Posts tagged "The Wanted"

Adele Is Reportedly Plotting A ‘Beyonce’-Style Album Release: Morning Mix

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:: Adele has reportedly finished her third album, with hopes of pulling off a Beyonce-style surprise release. “Theoretically it could be released tomorrow if she wanted,” a source said. [Daily Star]

:: Jessie J performed her part in DJ Cassidy‘s “Calling All Hearts,” which also features Robin Thicke, at this year’s Capital Summertime Ball. Instead of the Paula crooner, though, The Wanted‘s Nathan Sykes joined her on stage to help sing the song. [Popdust]

:: Kelly Clarkson has shared the first photo of her newborn girl, River Rose. “6lbs 6oz, 18 inches, and the greatest thing on the planet :)” she says. (River Rose is adorable.) [Instagram]

:: A homeless man who stalked Selena Gomez was ordered to undergo psychological treatment. He went to the Stars Dance star’s house twice, then was arrested for breaking into her guest house. Yikes. [AP]

:: As the world waits for Hillary Clinton to decide whether she will run for president in 2016, Katy Perry has already volunteered to write her a campaign song. Wouldn’t “Firework” suffice? [Instagram]

:: Lorde responded to Iggy Azalea‘s recent comments about her participation in an all-girl tribute to Nirvana, which was part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. “I had a good time. That’s all that mattered,” Lorde said. Meanwhile, Azalea re-focused her energies on criticizing the media. [Pitchfork]

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The Wanted To Go On Hiatus After Tour

After getting together in 2009, The Wanted are taking a break. The British boy band announced today (January 22) that they’ll be going on hiatus after their Word Of Mouth tour concludes. The news came tacked onto a post about the release of their “Glow In The Dark” video, and the silver lining for fans is that it’s being framed only as a break, not a breakup.

“This tour will be their last for a while as Tom, Max, Jay, Siva and Nathan have collectively decided to take time to pursue personal endeavours following the tour’s conclusion,” the statement read. “The band wants to stress to their fans that they will continue on as The Wanted and look forward to many successful projects together in the future.”

It’s only temporary, but it would appear Directioners chose the winning side in the Great British Boy Band Battle Of The 2010s. We just ask that 1D fans show some respect to the mourners during this time of grief.

See The Wanted’s full announcement below, or head to their official site. More »

One Direction, The Wanted Nominated For Worst Band In NME Awards 2014

Well, the NME Awards nominations are out, and it’s bad news for fans of One Direction and The Wanted. The dueling British boy bands weren’t just snubbed by the British rock magazine’s annual awards — they were actually nominated for Worst Band this year, alongside Muse, 30 Seconds To Mars, The 1975 and Imagine Dragons, which feels a little harsh. All four of those are way worse than One Direction or The Wanted. C’mon, guys.

In slightly happier news, some actually-good pop acts were also nominated for awards: HAIM received a Best International Band nom, while Lorde and Lily Allen are both up for Best Solo Artist. CHVRCHES received a Best New Band nod, and Lily Allen’s exceptional “Hard Out Here” was nominated for Best Track and Best Music Video; Pharrell received a nomination for “Happy” in that latter category. More »

2013 In Review: The 10 Worst Album Covers Of The Year

We’ve spent the past month celebrating the best things about pop music in 2013, but now it’s time to call out a few worsts — sorry, Santa, but we can’t be nice all the time. Our list of the worst album covers is one of my favorite year-end features. Why do I love it so? For one thing, it’s hard to agree on what makes bad music, but it’s very easy to unite in agreement over what makes a bad photo or ugly artwork. As the 10 terrible covers below will prove.

