Little Mix Unveil ‘Strip’ Music Video

Little Mix unveil their highly anticipated ‘Strip’ video, taken from their fifth album ‘LM5’.

Little Mix co-directed the video with renowned director and photographer Rankin. Their idea was to strip the band's look right back and show the beautiful features that they once saw as flaws, inviting real women to do the same and celebrate alongside them. 

Watch here:

http://smarturl.it/LittleMixStrip


'Strip' is about standing proud, encouraging people to embrace their bodies and love who they are. The video highlights that there are many forms of beautiful and not just the ideals that modern day society places upon us. 

The Strip video features author and blogger Dina Tokio, Breast Cancer charity Coppafeel's Kristin Hallenga, natural hair advocate Nia The Light, journalist and mental health ambassador Bryony Gordon, Nimco Alie from Daughters of Eve (FGM activist group), model Felicity Hayward, trans model and role model Maxim Magnus, police detective constable Janey Camille, upcoming singer songwriter Alice Chater, and many other inspirational women including the girl's friends and family.

Leigh-Anne says: "A few months ago, we invited many different women to be a part of our brand new music video for ‘Strip’. 

Strip is a really special song from LM5, it’s all about standing proud and we wrote it to encourage and empower people to be who they are. We can't wait to share all these incredible, inspirational women and their stories with you.”

Jade: "We were lucky enough to have the amazing Rankin bring our vision to life. We co-directed this video and we are so incredibly proud of it" 

To celebrate the release of LM5 and the Strip video, the band treated fans to an exclusive YouTube event where they spoke about the inspiration behind their new album and gave interactive opportunities to get involved in the Little Mix world, including an immersive area where lyrics were digitally projected onto the guests in attendance, bringing to life the album’s message of female empowerment.

The screens in Piccadilly Circus London were also playing the video to fans in the capital throughout the evening.

4 Little Mix Covers Of Attitude Magazine!

Jade, Leigh-Anne, Jesy and Perrie are ready to return to the pop spotlight with LM5 as they take over Attitude with one cover each.

But far from going solo, they talk about how they feel they’re only just getting started, sexism in the music industry, and why it’s important for straight artists to embrace being an LGBT+ ally.

Attitude Magazine x Little Mix is out now.

Tom Felton Stars In Beautiful New James Arthur Video

The stunning video for James Arthur’s new single ‘Empty Space’ premieres featuring superstar Harry Potter actor Tom Felton.

Watch the clip here:

https://youtu.be/0VD9x50vh8o

'Empty Space' is a beautiful, soaring, guitar-led song about love and loss. The lyrics are trademark James. Raw and honest, they document the pain and self awareness that follows a break up.

"I've been drinking, I've been doing things I shouldn't do. Over thinking, I don't know who I am without you. I'm a liar and a cheat, I let me ego swallow me. And that's why I might never see you again. I'm alone in my head looking for love in a strangers bed. But I don't think I'll find it 'cause only you could fill this empty space."

James says: “This song is for anyone who has ever deeply loved and lost someone dear to them, and is then faced with the struggle of trying to fill that void. It is about coming to terms with the fact that only that special person can truly fill the empty space.”


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Emma Bunton Confirmed As Host of The Great American Baking Show

IT’S A DOUBLE DOSE OF SPICE WHEN “THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION” PREMIERES ON ABC, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6

“Spice Girl” Emma Bunton Joins Anthony “Spice” Adams as Host

Award-Winning Pastry Chef Sherry Yard joins Paul Hollywood as Judge for Fourth Season

Back for a fourth season on the ABC Television Network, “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition,” based on the hit UK series “The Great British Bake Off,” returns on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 (9:00 – 11:00 P.M. / ET.) Showcasing bakers from around the country, each week the series put their best recipes forward as they compete in holiday themed challenges and eliminations all hoping to be named “America’s Best Amateur Baker.”

Joining as host this season, “Spice Girl” and television personality Emma Bunton, who alongside returning host Anthony “Spice” Adams, will present bakers with weekly challenges as they turn up the heat in the kitchen creating sweet and savory holiday fare.

Joining the judges panel this season is three-time James Beard Award-Winning pastry chef, Sherry Yard. Each week Yard and baker and best-selling cookbook author, Paul Hollywood, (“The Great British Bake Off”) will taste decadent and delicious treats while sharing advice and commentary in regards to the bakers’ technique and skill.

“The Great American Baking Show” is from Love Productions and developed by Richard McKerrow and Anna Beattie. Executive Producers are Richard

Little Mix Announce 'The LM5 Tour'

New Arena Tour For 2019


Pop superstars Little Mix today announce 'The LM5 Tour', a massive UK and Ireland Arena Tour for 2019.

Kicking off in Dublin on 10th October, the run of live shows ends in Leeds on 19th November, with three dates at London's O2 Arena.

The shows will see Little Mix perform songs from their brand new album LM5, alongside their greatest hits including 'Touch', ‘Shout Out to My Ex', ‘Black Magic’ and 'Wings'.

Fans that pre-order a copy of the forthcoming new Little Mix LM5 album from the official store before 3pm on Tuesday 23rd October will receive an exclusive pre-sale code for early access tickets to the tour.

UK & Ireland Official Store Link - http://smarturl.it/LittleMixMusicStore

General tickets go on sale Friday 26th October at 9am. Tickets for the UK are available from  https://www.gigsandtours.com and for Ireland from https://www.ticketmaster.ie.

