Tag Archives: Timbaland (musician)

Monica reunites with Polow Da Don for new single “Just Right for Me”

20 May

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Monica has announced the title for her new single.

The R&B songstress christened “Just Right for Me” – featuring Lil Wayne – as the first promotional cut from her upcoming studio album “Code Red.”

Production duties on “Just Right for Me” were handled by regular collaborator Polow Da Don, who also teamed with Monica on the Mansur Zafr-assisted “Without You” and Ester Dean-penned “Here I Am.”

Other recent credits by Polow Da Don – real name Jamal Jones – include Tamia’s “Stuck with Me” [Def Jam Recordings], Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” [Republic Records] and Mario’s “Someone Else” [RCA Records].

Meanwhile, “Code Red” is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “New Life,” which peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and delivered singles including “Anything (To Find You)” and “Until It’s Gone.”

Other musicians backing Monica on “Code Red” are Timbaland (Beyonce, Justin Timberlake), Jermaine Dupri (Usher, Mariah Carey), Danja (Luke James, Katharine McPhee) and Bryan Michael Cox (Ciara, Kelly Rowland).

Watch the music video for “Love All Over Me” below.

Zendaya collaborates with Deputy for sophomore album

28 Apr

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Zendaya has collaborated with Deputy for her upcoming sophomore album.

“Just sat down with @Zendaya in the studio… Deputy and Zendaya coming soon,” the record producer tweeted on Monday (April 27, 2015).

Deputy is known for producing Rihanna’s hit single “Bitch Better Have My Money” along with Travis Scott, WondaGurl and Kanye West.  The track is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Roc Nation Records.

His resume also includes works with A-list musicians such as Wale [Atlantic Records], J. Cole [Columbia Records], Ne-Yo [Motown Records], Rick Ross [Maybach Music Group] and The-Dream [Capitol Records].

Meanwhile, Zendaya is expected to release her second studio collection later this year under Hollywood Records. The still-untitled project follows 2013’s “Zendaya,” which spawned international hit single “Replay.”

Other producers associated with the new album are Babyface (Beyonce, Mariah Carey), Timbaland (Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake), Jim Beanz (Keri Hilson, Jennifer Hudson) and RoccStar (Fergie, Jennifer Lopez).

Watch the music video for “Replay” below.

Conor Maynard premieres music video for new single “Royalty”

27 Apr

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Conor Maynard has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Royalty” to his official YouTube channel on Sunday (April 26, 2015).

“Royalty” was co-written and produced by fellow UK artist Labrinth, who previously teamed with Maynard on hit single “R U Crazy.”

The singer, songwriter and record producer – born Timothy McKenzie – is also responsible for Rihanna’s “Lost in Paradise” [Def Jam Recordings] and Ms. Dynamite’s “Neva Soft” [Relentless Records].

Meanwhile, Maynard is scheduled to release his second studio collection later this year under Warner Music Group / Parlophone Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Contrast,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and delivered hit singles including “Can’t Say No” and the Ne-Yo-assisted “Turn Around.”

For the new album, Maynard has also teamed with Timbaland (Brandy, Chris Brown), Cutfather (Fleur East, Kylie Minogue), Future Cut (Ella Eyre, Olly Murs) and Mojam (Emeli Sande, Leona Lewis).

Watch the music video for “Royalty” below.

Zendaya hits the studio with Talay Riley, Timbaland, Jim Beanz

4 Apr

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Singer and actress Zendaya has recently recorded new material with Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley, James “Jim Beanz” Washington and Talay Riley.

“Latest nights were my greatest nights @timbaland @talayriley @beanzbeanzbeanz,” she posted to her Instagram account.

Riley is known for co-writing Wilkinson’s “Afterglow” f/ Becky Hill [Virgin EMI Records], Nathan Sykes’ “More Than You’ll Ever Know” [Global Entertainment] and Ellie Goulding’s “In My City” [Polydor Records].

