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If you got the chance to ask Stephen Hawking about anything, surely Zayn Malik would top the list?
We all know Stephen Hawking is a genius who can give us answers on some of the universe’s most mind-boggling questions. So what better person is there to ask about the most troubling and puzzling question of recent times, what is the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction?
Stephen Hawking may have just given million of One Directioners hope.
Professor Hawking was speaking at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday night via a 3D hologram projection from his actual location at Cambridge University in the U.K. During the talk Hawking answered questions from his daughter, journalist Lucy Hawking and physicist Paul Davies, as well as audience members at the Opera house.
He speaks! The former 1D member gets back on social media for the first time since his split from the group last month.
After nearly a month of social media silence, former One Direction member Zayn Malik has tweeted for the first time since his departure from the group in the middle of the South East Asian leg of their world tour.
“Wanna say thanks to everyone that's been there for me over the last few weeks,” he wrote. “Love you all.. you know who you are x.” Nothing too profound or revelatory, but it’s a sign that the 22 year old is ready to re-engage with the world and, perhaps, some word of solo material.
Zayn Malik at the Asian Awards with his mother
Is Harry Styles going to leave One Direction?
Morgan Spurlock, the documentary filmmaker who directed One Direction's This Is Us movie, has claimed that Harry Styles will be next to leave the band. Speaking to TMZ.com, the Supersize Me star admitted he didn't think the group would stay together for much longer.
Morgan Spurlock says Harry Styles [center] is likely to leave One Direction
"I think they'll stay together for a little while, for a little bit longer and then at some point Harry will leave, he'll be next," he said.
Continue reading: Morgan Spurlock Claims Harry Styles Will Leave One Direction
The former One Directioner attended the event at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday.
Zayn Malik has made his first public appearance since leaving One Direction, at the fifth Annual Asian Awards. The 22 year old debut a new shaved hairstyle at the event, where he was accompanied by his mother Trisha Malik.
Zayn was accompanied to the event by his mother, Trisha.
The 22-year-old was presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music at the ceremony, which was held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Accepting the award Zayn referenced his time in the million selling pop group and thanked his former bandmates.
Zayn left the band last month and is said to be now pursuing a solo career.
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.
The 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.
The boys have given their first interview since the departure of Zayn Malik.
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for One Direction and the group’s legion of fans, but it seems the boys are beginning to come to terms with Zayn Malik's exit. Speaking for the first time since Zayn's departure, the band assured fans they would continue, despite going from a five piece to a four some in the past month.
Don't cry fans: One Direction will carry on without Zayn Malik.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper Liam Payne said, “We’re gutted that Zayn chose to leave but now after a few performances as a four piece, we’re feeling confident and are determined to carry on stronger than ever.”
Don't worry, Directioners, the show must go on.
First they were afraid, they were petrified, kept thinking they could never live without him by their side... but One Direction seem to have moved on from Zayn Malik’s departure fairly quickly. So says Niall Horan, in a series of tweets which revealed that the band is already planning a return to the studio.
One Direction are now going in separate directions.
He wrote: "Had a sit down last night with the label, started organising our writing sessions for the next album! F**k yeaaaahhhh! Can't wait!"
Continue reading: One Direction Moving On After Zayn Malik's Departure
After breaking hearts by announcing his departure from One Direction, is Zayn Malik about to embark on a lucrative solo career?
Zayn Malik’s plans of leading the life of a normal 22 year old might have hit bit of a roadblock, as it appears the former One Directioner is about to embark on a solo career. Zayn sent One Direction fans into a meltdown on Wednesday when he announced his departure from the boyband, after previously being signed off the group’s current tour due to stress.
In announcing his departure from the band Malik said in a statement, "My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I'd like to apologise to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart.”
Simon Cowell shows his support for Dermot O'Leary via Twitter after the presenter announces he is leaving 'The X-Factor'.
Simon Cowell has praised Dermot O'Leary after the presenter announced he would no longer be hosting The X-Factor. 41-year-old Leary announced he would be leaving the show on Friday (27th March). The presenter, who has hosted the show for eight years since taking over from Kate Thornton in 2007, informed fans of his decision on Twitter.
Simon Cowell has praised Dermot O'Leary after the presenter announced he is leaving The X Factor.
Take a look at Billy Zane's 'Funny or Die skit in which he feigns confusion as to the frequent, yet misspelled, references to his name online.
Billy Zane poked fun at One Direction fans whilst appearing in a skit for Funny or Die. The Titanic actor feigned surprise at the amount of tweets which seemingly referred to him, expressing some displeasure at the misspelling of 'Zane'. The tweets were, of course, about the departure of Zayn Malik from One Direction but, taken out of context, the over reaction of 1D's fans is even more amusing.
Zane or Zayn? Billy Zane (L) jokes about Zayn Malik's (R) departure from One Direction in his Funny or Die sketch.
Take a look at the artists that could be the next ones to release a new album unexpectedly.
Surprise albums are all the rage, and it’s easy to understand why. They make sense for both fans and artists, and there’s hardly any downside to just throwing your highly anticipated album up for download on a random Saturday night with nothing else going on around the Internet. It practically sells itself at that point.
Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly saw an early release
Take a look at Kendrick Lamar: his new record, To Pimp A Butterfly, wasn’t even technically a surprise, as it was just allegedly “accidentally” released early on iTunes before its release. It still yielded the same results as a complete surprise album would, and it smashed a ton of streaming records like the 9.6 million number that was achieved via Spotify listens. The record-holder before that was, of course, none other than Drake’s surprise mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. You can see the trend here.
Continue reading: Four Artists Most Likely To Release A Surprise Album This Year
It’s certainly been an emotional week for One Direction fans…
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is single again, after splitting from his girlfriend of nearly four years Eleanor Calder. The couple’s split was confirmed after tabloids published pictures claiming to be of the 23 year old and a ‘mystery brunette’ over the weekend.
