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Alicia Keys releases new album “ALICIA”

18 Sep

Alicia Keys has released her seventh studio album online.

“ALICIA” – featuring singles “Show Me Love,” “Underdog,” “Good Job,” “Perfect Way to Die,” “So Done,” “Time Machine” and “Love Looks Better” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Google Music and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” boasts songwriting contributions from Terius “The-Dream” Nash, Sebastian Kole, Ari PenSmith, J. Warner, Kali Claire, Ed Sheeran, Foy Vance, Amy Wadge, Jeremiah “Sick Pen” Bethea, and Sam Roman.

On the production front, Alicia has teamed up with Larrance “Rance” Dopson, Khirye Taylor, Rob Knox, Johnny McDaid, Jonny Coffer, P2J, Sampha, Tricky Stewart, Morgan Matthews, Ludwig Goransson, Jimmy Napes, Noel Zancanella, Delano “Sean C” Matthews, and Swizz Beatz.

Stream “ALICIA” below.

Little Mix confirm details for new album “Confetti”

16 Sep

Little Mix have confirmed the details for their upcoming album.

The British girl group – composed of Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall, and Perrie Edwards – christened their sixth studio collection “Confetti” and will release it on November 6th via RCA Records UK.

Current single “Holiday” – which was co-written by Kamille and Goldfingers (aka Frank Nobel and Linus Nordstrom) – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Google Music and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2018’s “LM5” reportedly features additional productions and songwriting contributions from Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Cass Lowe, Tayla Parx, Sean Douglas, Georgia Ku, Warren “Oak” Felder, Imani Williams, Rymez, and Boy Matthews.

Watch the music video for “Holiday” below.

Alicia Keys enlists Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella for new single “Love Looks Better”

11 Sep

Alicia Keys has released her new single online.

“Love Looks Better” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Google Music and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Keys alongside Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella, who are also responsible for OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars,” Ellie Goulding’s “Burn,” Taylor Swift’s “I Know Places,” Ariana Grande’s “Why Try,” Leona Lewis’s “Glassheart,” and Ella Henderson’s “Ghost.”

Keys’ upcoming seventh studio album “Alicia” – featuring previous singles “So Done,” “Good Job,” “Perfect Way to Die,” “Underdog,” “Time Machine” and “Show Me Love” – is expected to arrive later this year via RCA Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Love Looks Better” below.

SZA teams up with The Neptunes for new single “Hit Different”

4 Sep

American singer/songwriter Solana Rowe, professionally known as SZA, has delivered her new single online.

“Hit Different” – which was produced by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes and features guest vocals from Ty Dolla $ign – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Google Music and all other digital streaming platforms.

SZA’s upcoming sophomore album – which reportedly features additional contributions from Timbaland, Sia, Jack Antonoff, Brockhampton, and Sam Smith – is expected to arrive later this year via Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Hit Different” below.

Alicia Keys teams up with Khalid for new single “So Done”

15 Aug

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has released her new single online.

“So Done” – which was produced by Ludwig Goransson and features fellow recording artist Khalid – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Google Music and all other digital streaming platforms.

Keys’s upcoming seventh studio album “Alicia” – featuring previous singles “Time Machine,” “Show Me Love,” “Underdog,” “Good Job” and “Perfect Way to Die” – is expected to arrive later this year via RCA Records.

Watch the music video for “So Done” below.

John Legend premieres music video for new single “Wild”

14 Aug

John Legend has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer posted the visual clip for “Wild” to his Vevo channel on Friday (14 August 2020).

The track was co-written by Legend, Jacob Torrey and Sam Romans alongside Benjamin Kohn, Peter “Merf” Kelleher and Thomas “Froe” Barnes of British songwriting/production team TMS.

Legend’s latest studio collection “Bigger Love” – featuring previous singles “Actions” and “Conversations in the Dark” – is now available via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Watch the music video for “Wild” below.

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.