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Doja Cat unleashes sophomore album “Hot Pink”

8 Nov

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American rapper, songwriter, songwriter, and record producer Amalaratna Dlamini, known professionally as Doja Cat, has unleashed her sophomore album under Kemosabe Records / RCA Records.

“Hot Pink” – featuring singles “Juicy,” “Bottom Bitch” and “Rules” – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2018’s “Amala” boasts contributions from Yeti Beats, Tyson Trax, Dr. Luke, Kool Kojak, Theron Thomas, Salaam Remi, Ben Billions, Kurtis McKenzie, P2J, Ari PenSmith, Blaq Tuxedo, and Troy NōKA.

See the tracklisting for “Hot Pink” below.

(1) Cyber Sex / (2) Won’t Bite / (3) Rules / (4) Bottom Bitch / (5) Say So / (6) Like That / (7) Talk Dirty / (8) Addiction / (9) Streets / (10) Shine / (11) Better Than Me / (12) Juicy

Craig David hits the studio with Jin Jin, M-22 for new collaboration

26 Oct

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British singer/songwriter Craig David has teamed up with Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Frank Sanders and Matthew Humphry of production/songwriting duo M-22 for a new collaboration.

Jin Jin’s recent credits include Kah-Lo’s “Exit Sign,” Raye’s “Love Me Again,” Jess Glynne’s “All I Am,” Elderbrook’s “How Do You,” Jax Jones’ “One Touch,” The Vamps’ “All the Lies,” and Don Diablo’s “Brave.”

Meanwhile, M-22’s upcoming single “Eyes Off You” (with Arlissa and Kiana Lede) is slotted for inclusion on the original motion picture soundtrack, “Charlie’s Angels,” out on November 3rd via Republic Records.

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David’s upcoming eighth album – featuring previous singles “When You Know What Love Is” and “Do You Miss Me Much?” – is expected to arrive early next year via Speakerbox Recordings / Insanity Records.

The follow-up to 2018’s “The Time is Now” reportedly boasts additional contributions from Hit-Boy, Lionchld, Max Wolfgang, Cathy Dennis, Ed Drewett, Rachel Furner, Tre Jean-Marie, Grace Barker, ADP, Naughty Boy, Oliver Heldens, Alan Sampson, KingJet, John The Blind, and Banx & Ranx.

Stream the audio clip for “Do You Miss Me Much” below.

 

Usher teams up with Ella Mai for new collaboration

19 Oct

 

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Usher has teamed up with Ella Mai for a new collaboration.

“I love when a plan comes together @usher and @ellamai,” Keith Thomas, Ceo of GoodLook Entertainment & A&R for RCA/Bystorm records, posted to Instagram on Friday (October 18, 2019).

Mai’s self-titled debut album under 10 Summers / Interscope Records debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Boo’d Up,” “Naked,” “Trip” and “Shot Clock.”

Her latest release “What You Did” – with fellow British recording artist Mahalia – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

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Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his upcoming ninth album, tentatively entitled “Confessions 2,” later this year via RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers contributions from Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, 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 “LaLaLa” below.

Craig David hits the studio with Jin Jin, KingJet, John the Blind for new collaboration

15 Oct

British singer/songwriter Craig David has enlisted Janee “in Jin” Bennett, KingJet, and John the Blind for a new collaboration.

Jin Jin previously co-wrote “When You Know What Love Is” and “Do You Miss Me Much” for David alongside Gary Barlow and Fraser T. Smith. Both tracks are slotted for inclusion on David’s upcoming album under Insanity Records.

Meanwhile, KingJet and John the Blind have collectively produced songs for Rita Ora, Mac Miller, Jess Glynne, Vic Mensa, Jessie Ware, Duckwrth, Harry Styles, and Far East Movement. Their most recent releases, “Travel” and “Bottle of Pills,” are now available via all digital streaming outlets, respectively.

David’s last studio collection, 2018’s “The Time Is Now,” peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Heartline,” “I Know You” (featuring Bastille) and “Magic.”

Other musicians expected to appear on the “Fill Me In” hitmaker’s forthcoming eighth album are Hit-Boy, Lionchld, Max Wolfgang, Cathy Dennis, Ed Drewett, Rachel Furner, Tre Jean-Marie, Grace Barker, ADP, Naughty Boy, Oliver Heldens, Alan Sampson, and Banx & Ranx.

Stream the audio clip for “Do You Miss Me Much” below.

 

Awa hits the studio with Laura Welsh, Future Cut for new collaboration

12 Oct

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Swedish singer/songwriter Awa Santesson-Sey, known mononymously as Awa, has teamed up with Laura Welsh and Future Cut for a new collaboration.

Welsh’s debut studio collection “Soft Control” was released in 2015 via Outsiders Recorded Music Limited / Polydor Records. That collection features singles “Cold Front” and “Break the Fall,” as well as productions from Dev Hynes, Emile Haynie, Joel Compass, Robin Hannibal, and Greg Kurstin.

Meanwhile, Future Cut’s production resume boasts works with Lily Allen (“Smile”),  Stooshe (“Black Heart”), Olly Murs (“Please Don’t Let Me Go”), Little Mix (“How Ya Doin”), Shakira (“Gypsy”), Laura Izibor (“Shine”), Melanie Fiona (“Ayo”), Ella Eyre (“Together”) and Mae Muller (“Leave It Out”).

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Awa is currently working on her upcoming debut project under Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly features additional productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Cox, Negin Djafari, Luke Fitton, Joi Wynn, Kasper Larsen, Angela Beyince, Levi Lennox, Erika Nuri, Aston Rudi, Eyelar, Steve Booker, Autumn Rowe, Diztortion, and Lauren Aquilina.

Awa’s current promotional single “Comfortable” – which was produced by Aaron “Alias” Kleinstub and co-written by Justin Chaisson Smith – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Camila Cabello releases new single “Cry for Me”

5 Oct

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Camila Cabello has released her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Ryan Tedder (Beyonce, Alicia Keys), Louis Bell (Rita Ora, Selena Gomez) and Frank Dukes (Bebe Rexha, Taylor Swift).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Cabello’s upcoming project “Romance” – featuring previous singles “Liar” and “Shameless” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Syco Music / Epic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Cry for Me” below.

Izzy Bizu hits the studio with Zak Abel, Fred Cox for new collaboration

5 Oct

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British singer/songwriter Isobel Beardshaw, known professionally as Izzy Bizu, has teamed up with Zak Abel and Fred Cox for a new collaboration.

Besides releasing his debut album “Only When We’re Naked” in 2017 via Atlantic Records UK, Abel is also known for co-writing Paloma Faith’s “I’ll Be Gentle” and Why Don’t We & Macklemore’s “I Don’t Belong In This Club.”

Meanwhile, Cox’s production resume boasts works with Grace Carter (“Heal Me”), Olivia Nelson (“Back When”), Caitlyn Scarlett (“Back When”), Rag’n’Bone Man (“Grace”), Kiah Victoria (“Treat Me”), Denai Moore (“Leave It Up To You”), Chloe Howl (“Comfortably Me”) and Tanika (“Fuck Boy”).

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Bizu is currently working on her upcoming sophomore album under Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited.

The follow-up to 2016’s “A Moment of Madness” reportedly features additional alliances with Ian Barter, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Diane Warren, Plested, Fiona Bevan, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Kelli Leigh, Troy Miller, and Laconic.

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Lights On” below.