Rihanna’s lastest album, Rated R has sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide since its release in November. She recently shot the video for her new single “Rude Boy” with Melina directing, who has worked with Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo and Lady GaGa among others. Rihanna also recently picked up 2 Grammy Awards for her collaboration with Jay-Z and Kanye West on “Run This Town”. Rihanna is currently preparing to start her world tour that kicks on in Europe this April.
Shontelle is currently on a national radio promotional tour for her first single “Impossible” from her sophomore album No Gravity coming out this spring. The record is off to a strong start at radio and the video will be shot in Los Angeles later this month with Anthony Mandler’s protégé Taj directing. Meanwhile “Licky (Under The Covers)” is taking off in dance clubs around the country. The “Licky” video was shot in Hollywood and was directed by Ray Kay, who has directed videos for Lady GaGa, Beyoncé, The Dream, and Adam Lambert. In addition, Shontelle has been invited to perform for Prince Azim of the Royal Family of Brunei, an amazing honor she shares with other artists like Janet Jackon and Ne-Yo.
Vita is currently on a national radio promotional tour for her debut single “Young Money”. “Young Money” is taking off at radio and is off her upcoming debut album The Get Go, available exclusively on iTunes March 2nd with a wide release coming in May. The video for “Young Money” was shot in Hollywood with Rage directing.
Hal Linton recently completed his debut album Return From The Future which features production by Salaam Remi, Rico Love, Bruno Mars, Jim Jonsin and SRP. His debut single “Southern Hospitality”, which was co-written by Robin Thicke, will hit radio in April. The video will be shot later this month.
Cara will be hitting the road shortly to perform at SXSW in Austin, TX. Then in April she will be going on tour with Ingrid Michaelson. Her 5 song EP will be available on iTunes soon and a video will follow.
Berrett & Harrison:
Berrett & Harrison are currently in the studio with SRP cutting tracks for their debut album.
The Urgency are in the studio writing in recording in New York and Vermont. As well as doing some shows on the east coast.
SRP Writing & Production
SRP Publishing’s new signing, track writer, Brandon Alexander has been busy at work co-producing “Cry No More” on Hal Linton’s album, “I Choose You” from Ryan Leslie’s album Transition, and the song “Otha Half” on Jaheim’s new album _Another Rough" which sold more than 110,000 copies in its first week.
The video for the Sturken & Rogers song “Gypsy”, which was co-written with Amanda Ghost and Shakira, from Shakira’s new album She Wolf was shot in Spain and features tennis star Rafael Nadal.