So much fun on Friday night at @AppleMusic Festival!! #AMF10 https://t.co/44xW1I5tz8
John Newman (born 16.06.90) John Newman is an English singer/songwriter, best known for his 2013 single 'Love Me Again'. John Newman: Childhood Newman was born in Settle, Yorkshire, England, to Jackie Newman. His father left the family when he was six years old. In his early years, he listened to a lot of Northern Soul and Motown music, and he began writing his own music at the age of fourteen. At the age of 16, he moved to Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He moved to London when he was 20 years old, and formed a band, and was signed to Island Records. John Newman: Career After meeting and befriending Piers Agget, a member of the band Rudimental, Newman was featured on their track 'Feel the Love' in May 2012. The song shot to the number one spot on the UK singles chart, as well as reaching a top 5 position in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and the Netherlands. In November of the same year, he appeared on the band's next single, 'Not Giving In'. Newman released his own debut single, 'Love Me Again', in June 2013. The single featured as the lead single from his debut studio album, 'Tribute', which was released in October, 2013. The album received positive reviews and debuted at the number one spot in the UK albums chart. In August, 2014, he announced that he was preparing to start on a second album. John Newman: Personal Life After moving to Leeds in 2006, two of Newman's best friends were killed in a car accident. This led to a period of heavy drinking and emotional song writing, which inspired some of his later work.
Newman had a small role in the ‘This Is What You Came For’ drama earlier this year.
Calvin Harris’ pal John Newman has described Taylor Swift’s treatment of the DJ after their break-up as “brutal”. Earlier this year Newman unwittingly nearly revealed that Taylor had ghost-written Calvin’s hit ‘This Is What You Came For’, just a few months before the couple split.
John Newman has opened up on his thoughts about Calvin vs Taylor
Speaking to The Sun about the ‘This Is What You Came For’ drama, Newman said: “From her side? Yeah, it did get brutal. I’m like Calvin, happy to take a back seat. I like my music to do the talking.”
Continue reading: John Newman Says Taylor Swift Was 'Brutal' To Calvin Harris After Split
Newman had an operation to remove the tumour in 2012, but revealed this week that cancerous cells have returned.
John Newman has revealed that he will have to undergo another operation, in addition to radiotherapy, having been told his brain tumour has returned.
The 26 year old singer, who hails from North Yorkshire and has scored a string of UK Top Ten hits over the last few years, made the announcement to his fans on Wednesday (August 3rd), and promised that, despite his ordeal, he was determined to resume making music after he had taken a break.
John Newman is to undergo another operation to fight a brain tumour
Continue reading: Singer John Newman Reveals His Brain Tumour Has Returned
Harris's new track 'Ole' is a collaboration with John Newman, and apparently contains lyrics sung from Hiddleston's point of view.
Fan theories have long held that Taylor Swift frequently writes lyrics for her hit songs about ex-boyfriends. Well, now it might be Calvin Harris’ turn to get in the first blow, as a new report claims that he’s about to release a ‘cheating track’ about Swift and her new beau Tom Hiddleston.
TMZ claims that the 32 year old Scottish DJ is about drop a new track ‘Ole’ on Friday (July 8th), which reveal his sorrow and anger about his break-up with Swift. In addition, Harris also believes that she cheated on him with British actor Hiddleston while they were still together.
Newly-single Calvin Harris in June 2016
John Newman's second release Tribute is 14 tracks of uplifting, positivity from the modern soul singer. The opening track Revolve, features a spoken word from actor Idris Elba, raises hopes for the album with a strong, militant message. Revolve is a starter point yet somehow is misplaced within the album due to its minute and a half long eerie, sci-fi esque' music.
Bursting into All My Heart - an upbeat, energetic track- sees Newman back to his signature style. Something Special takes a slower pace during the intro of the song showcasing the 25 year olds distinctive vocals before leading into an electro synthesizer chorus.
Notably one thing gathered from listening to the album is it would be a great to live listen. Tracks Lights Down and Never Give It Up are itching to be toured with dramatic strings, vibrant vocals and can't help yourself but dance along to the catchy melodies. Leading single Come And Get It, which was released October 16th, is a standout point on the album. The pop melodies and catchy hooks helped bring Newman back into the charts following his phenomenal success with debut album Tribute.
Continue reading: John Newman - Tribute Album Review
After signing to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records, Lawson has topped the UK album chart for the first time.
Singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson has topped the UK album chart for the first time with his self-titled fourth album. The 39 year old was the first act to be signed to Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records earlier this year and managed to keep his mentor’s album x from reclaiming the top spot in the charts this week.
Jamie Lawson has scored his first number one album.
Speaking to the Official Charts Company Lawson said, “It’s amazing. Thank you to the fans. I’m kind of new for most people so it’s amazing how people have taken to me in such a warm, kind, loving way. I’m very grateful, thank you very much.
Continue reading: Jamie Lawson Scores First UK Number One Album, Beating Mentor Ed Sheeran
New additions add to the excitement of this already highly anticipated Nottingham festival.
No Tomorrow Festival 2015 welcomes a handful of further additions to their already exciting line-up; Milky Chance, Gorgon City and Nick Mulvey are the latest to join the ever-growing bill for Nottingham's most unmissable weekend of the Summer.
They will be joining with the likes of already announced artists James Bay, John Newman, Jessie Ware and MNEK for the second year of No Tomorrow Festival, which is taking place at Nottingham's Wollaton Park from June 6th to 7th. Other new announcements were SOAK, Karen Harding, JP Cooper, Zak Abel, My Nu Leng, Justin Martin and Grades.
