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Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:37

The Late Late Show With Harry Styles?

Can you see him hosting a late night talk show in the future?

One Direction’s Harry Styles has been doing promo for his debut self-titled solo album and stopped by The Late Late Show With James Corden for a week.

Yes, a week! Throughout the week, he performed a couple of his tunes as well as participated in countless number of skits.

If you do not have the time to watch through them all, this is the right place. Here are the 3 best/funniest skits that you cannot miss!

 

Monologue – We reckon he can do stand up comedy in the future, maybe?

 

Flinch – Well done Harry! He definitely kept his cool. 

 

Carpool Karaoke or shall we say Carpool Harryoke

 

Bonus:

We’ll just leave that there.


Picture Credits: Perez Hilton, OK magazine

What a journey it has been for her!

If you didn’t already know, the Fifth Harmony singer has been competing in the on-going season of Dancing With The Stars. She was partnered with two-time winner Valentin Chmerkovskiy aka Val. Before the finale next week, let’s look back at her journey!

The season started pretty rough for the duo as Normani had to juggle touring with Fifth Harmony and flying back to Los Angeles each week. But of course they still pulled off some amazing performances.

Topping the score board in week 2!

And again in week 3! Val tagged along with the girls of Fifth Harmony on their Asian leg and made it work, just look at how they practice.

 

The one that Harmonizers were waiting for! Just days after completing their shows in Asia, the girls put on a special performance alongside Normani’s routine. The trio sang Impossible, which happens to be the same song Fifth Harmony (or LYLAS at that time) performed at Judges Houses on The X Factor USA.

To date, Valmani have had 3 performances that scored the perfect 40/40! But, to be honest pretty much every single performance was breath taking.

Bonus: Last but not least, I’m sure all you Harmonizers out there loved the tightknit relationship the girls had. Here are some of their best social media posts to support their girl Normani!

 

We wish her all the best!


Picture Credits: People, Dancing With The Stars on YouTube, @IamValC & @harmonizersteph on Twitter,

Remember this scene?

To celebrate 30 years of Dirty Dancing, ABC will be airing a 3-hour remake of the 1987 film at the end of May. Along with this special TV event, they have also announced a star-studded accompanying soundtrack.

According to this track list posted by Just Jared, we are definitely in for a treat. So far only 3 tracks have been released but let us break it down for you.  

 

Be My Baby – Bea Miller

You might remember her from the 2012 edition of X Factor USA, Bea placed ninth place but that did not stop her. Since leaving the show, the American singer signed with Hollywood Records and released her debut album Not An Apology in 2015.

 

Hungry Eyes – Greyson Chance

Greyson got his big break after his performance of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi went viral back in 2010. The American singer even performed in Singapore a couple of times including 2016’s A Rooftop Affair.

 

Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright - Sarah Hyland & J. Quinton Johnson

Best known for her role in Modern Family, Sarah Hyland is starting to make a name for herself in music. A couple months ago, she showed off her vocals while duetting with Boyce Avenue for Closer and Don’t Wanna Know.

 

Till we catch the special remake of Dirty Dancing, tell us which track has been your favourite and which unreleased track are you most excited for!


Picture Credits: Be Asia, Just Jared, @DirtyDancingMov on Twitter.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 05:32

Best Of Harry Styles In Concert

As we all know, Mr Harry Styles dropped the bomb on us.

But in case you missed it, he is going on tour ladies and gentlemen. Click here for more details on the Singapore show! 

To celebrate the announcement of his intimate tour, let’s look back at his on-stage antics since the One Direction days.

 

Let’s start things off easy with Goofy Styles

 

That intense look on his face though! (Featuring Fetus Harry)

 

Happy Harry means happy fans

 

“I promise I didn’t do anything wrong”

 

Teasing us with that shirt lift, Harry?

 

Oh stahp it you

 

Move those hips!

 

We definitely cannot forget Whale Styles

 

Or that classic fall, poor boy!

Bonus: On the 1st anniversary of On The Road Again Singapore, our writer Donwei found this gem. Isn't it the perfect gif to celebrate his upcoming tour?