The boys all together late last year.
"Louis and Eleanor split up two weeks ago," a rep for the band confirmed to E! News. "They have not announced this as they wanted some privacy during this time.”
Zayn left the band’s tour in Asia days after he was accused of cheating on fiancée PerrIe Edwards following the publication of pictures showing him partying with another woman.
The future of the world’s biggest boyband One Direction could be in doubt, following a difficult week for the group which culminated in Zayn Malik leaving their 'On The Road Again' tour due to stress. The singer, who is engaged to Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, had been accused of cheating on his fiancée last week, while the band were on tour in Asia.
Zayn left the 1D tour on Thursday
Zayn’s departure from the tour was announced on Thursday by the band’s publicist Simon Jones who delivered the news on Twitter writing, "1D statement: Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate. The band wish him well and will continue with their performances in Manila and Jakarta.” The 22 year old has since been spotted arriving home to Heathrow.
Zayn Malik is taking a break from One Direction's tour and is returning to the UK. The news has been confirmed by the band's representative.
Zayn Malik is leaving One Direction's tour and heading back to the UK. 22-year-old Malik has been signed off with stress. Malik will miss the next three tour dates in Manila and Jakarta. He is hoping to return to perform with the rest of the band in Johannesburg on 28th March for the last four concerts on their world tour. Simon Jones, One Direction's publicist, released a short statement on Twitter. "1D statement: Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate. The band wish him well and will continue with their performances in Manila and Jakarta," Jones wrote on Twitter.
Zayn Malik has been signed off with stress.
Read More: Louis Tomlinson Slams The Voice On Twitter.
Members of One Direction including Liam Payne can be seen huddled together with some members of their entourage having recently touched down in London following their series of shows in Tokyo, Japan. They performed at the Saitama Super Arena for four dates with 5 Seconds Of Summer.
Some members of One Direction are spotted in London with their entourage having just flown in from Tokyo, Japan, where they visited on their World Tour. One individual, though his identity is unclear, proceeds to spit casually on the ground to cries of disgust from onlookers and fans. Noticing his audience, he raises his arms briefly in a macho gesture.
The British duo have done well both in Britain and the States throughout 2014, and their huge sales were recognised on Wednesday's glitzy awards ceremony.
Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith were the big winners at the Brit Awards. The annual music industry spectacular rewarded the two biggest-selling artists of last year by bestowing two trophies on each on Wednesday night (February 25th).
Sheeran won the two biggest prizes for which he was nominated – those of British Male Solo Artist and Best British Album for his sophomore record X. He beat four other UK Number 1 albums to do so – rival Smith’s In The Lonely Hour, Royal Blood’s self-titled debut, indie stars Alt-J’s This Is All Yours and George Ezra’s slow-burning debut Wanted On Voyage.
Ed Sheeran arriving for Wednesday night's Brit Awards, where he won twice
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran And Sam Smith Win At Brit Awards
The 'All About That Bass' singer got together with the 1D poster boy to record a "cute acoustic love thing" recently.
The 21 year old dropped by BBC Radio 1 on Tuesday morning and told host Nick Grimshaw that the “cute acoustic love” song is called ‘Someday Maybe’. Grimshaw was asking Trainor about an earlier interview with ‘The Sun’ in which she indicated that the Styles writing hook-up had happened.
Meghan Trainor outside BBC Radio 1 studios, where she spoke about the Harry Style collaboration
Continue reading: Meghan Trainor Writes Song With Harry Styles
This year's Brit Award nominations features a few surprises...
The 2015 Brit Award nominations have finally been announced with, it seems, a few surprises alongside the obvious candidates. There's no prizes for guessing who's come out on top for this year's list of award-winning possibles.
Sam Smith leads nominations
Awards season rears its ominous head for another year, with some major ceremonies - in both film and music - having already taken place. We've seen prizes sent out for 2014's films; I.e. Golden Globes, the Critics' Choice Awards, People's Choice Awards, AFI Honours; and now it's time for music, with the BBC Sound of 2015 having already taken place and now The Brits and the Grammys have unveiled their candidates.
The 1D star is annoyed at the BBC show for continually criticising 'The X Factor'.
One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson is tired of ‘The Voice’ continually slagging off ‘The X Factor’. Ahead of the BBC’s flagship talent contest making its reappearance this Saturday (January 10th), the boyband member suggested that there wasn’t even a contest between the two programmes.
The 23 year old star aired his grievances on Twitter, where he vented: “Is bad mouthing The X Factor the only way The Voice knows how to promo their show? #everyyear.” Later, he said: "it's like Accrington Stanley trying to compete with Real Madrid.”
Louis Tomlinson is angry with 'The Voice' for continually slagging 'The X Factor' for promotion
Continue reading: Louis Tomlinson Slams 'The Voice' On Twitter
One Direction and Jerry Seinfeld turned up on NBC's 'The Tonight Show' earlier this week to make for a memorable episode.
Comedian and TV presenter Jimmy Fallon has had a couple of very special guests on ‘The Tonight Show’ in the run-up to Christmas. On Monday he sang an adorable festive song with One Direction before hosting the boyband on his show the following evening.
One Direction sang 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' with Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show'
In the episode shown on the night before Christmas Eve (Tuesday 23 December), the British hitmakers were guests on the show and Fallon broadcast the clip they had previously recorded, a cover version of ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ performed on classroom instruments and be-decked in some pretty nerdy-looking Christmas jumpers. Enough to induce festive feelings into even the hardest of hearts!
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon Sings With One Direction And Chats With Jerry Seinfeld
Harry Styles is not drinking over Christmas as he's preparing for One Direction's next tour, 'On The Road Again'.
