1. Songwriter Johntá Austin Reflects on Making Hits With Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah & More

    July 15, 2019 10:37 AM EDT R&B tells stories with songs that tug your heartstrings, songs that bring up memories through soaring melodies and some of the most expressive vocals in all of popular music. Johntá Austin, one of the genre's most notable songwriters, understands the genre's power power, and his…

  2. Johntá Austin Brings R&B Back to Its Classic Roots With 'Love Angel': Exclusive

    June 27, 2019 10:00 AM EDT After penning hits for artists like Mariah Carey , Trey Songz and Justin Bieber , singer-songwriter Johntá Austin is now saving a bit of that magic for himself on his new solo single "Love Angel" -- which is exclusively premiering on Billboard below. Produced by Troy Taylor and…

  3. Hipgnosis' Latest Catalog Acquisition Includes Hits for Beyoncé, Usher & Mariah Carey

    March 21, 2019 8:33 PM EDT Hipgnosis Songs has scooped up another arsenal of hits with its acquisition of three songwriters' catalogs, a repertoire that includes rights to  Usher 's "Yeah," Mariah Carey 's "We Belong Together" and  Beyoncé 's “Check On It." Those writers are…