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LeToya Luckett debuts new single “I’m Ready”

6 Jan

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LeToya Luckett has debuted her new single online.

The R&B singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “I’m Ready” to her official YouTube page on Monday (January 05, 2014).

“I’m Ready” was co-written by Luckett along with siblings Carlos and Steven Battey of The Jackie Boyz, who have also worked with Madonna (“Revolver”), Chris Brown (“Graffiti”) and David Guetta (“Toy Friend”).

Production duties were handled by Dernst “D’Mile” Emile, whose other credits include Mali Music’s “Heavy Love” [RCA Records], Ciara’s “Livin’ It Up” [Epic Records] and Wynter Gordon’s “Back to You” [Big Beat Records].

Previous single, the Andre Harris-produced “Don’t Make Me Wait,” is now available for download via iTunes (US).

As mentioned in earlier posts, LeToya’s keenly-awaited third studio album “Until Then” will be released later this year via Entertainment One Music Group.

The follow-up to 2009’s “Lady Love” reportedly boasts further collaborations with Mike WiLL Made It (Brandy, Nicki Minaj), Andrea Martin (Jordin Sparks, Toni Braxton) and Harmony Samuels (Ariana Grande, Teyana Taylor).

Listen to “I’m Ready” below.

Zendaya works with Alex Cantrall, Jackie Boyz for new album

11 Apr

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Zendaya has worked with Alex Cantrall and The Jackie Boyz on new material, which is expected to appear on her upcoming sophomore album.

Notable songwriting credits by Alex Cantrall include Toni Braxton’s “Long Way Home” [Black Ocean Records], Jojo’s “Coming for You” [Blackground Records] and Fantasia Barrino’s “Truth Is” [RCA Records].

Meanwhile, The Jackie Boyz – consisting of siblings Carlos and Steven Battey – are responsible for co-writing “Forever That Man” by Candice Glover [Interscope Records] and “Under the Sun” by Cheryl Cole [Polydor Records].

Zendaya’s upcoming project follows her self-titled debut album, which was released in 2013 via Universal Music Group / Hollywood Records.

Watch the music video for “Replay” below.

Candice Glover unwraps credits for debut album ‘Music Speaks’

17 Feb

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Candice Glover has unwrapped the songwriting credits for her debut album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Music Speaks” on February 18 via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

New single “Cried” – now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets – was written by Jazmine Sullivan and Anthony Taylor.

Other album songwriters include Planet VI (Cassie, Kelly Rowland), Jackie Boyz (Madonna, David Guetta), Elijah Blake (Fantasia, Trey Songz), Ester Dean (Karmin, Nicki Minaj) and A-Plus (Teyana Taylor, Jennifer Lopez).

On the production front, Glover has teamed up with Madd Scientist (Ciara, Toni Braxton), Jevon Hill (Mario, Bobby V), Mike WiLL Made It (Brandy, Jamie Foxx), Da Internz (Nas, The-Dream) and D’Mile (Rihanna, Wynter Gordon).

Peep the tracklisting and songwriting credits for “Music Speaks” below.

“Cried”
Written By: (Jazmine Sullivan / Anthony Taylor).

“Die Without You”
Written By: (Theron Thomas / Timothy Thomas / Theodore Thomas / Jevon Hill).

“Same Kinda Man”
Written By: (Norman Feels / Nikki Leonti / Rich Velonskis).

“Damn”
Written By: (Theron Thomas / Timothy Thomas / Theodore Thomas / Jevon Hill).

“Passenger”
Written By: (Keri Hilson / Theron Thomas / Timothy Thomas / Michael Williams / Pierre Ramon Slaughter).

“Forever That Man”
Written By: (Candice Glover / Carlos Battey / Steven Battey / Jay Dmuchowski / Charles “Chizzy” Stephens / Timothy “Christian Minor” Zimnoch).

“Kiss Me”
Written By: (Theron Thomas / Timothy Thomas / Theodore Thomas / Jevon Hill).

“In the Middle”
Written By: (Fantasia Barrino / Elijah Blake / Cleveland Constantine Browne / Greville Gordon / Rexton Gordon / Wycliffe Johnson / Rob Kleiner).

“Coulda Been Me”
Written By: (Ester Dean / Aaron Michael Cox / Marcos Palacios / Ernest Clark).

“Thank You”
Written By: (Anesha Birchett / Antea Shelton / Dernst “D’Mile” Emile).

“Love Song”
Written By: (Simon Gallup / Roger O’Donnell / Robert Smith / Paul Thompson / Laurence Tolhurst / Boris Williams).

Jordin Sparks hits the studio with Jason Derulo, The Jackie Boyz

27 Jan

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Jordin Sparks has recently recorded new material with Jason Derulo as well as Carlos and Steven Battey of songwriting / production team the Jackie Boyz.

It is yet to be known whether the above mentioned material will appear on the singer/songwriter’s upcoming third studio album, which is expected to be released later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The Jackie Boyz are known for co-writing / producing songs for the likes of David Guetta [Virgin Records], Justin Bieber [Island Def Jam Recordings], Madonna [Interscope Records] and Lil Wayne [Young Money Records].

