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James Arthur 'needs To Make A 'club Bangers Album'

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James Arthur ''needs'' to produce a ''club bangers album.''

The 28-year-old musician believes he has made ''too many heartfelt emotional ballads'' and he needs to start making music similar to Usher's more popular tracks, which are commonly played in nightclubs.

Speaking about his music to the Metro newspaper, the vocalist said: ''I've made too many heartfelt emotional ballads. I need to make my Usher club bangers album''.

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Professor Green Wants To Make Peace With James Arthur

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Professor Green has said he wants to end his feud with former ‘X Factor’ winner James Arthur.

The pair’s bad blood began when Arthur was appearing on the talent show and fans compared him to the rapper, causing Green to tweet: “You can all f*** off and die slowly – he does not look like me.”

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James Arthur Wants To Release New Album Soon

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James Arthur could release another new album within a year.

The 'Say You Won't Let Go' hitmaker says he could a follow-up to number one smasher 'Back From The Edge - which was released in October - as he has another material laying around from this album.

The hunky pop star also admitted that he would like to validate his success by bagging some awards for his music.

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James Arthur Wants To Go 'crazy' On His Next Album

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James Arthur wants to go ''crazy'' on his next album.

The 28-year-old singer - who was crowned champion on 'The X Factor' in 2012 - has revealed he plans to make new hit records in the future, which will be a ''bit'' similar to the 'Famous' rapper Kanye West's records, and is event thinking about releasing a ''R&B hip-hop'' LP.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, the musician said: ''I want to just go a bit crazy and bit more Kanye next. I would love to do something more left (field) and maybe make an R&B hip-hop thing.

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James Arthur Resigns With Simon Cowell's Record Label Two Years After Being Dropped

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Former ‘X Factor’ winner James Arthur has resigned with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco two years after being let go. Arthur was dropped from the label in 2014 after a series of public controversies, but recently the singer has made a chart comeback with latest single ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’.

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A spokesperson for Syco confirmed they’d resigned Arthur, saying: ‘We can confirm that James Arthur is now once again signed to Syco Music in the UK. We are delighted to welcome him back into the Syco fold.’

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So What Happened To James Arthur In Poland?

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Former 'X-Factor' winner James Arthur hasn't been having the best time as of late. Earlier this month he parted ways with Simon Cowell’s Syco record label, allegedly after he wrote a song about terrorism. But really that was just one incident in a long list of controversies, missteps and downright foolish behaviour involving Arthur since his 2012 X-Factor win. Now, the latest bit of Arthur drama sees the singer sporting a few cuts after a recent trip to Poland, something he seemed more than happy to share with his thousands of twitter followers. 

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James Arthur's had a bump ride since winning the X-Factor in 2012

Arthur shared a picture of his cut face via Twitter on Wednesday along with the caption, “Polish bar brawls are the best.” Some loyal Arthur fans then began voicing their concern for the singer and asking if he was alright. The singer was quick to offer reassurance however, saying “don't worry I'm absolutely fine and in good health just a couple bumps and scratches in a scuffle. Boys will be boys.”

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Lucy Spraggan Tweets Texts From James Arthur, "F*ck Off With Your Career"

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James Arthur and Lucy Spraggan - two former contestants on the 2012 series of The X Factor - appear to be at loggerheads over the former's gay slurs in a recent diss track.

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We reported on Arthur's response to rapper Micky Worthless, which led to an argument with Frankie Boyle on Twitter, though it appears a feud with Spraggan has now opened up.

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Jahmene Douglas Tops Album Chart With Debut Effort, 'Love Never Fails'

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Jahmene Douglas has gone on to prove the doubters wrong by scoring a number one album with his first attempt. The X Factor runner-up, who has been busily working on his new album since the end of the 2012 season, went on to show those who said his career had begun and ended with the X Factor final loss, showing that there is still a market for talent show runners up.

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Douglas' fans clearly haven't forgotten about him

A former supermarket worker from Swindon who came a close second to James Arthur in the last season of the popular ITV1 show, Douglas' first album consists mostly of covers, however Love Never Fails doesn't feature a version of Etta James' 'At Last,' the song that he first performed during the auditions stage of the show.

