X Factor UK Headlines for 06/17/12

Cheryl Cole’s “Call My Name” debuts at #1 on UK & Ireland singles charts! One Direction to release new album in November?

One Direction to release second album in November?
One Direction are reportedly planning to release a new album later this year.

The boyband were recording part of their second studio record in Sweden last month ahead of their headline tour across North America.

However, a source close to the group has revealed that their label wants to release the new music in time for the Christmas market.

“The plan is to have a new single out around November, with the album to follow a week or two later,” the insider told the Daily Star.
Read more: Digital Spy

Simon Cowell will be pleased! One Direction set to be worth £64million this time next year
This time two years ago, no one even knew who they were but today One Direction are global stars.

The British boyband have taken the pop charts by storm and are followed by hardcore fans across the globe, and it seems that their bank accounts reflect this success.

According to The Mirror, the fivesome – who are already worth £32million – are set to double that figure by this time next year due to ongoing world tours, record sales and the success of their DVD.
Read more: The Daily Mail

BRITAIN’S biggest boyband One ­Direction will cap an amazing year by closing the 2012 London Olympics in front of one billion people.

The X Factor five-piece have been asked to kick-start the closing ceremony by performing their biggest hit What Makes You Beautiful.

Pop heart-throbs Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, all 18, Zayn Malik, 19, and Louis Tomlinson, 20, will be joined in the Olympic Stadium by a thousand flash mob dancers who will perform a spectacular routine.
Read more: Daily Star

The One Direction story – exclusive extract from first book on the boyband
THE story of how five X Factor failures ­joined forces to become the ­biggest boyband on the planet is one of the most amazing in pop history.

Here in an exclusive adaptation of a new book on One Direction – we tell of the boys’ leap from nowhere to becoming the first British band to top the US charts with a debut album.

The frenzy surrounding Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall and Zayn when they arrived in America in April surprised everyone, especially the boys, and led to comparisons to Beatlemania. One Direction were invited to the White House by Michelle Obama. They sold out New York’s Madison Square Garden, they hung out in the studio with Justin Bieber and they appeared on top US TV shows such as Saturday Night Live.
Read more: People

Niall Horan admits he’s contacted Demi Lovato after online flirting… as he tweets ‘tantalising’ topless photo
They’ve been steaming up cyberspace with their flirtatious tweets and secret Skype sessions.

And now it appears that Niall Horan and Demi Lovato may be about to take their online romance to the next level.

Niall has admitted to personally contacting Demi, and admits: ‘I don’t know what’s going to happen.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

Jedward unveil ballad ‘Young Love’ video – watch
Jedward have unveiled the video for their new single ‘Young Love’.

The Irish twins appear in a closed theatre in the clip, which was directed by themselves according to their YouTube page.

Back with a bang! X Factor star Misha B shows off a slimmer and more grown-up look as she films her debut music video
Everyone thought that Misha Bryan was going to win the X Factor last year, but perhaps it was for the best that she didn’t.

The 20-year-old singer has taken her time in making her music, and perfecting her image and now she’s back with a debut single and a glamorous video to accompany it.

In exclusive images, Misha B is seen showing off her slimmer figure as she dances along to her new song Home Run.
Read more: The Daily Mail

She really is dreaming big! X Factor star Misha B shows off her inspirational new tattoo in debut music video Home Run
She might not have won when she competed on last year’s X Factor, but her loss has done nothing to dent her confidence.

And to ensure that she stays focused on achieving her ambitions, singer Misha B has had an inspirational new tattoo – consisting of the words ‘Dream Big’.

Misha showed off the inking on her right arm, which she had done last month, in the music video for her debut single Home Run, released today.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Not so Little anymore! Jesy Nelson celebrates turning 21 surrounded by her Little Mix bandmates

They’ve enjoyed whirlwind success since winning the X Factor last year, but now one member of Little Mix can really enjoy the high life as an adult.

Jesy Nelson celebrated her 21s birthday yesterday, and of course it involved going on a night out with her fellow bandmates.

Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall joined the curly-haired singer at London’s Rose Club and they certainly looked glamorous.
Read more: The Daily Mail

All these people for little old me? Cher Lloyd mobbed by her ‘brats’ at Florida radio station as she tries to break America
Her debut U.S. single Want You Back is already 42 in the iTunes charts
It appears One Direction and The Wanted aren’t the only British acts making waves across the pond.

One Direction’s fellow X Factor alumni Cher Lloyd appears to be following in the boy band’s footsteps and has already attracted quite a few followers.

