X Factor UK Headlines for 10/11/15

Lots of new music coming from the X Factory!

One Direction “Made In the A.M.” (Official Album Tracklist)

  1. Hey Angel
  2. Drag Me Down
  3. Perfect
  4. Infinity
  5. End of the Day
  6. If I Could Fly
  7. Long Way Down
  8. Never Enough
  9. Olivia
  10. What a Feeling
  11. Love You Goodbye
  12. I Want to Write You a Song
  13. History

Deluxe Edition
14. Temporary Fix
15. Walking In the Wind
16. Wolves
17. A.M.
18. Drag Me Down – Video
19. Perfect – Video
Read more: Ultimate Music

One Direction Announce Brand New Single ‘Perfect’
The biggest pop band in the world One Direction announce their brand new single ‘Perfect’. The second single to be lifted from their eagerly anticipated fifth album ‘Made In The A.M.’ will be released globally on Friday 16th October 2015.

‘Perfect’ is an emotionally charged ironic love song featuring passionate drumming, rousing guitars, shimmering synths and an immense chorus. The song is produced by Julian Bunetta, Jesse Shatkin and AFTERHRS and written by Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson alongside Bunetta, Shatkin, Jacob Kasher, John Ryan and Maureen Anne McDonald.

With sales of over 65 million worldwide and performances to over 7.5 million fans, One Direction truly are a pop phenomenon. In May this year the band won two Billboard Awards for Top Group and Top Touring Artist. The first single from ‘Made In The A.M’, ‘Drag Me Down’ was released in July and went to #1 on 90 iTunes charts and broke streaming records globally.

The band recently headlined at the Apple Music Festival at London’s famous Roundhouse venue and are currently performing to sold out arenas across the UK and EIRE for their ‘On The Road Again Tour’. Their fifth album ‘Made In The A.M.’ is due for release worldwide on Friday 13th November 2015.
Read more: HJPR

One Direction “Perfect” (Official Single Cover)
English-Irish pop boy band One Direction continues in full promotion of the forthcoming fifth and final album before an announced hiatus. It’s called “Made in the A.M.” and it will be released on November 13th via Columbia and Syco.

Following the huge streaming success of the first single “Drag Me Down“, the boys have confirmed the next one, a track called “Perfect“.

The song was written by Julian Bunetta, Jacob Hindlin, Maureen McDonald, John Ryan, Jesse Shatkin, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.
Read more: Ultimate Music

One Direction reveal tracklisting for keenly-awaited new album Made In The AM via series of cheeky Snapchat messages
They are known for their social media presence as well as their pop songs.

So it’s fitting that One Direction’s Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan used Snapchat to reveal the tracklisting of their eagerly anticipated new LP.

The quartet teased fans with the eleven-part reveal on Sunday afternoon.
Read more: Daily Mail

Watch One Direction Perform ‘Drag Me Down’ on ‘The X Factor’ Australia
With Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction and the announcement of a 2016 hiatus earlier this year, Directioners are a tad iffy on surprises of the 1D persuasion these days.

However, the fans at X Factor Australia got an epic surprise last night when Harry, Louis, Liam and Niall appeared for an exclusive performance from their On The Road Again Tour. The fab foursome took the stage to perform “Drag Me Down” amid boisterous cheers, a few flying beach balls — and no playful shoving.
Read more: Billboard

Liam Payne SHOVES Louis Tomlinson away from him on stage during One Direction gig… but insists it was just friendly banter
Boys will be boys, and Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne are known for their friendly bickering, banter and water fights while on stage.

But a new video has emerged of One Direction singer Liam shoving his bandmate while on stage, causing concern among fans as one physically shoves the other.

In the short clip, Liam, 22, and Louis, 23, are seen having what looks to be a heated row on stage while they perform What Makes You Beautiful with bandmates Niall Horan and Harry Styles.
Read more: Daily Mail

Liam Payne Laughs Off One Direction Onstage ‘Shoving’ Footage
“How dare I have a joke with a friend on stage,” the 1D member sarcastically writes in response to a prodding blog post.

One Direction’s Liam Payne is laughing off an inflammatory concert video of him “shoving” his 1D mate Louis Tomlinson during a recent show. How did he combat such an incendiary clip? With some good old-fashioned sarcasm.
Read more: Billboard

‘It’s a strategy on their part’: Justin Bieber slams One Direction for seeking cheap promotion after album release dates fall on same day
If you thought Justin Bieber’s recent return to the music industry would be controversy free you were wrong.