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James Arthur Rubbishes The Hooker Stories – “It’s Pure Slander”

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Rumours surfaced that X-Factor winner James Arthur and one of his pals paid Ria Vincent and another escort £500 for some raunchy activity to take place. This is something the fake pop star has VEHEMENTLY denied.

Ria was unimpressed with the star, telling The Sun: “I had previously really fancied James Arthur – he was on The X Factor. But now I just think the guy is a total loser. When you meet him in the flesh you realise he is just a bit of a geek who doesn’t really know what he is doing. He wouldn’t even take his socks off.” James Arthur, though, wasn’t having this. He to his twitter fingers all atwitch to set the record straight. He wrote: “Apologies to those of my fans reading lies about me today… It’s pure slander so I fight back, sorry.” He also added: “Wow, I love you and your support is incredible. Seriously, I’m blown away here. I’m inundated with love. You will be repaid for your support.” Anything else James? “I have f**king great feet too!” Okay then!

Since winning the X-Factor, Arthur hasn’t really done anything, apart from bad dub-step remixes of even worse songs, and reply to numerous rumours that he’s exploiting his new-found wealth and fame in exchange for cheap thrills. In fact, one thing he has done is convince people he’s arrogant and selfish, rather than exhibiting the charm that won him the X-Factor crown. It’s all rumours, though.

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The Sun "Twisted" The Words Of James Arthur's Twitter Fling, She Claims

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James Arthur had, before he even won the X Factor, forged for himself a reputation for a flirt and a lady's man. He has already been linked briefly to Caroline Flack in unfounded rumours and, more recently, to Rita Ora - again, the rumours have not been substantiated. In less famous social realms, a girl he met on Twitter and shared a night with has apparently revealed some details about their encounter that are a long way away from what one might want from a young man trying to grow a career in music.  

According to the Sun, beauty therapist Danielle Withey explained what happened. The tabloid reports that they met on Twitter and exchanged some flirty private messages and texts before one night he paid for a taxi to bring her over to his flat, and asked her to bring a bottle of wine with her. When she got there she was given a mug to drink the wine from. "He then just asked if I was taking my clothes off or not. We started kissing and before I knew it I was naked and he was from the bottom down. But he kept his grey socks and top on, which I thought was odd." He asked how much the wine had cost, "I said five pounds. He pulled out a twenty but I didn't accept it. It didn't seem very appropriate." Then, while they were canoodling, he suddenly stopped and turned the TV up. "He said, 'I've just got to see if Rylan wins'. Then he just carried on again like nothing had happened. He doesn't really know how to treat a girl but Twitter is obviously an easy way for him to meet women."

However, since she's been getting a lot of negative attention since it has been released, Miss Withey has claimed that the Sun has twisted her words, saying: "everything what they have said that I have said isn't true, don't believe everything u read in a fucking news article."

Homegrown Pop Talent: Union J At Alton Towers Live, Alongside Olly Murs And Conor Maynard

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Union J have been announced as one of the acts appearing at this year’s Alton Towers Live event. The former X Factor contestants will be appearing alongside the likes of Olly Murs, Labrinth Rizzle Kicks, James Arthur, Stooshe, Conor Maynard and Little Mix at the event, which takes place on July 6th, 2013. Union J were eliminated from series nine of X Factor, in the semi-finals, when they were just narrowly beaten in the public vote by Christopher Maloney.

Tickets for Alton Towers Live 2013 go on sale via www.aeglive.co.uk on Friday March 1, 2013 at 9am. They start at £55, which includes not only the concert performances but also entry to the theme park, with its well-known array of rollercoasters and other attractions. Punters will have access to The Smiler, which is scheduled to open in May and is a new world-first for Alton Towers. The Smiler is described by Celebritain.com as “the Alton Towers Resort’s biggest ever ride and will combine plunging drops and extreme turns with twisted psychological effects.”

The line-up for Alton Towers Live reads like a who’s-who of British pop talent, right now and boasts a roster that managed to snare five 2013 Brit Award nominations between them. The one-day event is expected to be hugely popular, with Britain’s best homegrown talent all on the same bill. 

