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Mya liberates eighth studio album “T.K.O. (The Knockout)”

20 Apr

American singer, songwriter, and actress Mya Marie Harrison (known mononymously as Mya) has liberated her eighth album online.

“T.K.O. (The Knockout)” – featuring singles “Ready for Whatever,” “You Got Me,” “Damage” and “Knock You Out” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Executive-produced by Lamar “MyGuyMars” Edwards; the follow-up to 2016’s “Smoove Jones” yields additional contributions from Los Da Mystro, Kevin McCall, Marsha Ambrosius, Shaunise “Niecy” Harris, Sydnii Raymore, Khirye Tyler, Lindsey “Mavelle” Gilbert, and Alexandria Dopson.

Stream “T.K.O. (The Knockout)” below.

Aston Merrygold inks new deal with Warner Bros. Records

24 Sep

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Aston Merrygold has signed a new deal with Warner Bros. Records.

The music production and distribution label – which is an imprint of Warner Music Group – also oversees releases by CeeLo Green, Lianne La Havas, Joss Stone, Biffy Clyro, Diane Birch, Muse, and The Overtones.

Merrygold – who used to be a member of JLS until their split in 2013 – is currently working on his upcoming solo debut studio collection.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts contributions from The Underdogs (Rihanna, Justin Timberlake), Lil’ Eddie (Usher, Tessanne Chin), Dem Jointz (Marsha Ambrosius, Chris Brown) and Kevin McCall (Brandy, Sevyn Streeter).

Watch the music video for JLS’ “Beat Again” below.

Bridget Kelly unwraps new song title from debut album

21 May

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Bridget Kelly has unwrapped a new song title online.

“I Won’t Cry” is slotted for inclusion on the singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, tentatively entitled “All or Nothing.”

The highly-anticipated project is expected to be released later this year via Universal Music Group / Roc Nation Records.

It serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Cut to… Bridget Kelly,” which features “Goosebumps” and “Shit Happens” as well as hit single “Special Delivery” (written by Crystal Nicole along with Kevin McCall and Eric Hudson).

The “Street Dreamin” star was recently in the studio with Christopher “C4” Umana, whose credits include “Next Breath” by Tank [Atlantic Records] and “Keep it Between Us” by Kelly Rowland [Republic Records].

Watch the music video for “Special Delivery” below.

Aston Merrygold confirms The Underdogs for debut solo album

21 Mar

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British singer/songwriter Aston Merrygold has confirmed working with The Underdogs for his upcoming debut album.

The songwriting and production – consisting of members Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon Thomas – have helmed works for Justin Timberlake [RCA Records], Katharine McPhee [Columbia Records] and Jojo [Atlantic Records].

Recent credits by The Underdogs include Tamar Braxton’s “All the Way Home” [Epic Records], Justin Bieber’s “Catching Feelings” [Island Records] and Jessica Mauboy’s “Heartbreak Party” [Sony Music Australia].

The still-untitled LP by Merrygold will boast further contributions from Sham & Motesart (Melanie Fiona, Celine Dion), Lil’ Eddie (Pink, Fefe Dobson), Kevin McCall (Keri Hilson, Bridget Kelly), Dem Jointz (RaVaughn, Chris Brown).

Meanwhile, fans of The Underdogs’ production work should look out for the next projects by Usher [RCA Records], Craig David [Universal Music Group], Tank [Atlantic Records] and Jennifer Hudson [RCA Records].

Listen to JLS’ “I Like It” below. The track was co-written by Ina Wroldsen along with Josef Larossi and Andreas “Quiz” Romdhane.

Music producer Soundz hints at new collaboration with Jasmine Villegas, Jeremih

2 Mar

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R&B and Hip-Hop record producer Soundz has hinted at a new collaboration between Jasmine Villegas and Jeremih.

The hitmaker – born Kenneth Coby – previously collaborated with artists including Usher [RCA Records], Beyonce [Columbia Records], Rihanna [Island Def Jam Recordings] and Trey Songz [Atlantic Records].

Some of his notable credits include “Out of Town Girl” by Justin Bieber [Island Records], “DUI” by Ciara [Epic Records], “Lazy” by LeToya [Capitol Records] and “Gone (La Dada Di)” by Melanie Fiona [Republic Records].

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Villegas is expected to be release her highly-anticipated debut album later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

Among the musicians confirmed for the still-untitled set are Ester Dean, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Kendrick “Wyldcard” Dean, Adonis Shropshire, Kevin McCall, Brian Kennedy, Eric Bellinger, Leah Haywood, and Daniel Pringle.

Watch the music video for previous single “Didn’t Mean It” below.

Jasmine Villegas taps Eric Bellinger, Brian Kennedy for debut album

27 Feb

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Singer/songwriter Jasmine Villegas has added Eric Bellinger and Brian Kennedy to the list of contributors for her upcoming debut album.

Bellinger is known for co-writing hit singles “Lemme See” (performed by Usher), “Fine China” (performed by Chris Brown), “Kiss It” (performed by Dev) and “Think Like a Man” (performed by Jennifer Hudson f/ Ne-Yo & Rick Ross).

Meanwhile, Kennedy is responsible for producing Jay Sean’s “Guns ‘n Roses” [Republic Records], Jessica Mauboy’s “Honest” [Sony Music Australia] and Rihanna‘s “Get It Over With” [Island Def Jam Recordings].

The highly-anticipated LP by the “Paint a Smile” star is expected to be released later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

Among the other musicians confirmed for the still-untitled project are Ester Dean, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Sam Hook, Kendrick Dean, Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire, Kevin McCall, Leah Haywood, and Daniel Pringle.

Watch the music video for Eric Bellinger’s “I Don’t Want Her” below. The League of Starz-produced track is taken from the R&B crooner’s latest album, “The Rebirth,” now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Jasmine Villegas teams up with Kendrick Dean for debut album

24 Feb

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Singer/songwriter Jasmine Villegas has recently teamed up with Kendrick “Wyldcard” Dean for her upcoming debut album.

The still-untitled collection is expected to be released later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

Dean is known for co-writing and producing material for Toni Braxton [Motown Records], Chris Brown [RCA Records], Tyrese [Voltron Records], Mary J. Blige [Geffen Records] and Trey Songz [Atlantic Records].

Some of his notable credits include “Pieces” by Tamar Braxton [Streamline / Epic Records], “I Stay in Love” by Mariah Carey [Island Def Jam Recordings] and “Was It Worth It” by Keyshia Cole [Geffen Records].

For the highly-anticipated LP, Villegas has also enlisted the songwriting and production services of Ester Dean, Kevin McCall, Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire, Sam Hook, and Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.

Watch the music video for previous single “Paint a Smile.”