Tag Archives: Rock City (songwriting team)

Jean Baptiste Kouame hints at new collaboration with Fergie

23 May

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Jean Baptiste Kouame has hinted at a new collaboration with Fergie.

“Chillen with @Fergie. Wait for it,” Koaume posted to his Twitter account on Thursday (May 20, 2015).

The record producer and songwriter is responsible for will.i.am’s “Scream and Shout” f/ Britney Spears [Interscope Records], Miley Cyrus’ “Do My Thang” [RCA Records] and Rihanna’s “Photographs” [Def Jam Recordings].

He also contributed to the next projects by Chris Brown [RCA Records], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records], Jason Derulo [Beluga Heights / Warner Bros Records] and Becky Hill [Parlophone Records].

Meanwhile, Fergie is expected to release her sophomore album later this year under Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2006’s “The Dutchess,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “London Bridge” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.”

Other musicians backing Fergie on the keenly-awaited CD are DJ Mustard (Omarion, Keyshia Cole), Rock City (Ciara, Nicki Minaj). Mike WiLL Made It (Brandy, Mariah Carey) and RoccStar (Usher, John Legend).

Watch the music video for “L.A. Love (La La)” below.

Elliphant unveils music video for new single “Love Me Badder”

12 May

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Elliphant has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The Swedish singer/songwriter – born  Ellinor Olovsdotter – posted the visual clip for “Love Me Badder” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (May 12, 2015).

“Love Me Badder” was co-written by Theron Thomas of Rock City, whose other credits include Fifth Harmony’s “Body Rock” [Syco Music], Ciara’s “I Bet” [Epic Records] and Fergie’s “L.A. Love (La La)” [Interscope Records].

Production duties were handled by Dr. Luke and Cirkut, who are also responsible for Nicki Minaj’s “The Night is Still Young” [Republic], Ne-Yo’s “She Knows” [Motown] and Becky G’s “Lovin So Hard” [Kemosabe].

Elliphant’s upcoming debut album is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year under TEN Music Group / Kemosabe Records.

Watch the music video for “Love Me Badder” below.

Pia Mia unveils artwork for new single “Do It Again”

1 May

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Pia Mia has unveiled the official artwork for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter christened “Do It Again” – featuring Chris Brown & Tyga – as the second promotional cut from her upcoming debut album under Wolfpack Entertainment and Interscope Records.

Production duties on “Do It Again” were handled by Nic Nac, who previously teamed up with Mia on hit single “Fuck with You” f/ G-Eazy.

Other producers backing Mia on her debut LP are Harmony Samuels (Ciara, Fifth Harmony), DJ Mustard (Omarion, Keyshia Cole), Benny Blanco (Miguel, Charli XCX) and Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Emeli Sande).

Album songwriters are Chantal Kreviazuk (Rita Ora, Gwen Stefani), Maureen “Mozella” McDonald (Kelly Clarkson, Ellie Goulding) and Rock City: Theron and Timothy Thomas (Usher, Nicki Minaj).

Watch the music video for “Fuck with You” below.

Usher enlists Priscilla Renea for new album

1 May

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Singer/songwriter Usher has enlisted the songwriting services of Priscilla Renea Hamilton for his upcoming eighth album.

Notable songwriting credits by Hamilton include Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It” f/ Kid Ink [Syco Music], Mariah Carey’s “Infinity” [Epic Records], Tamar Braxton’s “Tip Toe” [Streamline Records] and K. Michelle’s “V.S.O.P.” [Atlantic Records].

Her extensive resume includes further works for Madonna [Interscope Records], Beyonce [Columbia Records], Alicia Keys [RCA Records], Rihanna [Roc Nation Records], Demi Lovato [Hollywood Records] and Little Mix [Syco Music].

Among the top producers she has collaborated with are William Orbit (Madonna, Robbie Williams), Toby Gad (Selena Gomez, Natasha Bedingfield), Benny Blanco (Ryn Weaver, Charli XCX) and Dr. Luke (Ciara, Nicki Minaj).

Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his next studio collection later this year under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The keenly-awaited project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Looking 4 Myself,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Climax,” “Lemme See” and “Scream.”

Other songwriters backing Usher on the new album are Rock City (Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis), Bebe Rexha (Tinashe, David Guetta), Verse Simmonds (Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland) and Eric Bellinger (Brandy, Keyshia Cole).

Listen to the audio clip for Priscilla Renea’s “Dollhouse” below.

Ciara confirms new single “Dance Like We’re Making Love”

28 Apr

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Ciara has confirmed the title for her new single.

The singer/songwriter dubbed “Dance Like We’re Making Love” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming sixth album, “Jackie,” out on May 4th via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

“Dance Like We’re Making Love” was co-written by Ciara along with Theron Thomas of Rock City, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Pour it Up” [Def Jam Recordings] and Ariana Grande’s “Be My Baby” [Republic Records].

Production duties were handled by Dr. Luke, who is also responsible for Nicki Minaj’s “Pills ‘N Potions” [Republic Records], Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” [Capitol Records] and Ne-Yo’s “She Knows” [Motown Records].

Other musicians backing Ciara on the new album are Cirkut (Sia, Britney Spears), Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Jennifer Lopez), Polow Da Don (Kelis, Nicole Scherzinger) and The Underdogs (Usher, Tamar Braxton).