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James Arthur's Partying Antics Leave Him Stranded Outside His Home

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James Arthur is currently the King of X Factor and celebrating having sold over one million copies of his debut single, 'Impossible,' but it looks like the endless party since his meteoric rise to the top might have to take a back seat after his last night out ended with him being questioned by police: so they could let him into his house.

Yes, Arthur went and committed the ultimate brain fart last night and forgot to take his keys out with him, leaving him stranded out in the blistering cold for nearly half an hour whilst he waited for police to arrive and help him in. Poor guy, luckily though, there weren't any fans around to pester the singer, as he recently admitted that he gets "freaked out" by his fans in an interview with ITN.

Hapless Arthur had been spending the night mingling with the likes of JLS and One Direction at the pre-Brits party in central London, before he and his 'friend' Caroline Flack headed off to the glitzy Groucho Club alone together for a few drinks. After geting a cab home alone, things went from bad to worse as he was left with a red face, both from embarrassment and the cold, after finding out he'd left his keys at home. At least he didn't end up pulling Flack, now that would have been awkward.

Ofcom Rules X Factor Broke Programming Rules With Corinthia Hotel

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x factor has come under fire from Ofcom regulators for the excessive appearance of the ultra-posh Corinthia Hotel overlooking the Thames, reports the Guardian. 

X Factor producers, by showing the hotel repeatedly, gave it 'undue prominence' which is in breach of programming in the UK. Although the show wasn't paid for its featuring in a couple of episodes, they did receive discounted rates for the contestants to stay there - which undoubtedly was taken gratefully as it's normally £3000 per night! 

One episode saw the contestants moving into the Hotel which saw winner James Arthur exclaiming about their rooms, and Rylan Clark (currently a contestant in Celebrity Big Brother) gush over the size and quality of the hotel, saying:  "It's absolutely amazing here ... I've never really seen anything like it to be honest. It's a million miles away from the place I live back home ... Oh my god James, it's massive! There's a phone in the toilet!"

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British College Offers Pricey Course In Passing X-Factor Auditions

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Bishop Auckland College in County Durham are to offer a £95 crash-course in preparing for x factor auditions. The 17-week course teaches students how to sing, perform and prepare for the nervy auditions in front of Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and company. "I've watched X Factor auditions and thought, 'you could have done well but you just weren't prepared for it,'" said the college's Mike Jinks.

The idea for the course came about after the college put on a successful music festival last summer, which featured X Factor winner James Arthur, then a little known musician. "We will be giving them some home truths," said Mr Jinks, the college's head of art, music and performing arts. "This is not just about saying, 'go on X Factor and you will be famous.' We expect them to work hard. We expect them to understand that most people who go on X Factor put a lot of hard work and preparation into it." The course will also give students the skills required to get through a job interview, which Mr Jinks describes as similar to those needed for the famous auditions. 

As of January 11, 2013, James Arthur's winning single Impossible - a cover of Shontelle's 2010 song - has sold over one million copies. His debut album is expected to hit shelves later this year.

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Not 'Impossible' After All... James Arthur Hits One Million Sales With X Factor Single

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X Factor winner James Arthur has broken the one million sales mark for his single ‘Impossible,’ MTV report. The single went straight to number one when it was released and narrowly missed out on being Christmas number one. The song has become the fastest-selling X Factor winner’s single in the history of the ITV talent show and now James has received the good news that he’s broken the million sales milestone.

The song ‘Impossible’ is a cover of a song by Shontelle and has only been out for around a month, making sales of a million something worth shouting about for the Middlesbrough singer. As the winner of this year’s show, Arthur has also signed a record deal with Simon Cowell’s SyCo label. James released a statement saying “I am thrilled to be part of the Syco family, working with Simon and his team is exactly where I want to be. I can't wait to get into the studio to start work on my record!” It’s a pretty good start to the year for the singer, who’s also landed himself a BRIT award for Best British Song, for ‘Impossible.’

