alice drops GIRLS X BOYS

Pocket rocket pop newcomer alice releases her debut single, GIRLS X BOYS.

As an introductory track GIRLS X BOYS is the perfect encapsulation of what makes alice so special. Produced by Swedish pop impresario LIOHN, the track is a provocative pop banger that pays homage to the past while looking firmly forward. 

“GIRLS X BOYS is all about being rid of labels and being open minded to try anything at least twice!" says alice. "When we wrote it I was adamant that the lyric should be inclusive of everyone. I hope it talks not only to my generation but to everyone. The vibe of the track is definitely representative of my darker side and I like that it’s about exploring things sexually whilst also expressing my confidence as a woman and an artist.”

Listen here:

https://alice.lnk.to/GIRLSXBOYS

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. 

“I’m inspired by real entertainers,” she continues. “Those are the elements I grew up with. I love the old music videos where the choreography was so fierce and of such a high standard. I want full on choreography, theatrics, acting, and absolutely loving being a pop star. I'm also heavily influenced by old Hollywood glamour. I love that aesthetic, so there's always a nod to that too."

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.

Mollie King Announced As New Radio 1 Presenter

Mollie King will be partnering up with Matt Edmondson on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons (1pm – 4pm) for her first ever permanent show on Radio 1!

BBC Radio 1 has today announced that Friday is now officially part of the weekend with a new schedule of shows

Mollie says: “I’ve grown up listening to Radio 1 and I can’t wait to be one of the team. This is an absolute dream for me! The only person more excited than me is my mum - who is delighted I finally have a proper job! I’ve had so much fun working with Matt over the past few weeks, and I’m so glad I’m no longer just ‘Mollie From The Saturdays’ but Mollie from the ‘Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays!”

Dannii Minogue - Neon Nights Ltd Edition Vinyl Release

Neon Nights - Limited Edition Vinyl and Deluxe CD Released June 22nd (Pre-order From Today, April 6th)

 

Classic Pop Album Re-Released To Celebrate 15 Year Dannii-versary

"It’s one thing to create an excellent three-and-a-half-minute dance-pop song, but another to sustain the appeal over an entire album. Kylie managed it with Fever, Madonna followed suit on Confessions on a Dance Floor. Dannii’s contribution to the genre on Neon Nights is every bit as good as those classics." - IDOLATOR

To celebrate the 15th year anniversary of it's release, Dannii Minogue and London Records are releasing a special limited edition blue and pink vinyl album, a standard black vinyl album and a re-release deluxe cd package of Dannii's classic pop/club album 'Neon Nights'.

Both the vinyl and cd releases include the original album alongside a mix of rare bonus tracks and remixes from the likes of Jason Nevins, Almighty and Tiga. The set also includes two celebrated mash up remixes. 'Don't Wanna Lose This Groove', which mixed 'Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling' with Madonna's 'Into The Groove', was the first remix Madonna ever approved for official release using one of her songs! Also included is 'Begin to Spin Me Round' which mashes up Dead or Alive's iconic 'You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)' with 'I Begin To Wonder'. 

Dannii says: "When I embarked on a solo recording career and released my first album in 1990, music was only released on 7” and 12” vinyl. Fast forward through my album releases and throw in a bunch of technology changes; cassingles, cassette albums, CDs, Mini CDs and we are finally back to vinyl! Neon Nights never had a vinyl release - it was the 90’s, and the industry was entering the digital age, and no-one was looking back at this experience of music listening. Thankfully Gen Y has embraced the nostalgia of the record player, so you finally get to Put The Needle On It with these tracks (please turn the volume up loud enough to annoy your neighbours!)."

Neon Nights was the fourth studio album from Dannii, released 17th March 2003. Dannii worked on the record with European producers including Ian Masterson, Terry Ronald, Korpi & Blackcell and Neïmo. A heady cocktail mix of pop and club influences, Neon Nights was both a critical and commercial success.


A veritable pick and mix of the European dance scene at the time, Neon Nights spawned four Top 10 hit singles in the UK 'Who Do You Love Now?' (No.3), 'Put The Needle On It' (No.7), 'I Begin To Wonder' (No.2) and 'Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling' (No.5).


The album reached No.8 on the UK Official Albums Chart and was certified Gold. In Australia it was nominated for "Best Pop Release" at the 2003 ARIA Music Awards.
Neon Nights is released on it's original label London Recordings. The Because Group has acquired the London Recordings catalogue from Warner Music and will be revitalising the incredible list of artists including Dannii Minogue, Bananarama, Happy Mondays, Fine Young Cannibals, Orbital, Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat, East 17, Goldie, Shakespears Sister and over 50 other important catalogues.

