Leona Lewis’s incredible story continues today with the announcement of her brand new single ‘Collide’. With ‘Collide’, the record-breaking international superstar from Hackney showcases a new sound that is set to dominate dance floors across Europe this Summer.
‘Collide’, a dance-pop anthem, is a departure from Leona’s signature sound and is her first new recorded material to be heard since the release of her Number 1 album ‘Echo’ in 2009. ‘Collide’ is a massive tune with a euphoric catchy chorus. Built around a staccato piano riff ‘Collide’ builds and builds into an immense anthem. Leona’s world class vocal is instantly recognisable and is a powerful reminder as to why she has enjoyed such incredible global success to date.
Talking about ‘Collide’ Leona said: ”m excited for people to see a different side to my music. I’m a fan of so many different genres and styles. For me this song has all the great ingredients of a summer anthem. I can’t wait for my fans to hear it and to share the rest of the album.’
‘Collide’ will get its first UK radio play today on the Scott Mills show on Radio 1 – Friday 15th July – 4 – 7pm.
The ‘Collide’ package also features a remix by the hottest DJ/producer in the world right now, Afrojack (Grammy award winner, credits include US no 1 Pitbull ‘Give Me Everything’ and remixes for Madonna, Lady GaGa, Black Eyed Peas, Tinie Tempah, Snoop Dogg). In the last few days Afrojack has already road tested his remix a couple of times in Ibiza, getting great responses with audiences demanding to know who the tune is by.
Marking a new chapter for the multi-platinum selling artist, ‘Collide’ is the first track to be taken from Leona’s as yet untitled third studio album, which she is currently putting the finishing touches to, due for release in November. Leona has been working with the world’s most prestigious songwriting and production talent including Sandy Vee (Katy Perry ‘Firework’, Rihanna ‘Only Girl In The World’, David Guetta ‘Where Them Girls At’), Autumn Rowe (Alexis Jordan ‘Happiness’), Ammo (Katy Perry ‘E.T’), Jonas Quant (Hurts), Chuck Harmony (Rihanna ‘Russian Roulette’), Claude Kelly (Bruno Mars ‘Grenade’) and ‘Bleeding Love’ writer/producer, Ryan Tedder. Leona has been working with incredible UK talent including Fraser T Smith (Adele ‘Set Fire to the Rain’, Florence ‘You Got the Love’), Al Shux (Alicia Keys ‘Empire State of Mind)’, Steve Robson (James Morrison, Take That), Naughty Boy and Emeli Sande. Her previous albums ‘Spirit’ and ‘Echo’ both topped the UK album chart. More news will be announced soon.
2011 looks set to be another incredible year for Leona Lewis on what has been an incredible journey so far. let the next chapter begin.
Hawaii-born pop sensation Bruno Mars will release his new single ‘Marry You’ on August 22. Furthermore, he has announced more UK dates that’ll take place this autumn ‘ the small run of shows will kick off at London’s O2 Brixton Academy on October 23 and will include shows at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena and Manchester’s O2 Apollo.
It’s already been a phenomenal year for Bruno Mars. His double platinum debut album ‘Doo-Wops and Hooligans’ stormed to #1 in the UK official album chart in January and all previous singles ‘ ‘Just The Way You Are’, ‘Grenade’ and ‘The Lazy Song’ ‘ also charted at number one on release!
This August will see Bruno back in the UK to play two shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, a night at Birmingham’s O2 Academy and V Festival, so be sure to catch his energetic live show.
16 August London Hammersmith Apollo
17 August London Hammersmith Apollo
18 August Birmingham O2 Academy
20 August Highlands V Festival
21 August Western Park V Festival
23 Oct ober London O2 Brixton Academy
1 November Nottingham Capital FM Arena
2 November Manchester O2 Apollo
Eminem made diss tracks some of his biggest hits, name-checking everyone from Mariah Carey to Michael Jackson. Now he’s taking aim at pop’s current heaviest hitters, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.
Only the newly leaked track “A Kiss,” off his “Hell: The Sequel” effort with Royce Da 5’9 as Bad Meets Evil, the 38-year-old rapper calls Bieber “evil” and brings up those tired old Gaga hermaphrodite rumors.
“Tell Lady Gaga she can quit her job at the post office/ She’s still a male lady,” he says on the track. “Wouldn’t f— her with her d—/ You heard it/ The verdict’s in.”
He also says “evil seeps through” 17-year-old pop star Justin Bieber, but is much nicer to Katy Perry, saying he’s “on her tail.”
The “Hell: The Sequel” EP is officially due on June 14. It’s also set to feature the single “Lighters,” with Bruno Mars.
Justin Bieber, Chris Colfer, and, of course, Oprah have made it to Time’s 100 Most Influential list for this year. The celebs join figures in politics and other media, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nicolas Sarkozy, Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Bieber, whose tween followers are some of the most loyal fans on the Internet, was “born a star,” according to his mentor Usher.
