On 21st November 2014, David Guetta released the album 'Listen'. Guetta has since released the official lyric video for the album's second track, 'What I Did For Love' featuring Scottish singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé.
Emeli Sande - Celebrities arrive at the Sarm studios to record the Band Aid 30 single 'Do they Know It's Christmas. The new Band Aid 30 song and music video will debut on The X Factor results show Sunday night (16Nov) at The X Factor - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 15th November 2014
Emeli Sande - A variety if A-Listers from the music industry were photographed as they arrived at the MTV European Music Awards 2014 which was held at the The Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Sunday 9th November 2014
Emeli Sande and Jeremy Joseph - 'x factor' evictee Jake Quickenden performs live at G-A-Y with other evicted contestants plus Emeli Sande watching to show their support at G-A-Y at Heaven, x factor - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 1st November 2014
One Direction may have released the biggest selling album of 2013, but their victory marks the UK's first top album which has had less than 1 million sales in 20 years.
The figures are up and it's now been revealed that 2013's biggest selling album in the UK was Midnight Memories by the world's biggest boyband One Direction.
One Direction - 2013's Biggest Sellers!
Though it's not surprising that the fetching fivesome have landed the victory with their new album presenting their third consecutive number one, they were in for some strong competition with the likes of Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events coming in at number 2, despite it landing her the top spot in 2012 and thus launching her music career.
It took a lot of sums and calculations, but a figure has been landed upon
The recording industry is a goldmine for the UK, as a recently published report by UK Music reveals. The music industry has been estimated at combined value of £3.5 billion per year – this takes into consideration the combined earnings of the industry’s 100,000 employees, as well as annual earnings from record sales. The figure is much higher than previous estimates.
The unassuming Ed Sheeran is one of the UK's most profitable exports.
They also reveal music businesses generate £1.4bn every year from exports, while British recording artists like Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande and Adele (some of the best in terms of international sales) boost the UK’s international reputation by about £72 million.
The boyband top the midweek charts.
One Direction are yet again set for another official UK chart number one with their newly released album, Midnight Memories. The five-piece boyband have topped the midweek charts, outselling the rest of the top five combined and are rocketing towards snatching the fastest selling album of the year title from Daft Punk's Random Access Memories which moved 165,000 units in its first seven days.
One Direction Look Set To Score a Wintery Hit With 'Midnight Memories.'
After having been on sale for just three days, Midnight Memories has shifted 145,000 copies and has pulverised both Gary Barlow's Since I Saw You Last and Robbie Williams' former number one, Swings Both Ways in the charts listings, according to The Guardian. 1D's album has already sold more copies than the quintet's 2011 debut, Up All Night, bucking the trend for diminishing returns seen so frequently in pop music.
In a recent interview, the 'X Factor' winner talked about how he plans to keep it real in the face of fame and how he wants to duet with Eminem
James Arthur walked away from the 2012 X Factor final as victor almost a year ago and as he looks forward to the future of his career, including the release of his debut, self-titled album, the singer has been contemplating the pressures of fame and how they may affect him. Speaking with the BBC, the singer insisted that he plans to stay 'authentic' and not bow to the pressures facing him.
The cover of James Arthur
After finding immediate fame with that most authentic of routes, through the talent show circuit, and then scoring his first number one single with a cover of Shontelle's 'Impossible,' James is determined to make a name for himself and not become another throwaway TV contestant. He spoke recently about how he has made an album that doesn't necessarily fit in with the typical X Factor mould, one that he is "proud" of and one that he has held a heavy presence over in all aspects.
Continue reading: James Arthur Vows To "Stay Authentic" As He Looks Towards The Future
This year's festival season may have seen its disasters, but Made In America closed the summer of 2013 with a bang!
The Budweiser Made in America Festival 2013 was jampacked with highlights from some of the most iconic artists of the age, as well as some of the best up-and-coming stars and the hidden talent you'd be a fool to have missed.
Taking place over August 31st and September 1st in Philadelphia, the Saturday kicked things off with some impressive acts. Feisty California sisters Haim performed early on in the afternoon with a thoroughly entertaining set, in terms of both music and audience interaction, on the Liberty Stage where other must-see artists such as Deadmau5, 2 Chainz and triple BRIT winning Emeli Sande also thrilled the crowd. The Freedom Stage saw the likes of Rudimental further establish their place in the hearts of a large proportion of festival goers, while the Skate Park Stage saw much smaller bands such as Ohio group Cloud Nothings and New Jersey D&B duo Brick & Mortar get the ultimate chance to showcase their talents. The main Rocky Stage was, of course, the real crowd bringer, with Beyonce headlining and Phoenix and Imagine Dragons delivering the uttermost electrifying rock shows of the night.
Queen Bey's performance was out of this world as she kicked off Made In America Festival with 2 Chainz and Phoenix.
Beyoncé has graced the stage of Made In America in Philadelphia to headline a second day of celebrations at the second annual festival. She was the Saturday headline act and performed for 90 minutes in an energetic set that left the 50,000 strong crowd in awe of the mother-of-one, blasting through hits such as 'Crazy In Love,' 'Halo,' and 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).'
No Human Can Look That Casual Whilst Jumping In Heels.
Striding out on to the MIA stage, Bey immediately put her mark on the festivities, branding the event as her own. "Philly, welcome to Made in America. You are now at the Mrs. Carter Show," she shouted, yelling "Show me how loud you can be" to the compliant and adoring crowd.
Continue reading: Beyoncé Dazzles At Jay Z's Budweiser Made In America Festival [Pictures]
The pair own Wireless this year.
Wireless Festival, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z – a match made in heaven as far as festival organizers, reporters, fans – all those involved really – are concerned. The pair are splitting up the headlining duties on the three nights of the festival between the two of them, with Justin having performed last night and bringing in Jay for an encore. Tonight it’ll be Hova who takes center stage, as Timberlake only comes on for a couple of tracks. On Sunday, they will share the main stage at the festival for an entire set.
Timberlake's performance was nothing short of spectacular.