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Megan Rochell releases debut album “You, Me and the Radio”

6 Sep

Megan Rochell has released her debut album online.

Originally intended to arrive in 2006 via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings, “You, Me and the Radio” – featuring singles “The One You Need,” “Floating” and “Let Go” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album producers include Stargate (Justin Timberlake), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Tamar Braxton), Needlz (Bruno Mars), Ryan Leslie (Cassie), Antonio Dixon (Kevin Gates) and Madd Scientist (Christina Milian).

On the songwriting front; Rochell has enlisted Keri Hilson (Mary J. Blige), Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Fantasia), Makeba Riddick (Jennifer Lopez), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Brandy), Delisha Thomas (Janet Jackson), LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels (Ciara), Thabiso Nkhereanye (Alessia Cara), Patrick “J. Que” Smith (Kelly Rowland) and Ezekiel Lewis (Amerie).

Stream “You, Me and the Radio” below.

La’Porsha Renae releases debut album “Already All Ready”

31 Mar

American singer/songwriter La’Porsha Renae has released her debut album online.

“Already All Ready” – featuring singles “Good Woman,” “Somebody Does” and “What is Love?” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project also includes songs that were initially recorded by fellow artists Bridget Kelly (“When in Rome”), Zara Larsson (“No Problem / Self Talk”) and Jojo (“Already All Ready”).

Among the producers backing Renae on “Already All Ready” are Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Jordin Sparks), Edgar “JV” Etienne (Keyshia Cole), Ne-Yo (LeToya Luckett), Jesse “Corporal” Wilson (Musiq Soulchild), Curtis “Sauce” Wilson (K. Michelle) and Toby Gad (Natasha Bedingfield).

Album songwriters include Diane Warren (Jennifer Hudson), Carmen Reece (Teyana Taylor), Makeba Riddick (Beyonce), Tiffany Fred (Keri Hilson), Courtney Harrell (Kelly Rowland), Shaunice Jones (Tamar Braxton), Ericka J. Coulter (Fifth Harmony), Kirby Lauryen (Jennifer Lopez), LaShawn Daniels (Brandy), Al Sherrod Lambert (Ariana Grande), Jason Boyd (Sam Smith), Eric Bellinger (Usher) and Matt Morris (Christina Aguilera).

Stream “Already All Ready” below.

La’Porsha Renae releases new single “Somebody Does”

26 Mar

La’Porsha Renae has released a new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Hailey Collier alongside Andrae Alexander, whose other credits include K. Michelle’s “All I Got” [Atlantic Records] and Raheem DeVaughn’s “Superhero” [Jive Records].

Production duties on “Somebody Does” were collectively handled by Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Beyonce, Kelly Rowland) and Jesse “Corporal” Wilson (Celine Dion, Justin Bieber).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Renae’s first studio collection “Already All Ready” – featuring previous singles “Good Woman” and “What is Love” – will arrive on March 31 via 19 Recordings and Motown Records.

Other album contributors include Harmony Samuels (Sevyn Streeter), Tiffany Fred (Zendaya_, Edgar “JV” Ettiene (Keyshia Cole), Al Sherrod Lambert (Fantasia Barrino), and Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Sam Smith).

Listen to the audio clip for “Somebody Does” below.

[Musicians’ Galore] Ne-Yo

9 Mar

Ne-Yo (born Shaffer Smith) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. He gained fame for his songwriting works with Mario (“Let Me Love You”), Beyonce (“Irreplaceable”), Rihanna (“Unfaithful”), Jennifer Hudson (“Spotlight”), Janet Jackson (“Rock With You”), RaVaughn (“Better Be Good”), Paula DeAnda (“Walk Away”), Keri Hilson (“Pretty Girl Rock”), LeToya Luckett (“Not Anymore”), Mack Wilds (“Own It”) and Lindsay Lohan (“Bossy”).

His extensive resume boasts further works with Celine Dion (“Thank You”), Lionel Richie (“I’m in Love”), Brandy (“Good Night Good Morning”), Fantasia Barrino (“Man of the House”), Alexis Jordan (“Laying Around”), Tiffany Evans (“Impossible”), Jessica Sanchez (“Plastic Roses”), Luke James (“Make Love to Me”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Happily Never After”), Paula Campbell (“Ain’t Nobody Stupid”) and TLC (“Meant to Be”).