The dates announced today are:

Thursday 10th October                   Dublin, 3Arena

Sunday 13th October                      SSE Arena Belfast

Friday 18th October                          Glasgow Hydro Arena

Saturday 19th October                     Glasgow Hydro Arena

Monday 21st October                       Liverpool Echo Arena     

Tuesday 22nd October                      Liverpool Echo Arena

Friday 25th October                          Newcastle Metro Radio Arena    

Saturday 26th October                     Newcastle Metro Radio Arena    

Monday 28th October                      Sheffield FlyDSA Arena                                  

Tuesday 29th October                      Sheffield FlyDSA Arena                  

Thursday 31st October                     London O2 Arena                                             

Friday 1st November                        London O2 Arena                                             

Saturday 2nd November                 London O2 Arena                                                             

Friday 8th November                        Birmingham Resorts World Arena

Saturday 9th November                   Birmingham Resorts World Arena

Monday 11th November                 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena                   

Tuesday 12th November                 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena                   

Friday 15th November                    Manchester Arena         

Saturday 16th November              Manchester Arena         

Monday 18th November                 Leeds First Direct Arena                 

Tuesday 19th November                 Leeds First Direct Arena      

Little Mix have firmly established their reputation as one of the most phenomenal performers around. Alongside massive tours of Europe, Australia, Japan and the US, the group’s shows have also been named as the biggest UK arena tours for 2016 and 2017. This summer they toured stadiums across the UK with the 'Summer Hits' Tour. They were also named the UK’s Most Watched VEVO Artist of 2017.

Little Mix recently announced the release of their fifth album, LM5. The band have spent the last year writing and recording the album with an A-List cast of writers and producers such as Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne, Camille Purcell, MNEK, Timberland, Loose Change, TMS and RAYE.  The collection is their strongest work to date, being as the girls themselves say 'the album we always wanted to make'. The album's first single 'Woman Like Me' featuring Nicki Minaj, was released last week. The harmony led, urban, reggae pop smash immediately hit No.1 on iTunes around the world. 

Since 2011, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall have not only established themselves as one of British pop’s brightest acts, but as a global pop phenomenon. They have fully cemented their status as the world’s biggest girl band, with the quartet asserting dominance in the charts album after album.

Little Mix have sold more than 45 million records worldwide and notched up a total of four UK No.1 singles, four platinum-selling albums and nine platinum selling singles, surpassing a record previously held by the Spice Girls. Their last album 'Glory Days' is the biggest selling album by a female group this millennium in the UK, alongside being named the longest-reigning Top 40 album for a girl group ever.

Westlife Announce 'The Twenty Tour'

Westlife Return With 'The Twenty Tour'

New 2019 Tour Announced Today Celebrating 20 Years Of Westlife


The UK's top selling album group of the 21st century, Westlife, today announce that they will be touring the UK and Ireland for the first time in seven years next May, June and July.


Celebrating Westlife's 20th anniversary, 'The Twenty Tour' will kick off in Belfast on 25th May, with the run of live shows ending in Dublin on 5th July.


The shows will see the global pop kings perform brand new songs, alongside their greatest hits and all 14 of their UK No.1 hits including as 'Swear It Again', ‘Flying Without Wings', ‘You Raise Me Up’ and 'Unbreakable'. 


Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian announced their return to music two weeks ago to a frenzy of media coverage and social media activity. The band have signed a new record deal with Virgin EMI, and will release new music soon. 


These shows will be their first as a group since they played Croke Park in Dublin on 23rd June 2012.


Westlife have sold over 55 million records worldwide, and are the only band to have their first 7 singles enter the UK chart at No.1. They also have the most singles of any artist to debut at No.1 in the UK. Overall the band have had an incredible 14 No.1 singles, behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles. They have had 33 No.1 albums worldwide.


As a live act Westlife have sold 5 million concert tickets worldwide. They still hold the record for the most shows played at The SSE Arena, Wembley - 28. They sold out Croke Park Stadium in a record breaking 5 minutes. They also hold the record for the most shows played at The SSE Arena, Belfast by any band - 50.


Fans that pre-order a copy of the forthcoming new Westlife album from the official store before 12pm BST on Monday 22nd October will receive an exclusive pre-sale code for early access tickets to the 2019 UK & Ireland tour.


Pre-sale starts at 9AM Tuesday 23rd October with general on-sale tickets available from Thursday 25th October at 9AM. 

UK & Ireland Official Store Link - https://shop.westlife.com

The dates announced today are:

Sat 25 May: Belfast SSE Arena

Sun 26 May: Belfast SSE Arena

Thu 30 May: Manchester Arena

Fri 31 May: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Mon 03 June: Glasgow The SSE Hydro

Fri 07 June: Sheffield Fly DSA Arena

Mon 10 June: Leeds First Direct Arena

Thu 13 June: London The O2

Tue 18 June: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

Fri 21 June: Birmingham Arena

Tue 25 June: Liverpool Echo Arena

Fri 5th July: Dublin Croke Park

Little Mix Return With 'Woman Like Me'.

"I always say what I'm feeling, I was born without a zip on my mouth. Sometimes I don't even mean it, it takes a little while to figure me out. My mama always said girl you're trouble, and now I wonder could you fall for a woman like me?"


The wait is over.

Global superstars Little Mix return with their sensational new single 'Woman Like Me' featuring the iconic Nicki Minaj.

'Woman Like Me' is a harmony led, urban, reggae pop smash. Nicki Minaj collaborates with the band on the track which is sure to dominate radio playlists across the world throughout the last few months of 2018.

