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Brandy returns with new single “Freedom Rings”

27 Sep

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American singer, songwriter, and actress Brandy Norwood (known mononymously as Brandy) has released her new single online.

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

The track was written by Brandy alongside Coleridge “Sebastian Kole” Tillman (Usher, Lauren Jauregui), Jeffrey “Jeff Gitty” Gitelman (Kali Uchis, Trey Songz) and Ryan M. Tedder (Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown).

Brandy’s next album – which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “”Two Eleven” – is expected to arrive later this year via Brand Nu / eOne Music.

The still-untitled collection reportedly features additional alliances with The Neptunes, Stacy Barthe, Angel, Prince Charlez, Kaydence, Sir Charles, Delisha Thomas, Kristal Oliver, Darhyl Camper, Big Shiz, and Harvey Mason Jr.

Stream the audio clip for “Freedom Rings” below.

Angel teases new collaboration with Brandy

18 Aug

Angel has teased a new collaboration with Brandy.

“I use to dream about this … Just Remember to stretch your imagination … The Sky’s The Limit …,” The British singer, songwriter and record producer posted to Instagram on Sunday (August 18, 2019).

Angel’s debut studio collection, 2013’s “About Time,” was released via Universal Music Group / Island Records UK and spawned singles including “Wonderful,” “Time After Time” and “Rocket Love.”

Angel is currently working on his upcoming project under Bystorm Entertainment / RCA Records, and recent single “Blessings” is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Brandy’s next album – which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “”Two Eleven” (Chameleon / RCA Records) – is expected to arrive later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly features further productions and songwriting contributions from The Neptunes, Stacy Barthe, Jeff Gitty, Sebastian Kole, Prince Charlez, Kaydence, Sir Charles, Delisha Thomas, Kristal Oliver, Darhyl Camper, LaShawn Daniels, and Harvey Mason Jr.

Stream the audio clip for “Blessings” below.

Estelle delivers fifth studio collection “Lovers Rock”

9 Sep

British singer/songwriter Estelle Fanta Swaray, known mononymously as Estelle, has delivered her fifth studio collection online.

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

The follow-up to 2015’s “True Romance” boasts guest appearances from Luke James (“So Easy”), Maleek Berry (“Meet Up”), Konshens (“Really Want”), Alicia Harley (“Slow Down”), Chronixx (“Queen”), Tarrus Riley (Love Like Ours”), Kranium (“Don’t Wanna”) and HoodCelebrityy (“Karma”).

On the songwriting and production front, Estelle has teamed up with Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Ryan Toby, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Varren Wade, Edgar “Johnny Velvet” Etienne, Supa Dups, Mitchum Chin, Andre Harris, LaTisha “Tish” Hyman, Akil King, and Kristal “Tytewriter” Oliver.

Stream Estelle’s new album “Lovers Rock” below.

Brandy hits the studio with Prince Charlez for new collaboration

16 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and actress Brandy Norwood has enlisted fellow recording artist Prince Charlez for a new collaboration.

Charlez is responsible for co-writing Zedd & Liam Payne’s “Get Low,” Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Mary J. Blige’s “U + Me (Love Lesson),” K. Michelle’s “Talk to God,” Ella Mai’s “Who Knew,” and Tey Songz’s “Song Goes Off.”

His debut EP “Evolution, Pt. 1” – featuring contributions from DannyBoyStyles, Chasity Nwagbara, Fred Ball, Nasri Atweh, Sounwave, and DaHeala – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Meanwhile, Brandy is expected to release her next studio collection and follow-up 2012’s “Two Eleven” later this year via Primary Wave / eOne Music.

On the highly-anticipated project, Brandy has also worked with songwriters and producers including Darhyl “Hey DJ” Camper Jr., Kristal Oliver, Sir Charles, Delisha Thomas, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, and Harvey Mason Jr.

Stream “Evolution, Pt. 1” below.

Brandy enlists Kristal Oliver, Delisha Thomas for new album

10 May

American singer, songwriter, and actress Brandy Norwood has enlisted Kristal “Tytewriter” Oliver and Delisha Thomas for a new collaboration.

