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Usher unleashes new single “Don’t Waste My Time” with Ella Mai

13 Dec

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Usher has unleashed his new single online.

“Don’t Waste My Time” – featuring Ella Mai – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was produced by regular collaborators Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox, who previously teamed up with Usher on singles “U Got It Bad,” “U-Turn” and “Confessions Part II,” taken from the albums “8701” (2001) and “Confessions” (2004), respectively.

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Usher’s upcoming ninth album, tentatively entitled “Confessions 2,” is expected to arrive early next year via Brand Usher / RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Danja, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Mike Sabath, Stacy Barthe, Ryan Toby, Uforo Ebong, JHart, Sebastian Kole, Harmony Samuels, Ghoss, Akil King, Verse Simmonds, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “Don’t Waste My Time” below.

Usher teams up with Ella Mai for new collaboration

19 Oct

 

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Usher has teamed up with Ella Mai for a new collaboration.

“I love when a plan comes together @usher and @ellamai,” Keith Thomas, Ceo of GoodLook Entertainment & A&R for RCA/Bystorm records, posted to Instagram on Friday (October 18, 2019).

Mai’s self-titled debut album under 10 Summers / Interscope Records debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Boo’d Up,” “Naked,” “Trip” and “Shot Clock.”

Her latest release “What You Did” – with fellow British recording artist Mahalia – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

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Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his upcoming ninth album, tentatively entitled “Confessions 2,” later this year via RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers contributions from Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Danja, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Mike Sabath, Stacy Barthe, Ryan Toby, Uforo Ebong, JHart, Sebastian Kole, Harmony Samuels, Ghoss, Akil King, Verse Simmonds, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “LaLaLa” below.

Usher teams up with Black Coffee for new single “LaLaLa”

10 Sep

American singer/songwriter Usher has teamed up with South African DJ-producer Black Coffee for his new single “LaLaLa,” which is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artists Lucky Daye and India Shawn alongside Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen of Norwegian production duo Stargate, who previously teamed up with Usher on “His Mistakes” (co-written by Ne-Yo) and “What’s a Man To Do” (co-written by Johnta Austin).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Usher is expected to release his upcoming ninth album, tentatively entitled “Confessions 2,” later this year via RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Danja, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Mike Sabath, Stacy Barthe, Ryan Toby, Uforo Ebong, JHart, Sebastian Kole, Harmony Samuels, Ghoss, Akil King, Verse Simmonds, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “LaLaLa” below.

 

Usher reunites with JHart for new collaboration

18 Jul

Usher has reunited with JHart for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter (born James Abrahart) previously teamed up with Usher on Martin Garrix’s 2015 hit single “Don’t Look Down,” which peaked to number nine on the UK Singles Chart.

JHart’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Little Mix (“Power”), Keith Urban (“Wasted Time”), Zara Larsson (“I Would Like”), Camila Cabello (“In the Dark”), K. Michelle (“”Make the Bed”), Chris Brown (“This Way”), Justin Bieber (“Company”), Rita Ora (“Body On Me”) and TLC (“Way Back”).

Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his upcoming ninth album, tentatively entitled “Confessions 2,” later this year via RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Danja, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Mike Sabath, Stacy Barthe, Ryan Toby, Uforo Ebong, Sebastian Kole, Harmony Samuels, Ghoss, Akil King, Verse Simmonds, and Sons of Sonix.

Furthermore, JHart’s most recent promotional single “Temporary” – which was produced by German and co-written alongside Sizzy Rocket, Ilsey Juber, and Ian Kirkpatrick – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

Stream the audio clip for “Don’t Look Down” below.

Mariah Carey teases new collaboration with Usher

27 Jun

Mariah Carey has teased a new collaboration with Usher.

“Have you ever felt so enamored baby (that’s how much I love you)” If you don’t know it, listen to Rainbow! @Usher,” the American singer, songwriter and producer posted to Instagram on Wednesday (June 27, 2019).

The pair previously teamed up on the Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox-produced “How Much,” taken from Carey’s seventh album, 1999’s “Rainbow,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Carey’s most recent studio collection “Caution” – featuring singles “GTFO,” “The Distance,” With You,” “A No No” – is now available via Epic Records.

Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his upcoming ninth album, tentatively entitled “Confessions 2,” later this year via RCA Records.

Besides Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox, the highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Danja, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Mike Sabath, Stacy Barthe, Ryan Toby, Uforo Ebong, Sebastian Kole, Harmony Samuels, Ghoss, Akil King, Verse Simmonds, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “How Much?” below.

 

Victoria Monet releases new mini-album “Life After Love”

24 Feb

American singer-songwriter Victoria Monet has released her new project online.

“Life After Love, Pt. 1” – featuring “Wish I Never Met You,” “Freak,” “No Good,” “Water Fall Out of Love,” “Ten New Friends” and “Let Her Go” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The mini-album boasts productions and songwriting contributions from D’Mile (Rihanna, Mack Wilds), Shungudzo (Alina Baraz, Jessie Ware), Tommy Brown (Stanaj, Jennifer Lopez), Verse Simmonds (K. Michelle, Chris Brown), Levi Lennox (FKA twigs, Zayn Malik) and AFTEHRS (Niall Horan, Liza Owen).

As a songwriter, Monet has co-penned songs for Ariana Grande (“Be Alright”), Chris Brown (“Drunk Texting”), Fifth Harmony (“Everlasting Love”), Shontelle (“Evacuate My Heart”), Jordin Sparks (“Double Tap”), Coco Jones (“Deja Vu”) and Diddy & Dirty Money (“I Hate That You Love Me”).

Monet’s extensive resume yields additional works with fellow songwriters and producers including Rodney Jerkins, Shane Stevens, Jonas Jeberg, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Tayla Parx, Leon “RoccStar” Youngblood, Mickey Shiloh, Antonio Dixon, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, and The Rascals.

Stream “Life After Love, Pt. 1” below.

Keyshia Cole unwraps artwork, tracklisting for new album “11:11 Reset”

6 Oct

American singer/songwriter Keyshia Cole has unwrapped the artwork and tracklisting for her upcoming seventh album “11:11 Reset,” which will arrive on October 20 via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

Current promotional single “Best Friend” – which was co-written by Antwan “Amadeus” Thompson, Rashad Johnson and Aaron Johnson – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Point of No Return” delivers further songwriting contributions from Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee (Chris Brown), Eric Bellinger (Teyana Taylor), Elijah Blake (Justin Bieber), Verse Simmonds (K. Michelle), Sam Hook (Omarion) and Tenisha Younger (Trey Songz).

On the production front, Cole has teamed up with Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Brandy Norwood), Noel “Detail” Fisher (Kelly Rowland), Edgar “JV” Etienne (La’Porsha Renae) and Nathaniel “Danja” Hills (Justin Timberlake).

See the tracklisting for “11:11 Reset” below.

(1) Cole World (Intro) / (2) Unbothered / (3) You / (4) Incapable / (5) Best Friend / (6) Vault / (7) Act Right / (8) Right Time / (9) Emotional / (10) Ride / (11) Cole World (Outro)