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Harry Styles enlists Bruno Mars, Max Martin for debut album

28 Nov

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Harry Styles has added Bruno Mars and Max Martin to the list of contributors for his upcoming debut album.

Mars is known for co-writing and producing tracks performed by Adele (“All I Ask”), Brandy (“Long Distance”), Alicia Keys (“Tears Always Win”), Melanie Fiona (“Johnny”) and Alexandra Burke (“Perfect”).

Meanwhile, Martin’s recent songwriting and production credits include “Can’t Stop the Feeling” (Justin Timberlake), “Side to Side” (Ariana Grande), “Rise” (Katy Perry) and “Love to Lay” (The Weeknd).

Styles, on the other hand, is expected to release his first studio collection in 2017 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Johan Carlsson (Ella Henderson, Demi Lovato), Ross Golan (Selena Gomez, Charli XCX) and Gary Go (Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams).

On the songwriting front, Styles previously co-penned tracks for Ariana Grande (“Just a Little Bit of Your Heart”), Michael Buble & Meghan Trainor (“Someday”) and Alex & Sierra (“I Love You”).

Bruno Mars delivers new album “24K Magic”

19 Nov

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Bruno Mars has delivered his third studio album online.

“24K Magic” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Unorthodox Jukebox” was entirely produced by Bruno Mars, Christopher “Brody” Brown and Philip Lawrence, collectively known as Shampoo Press & Curl (formerly The Smeezingtons).

Other album contributors are The Stereotypes (John Legend), Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Charlie Puth), James Fauntleroy (Justin Timberlake), Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey) and Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West).

In related news, Mars recently co-wrote and co-produced Adele’s “All I Ask,” taken from her multi-platinum selling third studio collection, “25.”

His extensive resume boasts further works with Alicia Keys (“Tears Always Know”), Brandy (“Long Distance”), Melanie Fiona (“Johnny”), Alexandra Burke (“Perfect”) and Shontelle (“DJ Made Me Do It”).

Listen to “24K Magic” in its entirely below.

Bruno Mars confirms new single “24K Gold”

3 Oct

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Bruno Mars has confirmed the details for his new single.

The singer, songwriter, and record producer christened “24K Gold” as the first promotional cut from his upcoming third album under Atlantic Records and will release it on October 7th via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Mars’ previous studio collection, 2012’s “Unorthodox Jukebox,” topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and delivered singles including “Locked Out of Heaven,” “When I Was Your Man” and “Treasure.”

On the songwriting front, Mars – real name Peter Hernandez – has co-penned songs for Alicia Keys (“Tears Always Win”), Brandy (“Long Distance”), Adele (“All I Ask”), Melanie Fiona (“Johnny”) and Alexandra Burke (“Perfect”).

Watch the music video for “Just the Way You Are” below.

Bruno Mars streams new album ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ online

4 Dec

Bruno Mars - Unorthodox JukeboxBruno Mars has streamed his upcoming sophomore album online.

The American singer/songwriter will release “Unorthodox Jukebox” in the United States on December 11 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Lead single “Locked Out of Heaven” was helmed by The Smeezingtones: Peter Hernandez, Ari Levine & Philip Lawrence (Melanie Fiona, Adam Lambert), Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Estelle Swaray), Jeff Bhasker (Taylor Swift, Kanye West) and Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey, Emeli Sande).

Other hitmakers backing Mars on the follow-up to 2010’s “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” are Thomas “Diplo” Pentz (Chris Brown, Usher Raymond), Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow, Sky Ferreira), Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin (Sia Furler, Katy Perry), Paul Epworth (Adele Adkins, Florence Welch) and Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee (John Legend, Christina Aguilera).

[Stream] Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox

Bruno Mars debuts new song ‘When I Was Your Man’

3 Dec

Bruno Mars - Unorthodox JukeboxBruno Mars has debuted a new song online.

“When I Was Your Man” is slotted for inclusion on the singer/songwriter’s upcoming sophomore album, “Unorthodox Jukebox,” which is due in the United States on December 11 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The track was co-written and produced by The Smeezingtones: Peter Hernandez, Ari Levine & Philip Lawrence (Alicia Keys, Melanie Fiona) along with Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow, Sky Ferreira).

“Unorthodox Jukebox” serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Doo-Wops & Hooligans.” That release debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. It also delivered four hit singles in the shape of “Just the Way You Are,” “Grenade,” “The Lazy Song” and “Marry You.”

Bruno Mars confirms new single ‘Moonshine’

19 Nov

Bruno Mars has confirmed the details for his new single.

The American singer/songwriter – real name Peter Hernandez – will release “Moonshine” as the second promotional single from his upcoming sophomore album, “Unorthodox Jukebox,” which is due in the United States on December 11 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to “Locked Out of Heaven” was written by Bruno Mars along with Philip Lawrence (Melanie Fiona, Cee Lo Green), Ari Levine (Mike Posner, Adam Lambert), Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Taylor Swift), Mark Ronson (Leona Lewis, Christina Aguilera) and Andrew Wyatt (Eric Benet, Kevin Michael).

“Unorthodox Jukebox” serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Doo-Wops & Hooligans.” That release debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also delivered four hit singles in the shape of “Just the Way You Are,” “Grenade,” “Marry You” and “The Lazy Song.”

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]:

“Intro”

“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).

Alicia Keys confirms official tracklisting for upcoming album ‘New Day’

20 Oct

Alicia Keys has confirmed the official tracklisting 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 (Beyonce Knowles, Janelle Monae) and Salaam Remi (Usher Raymond, Leona Lewis).

The new collection serves as the follow-up to 2009’s “The Element of Freedom,” which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also spawned hit singles “Doesn’t Really Matter,” “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart” and “Un-thinkable (I’m Ready).”

In addition to Jeff Bhasker and Salaam Remi, “Girl on Fire” will boast further productions from Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Angie Stone, Whitney Houston), Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey, Eminem), Warren “Oak” Felder (Toni Braxton, Nicole Scherzinger), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Marsha Ambrosius, Elle Varner) and Kerry “Krucial” Brothers (Christina Aguilera, Goapele Mohlabane).

Songwriters include Emeli Sande (Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke), Amber “Sevyn” Streeter (Chris Brown, Trey Songz), Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey), Richard “Rico Love” Butler (Sean Paul, Keri Hilson), Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton (Keyshia Cole, Usher Raymond) and Peter “Bruno Mars” Hernandez (Adam Lambert, Brandy Norwood).

Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire [Official Tracklisting]:

“De Novo Adagio”

“Brand New Me”

“When It’s All Over”

“Listen to Your Heart”

“New Day”

“Girl on Fire”

“Fire We Make”

“Tears Always Win”

“Not Even the King”

“That’s When I Knew”

“Limitedless”

“One Thing”

“101”