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Fergie releases sophomore album “Double Dutchess”

24 Sep

American singer/songwriter Stacy Ann Ferguson, known professionally as Fergie, has released her sophomore studio collection online.

“Double Dutchess” – featuring singles “L.A. Love (La La),” “M.I.L.F. $,” “Life Goes On” and “You Already Know” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2006’s “The Dutchess” boasts songwriting contributions from Diana Gordon (Rita Ora), Justin Tranter (Gwen Stefani), Kristinia Stephens (Jennifer Lopez), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Britney Spears), Tayla Parx (Christina Aguilera), George Pajon Jr. (Macy Gray) and Rock City (Kelly Rowland).

On the production front, Fergie has worked with will.i.am (Justin Timberlake), Toby Gad (Alicia Keys), DJ Ammo (Sean Paul), Polow Da Don (Tamar Braxton), Keith Harris (Usher), RoccStar (Zendaya), Dr. Luke (Trey Songz), Cirkut (Ava Max) and Philip “Hardwork” Constable (Grace Sewell).

Stream “Double Dutchess” below.

Charli XCX teams up with will.i.am for third album

24 Jan


Charli XCX has teamed up with will.i.am for her upcoming album.

The British singer/songwriter – real name Charlotte Aitchison – previously co-wrote “Boys and Girls” for will.i.am alongside the song’s co-producer Batso. The Pia Mia-featuring track peaked to number 21 on the UK Singles Chart.

As a producer, will.i.am’s resume boasts further works with Rita Ora (“Fall in Love”), Fergie (“Big Girls Don’t Cry”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Baby Love”), Usher (“OMG”), Mary J. Blige (“About You”), Cheryl (“3 Words”), Mariah Carey (“Heat”), Rihanna (“Photograph”), and Brick & Lace (“Buss a Shot”).

Meanwhile, XCX is expected to release her third studio collection later this year via Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional alliances with MNEK (Jax Jones), Ester Dean (Tinashe), BloodPop (Lady GaGa), Sasha Sloan (Idina Menzel), ROSTAM (Sky Ferreira) and Cass Lowe (Fifth Harmony).

Current single “After the Afterparty” – which XCX co-wrote alongside EYELAR and RAYE with production duties by Stargate, SOPHIE, and Fred Gibson – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Listen to the following Spotify Playlist dedicated to will.i.am’s work!

[Musicians’ Galore] will.i.am

1 Nov


William Adams, known professionally as will.i.am, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actor, musician, DJ, record producer and philanthropist.

He is best known as a founding member of the hip hop band The Black Eyed Peas, with whom he has received multiple awards.

will.i.am has also released four solo studio collections in the shape of “Lost Change” (2001), “Must B 21” (2003), “Songs About Girls” (2007) and “#willpower” (2013).

As a producer and songwriter, will.i.am helmed hit singles for Fergie (“Big Girls Don’t Cry”), Usher (“OMG”), Pussycat Dolls (“Beep”), Estelle (“American Boy”), Nicki Minaj (“Check it Out”) and John Legend (“Ordinary People”).

His extensive resume boasts further works with Chrisette Michele (“Be Okay”), Kesha (“Crazy Kids”), Christina Milian (“Believer”), Chris Brown (“Picture Perfect”), Justin Timberlake (“Damn Girl”), Lady Gaga (“Fashion”), Hilary Duff (“Play with Fire”) and Nas (“Can’t Forget About You”).

Amongst the fellow producers will.i.am has collaborated with are Keith Harris, Printz Board, Toby Gad, Polow Da Don, David Guetta, Jeff Martens, Ron Fair, Naughty Boy, Benny Blanco, Cirkut, Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Steve Aoki, Benny Benassi, Rhett Lawrence, and Free School.

On the songwriting front, will.i.am has co-penned songs with Kara DioGuardi, Stacy Barthe, Wayne Hector, Charlotte “Charli XCX” Aitchison, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Ryan Toby, Cristyle Nicole, Andre Merritt, Thomas “Cee-Lo” Callaway, Giorgio Tuinfort, Ester Dean, and Andrea Martin.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicted to will.i.am’s work!

Pia Mia debuts new song “Justin Bieber”

7 May


Pia Mia has debuted a new song online.

