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Will Zayn Malik Be A Solo Artist Success?

3/16/2016 7:00pm EDT
What Is Zayn Malik’s Ceiling As A Solo Artist?
Zayn Malik – now simply referred to as Zayn – has become one of pop’s most compelling stories in 2016. Why? Because he’s an ex-boy band member who has been quite honest about his displeasure with the “direction” of the said boy band and he’s dropping his own solo album. So far, Zayn has had a big year ahead of the release of Mind of Mine, which arrives March 25. The question is how high is Zayn’s ceiling, based upon the singles he’s released and his status as an ex-? So far, so good for Zayn seems to be the verdict.

“Pillowtalk” is the pop singer’s biggest claim to fame as a solo artist, d...

Check Out The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards Nominees

3/6/2016 9:24am EST
Radio Disney Music Award Nominees 2016: Who's Nominated? Who Got
The nominees for this year's Radio Disney Music Awards have finally been revealed.

Each category is decided by fan votes.

The 2016 nominees include Meghan Trainor, One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Ed Sheeran, Nick Jonas, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, and Taylor Swift.

One Direction are up for Best Music Group, which they will go head-to-head for with the likes of Fall Out Boy, Fifth Harmony and R5.

The Best Female Artist Category sees Adele, Meghan Trainor, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift nominated, and Best Male Artist will be won by one of the following acts, which include Ed Sheeran, Jus...

Check Out These Adorable Pics Of Louis Tomlinson's Son Freddie!

1/28/2016 6:01am EST
Louis Tomlinson Shares First Photos Of His Son: Say 'Hello' To F
One week after One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson became a dad, not only did he gave 1D fans a first look at his newborn son, he revealed the little one's name as well. The mother of his child, Briana Jungwirth, also shared a beautiful photo of the baby taken in the hospital last week (below).

Meet my little lad, Freddie

— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) January 28, 2016

Freddie Reign Tomlinson is simply adorable and fans were thrilled too see Louis showing off his son on Twitter – with the added benefit that the teen heartthrob is shirtless in the pic...

The 1D Baby Has Arrived! Louis Tomlinson Drops Major Hint About His Son's Name

1/22/2016 1:09pm EST
1D Baby Name: One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Welcomes Baby Boy,
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson is officially a dad and 1D fans are going crazy on Twitter. According to Us Weekly, the boy band singer welcomed a baby boy into the world with his friend Briana Jungwirth and everyone is "happy" and doing well.

What is the 1D baby's name? The singer told Top of the Pops that he "always liked the names Leo" and Lucas is also a favorite.

" I’ve always quite liked the name Leo ... I’d quite like to call him Leo, but I like Lucas as well."

However, he hasn't confirmed the baby's name just yet, so fans will have to wait for Tomlinson to release his son's ...

Here Are 10 Songs To Help Brighten Your Day

1/16/2016 1:00pm EST
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What comes to mind when one hears the word angel? Usually, we characterize angels as heavenly – not as powerful as God, but definitely spiritual beings. Whether you’re devout or couldn’t be any further removed from religion, angels play a significant role in pop culture, whether its books, film, or music. Many, many songs have been written about angels. This list doesn’t cover them all, but here are 13 angelic songs to brighten your day…your year…your life! Let the spirit of the celestial beams encapsulate you, and let the music do the same!

1) One Direction, “Hey Angel” (Made in the A.M.,...

One Direction Album Most Returned Item Of 2015?

12/30/2015 8:38am EST
One Direction Album Named Most Unwanted Christmas Item
One Direction's 2012 hit album "Take Me Home" has been the most traded-in item on the United Kingdom website Music Magpie this Christmas.

The website allows people to send in unwanted CD's and DVD's in return for cash.

The company has revealed that One Direction's "Take Me Home" was their most received item after Christmas Day this year.

They received 31,468 copies of the record.

Adele's album "21" was the second most popular album, with 25,897 trade-ins.

