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Toni Braxton unleashes new single “Deadwood”

14 Sep

Toni Braxton has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Deadwood” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Deadwood” were handled by Fred Ball, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Prince Charlez’s “Back Around,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississipi,” Una Sands’ “Seventeen,” Nina Nesbitt’s “Take You to Heaven,” Astrid S’s “Does She Know,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

The Roc Nation signee has also contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys, Tinashe, Grace Carter, Saya, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alma, Dan Caplen, Taya, Era Istrefi, Dagny, Emeli Sande, Arlissa, Joy Crookes, Sigrid, Kevin Garrett, Lao Ra, Jessie Ware, Bonzai, L Devine, Wens, Paloma Faith, Raye, Tamera Foster, Justine Skye, Kylie Minogue, Natasha Bedingfield, and Jessie Reyez.

Meanwhile, Braxton’s upcoming eighth studio collection, “Sex and Cigarettes,” is scheduled to arrive in 2018 via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

Stream the audio clip for “Deadwood” below.

Toni Braxton enlists Fred Ball for new single “Deadwood”

12 Sep

Toni Braxton has announced the details for her new single.

The American singer/songwriter christened “Deadwood” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming eighth album “Sex & Cigarettes” and will release it later this month via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Production duties on “Deadwood” were handled by Fred Ball, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Prince Charlez’s “Back Around,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississipi,” Una Sands’ “Seventeen,” Nina Nesbitt’s “Take You to Heaven,” Astrid S’s “Does She Know,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

The Roc Nation signee has also contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys, Tinashe, Grace Carter, Saya, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alma, Dan Caplen, Taya, Era Istrefi, Dagny, Emeli Sande, Arlissa, Joy Crookes, Sigrid, Kevin Garrett, Lao Ra, Jessie Ware, Bonzai, L Devine, Wens, Paloma Faith, Raye, Tamera Foster, Justine Skye, Kylie Minogue, Natasha Bedingfield, and Jessie Reyez.

Braxton’s last studio collection, 2010’s “Pulse,” debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Yesterday,” “Make My Heart” and “Hands Tied.”

Her collaborative project with Babyface, 2014’s “Love, Marriage & Divorce,” was nominated for World’s Best Album at the 2014 World Music Awards. It also won Best R&B Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

Watch the music video for “Yesterday” below.

Hamada Mania’s favorite songs of 2014

11 Dec

Ella Henderson

Song Title: “Beautifully Unfinished”
Performed By: Ella Henderson.
Written By: Ella Henderson, Lindy Robbins & Steve Robson.
Produced By: Steve Robson & Komi (El-Hakam Al-Kaubaisy).
Label: Syco Music.

Keyshia03

Song Title: “Believer”
Performed By: Keyshia Cole.
Written By: Ester Dean, Jasper Cameron, Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen.
Produced By: Stargate.
Label: Interscope Records.

Sia02

Song Title: “Big Girls Cry”
Performed By: Sia.
Written By: Sia Furler & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Greg Kurstin & Christopher Braide.
Label: RCA Records.

ColbieCaillat

Song Title: “Break Free”
Performed By: Colbie Caillat.
Written By: Colbie Caillat & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Christopher Braide.
Label: Republic Records.

Tiaan

Song Title: “Devil’s Touch”
Performed By: TIAAN.
Produced By: Arnthor Birgisson.
Label: AristoTracks.

Cover Drive

Song Title: “Easy Life”
Performed By: Cover Drive.
Written By: Amanda Reifer, T-Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding, Barry Hill, Kerrie Thomas-Armstrong, Dan Goudie & Ashley Milton.
Label: Independent Release.

Jennifer - Same Girl

Song Title: “Expertease (Ready Set Go)”
Performed By: Jennifer Lopez.
Written By: Jennifer Lopez, Sia Furler, Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Label: Capitol Records.

Clean-Bandit

Song Title: “Extraordinary”
Performed By: Clean Bandit (featuring Sharna Bass).
Written By: James Napier, Gustave Rudman, Grace Chatto & Jack Patterson.
Produced By: Jack Patterson & Mark Ralph.
Label: Black Butter / Atlantic Records.