The singer-songwriter posted the audio clip for “Justin Bieber” to her SoundCloud channel on Friday (May 06, 2016).

The track was written by Pia Mia along with Bianca “Blush” Atterberry (K. Michelle, Jessica Mauboy) and Chelsea Lena (Sabrina Carpenter, Chloe x Halle).

Production duties on “Justin Bieber” were collectively handled by Tommy Brown and Mr. Franks, who are also behind Meghan Trainor’s “Champagne Problems” [Epic] and Ariana Grande’s “Let Me Love You” [Republic].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Pia Mia is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring previous singles “Do It Again,” “Touch” and “Fuck With You” – later this year through Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further contributions from will.i.am, MoZella, Harmony Samuels, Chantal Kreviazuk, Supa Dups, Rock City, DJ Mustard, Charlie Puth, Mojam, and Naughty Boy.

Listen to the audio clip for “Justin Bieber” below.

Fergie reunites with Toby Gad for new album

27 Jan


Fergie has reunited with Toby Gad for her upcoming sophomore album.

Gad previously co-wrote Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” which topped the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in 2007.

His recent songwriting and production credits include Olly Murs’ “Love Shouldn’t Be This Hard” [Epic], Hilary Duff’s “Belong” [RCA], Tori Kelly’s “First Heartbreak” [Capitol], and John Newman’s “I’m Not Your Man” [Island].

Moreover, Gad has contributed to the next projects by Nico & Vinz [Warner Bros], Clean Bandit [Atlantic], Pixie Lott [Virgin EMI], Craig David [Insanity], Sabina Ddumba [Warner Music], and LeAnn Rimes [Curb].

Fergie, on the other hand, is scheduled to release the follow-up to 2006’s “The Dutchess” in March through Interscope Records.

Other contributors on the still-untitled album are Will.i.am (Cheryl), Jean Baptiste (Madonna), Mike WiLL Made It (Rihanna), RoccStar (Usher), DJ Mustard (Tinashe), Charlie Puth (Trey Songz), and Dr. Luke (Ciara).

Watch the music video for “Big Girls Don’t Cry” below.

Rita Ora recruits Dr. Luke for sophomore album

22 Feb


According to a new interview with Billboard magazine, Rita Ora’s sophomore album will feature contributions from record producer and songwriter Dr. Luke.

Recent credits by Dr. Luke include Usher’s “I Don’t Mind” [RCA Records], Ne-Yo’s “She Don’t Know” [Motown Records], Fifth Harmony’s “This is How We Roll” [Epic Records] and Nicki Minaj’s “Only” [Republic Records].

The hitmaker – born Lukasz Gottwald – also worked with Kelly Clarkson [RCA Records], Maroon 5 [Interscope Records], Nicki Minaj [Republic Records], Rihanna [SRP Records] and Katy Perry [Capitol Records].

Meanwhile, Ora will release her next studio collection and follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” later this year via Roc Nation and Columbia Records.

The still-untitled project features further collaborations with will.i.am (Usher, Mariah Carey), Diplo (Madonna, Chris Brown), Tommy Brown (Ariana Grande, Jordin Sparks) and Devonte Hynes (Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Ferreira).

Current single “Grateful” – taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “Beyond the Lights” – is now available for download via iTunes.

Watch the music video for “I Will Never Let You Down” below.

Hamada Mania’s favorite songs of 2014

11 Dec

Ella Henderson

Song Title: “Beautifully Unfinished”
Performed By: Ella Henderson.
Written By: Ella Henderson, Lindy Robbins & Steve Robson.
Produced By: Steve Robson & Komi (El-Hakam Al-Kaubaisy).
Label: Syco Music.


Song Title: “Believer”
Performed By: Keyshia Cole.
Written By: Ester Dean, Jasper Cameron, Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen.
Produced By: Stargate.
Label: Interscope Records.


Song Title: “Big Girls Cry”
Performed By: Sia.
Written By: Sia Furler & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Greg Kurstin & Christopher Braide.
Label: RCA Records.


Song Title: “Break Free”
Performed By: Colbie Caillat.
Written By: Colbie Caillat & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Christopher Braide.
Label: Republic Records.


