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The 'QI' host ran the rule over a selection of hit singles from 2015, and wasn't particularly impressed by most of it.
Stephen Fry has condemned the state of modern pop music in a new interview, claiming Little Mix to be “horrible” and “toxic” before saying that he’s “not interested” in the state of the pop charts in 2015.
The popular broadcaster and comic actor reviewed a selection of singles released by various artists in 2015 for BBC’s Newsbeat. However, it turns out that Fry isn’t that clued-up on modern pop music, claiming to have “heard of” Adele but very little else.
He saved his most savage criticisms for Little Mix, the 2011 winners of ‘The X Factor’, reacting to their recent single ‘Love Me Like You’ by calling it “horrible! It's just bubblegum pop,” he added.
She also posted some arresting Halloween pictures of herself via the social media site.
She was left heartbroken when her fiancé Zayn Malik dumped her earlier this summer, but now it would seem that Perrie Edwards is most definitely over it, with some amazing Instagram pictures of her Halloween costume surfacing.
Revealing in an interview with the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine that she finds the social media app “good for dating”, the Little Mix singer posted three pictures of herself dressed as a pale Ice Queen for Halloween on Saturday night. Clearly, she’s been enjoying the single life a bit more lately, after the initial shock of the breakdown of her lengthy romance, as she says that she’s “single and ready to mingle”.
Edwards was also dressed up as a member of rockers Kiss during a Halloween gig
Continue reading: Perrie Edwards Finds Instagram "Good For Dating"
In the words of N'Sync, 'what's the deal with this pop life and when is it gonna fade out?' Well, if this three-cd compilation is anything to go by, then the answer is: not anytime soon. Ironically, the clean-cut American quintet isn't actually among the 66 artists featured across this album.
Kicking off with Little Mix's recent single Black Magic, the tracks here span almost a 10-year period, from present hits back to Take That's 2006 smash Rule The World. Pop as a genre arguably has been around for an awful lot longer than a decade, but perhaps the folks at Now! who put this together felt it was easier to focus on a specific time frame, or that the age of people they're expecting to purchase this record aren't old enough to remember anything prior to this period. Either way, this compilation demonstrates that there have been both a huge amount of both ridiculously catchy and ridiculously awful songs that have captured the public's attention in the past few years.
It's almost a prerequisite that Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk is included, and it certainly reminds you why the catchy hooks and memorable lyrics of pop songs help the genre dominate the music industry. Followed by Roar from Ms. Katy Perry, Sexy And I Know It by LMFAO, CeeLo Green's Forget You, Happy by Pharrell Williams and Lady Gaga telling us about her Bad Romance, there's certainly enough hits to get you smiling and singing along (however much you try to resist). There's also songs in this mix that are questionable as pop and could easily be classed in other genres - there's Lean On from Major Lazer x DJ Snake, a blend of dancehall/electronica; the dreamy indie synths of MGMT's Kids; and Rudimental ft. John Newman's drum and bass tones of Feel The Love to name a few. However, pop or not it's no bad thing these have been included, as they're all absolutely fantastic tracks.
Continue reading: Now That's What I Call Pop! Album Review
The awards ceremony, held in Birmingham in December, will also feature Little Mix, Jess Glynne, Mumford & Sons and Hozier.
The second annual BBC Music Awards will play host to an impressive list of performers at the end of the year, with One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Little Mix and Mumford & Sons among the confirmed acts.
The ceremony, which is being held at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on December 10th, is in its second year after the inaugural awards were held in 2014 at London’s Earl’s Court. Just like last year, the evening will be hosted by Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans and broadcast on BBC One, and the radio stations 1 and 2. More than 10,000 tickets are currently on sale to members of the public.
One Direction will be playing at the BBC Music Awards in December
Are the ‘Only Way Is Essex’ star and the Little Mix singer the new showbiz couple?
