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Mary J. Blige reunites with Prince Charlez, Pop & Oak for new single “Only Love”

13 Jul

Mary J. Blige has released her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Prince Charlez, who previously teamed up with Blige on singles “Love Yourself,” “Set Me Free” and “U + Me (Love Lesson),” taken from the 2017 album, “Strength of a Woman.”

Production duties on “Only Love” were handled by Pop & Oak, who also worked with Blige on “Wonderful” and “Kiss and Make Up,” taken from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Think Like a Man Too.”

Blige’s upcoming fourteenth album – featuring further contributions from Moses Samuels and Mikey Akinkunmi of Sons of Sonix – is expected to arrive later this year via Republic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Only Love” below.

Mary J. Blige hits the studio with Poo Bear, Sons of Sonix

24 Mar

American singer, songwriter, and actress Mary J. Blige has teamed up with Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd and Sons of Sonix for a new collaboration.

Poo Bear is responsible for co-writing Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?,” Chris Brown’s “Little More,” Jennifer Lopez’s “Us,” Fifth Harmony’s “Angel,” Sam Smith’s “Burning,” and Martin Garrix’s “So Far Away.”

Meanwhile, Sons of Sonix – composed of Moses Samuels and Michael Akinkunmi – are responsible for helming Tanika’s “Come Through,” Alexandra Burke’s “Without You,” and Trey Songz’s “What Are We Here For.”

Blige, on the other hand, is expected to release her next studio collection later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Her thirteenth album “Strength of a Woman” debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Thick of It,” “U + Me (Love Lesson)” and the Kanye West-assisted “Love Yourself.”

Watch the music video for “Thick of It” below.

Mary J. Blige selects “Set Me Free” as new promotional single

19 Jul

Mary J. Blige has announced the details for her new single.

The American R&B singer/songwriter christened “Set Me Free” as the next promotional cut from her latest album “Strength of a Woman,” now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The Darhyl “DJ” Camper-produced track was co-written by Jazmine Sullivan alongside Prince Charlez, whose other credits include K. Michelle’s “Talk to God,” Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Grace’s “Hell of a Girl,” Trey Songz’s “Song Goes Off,” Beyonce’s “Ring Off,” and Zedd & Liam Payne’s “Get Low.”

Featuring previous singles “Thick of It” and the Kanye West-assisted “Love Yourself,” the follow-up to 2015’s “The London Sessions” peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Stream the audio clip for “Set Me Free” below.

Mary J. Blige delivers new album “Strength of a Woman”

28 Apr

Mary J. Blige has delivered her new album online.

“Strength of a Woman” – featuring singles “Thick of It,” “Love Yourself” and “U + Me (Love Lesson)” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions” boasts productions from Darhyl Camper Jr., HIT-BOY, Teddy Riley, B.A.M., Cainon Lamb, Derrick Baker, Neff-U, William Tyler, Kaytranada, BadBadNotGood, and Raphael Saadiq.

On the songwriting front, Blige has worked with Jazmine Sullivan, Prince Charlez, Trey Songz, Rico Love, Priscilla Renea, Dwayne Nesmith, Vincent Berry, Eric Dawkins, Davion Farris, Benjamin Wright, Cortni Elisa Jordan, David Brown, and Elese Teyonie Russell.

Stream “Strength of a Woman” below.

Mary J. Blige drafts Kanye West for new single “Love Yourself”

31 Mar

Mary J. Blige has released a new promotional single online.

“Love Yourself” – featuring Kanye West – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Blige alongside Prince Charlez, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Beyonce’s “Ring Off,” Usher’s “More,” GRACE’s “Hell of a Girl,” and Trey Songz’s “Song Goes Off.”

Production duties on “Love Yourself” were handled by Darhyl “DJ” Camper, who is also responsible for Tamar Braxton’s “Love & War,” Nicki Minaj’s “Favorite,” Mariah Carey’s “Dedicated,” and Keyshia Cole’s “Trust & Believe.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Blige will release her thirteenth album “Strength of a Woman” – featuring previous singles “Thick of It” and “U + Me (Love Lesson)” – on April 28 via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Love Yourself” below.

Mary J. Blige reveals tracklist for new album “Strength of a Woman”

30 Mar

American R&B singer/songwriter Mary J. Blige has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming thirteenth album, “Strength of a Woman,” out on April 28 via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Current single “U + Me (Love Lesson)” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions” delivers guest appearances from Quavo, DJ Khaled & Missy Elliot (“Glow Up”), KAYTRANADA (“Telling the Truth”), Prince Charlez (“Smile”) and Kanye West (“Love Yourself”).

Other musicians backing Blige on “Strength of a Woman” Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Brandy, Tamar Braxton), Jazmine Sullivan (Tamia, Candice Glover), Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge (Ne-Yo, Kandace Springs), Davion Farris (Tyrese, Marsha Ambrosius) and Hit-Boy (Rihanna, Kelly Rowland).

