Tag Archives: Republic Records

Kiana Lede delivers debut album “KIKI”

3 Apr

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Kiana Lede has delivered her debut album online.

“KIKI” – featuring lead single “Mad at Me” (which samples Outkast’s “So Fresh, So Clean”) – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project also boasts guest appearances from Lucy Daye (“Forfeit”), Ari Lennox (“Chocolate”), 6LACK (“Second Chances”), Col3trane (“Good Girl”), Arin Ray (“Separation”) and Moneybagg Yo & Bia (“Labels”).

On the songwriting and production front, Lede has worked with Mike Woods, Kevin White, Michael McCall, Derrick Milano, Amanda Reifer, Mayila Jones, Chelsea Lena, Ash Leone, Reese Hinton, Pierre Jameson, Anton Goransson, Mr. Franks, Tommy Brown, Archer, Patrick McManus, and Roark Bailey.

Stream “KIKI” below.

Kiana Lede announces details for debut album “Kiki”

14 Mar

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Kiana Lede has announced the details for her upcoming debut album.

The American singer, songwriter, actress, and pianist christened her first studio collection “Kiki” and will release it on 03 April 2020 via The Heavy Group in partnership with Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Current promotional single “Forfeit” (featuring Lucky Daye) – which was written by Lede alongside Mike Woods, Kevin White, Reese Hinton, Patrick McManus, Derrick Milano, Michael McCall and Roark Bailey – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project features additional guest appearances from Ari Lennox (“Chocolate”), 6LACK (“Second Chances”), Col3trane (“Good Girl”), Arin Ray (“Separation”) and Moneybagg Yo & Bia (“Labels”).

See the tracklisting for “Kiki” below.

(1) Cancelled / (2) Movin / (3) Mad at Me / (4) Chocolate / (5) Forfeit / (6) Second Chances / (7) Crazy / (8) Plenty More / (9) Skiterlude / (10) Labels / (11) Honest / (12) Feel a Way / (13) Good Girl / (14) Attention / (15) Separation / (16) Protection / (17) No Takebacks

The Weeknd releases new single “After Hours”

19 Feb

Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) has released his new single online.

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

The track was written by The Weeknd alongside Ahmad Balshe, Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese, Jason “DaHeala” Quenneville, and Mario Winans.

The Weeknd’s upcoming studio album “After Hours” – featuring previous single “Heartless” – is scheduled to arrive on March 20 via Republic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “After Hours” below.

Kiana Lede confirms details for new single “Mad at Me”

22 Jan

Kiana Lede has confirmed the details for her new single.

The American singer, songwriter, actress and pianist christened “Mad at Me” as her next promotional cut and will release it on 24 January via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artists Amanda Reifer and Ash Leone alongside Kevin White and Mike Woods of songwriting/production duo Rice N’ Peas (Anne-Marie, Sabrina Claudio).

Lede’s upcoming debut album is scheduled to arrive later this year via The Heavy Group in partnership with Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Easy Breezy” below.

 

The Weeknd premieres music video for new single “Heartless”

4 Dec

The Weeknd has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The Anton Tammi-directed clip for “Heartless” was posted to the Canadian artist’s Vevo channel on Tuesday (03 December 2019).

The track was written by The Weeknd alongside Andre “Dre Moon” Proctor (Teyana Taylor, Jennifer Lopez), Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese (Alicia Keys, Majid Jordan) and Leland “Metro Boomin” Wayne (Tinashe, Dua Lipa).

As mentioned in various media outlets, The Weeknd’s upcoming, and currently untitled, fourth studio album – featuring next single “Blinding Lights” – is expected to arrive later this year via Republic Records.

The highly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Starboy,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Starboy,” “I Feel It Coming,” “Party Monster” and “Reminder.”

Watch the music video for “Heartless” below.

The Weeknd releases new single “Heartless”

27 Nov

Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer Abel Tesfaye (known professionally as The Weeknd) has released his new single online.

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

The track was written by The Weeknd alongside Andre “Dre Moon” Proctor (Teyana Taylor, Jennifer Lopez), Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese (Alicia Keys, Majid Jordan) and Leland “Metro Boomin” Wayne (Tinashe, Dua Lipa).

As mentioned in various media outlets, The Weeknd’s upcoming, and currently untitled, fourth studio album – featuring next single “Blinding Lights” – is expected to arrive later this year via Republic Records.

The highly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Starboy,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Starboy,” “I Feel It Coming,” “Party Monster” and “Reminder.”

Stream the audio clip for “Heartless” below.

