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[Common Collaborators] Toni and Tamar Braxton

8 Jul

In addition to being sisters and major recording artists, Toni and Tamar Braxton have also worked with a lot of the same producers and songwriters. In fact, Tamar co-wrote several songs for Toni including “Let Me Show You The Way (Out),” “Give it Back,” “Rock Me, Roll Me,” “Selfish,” “Me & My Boyfriend,” “Always” and “Holiday Celebrate.”

Here’s the list of common songwriters and producers both artists have worked with!

  • Andrea Martin – Tamar Braxton: “Only Love” and “What Does it Take” (with The Braxtons) / Toni Braxton: “A Better Man” and “I Love Me Some Him”
  • Bryan Michael Cox – Tamar Braxton: “Get None,” Pieces” and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Just Be a Man About It,” “Tripping” and “What’s Good”
  • Claude Kelly – Tamar Braxton: “Raise the Bar” / Toni Braxton: “I Hate Love”
  • Christopher “Tricky” Stewart – Tamar Braxton: “Slow Flow,” “L.A.D.I” and “Where’s the Good in Goodbye” (with The Braxtons), as well as “If You Don’t Wanna Love Me,” “I’m Over You,” “The Way it Should Be,” “Get Mine” and “Stay and Fight” / Toni Braxton: “Missin”
  • Cory Rooney – Tamar Braxton: “My Man” / Toni Braxton: “Stupid”
  • Damon Thomas – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Supposed to Be” and “Finally”
  • Dernst “D’Mile” Emile – Tamar Braxton: “Black Tears” / Toni Braxton: “Wardrobe”
  • Harvey Mason Jr. – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Supposed to Be,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Hands Tied,” “Why Don’t You Love Me” and “Hero,”
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – Tamar Braxton: “I’d Still Say Yes” (with The Braxtons) and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “You Mean the World to Me,” “Seven Whole Days,” “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “And I Love You,” “Gimme Some,” “You’re Making Me High,” “Let it Flow,” “How Could an Angel Break My Heart” and “This Time Next Year” (also recorded by Shola Ama)
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels – Tamar Braxton: “The One,” “Tip Toe,” “Love and War,” “One on One Fun,” “Hot Sugar,” “Where it Hurts,” “Catfish,” “Simple Things,” “Broken Record,” “A.S.A.P.” and “Pick Me Up”/ Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”
  • Makeba Riddick – Tamar Braxton: “Love and War,” “If I Don’t Have You,” “Must Be Good to You,” “A.S.A.P,” “Run Run” and “Pick Me Up” / Toni Braxton: “Please,” “Looking at Me” and “Make My Heart”
  • Patrick “J. Que” Smith – Tamar Braxton: “Where it Hurts” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Sex and Cigarettes” and “Supposed to Be”
  • Rodney Jerkins – Tamar Braxton: “The Makings of You,” “Heart in My Hands” and “Blind” / Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”

James Blunt premieres music video for new single “Bartender”

11 Mar

James Blunt has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Bartender” to his YouTube channel on Friday (March 10, 2017).

The track was co-written by Blunt alongside Stephanie “Steph” Jones, whose other credits include Bea Miller’s “Burning Bridges,” Sabrina Carpenter’s “Don’t Want it Back,” Dylan Scott’s “Rules,” and Chris Lane’s “Circles.”

Production duties on “Bartender,” on the other hand, were collectively handled by Daniel “Danny” Parker (Nick Jonas, Britney Spears) and Theodore “Teddy” Geiger (Shawn Mendes, Ricky Reed).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Blunt’s fifth studio collection “The Afterlove” – featuring previous singles “Make Me Better,” “Time of Our Lives” and “Love Me Better” – will arrive on March 24 via Atlantic Records.

Other album producers include Stephan Moccio (Seal), Ryan Tedder (Adele), Steve Robson (Olly Murs), The Underdogs (Justin Timberlake), Steve Mac (Jess Glynne), Johnny McDaid (Harry Styles) and Ed Sheeran (Taylor Swift).

On the songwriting front, Blunt has teamed up with Amy Wadge (Geri Halliwell), Dewain Whitmore (Pia Toscano), Maureen “MoZella” McDonald (Miley Cyrus), Patrick “J. Que” Smith (Mollie King), Emily Warren (Dua Lipa) and Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire (Ciara).

Watch the music video for “Bartender” below.

Jordin Sparks releases new album “Right Here, Right Now”

23 Aug

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Jordin Sparks has released her third album.

“Right Here, Right Now” – featuring singles “It Ain’t You,” “Double Tap” and “They Don’t Give” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment’s newly-launched imprint Louder Than Life Records.

The project was executively produced by Salaam Remi, whose other credits include Leona Lewis (“Forgiveness”), Ella Henderson (“Hard Work”), Jazmine Sullivan (“Dumb”) and Mack Wilds (“Own It”).

Other album producers include Dem Jointz (Rihanna, Dr. Dre), Key Wane (Beyonce, Jhene Aiko), DJ Mustard (Tinashe, Keyshia Cole), Jonas Jeberg (Cassie, Jason Derulo), Crada (Drake, Marlon Roudette), D’Mile (Ciara, Mali Music) and The Underdogs (Tamar Braxton, Jennifer Hudson).

