X Factor UK Headlines for 01/06/13

One Direction gets Air Force 1D, Liam and Louis visit Sweden for three hours (trying to make a start on a new album), JLS named UK’s hardest working band for a second year running after performing 34 dates in total, work-aholic Olly Murs goes on vacation!

Air Force 1D: Harry and the boys to get their own private jet for world tour
Use of the luxury £3m Jumbo means the lads will be able to avoid long check-in queues at airports and instead be driven straight to their awaiting plane
Harry Styles may have had a taste of living the high life flying around in girlfriend Taylor Swift’s private jet, but now his 1D bandmates are getting in on the action and getting their own plane.

Following old-skool music heavyweights the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin down the runway, the fivesome will fly all over the globe in their own chartered aircraft – dubbed Air Force One Direction – for their 2013 world tour.

Use of the luxury Jumbo, which is thought to have cost promoters around £3million, means the lads will be able to avoid long check-in queues at airports and instead be driven straight to their awaiting plane.
Read more: Daily Mirror

Robbie: 1D up there with Spice Girls
ROBBIE WILLIAMS thinks ONE DIRECTION can take over the world in the same way a certain girlband did.

The TAKE THAT man said: “They’re quite a power in the way the SPICE GIRLS were. The Spice Girls took over the world and won and I think the One Direction boys have a similar chemistry.”

Talking of chemistry, Rob hasn’t got any tips for HARRY STYLES on attracting ladies.
Read more: The Sun

Louis and Liam hit Sweden
ONE DIRECTION’s LIAM PAYNE and LOUIS TOMLINSON have made a flying visit to Sweden.

They were in the country for just three hours – trying to make a start on a new album. Liam also took his best pal, dancer and clothes designer, ANDY SAMUELS on Friday’s trip.
Read more: The Sun

‘Don’t break my daughter’s heart!’: Taylor Swift’s father orders Harry Styles to slow down relationship with his daughter
Taylor Swift’s father Scott has ordered Harry Styles to slow down his relationship with his daughter after reports the pair were talking about marriage.

Scott Kingsley Swift reportedly told floppy haired Harry to ‘cool’ his relationship with country princess Taylor after reports Harry told 23-year-old Taylor that he loved her during their break in Manhattan.

Close friends says Scott, who has guided Taylor’s career since she was a youngster, doesn’t want the pair to end their romance but is just protecting his daughter’s happiness.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Mission possible for James Arthur
SIMON COWELL’s team have big plans for X Factor winner JAMES ARTHUR after the storming success of debut single Impossible.

The Middlesbrough lad is due to head into the studio with Brit producer FRASER T SMITH, who has worked with ADELE, LEONA LEWIS, JAMES MORRISON and DAPPY. Fraser may now oversee the whole of James’ debut album.

That would be a good move for the rising star, as Fraser has also worked with the likes of TINCHY STRYDER, TAIO CRUZ, CRAIG DAVID and FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE.

It’s still being decided which Sony label James will go through.
Read more: The Sun

‘I’d love to go for a pint with him’: Matt Cardle offers James Arthur an olive branch as he leaves their Twitter beef in 2012
Matt Cardle has offered an olive branch to X Factor winner James Arthur after the pair became embroiled in a Twitter spat at the end of the year.

Cardle, 29, who won the contest in 2010, said he would love to go for a pint with Arthur, who is still top of the singles chart with Impossible.

The pair fell out after Arthur, 24, made critical comments about previous male X Factor winners.
Read more: The Daily Mail

JLS named UK’s hardest-working band for second year
JLS have been named the UK’s hardest-working band for a second year running.

The boyband headlined more concerts than any other major artist in Britain throughout 2012 to secure the title, after performing 34 dates in total.

“We’re delighted to once again be crowned the hardest-working band of the year,” JLS said.

“It means a lot that so many of our fans have had a chance to see us perform live. Thanks again for the support and we look ?forward to doing more in 2013.”

Barney Hooper, spokesman for PRS for Music, added: “JLS have once again demonstrated that they truly know how to engage with their massive fanbase, performing live to as many of them as possible.”

“Gigging is as important for the biggest performers as those starting out, and it’s great to see that it is thriving in the UK.
Read more: Digital Spy

Dance with me tonight! Olly Murs attracts the attention of some pretty ladies on the beach during lads holiday to the Caribbean
Olly Murs has already been attracting attention from the ladies on his new year lads-only holiday to the Caribbean.

Just two days in, the pop star was seen chatting up a pair of pretty girls in bikinis on the beach – before posting a photo of himself with his arms around them on Instagram.

And they seemed impressed with his lines, descending into fits of giggles as they relaxed with him on the sun loungers.
Read more: The Daily Mail


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Irish Charts
Singles
1 James Arthur – Impossible
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9 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
12 One Direction – Little Things
18 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
20 One Direction – Kiss You
34 Little Mix – Wings
45 Little Mix – DNA
27 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
38 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
52 Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
75 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

Albums
1 Ed Sheeran – +
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2 One Direction – Take Me Home
15 One Direction – Up All Night
21 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
23 Little Mix – DNA
32 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter 1
38 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
57 Susan Boyle – Standing Ovation
64 JLS – Evolution
76 Jedward – Young Love
87 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven

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James Arthur’s Impossible unmoved from top of Official Singles Chart
James Arthur resists a midweek challenge from Will.I.Am and Britney Spears to retain his place on the Official Singles Chart throne for a third week today.

On Wednesday’s Official Chart Update, Will.I.Am and Britney’s Scream And Shout (2) was trailing X Factor winner James Arthur’s Impossible by just 3,000 copies, but as the week progressed James Arthur managed to pull away from the US pop collaborators to finish over 6,000 copies ahead.

Impossible is heading at lightning pace towards the hallowed million sales milestone, with current sales standing at nearly 971,000 copies after just four weeks on sale.
Read more: The Official Charts Company

The Official Charts
Singles
1 James Arthur – Impossible (nearly 971,000 after 4 weeks)
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6 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
17 One Direction – Little Things
26 One Direction – Kiss You
25 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
38 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
43 Little Mix – DNA
53 Little Mix – Wings
64 Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
68 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
76 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

Albums
1 Calvin Harris – 18 Months
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8 One Direction – Take Me Home
9 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
25 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter One
26 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
28 Little Mix – DNA
31 One Direction – Up All Night
49 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
61 JLS – Evolution
80 Susan Boyle – Standing Ovation

  • http://twitter.com/facenfield David Facenfield

    Impossible hitting a million… I wonder if the fact it’s a charity single has any bearing on that at all?