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Usher teams up with Nasri Atweh for new collaboration

23 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and actor Usher has teamed up with Nasri Atweh of Magic! for a new collaboration.

Nasri recently co-wrote “Never Break” for John Legend alongside Greg Wells and Mr. Hudson. The track appears on Legend’s latest studio collection, “Bigger Love,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Nasri’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Justin Bieber (“Changes”), Halsey (“Not Afraid Anymore”), Chris Brown (“Don’t Judge Me”), Tinashe (“Flame”), Sabrina Claudio (“Don’t Let Me Down”), Shakira (“Cut Me Deep”) and Chloe x Halle (“Don’t Make It Harder on Me”).

Meanwhile, Usher’s latest single “California” – which was co-written by Ester Dean and produced by Mel & Mus (aka Melvin Hough and Rivelino Wouter) – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Usher’s upcoming ninth album reportedly features additional productions and songwriting contributions from Danja, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Mike Sabath, Stacy Barthe, Ryan Toby, Uforo Ebong, JHart, Sebastian Kole, Harmony Samuels, Ghoss, Akil King, Verse Simmonds, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “California” below.

John Legend releases new album “Bigger Love”

19 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and record producer John Legend has released his seventh studio album online.

“Bigger Love” – featuring singles “Conversations in the Dark,” “Bigger Love” and “Actions” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album songwriters include Trey Campbell, Sebastian Kole, Ester Dean, Cautious Clay, Tayla Parx, Sam Romans, Toby Gad, Julia Michaels, Wayne Hector, Teddy Geiger, Kirby Lauryen Dockery, and Nasri Atweh.

On the production front, Legend has teamed up with Raphael Saadiq, Oak Felder, Alex Niceforo, Digi, Charlie Puth, Anderson Paak, Jeff Gitty, TMS, Ryan Tedder, Zach Skeleton, Eric Hudson, Di Genius, Ricky Reed, Nate Mercereau, Steve Wyreman, DJ Camper, Mr. Hudson, and Greg Wells.

Stream “Bigger Love” below.

John Legend reveals artwork, traclisting for new album “Bigger Love”

12 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and record producer John Legend has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for his upcoming album, “Bigger Love,” which will arrive on 19 June 2020 via Columbia Records.

Current promotional single “Bigger Love” – which was collectively produced by Legend alongside Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton, Di Genius, and Cautious Clay – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2018’s “A Legendary Christmas” reportedly features additional contributions from Jeff Gitty, Anderson Paak, Cutfather, Max Wolfgang, Nasri Atweh, Mr. Hudson, Scott Storch, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Raphael Saadiq, Stacy Barthe, Trey Campbell, Livvi Franc, and Dewain Whitmore Jr.

See the tracklisting for “Bigger Love” below.

(1) Ooh Laa / (2) Actions / (3) I Do / (4) One Life / (5) Wild / (6) Bigger Love / (7) U Move, I Move / (8) Favorite Place / (9) Slow Cooker / (10) Focused / (11) Conversations in the Dark / (12) Don’t Walk Away / (13) Remember Us / (14) I’m Ready / (15) Always / (16) Never Break

Izzy Bizu releases new single “Faded”

14 May

British singer/songwriter Isobel Beardshaw (known professionally as Izzy Bizu) has released her new single online.

“Faded” – which was collectively produced by Alex Smith and Matt Furmidge – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Bizu’s upcoming sophomore studio collection is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited.

The follow-up to 2016’s “A Moment of Madness” reportedly features additional contributions from Diane Warren, Ian Barter, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Plested, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Fiona Bevan, Troy Miller, Kelli Leigh, Daniel Green, Laconic, Fred Cox, Zak Abel, and Dom McCallister.

Stream the audio clip for “Faded” below.

John Legend announces details for new album “Bigger Love”

13 May

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John Legend has announced the details for his upcoming album.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer (born John Roger Stephens) christened his seventh studio collection “Bigger Love” and will release it on 19 June 2020 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Current promotional single “Bigger Love” – which was collectively produced by Legend alongside Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton, Di Genius, and Cautious Clay – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2018’s “A Legendary Christmas” reportedly features additional contributions from Jeff Gitty, Anderson Paak, Cutfather, Max Wolfgang, Nasri Atweh, Mr. Hudson, Scott Storch, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Raphael Saadiq, Stacy Barthe, Trey Campbell, Livvi Franc, and Dewain Whitmore Jr.

