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Rihanna connects with N.E.R.D. for new promotional single “Lemon”

1 Nov

Rihanna has teamed up with American funk rock band N.E.R.D. for their return single “Lemonade,” which is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Written and produced by group member Pharrell Williams; “Lemon” marks the first promotional cut from N.E.R.D.’s upcoming studio collection under Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Meanwhile, Rihanna is currently working on her upcoming ninth album, which will be distributed via Westbury Road Entertainment in partnership with Roc Nation Records (US) and Virgin EMI Records (UK).

Among the songwriters and producers who contributed to the follow-up to 2016’s “Anti” are TMS (Nick Jonas), Camille “Kamille” Purcell (Bebe Rexha), Diztortion (Craig David) and Rachel “Raye” Keen (Justin Skye).

Stream the audio clip for “Lemon” below.

Diztortion writes songs for Rihanna’s upcoming album

17 Aug

Diztortion has been enlisted for Rihanna’s upcoming ninth album.

Born Raoul Lionel Chen, The Dutch-Surinamese record producer and songwriter’s resume boasts works with Taya (“Deeper”), Sasha Keable (“Put Your Love on Me”), Melissa Steel (“I’ll Be There”), Ina Wroldsen (“Mad Love”), Craig David (“For the Gram”) and Sigma (“Redemption”).

Among the fellow songwriters and producers Diztortion has collaborated with are Nicola Roberts, Felix Snow, Hayley Warner, Al Shux, Audra Mae, Tom Havelock, Katie Pearlman, Zac Poor, Niara Scarlett, Arnthor Birgisson, Eyelar, Cass Lowe, Ayak Thiik, MNEK, Tanya Lacey, and Levi Lennox.

Meanwhile, Rihanna’s next studio collection and follow-up to 2016’s “Anti” is expected to arrive later this year via Westbury Road Entertainment in partnership with Roc Nation Records (US) and Virgin EMI Records (UK).

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from TMS (Anne-Marie, Jess Glynne), Camille “Kamille” Purcell (Jessie Ware, Louisa Johnson) and Rachel “RAYE” Keen (Mabel McVey, Ray BLK).

Stream the audio clip for “I’ll Be There” below.

Rihanna drafts TMS for new album

11 Jul

Rihanna has drafted the songwriting and production services of TMS for her upcoming album under Westbury Entertainment and Roc Nation Records.

Composed of Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes, the London-based trio are known for their works with Louisa Johnson (“Best Behaviour”), Dua Lipa (“Bad Together”), Leona Lewis (“Another Love Song”), Emeli Sande (“Read All About It”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“Body Language”), Madison Beer (“Melodies”), Sinead Harnett (“She Ain’t Me”), Fleur East (“Gold Watch”) and Jess Glynne (“Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself”).

Even though no release date has been scheduled for Rihanna’s next studio collection, the follow-up to 2016’s “Anti” reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from RAYE, Alessia Cara, and Kamille.

Fans of TMS’ productions, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next releases by Taya, Zak Abel, Ellie Goulding, Craig David, Becky Hill, Nick Jonas, Era Istrefi, Louis Tomlinson, Paloma Faith, and Ella Henderson.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to TMS’ works!

Rihanna enlists RAYE for new album

2 Jul

Rihanna has enlisted the songwriting services of RAYE for her new album.

The British singer/songwriter – born Rachel Keen – is known for her singles “The Line,” “Shhh,” “I, U, Us,” “Bet You Wish” and “Hotbox.” She has also provided guest vocals on Jonas Blue’s “By Your Side” and Jax Jones’ “You Don’t Know Me,” peaking to numbers 15 and 3 on the UK Singles Chart, respectively.

In addition to prepping her forthcoming debut album under Universal Music Group / Polydor Records, RAYE has contributed to the next projects by Little Mix [Syco Music], Rita Ora [Atlantic], Mabel McVey [Polydor], Era Istrefi [Ultra Music], Rudimental [Atlantic], Anne-Marie [Major Tom’s Music], Naughty Boy [Virgin EMI] and Ellie Goulding [Polydor].

Her previous songwriting credits include Blonde’s “Just for One Night,” 5 After Midnight’s “Up in Here,” Tara Carosielli’s “Money,” Jax Jones’ “You Don’t Know Me,” Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty,” Matoma’s “The Wave,” Snakehips’ “Don’t Leave,” and M.O.’s “Not in Love.”

Meanwhile, Rihanna is expected to release her ninth studio collection later this year via Westbury Road Entertainment and Roc Nation Records.

The still-untitled collection serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Anti,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Work,” “Kiss it Better,” “Needed Me” and “Love on the Brain.”

Watch the music video for “The Line” below.

Rihanna premieres music video for new single “Sledgehammer”

30 Jun

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Rihanna has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Barbadian singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Sledgehammer” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (June 30, 2016).

“Sledgehammer” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Sia, who also worked with Carly Rae Jepsen (“Boy Problems”), Katharine
McPhee (“Round Your Little Finger”) and Lea Michele (“Cannonball”).

Production duties were handled by Jessie Shatkin, whose other credits include Kelly Clarkson’s “Invincible” [RCA], Foxes’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” [Sign of the Times] and One Direction’s “Perfect” [Columbia].

The track also serves as the main theme of the upcoming science fiction action film, “Star Trek Beyond,” which was directed by Justin Lin and scheduled for release in the United States on July 22.

