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John Legend enlists Scott Storch, Sick Drumz for new collaboration

12 Mar

American singer, songwriter and record producer John Legend has enlisted Scott Storch and Sick Drumz for a new collaboration.

As part of music production team Twice As Nice, Sick Drumz (born Te Whiti Warbrick) has helmed songs for Rihanna (“Needed Me”), Post Malone (“Big Lie”), Camila Cabello (“In the Dark”), R3hab (“Rumors”), Ty Dolla Sign (“Wavy”), Ella Mai (“Breakfast in Bed”), Raye (“Cigarette”) and Ella Vos (“I Know You Care”).

Meanwhile, Storch is responsible for producing Beyonce’s “Naughty Girl,” Chris Brown’s “Undecided,” Kelly Rowland’s “Work,” Mario’s “Let Me Love You,” Christina Aguilera’s “Can’t Hold Us Down,” Justin Timberlake’s “And She Said (Take Me Now),” Toni Braxton’s “Please,” and Ricky Martin’s “I Don’t Care.”

Legend’s latest album “A Legendary Christmas” – featuring contributions from Ruth-Anne Cunningham (“No Place Like Home”), Raphael Saadiq (“Merry Merry Christmas”), Amy Wadge (“By Christmas Eve”) and Wayne Hector (“Wrap Me Up in Your Love”) – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

For his upcoming studio collection, Legend has worked with Warren “Oak” Felder (Usher), Dan Wilson (Taylor Swift), Raye (Ellie Goulding), Mr. Hudson (Janelle Monae), Max Wolfgang (Craig David), Sasha Sloan (Camila Cabello), Nasri Atweh (Justin Bieber) and Cutfather (Katy Perry).

Watch the music video for “Preach” below.

Mariah Carey premieres music video for new single “A No No”

8 Mar

Mariah Carey has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “A No No” was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (March 08, 2019).

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Priscilla Renea, whose recent credits include Ariana Grande’s “Fake Smile,” David Guetta’s “She Knows How to Love,” Mary J. Blige’s “It’s Me,” Tamar Braxton’s “Heart in My Hands,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Love So Soft,” and Alma’s “Chit Chat.”

Production duties on “A No No” were collectively handled by Carey alongside Shea Taylor (Beyonce’s “Countdown,” Rihanna’s “Question Existing,” Ne-Yo’s “Lazy Love”) and Jermaine Dupri (Janet Jackson’s “Rock With You,” Monica’s “Love All Over Me,” Whitney Houston’s “Never Give Up”).

Carey’s latest album “Caution” – featuring further contributions from The Stereotypes (“Stay Long Love You”), DJ Mustard (“With You”), Fred Ball (“One Mo’ Gen”), Dev Hynes (“Giving Me Life”) and Timbaland (“8th Grade”) – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Watch the music video for “A No No” below.

Khalid delivers new promotional single “My Bad”

8 Mar

American singer/songwriter Khalid Robinson, known mononymously as Khalid, has delivered his new promotional single online.

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

Production duties on “My Bad” were handled by Dernst “D’Mile” Emile, whose credits include The Carters (“Boss”), H.E.R. (“I’m Not Okay”), Lucky Daye (“Karma”), Ruth B (“Slow Fade”), Eric Bellinger (“Innocent”), Denice Stone (“Wildflower”) and Victoria Monet (“New Love”).

Khalid’s upcoming sophomore studio collection “Free Spirit” – featuring previous singles “Better,” “Talk” and “Saturday Nights” – will arrive on April 5th via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2017’s “American Teen” yields additional contributions from Stargate (Normani), Charlie Handsome (Sevyn Streeter), Jamil “Digi” Chammas (Arlissa), Denis Kosiak (Martin Garrix), Scribz Riley (Tove Lo), and Kurtis “K9” McKenzie (Lauren Jauregui).

Stream the audio clip for “My Bad” below.

Craig David records new music with Gary Barlow

7 Mar

Craig David has recorded new music with Gary Barlow.

The British singer/songwriter and lead singer of pop group Take That previously wrote songs for Alesha Dixon (“To Love Again”), Blue (“Guilty”), Delta Goodrem (“Not Me, Not I”), Atomic Kitten (“Always Be My Baby”),  Robbie Williams (“Shame”), Amy Studt (“Testify”) and Lara Fabian (“No Big Deal”).

Barlow’s last studio collection, 2013’s “Since I Saw You Last,” peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Let Me Go,” “Face to Face” and “Since I Saw You Last.”

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his upcoming eighth album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment/Insanity Records.

The follow-up to 2018’s “The Time is Now” reportedly yields further contributions from Fraser T. Smith, Cathy Dennis, Tre Jean-Marie, Jin Jin, Naughty Boy, Rachel Furner, Ed Drewett, Grace Barker, Oliver Heldens, Carmen Reece, Max Wolfgang, Alan Sampson, and Banx & Ranx.

David’s current promotional single “Come Alive” – taken from “The Greatest Showman Reimagined” original motion soundtrack – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Stream the audio clip for “Come Alive” below.

Usher hits the studio with Stacy Barthe for new collaboration

5 Mar

Usher has teamed up with fellow recording artist Stacy Barthe for a new collaboration.

Barthe’s songwriting resume boasts works with Alicia Keys (“Limitedless”), Teyana Taylor (“Outta My League”), Marsha Ambrosius (“So Good”), Bridget Kelly (“Carry My Cross”), Melanie Fiona (“Like I Love You”), Lauriana Mae (“Marvelous”) and Ciara (“Flaws and All”).

Her debut album “Becoming” – featuring productions from Malay, Benny Cassette, and Darhyl “DJ” Camper – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his upcoming ninth album and follow-up to 2016’s “Hard II Love” later this year via RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly yields additional alliances with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Sean Garrett, Danja, Rico Love, Sebastian Kole, Verse Simmonds, Akil King, Ghoss, Harmony Samuels, Uforo Ebong, Mike Sabath, and Sons of Sonix.

Watch the music video for “Hell Yeah” below.

Zara Larsson teams with Tom Walker on new song “Now You’re Gone”

3 Mar

Zara Larsson has teamed up with fellow recording artist Tom Walker on a new song “Now You’re Gone,” taken from Walker’s debut studio collection, “What a Time to Be Alive,” which is now available via Sony Music/Relentless Records.

The track was co-written by Chelcee Grimes (Dua Lipa’s “Kiss and Make Up”, Louisa Johnson’s “So Good,” Kylie Minogue’s “Million Miles”) and Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” Rita Ora’s “Your Song,” Craig David’s “Brand New”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Larsson is currently working on her upcoming studio collection under TEN Music Group / Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers productions from Max Martin, HitImpulse, Will IDAP, Jordan Riley, Goldgfingers, Rami Yacoub, Carassius Gold, Grades, Cass Lowe, Digital Farm Animals, and Electric.

On the songwriting front, Larsson has worked with Caroline Ailin, Max Wolfgang, Dyo, Erik Hassle, Jin Jin, Marlon Roudette, Nat Dunn, Leland, Whitney Phillips, Michael Pollack, and Delacey.

Stream the audio clip for “Now You’re Gone” below.