Song Title: “Devil’s Touch”
Performed By: TIAAN.
Produced By: Arnthor Birgisson.
Label: AristoTracks.

Cover Drive

Song Title: “Easy Life”
Performed By: Cover Drive.
Written By: Amanda Reifer, T-Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding, Barry Hill, Kerrie Thomas-Armstrong, Dan Goudie & Ashley Milton.
Label: Independent Release.

Jennifer - Same Girl

Song Title: “Expertease (Ready Set Go)”
Performed By: Jennifer Lopez.
Written By: Jennifer Lopez, Sia Furler, Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Label: Capitol Records.


Song Title: “Extraordinary”
Performed By: Clean Bandit (featuring Sharna Bass).
Written By: James Napier, Gustave Rudman, Grace Chatto & Jack Patterson.
Produced By: Jack Patterson & Mark Ralph.
Label: Black Butter / Atlantic Records.


Song Title: “Hey Boy” (solo version)
Performed By: Goapele.
Written By: Estelle Swaray, Lauren Evans, David “DQ” Quinones, Lance Tolbert & Keith Harris.
Produced By: Keith Harris.
Label: Skyblaze Recordings / BMG Rights Management.

Leah McFall

Song Title: “Home”
Performed By: Leah McFall (featuring will.i.am).
Written By: William Adams, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Michael McHenry, Ryan “DJ Replay” Buendia, Alex Ebert & Jade Castrinos.
Produced By: will.i.am & Free School.
Label: Capitol Records.


Song Title: “Human”
Performed By: Christina Perri.
Written By: Christina Perri & Martin Johnson.
Produced By: Martin Johnson.
Label: Atlantic Records.


Song Title: “If I Could Change Your Mind”
Performed By: HAIM.
Written By: Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim & James Ford.
Produced By: James Ford.
Label: Polydor Records.


Song Title: “If I Go”
Performed By: Ella Eyre.
Written By: Ella Eyre, Natalia Hajjara & Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Produced By: Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Label: Virgin EMI Records.

Gorgon City

Song Title: “Imagination”
Performed By: Gorgon City (featuring Katy Menditta).
Written By: Emeli Sande, Katy Menditta, Mustafa Omer, James Murray, Kye “Foamo” Gibbon & Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott
Produced By: Gorgon City & Mojam.
Label: Black Butter / Virgin EMI Records.

Lion Babe01

Song Title: “Jump Hi”
Performed By: Lion Babe (featuring Childish Gambino).
Written By: Jillian Hervey, Lucas Goodman & Makeba Riddick.
Label: Outsiders Recorded Music / Polydor Records.


Song Title: “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart”
Performed By: Ariana Grande.
Written By: Harry Styles & Johan Carlsson.
Produced By: Johan Carlsson & Peter Carlsson.
Label: Republic Records.


Song Title: “Kicks”
Performed By: FKA twigs.
Written By: Tahliah “FKA twigs” Barnett & Joel Compass.
Produced By: FKA twigs & Cy An.
Label: Young Turks.

Pharrell - Alicia

Song Title: “Know Who You Are”
Performed By: Pharrell Williams (featuring Alicia Keys).
Written By: Pharrell Williams & Alicia Keys.
Produced By: Pharrell Williams.
Label: Columbia Records.

Teyana Taylor01

Song Title: “Maybe”
Performed By: Teyana Taylor (featuring Pusha T & Yo Gotti).
Written By: Teyana Taylor, Andre Proctor, Brian Soko, Rasool Diaz, Jaramye Daniels, Kyle Owens, Akil King, Terrence Thornton & Mario Mims.
Produced By: The Order, Jaramye Daniels & Kyle “KO” Owens.
Label: G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam Recordings.

Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once

Song Title: “Million Miles”
Performed By: Kylie Minogue.
Written By: Chelcee Grimes, Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Produced By: Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Label: Parlophone Records.

Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

Song Title: “Not in That Way”
Performed By: Sam Smith.
Written By: Sam Smith & Fraser T. Smith.
Produced By: Fraser T. Smith.
Label: Capitol Records.


