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Usher reunites with Danja for new collaboration

10 Sep

Usher has reunited with Danja for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on “Appetite,” “So Many Girls,” “I Care for You” and “Show Me,” taken from the albums “Here I Stand” (2008), “Raymond v. Raymond” (2010) and “Looking for Myself” (2012), respectively.

The American record producer and songwriter – real name Nathaniel Hills – has also produced songs for Keyshia Cole (“Incapable”), DJ Khaled (“Shining”), Mariah Carey (“Migrate”), Tank (“This is How I Feel”), Brandy (“Can You Hear Me Now?”), Chris Brown (“Discover”), Keri Hilson (“Knock You Down”), Jason Derulo (“X2CU”) and K. Michelle (“If it Ain’t Love”).

Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his ninth studio collection and follow-up to 2016’s “Hard II Love” later this year via RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jermaine Dupri (Monica, Whitney Houston), Rico Love (Cassie, Nick Jonas), Bryan Michael Cox (Aaliyah, Mary J. Blige) and Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Nicole Scherzinger, Trey Songz).

Stream the audio clip for “Appetite” below.

Usher confirms details for new album “Hard II Love”

25 Aug

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Usher has confirmed the details for his upcoming album.

The singer, songwriter, and actor christened his eighth studio collection “Hard II Love” and will release it on September 16 via RCA Records.

Amongst the tracks slotted for inclusion on the follow-up to 2012’s “Looking for Myself” are “Crash,” “No Limit,” “Missin U” and “Champions.”

Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge, Rock City, WondaGurl, and Carlos St. John are amongst the confirmed collaborators on “Hard II Love.”

The keenly-awaited project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Paul Epworth, Johnta Austin, Dapo Tormiro, Bryan Michael Cox, Priscilla Renea, Jermaine Dupri, Labrinth, Polow Da Don, and Knox Brown.

Watch the music video for “No Limit” below.

Yuna reveals tracklisting for new international album “Chapters”

28 Feb

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Yuna has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming international album.

The Malaysian singer/songwriter will release “Chapters” – featuring the DJ Premier-produced “Places to Go” – on May 20 through Verve Records.

Current single “Crush” – featuring vocals from R&B crooner Usher – is now available for download via iTunes and all other online outlets.

Brian Warfield and Mac Robinson of Fisticuffs serve as executive producers on “Chapters.” The duo’s resume includes works with Mariah Carey (“#Beautiful”), Jhene Aiko (“The Worst”) and Miguel (“Quickie”).

Peep the tracklisting for “Chapters” below.

(1) Mannequin / (2) Lanes / (3) Crush / (4) Unrequited Love / (5) Best Love / (6) Used to Love You / (7) Too Close / (8) Best of Me / (9) Your Love / (10) All I Do / (11) Places to Go / (12) Poor Heart / (13) Time

Usher hits the studio with Keri Hilson, Polow Da Don

25 Feb

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Usher has recorded new music with Keri Hilson and Polow Da Don.

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for future Hilson release of Usher’s upcoming eighth album, tentatively entitled “Flawed.”

Hilson previously co-wrote “Red Light” for Usher along with Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Patrick “J. Que” Smith and Jonathan “Lil Jon” Smith.

Her songwriting resume includes further works with Britney Spears (“Gimme More”), Mary J. Blige (“Take Me As I Am”), Ciara (“Ooh Baby”), Jennifer Lopez (“Wrong When You’re Gone”) and Toni Braxton (“Supposed to Be”).

Meanwhile, recent production credits by Polow Da Don including Monica’s “Just Right for Me” [RCA], Tamia’s “Stuck With Me” [Def Jam], Tamar Braxton’s “Catfish” [Epic] and Chris Brown’s “Discover” [RCA].

Usher, on the other hand, is scheduled to release “Flawed” – featuring “I Don’t Mind,” “Good Kisser,” “Chains” “She Came to Give It to You” and “Clueless” – later this year through Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The keenly awaited project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Looking 4 Myself,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and delivered singles including “Climax,” “Lemme See” and “Dive.”

Watch the music video for “Lose Control” below.

Usher drafts Knox Brown for new album

19 Jul

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R&B crooner Usher has added record producer and songwriter Knox Brown to the list of contributors for his upcoming eighth album.

Brown is known for producing and co-writing “Whole Damn Year” for Mary J. Blige along with Emeli Sande. The track appears on Blige’s latest album, “The London Session,” now available for download via iTunes.

Furthermore, Brown has contributed to the next projects by Jess Glynne [Atlantic Records], Raye [Polydor Records], Karen Harding [Capitol Records], Sinead Harnett [Virgin EMI Records] and Melissa Steel [Atlantic Records].

Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his next studio collection later this year through Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

For the follow-up to 2013’s “Looking 4 Myself,” Usher has also collaborated with Paul Epworth (Adele, FKA twigs), Labrinth (Rihanna, Ed Sheeran), Priscilla Renea (Demi Lovato, Mariah Carey) and Dapo Tormiro (Brandy, John Legend).

Watch the music video for “Good Kisser” below.

Usher hits the studio with Paul Epworth, Labrinth

9 Jun

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Usher has recorded new music with Paul Epworth and Labrinth.

“Late night jam with some of my favourite people @Labrinth1st @Usher @_natural__” Epworth posted to Instagram on Monday (June 08, 2015).

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for a further Labrinth release or Usher’s upcoming eighth album.

Epworth’s songwriting and production resume includes works for Lianne La Havas (“Unstoppable”), Florence + the Machine (“Mother”), Lorde (“Yellow Flicker Beat”), Lana Del Rey (“Black Beauty”) and FKA twigs (“Pendulum”).

Meanwhile, Labrinth’s current single “Jealous” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

The British musician – born Timothy McKenzie – also co-wrote and produced Conor Maynard’s “Royalty” [Parlophone], Ms. Dynamite’s “Neva Soft” [Relentless] and Rihanna’s “Lost in Paradise” [Def Jam].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Usher is expected to release his next studio collection later this year through RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Looking 4 Myself,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles “Climax,” “Lemme See” and “Scream.”

Listen to the audio clip for “I Don’t Mind” below.

Usher reunites with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Johnta Austin for new album

19 May

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Usher has teamed up with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, and Johnta Austin for his upcoming eighth studio album.

“Late night grind with Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox, working on joints for Usher. The grind never stops,” Austin posted to his Instagram account.

The songwriting and production trio are responsible for Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together” [Def Jam], Tamia’s “Still” [Elektra], Janet Jackson’s “Nothing” [A&M] and Leah LaBelle’s “What Do We Got to Lose” [Epic].

Dupri and Cox are also behind Usher’s international hit singles “Burn” and “Confessions (Part II),” taken from his fourth album “Confessions.”

Austin, on the other hand, is the pen behind Melanie Fiona’s “This Time” [Republic], Jordin Sparks’ “Just for the Record” [Jive], Leona Lewis’ “Angel” [Syco Music] and Enrique Iglesias’ “On Top of You” [Interscope].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Usher’s eighth album will hit stores and digital outlets later this year under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The keenly-awaited CD reportedly boasts further alliances with Dapo Tormiro (Toni Braxton, Ella Henderson), Priscilla Renea (Beyonce, Alicia Keys), Max Martin (Kelis, Britney Spears) and Bebe Rexha (Tinashe, David Guetta).

Watch the music video for “Good Kisser” below.