The 18-year-old singer was mobbed by a group of teenage fans as she arrived at the Y100 radio station in Miami yesterday.
Read more: The Daily Mail

It’s official! Nicole Scherzinger confirmed to replace Kelly Rowland as permanent judge on The X Factor
She may have been unceremoniously axed from her judging role on X Factor USA after just one series.

But stunning Nicole Scherzinger is now set to join the UK series as a full-time judge, with her role confirmed by ITV today.

The 33-year-old girlfriend of F1 driver Lewis Hamilton was a stand-in judge at the London auditions last month – and has previously been a guest judge at auditions on the ITV talent hit.

Talking about her new role, Nicole said: ‘I’m so excited to join the UK X Factor family. It’s where I got my start, so it feels great to come full circle.

‘I can’t wait to see what talent the UK has to offer and to help inspire and bring out the best in these artists.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

A diamond thank you by the Queen: Birthday honours for jubilee organiser Gary Barlow and Kate’s dressmaker
The Queen says thank you in her Birthday Honours today to those who made the Diamond Jubilee and last year’s royal wedding so special.

Singer Gary Barlow and choirmaster Gareth Malone both receive the OBE after their involvement in the spectacular jubilee concert, while the same honour goes to Sarah Burton, who designed the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Gary Barlow promises new Take That stadium tour, album
Gary Barlow has promised fans that Take That will embark on a new stadium tour in the future.

The singer-songwriter stated that he hopes to release a new album with the band in 2013, to be followed by a new tour.
Read more: Digital Spy

Cheryl Cole scraps US plans to concentrate on Girls Aloud reunion
Cheryl Cole has admitted that she has no immediate plans to crack America.

The singer confirmed that her third studio album A Million Lights will not receive a US release as she will be in the UK for Girls Aloud’s tenth anniversary later in the year.
Read more: Digital Spy

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Irish Charts
1 Cheryl Cole – Call My Name
4 Loreen – Euphoria
9 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
13 Jedward – Put The Green Cape On
22 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band – Sing
24 Jedward – Waterline
39 Tulisa – Young
47 Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side
49 One Direction – More Than This
54 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
55 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
64 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
75 Alexandra Burke – Let It Go
92 One Direction – One Thing
95 Aiden Grimshaw – Is This Love
100 Jedward – Lipstick

4 One Direction – Up All Night
29 Jedward – Victory
32 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
82 Alexandra Burke – Heartbreak On Hold
89 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
98 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger

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The Official Charts
1 Cheryl Cole – Call My Name (152001)
3 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band – Sing
10 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
20 Loreen – Euphoria
27 Tulisa – Young
40 Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side
67 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
85 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
96 Alexandra Burke – Let It Go
100 Aiden Grimshaw – Is This Love

1 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band – Sing
33 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
43 One Direction – Up All Night
54 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
55 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
74 Alexandra Burke – Heartbreak On Hold

Cheryl’s Call My Name becomes 2012’s fastest selling Number 1 single!
It was going to be one of the biggest sales of 2012 to date according to Wednesday’s Official Chart Update, as Cheryl’s Call My Name got off to a lightning fast start to the week, almost reaching the100,000 copies milestone after only three days into the chart week.

The Official Charts Company can today confirm that Call My Name has now racked up an outstanding 152,000 copies this week, giving Cheryl the fastest selling single of the year and overtaking DJ Fresh & Rita Ora’s Hot Right Now who managed a cool 128,000 in their first week on sale back in February. Cheryl also leapfrogs Gary Barlow’s 2012 record set last week, who shifted 142,000 copies of the Diamond Jubilee song, Sing, in its second week on sale, to secure the highest one week sales tally, and biggest Number 1 of the year.

If that’s not enough, the track is the lead single from forthcoming albums A Million Lights and so a Number 1 with Call My Name has awarded the Geordie star a hat-trick of chart toppers in her solo career, as well as matching her current career record of hitting the top spot with lead singles from her previous two solo studio albums – that’s 2009 single Fight For This Love and 2010’s Promise This.
Read more: The Official Charts

Cheryl Cole – Call My Name

Gary Barlow pips Amy MacDonald and Usher to Number 1 in albums chart race
A closely fought albums battle this week sees Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band claiming a Number 1 victory for the third week running with the Official Diamond Jubilee album, Sing.

The Take That star, who has become an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list this week, saw off new competition this week from Scottish singer/songwriter Amy MacDonald and her new album Life In A Beatiful Light (2), and Usher’s Looking 4 Myself (3), featuring Top 5 singles Climax and Scream. Only a little over 1000 copies separated all three artists.
Read more: The Official Charts

Sing – Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band featuring Military Wives

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