Music Magpie marketing director Liam Howley commented: "Our CD and DVD trade-ins are always a good barometer of what or who is wanin...

15 Songs Referencing Mental Disorders

12/27/2015 11:00am EST
15 Songs Referencing Mental Disorders
First and foremost, mental conditions, disorders, and syndromes are no laughing matter; they’re very serious and sensitive conditions. Interestingly, numerous musicians have cited such disorders within their music, whether directly or as a reference point. After a perusal of various mental disorders and various songs referencing said disorders, here are 15 songs referencing mental disorders (NOTE* – not all of them are technically disorders).

1) One Direction, “Stockholm Syndrome” (Four, 2014)

On fourth album Four, One Direction definitely showed maturity beyond their years, at least i...

One Direction: 'There's More To Come'

12/8/2015 10:32am EST
One Direction Tells Fans 'We'll Be Back' After Extended Hiatus
One Direction played their final show in the United States this past weekend before heading off on an extended hiatus.

The band, who performed at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball tour, sang some of their biggest hits.

The foursome remarked that they are thrilled for the chance to take a break a recharge, as well as then return and tour the songs of their latest album, "Made in the A.M."

The album has generated hits such as "Drag Me Down" and "Perfect" in a 30-minute set that drove fans in the audience wild.

It was also a bittersweet adieu for admirers of the band as well.

The band revealed...

Adele’s Album Sales Continue To Shock

12/8/2015 9:32am EST
Adele Sells Another Million, Tops Billboard 200 For Second Week
Okay, okay, okay – let’s just cut to the chase and be done with it! Adele retaining the top spot on the Billboard 200 will shock no one – it was inevitable. What is shocking is how many MORE copies of her blockbuster album 25 were sold in its second week of availability. Wait for it…25 sold 1.11 million more copies. Yes, that’s pure sales. Numbers are elevated even more according to Billboard when their fancy tracks/streaming formula comes into play, to the tune of 1.16 million units.

Basically, Adele is kicking everybody else’s rear. All said and done, Adele has sold more than 4 million c...

Adele’s '25' Album Sales Stagger The Mind

12/1/2015 10:42am EST
Adele’s '25' Debuts Epically, Goes Triple Platinum In First Week
BREAKING NEWS… well, maybe not so much! In news that will ultimately surprise no one, Adele debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with HUGE numbers. What is shocking are just how big those numbers are – “brace yourself!” 25 SOLD 3.38 million copies, becoming the first album to sell more than three million copies in one week.

Adele’s numbers are actually a bit more robust with tracks factored in, elevating that figure to 3.48 million according to Billboard. 25 was unavailable for streaming, so those 3.38 million copies are legit sales without question. It’s hard to find platinum or gol...

One Direction Drops Thanksgiving Present To Fans

11/27/2015 9:10am EST
One Direction Drops Thanksgiving Present To Fans, New Single Off
As a present of thanks to their fans on the big turkey day holiday, One Direction has revealed the identity of their next single.

The band will unleash 'Infinity' as the next track from their fifth album 'Made in the A.M.'.

Announcing the news on Twitter, singer Liam Payne said, "Infinity is the next single off #MadeInTheAM!"

The song was written by Jamie Scott, John Ryan and Julian Bunetta and follows the band's previous singles of the album, "Drag Me Down" and "Perfect."

While the band remains hugely popular in the U.S., they couldn't edge out Justin Bieber, who released his album the...

Justin Bieber Beats Out One Direction For Top Spot

11/24/2015 8:17am EST
Justin Bieber Easily Tops The Billboard 200
It was expected to be a hard-fought battle – one comprised of scrapping, clawing and crazed tween girls! Ultimately, Justin Bieber handily outperformed British boy band One Direction for the number one spot on the Billboard 200. Both Justin Bieber and One Direction touted impressive, robust numbers, but the discrepancy between the two is shocking. Let’s break down the numbers, shall we?

Justin Bieber’s Purpose ended up impacting to the tune of 649,000 units, hence making Purpose the highest debuting album of 2015. Even considering that 80% of that total make up pure sales, that’s still a b...

