Elliott Yamin Sophomore Record to Hit Stores May 5th

We’ve finally got a release date for Season 5 contestant, Elliott Yamin’s upcoming album. It’s May 5th according to Brian Mansfield of USA Today (and Idol Chatter).

Elliott has recorded about 35 songs for his sophomore effort, “Obviously, not all of them are going to make the record, but I’ve had time to branch out and work with as many people as possible.”

He’s working with an impressive list of producers including Jermaine Dupri, J.R. Rotem, Eman, Harvey Mason Jr., Steve Russell and Stargate.

Elliott says, “I’ve been working with people who’ve done a lot of contemporary stuff.”

He hasn’t picked out a first single, but he’s got a couple of contenders, “There’s a song called You that I did with Stargate. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ Then there’s Know Better that I did with this really talented production team called Midi Mafia. It’s a really hot track à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  it’s got single potential written all over it.”

Hopefully, his hot team of producers can craft another hit for Elliott like the first single, “Wait For You,” off of   Elliott’s debut album Elliott Yamin.   “Wait for You”   peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Update: More on Elliott and his new Los Angeles home in the Idol Chatter blog. About songwriting, he says, “Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve been trying to write as much as possible, building my own catalog of songs that Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve co-written. At the same time, I’m trying to find the right fits for this record. Every song on the recordà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s got to be strong. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve had the time.”

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Elliott…Kelly….

    2009 could be a good Idol year.

    Who’s next?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/iamthepurplewalrus purplesmile

    Elliott had a short chat with the etrainers the other night. Too bad I missed it. :s The guy really wouldn’t give up the name of the first single. Heh. Maybe he really still doesn’t know yet? They should already be making a decision, though (if they haven’t done so), as I understand the first single is slated to be released by February.

    I’m looking forward to getting new music from my E (but hoping it’s not all pop RnB).

  • jpfan

    Taylor Hicks, Melinda Dolittle, Kelly, Elliott, Micheal Johns – all putting out new music in the next few months.

    (Have I missed anyone?)

  • highhopes

    Finally some solid news about Elliott’s upcoming album. I can’t wait to hear the new single. Hope he gets some good promotion.

  • Lu

    Elliott had a short chat with the etrainers the other night.

    Yes he did! I was there and it was soo cool! A few people tried really to get the name of the single out of him but no luck! I’m betting Elliott’s new cd has more radio friendly stuff on it but it will probably still be a mix of music styles. Time will tell!

  • Dr. Tracey

    Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait!!!!!!!

  • Tony

    Great news. Can’t wait to hear the first single.

  • sammy

    Hope that Elliott will have all the songs in one album this time. Last time there were bonus songs all over the place. I wasn’t going to buy 3 or 4 albums to get them all. Hope it’s really good.

  • KrazeeK120

    I’m so excited!!!! May 5 can’t come soon enough!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hollygo9

    YES!
    I’m so ready for this!

  • daisy

    love Elliott and cannot wait to hear the new songs, hoping for some promo on AI this yr, I miss seeing Elliott.

  • maggiemay

    Taylor Hicks, Melinda Dolittle, Kelly, Elliott, Micheal Johns – all putting out new music in the next few months.

    (Have I missed anyone?)

    mcphee?

  • Ging

    I was on the E-train when Elliott was posting. It was very good to hear from him. I cannot wait for the new single and cd !!

  • yeahyeahsure

    Great news for E! I’m excited to hear this. He was my 2nd favorite during S5. It’s so sad how his mom won’t be able to see all these amazing things that’s happening to him. :glurps_tb:

    jpfan Jan 16th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Taylor Hicks, Melinda Dolittle, Kelly, Elliott, Micheal Johns – all putting out new music in the next few months.

    (Have I missed anyone?)

    Daughtry’s getting the summer spot I believe (my guess is around July). And Carrie in the Fall. :smile2_ee: