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One Direction Announce ‘Four’ Lead Single “Steal My Girl”

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One Direction will release the lead single to its new album Four on September 29. “Steal My Girl” was penned by Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, alongside the songwriting team responsible for Midnight Memories “Best Song Ever” (Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan). “Over cascading stadium piano chords, ‘Steal My Girl’ shows the band continuing to expand their influences and song-writing ability while retaining their widescreen pop sound,” a press release says. More »

One Direction Announce New Album ‘Four’, Release New Song “Fireproof”: Listen

Prepare for a full-blown global Directioner meltdown.

The One Direction lads have sent their fans into a tizzy with one massive announcement this morning: Their upcoming fourth studio album will be released on November 17 — and it’s called FOUR. (You know, like Beyoncé‘s 2011 record. What will the BeyHive think?!)

And it just keeps getting better: Ahead of the release of the new record, which is available to pre-order right now, the band have released a free track for 24 hours called “Fireproof.”. The song was written by 1D’s own Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, plus John Ryan, Jamie Scott and Julian Bunetta.

Check out the full standard and deluxe album covers after the jump, as well as their new song, “Fireproof.” More »

One Direction’s Harry Styles Shows Support For Gay NFL Player Michael Sam: Morning Mix

:: One Direction‘s Harry Styles showed his support for Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted to the NFL, by wearing his St. Louis Rams jersey during an August 27 concert. Ironically, Sam was just cut from the team, but he may end up on its practice squad. [Twitter]

:: Will the forthcoming Queen album, Queen Forever, feature new songs by touring frontman Adam Lambert? Sirius XM reports this to be true, though it does so by citing a London Standard article that doesn’t say anything to that effect. Hmmm. [Facebook]

:: Kid Cudi fainted during his set at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival, right after he signed an autograph for a fan in the front row. He then took to Twitter to let fans know he’s okay: “If I scared anyone tonight I am so so sorry from the bottom of my heart.” [Rap-Up]

:: Simon Cowell showed support for Cheryl Cole‘s “Crazy Stupid Love” by spitting featured emcee’s Tinie Tempah‘s guest verse. Simon: Don’t quit your day job. [Capital FM]

:: ICYMI: Jimmy Kimmel Live recently had Ed Sheeran dress up as Little Orphan Annie. [YouTube]

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Naughty Boy Talks Potential New One Direction Single, “One Chance To Dance”

That new One Direction material might be coming sooner rather than later.

After the boys hinted at their “more edgy” new material on The Today Show, “La La La” hit-maker Naughty Boy‘s just gone and revealed the title of a (potential) 1D lead single called “One Chance To Dance,” co-penned by Emeli Sandé and 1D’s own Zayn Malik.

“We wrote it with Emeli Sandé and it’s a real progression for them. I’ve been told there’s a big chance it’s going to be the first single from their next album. I literally finished it this morning so I’m allowed to talk about it now,” he revealed to The Sun. More »

Simon Cowell Calls One Direction’s New Album “One Of Their Best”: Morning Mix

:: Simon Cowell says that he heard most of One Direction‘s new, slightly edgier album, and that it’s “one of their best.” Talk about a winning endorsement. [Twitter]

:: Kanye West is reportedly tracking down Paul McCartney for a collaboration to be featured in his follow-up to Yeezus. “Kanye and Paul have known each other for a long time but became more friendly recently,” a source said. [HipHopDX]

:: Best friends Taylor Swift and Jaime King took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge over the weekend. Swift then nominated Selena Gomez, who promptly stepped up. [MTV]

:: Justin Bieber also took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, after being tapped by manager Scooter Braun. He nominated Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres and comedian Chris D’Elia. [Instagram]

:: That said, “Weird Al” Yankovic may have outdone everyone with his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. He nominated Obama, the Dalai Lama and the Pope. [Stereogum]

:: Chris Martin is reportedly seeing actress Jennifer Lawrence. He and Gwyneth Paltrow split after being married for more than a decade in March. [E!]