This year’s BRITS nominations have been controversial, not least for the organisers’ decision to include the late Amy Winehouse in the Best British Female Solo Artist category, despite the fact that she passed away in July 2011. 

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Finishing The Year At #1, James Arthur Regains The Top Spot

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James Arthur's single 'Impossible' has returned to number one after being beaten by The Justice Collective last week.

Christmas week proved to be a little less elated for James Arthur as his single 'Impossible' was relegated to the second spot in the charts, beaten by the charity single from The Justice Collective, 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'. Plus, in Boxing Day sales his card was declined three times. Embarrassing! However, to bring in the new year he's right back on top with 'Impossible' storming back to #1, which will hopefully set the tone for his 2013. 

According to the Official Charts Company, the single has now sold almost 900,000 copies and is the fourth highest selling first single of x factor history, beating Leona Lewis' 'A Moment Like This', from 2006, but being curtailed from the top of that pile by Alexandra Burke, Matt Cardle, and Shayne Ward. Only 400,000 more copies to sell before reaching that coveted accolade. 

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James Arthur Has His Credit Card Declined, Three Times!

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Well, this is embarrassing! Only weeks after emerging victorious from this years X Factor, James Arthur looks as though he has over-anticipated just how much fame and fortune would be thrust his way after his credit card got declined three times when he was shopping on Boxing Day.

The X Factor winner was indulging himself in the post-Christmas sales, forking out over £700 in one shop, when he had to bring his spending spree to an abrupt halt after his credit card was refused three embarrassing times. The Mirror reports that the singer was forced to make a sheepish phone call to his bank, whilst taking full advantage of the sales at a Stockton-on-Tees branch of Foot Asylum on Boxing Day. With a queue of people eagerly awaiting service behind him, the reality star asked his bank whether any money had been transfered into his account (it hadn't), after which he had to ask the store's manager to put his massive £771.74 bill on his tab for later. Luckily for Arthur, the store's manager complied, probably drooling whilst thinking about all of Simon Cowell's money.

It is unknown whether Arthur's chief rival, Matt Cardle, is behind the credit card refusal, but he's our top suspect anyway.

Bitter Sweet Christmas Week For James Arthur- Card Declined But Impossible Set To Return To #1

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December has been a great month for James Arthur, in fact, the entire year has been pretty good for him, as he's gone from zero to hero with most of the year being occupied with his rise to fame and to his winning The X Factor.

This week saw a quick lull in sales of his single 'Impossible', which hit number one the week directly after the final, but was beaten Christmas week and overtaken by The Justice Collective ' charity single 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'. However, now as the Official Charts Company says, at midweek it looks like Arthur's going to be back in the top-spot come Sunday's chart. 

To put a slight dampener on that good news, the Daily Mail reports that the young singer, while Christmas shopping, had his card declined three times. He was seen at the till, literally red faced, when he couldn't pay the bill - which came to over £700, for hats, tshirts and sneakers. The cheeky chappy managed to persuade the manager to let him take the goods and to return at a later date to pay for them- he's bound to be amassing something of a fortune in the near future so the man behind the till shouldn't have much to worry about. 

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James Arthur Reserves Special Praise For Hillsborough Single

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Despite missing out on a Christmas number 1, James Arthur has been mighty gracious in defeat, praising the charity Hillsborough single, which raises money for those affected by the tragic disaster. 

On Friday, he tweeted about his own debut release, writing: "Platinum single baby! Not a bad start :) thanks to all who bought it now make sure the Hillsborough tune is number 1!!! #LOVE." Later, upon realising his wasn't going to get that much-coveted Christmas top-spot, Arthur wrote: "He ain't heavy he's my brother the deserved Xmas number 1. Beautiful song and a very worthy cause. Bless all affected by the disaster #LOVE." An ever growing presence on Twitter, Arthur tweeted, "I'm in Swindon chillin with my homeboy @jahmenedouglas in preparation for my gig at bushwackers!! #LOVE." But it's clearly been an exhausting time, because the Middlesbrough singer later added: "Swindon you were sick! I'm literally sick! so I'm off home for Christmas to see the Fam and get well and I'll be back on it next week! #LOVE."