Oliver is responsible for co-writing Danity Kane’s “Showstopper,” Chrisette Michele’s “You Mean That Much to Me,” Raheem DeVaughn’s “Love Connection,” Cassie’s “Make You a Believer,” Mya’s “Lights Go Off,” Keshia Chante’s “Ring the Alarm,” and Brave Williams’ “Original.”

Meanwhile, Thomas’ songwriting resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Deja Vu”), Jennifer Lopez (“Step into My World”), Christina Aguilera (“Get Loose”), Tamia (“The Way I Love You”), Joy Enriquez (“I Need Your Love”), Justin Bieber (“Favorite Girl”) and Kierra Kiki Sheard (“You Don’t Know”).

Brandy, on the other hand, is scheduled to release her seventh album – featuring further contributions from Darhyl “DJ” Camper, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, and Harvey Mason Jr. – later this year via Primary Wave / eOne Music.

The still-untitled project follows 2012’s “Two Eleven,” which topped the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and spawned two singles in the shape of “Wildest Dreams” and the Chris Brown-featuring “Put it Down.”

Watch the music video for “Wildest Dreams” below.

Chrisette Michele reveals official songwriting credits for new album ‘Better’

6 Jun

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Singer/songwriter Chrisette Michele has confirmed the songwriting credits for her upcoming fourth album, “Better,” which is due in the United States on June 11 via Universal Music Group / Motown Records.

The follow-up to 2010’s “Let Freedom Reign” is preceded by current single “A Couple of Forevers,” written by Chrisette Michele along with Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel.

Other album songwriters include Victoria “Monet” McCants (Ariana Grande, Coco Jones), Kristal Oliver (Danity Kane, Paula Campbell), Priscilla Renea Hamilton (Chris Brown, Melanie Fiona) and Harold Lilly (Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx).

Production wise, “Better” sports contributions from Robert Shea Taylor (Beyonce, Frank Ocean), Carvin & Ivan (Tamia, Jazmine Sullivan), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Estelle, John Legend), Thomas “Tommy” Brown (Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Lopez), Ernest “No I.D.” Wilson (Common, Elijah Blake), Chuck Harmony (Rihanna, Faith Evans) and Elvis “Blac Elvis” Williams (Eve, Carl Thomas).

Chrisette Michele – Better [Songwriting Credits]:
“Be in Love” – (Chrisette Michele Payne, Robert Shea Taylor).
“A Couple of Forevers” – (Chrisette Michele Payne, Leon Huff, Kenneth Gamble, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel).
“Let Me Win” – (Chrisette Michele Payne, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Ivan “Orthodox” Barias, Lemuel Payne Jr., Lloyd Ashley Pinchback).
“Rich Hipster” – (Chrisette Michele Payne, Wale, Askia Fountain, Justen “J-Rob” Robinson).
“Love Won’t Leave Me Out” – (Chrisette Michele Payne, Johnnie Smith, Carvin “Ransum” Haggins, Ivan “Orthodox” Barias).
“Better” – (Chrisette Michele Payne, Charles “Chuck Harmony” Harmon, Ernest “No I.D.” Wilson, Steve Wyreman, Kevin Randolph).
“Snow” – (Priscilla Renea Hamilton, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel).
“Visual Love” – (Thomas “Tommy” Brown, Victoria “Monet” McCants, Travis Sayles).
“Charades” – (Chrisette Michele Payne, Tauheed Epps, Isra Lohata).
“You Mean That Much to Me” – (Kristal Oliver, Kristopher Murray, Darhyl “DJ” Camper).
“Supa” – (Harold Lilly, Patrick “Guitarboy” Hayes, Elvis “Blac Elvis” Williams).
“Get Through the Night” – (Chrisette Michele Payne, Charles “Chuck Harmony” Harmon, Ernest “No I.D.” Wilson, Steve Wyreman, Kevin Randolph).
“Can the Cool Be Loved?” – (Chrisette Michele Payne, Bilal Oliver, Kenton Dunson, Isra Lohata).
“Ten Foot Stilettos” – (Chrisette Michele Payne, Taalib Johnson).
“I’m Still Fly” – (Chrisette Michele Payne, Taalib Johnson).
“Love in the Afternoon” – (Chrisette Michele Payne, Jannell Casaundra Smith, Isra Lohata).