Harry Styles is on a health kick and he's not drinking this Christmas! We shouldn't feel too sorry for him though as Styles is seeing his new found teetotalism as a challenge.
Harry Styles at the BBC Music Awards in December 2014.
Continue reading: Harry Styles Is Going Teetotal Over Xmas To Prepare For 1D's Next Tour
The foursome have indicated that they will make a fifth album, squashing rumours of a split.
Amid rumours from some quarters that a split was on the horizon, global chart conquerors One Direction have dismissed such negativity and confirmed that the band will apparently record a fifth album.
Speaking at the inaugural BBC Music Awards, band member Niall Horan said when asked about the possibility of a new full-length record: "Yes, there will be.” There seemed to be some cross-communication, though, because his colleague Liam Payne had just confusingly commented “we're just so happy that this album (i.e. Four) has gone really well for us and it's kind of given us somewhere else to go with music now, if we do happen to do another one..."
1D, pictured here at the BBC Music Awards on Thursday, confirmed that there will be a fifth album
Continue reading: One Direction Confirm Plans For A Fifth Album
In its sixth week on release, 1989 sold over a quarter of a million copies. Wow.
Although everything else about 2014 seems to winding down ahead of the holiday season, there’s no sign of Taylor Swift’s dominance of the pop world coming to an end any time soon. Swift’s fifth album 1989 is spending a fifth week at the top of the US Billboard charts.
Having had her reign interrupted for a week at the end of November, with British band One Direction hitting the top spot with their new album Four, the 24 year old superstar returned to the top last week. With another 274,000 sales in the week ending December 7th, she has easily been able to retain her crown.
With a fifth non-consecutive week at Number 1, Taylor Swift's dominance shows no sign of abating
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Continues Reign At Number 1
New Billboard rules that take account of streaming and digital sales in place for the first time.
After a one week interruption, Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 returned to the top spot in the US Billboard 200. Having been dethroned by British band One Direction’s Four last week, the 24 year old’s fifth record, whose sales now stand at over 2.5 million, reclaimed its position at Number One.
Taylor Swift returns to Number 1 for a fourth week after a One Direction-interrupted break
This week’s chart is notable since it’s the first time that Billboard has incorporated on-demand streaming and digital sales data. It is the most significant overhaul of their methodology since 1991, when Nielsen’s ‘point of sale’ data (called SoundScan) was brought in.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Returns To Number 1 In Albums Chart
Kicking off in February 2015, the band will be taking their On The Road Again tour across the globe.
One Direction's global fan base will have a chance to see their favourite five-piece band live in 2015 as they are hitting the road once again, and this time taking their On The Road Again tour all over the world.
One Direction are playing across the world on their On The Road Again tour
The former X-Factor contestants announced the exciting news via a video posted on Saturday (Nov. 29) on Twitter, and confirmed their huge tour will kick off on Feb. 7, 2015 in Sydney Australia, before reaching North America on July. 9 in San Diego, California, and finally wrapping things up on Oct. 30 in Sheffield, England.
Continue reading: One Direction Announce Additional On The Road Again Tour Dates For 2015
It's a new record for 1D and the music industry.
Hello, this is your resident One Direction correspondent speaking. Four is number one in the US, repeat number one in the US. This is not a drill, people.
Everything is One Direction and nothing hurts.
While we should all be at least a little bit saddened by the fact that Taylor Swift’s masterpiece of a pop album, 1989, has been knocked off the top, the 387,000 copies of Four sold this week are a clear indicator of one thing. Unlike countless other boybands, One Direction have a formula that works long term. Or long-er term than your standard N*SYNC or Backstreet Boys anyway.
Everyone's favourite boyband dished the dirt at the American Music Awards
One Direction are, quite simply, the best Artist of the Year. While this fact is already known by many of the boy band’s fans, it was unanimously proved at the American Music Awards when the boys scooped the Artist of the Year award and Favourite Pop Group.
The boys were crowned Artist of the Year at the AMAs
But having all this fame, fortune and adoration must have changed them in so many ways - surely they’re higher maintenance than they ever were?
One Direction are the biggest boy band on the planet.
British pop group One Direction have made history in the United States, becoming the first group to have their first four albums go straight to number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The band, who formed following a stint on the UK X-Factor, shifted 387,000 copies of Four in the first week of sales, coming second only to Taylor Swift's all-conquering 1989 for largest debut of the year.
One Direction are surely the biggest pop act on the planet
Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne are undoubtedly biggest pop group on the planet and, if there success on the Billboard chart is taken into consideration, could be the biggest of all time. The band have now surpassed their own record, set when their third album, Midnight Memories, went to No.1 in the States.
Continue reading: One Direction Make Billboard 200 History With 'Four'
The annual list's top ten is dominated by young musicians, filling nine of the ten positions.
Even if you hate him or love him, Justin Bieber is one wealthy 20-year-old. In his fourth year making the annual list, the Canadian megastar tops Forbes magazine's list of the highest-earning celebrities under 30 years old for the first time ever.
Bieber earned $80 million between June 2013 and June 2014
Bieber reached the No.1 spot by earning a whopping $80 million over a twelve month period from June 2013 to June 2014, the magazine confirmed on Monday (Nov 24th), who credited most of his annual income to the final part of the 'Baby' singer's recent world tour.
Let's talk about One Direction. Again.
Hello, this is your resident One Direction correspondent speaking. The Brit wonder made a splash at last night’s American Music Awards with a double win. Not only did they give a pretty brill performance of Night Changes, they also won three whole awards – for Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock band and Favorite Pop/Rock Album. Their appearance in full force and good health served to quash some rumours from earlier in the week, when Zayn Malik reportedly went down with a stomach flu.
1D at the AMA. Ok, but what is Liam's shirt even?
