Tag Archives: Nija Charles

Normani Kordei reunites with Victoria Monet for new collaboration

12 Jul

Normani Kordei has reunited with Victoria Monet for a new collaboration.

Monet previously co-wrote four songs for Fifth Harmony in the shape of “Everlasting Love,” “Them Girls Be Like,” “We Know,” and “No Way,” taken from the albums “Reflection” (2015) and “7/27” (2016), respectively.

The American singer/songwriter’s latest project “Life After Love, Pt. 1” – featuring “Wish I Never Met You,” “Freak,” “No Good,” “Water Fall Out of Love,” “Ten New Friends” and “Let Her Go” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani, who signed a publishing deal with Stellar Song, is currently working on her debut solo project under Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Justin Tranter, Kennedi, Hue Strother, Caroline Ailin, James Fauntleroy, Tayla Parx, August Rigo, Starrah, Nija Charles, Micah Powell, and KiTo.

Watch the music video for “Freak” below.

Lauren Jauregui hits the studio with Rami Yacoub, Rob Knox

10 Jul

Lauren Jauregui has recorded new music with Rami Yacoub and Rob Knox.

Yacoub’s recent songwriting and production credits include Charlie Puth’s “Slow it Down,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Empty Wallets,” DNCE’s “Body Moves,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “First Time,” and Madonna’s “Devil Prey.”

Meanwhile, Knox is reponsible for co-writing and producing Justin Timberlake’s “Morning Light,” Luke James’ “These Arms,” Rihanna’s “Cold Case Love,” Britney Spears’ “Mannequin,” and Chris Brown’s “Help Me.”

Having signed a solo record deal with Sony Music imprint Columbia Records, Jauregui’s upcoming debut album reportedly yields further contributions from Nija Charles and Kurtis “K9” McKenzie.

Watch the music video for “Strangers” below.

Normani Kordei enlists Justin Tranter, Caroline Ailin for new collaboration

23 Jun

American singer/songwriter Normani Kordei has enlisted Justin Tranter and Caroline Ailin for a new collaboration.

Tranter’s recent songwriting credits include Bebe Rexha’s “I’m a Mess,” Christina Aguilera’s “Right Moves,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Valentine,” Julia Michaels’ “Jump,” Shea Diamond’s “Keisha Complexion,” Cardi B’s “Thru Your Phone,” and Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel.”

Meanwhile, Ailin is responsible for co-writing Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” Olivia Holt’s “History,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” Grades’ “Crocodile Tears,” JKay’s “Danger,” and Alex Adair’s “Casual.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani is currently working on her debut project under Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Tayla Parx, August Rigo, James Fauntleroy, Starrah, Nija Charles, KiTo, Jude Demorest, Micah Powell, Bonnie McKee, and Jocelyn Donald.

Watch the music video for “Love Lies” below.

Beyonce & Jay-Z, aka The Carters, surprise-release joint album “Everything is Love”

17 Jun

Beyonce & Jay-Z, aka The Carters, have released their joint album online.

Exclusively available for streaming via Tidal, “Everything is Love” features nine new songs in the shape of “Summer,” “Apeshit,” “Boss,” “Nice,” “713,” “Friends,” “Heard About Us,” “Black Effect” and “LoveHappy.”

Among the musicians backing The Carters on the new project are Cool & Dre, James Fauntleroy, Nova Wav, Dave Sitek, Boi-1da, Vinylz, Jahaan Sweet, Nija Charles, MeLo-X, Illmind, D’Mile, Mike Dean, and Pharrell Williams.

Watch the music video for “Apeshit” below.

H.E.R. teams up with Naughty Boy for new collaboration

7 Jun

American singer/songwriter Gabi Wilson, known professionally as H.E.R., has teamed up with British record producer Naughty Boy for a new collaboration.

Naughty Boy’s production resume boasts works with Emeli Sande (“Heaven”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Alesha Dixon (“Radio”), Marlon Roudette (“Anti Hero”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), Tanika (“Runaway”) and Fantasia Barrino (“Side Effects of You”).

His current promotional single “All or Nothing” – featuring Ray BLK and Wycelf Jean – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, H.E.R.’s upcoming debut album is scheduled to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from The Stereotypes, D’Mile, Hue Strother, Theron Feemster, Swagg R’Celious, Tiara Thomas, Supa Dups, Flippa, Jeff Gitty, Nija Charles, and DannyBoyStyles.

Watch the music video for “Focus” below.

Little Mix collaborate with Justin Tranter for new album

3 Jun

Little Mix has added Justin Tranter to the list of songwriters for their upcoming fifth album under Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

The Warner/Chappell signee recently co-wrote “Jump” for Julia Michaels alongside the song’s producer Nick Monson. The Trippie Red-featuring track is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Tranter’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Janelle Monae (“Make Me Feel”), Cardi B (“Thru Your Phone”), Leon Bridges (“Beyond”), Camila Cabello (“Into It”), Nick Jonas (“Home”) and Fergie (“Tension”).

On the highly-anticipated new album, Little Mix have also teamed up with songwriters Michael Pollack, Johan Fransson, Casey Smith, Boy Matthews, Shakka, Jenna Andrews, Nija Charles, Shungudzo, Rachel Furner, Eyelar, Sarah Hudson, JHart, Sinead Harnett, Kamille, and Jessica Agombar.

Little Mix’s last studio collection, 2016’s “Glory Days,” topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number twenty-five on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also spawned four singles in the shape of “Shout Out to My Ex,” “Touch,” “No More Sad Songs” (featuring G-Eazy) and “Power” (featuring Stormzy).

Watch the music video for “Power” below.

Little Mix reunite with Shungudzo for fifth album

9 May

Little Mix have reunited with Shungudzo for a new collaboration.

The Zimbabwean/French/Native-American singer-songwriter (also known as Alexandra Govere) previously co-wrote “Touch” for Little Mix alongside Philip Plested, Hanni “Youthonix” Ibrahim and Patrick Patrikious. The MNEK-produced cut reached to number four on the UK Singles Chart.

Shungudzo’s songwriting resume boasts further works with Alina Baraz (“I Don’t Even Know Why Though”), Victoria Monet (“Wish I Never Met You”), Louisa Johnson (“Best Behaviour”), Jessie Ware (“Your Domino”), Mic Lowry (“Frustrations”) and The Chainsmokers (“It Won’t Kill Ya”).

Meanwhile, Little Mix are scheduled to release the follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days” later this year via Syco Music (US) and Columbia Records (UK).

The highly-anticipated project reportedly yields further songwriting contributions from JHart, Sarah Hudson, Nija Charles, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Sam Romans, Jessica Agombar, Shakka, Maegan Cottone, Kamille, Rachel Furner, Chelcee Grimes, James Newman, Sinead Harnett, and Iain James.

Stream the audio clip for “Come on Back” below.