X Factor UK Headlines for 05/21/17

5 After Midnight are releasing their debut single on June 2. Louis Tomlinson is releasing a new single soon. And Little Mix are releasing their new single on Friday! Harry Styles has a #1 album.

MIDNIGHT HOUR Get a first listen of 5 After Midnight’s hotly anticipated debut single
New dad KIERAN ALLEYNE and bandmates NATHAN LEWIS and JORDAN LEE will release their first tune Up In Here on June 2
THE time’s arrived for 5 AFTER MIDNIGHT.

Four months after I revealed SIMON COWELL had snapped the band up to his Syco label, the lads are finally set to drop their debut single.

And there was never any risk of it being a soppy ballad.

I can reveal new dad KIERAN ALLEYNE and bandmates NATHAN LEWIS and JORDAN LEE will release their first tune Up In Here on June 2, a dance track remixing US rapper DMX’s anthem Party Up and written by hitmakers MNEK and RAYE.

But you don’t have to wait until then to hear it, I’ve got an exclusive sample of the tune in the video above.
Read more: The Sun

Little Mix “Power” (featuring Stormzy) [Official Single Cover]
Just after debuting the music video for their current US single “No More Sad Songs” featuring Machine Gun Kelly, the girls of Little Mix are already thinking about their next move.
The successful quartet filmed a music video for another single taken from their acclaimed album “Glory Days” on Saturday, April 1st starring Willam, Courtney Act and Alaska Thunderfuck from RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The next and fourth overall single is the anthemic jam “Power“, which was written by Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Mark J Feist, Adrian Sotomayor and Jin Jin.
The official single version including the guest collaboration of English grime and hip hop artist Stormzy is expected to be released on May 26th.
Read more: Ultimate Music

James Arthur is featured on Machine Gun Kelly’s album ‘bloom’, listen to ‘Go For Broke’:

X Factor’s Sam Lavery has released her debut single Walk Away
X Factor finalist Samantha Lavery has release her debut single Walk Away.

Fresh from The X Factor live tour, the talented teen’s first song is out now to download and stream.

“SOO excited to announce my first single will be released this Friday! It’ll be available to download and stream from midnight tomorrow!?” Sam tweeted earlier this week.

She added: “As you know I’ve been in the studio none stop working on some musiiiic! And I can’t wait to show you the style and vibe we’ve got!!
Read more: TellyMix

Watch Harry Styles Duet With Stevie Nicks During Secret Show at L.A.’s Troubadour
In the wake of the release of his eponymous debut solo album, former One Direction star Harry Styles made a touchdown performance at one of the first shows on this promotional circuit, shutting down Los Angeles’ The Troubadour on Friday night (May 19) with a secret show featuring a surprise guest appearance from Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks.

Clad in a black button-down shirt and gold pants, the British singer ran through the hour-long set by sticking almost entirely to the songs from his LP, keeping banter to a somewhat minimum. He kicked off the show by emerging from the wings with his robust band, complete with percussionists and numerous guitar players, strapping on one himself to begin with “Ever Since New York,” the cut he’d played on Saturday Night Live in April.
Read more: Billboard

Concert Review: Harry Styles’ Troubadour Show Delivers a Triumph with Tears and Stevie Nicks
Who would have thought that in this age of auto-tune and EDM bleeps that sound like functions on a microwave oven, a member of a made-for television boy band would carry the torch for rock music. Yet here he is: Harry Styles, the 23-year-old “X Factor U.K.” grad and One Direction fave, who has delivered what is arguably 2017’s most stunning musical statement with his self-titled debut album.
Read more: Variety

He never goes out of Styles! Harry continues to display his quirky fashion sense in flared gold trousers at intimate Hollywood gig after debut album hits number one in the UK chart
He’s famed for his quirky fashion sense as much as his vocal abilities.
And Harry Styles didn’t disappoint as he put on a special surprise show to just 100 fans at the famous Troubadour in West Hollywood on Saturday night.
Taking to the stage in a pair of glittering gold trousers, Harry belted out his hits to his adoring fans – and brought out a special guest in the form of Stevie Nicks.
Read more: Daily Mail

In Harry Styles’ World, Led Zeppelin Is Weird, Bukowski Is Cool: Inside the Album With Producer Jeff Bhasker (EXCLUSIVE)
Producer Jeff Bhasker faced a daunting task several months ago. After having worked with Kanye West and winning Grammy Awards for producing Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” and Fun.’s 2012 album “Some Nights,” he had to decide whether to take on a new project: the debut solo album of One Direction member Harry Styles.

