A 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.”
It 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.
Starting 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.