X Factor UK Headlines for 01/13/13

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles split, Niall passes driving test and buys a car.

EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Swift heads home alone from ‘romantic holiday’ after splitting from Harry Styles following almighty row
It seems Taylor Swift will soon be penning yet more heartfelt ballads about her lovelife.

The Red singer, 23, has ended her month-long fling with One Direction heart-throb Harry Styles, 18, after an angry row during their New Year’s vacation.

A source told MailOnline exclusively: ‘Yes I can confirm they have split up.

‘They were on holiday and had an almighty row. They are two young stars at the top of their game so who knows what will happen in the future.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

Harry Styles dumped Taylor Swift because ‘she only ever talked about antiques’
Harry Styles tired of Taylor Swift’s rather grown up obsession with antiques, it’s being reported.

While Styles, 18, is desperate to enjoy the party scene; Swift, 23, is a budding homemaker and is apparently keen to chat about her antique collection.

Styles even bought her antique jewellery during their brief courtship but according to a report in Radar Online, soon became tired with her mature hobby.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘Back in the studio. Uh oh…’ Taylor Swift ‘has already written FIVE songs about Harry Styles split’ as she hints she’s back recording break-up tracks
She’s notorious for writing break-up anthems and sappy love songs about her exes.

And true to form Taylor Swift has now reportedly already written five songs about her break-up from One Direction’s Harry Styles – despite them only parting ways a week ago.

Although the country starlet only split from The X Factor star last week and they only dated for 66 days, she’s already channelled her anger into brand new songs about her short-lived romance with the 18-year-old womaniser.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Who’ll write the break up song first? Harry Styles spends day in recording studio after split with Taylor Swift
The world knows what to expect when Taylor Swift breaks up with a boyfriend – a new single detailing all the failures of that particular relationship.

But maybe Harry Styles is hoping to beat Taylor to the post by heading straight to a recording studio upon his return to London.

Their whirlwind romance came to an abrupt end in the Caribbean just a few days ago, but no doubt they both have more than enough material to throw into a pop song or two.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Now their fans are taking sides! Taylor Swift ticket sales plummet following her split from Harry Styles… while One Direction’s soar
Following reports that they have broken up after an ‘almighty row’ on holiday together, it looks like Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

But that may not be such good news for the songstress, because to add insult to injury her ticket sales have plummeted by half since news of the young couple’s split broke.

Taylor and her former One Direction beau share many of the same fans and as a result, it seems people are taking sides in the wake of the break-up.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Hot tub girl: One Direction Harry is over Taylor split
A TV presenter who shared a hot tub with Harry Styles hours after his split from Taylor Swift said yesterday he had quickly moved on.

Hermione Way, 27, told how she partied with the One Direction star, 18, on Richard Branson’s Caribbean island.

She said: “I didn’t know what had happened. He seemed happy to me.
Read more: The Sun

Sleeping like a baby: As single Taylor Swift returns to the studio… Harry Styles takes a nap
Sleepless nights scoffing ice cream or watching a weepie are obviously not in Harry Styles post-break up regime.

The chilled-out teenager’s bandmate Zayn Malik posted the picture of Taylor’s ex taking a snooze in what looks like the back of a cab, with the caption: ‘Wake up Harry!’

Since the pair sensationally split Taylor has stunned at a red carpet event and returned to work since their split – but Harry has shown he is taking singledom in his stride.
Read more: The Daily Mail

At just 18, is pop’s naughty little charmer already going off the rails? Fears over One Direction star Harry Styles’s party lifestyle
As they leaned in close, giggling, whispering and nuzzling over a sumptuous romantic dinner, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift looked the very picture of bliss.

The lovers were sharing a meal at the Cocomaya beachfront restaurant in the British Virgin Islands last Thursday, and it seemed obvious to everyone in the room that this was a fine romance.

Fellow diner Holly Held saw the evidence with her own eyes.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Niall nails his driving test in one – and buys £70k motor
MOST lads make do with a clapped-out Fiesta when they pass their driving test.

