X Factor UK Headlines for 04/08/12

Writers join battle to create One Direction’s next hits! “Up All Night” #1 album in Australia, 1D travel from USA to Australia. Chart Update!

One Direction – but where next? Writers join battle to create boy band’s next hits
The search is on for composers to help the X Factor-created act to follow up US success

It is pop’s real talent search but it won’t be played out on Saturday night television screens. Simon Cowell has challenged music’s most successful backroom songwriters to compete for space on the next album by One Direction, the boy band who have become a surprise global phenomenon.

The X Factor-created group have taken the US by storm, becoming the first British band to enter the Billboard chart at No 1 with their debut album, Up All Night. The hysterical scenes accompanying their North American tour were compared with Beatlemania.

Expectations have been raised at Syco, Cowell’s record company, for the follow-up album, which could – if it contains the right combination of precision-tooled, radio-friendly hit songs – establish the clean-cut British quintet as the world’s best-selling group. Like many manufactured groups, One Direction rely on stylists, video directors, producers and songwriters to help to create the slick package which has proved so appealing to millions of teenage girls.
Read more: The Independent

One Direction have #1 album in Australia this week!
In it’s 19th week of release in Australia, One Direction’s album “Up All Night” finally climbed to #1. The album is certified 2x platinum so far. The boys also have two singles in TOP 20: “One Thing” sits at #6 this week and is certified platinum, “What Makes You Beautiful” is #19 this week and certified 4x platinum.
Source: ARIA Charts

‘Spice Girls’ hysteria awaits One Direction on arrival in Australia

  • Boy band brainchild of Simon Cowell
  • Sydney concert, Logies appearance
  • Extra security for Sunrise on Tuesday

Read more: News.com.au

Ladies love the new look! One Direction are showered with ‘kisses’ as they show off alternative hairstyles in latest photo shoot
Millions of girls would be delighted to shower them with kisses.

And judging by One Direction’s latest photo shoot, a few particularly amorous fans already have.

Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson showed off alternative new hairstyles in Ponystep magazine- and the pictures are all covered with ‘lipstick stains’ from their admirers.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Another string to their bow! One Direction showcase their comedic talents as they guest star on iCarly
They have proven that they can sing, dance, and win hearts across the globe.

But One Direction showed they also know how to make people laugh wih a guest starring stint on iCarly.

The Nickelodeon show featuring the boys aired tonight and saw them perform their hit single What Makes You Beautiful.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Globetrotting boy-band One Direction look exhausted as they arrive in New York… but soon perk up to greet their female fans
They’ve had a meteoric rise to fame since their appearance on last year’s X Factor first catapulted them into the spotlight.

And now, as One Direction’s fame continues to blossom Stateside, the boys were last night seen arriving in New York ahead of their performance on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live.

Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson did their best to smile through the fatigue as they touched down at JFK airport, grinning for the cameras and greeting waiting fans.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘Be true to who you are’: One Direction’s Zayn Malik shows off his new tattoo on Twitter
Zayn Malik has taken to his Twitter account to reveal his new tattoo.

Eagle eyed followers of the One Direction stud were quick to spot his new ink after he changed his profile picture.

The teen heartthrob’s itching is located on his left collarbone just above his chest.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘We’re not good with handling attention from our male fans just yet’: X Factor’s Little Mix reveal why they run screaming from boys
They have secured a number one single and have just completed their first arena tour.

Little Mix are now officially hot property and it’s not just their female fans who think so.

The girls have been left shocked by the amount of male attention they are now getting from the opposite sex and they don’t know how to handle it.
Read more: The Daily Mail

YOU EXCLUSIVE: Caroline Flack breaks her silence on split from One Direction star Harry, 17
After having dated teen popstar Harry Styles, Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack was given a very public dressing-down for becoming involved with a much younger man. In her first interview since that furore, she talks to Jane Gordon about how she coped with the fallout
Read more: The Daily Mail

The pay rise factor: Judge Tulisa returns to show after ‘signing new deal for £500,000’
They say you can’t keep a good woman down and that certainly seems to be the case with Tulisa.

Tulisa Contostavlos, 23, is reportedly gearing up to sign a new deal for the X Factor which is allegedly almost double the price of her last contract.

Obviously happy with the £500,000 signing, the winning mentor was seen out in London adding to her car collection.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘Having tea and shopping for coconuts’: Gary Barlow shares his holiday snaps from his Jubilee travels via Twitter
He may have been stranded on an island in the pacific last weekend, but now that Gary Barlow is home safe and sound, he has decided to share his holiday snaps.

The 41-year-old singer posted two personal photos on his Twitter page today of him enjoying his travels.

The Take That star was on a tour of the Commonwealth filming a documentary for the Queen’s Jubilee and clearly had a great time.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Just call me… Cheryl: Miss Cole finally drops Ashley’s name (for her music career)
She’s aiming to be as big as star as Rihanna and Beyonce – and now it seems that Cheryl Cole is finally ready to put her failed marriage behind her.

The singer is reportedly dropping the name Cole – and like the music world’s biggest stars, will simply be known by her first name – Cheryl.

However, she’s not actually removing the name legally. But it is still something of a statement, and further confirms that she has moved on from serial cheat Ashley.
Read more: The Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
12 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
13 Olly Murs – Oh My Goodness
17 Jedward – Waterline
20 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
23 Alexandra Burke – Elephant
28 One Direction – One Thing
40 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
62 Cher Lloyd – Want You Back (feat. Astro)
78 JLS – Proud

15 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
16 One Direction – Up All Night
45 Jedward – Victory
59 Mary Byrne – With Love

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The Official Charts
1 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
13 Olly Murs – Oh My Goodness
24 Alexandra Burke – Elephant
26 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
34 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
44 JLS – Proud
51 Marcus Collins – Seven Nation Army
55 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
61 One Direction – One Thing
96 Olly Murs – Heart Skips A Beat (feat. Rizzle Kicks)

1 Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday – Roman Reloaded
19 One Direction – Up All Night
23 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
43 Marcus Collins – Marcus Collins
50 Will Young – Echoes
54 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
61 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
66 JLS – Jukebox
83 Olly Murs – Olly Murs

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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.