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Zayn Malik Says He Was Just 'Defending' Himself, As One Direction Feud Heats Up Twitter


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Mayweather vs Pacquiao might have been billed as the fight of the century last weekend, but don’t underestimate the drama which can occur when a former boyband member, his producer and his ex-bandmate get into a twitter spat. Yes just over a month after One Direction went from five to four, it appears the gloves are well and truly off between former member Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson.

Zayn MalikZayn announced his departure from the boyband back in March.

It all started on Wednesday afternoon, when producer Naughty Boy, who’s been working with Zayn on solo material, tweeted an pic of the pair using an image filter along with the caption, ‘Replace this’.

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Twitter Feud Between Zayn Malik And Louis Tomlinson


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Right, so it turns out that the fallout of Zayn Malik’s departure might be a bit more sensitive for everybody than One Direction’s management would like it to appear.

On Wednesday afternoon, a notable feud broke out on Twitter between Malik and remaining 1D member Louis Tomlinson, later continued on Zayn’s behalf by his producer friend Naughty Boy. For the first time, it indicates that there might be bad blood surrounding Malik’s departure after all.

Zayn MalikZayn Malik at the Asian Awards ceremony last month

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Naughty Boy - The 5th Asian Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel - Arrivals at Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Friday 17th April 2015

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One Direction Share First Image As A Four Piece, While Zayn Malik Prepares To Make First Public Appearance Since His Departure


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We knew it would happen one day, but One Direction have officially picked up the pieces and moved on since saying goodbye to Zayn Malik last month. In news which might be upsetting to some, the group have just released their first official photo as a four piece, showing life will go on for the boyband after Zayn's departure.

One DirectionThe new One Direction, minus Zayn Malik

In the pic Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson stand against a plain background and appear to look a little apprehensive about their future. While some have described the image as a little on the depressing side, the band do seem to be getting on with things as normal and have even begun recording their fifth album.

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Zayn Malik Loses 50000 Twitter Followers As A Result Of 'Solo Track'


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Following the sudden emergence of an unheard “solo track” online yesterday, ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik has suffered a decline in his social media following.

After British producer Naughty Boy tweeted a link to a song on SoundCloud called ‘I Won’t Mind’, featuring his music and Zayn on vocals, the former boyband member has seen over 50,000 of his fans unfollow him on Twitter since Tuesday.

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Zayn Malik has lost 50,000 fans from his Twitter following

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'New Zayn Malik' Song Is In Fact Old One Direction Song


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Contrary to reports doing the rounds, the ‘new’ Zayn Malik track ‘I Won’t Mind’ that emerged online following his departure from pop stars One Direction is actually no such thing.

Fans might have been understandably misled when, earlier on Tuesday, a song featuring Zayn was posted on SoundCloud by British producer Naughty Boy, which many took to be the ex-Directioner’s first solo material. However, a source close to the 22 year old star told MailOnline that this was merely an old song that never saw the light of day.

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Zayn Malik's "new solo track" 'I Won't Mind' was actually an old 1D song

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Shahid Khan AKA Naughty Boy - A variety of stars from the music industry were photographed as they arrived at the Brit Awards 2015 which were held at the O2 arena in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th February 2015

Naughty Boy - Pardon Me - featuring Professor Green, Laura Mvula, Wilkinson & Ava Lily


Naughty Boy's 'Pardon Me' featuring Professor Green, Laura Mvula, Wilkinson & Ava Lily has received a music video to raise awareness for the Peace One Day Organization ahead of World Peace Day on September 21. 

