Someone has to show those celebrities how it’s done, so Alexandra Burke will be rocking up to the Let’s Dance for Sport Relief studios to perform her new single ‘Elephant’. Ed Sheeran will also be providing some professional distraction from the dancing celebrities. The show airs at 7:10pm on Saturday 25th February, on BBC1, and we’ve added it to our Pop Diary. Hit like below if you’ll be watching.
Morning MP!ers! Another week, another seven days of exclusive and unmissable competitions on everyone’s favourite pop website. And we’re starting as we mean to go on – up for grabs today are ten copies of ginger troubadour Ed Sheeran’s brand new single ‘Drunk’. Fancy getting your hands on one of them? Well then keep reading to find out how to enter this competition.
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Their debut album might have hit the Number One spot overseas in Italy and Sweden last week, but the One Direction boys are already thinking about their next record!
Speaking to the Daily Star, Louis revealed that the band want to change their sound and go for something a little bit “grungier” - ”We like the sound of a real guitar on tour, we beefed up the live show so now we want to take it onto the album.”
And they even reckon they’ve found the man to help them achieve this – none other than potato hater Ed Sheeran!
“Ed is such a talented guy. We spoke to him about helping again for the next album which we want to actually write with him this time.” says Liam, “”He gave us almost a whole album of songs to choose from last time; there were so many of his songs that we wanted to record.”
One of those songs DID make it on to the special Yearbook Edition of the album – could it be a good example of what One Direction’s second album might sound like? Listen to ‘Moments’ below and let us know what you think.
The Queen is celebrating her sixtieth year on the throne. As part of the festivities, the BBC and Gary Barlow are teaming up to throw a huge concert in front of Buckingham Palace with some of the biggest names from music, dance and musical theatre. Jessie J, JLS and Ed Sheeran are already confirmed to perform.
You’ll be able to watch or listen to the whole concert on the BBC, but if you want to be there – free of charge, and with a picnic in the Palace gardens beforehand – you can enter the ticket ballot here. You have to be 18 or over to apply (and 13 or over to attend) and do it before 2nd March to be in with a chance.
We’ve listed the event in our Pop Diary so you won’t forget. Hit like below if you want to be there.
Million-selling cat botherer Ed Sheeran has announced he’s set to release a new EP onto iTunes on February 14th, or Valentine’s Day to those romantically inclined. The new EP will feature US rapper Yelawolf, will cost zero pennies and be called The Slumdon Bridge EP. You can hear one of the EP’s tracks ‘You Don’t Know’ here.
We’ve added the EP’s release date to our Pop Diary. Hit like if you’ll be downloading.
New Polydor signing Lawson have taken time out of their busy getting naked and smelly schedule to record their own take on Ed Sheeran’s massive song ‘The A Team’. Take a listen to Andy and co croon their way through the slightly more upbeat take on the track. £50 if you don’t go all wobbly and red when he hits those high notes.
JLS are 3 records down in their attempt to release one album every year for a whole decade, but now that the band are essentially granddads in the pop world (and last November’s Jukebox was definitely not an MP! fave), can they pull out all the stops and make the next one an unmissable hit? Read on for the 5 things you need to know about JLS’s upcoming 4th album and make your own mind up…
The list of hit makers working on the 4th JLS album is enough to make any pop fan jump up and down like a maniac. From Babyface (Beyoncé, Madonna), to Bangladesh (Rihanna, Ke$ha), all the way through to Sean Garrett (Jay-Z, Usher). Plus, the boys have been in the studio with the legendary Darkchild. *Bangs head on ceiling*
X Factor shake up, Ed Sheeran naked, Harry Styles in the spotlight and Conor Maynard is the next big thing – gossip!
Drama on the US version of the X Factor continues to make our show look like an episode of Antiques Roadshow – it’s been confirmed that judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones will not be returning for the next series. We can’t wait for months of rumours that Cheryl Cole is replacing them all.
Time to get used to this name: Conor Maynard. If you’re not one of his “Mayniacs” already, prepare for a takeover similar to Bieber fever soon – Conor was announced as the winner of MTV’s Brand New for 2012 competition after receiving 50% of the public votes. Listen to a preview of his debut single ‘Can’t Say No’ here and make your own mind up.
One Direction are currently supporting Big Time Rush over in the US and rumour has it that the big scary men in charge are desperate to make sure birthday boy Harry Styles is seen as the lead singer and frontman of the band due to him being “funny, confident” and his “great voice”. In other probably related 1D news, Niall was found sobbing in his bedroom last night, burning a picture of Harry.
Ed Sheeran has confirmed that he will pose NAKED for a charity calendar released by Elton John and has started a new fitness regime to make sure he’s looking his best for the “raunchy shoot”. We definitely did not expect to start this month clawing our eyes out of our heads. Anyone else think this is the worst idea ever?
JLS on their new album, X Factor departures, Rihanna parties with Chris Brown, Katy Perry defends her flirting and all the details on Marcus Collins' debut – Gossip!
More X Factor news. After reports that Kelly is not planning to return to the 2012 series it now looks like Gary’s also jumping ship. The big boss Simon Cowell says that he thinks Gary will be tied up with Take That commitments this year as the band prepare to release a new album. Si admits that the “show takes over your life, it is not a two day a week show.” Funny how Louis always manages to find the time…
Katy Perry has defended herself after the uproar over her on-stage flirting. Katy was pictured indulging in some kissing and nipple tweaking with audience members in the final shows on her California Dreams tour, seen by some as disrespectful to her ex. But Katy pointed out on Twitter that “I have *kissed* 1 boy, picked randomly out of the audience, on the cheek as a part of my show for all 125 tour dates. Simmer down now.” Hear, Hear!
X Factor runner-up Marcus Collins,(remember him?) announced last week that his first single will be a cover of White Stripes 2003 hit ‘Seven Nation Army.’ We can now reveal that the single will be released on March 4th with his self-titled debut album following on March 12th. Gary Barlow serves as executive producer whilst Marcus has also been in the studio with Brian Rawling who’s worked with Girls Aloud. The album will be a mixture of covers like ‘Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher’ and Janelle Monae’s ‘Tightrope’ as well as self-penned material. Better get a move on Little Mix!
In romance news Rihanna has been spotted partying in the same club as ex Chris Brown. The pair were spotted leaving a club in Hollywood on Sunday night. They drove off separately but it seems a bit fishy right? Wonder how Chris explained that huge tattoo of his girlfriend’s face on his arm?
Bruno Mars has taken the honour for the best-selling digital song in the world for 2011. ‘Just The Way You Are’ sold 12.5m downloads across the globe throughout last year, with ‘Grenade’ coming in second with 10.2m downloads sold. LMFAO’s ‘Party Rock Anthem’, Jennifer Lopez’s ‘On The Floor’ and Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ complete the top 5.
JLS have been chatting about their brand new album! Speaking to Digital Spy the band have revealed they’re already halfway through their fourth album which they see as going “back to our roots” and have been working with a number of different producers in LA including Babyface, Sean Garrett – who’s one of America’s biggest songwriters, and Bangladesh who’s previously worked with Rihanna. Aston also hints that they’d love to work with man of the moment Ed Sheeran, saying “we think we could do something amazing together in the studio.” Get in line, Ed’s the most popular boy in school at the moment…