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Megan Rochell releases debut album “You, Me and the Radio”

6 Sep

Megan Rochell has released her debut album online.

Originally intended to arrive in 2006 via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings, “You, Me and the Radio” – featuring singles “The One You Need,” “Floating” and “Let Go” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album producers include Stargate (Justin Timberlake), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Tamar Braxton), Needlz (Bruno Mars), Ryan Leslie (Cassie), Antonio Dixon (Kevin Gates) and Madd Scientist (Christina Milian).

On the songwriting front; Rochell has enlisted Keri Hilson (Mary J. Blige), Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Fantasia), Makeba Riddick (Jennifer Lopez), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Brandy), Delisha Thomas (Janet Jackson), LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels (Ciara), Thabiso Nkhereanye (Alessia Cara), Patrick “J. Que” Smith (Kelly Rowland) and Ezekiel Lewis (Amerie).

Stream “You, Me and the Radio” below.

Keri Hilson announces new album “L.I.A.R.”

15 Mar

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Keri Hilson has announced the details for her new album.

The singer-songwriter christened her third studio collection “L.I.A.R.” and will release it later this year through Zone 4 / Mosley Music Group.

Lead single “Again” – available for download from March 18 via iTunes – was co-written by siblings Theron and Timothy Thomas of R. City, who previously teamed up with Hilson on “Bahm Bahm (Do It Once Again).”

Production duties on “Again” were handled by Mike WiLL Made It, whose other credits include Beyonce’s “Formation” [Columbia], Kelly Rowland’s “Kisses Down Low” [Republic] and Rihanna’s “Pour it Up” [Def Jam].

“L.I.A.R.” – an acronym for “Love is a Religion” – follows 2010’s “No Boys Allowed,” which peaked to number eleven on the US Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Pretty Girls Rock” and the Stargate-produced “Lose Control.”

In addition to regular collaborators Polow Da Don, Timbaland, Danja, Chris Brown and J. Que, “L.I.A.R.” reportedly boasts further alliances with Babyface, Ne-Yo, Tiffany Fred, Mansur Zafr, Benny Cassette, and The Rascals.

Watch the music video for “Pretty Girls Rock” below.

Usher hits the studio with Keri Hilson, Polow Da Don

25 Feb

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Usher has recorded new music with Keri Hilson and Polow Da Don.

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for future Hilson release of Usher’s upcoming eighth album, tentatively entitled “Flawed.”

Hilson previously co-wrote “Red Light” for Usher along with Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Patrick “J. Que” Smith and Jonathan “Lil Jon” Smith.

Her songwriting resume includes further works with Britney Spears (“Gimme More”), Mary J. Blige (“Take Me As I Am”), Ciara (“Ooh Baby”), Jennifer Lopez (“Wrong When You’re Gone”) and Toni Braxton (“Supposed to Be”).

Meanwhile, recent production credits by Polow Da Don including Monica’s “Just Right for Me” [RCA], Tamia’s “Stuck With Me” [Def Jam], Tamar Braxton’s “Catfish” [Epic] and Chris Brown’s “Discover” [RCA].

Usher, on the other hand, is scheduled to release “Flawed” – featuring “I Don’t Mind,” “Good Kisser,” “Chains” “She Came to Give It to You” and “Clueless” – later this year through Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The keenly awaited project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Looking 4 Myself,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and delivered singles including “Climax,” “Lemme See” and “Dive.”

Watch the music video for “Lose Control” below.

Monica teams up with Akon for new song “Hustler’s Ambition”

26 Nov

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Monica has debuted a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Hustler’s Ambition” – featuring Akon – to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (November 25, 2015).

Production duties on “Hustler’s Ambition” were handled by DJ Dahi, whose other credits include Madonna’s “Beautiful Scars” [Interscope], Tinashe’s “Bet’ [RCA] and Kelela’s “All the Way Down” [Cherry Coffee].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Monica is scheduled to release her eighth studio collection “Code Red” on December 18 through RCA Records.

Lead single “Just Right for Me” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Jocelyn “Jo’zzy” Donald (Zendaya, Chris Brown) and produced by Polow Da Don (Tamia, Jamie Foxx).

Other album contributors include Timbaland (Aaliyah), Johnta Austin (Ciara), Bryan Michael Cox (Faith Evans), Jermaine Dupri (Alicia Keys), Tami LaTrell (Keyshia Cole), Danja (K. Michelle) and Keri Hilson (Mary J. Blige).

Listen to the audio clip for “Hustler’s Ambition” below.

Britney Spears reunites with Danja for ninth album

13 Sep

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Britney Spears has reunited with Danja for her upcoming ninth album.

Danja is known for producing and co-writing “Gimme More” for Spears along with Keri Hilson, Marcella Araica, and James “Jim Beanz” Washington. The track peaked to number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

The hitmaker – born Nathaniel Daniels – also helmed two songs on Spears’ next studio collection “Circus” in the shape “Kill the Lights” and “Blur.”

Meanwhile, the “Toxic” star is expected to release her forthcoming album in 2016 through Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The keenly-awaited LP features further alliances with Alex Da Kid (Rihanna), Simon Wilcox (Nick Jonas), Ian Kirkpatrick (Jason Derulo), Chantal Kreviazuk (Pia Mia), Matthew Koma (Kelly Clarkson) and DJ Mustard (Tinashe).

Current single “Pretty Girls” – featuring production duties by the Invisible Men and songwriting contributions by Maegan Cottone and Little Mix – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Watch the music video for “Work Bitch” below.

Monica confirms new album “Code Red”

10 Feb

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Monica has confirmed the title for her upcoming eighth album.

The R&B songbird christened her next studio collection “Code Red” and will release it later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

“Code Red” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “New Life,” which peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and featured singles “Anything (To Find You),” “Until It’s Gone” and “It All Belongs to Me.”

On the songwriting and production front, “Code Red” boasts contributions from Polow Da Don, Keri Hilson, Nathaniel “Danja” Hills, Timbaland, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel.

Watch the music video “Anything (To Find You)” below.

Ne-Yo releases new album “Non-Fiction”

27 Jan

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Ne-Yo has released his new album online.

“Non-Fiction” – featuring hit singles “Money Can’t Buy,” “She Don’t Know” and “Coming with You” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Compound Entertainment and Motown Records.

The keenly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “R.E.D.,” which peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Among the musicians backing Ne-Yo on “Non-Fiction” are Shea Taylor, Jesse “Corparal” Wilson, Stephan Moccio, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Stargate, Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Key Wane, David Guetta and Giorgio Tuinfort.

On the songwriting front, the “So Sick” star confirmed placements on the next albums by Rihanna [Roc Nation], Keri Hilson [Interscope Records], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records] and Gabi Wilson [RCA Records].

Watch the music video for “Coming with You” below.