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RuthAnne teases new collaboration with John Legend

22 Jan

Irish singer/songwriter Ruth-Anne Cunningham, professionally known as RuthAnne, has teased a new collaboration with John Legend and Dan Wilson.

“2 legends, 1 Irish writing songs together @johnlegend @danwilsonmusic ❤️❤️☘️☘️,” she posted to Instagram on Sunday (January 21, 2018).

RuthAnne’s songwriting resume boasts works with Jojo (“Too Little, Too Late”), Katharine McPhee (“Over It”), Leona Lewis (“Perfection”), Martin Garrix (“In the Name of Love”), Britney Spears (“Work Bitch”), Pixie Lott (“Broken Arrow”), Zac Samuel (“Never Letting Go”) and Niall Horan (“Slow Hands”).

In addition to working on her upcoming debut record with regular collaborator James “Malay” Ho, RuthAnne has also contributed to the next projects by Stanaj, Louisa Johnson, Ella Henderson, Liza Owen, and Fleur East.

Meanwhile, Legend is expected to release his sixth studio collection – featuring further contributions from Dan Wilson, Warren “Oak” Felder, and Rachel “Raye” Keen – later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2016’s “Darkness and Light,” which peaked to number fourteen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Love Me Now,” “Penthouse Floor” and “Surefire.”

Watch the music video for “Love Me Now” below.

Tamera Foster hits the studio with Naughty Boy, Fancy Hagood for new collaboration

21 Jan

British singer/songwriter Tamera Foster has teamed up with record producer Naughty Boy and fellow recording artist Fancy Hagood for a new collaboration.

Having previously collaborated with Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor on his own single, the Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem-produced “Boys Like You,” Hagood’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Christina Aguilera (“Change”), Lucy Hale (“You Sound Good to Me”), Goldhouse (“Over”), Niykee Heaton (“Skin Tight”) and Ben Bradford (“Tequila Makes the World Go Round”).

Meanwhile, Naughty Boy is known for his production works with Emeli Sande (“Heaven”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Cheryl (“Craziest Things”), Marlon Roudette (“Anti Hero”), Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), Charli XCX (“So Over You”), Tanika (“Runaway”), Alesha Dixon (“Radio”) and Fantasia Barrino (“Side Effects of You”).

Foster, on the other hand, who recently co-wrote “Don’t Want You Back” for Bakermat & Kiesza alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Komi Al-Hakam, is expected to release her upcoming debut album later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from Parker Ighile, Carla Marie Williams, The Electric, Lauren Aquilina, Kuya Productions, Chelcee Grimes, Future Cut, Hayley Warner, Arrow Benjamin, Kamille, Happy Perez, Ray BLK, Talay Riley, Knightstarr, Kane “Kin” Parfitt, and Mac & Phil.

Stream the audio clip for “Should’ve Been Me” below.

Tom Grennan drafts Jonny Lattimer, Fraser T. Smith for new promotional single “Sober”

19 Jan

British singer/songwriter Tom Grennan has released his new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Jonny Lattimer, whose other credits include Caitlyn Scarlett’s “Happy When,” Bruno Major’s “Second Time,” Zak Abel’s “Rock Bottom,” Frances’ “Let it Out,” Rebecca Ferguson’s “Backtrack,” Kwabs’ “Walk,” Sinead Harnett’s “Rather Be with You,” and Foxes’ “Amazing.”

Production duties on “Sober” were handled by Fraser T. Smith, who is also responsible for Raye’s “Decline,” Craig David’s “I Know You,” Calum Scott’s “You Are the Reason,” Stormzy’s “Blinded by Your Grace,” Ray BLK’s “Baby Girlz,” Jon Bellion’s “Maybe IDK,” and Gavin James’ “Bitter Pill.”

Grennan’s upcoming debut album “Lighting Matches” – featuring previous singles “Found What I’ve Been Looking For,” “I Might” and “Royal Highness” – will arrive on May 18 Sony Music Entertainment / Insanity Records.

The highly-anticipated project boasts further ontributions from Laconic, Diane Warren, Peter Stengaard, Jordan Riley, Adriano “Adj” Buffone, Danny Connors, Amy Wadge, Jimmy Hogarth, and Patrick “Paddy” Byrne.

Listen to the audio clip for “Sober” below.

