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Jess Glynne shares acoustic version of hit single “My Love”

27 May

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Jess Glynne has shared the acoustic version of “My Love” via her Vevo channel.

The track is slotted for inclusion on the British singer/songwriter’s debut album, “I Cry When I Laugh,” out on August 14 under Atlantic Records.

Production duties on the acoustic version were handled by Steve Mac, whose other credits include Ella Henderson’s “Glow” [Syco Music], Cover Drive’s “Explode” [Polydor Records] and Shakira’s “Empires” [RCA Records].

The original version of “My Love” was performed by British record producer Route 94 with guest vocals by Glynne. The track – now available for download via iTunes – debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Glynne’s debut album “I Cry When I Laugh” also features previous promotional cuts “Hold My Hand” and the Gorgon City-produced “Right Here.”

Knox Brown (Mary J. Blige, Sinead Harnett), Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (MNEK, Aston Merrygold), Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Ella Eyre) and Emeli Sande (Katy Perry, Leona Lewis) are among the album’s other collaborators.

On the songwriting front, Glynne has contributed to the next projects by Little Mix [Syco Music], Tinie Tempah [Parlophone Records], Rita Ora [Columbia Records], Labrinth [Syco Music] and M.O. [Operator Records].

Watch the acoustic performance of “My Love” below.

Miguel unleashes artwork for new album “Wild Heart”

18 May

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Miguel has unleashed the artwork for his upcoming third album.

The singer, songwriter and record producer is scheduled to release “Wild Heart” on June 30 under ByStorm Entertainment and RCA Records.

Lead single “Coffee (Fucking)” – featuring Wale – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

“Wild Heart” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Kaleidoscope Dream,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned three hit singles in the shape of “Adorn,” “Do You…” and “How Many Drinks?”

Among the musicians backing Miguel on “Wild Heart” are Salaam Remi (Usher, Leona Lewis), Benny Cassette (Kanye West, Elle Varner), Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Emeli Sande) and Jason Evigan (Madonna, David Guetta).

On the songwriting front, Miguel recently co-penned “You and I (Forever)” and “Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe” for British artist Jessie Ware along with hitmakers Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch.

His other credits include Mariah Carey’s “#Beautiful” [Def Jam Recordings] and John Legend’s “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” [Epic Records].

Listen to the audio clip for “Coffee (Fucking)” below.

Jess Glynne unwraps debut album “I Cry When I Laugh” artwork

11 May

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Jess Glynne has unwrapped the artwork for her upcoming debut album.

The British singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “I Cry When I Laugh” and will release it on August 14th under Atlantic Records.

Current single “Hold My Hand” – written by Glynne along with Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Ina Wroldsen and Jack Patterson – is now available for download via iTunes (UK). The track peaked to number one on the UK Singles Charts.

Other album contributors are Knox Brown (Beyonce, Mary J. Blige), Emeli Sande (Rihanna, Alicia Keys), Jonny Coffer (Sam Smith, Conor Maynard), Starsmith (Ellie Goulding, Joel Compass) and Naughty Boy (Gabrielle, Alesha Dixon).

Fans of Glynne’s poignant songwriting should look out for the next projects by M.O. [Operator Records], Little Mix [Syco Music / Columbia Records] and Rita Ora [Roc Nation / Columbia Records].

The title track “I Cry When I Laugh” was helmed by Mustafa Omer and James Murray of songwriting and production duo Mojam (Craig David, Leona Lewis). However, it is not included on the album’s final tracklisting.

Peep the tracklisting for “I Cry When I Laugh” below.

(01) Strawberry Fields / (02) Gave Me Something / (03) Hold My Hand / (04) Real Love / (05) Ain’t Got Far / (06) Take Me Home / (07) Don’t Be So Hard / (08) You Can Find Me / (09) Why Me / (10) Love Me / (11) It Ain’t Right / (12) No Rights No Wrongs / (13) Saddest Vanilla / (14) Right Here

Miguel announces new album “Wildheart”

4 May

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Miguel has announced the title for his new album.

The singer/songwriter christened his third studio collection “Wildheart” and will release it later this year under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Lead single “Coffee (Fucking)” – featuring Wale – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

“Wildheart” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Kaleidoscope Dream,” which peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Adorn,” “Do You…” and “How Many Drinks?”

On the songwriting front, Miguel recently co-wrote “You & I (Forever)” and “Kind Of … Sometimes … Maybe” for British songstress Jessie Ware along with hit record producers Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch.

Among the musicians backing Miguel on “Wildheart” are Happy Perez (Mariah Carey, Frank Ocean), Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Emeli Sande), Benny Cassette (Kanye West, Elle Varner) and Jason Evigan (Madonna, David Guetta).

Listen to the audio clip for “Coffee (Fucking)” below.

Pia Mia unveils artwork for new single “Do It Again”

1 May

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Pia Mia has unveiled the official artwork for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter christened “Do It Again” – featuring Chris Brown & Tyga – as the second promotional cut from her upcoming debut album under Wolfpack Entertainment and Interscope Records.

Production duties on “Do It Again” were handled by Nic Nac, who previously teamed up with Mia on hit single “Fuck with You” f/ G-Eazy.

Other producers backing Mia on her debut LP are Harmony Samuels (Ciara, Fifth Harmony), DJ Mustard (Omarion, Keyshia Cole), Benny Blanco (Miguel, Charli XCX) and Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Emeli Sande).

Album songwriters are Chantal Kreviazuk (Rita Ora, Gwen Stefani), Maureen “Mozella” McDonald (Kelly Clarkson, Ellie Goulding) and Rock City: Theron and Timothy Thomas (Usher, Nicki Minaj).

