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What is Nathan Sykes really thinking in these pictures from his live shows?

As we’re all aware, Nathan Sykes is currently in the middle of performing his AMAZING upcoming solo material on his mini-UK tour.

We imagine it must be quite overwhelming to branch out from one of the UK’s biggest boybands and go it alone, and often wonder what Nathan’s feeling during this very strange time in his career. Well don’t you worry, MP!’s gone all Psychic Sally on you to see what’s running through Sykes’ little mind in these press shots from his tour.

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Well, maybe. We’ll probably never know what Nathan’s thinking but we do know that he’s releasing his very amazing debut single ‘Kiss Me Quick’ on June 14.

12,182 people would rather punch their gran in the face than One Direction. Let’s play a game of Would You Rather to see how much of a fan you are.

In shocking new research results, it has been revealed that 47% of One Direction fans would rather punch every member of their family in the face than every member of One Direction. That equates to 12,182 people would rather punch their gran in the face than Louis Tomlinson. Sorry Nanny MaxPop.

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The study has also shown that 56% of fans would choose to watch their parents have sex if it meant Zayn Malik would re-join the band (eww no), 58% would rather never see the boys again if it meant they could still hear them (but they’re so pretty?) and 56% of fans would also rather fail their A-Levels than not be a Directioner (we suppose you could always get a job for the boys). Continue reading 12,182 people would rather punch their gran in the face than One Direction. Let’s play a game of Would You Rather to see how much of a fan you are.

Nathan Sykes teases debut single ‘Kiss Me Quick’ and it’s all sorts of amazing.

The Wanted’s first solo star Nathan Sykes has let us in on a little listen to his first single since flying the boyband nest and the result – a teeny tiny Instagram clip – is more than enough to get us through the wait for the single’s release.

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The track is titled ‘Kiss Me Quick’ and has been played live by the former male quintet star on his sting of sold out shows that are taking place in the UK as you read this very post. And we’ll have you know that we heard the full song when we met with Nathan earlier this year. Continue reading Nathan Sykes teases debut single ‘Kiss Me Quick’ and it’s all sorts of amazing.

“I was 20% of The Wanted, this is 100% me”: We speak to Nathan Sykes and get an exclusive listen to his solo tracks

Like the rest of the world, we were absolutely beside ourselves with excitement when one former fifth of The Wanted Nathan Sykes announced plans to release a solo record. When his press associates asked us if we wanted an exclusive listen to THREE brand new tracks with Nathan himself, you can you bet your giddy aunt that we jumped at the chance.

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“I feel like I’ve been locked in some sort of musical cave,” Nathan Sykes tells us as we sit down in a London office with him to listen to some exclusive tracks from his solo recording sessions. “I’ve been working on this album for a good few months now, I feel like I’ve lost touch with what’s going on in the real world. It’s just been full on music.”

First of all we listen to a track named ‘Kiss Me Quick’. Like every track we heard, Nathan co-wrote this one. The track also boasts writing and production credits from London based company LDN Noise. Without trying to sound like a nan, all we can say is that this track sounds very “funky.” It’s reminiscent of the current trend of live band instruments showcased by the likes of Mark Ronson on ‘Uptown Funk’ and Cheryl on ‘Crazy Stupid Love’. Continue reading “I was 20% of The Wanted, this is 100% me”: We speak to Nathan Sykes and get an exclusive listen to his solo tracks

Sound the Klaxon: Nathan Sykes from The Wanted is going solo. Are we excited? YES

Yes, Christmas has come early. At MP! HQ we have just heard the news that Nathan Sykes from The Wanted is set to go solo this year. We have had a The Wanted shaped hole in our hearts since they split last year and we are pretty excited at the thought of Nathy making some tunes.

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Speaking about how his music might sound, Nathan said: “I have tried to make something for everyone and have elements of soul, funk, Motown, dance, straight down the line commercial pop, some more stripped back acoustic tracks and there are a couple of piano ballads on there as well. I just wanted to make an album that people can really enjoy.” Continue reading Sound the Klaxon: Nathan Sykes from The Wanted is going solo. Are we excited? YES

Merchandise Round-Up: Find out who’s ripping you off and where you can find some very good deals

Way back when in 2012, Maximum Pop! held a massive investigation to see if you lovely pop fans were being ripped off when you bought your favourite band’s merchandise. Our findings showed that The Saturdays were selling hoodies for a whopping £45, Olly Murs wristbands were flogging for just under a fiver and the now defunct Wanted lads were asking for £100 of your parents’ hard earned cash just for a signed canvas!

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

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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.

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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).

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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).

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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

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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.