Pop enthusiasts across the globe will be delighted by this incredible re-issue. The LP will be released on a limited edition blue & pink 180gm vinyl, a standard black vinyl album, plus a deluxe cd on June 22nd 2018, with a pre-order going live on April 6th.


http://smarturl.it/neonnights18
 

TRACK LIST:

 

Vinyl Edition 2018

Side A (20.00)

Put The Needle On It 3:24

Creep 3:28

I Begin To Wonder 3:40

Hey! (So What) 3:32

For The Record 3:21

Mighty Fine 3:55

 

Side B (19.82)

On The Loop 3:28

Push 3:21

Mystified 3:42

Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling (Al Stone's Radio Edit) 3:31

Vibe On 3:39

A Piece of Time 3:21

 

Side C (20.51)

Who Do You Love Now? 3:26

It Won't Work Out 4:05

Just Can’t Give You Up 3:41

Come And Get It (Radio Version) 3:26

Hide & Seek 3:03

Goodbye Song 3:50

 

Side D (18:31)

Put the Needle On It (Nevin's Club Creation) 8:15

Begin to Spin Me Round (Extended Version) 5:11

Don’t Wanna Lose This Groove (Extended Bootleg Mix) 5:05

 

CD Edition 2018

CD1

1. Put The Needle On It 3:24

2. Creep 3:28

3. I Begin To Wonder 3:40

4. Hey! (So What) 3:32

5. For The Record 3:21

6. Mighty Fine 3.55

7. On The Loop 3:28

8. Push 3:21

9. Mystified 3:42

10. Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling (Al Stone's Radio Edit) 3.30

11. Vibe On 3.39

12. A Piece Of Time 3:21

13. Who Do You Love Now? 3.26

14. Come And Get It (Radio Version) 3.24

15. Nervous 4:21

16. Just Can't Give You Up 3:41

17. Hide And Seek 3:03

18. Don't Wanna Lose This Groove 3:17

19. Est-Ce Que Tu M'Aimes Encore? 3:25

20. Goodbye Song 3:50

21. It Won't Work Out (Acoustic Version)

 

CD2

1. Don't Wanna Lose This Groove (Extended Version) 5:05

2. Begin To Spin Me Round (Extended Version) 5:11

3. Who Do You Love Now? (Riva's Bora Bora Club Mix) 08:10

4. Put The Needle On It (Jason Nevin's Freak Club Creation Mix) 08:15

5. Hide And Seek (Thriller Jill Extended Mix) 06:34

6. Come And Get It (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix) 06:38

7. Put The Needle On It (Tiga's Cookies Dub Edit) 04:47

8. Creep (Jon Dixion Mix) 06:38

9. I Begin To Wonder (The Almighty Transensual Mix) 07:57

10. Put The Needle On It (Cicada Vocal Mix) 07:52

11. Come And Get It (Sharam Jey Remix) 06:12

12. Don’t Wanna Lose This Feeling (Jupiter Ace's Speared Thru The Heart Mix) 04:15

Nadine Coyle Releases The Nadine EP

She has been delighting fans with new music throughout 2018, now Nadine Coyle releases the 'Nadine EP'.

The 4 track EP, released via Virgin/EMI, is a sparkling collection of Xenomania produced pure pop tunes. 

Featuring 'Girls On Fire', 'Gossip', 'September Song' and 'Something In Your Bones', the EP showcases the different musical flavours Nadine has been working on with Brian Higgins recently.

Listen here:

https://nadine.lnk.to/NadineEP
 

Nadine will also be hitting the road this May for a UK and Ireland tour. She will be performing the greatest hits of Girls Aloud solo, alongside songs from the EP.

The tour dates are:

Thursday 10th May - Glasgow O2 ABC
Friday 11th May - Birmingham O2 Institute 1
Sunday 13th May - Manchester O2 Ritz
Monday 14th May - Bristol O2 Academy 1
Tuesday 15th May - London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Saturday 19th May - Dublin Olympia
Sunday 20th May - Belfast Limelight

As one fifth of chart-mauling, award-winning, expectation-shattering girl band Girls Aloud, Nadine has already played her part in helping redefine pop. Under the watchful eye of Brian Higgins, Girls Aloud racked up a an incredible twenty-one UK Top Ten singles, twenty of those consecutively. 

If each member of the band – who sashayed their way through a ten-year, five album career – had a role, then Nadine's was The Voice. Often demoing the songs with Brian ahead of the other girls during the band's tenure, it's always been any discerning pop fan's dream for the pair to collaborate again on Coyle's solo material.

Nadine's track, 'Go To Work' was released in September last year, and has to date had 1.2 million streams on Spotify, hitting No.1 on their Viral Chart.

