Tag Archives: Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Cole hits the studio with Eric Bellinger

3 May

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Keyshia Cole has recorded new songs with Eric Bellinger.

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for future Bellinger release or Cole’s upcoming seventh album.

Bellinger’s songwriting resume includes works for Chris Brown (“Fine China”), Usher (“Lemme See”), Brandy (“Without You”), Teyana Taylor (“Broken Hearted Girl”) and Sevyn Streeter (“Sex on the Ceiling”).

He also collaborated with top producers such as RoccStar (Beyonce, John Legend), Jim Jonsin (Ariana Grande, Kelly Rowland), Boi-1da (Drake, Elle Varner) and Da Internz (Tamia, Christina Aguilera).

Meanwhile, Cole’s next studio collection is expected to be released later this year. The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Point of No Return,” which debuted at number nine on the US Albums Chart.

Watch the video for “Next Time (Won’t Give My Heart Away)” below.

Keyshia Cole reunites with Ron Fair for new album

26 Feb

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Keyshia Cole has initiated the process of recording her next album.

The keenly-awaited project will be executive-produced by veteran music mogul Ron Fair, who previously teamed with Cole on her first four albums – “The Way It Is,” “Just Like You,” “A Different Me” and “Calling All Hearts.”

Among the other artists Fair has collaborated with throughout his career are Mary J. Blige [Capitol Records], Fergie [Interscope Records], Christina Aguilera [RCA Records] and Lady Gaga [Streamline Records].

Meanwhile, the seventh studio collection by Cole is expected to be released later this year. It serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Point of No Return,” which delivered singles including “Believer,” “Rick James” and “She.”

Watch the music video for “Heaven Sent” below.

Ciara unleases new single “I Bet”

14 Jan

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Ciara has unleashed her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “I Bet” to her official Vevo page on Tuesday (January 13, 2015).

“I Bet” was co-written by siblings Theron and Royce Thomas of Rock City, who previously teamed with the artist on “I’m Out” and “Keep On Looking.”

The duo are also co-responsible for Becky G’s “Shower” [Kemosabe Records], Keyshia Cole “New Nu” [Interscope Records], Rihanna’s “Man Down” [Def Jam Recordings] and Usher’s “I Don’t Mind” [RCA Records].

Production duties on “I Bet” were handled by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, whose other credits include Tamar Braxton’s “Let Me Know” [Epic Records] and Jasmine V’s “That’s Me Right There” [Interscope Records].

He also confirmed placements on the next projects by Melissa Steel [Atlantic Records], Gabi Wilson [RCA Records], Pia Mia [Interscope Records], LeToya Luckett [Entertainment One Music Group] and Jojo [Atlantic Records].

Ciara’s upcoming sixth studio collection, “Jackie,” is due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The keenly-awaited project follows 2013’s “Ciara,” which peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit single “Body Party.”

Other musicians backing the “Body Party” star on the new album are Dr. Luke, Henry “Cirkut” Walter, Jamal “Polow Da Don” Jones, Mike Will Made It, Kenneth “Soundz” Coby and Diane Warren.

Listen to “I Bet” below.

Hamada Mania’s favorite songs of 2014

11 Dec

Ella Henderson

Song Title: “Beautifully Unfinished”
Performed By: Ella Henderson.
Written By: Ella Henderson, Lindy Robbins & Steve Robson.
Produced By: Steve Robson & Komi (El-Hakam Al-Kaubaisy).
Label: Syco Music.

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Song Title: “Believer”
Performed By: Keyshia Cole.
Written By: Ester Dean, Jasper Cameron, Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen.
Produced By: Stargate.
Label: Interscope Records.

Sia02

Song Title: “Big Girls Cry”
Performed By: Sia.
Written By: Sia Furler & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Greg Kurstin & Christopher Braide.
Label: RCA Records.

ColbieCaillat

Song Title: “Break Free”
Performed By: Colbie Caillat.
Written By: Colbie Caillat & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Christopher Braide.
Label: Republic Records.

Tiaan

Song Title: “Devil’s Touch”
Performed By: TIAAN.
Produced By: Arnthor Birgisson.
Label: AristoTracks.

Cover Drive

Song Title: “Easy Life”
Performed By: Cover Drive.
Written By: Amanda Reifer, T-Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding, Barry Hill, Kerrie Thomas-Armstrong, Dan Goudie & Ashley Milton.
Label: Independent Release.

Jennifer - Same Girl

Song Title: “Expertease (Ready Set Go)”
Performed By: Jennifer Lopez.
Written By: Jennifer Lopez, Sia Furler, Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Label: Capitol Records.

Clean-Bandit

Song Title: “Extraordinary”
Performed By: Clean Bandit (featuring Sharna Bass).
Written By: James Napier, Gustave Rudman, Grace Chatto & Jack Patterson.
Produced By: Jack Patterson & Mark Ralph.
Label: Black Butter / Atlantic Records.

