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One Direction Transition To Adulthood On 'Four'

11/19/2014 1:34pm EST
Review: One Direction Transition To Adulthood On 'Four'
“You’re insecure / don’t know what for / you’re turning heads when you walk through the door.” Grunt! It wasn’t that long ago that one of the most annoyingly, a catchy boy band song was born, to the delight of girls and to the chagrin of (many) guys. However, beginning with One Direction’s Midnight Memories album, any Directioner or non-Directioner could feel the band was beginning a transition stylistically and in regards to overall maturity.

The British-Irish band’s fourth album, Four is a full-fledged transitional album, finding the once schmaltzy boys transitioning gracefully to adu...
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One Direction Leads Albums To Check Out

11/18/2014 9:30am EST
One Direction Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music
While the music industry definitely isn’t trying to “shake off” the success of Taylor Swift’s monstrous 1989 album which keeps on going and going like the Energizer Bunny, they are trying to release more high profile albums during November to get people buying albums. This week, it’s possible that Swift has met her match with beloved boy band One Direction, who surpassed the half-million mark with two out of three of their previous albums. Whether Four will receive the same reception only time can tell, but it’s certainly the biggest album to watch this week.

1) One Direction, Four (Col...
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Duchess Kate Shows Off Growing Baby Bump

11/14/2014 12:58pm EST
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the Royal Variety Perfo
Leave it to One Direction's Harry Styles to say something inappropriate to the future Queen of England.

After months of waiting for baby bump number two to make an appearance, Duchess Kate looked stunning showing off her growing belly at the Royal Variety Performances in London on Thursday.

The Duchess wore an elegant floor-length lace Diane von Furstenberg gown to the event.

The Prince and Duchess met internationally famous boy band One Direction at the fete, and The Mirror reported Harry Styles broke royal protocol by asking the Duchess about her pregnancy!

While the official photo sh...
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MTV EMAs 2014 Winners & Highlights

11/10/2014 9:06am EST
One Direction, Ariana Grande Score Top Awards At MTV EMAs, See F
Music stars came out in full force at the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday night.

Nicki Minaj hosted the event (and won an award for Best Hip Hop), and Ariana Grande opened the show. Grande also picked up the ceremony's first award for Best Song ("Problem"). She also scooped up a trophy for Best Female.

The biggest winner of the night was One Direction, who scored three trophies: Best Live, Biggest Fans and and Best Pop. The British band accepted their awards via satellite because they were in London preparing for a performance on "The X Factor" U.K., the s...
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10 Songs Featuring ‘White’ In Their Title

11/9/2014 2:30pm EST
10 Songs Featuring ‘White’ In Their Title
Sometimes one word provides common ground for numerous, unrelated songs. Yes it sounds crazy and probably is, but if the old genre-divided playlist has grown old, it’s time to shake things up. The possibilities that happen courtesy of a randomized playlist using one word as the inspiration is nothing short of magical. Hence why this playlist, formed by songs featuring the word ‘white’ within their titles, is truly something…

1) Michael Jackson, “Black or White” (Dangerous)

Honestly, how can you leave ‘the king’ off of any list, particularly if he has a song that fits? “Black Or White”...
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12 ‘Dark’ Songs

11/1/2014 3:00pm EDT
12 ‘Dark’ Songs
The key to this list – every song title must feature some form of the work dark. The results of searching all songs with the word dark in it – epic, eclectic, and nothing short of captivating.

1) Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse” (Prism, 2013)

One of the best tracks from Katy Perry’s Prism, “Dark Horse” has a gangsta beat not to mention the fact that she collaborates with gangsta/dirty south rapper Juicy J. This #1 hit is dark and infectious.

2) Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side” (Stronger, 2011)

Kelly Clarkson’s words speak true on her spectacularly ‘dark’ single “Dark ...
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Taylor Swift's New Single 'Out Of The Woods' Is Probably About Harry Styles

10/14/2014 7:08pm EDT
Taylor Swift - 1989
Taylor Swift gifted her fans with a new single from her upcoming album, "1989," at midnight on Tuesday.

The singer, who is set to release her first true pop album, dropped "Out of the Woods," which was co-written with fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff.

While she doesn't name-drop in the song, she does reference an incident that occurred when she dated One Direction star Harry Styles, when the two were involved in a snowmobile accident leaving him in need of stitches.

"Remember when you hit the brakes too soon, Twenty stitches in a hospital room," she sings, alluding to the accident, which occ...
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Aussie Rapper Iggy Azalea Nominated For Six American Music Awards

10/14/2014 12:42am EDT
Aussie Rapper Iggy Azalea Nominated For Six American Music Award
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is the top nominee for this year's American Music Awards, scoring six nominations including Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year.

The singer will face competition from the likes of Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, One Direction and Lorde in the former category; while her chart-topper "Fancy" has landed a nod for Single of the Year."