 

Ariana Grande premieres music video for new single “Boyfriend” with Social House

4 Aug

Ariana Grande has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Boyfriend” – featuring Social House – was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (August 02, 2019).

Production duties on “Boyfriend” were collectively handled by Edgar Barrera (Maluma, Prince Royce), Steven Franks (Jennifer Lopez, Big Sean) and Tommy Brown (Pia Mia, Victoria Monet).

Grande’s most recent album, 2018’s “Thank U, Next,” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Thank U, Next,” “7 Rings” and “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.”

Watch the music video for “Boyfriend” below.

 

Julia Michaels reveals tracklisting for new project “Inner Monologue Part 2”

27 Jun

American singer/songwriter Julia Carin Cavazos, known professionally as Julia Michaels, has unwrapped the tracklisting for her upcoming project, “Inner Monologue Part 2,” which will arrive on June 28 via Republic Records.

The highly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to “Inner Monologue Part 1,” which featured productions from Ian Kirkpatrick (“Anxiety”), Frank Dukes (“Into You”), Benjamin Rice (“Deep”) and RKCB (“What a Time”).

On the new collection, Michaels has collaborated with Jesse Shatkin (Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez), Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa, Katy Perry), Louis Bell (Halsey, Post Malone), Justin Tranter (Ariana Grande, Sara Bareilles), Scott Harris (Jason Mraz, Alec Benjamin) and Jorgen Odegard (Pink, Imagine Dragons).

As a songwriter, Michaels’ recent credits include Lady Gaga’s “Heal Me,” James Bay’s “Peer Pressure,” Rita Ora’s “Keep Talking,” Jonas Blue’s “Desperate,” Christina Aguilera’s “Deserve,” Keith Urban’s “Parallel Line,” Anne-Marie’s “2002,” and Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel.”

See the tracklisting for “Inner Monologues Part 2” below.

(1) 17 / (2) Falling for Boys / (3) Hurt Again / (4) Work Too Much / (5) Body / (6) Priest / (7) Fucked Up Kinda (featuring Role Model) / (9) Shouldn’t Have Said It

 

Nicki Minaj confirms details for new single “Megatron”

19 Jun

Nicki Minaj has confirmed the details for her new single.

The Trinidadian-born American rapper and singer (real name Onika Tanya Maraj) christened “Megatron” as her next promotional cut and will release it on June 21 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by Denisha “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney of Nova Wav, who are also responsible Chloe x Halle’s “Be Yourself,” Monica’s “Commitment,” Tinashe’s “Ooh La La,” Mary J. Blige’s “Thriving,” Saweete’s “Emotional,” and Teyana Taylor’s “Gonna Love Me.”

Production duties on “Megatron” were handled by Andrew “Pop” Wansel, who previously teamed up with Minaj on singles “Your Love” and “Right By My Side” (featuring Chris Brown), taken from the albums “Pink Friday” (2010) and “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” (2012), respectively.

Minaj’s most recent studio collection, 2018’s “Queen,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Chun-Li,” “Bed” (featuring Ariana Grande), “Barbie Dreams” and “Good Form.”

Watch the music video for “Right By My Side” below.

 

Hailee Steinfeld hits the studio with Fred Ball, Stephen Kozmeniuk

17 Feb

American actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld has drafted producers Fred Ball and Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk for a new collaboration.

Kozmeniuk is responsible for helming Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF,” Lykke Li’s “Deep End,” Grace Carter’s “Heal Me,” Jennifer Hudson’s “Dangerous,” Lights’ “Kicks,” Nicki Minaj’s “Up in Flames,” and Madonna’s “Gang Bang.”

Meanwhile, Ball’s resume boasts works with Rihanna (“Love on the Brain”), Mariah Carey (“One Mo ‘Gen”), Toni Braxton (“Deadwood”), Anne-Marie (“Some People”), Roses Gabor (“Turkish Delight”), Justine Skye (“Heaven”), Zara Larsson (“One Mississipi”) and Jessie Ware (“Slow Me Down”).

Steinfeld’s current promotional single “Back to Life” – which was co-written by Kennedi Lykken and Michael Pollack and produced by Jorgen Odegard – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming project under Republic Records, Steinfeld has also worked with TMS, Jin Jin, Noah Breakfast, Caroline Pennel, Rami Yacoub, Asia Whiteacre, Zach Skelton, Casey Smith, Ryan Tedder, Caroline Ailin, Dayyon Alexander, Whitney Phillips, Farrago, Ali Tamposi, Farrago, and Tayla Parx.

Stream the audio clip for “Back to Life” below.