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Janelle Monae delivers new album “Dirty Computer”

27 Apr

American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, and model Janelle Monae has delivered her new studio collection online.

“Dirty Computer” – featuring singles “Make Me Feel,” “Django Jane,” “Pynk” and “I Like That” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Having reunited with Nate “Rocket” Wonder, Chuck Lightning and Roman GianArthur; Monae has also worked with Mattman & Robin, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, Pharrell Williams, Tayla Parx, Mr. Hudson, Nana Kwabena, Jon Brion, and Organized Noize on the follow-up to 2013’s “The Electric Lady.”

Watch the emotion picture “Dirty Computer” below.

Janelle Monae premieres music video for new single “I Like That”

24 Apr

Janelle Monae has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Lacey Duke-directed clip for “I Like That” was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s YouTube channel Monday (April 23, 2018).

Co-written by Tayla Parx and collectively produced by Nate Rocket Wonder and Organized Noize; “I Like That” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Monae’s fourth album “Dirty Computer” – featuring previous singles “Make Me Feel,” “Django Jane” and “Pynk” – will arrive on April 27th via Wondaland Records in partnership with Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records.

The highly-anticipated project delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Mattman & Robin, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Pharrell Williams, Mr. Hudson, Nana Kwabena, Jon Brion, Roman GianArthur, Wynne Bennett, Chuck Lightning, and Jonathan Webb Jr.

Watch the music video for “I Like That” below.

John Legend unwraps credits for new album ‘Love in the Future’

29 Aug

John Legend has unwrapped the songwriting credits for his upcoming album.

The singer/songwriter will release “Love in the Future” on September 3 via Sony Music Entertainment / G.O.O.D. Music / Columbia Records.

New single “Made to Love” was written by John Legend along with Justin Baron, Ernest “Tuo” Clark, Andrew Horowitz, Marshall Jefferson, Kimbra Johnson, Nana Kwabena, Lil’ Louis, Marcos “Kosine” Palacios, Dave Tozer, and Kanye West.

Other album songwriters include James Fauntleroy (Brandy, Toni Braxton), Guordan Banks (Keyshia Cole, Marcus Canty), Jessyca Wilson (Fantasia Barrino, Mario Barrett), Kevin Cossom (Luke James, Usher Raymond) and Joe Jonas (Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus).

Producers include Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Jay-Z, Chrisette Michele), James “Malay” Ho (Goapele, Frank Ocean), Dan Wilson (Adele, Taylor Swift), Jeff Bhasker (Leona Lewis, Alicia Keys) and The Runners: Andrew Harr & Jermaine Jackson (Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown).

John Legend – Love in the Future [Songwriting Credits]:
“Love in the Future” – (Martin McKinney / Ali Shaheed Muhammad / John Stephens / Dave Tozer).
“The Beginning” – (Sara Bareilles / Chauncey Hollis / James Fauntleroy II / Ingrid Michaelson / John Stephens / Kanye West).
“Open Your Eyes” – (Bobby Caldwell / Norman Harris / Bruce Malament).
“Made to Love” – (Justin Baron / Ernest Clark / Andrew Horowitz / Marshall Jefferson / Kimbra Johnson / Nana Kwabena / Lil’ Louis / Marcos Palacios / John Stephens / Dave Tozer / Kanye West).
“Who Do We Think We Are” – (Guordan Banks / Joseph Broussard / Marvin Gaye / Roosevelt Harrell / Anthony Khan / William Roberts / John Stephens / Ed Townsend / Dave Tozer / Carol Washington / Kanye West / Ralph Williams).
“All of Me” – (James Fauntleroy II / Charles Njapa / Allan Rich / John Stephens / Dave Tozer / Kanye West).
“Hold on Longer” – (James Fauntleroy II / Charles Njapa / Allan Rich / John Stephens / Dave Tozer / Kanye West).
“Save the Night” – (Jon David Anderson / Kevin Cossom / Andrew Harr / Jermaine Jackson / John Stephens / Dave Tozer / Kanye West).
“Tomorrow” – (Kamaal Fareed / Malcolm Rebennack / John Stephens).
“What If I Told You” – (James Fauntleroy II / Anthony Khan / John Stephens / Dave Tozer / Kanye West).
“Dreams” – (Joe Jonas / Darhyl “DJ” Camper Jr. / John Stephens / Kanye West / Jessyca Wilson).
“Wanna Be Loved” – (Joe Jonas / Darhyl “DJ” Camper Jr. / John Stephens / Kanye West / Jessyca Wilson).
“Angel” – (Patrick Moten / Sandra Sully).
“You & I (Nobody in the World)” – (James Ryan Ho / John Stephens / Dave Tozer / Dan Wilson).
“Asylum” – (John Stephens / Dave Tozer / Kanye West / Mark Williams).
“Caught Up” – (Guordan Banks / Chauncey Hollis / John Stephens / Dave Tozer / Kanye West).
“So Gone” – “Roosevelt “Bink!” Harrell / Robert E. Miller / John Stephens).
“We Loved It” – (Jeff Bhasker / Travi$ Scott / Seal / John Stephens / Dave Tozer / Kanye West).
“Aim High” – (Pharrell Williams).
“For the First Time” – (Billy Mann / David Schuler / John Stephens).