Katy Perry, who is also in the running for Artist of the Year, has landed five nominations, along with Williams and John Legend. Lorde is next with four.

The 2014 American Music Awards will be held on November 23 at the Nokia...
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BBC Music Launches With Star-Studded Performance Of Beach Boys Hit 'God Only Knows'

10/8/2014 5:00pm EDT
BBC Music Launches With Star-Studded Performance Of Beach Boys H
The BBC marked the launch of its new music initiative on Tuesday with a new video featuring some of music's biggest stars all collaborating on classic Beach Boys single "God Only Knows."

The video was played simultaneously over all of the BBC's properties at 8pm for the launch of BBC Music and featured over two dozen stars from both sides of the Atlantic, including Pharrell Williams, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Lorde, Baaba Maal, Chris Martin, Sam Smith, One Direction and former Beach Boy Brian Wilson.

Most stars each sung a line or two, while the musicians, including Scottish violinist Ni...
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One Direction's Fourth Studio Album, 'Four,' Out Nov. 17, Band Drops New Single 'Fireproof'

9/8/2014 5:33pm EDT
One Direction
One Direction -- Harry, Zayn, Louis, Liam and Niall -- are back with a brand new single and the announcement for their fourth studio album, the aptly titled, "Four."

The band announced in a press release on Monday that they'll be dropping their fourth album on November 17 and that new single "Fireproof" can be downloaded now for free on their official website (for 24 hours only).

The new track was written by Tomlinson and Payne, along with John Ryan, Jamie Scott and Julian Bunetta.

The band released a short YouTube video to thank fans for their support (46 million records sold!) and to a...
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Shailene Woodley Movies Rule The Teen Choice Awards

8/11/2014 11:24pm EDT
Divergent
Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards were dominated by actress Shailene Woodley, whose two most recent films, Divergent and "The Fault In Our Stars", were the night's big winners.

The actress picked up a pair of best actress awards, landing the Choice Movie Actress: Drama award for Fault, while taking the Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure surfboard trophy for "Divergent."

Both films were also named Choice Movie in their respective categories, while "The Fault In Our Stars" also took the Choice Lip-lock award. Ansel Elgort, Woodley's co-star in both films, landed the Choice Actor: Drama ...
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One Direction Singer Zayn Malik Receives Death Threats After '#FreePalestine' Post

7/29/2014 5:57pm EDT
One Direction Singer Zayn Malik Receives Death Threats After '#F
It was the tweet heard around the world as One Direction's Zayn Malik caused a firestorm of controversy after his comments on the Middle East went viral.

Showing his solidarity for Palestine, Malik tweeted the message #FreePalestine to his more than 13 million Twitter followers. Malik is of mixed Middle Eastern descent, as his father Yaser Malik is British-Pakistani and his mother Patricia is British. Malik's post couldn't have come at a worse time with Israel's military assault on Gaza ramping up in full force, which has seen more than 1,000 Palestinians and 50 Israelis killed. Malik want...
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The Biggest Boy Band Scandals Of All Time

7/4/2014 6:01pm EDT
The Biggest Boy Band Scandals Of All Time
While boy bands of years past have lived in a pure, pre-pubescent bubble, micromanaged by corporate fat cats determined to keep their sweet musical magic going and generating high revenue for record companies, today's singer/songwriters feel the need to break the chains of their predecessors and run forth with a new type of poster boys. Gone are the days when pure-unmarred skin, shiny teeth and sticky sweet love songs ruled the charts. Today's boy bands are pierced, tattooed and ready to speak their mind. But still, scandal continues to creep up around these money-making entities, who rely ...
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The Reason Everyone Thinks Harry Styles Is Leaving One Direction

7/2/2014 4:00pm EDT
Harry Styles
Many believe if any of the One Direction lads were to leave to go solo, it'd be Harry Styles. Well the rumor mill is spinning once again with news that the singer could be putting out an album without the rest of the gang. Is he going solo for good?

The rumor stems from Irish rock band Kodaline, who say they had a great time writing a song for Styles after a show. Singer Steve Garrigan told Digital Spy a few days ago, "It was really strange how they came about. He just turned up to a show, and he likes our music. We had a bit of free time and so we went to the studio and wrote a song. It w...
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10 Most Overplayed Songs From This Decade

6/8/2014 8:00am EDT
10 Most Overplayed Songs From This Decade
"Oh no, that song's on again?" If that how you feel when certain tunes come on the radio and you can't run fast enough to turn them off, congratulations; you have more than likely experienced one of the 10 most overplayed songs from this decade. From Katy Perry to Robin Thicke, some songs are great the first time you hear them, okay by the tenth play, but when you've heard that song for the hundredth time you would rather sit in silence! These 10 most overplayed songs certainly get in your head if not, under your skin!

