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Ariana Grande announces new single “Into You”

5 May

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Ariana Grande has announced the title for her new single.

The singer-songwriter christened “Into You” as the next promotional cut from her upcoming third album, “Dangerous Woman.”

The track was co-written by Savan Kotecha (Tori Kelly, Justin Bieber), Alexander Kronlund (Tinashe, Fifth Harmony), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Jennifer Lopez, Natalie La Rose) and Max Martin (Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake).

As mentioned in earlier posts, “Dangerous Woman” is scheduled for release on May 20 via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The highly anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “My Everything,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Break Free” and “Love Me Harder.”

Other musicians backing Grande on the new album are Johan Carlsson, Ross Golan, Tommy Brown, Victoria Monet, Mr. Franks, Peter Svensson, Twice as Nice, Jacob Kasher, Chloe Angelides, Ali Payami, and Billboard.

Watch the music video for “Dangerous Woman” below.

Fifth Harmony snags Julia Michaels, Jack Antonoff for sophomore album

18 Feb

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Fifth Harmony added to Julia Michaels and Jack Antonoff to the list of contributors for their upcoming sophomore album.

Antonoff is best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Bleachers, and lead guitarist of the indie rock band Fun. Moreover, he was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and has won three Grammy Awards.

His songwriting and production credits include St. Lucia (“Help Me Run Away”), Rachel Platten (“Stand By You”), Troye Sivan (“Heaven”), Christina Perri (“I Don’t Wanna Break”) and Taylor Swift (“Out of the Woods”).

Meanwhile, notable works by Michaels include Selena Gomez’s “Hands to Myself” [Interscope], Hailee Steinfeld’s “Love Myself” [Republic], Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” [Def Jam] and Rita Ora’s “Poison” [Columbia].

Fans of her poignant songwriting should also look out for upcoming projects by Gwen Stefani [Interscope], Britney Spears [RCA], Jessie Ware [Island], Zara Larsson [Epic] and Jasmine Thompson [Atlantic].

Fifth Harmony, on the other hand, are scheduled to release the follow-up to 2015’s “Reflection” later this year through Syco Music and Epic Records.

The still-untitled project’s lead single – rumored to be the Tinashe-penned “She’s My Girl” – will be available for download from February 26 via iTunes.

Other songwriters and producers backing Fifth Harmony on the new album are Max Martin, Babyface, Dr. Luke, Justin Tranter, Benny Blanco, Taylor Parks, Jason Evigan, Mitch Allan, Tommy Brown, Meghan Trainor, The Rascals, LunchMoney Lewis, Negin Djafari, Jared Cotter, and THE ELEV3N.

Watch the music video for “Miss Movin’ On” below.

Ariana Grande schedules release date for new single “Focus”

16 Sep

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Ariana Grande has scheduled the release date for her new single.

“Focus” – originally entitled “Focus on Me” – is slated to hit stores and digital outlets on October 30 through Republic Records.

The track was written by Grande along with regular collaborators Savan Kotecha (Nick Jonas, Justin Bieber), Peter Svensson (Carly Rae Jepsen, The Weeknd) and Ilya “KnocDown” Salmanzadeh (Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly).

As mentioned in earlier posts, the “Problem” star’s third studio collection and follow-up to 2014’s “My Everything” will be available later this year.

The keenly-awaited LP reportedly includes further alliances with Tommy Brown (Chris Brown, Jhene Aiko), Victoria Monet (Fifth Harmony, Jordin Sparks), Jim Jonsin (Usher, Kelly Rowland) and Jenna Andrews (Tamia, Elle Varner).

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

Fifth Harmony reunite with Taylor Parks for new music

5 May

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Fifth Harmony has recorded new material with Taylor Parks.

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for future re-release of Fifth Harmony’s debut album “Reflection” or their next studio collection.

Parks previously co-wrote “Bo$$” for Fifth Harmony along with Jacob “JKash” Kasher and Gamal “LunchMoney” Lewis. The Ricky Reed-produced track peaked to number forty three on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Other songwriting credits by Parks include Mariah Carey’s “Infinity” [Epic], Jennifer Lopez’s “So Good” [Capitol], Ariana Grande’s “My Everything” [Republic] and Keyshia Cole’s “Rick James” [Interscope].