Goapele

Song Title: “Hey Boy” (solo version)
Performed By: Goapele.
Written By: Estelle Swaray, Lauren Evans, David “DQ” Quinones, Lance Tolbert & Keith Harris.
Produced By: Keith Harris.
Label: Skyblaze Recordings / BMG Rights Management.

Leah McFall

Song Title: “Home”
Performed By: Leah McFall (featuring will.i.am).
Written By: William Adams, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Michael McHenry, Ryan “DJ Replay” Buendia, Alex Ebert & Jade Castrinos.
Produced By: will.i.am & Free School.
Label: Capitol Records.

Christina02

Song Title: “Human”
Performed By: Christina Perri.
Written By: Christina Perri & Martin Johnson.
Produced By: Martin Johnson.
Label: Atlantic Records.

Haim

Song Title: “If I Could Change Your Mind”
Performed By: HAIM.
Written By: Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim & James Ford.
Produced By: James Ford.
Label: Polydor Records.

Ella02

Song Title: “If I Go”
Performed By: Ella Eyre.
Written By: Ella Eyre, Natalia Hajjara & Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Produced By: Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Label: Virgin EMI Records.

Gorgon City

Song Title: “Imagination”
Performed By: Gorgon City (featuring Katy Menditta).
Written By: Emeli Sande, Katy Menditta, Mustafa Omer, James Murray, Kye “Foamo” Gibbon & Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott
Produced By: Gorgon City & Mojam.
Label: Black Butter / Virgin EMI Records.

Lion Babe01

Song Title: “Jump Hi”
Performed By: Lion Babe (featuring Childish Gambino).
Written By: Jillian Hervey, Lucas Goodman & Makeba Riddick.
Label: Outsiders Recorded Music / Polydor Records.

Ariana-Grande-Yours-Truly-

Song Title: “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart”
Performed By: Ariana Grande.
Written By: Harry Styles & Johan Carlsson.
Produced By: Johan Carlsson & Peter Carlsson.
Label: Republic Records.

LP1

Song Title: “Kicks”
Performed By: FKA twigs.
Written By: Tahliah “FKA twigs” Barnett & Joel Compass.
Produced By: FKA twigs & Cy An.
Label: Young Turks.

Pharrell - Alicia

Song Title: “Know Who You Are”
Performed By: Pharrell Williams (featuring Alicia Keys).
Written By: Pharrell Williams & Alicia Keys.
Produced By: Pharrell Williams.
Label: Columbia Records.

Teyana Taylor01

Song Title: “Maybe”
Performed By: Teyana Taylor (featuring Pusha T & Yo Gotti).
Written By: Teyana Taylor, Andre Proctor, Brian Soko, Rasool Diaz, Jaramye Daniels, Kyle Owens, Akil King, Terrence Thornton & Mario Mims.
Produced By: The Order, Jaramye Daniels & Kyle “KO” Owens.
Label: G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam Recordings.

Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once

Song Title: “Million Miles”
Performed By: Kylie Minogue.
Written By: Chelcee Grimes, Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Produced By: Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Label: Parlophone Records.

Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

Song Title: “Not in That Way”
Performed By: Sam Smith.
Written By: Sam Smith & Fraser T. Smith.
Produced By: Fraser T. Smith.
Label: Capitol Records.

Marsha

Song Title: “Night Time”
Performed By: Marsha Ambrosius.
Written By: Marsha Ambrosius, Sam Dew, Kenneth Bartolomei, Erik Reyes-Ortiz & Kevin Crowe.
Produced By: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.
Label: RCA Records.

Brooke Candy

Song Title: “Opulence”
Performed By: Brooke Candy.
Written By: Brooke Candy, Sia Furler & Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Produced By: Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Label: RCA Records.

Tourist01

Song Title: “Patterns”
Performed By: Tourist (featuring Lianne La Havas).
Written By: James Napier and William “Tourist” Phillips.
Label: Method Records.

Jessie05

Song Title: “Pieces”
Performed By: Jessie Ware.
Written By: Jessie Ware, James Napier & William “Tourist” Phillips.
Produced By: Emile Haynie.
Label: PMR / Island Records.

