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K. Michelle releases official lyric video for new single ‘V.S.O.P’

30 May

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K. Michelle has unveiled the official lyric video for her new single online.

“V.S.O.P” is taken from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, “Rebellious Soul,” which will be released in the United States on July 30 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The track was produced by Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel, who are also responsible for “Numb” by Rihanna featuring Eminem [Island Def Jam Recordings], “A Couple of Forevers” by Nicki Minaj [Republic Records] and “Not Tonight” by Elle Varner [MBK Entertainment / RCA Records].

“Rebellious Soul” is confirmed to boast further productions from Eric Hudson (Brandy Norwood, Keyshia Cole), Matthew “Jack Splash” Kahane (Alicia Keys, Jazmine Sullivan), Richard “Rico Love” Butler (Keri Hilson, Sean Paul) and Charles “Chuck Harmony” Harmon (Toni Braxton, Faith Evans).

Songwriters include Crystal Nicole (Rihanna, Mariah Carey), Durrell “Tank” Babbs (Keyshia Cole, LeToya Luckett), Jessyca Wilson (Fantasia Barrino, Vivian Green) and Claude Kelly (Sky Ferreira, Britney Spears).

Sevyn Streeter drafts Diplo, Free School for new single ‘It Won’t Stop’

23 May

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Sevyn Streeter has debuted her new single online.

“It Won’t Stop” marks the second promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album on Warner Music Group / CBE / Atlantic Records.

The track was co-written and produced by Free School – consisting of members Ryan Buendia, Michael McHenry and Jean Baptiste Kouame – along with Thomas Wesley Pentz also known as Diplo of Major Lazer.

Other songwriters backing Streeter on the still-untitled collection are Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Whitney Houston, Tamia Washington), Rico Love (Keri Hilson, Michelle Williams) and Eric Bellinger (Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez).

Producers include Leon “RoccStar” Youngblood (Chris Brown, Rita Ora), Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Fantasia, Kelly Rowland), Warren “Oak” Felder (Rihanna, Chrisette Michele), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Usher, Elle Varner) and Dernst “D’Mile” Emile (Mary J. Blige, Wynter Gordon).

K. Michelle confirms new single ‘V.S.O.P’

20 May

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K. Michelle has announced the details of her new single.

The R&B singer/songwriter will release “V.S.O.P” as the lead single from her upcoming debut album, “Rebellious Soul,” which is due in the United States on July 30 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The track was produced by Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel, who are also responsible for singles “Fire We Make” by Alicia Keys featuring Maxwell [RCA Records], “A Couple of Forevers” by Chrisette Michele [Motown Records] and “Not Tonight” by Elle Varner [RCA Records].

They also confirmed songwriting and production placements on the next projects by Mayer Hawthorne [Republic Records], Kelly Rowland [Motown Records], Mikky Ekko [RCA Records], Bridget Kelly [Roc Nation Records], Jazmine Sullivan [RCA Records] and Elijah Blake [Island Def Jam Recordings].

Meanwhile, other songwriters and producers backing Michelle – real name Kimberly Pate – on “Rebellious Soul” are Matthew “Jack Splash” Kahane, Durrell “Tank” Babbs, Charles “Chuck Harmony” Harmon, Jessyca Wilson, Richard “Rico Love” Butler, Crystal Nicole, Eric Hudson, Claude Kelly, and Elle Varner.

Miley Cyrus enlists Mike WiLL Made It for new single ‘We Can’t Stop’

20 May

Miley Cyrus has confirmed the details of her new single.

The pop starlet will release “We Can’t Stop” as the first promotional single from her upcoming as-yet-untitled fourth studio album, due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The track was produced by Mike WiLL Made It – born Michael Williams – whose recent credits include “Body Party” by Ciara [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records], “Kisses Down Low” by Kelly Rowland [Universal Music Group / Republic Records] and “Pour it Up” by Rihanna [Island Def Jam Recordings].

