Tag Archives: Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels

Beyonce & Jay-Z, aka The Carters, surprise-release joint album “Everything is Love”

17 Jun

Beyonce & Jay-Z, aka The Carters, have released their joint album online.

Exclusively available for streaming via Tidal, “Everything is Love” features nine new songs in the shape of “Summer,” “Apeshit,” “Boss,” “Nice,” “713,” “Friends,” “Heard About Us,” “Black Effect” and “LoveHappy.”

Among the musicians backing The Carters on the new project are Cool & Dre, James Fauntleroy, Nova Wav, Dave Sitek, Boi-1da, Vinylz, Jahaan Sweet, Nija Charles, MeLo-X, Illmind, D’Mile, Mike Dean, and Pharrell Williams.

Watch the music video for “Apeshit” below.

Jessie Reyez drafts Babyface, The Rascals for new single “Body Count”

4 May

Canadian singer/songwriter Jessica Reyes, known professionally as Jessie Reyez, has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds alongside Khristopher Riddick-Tynes and Leon Thomas of The Rascals, who are also responsible for Zendaya’s “Something New,” Ariana Grande’s “Baby I,” Samantha Jade’s “Shake That,” Jessica Mauboy’s “Can I Get a Moment?,” Ravaughn’s “Best Friend,” Deborah Cox’s “Kinda Miss You,” and Foxes’ “Scar.”

Reyez’s upcoming debut album – featuring further contributions from Jahaan Sweet, Boi-1da, Tobias Jesso Jr., Happy Perez, Fred Ball, Two Inch Punch, Chris Braide, Salaam Remi, Hazebanga, Fredro, Chris Loco, Jason Evigan, and Poo Bear – is scheduled to arrive later this year via FMLY / Polydor Records.

Reyez also co-wrote “One Kiss” for Scottish record producer and DJ Calvin Harris. The Dua Lipa-featuring track topped the UK Singles Chart and peaked to number two on the US Billboard Hot Dance / Electronic Songs Chart.

Stream the audio clip for “One Kiss” below.

Normani signs solo deal with Keep Cool / RCA Records

9 Apr

Fifth Harmony member Normani has signed a solo deal with Keep Cool / RCA Records, which is a new joint venture co-founded by Tunji Balogun.

RCA houses other artists including Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Zayn Malik, Kesha, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Alicia Keys, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Tinashe, Martin Garrix, Era Istrefi, Craig David, and SZA.

Normani’s current promotional single “Love Lies” with labelmate Khalid, which was collectively produced by Jack Antonoff alongside Ryan “Charlie Handsome” Vojtesak and Jamil “Digi” Chammas, is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

For her debut album, Normani has worked with Stargate (Rita Ora, Charli XCX), Nija Charles (Chris Brown, Cardi B), August Rigo (Ginette Claudette, Justin Bieber), Boi-1da (Drake, Nicole Scherzinger), Tayla Parx (Ariana Grande, Janelle Monae) and Bonnie McKee (Ellie Goulding, Kelly Clarkson).

Watch the music video for “Love Lies” below.

Cardi B unwraps tracklisting for debut album “Invasion of Privacy”

5 Apr

American rapper and television personality Belcalis Almanzar, professionally known as Cardi B, has unwrapped the tracklisting for her debut album.

“Invasion of Privacy” – featuring singles “Bodak Yellow,” “Bartier Cardi” and “Be Careful” – will arrive on April 6 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Current promotional single “Drip” – which was collectively produced by Cassius Jay and Nonstop Da Hitman – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Benny Blanco, Ali Tamposi, Vinylz, Sarah Hudson, Frank Dukes, Nija Charles, Scribz Riley, Justin Tranter, Needlz, Andrew Watt, Murda Beatz, J. White, 30 Roc, Cheeze Beatz, and Boi-1da.

See the tracklisting for “Invasion of Privacy” below.

(1) Get Up 10 / (2) Drip / (3) Bickenhead / (4) Bodak Yellow / (5) Be Careful / (6) Best Life / (7) I Like It / (8) Ring / (9) Money Bag / (10) Bartier Cardi / (11) She Bad / (12) Thru Your Phone / (13) I Do

Cardi B liberates new promotional single “Be Careful”

30 Mar

American rapper and television personality Belcalis Almanzar, professionally known as Cardi B, has liberated her new promotional single online.

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

Production duties on “Be Careful” were collectively handled by Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels (Drake, Normani Kordei), Anderson “Vinylz” Hernandez (Rihanna, Travis Scott) and Adam “Frank Dukes” Feeney (Camila Cabello, The Weeknd).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Cardi B’s upcoming debut album “Invasion of Privacy” – featuring previous singles “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi” – is scheduled to arrive on April 6 via Warner Music / Atlantic Records.

Other musicians backing Cardi B on the album are include Nija Charles (Jason Derulo, Chris Brown), Scribz Riley (Alina Baraz, Sabrina Claudio), Needlz (Jeremih, Bruno Mars) and Murda Beatz (Bebe Rexha, Nick Minaj).

Stream the audio clip for “Be Careful” below.

Normani unveils new promotional single “Love Lies” with Khalid

14 Feb

American singer, songwriter, and dancer Normani has unveiled her new duet with fellow recording artist Khalid online.

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

Taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “Love, Simon;” the track was co-written by Taylor “Tayla Parx” Parks alongside Ryan “Charlie Handsome” Vojtesak and Jamil “Digi” Chammas.

Having signed a publishing deal with Tim Blacksmith and Danny D’s Stellar Songs, which also houses artists including Sam Smith and Grace Carter, Normani is expected to release her debut solo project later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Stargate, Bonnie McKee, August Rigo, James Fauntleroy, Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard, and Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels.

Stream the audio clip for “Love Lies” below.

Normani Kordei announces release date for Khalid-duet “Love Lies”

13 Feb

American singer, songwriter, and dancer Normani Kordei has announced the release date for her new duet with fellow recording artist Khalid.

“Love Lies” is scheduled to arrive on February 14 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Taken from the upcoming original motion picture soundtrack “Love, Simon;” the track was co-written by Taylor “Tayla Parx” Parks alongside Ryan “Charlie Handsome” Vojtesak and Jamil “Digi” Chammas.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kordei has signed a new publishing deal with Timmy Blacksmith and Danny D’s Stellar Songs and is expected drop her debut solo project later this year.

For the still-untitled collection, the Fifth Harmony star has teamed up with Stargate (Camila Cabello, Zara Larsson), Bonnie McKee (Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora), August Rigo (Kehlani, Chris Brown), James Fauntleroy (Rihanna, Bridget Kelly), Starrah (Madonna, Katy Perry) and Boi-1da (Drake, Nicki Minaj).