“I’d just had a baby, and I was kind of like, ‘Eh, I don’t know if I’ll jump into this,’” Bhasker tells Variety. He agreed to have Styles come over to “just talk,” and proceeded to put him through the Bhasker home sniff test. “My dog tends to bite people, and he was kind of scoping Harry out,” Bhasker explains. Styles “did this move — like a little shoot the gun with his finger, and my dog walked over and started licking his finger. That’s when I was, like, ‘This guy has something special.’”
Read more: Variety

This is one you auto see! Harry Styles dons a brightly coloured shirt as he joins James Corden to announce brand new Carpool Karaoke session
Just 18 months ago, he belted his way through a series of chart-topping hits as he joined his One Direction bandmates for an appearance on Carpool Karaoke.
And as Harry Styles, 23, settles into his new career path as a solo artist, it has been announced that he will be returning to James Corden’s passenger seat alone for another singing session on The Late Late Show.
On Monday night, the studio audience erupted into cheers as British host James made the announcement about his anticipated collaboration with Harry, which is set to air on Thursday as the star’s week-long residency on the show draws to a close.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘He should have his own talk show!’: Harry Styles delights fans by taking over for James Corden on The Late Late Show to deliver opening monologue about Trump
He surprised fans by emerging onto The Late Late Show stage on Tuesday night to deliver James Corden’s opening monologue.
And Harry Styles delighted both the studio audience and viewers at home with his pun-tastic speech, drawing on the news headlines of the week to mock US President Donald Trump.
The One Direction star, who peppered his monologue with faux modest exclamations, proved himself to be a natural host, and looked delighted by the enthusiastic reception he received.
Read more: Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the stunning 20-year-old French and philosophy major who Harry Styles wrote the love song ‘Carolina’ about – after meeting her on a blind date
The mystery girl who pop star Harry Styles wrote about in love song ‘Carolina’ is a beautiful 20-year-old college student he met on a blind date, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The star was clearly bowled over by pretty brunette Townes Adair Jones who he met in Los Angeles a couple of years ago.
And the One Direction heartthrob decided to include her – and details of their memorable liaison – on his self-titled debut solo album.
DailyMail.com can reveal that Styles, 23, met Townes through mutual friends of her sister, actress Gilland Jones, while on a break from recording his album.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It’s scary’: Harry Styles releases a teaser trailer for his documentary on the making of his album as he gets a haircut, has a mould made of his face and is suspended 50ft in the air
His debut solo single Sign of the Times reached number one in the UK charts.
And now Harry Styles is giving fans an insight into how he made his chart-topping album.
In a trailer for Harry Styles: Behind the Album, the former One Direction star gets his hair cut, is covered in plaster of paris and relaxes in Jamaica.
Read more: Daily Mail

Simon Cowell lines up Harry Styles for new X Factor role
HARRY Styles is being lined up to help Simon Cowell at this year’s X Factor Judges’ Houses.
Simon and ITV bosses want One Direction’s breakaway star to be a mentor on the singing competition.

Harry has become the top choice after his debut single and album both topped the charts.

I can also reveal all the 1D boys will be invited to perform their solo material on the live shows, despite falling out with their former boss.
Read more: Daily Star

‘It was an internal battle’: Liam Payne, 23, on why Cheryl, 33, insisted on calling son Bear even though he ‘wasn’t really having it’… as he reveals baby’s secret middle name
He recently admitted that, despite not being a fan, he wasn’t going to fight Cheryl over the name of his newborn son Bear.
And Liam Payne, who welcomed his first child into the world on March 22 with his girlfriend, has continued to talk about ‘not understanding’ the unusual moniker – labelling it an ‘internal battle’ as he wanted something more traditional.
As well as confessing that he ‘wasn’t really having it’ when Cheryl first decided on the name, the former One Direction star, 23, also spoke to a group of fans in Boston recently where he disclosed his son’s full name: Bear Grey Payne.
Read more: Daily Mail