Goapele

Song Title: “Hey Boy” (solo version)
Performed By: Goapele.
Written By: Estelle Swaray, Lauren Evans, David “DQ” Quinones, Lance Tolbert & Keith Harris.
Produced By: Keith Harris.
Label: Skyblaze Recordings / BMG Rights Management.

Leah McFall

Song Title: “Home”
Performed By: Leah McFall (featuring will.i.am).
Written By: William Adams, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Michael McHenry, Ryan “DJ Replay” Buendia, Alex Ebert & Jade Castrinos.
Produced By: will.i.am & Free School.
Label: Capitol Records.

Christina02

Song Title: “Human”
Performed By: Christina Perri.
Written By: Christina Perri & Martin Johnson.
Produced By: Martin Johnson.
Label: Atlantic Records.

Haim

Song Title: “If I Could Change Your Mind”
Performed By: HAIM.
Written By: Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim & James Ford.
Produced By: James Ford.
Label: Polydor Records.

Ella02

Song Title: “If I Go”
Performed By: Ella Eyre.
Written By: Ella Eyre, Natalia Hajjara & Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Produced By: Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Label: Virgin EMI Records.

Gorgon City

Song Title: “Imagination”
Performed By: Gorgon City (featuring Katy Menditta).
Written By: Emeli Sande, Katy Menditta, Mustafa Omer, James Murray, Kye “Foamo” Gibbon & Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott
Produced By: Gorgon City & Mojam.
Label: Black Butter / Virgin EMI Records.

Lion Babe01

Song Title: “Jump Hi”
Performed By: Lion Babe (featuring Childish Gambino).
Written By: Jillian Hervey, Lucas Goodman & Makeba Riddick.
Label: Outsiders Recorded Music / Polydor Records.

Ariana-Grande-Yours-Truly-

Song Title: “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart”
Performed By: Ariana Grande.
Written By: Harry Styles & Johan Carlsson.
Produced By: Johan Carlsson & Peter Carlsson.
Label: Republic Records.

LP1

Song Title: “Kicks”
Performed By: FKA twigs.
Written By: Tahliah “FKA twigs” Barnett & Joel Compass.
Produced By: FKA twigs & Cy An.
Label: Young Turks.

Pharrell - Alicia

Song Title: “Know Who You Are”
Performed By: Pharrell Williams (featuring Alicia Keys).
Written By: Pharrell Williams & Alicia Keys.
Produced By: Pharrell Williams.
Label: Columbia Records.

Teyana Taylor01

Song Title: “Maybe”
Performed By: Teyana Taylor (featuring Pusha T & Yo Gotti).
Written By: Teyana Taylor, Andre Proctor, Brian Soko, Rasool Diaz, Jaramye Daniels, Kyle Owens, Akil King, Terrence Thornton & Mario Mims.
Produced By: The Order, Jaramye Daniels & Kyle “KO” Owens.
Label: G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam Recordings.

Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once

Song Title: “Million Miles”
Performed By: Kylie Minogue.
Written By: Chelcee Grimes, Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Produced By: Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Label: Parlophone Records.

Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

Song Title: “Not in That Way”
Performed By: Sam Smith.
Written By: Sam Smith & Fraser T. Smith.
Produced By: Fraser T. Smith.
Label: Capitol Records.

Marsha

Song Title: “Night Time”
Performed By: Marsha Ambrosius.
Written By: Marsha Ambrosius, Sam Dew, Kenneth Bartolomei, Erik Reyes-Ortiz & Kevin Crowe.
Produced By: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.
Label: RCA Records.

Brooke Candy

Song Title: “Opulence”
Performed By: Brooke Candy.
Written By: Brooke Candy, Sia Furler & Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Produced By: Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Label: RCA Records.

Tourist01

Song Title: “Patterns”
Performed By: Tourist (featuring Lianne La Havas).
Written By: James Napier and William “Tourist” Phillips.
Label: Method Records.

Jessie05

Song Title: “Pieces”
Performed By: Jessie Ware.
Written By: Jessie Ware, James Napier & William “Tourist” Phillips.
Produced By: Emile Haynie.
Label: PMR / Island Records.

Karen Harding01

Song Title: “Say Something”
Performed By: Karen Harding.
Written By: Karen Harding & Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Produced By: Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Label: Method Records / Capitol Records.

Jasmine01

Song Title: “That’s Me Right There”
Performed By: Jasmine Villegas (featuring Kendrick Lamar).
Written By: Carmen Reece, Al Sherrod Lambert, Chris Jackson & Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Produced By: Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Label: Interscope Records.

Toni-Braxton-Babyface

Song Title: “The D Word”
Performed By: Toni Braxton & Babyface.
Written By: Toni Braxton & Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Produced By: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Label: Motown Records.

Mary07

Song Title: “Wonderful”
Performed By: Mary J. Blige.
Written By: Mary J. Blige, Priscilla Renea Hamilton, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Label: Epic Records.

Mariah02

Song Title: “You’re Mine (Eternal)”
Performed By: Mariah Carey.
Written By: Mariah Carey & Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.
Produced By: Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins & Mariah Carey.
Label: Def Jam Recordings.

