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Ariana Grande delivers fourth studio collection “Sweetener”

17 Aug

Ariana Grande has delivered her fourth studio collection online.

“Sweetener” – including singles “No Tears Left to Cry,” “The Light is Coming” and “God is a Woman” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Dangerous Woman” boasts songwriting contributions from Savan Kotecha, Victoria Monet, Maxine Ashley, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk, Peter Svensson, and Rickard Goransson.

On the production front, Grande has teamed up with Max Martin, Pharrell Williams, Hit-Boy, Tommy Brown, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Michael Foster, Charles Anderson, and Brian Malik Baptiste.

Stream “Sweetener” below.

Maxine Ashley announces details for new mini-collection “Paranoid”

28 Dec

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Maxine Ashley has announced the details for her upcoming EP.

The singer-songwriter christened her next mini-collection “Paranoid” and will release it on January 2, 2017 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The EP includes five new songs in the shape of “Easily,” “Paradise,” “Paranoid,” “Free Fall” and the Isabella Summers-assisted “Run from Reason.”

Ashley’s previous mini-collection “Moodswings” delivered contributions from Pharrell Williams (Usher, Janelle Monae), Kerry “Krucial” Brothers (Mario, Alicia Keys) and Theron “Neff-U” Feemster (Tori Kelly, Demi Lovato).

She also teamed up with London-based producers Ed Butler and Robbie Lamond of Billon for their MNEK-penned single “Special,” out now Virgin EMI Records.

Watch the music video for “Between You and I” below.

Maxine Ashley previews new collaboration with Watch the Duck

18 Aug

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Maxine Ashley has previewed a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted the mini-audio clip for “Paradise” to her Instagram profile on Monday (August 17, 2015).

Production duties on “Paradise” were handled by Eddie Smith III, Jesse Rankins and Jonathan Wells of Watch the Duck, who are also responsible for Iggy Azalea’s “100” and Trinidad James’s “Definition of a Fuck Nigga.”

Ashley is scheduled to release her second EP later this year through i am OTHER entertainment in partnership with Outsiders Recorded Music Limited and Universal Music Group imprint Polydor Records.

The still-untitled collection serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Moodswings,” which contained alliances with Kerry “Krucial” Brothers (“Between You and I”), Pharrell Williams (“Perpetual Nights”) and Neff-U (“By Your Side”).

Furthermore, Ashley is known for providing vocals on Bondax’s single “Special.” The track – which was helmed by group members Ed Butler and Robbie Lamond along with MNEK – is now available for download via iTunes.

Watch the music video for “Special” below.

Pharrell Williams premieres music video for new single “Freedom”

22 Jul

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Pharrell Williams has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer posted the visual clip for “Freedom” to his Vevo channel on Wednesday (July 22, 2015).

“Freedom” – now available for download via iTunes – is slotted for inclusion on Pharrell’s upcoming album under i Am Other and Columbia Records.

The hitmaker’s last studio collection, 2014’s “GIRL,” peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Happy,” “Marilyn Monroe,” “Gust of Wind” and “Come Get it Bae.”

On the songwriting and production front, Williams has contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys [RCA Records], Lion Babe [Interscope Records], Maxine Ashley [Polydor Records] and Nico & Vinz [Warner Bros Records].

Watch the music video for “Freedom” below.

Billon, Maxine Ashley release MNEK-assisted single “Special”

10 Nov

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Billon have released their new single online.

“Special” – which features vocals from singer/songwriter Maxine Ashley – is now available for download via iTunes (UK).

The track was written by group members Ed Butler and Robbie Lamond along with MNEK, whose recent credits also include Becky Hill’s “Losing” [Parlophone Records] and Karen Harding’s “Say Something” [Capitol Records].

Billon’s upcoming project is expected to hit stores during the first quarter of 2015 via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

Meanwhile, Ashley is currently working on her first studio collection under Pharrell Williams label i am OTHER. The still-untitled project is executive produced by Kerry “Krucial” Brothers.

Watch the music video for “Special” below.

MNEK hits the studio with Sigma

29 Oct

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MNEK is making new music with drum and bass duo Sigma.

There’s been no word on what the pair worked on last night, or whether the session was intended for a future Sigma release or MNEK’s debut album.

Sigma consists of members Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie. Their singles “Nobody to Love” – a rework of Kanye West’s “Bound 2” – and “Changing,” featuring Paloma Faith, debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Meanwhile, MNEK is scheduled to release his first studio collection in early 2015 via Virgin EMI Records (UK) and Cherrytree / Interscope Records (US).

He also confirmed placements on the next projects by Madonna [Interscope Records], Jojo [Atlantic Records], Little Mix [Columbia Records], Rudimental [Asylum Records] and Tamera Foster [Syco Music].

Some of his recent songwriting and / or production credits include “Losing” by Becky Hill [Parlophone Records], “Say Something” by Karen Harding [Capitol Records] and “Special” by Billon f/ Maxine Ashley [Virgin EMI Records].

Watch the music video for Sigma’s “Changing” below.

Maxine Ashley debuts “Between You and I” music video

17 Oct

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Maxine Ashley has debuted the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Between You and I” to her official YouTube page on Tuesday (October 14, 2014).

“Between You and I” was co-written and produced Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, whose resume includes works for Alicia Keys (“No One”), Keyshia Cole (“I Just Want It To Be Over”) and Christina Aguilera (“Impossible”).

Ashley’s debut mini-album “Moodswings” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Pharrell Williams’ i am OTHER Entertainment and Outsiders Recorded Music Limited / Polydor Records.

She also provided guest vocals on the track “Special” by UK production duo Billon (Ed Butler and Robbie Lamond). The MNEK-assisted single will be available for download from November 10 via iTunes (UK).

Watch the music video for “Between You and I” below.