iC1s to release 'In The Blink Of An Eye'

iC1s have confirmed details of their debut mini album ‘In The Blink Of An Eye’, to be released on November 3rd 2014 through Two Sisters Records, and with it reveal a new single and Autumn tour.

‘In The Blink Of An Eye’s lead single ‘Wack Jack’ was released on October 27th, a live favorite that covers stalking and lost love.

‘This song is about the fascination after loss and the extremes that can sometimes lead to.’ explains iC1s singer Daniel Coburn. Continue →

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Public Enemy announce deluxe editions

When Public Enemy’s second album, ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’ was released in 1988, ‘it completely upended the way records are made. It challenged the concept of reinvention in recorded music,’ writes The Roots’ Amir ‘Questove’ Thompson in the booklet that is included in the deluxe two-CD/DVD reissue of the album on Def Jam, which will be released on November 24th 2014, followed by its well-regarded follow-up, ‘Fear of a Black Planet’, on December 8th 2014. Continue →

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Lavigne 'still not good' with husband

Avril Lavigne’s marriage with Chad Kroeger reportedly remains on the rocks.

Last month it was claimed the rock star couple were planning to put an end to their union.

And apparently it’s still up in the air as to whether they will remain wed.

“Things still aren’t good,” a source told E! News. Continue →

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J-Lo: Affleck was first major heartbreak

Jennifer Lopez’s first serious heartbreak was Ben Affleck.

The 45-year-old singer has been married and divorced three times now and has two children with former husband Marc Anthony. But she still reflects on the Batman v Superman actor as the first time she was truly hit hard by the end of a relationship.

“It was probably my first big heartbreak,’ J-Lo told Maria Shriver in an interview for the Today show in the US.

She began dating Ben, who is now married to Jennifer Garner, following her divorce from dancer Cris Judd in 2002. Continue →

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Goulding's Blobby costume dilemma

Ellie Goulding is debating whether to dress sexy or as ‘Mr Blobby’ for Halloween.

The stunning 27-year-old British singer is often praised for her impressive style.

But she’s unsure about being stylishly sexy on Halloween, as Ellie would like to have a little laugh by paying tribute to a Nineties children’s television legend.

‘The thing is, I kind of have a bit of a dilemma, because I’ve either got a sexy ‘ probably slutty if my stylist has anything to do with it ‘ option, and I’ve also got Mr Blobby,’ she told MTV News.

‘It could go either way. Continue →

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Chris Brown 'content' with Rihanna and Drake

Chris Brown is ‘content’ with Drake and Rihanna.

The 25-year-old Loyal singer began dating the Diamond songstress in 2008, but the pair split a year later after he assaulted her.

Rihanna struck up a romance with Drake in the years following their breakup and during an interview with with US radio programme Hot 97 on Friday, Chris shared his thoughts on whether he thinks his ex started dating Drake to seek revenge on him.

‘She gonna be mad if I say it, but in a way I do, [she wanted to hurt me] a little bit. Continue →

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Taylor 'asks Ed to play Cupid'

Taylor Swift has reportedly asked Ed Sheeran to be her matchmaker.

The 24-year-old singer has been single for a while, after becoming bored of the way her love life was scrutinised in the media. However, she’s now said to be ready to dabble in dating again and has reportedly chosen her good friend Ed to help her out.

“Taylor adores Ed and thinks he’s a really good judge of character, so she’s asked him to be her matchmaker. Continue →

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Rebel Sound reign supreme at Red Bull Culture Clash

Red Bull Culture Clash saw four of the world’s biggest crews go head to head in a night of bass-driven warfare, with specially-formed collective Rebel Sound (Chase & Status and Rage, Shy FX and David Rodigan) taking the crown and seeing off reigning champions Boy Better Know, A$AP Mob and Stone Love in one of music’s heaviest battles.

Fans started queuing at 9am for the epic showdown. Continue →

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Charli XCX gifted Bieber doll

Charli XCX was given a Justin Bieber blow up doll by a fan.

The British singer has fast become one of the hottest names in music thanks to her hits such as Boom Clap and Break The Rules. Her chart success has been seen all around the world and Charli recently gigged in the US, with more tour dates lined up for later this year.

“It’s good. Continue →

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Ben Howard adds second Alexandra Palace date

Ben Howard is pleased to announce details of a second London Alexandra Palace show added to his forthcoming 2015 UK arena tour.

