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Alicia Keys reunites with Miguel for new single “Show Me Love”

17 Sep

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American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has reunited with fellow recording artist Miguel for her new single “Show Me Love,” which is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by Keys, Tory Lanez, and Morgan Matthews, and produced by Keys, and marks the second promotional cut from her upcoming seventh album under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Keys previously teamed up with Miguel on the track “Where’s the Fun in Forever,” taken from his sophomore album, 2012’s “Kaleidoscope Dream,” which peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

On the follow-up to 2016’s “Here,” which features previous single “Raise a Man,” Keys has also worked with Raphael Saadiq, Emeli Sande, Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Linda Perry, Arrow Benjamin, and Fred Ball.

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

Alicia Keys signs with Universal Music Publishing Group

4 Sep

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has signed with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

The publishing house is also home to top artists & songwriters including SZA, Adele, Eminem, Billie Eilish, Elton John, Keith Urban, Prince, Shawn Mendes, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Ariana Grande, & more!

Through the new partnership, UMPG will support Keys’ iconic music – both existing songs and future works – for creative opportunities around the world.

Keys’ most recent studio collection, 2016’s “Here,” peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “In Common” and “Blended Family (What You Do for Love).”

Her upcoming seventh album – featuring current single “Raise a Man” (which was co-written by The-Dream and co-produced by Larrance Dopson) – is expected to arrive later this year via RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional contributions from Raphael Saadiq, Emeli Sande, Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Linda Perry, Arrow Benjamin, and Fred Ball.

As a songwriter, Keys has penned songs for Whitney Houston (“Million Dollar Bill”), Madonna (“Living for Love”), Christina Aguilera (“Impossible”), Jennifer Hudson (“Everybody Needs Love”), Emeli Sande (“Hope”), Miguel (“Where the Fun in Forever”) and David Guetta (“What I Did for Love”).

Stream the audio clip for “Raise a Man” below.

Kyla delivers new promotional single “Eyes”

10 Nov

British singer/songwriter Kyla Reid, professionally known as Kyla, has delivered her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Jeremiah “SickPen” Bethea,  who previously worked with Claudette Ortiz (“Automatic”), K. Michelle (“Talk to God”), Mario (“Let Me Help You”), LeToya Luckett (“Disconnected”) and Toni Braxton (“Missin”).

Production duties on “Eyes” were handled by Mel & Mus, who are also responsible for Nicki Minaj’s “Barbie Dreams,” Chris Brown’s “Don’t Think They Know,” Tamar Braxton’s “Angels & Demons,” Rihanna’s “Raining Men,” Keyshia Cole’s “Get it Right,” and Justin Bieber’s “Runaway Love.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kyla’s upcoming project – featuring the Andrea Martin-penned/Ill Blu-produced single “You Ain’t Mine” – is scheduled to arrive via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Rude Kid, Kelly Kiara, Moon Willis, Jenna Andrews, Needlz, Hannah Yadi, Invisible Men, Alicia Renae, Sacha Skarbek, Lindy Robbins, and Banx & Ranx.

Stream the audio clip for “Eyes” below.

Cassie hits the studio with Chris N Teeb, SickPen for new collaboration

14 Oct

Cassie has teamed up with Chris N Teeb and SickPen for a new collaboration.

Composed of Christopher Grayson and Kateeb Muhammad, Chris N Teeb previously collaborated with Cassie on the James Fauntleroy-penned “Skydiver.” Leaked in late 2009, the track was intended for Cassie’s sophomore album under Bad Boy Entertainment / Atlantic Records.

Besides recently working with Traci Braxton on the track “Out the Box,” Chris N Teeb have also helmed tracks for Ciara (“I’m On”), Jennifer Lopez (“Hooked On You”), Tiffany Evans (“If You Love Me”), Danity Kane (“Make Me Sick”), Asia Cruise (“Rewind”), Olivia (“Walk Away”) and 50 Cent (“Complicated”).

Meanwhile, Sickpen’s songwriting resume boasts works with Claudette Ortiz (“Automatic”), K. Michelle (“Talk to God”), Mario (“Let Me Help You”), LeToya Luckett (“Disconnected”) and Toni Braxton (“Missin”).

Cassie, on the other hand, is currently working on her upcoming project under Bad Boy Entertainment / Epic Records.

Her current promotional single “Don’t Play it Safe” – which was produced by Kaytranada – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

Watch the music video for “Don’t Play it Safe” below.

Mack Wilds hits the studio with Georgia Reign, Sickpen, Bryan Michael Cox

2 Oct

American actor, singer, and songwriter Mack Wilds has recorded new music with Georgia Reign, SickPen, and Bryan Michael Cox.

Georgia Reign’s new EP “Back to Love” – featuring “Georgia,” “I Do” and “Do Me” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Meanwhile, Sickpen’s songwriting resume boasts works with Claudette Ortiz (“Automatic”), K. Michelle (“Talk to God”), Mario (“Let Me Help You”), LeToya Luckett (“Disconnected”) and Toni Braxton (“Missin”).

Cox, on the other hand, 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.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Wilds is currently working on his next project featuring additional productions and songwriting contributions from D’Mile, SoundzFire, WondaGurl, ADP, Victoria Monet, Rob Knox.

Stream the audio clip for “Crash” below.