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Nicki Minaj unleashes new album “Queen”

11 Aug

Nicki Minaj has unleashed her fourth studio collection.

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

The follow-up to 2014’s “The Pinkprint” boasts guest appearances from Foxy Brown (“Coco Chanel”), The Weeknd (“Thought I Knew You”), Ariana Grande (“Bed”), Future (“Sir”), Swae Lee (“Chun Swae”), Lil Wayne (“Rich Sex”) and Eminem & Labrinth (“Majesty”).

On the songwriting and production front, Minaj has worked with Cirkut, Starrah, J. Reid, Boi-1da, Supa Dups, Ben Billions, LunchMoney Lewis, Murda Beatz, Sevn Thomas, Metro Boomin, Rasool Diaz, Mike WiLL Made It, JMike, Kane Beatz, Frank Dukes, Christopher Braide, and Mel & Mus.

Stream the audio clip for “Queen” below.

 

Katy Perry reveals tracklisting for new album “Witness”

3 Jun

American singer/songwriter Katheryn Hudson, professionally known as Katy Perry has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming album “Witness,” which will arrive on June 9th via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Current promotional single “Swish Swish” – featuring Nicki Minaj – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Prism” boasts songwriting contributions from Sarah Hudson (Ariana Grande), Ferras Al-Qaisi (Dua Lipa), Noonie Bao (Charli XCX), Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard (Camila Cabello), Savan Kotecha (Tori Kelly), Elof Loelv (Phoebe Ryan) and Sia (Gwen Stefani).

Album producers include Max Martin (Justin Timberlake), Johan “Shellback” Schuster (Taylor Swift), Ali Payami (Nick Jonas), Oscar Holter (Tove Lo), DJ Mustard (Britney Spears), Twice As Nice (Rita Ora), Jeff Bhasker (Alicia Keys), Mike WiLL Made It (Beyonce), Noah “Mailbox” Passovoy (Little Mix), and Jack Garratt (Kacy Hill).

See the tracklisting for “Witness” below.

(1) Witness / (2) Hey Hey Hey / (3) Roulette / (4) Swish Swish / (5) Deja Vu / (6) Power / (7) Mind Maze / (8) Miss You More / (9) Chained to the Rhythm / (10) Tsunami / (11) Bon Appetit / (12) Bigger Than Me / (13) Save As Draft / (14) Pendulum / (15) Into Me You See

Keyshia Cole unveils “Point of No Return” artwork

25 Jul

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Keyshia Cole has unveiled the official artwork for her upcoming studio album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Point of No Return” later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

New single “She” was co-written by Elijah Blake along with Kirby Lauryen, whose credits include Jennifer Lopez’ “Let It Be Me” [Capitol Records] and Ariana Grande’s “Break Your Heart Right Back” [Republic Records].

Production duties on “She” were handled by DJ Mustard, who is also responsible for Tinashe’s “2 On” featuring Schoolboy Q [RCA Records] and Trey Songz’ “Na Na” [Songbook / Atlantic Records].

“Point of No Return” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Woman to Woman,” which debuted at number ten on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Among the other songwriters and producers backing Cole on the highly-anticipated LP are Mike WiLL Made It, Future, Detail, Ursula Yancy, Amadeus, Lundon Knighten, Stargate, Mario Winans, and RedOne.

Watch the music video for “Next Time (Won’t Give My Heart Away)” below.

Keyshia Cole enlists DJ Mustard for new single “She”

23 Jun

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Keyshia Cole has announced the details for her new single.

The singer/songwriter dubbed “She” as the third promotional release from her upcoming sixth studio album, “Point of No Return.”

The track was produced by Dijon “DJ Mustard” McFarlane, who’s also responsible for Tinashe’s “2 On” [RCA Records], Trey Songz’ “Na Na” [Atlantic Records] and Jennifer Lopez’ “Girls” [Capitol Records].

As previously reported, “Point of No Return” will be available later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

It serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Woman to Woman,” which debuted at number ten on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and features singles “Enough of No Love,” “Trust and Believe” and “I Choose You.”

For the highly-anticipated new LP, Cole has teamed up with producers Roahn “First Born” Hylton (Candice Glover, Nicki Minaj), Mike WiLL Made It (Jamie Foxx, Mariah Carey) and Noel “Detail” Fisher (Mario, Kelly Rowland).

Album songwriters include Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton (Ciara, Bridget Kelly), Ursula Yancy (Mack Wilds, Avery Wilson), Nayvadius “Future” Wilburn (Rihanna, Kanye West) and Lundon Knighten (Usher, Leona Lewis).

Watch the music video for “Next Time (Won’t Give My Heart Away)” below.

Jamie Foxx recruits Elijah Blake for new album

10 Jun

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Jamie Foxx has recruited Elijah Blake for his upcoming fifth studio album.

The R&B singer and songwriter – born Sean Fenton – is known for co-writing Keyshia Cole’s “Rick James” [Interscope Records], Rihanna’s “No Love Allowed” [Def Jam Recordings] and Ciara’s “DUI” [Epic Records].

In addition, he’s currently putting the final touches on his debut LP, tentatively entitled “Songs About Melody.” The highly-anticipated project will be distributed via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

Meanwhile, the new studio album by Jamie Foxx is expected to be released later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

It serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Best Night of My Life,” which debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and delivered hit singles including “Winner” and the Drake-assisted “Fall for Your Type.”

Among the other hitmakers backing the “Unpredictable” star on the still-untitled project are Mike WiLL Made It (Brandy, Mariah Carey), Lonny Bereal (Chris Brown, Teyana Taylor), will.i.am (Usher, Nicole Scherzinger), Kevin Cossom (Mary J. Blige, Keri Hilson) and Kanye West (Beyonce, John Legend).

Watch the music video for Elijah Blake’s “X.O.X.” below.

Tinashe reveals new song titles from debut album “Aquarius”

8 Jun

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Tinashe has revealed two song titles from her upcoming debut album.

“Pretend” and “How Many Times” – produced by Noel “Detail” Fisher and Jasper Cameron respectively – are slotted for inclusion on the singer/songwriter’s debut collection with RCA Records, “Aquarius.”

The DJ Mustard-produced Lead single “2 On” – which features Schoolboy Q – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Among the other hitmakers backing Tinashe on “Aquarius” are Devonte Hynes (Solange, Kylie Minogue), Clams Casino (Pia Toscano, Mikky Ekko), Boi-1da (Drake, Cover Drive) and Mike WiLL Made It (Ciara, LeToya Luckett).

Watch Tinashe’s interview with Rap-Up TV below.

Nicki Minaj unleashes “Pills N Potions” lyric video

27 May

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Nicki Minaj has unleashed the official lyric video for her new single online.

“Pills N Potions” marks the first promotional single from the hip hop artist’s upcoming third studio album, “The Pink Print.”

The track – written by Nicki Minaj and Ester Dean along with Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald and Henry “Cirkut” Walter – is now available for download via iTunes.

As previously reported, “The Pink Print” is scheduled for release later this year via Universal Music Group / Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records.

It serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Among the other musicians backing Minaj on “The Pink Print” are Parker Ighile (Tinashe, Kylie Minogue), Boi-1da (Drake, Chris Brown), Detail (Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez) and Mike WiLL Made It (Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland).

Watch the lyric video for “Pills N Potions” below.