The Justice Collective's version of 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' sold more than 269,000 copies, which saw it comfortably outsell x factor winner James Arthur's debut single Impossible by 45,000, according to figures from the Official Charts Company.

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Handbags At The Ready: The James Arthur Vs Matt Cardle Twitter Battle Hots Up Once Again

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To most people, X Factor victors James Arthur and Matt Cardle could hardly be anymore alike, however an ongoing dispute between the two on Twitter is proving that the two really don't see eye to eye.

Both are the most bog-standard of performers, who rose to fame on The X Factor, have a similar passion for facial stubble and will no doubt fall into the same pit of obscurity as so many others like them have over the years. Still, the two have been at each others throats like a pair of school-ground girls for the past couple of weeks and even with Christmas on the horizon the two look as though they'll bring their feud into the new year. Here's a blow-by-blow account of what the pair have been nattering about over the past few weeks:

It was Arthur who really started things off, posting this on his Twitter: "the blokes that have won before have had a niche, they haven't sold records because they haven't made great albums. That's the bottom line."

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James Arthur Has The Promotional Budget But Could The Justice Collective Have The Christmas Number One?

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The race is on for the UK Christmas Number one, due to be announced on Sunday December 23, 2012.

It’s a battle of two charity singles this year: The x factor winner James Arthur is looking for a second week at number one with ‘Impossible’, the proceeds of which will go to help the charity Together For Short Lives (which helps sick children), whilst The Justice Collective are hoping for the number one slot with their cover of The Hollies’ ‘He Ain’t Heavy (He’s My Brother).’ The Justice Collective single is also a charitable concern, raising money to help the families of those affected by the Hillsborough Disaster with their legal fees.

Despite receiving far less airplay than Arthur, The Justice Collective – which features Holly Johnson, Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams and Rebecca Ferguson, among many others – currently looks to be in the front-running for the title. The former Frankie Goes To Hollywood singer, Holly Johnson, is urging the public to go out and buy the single – not simply so that it can go to number one, but because it will help the families of the victims of the 1987 disaster.

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Battle Of The X Factor Winners As Matt Cardle And James Arthur Vie For Least Likable Celeb

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X Factor winners; they seem so lovely, innocent and genuine before they triumph in their respective finals, but once they're crowned champions, you can't stop them mouthing each other off, The Mirror reports. 

We've basically made that rule up, based on what's happening between Matt Cardle and current winner, James Arthur. They seem to be arguing in public, ether saying one's not very good, or that they're more successful than each other. Both pretty distasteful and petty, if you ask us, which you didn't. But there you go.  When Arthur, the current winner of The X-Factor, who's destined to make a below average album with some awful dubstep/indie fusion - said that, "the blokes that have won before have had a niche, they haven't sold records because they haven't made great albums. That's the bottom line."

And Matt wasn't happy. He replied, saying, "I said, 'Look, James, you're very talented but you haven't sold two million records yet, which I have,'" Matt said, humbly taking his Mother Theresa costume out of the wardrobe and pulling it on while recounting a conversation which may or may not have taken place in his head. "You haven't had two top ten albums yet, which I've had. Don't start mouthing off before you've even really left the show."

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Hillsborough Charity Single: Odds On For Number No.1?

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The Justice Collective - featuring stars like Robbie Williams, Shane MacGowan and Paul McCartney – are amongst the favourites to get to number one in the UK this Christmas. Over the last few years. the Christmas Number One has been a little unpredictable, what with a recent campaign to get Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In the Name Of’ to number one thus preventing the usual X Factor winner Number One for the years that had preceded it.