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One Direction Are Working On New Music, And It’s “A Little Bit More Edgy”

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Are you ready to spice up those Midnight Memories, Directioners?

While the boys of One Direction are currently out on the Where We Are Tour (the #1 selling tour of 2014!), the boys stopped by The Today Show to chat with Carson Daly about their tour, their new fragrance and, most exciting of all, their upcoming music.

“I think it’s going to be a little bit more edgy…we feel like we’ve got some really good songs,” Niall explained to Carson when asked about working on their upcoming album. Hey, edgy is good! (We think, anyway.) Plus, it sounds like the music’s getting a little bit more personal this time around: “We’ve all taken a hand in the writing this time. We’ve literally written almost every song,” Liam continued.

Are you ready for the next era of 1D? Check out the troupe talking it up with Carson after the jump. More »

Teen Choice Awards 2014: Music Winners’ List, Including Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran & Demi Lovato

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“Thank you all so much for voting for me. This is for my fans,” Ariana Grande said while accepting the 2014 Teen Choice Award for Choice Female Artist last night (August 10) at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. The event was originally scheduled to take place at the Edwin Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus in Westwood, but a reported burst pipe caused flooding in the venue just one week prior.

Grande, who is arguably the pop star of summer 2014, continued with her speech by acknowledging the recent passing of her grandfather. “Especially this last month was very rough for me, and my fans showed me the realest love and compassion and understanding and support,” Ariana said while holding her new trophy surfboard. More »

British Artists, Including One Direction And Adele, Accounted For One Of Out Every Eight Albums Sold In 2013

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Did you buy an album last year? There’s a 13% chance it was made by a Brit.

According to the BPI, albums recorded by British artists accounted for one in every eight albums sold during the 2013 sales year, including One Direction‘s Midnight Memories (the highest selling British album of 2013) and Take Me Home, Mumford & SonsBabel and Adele‘s 21.

And that’s not all! According to The BPI’s Gennaro Castaldo, British artists have accounted for the year’s top-selling album in the world for the past six out of seven years, including Coldplay‘s Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Susan Boyle‘s I Dreamed a Dream, Adele’s 21 and 1D’s Midnight Memories. More »

iHeart Radio Music Festival 2014 Line-Up: One Direction, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift & More

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The line-up for 2014′s iHeartRadio Musical Festival has officially arrived.

The annual event, which is being held on September 19 and 20 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this time around, boasts yet another diverse, star-studded line-up full of radio’s most popular acts — from country-pop darling Taylor Swift, to “Summer” King Calvin Harris, to Ghost Stories alt-rockers Coldplay, to…Mötley Crüe?! They’ve got all the bases covered.

Over in the festival village, there are plenty of familiar faces hitting the stage as well — from Kacey Musgraves to MAGIC! and Nico & Vinz.

Check out the full line-up after the jump. Who are you most excited to see at the iHeartRadio Music Festival this year? More »

One Direction’s ‘Where We Are’ Concert Film To Hit Theaters In October: Watch

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1D On The Big Screen!
Haven’t had a chance to catch One Direction live on their Where We Are Tour yet? Or, perhaps more accurately, are you simply dying to see them again? In either case, you’re in luck: The 1D boys are heading to a screen near you this October.

For just one weekend (October 11-12), Directioners will have the opportunity to see their favorite fivesome — Zayn, Louis, Niall, Harry and Liam — hit the stage in theaters for a major concert experience, recorded in Milan during the Italian leg of their ongoing global tour.

The film will feature the entirety of the live concert, as well as a 15-minute interview with the boys, along with behind-the-scenes footage. (Presumably, there will be ample shirtlessness.) The film is being brought to over 3,000 screens in 50+ territories, which makes this “the biggest global ‘event cinema’ release ever.” Start saving your pennies — the tickets for the screenings go on sale on July 28.

And don’t worry, you’ll be able to enjoy it in your own home just in time for Christmas — the concert will be released to DVD on December 1.

Will you be heading down to the theater to watch 1D in action? Watch the concert film trailer above, and let us know in the comments below. More »