Tag Archives: RCA Records

Alicia Keys releases new promotional single “Raise a Man”

11 Feb

Alicia Keys has released her new promotional single online.

“Raise a Man” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track co-written by Terius “The-Dream” Nash, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” Mary J. Blige’s “Just Fine,” Janet Jackson’s “Greatest Ex,” Usher’s “Trading Places,” Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” Celine Dion’s “Skies of LA,” and Mariah Carey’s “Touch My Body.”

Production duties on “Raise a Man” were collectively handled by Alicia Keys alongside Larrance Dopson, who is also responsible for Kali Uchis’s “Tyrant,” Justin Timberlake’s “Say Something,” Mariah Carey’s “8th Grade,” Little Mix’s “More Than Words,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “These Walls.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Keys is expected to release her eighth studio collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further contributions from Tricky Stewart, Mark Ronson, DaHeala, Foy Vance, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, Emile Haynie, Stacy Barthe, Johnny McDaid, Andrew Wyatt, Jeff Bhasker, Linda Perry, Asia Whiteacre, Pierre Medor, and Jeremiah “SickPen” Bethea.

Stream the audio clip for “Raise a Man” below.

Sam Smith, Normani share music video for new single “Dancing With a Stranger”

29 Jan

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith and American recording artist Normani have shared the music video for their new single online.

The visual clip for “Dancing With a Stranger” was posted to Smith’s Vevo channel on Tuesday (January 29, 2019).

The track was collectively produced by Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate alongside Jimmy Napes, who is also responsible for Tori Kelly’s “Change Your Mind,” Alicia Keys’s “Hallelujah,” Madonna’s “Best Night,” Rita Ora’s “Velvet Rope,” and Ray BLK’s “Doing Me.”

Smith’s last studio collection, 2017’s “The Thrill of It All,” topped both the UK and US Albums Chart. It also spawned four hit singles in the shape of “Too Good at Goodbyes,” “One Last Song,” “Pray” and “Baby, You Make Me Crazy.”

Meanwhile, Normani’s upcoming debut album – featuring alliances with Pharrell Williams, Daniel Caesar, BlaqNmilD, Joel Little, Illangelo, Teddy Geiger, Boi-1da, Sevn Thomas, Jahaan Sweet, D’Mile, and The Rascals – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

Watch the music video for “Dancing With a Stranger” below.

Usher enlists Mike Sabath for new collaboration

16 Jan

Usher has enlisted Mike Sabath for a new collaboration.

“@usher broooo. Beyond grateful to be able to work alongside the people who inspired me to do this in the first place. So excited for the world to hear what we got coooookin,” the American record producer and songwriter posted to Instagram on Tuesday (January 15, 2019).

Sabath’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Liam Payne (“Familiar”), Sabrina Carpenter (“Hold Tight”), Little Mix (“Wasabi”), Madison Beer (“Hurts Like Hell”) and Jordan Fisher (“Mess”).

Sabath has also collaborated with fellow musicians including Rodney Jerkins, Fransisca Hall, Bianca “Blush” Atterberry, Brett “Leland” McLaughlin, Olivia Waithe, Michael Pollack, Kate Pearlman, Sean Douglas, Gamal “LunchMoney” Lewis, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, and Dewain Whitmore Jr.

Meanwhile, Usher’s latest project “A” – which was entirely produced by Xavier “Zaytoven” Dotson – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

His upcoming ninth album, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Hard II Love,” reportedly features further alliances with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Sebastian Kole, Harmony Samuels, Verse Simmonds, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Danja, Uforo Ebong, Akil King, Ghoss, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “Say What U Want” below.

Sam Smith teams up with Normani for new single “Dancing With A Stranger”

11 Jan

Sam Smith has teamed up with Normani for his new single “Dancing With a Stranger,” which is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

The track was collectively produced by Jimmy Napes alongside Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate, who previously worked with Smith on international hit single, “Too Good At Goodbyes.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani’s upcoming project – featuring singles “Waves” and the Calvin Harris-produced “Checklist” and “Slow Dance” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields further productions from Pharrell Williams, Boi-1da, D’Mile, Joel Little, The-Dream, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, DJ Mustard, and The Rascals.

Stream the audio clip for “Dancing With A Stranger” below.

Kali Uchis reunites with Josh Crocker for new collaboration

15 Dec

Colombian-American singer and songwriter Karly Loaiza, known professionally as Kali Uchis, has reunited with Josh Crocker for a new collaboration.

“Working out of a beautiful studio this week with @KaliUchis and @hcvstro manning the spaceship. Spoiled for choice with the vintage guitars!,” Crocker posted to his Instagram profile on Friday (December 14, 2018).

The British musician – who is signed to Universal Music Publishing UK – previously teamed up with Uchis on “Gotta Get Up (Interlude)” and “Feel Like a Fool,” taken from the Uchis’s debut album, “Isolation.”

Crocker’s songwriting and production resume boasts additional works with Celeste Waite (“Both Sides of the Moon” and “Lately”), Cosima Ehni (“WYD,” “Hymns for Him” and “Had to Feel Something”) and Mabel McVey (“My Boy My Town” and “Begging”).

Uchis’ debut album “Isolation,” which was released earlier this year via RCA Records,” peaked to number thirty-two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Tyrant,” “Nuestro Planeta,” “After the Storm” and “Just a Stranger.”

Stream the audio clip for “Feel Like a Fool” below.

 

Alicia Keys enlists Tricky Stewart for new collaboration

11 Dec

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has enlisted Christopher “Tricky” Stewart for a new collaboration.

Stewart’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Single Ladies”), Mariah Carey (“Touch My Body”), Rihanna (“Umbrella”), Mary J. Blige (“Just Fine”), Ciara (“Ride”), Brooke Valentine (“Girl Fight”), Brandy (“Louboutins”), Toni Braxton (“Missin'”) and Whitney Houston (“I Look to You”).

Besides regular collaborator Terius “The-=Dream” Nash, Stewart has also worked with songwriters including Traci Hale, Penelope Magnet, Kandi Burruss, Ester Dean, Crystal Nicole, Shelly Peiken, Katrina Willis, Michelle Bell, Candice Nelson, Keri Hilson, Shamora Crawford, and Lindsey “Mavelle” Gilbert.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her eighth studio collection in 2019 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from DaHeala, Foy Vance, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, Emile Haynie, Stacy Barthe, Johnny McDaid, Andrew Wyatt, Jeff Bhasker, Linda Perry, Asia Whiteacre, Pierre Medor, and Jeremiah “SickPen” Bethea.

Stream the audio clip for “She Don’t Really Care” below.

 

Normani drafts Pharrell Williams for debut album

11 Dec

American singer/songwriter Normani Kordei, known mononymously as Normani, has enlisted Pharrell Williams for her upcoming debut album.

Williams’s recent songwriting and production credits include Ariana Grande’s “The Light is Coming,” Travis Scott’s “Skeletons,” Janelle Monae’s “I Got the Juice,” Camila Cabello’s “Sangria Wine,” Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods,” and The Carters’ “Apeshit.”

His last studio collection under Columbia Records, 2014’s “Girl,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Marilyn Monroe,” “Come Get it Bae” and “Gust of Wind.”

Meanwhile, Normani current single “Waves” – featuring 6LACK – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming debut album under Keep Cool / RCA Records, Normani has also worked with producers Stargate, Boi-1da, D’Mile, Joel Little, The-Dream, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, DJ Mustard, and The Rascals.

Stream the audio clip for “Waves” below.