John Legend premieres music video for new single ‘Made to Love’

1 Aug

John Legend has premiered the music video for his new single online.

“Made to Love” marks the second promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming album, “Love in the Future,” which is due on September 3 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The track was produced by Nana Kwabena along with Dave Tozer, whose credits include Justin Timberlake [RCA Records], Estelle Swaray [Atlantic Records] and Jazmine Sullivan [RCA Records].

Co-production duties were handled by Kanye West along with Marcos “Kosine” Palacios and Ernest “Tuo” Clark of Da Internz, who have also worked on the next albums by Chris Brown [RCA Records], Tamar Braxton [Epic Records], K. Michelle [Atlantic Records] and Elle Varner [RCA Records].

Watch the Daniel Sannwald-directed video below.

John Legend confirms official tracklist for new album ‘Love in the Future’

12 Jul

John Legend has confirmed the official tracklisting for his upcoming album.

The R&B crooner will release “Love in the Future” on September 3 via Sony Music Entertainment / G.O.O.D. Music / Columbia Records.

New single “Made to Love” was produced by Nana Kwabena along with Dave Tozer, whose credits include Justin Timberlake [RCA Records], Musiq Soulchild [Atlantic Records] and Jazmine Sullivan [RCA Records].

Co-production duties were handled by Kanye West along with Marcos “Kosine” Palacios and Ernest “Tuo” Clark of Da Internz, who have also worked on the next albums by Jordin Sparks [RCA Records], Tamar Braxton [Epic Records], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records] and Elle Varner [RCA Records].

“Love in the Future” serves as the follow-up to 2008’s “Evolver.” That release debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also delivered hit singles “Green Light,” “If You’re Out There” and “Everybody Knows.”

Other album contributors include The Stereotypes: Jonathan Yip, Ray Romulus & Jeremy Reeves (Sterling Simms, Natasha Bedingfield), Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis (Marsha Ambrosius, Kevin McCall), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Chris Brown, Estelle Swaray) and Toby Gad (Robin Thicke, Alicia Keys).

John Legend – Love in the Future [Official Tracklisting]:
“Love in the Future (Intro)”
“The Beginning”
“Open Your Eyes”
“Made to Love”
“Who Do We Think We Are” (featuring Rick Ross)
“All of Me”
“Hold On Longer”
“Save the Night”
“Tomorrow”
“What If I Told You” (Interlude)
“Dreams”
“Wanna Be Loved”
“Angel (Interlude)” (featuring Stacy Barthe)
“You & I (Nobody in the World)”
“Asylum”
“Caught Up”
“So Gone” [Deluxe Edition]
“We Loved It” [Deluxe Edition]
“Aim High”
“For the First Time”