One Direction named IFPI Global Recording Artists of 2013, Matt Cardle reveals how diet of drugs and alcohol left him weeks from death.

One Direction named IFPI Global Recording Artists of 2013
Band most popular act across downloads, streaming and CD sales

One Direction have been named the IFPI Global Recording Artists of 2013, receiving the newly-created award honouring the most popular recording artist across music downloads, streaming and physical format sales.

One Direction have seen huge success with their third studio album Midnight Memories, which contained the hit singles Best Song Ever and Story of My Life. The album topped the US Billboard Top 200 chart, making One Direction the first group in the charts history to debut at No. 1 with its first three albums. It also topped the charts in countries from Australia to the UK.

The video for Best Song Ever attracted almost 200 million views on YouTube and Story of My Life’s video recorded more than 100 million views. The band’s music was also heavily streamed on services such as Deezer and Spotify.

Top 10 global recording artists 2013
1 One Direction
2 Eminem
3 Justin Timberlake
4 Bruno Mars
5 Katy Perry
6 P!nk
7 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
8 Rihanna
9 Michael Bublé
10 Daft Punk
Read more: IFPI

Midnight Memories: One Direction hit kebab shop and whizz around on mobility scooters in behind-the-scenes stills from new video
The impact date for their new single, Midnight Memories, is March 9 and the accompanying video will be released on Friday.

But if One Direction fans can’t wait that long for their next fix, then it’s time to check out the behind-the-scenes stills from the set of their latest video shoot.

The pop megastars’ next single is the title track from their world-conquering third album, which is also called Midnight Memories.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction are hunkier than ever in teaser music video for Midnight Memories… as it’s announced they were biggest selling artist of 2013
They took some time off over Christmas to spend some time with their families, but One Direction are back and hunkier than ever.

The boys have released a teaser for their music video for new track Midnight Memories, which is also the title of their third studio album released in November last year.

And to top off their incredibly fun video, their manager, Simon Cowell, has announced the boy band were the biggest selling artists of 2013.
Read more: Daily Mail

Midnight Memories has landed: One Direction unveil official music video for brand new single
All those late nights filming in London have paid off for One Direction fans, as the band has finally released its official music video for Midnight Memories.

The single is also the title of their third studio album, which was the biggest selling pop record of 2013.

Directioners will certainly find the video more than appealing, as the boys take the viewers with them on a night out.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I was so out of it – I was like a zombie:’ Matt Cardle reveals how diet of drugs and alcohol left him weeks from death…but is now ready for his UK tour
Matt Cardle revealed that his diet of prescription drugs and alcohol sent him weeks away from death.

The 30-year-old X Factor winner, who has just been discharged from a month in rehab, began mixing the drugs and only realised he needed help after collapsing in public, stripping on a train and nearly choked to death after throwing up on his sleep.

He told The Sun: ‘I was so out of it – I was like a zombie.’

Matt checked into The Priory, in Chelmsford, on Boxing Day, after breaking down in front of his family.

He added: ‘The doctor said to me if I’d bee left to my own devices for another three or four weeks I might not be here now.’

Circumstances went from bad to worse when Matt began lying about the amount of Vallium he was taking, saying that they were antibiotics.
Read more: Daily Mail

That’ll make their hearts melt: James Arthur adds to his tattoo collection with an inking of a flaming candle
He might not like One Direction, but James Arthur sure is a fan of Harry Styles’ tattooist.

The former X Factor winner headed to celebrity inker Kevin Paul’s parlour to get his latest tattoo of a flaming candle, dripping with wax down its stem.

The fiery illustration adds some colour to the 25-year old’s left arm sleeve, and to his expansive collection of bodily inkings.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson shows off new skull and rose tattoo as band reveal sneak peek of athletic looks for Sport Relief video
She may only be 22 but Jesy Nelson has added yet another tattoo to her ever-growing collection.

The Little Mix singer took to her Instagram account to reveal a picture of her latest inking on her left arm – a scary-looking skull with a rose going through it and popping out of the eye socket.

She wrote: ‘new tattttt added to the famalam :D x (sic)’

As well as posting an image on the social networking site, Jesy showed off her latest tattoo in new pictures of the girl group rehearsing their latest music video for Sport Relief single Word Up.
Read more: Daily Mail

(Little) Mix-ing it up! Leigh-Anne Pinnock goes make-up free while Jesy Nelson and Perrie Edwards sport bright red lips for flight from Japan
Make-up appeared to be the last thing on Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s mind when she boarded a long haul flight from Japan with her Little Mix bandmates.

The singer opted for an au naturel look as she walked through London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, while Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson had a different idea altogether.