The Grammy-winning recording artist said of his 17-year-old protégé: “What’s interesting and will keep the world watching is that at the same time he’s having this incredible success, he’s like any other kid living a normal life.”
For Chris Colfer, he said he has wanted to be an actor “since I was an embryo,” according to his “Glee” co-star Dianna Agron, who wrote:
“Chris, 20, lives by extreme truth, speaking out against the epidemic of bullying that he, too, faced in high school. The honesty that he infuses into his Glee character, Kurt, leaves you reeling. Our cast is blessed to hear things like ‘Your character has helped me through this, or helped me do that,’ but none more so than Chris.”
“To witness the power he gives to his audience firsthand? It’s wonderful.”
Joining them in the list are fashion designer Tom Ford, “Alice in Wonderland” star Mia Wasikowska, “Gossip Girl” actress Blake Lively, “Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler, Matt Damon and Gary White, South Korean pop star Rain, music icon Sting, Grammy winner Bruno Mars, and Oscar winner Colin Firth.
Expect a super-rare performance from Babs at this year’s Grammys. Streisand hasn’t performed live too often of late, but the Grammys are special to her, having won eight and being nominated for another this year. She’s nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for her 51st Gold Record, 2009′s Love Is The Answer. It is her 57th Grammy nomination.
She has already snared a philanthropy award from the Recording Academy this year ‘ the MusiCares Person Of The Year.
Her Star Is Born co-star Kris Kristofferson will reportedly introduce her on stage.
Streisand joins Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Muse, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Drake, Usher, Justin Bieber and more performing on the night.
Bruno Mars shoots straight to no.1 with new single ‘Grenade’. Pop sensation Bruno Mars has had quite a week and there is even more to come! He released his second single ‘Grenade’ last Sunday, which shot straight to No. 1 in the official UK singles chart last night, selling a staggering 150,000 copies in its first week; 3 times the number of copies the no.2 single sold. Bruno, who is in the UK this week to launch his debut album ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’, told the Radio 1 Chart Show last night about his love for this country. ‘[It's] such a special place for me, I just love it out here. I think the people are great.’ He also hinted that we might be getting him on a more permanent basis, saying ‘t’s just this is where it’s at for me. I’m getting a house over here; I know it. That’s the next investment.’ Bruno finished off with a message to all of his fans this side of the Atlantic. ‘ would love to thank all the UK fans, thank you guys so much for supporting my career and everything that I’m doing.’
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UK top 10 singles:
1 Bruno Mars Grenade
2 Jessie J Do It Like A Dude
3 Rihanna What’s My Name? (feat. Drake)
4 Katy B Lights On (feat. Ms Dynamite)
5 Matt Cardle When We Collide
6 David Guetta Who’s That Chick? (feat. Rihanna)
7 Adele Make You Feel My Love
8 The Black Eyed Peas The Time (Dirty Bit)
9 Far East Movement Like A G6 (feat. Cataracs & Dev)
10 JLS Eyes Wide Shut (feat. Tinie Tempah)
Gwyneth Paltrow To Return To “Glee” Next Year. Gwyneth Paltrow called guest starring on “Glee” “the best job ever.” Now the Academy Award-winner is full of glee to get her job back in 2011. Paltrow, who’s currently promoting her new drama “Country Strong,” revealed to Access Hollywood that she’ll reprise her role as beloved McKinley High sub Holly Holiday just after the holidays. There’s no confirmation on whether Paltrow already shot her upcoming guest spot or if she’ll tape it later. The episode set to air following the Super Bowl, featuring a guest spot from news anchor Katie Couric, is currently in production. “Gwyneth Paltrow is a genius,” her co-star Matthew Morrison, who plays Will Schuester on the show, said about the star earlier this year. “Who knew that she was such a triple threat? Great dancer, great singer, obviously a great actress – I just had the best time.” When Paltrow first appeared on the show, she sang a cover of Cee-Lo Green’s “F*** You,” and performed a mash-up of Rihanna’s “Umbrella” with “Singin’ In the Rain.” Paltrow’s “Forget You” appears on “Glee: The Music, Volume 4,” which is currently in stores and features the cast’s covers of hits from Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, and more.
Katy Perry’s “Firework” Shoots To #1 On Billboard Hot 100. Katy Perry’s “Firework” shoots up to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week and also on the radio chart, making her the first female artist in 11 years to earn three #1 radio singles off one album. The album is of course “Teenage Dream,” which also yielded the #1 title track and “California Gurls,” featuring Snoop Dogg. “Firework” is the third chart-topper off the set, which sold another 212,000 digital singles this week. The single also crosses the 1 million mark in paid downloads this week as well. The last female artist to earn three #1 radio singles from one album was Monica in 1999, when she hit #1 with “The Boy Is Mine” with Brandy, “The First Night,” and “Angel of Mine.” Last week’s #1, Pink’s “Raise Your Glass,” is down to #2 this week. “Raise Your Glass” sells another 147,000 digital singles this week. Rihanna climbs up two spots to #3 this week with “What’s My Name,” featuring Drake. She sells 143,000.Black Eyed Peas earn a new peak with their latest single, “The Time (Dirty Bit),” the first single off their new album “The Beginning.” “The Time (Dirty Bit)” sells 198,000 digital singles this week. Bruno Mars’ latest, “Grenade,” climbs up into the top 5, jumping five spots from #10 last week. The singles 173,000 this week.Rihanna’s second entry in the top 10 this week, “Only Girl (In the World)” is down three spots to #6 this week, while Mars follows with his second entry “Just the Way You Are” at #7. Ke$ha drops down two spots this week to #8 with “We R Who We R,” the first single off “Cannibal.”Down a spot to #9 this week is Nelly with “Just a Dream,” and climbing back into the top 10 this week at #10 are Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj with “Bottoms Up.”
Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 For the Week Ending December 18th, 2010:
1. “Firework,” Katy Perry
2. “Raise Your Glass,” Pink
3. “What’s My Name,” Rihanna feat. Drake
4. “The Time (Dirty Bit),” Black Eyed Peas
5. “Grenade,” Bruno Mars
6. “Only Girl (In the World),” Rihanna
7. “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars
8. “We R Who We R,” Ke$ha
9. “Just a Dream,” Nelly
10. “Bottoms Up,” Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj
Eminem Leads Grammy Pack With 10 Nods, Bruno Mars Follows With 7. Eminem and Bruno Mars lead the nods list for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, it has been announced Wednesday night. The rap superstar has amassed a whopping total of 10 nominations, while the vocalist is not far behind with seven nods.
Eminem is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album for his chart-topping “Recovery;” Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap Song, Best Short Form Music Video and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for his “Love the Way You Lie” with Rihanna; Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “Airplanes II” with B.o.B. and Haley Williams; and Best Rap Solo and Best Rap Song for “Not Afraid.” Mars is up for Best Male Pop Vocal for “Just the Way You Are” and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for B.o.B.’s “Nothin’ On You” among other nods. Lady Gaga and country music trio Lady Antebellum are third placers for most nominations, each getting six nominations. Pals Katy Perry and Rihanna have four nods each, while Beyonce earned two. Justin Bieber is vying for Best New Artist against Drake, Florence and the Machine, Mumford & Sons, and Esperanza Spalding, while the cast of the TV show “Glee” are up for Best Pop Performance by a Dup or Group with Vocals against Maroon 5, Paramore, Sade, and Train. The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will be telecast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS this February 13th.
Pink Earns Third #1 Single On Billboard Hot 100 With “Raise Your Glass”. Pink really has a reason to raise her glass. She earned her third #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with her latest single, “Raise Your Glass.” It follows “So What” and “Lady Marmalade,” which included Christina Aguilera, Mya, and Lil’ Kim, as her latest #1 on the chart. “Raise Your Glass” rises from #2 last week to #1, selling 209,000 digital singles and crossing the one million mark in sales. The single is one of a handful of new songs featured on her first hits set, “Greatest Hits…So Far!!!,” in stores now.Pink really has a reason to raise her glass. She earned her third #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with her latest single, “Raise Your Glass.” It follows “So What” and “Lady Marmalade,” which included Christina Aguilera, Mya, and Lil’ Kim, as her latest #1 on the chart. Katy Perry moves up four spots from last week to #2 with the latest of her now Grammy-nominated “Teenage Dream” album, “Firework.” The single is #1 on the Hot Digital Songs chart, selling 232,000 copies this week. Last week’s #1, Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World),” moves down two spots to #3 this week after spending only one week at the top. Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” moves up back in to the top 5 this week, jumping from #7 to #4 this week. Rihanna’s second entry in the top 5 this week, the former #1 “What’s My Name” with Drake,” jumps from #8 to #5 this week. At #6 is Ke$ha with the first single off her “Cannibal” EP, “We R Who We R.” The single sells 185,000 copies this week, pushing her across the one million mark in digital sales this week. It’s her fifth solo single to sell over a million copies. Falling down four spots this week to #7 is Far East Movement, featuring Cataracs & Dev, with “Like a G6,” while Nelly drops three spots from #5 to #8 with “Just a Dream.” The Black Eyed Peas earn their ninth top 10 hit this week on the Billboard Hot 100 with “The Time (Dirty Bit),” the first single off their new album “The Beginning.” Bruno Mars enters the top 10 with his second single, “Grenade,” which jumps up from #17 this week. Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 For the Week Ending December 11th, 2010:
1. “Raise Your Glass,” Pink
2. “Firework,” Katy Perry
3. “Only Girl (In the World),” Rihanna
4. “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars
5. “What’s My Name,” Rihanna feat. Drake
6. “We R Who We R,” Ke$ha
7. “Like a G6,” Far East Movement feat. Cataracs & Dev
8. “Just a Dream,” Nelly
9. “The Time (Dirty Bit),” Black Eyed Peas
10. “Grenade,” Bruno Mars