Tag Archives: Republic Records

Ariana Grande releases new promotional single “Imagine”

15 Dec

Ariana Grande has released her new promotional single online.

“Imagine” – which was collectively produced by Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Nathan “Happy” Perez – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Grande alongside fellow recording artist Priscilla Renea, whose songwriting resume boasts additional works with Mariah Carey (“Caution”), Kelly Clarkson (“Love So Soft”), Fifth Harmony (“Worth It”), Rihanna (“California King Bed”) and Chris Brown (“Don’t Wake Me Up”).

Grande’s upcoming fifth studio collection and follow-up to “Sweetener” – featuring international hit single “Thank U, Next” – is scheduled to arrive next year via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Imagine” below.

Kiana Lede drafts Bryan Michael Cox for new collaboration

15 Nov

Kiana Lede has drafted Bryan Michael Cox for a new collaboration.

Cox is responsible for co-writing and producing Mariah Carey’s “I Stay in Love,” Toni Braxton’s “Just Be a Man About It,” Mya’s “Life’s Too Short,” Nivea’s “Don’t Mess With My Man,” Aaliyah’s “Come Over,” Monica’s “U Should’ve Known Better,” and Tamar Braxton’s “Pieces.”

Fans of Cox’s songwriting and production works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Jojo [Interscope Records], Mack Wilds [Empire], Kehlani [Atlantic Records], Usher [RCA Records] and Trey Songz [Atlantic Records].

Meanwhile, Lede’s debut mini-album “Selfless” – featuring 7 songs in the shape of “Get in the Way,” “Shame,” “Show Love,” “Ex,” “Wicked Games,” “Take it All” and “Fairplay” – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

Stream the audio clip for “Fairplay” below.

Ariana Grande delivers fourth studio collection “Sweetener”

17 Aug

Ariana Grande has delivered her fourth studio collection online.

“Sweetener” – including singles “No Tears Left to Cry,” “The Light is Coming” and “God is a Woman” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Dangerous Woman” boasts songwriting contributions from Savan Kotecha, Victoria Monet, Maxine Ashley, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk, Peter Svensson, and Rickard Goransson.

On the production front, Grande has teamed up with Max Martin, Pharrell Williams, Hit-Boy, Tommy Brown, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Michael Foster, Charles Anderson, and Brian Malik Baptiste.

Stream “Sweetener” below.

Nicki Minaj unleashes new album “Queen”

11 Aug

Nicki Minaj has unleashed her fourth studio collection.

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

The follow-up to 2014’s “The Pinkprint” boasts guest appearances from Foxy Brown (“Coco Chanel”), The Weeknd (“Thought I Knew You”), Ariana Grande (“Bed”), Future (“Sir”), Swae Lee (“Chun Swae”), Lil Wayne (“Rich Sex”) and Eminem & Labrinth (“Majesty”).

On the songwriting and production front, Minaj has worked with Cirkut, Starrah, J. Reid, Boi-1da, Supa Dups, Ben Billions, LunchMoney Lewis, Murda Beatz, Sevn Thomas, Metro Boomin, Rasool Diaz, Mike WiLL Made It, JMike, Kane Beatz, Frank Dukes, Christopher Braide, and Mel & Mus.

Stream the audio clip for “Queen” below.

 

Mary J. Blige reunites with Prince Charlez, Pop & Oak for new single “Only Love”

13 Jul

Mary J. Blige has released her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Prince Charlez, who previously teamed up with Blige on singles “Love Yourself,” “Set Me Free” and “U + Me (Love Lesson),” taken from the 2017 album, “Strength of a Woman.”

Production duties on “Only Love” were handled by Pop & Oak, who also worked with Blige on “Wonderful” and “Kiss and Make Up,” taken from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Think Like a Man Too.”

Blige’s upcoming fourteenth album – featuring further contributions from Moses Samuels and Mikey Akinkunmi of Sons of Sonix – is expected to arrive later this year via Republic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Only Love” below.

Ariana Grande teams with Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams for new single “The Light is Coming”

20 Jun

Ariana Grande has released her new promotional single online.

“The Light is Coming” – featuring regular collaborator Nicki Minaj – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written and produced by Pharrell Williams, whose recent credits include The Carters’ “Apeshit,” Justin Timberlake’s “Supplies,” Migos’ “Stir Fry,” and Camila Cabello’s “Sangria Wine.”

Grande’s fourth album “Sweetner” – featuring previous single “No Tears Left to Cry” – is scheduled to arrive on August 17 via Republic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “The Light is Coming” below.

Ariana Grande unwraps artwork for new album “Sweetner”

19 Jun

Ariana Grande has unwrapped the artwork for her upcoming fourth album, “Sweetner,” which will arrive later this year via Republic Records.

Current promotional single “No Tears Left to Cry” – which was co-written by regular collaborators Savan Kotecha, Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Grande’s previous studio collection, 2016’s “Dangerous Woman,” topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also spawned singles including “Side to Side” and “Into You.”

Watch the music video for “No Tears Left to Cry” below.