Listen to the audio clip for “Dance Like We’re Making Love” below.

Ciara reveals new album “Jackie” tracklisting

14 Apr

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Ciara has revealed the official tracklist for her upcoming sixth album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Jackie” on May 4 under Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

Lead single “I Bet” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Rock City (Usher, Nicki Minaj) and produced by Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Teyana Taylor) and Chris “TEK” O’Ryan (Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Scherzinger).

Other album producers include Polow Da Don (Fergie, Keri Hilson), Mike WiLL Made It (Miley Cyrus, Keyshia Cole), Dr. Luke (Tinashe, Britney Spears), Cirkut (Rihanna, Katy Perry) and The Underdogs (Tyrese, Justin Timberlake).

Songwriting collaborators are Diane Warren (Paloma Faith, Kelly Rowland), Ester Dean (Rita Ora, Florence Welch), Livvi Franc (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez) and Ali Tamposi (Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson).

Peep the tracklisting for “Jackie” below.

“Jackie (B.M.F.)”
“That’s How I’m Feeling” (featuring Pitbull & Missy Elliot)
“Lullaby”
“Dance Like We’re Making Love”
“Stuck on You”
“Fly”
“I Bet
“Give Me Love”
“Kiss & Tell”
“One Woman Army”
“I Got You”

Ciara schedules new album “Jackie” release date

3 Apr

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Ciara has scheduled the release date for her upcoming sixth album.

The singer/songwriter’s next studio collection “Jackie” will hit stores and digital outlets on May 4 via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

Lead single “I Bet” – which was produced by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels and Chris “TEK” O’Ryan – is now available for download via iTunes.

“Jackie” serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Ciara,” which peaked to number two on the US Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including the Mike WiLL Made It-produced “Body Party” and the Nicki Minaj-assisted “I’m Out.”

Other producers backing Ciara on “Jackie” are The Underdogs (Beyonce, Justin Timberlake), Dr. Luke (Tinashe, Britney Spears), Cirkut (Rihanna, Katy Perry), Polow Da Don (Fergie, Jamie Foxx) and Soundz (Usher, K. Michelle).

On the songwriting front, the keenly-awaited album boasts contributions from Diane Warren (Rita Ora, Florence Welch), Ester Dean (Selena Gomez, Chris Brown) and Rock City (Kelly Rowland, Leona Lewis).

Watch the music video for “I Bet” below.

Ciara unwraps new album “Jackie” artwork

31 Mar

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Ciara has unwrapped the official artwork for her sixth studio album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Jackie” later this year via iTunes in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment imprint Epic Records.

Lead single “I Bet” was co-written by Theron and Timothy Thomas of Rock City (Chris Brown, Keri Hilson) and produced by Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Teyana Taylor) and Chris “TEK” O’Ryan (Beyonce, Miley Cyrus).

“Jackie” serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Ciara,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles in the shape of “Body Party,” “Overdose” and the Nicki Minaj-assisted “I’m Out.”

The keenly-awaited CD boasts additional alliances with Dr. Luke (Ne-Yo, Tinashe), Cirkut (Rihanna, Katy Perry), Polow Da Don (Fergie, Keyshia Cole), Soundz (Jeremih, K. Michelle) and Mike WiLL Made It (Usher, Mariah Carey).

Watch the music video for “I Bet” below.

Pia Mia unleashes music video for new single “With You”

31 Mar

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Pia Mia has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for the G-Eazy-assisted “Fuck With You” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (March 31, 2015).

“Fuck With You” – now available for download via iTunes – was produced by Nicholas “Nic Nac” Balding, whose other credits include Chris Brown’s “Loyal” (featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga) and Tinashe’s “Watch Me Work.”

As previously reported, Mia’s debut studio collection is scheduled for release later this year under Wolfpack Entertainment and Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Benny Blanco (Sia, Katy Perry), Harmony Samuels (Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez), DJ Mustard (Omarion, Keyshia Cole) and Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Sam Smith).

On the songwriting front, Mia has teamed with Maureen “Mozella” McDonald (Madonna, Miley Cyrus), Chantal Kreviazuk (Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani) and Rock City (Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj).

Watch the music video for “Fuck With You” below.

Ciara unleashes “I Bet” music video

10 Mar

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Ciara has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “I Bet” to her official Vevo channel on Monday (March 09, 2015).

“I Bet” – now available for download via iTunes – was written by Ciara along with siblings Theron and Timothy Thomas of Rock City (Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson) and the song’s producer Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Chris Brown).

Video treatment was handled by Hannah Lux Davis, whose other credits include Nicki Minaj’s “Only” [Cash Money Records], Ariana Grande’s “Love Me Harder” [Republic Records] and Jason Derulo’s “Marry Me” [Warner Bros. Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ciara’s sixth studio collection “Jackie” will hit stores and digital outlets later this year via Epic Records.

The keenly-anticipated project features further collaborations with Dr. Luke (Tinashe, Britney Spears), Cirkut (Usher, Katy Perry), Diane Warren (Paloma Faith, Rita Ora) and Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Brandy, Jennifer Lopez).

Watch the music video for “I Bet” below.