He also confirmed placements on the next projects by Monica [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Nicole Scherzinger [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records], Future [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records] and Lana Del Rey [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records].

Meanwhile, other producers backing Cyrus on the highly-anticipated new collection are Pharrell Williams, Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Thomas “Diplo” Pentz, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Ronald “Flip” Colson, Marcos “Kosine” Palacios and Ernest “Tuo” Clark.

Elijah Blake teams up with Tiyon “TC” Mack for debut album

6 May

Elijah Blake has teamed up with Tiyon “TC” Mack for his upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album, which is expected to be released later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings.

The hit songwriter is known for helming tracks such as “Wish Your Love Away” by Brandy [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and “She Don’t Like the Lights” by Justin Bieber [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings].

Tiyon “TC” Mack also collaborated with others artists including Tamar Braxton [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records], Keyshia Cole [Universal Music Group / Geffen Records], Demi Lovato [Disney Music Group / Hollywood Records], Jennifer Lopez [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records] and Enrique Iglesias [Universal Music Group / Republic Records].

Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated project by Elijah Blake – real name Sean Fenton – will boast further collaborations with Ernest “No I.D.” Wilson (Common, Janet Jackson), Salaam Remi (Nas, Leona Lewis), Warren “Oak” Felder (Sevyn Streeter, Chris Brown), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Usher Raymond, Miley Cyrus), Tyler “T-Minus” Williams (Drake, Melanie Fiona), Nathan “Happy” Perez (Miguel, Neon Hitch), and Thomas “Diplo” Pentz (Rita Ora, Wynter Gordon).

In addition, the “XOX” singer has confirmed songwriting placements on the next projects by MPrynt [Universal Music Group / Motown Records], Jordin Sparks [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Kylie Minogue [Warner Music Group / Parlophone Records], Mariah Carey [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings], Britney Spears [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Ciara [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records], and Kelly Rowland [Universal Music Group / Republic Records].

Elle Varner schedules recording sessions with Da Internz for new album

5 May

Elle Varner has snagged the production services of Da Internz for her upcoming sophomore album, which is expected to be released later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / MBK Entertainment / RCA Records.

The R&B and hip hop duo – which consists of members Marcos “Kosine” Palacios and Ernest “Tuo” Clark – are responsible for helming tracks such as “Paradise” by Cassie featuring Wiz Khalifa [Bad Boy / Interscope Records] and “Video” by Mindless Behavior [Streamline / Interscope Records].

They also confirmed placements on the next projects by John Legend [Columbia Records], Miley Cyrus [RCA Records], Sevyn Streeter [CBE / Atlantic Records], Chris Brown [RCA Records], Tamar Braxton [Epic Records], Kelly Rowland [Republic Records] and Jordin Sparks [RCA Records].

Meanwhile, the as-yet-untitled collection by Varner – which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Perfectly Imperfect” – is confirmed to boast further alliances with Warren “Oak” Felder (Chris Brown, Keri Hilson), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Nicki Minaj, Sterling Simms), Ronny “Flip” Colson (Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa) and Steve “ACE” Mostyn (Alicia Keys, Miguel Pimentel).

Chrisette Michele confirms official tracklisting for new album ‘Better’

5 May

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Chrisette Michele has revealed the official artwork for her upcoming fourth album.

The R&B singer/songwriter will release “Better” in the United States June 11 via Universal Music Group / Motown Records.

New single “A Couple of Forevers” was helmed by Tiwa Savage (Monica, Fantasia Barrino) along with Warren “Oak” Felder (Elle Varner, Alicia Keys) and Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown).

Other album contributors include Charles “Chuck Harmony” Harmon (Meleni Smith, Toni Braxton), Robert Shea Taylor (Chris Brown, Bridget Kelly), Carvin “Ransum” Haggins (Jazmine Sullivan, Faith Evans), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Tanya Lacey, John Legend), Harold Lilly (Christina Milian, Jamie Foxx) and Elvis “Blac Elvis” Williams (Beyonce Knowles, Ruben Studdard).

