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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.

Adele unwraps new album “25” tracklisting

24 Oct

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Adele has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming third album.

The British singer/songwriter will release “25” on November 20 through XL Recordings in conjunction with Columbia Records.

Lead single “Hello” – out now via iTunes – was co-written by Greg Kurstin, whose resume includes further works with Sia (“Chandelier”), Kelly Clarkson (“Heartbeat Song”) and Beyonce (“Standing on the Sun”).

Other album contributors include Max Martin, Shellback, Paul Epworth, Tobias Jesso Jr., Ryan Tedder, Samuel Dixon, Danger Mouse, Bruno Mars, Christopher “Brody” Brown, Philip Lawrence, and Ariel Rechtshaid.

The deluxe edition of the album – which will be exclusively sold on Target outlets in the United States – features three additional songs in the shape of “Can’t Let Go,” “Lay Me Down” and “Why Do You Love Me.”

Peep the tracklisting for “25” below.

(01) Hello / (02) Send My Love (To Your New Lover) / (03) I Miss You / (04) When We Were Young / (05) Remedy / (06) Water Under the Bridge / (07) River Lea / (08) Love in the Dark / (09) Million Years Ago / (10) All I Ask / (11) Sweetest Devotion

Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars unleash “Uptown Funk” music video

19 Nov

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Mark Ronson has unleashed the music video for his new single online.

The British musician posted the visual clip for “Uptown Funk” – featuring Bruno Mars – to his official Vevo page on Wednesday (November 19, 2014).

“Uptown Funk” – which was written by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars along with Philip Lawrence, Emile Haynie and Jeff Bhasker – is now available for download on iTunes (US) and all other digital outlets.

The track marks the first promotional cut from Ronson’s upcoming studio collection, “Uptown Special,” out on January 27 via RCA Records.

Watch the music video for “Uptown Funk” below.

Bruno Mars premieres music video for new single ‘Gorilla’

16 Oct

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Bruno Mars has premiered the music video for his new single online.

“Gorilla” marks the fourth single from the singer/songwriter’s sophomore album, “Unorthodox Jukebox,” out now via Atlantic Records.

The track – available now for download via iTunes – was produced by Bruno Mars along with Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Mark Ronson and Emile Haynie.

As a songwriter, Bruno recently co-wrote joints including “Amy” by The Goodie Mob [Warner Bros. Records] and “Tears Always Win” by Alicia Keys [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Watch the Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy-directed clip below.

Bruno Mars unleashes music video for new single ‘Treasure’

14 Jun

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Bruno Mars has premiered the music video for his new single online.

“Treasure” marks the third promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s sophomore album, “Unorthodox Jukebox,” which is now available via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The track was written and produced by Bruno Mars along with Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine of The Smeezingtones, who are also responsible for singles “Never Close Our Eyes” by Adam Lambert [RCA Records], “Wear My Kiss” by Sugababes [Island Records] and “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green [A&M Records].

In addition to Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine, “Unorthodox Jukebox” boasts further contributions from Mark Ronson (Estelle Swaray, Sean Paul), Jeff Bhasker (Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis), Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee (Melanie Fiona, Luke James) and Thomas “Diplo” Pentz (Katy Perry, Rita Ora).

Alicia Keys premieres music video for new single ‘Tears Always Win’

13 Jun

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

“Tears Always Win” is lifted from the singer/songwriter’s latest album, “Girl on Fire,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The track was co-written by Alicia Keys along with Bruno Mars and Philip Lawrence of the Smeezingtones, who are also responsible for singles “Never Close Our Eyes” by Adam Lambert [RCA Records], “Fuck You” by Cee Lo Green [A&M Records] and “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” by Mike Posner [J Records].

Production duties were handled by Jeff Bhasker, whose recent credits include “Let Us Move On” by Dido featuring Kendrick Lamar [RCA Records], “Can’t Stop” by OneRepublic [Mosley Music Group / Interscope Records] and “Just Give Me a Reason” by Pink featuring Nate Ruess [RCA Records].

Bruno Mars premieres music video for new single ‘When I Was Your Man’

5 Feb

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Bruno Mars has premiered the music video for his new single online.

“When I Was Your Man” marks the second promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s sophomore album, “Unorthodox Jukebox,” out now via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The track was helmed by Bruno Mars along with frequent collaborators Ari Levine (Cee Lo Green, Mike Posner), Philip Lawrence (Alicia Keys, Melanie Fiona) and Andrew Wyatt (Charli XCX, Kevin Michael).

Blue enlist the Smeezingtones for new single ‘Black Box’

22 Jan

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Blue have confirmed the details for their new single.

The British band – consisting of members Simon Webbe, Lee Ryan, Duncan James and Antony Costa – will release “Black Box” as the second promotional single from their upcoming fourth album, “Roulette,” which is due in Germany on January 25 via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The follow-up to “Hurt Lovers” was helmed by Bruno Mars, Ari Levine and Philip Lawrence of The Smeezingtones, who are also responsible for singles “Never Close Our Eyes” by Adam Lambert [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “Fuck You” by Cee Lo Green [Warner Music Group / Elektra Records] and “Perfect” by Alexandra Burke [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records].

In addition to The Smeezingtones, “Roulette” will boast further collaborations with Lucas Secon (Christina Aguilera, Natasha Bedingfield), Wayne Hector (Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears), Mich “Cutfather” Hansen (Kylie Minogue, Pixie Lott) and Jonas “Jay Jay” Jeberg (Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland).

Blue reveal official tracklisting for new album ‘Roulette’

16 Jan

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Blue have revealed the official tracklisting for their upcoming fourth album.

The British boy band will release “Roulette” in Germany on January 25 via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

Lead single “Hurt Lovers” was written by group members Lee Ryan, Duncan James, Antony Costa and Simon Webbe along with Jez Ashurst, David Jost, Martin Schmidt and Alexander Zuckowski.

Other songwriters and producers backing Blue on “Roulette” are Mich “Cutfather” Hansen (Ed Drewett, Pixie Lott), Jonas “Jay Jay” Jeberg (Kylie Minogue, Chris Brown), Lucas Secon (Alexandra Burke, Natasha Bedingfield), Carsten Mortensen (The Saturdays, Travie McCoy), Wayne Hector (Nicki Minaj, Craig David), Nadir “RedOne” Khayat (Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez), Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Mario Barrett, Wynter Gordon) and The Smeezingtones: Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence & Ari Levine (Melanie Fiona, Adam Lambert).

“Roulette” serves as the follow-up to 2003’s “Guilty.” That release debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. It also delivered hit singles “Breathe Easy,” “Bubblin,” “The Gift,” “Guilty” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours).”

Blue – Roulette [Official Tracklisting]:
“Hurt Lovers”
“Without You”
“Break My Heart”
“Ayo”
“Risk it All”
“Heart on My Sleeve”
“We’ve Got Tonight”
“Paradise”
“Black Box”
“Broken”
“Break You Down”
“All I Need”
“I Can”

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.”