The 21-year-old took to the airwaves to criticise One Direction, claiming that the boy band copied the release date for his forthcoming fourth album, Purpose.

Speaking to New Zealand station The Edge, Justin implied that the British boyband were trying to steal his thunder by opting for the same date for the own fifth studio album.
Read more: Daily Mail

Daddy-to-be Louis Tomlinson admits he’s looking forward to spending One Direction’s time off with new baby by Briana Jungwirth
He’s largely kept quiet since it was revealed he was set to be a father for the first time.

But One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, 23, has finally opened up about his impending arrival with pregnant Briana Jungwirth, also 23, saying he’s looking forward to having a little one around.

Speaking to STV Glasgow backstage at the SSE Hydro Arena ahead of their sell-out gig this week, the 1D star said: ‘Yeah, I’m very excited [to become a dad].’
Read more: Daily Mail

Savan Kotecha interview: “The people with the longest careers are the people who learn how to do it on purpose”
Is there one where you thought ‘yeah, we nailed that’? ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ is pretty perfect.
I didn’t think we’d nailed that to be honest. I’ve had artists come up to me and say ‘dude, ‘What Make You Beautiful’ is the perfect song’. I knew that the math was right, but I guess when it’s all together and the voices are on it and it’s mixed it worked out. I still have the demo with my vocals on it. At the last second I changed a couple of lines, like the ‘flip your hair, get you overwhelmed’ bit wasn’t there. That was a juicy line.

Tell me more about writing ‘What Makes You Beautiful’. Where did it come from?
Well we’re eating, but I’m just going to say it anyway, I was literally taking a shit at the Royal Garden hotel in London. My wife was on the other side of the wall and she was having one of those ‘I feel so ugly’ days. I shouted ‘you’re not’ and in my mind I was thinking ‘wow, that’s one of the great things about you is that you don’t know how beautiful you are and that’s what makes you beautiful’. I literally wrote down the phrase and then I went to the studio with Rami [Yacoub] and Carl [Falk]. I had the melody of “baby you light up my world like nobody else” in my head and then everything connected.
Read more: Popjustice

Ben Haenow “Ben Haenow” (Official Album Cover + Tracklist)
“Ben Haenow” is the upcoming self-titled debut studio album by English singer-songwriter and The X Factor winner Ben Haenow, which is scheduled to be released on November 13th via Sony and Syco Records.

The pop-rock artist wins the contest with his rendition of OneRepublic’s hit single “Something I Need“ in 2014. His music style is a mix between pop and rock.

The first official single is coming in October and Ben shared a big clue in his Spotify autumn playlist using the hashtag #2NDHH. It’s officially called “Second Hand Heart“ and it’s a duet with Kelly Clarkson. The single will be released on iTunes on October 9th.

The album also includes a cover of Sam Smith’s original track “Make It Back to Me“, and Kodaline’s “WayBack When“.
Read more: Ultimate Music

Ben Haenow has previewed his debut album and it’s full of powerhouse pop-rock
We reveal what you can expect from the X Factor champ’s debut single and album.

This is essentially my baby shower,” Ben Haenow announced at a mini playback of his album in London this week. We’re saying mini because we only heard four songs from it, but it was enough to give us a good flavour of the full 14-track album.

“That could have all been very awkward,” he told us afterwards. “I’ve poured my heart and soul into this, so revealing it to a room full of journalists was a pretty daunting prospect.”

For those in need of a recap: Ben won last year’s X Factor, and as is now standard practice, has spent the last 10 months co-writing and recording his debut album just in time for next series’ live shows.

“I ended up recording 60 songs for this album, and whittling them down to just 14 has been very hard,” he assured us, adding that he “wanted to be as involved as he could” in the making of the record. So how is the album shaping up?
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Why Ben Haenow could break The X Factor’s male winner curse
Wander into your local Poundland and you’ll see just how hard being a male solo winner on X Factor can be. Joe McElderry, Leon Jackson, Shayne Ward, James Arthur… the shelves are heavy with their unheard, unloved albums.

All of which means that when any new talent show winner emerges from their year-long Cowell-imposed hibernation, their first “proper” tracks are a real make-or-break moment. Are they a Will Young… or a Matt Cardle?

