POP BITS. Justin Bieber is turning into quite the bad boy. The transition started not that long ago when he had that weird stay in London and now it seems that the ‘Baby’ singer is in for some more controversy.
It’s no secret that the Biebs is not a big fan of the paparazzi or media, especially after his instragram rant, but he was accused of taking his dislike a little too far yesterday. Justin and his friend, Lil Twist (that’s a rapper, not an icecream) were leaving the Laugh Factory in his white Ferrari and was reported to have intentionally hit a photographer. We were initially suspicious as who wants to be wiping photographer off their white Ferrari, it would take months to get out.
However it was later revealed that police cleared Justin of the accusation and said that he was not aware that the photographer was in front of his car and had even asked the flock of paparazzi to move out of his way. We’re glad that Justin’s name was cleared as we’re not sure if a pretty, young boy like him would be able to survive prison AND we’d have to wait even longer to hear ‘Heartbreaker’. POP BITS OUT.
The Wanted Fanmily can rejoice! It looks like the only way is up for the five piece as they are back together again, part of brand spanking new telly show ‘The Wanted Life’, preparing for their first WORLD tour and their third album looks set to be the best one yet. We don’t know about you but all this excitement is making “our hearts go boom boom boom boom boom”! But before you pull out your party poppers to celebrate The Wanted’s success, here’s five things we know about Max, Jay, Siva, Tom AND Nathan’s next album:
The band’s third album was originally called “Third Strike” but it was revealed some time ago that they decided against the name. We are glad of this decision as it seems like the album would be their last, if you were to take the saying “Third strike and you’re out” literally. But there is no denying that the album cover for “Third Strike” was extremely pretty.
Whoop whoop! The cheeky chappy officially rejoined his band mates at The Capital Summertime Ball for the performance of their single ‘I Found You’. Despite suffering from an Adele-like ailment, the band confirmed that Nathan is back and will be providing his vocal stylings for the new album.
Nathan won’t be the only one supplying vocals for the album, the boys confirmed that the ‘Hot Right Now’ songstress will be featured on a track. We’re hoping for a killer party anthem along the lines of ‘How We Do’ mixed with a ‘Glad You Came’ flavour, is that too much to ask?
Justin Bieber will also be lending his pop stuff to the album. Seen as they share management and the boys are working with some of Justin Bieber’s hit makers, it seems only natural that this should happen. With all these collabs, could The Wanted become the new Pitbull?
The album will feature their past hits ‘Chasing The Sun’ and ‘I Found You’, as well as their most recent musical outing ‘Walks Like Rihanna’. During an interview with MTV, it was revealed that Rihanna and her management were fans of the song. Maybe the Bajan Beauty will include a song called ‘Struts like The Wanted’ on her next album? That’s album number 458, right?
All this juicy goss has made us more excited for the album than ever before. It looks set to be a star studded scorcher and should catapult Max,Jay, Siva, Nathan and Tom to the international stardom they deserve. Now if you excuse us, we are about to listen to “The Wanted” and “Battleground” back to back for the next 24 hours to satisfy our cravings.
POP BITS. With 85 awards, 3 US Number 1 albums, 40 million twitter followers and new single ‘Heartbreaker’ on the way, it’s obvious the sky is the limit for Justin Bieber. Even with all this success, the only way is up for the Canadian superstar. We just never realised how far up that was. The Biebs has booked himself a seat on a space shuttle that is flying to… well… SPACE. Justin and his manager will be joined by Ashton Kutcher and Leonardo Di Caprio on Virgin Galactic’s journey into the unknown. Will Justin find life outside earth? Maybe even Beliebers on Mars? The ‘Boyfriend’ singer took to his twitter to confirm the news and said he wanted to shoot a video in space- now that would be out of this world. POP BITS OUT.
This time, we’re going to a future fan favourite of ours – he‘s one of our favourite new boys here at MP! and he’s only gone and released his first proper single! Little Isac Elliot is one of those precocious little kids who’s going the way of the Biebs and becoming a properly legitimate popstar before he’s hit puberty!
New song ‘First Kiss’ is a bit of a cracking tune too, very much his ‘Baby’ breakthrough moment – it’s all very power-pop with a surging chorus about wanting his one true love to be his first kiss and her his. Awww. Isac’s pretty on point here and there’s plenty of vocal awesomeness on display. Add that to a very cute video that’s all about Finnish Isac and his adorable girlfriend hanging out and having fun, and we’re dealing with one of summer’s biggest potential hits.
Watch the video for ”First Kiss’ below:
POP BITS. Do you ever feel like you are just 1 in a million? Well if you are following Justin Bieber on Twitter, you are 1 in 40 million. As of today, JB (Justin Bieber, not the guy from JLS) has reached 40 million followers and is the first person EVER to do so. This means that there is now 2 million followers between him and his closest rival, Lady Gaga (she has been very quiet lately, hasn’t she?), who has 38 million. Just 38 million? Pfft… Loser!
We are sure this has to do with people flocking to his social media sites in the hopes of finding some more news on his latest single ‘Heartbreaker’. To celebrate his accomplishment, Bieber retweeted an old tweet that read: “wow, just yesterday I had 2 followers, today I have 40! THANKS GUYS!”. POP BITS OUT.
Earlier, we told you that Justin Bieber teased us with some artwork for his new single and now his old flame Selena Gomez has gone and released her album artwork for ‘Stars Dance’- all this teasing is border line bullying. But Selena went one up on Justin by releasing the audio for her newest single, ‘Slow Down’.