YES. Louisa is back!

Louisa smashes back onto the UK music scene this Spring with her brand new single 'YES'.

Featuring 2 Chainz, 'YES' is an explosive, in your face pop banger that simply exudes energy. 

The song features Louisa's now trademark stunning vocals, alongside US superstar rapper 2 Chainz.

'YES' is written by premier hitmaker Camille Purcell (Little Mix, The Script) alongside Bully (Chainsmokers, Galantis), and produced by Chris Loco, Goldfingers and Matt Rad. 

Louisa is the current reining Queen of The X Factor (she won in 2015, the last female to do so), and has to date had over 93 million streams on Spotify and 34 million views on VEVO.

She has sold 1.9 million records in the UK. Her debut smash with Clean Bandit 'Tears', went Top 5 in the Official Singles Chart. Her single 'So Good' (another Top 10 smash) was certified Gold and sold over 436k, whilst 'Best Behaviour' was certified Silver with sales of 234k and her duet with Olly Murs 'Unpredictable', topped radio playlists across the UK last summer.

Outside of music Louisa was an ambassador for the L'Oreal Princes Trust campaign in 2017, alongside signing to IMG Models internationally.

Now Louisa is primed and ready to return to music with 'YES', a song she truly believes in.

Louisa says: "As soon as I recorded YES I knew it had to be a single. It instantly became my favourite song I've ever worked on, and I can't wait for everyone to hear it. You can't help but move when you hear this track, I hope everyone is ready!"

Fearne Launches 'Happy Place' Podcast

Presenter and hugely successful author Fearne Cotton launches her first podcast series 'Happy Place'.

The first two podcasts are available now and feature guests Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black, and Dawn French.

Fearne's podcast series builds on the success of her Top 10 bestselling book HAPPY, where Fearne draws on her own experiences and shares advice from experts on how to work through feeling blue to finding joy each and every day. In this series Fearne delves into this subject further through chatting to inspiring individuals who have either made a change in their own lives or who help people every day to find a different way of looking at life.

In Tom and Dustin's interview with Fearne they discuss openly and frankly their decision to have a child via surrogacy, revealing the sex of their baby and also their feelings on the criticism they have faced.

In Dawn's interview she discusses how the death of her father affected her life, the process she went through to adopt a child, the surprising beginnings of Absolutely Fabulous and her plans for the future with Jennifer Saunders.

Listen here: apple.co/2FzVGls

RAYE releases 'Cigarette' with Mabel and Stefflon Don

Fresh from the success of her smash 'Decline' and a BRIT Award nomination for 'Best Single' with Jax Jones, RAYE releases brand new tune 'Cigarette' featuring Mabel and Stefflon Don.

Undoubtedly three of the UK's biggest up and coming UK female artists, RAYE, Mabel and Stefflon Don smash into 2018 with the year’s most exciting collaboration to date.

Listen here:

https://Raye.lnk.to/CigarettePR

'Cigarette' arrives straight off the back of three UK Top 15 singles (‘Decline’ by RAYE, ‘Finders Keepers’ by Mabel and ‘Hurtin’ Me’ by Stefflon Don). Curated by RAYE, the track sets the tone for the year ahead.

'Cigarette' is taken from an upcoming wider project set to drop in the coming months. RAYE has curated a culturally relevant collection of music featuring a number of collaborations with her artist friends. This body of work is set to solidify RAYE's status amongst her fellow pioneers of UK music.

‘Cigarette’ follows RAYE’s UK Silver certified single ‘Decline’ which is still on the Capital playlist and remained on the Radio 1 A List for a massive 8 weeks.

RAYE is one of the UK's hottest new stars, spending most of 2017 performing at major festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and V Festival. She has already racked up nearly 75 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.
 

Niall Releases New Single 'On The Loose'

Fresh from the massive global success of his critically acclaimed debut solo album ‘Flicker’, Niall Horan today releases his new single ‘On The Loose’.

Listen to the alternate version here:

http://niall.to/OTLAlt
 

‘Flicker’ has to date amassed over 2 BILLION worldwide streams and sold over 2 MILLION albums - hitting No.1 in the US, Top 3 in the UK, 2x platinum in Ireland, and platinum in the US, Canada, Australia, and the Netherlands.

'On The Loose' follows Niall's recent smash 'Slow Hands' which went straight to No.1 in 44 countries. It was been named one of the “Best Songs of 2017” by Billboard and is still currently a Top 3 radio record at US Top 40.

Niall kicks off his 'Flicker World Tour' on March 10 in Ireland, with further dates across Europe, North America, Australasia and Latin America.

