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K. Michelle recruits Warren Felder, Andrew Wansel for debut album

4 Mar

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K. Michelle has recruited Warren Felder and Andrew Wansel for her upcoming debut album on Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records.

The songwriting and production duo – better known as Oak & Pop – are responsible for helming songs such as “Bassline” by Chris Brown [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and “Numb” by Rihanna featuring Eminem [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings].

They have also confirmed placements on the next albums by MPrynt [Universal Music Group / Motown Records], Jordin Sparks [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Chrisette Michele [Universal Music Group / Motown Records], Miley Cyrus [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and Elijah Blake [Universal Music Group / Def Jam Records].

Meanwhile, the still-untitled collection by K. Michelle is confirmed to sport additional alliances with Durrell “Tank” Babbs (Keyshia Cole, LeToya Luckett), Jessyca Wilson (Vivian Green, Fantasia Barrino), Charles “Chuck Harmony” Harmon (Faith Evans, Toni Braxton), Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis (RaVaughn Brown, Estelle Swaray), Cristal Johnson (Beyonce Knowles, Mariah Carey) and Richard “Rico Love” Butler (Keri Hilson, Usher Raymond).

Salaam Remi, Elijah Blake grace new album by Jordin Sparks

12 Dec

Jordin Sparks has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Elijah Blake and Salaam Remi for her upcoming third album, which will be released in 2013 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Recent songwriting credits by Elijah Blake – real name Sean Fenton – include “No Love Allowed” by Rihanna [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings], “Cold War” by Marsha Ambrosius [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and “Enough of No Love” by Keyshia Cole featuring Lil Wayne [Universal Music Group / Geffen Records].

Meanwhile, Salaam Remi is responsible for producing hit singles “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “Our Day Will Come” by Amy Winehouse [Universal Music Group / Island Records] and “Beautiful Surprise” by Tamia [EMI Music Group / Plus1 Music Group].

The new collection by Jordin Sparks serves as the follow-up to 2009’s “Battlefield.” That release debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also delivered three hit singles in the shape of “Battlefield,” “S.O.S. (Let the Music Play)” and “Don’t Let It Go to Your Head.”

The still-untitled project is confirmed to boast further productions from Da Internz: Marcos Kosine Palacios & Ernest Clark (Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson), Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Jennifer Hudson, Michelle Williams), Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Adele Adkins, Natasha Bedingfield), Mason “MdL” Levy (Justin Bieber, Mike Posner), Emanuel Kiriakou (Celine Dion, Whitney Houston), Warren “Oak” Felder (Elle Varner, Keri Hilson) and Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz).

Songwriters include Kelly “Madame Buttons” Sheehan (Priyanka Chopra, Nicole Scherzinger), Olivia “Livvi Franc” Waithe (Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera), Priscilla Renea Hamilton (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato), Amber “Sevyn” Streeter (Alicia Keys, Estelle Swaray), Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano (Rita Ora, Usher Raymond) and Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire (Joe Jonas, Keyshia Cole).

MPrynt team up with J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League on new song ‘Overnight’

11 Dec

MPrynt have debuted a new song online.

“Overnight” is slotted for inclusion on the R&B quartet’s upcoming debut album, which will be released in 2013 via Universal Music Group / Motown Records.

The track was produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, who are also responsible for singles “Long Way Down” by Keyshia Cole [Universal Music Group / Geffen Records], “Runaway” by Elle Varner [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and “Brand New” by Mary J. Blige [Universal Music Group / Geffen Records].

Meanwhile, the still-untitled project by MPrynt is confirmed to boast additional productions and songwriting contributions from Warren “Oak” Felder (Toni Braxton, Keri Hilson), Marsha Ambrosius (Alicia Keys, LeToya Luckett), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown), Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey), Charles “Chuck Harmony” Harmon (Faith Evans, Tamia Washington) and Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton (Usher Raymond, Ciara Harris).

Lauriana Mae collaborates with Stacy Barthe for debut album

29 Nov

American singer/songwriter Lauriana Mae has added Stacy Barthe to the list of songwriters for her upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album, which will be released in 2013 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Recent songwriting credits by Barthe include “When It’s All Over” by Alicia Keys [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “Speak Ya Mind” by Estelle [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records] and “Like I Love You” by Melanie Fiona [Universal Music Group / Republic Records].