See the tracklisting for “Strength of a Woman” below.

(1) Love Yourself / (2) Thick of It / (3) Set Me Free / (4) It’s Me / (5) Glow Up / (6) U + Me (Love Lesson) / (7) Indestructible / (8) Thank You / (9) Survivor / (10) Find the Love / (11) Smile / (12) Telling the Truth / (13) Strength of a Woman / (14) Hello Father

Mary J. Blige confirms release date for new album “Strength of a Woman”

28 Mar

American R&B singer/songwriter Mary J. Blige has confirmed April 28 as the release date for her upcoming album, “Strength of a Woman,” which will be distributed via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Current single “U + Me (Love Lesson)” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Seven songs on the follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions” were produced by Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge, whose credits include Kandace Springs’ “Love Got in the Way,” Sevyn’s “Shoulda Been There,” Ne-Yo’s “Congratulations,” K. Michelle’s “Love ‘Em All,” and Trey Songz’s “What’s Best for You.”

Other musicians backing Blige on the highly-anticipated project are Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Jessie J, Keyshia Cole), Jazmine Sullivan (Tamia, Christina Milian), Hit-Boy (Rihanna, Kelly Rowland), Prince Charlez (K. Michelle, Trey Songz), Kanye West (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey) and Davion Farris (Tyrese, Marsha Ambrosius).

Listen to the audio clip for “U + Me (Love Lesson)” below.

Mary J. Blige liberates new single “U + Me (Love Lesson)”

17 Feb

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Mary J. Blige has liberated her new single online.

“U + Me (Love Lesson)” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Charles “Prince Charlez” Hinshaw, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Beyonce’s “Ring Off,” Usher’s “More,” Jessica Mauboy’s “Beautiful,” and GRACE’s “Hell of a Girl.”

Production duties “U + Me (Love Lesson)” were handled by Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge, who is also responsible for Kandace Springs’ “Love Got in the Way,” Sevyn’s “Shoulda Been There,” Ne-Yo’s “Congratulations,” K. Michelle’s “Love ‘Em All,” and Trey Songz’s “What’s Best for You.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Blige will release her next studio collection “Strength of a Woman” – featuring previous promotional single “Thick of It” – later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions” delivers additional alliances with Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Mariah Carey), Jazmine Sullivan (Fantasia Barrino), Kanye West (Janet Jackson) and Hit-Boy (Kelly Rowland).

Listen to the audio clip for “U + Me (Love Lesson)” below.

Mary J. Blige premieres “Thick of It” music video

7 Nov

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Mary J. Blige has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The American singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Thick of It” to her Vevo channel on Monday (November 07, 2016).

The track was co-written by Jazmine Sullivan, who previously teamed up with Blige on the Jerry Duplessis and Arden Altino-produced “I Want You.”

Sullivan’s songwriting resume boasts further works with Christina Milian (“Twisted”), Jennifer Hudson (“I’m His Only Woman”), Monica (“Until It’s Gone”), Jessica Sanchez (“Drive By”) and Tamia (“Still Love You”).

Production duties on “Thick of It” were handled by Darhyl “DJ” Camper, who also teamed up with Blige on the Sam Dew-assisted “Self Love.”

Other notable credits by Camper include Tamar Braxton’s “Raise the Bar” [Epic], Keyshia Cole’s “Trust and Believe” [Geffen], Mariah Carey’s “Dedicated” [Def Jam] and Nicki Minaj’s “Favorite” [Cash Money].

Blige, on the other hand, is expected to release her upcoming album “Strength of a Woman” later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The highly-anticipated project – featuring additional alliances with Kanye West and Hit-Boy – serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions,” which peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Thick of It” below.

Mary J. Blige reunites with Jazmine Sullivan, Darhyl Camper on new single “Thick of It”

7 Oct

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Mary J. Blige has liberated her new single online.

“Thick of It” is now available for download via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Jazmine Sullivan, who previously teamed up with Blige on the Jerry Duplessis and Arden Altino-produced “I Want You.”

Sullivan’s songwriting resume boasts further works with Christina Milian (“Twisted”), Jennifer Hudson (“I’m His Only Woman”), Monica (“Until It’s Gone”), Jessica Sanchez (“Drive By”) and Tamia (“Still Love You”).

Production duties on “Thick of It” were handled by Darhyl “DJ” Camper, who also teamed up with Blige on the Sam Dew-assisted “Self Love.”

Other notable credits by Camper include Tamar Braxton’s “Raise the Bar” [Epic], Keyshia Cole’s “Trust and Believe” [Geffen], Mariah Carey’s “Dedicated” [Def Jam] and Nicki Minaj’s “Favorite” [Cash Money].

Blige, on the other hand, is expected to release her upcoming album “Strength of a Woman” later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The highly-anticipated project – featuring additional alliances with Kanye West and Hit-Boy – serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions,” which peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Listen to the audio clip for “Thick of It” below.