Tag Archives: Universal Music Group

Sam Smith enlists Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt for new collaboration

19 Sep

British singer/songwriter Samuel Frederick Smith, known professionally as Sam Smith, has enlisted Ali Tamposi and Andrew Watt for a new collaboration.

The songwriting production duo recently helmed “Liar” by Camila Cabello alongside Jordan Johnson and Stefan Johnson of The Monsters & Strangerz. The track – which samples Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” and Ace of Base’s “All That She Wants” – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

Other notable credits by Tamposi and Wyatt are Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Senorita,” Cardi B’s “Through Your Phone,” Rita Ora and Liam Payne’s “For You,” Charlotte Lawrence’s “Why Do You Love Me,” Marshmello and Selena Gomez’s “Wolves,” DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber’s “Let Me Love You,” and The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha’s “Call You Mine.”

Meanwhile, Smith is expected to release his upcoming third album – featuring singles “Dancing With a Stranger” (with Normani) and “How Do You Sleep?” – later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2017’s “The Thrill Of It All” boasts further contributions from Ryan Tedder (Beyonce, Charlie Puth), Louis Bell (Halsey, Post Malone), Amy Allen (Dinah Jane, Jon Bellion), Two Inch Punch (Sinead Harnett, Becky Hill), Kamille (Mabel, Lianne La Havas) and Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran, Craig David).

Watch the music video for “How Do You Sleep?” below.

 

Halsey confirms details for third album “Manic”

13 Sep

Halsey has confirmed the details for her upcoming third album.

The American singer/songwriter dubbed her next studio collection “Manic” and will release it on 17 January 2020 via Capitol Records.

Current single “Graveyard” – which was co-written by Halsey and Amy Allen and collectively produced by Jon Bellion, Louis Bell, Ojivolta, and The Monsters & Strangerz – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2017’s “Hopeless Foundation Kingdom,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Now or Never,” “Bad at Love” and “Alone.”

Stream the audio clip for “Graveyard” below.

 

Tiwa Savage releases new single “49-99”

8 Sep

Tiwa Savage has released her new single online.

“49-99” – which was produced by Phillip “Pheelz” Moses and co-written by Savage alongside fellow recording artist Olamide – is now available via Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The Nigerian singer/songwriter’s upcoming project – which serves as the follow-up to 2017’s “Sugarcane” EP – is expected to arrive later this year via Motown / Capitol Records (US) and Island Records (UK).

Savage recently recorded the track “Keys To the Kingdom,” taken from the original motion picture soundtrack, “The Lion King: The Gift,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Furthermore, Savage’s songwriting credits include Monica’s “Catch Me,” Kenny Lattimore’s “Built to Last,” Chrisette Michele’s “A Couple of Forevers,” Fantasia Barrino’s “Cornbread and Collard Greens,” Miranda Brooke’s “Hater,” Jaicko’s “Oh Yeah,” and Kat DeLuna’s “Push Push.”

Watch the music video for “49-99” below.

 

Celeste taps Wrabel, Jamie Hartman for new single “Strange”

5 Sep

British-Jamaican singer/songwriter Celeste Waite, known mononymously as Celeste, has delivered her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Wrabel (Ellie Goulding, Lea Michele) and Jamie Hartman (Dan Caplen, Jennifer Hudson).

Celeste’s upcoming project – featuring previous singles “She’s My Sunshine” (produced by Barney Lister) and “Coco Blood” (produced by Swindle) – is expected to arrive later this year via Polydor Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Strange” below.

 

Halsey confirms details for new single “Graveyard”

3 Sep

Halsey has confirmed the details for her new single.

The American singer/songwriter (born Ashley Frangipane) has christened “Graveyard” as her next promotional cut and will release it on September 13 via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was collectively helmed by Jon Bellion alongside Amy Allen (Sam Smith, Dinah Jane), Ojivolta (Ava Max, Christina Aguilera), Louis Bell (Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes) and The Monsters & Strangerz (Bebe Rexha, Ellie Goulding).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Halsey’s upcoming third album – featuring previous singles “Nightmare” and “Without Me” – is expected to arrive later this year/early next year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Nightmare” below.

 

Sean Paul delivers new single “When It Comes To You”

30 Aug

Sean Paul has delivered his new single online.

“When It Comes To You”  is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Sean Paul alongside Sean Douglas (Bebe Rexha, Charlie Puth), Ian Kirkpatrick (Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo) and Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee (Dua Lipa, Little Mix).

The Jamaican singer, songwriter and record producer’s upcoming seventh studio collection – featuring the Stefflon Don-assisted “Shot & Wine” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

Stream the audio clip for “When It Comes To You” below.

 

Shakka releases new single “Too Bad Bad” (featuring Mr Eazi)

30 Aug

British singer/songwriter Shakka Malcolm Philip, known mononymously as Shakka, has released his new single online.

The Mr Eazi-featuring “Too Bad Bad” – which was produced by regular collaborators Yannick Rastogi and Zacharie Raymond of Banx & Ranx – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Besides his upcoming project under Island Records UK, Shakka is also known for co-writing Ella Eyre’s “Mama,” Sean Paul’s “Shot & Wine,” Kamille’s “Emotional,” Rak-Su’s “Pyro Ting,” Tanya Lacey’s “Too Many Cooks,” Gorgon City’s “Go Deep,” and Banx & Ranx’s “Answerphone.”

Watch the music video for “Too Bad Bad” below.