Tag Archives: Mike WiLL Made It (musician)

Ciara reveals new album “Jackie” tracklisting

14 Apr

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Ciara has revealed the official tracklist for her upcoming sixth album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Jackie” on May 4 under Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

Lead single “I Bet” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Rock City (Usher, Nicki Minaj) and produced by Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Teyana Taylor) and Chris “TEK” O’Ryan (Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Scherzinger).

Other album producers include Polow Da Don (Fergie, Keri Hilson), Mike WiLL Made It (Miley Cyrus, Keyshia Cole), Dr. Luke (Tinashe, Britney Spears), Cirkut (Rihanna, Katy Perry) and The Underdogs (Tyrese, Justin Timberlake).

Songwriting collaborators are Diane Warren (Paloma Faith, Kelly Rowland), Ester Dean (Rita Ora, Florence Welch), Livvi Franc (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez) and Ali Tamposi (Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson).

Peep the tracklisting for “Jackie” below.

“Jackie (B.M.F.)”
“That’s How I’m Feeling” (featuring Pitbull & Missy Elliot)
“Lullaby”
“Dance Like We’re Making Love”
“Stuck on You”
“Fly”
“I Bet
“Give Me Love”
“Kiss & Tell”
“One Woman Army”
“I Got You”

Ciara unwraps new album “Jackie” artwork

31 Mar

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Ciara has unwrapped the official artwork for her sixth studio album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Jackie” later this year via iTunes in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment imprint Epic Records.

Lead single “I Bet” was co-written by Theron and Timothy Thomas of Rock City (Chris Brown, Keri Hilson) and produced by Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Teyana Taylor) and Chris “TEK” O’Ryan (Beyonce, Miley Cyrus).

“Jackie” serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Ciara,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles in the shape of “Body Party,” “Overdose” and the Nicki Minaj-assisted “I’m Out.”

The keenly-awaited CD boasts additional alliances with Dr. Luke (Ne-Yo, Tinashe), Cirkut (Rihanna, Katy Perry), Polow Da Don (Fergie, Keyshia Cole), Soundz (Jeremih, K. Michelle) and Mike WiLL Made It (Usher, Mariah Carey).

Watch the music video for “I Bet” below.

Usher hits the studio with Dapo Torimiro for new album?

22 Feb

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Usher has recorded new material with Dapo Torimiro.

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for Usher’s upcoming eighth album under Sony Music Entertainment imprint RCA Records.

Torimiro recently co-wrote and produced “1996” for Ella Henderson. The track appears on the British singer/songwriter’s debut album, “Chapter One,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Syco Music.

Other notable songwriting and production duties by Torimiro include Little Mix’s “Always Be Together” [Columbia Records], Toni Braxton’s “Woman” [Atlantic Records] and Jordin Sparks’ “No Parade” [19 Recordings].

Meanwhile, Usher is scheduled to release his next studio collection and follow-up to 2012’s “Looking 4 Myself” later this year.

Current single “I Don’t Mind” was helmed by Rock City (Ciara, Nicki Minaj), Dr. Luke (Rihanna, Katy Perry) and Cirkut (Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears).

The highly-anticipated LP boasts further alliances with Da Internz (John Legend, Christina Aguilera), RoccStarr (Fergie, Jennifer Hudson), Mike WiLL Made It (Tinashe, Kelly Rowland) and Max Martin (Kelis, Taylor Swift).

Watch the music video for “Good Kisser” below.

Ciara releases new single “I Bet”

27 Jan

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Ciara has released her new single online.

“I Bet” – which marks the first promotional cut from the artist’s upcoming album “Jackie” – is now available for download via iTunes (US) in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment imprint Epic Records.

The track was co-written by siblings Royce and Theron Thomas of Rock City, who are also co-responsible for GRL’s “Lighthouse” [Kemosabe Records] and Fergie’s “L.A. Love (La La)” [Interscope Records].