Keyshia Cole premieres “Remember (Part 2)” music video

22 Oct

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Keyshia Cole has premiered a new music video online.

The R&B singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Remember (Part 2)” to her official Vevo page on Monday (October 20, 2014).

“Remember (Part 2)” was written by Keyshia Cole along with Patrick “Guitarboy” Hayes, who also worked with artists including Trey Songz [Atlantic Records], Ciara [Epic Records] and Chris Brown [RCA Records].

Cole’s latest studio album “Point of No Return” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Woman to Woman” boasts further collaborations with Stargate (Tinashe, Christina Milian), Mike WiLL Made It (Usher, Mariah Carey) and DJ Mustard (Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez).

Watch the music video for “I Remember (Part 2)” below.

Keyshia Cole releases “Heat of Passion” music video

13 Oct

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Keyshia Cole has released a new music video online.

The R&B singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Heat of Passion” to her official Vevo page on Monday (October 13, 2014).

“Heat of Passion” was written by Keyshia Cole along with Troy Taylor (K. Michelle, Whitney Houston), Jerrol “Boogie” Wizard (Chris Brown, Kevin McCall) and Antwan “Amadeus” Thompson (Trey Songz, Jennifer Lopez).

Cole’s sixth studio album “Point of No Return” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Woman to Woman” features further songwriting contributions from Elijah Blake (Rihanna, Mary J. Blige), Kirby Lauryen (Ariana Grande, Kelly Rowland) and Ester Dean (Ciara, Nicki Minaj).

Watch the music video for “Heat of Passion” below.

Keyshia Cole unleashes “Party Ain’t a Party” music video

10 Oct

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Keyshia Cole has unleashed a new music video online.

The R&B singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Party Ain’t a Party” to her official Vevo page on Friday (October 10, 2014).

“Party Ain’t a Party” – featuring Gavyn Rhone – was co-written and produced by Patrick “Guitarboy” Hayes, whose resume includes works for Trey Songz [Atlantic], Chris Brown [RCA], Tank [Atlantic] and Ciara [Epic].

Cole’s sixth studio collection, “Point of a No Return,” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Interscope Records.

The project boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Stargate (Mario, Janet Jackson), Ester Dean (Usher, Nicki Minaj), Mike WiLL Made It (Tinashe, Mariah Carey) and Elijah Blake (Rihanna, Jhene Aiko).

Watch the music video for “Party Ain’t a Party” below.

Keyshia Cole drops “Believer” music video

7 Oct

Keyshia

Keyshia Cole is out with a new music video online.

The R&B singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Believer” to her official Vevo page on Tuesday (October 7, 2014).

The track was co-written by Keyshia Cole and Jasper Cameron along with Ester Dean, whose credits include Nicki Minaj’s “Pills N Potions” [Republic], Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It” [Hollywood] and GRL’s “Ugly Heart” [RCA].

Production duties on “Believer” were handled by Stargate, who are also responsible for Tinashe’s “Feels Like Vegas” [RCA], Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow” [Island] and Maroon 5’s “Leaving California” [Interscope].

Cole’s latest studio collection “Point of No Return” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Woman to Woman” spawns further contributions from Mike WiLL Made It (Usher, Trey Songz), DJ Mustard (Mila J, Kid Ink) and Symbolyc One (Kanye West, Tamar Braxton).

Watch the music video for “Believer” below.

Keyshia Cole releases “Love Letter” music video

7 Oct

Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Cole has released the music video for her new single online.

“Love Letter” – featuring Future – is lifted from the R&B singer/songwriter’s sixth album, “Point of No Return,” out now via Interscope Records.

The track was produced by Mike Will Made It and Marquel “Marz” Middlebrooks, who are also responsible for Miley Cyrus’ “Love Money Party” [RCA Records] and Kelly Rowland’s “Kisses Down Low” [Republic Records].

“Point of No Return” serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Woman to Woman,” which peaked at number ten on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and featured hit singles including “Enough of No Love” and “I Choose You.”

Other musicians backing Cole on “Point of No Return” are Amadeus (Trey Songz, Jennifer Lopez), Symbolyc One (Madonna, Kanye West), DJ Mustard (Rihanna, Charli XCX) and Stargate (Usher, Chris Brown).

Watch the music video for “Love Letter” below.

Keyshia Cole premieres “N. L. U” music video

3 Oct

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Keyshia Cole has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The R&B singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “N. L. U” to her official Vevo page on Friday (October 3, 2014).

“N. L. U” – featuring 2 Chainz – was co-written by Elijah Blake, who previously teamed up with Cole on singles “Enough of No Love” and “I Choose You.”

Production duties on “N. L. U” were handled by Symbolyc One and M-Phazes, who collectively worked with artists including Madonna [Interscope Records], Eminem [Shady Records] and Kimbra [Warner Bros. Records].

As previously reported, Cole’s next studio collection “Point of No Return” is scheduled to hit stores on October 7 via Interscope Records.

The highly-anticipated LP serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Woman to Woman,” which peaked at number ten on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “N. L. U” below.