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Normani Kordei reunites with Victoria Monet for new collaboration

12 Jul

Normani Kordei has reunited with Victoria Monet for a new collaboration.

Monet previously co-wrote four songs for Fifth Harmony in the shape of “Everlasting Love,” “Them Girls Be Like,” “We Know,” and “No Way,” taken from the albums “Reflection” (2015) and “7/27” (2016), respectively.

The American singer/songwriter’s latest project “Life After Love, Pt. 1” – featuring “Wish I Never Met You,” “Freak,” “No Good,” “Water Fall Out of Love,” “Ten New Friends” and “Let Her Go” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani, who signed a publishing deal with Stellar Song, is currently working on her debut solo project under Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Justin Tranter, Kennedi, Hue Strother, Caroline Ailin, James Fauntleroy, Tayla Parx, August Rigo, Starrah, Nija Charles, Micah Powell, and KiTo.

Watch the music video for “Freak” below.

Lauren Jauregui hits the studio with Rami Yacoub, Rob Knox

10 Jul

Lauren Jauregui has recorded new music with Rami Yacoub and Rob Knox.

Yacoub’s recent songwriting and production credits include Charlie Puth’s “Slow it Down,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Empty Wallets,” DNCE’s “Body Moves,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “First Time,” and Madonna’s “Devil Prey.”

Meanwhile, Knox is reponsible for co-writing and producing Justin Timberlake’s “Morning Light,” Luke James’ “These Arms,” Rihanna’s “Cold Case Love,” Britney Spears’ “Mannequin,” and Chris Brown’s “Help Me.”

Having signed a solo record deal with Sony Music imprint Columbia Records, Jauregui’s upcoming debut album reportedly yields further contributions from Nija Charles and Kurtis “K9” McKenzie.

Watch the music video for “Strangers” below.

[Common Collaborators] Alicia Keys and Beyoncé

5 Jul

Since its a slow news day, I thought about writing this post, which has been on my mind for a while now. Its about songwriters/producers who worked with two artists that are frequently associated with one another. For this post, I have chosen Alicia Keys and Beyoncé.  In case you did not know, Keys was signed to Columbia Records (which is Beyoncé’s current label) before signing to Clive Davis’ J Records.  Here are the musicians that both artists have worked with:

  • Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson: Alicia Keys (“Tell You Something”) / Beyoncé (“My Body”)
  • Antonio Dixon: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had”)
  • Candice Nelson: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Resentment”)
  • Chad Hugo: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me” – Remix) / Beyonce (“I Care,” “Work it Out” and “My First Time”)
  • Dre & Vidal: Alicia Keys (“So Simple”) / Beyonce (“T-Shirt” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Frank Ocean: Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) / Beyoncé (“I Miss You” and “Superpower”)
  • Harold Lilly: Alicia Keys (“Teenage Love Affair,” “Wreckless Love,” “Saviour,” “Where Do We Go from Here,” “I Need You,” “Pawn it All,” “Illusion of Bliss,” “Girl Can’t Be Herself,” “More Than We Know,” “So Simple” and “Where Do We Begin Now”) / Beyoncé (“Ego”)
  • Jeff Bhasker: Alicia Keys (“Girl on Fire,” “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” “Love is Blind,” “Wait Til You See My Smile,” “Like the Sea” and “Tears Always Win”) / Beyoncé (“I Care,” “Rather Die Young” and “Party”)
  • Jermaine Dupri: Alicia Keys (“Girlfriend” and “My Boo”) / Beyoncé (“With Me” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Justin Timberlake: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me – Remix” and “Morning Light”) / Beyoncé (“Until the End of Time,” “Blow” and “Rocket”)
  • Kandi Burruss: Alicia Keys (“Jane Doe”) / Beyoncé (“Bills, Bills, Bills,” “So Good,” “Bug a Boo,” “Hey Ladies” and “She Can’t Love” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Kanye West: Alicia Keys (“You Don’t Know My Name” and “Unbreakable”) / Beyoncé (“Party”)
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had” and “Broken Hearted Girl”).
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror”) / Beyoncé (“Scared of Lonely,” “World Wide Woman” and “Back Up”)
  • Miguel: Alicia Keys (“Where’s the Fun in Forever”) / Beyoncé (“Rocket”)
  • Noah “40” Shebib: Alicia Keys (“Unthinkable”) / Beyoncé (“Mine”)
  • Pharrell Williams: Alicia Keys (“Work on It,” “It’s On Again,” “Know Who Are” and “Apple”) / Beyoncé (“Work it Out,” “Green Light,” “Kitty Kat,” “Blow,” “Superpower” and “My First Time”)
  • Rich Harrison: Alicia Keys (“Ain’t No Reason” – performed by Christina Milian) / Beyoncé (“Crazy in Love,” “Be with You,” “Suga Mama,” “Freakum Dress” and Creole)
  • Rodney Jerkins: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror” and “Listen to Your Heart”) / Beyoncé (“Déjà vu,” “Back Up,” “World Wide Woman” and “Scared of Lonely”)
  • Sean Garrett: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love”) / Beyoncé (“Ring the Alarm,” “Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Check on It,” “Green Light,” “Diva,” “Video Phone” and “Lay Up Under Me”)
  • Swizz Beatz: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love,” “Put it in a Love Song,” “New Day,” “The Gospel,” “Pawn it All,” “She Don’t Really Care,” “Million Dollar Bill,” “Wait Til You See My Smile”) and “Illusion of Bliss”) / Beyoncé (“Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Ring the Alarm,” “Lost Your Mind” and “Check on It”)
  • Timbaland: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Partition,” “Drunk in Love” and “Rocket”)
  • Toby Gad: Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”) / Beyoncé (“If I Were a Boy”)

