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Crada produces for new Jordin Sparks album

500x500In case you missed it – Jordin Sparks is back, and maybe stronger than ever. With legendary super producer Salaam Remi on her side, Jordin, argueably one of pop music’s strongest voices of the past decade, took some time out to put together an amazing album for a comeback that couldn’t be more furious. We’re happy and proud to say that our long-term client Crada co-wrote and produced the breathtaking, sphercial r&b ballad “Left….Right?” and joins hall-of-famers like DJ Mustard, Babyface, Salaam Remi, James Fauntleroy, B.O.B. and Shaggy as well as current heavy-hitters Elijah Blake and KeY Wane on one of the best r&b/pop albums of 2015. “Right Here, Right Now” is in stores right now.

Four #1s for Cro & Teesy

unplugged_cro_bu_hne2_bw_web_by_delia_baumThe anticipation was already big, but this is beyond expectations. Cro’s “MTV Unplugged” has not only entered the german album charts at #1 (almost a nobrainer by now) but also dominates the single charts for the second week in a row with “Bye, Bye” and on top of that hits the german radio airplay charts at #1 as well as the german language radio airplay charts. Four big number 1s in one week, made possible by an amazing performance, an excellent album and an ambitious team behind it. We’re happy and proud at the same time to say that Teesy is not only part of Cro’s very special live band for MTV’s newest installation of the “Unplugged” series, but also featured on one of the album highlights “Lange Her” alongside Max Herre. Congrats to the whole Chimperator family!

Teesy part of Cro’s MTV Unplugged

MTV Unplugged (Deluxe Edition)It’s been in the making and source of various rumors for a while now, but July 3rd marks the day the critically acclaimed MTV Unplugged by german rap superstar Cro finally sees the light of day. The acoustic session of Cro’s biggest hits up to this day also features an amazing live performance of his collaborative song “Lange Her” with Starting Lineup’s shooting star Teesy and a very special guest verse by Max Herre who also just recently dropped his very own MTV Unplugged which became one of the most successful MTV live concerts of all times. Shot in the beautiful Scala in Ludwigsburg, the MTV Unplugged also features Teesy as prominent background singer on most of the songs. The album and full concert video are both available from today on iTunes and all retailers.

Teesy & T-No featured on Disarstar debut album

When fans rush into the stores today to get their hands on the Disarstar debut album “Kontraste” they’re also gonna be rewarded with 4 exceptional songs by and with our very own singer/rapper Teesy and producer/writer T-No. While Teesy is singing a hook for “Mein Palast”, T-No produced and co-wrote “Ausser Rand Und Band”, “Bis Zum Hals” & “Feuerrot”. Happy Releaseday and congrats to Disarstar and the good people at Showdown Records, as well as Teesy & T-No of course.

Teesy scores first #1 album appearance

11235394_10153188927536259_606118148689086772_nWhile Teesy just finished a furious concert tour throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria and proceeds to play countless festivals all summer long, he also found time to record a song with one of the country’s most talked about rap artist of the moment – Xatar. They’re collaborative record “Gentleman” is one of the album’s outstanding songs and captures the timeless and unique feeling of many big 90s rap/r&b records. The album performed incredibly well furing its first week on sale and took the #1 spot by storm. We congratulate Xatar and our very own Teesy to this tremendous success!

DJ Kitsune at Red Bull Thre3Style 2015

After performing a furious set at the 2014Red Bull Thre3Style National Championship, DJ Kitsune returns to the german national finals of what has quickly become the world’s most anticipated and influential dj competition. Bringing together outstanding djs from all genres to have them going head to head in a 15-minute performance, the Thre3Style challenge is a one of a kind event and yet the most crowd appealing dj championship at the same time. While skills, originality and creativity are essential for putting together a unique set, it all comes down to who rocks the crowd and can impress the judges with a great performance, state-of-the-art djing and true showmanship. The 2015 National Finals take place on Friday, April 17th in DJ Kitsune’s hometown of Frankfurt, Germany. The winner will advance to the World Finals in Tokyo in hopes to defend the world championship title who is currently held by german superstar dj Eskei83.

iTunes makes Teesy best new artist 2014

10420779_718732174901419_8532443807231198705_nA breath-taking year comes to an even more amazing end. As if the accomplishments for the Starting Lineup-managed and -published artist & songwriter Teesy hadn’t been big enough with a celebrated debut album, a successful festival season and a furious 3rd place in the star-packed Pro7 Bundesvision Song Contest, our good friends and early supporters from iTunes brought a very big surprise to the table. We didn’t see this coming, but the iTunes Germany team decided to give the awards for Best New Artist 2014 and Best R&B/Soul Album 2014 to Teesy, something we’re very proud of. Teesy says: “Dear iTunes team, thanks for everything you guys made possible for us, thanks for the great time at the iTunes Session and the trust throughout the year. And of course, a big thank you to all the people out there who stand by our side and support us. 2014 was fantastic.”

Crada produces new Jordin Sparks record

10678825_10150501237809980_4051995283219878824_nIt came in very short notice, but that’s the case with many great things in life. Jordin Sparks was rumored to be releasing some very promising new music and we’re happy to announce that our very own Crada is part of that. In a recent session in L.A. he finished up a song for multi-platinum superstar Jordin Sparks who previews this collaborative effort on her new mixtape “#ByeFelicia” which is available for free download. While the mixtape version of the Crada-produced song “Left, Right” only reveals one verse, the full version of this amazing, and very emotional new record will be featured on Jordin Sparks’ highly anticipated new album in early 2015.

T-Town nominated for Grammy Awards

Photo Dec 05, 8 29 26 PMStarting Lineup’s newest publishing signing T-Town productions keep making serious noise with their latest release “Drown In It”, performed by Chris Brown & R. Kelly. The T-Town-written and -produced record entered the US Billboard charts on #2 only a few weeks ago and just got nominated for a Grammy for being part of Chris Brown’s masterpiece album “X”. The award for “Best Urban Contemporary Album” is an award that honors the performer/artist, the producers and engineers of an album. We congratulate T-Town for this huge accomplishment and have our fingers crossed for the Grammys on February 8th.

Crada, Steen & Bendzko team up for new album

51I97xPmfeLCassandra Steen, one of Germany’s most recognizable voices of the past decade has requested Crada to executive produce her entire new album “Spiegelbild, forming a trio infernale with Tim Bendzko completing the team. Bendzko & Crada, one of the most successful songwriting teams of the year, have been penning 12 brand new songs for Cassandra, while Crada also produced every song on the album, something he has been wanting to do for a while now in order to be able to fully implement his vaste experiences as a producer of international level. “Spiegelbild” therefore marks the return of a more edgy, urban and innovative Cassandra Steen while at the same time not sacrificing radio-playability and commercial appeal. The album was released on Universal Music Germany and is available HERE.


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