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Naughty Boy - The 2014 World Music Awards at the Salle des Etoiles - Inside - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Tuesday 27th May 2014

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Wilkinson - Wilkinson will be collaborating with Naughty Boy to create an exclusive track as part of the Lynx Peace campaign. The 'Make Beats Not War' project will see Naughty Boy bring together three leading artists, Professor Green, Laura Mvula and Wilkinson, to create one exclusive track, all in the name of peace. One of the UK's most successful new producers, Naughty Boy, has been revealed as the face of 'Make Beats Not War', a unique music project to celebrate the launch of the Lynx Peace range. The project will see Naughty Boy bring together three leading artists, Professor Green, Laura Mvula and Wilkinson, to create one exclusive track, all in the name of peace. Using the iconic phrase, Make Love Not War, as inspiration, the Lynx Peace campaign centres around three key passion points: Make Beats Not War (music), Make Threads Not War (fashion) and Make Moments Not War (photography). The campaign also aims to raise awareness for the Peace One Day project. To create the official soundtrack to the Lynx Peace campaign, Naughty Boy has created a demo instrumental and tasked Professor Green, Laura Mvula and Wilkinson, all from different musical genres, to add vocals and instrumental to the backing track before bringing it together to create one unique exclusive edit. This unique project will culminate in the production of a music video featuring all contributors, coming together for the first time. Naughty Boy, said: "I've always known that I wanted to make beats, it's just been a feeling in me. I don't control the inspiration, I let the inspiration control me. By working with Lynx on the Make Beats project, I hope to inspire more people with an interest in music production to learn more about their interest and go on to embrace their freedom to be creative and pursue their passion." David Titman, Marketing Manager at Lynx commented: "The aim of this campaign is to encourage 'our guys' to explore their passion points, and we feel that Naughty Boy embodies this drive - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 30th April 2014

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Naughty Boy - Naughty Boy is to create an exclusive track as part of the Lynx Peace campaign. The 'Make Beats Not War' project will see Naughty Boy bring together three leading artists, Professor Green, Laura Mvula and Wilkinson, to create one exclusive track, all in the name of peace. One of the UK's most successful new producers, Naughty Boy, has been revealed as the face of 'Make Beats Not War', a unique music project to celebrate the launch of the Lynx Peace range. The project will see Naughty Boy bring together three leading artists, Professor Green, Laura Mvula and Wilkinson, to create one exclusive track, all in the name of peace. Using the iconic phrase, Make Love Not War, as inspiration, the Lynx Peace campaign centres around three key passion points: Make Beats Not War (music), Make Threads Not War (fashion) and Make Moments Not War (photography). The campaign also aims to raise awareness for the Peace One Day project. To create the official soundtrack to the Lynx Peace campaign, Naughty Boy has created a demo instrumental and tasked Professor Green, Laura Mvula and Wilkinson, all from different musical genres, to add vocals and instrumental to the backing track before bringing it together to create one unique exclusive edit. This unique project will culminate in the production of a music video featuring all contributors, coming together for the first time. Naughty Boy, said: "I've always known that I wanted to make beats, it's just been a feeling in me. I don't control the inspiration, I let the inspiration control me. By working with Lynx on the Make Beats project, I hope to inspire more people with an interest in music production to learn more about their interest and go on to embrace their freedom to be creative and pursue their passion." David Titman, Marketing Manager at Lynx commented: "The aim of this campaign is to encourage 'our guys' to explore their passion points, and we feel that Naughty Boy embodies this drive perfectly. His passion for music, - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 30th April 2014

Who Is BRIT Awards Winner Sam Smith?


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Sam Smith is fast becoming one of the most recognised names in the music biz, particularly after his successes at last week's Brit Awards and Sunday's news that he is top of the UK singles chart. In October 2012 he featured on the Disclosure single 'Latch', which catapulted both Sam and the now hugely successful electronic music duo, into the limelight. The catchy tune reached number eleven in the UK charts and paved the way for Sam’s next single, "La La La", which he co-released with British DJ and songwriter, Naughty Boy. "La La La" went on to secure the UK charts number one spot in May 2013, which can definitely be held as a contributing factor towards his nomination for the 2014 BRIT Critics’ Choice Award as well as his achievement topping the BBC Sound of 2014 Poll.

sam smith brit awards Sam Smith has just won his first BRIT award

On Wednesday night, Sam went on to win his first BRIT award and it looks like this is just the beginning of the budding musicians career. But who is Sam Smith? Since he appeared on the scene back in 2012 his name has been everywhere but some of us are still none the wiser about who the man behind the voice really is.