'Woman Like Me' is a coming of age record, the story of Jesy, Jade, Leigh-Anne and Perrie growing as women. The lyrics speak of being honest about who you are as a woman, telling a man they need to accept you, flaws and all.

Listen to the track here:

smarturl.it/WomanLikeMe


Since 2011, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall have not only established themselves as one of British pop’s brightest acts, but as a global pop phenomenon. They have fully cemented their status as the world’s biggest girl band, with the quartet asserting dominance in the charts album after album.

Little Mix have sold more than 45 million records worldwide and notched up a total of four UK No.1 singles, four platinum-selling albums and nine platinum selling singles, surpassing a record previously held by the Spice Girls. Their last album 'Glory Days' is the biggest selling album by a female group this millennium in the UK, alongside being named the longest-reigning Top 40 album for a girl group ever.

Little Mix have established their reputation as one of the most phenomenal performers around. Alongside massive tours of Europe, Australia, Japan and the US, the group’s shows have also been named as the biggest UK arena tours for 2016 and 2017. This summer they toured stadiums across the UK with the 'Summer Hits' Tour. They were also named the UK’s Most Watched VEVO Artist of 2017.

The band have spent 2018 writing and recording their upcoming fifth album, due out in November. The collection is their strongest work to date, being as the girls themselves say 'the album we always wanted to make'.

Pop acts like Little Mix don't come along that often. Growing better and bolder with each new album, they understand the brilliance of pop music and how it relates to their passionate and loyal fanbase. Now with the release of 'Woman Like Me' and their hugely anticipated fifth album just around the corner, things are about to go properly interstellar.

HRVY Returns With 'I Wish You Were Here'

Rising pop sensation HRVY returns with a brand new single ‘I Wish You Were Here’.

Produced by Loose Change (Little Mix) and Mojam (Emelie Sande) and co-written by Corey Sanders (Chainsmokers), Alex Stacey (One Republic) and Boy Matthews, the track is quirky pop stormer, filled with 80’s sounds and falsetto vocals. Capital FM have added the track immediately to their playlist.

HRVY has to date had an amazing 400 million streams of his music. Next month sees him perform as one of the headliners at the Radio 1 Teen Awards at Wembley Arena.

The video to his previous release 'Personal' has had a phenomenal 168 million+ views, whilst single ‘Hasta Luego’ went to No.1 on iTunes in 5 different countries and Top 10 in 17 countries.

HRVY is a 19-year-old singer from Kent who has been building his social media profile since he was 12. He has a combined social reach of over 8.5 million followers, 3.7 million Instagram followers, 1.7 million YouTube subscribers and over 2 million followers on TikTok.

HRVY is currently on tour supporting The Vamps on their US Tour and recently played a sold out show at London's Shepherd’s Bush Empire. This year he has also performed sold out shows in Mumbai, Melbourne and Sydney.

The rest of 2018 will see HRVY undertaking promo in the USA, Brazil, Mexico, China, Philippines, Indonesia, India and Europe as he continues his bid for global success.


Ant & Dec Statement

Ant McPartlin today announces he will continue to take a break from all television presenting roles until 2019.

Ant will not present ‘I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!’ in November this year.

In addition Ant and Dec have made the joint decision not to present a new series of ‘Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway’ in Spring 2019.

Production and filming for a ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ series in February would normally have already started, and continue throughout 2018 and early 2019.

Neither Ant & Dec nor ITV wanted to compromise the quality of the show and therefore felt it was better to rest the series next year. They will instead bring the show back in 2020, bigger and better than ever.

Ant says: “My recovery is going very well and for that to continue having spoken to Dec and ITV, I have made the decision to take the rest of the year off. I’d like to thank both Dec and ITV for their continued support and I look forward to getting back to work in the new year.”

Dec adds: “Whilst I am obviously sad at the thought of being without my best friend in Australia this year, I am proud of the work Ant has been doing privately and I am fully supportive of his decision. I’m looking forward to us both being reunited on screen in 2019.”

ITV Director of Television Kevin Lygo said: "ITV is completely supportive of Ant taking as much time as he needs in his recovery and of this mutual decision to rest Takeaway in 2019. Ant is clearly making good progress and we wish him all the very best and look forward to him returning to ITV next year. An announcement on I'm A Celebrity plans will be made in due course." 

ENDS

 

 

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Fearne Cotton Announces 'Happy Place Live'

TV, radio & podcast presenter and best selling author, Fearne Cotton, today announces 'Happy Place Live', a special one day event in London dedicated to the connection between health and happiness.

'Happy Place Live', in aid of Mind, the mental health charity, takes place on Wednesday 12th September at Sunbeam Studios in West London, the most sustainable event space in London.

Vita Coco have partnered with Fearne and the Happy Place brand on the event as they continue to look to promote healthy living.

The intimate event is for 150 people only, and tickets will be made available to selected on line applicants.

The event will include many different talks and classes on the theme of health and happiness, alongside demonstrations and advice. Fearne will be in conversation with Dr Pixie McKenna, and also recording a live episode of her highly successful 'Happy Place' podcast with Davina McCall.

There will be a yoga class with Zephyr Wildman, whilst Rebecca Dennis will hold a breathing class. Demonstrations include 'From The Husk To The Milk', using Vita Coco, and there will be a silent disco with DJ talent agency Noisy Kitchen and Goldie Rocks. All this plus much much more on the day!

