Tag Archives: The Wanted

Ali Tennant hints at new collaboration with Nathan Sykes

24 Aug

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Ali Tennant has hinted at a new collaboration with Nathan Sykes.

Tennant is known for co-writing Tulisa’s “Young” [Island Records], JLS’ “Billion Lights” [Epic Records] and Jessie J’s “Hero” [Republic Records].

His resume also includes works for The Saturdays [Polydor Records], Pixie Lott [Mercury Records] and David Guetta [Virgin EMI Records].

Meanwhile, Sykes is currently recording material for his upcoming debut solo project. The as-yet-untitled collection is expected to be released later this year.

Contributors include Harmony Samuels (Jasmine Villegas, Teyana Taylor), Rob Knox (Ciara, Justin Timberlake), Carmen Reece (Jessica Mauboy, Ariana Grande) and Khristopher Tynes-Riddick (RaVaughn, Delta Goodrem).

Watch Nathan Sykes perform “Calling All Hearts” with Jessie J below.

Ella Henderson drops music video for new single “Glow”

12 Aug

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Ella Henderson has released the music video for her new single online.

“Glow” marks the second promotional single from her debut album, “Chapter One,” out on September 21 via Syco Music.

The track was co-written by Camille Purcell, who is also responsible for The Saturdays’ “What About Us” [Polydor Records] and Little Mix’s “Nothing Feels Like You” [Syco Music / Columbia Records].

Production duties were handled by Steve Mac, whose credits include Alexandra Burke’s “Before the Rain” [Syco Music], Shakira’s “Empires” [RCA Records] and The Wanted’s “Glad You Came” [Island Records].

“Glow” will be available for download from September 14 via iTunes (UK). It follows previous single “Ghost,” which topped the UK Singles Chart.

Henderson’s highly-anticipated debut album will boast further collaborations with Richard “Biff” Stannard (Ella Eyre, Sam Smith), TMS (Becky Hill, Emeli Sande) and Al Shux (Elle Varner, Alicia Keys).

Watch the music video for “Glow” below.

Nathan Sykes enlists Carmen Reece, The Rascals for new project

3 Aug

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Nathan Sykes has teamed up with Carmen Reece and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals on material.

Reece is known for co-writing Ariana Grande’s “Right There” [Republic Records] and Jasmine V’s “That Me Right There” [Interscope Records].

Meanwhile, notable songwriting and production credits by The Rascals include RaVaughn’s “Best Friend” [Columbia Records] and Babyface & Toni Braxton’s “I’d Rather Be Broke” [Motown Records].

It is yet to be known whether this material is intended for Sykes’ upcoming project, which is expected to be released later this year.

For the highly-anticipated collection, the former member of The Wanted also collaborated with songwriters and producers Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, and Rob Knox.

Watch Nathan Sykes perform “Calling All Hearts” with Jessie J below.

Nathan Sykes hits the studio with Harmony “H-Money” Samuels

26 Jul

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British singer/songwriter Nathan Sykes has recently teamed up with record producer Harmony “H-Money” Samuels for his upcoming project.

The pair previously teamed up on hit single “Almost is Never Enough,” taken from Ariana Grande’s debut album “Yours Truly.”

Samuels also contributed to the next releases by Gabi Wilson [RCA Records], Jojo [Atlantic Records], Teyana Taylor [Def Jam Recordings], Pia Mia [Interscope Records], and Ariana Grande [Republic Records].

Meanwhile, the as-yet-untitled project by the former member of Irish-English boy band The Wanted is expected to be released later this year.

It is said to feature further alliances with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Jessie J, Emeli Sande) and Rob Knox (Leona Lewis, Justin Timberlake).

Watch the music video for “Almost is Never Enough” below.

The Wanted debut new single ‘Show Me Love (America)’

13 Sep

The Wanted have debuted their new single online.

“Show Me Love (America)” is taken from the group’s upcoming third studio album, “Word of Mouth,” out on November 4 via Island Records.

The track – available for download from October 27 via iTunes and all other digital outlets – was written by Nathan Sykes along with Tim Woodcock, Kasper Larsen, Ole Bordersen and Mich “Cutfather” Hansen.

For the follow-up to 2011’s “Battleground,” The Wanted have also teamed up with hitmakers Steve Mac (The Saturdays, Cover Drive), Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears) and The Messengers: Nasri Atweh & Adam Messinger (Justin Bieber, Chris Brown).

Ariana Grande, Nathan Sykes preview new song ‘Almost is Never Enough’

23 Jul

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Ariana Grande has previewed a new song online.

“Almost Is Never Enough” – which features Nathan Sykes of The Wanted – is slotted for inclusion on the pop starlet’s upcoming debut album, “Yours Truly,” out on September 3 via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The track was written by Carmen Reece along with Al Sherrod Lambert, whose credits include “Before It Breaks” by Jordin Sparks [RCA Records] and “Without Me” by Fantasia Barrino [RCA Records].

Production duties were handled by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, who is also responsible for “Leggo” by B. Smyth [Motown Records], “Without You” by Brandy [RCA Records] and “Don’t Make Em Like You” by Ne-Yo [Motown Records].

The Wanted debut video for new single ‘I Found You’

16 Oct

The Wanted have debuted the video for their new single online.

“I Found You” – available to download from November 4 – marks the lead single from the British group’s upcoming third album, which will be released later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The track was written by Wayne Hector (Nicki Minaj, Carrie Underwood), Ina Wroldsen (Leona Lewis, Sophie Ellis Bextor) and Steve Mac (Alexandra Burke, Kelly Clarkson).

The new collection by The Wanted serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “Battleground.” That release debuted at number five on the UK Albums Chart. It also delivered hit singles “Gold Forever,” “Glad You Came,” “Lightning” and “Warzone.”