It’s a big bad boyband world out there and trying to contend with the pop giants that are One Direction or The Wanted can be very hard. But today we bring you two boybands who look like they could shake things up: We have fellow Brits and MP! favourites ‘Lawson’ and Simon Cowell’s newest recruits ‘Emblem3′. But which of these groups has what it takes to tackle today’s charts? It’s time for a MaxiumPop! Video-off!
Now that you have all the info you need and watched the videos it’s up to you to decide which boyband has what it takes. Does Emblem3 have the X Factor? Are Lawson a law unto themselves? The fate of the pop world is in your hands. Chose wisely. Voting closes Monday 10th at 5pm.
Results: It was a close call but Lawson just pipped Emblem3 at the post with 58.33%. We’re sure Adam, Ryan, Joel and Andy will be hitting the town to celebrate tonight. Congrats guys!
CLOSED: Win a pair of tickets to Jessie J, Union J, JLS, Lawson and Amelia Lily. Allstarz Summer Party
And the winner is… The lucky winner of a pair of tickets to the Allstarz Summer Party is McGuinessAholic. Everyone else, don’t start sobbing into your hanky just yet, we’ve got another chance to win on our brand new website Teen Events – click here for the details.
Hrnkkkk! It’s Comp of the Day time. Fancy joining some of the biggest artists around at the Madejski Stadium on 1st June, for the AllStarz Summer Party? Here’s your chance to win a pair of tickets to what is sure to be an unforgettable show! Join headliner Jessie J as she performs a live 90 minute set, alongside JLS, Lawson, Amelia Lily & Union J, plus more acts and special guests, who will be revealed in the coming weeks.
From 2pm – 10pm on Saturday June 1st, Reading’s Madejski Stadium will play host to some of the biggest names in the charts all together at the AllStarz Summer Party. To be in with a chance of winning tickets to see this blockbuster show, all you need to do is…
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
When their 13th single ’30 Days’ bombed out of the charts after approximately 30 seconds, it looked like The Saturdays were forever doomed to girl-group bridesmaid status. But with the help of a TV series, a cameo from Sean Paul and their catchiest release in a long while, they’ve finally broken the curse and can now stand proudly alongside the likes of The Spice Girls, Girls Aloud and Sugababes as bona-fide chart toppers. About time too!
So, who does that leave still on the waiting list for entry into the Number One club? Here are a few of the most high-profile residents of planet pop who haven’t quite gone the distance yet…
POP BITS. As part of the Comic Relief festivities last Friday, Jessie J dared Lawson to perform a set with different instruments. And they did. Then it got weird. The boys decided to take it one step further and don rather figure-hugging leopard print catsuits and jet black wigs and perform a cover of ‘Price Tag’ in Cardiff dressed as Jessie J. Why, we hear you ask? Why not?
Of course, it was all in the name of charity and you can still donate to Comic Relief here. POP BITS OUT.
POP BITS. We can now call Lawson our golden boys after their debut album ‘Chapman Square’ was certified gold, having sold more than 100,000 copies in the UK. They recieved their gold discs on Friday at a sold-out show in London’s Shepherd’s Bush before moving on to Mahiki to let their expertly sculpted hair down and no doubt get the bubbly stuff flowing. The gold certificate for the boys comes after they recently returned from a tour of the US. Lawson continue to tour up and down the country with the album and their momentum shows no signs of stopping. POP BITS OUT.
POP BITS. Being a band of young British guys that look as good as they sound, it seemed like a natural move for Lawson to make their way to America. Can the US handle another British boyband with amazing hair? But these guys don’t want to be confused with One Direction or the Wanted and see themselves as more of a ‘Maroon 5 or Coldplay’.
They have had quite a meteoric journey from playing ‘rubbish gigs up and down the country’ to performing at Wembley Arena and the O2 with girls’ phone numbers scrawled across their van.
Whilst in the States, the boys have enjoyed success with American girls too choosing to channel their inner ‘Hugh Grant’ and play up their British accents to get what they want. But no need to get too jealous just yet, as Lawson have now safely returned home to British soil to continue ‘The Chapman Square’ tour. POP BITS OUT.
The Brit Awards 2013 contains far too many dull popstars, and far too many dull categories, so we at MP! have decided to create our own awards. Rather than rewarding dullness, we’re rewarding the things that really matter – brilliant hair, odd trousers, fanatical instagramming and omnipresent nipples. We’ll be announcing the categories and the nominees over the next few days and will announce the results alongside the (now largely irrelevant) Brit Awards results on Wednesday.
BEST BRITISH HAIR
Hair has long been a staple of the popstar. We remember trying to construct the Calvin-Goldspink-house-of-cards-precarious-mohawk before moving onto the Mika-chaotic-and-curly styles. Hairstyles can define a popstar and a good hairstyle turns an average popstar into an amazing popstar. FACT. If you’re not spending an hour looking like you’ve only spent five minutes you’re not doing it right. To be honest, whilst the actual music is important, we’d say hair is as important if not more in making us like a popstar. Such is the strength in this category, we’ve had to split this category into Best British and Best International Hair.
They may be very busy becoming global mega-stars on their tour of the US and Canada but those lovely, rocking Lawson boys still found time to film an acoustic performance of their brilliant single ‘Learn to Love Again’ which you can see here courtesy of MSN Music:
If you fancy seeing more of Lawson live then the next leg of their ‘Chapman Square Tour’ kicks off on February 22nd in Manchester. You can see all of Lawson’s upcoming events here.
As one of Maximum Pop!’s Top 5 man-bands, we love anything Lawson related, including their new single ‘Learn To Love Again’. The boys premiered the video last month and the song has been climbing up the iTunes chart ever since. So, to celebrate the release, Andy, Ryan, Joel and Adam have uploaded this video, documenting all the behind-the-scenes banter and popstar shenanigans from the video shoot, for your (and our) viewing pleasure.
Scenes include a bit that looks like Ryan slyly sniffing his armpits in the background, Andy sitting around for hours in a wheely-chair waiting to be called, and some pretty impressive pyrotechnics, all of which you can watch below.