Watch the music video for “Sledgehammer” below.

Rihanna premieres “Needed Me” music video

21 Apr

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Rihanna has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Barbadian singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Needed Me” to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (April 21, 2016).

“Needed Me” was produced by DJ Mustard (Tinashe, Keyshia Cole), Twice As Nice (Ariana Grande, Kid Ink) and Frank Dukes (Eminem, Schoolboy Q).

Video treatment was handled by Harmony Korine, whose filmography includes “Kids” (1995), “Ken Park” (2002) and “Spring Breakers” (2013).

Rihanna’s latest album “Anti” – featuring previous singles “Work” and “Kiss it Better” – is now available for download via Westbury Road Entertainment in partnership with Roc Nation Records (US) and Virgin EMI Records (UK).

Watch the music video for “Needed Me” below.

Rihanna selects “Needed Me” as new single

19 Mar

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Rihanna has selected her new single.

The Barbadian singer-songwriter christened “Needed Me” as the second promotional cut from her latest album, “Anti.”

Production duties on “Needed Me” were collectively handled by DJ Mustard (Tinashe, Britney Spears), Twice As Nice (Ariana Grande, Kid Ink) and Frank Dukes (Jeremih, Kanye West).

As mentioned in earlier posts, “Anti” – featuring previous single “Work” – is now available for download via Westbury Road Entertainment in partnership with Roc Nation Records (US) and Virgin EMI Records (UK).

The follow-up to 2012’s “Unapologetic” delivers further productions from Jeff Bhasker (Alicia Keys), Shea Taylor (Beyonce), Brian Kennedy (CeeLo Green), Mick Schultz (Zendaya) and Fred Ball (Jessie Ware).

Watch the music video for “Work” below.

Rihanna reunites with Drake for “Work” music video

23 Feb

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Rihanna has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Work” – featuring Drake – to her Vevo channel on Monday (February 22, 2016).

“Work” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Rihanna and Drake along with Allen Ritter, Jahron “PartyNextDoor” Braithwaite, Rupert “Sevn” Thomas and Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels.

Video treatment was collectively handled by Director X (Little Mix, Kendrick Lamar) and Tim Erem (Major Lazer, Tove Lo).

Rihanna’s latest studio collection “Anti” debuted at number seven on the UK Albums Chart and topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Unapologetic” features further alliances with Fred Ball (Jessie Ware), Dido (Britney Spears), Mick Schultz (Zendaya), Jean Baptiste Kouame (Rudimental) and Brian Kennedy (Jennifer Hudson).

Watch the music video for “Work” below.

Rihanna releases new album “Anti”

28 Jan

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Rihanna has released her eighth album online.

“Anti” – featuring appearances from Drake and SZA – is now streaming exclusively on Tidal for one week, and a deluxe version of the album with three bonus tracks will be made available on January 29th.

Lead single “Work” was co-written by Jahron “PartyNextDoor” Brathwaite and produced by Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels, Allen Ritter, and Sevn Thomas.

Other songwriters backing Rihanna on the follow-up to 2012’s “Unapologetic” are James Fauntleroy (Leona Lewis), Bibi Bourelly (Usher), Jean Baptiste Kouame (Madonna), The-Dream (Santigold), and The Weeknd (Ariana Grande).

On the production front, “Anti” boasts contributions from Shea Taylor (Sia), Jeff Bhasker (Beyonce), Mick Schultz (Zendaya), Hit-Boy (Brandy), DJ Mustard (Tinashe), Fred Ball (Jessie Ware), and Brian Kennedy (Fantasia).

Peep the tracklisting for “Anti” below.

(1) Consideration / (2) James Joint / (3) Kiss it Better / (4) Work / (5) Desperado / (6) Woo / (7) Needed Me / (8) Yeah, I Said It / (9) Same Ol’ Mistakes / (10) Never Ending / (11) Love on the Brain / (12) Higher / (13) Close to You

Rihanna reunites with Priscilla Renea for eighth album

24 Sep

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Rihanna has reunited with Priscilla Renea for her upcoming eighth album.

Renea previously co-wrote “Watch ‘N Learn” for Rihanna along with Alja Jackson and Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis. She also co-wrote “California King Bed,” which peaked to number eight on the UK Singles Chart.

Other notable credits by Renea include Mariah Carey’s “Infinity” [Epic], Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It” [Syco], Cheryl’s “Promise This” [Polydor], Tamar Braxton’s “Tip Toe” [Streamline] and Demi Lovato’s “Fix a Heart” [Hollywood].

She has also contributed to the next projects by Clean Bandit [Atlantic], Rita Ora [Columbia], Chromeo [Last Gang] Usher [RCA] and K. Michelle [Atlantic].

Meanwhile, Rihanna is expected to release her next studio collection later this year through Westbury Road Entertainment and Roc Nation Records.

The highly-anticipated LP will be executive produced by Kanye West, who also worked with Madonna (“Illuminati”), Mariah Carey (“Stay the Night”), Alicia Keys (“You Don’t Know My Name”) and Janet Jackson (“My Baby”).

Other songwriters associated with the follow-up to 2012’s “Unapologetic” are Charli XCX, James Fauntleroy, Sia Furler, Kiesza, Candice Pillay, Ester Dean, Ne-Yo, Emeli Sande, Rock City, Kirby Lauryen, and Bibi Bourelly.

Watch the music video for “California King Bed” below.