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Aston Merrygold confirms The Underdogs for debut solo album

21 Mar

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British singer/songwriter Aston Merrygold has confirmed working with The Underdogs for his upcoming debut album.

The songwriting and production – consisting of members Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon Thomas – have helmed works for Justin Timberlake [RCA Records], Katharine McPhee [Columbia Records] and Jojo [Atlantic Records].

Recent credits by The Underdogs include Tamar Braxton’s “All the Way Home” [Epic Records], Justin Bieber’s “Catching Feelings” [Island Records] and Jessica Mauboy’s “Heartbreak Party” [Sony Music Australia].

The still-untitled LP by Merrygold will boast further contributions from Sham & Motesart (Melanie Fiona, Celine Dion), Lil’ Eddie (Pink, Fefe Dobson), Kevin McCall (Keri Hilson, Bridget Kelly), Dem Jointz (RaVaughn, Chris Brown).

Meanwhile, fans of The Underdogs’ production work should look out for the next projects by Usher [RCA Records], Craig David [Universal Music Group], Tank [Atlantic Records] and Jennifer Hudson [RCA Records].

Listen to JLS’ “I Like It” below. The track was co-written by Ina Wroldsen along with Josef Larossi and Andreas “Quiz” Romdhane.

Fefe Dobson announces new single “In Better Hands”

12 Mar

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Fefe Dobson has announced the title of her new single.

The Canadian singer/songwriter dubbed “In Better Hands” as the second promotional single from her upcoming fourth studio album, “Firebird.”

The track was written by Fefe Dobson along with Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano, whose credits include “A Million Ways to Love You” by Charlie Wilson [RCA Records] and “All I See” by Kylie Minogue [Parlophone Records].

Production duties were handled by Hasham Hussein and Denarius Motes, who are also responsible for Celine Dion’s “Loved Me Back to Life” [Columbia Records] and Guy Sebastian’s “Summer Love” [Sony Music Australia].

“Firebird” serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Joy,” which featured contributions from Kara DioGuardi, Jonathan Rotem, and Claude Kelly. It also delivered three hit singles in the shape of “Ghost,” “Stuttering” and “Can’t Breathe.”

Watch the music video for “Legacy” below.

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Ginette Claudette releases music video for new single ‘Anything for You’

27 Nov

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Ginette Claudette has released the music video for her new single online.

“Anything for You” marks the second promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming mini-album “Tainted Emotions.”

The track was written by Ginette Claudette and Erin Marie Thompson along with August Rigo, whose credits include “Maria” by Justin Bieber [Island Records] and “Tears on Your Pillow” by Cody Simpson [Atlantic Records].

He is also known for collaborating with the likes of Cheryl Cole [Polydor Records], Big Time Rush [Columbia Records], One Direction [Syco Music] and Alexis Jordan [Roc Nation Records].

As a songwriter, Ginette Claudette has penned “Rock Paper Scissors” for Melanie Fiona along with Hasham Hussein and Denarius Motes, who are also responsible for Celine Dion’s new single “Loved Me Back to Life.”

Watch the Lenny Lenzzz-directed clip below.

Celine Dion confirms tracklisting for new album ‘Loved Me Back to Life’

3 Sep

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Celine Dion has confirmed the tracklisting for her upcoming studio album.

The Canadian songstress will release “Loved Me Back to Life” in the United States on November 5 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The title track – available now for download via iTunes – was written by Sia Furler (Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Lopez) along with Sham & Motes: Hasham Hussein & Denarius Motesart (Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson).

Other album contributors include Diane Warren (Brandy, Christina Aguilera), Emanuel Kiriakou (Whitney Houston, Katharine McPhee), Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Rihanna, Kelly Rowland), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Janet Jackson, Tamar Braxton) and Francis “Eg” White (Rebecca Ferguson, Florence Welch).

Peep the tracklisting for “Loved Me Back to Life” below.