‘The Only Way Is Essex’ star Joey Essex has spoken for the first time about rumours that he’s been enjoying dates with Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, Rumours of a romance between the two have been recently quashed by Edward’s camp, but it appears there’s a little more to it than that, as Essex admits the pair have gone on dates.
Joey Essex says he exchanged numbers with Pierre Edwards.
When asked by The Mirror if he’d been going on dates with Zayn Malik’s ex Essex said, “She’s a really nice girl. We exchanged numbers, then we met up a few times. She’s just come out of a really serious relationship and I’ve had serious relationships in the past.”
Continue reading: Joey Essex Speaks Out On Perrie Edwards Dating Rumours
The song from ‘Spectre’ is the first Bond theme to top the UK singles chart.
Sam Smith’s ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ has become the first Bond theme to top the UK singles chart. The theme from the upcoming film Spectre, went straight in at number one in this week’s singles chart, with combined chart sales and streams of 70,000 copies, knocking Justin Bieber off the top spot.
Sam Smith is on top of the UK chart with ‘Writing’s On The Wall’
Speaking to the Official Charts Company Smith said, "It’s been an unforgettable experience working with Barbara [Broccoli] and Sam [Mendes] to become part of this British legacy. I couldn’t have done this without my fans – this is a special moment I’ll never forget.”
Zayn and Perrie may be over but the bond between Little Mix and One Direction has stayed strong.
Girl group Little Mix have been confirmed as the support act for One Direction’s show at this year’s Apple Music Festival in London. The group will open for the boys at their headlining show on September 22nd at The Roundhouse theatre in London.
Little Mix will support One Direction at the Apple Music festival.
The gig will be the first time the two pop groups have appeared together since One Direction member Zayn Malik left the band. Zayn was also engaged to Little Mix member Perrie Edwards but the two ended their relationship just a few weeks ago.
Taylor Swift’s squad just got even cooler as Julia Roberts and Joan Baez join team Swift.
Taylor Swift showed off two awesome new additions to her ever growing Swift Squad during her show at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Saturday, Hollywood mega-star Julia Roberts and folk legend Joan Baez. The two joined Taylor on stage during the second of her back to back California concerts which also saw appearances from girlgroups Little Mix and Fifth Harmony.
The Teen Choice Awards can always be counted on as one of the most fun ceremony’s of the year…
Last night the stars gathered for the annual Teen Choice Awards which celebrates the best in music, movies and television, all while handing out giant surfboards. The evening was as usual packed full of talking points as Britney Spears showed she’s definitely still got it and Little Mix’s Pierre Edwards showed ex Zayn Malik what he’s missing.
Britney Spears was named Candie's choice style icon at the Teen Choice Awards.
Britney Spears was honoured for her ever-evolving fashions, picking up the Candie's choice style icon award from Fifth Harmony. Accepting the surf board the singer stunned in a low-cut sequinned dress while sporting some freshly blue and purple ombre hair.
The pop star couple had been engaged since August 2013, but Zayn apparently severed ties with his fiancee two weeks ago.
The former 1D star, who is in the process of launching a solo career, has left 22 year old Little Mix star Perrie “devastated” after ending their relationship a fortnight ago. A source close to the ex-couple told MailOnline on Tuesday (August 4th): “Perrie is absolutely devastated. Zayn called off the engagement two weeks ago, she's so upset.”
Perrie Edwards promoting Little Mix's single last week, after splitting with Zayn Malik
Continue reading: Zayn Malik Breaks Off Engagement To Perrie Edwards
Little Mix, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall - Little Mix pictured arriving the Radio 1 studios to perform on the Live Lounge at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 28th July 2015
The foursome are now the first girl group to top the charts for more than a single week in eight years.
Little Mix have continued their reign on top of the Official UK Single’s Chart, scoring their second week at number one with ‘Black Magic’. The single’s success marks the first time a girl group have held on to the top spot since the Sugababes spent four weeks at Number one with ‘About You Now’ in 2007.
Little Mix are still at number one with ‘Black Magic’.