Stream the audio clip for “Put It in a Love Song” below.

Justin Timberlake releases surprise song, “SoulMate”

4 Jul

Justin Timberlake has dropped a surprise song online.

“SoulMate” – which was co-written by regular collaborator James Fauntleroy and produced by Nineteen85 – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Timberlake’s latest studio collection “Man of the Woods” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Filthy,” “Supplies” and “Say Something.”

Stream the audio clip for “SoulMate” below.

Justin Timberlake hits the studio with James Fauntleroy, Nineteen85

2 Jul

American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Justin Timberlake has teamed up with James Fauntleroy and Nineteen85 for a new collaboration.

Fauntleroy recently co-wrote “Filthy” and “Young Man” on Timberlake’s latest album, “Man of the Woods,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, Nineteen85 is known for co-writing and producing Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” Nicki Minaj’s “Truffle Butter,” Jennifer Hudson’s “Dangerous,” PartyNextDoor’s “Not Nice” and Majid Jordan’s “My Love.”

Watch the music video for “Say Something” below.

Rak-Su drafs Banx & Ranx for new single “Pyro Ting”

25 Jun

Rak-Su have announced the details for their new single.

The British R&B/hip hop boy band – composed of Ashley Fongho, Jamaal Shurland, Myles Stephenson, and Mustafa Rahimtulla – dubbed “Pyro Ting” as the first promotional cut from their upcoming debut album under Syco Music.

Produced by Yannick Rastogi and Zacharie Raymond of Canadian duo Banx & Ranx; “Pyro Ting” will arrive on June 29 via  iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

For their debut album, Rak-Su have also worked with Mojam Music, Tre Jean-Marie, Gina Kushka, Shakka, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Chris Loco, Liza Owen, Goldfingers, Caroline Ailin, Jacob Manson, Captain Cuts, Jin Jin, and Rymez.

Watch Rak-Su perform “Mamacita” below.

Normani Kordei enlists Justin Tranter, Caroline Ailin for new collaboration

23 Jun

American singer/songwriter Normani Kordei has enlisted Justin Tranter and Caroline Ailin for a new collaboration.

Tranter’s recent songwriting credits include Bebe Rexha’s “I’m a Mess,” Christina Aguilera’s “Right Moves,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Valentine,” Julia Michaels’ “Jump,” Shea Diamond’s “Keisha Complexion,” Cardi B’s “Thru Your Phone,” and Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel.”

Meanwhile, Ailin is responsible for co-writing Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” Olivia Holt’s “History,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” Grades’ “Crocodile Tears,” JKay’s “Danger,” and Alex Adair’s “Casual.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani is currently working on her debut project under Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Tayla Parx, August Rigo, James Fauntleroy, Starrah, Nija Charles, KiTo, Jude Demorest, Micah Powell, Bonnie McKee, and Jocelyn Donald.

Watch the music video for “Love Lies” below.