Expect Mary J. Blige to make a return to the charts with the second single lifted from her Stronger withEach Tear set. “Each Tear” comes in no fewer than five versions. Rapper Jay Sean was the original artist, but is replaced with Tiziano Ferro (Italy), Vanessa Amorosi (Australia), Rea Garvey (Germany) and K’naan (Canada).
Tiziano Ferro is an Italian latin pop storm who debuted in 2001 with the worldwide hit “Perdono.” In 2004 he recorded a duet with British r’n’b singer Jamelia. The track, “Universal Prayer,” made it to No.1 in Italy, Spain and Greece. The Mary J. Blige collaboration has already made it to No.1 in Italy this March.
Vanessa Amorosi broke internationally with the 1999 hit “Absolutely Everybody,” but since success has been limited to native Australia. Some of you might remember her performance at the Sydney 2000 Olympis ceremony.
German Rea Garvey is the singer of the rock/pop act Reamonn. The group got its breakthrough back in 2000 with “Supergirl,” and has produced a string of hits ever since. Garvey has previously collaborated with Nelly Furtado on a version of “All Good Things (Come to an End).” Finally, K’naan is a Somali-Canadian poet, rapper and musician. He got a No.2 hit in Canada last year with “Wavin’ Flag.”
“Each Tear” is produced by Supa Dups, who previously worked with the likes of Akon, Kardinal Offishall and Sean Paul.
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Tagged Akon, Jamelia, Jay Sean, Kardinal Offishall, K’naan, Mary J. Blige, Rea Garvey, Reamonn, Sean Paul, Supa Dups, Tiziano Ferro, Vanessa Amorosi
Lady Gaga’s acclaimed producer RedOne made the headlines in Sweden as he recently launched the new super group Love Generation. In an interview with evening paper Aftonbladet, RedOne compares the group with Gaga who “was an unknown talent when they first met.” Née Nadir Khayat, 37 year-old RedOne will collaborate on new material on Kylie Minogue’s upcoming album and his merits includes Mary J. Blige, Sugababes, Mika, Usher as well as Michael Jackson.
The five unknown girls of Love Generation is a collaboration with the star producer and talent scouts Peter Swartling and Jonas Johnson. Swartling spent several years as a jury member of Swedish Idol.
RedOne wrote Love Generation’s first single on a Friday, the girls were hand-picked from 500 contestants last Saturday and a single was recorded the day after. 22-year old Charlie Braun admits that she hardly understands what is happening. “I’ve listened to Lady Gaga’s and RedOne’s songs for a year. Suddenly I’m in a studio with this world-known producer. It’s fantastic,” Braun says to Aftonbladet.
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Tagged Charlie Braun, Jonas Johnson, Lady Gaga, Love Generation, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, Mika, Peter Swartling, RedOne, Sugababes, Usher
It’s time for the fourth compilation of “Welche Music.” The latest set includes current US hits from Orianthi, Kris Allen and Rob Thomas. We’re excited to include Glee Cast’s latest top ten hit where “Halo” and “Walking on Sunshine” has been melded into one. Also, Justin Bieber teams up with rapper Ludacris on “Baby.” Do you remember Star Pilots, whose “In the Heat of the Night” became a pan-European hit. Listen to “I’m Alive” and know that they’re back.
David Guetta has enjoyed phenomenal success with Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Rowland and Akon. Guetta teams up with Kid Cudi on his latest hit “Memories.” We’re also glad to see that Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Rihanna and Ne-Yo producers Stargate has helped Lemar on his new track “The Way Love Goes.”
In true style, we’ve added two bonus tracks. Taio Cruz had a hit with “Break Your Heart” – we found his cover of Keane’s “Everybody’s Changing.” The other bonus comes in the form of Bimbo Jones’ remix of Kelly Clarkson’s “Already Gone.”
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Posted in Hot 100, Pop, r’n’b, Rock, Spotify
Tagged Akon, Bimbo Jones, Black Eyed Peas, Glee Cast, Justin Bieber, Keane, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland, Kid Cudi, Kris Allen, Lemar, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Orianthi, Rihanna, Rob Thomas, Star Pilots, Stargate, Taio Cruz, Whitney Houston
Due to the New Year celebrations, the final edition of the Swedish sales chart were delayed until today, according to industry source Mi. The tally show that the two Idol finalist keep a stronghold of the chart’s top positions. Erik Grönwall’s eponymous debut stays atop of the album chart, but hes trailer by Calle Kristiansson who lost the final. His eponymous debut rushes straight in at No.2. Both sets include songs that they performed on this year’s Idol. Melody Gardot’s My One and Only Thrill moves 2-3 in its 22nd week. Mary J. Blige’s set Stronger withEach Tear debuts at No.43, while much-hyped debut set from former Broder Daniel member Daniel Gilbert enters at No.59 with New African Sports. He was a member of the group on its debut set Saturday Night Engine, which was issued in 1995. Other members from the group are Håkan Hellström and Theodor Jensen, who both pursued solo careers.
Erik Grönwall’s Idol hit “Higher” remains at No.1 on the singles tally, while another album track – “Is it True? – enters at No.35. Collectively, Erik Grönwall has four entries on the chart as “The Show Must Go On” re-enters at No.23 and “Run to the Hills” at No.34. The Iyaz track featured on the first WelcheMusic compilation playlist enters at No.37.
Boy band E.M.D makes a 15-3 leap with the Xmas track “Välkommen hem.” The success is fueled by a TV broadcast of a charity concert for homeless people, for which this track was produced. As previously reported by WelcheMusic, their Xmas album is ineligible to chart as its only sold at the retailer ICA. Ke$ha returns to the top ten, moving 12-4 with “TikTok.”
Canada has produced many successful female vocalists through the years. Céline Dion, Nelly Furtado is just few of the acts. Look out for Toronto-born Melanie Fiona, who just ascended to the No.1 position on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart with “It Kills Me.” The sound is similar to Faith Evans and even Mary J. Blige. Her debut single “Give It to Me Right” was issued last February and her debut album The Bridge is out now.
She’s back – Mary J. Blige delivers the perfect Xmas gift to us all. Her ninth studio album is titled Stronger withEach Tear and was issued on Dec.21. WelcheMusic’s already picked up the two preceding singles “The One” and “I Am.” The singer also appeared on the soundtrack to More than a Game with “Stronger” this fall. That cut didn’t make the album.
Another soundtrack cut is, however, included and this just might be an Academy Award contender. “I Can See in Color” is taken from the new movie Precious