Song Title: “Night Time”
Performed By: Marsha Ambrosius.
Written By: Marsha Ambrosius, Sam Dew, Kenneth Bartolomei, Erik Reyes-Ortiz & Kevin Crowe.
Produced By: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.
Label: RCA Records.

Brooke Candy

Song Title: “Opulence”
Performed By: Brooke Candy.
Written By: Brooke Candy, Sia Furler & Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Produced By: Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Label: RCA Records.


Song Title: “Patterns”
Performed By: Tourist (featuring Lianne La Havas).
Written By: James Napier and William “Tourist” Phillips.
Label: Method Records.


Song Title: “Pieces”
Performed By: Jessie Ware.
Written By: Jessie Ware, James Napier & William “Tourist” Phillips.
Produced By: Emile Haynie.
Label: PMR / Island Records.

Karen Harding01

Song Title: “Say Something”
Performed By: Karen Harding.
Written By: Karen Harding & Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Produced By: Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Label: Method Records / Capitol Records.


Song Title: “That’s Me Right There”
Performed By: Jasmine Villegas (featuring Kendrick Lamar).
Written By: Carmen Reece, Al Sherrod Lambert, Chris Jackson & Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Produced By: Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Label: Interscope Records.


Song Title: “The D Word”
Performed By: Toni Braxton & Babyface.
Written By: Toni Braxton & Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Produced By: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Label: Motown Records.


Song Title: “Wonderful”
Performed By: Mary J. Blige.
Written By: Mary J. Blige, Priscilla Renea Hamilton, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Label: Epic Records.


Song Title: “You’re Mine (Eternal)”
Performed By: Mariah Carey.
Written By: Mariah Carey & Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.
Produced By: Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins & Mariah Carey.
Label: Def Jam Recordings.

Melissa Steele, Krishane cover “American Boy” by Estelle

28 Sep

Melissa Steele - Krishane

Melissa Steel and Krishane have dropped a new performance video online.

BBC Radio 1 posted the duo’s rendition of Estelle’s hit single “American Boy” to its official YouTube page on Saturday (September 27, 2014).

The Kanye West-assisted / will.i.am-produced track is taken from Estelle’s second album, “Shine,” which peaked at number six on the UK Albums Chart.

Krishane recently released the music video for his new single “Young and Incapable.” The track – featuring vocals from Melissa Steele – will be available for download from October 19 via iTunes (UK).

The full length debut albums of both artists are expected to hit stores and digital outlets in 2015 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Watch Melissa Steele & Krishane’s performance of “American Boy” below.

Leah McFall confirms debut album “Weird to Wonderful”

2 Sep

Leah McFall

Leah McFall has confirmed the title for her debut album.

The Irish singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “Weird to Wonderful” and will release it later this year via Capitol Records.

Lead single “Home” – helmed by Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am along with Jean Baptiste Kouame, Ryan “DJ Replay” Buendia and Michael McHenry – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

“Weird to Wonderful” is expected to yield further contributions from Sia (Beyonce, Kelly Rowland), Ester Dean (Rihanna, Jasmine Villegas), Lauren Evans (Ciara, Jordin Sparks) and Shaznay Lewis (Stooshe, Little Mix).

Watch the music video for “Home” below.

Rita Ora recruits Tommy Brown for new album

11 Aug

Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down

Rita Ora has recruited Tommy Brown for her upcoming sophomore album.

The songwriter and record producer – born Thomas Brown – previously collaborated with artists including Nas [Def Jam Recordings], Jennifer Lopez [Capitol Records] and CeeLo Green [Elektra Records].

Some of his notable credits include Christette Michele’s “Visual Love” [Motown Records] Ariana Grande’s “Honeymoon Avenue” [Republic Records] and Kanye West’s “Sin City” [Roc-A-Fella Records].

Meanwhile, Ora’s new LP is scheduled for release later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Roc Nation / Columbia Records.

The Calvin Harris-penned and produced lead single “I Will Never Let You Down” debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Among the other musicians backing Ora on the highly-anticipated project are DJ Fresh (Ellie Goulding, Nicola Roberts), will.i.am (Leah McFall, Britney Spears), DJ Mustard (Rihanna, Charli XCX) and Diplo (Usher, Chris Brown).

Watch the music video for “I Will Never Let You Down” below.