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Baby E ft. Lil Wayne – Finessin’

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Finessin” is the debut lead single from American Young Money recording artist Baby E.

The Banger of a Track was produced by Dr. Luke and it features American Young Money recording artist and rapper Lil’ Wayne.

The single premiered in early 2015 on April 20th, with the remix version featuring rapper Lil’ Wayne premiering in late 2015, on November 26th.

The official music video premiered on Lil Wayne’s official YouTube channel on February 10th 2016. Check out Baby E‘s Summers new anthem Finessin’

Listen to: Baby E, Lil’ Wayne – ‘Finessin’

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VIDEO: Ciara – “Dance Like We’re Making Love”

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Dance Like We’re Making Love” is the promotional second single and music video from American recording artist Ciara‘s sixth studio album, Jackie.

The music video was filmed in June 2015 and was directed by Dave Meyers and was released on July 16, 2015 via Ciara’s official YouTube VEVO channel.

It was released by Epic Records as the second single on June 30, 2015. The song was written by Ciara, Lukasz Gottwald,Theron Thomas, Timothy Thomas, and Henry Walter, and produced by Dr. Luke.

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Ciara – ‘Give Me Love’

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Give Me Love” is the promotional second single from American recording artist Ciara‘s sixth studio album, Jackie.

The Banger of a Track was Produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut. The song made it’s debut on Ciara’s official YouTube VEVO channel on May 26th 2015.

Following the announcement that “Dance Like We’re Making Love” would serve as the album’s second single, “Give Me Love” was published by the label as the next single from the album. “Give Me Love” was sent to US urban contemporary radio on June 9, 2015, as the album’s official second single.

This album marks her first release following the birth of her first child.

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Nicki Minaj – “The Night Is Still Young” Music Video

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The Night Is Still Young” is the sixth promotional single from Trinidadian-born American recording artist Nicki Minaj‘s third studio album, The Pinkprint.

Minaj’s boyfriend Meek Mill makes a cameo appearance in the video.

The music video premiered in late May 2015, on Nicki Minaj’s official YouTube VEVO channel. The music video was shot in Downtown Los Angeles, California in March 2015. Pictures emerged with Minaj and dancer Caspar Smart, featuring Minaj in a black dress and walking down a street.

The song was written by Minaj, Ester Dean, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Donnie Lewis, Theron Thomas and Henry Walter, with additional production by Gottwald and Cirkut. It is a dance-pop song about partying and having fun.

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Video: Ne-Yo ft. Juicy J – “She Knows”

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She Knows” is the first music video and lead promotional single performed by American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, taken from his sixth studio album, Non Fiction (2014).

It was released on September 16, 2014 by Motown Records, the song serves as the lead single from the album following the release of an R&B-tinged first street-single, “Money Can’t Buy” ft. Jeezy.

The track was produced by Dr. Luke and features a guest verse by Juicy J. The lyric video was released in late September 2014, and the music video premiered in early October 2014, via Ne-Yo’s official YouTube VEVO channel.

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Juicy J feat. Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Young Thug – Low

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Low” is the promotional lead single from American rapper, songwriter and record producer Juicy J‘s upcoming fourth solo studio album, Pure THC: The Hustle Continues.

The Banger of a Track features Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Young Thug. It was Produced By: Cirkut & Dr. Luke.
The song premiered in early August 2014 on Juicy J’s official YouTube VEVO channel.

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Nicki Minaj – Pills N Potions

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Pills N Potions” is the lead single from Trinidadian-American recording artist Nicki Minaj‘s upcoming third studio album, The Pink Print.

Minaj collaborated with Cirkut, Dr. Luke, and Ester Dean during the songwriting process, while Cirkut and Dr. Luke were responsible for its production.

It was released on May 21, 2014 by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Republic Records as the lead single from the record.

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Katy Perry – “Birthday” Music Video

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Birthday” is the fourth music video and single released by American singer Katy Perry for her fourth studio album, Prism.

A music video for the track was released on April 24, 2014. Primarily recorded with hidden cameras, it features Perry disguised as five different characters in birthday parties and other celebrations.

The official music video for “Birthday” was directed by Marc Klasfeld and Danny Lockwood; Dawn Rose served as a producer, while Nicole Acacio served as executive producer, Richard Alarcon served as the editor, Tony Gardner as the make-up artist, and Joseph Robbins was the director of photography.

It was written by Perry, Bonnie McKee and producers Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Cirkut.