Secondly, I love pondering how these things happen. How do such visual abominations get through so, so many layers of approval before getting slapped onto a CD cover? Who cares! We’re here to chide them, not deconstruct them! Let’s get to it. More »

Demi Lovato Couldn’t Go Thirty Minutes Without Cocaine: Morning Mix

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:: Demi Lovato has opened up about the extent of her pre-rehab drug habit, admitting that she couldn’t go 30 minutes without cocaine and would even smuggle it on airplanes. [Just Jared]

:: Looking for new threads? Drake is opening pop-up stores in Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Miami and New Orleans. Now you have no excuse to be unfashionable! [Vibe]

:: Britney Spears gets lip injections. That is one of the many completely non-shocking revelations in her interview with InStyle magazine. Oh, she also enjoys face masks!  [Billboard]

:: Congratulations go to The Wanted‘s Siva Kaneswaran, proposed to his shoe designer girlfriend Nareesha McCafferey. Sorry, ladies. She said yes! [People]

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The Wanted Stop By ‘Wendy Williams,’ Just Because: Watch

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Well, The Wanted have finally released their American debut Word Of Mouth and while it hasn’t earned them a particularly positive critical reception (aw, shucks), that hasn’t deterred them from trekking out hard on their stateside promotional tour, which reached dizzying new heights today with an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show.

Williams grilled them about their personal lives (of course) and then they answered a round of fan questions, which is nice, certainly; the age-old question of, “Which member of The Wanted has the most groupies?” finally gets addressed (spoiler: it’s Jay), and Max George reveals that he bought a teacup chihuahua with his first big label paycheck. Everything you ever wanted to know, folks. It’s all right here. More »

The Wanted’s ‘Word Of Mouth’: Review Revue

For American fans of The Wanted, it’s been an eternal wait for the British-Irish boy band’s debut album, Word Of Mouth (out today, November 5). The lads first hit the upper reaches of the Billboard Hot 100 waaaaaayyyy back in early 2011 with “Glad You Came.” Since then, various singles (“Chasing The Sun,” “I Found You,” “Walks Like Rihanna”) have failed to capture that same exciting lightning in a bottle on the US charts.

So how will Word Of Mouth fare, now that it’s finally out? The band and their label are likely hoping the album lives up to its title. Reviewers, however, have other ideas for where this whole thing is heading. Jump below to catch our roundup of the web’s critical opinion of The Wanted’s first stateside LP. More »

The Wanted Perform “We Own The Night” & “I Found You” On ‘Good Morning America’: Watch

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The boys of The Wanted are out on the streets of New York promoting their new album Word Of Mouth (watch out, world!), and this morning, they trotted their act onto Good Morning America to perform recent single “We Own The Night” and their bigger (and more successful) hit “I Found You.” The former song’s singalong chorus is pleasantly anthemic live, but they’re still at their best with the chilly EDM frenzy of “I Found You” — and that falsetto chorus is gold.

Still, they have yet to replicate the success of “Glad You Came” — and these songs don’t seem particularly likely to do it, unfortunately, even with all that good word of mouth. More »

The Wanted Bring High Drama In “Show Me Love (America)” Video: Watch

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Here are the highlights of the video for The Wanted‘s new single “Show Me Love (America)”Max George in a police uniform. Got it? Good — we’re all clear.

No, but really! The boys of The Wanted are back with a new visual for their latest single, a big, swooning orchestral number, and the black-and-white video is fittingly high on drama: Shots of the boys in suits standing on stage together in an empty theater (an old-fashioned trope but a welcome one) are intercut with footage of a couple in the throes of relationship turbulence; as the woman runs through the street all distraught, she encounters the boys in various forms. (That’s how Max ends up dressed as a cop, obviously.) More »

The Wanted’s “Show Me Love”: Hear The Towering Ballad

After unveiling their Word Of Mouth album cover and November 4 release date, The Wanted debuted new single “Show Me Love,” and the ballad is full of pomp, all melodramatic percussion and orchestral strings. It’s pretty majestic, and much more grown up than their recent party-hearty offerings. In fact, maybe it’s just me, but I’m getting a real Backstreet Boys vibe on this one (hints of AJ’s wailing in there, no?).

Hear the new track below. More »