Fearne says: "I am so thrilled and excited to announce the date for the first Happy Place Live event. The day is designed for people to experience some activities and sessions which will leave them feeling connected, calm and a little bit happier. Working with Vita Coco has been a brilliant experience as their values and outlook match with what Happy Place stands for - finding the good in things and supporting great causes. Plus I'm really pleased to be supporting Mind, the mental health charity, with our ticket sales from the event.

I just hope that everyone enjoys the day and takes at least one thing away that they can use to make their life a little bit calmer and better."

Vita Coco have partnered with Fearne Cotton & Happy Place as they continue to look to promote healthy living. Giles Brook, CEO commented “As a brand we are passionate about helping consumers live healthier & happier lifestyles. For us Happy Place fits perfectly with our brand values and so we're delighted to be getting involved."

Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, said “We’re delighted that Fearne has chosen Mind to benefit from the ticket sales at Happy Place Live. At Mind, we provide and advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem but it is only thanks to kind donations and fundraising initiatives like this that we are able to continue that work. We are hugely grateful to Fearne for her continued dedication as a Mind ambassador and very much look forward to this exciting event.”

 

Notes to Editors:

About Mind:

* We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. mind.org.uk

* Please note that Mind is not an acronym and should be set in title case.

* Mind has a confidential information and support line, Mind Infoline, available on 0300 123 3393 (lines open 9am - 6pm, Monday – Friday)

* Contact Mind’s Media Team for interviews or further information on 0208 522 1743. For out of hours support, call 07850 788 514 or email media@mind.org.uk. * To access to a range of free images to accompany mental health news stories, visit: time-to-change.org.uk/getthepicture. These images have been developed by Time to Change, a campaign to change how we all think and act about mental health problems. Time to Change is led by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and funded by the Department of Health, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund

 

 

All Saints Finally Reunite With William Orbit!

New Orbit Produced Single ‘After All’ Released Today

Listen here:

http://smarturl.it/AfterAllAS 
 

A day before the release of their already critically acclaimed new album ‘Testament’, All Saints release new single ‘After All’.

The single sees the band collaborating once again with producer William Orbit, the force behind their massive hits 'Pure Shores' and 'Black Coffee'. Fans will be delighted that All Saints are working with Orbit again, as they have long hoped for new material from the band and William.

Written by Shaznay with Orbit and Pete Hutchings, the track is unmistakably both All Saints and William Orbit. ‘After All’ perfectly captures Orbit’s ethereally electronic production and All Saints beautiful rhythmic harmonies, blending to create another sophisticated pop classic.

In addition to new music, All Saints this week announced a UK Tour for November and December 2018.  The 11 date tour begins at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Thursday 29th November, before visiting Oxford, Norwich, Birmingham, Nottingham, London, Bournemouth, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds and Newcastle.

All Saints new 2018 tour follows their sold out intimate show at Electric Brixton earlier this month. The new album and tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am via:www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk

The new album ‘Testament’ has so far received rapturous acclaim from the likes from The Sunday Times (Album of the Week) to The Independent “This feels like a band coming full circle with frequent nods to the past, yet with a steadfast determination to evolve” and Metro who said "Testament is fluid, heady, thoughtful, deep in atmosphere and light in execution. An album you can sink into and swim through." 

All Saints have to date sold over 12million records, had five No.1 singles, 3 hit albums and two BRIT awards. After a 10 year hiatus, All Saints returned in 2016 with the hugely successful and critically acclaimed album 'Red Flag', which reached No.3 in the Official UK Albums Chart. 

Post album release, the band embarked on a sold out tour of the UK, before a summer of festival appearances in 2017. All Saints also played to over half a million people, supporting Take That on their arena tour of the UK. 

 

RAYE Drops The Video For ‘Friends’

RAYE premieres the compelling video for her new track 'Friends'.

The hard-hitting clip is directed by Max Weiland, who recently directed the ‘Tiny Dancer’ remake for Elton John. It sees RAYE wreaking revenge on a variety of girls (and a guy) who have done her wrong.

RAYE says: “I wanted this video to be about getting petty revenge on the awful things girls say and do to one another. It’s filmed in a very tongue in cheek way.”

Watch here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2OJsQJXFtM&feature=youtu.be

'Friends' is an in your face ode to females being pitted against other females that has had over 3 million streams in just one week, alongside being added to playlists at Capital, 1 Xtra, Kiss FM, Kiss Fresh and Capital Xtra.

Produced by Mark Ralph & Kyle Shearer, the team behind Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa's 'Scared To Be Lonely', alongside Fred Gibson who also produced the smashes ‘Shotgun’ by George Ezra and ‘Solo’ by Clean Bandit, RAYE sings "What's up with all the girl hate girl shit" and "Why is it if I'm not a boy I'm an enemy", calling for females to support each other and stop the negativity that is all so easy to create.

RAYE recently released her second EP, 'Side Tape', a culturally relevant collection of music featuring a number of collaborations with her artist friends, all curated by RAYE herself.

She is one of the UK's hottest new stars. 2018 began with a BRIT Award nomination for 'Best Single' with Jax Jones, followed by a Top 15 charting single, the Gold certified 'Decline', a record that stayed on the Radio 1 A List for a massive 8 weeks. This was followed by 'Cigarette', one of the year’s most exciting collaboration with Mabel and Stefflon Don. The track has already had over 20 million streams of Spotify.