The rumours of course, were that his illness was less flu-like and more... substance related. Basically, people were saying that 21-year-old Malik was on drugs. All those rumours (or most of them anyway) were quashed last night. Not only did he appear to be in good health, if a little on the quiet side during interviews, Malik also performed two solos on Night Changes. And yes, his voice sounded just fine throughout.
Continue reading: One Direction Dispel Rumours With AMA Performance
One Directioner? Sherlockian? Swift-obsessed? What do your tastes say about you?
If you need something to help waste away a few hours today, then look no further than YouGov’s new profiler app, which gives you an in-depth look at exactly what your particular tastes say about you.
Like One Direction? Own a pet fish?
All you have to do is type in the name of a celebrity, band, politician, tv series or even vegetable and you’ll get a tell all profile of their typical fan, which lets you in on everything from where these people are most likely live to what make of car they might drive.
The 21 year-old singer is "really angry" the rest of the band were asked questions about false rumours implying he has issues with drugs.
Zayn Malik was nowhere to be seen when One Direction kicked off their promotional tour for their newest album 'Four,' released today, with an appearance on the 'Today' show in Orlando this morning (Nov 17th), but this does not mean he has a drug problem!
Zayn [second from the left] missed One Direction's 'Today' show performance this morning
Prior to their performance, the 'Today' show host Matt Lauer quizzed the rest of the band about Zayn's whereabouts, and implied the 21 year-old singer was absent due to struggling with substance abuse issues.
The 21 year-old singer's unexpected absence forced the rest of the band to clarify that he is simply ill and not suffering with substance abuse issues.
One Direction kicked off their promotional tour for their newest album 'Four,' released today, by appearing on the 'Today' show in Orlando this morning (Nov 17th), but the 15,000 strong crowd gathered to see the band's performance noticed that they were one man short.
Zayn [second from the left] missed One Direction's 'Today' show performance this morning
Zayn Malik was nowhere to be seen during the band's morning show appearance, and since this isn't the first time he has been a no show, rumours quickly began circling that the 21-year-old singer is struggling with substance abuse issues.
Pink Floyd's last ever album went straight to Number 1.
And they’re back! By them, I obviously mean Pink Floyd and by back, I mean their new album , The Endless River, has topped the UK chart, making this the first Pink Floyd album in ten years to reach the milestone.
They did indeed beat One Direction!
They did give one hell of a teaser though, announcing that The Endless River would be their last ever album. How could fans resist buying it, after that kind of threat? On its release, The Endless River became the third fastest-selling by a single group or artist this year after shifting more than 139,000 copies during the last week.
Continue reading: Good Way To Go - Pink Floyd's "Endless River" Tops UK Chart
Adele has been criticised by a British tabloid after Bob Geldof allegedly told their reporter she "ignored" his requests to participate in Band Aid 30.
Adele is not taking part in Band Aid 30.
Some of the biggest stars in music gathered in London today to record a new version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’.
The Band Aid 30 recording of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ took place in London today, with stars such as One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Bono, Adele and Chris Martin all lining up to take the mic for a new version of the charity Christmas classic. The single will be available for download from Monday, with proceeds going to help fight Ebola in West Africa.
Harry turned up bright and early ahead of his One Direction bandmates
Fans waited outside the recording studio in Notting Hill all morning to catch a glimpse of their favourite artists, with One Direction’s Harry Styles among the first to arrive.
The Once Direction singer is apparently the inspiration behind the songs 'Out of The Woods' and 'Style' off Swift's latest album.
As well as being one of the music industry's most successful young stars, Taylor Swift is also known as a serial dater after having brief romances with several high-profile stars, but her 2012 relationship with Harry Styles seems to always be on the 24 year-old singer's mind.
Styles says he is "lucky" to be the subject of Swift's songs
Swift's lyrics often depict one of her failed relationships, and it is rumoured that the songs 'Out of The Woods' and 'Style' off her latest album are about the One Direction band member, but he takes this as a compliment.
A recent interview with One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles has sent the rumour mill spinning about the singer’s sexuality.
There's always hysteria with Harry Styles
Anna Todd's erotic tales are set to be adapted for the big-screen by Paramount.
Is Harry Styles really Hardin Scott?
Written by 25-year-old Anna Todd - who began exploring the world of fan-fiction after her husband was deployed to Iraq - the tales were initially released chapter by chapter via the online Wattpad community. The e-book features a version of Harry Styles known as "Hardin Scott", who is a student -not a singer.
Continue reading: Hollywood Set To Adapt Harry Styles Softcore Erotica Books
Those One Direction boys have been making mischief in the desert with Danny DeVito (and a chimp).
After keeping us waiting for weeks, One Direction have finally unveiled the video for new single ‘Steal My Girl’ and yes, it was definitely worth the wait.
The One Direction boys are back
Featuring Danny DeVito as an eccentric apple eating director, the video sees the boys transported to the desert where Harry braves the heat in an eye catching leopard print coat.
The teen pop sensations announce a two month tour of America beginning in July 2015.
Get ready America – One Direction have unveiled their schedule for U.S. leg of their world tour next year. The teen pop behemoths have announced a total of seventeen dates at stadiums all over the country.
1D will tour the US next summer in support of their new album
Their 'On The Road Again' tour, in support of their upcoming album Four next month, will kick off in San Diego on 9th July at the Qualcomm Stadium. The group will warm up with six European dates before they commence their assault on America over the subsequent two months. The tour will end at Boston's Gillette Stadium on 12th September 2015.
Continue reading: One Direction Announce U.S. Stadium Tour
Will the world's cutest chimpanzee make you watch One Direction's new video?
