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Rixton announce a UK headline tour- all we need is a little Rixton in our hearts.

We’ve banged on about Rixton for a while here at MP! and I hate to say I told you so but.. I told you so. They smashed the charts last week heading straight in at number 1 with ‘Me And My Broken Heart’. The Manchester based band announced they will be heading out on a 13 date UK tour.

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After working on cracking America the lads will be back in October to bust out some of their biggest UK venues to date. There’s been no official clue as to what the second single will be but we’ll see you down the front at London’s Koko.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Saturday July 26th. Click here to purchase.

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Nicki Minaj teases another clip from Ariana Grande & Jessie J collaboration ‘Bang Bang’…

A pop behemoth is about to descend upon the world in the form of the upcoming collaboration between Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, and MP! Towers is getting very giddy indeed.

We’ve already heard a preview of ‘Bang Bang’ featuring Jessie’s dulcet tones and now Nicki has just teased a clip of her own segment. The snippet is all too brief but it certainly whets the appetite ahead of the song’s premiere on July 29th. Mark your calendars accordingly!

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Pharrell drops brand new video for ‘Come Get It Bae’

‘Come Get It Bae’ is one of the funkiest tracks from Pharrell’s current album ‘G I R L’ and, despite some confusion in the MP! office about what a “bae” is exactly, we’re very happy it’s been chosen as the next single!

The superstar producer and performer has just dropped a new video for the song which features a succession of ladies busting out some of their best moves for the camera. We also get a cameo from none other than Miss Miley Cyrus herself, who lends her unmistakeable vocals to the tune. Our only beef with the vid is the distinct lack of enormous hats but we’ll let that one go for now…

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Hilary Duff is back! Plus: Hear a snippet of her new single ‘Chasing The Sun’

Hilary Duff has been away from the pop scene for some time but she’s getting ready for a bit of a comeback! The singer and former ‘Lizzie McGuire’ star has made some solid gold pop anthems in her time and she’s recently signed to RCA to make a few more, including forthcoming single ‘Chasing The Sun’. Speaking about her new music, Hilary says;

“I took a break from music for quite awhile, but it gave me the power to choose my next steps carefully and I’m really proud of the album I’ve made. ‘Chasing The Sun’ is a light and fun summer song that I hope helps people to feel a little more carefree,’ 

Not only that but Ms. Duff has just teased a snippet of the track on Instagram along with some adorable footage of the lady herself having a bit of a dance to it. Aw.

‘Chasing The Sun’ will premiere in full on July 29th. Are you lot excited for the return of The Duff?

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5 Seconds of Summer set to sell bucketloads of albums in America. Obviously.

5 Seconds of Summer’s debut album has already sold squillions around most of the world since its release earlier this month, but poor US fans had to wait a little longer to get their mitts on it. Well, it’s finally been unleashed stateside and the fans haven’t wasted any time in grabbing a copy.

The boys are expected to shift 250,000 units in the first week of sales, meaning the band will clinch their first ever US number 1 album! Just to put that into perspective, that’s a QUARTER OF A MILLION albums. Phew.

Well deserved, don’t you think?

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Thursday’s Comp of the Day: Win a *SIGNED* Cheryl Cole/Fernandez-Versini poster.

We’ve been clearing out the Maximum Pop! cupboard and found some snazzy signed stuff for you to all get your mitts on. First up a beautiful photo of Cheryl’s face and leggy legs. Who wouldn’t want that on their wall?

To enter follow @maximumpop and RT the tweet below.

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20 Reasons to celebrate One Direction.

Who cares about every bizarre “National Day”? Every day should be ONE DIRECTION DAY! and here’s why:

1. Foremost, each one is worth our appreciation and our love.

We have Harry Styles
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This perfect piece of human being. This charming, goofy, dork, caring soul and good at heart outrageously sexy boy.