10. Katy Perry , "California Gurls"

Catchy and wonderful, that's w...
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Leaked Video Shows One Direction Stars Smoking A Joint

5/28/2014 12:00pm EDT
Leaked Video Shows One Direction Stars Smoking A Joint
While on tour in Peru, One Direction stars Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson smoked a marijuana joint on the way to a gig and video taped their antics.

The Dailymail.co.uk obtained the 5-minute video of the stars being taken to Peru's Estadio Nacional in Lima on April 27. It shows Tomlinson, 22, holding the camera. He says: "So here we are, leaving Peru. Joint lit. Happy days. What do you think, Zayn, about that kind of content?" Malik, 21, responds, "Very controversial."

In the video, Tomlinson references an "illegal substance" and "Mary Jane," another name for marijuana, while also saying ...
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Chris Martin Breaks Silence On 'Conscious Uncoupling' From Gwyneth Paltrow – And His Favorite Boy Band

4/28/2014 4:07pm EDT
Chris Martin
Chris Martin says his marriage hasn't gone through a "breakdown," but instead a "realization."

The Coldplay singer has talked about his "conscious uncoupling" from Gwyneth Paltrow for the first time in an interview with BBC's Radio 1.

He told interviewer Zane Lowe, "I wouldn't use the word breakdown, this was more a realisation about trying to grow up.

"If you can't open yourself up, you can't appreciate the wonder inside.

"You can be with someone wonderful, but because of your issues you can't let that be celebrated in the right way."

Martin also said his upcoming Coldplay album, Ghos...
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The Top 15 Boy Bands Of All Time

3/25/2014 10:00am EDT
The Top 15 Boy Bands Of All Time
All girls look to the guys in boy bands to help them get through their awkward preteen years. These handsome guys always tell you they love you, that you're smart, beautiful, and the only one for them. Their signatures in magazines are always dotted with hearts, they always look as if they can look off the page into your soul. Is it any wonder that boy bands continue to be popular with young girls?

(BTW: Boy bands aren't just popular with young girls. Women continue to stay faithful to their bands as they grow older, hence the popularity of the recent "NKOTBSB" tour featuring 90's sensatio...
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One Direction's Liam Payne Apologizes For Twitpic

1/15/2014 12:05pm EST
Liam Payne
One Direction's Liam Payne has apologized to his fans for posting a photo of himself standing on a balcony's edge.

Payne was snapped standing high in the air (The Independent says he was 34 floors up) last night with the lights of London in the background. After some of his fans voiced their concern, the singer figured someone might take the photo the wrong way and hastily deleted it.

Liam then wrote last night, "You may have seen a photo of me today taken on top of a building. I regret being there and having a photo taken.

"It was a stupid and irresponsible thing to do. I am sorry, and ...
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Harry Styles To Kendall Jenner: Don't Film Our Dates

1/6/2014 7:03pm EST
Harry Styles
Harry Styles has no intention of being on Keeping Up with the Kardashians with rumored girlfriend Kendall Jenner, according to reports.

The New York Daily News reports producers of the reality show wanted to film the young couple on their dates in California but the One Direction star wasn't having it.

A source tells the newspaper's Confidential, "Harry has told Kendall that he will not appear on 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' under any circumstances," and their dates were, "personal, not professional."

The source adds, "Harry does not want his love life played out across the world on...
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Taylor Swift Is DoSomething.org's Most Charitable Celebrity, Miley Cyrus And Justin Bieber In Top 20

12/27/2013 7:02pm EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and One Direction have landed atop a DoSomething.org's "Top 20 Celebs Gone Good of 2013" list, which keeps tabs on which stars are the most generous throughout the year.

Swift is at the top for the second year in a row for things like donating $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony on her 24th birthday and singing with Prince William at a charity fundraiser for London's homeless youth.

Boy band One Direction released a single for U.K. Comic Relief, which raised $3.29 million to benefit Ghana. Band members Liam Payne and Harry Styles also contributed by raising nearly $800,000 for...
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Beyoncé Makes It 5 Number One Albums In A Row

12/19/2013 10:45pm EST
Beyonce
Beyoncé tops the Billboard 200 chart with her fifth studio album, the self-titled Beyoncé. This is huge news, considering the week was initially expected to be a bit slower with Garth Brooks, R. Kelly, and Childish Gambino stealing the notable headlines. Released just Friday, December 13 exclusively to iTunes (CDs are on their way save for Target), Beyoncé not only scores her fifth consecutive no. 1 album, but also her biggest sales week with 617,000 copies sold. Billboard earlier reported that Beyoncé had the largest selling sales week for an iTunes album. Compare it to the opening wee...
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Five Music Takeaways from 2013