‘Black Magic’ is the group’s third number one single following 2011’s ‘Cannonball’ and 2012’s ‘Wings’. It is the first release from their upcoming second alum Get Weird, due out in November.
Little Mix, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson - Little Mix perform live at G-A-Y to promote their new single 'Black Magic'. The girls also performed a special G-A-Y exclusive of RuPaul's 'Sissy That Walk' as member Jade is a fan. at G-A-Y at Heaven - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 4th July 2015
Liam Payne has reassured fans that he and the boys are not going anywhere following Zayn Malik's exit.
"Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy..." because Liam Payne says One Direction are here to stay. Speaking backstage at Capital's Summertime Ball with Vodafone at London's Wembley Stadium yesterday (June 6), Liam addressed rumours of the phenomenally successful boy band's imminent split, saying, "We don't know where that came from because we've got loads of stuff going on."
Right direction: Liam says the band aren't going anywhere
"We have just started the process for recording the new album, we've got a whole new tour going on, there are some really good songs so I don't think we are going anywhere for a while."
Continue reading: One Direction Aren't Splitting, Says Liam
Zayn Malik is taking a break from One Direction's tour and is returning to the UK. The news has been confirmed by the band's representative.
Zayn Malik is leaving One Direction's tour and heading back to the UK. 22-year-old Malik has been signed off with stress. Malik will miss the next three tour dates in Manila and Jakarta. He is hoping to return to perform with the rest of the band in Johannesburg on 28th March for the last four concerts on their world tour. Simon Jones, One Direction's publicist, released a short statement on Twitter. "1D statement: Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate. The band wish him well and will continue with their performances in Manila and Jakarta," Jones wrote on Twitter.
Zayn Malik has been signed off with stress.
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'The Voice' judge will be joined by a host of huge names for the British Summer Time Festival
Over two weekends in July, London’s Hyde Park adopts the veneer of festival season, attracting some of the world’s biggest acts to play in front of a sun-drenched crowd, weather permitting. This year’s proceedings will be headlines by legendary singer, Tom Jones, who called the park “a beautiful place,” in a statement.
Tom Jones is clearly very excited to be headlining Hyde Park
"I love playing in Hyde Park, it's such a beautiful place and so many of the greats have played there," explained Jones, who recently reignited his popularity with a judging role on the BBC singing show, The Voice. "There is a real sense of musical history and a fantastic atmosphere that comes with playing in the middle of a great London park on a wonderful summer evening."
Continue reading: Tom Jones To Headline An Eclectic Hyde Park Roster
The Dutch DJ scored his first No. 1 at the first time of asking
Lily Allen couldn't secure her place at the top of the UK Singles Chart this week, as her cover of Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know' was pipped to the podium by a school kid from The Netherlands. Garrix managed to secure the top spot ahead of Allen with his dancefloor anthem 'Animals,' beating Allen's holiday number to the top of the chart.
Allen's cover, which serves as the soundtrack for the much-applauded John Lewis Christmas advert, was unable to earn the singer her first number one since returning to music a few weeks ago. Still, the success of the single and the advert have gone on to spark renewed interest in the Keane original, which has returned to the chart at No. 29.
Garrix could have had the honour of being the youngest artist to reach No. 1 this year were it not for the infectious 'Royals' by 16-year-old Lorde reaching the top spot three week ago. Regardless, reaching the No. 1 spot overseas must be a pretty extraordinary feeling, especially when you're just 17! Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, the Dutch wunderkind said, “I didn't expect this success at all! I made Animals as a club record and seeing it chart so high worldwide and especially a Number 1 in the UK was really beyond my expectations. I will definitely celebrate this with my parents, friends and at school!"