Some of their notable credits include “Forever That Man” by Candice Glover [Interscope Records], “Under the Sun” by Cheryl Cole [Polydor Records] and “You’re Not Alone” by Big Time Rush [Columbia Records].

Jordin’s last studio album, 2008’s “Battlefield,” debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also featured the Lucas Secon-produced “Walking on Snow” and the Andrea Martin-penned “It Takes More.”

She recently starred on the critically acclaimed “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete” along with Jennifer Hudson. The Alicia Keys-produced project is scheduled to be released on DVD on February 4 via Lions Gate Entertainment.

The “One Step at a Time” star also co-wrote Ariana Grande’s hit single “The Way” along with Sevyn Streeter, Al Sherrod Lambert and Harmony “H-Money” Samuels. The track peaked at number nine on the US Singles Chart.

Listen to Jordin Sparks’ “Chocolate Brown Eyes” – taken from Salaam Remi’s Grammy-nominated album “One: in the Chamber” – below. The track was co-written by Elijah Blake and produced by Salaam Remi.

Candice Glover unveils lyric video for new single ‘I Cried’

26 Nov

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Candice Glover has unveiled the official lyric video for her new single.

“I Cried” will be included on the artist’s upcoming debut album, “Music Speaks,” out on February 8 via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The track serves as the follow-up to previous single “I Am Beautiful,” written by Jaden Michaels along with Roahn “First Born” Hylton and John Lock.

Among the other tracks slotted for inclusion on “Music Speaks” are “Kiss Me,” “In the Middle,” “Forever That Man” and “Die Without You.”

Album contributors are Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Nelly Furtado, Mariah Carey), Toby Gad (Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen) and The Jackie Boyz: Carlos & Steven Battey (David Guetta, Wynter Gordon).

Watch the lyric video for “I Cried” below.

Candice Glover taps Planet VI for debut album ‘Music Speaks’

4 Nov

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American Idol winner Candice Glover has tapped the songwriting services of Planet VI for her upcoming debut album, “Music Speaks,” out on February 8 via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The duo – formerly known as Rock City – have helmed recent hits including “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus [RCA Records], “Kisses Down Low” by Kelly Rowland [Republic Records] and “I’m Out” by Ciara [Epic Records].

They also confirmed placements on the next albums by TLC [Epic Records], Usher [RCA Records], Beyonce [Columbia Records], Keri Hilson [Interscope Records], Cassie [Bad Boy Records] and Kat Dahlia [Vested in Culture].

Among the tracks slotted for inclusion on “Music Speaks” are lead single “I’m Beautiful” along with “Die Without U,” “In the Middle” and “Forever That Man.”

Other album songwriters include Jackie Boyz (Madonna, David Guetta), Victoria Horn (Brandy, Demi Lovato), Ester Dean (Katy Perry, Chris Brown) and Jazmine Sullivan (Mary J. Blige, Fantasia Barrino).

Candice Glover reveals new song title ‘Forever That Man’

17 Oct

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Candice Glover has revealed a new song title from her upcoming debut album.

“Forever That Man” will be included on the singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, “Music Speaks,” out on February 8 via Interscope Records.

The track was written by Candice Glover along with Jason Dmuchowski, Charles Stephens, Christian Minor and the Jackie Boyz, who are responsible for singles “Revolver” by Madonna featuring Lil Wayne [Warner Bros. Records] and “Under the Sun” by Cheryl Cole [Polydor Records].

They songwriting duo – consisting of siblings Steven and Carlos Battey – have also teamed up with the likes of David Guetta [Virgin Records], Chris Brown [RCA Records] and Justin Bieber [Island Def Jam Recordings].

“Music Speaks” is confirmed to yield further songwriting contributions from Jean Baptiste Kouame (Rihanna, Britney Spears), Ester Dean (Ciara, Kelly Rowland), Tank (K. Michelle, Toni Braxton), Jaden Michaels (Naya Rivera, Jessica Mauboy) and Jazmine Sullivan (Christina Milian, Jennifer Hudson).

Watch the video for Jackie Boyz collaboration with DJ Sammy below. “Shut Me and Kiss Me” is now available for download via iTunes.

Candice Glover works with the Jackie Boyz, reschedules debut album ‘Music Speaks’

1 Oct

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Candice Glover has announced the new release date for her debut album.

Initially planned to be released on October 8, “Music Speaks” will now hit the shelves on 18 February 2014 via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The highly-anticipated collection is confirmed to boast collaborations with The Jackie Boyz, who are also responsible for singles “Revolver” by Madonna [Warner Bros. Records] and “Under the Sun” by Cheryl Cole [Polydor Records].

The songwriting and production duo – consisting of siblings Carlos and Steven Battey – is also known for teaming up with the likes of David Guetta [Virgin Records], Justin Bieber [Island Def Jam Recordings], Chris Brown [RCA Records] and Jay Sean [Republic Records].

Listen to Glover’s debut single “I Am Beautiful” below. The track was written by Jaden Michaels and Joleen Belle, meanwhile production work was handled by Roahn “First Born” Hylton and John Lock.