Overall RAYE has racked up nearly 130 million streams of her music, and has established herself as one of the UK's 'go to' hit songwriters, working with the likes of John Legend, Charli XCX, Nas, Little Mix, Snakehips, Julia Michaels, Blood Pop, Ellie Goulding, Diplo and Naughty Boy. Her collaborations and song writing credits have racked up over 1 billion streams to date. RAYE recently supported Rita Ora on her UK tour, and headlined her own date at London's Village Underground. She will support Halsey on her London dates in September.

alice Debuts Stunning Video For Heartbreak Hotel

"There seems to be no stopping pop newcomer Alice" - Clash

"We've just found our new favourite pop star" - tmrw Magazine

"The all-singing, all-dancing, all-badass newcomer is here to shake things up and we're all for it" - Wonderland 

 

London based pocket rocket newcomer alice premieres the sensational video for her new track ‘Heartbreak Hotel’

The clip is directed by Favourite Colour Black, who also directed alice’s video for previous release ‘Girls X Boys’. Featuring alice and her dancers in various locations at a Heartbreak Hotel, the video showcases alice’s amazing dance moves with some slick and spectacular choreography.

Watch here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAjUJvdIGgg

'Heartbreak Hotel' is a bass-heavy, throwback inspired tune that pays homage to the 1979 Anita Ward classic ‘Ring My Bell’. Written and produced by Arnthor Birgsson (Britney, Janet Jackson) Racheal Furner (Little Mix, Craig David) and regular co-writer Kee Ingrosso (Jennifer Lopez), the infectious track perfectly showcases why alice is already causing a commotion amongst pop lovers around the world.

alice says: “I’ve been heartbroken myself, it’s something most of us can relate to. We all need a good anthem to get us through the pain when things like that happen.”

'Heartbreak Hotel' follows the release of her stunning debut single ‘Girls X Boys’ which was premiered by Wonderland Magazine and received several spot plays from Radio 1. The track also hit Top 10 on the Pop Club Charts. 

As an artist alice is aiming high. We’re talking Madonna, Beyoncé and Lady GaGa levels of triple-threat superstardom, all on-point choreography, high-concept videos and attitude-laden vocals that aren’t afraid to belt. Bored of a modern pop landscape that’s rigid and way too-cool-for-school, alice is here to shake things up, with the help of some of pop’s biggest names: Max Martin’s right hand man Rami Yacoub; fellow Swede Carl Falk; Years & Years’ producer Mark Ralph; Katy Perry collaborator Bonnie McKee and Mozella, who penned Wrecking Ball. Alongside her every step of the way has been her songwriting mentor Kee Ingrosso, wife of Sebastian Ingrosso, and co-writer of J.Lo’s On The Floor among others. Not bad. 

If that’s not enough, she impressed will.i.am so much after a one off meeting on a night out that he’s become a mentor, helping kickstart a major label rush that was won by Virgin Records in the UK and Capitol Records in America. 

alice is a proper, multi-faceted pop star who can actually properly sing, dance and perform, who is as vulnerable as she is fierce. “I just love pop bangers that make you feel amazing and make you want to dance,” she says. You can’t say fairer than that really.

alice recently played shows at both London Pride and Sink The Pink Pride Night. This summer she plays a number of live dates including shows at Birthdays in Dalston and Rize Festival.

 

Louis Tomlinson Joins The X Factor Panel

Louis Joins The X Factor as a judge alongside Robbie Williams, Ayda Williams and Simon Cowell

The X Factor is thrilled to announce Robbie Williams, Ayda Williams and Louis Tomlinson will join Simon Cowell on the new-look judging panel for the hit ITV singing talent show.

Louis is the first judge to have also been a contestant on the show. As a member of One Direction he has sold more than 150 million records worldwide and achieved more than 100 global No1sOne Direction were the biggest selling UK act globally for three consecutive years and in 2013 they were overall the biggest selling act in the world.

As a solo artist, Louis’ single Back to You hit No.1 in 37 countries and has been streamed more than 220 million times. He recently won the 2018 iHeartRadio award for Best Solo Breakout and is currently recording his debut solo album.

Robbie is a global superstar who has sold more than 75 million albums over his career and won 18 BRIT Awards - more than any other artist in history. Robbie has been playing to sold out stadiums across the world over the past year on his 'The Heavy Entertainment Show Tour’ - which has seen him perform to more than 1.25 million fans across the UK, Europe and Australasia. Robbie released the platinum-selling ‘The Heavy Entertainment Show’ album in November 2016 - it debuted at Number 1 on the UK album chart, giving Williams his 12th Number 1solo album.

Ayda Williams - actress, presenter and wife to Robbie for eight years - will be competing with her husband to claim the winning spot on this year’s show. Ayda has an invaluable inside take on how the music industry works and knows first-hand what it takes to forge a successful career. It is the first time on The X Factor UK that a husband and wife have been judges.

Music mogul and show creator Simon has been the mastermind behind some of the music industry’s biggest acts from Leona Lewis and One Direction to Little Mixand James Arthur. Acts from The X Factor UK have sold more than 250 millionrecords globally to date.

Simon told the gathered media at the press conference: “This new panel is all about optimism, everyone has a real passion for finding a new star. The three new judges bring a whole new energy and I’m excited.”

Robbie said: “For nearly 30 years I’ve been touring. I’ve been wanting to branch out and The X Factor felt like the perfect vehicle. Ayda is my rock, she’s looked after me through thick and thin. I’m looking forward to getting started as a judge!”

Ayda said: “On a professional level I’ve auditioned for years so I know the highs and lows. I know what it takes to help people achieve their dreams. It’s all about the auditionees, it’s an organic process. The fact I get to work with Rob and against him is fantastic!”

