We know how much you MP!ers love a good comp, especially when there’s a chance to get closer to your favourite celebs and give them a good sniff. Up for grabs today the chance to update your iPod with £50 worth of tunes, tickets to see You Me at Six and One Direction.
So who do you reckon is the richest member of One Direction? We bet its not who you think it is…
According to The Sun newspaper, Louis and Liam are the highest earners in the band, having co-written almost half of the songs on the group’s latest album ‘Midnight Memories’. That means the pair will receive a much higher cut of royalties than their fellow bandmates. Nice work if you can get it, boys.
Describing their songwriting ambitions, Liam says “Louis and I have a little partnership going on. We’ve been pretty keen to start writing straight away”.
Liam also mentioned that he had already been in the studio working on new songs, adding “it’s been going really well. Learning how to write is the best way of ensuring your career has longevity and that you have control over it.”
However don’t feel bad for the rest of the boys: The whole band are estimated to be worth around £100 million as a group. Here guys, lend us a tenner would you?
Team MP! have been scouring the Universe and beyond for the best competitions you lucky ducks can enter. Get to know Demi Lovato better with a copy of her audiobook ‘Staying Strong’. We’ve also found One Direction tickets and a chance to see the best quiff in pop, John Newman!
MP! has the highest echelons of pop at our beck and call, and so we managed to snag ourselves a rather brilliant sneak peek at Room 94′s debut album ‘No Strings Attached’ and even provided some answers to the pertinent questions on your minds, because we’re good like that.
Are there any great party tunes on ‘No Strings Attached’?
Yes, several, actually. ‘We Came Here to Dance’ is a vibrant, anthemic party anthem that actually is the one song aimed at solely making you dance, while ‘Superstar’ does the same thing with a The Vamps-style vibe and a chorus that is very good indeed.
Is there a cheeky sex-related spoken-word message at the beginning of a song?
Funny you should ask. ‘One Night’ is an ode to a one night stand and no-strings-attached nookie (hence the album’s title) and has a cheeky clip from a studio session attached to the beginning. The song itself is fun, ridiculous and sounds like The Wanted just went mental for a track. We approve.
Best song for looking forward to summer?
‘Chasing Summer’ seems like a really obvious answer and it should be with its rocky and almost epic vibe. However, we’d also throw the standout ‘Come Calm Me Down’ into the ring because it’s an effervescent blast of catchy pop-rock that reminds us of the new 1D album in the best way.
Best song that resembles real awkward human emotion?
Album closer ‘Shine Your Light’ is pretty cool and is easily the best ballad on the LP, bringing things to a sweet and chilled end, like the sunrise following an all-night rave. We like this one. Not as good as Rita Ora’s ‘Shine Ya Light’, however.
Best thing about the album?
It’s solid, fun pop-rock that doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel but looks set to be the soundtrack for drinking way too many Jagerbombs and having a great time. Plus, they’ve used keg of beer on their album cover which is always a good indicator in the ‘party’ stakes.
All in all, ‘No Strings Attached’ isn’t going to change the face of pop, but sometimes you just need an album that’s trying hard to make a mark and wants its listeners to have a good time. ‘No Strings Attached’ gives that an admirable go, and you can’t say fairer than that can you?
Check out single ‘Superstar’ below. ‘No Strings Attached’ is released March 10. Download on iTunes.
We’ve been at it searching the Interwebz again for competitions fit for a king or queen of pop. Fancy getting decked out head to toe in One Direction merchandise? Follow the links below and good luck!
We have been known to enjoy some very silly things here at MP!, such as comparing various popstars to vegetables, but now it’s time to take it further… it’s time for some DAIRY PRODUCTS.
YouTube star Ebony Day, MP!’s very own Luke Franks and their glamourous assistant take part in a kind of egg-based russian roulette, testing their One Direction knowledge in the process – if they get a question wrong, they get an egg in face!
JUST ADDED: The first 20 people to order this amazing t-shirt get a follow from @maximumpop! Just 5 days to order.
Get your hands and boobies on one of these fantastic limited edition ‘Ask Me If’ t-shirts from your favourite pop website. Now.
Order now and when we hit our goal of 20 you’ll be charged, the t-shirt will be printed, lovingly packaged and posted to your door to a chorus of Niall’s solo part in ‘More Than This’.
The quality. Oh, the quality. These 100% cotton t-shirts are printed with water-based inks that hold, last and look fantastic.
The nominations for this year’s Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice awards have finally been announced… and they’ve added FOUR brand new UK categories!
This year’s star-studded ceremony will be held in Hollywood on Sunday 30th of March and hosted by none other than Mark Wahlberg himself. Not only that, but Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely from Diversity will be getting all the red – wait, orange – carpet action before the main show kicks off at 5 30pm. Who needs E! Red Carpet Live, eh?
As for the new categories, organizers have introduced Best UK Vlogger, UK Favourite Football Star, UK Favourite Band and UK Favourite Breakthrough Act. MP! stalwarts The Vamps, Neon Jungle and Elyar Fox have been nominated for UK Breakthrough Act – hurrah! – while big hitters 1D, The Wanted, Little Mix and Union J will be battling it out for UK Favourite Band – double hurrah!
Check out the full list of UK nominees below:
UK Favourite Band
UK Favourite Breakthrough Act
UK Favourite Fan Family
One Direction (Directioners)
Austin Mahone (Mahomies)
The Wanted (TWFanmily)
Ariana Grande (Arianators)
UK Favourite Vlogger
Marcus Butler (Marcus Butler TV)
Tanya Burr (Tanya Burr)
Charlie McDonnell (charlieissocoollike)
Zoe Suggs (Zoella)
UK Favourite Sports Star
UK Favourite Book
How to Betray a Dragon’s Hero – Cressida Cowell
Demon Dentist - David Walliams
Four Children and IT – Jacqueline Wilson
Horrid Henry’s Nightmare – Francesca Simon
So, were you one of scores of fans who scrambled to The Perfume Shop over the Christmas period to grab yourself a bottle of the 1D perfume? Well, you’re in for a treat.
The great Hazza Styles himself has popped by to announce the new 1D “fragrance” (we feel more classy when we say “fragrance”) ‘That Moment’, which as you or may not know is the much anticipated follow up to ‘Our Moment’.
Watch Harry wax lyrical on the topics of “notes”, “pink grapefruit” and “jasmine” amongst other perfume lingo in the video below.
Will you be buying the new perfume?