Everyone loves to support a good cause at Christmas and the Justice Collective’s cover of The Hollies’ ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ will raise money for to help the families of those killed in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, with their legal fees. The single was launched at Liverpool’s HMV store, by the former footballer Kenny Dalglish and the comedian John Bishop. According to the Halifax Courier, the Justice Collective currently have best odds of 2/7 to get a Christmas number one, whereas James Arthur – this year’s X Factor winner – has odds of 5/1 in second place. Gareth Malone's Military Wives’ Choir are in third place at 20/1, which would make it their second Christmas number one in a row if they manage to land the top spot.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, there has been a call from the stars of the Justice Collective, as well as Kenny Dalglish, John Bishop and Liverpool Walton MP Steve Rotheram to waive the VAT on the sales of the single. “I wrote to the Chancellor George Osborne before X Factor and we haven't yet had a formal response from him. We tried to get hold of the Treasury yesterday and we are still hopeful that he will waive the VAT on our single. It's the right thing for the Government to do,” said the MP.

Should James Arthur Really Be Fooling Around With Kimberley Garner?

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Simon Cowell will have been sipping his morning coffee today, perusing the newspapers and planning how best to sell the James Arthur product to us all. The single sold nearly 500,000 copies in a week, so the platform for a full-length album has been nicely laid. The only thing that could stop the Middlesbrough singer from achieving an Olly Murs-esque career in pop is distractions.  So the music mogul probably wasn't too happy when he came across photographs of Arthur with Made In Chelsea's Kimberley Garner!

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In case you're not familiar with Kimberley, she's one of the millionaire reality stars on E4's most popular programme. She rose to fame after dating several of the 'Chelsea' stars while still living with her millionaire boyfriend Diego Divero-Volpe. It was all pretty embarrassing stuff, as Kimberley romanced McVities biscuits heir Jamie Laing, 22, diamond mining heir Francis Boulle, 23, and Eton educated broker Spencer Matthews. The problem was, poor old Diego thought he and Kimberley were perfectly happy, until he saw the whole thing unfold on his television set, according to the Daily Mail. 

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Pictures: James Arthur Snapped On Date With 'Made In Chelsea' Star

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James Arthur may have landed a UK No.1 single with Impossible, but it looks as though he's also bagged Kimberly Garner, a cast-member on E4's Made in Chelsea. Garner has gained a reputation on the show for dating several guys at the same time, though she only had eyes for the x factor winner on Sunday evening (December 16, 2012)

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The pair were pictured hand-in-hand leaving Chinese restaurant Hakkasan in Mayfair, beaming with delight. However, their evening didn't end there, as they hopped into a taxi cab and headed to nightclub Sketch for a dance or two. The couple first met at the Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball last month, with Arthur later admitting in an interview that he found the star "hot". After the date, Kimberley took to Twitter, calling the evening a "fairy tale."

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Christmas Number One: The Race Is On

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With only nine days left until the big day, the race is on to see who will be sitting atop the UK Singles Chart this christmas, with the charity Hillsborough single battling it out with X Factor winner James Arthur for the coveted Christmas No. 1.

Only a few years ago, it was pretty much a given that the festive number one spot would go to The X Factor or Pop Idol/Popstars winner, however the competition has gotten a little more heated in recent years for for a number of reasons, and unlike before there is an air of uncertainty as to who will walk away with this year's number one spot at Christmas.

Girls Aloud were the first to do it back in 2002, when 'Sound in the Underground' took the Yuletide top spot. Then, from Shayne Ward in 2005 to Alexandra Burke in 2008, Simon Cowell's creations had that top spot wrapped up like dad's songs on Christmas Eve. That all changed when a successful Facebook campaign saw Rage Against The Machine's 1991 debut single 'Killing In The Name' take the top spot away from that years' winner, and thus outrage erupted (even though all profits RATM made were donated to charity, as opposed to Simon Cowell's already bulging wallet). Even though Matt Cardle managed to come up trumps the next year with 'When We Collide,' 2011 again saw a change in the wind when the choir ensemble Military Wives with Gareth Malone took the Xmas top spot with their rendition of 'Wherever You Are.' This time round though, SiCo was a little more forgiving.

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Shaun Ryder: "I Like James Arthur - But He Should See My Dentist"

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Shaun Ryder has come out of the closet and admitted that not only is he a fan of the X Factor, but more specifically he is a fan of this season's winner, James Arthur. That said, there's one thing about Arthur that Ryder is not a fan of and that is his dental hygiene.