Louis said: “The X Factor for me made a lot of sense. Development of artists is something I’ve been interested in for a long time. Having been on the show myself I know first-hand that the live shows are like nothing else you would experience. I’m looking forward to guiding auditonees through the process.”

Sharon Osbourne will also return as a judge for The X Factor’s live shows while Dermot O’Leary is back as presenter.

 

Cheat Codes x Little Mix Premiere Video For ‘Only You’

Electronic music DJ trio Cheat Codes and superstar girl band Little Mix have joined forces for 'Only You'. And today they premiere the beautiful video for the song. 

Watch here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2sO8gK2IKk

Cheat Codes, Little Mix - Only You (Official Video)

The video features US actress Peyton List in an LGBTQ+ themed storyline that is sure to melt hearts all across the world. Peyton (whose TV and film credits include the series, Jessie, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, 27 Dresses and much more) has over 18 million fans on line across her social networks. The video was directed by Frank Borin.

'Only You' is already a smash hit with over 15 million streams in just 3 weeks. The song was written by The Six, Digital Farm Animals and Cheat Codes. Produced by Cheat Codes, the trio knew instantly they wanted the vocals of Perrie, Leigh-Anne, Jade and Jesy on the track. 

Perfectly blending pop and electronic music, Cheat Codes are an LA based trio comprised of Trevor Dahl, Matthew Russell and Kevin Ford. The group have seen a meteoric rise since they first formed in LA two years ago. Their tropical infused re-work of the Salt N Pepa classic “Sex”, has generated half a billion streams on Spotify. “No Promises” featuring Demi Lovato proved to be the song of summer 2017 - reaching 4x platinum status globally with over 600 million cumulative streams. The group’s follow-up radio single, “Feels Great” featuring Fetty Wap has moved over 1 million global equivalents to date including over 100 million streams on Spotify alone. Cheat Codes have also been commissioned for official remixes for acts like Katy Perry, Niall Horan and Rita Ora, and were hand selected to tour with The Chainsmokers. 

Little Mix are a global pop phenomenon who have to date sold more than 40 million records globally. This includes four platinum-selling albums and four UK No.1 singles. Their last album 'Glory Days' was their most successful to date spending a total of five weeks at No.1 in the UK, the most for a girl group since the Spice Girls in 1997. It’s the biggest selling album by a female group this millennium in the UK, as well as the group’s fastest selling album to date. The lead single 'Shout Out To My Ex' also won the Best British Single at the BRITS, giving Little Mix their first ever BRIT Award. Little Mix were also named the UK’s Most Watched VEVO Artist of 2017 with more than 189 million views in the UK this year. Their Glory Days Tour, sold more than 800,000 tickets, the biggest UK Arena tour for the last two years. 

The band are currently touring the UK with their 2018 'Summer Hits Tour’. They are also hard at work on their fifth album due for release later this year. 

Cheat Codes upcoming summer shows include Billboard Hot 100 Festival, Ultra Europe, Tomorrowland, Summerfest, Mysterlands and SW4.

 

 

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Niall Premieres ‘Finally Free’

GLOBAL MUSIC SUPERSTAR NIALL HORAN DEBUTS ORIGINAL NEW SONG FOR BIG-SCREEN ANIMATED ADVENTURE “SMALLFOOT

“Finally Free” Launched Today

Singer songwriter Niall Horan debuts the original new song “Finally Free” to fans today.

It’s the first single from the soundtrack to the animated adventure “Smallfoot,” opening in theatres on September 28th with an all-star cast led by Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya and Common.

“Finally Free” was announced by Horan across his social channels this week and is available now.

Listen here:

http://niall.to/FinallyFree


The full “Smallfoot” soundtrack is scheduled for release on September 21.

In October of 2017, Horan’s solo debut album Flicker entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 and topped iTunes Top Albums chart in over 60 countries.

Since then, Horan has been performing on his Flicker world tour, which kicks off July 18th in the U.S. He was the winner of the 2016 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist, claimed the American Music Award for Best New Artist, and kicked off 2018 by winning Best New Pop Artist at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.

An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and a stellar ensemble cast, “Smallfoot” turns a myth upside down when a bright young yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human. News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

“Smallfoot” stars Channing Tatum (“The Book of Life,” the “Jump Street” films) as the yeti, Migo, and James Corden (“Peter Rabbit,” “Trolls”) as the Smallfoot, Percy. Also starring are Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”), Common (“Selma”), LeBron James (upcoming “Space Jam 2”), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”), Danny DeVito (“The Lorax,” Best Picture Oscar nominee for “Erin Brockovich”), Yara Shahidi (TV’s “Black-ish”), Ely Henry (TV’s “Justice League Action”), and Jimmy Tatro (“22 Jump Street”). “Smallfoot” is directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, Annie Award-winning director of “Over the Hedge” and Annie nominee for the screenplays for “Chicken Run” and “James and the Giant Peach.” The screenplay is by Kirkpatrick and Clare Sera, screen story by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra and Kirkpatrick, based on the book Yeti Tracks, by Sergio Pablos.

The film is produced by Bonne Radford (“Curious George”), Glenn Ficarra (“Storks,” “This is Us,”) and John Requa (“Storks,” “This is Us”). Serving as executive producers are Nicholas Stoller, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Jared Stern, Karey Kirkpatrick, Sergio Pablos, Courtenay Valenti, and Allison Abbate. The creative team includes editor Peter Ettinger, and composer Heitor Pereira. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, a Zaftig Films production, “Smallfoot” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

RAYE Returns With 'Friends'

New Single Released Today

"We could have been friends....well maybe not best friends."