Chris Stapleton Comes Up Big For Second Straight Week

11/17/2015 11:08am EST
Chris Stapleton Makes It Two Weeks Atop The Billboard 200   
Chris Stapleton sure came up – big time. After reentering the Billboard 200 with his critically lauded debut Traveller at number one, Stapleton keeps the top spot warm. Why is this surprising this week? There were several new albums, but none of them had the support to unseat the country singer/songwriter. Interestingly, Stapleton still had a big impact, to the tune of 124,000 units (78% of those were sales).

The newbies also couldn’t take the runner-up spot, with Eric Church’s surprise effort Mr. Misunderstood improving from #3 to #2 despite losing support. Still, with a modest 65,000 uni...

One Direction Compel On Fifth Album ‘Made In The A.M.’

11/16/2015 4:40pm EST
One Direction’s Fifth Album ‘Made In The A.M.’ Has Chemistry And
On One Direction’s fifth studio album Made In The A.M. as the saying goes, “No Zayn Malik, no problem!” Well, there’s no such official saying, but with the former quintet reduced to a quartet, there is no significant drop-off. That isn’t to understate the impact of Zayn by any means, but Harry, Liam, Louis, and Niall carry on just fine on Made In The A.M. Here’s a little secret – even non-boy band enthusiasts just MIGHT enjoy Made In The A.M.

Folk-rock opener “Hey Angel” sets the tone, featuring a hint more personality from the collective. All four members aim big, which amplifies the edg...

9 New Album Releases This Week To Check Out

11/10/2015 11:19am EST
Justin Bieber And One Direction Among Albums To Check Out This W
For the music industry, Friday, November 13th isn’t the least bit unlucky. Why? Everybody and his brother decided to release a new album, hence November 13 is something like, say The Promised Land. The question isn’t if any albums will sell this particular week, it’s how much will albums sell this week. Another burning question is, who will take number one honors on the chart – New look One Direction or comeback kid Justin Bieber. What is clear is that Justin Bieber and One Direction lead a stacked field of new albums to check out this week.

1) Justin Bieber, Purpose (Def Jam)


Daniel Craig Has Named His Selection For The Next James Bond?

11/9/2015 9:52am EST
Daniel Craig Taps One Direction's Niall Horan As Next Bond?
With "Spectre" raking in millions worldwide in its first weekend of release, the film's star, Daniel Craig, has already pegged the next young man to take his place as James Bond, and it isn't who you might think!

According to People, Craig seems pretty keen on having One Direction's Niall Horan succeed him as the suave spy.

Craig told U.K. radio station Capital FM that "good man" Horan would be "absolutely fabulous" in the role once Craig steps down from the film series.

Others considered for the role were Idris Elba, Hugh Jackman and Benedict Cumberbatch.

When asked by the radio statio...

Celeb Gossip: One Direction, Blake Shelton, Kim Kardashian & More

11/7/2015 3:14pm EST
Rumor Patrol: North West Posts On Instagram, Gwen Stefani Calls
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Gwen Stefani Breaks Silence On Blake Shelton Romance Calls Country Crooner "Rad": After a week of wondering if they were or were not going out, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's reps confirmed that the co-"Voice" judges were indeed dating. But there was no word from either, until now!

Verdict: True! Stefani told ET Online that "He's a pretty rad guy, I have to say that."

She also remarked, "There's b...

Relive Youth Forever: Powerful Young Songs (Part 1)

11/7/2015 11:00am EST
Forever Young: Powerful Young Songs (Part 1)
When we’re young, we all want to grow up too fast. When we are older, we wish we could reach back a couple of years and embrace how good the times were. Particularly post-college, there is nothing like thinking back and wishing to relive those college days which many easily consider some of the best times of our lives. Well, if youthful days have passed or aren’t far from passing, this list of powerful young songs will help you recall the good times – irresponsible and all!

1) Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe, “We Are Young” (Some Nights, 2011)

What better way to proclaim youth than statin...

Albums Featuring Numbers in Their Titles

11/1/2015 2:00pm EST
Albums Featuring Numbers in Their Titles, Since 2000
Ah, what’s in an album title? A lot, depending on the respective album. In the case of the albums that grace this list, numbers play a role in the title and in some cases have significance. In other cases, the numbers are merely an easy way to keep up with the album number. Regardless, here’s a list of albums featuring numbers in their title – all since 2000 – and the meaning of the album’s title.

1) All of Adele's albums

Pop superstar Adele seems to love numbers, particularly her ages. All three of Adele’s studio albums (19, 21, and 25) all feature numbers in the title. While it might ...

How Does Niall Horan Feel About One Direction’s Upcoming Break?

10/29/2015 12:19pm EDT
One Direction's Niall Horan Admits 'This Extended Break Will Be
One Direction sexy singer and guitarist Niall Horan admits the band's forthcoming break will come as a shock to not only their longtime fans but the band themselves!

The quartet is set to take an "extended break" in 2016 to focus on their own individual projects.

Speaking to ITV News, the Irishman said that while it will be "nice" to enjoy some downtime, it will feel initially odd after spending the last four years working.

"It's going to be a bit of a shock to the system, not doing the schedule that we have been doing," he explained.

"It will be nice. I don't know how it's going to hit...

2015 AMAs Could Be Last Hurrah For Boy Band

10/28/2015 10:16am EDT
One Direction Will Perform At The 2015 American Music Awards
One Direction has been announced as one of the scheduled performers at the 2015 American Music Awards.

The superstar pop group will perform their new song “Perfect” at the AMAs, which take place Nov. 22 at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater.

The group (then a five piece) won three trophies last year’s ceremony: Artist of the Year; Favorite Duo or Group, Pop/Rock; and Favorite Album, Pop/Rock.

This time, the boy band is nominated in two categories, including artist of the year, according to a report by Billboard Magazine.

ABC will air the annual tribute to the best and brightest in music, ...

Liam Payne: 'One Direction Was Never Really Zayn's Kind Of Bag'

10/15/2015 12:40pm EDT
Liam Payne Spills 'Zayn Leaving 1D Was A Good Thing'
Liam Payne revealed that One Direction is better off without Zayn Malik and vice-versa.

During an appearance on "Good Morning Britain" with bandmate Louis Tomlinson, Payne discussed the band's current situation.

"One Direction was never really Zayn's kind of bag, if you know what I mean. His taste in music's a bit different. And I guess that's kind of what drove him to do what he did in the end, which is not necessarily a bad thing," Payne remarked, as reported by E!.

Reportedly, the rest of One Direction has found the split to be quite liberating, even scoring their first number one sin...

Most Popular Celebrity Pumpkin Carving Stencils For Halloween 2015

10/6/2015 7:54am EDT
Easy Pumpkin Carving Stencils: Donald Trump, 'Walking Dead,' 'St
Celebrity pumpkin carving patterns are in demand with Halloween less than a month away. Printable stencils and a set of carving tools will help transform your pumpkin into a Hollywood A-lister, a politician, or a character from your favorite movie or TV show.

Popular pumpkin carving stencils for 2015 include Donald Trump, Barack Obama, The Walking Dead zombies, Star Wars characters, One Direction, and Hillary Clinton. Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Elsa from Frozen are always a big hit, and there's always the old stand-by — a witch, a ghost or a haunted house.

There are plenty ...

Harry Styles Reveals His Favorite One Direction Album

9/28/2015 9:48am EDT
Harry Styles Reveals 'Made In The A.M.' Favorite One Direction A
Harry Styles apparently wasn't as big a fan of One Direction's past four albums as he would have led you to believe.

The handsome and charismatic singer and one-fourth of the British boy band recently revealed in an interview with Capital FM that the band's latest release, "Made In The A.M." is his favorite so far.

