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John Legend enlists Scott Storch, Sick Drumz for new collaboration

12 Mar

American singer, songwriter and record producer John Legend has enlisted Scott Storch and Sick Drumz for a new collaboration.

As part of music production team Twice As Nice, Sick Drumz (born Te Whiti Warbrick) has helmed songs for Rihanna (“Needed Me”), Post Malone (“Big Lie”), Camila Cabello (“In the Dark”), R3hab (“Rumors”), Ty Dolla Sign (“Wavy”), Ella Mai (“Breakfast in Bed”), Raye (“Cigarette”) and Ella Vos (“I Know You Care”).

Meanwhile, Storch is responsible for producing Beyonce’s “Naughty Girl,” Chris Brown’s “Undecided,” Kelly Rowland’s “Work,” Mario’s “Let Me Love You,” Christina Aguilera’s “Can’t Hold Us Down,” Justin Timberlake’s “And She Said (Take Me Now),” Toni Braxton’s “Please,” and Ricky Martin’s “I Don’t Care.”

Legend’s latest album “A Legendary Christmas” – featuring contributions from Ruth-Anne Cunningham (“No Place Like Home”), Raphael Saadiq (“Merry Merry Christmas”), Amy Wadge (“By Christmas Eve”) and Wayne Hector (“Wrap Me Up in Your Love”) – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

For his upcoming studio collection, Legend has worked with Warren “Oak” Felder (Usher), Dan Wilson (Taylor Swift), Raye (Ellie Goulding), Mr. Hudson (Janelle Monae), Max Wolfgang (Craig David), Sasha Sloan (Camila Cabello), Nasri Atweh (Justin Bieber) and Cutfather (Katy Perry).

Watch the music video for “Preach” below.

Solange unleashes new album “When I Get Home”

1 Mar

American singer, songwriter and record producer Solange Knowles, known mononymously as Solange, has unleashed her new studio collection online.

“When I Get Home” – featuring guest appearances from Cassie, Tyler the Creator, Devin the Dude, Playboi Carti, Sampha, Gucci Mane, and Scarface – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “A Seat At the Table” also delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Pharrell Williams, The-Dream, Raphael Saadiq, Dev Hynes, Metro Boomin, John Key, Steve Lacy, Chassol, John Carroll Kirby, Panda Bear, Jamire Williams, and Standing on the Corner.

Stream “When I Get Home” below.

Miguel unleashes new studio collection “War & Leisure”

3 Dec

American singer/songwriter Miguel Jontel Pimentel, known mononymously as Miguel, has unleashed his new studio collection online.

“War & Leisure” – featuring promotional singles “Sky Walker,” “Told You So” and “Come Through and Chill” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Wildheart” boasts productions from Salaam Remi, Detail, Steve Mostyn, Jeff Bhasker, Happy Perez, Sidney Swift, Dave Sitek, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Arden “Keyz” Altino, Sir Dylan, and Raphael Saadiq.

Stream “War & Leisure” below.

Miguel unwraps tracklisting for new album “War & Leisure”

27 Nov

American singer/songwriter Miguel Jontel Pimentel, known mononymously as Miguel, has unwrapped the tracklisting for his upcoming fourth album “War & Leisure,” which is scheduled to arrive on December 1st via ByStorm Entertainment in partnership with Sony Music’s RCA Records.

Current promotional single “Come Through And Chill” – featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Wildheart” reportedly boasts further contributions from Steve Mostyn, Jeff Bhasker, Happy Perez, Sidney Swift, Dave Sitek, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Arden Altino, Dylan Wiggins, and Raphael Saadiq.

See the tracklisting for “War & Leisure” below.

(1) Criminal / (2) Pineapple Skies / (3) Sky Walker / (4) Banana Clip / (5) Wolf / (6) Harem / (7) Told You So / (8) City of Angels / (9) Caramelo Duro / (10) Come Through and Chill / (11) Anointed / (12) Now

Miguel unleashes new promotional single “Told You So”

5 Nov

American singer/songwriter Miguel Jontel Pimentel, known mononymously as Miguel, has unleashed his new promotional single online.

“Told You So” – which was written by Miguel alongside the track’s co-producers Jeff Bhasker and Happy Perez – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Miguel’s upcoming fourth studio collection “War & Leisure” – featuring previous promotional singles “Sky Walker” and “Shock And Awe” – will arrive on December 1st via ByStorm Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Wildheart” reportedly yields additional alliances with Salaam Remi (Alicia Keys, Jay-Z), Raphael Saadiq (Solange, Andra Day), James “Malay” Ho (Frank Ocean, Sam Smith), Emile Haynie (Pink, Bruno Mars), Dave Sitek (Kelis, Mikky Ekko) and Fraser T. Smith (Raye, Craig David).

Stream the audio clip for “Told You So” below.

YEBBA releases new promotional single “Evergreen”

27 Oct

American singer/songwriter Yebba Smith, known mononymously as YEBBA, has released her new promotional single online.

“Evergreen” – which was co-written by Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and George Moore – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

YEBBA’s upcoming debut project – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Diane Warren, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Tayla Parx, Chris Loco, Two Inch Punch, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Raphael Saadiq, and Harmony “H-Money” Samuels – is expected to arrive early next year.

She has also provided guest vocals and co-wrote “No Peace” alongside James “Jimmy Napes” Napier, which appears on Sam Smith’s upcoming sophomore album “The Thrill of it All” (PMR Records / Capitol Records).

Stream the audio clip for “Evergreen” below.

Miguel selects title for fourth studio collection

25 Sep

Miguel has selected the title for his upcoming fourth album.

The American singer/songwriter (born Miguel Jontel Pimentel) christened his next studio collection “War & Leisure” and will release it later this year via Bystorm Entertainment / RCA Records.

Lead promotional single “Sky Walker” – which was co-written and produced by regular collaborator Happy Perez – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Follow-up single “Shock and Awe” was co-written with Warren “Oak” Felder (Usher), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Chris Brown), Steve “Aceface” Mostyn (Prince Royce) and Ronald “Flip” Colson (Kendrick Lamar).

Other musicians expected to appear on “War & Leisure” are Raphael Saadiq (Adrian Marcel), Fraser T. Smith (Craig David), Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars), James “Malay” Ho (Sam Smith), Dave Sitek (Theophilus London), Salaam Remi (Mack Wilds) and Fisticuffs (Jazmine Sullivan).

Miguel’s last studio collection, 2015’s “Wildheart,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Coffee,” “Going to Hell,” “NWA” and “What’s Normal Anyway.”

Stream the audio clip for “Shock and Awe” below.