Ne-Yo Returns with Libra Scale

The American r’n’b singer-songwriter Ne-Yo returns with his fourth album Libra Scale. Née Schaffer Chimere Smith in October 1978, the singer has debuted with “So Sick” back in 2006. The song came about further to Ne-Yo meeting the Norwegian production team Stargate in the halls of Sony Music studio in New York. Stargate recently produced Rihanna’s two current hits “What’s My Name?” and “Only Girl.”

To date, three singles have already been lifted off Libra Scale prior to release. “Beautiful Monster” topped the UK this summer and was quickly followed by “Champagne Life” and “One in a Million.” A fourth single (“Cause I Said So”) is set for release at the end of December.

  • Read more about Ne-Yo topping the UK singles chart in a previous post.

Watch Michael Jackson’s Brand New Video Here

According to Music Week, the singer will issue the new album Michael on Dec.14. This marks the first album with new material, since the singer’s death in 2009.

This March, Michael Jackson’s record label Sony Music signed a deal with the singer’s estate. To date, one album has been issued – This Is It, which sold 5m copies worldwide. The lead single failed to make any impact on the worldwide charts, to date it has only made the top five in Japan. The track peaked at No.18 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Charts.

Michael will include the song “Breaking News,” which was recorded in New Jersey back in 2007. That track is already available on The set was produced by Akon, RedOne and amongst others.

Perhaps, some of the new tracks will appear in the new Cirque du Soleil show Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour. The first leg of the North American tour opens Oct.2 in Montreal, Canada.

To date, Michael Jackson’s Thriller remains the best-selling album of all times with approximately 110 millions copies old worldwide. Released in November 1982, the set spawned seven hit singles.

  • Watch the brand new video here

Manchester Duo Hurts Grace Grey’s Anatomy Trailer

On Oct.6, Grey’s Anatomy will return to Swedish TV screens for a complete new season. The ABC TV show has already premiered in the States. A trailer is currently showcased on cable network Kanal 5 and the TV campaign is also part of Sony Music’s promotional efforts for Manchester duo Hurts. The group debuted with the single “Better than Love” before the summer.


The track was primarily a hit on the clubs, while radio picked up “Wonderful Life.” The video has currently tracked 4m views on YouTube. “Stay” will be issued commercially later this year but is already picking up a lot of interest due to it being the soundtrack to the Grey’s promo trailer. It is already the second most played Hurts track on Spotify. Hurts also performed at the Propaganda festival this August and will return to Debaser Medis Stockholm this October.

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