Niall, who sold over 70 million records as part of the all-conquering One Direction was honoured with numerous awards in 2017, including People’s Choice, Teen Choice, Radio Disney Music and iHeartRadio MMVA awards.

 

Nadine Announces New EP & UK Tour Performing The Greatest Hits Of Girls Aloud

She returned to the music scene late last year with a brand new song 'Go To Work', now Nadine Coyle announces the release of a new 4 track EP and a UK tour.

Nadine will release a 4 track EP in April via Virgin/EMI, with the first track from the set dropping this Thursday February 8th, 'Girls On Fire', an in your face Xenomania produced pop creation celebrating strong women.

Nadine will also be hitting the road this May for a UK and Ireland tour. She will be performing the greatest hits of Girls Aloud solo, alongside songs from her forthcoming new album.

The tour dates are:

Thursday 10th May - Glasgow O2 ABC
Friday 11th May - Birmingham O2 Institute 1
Sunday 13th May - Manchester O2 Ritz
Monday 14th May - Bristol O2 Academy 1
Tuesday 15th May - London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Saturday 19th May - Dublin Olympia
Sunday 20th May - Belfast Limelight

Pop fans should rejoice as this tour is set to be the ultimate party night out this Spring, seeing Nadine perform such legendary hits as 'Sound Of The Underground', 'Love Machine', 'Biology', "Something New' and 'The Promise', alongside new Nadine stormers such as 'Go To Work' and 'Girls On Fire'.

Tickets go on sale this Friday. Details at http://www.nadine-coyle.com/

Nadine's latest track, 'Go To Work' was released in September last year, and has to date had over 1.1 million streams on Spotify, hitting No.1 on their Viral Chart.

As one fifth of chart-mauling, award-winning, expectation-shattering girl band Girls Aloud, Nadine has already played her part in helping redefine pop. Under the watchful eye of Brian Higgins, Girls Aloud racked up a an incredible twenty-one UK Top Ten singles, twenty of those consecutively.

If each member of the band – who sashayed their way through a ten-year, five album career – had a role, then Nadine's was The Voice. Often demoing the songs with Brian ahead of the other girls during the band's tenure, it's always been any discerning pop fan's dream for the pair to collaborate again on Coyle's solo material.

Ant & Dec Win 3 Awards at the National TV Awards

Ant & Dec swept the board at the National TV Awards again this year!

The duo picked up the Best Presenter award for an incredible 17TH YEAR in a row!

Their hit shows 'Saturday Night Takeaway' and 'I'm A Celebrity....Get Me Out Of Here' also won.

 

PRETTYMUCH Release 'No More' Ahead Of X Factor Finale Performance

SYCO Music and Columbia Records group PRETTYMUCH today release their brand new track “No More” featuring French Montana.

Watch/listen here:

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

The group are set to perform "No More" on The X Factor finale, tomorrow Saturday December 2nd.

“No More” follows the release of their latest tracks “Open Arms,” “Teacher,” and “Would You Mind.” 

Fresh off their tour with Jack & Jack this autumn, the group is also set to make an appearance on USA FOX’s A Christmas Story Live as the Hohman Indiana carolers. 

PRETTYMUCH are Austin Porter, Brandon Arreaga, Edwin Honoret, Nick Mara and Zion Kuwonu.

 

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Louis Tomlinson Releases 'Miss You' Today

Fresh from his recent MTV EMA win for 'Best UK & Ireland Act', Louis Tomlinson today releases his brand new single 'Miss You'.

Louis will perform the song on TV for the first time this Saturday night on The X Factor finale in the UK.

'Miss You' is an bittersweet ode to partying away the pain of missing someone you love.  Louis wrote the song with longtime One Direction collaborator Julian Bunetta, and it is produced by Afterhrs.

Listen to the song here: 

smartURL.it/LTMissYou

Louis says: "I wrote this song about a time in my life when I was going out partying every night. In hindsight throughout that time I was pretty numb and just going through the motions. Deep down it was always in the back of my mind that what I really missed was the girl that I loved. It was important for me to write something really honest. "

Louis's recent single 'Back To You' featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals has been a global smash reaching No.1 in 37 countries, being streamed over 220 million times and selling over 1 million copies. 

Louis is currently recording his debut solo album, due for release in 2018.

 

Little Mix Announce The Summer Hits Tour 2018

Pop Superstars To Play UK Summer Shows Next Year

 

The world's biggest girl band Little Mix are playing a run of UK summer shows throughout July 2018 as part of the group's 'The Summer Hits Tour 2018'.

Kicking off in Hove on 6th July, the run of 15 live shows ends in Inverness on 29th July.

The shows will see Little Mix perform their greatest hits, including 'Touch', ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Black Magic’ and 'Wings'.

