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Here are some of the best events happening this week, as listed in our Pop Diary!
- Scouting For Girls (Putney)
- Lady Gaga (Twickenham) will be performing live in the UK this week.
- Ed Sheeran will be playing the iTunes Festival
- Olly Murs will be playing the iTunes Festival
- Plan B will be playing the iTunes Festival
- Emeli Sandé will be playing the iTunes Festival
- JLS will be playing the iTunes Festival
- Conor Maynard will be playing the iTunes Festival
- The Vaccines will be signing copies of their new album ‘Come of Age’ at HMV Manchester.
- Scouting For Girls release their album ‘The Light Between Us’
- The Vaccines release their album ‘Come of Age’
- The Script ft. Will.i.am – ‘Hall of Fame’
- Smiler ft. Tawiah & Professor Green – ‘Top of the World’
- Pink – ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’
- Ne-Yo – ‘Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)’
- Cheryl – ‘Under The Sun’
TV / RADIO
- One Direction, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Pink will perform at The MTV Video Awards 2012 will be broadcast live, with performances from (1am, MTV, Friday 7th September).
- Little Mix will be appearing on Daybreak (6am, ITV1, Monday 3rd September)
- Joe McElderry & Stacey Solomon will be chatting to the Loose Women (12.30pm, ITV1, Wednesday 5th September).
- The Vaccines will be taking over BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge (10am, BBC Radio 1, Monday 3rd September).
BRIT Award winning soulpop songstress Emeli Sandé is to embark on a November jaunt across the UK, warbling songs from her chart-topping album Our Version of Events.
Hot on the heels of a hectic summer of festivals, the whistlestop tour will begin in Glasgow (where the Aberdeen lass used to study medicine before the music industry came a-calling) and take in Brum and London before concluding in Manchester.
Grab your tickets on Friday morning and get lyric perfect on The Songs of Sandé, including classy club anthem ‘Heaven’, gospel-infused ‘Next to Me’ and number one Professor Green collaboration ‘Read All About It’.
Proceeds from the Glasgow and London shows will be donated to charity, which is really quite generous, although the other two shows will be a nice little earner for the popstrel, keeping her in bleach and hairspray at least until Christmas.
Not for our Emeli are your typically bog standard popstar gig destinations, oh no. You’ll find no “O2″ Academies or “HMV” Apollos here. Proper posh, are these:
6 Nov – Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
8 Nov – Birmingham Symphony Hall
11 Nov – London Royal Albert Hall
12 Nov – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Rita Ora’s new tune ‘R.I.P.’ is on course to become the fastest-selling single of 2012 so far, breaking the record currently held by DJ Fresh and, erm, Rita Ora’s ‘Hot Right Now’. The song is at the top of the midweek charts, released today, and pushes Tulisa’s ‘Young’ down to second place. Elsewhere in the rankings, Emeli Sande enters at No. 24 with ‘My Kind Of Love’ following her performance on The Voice, and four songs make comebacks thanks to the show’s contestants – Temper Trap’s ‘Sweet Disposition’ (No. 15), Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ (No. 33), Tom Petty’s ‘Freefallin’ (No. 38) and Coldplay’s ‘Paradise’ (No. 39). Over on the album chart, Keane are outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined with their new record Strangeland, whilst Cover Drive enter at No. 7 with Bajan Style and Marina and the Diamonds belly flops from No. 1 to No. 8 with Electra Heart.
Scottish singer Emeli Sandé returns with the fourth single from her platinum selling debut album ‘Our Version Of Events’ – the heartwrenching, soulful ‘My Kind Of Love’. In the video Emeli has roped in Liv from Skins to play her sick friend who she breaks out of hospital for the day. In other words it’s a sobfest. Tissues ready? Let’s go…
It may be a night centred around sport, but Sport Relief 2012 is still finding time to let out the popstars. LMFAO will appear on BBC1 between 7:00 and 7:30pm, to kick the night off with some shufflin’. Emeli Sandé is burning the midnight oil with a rendition of her current hit ‘Next to Me’ between 11 and 12pm. But JLS are the star attractions, with a performance of the official Sport Relief single ‘Proud’ set for between 9:30 and 10pm. Plus there’s dozens of other stars to make the whole show worth watching and donating to, from Strictly Come Dancing finalists Harry Judd and Chelsee Healey in an underwater challenge to the Britain’s Got Talent team visiting Benidorm. Tune in from 7pm on Friday 23rd March. We’ve added the night to our Pop Diary, hit like below if you’ll be watching.
The votes have been counted and verified, and to our surprise the winner of this week’s Song Off is Cher Lloyd with ‘Want U Back’ – well done to all 553 Little Brats who voted for her!
Don’t agree with the final result? Think One Direction should have come first? Leave a comment below and let us know what YOU think.
Welcome to the greatest chart battle that might ever happen - or not, we’re not psychic y’know. Last time, Cover Drive emerged triumphant with ‘Twilight’ over Lana Del Rey and Professor Green – this time around it’s the battle of the third singles with Cher Lloyd taking on her X Factor rival One Direction’s new cut as well as Scottish chanteuse Emeli Sandé’s new tune from her debut album. But which is best? Find out who we chose below and vote for your favourite. (more…)
Thanks to everyone who entered – make sure you’re signed up to the official MP! mailer to find out if you’re one of the five lucky winners at 4pm tomorrow!
It’s a brand new day, time for a brand new competition – this time we’ve got 5 copies of the stunning debut album (Don’t believe us? Read our review here) from BRITS Critic’s Choice award winner Emeli Sandé, featuring her massive singles ‘Heaven’, ‘Daddy’, ‘Next To Me’ and her breathtaking solo version of Professor Green duet ‘Read All About It’. Fancy owning a copy of it? Well simply follow the instructions below to enter:
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
Despite the fact that it actually had some really strong tracks on it, Cheryl Cole’s last album ended up being a bit of a laughing stock, thanks to uninspired lyrics (who can forget the classic, “You were the tree and I was the apple”?), cheap production and really dodgy vocals – but with her third solo album expected later this year, we decided to do the research and find out if there’s any chance she might turn it all around. The answer? In short, it looks like she’s got a good shot.
Keep reading to find out 5 things you *need* to know about Cheryl Cole’s new album, including who’s masterminding it, when you can expect to hear the first single and what the ex-Girls Aloud star herself thinks of it. (more…)
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Jedward: Jedward’s Big Adventure, showing every day at 4:30pm on the CBBC Channel, sees them competing with celebrity guests (including Sian and Jessica Parade on Wednesday) to be the best tour guides at famous tourist attractions across the UK. Have they been studying the history books, or will they jump into a performance of ‘Lipstick’ to save their blushes? Either way, you know it’ll be television you can’t miss.
Other highlights: One Direction are on Blue Peter; Daniel Radcliffe is on Graham Norton.
BBC Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend concert will take place on the 23rd and 24th of June and the line-up includes acts like Dappy, Jessie J, Labrinth, David Guetta, Tinie Tempah, Lana Del Rey, Emeli Sandé, Leona Lewis and many more. Find out more and register for tickets here. We’ve listed this event in our pop diary. Hit like below if you’re going to attend.