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Nico & Vinz draft Meleni Smith, Salaam Remi for new album

24 Jan

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Nico & Vinz have added Polly A. and Salaam Remi for their upcoming album.

“Day 2 of music and vibes with @salaamremi and @akapollya,” the Norwegian duo posted to their Instagram account on Saturday (January 23, 2016).

Polly A. – real name Meleni Smith – is known for co-writing Jordin Sparks’ “Left… Right” [Louder Than Life], Selena Gomez’s “Bang Bang Bang” [Hollywood], Alicia Keys’ “Love is My Disease” [RCA], and Kat Dahlia’s “Clocks” [Epic].

Meanwhile, Remi’s extensive production resume includes works with Mack Wilds (“Love in the 90z”), Miguel (“Face the Sun”), Jazmine Sullivan (“Dumb”), Ella Henderson (“Hard Work”), and Leona Lewis (“Forgiveness”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Nico & Vinz are expected to release the follow-up to 2014’s “Black Star Elephant” later this year through Warner Bros Records.

Current single “That’s How You Know” – featuring Kid Ink and Bebe Rexha – was co-written by Julia Michaels (Gwen Stefani, Pia Mia) and produced by Warren “Oak” Felder (Kehlani, Alessia Cara).

Other musicians backing Nico & Vinz on the new LP are Soulshock & Karlin (Usher), Pharrell (Ciara), Kerry Brothers, Jr. (Goapele), Toby Gad (Cassie), RedOne (Brandy), Charlie Puth (Fergie), and Naughty Boy (Beyonce).

Watch the music video for “Nature” below.

Nico & Vinz work with Toby Gad for new album

16 Sep

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Nico & Vinz have worked with Toby Gad for their upcoming album.

The German hitmaker is responsible for John Legend’s “All of Me” [Columbia], Alicia Keys’ “Love is My Disease” [RCA], Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry” [Interscope] and Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” [Hollywood].

His extensive resume includes further works with Leona Lewis (“I Am”), Madonna (“Living for Love”), Selena Gomez (“A Year Without Rain”), Tori Kelly (“First Heartbreak”) and Carly Rae Jepsen (“Your Heart is a Muscle”).

Meanwhile, Nico & Vinz are expected to release the follow-up to 2014’s “Black Star Elephant” later this year through Warner Bros Records.

Current single “That’s How You Know” – featuring Kid Ink and Bebe Rexha – was co-written by Julia Michaels (Madison Beer, Hailee Steinfeld) and produced by Warren “Oak” Felder (Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj).

Other musicians backing Nico & Vinz on the highly-anticipated LP are Soulshock & Karlin (Keyshia Cole), Pharrell (Usher), RedOne (Lady Gaga), Charlie Puth (Trey Songz), Naughty Boy (Sam Smith) and The Stereotypes (Tamia).

Watch the music video for “That’s How You Know” below.

Nico & Vinz premiere “That’s How You Know” music video

2 Sep

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Nico & Vinz have premiered the music video for their new single online.

The Norwegian duo – consisting of Nicolay “Nico” Sereba and Vincent “Vinz” Dery – posted the visual clip for “That’s How You Know” to their YouTube channel on Tuesday (September 01, 2015).

“That’s How You Know” – featuring Kid Ink and Bebe Rexha – was co-written by Julia Michaels, whose resume includes additional works with Rita Ora (“Poison”), Selena Gomez (“Good for You”) and Hailee Steinfeld (“Love Myself”).

Production duties were handled by Warren “Oak” Felder, who is also responsible for Alessia Cara’s “Here” [Def Jam], Ariana Grande’s “Break Your Heart Right Back” [Republic] and Kelly Clarkson’s “Invincible” [RCA].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Nico & Vinz are slated to release their next studio collection later this year through Warner Bros Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Black Star Elephant” boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Soulshock & Karlin, Pharrell Williams, Stacy Barthe, Naughty Boy, Micah Powell, RedOne, and Charlie Puth.

Watch the music video for “That’s How You Know” below.

Nico & Vinz draft Kid Ink, Bebe Rexha for new single “That’s How You Know”

11 Jul

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Nico & Vinz have debuted their new single online.

The Norwegian duo posted the audio clip for “That’s How You Know” – featuring Kid Ink and Bebe Rexha – to their YouTube channel on Friday (July 10, 2015).

“That’s How You Know” was co-written by Julia Michaels, whose recent credits include Selena Gomez’s “Good for You” [Interscope Records], Kelly Clarkson’s “War Paint” [RCA Records] and Rita Ora’s “Poison” [Columbia Records].

Production duties were handled by Warren Felder, who is also responsible for Usher’s “Good Kisser” [RCA Records], Jason Derulo’s “Trade Hearts” [Warner Bros Records] and Tamia’s “Sandwich and a Soda” [Def Jam Recordings].

Nico and Vinz’s next album and follow-up to 2014’s “Black Star Elephant” is expected to be released later this year through Warner Bros Records.

The still-untitled project features further contributions from Pharrell Williams (Ciara, Alicia Keys), Stacy Barthe (Rihanna, Katy Perry), Charlie Puth (Meghan Trainor, CeeLo Green) and The Stereotypes (Miguel, John Legend).

Listen to the audio clip for “That’s How You Know” below.