“Loved Me Back to Life”
“Somebody Loves Somebody”
“Incredible”
“Water and a Flame”
“Breakaway”
“Save Your Soul”
“Didn’t Know Love”
“Thank You”
“Overjoyed”
“Thankful”
“At Seventeen”
“Always Be Your Girl”
“At Seventeen”
“How Do You Keep the Music Playing”
“Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)”

Fefe Dobson releases official lyric video for new single ‘Legacy’

9 Aug

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Fefe Dobson has released the official lyric video for her new single online.

“Legacy” is taken from the Canadian singer/songwriter’s upcoming fourth studio album on Universal Music Group / 21 Music / 21 Entertainment Group.

The track was helmed by Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano along with Denarius “Motesart” Motes and Hasham “Sham” Hussein, who are also responsible for singles “Paint a Smile” by Jasmine Villegas [Interscope Records] and “Is Anybody Out There” by K’Naan featuring Nelly Furtado [A&M / Octone Records].

Meanwhile, the still-untitled collection by Dobson serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Joy” [Universal Music Group / Island Records]. That release delivered hit singles in the shape of “Stuttering,” “Ghost” and “Can’t Breathe.”

Fefe Dobson unveils official artwork for new single ‘Legacy’

6 Aug

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Fefe Dobson has unveiled the official artwork for her new single online.

“Legacy” marks the first promotional single from the Canadian singer/songwriter’s upcoming as-yet-untitled fourth studio album, out soon via Universal Music Canada / 21 Music / 21 Entertainment Group.

The track was co-written by Edwin “Lil Eddie” Serrano, whose credits include “Been Lying” by Rita Ora [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records] and “Rainbow” by Jessie J [Universal Music Group / Republic Records].

Production duties were handled by Denarius “Motesart” Motes and Hasham “Sham” Hussein, who are also responsible for “Paint a Smile” by Jasmine Villegas [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records] and “Rock Paper Scissors” by Melanie Fiona [Universal Music Group / Republic Records].

The new collection by Dobson serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Joy.” That release delivered three hit singles in the shape of “Ghost,” “Can’t Breathe” and the Claude Kelly-penned / Jonathan Rotem-produced “Stuttering.”

Jasmine Villegas records new material with Leah Haywood, Daniel Pringle for debut album

11 Jun

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Jasmine Villegas has recently recorded new material with Dreamlab for her upcoming debut album on Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The Australian songwriting and production duo – consisting of members Leah Haywood and Daniel Pringle – are responsible for tracks such as “Marilyn Monroe” by Nicki Minaj [Republic Records], “Glowing” by Nikki Williams [Island Def Jam Recordings] and “Unbroken” by Demi Lovato [Hollywood Records].

They also contributed to the next albums by Jennifer Lopez [Universal Music Group / Capitol Records], Selena Gomez [Disney Music Group / Hollywood Records], The Veronicas [Warner Music Group / Sire Records] and Lady Gaga [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records].

Meanwhile, the still-untitled collection by Villegas is confirmed to boast additional alliances with Ester Dean (Bridget Kelly, Rita Ora), Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire (Ciara, Elle Varner) and Kevin “K-Mac” McCall (Justin Bieber, Kelly Rowland).

Current single “Paint a Smile” was helmed by Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano (Fifth Harmony, Jordin Sparks) along with Hasham “Sham” Hussein and Denarius “Motesart” Motes (Sirach Charles, Melanie Fiona).

Jasmine Villegas hits the studio with Kevin “K-Mac” McCall, Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire

7 Apr

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Jasmine Villegas has recently hit the studio with Kevin McCall and Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire for her upcoming debut album on Mosci Music.

Kevin “K-Mac” McCall is responsible for co-writing and producing tracks including “Next Breath” by Tank [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records] and “Remember My Name” by Chris Brown [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Meanwhile, Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire is known for helming “Kleptomaniac” by Joe Jonas [Disney Music Group / Hollywood Records], “Miss Me with That” by Mary J. Blige [Universal Music Group / Geffen Records].

The still-untitled collection by Villegas is preceded by new single “Paint a Smile,” co-written by Edwin “Lil’ Eddie” Serrano (Jordin Sparks, Kylie Minogue) and produced by Sham & Motesart (Melanie Fiona, Nelly Furtado).