Something to tell us? Liam Payne calls Cheryl his WIFE during radio interview… as he speaks about dealing with ‘diaper duty’ following the birth of baby son Bear
He’s clearly missing Cheryl and their baby son Bear while promoting his new music in the US.
But Liam Payne seemed to let slip that he and the Girls Aloud star may have tied the knot – calling her his ‘wife’ during a radio interview.
The singer, 23, was joking that he had come to LA just for his favourite burger chain, when he said: ‘I left my wife and child at home and I was straight out to In-N-Out Burger.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘He came over and said ‘You’ll never guess who’s got a crush on you!”: Liam Payne admits Niall Horan and Simon Cowell were the ones to set him up with girlfriend Cheryl
They announced their relationship in February last year, and have since gone on to welcome a little boy together.
But Liam Payne has now revealed that it was actually bandmate Niall Horan and music mogul Simon Cowell who first set him up with girlfriend Cheryl.
The One Direction star, 23, confessed on Friday that the Syco owner and Niall had ‘played cupid’ by telling him the Fight For This Love singer, 33, had a crush on him – driving him to embark on a romance.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I tried to cling on’: Liam Payne reveals Cheryl nearly ENDED their relationship in early days… as he admits school friends teased him for winking at her during his first X Factor audition
He and Cheryl are as loved-up as ever, after welcoming son Bear into the world in March.
But Liam Payne has revealed how the Girls Aloud star almost called things off during the early days of their romance – while he was desperate to ‘cling on’ and work things out.
The One Direction star, 23, also admitted how he was teased by friends at school after he famously winked at Cheryl during his first audition on The X Factor back in 2008.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘She gets offended when I’m called 12’: Liam Payne, 23, addresses his age gap with Cheryl, 33, for the first time… as he admits having a baby is the ‘maddest’ thing he’s ever done
He first met Cheryl, 33, when he was just 14 years old, and they later fell in love and went on to have a baby.
But Liam Payne, 23, has revealed that she doesn’t like being reminded of their 10-year age gap, and takes offence when people joke about his young age.
The former One Direction star admitted that the starlet also hates talking about the fact that they first lay eyes on each other when he was a teenager.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘We’re all doing great’: Cheryl breaks her silence on motherhood and jokes about baby son Bear PEEING on her as she returns to social media
He recently gave a tell-all radio interview about parenthood after welcoming his first child Bear back in March.
And after weeks of Liam Payne, 23, doing the media rounds, his girlfriend Cheryl, 33, has now broken her social media silence after two months with a cheeky Tweet on Wednesday – where she went onto update fans on her newborn son.
While the former Girls Aloud singer revealed they were ‘all doing great’, she hilariously confessed that the youngster had already peed on her – but not Liam.
Read more: Daily Mail

Cheryl legally reverts back to TWEEDY as beau Liam Payne confirms she’s ditched marital monikers Cole and Fernandez-Versini… yet will continue using just her first name professionally
Cheryl has legally changed her name back to Cheryl Tweedy.
The 33-year-old singer, who recently welcomed son Bear with partner Liam Payne, has reverted to her maiden name after taking the surnames of former husbands, Ashley Cole and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, during her marriages.
During an interview on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Liam, 23, confirmed the news, shortly before a spokesperson for Cheryl told MailOnline: ‘Cheryl has been using her first name professionally for some time now and will continue to do so.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘She’s lost all the baby weight’: Liam Payne reveals Cheryl has shed her pregnancy pounds – but she still thinks she’s ‘massive’
She only gave birth to her first child, Bear Grey Payne, on 22nd March, but Liam Payne has reported that his girlfriend Cheryl has all of her ‘baby weight’ – just two months later.
Speaking candidly in a radio interview on Capital FM on Sunday, the 23-year-old revealed that the songstress still thinks that she’s ‘massive’.
Speaking to Nick Grimshaw, Liam said: ‘Pregnancy is hard to deal with, it’s that first pair of jeans you can’t get into and she thinks she’s massive but she’s lost everything.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It’s not my sort of music’: Liam Payne brands One Direction bandmate Harry Style’s debut single as ‘not something I’d listen to’
It looks like they’ve gone in very different directions since their boyband went on hiatus.
Liam Payne has branded Harry Styles’ debut single as ‘not something I’d listen to.’
The 23-year-old was asked by Music Choice what he thought of his fellow One Directioners’ first solo offerings — and the reviews were mixed.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I couldn’t rely on Harry’: New father Liam Payne says his former band mate would make the worst babysitter because of his wacky fashion sense… as he admits he preferred Zayn’s single
He’s the proud father of Bear Grey Payne, who just turned two months old.
And Liam Payne, 23, who first met his girlfriend Cheryl, 33, when he was just 14, is clearly taking the responsibilities of fatherhood seriously, revealing on Sunday which former One Direction band mate he would most like as a babysitter.
The star ruled out Harry Styles as a possibility, joking that he would be worried Bear would pick up his unusual fashion sense.
Read more: Daily Mail

How One Direction’s ‘X Factor’ Audition Songs Compare to the Solo Directions They Took
Liam Payne has completed the One Direction solo career puzzle, dropping his debut single “Strip That Down” Friday (May 19).