Sporting large retro sunglasses, the 22-year-old appeared to more concerned about her comfort as she kept her slim figure hidden under a large, baggy sweatshirt.
Read more: Daily Mail

Now That I Found You: Sam Bailey and Michael Bolton spotted having dinner together as their friendship flourishes
Ever since she stepped into the limelight on the X Factor, Sam Bailey has formed an unlikely personal and working friendship with a certain American singer.

Sam and Michael Bolton were spotted leaving Scalini restaurant after having dinner together on Friday night in London.

X Factor winner Sam, 36, has formed a flourishing friendship with the Lean On Me singer since he first took a shining to the star after he first heard her sing on the show.
Read more: Daily Mail

A Moment Like This: Leona Lewis posts a series of sultry selfies as she gets ready for a wardrobe clear-out
As a bestselling international music artist, Leona Lewis is bound to have accumulated more clothes than she knows what to do with.

And looking determined in a selfie, the star explained that she was getting ready for a clear-out of her garage on Monday.

She wrote: ‘Been putting off clearing my garage and now s*** needs to get done! Clear space clear mind. Ommm…’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Spiritual’ Alexandra Burke reveals she is training to be a life coach… but won’t get a spot on the X Factor panel
She’s tasted plenty of success since winning The X Factor in 2008.

And now Alexandra Burke is going to use her experiences to help others take the world by storm after revealing she is training to become a life coach.

The 25-year-old singer arrived at the ITV studios on Tuesday morning to chat to Lorraine Kelly about her new career path and how it has put her in a ‘really happy’ and ‘spiritual place’.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor’s Nicholas McDonald surprises no one with a Mother’s Day covers album
X Factor runner up Nicholas McDonald is all set to release his debut album and there’s no real surprises.

We were never expecting a grunge rock and gangsta rap mash up record from the Scottish teenager but his Mother’s Day effort is even more predictable than… well, what we were predicting.

The 17-year-old is all set to release the album, titled In the Arms Of an Angel, on March 17 in the lead up to Mother’s Day at the end of the month.

The LP will contain a total of eleven tracks of which only three are originals.
Read more: TellyMix

XFactor 2014 judges: Nicole Scherzinger may quit to have babies (so those ‘insiders’ say)
Nicole Scherzinger could be set to snub a reported £3 million deal in order to have babies with Lewis Hamilton.

And what absolutely gorgeous little tots those babies will almost certainly be.

According to one X Factor ‘insider’, Nicole’s could quit the show in order to become a mum because apparently being a talent show judge is something she can do anytime.

“At the end of the day somebody is going to have to make a sacrifice and they’ve agreed that for now it makes more sense if that’s Nicole,” says rather dubious insider.

They claimed to Reveal magazine this month: “Nicole has her whole life ahead to pursue her art and her career. For Lewis it’s very much about the here and now. A racing driver’s career is short and he can’t afford to take his eye off the ball – it’s a life or death thing, the margin for error is so small.”
Read more: TellyMix


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Irish Charts
Singles
1 Pharrell Williams – Happy
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12 One Direction – Story of My Life
23 Sam Bailey – Skyscraper
35 Little Mix – Little Me
53 Little Mix – Move
55 Gary Barlow – Let Me Go
62 One Direction – Best Song Ever
94 One Direction – Midnight Memories

Albums
1 Ellie Goulding – Halcyon Days
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7 One Direction – Midnight Memories
22 Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last
28 One Direction – Up All Night
60 One Direction – Take Me Home
67 Little Mix – Salute
72 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
76 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways (features Olly Murs and Kelly Clarkson)
80 James Arthur – James Arthur

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The Official Charts
Singles
1 Clean Bandit – Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne)
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37 Little Mix – Little Me
41 One Direction – Story of My Life
44 Little Mix – Move
60 Gary Barlow – Let Me Go
64 Sam Bailey – Skyscraper

Albums
1 You Me At Six – Cavalier Youth
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13 Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last
20 One Direction – Midnight Memories
27 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways (features Olly Murs and Kelly Clarkson)
38 Little Mix – Salute
54 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
59 Rebecca Ferguson – Freedom
68 One Direction – Take Me Home
71 James Arthur – James Arthur
73 One Direction – Up All Night

 
  • Mateja Praznik

    I’m sorry for being late this week. We had problems with electricity yesterday and didn’t get it back until this morning at 9am. The weather conditions here have been rather extreme this past week and the whole country is under red alarm. First we got snow (in some parts of the country more than in others), but the biggest problem is freezing rain. Electric power transmission is severely damaged due to falling trees and roads are closed.

  • Face

    winter storms are the worst… stay safe :)