Chrisette Michele – Better [Official Tracklisting]:
“Be in Love”
“A Couple of Forevers”
“Let Me Win”
“Rich Hipster (featuring Wale)”
“Love Won’t Leave Me Out”
“Interlude (In My Head Better)”
“Better”
“Snow”
“Visual Love”
“Charades (featuring 2 Chainz)”
“Interlude (In My Head Convo with Boyfriend)”
“You Mean That Much to Me”
“Supa”
“Interlude (In My Bed Sleeping Alone)”
“Get Through the Night”
“Can the Cool Be Loved (featuring Bilal & Dunson)”
“Ten Foot Stilettos” (Deluxe Edition)
“Interlude (Perch Yo Girlz Phone Convo)” (Deluxe Edition)
“I’m Still Fly” (Deluxe Edition)
“Love in the Afternoon (featuring Nello Luchi)” (Deluxe Edition)

Alicia Keys releases music video for ‘New Day’

1 May

Alicia Keys has released the music video for her new single online.

“New Day” is taken from the singer/songwriter’s latest album, “Girl on Fire,” which is out now via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The track was co-written by Amber “Sevyn” Streeter, whose credits include “The Way” by Ariana Grande [Universal Music Group / Republic Records] and “Get It Right” by Fantasia Barrino [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Production duties were handled by Dr. Dre along with Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, who is also responsible for tracks such as “Wish I Didn’t Miss You” by Angie Stone [Sony Music Entertainment / J Records] and “Secret Love” by Mariah Carey [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings].

“Girl on Fire” – which serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “The Element of Freedom” – boasts further contributions from Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Stacy Barthe, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, James “Malay” Ho, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, John “Legend” Stephens, Christopher “Frank Ocean” Breaux, Bruno Mars, Phillip Lawrence, Jeff Bhasker, and Salaam Remi.

Alicia Keys, Maxwell premiere music video for new single ‘Fire We Make’

24 Apr

Alicia Keys has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“Fire We Make” – which features Maxwell – marks the third promotional single from the R&B singer/songwriter’s latest album, “Girl on Fire,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The track was written by Alicia Keys and Gary Clark along with Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel, who are also responsible for “Numb” by Rihanna featuring Eminem [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings] and “Fall Asleep” by Wiz Khalifa [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

Felder and Wansel have also confirmed placements on the next projects by MPrynt [Motown Records], Elle Varner [RCA Records], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records], Jazmine Sullivan [RCA Records], Chrisette Michele [Motown Records], Marsha Ambrosius [RCA Records], Jordin Sparks [RCA Records], K. Michelle [Atlantic Records], Bridget Kelly [Roc Nation], and Mikky Ekko [RCA Records].

Sevyn Streeter drafts Leon “RoccStar” Youngblood for debut album

16 Apr

R&B songstress Sevyn Streeter has drafted the songwriting and production services of Leon “RoccStar” Youngblood for her upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album, out soon via Warner Music Group / CBE / Atlantic Records.

RoccStar is responsible for helming singles “Fine China” by Chris Brown [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and “Lay Down Your Weapons” by K. Coke featuring Rita Ora [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

He also confirmed placements on the next projects by Claire Demorest [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records], Keri Hilson [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records] and Usher [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Other musicians backing Sevyn on the highly-anticipated project are Marcos “Kosine” Palacios, Ernest “Tuo” Clark, Richard “Rico Love” Butler, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Kenneth “Babyface’ Edmonds, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Eric Bellinger, Dernst “D’Mile” Emile, Andrew “Dru Brett” Harr and Jermaine “Mayne Zayne” Jackson.

As a songwriter, the “I Like It” singer has been enlisted for the next projects by Kelly Rowland [Universal Music Group / Republic Records], Jordin Sparks [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Priyanka Chopra [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records], Joelle James [Universal Music Group / CBE / Interscope Records] and Ariana Grande [Universal Music Group / Republic Records].