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Little Mix unwrap tracklisting for new album “LM5”

18 Oct

British girl group Little Mix have unwrapped the tracklisting for their upcoming fifth studio collection, “LM5,” which is scheduled to arrive on November 16 via Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

The Nicki Minaj-featuring lead single “Woman Like Me” – now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – was co-written by Jess Glynne alongside Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac.

On the follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days,” Little Mix have also worked with songwriters and producers including Timbaland, Rachel Furner, MNEK, Jenna Andrews, Tre Jean-Marie, Kamille, Loose Change, Shungudzo, Jez Ashurst, Plested, Boy Matthews, Symbolyc One, Goldfingers, and Chris Loco.

See the tracklisting for “LM5” below.

(1) The National Manthem / (2) Woman Like Me / (3) Think About Us / (4) Strip / (5) Monster in Me / (6) Joan of Arc / (7) Love a Girl Right / (8) American Boy / (9) Told You So / (10) Wasabi / (11) More Than Words / (12) Motivate / (13) Notice / (14) The Cure / (15) Forget You Not / (16) Woman’s World / (17) The Cure (Stripped) / (18) Only You

Zhavia Ward enlists Shungudzo for new collaboration

9 Jun

Zhavia Ward has enlisted Shungudzo for a new collaboration.

The Zimbabwean/French/Native-American singer-songwriter (also known as Alexandra Govere) recently co-wrote and provided guest vocals on Rudimental’s “Toast to Our Differences,” out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Shungudzo’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Little Mix (“Touch”), Alina Baraz (“I Don’t Even Know Why Though”), Victoria Monet (“Wish I Never Met You”), Louisa Johnson (“Best Behaviour”), Jessie Ware (“Your Domino”) and The Chainsmokers (“It Won’t Kill Ya”).

Meanwhile, Ward’s upcoming debut album is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertianment / Columbia Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields further contributions from Warren “Oak” Felder, Trevor Brown, Zaire Kaolo, Paul E. Phamous, Benny Cassette, Jenna Andrews, Wayne Hector, Priscilla Renea, Ben Abraham, Jin Jin, M-Phazes, Alex Hope, Symbolyc One, and Malay.

Stream the audio clip for “Toast to Our Differences” below.

Zhavia Ward signs new deal with Columbia Records

22 Apr

Zhavia Ward has signed a new deal with Columbia Records.

The Sony Music imprint also houses artists including Beyonce, Calvin Harris, Diplo, Harry Styles, John Mayer, Haim, Leon Bridges, George Ezra, Adele, John Legend, Celine Dion, Lecrae, Noah Cyrus, and Lennon Stella.

For her upcoming debut project, Ward has worked with songwriters Priscilla Renea (Rihanna, Charlie Puth), Ben Abraham (Kesha, Ray BLK), Jin Jin (Ebba Smith, Jess Glynne) and Paul E. Phamous (Lykke Li, Nick Jonas).

On the production front, “The Four” star has teamed up with Benny Cassette (Diana Gordon, Keri Hilson), Warren Felder (Liam Payne, Demi Lovato), Alex Hope (Troye Sivan, Kacy Hill), M-Phazes (Kehlani, Zara Larsson) and Symbolyc One (Madonna, Kanye West) and Trevor Brown (Alina Baraz, Maty Noyes).

Tamar Braxton releases new single “If I Don’t Have You”

27 May


Tamar Braxton has released her new single online.

“If I Don’t Have You” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Streamline Records and Epic Records.

The track was co-written by LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels along with Makeba Riddick, whose other credits include Lion Babe’s “Jump Hi” [Interscope], Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” [Def Jam] and Beyonce’s “Suga Mama” [Columbia].

Production duties were handled by Marcos Palacios and Ernest Clark, who are also responsible for Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” [Republic], Trey Songz’ “Change Your Mind” [Atlantic] and John Legend’s “Made to Love” [Columbia].

Braxton’s upcoming fourth album “Calling All Lovers” – featuring previous promotional cut “Let Me Know” – will hit stores and digital outlets on July 31.

The keenly-awaited project boasts further alliances with Harmony Samuels (Ciara, Kelly Rowland), Tiffany Fred (Zendaya, Jennifer Hudson), Symbolyc One (Madonna, Kanye West) and Al Sherrod Lambert (Fantasia, Ariana Grande).

Listen to the audio clip for “If I Don’t Have You” below.

Madonna premieres “Ghosttown” music video

8 Apr


Madonna has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The pop legend posted the visual clip for the Jonas Akerlund-directed “Ghosttown” to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (April 09, 2015).

“Ghosttown” was written by Madonna along with Jason Evigan (Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson), Evan “Kidd” Bogart (Christina Milian, Leona Lewis) and Sean Douglas (Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo).

Production duties were handled by Madonna along with Mathieu “Billboard” Jomphe, who also worked with Shakira (“Dare – La La La”), Britney Spears (“Hold It Against Me”) and Ellie Goulding (“In My City”).

Madonna’s latest album “Rebel Heart” – featuring previous promotional cuts “Living for Love” and “Devil Prey” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Live Nation and Interscope Records.

Other album contributors include Toby Gad (Brandy, John Legend), Mozella (Rihanna, Miley Cyrus), Ariel Rechtshaid (Sky Ferreira, Charli XCX), Symbolyc One (Beyonce, Tamar Braxton) and Diplo (Usher, Ariana Grande).

Watch the music video for “Ghosttown” below.

Tamar Braxton plots April release for new album

3 Jan


Singer/songwriter Tamar Braxton is plotting to release her upcoming fourth studio album in April via Streamline Records and Epic Records.

The still-untitled LP serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Winters Wonderland,” which peaked at number 11 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.

Current single “Let Me Know” – which features Future – is now available for download via iTunes (US) and all other digital outlets.

On the songwriting and production front, the new album reportedly boasts contributions from Harmony Samuels, Ericka J. Coulter, Al Sherrod Lambert, Makeba Riddick, Symbolyc One, Tiffany Fred, and LaShawn Daniels.

Watch the music video for “Let Me Know” below.

Madonna debuts new single “Living for Love”

20 Dec


Madonna has debuted her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Living for Love” to her official YouTube page on Friday (December 19, 2014).

“Living for Love” was written by Madonna, Maureen “Mozella” McDonald, Alicia Keys, Toby Gad, Nice Rowe, Ariel Rechtshaid and Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.

The track appears on the artist’s thirteenth album, “Rebel Heart,” out on March 10, 2015 via Live Nation and Interscope Records.

Other musicians backing Madonna on the highly-anticipated project are Kanye West, Ryan Tedder, Symbolyc One, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Savan Kotecha, Mike Dean, Billboard, and Evan Bogart.

Listen to “Living for Love” below.