And no-one knows that better than 30-year-old Ben Haenow. He sang his heart out to victory, before clinching the Christmas number one with his OneRepublic-covering winner’s single ‘Something I Need’. But now the work starts all over again with new single ‘Second Hand Heart’, which is out next week (October 16).
Read more: Digital Spy

Ben Haenow decided against a full-on rock album: ‘Nobody would buy it’
X Factor winner Ben Haenow has admitted that he would loved to have recorded rock music for his forthcoming debut album, but knows that’s not what the people who voted for him would want to buy.

The 30-year-old singer was crowned champion of Simon Cowell’s ITV talent show last December, after years of playing gigs in a rock band called Lost Audio with his brother.
Read more: Digital Spy

Fleur East “Sax” (Single Preview)
It’s about time! The X Factor “UpTown Funk!” diva, the one and only Fleur East is ready to imapct the music world with her highly awaited debut single called “Sax” ?.

The song is confirmed as the first taste of Fleur’s upcoming debut album due out later this year via Syco and Sony Music Entertainment.

“Sax” is expected to be released on digital retailers on October 23rd. She’s coming… the countdown has begun!
Read more: Ultimate Music

Olly Murs “Kiss Me” (Single Premiere)
t’s time! English singer, songwriter, and television host Olly Murs is ready to bring back another pop candy ? to our lives with the upcoming release of his brand new single called “Kiss Me“.

The song is confirmed as the first single taken from the upcoming re-release of his album “Never Been Better“, released in 2014 via Syco and Epic.

This new version of the album is scheduled to be released on digital retailers on November 20th, while this new single will be available on iTunes on October 9th.

“Kiss Me” is a delicious and tenderly satisfying return of the pop star, with a smooth but perfectly effective radio ready pop piece with a little influences of tropical house. Like a kiss, soft and tender.

The single was written by Murs with the collaboration of Zacharie Raymond, Yannick Rastogi, Steve Robson, Gary Derussy, Lindy Robbins and Taio Cruz.
Read more: Ultimate Music

Sam Callahan “Bigger Things” (Official EP Cover + Tracklist)
Maybe you’ll remember him for having the most defined abs of all The X Factor UK seasons so far. Yes! He’s the one and only guilty pleasure Sam Callahan. The former barman and model from Essex, now turned into a potential British pop star, is ready to conquer the charts.

Before he started his journey in the talent show, where he was eliminated in week 6, Callahan attended Sylvia Young Theatre School with The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes, was part of mixed-gender group managed by Geri Halliwell, and even released his debut/independent single “Runaway Train“, produced by John McLaughlin.

Since then he is working in the studio on new songs, and is giving way to what will be his first studio, planned to be launched during in 2016. So far, few details are known about this musical project.
Read more: Ultimate Music

Jesy Nelson shows off her toned curves in khaki shirtdress as joins Little Mix bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock to promote latest single Love Me Like You
They have been hard at work promoting their latest material from their Get Weird album.

And Little Mix certainly haven’t let things slip in the sartorial stakes as they continue their seemingly never-ending promo tour.

But on Wednesday, it was Jesy Nelson who pulled out all the stops to remain the centre of attention as she left the BBC Radio 1 studios in London after promoting new track Love Me Like You.
Read more: Daily Mail

Everyone can go home, Simon Cowell already has his X Factor winner
Simon Cowell has already declared one act the winner of The X Factor 2015.

And it comes before we even know who will be in the live shows.

Speaking on the Red Carpet of the Pride Of Britain Awards last week, Simon told Now magazine “Louisa is the winner. Absolutely. Definitely. It’s her voice.”

Great news for Louisa and good news for Girls’ mentor Rita too – although we’re not too sure how the other contestants will feel.

It’s not Simon’s choice who wins of course and as yet we don’t know if Louisa will make it into the final 12 ahead of the live shows starting at the end of the month.
Read more: TellyMix

X Factor singer reveals horror injuries after she was dragged off the streets into a car and beaten up in a failed kidnap bid by a jealous friend
X Factor contestant Chloe Baker was dragged into a car and beaten up by a jealous male friend after a night out in Liverpool, one of her close friends has claimed.

The 21-year-old singer was waiting for a taxi on Stanley Street at around 4am when she began arguing with the man who is said to have attacked, Merseyside Police said.

Chloe, 21, posted a selfie of her bruised face from hospital and said she was ‘sickened to her stomach’, describing her assailant as a ‘monster’.

