X Factor UK Headlines for 01/17/16

One Direction, Little Mix and Olly Murs are nominated for Brit Awards.

One Direction, Little Mix and Olly Murs are nominated for Brit Awards! Check out the nominations HERE. Little Mix are also set to perform!

How One Direction’s ticket sales dwarfed their recorded music income in 2015
Here’s a story which says everything both about the phenomenon that was/is One Direction, and the power of the live music business today.

According to the latest Pollstar year-end figures, the British four-piece scored the world’s biggest tour in 2015, beating the likes of Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.

1D’s 80-date On The Road Again tour shifted over 2.36 million tickets in the year – 2,364,390 to be exact.

That was slightly ahead of Swift (2,273,328) and comfortably out in front of Sheeran (1,578,003).

When you start calculating how much these tickets were worth in monetary terms, it’s something of an eye-opener for the power balance in the music business.
Read more: Music Business Worldwide

One Direction Breakup Rumors: ‘Nothing Has Changed’ Since Hiatus, Says Source
Fans can breathe a sigh of relief… probably. An online report alleging One Direction’s current hiatus is actually a permanent break isn’t true.

A source close to the band tells Billboard “nothing has changed regarding hiatus plans for the group, and all will be revealed in due time from the band members’ own mouths.”
Read more: Billboard

Liam Payne DENIES One Direction will split for good following hiatus and admits he would welcome back Zayn Malik… as he offers first listen of solo material
One Direction fans will be relieved to hear that the band aren’t in fact splitting up for good as was previously reported, according to Liam Payne.

The 22-year-old told photographers that he, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan will reform after taking an unconfirmed amount of time off this year when he landed at LAX on Friday.

When asked if the British boyband were splitting. Liam responded: ‘Oh, no no no.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Turning a new Direction! Pop star Liam Payne ‘jams to rap music as he works with American hip hop producers on solo album’
He found fame as one of the pop sensations in One Direction, and it appears as if Liam Payne is planning to make a move into the world of hip hop.

The 22-year-old, who is currently on hiatus from the boyband, has been pictured inside a recording studio with American producers TM 88 from 808 Mafia and Juicy J.

According to TMZ, the British heartthrob has been working hard on five new singles in which he both sings and raps.
Read more: Daily Mail

A new direction! Liam Payne shows off his newly-shaven head and huge hand tattoo as he arrives at LAX…after sharing steamy bedroom selfie
His locks have gone through many changes over the years.

And this week Liam Payne obviously felt in the mood for a new year makeover, as he showed off his newly-shaven locks as well as a fresh tattoo when arriving at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Friday.

The One Direction singer looked in great spirits as he headed through the airport, a day after sharing a sneak peek at his new do in a steamy bedroom selfie.
Read more: Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE ‘Louis thinks she will be a fabulous mother’: 1D star ‘moves to LA to support pregnant Briana Jungwirth’ ahead of birth of first child
Louis Tomlinson is leaving the UK to move to Los Angeles as he prepares to become a first-time father.

The One Direction singer is relocating to California this week to be close to Briana Jungwirth, who is due to give birth to their baby later this month.

With his band now on hiatus, the 24-year-old pop star is focused on fatherhood and is making Briana, 23, and his unborn child his priority.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I tried to reach out and be their friend’: Zayn Malik says his former One Direction bandmates ignored him in spite of his efforts to make amends
He caused hearts to break all over the world when he made the shock decision to quit One Direction in March 2014.

But despite blasting the boy band’s manufactured pop sound ever since his departure, Zayn Malik insists he has no hard feelings towards his former bandmates and was in fact the only one who tried to reach out and make amends.

In a new interview with Luomo Vogue, the 23-year-old singer claims that despite the boys – Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson – declaring in interviews they were still friends, no one except for Liam has ever returned his calls or his texts to this day.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
7 Fleur East – Sax
12 One Direction – History
21 One Direction – Perfect
36 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
42 One Direction – Drag Me Down
64 Little Mix – Black Magic
67 Sigma – Coming Home (feat. Rita Ora)
69 Olly Murs – Kiss Me

1 David Bowie – Blackstar
7 One Direction – Made in the A.M.
11 Little Mix – Get Weird
65 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
68 Fleur East – Love, Sax and Flashbacks

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The Official Charts
1 Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
6 One Direction – History
20 Fleur East – Sax
30 Sigma – Coming Home (feat. Rita Ora)
33 One Direction – Perfect
34 Little Mix – Secret Love Song (feat. Jason Derulo)
36 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
41 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
57 One Direction – Drag Me Down
68 Little Mix – Black Magic

1 David Bowie – Blackstar
8 Little Mix – Get Weird
9 One Direction – Made in the A.M.
30 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
51 Fleur East – Love, Sax and Flashbacks

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I recently graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In my free time I like to read books, watch TV and listen to music. I'm also a huge cat lover. I cover X Factor UK for MJsBigBlog.com.