The full list of dates are:

Friday 6 July The 1st Central County Ground, Hove

Saturday 7 July  Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Sunday 8 July  Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester

Thursday 12 July County Ground, Northampton

Friday 13 July KCOM Craven Park, Hull

Saturday 14 July Macron Stadium, Bolton

Sunday 15 July John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield

Thursday 19 July  The 3aaaCounty Ground, Derby

Friday 20July  Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln

Saturday 21 July Earlham Park, Norwich

Sunday 22 July Kent Event Centre, Maidstone

Thursday 26 July International Stadium, Gateshead

Friday 27 July Falkirk Stadium, Stirlingshire

Saturday 28 July Outdoors at AECC, Aberdeen

Sunday 29 July Bught Park, Inverness

 

Tickets go on sale Thursday 30 November at 9.30am

On sale info available from:

https://www.little-mix.com

https://www.facebook.com/LittleMixOfficial

Little Mix have just released The Platinum Edition of their smash hit album 'Glory Days'. The original version of the album spent five weeks at the top of the UK Albums Chart surpassing any other album released by a female group this millennium and becoming the longest reigning girl group No.1 album since Spice Girls’ debut 20 years ago.

They have continued their sensational run of hit singles in 2017 with smashes such as 'Touch', 'No More Sad Songs', 'Power' and 'Reggaeton Lento (Remix)'.

Little Mix Release 'Glory Days The Platinum Edition'

Little Mix are a global pop phenomenon. Their 'Glory Days' album has been the band's most successful to date, spawning numerous global hit singles and spectacular videos.

Today sees the release of The Platinum Edition of 'Glory Days'.

The album features five smash hit singles including 'Touch' ft Kid Ink, 'Reggaeton Lento (Remix)' with CNCO and 'Power' ft Stormzy. It also includes the massive No.1 'Shout Out To My Ex'.

In addition, the new Glory Days album features three brand new songs, ‘Is Your Love Enough?’, ‘Dear Lover’ and the RAYE penned ‘If I Get My Way’.

The Platinum Edition also includes a DVD featuring a special behind the scenes documentary filmed throughout 2017, and the five official videos to the singles released from the album.

'Glory Days' has been Little Mix's most successful release to date, selling over 1.6 million copies and becoming the biggest selling album by a female group this millennium in the UK. It has spent a total of five incredible weeks at No.1 in the UK and has remained in the UK Top 30 for almost a year now.

The band are currently touring their Glory Days Arena Tour, the biggest music arena tour of the year in the UK, featuring several sold out dates at London's O2 Arena.

 

Glory Days The Platinum Edition Track Listing:

1. Shout Out to My Ex

2. Touch ft. Kid Ink

3. Reggaeton Lento (Remix)(CNCO & Little Mix)

4. F.U.

5. Power ft. Stormzy

6. No More Sad Songs ft. Machine Gun Kelly

7. Oops ft. Charlie Puth

8. You Gotta Not

9. Down & Dirty

10. Your Love

11. Nobody Like You

12. Private Show

13. Nothing Else Matters

14. If I Get My Way

15. Is Your Love Enough?

16. Dear Lover

 

DVD:

Glory Days: The Documentary

Official Music Videos

Shout Out To My Ex

Touch

No More Sad Songs

Power

Reggaeton Lento

James Arthur Returns With New Single - 'Naked'

Acclaimed artist, James Arthur, returns today with his stunning new single, Naked, released on Sony Music.

The track follows a remarkable 14 months for James. Since being released in September 2016, comeback single Say You Won’t Let Go has sold more than 8.3 million copies to date worldwide and secured 1.5 billioncombined streams. The single spent three weeks at No.1 in the UK and went to No.1 on US radio. In addition, James’ album Back From The Edge, released in October 2016, went straight to No.1 in the UK charts and has gone multi platinum worldwide.

In addition, the widely billed ‘comeback of the year’, James has achieved two Brit Award nominations including ‘British Single of the Year’ as well as an American Music Award nomination for 'Best New Artist'.

James worked on the song with renowned songwriters ‪Max Martin‪, Savan Kotecha and Johan Carlsson

Listen here:
 

https://jarthur.lnk.to/Naked

Speaking of Naked, James says: "The four chords that introduce the song are key, I think. Then you get the crescendo, the middle eight, the huge final chorus, but there's no sense of overload; it stays true to the simplicity of those four chords. It's like a hymn, that devotional aspect. The minute you hear those chords, you want to sing over them." 

The single's gospel elements reflect a newfound passion of James'. "Gospel is something that's become really close to my heart, I absolutely love it now. I'm not a particularly religious person but that music – man, it's so powerful. Watching the ‪George Michael documentary, it was such a strong reminder of how he brought gospel influences into pop, and how beautiful the results can be." 