But NIALL HORAN has a few more zeros on his bank statement — and has forked out £70,000 for a top-spec black Range Rover.

It turns out the ONE DIRECTION star was better than your average at taking the exam, too.

He sailed through first time, with a near-perfect drive, before ripping off his L-plates and picking up his first set of wheels on Friday.

Niall made just two mistakes, following an intensive 25-hour course of lessons.
Read more: The Sun

‘I’ll be sitting in a bar and a really hot girl will come up to me. Four years ago she’d never have looked at me’: Why success is the best form of revenge for Olly Murs
He didn’t win The X Factor, had no friends in the business, is the wrong side of 25 and only started singing five years ago, but he’s become a bona-fide star
‘I’ve had girlfriends these past few years but no one got to find out who they were,’ said Olly Murs

In terms of the mathematical probabilities of show business, Olly Murs should, by now, be struggling to get himself booked on an easyCruise summer tour.

He didn’t win The X Factor, had no friends in the business, he is the wrong side of 25, he only started singing five years ago, and his stint on the show was back in 2009 – along with Stacey Solomon and Jedward – and long enough for the music industry to almost forget the angel-voiced victor of that year, Joe McElderry.

So how does it happen that right now, 28-year-old Murs has found himself one of TV’s most popular presenters, is on his third album (the album and single both went straight to number one), and has been hand-picked by Robbie Williams to support him on his forthcoming tour?
Read more: The Daily Mail

Back for Good? Christopher Maloney arrives at rehearsals for The X Factor Live Tour
After weeks of will he or won’t, it seems to be confirmed that Christopher Maloney will be on The X Factor Live Tour.

The second runner-up arrived at rehearsals on Friday, though unsurprisingly, on his own.

And as he carried a shopping bag in one hand and a cigarette in the other, Christopher didn’t seem like he was looking forward to it.
Read more: The Daily Mail

James Arthur’s Impossible becomes the UK’s latest million selling single
OfficialCharts.com can exclusively reveal that 2012 X Factor winner James Arthur’s Impossible has now sold over a million copies in the UK.

According to this morning’s Official Charts Company sales data, James Arthur’s Impossible has broken through the million copies sales barrier. As of Sunday (January 6) the 2012 X Factor winner’s debut single had sold 970,000 copies in the UK after just four weeks on sale. However, at midnight last night, Impossible had sold an additional 32,500 copies this week to take it over the million milestone.

Comments Martin Talbot, the Official Charts Company’s Managing Director:

“Hitting the million mark in around a month is a fantastic achievement for James Arthur. X Factor winners often score strong first week sales, but to push through to the million mark so quickly is truly impressive.”

In the entire history of the UK’s Official Singles Chart, there have only been 126 singles which have sold over a million copies or more. Now Impossible takes that total to 127.
Read more: The Official Charts Company

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Irish Charts
1 James Arthur – Impossible
11 One Direction – Kiss You
15 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
17 One Direction – Little Things
29 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
39 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
47 Little Mix – Wings
53 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
65 Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
90 Little Mix – DNA
100 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

1 Ed Sheeran – +
3 One Direction – Take Me Home
16 One Direction – Up All Night
18 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
27 Little Mix – DNA
30 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter 1
55 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
67 Susan Boyle – Standing Ovation
76 Jedward – Young Love
87 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven

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The Official Charts
1 Will.I.Am – Scream & Shout (feat. Britney Spears)
3 James Arthur – Impossible
10 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
12 One Direction – Kiss You
29 One Direction – Little Things
41 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
56 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
65 Little Mix – DNA
79 Little Mix – Wings
90 Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
98 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

1 Emeli Sande – Our Version Of Events
9 One Direction – Take Me Home
14 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
26 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter One
32 One Direction – Up All Night
39 Little Mix – DNA
45 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
54 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
80 JLS – Evolution
86 Susan Boyle – Standing Ovation

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