Watch the music video for “Fuck with You” below.

Ava Lily collaborates with MNEK for debut album?

24 Apr

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Ava Lily has collaborated with MNEK on new music.

“Today’s session was fun! Thank you @MNEK,” the British singer/songwriter and pianist posted to her Twitter profile on Thursday (April 23, 2015).

MNEK is known for co-writing and producing Karen Harding’s “Say Something” [Capitol Records], Becky Hill’s “Losing” [Parlophone Records], Tanika’s “Bad 4 U” [Virgin EMI Records] and Misha B’s “Homerun” [Relentless Records].

He also contributed to the next projects by Moko [Virgin EMI], Little Mix [Columbia], Tamera Foster [Syco Music], Rudimental [Asylum], Melissa Steel [Atlantic] and Mutya Keisha Siobhan [Polydor].

Meanwhile, Lily is expected to release her debut project later this year under Naughty Records in partnership with Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled collection will feature songwriting contributions and productions from Naughty Boy, Two Inch Punch, Josh Record, Iain James, Jim Eliot, and Mojam (Mustafa Omer, James Murray).

Watch Ava Lily’s rendition of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” below.

Emeli Sande reunites with TMS for sophomore album

21 Apr

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Emeli Sande has reunited with TMS for her upcoming sophomore album.

“Studio with @TMSLDN today! Album sounding sweet … I’m so excited to share these dreams, stories and adventures with you!” the Scottish singer/songwriter posted to her Twitter account on Tuesday (April 21, 2015).

TMS – consisting of members Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes – previously co-wrote “Read All About (Pt. III)” for Sande. The track peaked to number three on the UK Singles Chart.

The songwriting and production team are also responsible for Sinead Harnett’s “She Ain’t Me” [Virgin EMI Records], Madison Beer’s “Melodies” [Island Records] and Sigma’s “Higher” f/ Labrinth [3 Beat Records].

Meanwhile, Sande’s sophomore album is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year under Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Our Version of Events” yields additional alliances with Naughty Boy, Chris Loco, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Rodney Jerkins, Jim Eliot, Mojam, Jonny Coffer and Reginald “Syience” Perry.

On the songwriting front, Sande has contributed to the next projects by Jess Glynne [Atlantic Records], Alicia Keys [RCA Records] and Rihanna [Westbury Road Entertainment / Roc Nation Records].

In related news, fans of TMS’ production work should look out for the upcoming albums by Years and Years [Polydor Records], Leona Lewis [Island Records], Becky Hill [Parlophone Records] and Ella Henderson [Syco Music].

Watch the music video for “Heaven” below.

Pia Mia unleashes music video for new single “With You”

31 Mar

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Pia Mia has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for the G-Eazy-assisted “Fuck With You” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (March 31, 2015).

“Fuck With You” – now available for download via iTunes – was produced by Nicholas “Nic Nac” Balding, whose other credits include Chris Brown’s “Loyal” (featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga) and Tinashe’s “Watch Me Work.”

As previously reported, Mia’s debut studio collection is scheduled for release later this year under Wolfpack Entertainment and Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Benny Blanco (Sia, Katy Perry), Harmony Samuels (Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez), DJ Mustard (Omarion, Keyshia Cole) and Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Sam Smith).

On the songwriting front, Mia has teamed with Maureen “Mozella” McDonald (Madonna, Miley Cyrus), Chantal Kreviazuk (Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani) and Rock City (Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj).

Watch the music video for “Fuck With You” below.

Rihanna confirms new single “B*tch Better Have My Money”

26 Mar

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Rihanna has confirmed the details for her new single.

The singer/songwriter christened “Bitch Better Have My Money” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming eighth album, tentatively entitled “R8.”

Production duties on “My Money” were handled by Roc Nation signee Deputy, who also worked with A-list writers and artists such as Wale, J Cole, NeYo, Rick Ross, French Montana, Flo Rida, The Dream, Sean Garrett to list a few.

Previous single, the Kanye West and Paul McCartney-assisted “FourFiveSeconds,” is now available for download via iTunes.

“R8” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Unapologetic,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Diamonds,” “Stay (featuring Mikky Ekko)” and “Pour it Up.”

Other producers backing Rihanna on “R8” are Stargate (Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez), Alex Da Kid (Nicki Minaj, Skylar Grey), DJ Mustard (Omarion, Keyshia Cole) and Naughty Boy (Emeli Sande, Leona Lewis).

Watch the music video for “FourFiveSeconds” below.

Ava Lily hits the studio with Josh Record for debut album?

24 Mar

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Ava Lily has recorded new music with Josh Record.

“Pre gig session with @MrJoshRecord,” the British singer, songwriter and pianist posted to her official Instagram page on Tuesday (March 24, 2015).

Record is known for co-writing and / or producing MNEK’s “More Than a Miracle” [Virgin EMI Records] and Ella Henderson’s “Yours” [Syco Music].

Furthermore, his first album “Pillars” – featuring singles “Bones,” “Wide Awake” and “For Your Love” – is now available for download via iTunes.

Meanwhile, Lily is currently working on her upcoming debut project under Naughty Records and Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled collection will be executive-produced by Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan, who also worked with Emeli Sande (“Heaven”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”) and Rihanna (“Half of Me”).

Other musicians backing Lily on the album are Two Inch Punch (Miguel, Ed Sheeran), Jim Eliot (Olly Murs, Kylie Minogue), Iain James (Sinead Harnett, Tamera Foster) and Mojam (Craig David, Jess Glynne).

Watch Lily perform an exclusive performance of “Pardon Me” below.