She also teamed up with hitmakers John “Legend” Stephens, Andre “Dre” Lyon, Marcello “Cool” Valenzano, Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis, Jamie XX, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Warren “Oak” Felder, Nathaniel “Danja” Hills, Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee, Dapo Tormiro, Andrew “Dru Brett” Harr, Jermaine “Mayne Zayne” Jackson, Fernando Garibay, Christopher Whitacre, Justin Henderson, Beau Dozier, William “will.i.am” Adams and Christopher “Tricky” Stewart.

Meanwhile, the new collection by Lauriana Mae will boast further songwriting contributions from Diane Warren (Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears), Andrea Martin (Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis), Claude Kelly (Brandy, Tamia), Makeba Riddick (Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding), Julie Frost (Loick Essien, Beyonce Knowles) and Katrina “Katt Rockell” Russ (Hal Linton, Marlon Roudette).

Alicia Keys confirms official songwriting credits for new album ‘Girl on Fire’

28 Oct

Alicia Keys has confirmed the official songwriting credits for her upcoming fifth album, “Girl on Fire,” which is due in the United States on November 26 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

New single “Girl on Fire” was written and produced by Alicia Keys along with frequent collaborators Jeff Bhasker (Lana Del Rey, Kanye West) and Salaam Remi (Jennifer Hudson, Usher Raymond).

Other producers backing Keys on the follow-up to “The Element of Freedom” are The Smeezingtones: Bruno Mars & Philip Lawrence (Adam Lambert, Melanie Fiona), Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Angie Stone, Whitney Houston), Warren “Oak” Felder (Toni Braxton, Marsha Ambrosius), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Elle Varner, Nicki Minaj), Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey) and James “Malay” Ho (Fantasia Barrino, Goapele Mohlabane).

Songwriters include Antonio Dixon (Mario Barrett, Justin Bieber), Emeli Sande (Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke), John “Legend” Stephens (Estelle Swaray, Chrisette Michele), Stacy Barthe (Cassie Ventura, Britney Spears), Amber “Sevyn” Streeter (Trey Songz, Chris Brown) and Christopher “Frank Ocean” Breaux (Brandy Norwood, Kanye West).

Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire [Official Tracklisting & Songwriting Credits]:


“Brand New Me” – (Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande).

“When It’s All Over” – (Alicia Keys, Stacy Barthe, John Stephens).

“Listen to Your Heart” – (Alicia Keys, John Stephens).

“New Day” – (Alicia Keys, Andre Brissett, Amber Streeter, Andre Young, Trevor Lawrence Jr., Kasseem Dean).

“Girl on Fire” – (Alicia Keys, Jeff Bhasker, Salaam Remi, Billy Squier).

“Fire We Make” – (Alicia Keys, Warren Felder, Andrew Wansel, Gary Clarke Jr.).

“Tears Always Win” – (Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Jeff Bhasker).

“Not Even the King” – (Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande).

“That’s When I Knew” – (Alicia Keys, Antonio Dixon, Kenneth Edmonds).

“Limitedless” – (Alicia Keys, Stacy Barthe, Amber Streeter, Warren Felder, Andrew Wansel).

“One Thing” – (Alicia Keys, Christopher Breaux, James Ho).

“101” – (Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande).

Miley Cyrus reunites with Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald on new album

13 Oct

Miley Cyrus is scheduled to reunite with Dr. Luke for her upcoming fourth album.

The pair previously teamed up on tracks “Party in the USA” and “The Time of Our Lives.”

Born Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, the Swedish songwriter and producer is also known for helming singles “Oath” by Cher Lloyd featuring Becky G [Simco Limited / Sony Music Entertainment] and “How to Be a Heartbreaker” by Marina and the Diamonds [Warner Music Group / 679 Artists / Atlantic Records].

The new collection by Miley Cyrus serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Can’t Be Tamed.” That released debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and launched the singles: “Can’t Be Tamed” and “Who Owns My Heart.”

Other musicians backing Cyrus on the still-untitled project are Pharrell Williams (Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake), Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis (Mary J. Blige, Kanye West), Jean Baptiste Kouame (Tulisa Contostavlos, Wynter Gordon), Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Nicole Scherzinger), Warren “Oak” Felder (Toni Braxton, Marsha Ambrosius), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera) and Da Internz: Marcos Palacious & Earnest Clark (Kelly Rowland, Jordin Sparks).