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Naughty Boy - Hotel Cabana Album Review


Shahid Khan, aka Naughty Boy, may not have been the most well-known artist, but his production credits include work by Tinie Tempah, Leona Lewis and, perhaps most prominently, Emeli Sande's mega-selling 'Our Version Of Events'.  Naughty Boy's debut sees her return the favour of collaboration, and includes guest spots from many other contemporaries.

Naughty Boy - Hotel Cabana Album Review

The first of three pieces by George The Poet introduce a mysterious tone that is carried into 'Welcome To Cabana', on which vocals are provided by the aforementioned Tempah and Sande.  The juxtaposition of their styles works well on a track that is concise, clocking in at less than two minutes, but it is on the following 'Wonder' that Sande really takes the spotlight.  Energetic and infectious, it has hooks aplenty and a genuine carnival vibe that overshadows her later work on 'Lifted', a decent club track in its own right.  One of the best examples of Naughty Boy's ability to craft a fine tune is 'Hollywood', on which one of the most radio-friendly voices of the last two decades, Gabrielle, turns in a performance full of attitude that matches the stomp of the track.

By far the standout moment of the record is the Sam Smith collaboration 'La La La'.  A masterful slice of garage-pop, it has undeniable hooks that will stay in your head for days and border on annoyance - but crucially remain enjoyable.  It's no surprise it has been nominated for Best Single at the 2014 Brit Awards and there can be no complaints if it lands the prize.  Unfortunately for this album, it marks a turning point, not that the soul power balladry of 'So Strong' is a mistake for being a marked change in style, just that it sounds regrettably like The Fray.  Bastille's turn on 'No One's Here To Sleep' also fails to impress with its contrived desperation, whilst 'Top Floor (Cabana) is a typical Ed Sheeran turn, but not what is required here.  A quartet of bonus tracks close the album, of which a string-laden cover of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' is the song of note.  The organic approach works well and Tanika's vocals do justice to one of last year's biggest hits, resulting in an appropriate high toward the end of a record that starts brilliantly, but loses its way.

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Sam Smith Named Winner Of Brits 2014 Critics' Choice


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Sam Smith has had a year to remember in 2013, but this year of success may very well be only the start of his rise to musical stardom as his considerable talents continue to get noticed. His latest bit of recognition came last night (11 Dec.) when he was chosen as The Brits 2014 Critics' Choice, an honour that has predicted the success of Adele, Emeli Sandé, Ellie Goulding and Tom Odell in the past.

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Smith is continuing his rise to the top with his Brits win

"It means the world to me, it's the only award i really care about. I've watched the BRITs religiously every single year," he said in a statement released on the Brits' website. "I'm such a massive fan of female singers and some of the females who have won this award have been my biggest inspirations, so to even be nominated means a lot to me, a lot."

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Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' The Biggest Selling UK Single Of 2013, So Far


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'Blurred Lines' is the biggest selling single of 2013 in the UK, the Official Charts Company revealed today (7 Dec), having sold more than 1 million copies in the UK alone. Robin Thicke's controversial track managed to beat Daft Punk's come-back single 'Get Lucky' to the top of the yearly chart, providing these results don't prompt a huge surge in re-interest in the Daft Punk track.

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Thicke's position as the top selling artist might not be assured yet

With 1.44 million copies sold in the UK, Thicke's single edged ahead of the French electronic heroes by a few thousand copies, with 'Get Lucky' so far having sold 1.28 million copies. Either way, this is great news for Pharrell Williams, who appears on both tracks.

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