Speaking to The Sun, the Happy Mondays frontman said that he is partial to the occasional episode of the ITV talent show, and a fan of this season's winner, but recommended that Arthur have a dentist get to work and fix his smile for him or else he may end up in the pile of talent show stars, who burnt out all too soon, before he knows it.

Ryder, who has himself reaped the benefits that a mouth remodelling brings, told the paper, "I've seen quite a bit. I quite like that James Arthur kid. He's good, but he should see my dentist."

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James Arthur Rises To Frankie Boyle's Bait In Twitter Spat

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If James Arthur wins X Factor next weekend, the first thing the show’s producers will need to do is to ensure that he completes a rigorous media training course. And what’s the golden rule of media training? DO NOT rise to Frankie Boyle’s bait! Sadly for Arthur, he has already fallen foul of the acerbic Scotsman’s cutting sense of humour. Always one for the cheap shot, Frankie Boyle posted a message on Twitter insulting him… and not just by erroneously referring to him as “James McArthur.”

That message read “James McArthur is like a cross between a tramp and a duckling ‪#xfactor” and unsurprisingly, James took exception to the comment. He probably wasn’t too enamoured with Boyle later referring to him as looking like “someone put a sheep’s teeth into a baby’s head.” James made the fatal error of responding to Frankie though (and we all know that the best cure for a Boyle is to ignore it and it will go away… not that that has worked with Susan Boyle, mind you). James responded by saying “Poor old man making yet more s**t jokes about Xfactor because he knows that's the only way he can get attention any more #prat.”

Proving that he’s much better at dishing out the insults than he is at taking them, Frankie was quick to reply “I think if I wanted attention I'd sing covers on a talent show, inked up like a schooldesk in a remedial class.” James had the last say in the matter, telling Frankie “Your a sad man and I can't wait to see you coz it's about time someone gave you a reality check.” We’re not sure that it’s technically possible to win an argument with Frankie Boyle; luckily for James, it’s looking likely that he might win X Factor, instead.

X-Factor's Chris Maloney Gets His Gran To Shout At The Bullies

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The X-Factor has been a bit of a joke this yeah, hasn't it? Rylan Clark, with his monstrous lack of talent and baffling level of ignorance managed to go far; too far, while Christopher Maloney has managed to still be in the running despite having little to no potential to sell records. He's got his Gran to have a go at people like us.  

"Those comments, they might as well say them to me - they're cutting me in two even worse," she explained, according to The Sun. "It's a tactic, I think. It's one way of swaying the votes. It's like bullying. Nobody else on the show gets those comments." She added: "I'm behind Christopher all the way but it's killing me doing it." Granny Pat got pretty annoyed last week when Christopher gave a good performance but still came in for criticism. She said: "I could cry sometimes. Even when they do say he has sung well they criticise something else, like the dancers behind them last week. He didn't pick the dancers." Poor nan, we know how she feels, but the truth is, even though Maloney is trying his hardest; he's easily the least talented act left in the competition, and that's only because Rylan's gone.

This weekend's X-Factor fun sees Jahmene Douglas, James Arthur, Union J and of course, Granny's boy, Christopher Maloney gunning it out for a place in the final. 

Did X Factor’s James Arthur Rip Off YouTube Star Noah? (Videos)

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x factor star James Arthur has been accused of ripping off a YouTube star for his latest performance on the reality show. Arthur, 24, performed a stripped back acoustic version of LMFAO’s Sexy and I Know It on Saturday’s show and won praise from all four judges.


The arrangement of the song was certainly refreshing and Arthur was easily one of the better performers on the night, though his rendition has drawn comparisons to a YouTube singer known as Only1Noah. His version of the track – uploaded five months ago – has since received 13.5 million hits and features the exact same arrangement as Arthur’s track. Noah had added the caption, “Okay guys! So I've actually always wanted to cover this and I finally arranged a version of it that I hope you like!” Disgruntled fans of the YouTube star have taken to the video’s comments section to vent their anger, with one user saying, “James Arthur should be axed from the show for his disgraceful talent of stealing other people's work. Shame on him seriously.”

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2nd March, 1988