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Leona Lewis reunites with Autumn Rowe, Jonas Quant for new collaboration

3 May

British singer/songwriter Leona Lewis has reunited with Autumn Rowe and Jonas Quant for a new collaboration.

Rowe previously co-wrote “Collide” and “Your Hallelujah,” taken from the albums “Glassheart” and “Christmas, with Love,” respectively.

Meanwhile, Quant is responsible for producing Lewis’ rendition of Elton John’s “Your Song.” The track was largely played as part of a travel and tourism advertising push in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.

As mentioned in earlier, Lewis’ next project – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Mac & Phil, Aleena Gibson, Jon Maguire, Corey Sanders, Ilsey Juber, Philip Plested, Lauren Aquilina, Walter Afanasieff, Jake Gosling, and Chris Leonard – is expected to arrive later this year.

Her last studio collection, 2015’s “I Am,” was released via Island Records UK and Def Jam Recordings. Executive-produced by German hitmaker Toby Gad, it debuted at number twelve on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Fire Under My Feet” and “Thunder.”

Stream the audio clip for “Your Hallelujah” below.

Leona Lewis teams with Lauren Aquilina, PLESTED, Mac & Phil for new collaboration

28 Jul

British singer/songwriter Leona Lewis has teamed up with Lauren Aqulina, PLESTED, and Mac & Phil for a new collaboration.

In addition to releasing her debut album “Isn’t it Strange” in 2016 via Island Records UK, Aqulina has also penned songs on the next releases by Taya, Kara Marni, Ella Henderson, Fleur East, Imani Williams, Liza Owen, Nina Nesbitt, Sarah Close, Tamera Foster, Kylie Minogue, and Etham.

Meanwhile, PLESTED’s current single “Habits” – which was co-written with Kane “KIN” Parfitt and Mac & Phil – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Composed of Matthew Holmes and Philip Leigh, Mac & Phil are also responsible for co-writing and producing Emily Warren’s “Something To Hold On To,” The Chainsmokers’ “Bloodstream,” Emeli Sande’s “Hurts,” Plested’s “Habits,” Carys Selvey’s “Shallow,” and Lost Kings’ “Phone Down.”

On the follow-up to 2015’s “I Am,” which peaked to number twelve on the UK Albums Chart, Lewis has also worked with Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey), Autumn Rowe (Kacy Hill), Jake Gosling (Shawn Mendes), Isley Juber (Jessica Simpson), Chris Leonard (Shania Twain) and Ali Tamposi (Justin Bieber).

Watch the music video for “Ocean” below.

Leona Lewis reunites with Walter Afanasieff for new collaboration

4 Jul

Leona Lewis has reunited with Walter Afanasieff for a new collaboration.

“Singing with Walter A is like a dream come true, the most incredible pianist/composer/writer/ human!” the British singer, songwriter, and actress tweeted on Tuesday (July 04, 2017).

Afanasieff previously produced and co-wrote “Here I Am” alongside fellow musician Brett James, taken from Lewis’ debut studio collection, 2007’s “Spirit,” which topped both the UK and US Albums Chart.

The Grammy Award-winning record producer’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Mariah Carey (“Hero”), Celine Dion (“My Heart Will Go On”), Luther Vandross (“Endless Love”), Beyonce (“My Heart Still Beats”), Darren Hayes (“Insatiable”), Ricky Martin (“Nobody Wants to Be Lonely”), Allure (“Last Chance”) and Chante Moore (“One More Time”).

Meanwhile, Lewis is expected to release her next project, which serves as the follow-up to 2015’s “I Am,” later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the songwriters and producers expected to appear on the still-untitled collection are Jake Gosling (Dido, Ed Sheeran), Autumn Rowe (Kelis, Molly Kate Kestner), Chris Leonard (Nina Nesbitt, Shawn Mendes), Ilsey Juber (Lykke Li, Ellie Goulding) and Ali Tamposi (Selena Gomez, Troye Sivan).

Listen to the audio clip for “Here I Am” below.

Celine Dion reveals credits for new album ‘Loved Me Back to Life’

13 Oct


Celine Dion has unveiled the production credits for her upcoming album.

The Canadian songstress will release “Loved Me Back to Life” on November 11 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Lead single “Loved Me Back to Life” – available now for download via iTunes – was written by Sia Furler (Beyonce, Alicia Keys) along with Denarius “Motesart” Motes and Hasham “Sham” Hussein (K’Naan, Nelly Furtado).

Other album songwriters include Diane Warren (Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton), Francis “Eg” White (Rebecca Ferguson, Florence Welch), Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Leona Lewis, Mario Barrett), Emanuel Kiriakou (Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks) and Andrew Goldstein (Demi Lovato, Katharine McPhee).

On the production front, Dion has teamed up with Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey, Leona Lewis), Babyface (Brandy, Faith Evans), Tricky Stewart (Usher, Chris Brown), Kuk Harrell (Rihanna, Justin Bieber), D’Mile (Ciara, Wynter Gordon) and Jesse “Corporal” Wilson (Musiq Soulchild, Jessica Sanchez).

Celine Dion – Loved Me Back to Life [Production Credits]:

“Loved Me Back to Life” – produced by Denarius “Motesart” Motes and Hasham “Sham” Hussein.

“Somebody Loves Somebody” – produced by Play Production.

“Incredible” – produced by Emanuel Kiriakou & Andrew Goldstein.

“Water and a Flame” – produced by Francis “Eg” White

“Breakaway” – produced by Play Production.

“Save Your Soul” – produced by Emanuel Kiriakou.

“Didn’t Know Love” – produced by Francis “Eg” White.

“Thank You” – produced by Jesse “Corporal” Wilson, Curtis “Sauce” Wilson and Reginald Smith.

“Overjoyed” – produced by Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Thaddis “Kuk” Harrell and Aaron Pearce.

“Thankful” – produced by Emanuel Kiriakou.

“At Seventeen” – produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

“Always Be Your Girl” – produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Walter Afanasieff.

“Unfinished Songs” – produced by Kyle Townsend, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart and Dernst “D’Mile” Emile.

“How Do You Keep the Music Playing” – produced by Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Thaddis “Kuk” Harrell and Aaron Pearce.

“Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)” – produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.