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Shakira – “Dare (La La La)” Music Video

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Dare (La La La)” is a music video and song recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira from her tenth studio album Shakira.

The music videos for “Dare (La La La)” and “La La La” (Spanish version) were premiered on May 7, 2014 via Shakira’s VEVO channel on Youtube. A portion of the recording of the chorus part video was leaked in mid-2012, proving the video was recorded before Shakira got pregnant, and a leak of nearly half the song followed.

The song was co-written by Shakira, Jay Singh, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Mathieu Jomphe-Lepine, Max Martin, Henry Walter, Raelene Arreguin and John J. Conte, Jr. whilst the production was handled by Dr. Luke, Shakira, J2, Cirkut and Billboard.

It was released to contemporary hit radio in Italy on March 28, 2014 as the second international single (and third overall) from Shakira.

A customized version of the song titled “La La La (Brasil 2014)” will be used as a secondary theme song for the 2014 World Cup. This makes “Dare (La La La)” Shakira’s second such song to be used in that capacity after having provided the official song of the 2010 tournament, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).

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Katy Perry – Birthday

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Birthday” is the fourth single released by American singer Katy Perry for her fourth studio album, Prism.

It was written by Perry, Bonnie McKee and producers Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Cirkut.

Critics, as well as Perry herself, have compared the track to Prince and Mariah Carey on her debut album.

Through double entendres in the lyrics of “Birthday”, Perry makes sexual references while celebrating a partner’s birthday. The song was sent by Capitol to mainstream and rhythmic radios on April 21, 2014 as the fourth single from Prism.

Upon release, “Birthday” received generally positive reviews from music critics, who praised the song’s melody but occasionally criticized the sexual references. Following the release of Prism, “Birthday” entered the single charts of South Korea and France. After being released as an official single, it reached the top 50 on Australia, Canada and Netherlands’ single charts, while peaking at number 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

A music video for the track was released on April 24, 2014. Primarily recorded with hidden cameras, it features Perry disguised as five different characters in birthday parties and other celebrations. It received mixed reviews from critics.

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Shakira – Dare (La La La)

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Dare (La La La)” is a song recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira from her tenth studio album Shakira.

The song was co-written by Shakira, Jay Singh, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Mathieu Jomphe-Lepine, Max Martin, Henry Walter, Raelene Arreguin and John J. Conte, Jr. whilst the production was handled by Dr. Luke, Shakira, J2, Cirkut and Billboard.

It was released to contemporary hit radio in Italy on March 28, 2014 as the second international single (and third overall) from Shakira.

A customized version of the song titled “La La La (Brasil 2014)” will be used as a secondary theme song for the 2014 World Cup. This makes “Dare (La La La)” Shakira’s second such song to be used in that capacity after having provided the official song of the 2010 tournament, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).

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Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – “Dark Horse” Music Video

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Dark Horse” is the lead promotional single from American recording artist Katy Perry‘s fourth studio album, Prism.

The Banger of a Track features American rapper Juicy J (of Three 6 Mafia).

It was released on September 17, 2013, by Capitol Records as the first promotional single from Perry’s fourth studio album, Prism. Three months later, it was released as the third official single on December 17.

Both artists co-wrote the song with its producers, Max MartinCirkut, and Dr. Luke, alongside Sarah Hudson. It was conceived by Perry and Hudson during a writing session in Perry’s hometown of Santa Barbara, California, and Juicy J was later commissioned for a verse on the song.

“Dark Horse” combines the genres of trap and hip hop, creating what has been described as a “Southern rap-techno mashup”.

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Katy Perry – Wide Awake Music Video

Wide Awake” is the second music video and single by American recording artist Katy Perry. It is from Perry’s re-release of her third studio album, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection.

An accompanying music video, directed by Tony T. Datis, was premiered on June 18, 2012. A trailer, directed by Lance Drake, was released on June 12, 2012. It features a fairy tale-plot, where a young girl looks through a story book that features the previous Teenage Dream era singles, each one as a chapter in the book, along with teasers about the fairy tale elements of the official video, which serves as the eighth and final chapter of the book.

The music video premiered on Katy Perry’s official YouTube VEVO channel in mid-late June 2012.

The song was written by Katy Perry, Bonnie McKee, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Henry Walter, and was produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut.

Perry performed “Wide Awake” at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards and at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, where it featured Perry floating over the stage with a white ribbon. The song was specifically written for Perry’s film Katy Perry: Part of Me, which plays during the end credits and from That’s Our Joe from the episode “Love Affair”.