Naked coincides with James’ 11-date UK arena tour.  In December, he will then return to the studio to continue recording his third album, which is due for release next year. Working on the new album with leading lights such as ‪Ryan Tedder, ‪Justin Tranter, ‪Max Martin, James has rediscovered the passion for music that he first experienced as a child. 

James spent summer 2017 on a 42-date arena tour with ‪OneRepublic which he reveals was inspiring and rejuvenating. "I've got such a strong relationship with my band now. We’ve been working together for more than two years and we did the OneRepublic tour over the summer, which was incredibly bonding. It was like Big Brother on a bus for two months, living in each other's pockets, and musically, we really gelled. That's an incredibly special feeling.”

 

RAYE Premieres The Video For 'Decline'

Today RAYE releases the stunning video for her new single 'Decline'.

The beautiful video was shot on location in Cuba by director Sing J Lee. Watch it here:

https://raye.lnk.to/DECLINEvid

Released a couple of weeks ago, 'Decline' has already rocketed up the Shazam Charts smashing into the Top 5 of the UK Shazam Future Hits.

The track was Clara Amfo's 'Tune of the Week' on Radio 1 last week, alongside being playlisted on Capital FM and Kiss FM. 'Decline’ also jumped to the No.2 position in Spotify’s ‘All New All Now’ playlist and has had over 1 million plays.

Decline' is a smooth slice of modern pop featuring her stand out trademark vocal talents and Afro-beat star Mr. Eazi. Produced by music impressario Fraser T Smith, the song reworks the chorus melody from Ja Rule and Ashanit's 'Always On Time' to create a brand new tune built for 2017.

The track is taken from an upcoming project that RAYE has curated featuring a number of collaborations with her artist friends. The new project will be released in early 2018.

RAYE is one of the UK's hottest rising stars who has spent most of 2017 performing at major festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and V Festival. She has already racked up nearly 13 million streams of her music, whilst her last single 'The Line' was universally acclaimed by critics and spent the summer blasting from radio playlists.

19-year-old RAYE hails from South London and has been tipped by everyone from i-D Magazine, The Fader, 1Xtra, Vevo and The Hunger, to MTV, The Guardian, The Sun and the BBC Sound Poll (she was awarded third place). Her current CV includes two smash hit singles with Jax Jones 'You Don't Know Me' and Jonas Blue 'By Your Side' and two stellar EPs. RAYE has also established herself as one of the UK's 'go to' hit songwriters, working with the likes of Charli XCX, Nas, Little Mix, Snakehips, Julia Michaels, Blood Pop, Ellie Goulding, Diplo and Naughty Boy.

As a songwriter her tracks have already amassed an amazing 397 million global plays on Spotify. Now with 'Decline', those streams are sure to keep on rising.

Tom Fletcher Announces The Christmasaurus Musical Edition!

Tom Fletcher Announces A World First: The Special Musical Edition Of The Christmasaurus

First Time Ever An Author Has Written A Soundtrack For Their Novel

Book & CD Released Together November 16th 2017

Harry Judd, Matt Willis, Giovanna Fletcher and Carrie Hope Fletcher To Star In Stage Show Production

 

Tom Fletcher this morning announced that he is releasing a special Musical Edition of his novel 'The Christmasaurus', featuring the hit book and a brand new 14 track CD.

Released November 16th, this book and CD package marks the very first time an author has written a soundtrack to their novel.

The Musical Edition includes 14 never-before-heard songs on CD, all written and performed by Tom Fletcher.  The tracks are accompanied by a full orchestra, alongside solos from Giovanna Fletcher, Carrie Hope-Fletcher – and Santa Claus! Throughout the story are prompts that tell you when to press play, with full lyrics included so readers can sing along too.

As Tom explains "This book all began with a song. It was called…’The Christmasaurus’! That song inspired this whole story and as I began writing the book I wrote more songs that helped me tell the story and bring the characters to life. The book was released last year, but I knew that somehow I wanted to get these songs out there too. I see them as a soundtrack to the book and, while the book can be read on its own, just as the songs can be listened to without reading the book, you only get the full story when you combine the two."

Tom also announced today the special guests who will be joining him for The Christmasaurus - Live On Stage. 

Harry Judd, Matt Willis, his wife Giovanna Fletcher and his sister Carrie Hope Fletcher will all be appearing alongside Tom in the show, which arrives at the Eventim Apollo London for a special Christmas spectacular, for a strictly limited run from 21 – 28 December 2017.

