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Megan Rochell releases debut album “You, Me and the Radio”

6 Sep

Megan Rochell has released her debut album online.

Originally intended to arrive in 2006 via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings, “You, Me and the Radio” – featuring singles “The One You Need,” “Floating” and “Let Go” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album producers include Stargate (Justin Timberlake), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Tamar Braxton), Needlz (Bruno Mars), Ryan Leslie (Cassie), Antonio Dixon (Kevin Gates) and Madd Scientist (Christina Milian).

On the songwriting front; Rochell has enlisted Keri Hilson (Mary J. Blige), Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Fantasia), Makeba Riddick (Jennifer Lopez), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Brandy), Delisha Thomas (Janet Jackson), LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels (Ciara), Thabiso Nkhereanye (Alessia Cara), Patrick “J. Que” Smith (Kelly Rowland) and Ezekiel Lewis (Amerie).

Stream “You, Me and the Radio” below.

[Songs Meant for Other Artists] Rihanna – Unfaithful

17 Mar

Song Title: “Unfaithful.”

Intended for: Megan Rochell.

Recorded by: Rihanna.

Label: Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Records.

While doing the promotional rounds for her debut album, Megan Rochell was asked “What was the worst thing that has happened to her as an artist?”

The answer – “When her label – Island Def Jam Recordings – took one of her songs and gave it to Rihanna.” The track in question was “Unfaithful,” which was originally entitled “Murderer.”

The track was written by Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith along with frequent collaborators Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate. It peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Meanwhile, Rochell had further contributions from both Ne-Yo and Stargate – “Betcha” and “Floating” – on her debut album “You, Me & The Radio.”

Unfortunately, Island Def Jam Recordings pulled the plug on the project after the first single “The One You Need” failed to take off.

[Songs Meant for Other Artists] Megan Rochell – The One You Need

15 Mar

Track Title: “The One You Need.”

Label: Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings.

Written By: Delisha Thomas, LaShawn Daniels and Rodney Jerkins.

Turned Down By: Christina Milian.

Recorded By: Megan Rochell.

Christina Milian received a lot of flack for turning down Rihanna’s monster hit single “S.O.S.”

In order to clarify things, she did a radio interview and revealed that the song L.A. Reid begged her to record was actually “The One You Need.” She turned it down because it did fit the sound of her then-released album “So Amazing.”

That project was fully produced by R&B and hip hop producers Marcello “Cool” Valenzano and Andre “Dre” Lyon. The only other musician she collaborated with on “So Amazing” was Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith, who previously teamed up with Milian on the Poli Paul-produced “I’m Sorry” and “Peep Show.”

Meanwhile, Megan Rochell landed “The One You Need” and it was the lead single of her shelved debut album “You, Me and The Radio.”

After she parted ways with Island Def Jam Recordings, Rochell signed with Rodney Jerkins’ label Darkchild Records. We haven’t heard anything ever since!