Karen Harding01

Song Title: “Say Something”
Performed By: Karen Harding.
Written By: Karen Harding & Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Produced By: Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Label: Method Records / Capitol Records.

Jasmine01

Song Title: “That’s Me Right There”
Performed By: Jasmine Villegas (featuring Kendrick Lamar).
Written By: Carmen Reece, Al Sherrod Lambert, Chris Jackson & Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Produced By: Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Label: Interscope Records.

Toni-Braxton-Babyface

Song Title: “The D Word”
Performed By: Toni Braxton & Babyface.
Written By: Toni Braxton & Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Produced By: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Label: Motown Records.

Mary07

Song Title: “Wonderful”
Performed By: Mary J. Blige.
Written By: Mary J. Blige, Priscilla Renea Hamilton, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Label: Epic Records.

Mariah02

Song Title: “You’re Mine (Eternal)”
Performed By: Mariah Carey.
Written By: Mariah Carey & Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.
Produced By: Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins & Mariah Carey.
Label: Def Jam Recordings.

Kiesza hits the studio with Stargate

24 Aug

Kiesza

Canadian singer/songwriter Kiesza has recently hit the studio with Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Norwegian songwriting and production duo Stargate.

There’s been no word on what the pair worked on last night, or whether the session was intended for another artist or Kiesza’s debut album.

Stargate – which consists of Eriksen along with Tor Erik Hermansen – are responsible for hit singles “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea f/ Rita Ora [Island Records] and “Cannonball” by Lea Michele [Columbia Records].

Their extensive resume also includes works for Rihanna (“Diamonds”), Beyoncé (“Irreplaceable”), Katy Perry (“Firework”), Mariah Carey (“I’m That Chick”), Toni Braxton (“I Hate Love”) and Janet Jackson (“2nite”).

Kiesza - Stargate

Meanwhile, Kiesza is expected to release her highly-anticipated first studio collection later this year via Lokal Legend / Island Records.

Current single “Giant in My Heart” – produced by Rami Samir Afuni – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

In related news, the “Hideaway” star co-wrote a song for Gorgon City’s upcoming debut album, “Sirens,” out on the October 7 via Virgin EMI Records. The track in question is entitled “Go All Night” and it features Jennifer Hudson.

Watch a live performance of “Hideaway” below.

Tamia inks new deal with Def Jam Recordings

21 Aug

TAMIA01

Tamia has inked a new deal with Def Jam Recordings.

The Universal Music Group imprint is also home to artists including Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Teyana Taylor, and Jhene Aiko.

Meanwhile, the yet to be titled sixth LP by the Canadian singer/songwriter is expected to be released later this year.

It serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Beautiful Surprise,” which debuted at number twenty six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Among the contributors on the highly-anticipated studio collection are Da Internz (Kelly Rowland, Jazmine Sullivan), Claude Kelly (Whitney Houston, Faith Evans) and Chuck Harmony (Toni Braxton, Fantasia Barrino).

Watch the music video for “Can’t Get Enough” below.

Jhene Aiko unveils “Souled Out” tracklisting

9 Aug

Jhene - Souled Out

Jhene Aiko has unveiled the official tracklisting for her upcoming debut album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Souled Out” in the United States on September 9 via ARTium Records / Def Jam Recordings.

The follow-up to 2013 EP “Sail Out” – which debuted at number 8 on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart – includes current singles “To Love & Die” f/ Cocaine 80s and “The Pressure.”

It also yields productions and songwriting contributions from No I.D. (Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton), The Fisticuffs (Jazmine Sullivan, Mariah Carey), James Fauntleroy (Beyonce, Chris Brown) and Key Wane (Ariana Grande, Big Sean).

Peep the tracklisting for “Souled Out” below.

“Brave”
“To Love & Die” (featuring Cocaine 80s)
“Beautiful Ruin”
“It’s Cool”
“Lyin King”
“Wading”
“The Pressure”
“Eternal Sunshine”
“Limbo Limbo Limbo”
“Promises” (featuring Miyagi and Namiko)
“W.A.Y.S”
“Pretty Bird” (featuring Common)

Nathan Sykes enlists Carmen Reece, The Rascals for new project

3 Aug

Nathan01

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.