We never thought we'd be going 'Awwwwww!' while looking at pictures of One Direction, but the hairy co-star of their forthcoming new music video 'Steal My Girl' is killing us with unwavering cuteness. Those easily overwhelmed, look away now.
It was surprising, not to mention mildly amusing, when it was announced that Danny DeVito would be making an appearance in the video - it made us, admittedly, a little bit curious. But now that we've seen the other special guest on the set, a sunglasses-wearing chimpanzee, we're eager to see him in action.
Real music fans, prepare to rejoice as Pink Floyd become bigger than One Direction. Sort of.
It's frustrating for any musical connoisseur that carefully manipulated pop reigns highest on most music charts, but it looks like psychedelic legends Pink Floyd could beat One Direction on Amazon's most pre-ordered albums list with their final release 'The Endless River'.
The band, whose last album ten years ago entitled 'The Division Bell' became a worldwide number one, managed to easily overtake Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' as most pre-ordered album of 2014 and now their new record may be held up as the most pre-ordered of all time - a title currently held by One Direction's 'Midnight Memories'.
Continue reading: There's Hope For Us Yet! Pink Floyd Likely To Beat One Direction
The Event Cinema screenings around the world are believed to have taken in over $15 million over just one weekend.
The One Direction cultural juggernaut rampages onwards, mercilessly laying waste to every record and sales landmark in its path. The band’s second movie One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Film has smashed global box office records during its one weekend only run in cinemas worldwide.
Last weekend saw One Direction unleash their new film worldwide on a limited run, which has set box office records
An unprecedented 3,400 screens in 78 countries screened the new movie, which was filmed at the San Siro stadium in Milan during the Italian section of their world tour in June this year. Arts Alliance worked alongside 1D’s record company Syco and the production partners Fulwell to put together the movie event, which has united the biggest band in the world with the biggest ever audience across one weekend.
Continue reading: One Direction's New Film Sets Global Box Office Record
The actor has also introduced the boys to ‘troll foot’...
It may sound like an unlikely pairing, but One Direction and Danny Devito will soon be sharing the screen together, as the actor and director has filmed a cameo for the band’s next music video. In 'Steal My Girl’ which was shot in Los Angeles last Friday (October 10th), DeVito stars opposite Harry and the gang as the music video's director.
News of the cameo was announced by the boys and DeVito on their twitter accounts, with the band telling their 20.9million followers, “Dunno about you but we're still reeling from the news that @DannyDeVito is in the #StealMyGirlVideo.”
Continue reading: One Direction Enlist Danny DeVito For ‘Steal My Girl’ Video
Katy Perry, Beyonce and One Direction have all also scored multiple nominations.
Iggy Azalea is leading the pack at this year’s American Music Awards, amassing six nominations including one for ‘artist of the year’. The Australian rapper has had quite the 2014, hitting the Billboard number one spot for the first time earlier this year with ‘Fancy’ and releasing her debut album, The New Classic.
Iggy Azalea leads this year's AMA nominations
The 24 year old is nominated for artist of the year, new artist of the year, favourite female pop/rock artist, favourite rap/hip hop artist, favourite rap/hip hop album (for The New Classic) and single of the year for ‘Fancy’.
Continue reading: How ‘Fancy’! Iggy Azalea Leads AMA Nominations With Six Nods
The BBC has brought together the biggest names in music to tackle the Beach Boy’s classic.
Last night, (October 7th) the BBC gave us a special treat, premiering the video for ‘God Only Knows’, their star studded cover of the Beach Boys’ timeless classic. Featuring over 30 stars from music and the BBC, the video has been causing us to pause and rewind all day as we clock another famous face. So who all did we catch in the 'God Only Knows’ video?
The Beach Boys' classic has been covered for Children in Need
First a little background, the cover was put together to promote the launch of BBC Music, described by the corporation as “an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives that amount to the BBC’s strongest commitment to music in 30 years.”
Continue reading: So Have You Spotted All The Stars In The BBC’s ‘God Only Knows’ Video?
The world famous One Direction has followed up the news of their upcoming fourth studio album with the news of the first single set for release next month.
One Direction have announced their new single, 'Steal My Girl', ahead of the release of their new album, 'Four'. The single is due to be released on the radio for the first time on the 29th September, 2014, and it is currently available for pre-order in the UK and Ireland. It will receive a full release on Sunday 12th October, 2014.
One Direction are set to release 'Four' in November, 2014
The single has been written by Louis and Liam, two of the band's member, along with outside help from Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector and frequent collaborators, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan. This is the same writing team behind last year's 'Best Song Ever' - an insanely popular track that gained favourable reviews for the band. It has also been produced by produced by Bunetta, Ryan and Paro Westerlund.
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One Direction are releasing their new album in November. What do we know about so far?
It's officially One Direction season! The UK superstars have a thing for a releasing an album every year around November, and they're keeping up the tradition in 2014. One Direction's fourth album, Four, will be out November 17 2014.
One Direction are releasing their fourth album on November 17
Taking some notes from Maroon 5 (who titled their recently released record, V) 1D decided to go ahead and just call their record by its number in their discography. However, for some reason they opted against the way cooler looking IV and settled for the ugly Four … but then again, they’re One Direction. They can basically do whatever they want. The guys teased the album announcement early Monday morning and followed it up with a video update spilling the news, but they also gave something a little extra, too. In an effort to apparently break the entire Internet, One Direction also decided to debut Four’s lead single, ‘Fireproof’ - and give it away completely for free, too.
Continue reading: One Direction Announce New Album - All You Need To Know About 'Four'
One Direction are back with new album 'FOUR' and new song 'Fireproof', written by Louis and Niall.
One Direction have confirmed details of their new album FOUR, which will be released on November 17. Fans can pre-order the new record from today and all those that do will be able to download new track 'Fireproof' for free.