He also confirmed placements on the next projects by Usher [RCA Records], Keri Hilson [Interscope Records], Tamera Foster [Syco Music] and Jason Derulo [Beluga Heights / Warner Bros. Records].

Meanwhile, Timbaland and Beanz have served as prominent producers and songwriters for the original motion picture soundtrack, “Empire,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Their other credits include Nelly Furtado’s “Maneater” [Geffen Records], Danity Kane’s “Want It” [Atlantic Records], Jennifer Hudson’s “Pocketbook” [J Records] and Demi Lovato’s “All Night Long” f/ Missy Elliot [Hollywood Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Zendaya is scheduled to release her sophomore album later this year under Hollywood Records. The still-untitled LP follows 2013’s “Zendaya,” which spawned international hit single “Replay.”

Other producers on the highly-anticipated CD are Babyface (Jess Glynne, Sevyn Streeter), Antonio Dixon (Justin Bieber, Colbie Caillat), Khris Riddick-Tynes (Ariana Grande, Delta Goodrem) and RoccStar (Fergie, Chris Brown).

On the songwriting front, Zendaya has teamed with Tiffany Fred (Tamar Braxton, Pixie Lott), Patrick “J. Que” Smith (Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez), Taylor Parks (Elle Varner, Tori Kelly), Eric Bellinger (Brandy, Teyana Taylor) and Paul “Phamous” Shelton (Nick Jonas, Natasha Bedingfield).

Watch the music video “Replay” below.

V. Bozeman premieres “Black and Blue” music video

8 Mar

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V. Bozeman has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the Adam Tillman-Young-directed / Shalonda Cornitcher-produced visual clip for “Black and Blue” to her official YouTube channel on Thursday (March 05, 2015).

“Black and Blue” was co-written by Jim Beanz, whose other credits include Britney Spears’ “Gimme More” [Jive Records], Danity Kane’s “Bad Girl” [Atlantic Records] and Craig David’s “Insomnia” [Warner Bros. Records].

Production duties were handled by Timbaland, who is also responsible for Demi Lovato’s “All Night Long” [Hollywood Records], Beyonce’s “Partition” [Columbia Records] and Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” [RCA Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Bozeman is currently putting the final touches on her upcoming debut album “Music is My Boyfriend” and will release it later this year via Mosley Music Group in conjunction with Epic Records.

Watch the music video for “Black and Blue” below.

Timbaland hints at new collaboration with Zendaya

8 Mar

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Timbaland has hinted at a new collaboration with Zendaya.

“@Zendaya !!! Welcome to Team Timbo !!! Get ready !!!” he posted to his official Instagram account on Friday (March 06, 2015).

Timbaland is known for his work with Aaliyah (“Try Again”), Missy Elliot (“Work It”), Justin Timberlake (“Take Back the Night”), Nelly Furtado (“Say it Right”), Beyonce (“Drunk in Love”) and Jennifer Hudson (“Walk it Out”).

The legendary record producer – born Timothy Mosley – also worked with the likes of V. Bozeman [Epic Records], Demi Lovato [Hollywood Records], Priyanka Chopra [Interscope Records] and Rihanna [SRP Records].

Meanwhile, Zendaya’s next studio collection is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year via Hollywood Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly features collaborations with Babyface (Alicia Keys, Colbie Caillat), Antonio Dixon (Omarion, Craig David) and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes (Ariana Grande, Keri Hilson).

Watch the music video for Timbaland’s “The Way I Are” below.

Monica confirms new album “Code Red”

10 Feb

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Monica has confirmed the title for her upcoming eighth album.

The R&B songbird christened her next studio collection “Code Red” and will release it later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

“Code Red” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “New Life,” which peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and featured singles “Anything (To Find You),” “Until It’s Gone” and “It All Belongs to Me.”

On the songwriting and production front, “Code Red” boasts contributions from Polow Da Don, Keri Hilson, Nathaniel “Danja” Hills, Timbaland, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel.

Watch the music video “Anything (To Find You)” below.