The Scottish DJ has previously had chart toppers with 'I'm Not Alone' (2009), 'Sweet Nothing' (2012), 'Under Control' (2013) and 'Summer' (2014).
Calvin Harris' domination of the U.K. music charts continues as he just landed his fifth No.1 single with 'Blame' featuring John Newman. The Scottish DJ previously topped the charts with 'I'm Not Alone' (2009), 'Sweet Nothing' (2012), 'Under Control' (2013) and 'Summer' (2014).
Harris earned his 5th U.K. No.1 with 'Blame'
'Blame,' which was released on 4th September, is also the third No.1 track for John Newman having previously reached this achievement with 2012's collaboration with Rudimental on 'Feel The Love' and 2013's 'Love Me Again'.
Continue reading: Calvin Harris Scores Fifth U.K. No.1 Single With 'Blame' Ft John Newman
If there's something to take away from this year's Isle of Wight Festival, it's probably sunburn. Unlike the mud bath of two years ago, 2014 will be remembered for serving up one of the hottest weekends I can remember for a festival, along with some crowd-pleasing performances. While not every act managed to capture their moment in the sun, all the major names delivered in spades.
But it wasn't just the music that made the weekend for many; a real sense of celebration seemed to erupt across the site. Partly fuelled by anticipation over the World Cup and partly because of the good weather, thousands of smiling faces could be seen everywhere. Sunflowers seemed to be an essential festival accessory and many opted for as few clothes as possible with t-shirts looking like they'd gone out of fashion altogether. I've even had to make a note in my diary that it's international flip-flop day on June 20th, just one of the many things I learnt around Seaclose Park this year.
The highlight of Friday afternoon should have really been local boy Tom Odell on the main stage. But his piano led ballads took some time to win the crowd over despite his number 1 album 'Long Way Down'. By the time he'd finished though, the reaction showed that he'd justified his place on the main stage billing.
Continue reading: Isle of Wight Festival 2014 Review
A day by day recommendation of this year's festival favourites.
Coachella Festival is nearly here, bringing with it one hell of a weekend chock full of great food, exciting entertainment and, most importantly, amazing music.
Arguably California's most eagerly anticipated event of the year, Coachella settles at the Empire Polo Club in Indio once again for the fifteenth year running between April 11th and 13th on the first weekend and April 18th and 20th on the second. It's not unheard of that a music festival was so good they had to hold it twice, but as of 2012 it has become a no-brainer for Coachella. In a nutshell, it is basically a big playground for grown-ups - though of course it is a family friendly event - featuring activities such as the 3 Legged Race, the Beauty Bar, the art studios, dodgeball and the almighty Pie Eating Contest, all while you're munching on a variety of cuisine from around the state and rocking out to some of the best bands you will ever hear.
Continue reading: It's Almost Here! 25 Must See Acts For Coachella 2014
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So much fun on Friday night at @AppleMusic Festival!! #AMF10 https://t.co/44xW1I5tz8
RT @VirginRadioUK: Don't miss @JohnNewmanMusic in studio co-hosting with the @TheMacTwins tonight from 7pm on @virginradiouk. https://t.co/…
I'll be on @VirginRadioUK tonight keeping Lisa @TheMacTwins company while her sister is away! Tune in at 7pm x
RT @AppleMusic: Olé! 💃 @JohnNewmanMusic joins @CalvinHarris live at #AMF10. https://t.co/iYf3AxaXma
RT @BBCR1: Our Track Of The Day is Starboy by The Weeknd & Daft Punk - what do you think - classic or dud? ⭐️🌟⭐️ https://t.co/obDoDo6Eef
Hmmmm, i do feel American artists are given so much more of a step up than we get in the uk sometimes
RT @braintumourrsch: Thank you for helping us prepare for Wear A Hat Day, John! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us @lockhatters. h…
RT @braintumourrsch: Thank you @JohnNewmanMusic for a great afternoon exploring the wonderful hats and history @lockhatters - we can't wait…
My new favourite shop in london, such great history, so incredible, thankyou @lockhatters https://t.co/YsOIZkFCeQ
When i am sad i am forever going to go to @lockhatters
RT @SigalaMusic: So awesome to have you there bro!! 🙏🏻 big love! X https://t.co/vJuttPhJON
So much fun with @sigalamusic tonight! Heaven you were awesome x https://t.co/9388S7a8dg
RT @natalia_jwpn: Even in black and white you shine so bright ❤️✨ @JohnNewmanMusic https://t.co/EXqHdM7mAS
RT @natalia_jwpn: @JohnNewmanMusic will be supporting Calvin Harris at 20:30 (UK time) at the @AppleMusic festival, stay tuned! 🙌🏼 https://…
This sunday i will be taking over motorcycledreamz instagram page, covering everything… https://t.co/lIYRU4jN5i
RT @AppleMusic: Joining @CalvinHarris this Friday at #AMF10 = @Disciples and @JohnNewmanMusic 🎉 https://t.co/0s0nOreRfs https://t.co/i9hZsP…
So excited to be playing the @AppleMusic festival this Friday supporting @CalvinHarris !!! https://t.co/GBSC5LQWsm
I have been told i look stupid and weird my whole life, it just means im different. #whatyourmumtellsyou
Food goes out of date, not clothes https://t.co/AX3okDqJv3
OI OI @CalvinHarris @AnnieMac @BBCR1 tuuuune!!! #desciples