Remember JoJo, the teenybopper behind the one-hit wonder, “Leave (Get Out)”? Now she’s back and fully grown with her long-anticipated “tringle,” a set of three singles from her newest album.
The three-track release was supposed to come out on Friday, but the pop singer decided to drop them on her site a day early on Aug. 20. Her fans are delighted — #tringle is already trending on Twitter.
The singles include R&B love ballads “Say Love” and “Save My Soul” that show off JoJo’s vocal range. There’s also a dancier track called “When Love Hurts.”
JoJo has been hinting at the singles over the past few days, posting clips of her recording sessions on Instagram.
The only thing better than shuffling through your fave’s back catalog? The promise of what’s still to come. And thanks to Harmony Samuels, there’s plenty to look forward to in the very near future from some our most beloved pop acts.
The GRAMMY-nominated, England-bred songwriter/producer has worked with plenty of powerhouse acts in the past — from Jennifer Lopez to Ne-Yo to Brandy to Fantasia (among many others) — and is responsible for crafting smashes like Ariana Grande‘s Top 10 2013 hit “The Way” and Ciara‘s emotional Jackie ballad, “I Bet.”
With the significant movement away from physical sales and the latest shift from downloads to streaming, this conversation breaks down the differences in streaming platforms and provides a road map for artists and labels to capitalize on the new digital frontier.
If you’re a huge fan ofFifthHarmony, Ariana Grande, Nathan Sykes, you’re in for a treat! We had the wonderful opportunity to chat withHarmony Samuelsabout his work with some of today’s biggest music stars. The producer even shared some secrets about who inspired some of Nathan’s songs *ahemariana* on his upcoming solo album! Click on the post to learn more about Harmony’s upcoming projects!
Seriously you guys, everything Harmony works on musically instantly becomes a hit. Remember how BIG “The Way” by Ariana was? We STILL jam out to that song to this day. Well, the 35-year-old producer was responsible — aside from Ariana’s amazing voice, of course — for the petite singer’s rise to fame.
These days, Harmony is busy working with Fifth Harmony and Nathan Sykes on their musical endeavors and he still finds time to give back to the music community. How, you ask? Harmony is involved in a project called #MentorFridays where he personally mentors those interested in becoming producers, singers, songwriters, etc. It’s amazing, really!
Check out our interview with the superstar producer below!
Ciara’s “I Bet” struck an instant chord with fans when it dropped in late January, but Jermaine Dupri was less impressed. The hitmaker called it a “rip-off of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad’” in an interview with the AP, saying: “I’m clear on what I made and I’m clear on how music influences people… It might not be as evident as the ‘Blurred Lines’ situation, but I believe the same thing happened to me.”
Harmony Samuels, the producer of CiCi’s platinum-selling hit, initially kept quiet about Jermaine’s comments, but addressed the situation when I spoke to him in early July. (Full interview to come shortly). “I was miffed because I was like, ‘What?’ But at the same time you know what it is? Music is a cycle,” he explained. “Things repeat but they are still completely different.”
“That’s why I never responded,” the Brit continued. “Everybody was like, ‘Harmony, what do you think?’ I said zip.” Not that there’s any bad blood. “I love Jermaine Dupri. He’s in my top ten of producers,” Harmony reveals. “So when he said it, I said ‘I can understand why you feel that way. But it’s not true, so have a good day. I love you.’ And the following week, Usher was in the studio and I was kinda like, ‘There you go.’ He didn’t say shit.”