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Nathan Sykes gets Babyface’s seal of approval and embarks on a solo career. Good times.

When The Wanted announced they would be going on a hiatus we were close to tears. And we’ve been waiting patiently for their solo work. But guess what? It’s Nathan Sykes’ time to go solo and it seems he’s been working with none other than singer-songwriter and producer Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds. OH MY.

We just let out a little squeal. Happy dance.


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YIKES! Is Nathan Sykes working on solo material after smashing it with Jessie J?

We couldn’t contain our excitement here at MP! when Nathan Sykes took to the stage with Jessie J at the Capital FM Summertime Ball.

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Nathan joined the pop diva and DJ Cassidy on stage during their track “Calling All Hearts” – originally sang by hip thrusting sensation Robin Thicke.

Nathan was welcomed to the stage by screams from an audience of 80,000! No biggie then, right? The performance was genuinely one of his best live vocals to date.


His vocals were on point and his powerful rendition of the song certainly set the crowd going and brought an extra atmosphere to the stadium.

He even caught up with the legend that is Pharrell Williams, we’re not jealous at all. Nope. Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 12.06.56

Could this mean the start of a solo career for Nathan? Here at MP! Towers, we certainly hope so!

Watch Nathan’s performance here and marvel at his tremendous shirt.


How much does it cost to hire a pop star? One Direction, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran + Taylor Swift. MP! Investigated.

Ever thought about hiring Biebs, Mahone or 1D? Well you can… If you have a spare £100,000 plus.. Here at MP! Towers, we’ve done our research (to benefit you, obviously).


For a whopping £588k+, you can have the Biebster serenade you, personally (no joke, he will actually perform, watch out Selena!) – probably an hour or two late. You’d be the most popular kid in school if you hired Biebs – kind of like the Brooklyn Beckham of your town. 

For just under £150k, you could hire super group 1D (imagine that).


Imagine this Cheshire lad talking about ‘One Thing’ (you)? Awesome right? Well hiring this band would certainly make you the coolest person around, even cooler than Nialler! 

For the small fortune to hire the band, you can act like besties, your friends would be pretty jealous, right? Sneaky. 

Texan superstar Austin Mahone only costs £29,417, so he’s definitely a cheap date! Imagine telling your friends you’d been on a date with the next big star?

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Want to know how long you need to save your pocket money for some more pop stars? We’ve investigated.

– Demi Lovato: £58k
– Jason Derulo: £44k
– The Wanted: £50k
– Selena Gomez: £50k
– Ed Sheeran: £73k
– Taylor Swift: £588k
– Rihanna: £294k

You can hire a private T-Swizzle show for just over £550k, any less and you’ll be greeted with this face.

Start saving & remember to invite us around for your private performance.

Find out more pop star prices here.


And the winners are… Win tickets to see The Vamps, Jessie J, Neon Jungle, Pixie Lott, Lawson and more at Fusion Festival

@trxpicalshan,@BradsCupcakeTW, @onlythewxnted, @TheVampsLauraTW and @LaurenSykess_ you just WON! 

Jessie J, Neon Jungle, Pixie Lott, Dizee Rascal, Pitbull, The Vamps, The Wanted, Lawson and more…Are you ready? That’s an awful lot of pop in one place! We’re giving you the chance to get your hands on tickets to Fusion Festival in Birmingham on 30th and 31st August. To enter the comp just follow @maximumpop and RT

You must be able to make your own way to Cofton Park, for full T&C’s have a gander here. 


The Vamps, The Wanted, Pixie Lott and loads more added to this year’s ‘Fusion Festival’!

This summer is already stuffed to the eye balls with festivals galore but we reckon one more can’t hurt, can it?

This year’s ‘Fusion Festival’ will descend on Birmingham’s Cofton Park to play over two nights, with no less than 20 of today’s biggest pop acts in tow. Organizers have also just announced the addition of The Wanted to the line up alongside The Vamps, Pixie Lott, Ella Henderson, Becky Hill and Ollie Marland. That’s on top of confirmed acts like Neon Jungle, Pitbull, Jessie J and Elyar Fox, to name but a few. Sounds pretty amazing right?

If you wanna find out more info about the festival and buy some tickets you can do so here. See you at the front!


Friday’s event round up: 5SOS Twitcam, Josh Cuthbert follow spree, The Wanted, The Vamps, Elyar Fox and Loveable Rogues gigs

You’ve made it, it’s Friday, time for the weekend MP!ers. There’s some tasty treats in store for you tonight too, log in to Twitter from 6:30 and try and get a follow off Josh from Union J. If you’re not one of the lucky ones this time stay there until 8pm and have a dribble over 5 Seconds of Summer who’re doing a Twitcam.


Wednesday’s BIG interview: Tom and Siva from The Wanted talking solo plans

After exclusively bringing you news on Nathan Sykes’ plans post-TW, we’ve had a gold ol’ catchup with Siva and Tom from the band. Yes, it’s another MASSIVE MP! interview.

S&T’s plans include solo music, fashion, management, and writing – but you’ll have to click play to find out who’s planning what. And listen out for a 100% guaranteed commitment to never go head-to-head in the music charts. Let’s see how long that one lasts.


Win Bin: £250 to spend on Nicole Scherzinger’s clothes, a meet and greet with Nina Nesbitt and tickets to see Katy Perry, Elyar Fox, The Vamps and The Wanted

Competitions ahoy! Strike a pose and be in with the chance to take your very own selfies with Nina Nesbitt, if that doesn’t float ya goat enter to win tickets to see Elyar Fox, The Vamps, The Wanted and Katy Perry. 



‘Word of Mouth’ tour set to be a “rock concert with a boyband”. Nathan Sykes shares all the gossip with world’s best pop site Maximum Pop!

Fireworks, setlists, megamixes, instrument-jumping and 10 Top 10 singles in 4 brilliant years. Nathan Sykes has a natter on the phone with MP!’s Luke Franks about The Wanted’s last-ever-for-now-at-least ‘Word of Mouth’ tour.  The whole thing’s so close we can feel the sads already. Someone hold us.

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