 

RAYE returns with a surefire smash hit single 'Friends', released today via Polydor Records.

'Friends' is an in your face ode to females being pitted against other females, produced by Mark Ralph & Kyle Shearer, the team behind Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa's 'Scared To Be Lonely', alongside Fred Gibson who also produced the current No.1 and No.2 singles ‘Shotgun’ by George Ezra and ‘Solo’ by Clean Bandit.

RAYE sings "What's up with all the girl hate girl shit" and "Why is it if I'm not a boy I'm an enemy", calling for females to support each other and stop the negativity that is all so easy to create.

Listen here:

raye.lnk.to/FriendsIN 

RAYE says: “As you grow older, the list of people you can trust becomes smaller and smaller. I’ve lost a lot of people from my circle, experiencing the nastiest side of girls and boys. But I don’t care. I know real from fake and I am so blessed to have true friends behind me every step of the way. My friends are my sisters. My ride or dies, there for me through thick and thin. I’m so excited for everyone to hear this song.”

RAYE recently released her second EP, 'Side Tape', a culturally relevant collection of music featuring a number of collaborations with her artist friends, all curated by RAYE herself.

She is one of the UK's hottest new stars. 2018 began with a BRIT Award nomination for 'Best Single' with Jax Jones, followed by a Top 15 charting single, the Gold certified 'Decline', a record that stayed on the Radio 1 A List for a massive 8 weeks. This was followed by 'Cigarette', one of the year’s most exciting collaboration with Mabel and Stefflon Don. The track has already had over 18 million streams of Spotify.

Overall RAYE has racked up nearly 130 million streams of her music, and has established herself as one of the UK's 'go to' hit songwriters, working with the likes of John Legend, Charli XCX, Nas, Little Mix, Snakehips, Julia Michaels, Blood Pop, Ellie Goulding, Diplo and Naughty Boy. Her collaborations and song writing credits have racked up over 1 billion streams to date.

RAYE recently supported Rita Ora on her UK tour, and headlined her own date at London's Village Underground. She will support Halsey on her London dates in September.

 

NHS Voices Release 'With A Little Help From My Friends'

NHS Staff Target Second No.1 Single Featuring A Plethora Of Amazing Artists

With Production From US Superstar Timbaland

 

Today NHS Voices release 'With A Little Help From My Friends', a charity single that brings together superstar singers and healthcare heroes to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.

A team of NHS staff organised the release featuring the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir which is made up of children’s doctors, physiotherapists, IT experts, midwives and more. They recorded the track at the legendary Abbey Road Studios alongside an incredible line up of musical talent.

Seal, Guy Garvey, Myleene Klass, Nile Rodgers, Louisa, Danny Jones, Beverley Knight, Engelbert Humperdinck, Reef, HRVY, Marina and the Diamonds, Una Healy, Alexandra Burke, Rick Astley, Squeeze, Gabrielle, Tom Smith from Editors, Tony Hadley and UB40 are just a few of the amazing names who have generously given their time and energy to help sing on this incredible NHS milestone.

At the helm have been Brit Award-winning, Grammy nominated producer Jon Cohen and US superstar Timbaland creating a cover of the classic Beatles song.

Watch the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQS-V9MZtDA

The project was started by Joe Blunden, an NHS communications professional, and children’s Dr Katie Rogerson. Choir leader and children’s community physiotherapist, Caroline Smith, has also been instrumental in getting the project off the ground.

The record has been spearheaded by ordinary NHS staff, amazingly in their our own time in addition to their day jobs. Their tireless work saw them organise the recording of the song. From convincing ITV to make a documentary, to recruiting artists and booking studios, alongside orchestrating the publicity, they have hand a hand in it all.

The team have form too! In 2015 they successfully campaigned to get the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir to the much coveted Christmas No.1 spot, beating (a very gracious) Justin Bieber.

The driving force behind this record is the current pressures on the NHS. . Joe and Katie want staff to know how much they are loved; both by celebrities, and the general public. Katie knows how much this record will do for morale. Joe works with NHS staff all over England, and see how hard they work, and how much they deserve a lift.

The track deliberately represents seventy years of music, to reflect seventy years of the NHS. Featuring artists from Englebert to HRVY, there is something for everyone, just like the NHS has something for everyone.

Joe said: “We see how hard NHS staff work every single day, and wanted to create something that would show them all just how appreciated they are. Everyone involved has been so generous with their time, and their talent, and we can’t thank them enough.”

Dr Katie adds: “Joe and I wanted to think of a way to include everyone who is touched by the NHS in a huge celebration. What better way than a Band Aid-style song. This is our way to nod to the past seven decades of love, care and the best of British, standing hand in hand with 1.3 million fantastic staff to say ‘happy birthday NHS’.”

Caroline Smith said: “It is so exciting to be working on a project that celebrates the NHS on this incredible anniversary. Recording with other NHS staff from around the UK - in such a special setting as Abbey Road - has been a real honour. The fact so many amazing musical heroes of ours gave up their time speaks volumes about how highly they regard the NHS and its staff.”

All proceeds from the release will go to NHS Charities Together, a group of more than 130 NHS charities that have come together to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS and raise awareness of the work they do to support patients, staff and community initiatives.