One Direction have announced their new album FOUR, set for release in November
A statement on One Direction's website reads: "We're so excited to announce our fourth album, FOUR! We've worked incredibly hard writing and recording it whilst we've been on the road and we couldn't have done it without your support.
Continue reading: One Direction Confirm New Album 'FOUR', Plus New Track 'Fireproof'
A host of musicians are set to star in the next Guinness Book of World Records.
What do Metallica, One Direction, Miley Cyrus and Eminem all have in common? Erm, not much, but they're all set to be immortalised in the new edition of The Guinness Book of World Records which comes out next week.
One Direction: Big in America
As reported by Billboard, the long-standing almanac of impressive achievements is adding the musicians for various reasons, Metallica's being they are the first band to play a gig on all seven continents. They completed this feat this year in fact, when they treated some unusual guests to a show in Antarcita. James Hetfield spoke about the gig in a statement: "Seven continents in one year with Antarctica being the gig of a lifetime, yes, 120 scientists and competition winners. Not to mention the 300 very curious penguins!"
Continue reading: Miley, Metallica, 1D And Eminem Added To Guinness Book Of World Records
Harvey Weinstein offered the 1D singer a supporting role in 'Tulip Fever'
One Direction frontman Harry Styles turned down the offer of a role in a movie.Director Harvey Weinstein revealed that he offered the heartthrob singer a role in his new movie Tulip Fever, but that Styles turned it down because of touring commitments.
Harry Styles turned down the offer of a role in Harvey Weinstein's 2015 film Tulip Fever
Weinstein revealed to the MailOnline that the role was then offered and accepted by ‘Glee’ star Matthew Morrison, and that the first scene he shot was of that character kissing Cara Delevingne, who just happens to be Styles’ ex-girlfriend.
Continue reading: Harry Styles Declined Movie Role - But Which One?
What exactly makes 5 Seconds of Summer a boy band?
Auto-tuned vocals, dashing good looks, and a bunch of outside writers and producers making the songs. Those are probably the most common qualities that you'll find in your standard boy band. But what about the so-called boy bands that transcend these stereotypes - the "boy bands" that are far from what's considered manufactured? Will they ever stand a chance, or is it too easy to give in to the mainstream pressure?
5 Seconds of Summer have been living up to their ‘Next Big Thing’ title
In general, there's the automatic assumption that a boy band equals bad music, but what exactly equals a boy band? You could say that pop music is the instant boy band qualifier, and the poppier the music is, the more it'll be discredited. But when you look at a band like Fall Out Boy - one of the poppiest and biggest pop rock bands in the world - why are they considered a "real band" when they aren't all that different from an act like 5 Seconds of Summer? Obviously, there's a ton of differences between the two groups, but the point is that they both started out as just some guys looking to play music together. The type of music isn't what makes a band a boy band, but rather, it's the marketing behind them.
Continue reading: 5 Seconds Of Summer Are A Boy Band, But It's Not Because Of Their Music
Despite being released in November, ‘Midnight Memories’ has topped 2013’s album chart.
It looks as if One Direction are now officially Britain’s biggest pop act, after the boy band were named 2013’s best selling artist. The band’s success was topped off in November when their third album, Midnight Memories, became the year’s biggest selling album worldwide.
Best band ever? One Direction top global album chart
Despite only being released in November, Midnight Memories managed to shift a massive four million copies in only six weeks. The album’s success pushed Eminem’s comeback album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 into second place, while Justin Timberlake had to be content with coming in third.
Continue reading: One Direction Named Britain’s Best Selling Musical Export For 2013
The boy-band had biggest selling album worldwide despite only being released in November
Pop sensations One Direction were the highest selling British act globally in 2013. The band’s phenomenal sales were the foundations for a healthy year for the British music industry, with their third album Midnight Memories becoming the biggest seller around the world, shifting four million copies in only six weeks.
One Direction had the biggest selling album around the world in 2013
New research from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) showed that British acts accounted for 13% of global sales – just a shade over one in every eight sales. 1D’s success means that a British act has now had the biggest selling album around the world for six out of the last seven years, putting US rapper Eminem’s comeback album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 into second place.
Continue reading: One Direction Spearhead A Great 2013 For British Music Sales
One Direction member expresses support for Palestine and upsets Israeli fans
The tweet has received well over 150,000 retweets and favourites since he wrote it, but he has received a great deal of abuse from fans in Israel and from those sympathising with Israelis. Many fans even urged Zayn to “kill yourself” in response.
Zayn Malik causes Twitter controversy by commenting on Israel-Palestine conflict
Continue reading: Zayn Malik Told To Kill Himself After Controversial Tweet
One Direction isn't ending anytime soon, but here's why Harry Styles is destined to get even bigger after the boyband is over.
All good things must come to an end someday, which means that One Direction is eventually breaking up. Sorry, I know, it’s a sore subject for me, too. They’ve consistently put out great pop albums year after year, so it’s not like they should break up, but being in a boy band with a bunch of other guys sharing your spotlight puts a damper on your own personal success, too. Why stick around and split the profits when you can be a bigger star all on your own?! For some pop acts like Emblem3, it doesn’t make a difference who leaves, because nobody is really going to care about whatever solo thing they do. But groups like The Wanted? Nathan Sykes is bound to get big with anything he does now that The Wanted is done.
With One Direction, all five of those guys are going to do big things too, but nobody will reach a star status as big as Harry Styles will, because let’s face it: Harry Styles is the lead of One Direction. Every pop group has one, whether people want to believe it or not. Nathan was the lead of The Wanted, James Bourne was the lead of Busted, and Normani Hamilton is totally the lead of Fifth Harmony. It’s not insulting the other members, but the leads just have something that their bandmates don’t. For Styles, he’s clearly the most popular, and arguably even has the best pipes.
