X Factor UK Headlines for 07/27/18

We celebrated 8 years of One Direction.

LA-based Three Six Zero Group founder, Mark Gillespie, has signed up as co-manager of ex-One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, MBW understands.

He will look after the act alongside another respected British exec – TSZG’s former VP of Artist Management in the UK, Matt Vines.

Tomlinson was formerly managed by James Grant Group.
Read more: Music Business Worldwide

Exclusive: Rak-Su Talk Life After X Factor, Debut Album, Little Mix, & More
As the music landscape continues to shape-shift, so too are the talent platforms trumpeting the stars of tomorrow.

Case in point Rak-Su and their stint on The X Factor 2017.

The eclectic quad, comprised of Miles, Ashley, Jamaal, and Mustafa, found instant favor on the ITV show thanks to their original flair and self-penned tracks – many of which topped iTunes week in and week out.

Their popularity carried them to winner status, thus rendering them the second band in the show’s 15 year history to snag the title and the first to do so on the back of their own material.

Currently hard at work on their debut album (due later this year), we caught up with group members Miles and Ashley to discuss their journey so far, taster single ‘Pyro Ting,’ touring with Little Mix, and much more.
Read more: ThatGrapeJuice.net

Harry Styles struggling to sell opulent West Hollywood mansion (which houses a gym, pool and cinema)… after slashing the price by $500k to $8m
Despite his celebrity status — and the deep pockets of a large percentage of Los Angeles’ residents — he has struggled to sell his palatial West Hollywood mansion, even after a hefty price reduction.

And Harry Styles’ estate agent has released a fresh batch of snaps of his abode, which is perched over the Sunset Strip, in a bid to finally get the property off his hands, several months after slashing the price from $8.495million to $7.995million.

The 24-year-old singer’s glass-fronted three-bedroom, 4,100-square-foot house is packed with luxury features, including multiple terraces, a glistening swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gym, and a plush home cinema.
Read more: Daily Mail

Pop Shop Podcast: Niall Horan on New Song ‘Finally Free,’ ‘Disappearing’ After Tour to Work on Next Album & 8 Years of One Direction
Welcome to the new episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard’s weekly charts. In addition, you can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop.

Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard senior director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard deputy editor, digital, Katie Atkinson, every week on the Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes. (Click here to listen to the previous Tuesday’s edition of the show on Billboard.com).

On our latest episode, our special guest is Niall Horan! Horan called in from a stop on his Flicker World Tour to chat about why it’s been “the most fun tour” he’s been a part of, how we definitely won’t be getting any club bangers from him in the future, his new song “Finally Free” from the upcoming animated film Smallfoot and, of course, the eighth anniversary of One Direction — the group that launched Horan to stardom. (Listen to the full interview, below.)
Read more: Billboard

One Direction Celebrate Eight-Year Anniversary on Twitter, Niall, Louis & Liam Thank Fans
One Direction’s Twitter account came back to life on Monday (July 23) with instantly trending tweets of popular 1D lyrics to celebrate the boy band’s eight-year anniversary.

Early this morning, the Twitter page began to hourly lyric posts from popular songs including, “That’s What Make You Beautiful,” “Best Song Ever,” and “History,” and encouraged fans to listen to the One Direction official playlist and tweet about their favorite tracks.
Read more: Billboard

Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards praises her ‘huge knockers’ while Jesy Nelson champions her ‘jiggly bottom’ as they admit they FINALLY love their bodies after years of insecurities
Their flawless dance routines, sensational voices and flair for fashion has catapulted them into one of the hottest girlbands around.

However, the girls of Little Mix have proved that they have come a long way in terms of self love and body confidence, as they opened up about finally being at peace with their figures in a candid interview with Glamour UK magazine.

Noting she wasn’t being ‘big-headed’, Jesy Nelson, 27, revealed she was ‘enjoying her normal jiggly bum’, while Jade Thirlwall praised her decision to forego a boob job and in stark comparison, Perrie Edwards detailed her joy at discovering her ‘huge knockers’ overnight.
Read more: Daily Mail

The X Factor auditions kick off! Ayda Field joins husband Robbie Williams, Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell as new panel makes its debut in London
They were recently announced as the new star-studded judging panel of the popular ITV singing show.

And Ayda Field made sure she led the glamour as she joined her husband Robbie Williams, Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell in London for the first day of auditions for series 15 of The X Factor on Thursday.

The Loose Women panellist, 39, looked every inch the woman in power in a plunging off-the-shoulder shimmery blue suit, which was tailored to show off her slender figure and had a stylish collection of buttons on the front.
Read more: Daily Mail

Why Robbie Williams could be the best AND worst thing to happen to The X Factor
Just ask the Gallagher brothers…
When the new line-up of X Factor judges was finally confirmed last week, there was a whole lot of chatter surrounding the names that would eventually become emblazoned on the back of those famous dressing-room chairs.

With two of the biggest success stories in recent UK music history taking a seat on the panel, boss man Simon Cowell appears to have really pulled it out of the bag. Despite some hesitations circling Robbie’s wife Ayda Field, there’s just no getting away from the gravitas of having Louis Tomlinson and Robbie Williams in the mix.

Louis’s band One Direction continue to have unrivalled influence, despite having been on hiatus for a number of years. Robbie, on the other hand, has a fanbase that spans both decades and generations.

There are those of us that locked ourselves in the school toilets upon hearing the news of Take That’s demise (true story), and those that might’ve only recently stumbled across his stadium-worthy performances.

But Robbie is so much more than a musician; he’s become something of a national treasure. His X Factor casting is a genius move from Cowell, but it could also prove to be the biggest mistake he’s ever made with the show…
Read more: Digital Spy

X Factor EXCLUSIVE: Louis Tomlinson REFUSES to vote as he is moved to tears by audition…after reaching out to hopeful through recent struggles
Louis Tomlinson refused to vote on a contestant at The X Factor auditions, claiming it would be unfair as he previously knew the hopeful.

The One Direction singer was moved to tears by a performance from Anthony Russell, who returned to the show after being forced to pull out last year to tackle ‘personal issues.’

Louis told the judging panel he reached out to Anthony following his decision to leave the show, and a friend of the star exclusively told MailOnline he acted as a continuing support through his struggles.
Read more: Daily Mail

Simon Cowell launches ‘most expensive’ X Factor series yet as he hopes to regain show’s ‘glory days’
Robbie Williams, Ayda Field, Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell were recently announced as the new judging panel, with Sharon Osbourne joining them on the live shows.

And now it has been reported that the new series of The X Factor will be the ‘most expensive’ yet as Simon, 58, hopes to regain the ITV programme’s ‘glory days’.

The Mirror claims that Robbie, 44, and his wife Ayda, 39, signed up to show for a reported £10 million.
Read more: Daily Mail

The Official Charts
1 Drake – In My Feelings
19 Cheat Codes & Little Mix – Only You
32 Liam Payne & J. Balvin – Familiar
53 James Arthur – You Deserve Better
81 Camila Cabello – Havana (feat. Young Thug)
86 Khalid & Normani – Love Lies

1 Drake – Scorpion
32 Little Mix – Glory Days: Platinum Edition
80 Camila Cabello – Camila

About Mateja Praznik 1060 Articles
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.