Featuring the all new songs, 'The Christmasaurus - Live On Stage'  is directed by Derek Bond and has been adapted for stage by Miranda Larson. The stage show will feature sleigh bells and singing elves, Santa Claus and flying reindeer, music and magic. It’s a tale about adventure, family, friendship and discovering that the impossible might just be possible.

'The Christmasaurus' is also being turned into an animated feature film, directed by Michael Gracey who has recently directed the highly anticipated movie 'The Greatest Showman On Earth' starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams. 

'The Christmasaurus' was the biggest debut middle-grade novel of 2016, it reached No.2 in the children’s chart, held-off the top position by JK Rowling and was shortlisted for Children’s Book of the Year at The British Book Awards. Rights have been sold in x territories including the US, Germany, Spain and France. Forget everything you thought you knew about the North Pole, pop a crumpet in the toaster and get ready to meet:  A boy called William Trundle; His dad, Mr Bob Trundle; Santa Claus (yes! The real Santa Claus!); an elf named Snozzletrump; Brenda Payne, the meanest girl in school (possibly the world); a nasty piece of work called the Hunter; and a most unusual dinosaur . . .

Tom Fletcher is one of the UK's bestselling authors for children. His latest middle-grade novel, 'The Creakers', has just been released, alongside 'There’s a Monster in Your Book', his most recent picture book.  He is also one half of the author duo behind the Dinosaur That Pooped picture-book series, which has sold over a million copies. Tom's books have been translated into nineteen languages around the world (and counting). Tom Fletcher Book Club with WHSmith launched in Summer 2017 and Tom is a 2018 World Book Day author with his £1 book Brain Freeze.  

THE CHRISTMASAURUS CD TRACKLISTING

1. It Must Be Christmas Time

2. Dig, Diggedy Dig (The Digging Song)

3. The Christmasaurus

4. Thin Ice

5. Someone More Than Me

6. The Nice List

7. I’ve Been a Good Girl

8. I Believe It Could

9. I Ho, Ho, Hope It’s Santa

10. I Love Creatures

11. Christmas Makes Me Sick

12. Afraid of Heights

13. Don’t Know What It Is

14. If You Believe

 

THE CHRISTMASAURUS - LIVE ON STAGE

BY TOM FLETCHER

DIRECTED BY DEREK BOND

EVENTIM APOLLO

21 DECEMBER – 28 DECEMBER 2017 

 

Gala Night: Friday 22 December at 7pm 

Performances: 

Thursday 21 Dec7pm

Friday 22 Dec1pm/7pm

Saturday 23 Dec1pm/7pm

Sunday 24 Dec 1pm

Monday 25 Dec DAY OFF (Xmas Day)

Tuesday 26 Dec DAY OFF (Boxing Day)

Wednesday 27 Dec1pm/7pm

Thursday 28 Dec1pm/7pm

 

Ticket Prices: From £29.50 

Address: Eventim Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline St,Hammersmith, London, W6 9QH

Box Office: 0844 249 4300

Tickets: eventimapollo.com/events/detail/the-christmasaurus-live-on-stage

Website: thechristmasaurus.com

Niall Hits No.1 On The US Album Chart!

Niall Horan’s debut solo album, 'Flicker', is No.1 in the USA.

The album has entered the Billboard 200 Chart at No.1 with 152,000 equivalent album units earned during the week ending October 26. 

Fresh from a US Top 40 Airplay No.1 with 'Slow Hands', and an AMA nomination for 'New Artist of the Year', Niall released his debut album 'Flicker' on October 20th. It has so far topped the iTunes chart in an amazing 61 countries.

Niall says: "To get a No.1 album in the US with Flicker is simply amazing. I'm very happy! I spent a long time recording this record and it's very personal to me, so I'm overwhelmed at the reaction. This couldn't have come at a better time, as I start my US tour tonight in Philadelphia! I can't wait to tour the world again in 2018 and perform the songs for everyone".

'Flicker' contains 10 original songs, including the hits 'This Town', 'Slow Hands' and 'Too Much To Ask'. He collaborated with producers Julian Bunetta, Jacquire King and Greg Kurstin to develop the distinctive sound he envisioned for the album.

Niall, who has sold over 70 million records as part of the all-conquering One Direction, launched 'Flicker' with appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, TODAY, the Radio 1 Breakfast Show and 60 Minutes Australia.

The final leg of Niall's sold-out Flicker Sessions 2017 World Tour is underway. It includes shows at New York City’s Beacon Theatre (October 31) and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (November 13). Tickets are on sale now for the more extensive Flicker World Tour 2018, which will see Niall performing to crowds in Europe, North America, South America and Australasia. 