12/15/2013 1:00pm EST
The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2
Ah, there is always plenty to write about the music industry and the number of trends that come and go, as well as those remaining constant.  2013 was another interesting year, whether merely for its pleasant surprises or its disappointments.  Many observations will and can be made of the year musically and pop-culturally in regards to its artists.  While my inner musical nerdy side wishes that I could nitpick and analyze every facet microscopically, I’ll rely on a Childish Gambino rhyme to express why that’s not possible: “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” What I do have time for is to shar...
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One Direction's Liam Payne: 'I Wanted To Whack Louis Tomlinson'

12/5/2013 1:30pm EST
One Direction
The secret to a successful band is a tight-knitted relationship between its members — that's why One Direction is one of the biggest boy bands of the 21st century. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik are the best of friends as they travel around the world and make music together almost every day.

However, this wasn't always the case.

When One Direction was first formed on 'The X Factor UK' in 2010, Liam had a bit of a problem with Louis. In a deleted scene from their biopic 'One Direction: This Is Us', Liam and Louis revealed that they did not get along a...
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One Direction Claims Yet Another No. 1 With 'Midnight Memories'

12/5/2013 8:35am EST
Midnight Memories
One Direction do the predictable – debut at no. 1 and move lots of albums.  Midnight Memories managed to sell 546,000 copies, giving the Brit-Irish boy band its largest sales week ever.  2012 sophomore album Take Me Home moved 540,000 copies to give the band a second no. 1 in the US.  It was history when their debut effort, Up All Night,  debuted in the top spot in early 2012, though its numbers were just a fraction of what the  last two studio albums have sold (176,000).  As for newbies on the chart, Garth Brooks does some work as Blame It All on My Roots sold 164,000 copies good for a no....
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One Direction Set Record With Third #1 Album

12/4/2013 7:03pm EST
One Direction
England boy band One Direction has become the first group to debut at #1 in America with each of its first three albums.

Billboard reports the group’s Midnight Memories album hit #1 on the Billboard 200 with 546,000 copies sold in its first week. Previous albums Up All Night and Take Me Home both notched #1 debuts.

One Direction also joins boy bands ‘N Sync and Backstreet Boys as the only music groups to log multiple half-million sales in a week since Nielsen SoundScan began keeping track in 1991.

As if that wasn’t enough success, One Direction’s 2014 calendar is the best-selling calenda...
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Sound Advice For Five Teen-Pop Acts

11/30/2013 11:00am EST
One Direction
We love teen-pop acts, even if often times we're critical and skeptical of them.  Maybe it's fair and then again maybe it's not and I'm just a 'hater', but nothing fuels my pen more than writing about the young-uns and their musical endeavors or lack-there-of.  Sometimes those endeavors are strong while other times they are questionable.  Regardless, who better than me to provide sound advice to further elevate the games of five of the hotter teen acts? No one, that's rhetorical!

1. Austin Mahone

Dude, release the album already! “What About Love” caught fire where none of the rest of ...
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One Direction Announces 'Where We Are 2014' North American Tour Dates

11/26/2013 11:39am EST
One Direction
One Direction just announced the dates of the North American leg of their "Where We Are 2014" worldwide tour. The U.K. band made the annoucement during a performance on ABC's "Good Morning America" today.

The 21-city tour kicks off in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Aug. 1 and includes stops in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas and Miami. Tickets go on sale on Dec. 7.

On Sunday, 1D - featuring Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - won two awards at the American Music Awards for "Best Pop/Rock Album" and "Best Pop/Rock Group." So far this ye...
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Review: One Direction Grow Up Some On 'Midnight Memories' But Lose Some Of Their Fun

11/25/2013 1:30pm EST
Midnight Memories
Once more, everyone’s favorite boy band One Direction return with their third album in two years… yes you read that correctly.  On the one hand, it could be argued that One Direction should be perfect candidates for overexposure, like really.  Yet on the the other hand, you can’t ‘knock the hustle’ as the band are easily one of pop’s hottest commodities, no questions asked.  Midnight Memories finds the Brit-Irish band taking one step closer to adulthood as well as for the most part eschewing the teen-pop sound in favor of rock.  It works, but in the process, some of the fun falls by the way...
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Kendall Jenner And Harry Styles Spotted On A date

11/21/2013 7:03pm EST
Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles
Harry Styles is dating another young star, if a night out with Kendall Jenner is anything to go by.

Styles and Jenner were spotted enjoying a night on the town in West Hollywood, and the Daily Mail reports the young couple hit up Craig's for dinner.

Styles is in the US to promote One Direction's Midnight Memories, which drops November 25, and to perform with the rest of the boy band for X Factor - tonight's episode will feature a song by the group.

Kendall later followed Styles on Instagram, although she did not comment on the date on any of her social media outlets.

It remains to be se...
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