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Teyana Taylor selects release date for sophomore album

20 Apr

Teyana Taylor has selected the release date for her upcoming sophomore album.

The American singer, songwriter, and actress’ second studio collection will arrive on June 22 via GOOD Music in partnership with Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled project is executive-produced by Kanye West, who also helmed tracks for Mariah Carey (“Stay the Night”), Janet Jackson (“My Baby”), Keyshia Cole (“I Changed My Mind”), Brandy (“Talk About Our Love”), Monica (“Knock Knock”), Alicia Keys (“You Don’t Know My Name”) and Beyonce (“Party”).

Taylor’s debut studio collection, 2014’s “VII,” debuted at number nineteen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Maybe,” “Business” and the Chris Brown-featuring “Do Not Disturb.”

That project also delivered contributions from Harmony Samuels (“Put Your Love On”), James Fauntleroy (“Just Different”), Stacy Barthe (“Outta My League”), Eric Bellinger (“Broken Hearted Girl”), Courtney Harrell (“It Could Just Be Love”), Vidal Davis (“Sorry”) and Brian Kennedy (“Dreams”).

Stream the audio clip for “Put Your Love On” below.

Amber Mark confirms details for new mini-album

20 Apr

Amber Mark has confirmed the details for her upcoming EP.

The American singer/songwriter christened her second mini-album “Conexao” and will release it on May 4 via Jasmine Music / PMR Records in partnership with Universal Music imprint Virgin EMI Records.

Current promotional single “Love Me Right” – which was co-written and produced by Andrew “Pop” Wansel – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2017’s “3:33am” reportedly boasts further contributions from Two Inch Punch (Anne-Marie, Becky Hill), Sarah Aarons (Dua Lipa, Ella Eyre), Noah Breakfast (Foxes, Hailee Steinfeld), Andrew Wyatt (Flume, Sky Ferreira), Stint (Gallant, Kiah Victoria) and Jeff Gitty (Tommy Genesis, Kelsey Lu).

Stream the audio clip for “Love Me Right” below.

Ariana Grande unleashes new single “No Tears Left to Cry”

20 Apr

American singer/songwriter Ariana Grande has unleashed her new single online.

“No Tears Left to Cry” – which was co-written by regular collaborators Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Max Martin – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Grande’s upcoming fourth album – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Pharrell Williams, Starrah, Hitmaka, A1, and Tayla Parx – will arrive later this year via Republic Records.

Her previous studio collection, 2016’s “Dangerous Woman,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Into You,” “Side to Side” and “Everyday.”

Stream the audio clip for “No Tears Left to Cry” below.

Ray BLK teams with Naughty Boy, Wyclef Jean for new single “All or Nothing”

18 Apr

British singer/songwriter Ray BLK has teamed up with record producer Naughty Boy for his new single “All or Nothing,” which is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The Wyclef Jean-assisted track was co-written Swedish recording artist Seinabo Sey alongside Philip Plested, Kane “KIN” Parfitt and Wesley Muoria-Chavez.

As mentioned in earlier posts, BLK has signed a new deal with Universal Music imprint Island Records UK and will release her next project later this year.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Durt” reportedly boasts further contributions from Fred Ball, Priscilla Renea, Ben Abraham, Dyo, Nile Rodgers, Kamille, Moon Willis, Harloe, Aston Rudi, Kelly Kiara, Cass Lowe, Jin Jin, Rymez, Lil Eddie, Courage, Mr. Hudson, MNEK, Paul Epworth, Chris Loco, and The 23rd.

Stream the audio clip for “All or Nothing” below.

Bebe Rexha guests on Ne-Yo’s new single “Push Back”

31 Mar

American singer, songwriter and record producer Ne-Yo has enlisted Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don for his new promotional single “Push Back,” now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Push Back” were handled by Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate, who previously teamed up with Ne-Yo on singles “So Sick,” “Sexy Love,” “Because of You,” “Go On Girl,” “Closer,” “Independent Woman,” “Beautiful Monster,” “Let Me Love You” and “Coming With You.”

Ne-Yo’s upcoming seventh studio collection “Good Man” – featuring further productions from Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and Darhyl “DJ” Camper – is scheduled to arrive on June 8 via Universal Music Group / Motown Records.

Having worked with Stargate on “I Got Time” and “Bad Bitch,” Rexha also co-wrote “All Hands on Deck” with the Norwegian hitmaking duo. The Cashmere Cat-assisted track appears on Tinashe’s debut album, “Aquarius,” which debuted at number seventeen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Rexha’s upcoming album “Expectations” will hit stores later this year via Warner Brothers Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers alliances with The Stereotypes, Lauren Christy, Jason Evigan, Asia Whiteacre, Jussi Karvinen, Kamille, Justin Tranter, David Garcia, Talay Riley, and Josh Miller.

Stream the audio clip for “Push Back” below.

Mali-Koa signs new deal with Island Records UK

30 Mar

Singer/songwriter Mali-Koa has inked a new deal with Island Records UK.

The Universal Music Group imprint also houses artists include John Newman, Marlon Roudette, Ray BLK, Ariana Grande, Sigrid, Drake, Antigoni Buxton, Hailee Steinfeld, Jessie Ware, AlunaGeorge, and Cosima.

Mali-Koa’s current single “Honest” – which was co-written by fellow recording artist Plested and produced by Joe Garrett – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

She has also worked with songwriters and producers including Scott Effman, Nat Dunn, Pip Kembo, Lauren Aquilina, Knightstarr, Dominique Vellutato, T-Collar, Hannah Wilson, Maestro Tha Baker, Nina Nesbitt, and Grades.

Stream the audio clip for “Honest” below.

Ghosted draft JHart for new promotional single “Feel on Me”

30 Mar

British songwriting and production team Ghosted – composed of Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes – have announced the details for their new promotional single.

“Feel on Me” – featuring UK singer/songwriter James “JHart” Abrahart – is scheduled to arrive on April 13 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by JHart alongside fellow recording artist MNEK, who previously teamed up with Ghosted on songs performed by Craig David (“Change My Love”), Olly Murs (“Private”) and Little Mix (“Wings”).

Ghosted’s upcoming project – featuring the Kamille-assisted “Get Some” – is expected to arrive later this year via Virgin EMI Records.

Fans of Ghosted’s songwriting and production works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Anne-Marie, Rihanna, Hailee Steinfeld, Ellie Goulding, Astrid S, Nick Jonas, Wens, Little Mix, Sabina Ddumba, Alma, Mabel McVey, Era Istrefi, Imani Williams, Sigrid, Louis Tomlinson, and Raye.

Stream the audio clip for “Get Some” below.