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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.

 

Kara Marni teams with Sons of Sonix for new collaboration

28 Aug

Kara Marni has teamed up with Sons of Sonix for a new collaboration.

The songwriting and production duo – composed of Moses Samuels and Michael “Mikey” Akinkunmi – are responsible for Jennifer Lopez’s “Medicine,” Miraa May’s “Nobody,” Tanika’s “Come Through,” Alexandra Burke’s “Without You,” and Trey Songz’s “What Are We Here For.”

Sons of Sonix’s most recent promotional single “Full Speed” – featuring Verse Simmonds – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Marni’s upcoming project and follow-up to 2018’s “Love Just Ain’t Enough” – featuring singles “Move,” “Lose My Love,” “Opposite” and “All Night” – is expected to arrive later this year via Access Records.

The still-untitled collection delivers additional alliances with The Invisible Men, Harloe, Culture x Tones, Autumn Rowe, Dayyon Alexander, Chiara Hunter, Jay Mooncie, RuthAnne, WavsDntDie, and Samantha Harper.

Stream the audio clip for “Full Speed” below.

 

Normani premieres music video for new single “Motivation”

16 Aug

Normani has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Dave Meyers and Daniel Russel-directed clip for “Motivation” was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (August 16, 2019).

“Motivation” – which was co-written by Ariana Grande alongside Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Max Martin – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Normani’s upcoming debut album – featuring previous single “Waves” (produced by Jonah Christian and co-written by Felicia Ferraro and Mary Weitz) – is expected to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Pharrell Williams, Ester Dean, Teddy Geiger, Kito, Joel Little, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, Kaydence, The-Dream, Caroline Ailin, Justin Tranter, Tayla Parx, Boi-1da, August Rigo, Vinylz, Jocelyn Donald, and Sons of Sonix.

Watch the music video for “Motivation” below.

Normani confirms details for new single “Motivation”

10 Aug

Normani has confirmed the details for her new single.

The American singer/songwriter christened “Motivation” as her new promotional cut and will release it on August 16 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Ariana Grande alongside regular collaborators Savan Kotecha (Tori Kelly, Christina Aguilera), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Beyonce, Ellie Goulding) and Max Martin (Taylor Swift, Sam Smith).

Normani’s upcoming debut album – featuring previous single “Waves” (which was produced by Jonah Christian and co-written by Felicia Ferraro and Mary Weitz) – is expected to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Pharrell Williams, Ester Dean, Teddy Geiger, Kito, Joel Little, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, Kaydence, The-Dream, Caroline Ailin, Justin Tranter, Tayla Parx, Boi-1da, August Rigo, Vinylz, Jocelyn Donald, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “Waves” 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.

 

Jennifer Lopez unleashes new promotional single “Medicine”

4 Apr

Jennifer Lopez has unleashed her new promotional single online.

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

The French Montana-featuring track was co-written by Kaydence (Ariana Grande, Nicole Scherzinger) and Varren Wade (Ella Mai, Janet Jackson), with collective production duties handled by Stargate (Camila Cabello, Sam Smith) and Sons of Sonix (Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz).

Lopez’s upcoming project under HITCO Records serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “A.K.A.,” which peaked to number eight on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Same Girl,” “I Luh Ya Papi,” and “First Love.”

Stream the audio clip for “Medicine” below.