Continue reading: Why Going Solo Is The Best Thing For One Direction’s Harry Styles
Things got out of hand when 1D performed in Amsterdam last night.
One Direction’s Niall Horan reached out to fans on Twitter yesterday with a very important plea – stop throwing things onstage. The concept, which may be obvious to some, was clearly unfamiliar to attendees at 1D’s gig in Amsterdam on June 25, during which the 1D guys got pelted with a number of objects thrown by fans. Niall, who went through unspecified “major knee surgery” back in January, is still recovering.
Love hurts sometimes, especially if you're an international pop star.
He made sure to keep his tone as pleasant as a boy band singer has to be, but still told off the rowdy fans – in his own way.
Continue reading: Niall Horan Pleads With Rowdy 1D Fans After Getting Injured In Concert
Fans appear to have forgiven One Direction for their recent smoking scandal as they hit Edinburgh for a record-breaking show.
On Tuesday night (3 June 2014) One Direction took to the stage at Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium for thousands of Scottish 1D fans, as their 'Where We Are Stadium Tour 2014' arrived in the country's capital.
Despite a lot of fans claiming to have abandoned the band after a video of members Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson smoking marijuana in Peru was uploaded, it seems the British boyband still have fans aplenty, as they broke the record for the biggest single show in Scottish history with 64,000+ fans almost filling the 67,800 capacity venue.
One Direction thrilled fans in Edinburgh with sell-out show
Continue reading: Setting Scotland Alight! One Direction Break Records With Edinburgh Show
Once again, One Direction have become front page news, but do people really find their recent drugs 'scandal' shocking?
Being caught with a joint is really nothing new in the world of pop, especially amongst those aggressively seeking a change of image that will subsequently add a semblance of ‘edge’ to their persona. For child stars especially, in attempts to free themselves from their enforced clean-cut youth and iconic childhood roles, to indulge in the smoking of marijuana is the go-to method of both distancing oneself from the past and declaring oneself as a fully independent adult.
The group have come under fire from the tabloids for Zayn and Louis' actions.
The celebrity world abounds with examples of such exploits. Remember the media storm over Justin Bieber’s incident with a “suspicious cigarette” or Miley Cyrus’ bong exploits, which have now evolved into her free and consistent utilization of marijuana symbolism? The celebrity media loves a scandal more than a Republican loves his right to bear firearms, but whilst the current One Direction drug ‘scandal’ has rather predictably been plastered all over the tabloid’s front pages, the majority of the public greets it with a collective shrug of the shoulders. They are, after all, adolescents- the prime age for indulging in experimentation with illicit substances and activities. Most adults will have indulged in similar instances of experimentation with an array substances at a similar age to these patchy-bearded pop stars. In terms of the pop world, this particular act has been seen many times before; so many times, in fact, that the whole ‘rebellion’ phase is part and parcel of the child actor discourse. Some take it just a little too far, and the ensuing descent into drugs has unfortunately claimed the lives of many of Hollywood’s exploited youngsters.
Things got a little seedy in this week's colourful canvas of celebrity happenings.
The Wedding: Kim and Kanye got married last weekend. Kthxbai. It has been pretty hard to avoid but if you want to know more about their wedding, click here, get the goss on their weirdly un-Kardashian honeymoon, head here, or find out why Kim's brother Rob decided to skip the wedding here.
The Outrage: Seth Rogen has been forced to abandon his goofy bear act this week to stand up against Washington Post critic Ann Hornaday, who wrote a controversial column implying that the "frat-boy" style movies comedians Rogen and Judd Apatow produce could have fuelled Elliot Rodger's horrific mass shooting last week. Rogen and Apatow let Hornaday have it...and it wasn't even slightly funny. Read more.
Continue reading: A Week In News: Weed, Boobs, Ghosts, Guns...And A Wedding
The One Direction star is seen puffing on a joint in Peru in a new video.
Louis Tomlinson of One Direction has come under fire for not only sharing a marijuana joint with fellow band member Zayn Malik but also using a shortened version of the N-word in the same leaked video. The new clip has sent shockwaves through One Direction's young fanbase as it presents a very different image to that of the usually squeaky clean singers.
Filmed in the car on the way to a recent concert in Peru, the clip shows Zayn and Louis joking around with members of their crew and passing around a joint which is referred to as "Mary Jane," a euphemism for weed. Feathers have also been ruffled by Louis' flippant attitude towards police that they pass and is heard referring to the law enforcers as the "po po."
Tomlinson is heard seeming to say "It's green only, n**" and blowing spoke whilst sharing the joint with the other passengers. A motorcycle police officer drives past and Louis says: "He's having a look. He's thinking 'I'm sure I can smell an illegal substance in there'. And he's hit the nail on the head."
The video for One Direction "You & I" has premiered, ahead of the singles release on May 25.
"You & I", One Direction's new music video, has finally been released. The video sees the five boy band members walking individually along the picturesque Clevendon Pier in Somerset. Each wearing a grey fisherman jumper, the boy’s faces are interchangeable throughout the video. As each boy finishes singing, his face changes into another's. At the end of the video all five appear on screen together.
The boys were snapped filming their latest music video on Clevendon Pier in Somerset
The video wasn’t the only exciting premiere for fans of One Direction. Liam Payne debuted a rugged new beard, while Harry Styles looked increasingly Jagger-esque with his long curly hair.
Continue reading: One Direction "You & I" Music Video Released
Kim Kardashian has fired back at those who criticize the 10% she donates to charity from her eBay sales. How does she fare up against these other philanthropic celebrities?
It must seem to poor Kim Kardashian like she can’t get anything right! Kardashian has come under fire for donating only 10% of the profits which she rakes in from clothing auctions on auction website eBay to charity. RadarOnline have managed to get their hands on the tax documents from Kim’s November auction, for which she raised money for Life Change Community Church in California. The documents state that Kim donated $19,975 to charity, a pretty meagre sum in the grand scheme of things, considering the mum of one is worth an estimated $40 million.