‘Slow Down’ is a pop smash and could easily take on any summertime hit this year. The Wizard’s of Waverly Place star “captures our attention” from the intro, excites us with her enticing bridge before exploding into the totally addictive chorus in this dance floor ready track. Selena obviously means business with her latest musical endeavor and has enlisted the help of the Cataracs (just in case you can’t tell from the name dropping through out the song). ‘Slow down’ is an instant hit, as opposed to the slow burner that was ‘Come and Get It’ which took several plays, the music video release and countless TV performances to get us this excited.
Our verdict? Download. This music has definitely got us going.
The video for ‘Slow Down’ was shot in Paris and if it’s anything like this track it could be even sexier than the ‘Come and Get It’ vid. Selena’s latest album ‘Stars Dance’ will be released on July 22nd, so mark it in your diaries. It will feature both tracks as well as host of other gems, including a song about JB himself called ‘Love Will Remember’- We’re welling up here. Selena is also going to perform in the London Hammersmith Apollo for 2 nights (September 7th and 8th) as part of her ‘Stars Dance’ Tour.
Check out the video for ‘Slow Down’ below:
POP BITS. The Biebs has taken to his instagram once more. This time it’s not to tell off the paps but to reveal the name of his upcoming single. What is the name of the single, you ask. Didn’t you read the headline? It’s called ‘Heartbreaker’. Could this track be about Selena Gomez? Or maybe it’s a Will.i.am cover? It’s probably none of those things but there are very little details regarding the song, so our imaginations are running wild. Actually, the only details regarding the song is the artwork to the left, to the left. This teaser has left us well and truly teased and we will be watching his social media like we’re a pack of crazy stalkers (we’re not, honestly) in the hopes of some more news. Rest assured that once we hear it, so will you. POP BITS OUT.
ALARM POP, giving you a catchy tune to get you through whatever the day may bring, because we care dear readers. When she’s not busy on-off dating the Biebs and rattling off roles as sexy thieves in summer break movies, Disney graduate and starlet Selena Gomez likes to record and release some pretty good pop music. It’s been a while since she released an album but fortunately that’s all about to change with her releasing new single ‘Come & Get It’.
‘Come & Get It’ is a bhangra-inspired dance tune with plenty of sultry lyrics and a pulsing pop beat at the core of it, all of which is destined to get you on the dancefloor and aimed at getting you to get jiggy with your preferred beau. Best of all is the chorus which is a bit of a grower and with the line of ‘when you’re ready come and get it, na-na-na-na’, it’s pretty much guaranteed to stick in your head all day with just a listen or two of the track.
Add all this with the absolutely gorgeous video with plenty of ace choreograohy and killer glances with a hunky man, we’re sure that Justin Bieber is aching to have Selena back as his arm candy. We’re ready, Selena, and we’re glad to see you back.
Watch the video for ‘Come & Get It’ below:
Hey, MP! So I hear will.i.am has a new album out. Any good?
Yes indeed he does. That all-seeing, all-promoting rap-pop star and curious-coiffed The Voice judge has taken a break from being Chezza’s BFF and released his long-awaited album of hits-in-the-waiting, #willpower.
Is the hashtag really necessary?
Do we think so? Not really but this is the guy who Tweeted in the middle of doing a part of the London Olympic Torch relay last year, so… not surprised, let’s put it that way.
Apart from the singles we already have, what’s good on the album?
Hmm… well upcoming single ‘Fall Down’ with returning Disney alumn Miley Cyrus is easily one of the best songs on the album – it’s fun, it’s dance-y without becoming boring and it’s a great turn for Miley who’s making a bit of a musical comeback. Other good tunes include solo effort ‘Hello’ and Scherzy-baby collab ‘Far Away From Home’ which are both catchy and destined for the summer airwaves.
Any stinkers on the album?
Sadly, not all of it is good – there’s a lot of sameness on the record and despite his efforts to go R&B (Getting Dumb, Geekin’) and more hip-hop (Ghetto Ghetto), a lot of is the same stuff we’ve heard a hundred times over. Not even the guest collabs can save some of the songs – ‘thatPower’ with a certain Mr Bieber is catchy for about fifteen seconds and dull the rest of the song. We’re also a bit miffed he didn’t get Chezza a guest spot for the album but then maybe we’re just suffering Girls Aloud-related withdrawals.
So it’s not worth buying the whole album?
Probably not, no. The bonus tracks aren’t too bad but really, this is an album basically for the singles, much like Calvin Harris’ ’18 Months’ album. The previous singles like ‘This Is Love’ and ‘Scream & Shout’ are both still fun but chances are you bought them a while back. In short, pick at the album but don’t go expecting anything more than fun, disposable dance-pop that’ll be the soundtrack to parties for the next few months.
You’re welcome reader and enjoy the album – will.i.am streamed the whole thing on YouTube for everyone to listen to ahead of its album release, so go and listen for yourselves before buying!
POP BITS. OK, so we lied a bit to get your attention. But despite having nearly 37 million followers on twitter(that’s more people than the entire population of his native Canada), Justin only considers himself to have four friends. While Justin meets a great many people, many of whom declare their love for him on the spot, he has trust issues, “I get good vibes from people all the time, and I probably could get along with them and be their friend, but now I just don’t trust anybody.”
“Literally, my phone never rings. I only have, like, four people that I keep in contact with,” he told Teen Vogue. It must be tough at the top for poor Bieber. Thousands (millions) of Beliebers screaming his name, with millions more onlookers scrutinising his every move – and boy, has he made a few dodgy ones of late – but no-one to really turn to in his hour of need we feel a little sorry for our pop-prince.
But Justin doesn’t need our sympathy, “I don’t need a bunch of friends to make me happy. I just need the people close to me that I love, that’s all.” Look, Biebz, if you’re ever in London and need a heart-to-heart over a cuppa and a bourbon biscuit, just let us know. POP BITS OUT.