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.”

 

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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.

James Arthur Returns With Two New Tracks

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James Arthur returns today with two brand new songs "You Deserve Better" and "At My Weakest".

"You Deserve Better" is an uptempo future smash, featuring a soulful groove, funk guitars and James's trademark stunning vocals and harmonies. The track, written by James with superstar songwriters Camille Purcell and TMS, sees James tell a love they are better off without him.

Showing another side of James, "At My Weakest" is a beautiful gospel-tinged ballad that is sure to appeal to his ever growing army of fans worldwide.

Listen to the songs here: 

https://JArthur.lnk.to/YouDeserveBetter

James's last single "Naked" was a smash hit late last year. It has been streamed an amazing 100 million times worldwide. The video for the song features model/actress Cressida Bonas and has to date had over 85 million views.

The last two years have been remarkable for James. Since being released in September 2016, comeback single "Say You Won’t Let Go" has sold more than 9.6 million copies worldwide and secured nearly 2 billion combined 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. James was also nominated for two BRIT Awards and an American Music Award for 'Best New Artist'.

2017 also saw both a 42-date arena tour with ‪OneRepublic across the USA and a sold out 11-date UK arena tour. Since then James has continued to work on his new album with leading lights such as ‪Ryan Tedder, ‪Justin Tranter, and Max Martin.

 

www.jamesarthurofficial.com

 @jamesarthurinsta23

www.youtube.com/jamesavevo

 

All Saints Return

NEW SINGLE ‘LOVE LASTS FOREVER’

NEW ALBUM ‘TESTAMENT’ & BRIXTON LIVE SHOW

BAND ARE WORKING WITH LEGENDARY PRODUCER WILLIAM ORBIT AGAIN

 

Today All Saints announce their brand new single 'Love Lasts Forever' and a new album 'Testament'.

'Love Lasts Forever' will be released this Thursday 31st May, following an exclusive play on The Chris Evans Radio 2 breakfast show.

Written by Shaznay and Karl 'KGee' Gordon (writers of many of the band's biggest hits), and produced by Karl, the track is a joyous, uplifting, harmony led pop song that is both unmistakably All Saints and sonically modern.

The single will be followed by the new album 'Testament' released Friday 13th July, both released via Absolute.

The record 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.

Shaznay says: "This album feels exactly where we should be - and want to be - right now creatively. We worked extremely hard to make sure every sound on this album was exactly right, alongside my right-hand man KGee - and the girls made sure we kept this album heading in the direction that felt right for us as a band. I really enjoyed writing this album with some very talented producers including Karl "KGee" Gordon, Fred Ball, Hutch, and a brilliant young producer George Moore who's new to our team who brought a whole new flavour to the record. A highlight was reuniting with the king of beautiful interesting sounds, William Orbit, which was just amazing”.

Nicole adds: “Making this album has been an incredible experience. I’ve had the best journey and, as always, endless fun and laughter with my girls! Every song on the album means something to me that’s why I love it so much! I’m so super proud of it”.

In addition to new music, All Saints today also announce a gig at London's Brixton Electric on Wednesday July 11th, where they will be premiering tracks from the new album. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday June 1st (info at www.allsaintsofficial.co.uk).

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 - Side Tape

RAYE Releases New 6 Track EP 'Side Tape'

RAYE returns to the UK music scene today with an exciting and compelling project, 'Side Tape'.

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

This body of work is set to solidify RAYE's status amongst her fellow pioneers of UK music. The six tracks feature the cream of the current music landscape including Stefflon Don, Mabel, RAY BLK, Kojo Funds, Maleek Berry, Nana Rogues, Mr Eazi, Avelino and Steel Banglez.

The EP includes the hit singles 'Decline' and 'Cigarette', alongside the pure club vibes of 'Crew' and smooth new tracks such as 'Confidence' and 'Wife Me'.

Listen to 'Confidence' here:

https://youtu.be/QFfMJPzEVpk

Listen to the full EP here:

https://Raye.lnk.to/SideTapePR

The full tracklist is:

1. Crew (RAYE, Kojo Funds & RAY BLK)

2. Decline (RAYE, Mr Eazi)

3. Confidence (RAYE, Maleek Berry & Nana Rogues)

4. Slower (RAYE, Avelino)

5. Cigarette (RAYE, Mabel & Stefflon Don)

6. Wife Me (RAYE, Steel Banglez)

 

RAYE 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 Silver 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 10 million streams of Spotify.

Overall RAYE has racked up nearly 120 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 + song writing credits have racked up over 1 billion streams to date.

RAYE is supporting Rita Ora on her upcoming UK tour next month, alongside headlining her own date at London's Village Underground on May 31st and supporting Halsey on her London dates in September.

HRVY Returns With Hasta Luego

Rising pop sensation HRVY and Latin pop princess Malu release the official video for their brand new single 'Hasta Luego'.

The track has already hit No.3 on UK iTunes and debuted at No.5 on the iTunes Global Chart. It has reached No.1 on iTunes in 9 COUNTRIES including Ireland, Israel and Chile, Top 5 in 12 countries, and Top 10 in 17 countries!

Watch the video here:

http://po.st/HastaOfficial

HRVY & Malu are two of pop's most exciting new stars and 'Hasta Luego' sees them collaborate on what is set to become one of 2018's hottest anthems. The track is a tropical tinged latino pop tune, laced with Spanish guitars and pure summer vibes.

HRVY has a combined social reach of over 7 million followers. He has 2.8m Instagram followers, 1 million Vevo subscribers and over 1 million followers on both Facebook and Musical.ly. Thevideo to HRVY's previous release 'Personal' has had a phenomenal 100 million+ views, alongside 60 million streams of the track across all platforms.

Cuba-American signer Malu is based in Miami, and is one of the hottest new artists to come out of Latin America in recent times. She has 10 million fans across her social platforms. The officialvideo for her debut single 'Luna Llena' has already had an amazing 60 million views.

Together HRVY and Malu have a combined social following of over 17 million people!

HRVY is a 19-year-old singer from Kent who has been building his social media profile since he was 12, when he began sharing covers of One Direction and Trey Songz hits. "I'd always pick a song that was heartfelt and that I really enjoyed singing, but I'd also make sure it was a relevant song - one that people were searching for. There's no point covering a song that no one's going to hear." 

He is currently on tour supporting The Vamps on their UK Arena Tour, before embarking on his own dates in Australia in May, followed by a tour of the UK this summer. He recently played a sold out show at London's Garage in Islington.

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