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Keri Hilson enlists Andre Harris for new collaboration

15 Oct

Keri Hilson has enlisted Andre Harris for a new collaboration.

As one half of songwriting and production duo Dre & Vidal, Harris has helmed songs for Usher (“Caught Up”), Mariah Carey (“Lullaby”), Alicia Keys (“So Simple”), Chris Brown (“Excuse Me Miss”), Amerie (“Just Like Me”), Fantasia (“I Nominate U”) and Bobby Valentino (“Slow Down”).

Harris’ most recent credits include Earthgang’s “Wings,” Kash Doll’s “Kitten,” Chris Brown’s “Troubled Waters,” BJ the Chicago Kid’s “Time Today,” Estelle’s “Lights Out,” Ro James’ “Outside the Box,” H.E.R’s “Wait for It,” Bryson Tiller’s “Teach Me a Lesson,” LeToya’s “Grey,” and Sir’s “Summer in November.”

Meanwhile, Hilson is currently working on her upcoming third album, for which a title and release date is yet to be announced. The highly-anticipated project follows 2010’s “No Boys Allowed,” which spawned three singles in the shape of “Pretty Girl Rock,” “One Night Stand” and “Lose Control.”

As a songwriter, Hilson has penned songs for Britney Spears (“Gimme More”), Ciara (“Ooh Baby”), Mary J. Blige (“Take Me As I Am”), Toni Braxton (“Supposed to Be”), Usher (“Red Light”), Omarion (“Ice Box”), Jennifer Lopez (“Wrong When You’re Gone”) and Megan Rochell (“It’s On You”).

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

 

Keri Hilson explains reasons for absence from the music industry

25 Feb

Keri Hilson has explained the reasons for her absence from the music industry.

“My truth us, I’d love nothing more than to release this incredible music I’ve been “sitting on,” and I’ve been trying for years for that to occur. There have been so many blockages I have constantly fought myself to not directly speak about. I’ve lost some pivotal characters in the process of stepping away for my well-being. But I accept the fact that some relationships have just run their course. Other figures of my past are greedy, unreasonable & refuse to honor my growth. Music will always be a huge part of who I am, but there is a process in process … challenges that I still must overcome for that work to see the light of day it deserves. I will emerge from this cocoon just as beautifully as I have overcome other processes in my life that were designed to grow me,” the American singer/songwriter posted to Instagram.

Hilson’s last studio collection, “No Boys Allowed,” was released in 2010 via Mosley Music / Zone 4 / Interscope Records. The project debuted at number eleven on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned contributions from Stargate (“Lose Control”), John Legend (“All the Boys”), Ne-Yo (“Pretty Girl Rock”), Kevin McCall (“One Night Stand”) and R. City (“Bahm Bahm”).

As a songwriter, Hilson has penned songs for Britney Spears (“Gimme More”), Ciara (“Ooh Baby”), Mary J. Blige (“Take Me As I Am”), Toni Braxton (“Supposed to Be”), Usher (“Red Light”), Omarion (“Ice Box”), LeToya Luckett (“What Love Can Do”), Chris Brown (“Young Love”), Jennifer Lopez (“Wrong When You’re Gone”) and 3LW (“Things You Never Hear a Girl Say”).

Watch the music video for “Lost Control” below.

Keri Hilson teases new collaboration with Danja, Priscilla Renea

6 Jun

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Keri Hilson has teased a new collaboration with Priscilla Renea and Danja.

“Great session w/ this 🏾 amazing talent Priscilla Renea & the man Danja! You’ll never guess who we’re writing for…again…🤐,” the American singer/songwriter posted to Instagram on Tuesday (June 5th, 2018).

Renea’s songwriting resume boasts works with Kelly Clarkson (“Love So Soft”), Fifth Harmony (“Worth It”), Rihanna (“Watch ‘N Learn”), Mariah Carey (“Infinity”), Chris Brown (“Don’t Wake Me Up”), Demi Lovato (“Fix a Heart”), Mary J. Blige (“Don’t Mind”) and Selena Gomez (“Who Says”).

Meanwhile, Danja (real name Nathaniel Hills) recently co-wrote and co-produced three songs on Justin Timberlake’s chart-topping album “Man of the Woods” – “Filthy,” “Say Something” and “Sauce.”

He also worked with Hilson on singles “Turnin’ Me On” (featuring Lil Wayne) and “Knock You Down” (featuring Ne-Yo & Kanye West), which peaked to numbers (15) and (3) on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, respectively.

Hilson’s upcoming third studio colleciton, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Zone 4 / Mosley Music / Interscope Records.

The highly-anticipated project, tentatively entitled “L.I.A.R,” an acronym for Love Is a Religion, reportedly boasts contributions from Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Chris Brown, Oren Yoel, Lauren Christy, Benny Cassette, and J. Que.

Watch the music video for “Lose Control” below.

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.