Speaking to the radio station, Styles said the new collection connects with him and the rest of the band.

He revealed: "It’s definitely our favorite."

“It’s hard because you say it every time you have a new one. But we’re very proud of this one and I think we think it’s the b...

13 Songs About Girls

9/13/2015 2:00pm EDT
A Guy’s Perspective: 13 Songs About Girls
When it comes to girls, it’s pretty easy to get a guy’s attention. Perhaps the attention span is shorter for other things he doesn’t want to do, but when it comes to the ladies, he’s “all ears.” Just think how many songs guys have written/sung about girls – endless! These songs range from chivalrous and dedicated to ‘strip down and let’s make love.’ We could never hope to cover all the songs about girls written from a guy’s point of view, but here are 13 worthwhile ones that clearly speak to the power girls have upon guys.

1) Maroon 5, “She Will Be Loved” (Songs About Jane, 2002)


Liam Payne Opens Up In Attitude Magazine

9/11/2015 4:30pm EDT
One Direction's Liam Payne Talks Frustration Over Gay Comments I
Liam Payne continues to vent his frustration over fans who continue to believe that there is an underlying homosexual relationship between bandmates Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.

The singer and one-fourth of One Direction, was criticized over comments he made to gay magazine "Attitude" over the long-term rumors which have dogged the band throughout their career.

Payne, 22, who had in August denied he is homophobic, said to the magazine that after the U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage, "there were loads of rainbow flags flying at our shows, but I think that was ...

Harry Styles Stops Show To Give Fan A Grammar Lesson

9/6/2015 2:00pm EDT
One Direction's Harry Styles Is The Hottest English Teacher Ever
Meet Harry Styles, the hot grammar teacher your mom warned you about!

During One Direction's concert in Philadelphia, a fan got more than she bargained for when she held up a sign and was called out by the singer and grammar teacher.


— Taelor Ford (@taelor_ford) September 2, 2015

The sign, which read "Hi Harry! Your So Nice" was noticed by Styles as he was singing on stage.

He stopped the show and signaled to the fan to bring her sign over.

Styles then found a marker and fixed the grammatical error by adding an apostrophe and an "E."


Simon Cowell Weighs In On One Direction Break

8/28/2015 11:10am EDT
One Direction Break Is 'Necessary' Says Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell thinks that One Direction's year-long break is "necessary" and will have a positive outcome for the boy band.

"I've known for a while that they were going to take this year off. They had to because of their workload," Cowell revealed at the "X-Factor" launch in England, according to E! News.

"I did what I've always done with the guys and said you make your own decisions and I hope you stay together, but you've got to want to do it yourself so they're smart guys, they'll work it out," he remarked.

Although fans are unhappy with One Direction's decision, as many boy bands wh...

Is One Direction Breaking Up?

8/24/2015 10:42am EDT
One Direction To Split After Release Of Fifth Album, Final Conce
One Direction will reportedly disband next year and not tour for their fifth as yet untitled album.

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan have reportedly agreed to take an "extended hiatus" of at least 12 months, beginning March 2016, to focus on solo work according to The Mirror UK.

According to The Daily Mail Newspaper, the members of 1D had a meeting where they decided not to tour to support their next album.

A source told the paper, "The guys have been together for five years, which is an incredible run for any boy band."

"They fully deserve to have at least a ye...

One Direction's Niall Horan Reveals His Insecurities

8/10/2015 11:16am EDT
One Direction's Niall Horan, 'I Don't Have The Body For Nude Sel
One Direction's Niall Horan just doesn't think he has the body for nude selfies.

Horan's millions of fans beg to differ.

During an interview with BBC Radio 1's Scott Mills, the singer revealed his insecurities.

Horan stated, "Oh no, that is cringe. I definitely don't have the body for nude selfies."

The singer then refused to answer when the radio host remarked of former One Direction member Zayn Malik, who left the group in March, "You didn't need that other guy."

The band is riding high on the success of their first single sans Malik titled, "Drag me Down."

According to a story in B...