She also collaborated with top record producers Toby Gad (Brandy, Ella Henderson), Eric Hudson (Trey Songz, Whitney Houston), RoccStarr (Beyonce, John Legend) and Tommy Brown (Victoria Monet, Amber Riley).

Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony’s debut album “Reflection” – featuring current promotional cut “Worth It” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Syco Music and Epic Records.

Watch the music video for “Worth It” below.

 

Jordin Sparks premieres “Double Tap” music video

12 Mar

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Jordin Sparks has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for the 2 Chainz-assisted “Double Tap” to her official Vevo channel on Wednesday (March 11, 2015).

“Double Tap” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Victoria Monet (Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande), Thomas Lumpkins (Britney Spears, Janet Jackson) and Jonas Jeberg (Nicole Scherzinger, Pixie Lott).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Sparks’ third studio album “Right Here, Right Now” will hit stores later this year via Larger Than Life Records.

The follow-up to 2009’s “Battlefield” is executive-produced by Salaam Remi, who also worked with Jazmine Sullivan [RCA Records], Leona Lewis [Island Records] and Mack Wilds [Larger Than Life Records].

Other album contributors are Dem Jointz (Brandy, Madison Beer), Crada (Drake, Emeli Sande), Elijah Blake (Usher, Keyshia Cole), Tommy Brown (Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez) and DJ Mustard (Omarion, Jhene Aiko).

Watch the music video for “Double Tap” below.

Rita Ora recruits Dr. Luke for sophomore album

22 Feb

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According to a new interview with Billboard magazine, Rita Ora’s sophomore album will feature contributions from record producer and songwriter Dr. Luke.

Recent credits by Dr. Luke include Usher’s “I Don’t Mind” [RCA Records], Ne-Yo’s “She Don’t Know” [Motown Records], Fifth Harmony’s “This is How We Roll” [Epic Records] and Nicki Minaj’s “Only” [Republic Records].

The hitmaker – born Lukasz Gottwald – also worked with Kelly Clarkson [RCA Records], Maroon 5 [Interscope Records], Nicki Minaj [Republic Records], Rihanna [SRP Records] and Katy Perry [Capitol Records].

Meanwhile, Ora will release her next studio collection and follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” later this year via Roc Nation and Columbia Records.

The still-untitled project features further collaborations with will.i.am (Usher, Mariah Carey), Diplo (Madonna, Chris Brown), Tommy Brown (Ariana Grande, Jordin Sparks) and Devonte Hynes (Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Ferreira).

Current single “Grateful” – taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “Beyond the Lights” – is now available for download via iTunes.

Watch the music video for “I Will Never Let You Down” below.

Rita Ora works with Jarrad Rogers for new album

24 Dec

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British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has worked with Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers on songs for her upcoming sophomore album.

The Australian hitmaker recently co-wrote and produced “Doing It” for Charli XCX along with Ariel Rechtshaid, Noonie Bao and Matthew Burns. The tracks appears on the artist’s second studio collection, “Sucker,” out now via iTunes.

He is also responsible for Ella Eyre’s “If I Go” [Virgin EMI Records], Rebecca Fergusson’s “I Hope” [Syco Music], Icona Pop’s “In the Stars” [Big Beat Records] and Neon Jungle’s “So Alive” [RCA Records].

Meanwhile, the “Grateful” star will release her next studio collection in early 2015 via Roc Nation and Columbia Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2012’s “ORA,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and spawned four hit singles in the shape of “R.I.P.,” “How We Do (Party),” “Shine Ya Light” and “Radioactive.”

In addition to Rogers, the highly-anticipated project reportedly boasts further contributions from Diplo, Priscilla Renea, Tommy Brown, Victoria Monet, DJ Mustard, Camille Purcell, Devonte Hynes, and Chantal Kreviazuk.

Watch the music video for “I Will Never Let You Down” below.