It’s safe to say that Olly Murs and Demi Lovato will have a massive UK hit on their hands when “Up” drops January 4, 2015. The emotional duet has slick pop/rock production and a massive chorus that aptly showcases the duo’s powerful pipes. It sounds just as good, if not better, stripped back to basics. The unlikely pair unveiled an acoustic version of the track today (December 19), which features on the Brit’s upcoming Up EP.
Olly and Demi also treated fans to a simple black-and-white video of their performance. It finds the heartthrob, who recently stripped off for Attitude magazine, and the grande dame of Disney doing their thing in the studio. The focus is on their impressive, underrated vocals, which helps you appreciate “Up” on a whole new level. The track is the second single from the 28-year-old X Factor star’s cockily-titled fourth LP Never Been Better. Watch up top. More »
Straight after the release of their “Up” duet, Olly Murs and Demi Lovato now have a visual to accompany it! The shadowy clip finds the pair brooding in bare rooms, as they are separated by a brick wall. But that soon comes crashing down when Murs goes at it with his electric guitar. It is a tense and emotional video that goes along well with the soaring ballad.
“Up” is the second single off Olly Murs’ fourth studio album, Never Been Better (released on November 24 in the UK). It follows tracks like “Wrapped Up” and “Right Place, Right Time”. The 28-year-old British X Factor star is also planning to drop a free Christmas EP, titled Unwrapped. Look out for the four-track set on December 12 exclusively on Google Play. More »
The X Factor UK has announced some major guest acts for their upcoming grand finale! The singing competition invited One Direction, “All About That Bass” diva Meghan Trainor, Ed Sheeran and soulful crooner Sam Smith to perform for the big night. Demi Lovato and Olly Murs will also sing their duet, “Up.”
The show will crown a winner between the three remaining finalists: Fleur East, Ben Haenow, and Andrea Faustini. Look out for the episode when it airs on ITV on December 13 at 8.30 p.m. GMT.
View The X Factor UK‘s tweet after the jump! More »
Olly Murs and Demi Lovato‘s lovely duet has now surfaced! Titled “Up,” the bouncy mid-tempo highlights the stars’ bright and strong vocals. During her recent CapitalFM appearance, Lovato stated: “It’s kind of got this folky, country vibe. It’s super catchy, I love it. He’s the sweetest guy in the world and I’m excited I got to work with him, he’s got good energy.”
The tune follows songs like “Wrapped Up” and “Right Place, Right Time” from the 28-year-old British X Factor star. “Up” is the latest track off Olly Murs’ upcoming fourth studio album Never Been Better, which will be released on November 24 in the United Kingdom. Take a listen after the jump! More »
The video clip for Band Aid 30‘s rendition of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” premiered Sunday evening (November 16) during the UK telecast of The X Factor, and even without Adele taking part, the new version is quite the star-studded affair. Here on the lyrically-revised 2014 installment of the song — the fourth time it’s been recorded for charity over the past 30 years — One Direction take the first line, followed by Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Sam Smith, Paloma Faith and a slew of others (including Bono, a veteran of the very first version, and Chris Martin, who took part 10 years ago in Band Aid 20‘s take on the classic holiday track). More »
When the first version of the Band Aid collective’s charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas” was recorded in 1984, the studio session became a media event in of itself. Starting at 9 a.m., journalists watched closely as music superstars like U2‘s Bono, Duran Duran, Culture Club, Genesis drummer Phil Collins and Sting filed into the studio.
So on November 15, as new and established musicians alike arrived at London’s Notting Hill to record a new version of the song, this time raising awareness on the current ebola crisis, the media noticed that one notable artist was reportedly missing – Adele.
Despite announcements that she was among the dozen-plus participating artists, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” co-writer Bob Geldof (above, far right) said that Adele never responded to his request, according to The Independent. More »
Yesterday night, “Jam (Turn It Up)” chanteuse and Mrs. Kanye West herself Kim Kardashian set the Internet ablaze with her Jean-Paul Goude-shot Paper Magazine. It is, in a word, bootyful.
And, with that particular cover, Kim also successfully Konfirmed that 2014 truly was The Year Of The Booty: From Kylie Minogue‘s sexy “Sexercize” to Yoncé‘s good grips on her azz with “Partition” to Nicki Minaj‘s A$$-tastic “Anaconda” to Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea‘s “Booty” (obviously), the backside got all the lovin’ this year.
But now, we must determine something very serious: Who’s booty reigns supreme among them all?
Check out our gallery of some of the year’s most booty-tastic moments from our fave pop stars, and place your vote below — and be sure to leave us a cheeky message in the comments. More »
Whether you view holiday staple “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by the Band Aid collective as a guilty pleasure or Christmas classic, chances are, if it’s a significant anniversary year following the charity single’s original release, songwriters Bob Geldof and Midge Ure will be orchestrating an updated version with a whole new set of voices.
Case in point: It was announced this week that Geldof and Ure will be recording the fourth version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” this Saturday (November 15) in London, to coincide with the song’s 30th anniversary, and to raise money for Ebola relief in West Africa. You won’t have to wait too long to hear the update, either — it’s being released on Monday…as in two days later. More »
Nick Jonas isn’t the only hot-as-f*** male crooner who will be getting the blood of readers of Attitude boiling this month! UK X Factor alum Olly Murs whipped off his shirt and gave his sexiest stares into the camera lens for the latest double-cover of the gay publication, for its December “Pop” issue. Because, let’s face it — if you’re a pop star who is not getting naked in 2014, then what, honestly, is the point? (Besides, like Nick, Olly is no stranger to dropping his pants for his eager fans.)
Flip through the gallery of Olly’s Attitude snaps above, then watch his video for “Wrapped Up,” the lead single off Murs’ upcoming album Never Been Better (out in the UK on November 24), below. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Lance Bass has set a date for his wedding to model Michael Turchin: December 20. Yes, Bass plans to invite his former boy bandmates in *NSYNC, though no – they will not take the stage together. “I think it’s a little cheesy if I sing at all at my wedding,” he says. [Billboard]
:: Former American Idol contestant Joanne Borgella died October 18 of a rare form of cancer. Borgella finished in the top 24 of the singing competition show’s seventh season. [Vulture]
:: Jhene Aiko opened up about her recent no-show to her label Def Jam’s 30th anniversary concert. She told fans that a male worker “physically assaulted a member of my management (female) … we had to leave due to the disrespect and hostile environment.” [FADER]
:: British pop star Olly Murs groaned when he learned that Taylor Swift‘s “Out of the Woods” may be about ex-boyfriend Harry Styles. “Come on, let it go. Write something new that isn’t about Harry,” he said. [J-14]
:: Drake took a few warm-up shots with the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team during its preseason Big Blue Madness. Unfortunately, he air-balled. [Vulture]
:: Katy Perry wasn’t pleased to find out that Betty Crocker discontinued its Rainbow Chip frosting. She’s hardly alone – when the news first hit, tubs of it were selling for nearly $100 online. [Twitter]
Find out below what music you can catch on TV today. More »