Amongst the tracks that Ne-Yo penned but did were not officially released are Megan Rochell’s “Murderer” (re-recorded by Rihanna), Tynisha Keli’s “Stay or Go” (re-recorded by Monica), Natasha Ramos’ “Insult My Intelligence,” Bayje’s “Happy Endings,” Nina Sky’s “Electricity,” Mario’s “If You Let Her Take Me” (re-recorded by Beyonce), Christina Milian’s “Peep Show,” Kelly Rowland’s “Grown Woman,” and Monica’s “Always By Your Side.”

On the production front, Ne-Yo has worked with Stargate, Chuck Harmony, Shea Taylor, Jesse “Corporal” Wilson, Stephan Moccio, Bloodshy & Avant, Sandy Vee, Darhyl Camper, Jonathan Rotem, Salaam Remi, Ryan Leslie, Eric Hudson, Jack Splash, Scott Storch, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Bryan Michael Cox, Jim Jonsin, Luke Laird, Jermaine Dupri, Tricky Stewart, and Benny Blanco.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Ne-Yo’s work!

La’Porsha Renae confirms details for debut album

25 Feb

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La’Porsha Renae has confirmed the details for her upcoming debut album.

The singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “Already All Ready” and will release it on March 31 via 19 Recordings and Motown Records.

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

Amongst the producers backing Renae on “Already All Ready” are Harmony Samuels (Sevyn Streeter, Jordin Sparks), Edgar “JV” Etienne (Pia Mia, Keyshia Cole) and Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland).

The highly-anticipated project also delivers songwriting contributions from Tiffany Fred (Zendaya, Pixie Lott), Al Sherrod Lambert (Fantasia, Tamar Braxton), Guordan Banks (K. Michelle, Vivian Green), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Rita Ora, Sam Smith) and Zara Larsson (Tinie Tempah, Fifth Harmony).

See the tracklisting for “Already All Ready” below.

(1) What is Love? / (2) Good Woman / (3) Somebody Does / (4) Hideout / (5) When in Rome / (6) Breathe / (7) No Problem (Self Talk) / (8) Already All Ready / (9) Will You Fight / (10) Lock You Down / (11) Send Me Your Love / (12) Stay / (13) Cover Up

Keri Hilson announces new album “L.I.A.R.”

15 Mar

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Keri Hilson has announced the details for her new album.

The singer-songwriter christened her third studio collection “L.I.A.R.” and will release it later this year through Zone 4 / Mosley Music Group.

Lead single “Again” – available for download from March 18 via iTunes – was co-written by siblings Theron and Timothy Thomas of R. City, who previously teamed up with Hilson on “Bahm Bahm (Do It Once Again).”

Production duties on “Again” were handled by Mike WiLL Made It, whose other credits include Beyonce’s “Formation” [Columbia], Kelly Rowland’s “Kisses Down Low” [Republic] and Rihanna’s “Pour it Up” [Def Jam].

“L.I.A.R.” – an acronym for “Love is a Religion” – follows 2010’s “No Boys Allowed,” which peaked to number eleven on the US Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Pretty Girls Rock” and the Stargate-produced “Lose Control.”

In addition to regular collaborators Polow Da Don, Timbaland, Danja, Chris Brown and J. Que, “L.I.A.R.” reportedly boasts further alliances with Babyface, Ne-Yo, Tiffany Fred, Mansur Zafr, Benny Cassette, and The Rascals.

Watch the music video for “Pretty Girls Rock” below.

Jennifer Lopez to work with Liam Payne for new album

27 Jan

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Jennifer Lopez is scheduled to work with Liam Payne for her upcoming album.

Payne previously co-wrote “I Won’t Break” for Cheryl along with Samuel Preston, Alex Smith, and Mark Taylor. The Red Triangle-produced track appears on Cheryl’s latest studio collection, “Only Human,” out now via iTunes.

Moreover, he recorded new material with Ruth-Anne Cunningham and Steph Jones along with Andrew Haas and Ian Franzino of production duo AFTERHRS. It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for another artist or his upcoming debut solo album.

Meanwhile, Lopez is expected to release the follow-up to 2014’s “A.K.A.” later this year through Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The still-untitled album reportedly delivers alliances with RedOne (Enrique Iglesias, Lady Gaga), Jenna Andrews (Yuna, Majid Jordan), Ne-Yo (Rihanna, Kelly Rowland), and Meghan Trainor (Rascal Flatts, Fifth Harmony).

Watch the music video for “All I Have” below.