Continue reading: Lily Allen Pipped To The No. 1 Spot By Martin Garrix' Debut
The One Direction singer and his Little Mix girlfriend have indeed decided to tie the knot, Edwards' mother has confirmed
Zayn Malik alleged proposal to Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards wasn't a rumour after all, as Edwards' mother has since come forward and said that her daughter and the 1D superstar are indeed planning on getting married. Her mother, Deborah Edwards, confirmed the news with Real Radio after a number of tabloid papers had assumed that the two young, former talent show contests had gotten engaged, telling the station, "Yes, it's true. They got engaged on Sunday and it's absolutely lovely."
Perrie Edwards and Zayn Malik attend the 1D movie premiere, where her engagement ring was first spotted
Deborah confirmed that the pair had gotten engaged on Sunday (18 August), going on to say, "It's wonderful because Zayn is absolutely gorgeous and Perrie loves him to pieces. It's just perfect and they get on so well together. It's just fabulous. I said how’s long’s this gonna be? And she said i don’t want a long engagement but I don’t want a quick one either. I think they’ll eventually get together and set the date. He did the traditional asking me, and then he asked his mum and dad. It was fabulous, it was lovely. I was like a little marshmallow - it was so lovely."
Continue reading: Zayn Malik & Perrie Edwards' Engagement Confirmed By Perrie's Mum
One Direction's Zayn Malik and Little Mix's Perrie Edwards are engaged, Edwards' mother confirmed on Wednesday (21st August)
Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards are engaged! Edwards' mother, Debbie Dufty, confirmed their engagement whilst speaking exclusively to a UK local paper (on Wednesday 21st August). Dufty told the newspaper that rumours of their engagement were true, declaring "it's official. I'm over the moon. They are really in love."
Zayn Malik at the premiere of This Is Us in London.
Continue reading: One Direction's Zayn Malik And Little Mix's Perrie Edwards Are Engaged!
This Is Us, the film documenting the rise of One Direction from X-Factor contestants to an international pop sensation, premiered in London on Tuesday (20th August). In addition to the band and X-Factor's Simon Cowell, the guests included Little Mix, Ronnie Wood, Ulrika Jonsson and Laura Whitmore.
One Direction's This Is Us, a documentary following the band's rise from X-Factor contestants to one of the biggest pop groups in the world. The documentary premiered in London on Tuesday (20th August) in Leicester Square, London. Screaming fans awaited One Direction and the other celebrity attendees.
The band which consists of Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson; all attended the premiere and greeted fans of the red carpet. The band was formed in 2010 on The X-Factor's seventh season. The group are one of the most popular in the world and this was reflected in the turnout of fans at the premiere. Fans were so determined to see their music heroes that some camped out in Leicester Square the night before.
Zayn Malik's girlfriend, Little Mix's Perrie Edwards, loves the cartoon tattoo of her the One Direction singer recently had inked on to his arm.
Asked at the Teen Choice Awards about Malik's tattoo, by an Omg! Insider reporter, the 20-year-old said "it's a lovely compliment, really. I love it, it's lovely."
Continue reading: Zayn Malik's Girlfriend, Perrie Edwards, Loves His Cartoon Tattoo
The new series of X Factor 2013 is well and truly underway as the four judges shone in the sunshine outside London's Wembley Stadium ahead of the first day's auditions.
Fans whooped with delight as X Factor judges Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger arrived on the red carpet outside Wembley Arena. 2013 marks Ozzy Osbourne's wife, Sharon's first return as a judge on the panel in six years, whilst Nicole, Louis and Gary all returning from last series.
Nicole Scherzinger Wowed In A Hot Pink Shirt.
As reported by the Press Association via The Independent, Take That's Gary Barlow described Sharon's return as mingling with "royalty," showing his excitement to be working alongside the Black Sabbath manager: "It's great fun, and she's unpredictable and you can't plan for anything. But it's great and it's really good to have her back," He also added that already battle lines were being drawn between the four judges, with Sharon and Louis tending to take sides against him and Nicole, describing the split as "artists versus managers."
Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, Little Mix, Attitude Magazine Awards and One Mayfair Tuesday 16th October 2012 Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall from girl group Little Mix, arriving at the Attitude Magazine Awards held at One Mayfair
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