Calling an album after the name of an estranged wife is certainly weird but it pales in comparison to some of music's most horrific album titles.
In perhaps the most audacious and downright ridiculous move the music business has witnessed in the last few years, singer Robin Thicke has announced his new album will carry the title of Paula, which by some strange coincidence just happens to be the name of his estranged wife- actress Paula Patton.
Thicke and Paula in more happy circumstances.
To say such a public declaration of love is cringe-worthy would be an understatement, it is such a trite attempt at reconciling with his wife that is seems like something straight out of Spinal Tap. You can imagine the album title sitting quite comfortably alongside the likes of Smell The Glove and Shark Sandwich. As if that wasn’t irksome enough, Thicke’s debut single from the album is entitled "Get Her Back” and it sees the ageing crooner positively straining to exude as much heartfelt sincerity as he can before he gives himself a heart attack.
The ex-Westlife singer will try and follow up his 'I'm A Celeb.' success by relaunching his music career
Kian Egan is the reigning King of the Jungle after being crowned the victor of the last season of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and now he wants to be King of the Charts once again as he plans on re-launching his singing career.
Egan was crowned the winner of I'm A Celeb... last year
The former Westlife singer is heading back to the studio to begin work on his debut solo album, saying he's "excited" to get started.
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The talent show judge has announced that the 10th series will be his last.
Louis Walsh has confirmed that he will quit ITV's singing telent contest, The X Factor, after this next series. The upcoming programmes, currently in auditions, will mark the 10th and final session for the 61 year-old entertainment manager.
Speaking to TV Times magazine, as reported by BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat, the Irishman said that he was "happy" to be finally stepping away from the show, having been its longest serving judge. "I'm happy this is going to be my last year. I've been judging X Factor for 10 years so I've done it all."
Louis Walsh Has Announced Plans To Exit The X Factor.
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One Direction may still be teenagers but they are worth a fortune, after less than two years in existence. One Direction shot to fame after appearing on the UK version of X Factor in 2010; the irony of their subsequent fortune, of course, is that they didn’t even win the contest: they came third behind Rebecca Ferguson and Matt Cardle. The revelations about the band’s fortune have come from Tom Bower’s new book about Simon Cowell, The Mirror have reported.
According to today’s report (September 20, 2012), the five young lads known as One Direction are now officially one of the UK’s most successful music groups ever. And it’s thought that the band have raked in around £200 million for Simon Cowell and Sony, on top of the vast sum of money that they have earned for themselves, too. It’s a pretty impressive story for a band that are barely out of their teens. Their eldest member, Louis Tomlinson is 21 and Harry Styles, the youngest member of the band, is still only 18. In his book, Bowen writes “One Direction were Cowell’s new Westlife – a revival of his mastery of the music business. Nothing had been left to chance by Sony Music, with the band’s hit album Up All Night selling over five million copies.”
In addition to sales of One Direction’s songs, Simon Cowell and his colleagues have managed to strike up some lucrative endorsements for the band. These include partnerships with Nokia, Hasbro toys and Pokemon games. Apparently, the boys like to splash their cash, now that they have plenty of it. Louis splashed out £2.5 million on a five bedroom pad in London and Harry’s got his own bachelor pad, as well as a number of pricey sports cars. Nice work if you can get it, eh lads?
In the twelve years that've passed since they were manufactured in 1998, Irish megastars Westlife have had an outstandingly successful career. Having matured through ten big-selling albums from a fresh-faced five-piece pop boy band to the four-piece, well, man band that they are today, Gravity is Westlife's eleventh album offering.
Gravity kicks off with an up-tempo pound of a pop song in 'Beautiful Tonight', complete with its catchy chorus and strong, foot-tapping beat; you can always rely on Westlife for a hefty smattering of cheesy, romantic lyrics and this album proves no exception right from the start. By the time track two rolls up, we're straight back to trademark Westlife ground with the first of Gravity's many down-tempo piano-led pop ballads beckoning, like many that have preceded it, many a lighter/phone light waving moment. Complete with the customary slushy string arrangement, the albums' lead single, 'Safe', is a prime example of the big-budget easy listening blend that Westlife have perfected over the years; the following contents of Gravity never falter from their well-established high standard which may not be everyone's bag, but is undoubtedly well-perfected.
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