Download here:

iTunes - https://buff.ly/2lHoUFX  Amazon - https://buff.ly/2lPd3FO  Google Play -https://buff.ly/2KPv41B

 

NHS Voices features:

  • Alexandra Burke

  • Ali Campbell and Astro from UB40

  • Aston Merrygold

  • Beverley Knight

  • Blue

  • Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook, Simon Hanson from Squeeze

  • Coleen Nolan

  • Danny Jones

  • Dennis Greaves, Mark Feltham and Ben Willis from Nine Below Zero

  • Engelbert Humperdinck

  • Gabrielle

  • Gary Stringer from Reef

  • Guy Garvey

  • HRVY

  • Jack and Tim, Britain’s Got Talent

  • Louisa Johnson

  • Marina and the Diamonds

  • Mark King

  • Myleene Klass

  • Nile Rodgers

  • Rick Astley

  • Seal

  • Tom Smith from Editors

  • Tony Hadley

  • Una Healy

 

Website www.nhsvoices.com

Twitter @NHSVoices

Facebook: nhsvoices

Instagram: nhsvoices

NHS Charities Together: www.nhsbig7tea.co.uk

 

#NHSVoices / #NHS70 / #NHSCharities


 

 

 

Danny Jones Releases Debut Solo Single

Debut Solo Single Released Today

Danny Jones today releases his stunning debut solo single “Is This Still Love”.

Written and produced by Danny with Seton Daunt and Ash Howes, the track is a beautiful and heartfelt guitar led song about the way love changes as we grow older.

McFly superstar Danny has spent the last year writing and recording his debut solo album teaming has been working with some impressive talent on his new record, teaming up with Ash Howes, who has produced tracks for One Direction and James Arthur. He’s also been in the studio with Jake Gosling, who was one of the masterminds behind Ed Sheeran’s monster hit Thinking Out Loud, plus Mike Needle & Dan Bryer (Niall Horan) and Emily Philips (John Newman)

Listen here: http://smarturl.it/IsThisStillLove

Danny said: “I’ve been working on new songs for quite some time now and I can’t wait for everyone to hear them. The fans have been so supportive across the world and I’m excited for them all to join me on the next part of my journey. I’m really looking forward to getting back out on the road and performing again as I’ve really missed it.”

Danny recently played his first solo show at London’s O2 Islington. Tickets for the show sold out in a matter of minutes.

This summer Danny returns to ITV prime time for a second series of The Voice Kids, as a coach alongside Will.I.Am and Pixie Lott.

McFly are currently on hiatus whilst the members pursue individual projects. The band have sold more than 10million records, toured the world several times and had seven UK No.1’s.

Cheat Codes X Little Mix Drop 'Only You'

Single Released Today June 22nd

Electronic music DJ trio Cheat Codes and superstar girl band Little Mix join forces for 'Only You', released today, 22nd June.

'Only You' is without doubt a future smash. A folk tinged summer pop tune, with an upbeat EDM chorus that is sure to be soundtrack of dance floors around the world this year.

The song was written by The Six, Digital Farm Animals and Cheat Codes. Produced by Cheat Codes, the trio knew instantly they wanted the vocals of Perrie, Leigh-Anne, Jade and Jesy on the track.

Listen here:

http://smarturl.it/OnlyYou.CCxLM
 

Cheat Codes say: "When we did 'Only You' we wanted to tell a story that a lot of people are familiar with, like picturing love as your favourite movie and this is the final scene. You don’t want it to ever end but unfortunately there’s no way to rewind the footage, the memories of that love are all we hold. Only You is about that special someone that no matter where you are in the universe your stars still align." 

Little Mix say: “We love Cheat Codes and are really excited about this track. We can’t wait for it to drop today. It’s a feel good summer anthem and we hope you all love it as much as we do.

Perfectly blending pop and electronic music, Cheat Codes are an LA based trio comprised of Trevor Dahl, Matthew Russell and Kevin Ford. The group have seen a meteoric rise since they first formed in LA two years ago. Their tropical infused re-work of the Salt N Pepa classic “Sex”, has generated half a billion streams on Spotify. “No Promises” featuring Demi Lovato proved to be the song of summer 2017 - reaching 4x platinum status globally with over 600 million cumulative streams. The group’s follow-up radio single, “Feels Great” featuring Fetty Wap has moved over 1 million global equivalents to date including over 100 million streams on Spotify alone. Cheat Codes have also been commissioned for official remixes for acts like Katy Perry, Niall Horan and Rita Ora, and were hand selected to tour with The Chainsmokers.

Little Mix are a global pop phenomenon who have to date sold more than 40 million records globally. This includes four platinum-selling albums and four UK No.1 singles. Their last album 'Glory Days' was their most successful to date spending a total of five weeks at No.1 in the UK, the most for a girl group since the Spice Girls in 1997. It’s the biggest selling album by a female group this millennium in the UK, as well as the group’s fastest selling album to date. The lead single 'Shout Out To My Ex' also won the Best British Single at the BRITS, giving Little Mix their first ever BRIT Award. 

Little Mix were also named the UK’s Most Watched VEVO Artist of 2017 with more than 189 million views in the UK this year. Their Glory Days Tour, sold more than 800,000 tickets, the biggest UK Arena tour for the last two years. 

The band are about to embark on a new 2018 'Summer Hits Tour’ throughout July. They are currently hard at work on their fifth album due for release later this year.

Cheat Codes upcoming summer shows include Billboard Hot 100 Festival, Ultra Europe, Tomorrowland, Summerfest, Mysterlands and SW4.