Kim Kardashian has fired back at those who criticize her charitable giving
Kim has hit back at her critics, claiming, ‘I don’t publicize everything I do to help charities and people all over the world...So for people to attack me for giving 10% of my eBay auction sales to the people of the Philippines, that hurts. I do eBay auctions monthly and change the charity or church from time to time. I give 10% of all my earnings to charities, not just these eBay auctions.’
It's the Grammys and the Oscars all rolled into one - with added slime.
Surprise, surprise, Jennifer Lawrence was among the winners at last night’s Kids Choice Awards. Lawrence won for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker, which might just be the best award title ever invented. In more news you probably saw coming, everyone’s favorite band of perfectly coiffed British dudes, One Direction, won Favorite Music Group and Favorite Song with Story of Us.
More importantly, the award show continued the beloved tradition of surprise slimings. For those not in the know, that’s the show’s way of combining humor with mild public humiliation, by pouring buckets of green goop on several unsuspecting presenters. One of the most hotly anticipated parts of the award show is finding out which celebrities needed an extra thorough shower at the end of the night. This year there were only three victims – Pharell Williams, sporting bright yellow SpongeBob SquarePants pajamas, took a shot of the show's trademark green goo, but he took it like a champ. Check out the full list of winners below, via Billboard.
One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence took home two awards apiece at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. One Direction were voted Favourite Music Group and received the award for Favourite Song whilst Lawrence took home Favourite Movie Actress and Favourite Female Buttkicker.
Pharrell and Kaley Cuoco did not manage to avoid the slime at this year's Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. The awards, hosted by Mark Wahlberg, were held yesterday night (29th March) at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles.
One Direction won the awards for Favourite Music Group and Favourite Song.
Music wise, One Direction did incredibly well gaining the awards for Favourite Song with 'Story of My Life' and Favourite Music Group. Whilst, in the solo category, Justin Timberlake received took home the award for Favourite Male Singer and Selena Gomez for Favourite Female Singer. Gomez was seemingly delighted with the award and tweeted thanking her fans for voting for her, adding a picture of her after the awards grinning broadly.
Are 5 Seconds of Summer, the punky Australian foursome, set to overtake One Direction in the battle of the boybands?
Boy band fans, brace yourselves! Australian pop rockers 5 Seconds of Summer may be about to overtake One Direction in the battle of the cute boy bands. The four cheeky chappies first teamed up in 2011 when the school friends formed a band and began recording cover songs which they then posted on YouTube.
The four piece Australian band look set to become as popular at One Direction
Made up of Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Good and Ashton Irwin 5 Seconds of Summer, affectionately nicknamed 5SOS by their enthusiastic fans, have gathered nearly 2 and a half million Twitter followers, still falling shy of One Direction’s 18 million fans, but certainly showing potential. The boys quickly became an internet sensation, cemented when they supported 1D on tour around the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand in 2013. They have since been signed to Capitol Records and are currently hard at work on their debut album.
Continue reading: Watch Out 1D! Are '5 Seconds Of Summer' The New One Direction?
Could Harry Styles have outgrown One Direction?
Harry Styles is everywhere as of late but usually it's without his One Direction bandmates. Solo Styles has been stepping out without the other boys so much lately it's leading some people to wonder if the boy band member is about to go on his own 'direction' (we had to). As much as any break up talk may pain the group's many, many loyal fans, it has become rather apparent that Harry’s fame is somewhat eclipsing the other band members.
If you can only name one member of One Direction, it's probably Harry Styles
You really can’t escape Harry Styles as of late, his love life has made him a tabloid fixture (Kendall Jenner, Alison Mosshart, anyone?), he’s being FROW-ing at London Fashion Week and he’s even been writing some songs with Irish band Kodaline. Actually, it seems the only people who have managed to escape Harry are, well his One Direction bandmates. Despite the boys appearing together at last month’s Brit Awards, the group really haven't been showing much unity as of late, instead everything seems to have become the Harry Styles' show. Even at the Brits ceremony he took the spotlight by having to dash on to the stage late when the band collected their global success award.
Continue reading: Will Harry Styles Soon Be Going In His Own Direction?
Liam Payne has revealed the band rarely see each other as Harry Styles pens a tune with John Legend, but are One Direction splitting up?
One Direction may have walked away with their fourth BRIT award on Wednesday (this time the award acknowledged their Global Success) but that hasn’t stopped talk of One Direction splitting up. 1D was formed in 2010 after they finished third in the seventh series of The X Factor and have since gone on to achieve worldwide fame, as well as accumulating an extremely spirited and vocal bunch of fans along the way. Their three albums have broken all sorts of records and have topped global charts so the last thing that anybody expected was the shocking revelation that they may have come to the end of the line (note educated reference to ultimate 1990’s boy band lyric).
Last week 1D bagged the BRIT for Global Success
The rumours that One Direction are splitting up began when member Liam Payne revealed that the award ceremony last Wednesday marked the first time that band members had seen in each other for three months. Fans flew into a panic that their favourite bunch of cheeky chaps are apparently not in as close contact as they would like the believe, fueling rumours that if the boys haven’t been in touch perhaps they are on rocky ground.
Continue reading: So, Are One Direction Splitting Up?
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Who is the last member on screen in the History video?
4 of the guys have matching tattoos, what is it of?
How many songs on FOUR Deluxe did the band cowrite?
Fill in the lyric “Cause your friends, they ___ good”
How many BRIT awards have One Direction won?
Who in the band is left handed?
Name the song “As we stared at the sea…”
What was the first single all the band co-wrote on?