The 23-year-old’s song has a thumping beat that is much different than the poppy earworms he was part of in 1D — not to mention a feature from a rapper, Migos’ Quavo. Another song “Strip That Down” is worlds away from is “Cry Me A River,” the Frank Sinatra tune Liam auditioned with on X Factor in 2010 that ultimately landed him in the beloved boy band.

That striking difference got us thinking: How do the rest of the One Direction boys’ audition songs compare to the tracks they’ve released as solo artists?

We went back seven years and revisited all five members’ auditions, checking out what kind of similar (or complete opposite) vibes they brought with their solo stuff. (Funnily enough, two of the mop-headed boys were compared to Justin Bieber in their auditions, a comparison no one would make now.) Take a look at our analysis below, and listen to the original audition videos as well as the guys’ individual debut singles to see what you think.
Read more: Billboard

YOU GO, CURL Leona Lewis reveals shocking health scare made her swap hair straightening for natural curls
The singer was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease around 18 month ago
LEONA Lewis has revealed how a debilitating illness prompted her to give up straightening her hair for good.

The singer, 32, turned to natural styling and products after she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease around 18 months ago.

She would often wear her thick curls dead straight after landing a record deal at the age of 20, however, she has now drastically altered her approach.

The chronic autoimmune condition can cause sufferers to experience fatigue, aches, hair loss and rashes, and Leona said the diagnosis “devastated” her.

Out of the blue she began to suffer from symptoms such as sickness, tiredness and pains in her neck and throat.

After undergoing a number of tests Leona discovered she was suffering from Hashimoto’s, leaving her feeling “scared and alone”.
Read more: The Sun

Make-up free Louisa Johnson shuns her typical X Factor glamour for low-key tracksuit as she leaves LA hotel
She stole the spotlight aged just 17 as the youngest X Factor winner in 2015.
But Louisa Johnson showed off her rosy cheeks and glowing complexion when she went makeup free as she left her Los Angeles hotel on Friday.
Dressed in a casual white t-shirt and matching linen trousers, the 19-year-old singer looked worlds away from her usual stage glamour.
Read more: Daily Mail

MIX IN A FIX Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall in talks to play Princess Jasmine in Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin movie
Hollywood role is a ‘dream’ for Disney-mad pop star, but could cause havoc for the chart-topping band’s plans

LITTLE MIX star JADE THIRLWALL is in talks to play the part of Princess Jasmine in GUY RITCHIE’s upcoming live-action Aladdin adaptation.

The Hollywood role would be a dream for the Disney-mad pop star.

But if she is cast, it could spell disaster for fans of the chart-toppers’ music, as filming the movie would play havoc with their plans.

So much so that we discovered that, on Monday, the foursome sat down for a heart-to-heart to discuss what it could mean for the band’s future.
Read more: The Sun

The Official Charts
1 Luis Fonsi – Despacito (feat. Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber)
6 Harry Styles – Sign of the Times
29 Little Mix – No More Sad Songs
31 Niall Horan – Slow Hands
40 ZAYN – Still Got Time (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
46 Harry Styles – Sweet Creature
48 Little Mix – Touch
51 Harry Styles – Carolina
58 Harry Styles – Two Ghosts
64 Harry Styles – Meet Me in the Hallway
66 Harry Styles – Kiwi
71 James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
73 Lucie Jones – Never Give Up On You
78 James Arthur – Can I Be Him
80 Harry Styles – Only Angel
81 Louisa Johnson – Best Behaviour
87 Harry Styles – Ever Since New York
97 Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois
99 Harry Styles – Woman

1 Harry Styles – Harry Styles
17 Little Mix – Glory Days
18 James Arthur – Back From the Edge

Harry Styles secures Official UK Albums Chart Number 1 with his self-titled debut
Plus eight more new albums from the likes of Paramore, Paul Weller and J Hus enter this week’s Top 40.

Congratulations to Harry Styles, whose debut album lands straight in at Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart.

The self-titled collection shifted just shy of 57,000 across physical, download and streaming equivalent sales to claim the top spot.

The record also tops this week’s Official Vinyl Albums Chart, with just over 3,000 copies on the format sold.

Harry becomes the second One Direction member to land at Number 1 solo album, following Zayn’s Mind Of Mine in April 2016.

Harry Styles’ album includes lead single Sign Of The Times, which debuted at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart last month. The song rebounds to 6 this week, while another eight of the record’s ten songs land inside the Top 100.
Read more: The Official Charts

Harry Styles Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart
Plus, Zac Brown Band, Paramore & Machine Gun Kelly launch in the top 10.

Harry Styles bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his self-titled debut effort, launching with 230,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 18, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 193,000 were in traditional album sales.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new June 3, 2017-dated chart (where Styles enters at No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, May 23.
Read more: Billboard

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