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Kelly Rowland delivers new promotional single “Crown”

7 Feb

Kelly Rowland has shared her new promotional single online.

“Crown” – which was written by Rowland alongside Colby O’Donis, Varren Wade, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, and Edgar “Johnny Velvet” Etienne – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Rowland’s upcoming studio collection and follow-up to 2013’s “Talk a Good Game” – featuring previous promotional single “Kelly” (which was produced by Denisia “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney of Nova Wav) – is expected to arrive later this year via Island Records.

The new album reportedly delivers further contributions from The Stereotypes, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Bianca “Blush” Atterberry, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Mick Schultz, Da Internz, Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph, Boi-1da, and The Rascals.

Watch the music video for “Crown” below.

Lauren Jauregui releases new promotional single “More Than That”

11 Jan

Lauren Jauregui has released her new promotional single online.

“More Than That” – which was written by Jauregui alongside Hue “SoundzFire” Strother and Charles “Prince Charlez” Jr. – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “More Than That” were collectively handled by Shane “Murda Beatz” Lindstrom (Bebe Rexha, Cardi B) and Ryan “Charlie Handsome” Vojtesak (Khalid, Normani Kordei).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Jauregui’s upcoming debut project – featuring the Kid Harpoon-produced lead single “Expectations” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Syco Music / Columbia Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from The Rascals, Nija Charles, Rami Yacoub, Caroline Ailin, Kurtis “K9” McKenzie, Ilsey Juber, Rob Knox, Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard, and Ed Drewett.

Stream the audio clip for “More Than That” below.

Sam Smith teams up with Normani for new single “Dancing With A Stranger”

11 Jan

Sam Smith has teamed up with Normani for his new single “Dancing With a Stranger,” which is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

The track was collectively produced by Jimmy Napes alongside Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate, who previously worked with Smith on international hit single, “Too Good At Goodbyes.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani’s upcoming project – featuring singles “Waves” and the Calvin Harris-produced “Checklist” and “Slow Dance” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields further productions from Pharrell Williams, Boi-1da, D’Mile, Joel Little, The-Dream, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, DJ Mustard, and The Rascals.

Stream the audio clip for “Dancing With A Stranger” below.

Normani drafts Pharrell Williams for debut album

11 Dec

American singer/songwriter Normani Kordei, known mononymously as Normani, has enlisted Pharrell Williams for her upcoming debut album.

Williams’s recent songwriting and production credits include Ariana Grande’s “The Light is Coming,” Travis Scott’s “Skeletons,” Janelle Monae’s “I Got the Juice,” Camila Cabello’s “Sangria Wine,” Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods,” and The Carters’ “Apeshit.”

His last studio collection under Columbia Records, 2014’s “Girl,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Marilyn Monroe,” “Come Get it Bae” and “Gust of Wind.”

Meanwhile, Normani current single “Waves” – featuring 6LACK – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming debut album under Keep Cool / RCA Records, Normani has also worked with producers Stargate, Boi-1da, D’Mile, Joel Little, The-Dream, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, DJ Mustard, and The Rascals.

Stream the audio clip for “Waves” below.

Kelly Rowland teams up with NOVA WAV for new promotional single

30 Nov

Kelly Rowland has released her new promotional single online.

“Kelly” – which was co-written and produced by Denisia “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney of Nova Wav – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Nova Wav’s songwriting and production resume boasts additional works with The Carters (“LoveHappy”), Kehlani (“Crzy”), Teyana Taylor (“Gonna Love Me”), Beyonce (“Shining”), Kelly Clarkson (“Whole Lotta Woman”), Tinashe (“Ooh La La”) and Britney Spears (“Hard to Forget Ya”).

Rowland’s upcoming fifth album, which serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Talk a Good Game,” reportedly yields further contributions from The Rascals, Marcos “Kosine” Palacios, Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Bianca “Blush” Atterberry, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Mick Schultz, and The Stereotypes.

Stream the audio clip for “Kelly” below.

Lauren Jauregui liberates debut solo single “Expectations”

24 Oct

Lauren Jauregui has liberated her debut solo single online.

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

The track was produced by Kid Harpoon, who is also responsible for Jessie Ware’s “Wildest Moments,” Shakira’s “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” Harry Styles’ “Sweet Creature,” and Florence + the Machine’s “What Kind of Man.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Jauregui is currently working on her upcoming project under Syco Music / Columbia Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields further contributions from The Rascals (Justine Skye, Ariana Grande), Nija Charles (Normani, The Carters), Rami Yacoub (Britney Spears, Demi Lovato), Kurtis “K9” McKenzie (Sabrina Claudio, Little Mix) and Rob Knox (Ciara, Justin Timberlake).

Stream the audio clip for “Expectations” below.

Justine Skye hits the studio with The Rascals, Talay Riley

23 Jun

American singer/songwriter Justine Skye has enlisted the production and songwriting services of The Rascals and Talay Riley.

Composed of Leon Thomas and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, The Rascals are responsible for co-writing and producing Jessie Reyez’s “Body Count,” Zendaya’s “Something New,” Ariana Grande’s “Baby I,” Jessica Mauboy’s “Can I Get a Moment?,” Samantha Jade’s “Shake That” and RaVaughn’s “Best Friend.”

Meanwhile, Riley’s songwriting resume boasts works with Craig David (“Talk to Me”), H.E.R. (“Lights On”), Khalid (“Young, Dumb & Broke”), Chris Brown (“Rock Your Body”), Kelela (“All the Way Down”), Britney Spears (“Clumsy”), Nick Jonas (“Levels”) and Dua Lipa (“Last Dance”).

Skye’s debut album “Ultraviolet” – featuring singles “Back for More,” “Don’t Think About It” and “U Don’t Know” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream “Ultraviolet” below.