A friend told the Sunday People how Chloe, who missed out on reaching the judges’ houses on the TV show, was traumatised after being attacked by someone she ‘knew for years’. Merseyside police have launched a full investigation into the incident.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It was brutal’: X Factor hopeful Lauren Murray compares dreaded Six Seat Challenge to The Hunger Games
Despite barely being able to control her nerves she eventually became one of the lucky female hopefuls on The X Factor who made it through the dreaded Six Seat Challenge.

Speaking about the task on This Morning, Lauren Murray compared that particular segment of the competition to The Hunger Games on Monday.

Describing the process as ‘brutal’, the 25-year-old said the experience almost made her pass out.
Read more: Daily Mail

So Macho! The Xtra Factor’s Melvin Odoom strips off to recreate Sinitta’s iconic palm leaf outfit while co-host Rochelle Humes embodies Simon Cowell in new photoshoot
Sinitta emerging out of Simon Cowell’s LA mansion wearing nothing but palm leaves is undoubtedly one of the most memorable scenes in X Factor history.

And The Xtra Factor host Melvin Odoom has given fans a trip down memory lane by recreating the 80s pop diva’s barely-there foliage dress from the 2009 series of the ITV show for a comical new photoshoot in the pages of heat magazine.

The 35-year-old presenter is flanked by his sidekick Rochelle Humes, 26, who has undergone a butch makeover to embody music mogul Cowell, in the amusing image.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini says Louis Walsh return would be lunacy
Luckily for her, it seems bosses now favour of drafting in veteran stars such as Dolly Parton and Rod Stewart

X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has made it clear she would not be in favour of bring­­ing back axed Louis Walsh to the show as a fifth judge.

Luckily for her, it seems bosses now in favour of drafting in several veteran stars to rotate the role during live shows.

Along with Louis, names touted include Dolly Parton and Rod Stewart.

Rumours surfaced a few weeks ago that bosses wanted Irish music manager Louis to help boost ITV’s ratings, amid strong competition from BBC rival Strictly Come Dancing.

But Chez, 32, an executive producer of X Factor, isn’t convinced.

She says: “I read about the rumours that Louis is coming back.
Read more: Daily Mirror

X Factor EXCLUSIVE: Simon Cowell and producers plan to bring in ”iconic music stars” as guest fifth judges
In a bid to boost ratings Simon Cowell has ripped up the rule book
X Factor bosses are planning to bring in “iconic music stars” as guest fifth judges in a bid to boost ratings and appeal to older viewers.

Reports have previously suggested Louis Walsh would be returning in as a permanent fifth judge in the live shows, but the plan is now for something much bigger and better.

Simon Cowell hopes to line up a series of big name artists, with the likes of Rod Stewart and Dolly Parton already being sounded out to join the panel.
Read more: Daily Mirror

‘He really has tried his best’: Simon Cowell reveals Nick Grimshaw’s disappointment over X Factor fans’ backlash
He is playfully known as Mr Nasty.

But, according to reports, Simon Cowell was a caring shoulder for Nick Grimshaw to lean on after he got a lukewarm reception from X Factor viewers, this week.

The Mirror say that Simon, 56, consoled the Radio 1 DJ after the show’s audience said they missed the Irish judge – and wanted him back.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Someone’s just a little bit burnt they lost their chair’: Rita Ora slams former X Factor judge Louis Walsh as she stands up for newcomer Nick Grimshaw
She hasn’t been on the show for very long.

But, according to reports, Rita Ora is already being outspoken when it comes to the annual ITV talent show’s famous predecessors.

Specifically, according to The Mirror, the chart-topper has publicly slammed Louis Walsh for his not-so-secret indifference to Nick Grimshaw.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?
14 One Direction – Drag Me Down
21 Little Mix – Black Magic
36 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
47 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
50 Sigma – Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson)
55 One Direction – Infinity
59 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
72 Rita Ora – Body On Me (feat. Chris Brown)
88 Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me
91 Adam Lambert – Ghost Town

1 Keywest – Joyland
47 One Direction – Four

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The Official Charts
1 Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?
24 One Direction – Drag Me Down
29 Little Mix – Black Magic
30 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
45 Sigma – Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson)
46 Rita Ora – Body On Me (feat. Chris Brown)
63 One Direction – Infinity
66 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
70 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
74 Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me
96 Rita Ora – Poison

1 Rudimental – We The Generation
87 One Direction – Four

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