The tour went on sale this morning, with the first London show selling out in 10 minutes. Ben will now play the venue on both the 16th and 17th April. Continue →

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Taylor: I'm man free and happy

Taylor Swift is not prepared to “sacrifice” her independence by being in a relationship.

The 24-year-old singer has dated many high-profile men in the past, including John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal and Harry Styles. She’s been single for a long time now though because she is tired of her romantic life hitting the headlines, plus she likes calling the shots in her life.

“I’ve learnt that just because someone is cute and wants to date you, that’s not a reason to sacrifice your independence and allow everyone to say whatever they want about you. Continue →

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Ora's 'boyfriend threw punches'

Rita Ora’s rumoured boyfriend reportedly punched a man outside an A-list party Wednesday night.

The 23-year-old British singer was accompanied by Ricky Hil at a London bash celebrating photographer Mario Testino’s 60th birthday, according to UK newspaper The Mirror.

Apparently the night ended in revelry of the wrong kind, with Ricky, the son of fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, getting violent with another partygoer.

‘Rita and Ricky were both invited and welcomed by Mario to his birthday bash. Continue →

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Rita Ora to turn on Westfield

Westfield today announces that home-grown, singer-songwriter Rita Ora will switch-on the Christmas Lights on Monday 3rd November, 2014 at Westfield London, W12.

Introduced by BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Presenter and friend, Nick Grimshaw, the 23-year-old singer will appear on-stage at The Atrium. Rita will countdown alongside an expected 10,000 fans to then switch-on the centre’s show-stopping Christmas lights. Continue →

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Williams, Thicke face trial over Blurred Lines

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s case against Marvin Gaye’s family will now go to trial.

The musicians have been embroiled in legal proceedings for more than a year after Thicke, Williams and Clifford Harris Jr., better known as T.I., who raps on the track, sought in August 2013 to preemptively protect the song from claims it originated from the Motown legend’s 1977 smash hit Got to Give It Up.

The Gaye family responded with a countersuit, accusing Thicke and Williams of stealing elements for Blurred Lines. Continue →

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Levine: Thank God for marriage

Adam Levine thanks his maker for marriage everyday.

The 35-year-old Maroon 5 frontman tied the knot with Victoria’s Secret supermodel Behati Prinsloo in July.

And when quizzed on what he likes best about being a husband, Adam found it challenging to settle on one specific highlight.

‘How do I decide? I think really, at the end of the day, if you find the right person, it’s the best,’ he told Extra. Continue →

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FKA twigs: Romance inspires my songs

Robert Pattinson’s girlfriend has hinted she’ll be writing about their relationship.

The Twilight actor has moved on from his ill-fated romance with his vampire franchise co-star Kristen Stewart and is now dating British musician FKA twigs.

The singer was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize this year and attended the ceremony yesterday. Continue →

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Ariana Grande: Family taught me to say no

Ariana Grande tries too hard to keep everyone happy.

The 21-year-old singer is dominating the charts with hits such as Problem, Bang Bang and Break Free.

However, she’s also been dogged by rumours suggesting she’s succumbing to diva behaviour. But the star insists it’s quite the opposite and she actually has to take time to remember to put herself first.

“I would never let myself be pushed into anything!” she assured to German magazine Bravo.

“I’m quite sensitive and want to please everyone. Continue →

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Young Fathers to play Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay today announced a top line-up for the greatest New Year party on the planet ‘ the world famous Street Party, the Concert in the Gardens and the Keilidh. Now in its 22nd year, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, produced by Unique Events for the benefit of the City of Edinburgh Council, welcomes revellers from all over the world to the capital city for three days over the Hogmanay period.

The Waverley Stage at the Street Party sees a strong, all-Scottish line-up this year with a headline performance from Scotland’s festival-favourites Twin Atlantic who have just released their second album, Great Divide. Continue →

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Enrique Iglesias speaks about record-breaking No. 1 run

Billboard spoke to Enrique Iglesias about his record-breaking No. 1 run for megahit ‘Bailando’, the longest-running No. 1 ever on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart.

“The song to me was always a special song, but you never really know,” Enrique Iglesias tells Billboard about “Bailando.” “You don’t know how successful a song is going to be. Continue →

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Taylor Swift: I laugh at haters

Taylor Swift finds it liberating to laugh at the nasty comments people say about her.

The slender singer is back in the charts with her new album 1989, which sees her leaving her country roots behind for a more pop sound.

As one of the most famous faces in the world, Taylor often finds herself the subject of media scrutiny and negativity via social media accounts. Continue →

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