Justin Timberlake unleashes new promotional single “Supplies”

19 Jan

American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Justin Timberlake has unleashed his new promotional single online.

“Supplies” – which was co-written and co-produced by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Timberlake’s upcoming fifth studio collection “Man of the Woods” – featuring previous promotional single “Filthy” – is scheduled to arrive on February 2 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project yields further contributions from Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley, James Fauntleroy, Nathaniel “Danja” Hills, Eric Hudson, Robin “Rob Knox” Tadross, Larrance Dopson, and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon.

Stream the audio clip for “Supplies” below.

Tinashe reveals music video for new single “No Drama”

19 Jan

Tinashe has revealed the music video for her new promotional single online.

The visual clip for “No Drama” – featuring Offset – was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Thursday (January 18, 2018).

Co-written by Tinashe and Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard alongside Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Norwegian songwriting/production duo Stargate; “No Drama” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Tinashe is scheduled to release her upcoming sophomore studio collection “Joyride” – featuring upcoming promotional singles “Me So Bad” and “Faded Love” – later this year via RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Aquarius” reportedly boasts additional alliances with Fred Ball, Eyelar, Arrow Benjamin, Gabrielle Nowee, MNEK, Shungudzo Kuyimba, Benny Cassette, Sasha Sloan, Jonas Jeberg, Noonie Bao, Sam Hook, Ester Dean, Charlie Handsome, Julia Michaels, BloodPop, Justin Tranter, Ty Dolla $ign, Hitmaka, A1, Prince Chrishan, and Nova Wav.

Watch the music video for “No Drama” below.

Justin Timberlake reunites with The Neptunes for new promotional single “Supplies”

18 Jan

American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Justin Timberlake has reunited with Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes for his new promotional single “Supplies, out on January 19 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The songwriting/production duo previously teamed up with Timberlake on international hit singles “Senorita,” “Like I Love You” and “Rock Your Body,” taken from the artist’s debut studio collection “Justified,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

On Timberlake’s upcoming fifth album “Man of the Woods,” The Neptunes have co-written and co-produced eight additional tracks in the shape of “Midnight Summer Jam,” “Man of the Woods,” “Higher, Higher,” “Wave,” “Flannel,” “Montana,” “Breeze Off the Pond,” and “Livin Off the Land.”

Other musicians backing Timberlake on the highly-anticipated album are Timbaland (Sam Smith, Nelly Furtado), James Fauntleroy (Bruno Mars, Majid Jordan), Danja (Whitney Houston, Keri Hilson), Eric Hudson (Chris Brown, Mariah Carey), Rob Knox (Prince Royce, Leona Lewis), J-Roc (Beyonce, Kat Dahlia) and Larrance Dopson (Ella Mai, Kali Uchis).

Stream the audio clip for “Filthy” below.

Lennon Stella signs new deal with SONGS / Columbia Records

18 Jan

Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress Lennon Stella has signed a new deal with RECORDS/Columbia Records and will release her upcoming debut project later this year.

“Lennon’s unique artistry, point of view, distinctive vocal ability and star-power is simply overwhelming,” says Barry Weiss, Partner & Co-Founder, RECORDS. “We’re super excited to have her here at RECORDS. I’m elated that Jenna Andrews (who does A&R for the label) brought her to us.”

“I feel so lucky to work hand in hand with this incredible and inspiring group of people. There are no words to describe the feeling of finally being able to release my own music, something I have always dreamed of,” says Stella.

On the still-untitled collection, Stella has worked with songwriters including Amy Wadge, Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Sarah Aarons, Trey Campbell, Sean Douglas, Max McElligott, Ali Tamposi, Chloe Angelides, Emily Warren, Fiona Bevan, Caitlyn Scarlett, Ella Henderson, Nate Cyphert, Parson James, Sam Fisher, Bipolar Sunshine, Elliphant, Ashlyn Wilson, and Jenna Andrews.

Among the producers backing Stella on the project are Joel Little, Ajay “Stint” Bhattacharyya, Jonny Lattimer, MNEK, Alex Hope, Gladius James, Daniel “Robopop” Omelio, Two Inch Punch, Philip “Pip” Kembo, Tommy English, Jesse Shatkin, Big Taste, Jason Evigan, M-Phazes, Alex Niceforo, Benny Cassette, Steve Mostyn, Joe Janiak, and The Monsters & Strangerz.