Production duties on “I Bet” were handled by Harmony Samuels, whose resume includes further works for Tamar Braxton (“Let Me Know”), Jasmine V (“That’s Me Right There”) and Teyana Taylor (“Put Your Love On”).

Other musicians backing Ciara on “Jackie” include Polow Da Don (Monica, Keri Hilson), Soundz (Usher, K. Michelle), Mike WiLL Made It (Brandy, Mariah Carey), Dr. Luke (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj) and Cirkut (Azealia Banks, Katy Perry).

The highly-anticipated new album serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Ciara,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Body Party” and “Overdose.”

Listen to “I Bet” below.

LeToya Luckett debuts new single “I’m Ready”

6 Jan

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LeToya Luckett has debuted her new single online.

The R&B singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “I’m Ready” to her official YouTube page on Monday (January 05, 2014).

“I’m Ready” was co-written by Luckett along with siblings Carlos and Steven Battey of The Jackie Boyz, who have also worked with Madonna (“Revolver”), Chris Brown (“Graffiti”) and David Guetta (“Toy Friend”).

Production duties were handled by Dernst “D’Mile” Emile, whose other credits include Mali Music’s “Heavy Love” [RCA Records], Ciara’s “Livin’ It Up” [Epic Records] and Wynter Gordon’s “Back to You” [Big Beat Records].

Previous single, the Andre Harris-produced “Don’t Make Me Wait,” is now available for download via iTunes (US).

As mentioned in earlier posts, LeToya’s keenly-awaited third studio album “Until Then” will be released later this year via Entertainment One Music Group.

The follow-up to 2009’s “Lady Love” reportedly boasts further collaborations with Mike WiLL Made It (Brandy, Nicki Minaj), Andrea Martin (Jordin Sparks, Toni Braxton) and Harmony Samuels (Ariana Grande, Teyana Taylor).

Listen to “I’m Ready” below.

Nicki Minaj unleashes “The Pinkprint Movie” online

21 Dec

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Nicki Minaj has premiered “The Pinkprint Movie” online.

The rapper, singer and songwriter posted the 16-minue film – which is divided into three chapters: “The Crying Game,” “I Lied” and “Grand Piano” – to her official YouTube page on Friday (December 19, 2014).

Songwriters and producers on these tracks include Ester Dean, Mike WiLL Made It, Jessie Ware, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn, will.i.am, Keith Harris, and Daniel “Kane Beatz” Johnson.

Minaj’s latest album “The Pinkprint” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

The project also includes previous promotional cuts “Pills N’ Potions,” “Anaconda” and “Only” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown.

Other artists backing Minaj on “The Pinkprint” are Beyonce (“Feeling Myself”), Ariana Grande (“Get on Your Knees”), Skylar Grey (“Bed of Lies”), Jeremih (“Favorite”) and Meek Mill (“Buy a Heart”).

Watch the “Pinkprint Movie” below.

Nicki Minaj premieres “Only” music video

14 Dec

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Nicki Minaj has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The rapper, singer and songwriter posted the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip for “Only” to her official Vevo page on Friday (December 12, 2014).

“Only” – featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown – is lifted from the artist’s upcoming third album, “The Pinkprint,” out on December 15 via iTunes in partnership with Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

Production duties on “Only” were handled by Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne), Henry “Cirkut” Walter (Rihanna, Miley Cyrus) and Jeremy “JMike” Coleman (Selena Gomez, Britney Spears).

The follow-up to 2012’s “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” also includes previous promotional cuts, the Ester Dean-assisted “Pills N Potions” and Da Internz / Polow Da Don -produced “Anaconda.”

Other album contributors include Parker Ighile, Rock City, Shama Joseph, Boi-1da, Sarah Hudson, Vinylz, Katy Perry, Hit-Boy, Jessie Ware, Mike WiLL Made It, Jacob Kasher, Nineteen85, Alex Da Kid, and Kane Beatz.

Watch the music video for “Only” below.