On the songwriting front, Sparks has teamed with Babyface (Tamia, Katharine McPhee), Meleni Smith (Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys), James Fauntleroy (Usher, Chris Brown), Victoria Monet (Nas, Fifth Harmony), Nikki Flores (Jojo, Christina Aguilera) and Marlon “Hookman” Bonds (Zendaya, Jason Derulo).

Watch the music video for “Right Here, Right Now” below.

Jennifer Hudson confirms new album “JHUD”

4 Jul

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Jennifer Hudson has unveiled the title for her upcoming third album.

The singer/songwriter christened her new collection “JHUD” and will release it later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

New single “Walk It Out” – written by Hudson along with Lyrica Anderson, Chris Godbey, Jacob Luttrell, Michael Tompkins, James Washington, Jerome Harmon and Timothy Mosley – is now available for download via iTunes.

“JHUD” serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “I Remember Me,” which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and boasted hit singles “Where You At,” “No One Gonna Love You” and “I’ve Got This.”

Among the other musicians backing the “Spotlight” star on the highly-anticipated LP are Salaam Remi, Angela Hunte, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Leon “RoccStar” Youngblood, Raphael Saadiq, Pharrell Williams, and The Underdogs.

Preview “JHUD” below.

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Bryan Michael Cox grace new album by Tamar Braxton

2 Feb

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Tamar Braxton has teamed up with Bryan Michael Cox and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds for her upcoming debut album, “Love and War,” due later this year via Universal Music Group / Streamline Records / Interscope Records.

Recent production credits by Bryan Michael Cox include “Triumphant” by Mariah Carey [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings], “Amazing” by Monica [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and “Time to Go” by SWV [eOne Music / Entertainment One Music].

Meanwhile, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is responsible for co-writing tracks including and “Pray for Me” by Anthony Hamilton [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “Pretty” by Nicole Scherzinger [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records] and “That’s When I Knew” by Alicia Keys [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Other songwriters backing Tamar Braxton on “Love and War” are LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels (Melanie Fiona, Brandy Norwood), Makeba Riddick (Christina Milian, Jennifer Lopez), Diane Warren (Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia Barrino), Tiyon “TC” Mack (Cover Drive, Justin Bieber), Ester Dean (Bridget Kelly, Priyanka Chopra), Jessyca Wilson (Fantasia Barrino, John Legend), Patrick “J. Que” Smith (Keri Hilson, Melanie Amaro) and Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton (Marsha Ambrosius, Usher Raymond).

Producers include Da Internz: Marcos Palacios & Ernest Clark (Jordin Sparks, Kelly Rowland), Darhyl Camper Jr. (Trey Songz, John Legend), Ryan “Alias” Tedder (Beyonce Knowles, Adele Adkins), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige), Jerry “Prince Wonda” Duplessis (RaVaughn Brown, Estelle Swaray), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Nelly Furtado, Janet Jackson) and The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears).

Diane Warren, Ryan Tedder grace new album by Tamar Braxton

14 Jan

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Tamar Braxton has added Diane Warren and Ryan “Alias” Tedder to the list of contributors for her upcoming debut album, “Love and War,” which is due later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records / Streamline Records.

Recent songwriting credits by Diane Warren include “I Was Here” by Beyonce Knowles [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records], “Counterfeit” by Tulisa Contostavlos [Universal Music Group / Island Records] and “Silver Lining (Crazy About You)” by Jessie J [Sony Music Entertainment / Sony Classical].

Meanwhile, Ryan “Alias” Tedder is responsible for helming singles “So Good” by B.O.B. [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records], “Brighter than the Sun” by Colbie Caillat [Universal Music Group / Republic Records] and “Got 2 Love U” by Sean Paul featuring Alexis Jordan [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

Other songwriters backing Tamar on “Love and War” are LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels (Melanie Fiona, Jennifer Lopez), Makeba Riddick (Christina Milian, Katharine McPhee) and Tiyon “TC” Mack (Brandy Norwood, Justin Bieber).

Producers include The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Justin Timberlake, Tyrese Gibson), Darhyl Camper (Trey Songz, Elle Varner), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Nelly Furtado, Leona Lewis) and Da Internz: Marcos Palacios & Ernest Clark (Jordin Sparks, Cassie Ventura).

Tamar Braxton schedules release date for new album

14 Dec

Tamar-Pynk-Roc4lifeTamar Braxton has scheduled the release date for her upcoming album.

The still-untitled project will hit the stores on February 12, 2013 via Universal Music Group / Streamline Records / Interscope Records.

Lead single “Love and War” was helmed by LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels (Jennifer Lopez, Whitney Houston), Makeba Riddick (Christina Milian, Rita Ora) and Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Elle Varner, Trey Songz).

Other album contributors include The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake), Ester Dean (Keyshia Cole, Britney Spears), Da Internz: Marcos Kosine Palacios & Ernest Clark (Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj), Sean “Elijah Blake” Fenton (Kelly Rowland, Ciara Harris), Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Beyonce Knowles, Janet Jackson), Tiyon “Songwriter TC” Mack (Brandy Norwood, Justin Bieber) and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Leona Lewis, Nelly Furtado).