'This Town', the album’s first single, has sold more than three million track equivalent units globally and combined streams now surpass 450 million worldwide. The follow-up single, 'Slow Hands' went straight to No.1 in 44 countries and now has more than 820 million combined streams worldwide.

 

  

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Louis Releases 'Just Like You'

Louis Tomlinson Releases New Song 'Just Like You' For Fans Today

Louis Tomlinson today premieres a new song 'Just Like You', as a special fan track release. 

In addition to 'Just Like You', a brand new Louis single is set to follow later this year.

'Just Like You' is a modern mid-tempo pop song written by Louis, BURNS and Jesse Thomas and produced by BURNS. Lyrically the track tells fans how Louis is emotionally just the same as them, a sentiment that is sure to resonate with his millions of followers globally.

Louis says: "Just Like You is a song I'm really attached to. It's all about this view of celebrities that we're impenetrable and almost not human, but fundamentally we all have the same problems. Heartbreak feels the same, loss feels the same, all these feelings are the same for all of us."

The song is available across all platforms now. Listen here:

http://smarturl.it/JustLikeYou_LT

Louis's recent single 'Back To You' featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals has been a global smash reaching No.1 in 37 countries and selling over 1 million copies. 

Louis is currently recording his debut solo album, due for release in 2018.

Niall Horan Announces European Flicker Tour For 2018

Niall Horan Announces European Flicker Tour For 2018

Fresh from hitting No.1 on the US Top 40 Radio Chart with his single 'Slow Hands', Niall Horan today announces the European dates of his 2018 Flicker World Tour.

Niall will kick off his 2018 tour of Europe in his homeland of Ireland at the 3Arena, Dublin (12th March). The European run will include shows at iconic venues such as London’s O2 Academy Brixton (22nd March), Brussels Forest National (30th April), Milan’s Mediolanum Forum (7th May) and conclude in Lisbon’s Coliseu (12th May). 

See below for itinerary or visit http://www.niallhoran.com/live.

He is currently in the middle of his “Flicker Sessions 2017 Tour,” which sold out in minutes. After already visiting Dublin, London, Stockholm, Sydney, Toyko, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Rio de Janeiro, Horan heads next to Philadelphia to kick off the North American leg on 29th October in The Fillmore Philadelphia. It will include a 31st October show at New York City’s intimate Beacon Theatre and finish at The Masonic, San Francisco on 22nd November.

Niall, who has sold over 70 million records as part of the all-conquering One Direction, launched his solo career with the singles “This Town” and “Slow Hands,” which have both achieved Platinum certification (or higher) in numerous markets around the world. “Slow Hands” went straight to Number One in 44 countries. Named as one of the “Best Songs of 2017 So Far” by Billboard, it now has more than 820 million combined streams worldwide. Views of the lyric video exceed 83 million. Horan has been honored with numerous awards in 2017, including People’s Choice, Teen Choice, Radio Disney Music and iHeartRadio MMVA awards.

Niall releases his debut solo album "Flicker" on October 20th. 

Tickets for the 2018 European shows go on-sale to the general public on Friday 13th October at 9am locally.

Tickets for the 2018 UK shows go on-sale to the general public on Friday 13th October at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

Fans can pre-order the debut album Flicker via Niall’s official UK/Ireland store before Tuesday 10th October at 4pm and receive a unique code to gain access to the pre-sale for UK and Ireland 2018 tickets! The pre-sale begins on Wed 11th Oct at 9am BST. 

Click here for more details - https://musicstore.niallhoran.com/

 UK VIP packages are available from http://gigst.rs/NiallVIP

 

Niall Horan – Flicker World Tour 2018 - Europe

12/3/2018 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena

13/3/2018 Belfast, Ireland The SSE Arena

15/3/2018 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo

18/3/2018 Glasgow, UK SEC Armadillo

22/3/2018 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton

24/3/2018 Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena

26/3/2018 Bournemouth, UK BIC

27/3/2018 Brighton, UK Brighton Centre

18/4/2018 Paris, France Zénith

19/4/2018 Cologne, Germany Palladium

21/4/2018 Berlin, Germany Tempodrom

22/4/2018 Copenhagen, Denmark Store Vega

24/4/2018 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene

25/4/2018 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset

27/4/2018 Hamburg, Germany Mehr! Theater

28/4/2018 Amsterdam, The Netherlands AFAS Live

30/4/2018 Brussels, Belgium Forest National

1/5/2018 Munich, Germany Tonhalle

3/5/2018 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622

4/5/2018 Vienna, Austria Gasometer

6/5/2018 Bologna, Italy Unipol Arena

7/5/2018 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum

9/5/2018 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz

11/5/2018 Madrid, Spain La Riviera

12/5/2018 Lisbon, Portugal Coliseu