Watch the music video for “Bigger Love” below.

Lila Ike confirms details for debut project “The Experience”

1 May

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Lila Ike has confirmed the details for her upcoming debut project under In.Digg.Nation Collective / Six Course Music / RCA Records.

“I’ve been carrying this bundle of joy in my heart ❤️ for some time now and it’s finally time for me to share it with all of you. My very first project “The ExPerience”, (my baby). This project consists of 7 songs and on the 15th of May you guys can all hear it! I am so thankful for everyone who helped to make this a reality,” the Jamaican singer/songwriter posted to Instagram.

Current promotional single “I Spy” – which was produced by Andron “Izy Beats” Cross – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Spotify, Amazon Music and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the audio clip for “I Spy” below.

Alicia Keys delivers new single “Good Job”

23 Apr

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Alicia Keys has delivered her new single online.

“Good Job” – which is dedicated to the everyday heroes of the coronavirus pandemic and will be used as part of the new CNN “Heroes” campaign – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was written by Keys alongside fellow recording artist Terius “The-King” Nash – who also had a hand in her 2019 single “Raise a Man” – and regular collaborator Kaseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean.

Alicia’s upcoming seventh studio album “ALICIA” – featuring previous singles “Underdog,” “Time Machine” and “Show Me Love” – has reportedly been pushed back and will be released on 06 January 2021 via RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project boasts additional contributions from Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah “Lewis Sky” Bethea, Emeli Sande, Linda Perry, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, Jimmy Napes, and Hit-Boy.

Stream the audio clip for “Good Job” below.

Awa releases new single “Too Late for That”

23 Apr

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Swedish singer/songwriter Awa Santesson-Sey, known mononymously as Awa, has released her new single online.

“Too Late for That” – featuring BJ The Chicago Kid – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track – which samples Mase’s 1998 hit single “Tell Me What You Want” (featuring Total) – was co-written by fellow recording artist Dayton James and produced by Show N Prove, whose other credits include Anne-Marie’s “Do It Right,” Jacob Banks’ “Monster,” Lily Allen’s “Cake,” and Plan B’s “Heartbeat.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Awa’s upcoming debut project – featuring previous singles “Love Songs,” “Comfortable” and “Like I Do” – is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records UK.

Stream the audio clip for “Too Late for That” below.

Lila Ike teams up with IzyBeats for new single “I Spy”

18 Apr

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Jamaican singer/songwriter Lila Ike has released her new single online.

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

The track was co-written and produced by UMPG signee IzyBeats (real name Andron Cross), whose other credits include Koffee’s “Toast,” Jorja Smith’s “Be Honest” and Alicia Keys’ “Underdogs (Remix).”

As mentioned in various media outlets, Ike’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via In.Digg.Nation Collective / Six Course Music / RCA Records.

Watch the music video for “I Spy” below.

India Shawn announces details for new single “Cali Love”

9 Apr

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India Shawn has announced the details for her new single.

The American singer/songwriter christened “Cali Love” as her next promotional cut and will release it on April 10th via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by regular collaborators Britten Newbill (India Arie, John Legend) and Dernst “D’Mile” Emile (Victoria Monet, Diana Gordon).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Shawn has signed a new record deal with Epic Records and will release her upcoming project later this year.

On the songwriting front, Shawn recently co-wrote Black Coffee and Usher’s 2019 single “La La La” alongside Lucky Daye and Norwegian production duo Stargate (aka Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen).

Shawn’s other songwriting resume boasts additional works with Diddy & Dirty Money (“Your Love”), Monica (“Without You”), Chris Brown (“Trumpet Lights”), Keri Hilson (“Way You Love Me”), Lloyd (“King of Hearts”), Akon (“Take It Down Low”), El Debarge (“Heaven”) and Justine Skye (“Build”).

Stream the audio clip for “Floating Away” below.