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Then if you want to get lucky there’s the Irishman Niall Horan
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He’s definitely the playful one and the glue of the band. If you need a good laugh you can count on this cutie pot of gold!
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Then Liam Payne
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Liam, also known as “Daddy Directioner”, is the mature and sensible one in the group. A loyal friend and lover but don’t think he’s the boring one because you can often fin him joke around PER-FEC-TLY.
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Next up, Louis Tomlinson
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Probably the 1D’s troublemaker. Bow down to the Sassmaster from Doncaster.
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Last but not least, Zayn Malik
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The creative one but also the mysterious, silent and sometimes moody boy.
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2. We’re here to celebrate THEM. We love it when they’re together
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3. Best Bromance Ever!
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**Larry Stylinson**

4. “Ew, popstars. They can’t sing”. NO WAY! Unlike other popstars these lads CAN SING!

5. Their songs and videos are amazing. If you’re not in a good mood listen to some of their upbeat bangers and you’ll fell better.

Their ballads..

6. They cover songs in the most amazing way

7. Super good looking.
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On 2nd December 2013 Harry was crowned British ‘Style Icon’ at the British Fashion Awards

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8. Hottest hair
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We mean…
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*We’ll never be over all these. Thank you Harold.*

9. They are comfortable about getting naked and strutting in their underwear.
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*And we’re comfortable watching them*

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*Flawless*

10. They always put together the most entertaining and interesting interviews


*There’s a lot of important cultural facts*

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11. Let us entertain you…Yes, please!
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12. They really love and care about their fans
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13. You can’t be bored when they are around

14. How they don’t take themselves too seriously

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15. They know how to party hard
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16. Their fragrances and “how to make a fragrance commercial”

17. Their families.

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18. Looking goofy (and still fit) for charity
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Let’s be serious for a moment, charity is a really important thing for the good fellas.

19. Celebrities love them
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1D + DC

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And Niall is a fangirl just like us

20. The MOST important thing is: they brought back the boy band power!
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Basically, why wouldn’t you love One Direction?

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Thank you for the four amazing years. We love ya.

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WATCH: Union J release video for ‘Tonight (We Live Forever)’.

British pop sensations Union J are back with their latest single Tonight (We Live Forever).

As long as they’re together, it’s all good right?

The single is set to be released on August 17th and is taken from their upcoming second album which is scheduled to be released later this year.

The single is very uptempo and is about the relationships in peoples lives which make them fun and enjoyable, it even features George Shelley’s cousin the video, I mean, that’s awesome right?

The boys had this to say about the track “This track sums up what Union J are about in terms of our sound and it also reflects who we are together – a group of friends having the time of our lives.” - cute, right?

Since their time on X-Factor, the boys have gone on to headline their own arena tour, clock up 1.5million Twitter followers and 1.5million Facebook likes! They’ve also stormed the charts with their debut single Carry You and their self-titled debut album.

Watch their latest video here:

 

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MP! Reviews: Begin Again

Bianca our expert popcorn eater and movie reviewer spills the beans on Begin Again.

The movie starts with Dan (Ruffalo) who lives on a tiny and filthy apartment. He has a  bad relationship with his daughter Violet (Hailee Stainfeld) and an even worse relationship with his ex-wife.

He has a pretty crap day and gets fired from his record label job, Dan decides to get drunk the rest of the night, and ends up in a bar, where he finds Gretta (Knightley).

Gretta moved to New York with her boyfriend Dave (Levine), who was smashing it in the music world. After starting their new life, Gretta finds out that Dave has cheated on her. Gretta moves in with her best friend Steve (James Corden).

Dan convinces Gretta to start working together on a new album. They both help each other to fix their lives, and begin again.

This movie is a real feel good watch and shows us how things get better and how you have to be strong and try to find yourself again. I personally loved the movie. Adam Levine is looking even sexier than usual.

The sweet Keira shows us her skills, not just as an actress, but as a singer. All the songs in this movie have a lot of feelings and emotions, bringing us a beautiful soundtrack. This might be the first movie I ever watched that uses music in all the good ways without sentimentalizing and creating a love story between the main characters.

Already out in cinemas; make sure you don’t miss out on this one.

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