by Christina Milian) / Beyoncé (“Crazy in Love,” “Be with You,” “Suga Mama,” “Freakum Dress” and Creole)
  • Rodney Jerkins: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror” and “Listen to Your Heart”) / Beyoncé (“Déjà vu,” “Back Up,” “World Wide Woman” and “Scared of Lonely”)
  • Sean Garrett: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love”) / Beyoncé (“Ring the Alarm,” “Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Check on It,” “Green Light,” “Diva,” “Video Phone” and “Lay Up Under Me”)
  • Swizz Beatz: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love,” “Put it in a Love Song,” “New Day,” “The Gospel,” “Pawn it All,” “She Don’t Really Care,” “Million Dollar Bill,” “Wait Til You See My Smile”) and “Illusion of Bliss”) / Beyoncé (“Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Ring the Alarm,” “Lost Your Mind” and “Check on It”)
  • Timbaland: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Partition,” “Drunk in Love” and “Rocket”)
  • Toby Gad: Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”) / Beyoncé (“If I Were a Boy”)

Stream the audio clip for “Put It in a Love Song” below.

Jessie Reyez drafts Babyface, The Rascals for new single “Body Count”

4 May

Canadian singer/songwriter Jessica Reyes, known professionally as Jessie Reyez, has released her new promotional single online.

“Body Count” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds alongside Khristopher Riddick-Tynes and Leon Thomas of The Rascals, who are also responsible for Zendaya’s “Something New,” Ariana Grande’s “Baby I,” Samantha Jade’s “Shake That,” Jessica Mauboy’s “Can I Get a Moment?,” Ravaughn’s “Best Friend,” Deborah Cox’s “Kinda Miss You,” and Foxes’ “Scar.”

Reyez’s upcoming debut album – featuring further contributions from Jahaan Sweet, Boi-1da, Tobias Jesso Jr., Happy Perez, Fred Ball, Two Inch Punch, Chris Braide, Salaam Remi, Hazebanga, Fredro, Chris Loco, Jason Evigan, and Poo Bear – is scheduled to arrive later this year via FMLY / Polydor Records.

Reyez also co-wrote “One Kiss” for Scottish record producer and DJ Calvin Harris. The Dua Lipa-featuring track topped the UK Singles Chart and peaked to number two on the US Billboard Hot Dance / Electronic Songs Chart.

Stream the audio clip for “One Kiss” below.

Toni Braxton premieres music video for “Long As I Live”

24 Mar

Toni Braxton has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Long As I Live” was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (March 23, 2018).

The track was co-written and produced by Antonio Dixton, who previously teamed up with Braxton on the Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds-assisted “I Hate You,” “Roller Coaster,” “Sweat,” “Hurt You,” “Take it Back,” and “Reunited,” taken from the albums “Libra” [2005] and “Love, Marriage & Divorce” [2014].

Braxton’s eighth album “Sex & Cigarettes” – featuring previous promotional singles “Deadwood” and “Coping” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2010’s “Pulse” delivers additional alliances with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Dapo Torimiro, Fred Ball, James Newman, Stuart Crichton, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Pierre Medor, and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals.

Watch the music video for “Long As I Live” below.

Toni Braxton releases new album “Sex & Cigarettes”

23 Mar

American singer, songwriter, pianist, actress, and television personality Toni Braxton has released her eighth studio collection online.

“Sex & Cigarettes” – featuring promotional singles “Deadwood,” “Coping” and “Long As I Live” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project reunites Braxton with regular collaborators Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Daryl Simmons, who are responsible for “Another Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “Seven Whole Days,” “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” and “You Mean the World to Me.”

Other album contributors include Antonio Dixon, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Dapo Torimiro, Fred Ball, James Newman, Kwame Ogoo, Stuart Crichton, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Kameron Glasper, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Dave Gibson, Royce Doherty, and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals.

Stream “Sex & Cigarettes” below.

Charlie Puth drafts Kehlani for new promotional single “Done for Me”

16 Mar

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Charlie Puth has drafted fellow recording artist Kehlani for his new promotional single.

“Done for Me” – which was co-written by Jacob “JKash” Kasher and co-produced by John “JRY” Ryan – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Puth’s sophomore album “Voicenotes” – featuring previous singles “How Long,” “If You Leave Me Now” and “Attention” – is scheduled to arrive on May 11 via APG / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Nine Track Mind” reportedly boasts further contributions from Ross Golan, Johan Carlsson, Ammo, Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, Sean Douglas, Jason Evigan, Billy Walsh, Ian Kirkpatrick, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Ilsey Juber, Eskeerdo, Toby Gad, Pharrell Williams, and Babyface.

Stream the audio clip for “Done for Me” below.

Kehlani shares new promotional single “Let Me Live”

10 Mar

American singer/songwriter Kehlani has shared her new single online.

“Let Me Live” – which appears on the original motion picture soundtrack “Wrinkle in Time” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Let Me Live” were collectively handled by Ali Payami alongside Brittany Coney and Denisia Andrews of NOVA WAV, who are also responsible for DJ Khaled’s “Top Off,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Whole Lotta Woman,” Britney Spears’ “Hard to Forget Ya,” and Demi Lovato’s “I Believe.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kehlani is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album – featuring promotional singles “Honey,” “Again,” “Touch” and “Already Won” – later this year via TSNMI / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2017’s “SweetSexySavage” boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Geoffro Cause, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella, Brent Kutzle, JMIKE, Prince Charlez, Jetmir Salli, Angel Lopez, and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes.

Stream the audio clip for “Let Me Live” below.