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Alicia Keys reveals artwork, release date for new album “A.L.I.C.I.A.”

21 Jan

Alicia Keys has revealed the artwork and release date for her upcoming album.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer will release her seventh studio collection, “A.L.I.C.I.A,” on March 20 via RCA Records.

Current promotional single “Underdog” – which was co-written by Ed Sheeran alongside Johnny McDaid, Amy Wadge, Jonny Coffer, and Foy Vance – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Emeli Sande, Linda Perry, Arrow Benjamin, and Fred Ball.

Watch the music video for “Underdog” below.

Alicia Keys unleashes new single “Underdog”

9 Jan

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Alicia Keys has unleashed her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Ed Sheeran alongside Johnny McDaid (Pink, Zara Larsson), Amy Wadge (Kylie Minogue, Thomas Rhett), Jonny Coffer (Beyonce, Rita Ora) and Foy Vance (Keith Urban, Rag’n’Bone Man).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Keys is expected to release her upcoming seventh studio album – featuring previous singles “Raise a Man,” “Show Me Love” and “Time Machine” – is expected to arrive later this year via RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly features additional songwriting contributions from Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Emeli Sande, Linda Perry, Arrow Benjamin, and Fred Ball.

Watch the music video for “Underdog” below.

Usher unleashes new single “Don’t Waste My Time” with Ella Mai

13 Dec

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Usher has unleashed his new single online.

“Don’t Waste My Time” – featuring Ella Mai – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was produced by regular collaborators Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox, who previously teamed up with Usher on singles “U Got It Bad,” “U-Turn” and “Confessions Part II,” taken from the albums “8701” (2001) and “Confessions” (2004), respectively.

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Usher’s upcoming ninth album, tentatively entitled “Confessions 2,” is expected to arrive early next year via Brand Usher / RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers 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 “Don’t Waste My Time” below.

Jazmine Sullivan teases spring release for upcoming EP

9 Dec

Jazmine Sullivan has teased a spring release for her upcoming EP.

“So I’ve been quiet for a min. And by a minute I mean 5 years. But I just recently experienced something that has rocked my world and turned it upside down. Life is funny like that. And I’m almost sure it’s leading me on a patch that will inspire an album. t for now, an EP is on the way. Probably spring release. Love you all,” the American singer/songwriter posted to Instagram.

Sullivan’s most recent album, 2015’s “Reality Show,” peaked to number twelve on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Dumb,” “Forever Don’t Last” and “Let it Burn.”

Since then, she has recorded new music with fellow recording artist Justin Timberlake as well as songwriters and producers Malay (Tori Kelly, Frank Ocean), Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (Raye, Craig David), Nova Wav (Kehlani, Teyana Taylor) and Jenna Andrews (Tamia, Elle Varner).

As a songwriter, Sullivan is known for co-writing Mary J. Blige’s “Thick of It,” Christina Milian’s “Say I,” Tamia’s “Still Love You,” Monica’s “Everything to Me,” Faith Evans’ “He Is,” Candice Glover’s “Cried,” Jessica Sanchez’s “Drive By,” and Jennifer Hudson’s “I’m His Only Woman.”

Stream the audio clip for “Don’t Make Me Wait” below.

 

Alicia Keys confirms title for new album

5 Dec

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Alicia Keys has confirmed the title for her upcoming album.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer christened her seventh studio collection “A.L.I.C.I.A” and will release it in early 2020 via RCA Records.

Current promotional single “Time Machine” – which was co-written by Coleridge “Sebastian Kole” Tillman and Robin “Rob Knox” Tadross – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly features additional productions and songwriting contributions from Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Emeli Sande, Linda Perry, Arrow Benjamin, and Fred Ball.

Watch the music video for “Time Machine” below.

Little Mix enlist Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Cass Lowe for new collaboration

4 Dec

British girl group Little Mix (composed of Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall) have enlisted Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Cass Lowe for a new collaboration.

Besides previously working with Little Mix on “Grown,” taken from the group’s third studio album, “Get Weird,” Jin Jin’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Raye (“Love Me Again”), Craig David (“Do You Miss Me Much”), Jess Glynne (“All I Am”), Yebba Smith (“Evergreen”) and Rita Ora (“Proud”).

Meanwhile, Lowe recent songwriting and production credits include Labrinth’s “Where the Wild Things,” Sinead Harnett’s “No Pressure,” Rudimental’s “Walk Alone,” Jess Glynne’s “Nevermind,” Lily Allen’s “Pushing Up Daisies,” Ray BLK’s “Paradise, and Paloma Faith’s “Kings and Queens.”

Little Mix’s current single “One I’ve Been Missing” – which was written by group member Leigh-Anne Pinnock alongside Sinead Harnett, Rachel Furner, Jez Ashurst and Tre Jean-Marie – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Their upcoming sixth studio album reportedly boasts additional contributions from Supa Dups, Georgia Ku, Oak Felder, Tayla Parx, Sean Douglas, Boy Matthews, Nate Campany, Kamille, Chris Loco, and Goldfingers.

Stream the audio clip for “Grown” below.

Little Mix share music video for new single “One I’ve Been Missing”

3 Dec

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Little Mix have shared the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “One I’ve Been Missing” was posted to the British girl group’s Vevo channel on Monday (02 December 2019).

The track was co-written by group member Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Sinead Harnett alongside Rachel Furner (Becky Hill, Craig David), Tre Jean-Marie (Mabel, Ella Eyre) and Jez Ashurst (Ella Henderson, Louise Redknapp).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Little Mix are currently working on their upcoming album under RCA Records (UK) / Columbia Records (US).

The follow-up to 2018’s “LM5” reportedly boasts contributions from Supa Dups, Georgia Ku, Oak Felder, Tayla Parx, Sean Douglas, Boy Matthews, Nate Campany, Kamille, Chris Loco, and Goldfingers.

Watch the music video for “One I’ve Been Missing” below.