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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...

One Direction Star's Girlfriend Shows Baby Off Bump

8/9/2015 1:01pm EDT
Louis Tomlinson's Baby Mama Briana Jungwirth Shows Off Baby Bump
It's been a big week for One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson!

First he publicly confirmed he was expecting a child with girlfriend Briana Jungwirth.

Then, Jungwirth debuted the baby bump the world wanted to see on Aug. 4.

According to E!, on Wednesday, the 23-year-old L.A. stylist was spotted leaving a passport office near Los Angeles.

Reportedly, she is getting her paperwork in order so she can visit the One Direction superstar and his family as she heads further along into her pregnancy.

According to The Mirror, a source close to the pair said: “It may have been an unplanned pregnan...

One Direction’s New Single ‘Drag Me Down’ Rocks!

8/3/2015 11:57am EDT
One Direction Begins The Post-Zayn Era Off Right With 'Drag Me D
The post-Zayn Malik One Direction era has officially begun. That’s not to say that the mourning has ceased from Directioners everywhere hoping Malik’s exit was the nightmare of the 2010s, but the quintet now reduced to a quartet have to move on. Honestly, historically, a huge change in personnel for a band – rock or pop-oriented – can be a fragile time. In other words, One Direction’s fifth studio album is a very important.

Producers and the Brit-Irish band must get it right and prove that One Direction will be fine sans Zayn. That sounds cruel perhaps – maybe even belittling to a band tha...

Most Notable Music Moments (So Far)

7/26/2015 11:00am EDT
32 Most Notable Music Moments Of 2015 (So Far)
Every year is filled with news, whether good or bad. 2015 is no different from any other year, with an assortment of politically and socially charged events occurring. That’s the nature of the beast called life. The same goes with music, too. There have been numerous notable moments and occurrences, so many that it would be impossible to recap them all. So we won’t try – we’ll choose 32 of the most notable music moments of 2015 so far, and hope we didn’t miss too many important ones along the way!

1) The legendary B.B. King died

When ‘Hospice’ is uttered by or associated with an ...

One Direction Turns 5!

7/24/2015 10:55am EDT
One Direction Celebrates Its Fifth Birthday, Tweets Thanks To Fa
Happy fifth birthday One Direction!

Five years ago on July 23, 2010, five young boys individually graced the stage of Britain's "X Factor" and were told by Simon Cowell, 'You should be a group."

Since then, the band has amassed four top-selling albums: "Up All Night," "Take Me Home," "Midnight Memories" and "Four." They have also won five Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, eleven MTV Europe Music Awards, and nineteen Teen Choice Awards.

They were also proclaimed 2012's "Top New Artist" by Billboard.

The band took to Twitter to celebrate their anniversary, thanking fans and even t...

One Direction Star To Be A Dad

7/15/2015 10:31am EDT
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Is Going To Be A Dad!
One Direction superstar Louis Tomlinson is going to be a father.

The singer is expecting his first child with Los Angeles-based stylist Briana Jungwirth, according to People Magazine.

“Louis is happy and very excited about becoming a dad and he thinks Briana will be an amazing mother. It was a surprise at first, but he and Briana are very, very close friends and this has brought them even closer,” a mutual friend of the couple revealed to People Magazine.

Tomlinson was involved in a long-term relationship with Eleanor Calder for several years, but the couple split in March of 2015.

He m...

One Direction's Niall Horan To Be In A Zombie Movie?

7/14/2015 11:01am EDT
Comic-Con 2015: Nick Carter, Joey Fatone Want One Direction's Ni
Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter is making a movie with former 'N Sync member Joey Fatone and revealed he wants current boy bander Niall Horan of One Direction involved as well!

At San Diego's 2015 Comic-Con, Carter revealed that fellow Backstreet Boy singer A.J. Mclean and 'N Sync's Joey Fatone would star in his new film "Dead 7."

Let the screaming begin!

Carter revealed in detail to E! News, "I wanted my friends in the film with me. What is more fun than riding horses and being zombies shooting things? Even as a kid I loved horror films, this was always something I wanted to do."


Harry Styles Dating A Victoria's Secret Model?

6/16/2015 1:43pm EDT
Harry Styles Romancing Victoria's Secret Model Sara Sampaio
What a surprise, One Direction singer Harry Styles is romancing a Victoria's Secret model.

Entertainment Tonight reported that Portuguese model Sara Sampaio spent the night at the 21-year-old One Direction star's hotel. See photos here.

Reportedly the two met up earlier in the day and returned at different times to Styles' hotel room. Sampaio then left the next day around 11 a.m. wearing the same clothes she was wearing the night before.

Harry and Sara were also spotted hugging.

The model was also featured in the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue earlier this year, and appeared in ...

Hit Songs Written For Other Artists

6/10/2015 9:35pm EDT
These Hit Pop Songs Were Meant For Other Artists
Sometimes your favorite songs aren’t always what they seem. One Direction, Kelly Clarkson, and even Britney Spears are amongst the many who have some amazing songs in their catalog that weren’t exactly intended for their voices at all. But all’s well that ends well, right?

At the end of day, we have those songs for our listening pleasure, and some cool history to go along with them. Check out some of the best songs that you didn’t know were originally for somebody else.

One Direction - "Tell Me A Lie"

One Direction have come a long way since their debut album,'Up All Night,' was released...

One Direction Twitter Feud Over

5/15/2015 9:25am EDT
One Direction Reveals All Is Well Between The Band And Zayn Mali
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson revealed on the "Late Late Show With James Corden" that there are no hard feelings between the band and Zayn Malik after a recent Twitter row.

Making their first TV appearance since Malik quit One Direction, the foursome went on the late-night talk show to discuss the issue, according to a report by the BBC.

Corden asked Tomlinson about the row, and the One Direction singer said the two had finally cleared the air between them. "There was a bit of back and forth, we're on good terms now," Tomlinson said of his relationship with Malik. Watch the complete vid...

Songs Of Beauty To Enjoy

4/25/2015 4:30pm EDT
15 Truly 'Beautiful' Songs
Music causes folks to experience all sorts of emotions: happiness, sadness, jubilance, anger or otherwise. Illustrious beauty characterizes some songs, giving those “goosies” which Jennifer Lopez references on American Idol. Those that aren’t characterized by beauty or their ugliness just MIGHT have some form of the word beautiful or a synonym within their title – hint, hint, HINT!

Yes, this epic list features songs of true beauty – at least in regards to song title. Some songs are considered classics, others contemporary gems, and others are, well otherwise! Regardless of the charact...