Picture & Gif Credits: Harry Styles on Twitter, mr-hxrry-styles, ohbabyyeah, theonewhoprotested, on Tumblr, Giphy, Donwei for Spin Or Bin Music

Remember this song from 2011?

Pretty sure we are all familiar with the name Rebecca Black. 6 years after the release of Friday, she has grown up, improved her craft and is back with an amazing song that could possibly be a contender for song of the summer.

Her new pop tune Foolish is greatly different from what she has released previously such as the emotional breakup ballad, The Great Divide, or her viral hits from 2011 and 2013. According to Rebecca’s interview with Billboard, the back-story of Foolish is about falling in love for the first time, experiencing new emotions and trying out things that you have never done before. In her words, “Love is real, and exciting, and weird and scary.”

 

 

It is actually really heartwarming to see her mature into the great singer and songwriter she is today. We’re super excited to have her back and can’t wait for her accompanying music video and EP which will be out this summer!


Picture Credits: Szwill86 on Tenor, Time

Is a new collaboration about to drop? Well, there has been no confirmation as of yet but there are just too many signs pointing at it. Get the low-down here.

 

Oct 2016 – Liam Payne Hitting Up The DJ Booth With Zedd (Earphone users be warned - loud screaming)

 

 

Mar 2017 – What Does A Wink Mean?! Could this 2-second preview be the collaboration?

 

Apr 2017 – Are We Playing The Waiting Game For Their Collaboration? Because The Clock Is Ticking!

 

While we wait out, let us know what do you guys think? Is there something amazing in the works or they are just being really great friends…


Picture Credits: 1D NOTICIA on Twitter

This gave me goosebumps.

 

Yes, we know Zayn is no longer part of One Direction and the remaining guys are still on a break partaking in some solo stuff. But this mashup fulfilled my directioner heart and sort of brought me back to the good ole days. This minute long video combines the greatness of all of their debut solo tracks (This Town, Sign Of The Times, Just Hold On and Pillowtalk) in one.

For each of them, the release of their first solo single marks the start of a new era. A new era that we will see unfold before our eyes in the near future. As cliché as it sounds, it is actually really heart-warming to see the boys branching out into their individual style of music and the success from it is just the icing on the cake. 

Eminik is known for mashing up tracks mainly from pop stars and he posts them on his YouTube channel. 

PS: We’re still waiting for that solo debut Liam!


Picture Credits: Billboard

From the days of #Selfie to Something Just Like This, The Chainsmokers have been dominating charts worldwide and winning the hearts of many.

To celebrate the release of their (long awaited) debut album Memories… Do Not Open, we had a chat with the guys about their music, each other and of course if they were going to tour Asia.

Drew and Alex also left a very special message at the end, enjoy!

 

1. What is your favorite song on 'Memories...Do Not Open’? Why?

Oh man we can’t possibly pick a favorite! We literally change our opinion on it every day. A couple of our favorites though are Honest, Bloodstream, My Type and Last Day Alive! Each of these songs either have a really important message, touch on an experience that’s important to us or just feels like a really exciting new direction with our production.

2. Tell us an interesting event that happened during the making of 'Memories...Do Not Open’.

When Drew went to the lunch we recorded the sound of a shit and put it in the song and wanted to see if he noticed, he did and it was really funny, then we started messing with the sound design and it ended up sounding like a really good snare so we actually kept it in it. Not gonna say which song.

3. How did the collaboration for ‘Something Just Like This’ come about?

We had heard that they listened to our music before their shows sometimes and we reached out asking if they might ever want to get together, and we got lucky because they were. They were extremely easy to work with, and we don’t mean like complacent, they are so involved and care so much about the music which made it even more fun. We never made a song the same way this one came together. We were in the studio and we found some chirds we all liked and next thing you know Chris jumps up and starts free styling, a few hours later he had written the verses!

4. What is your favorite collaboration to date? Why?

People always ask us that and we aren’t going to ever say, each one has been so amazing and taught us so much… our favorite person ever though is Emily warren who we have collaborated on a number of songs with!

5. What is the best part of doing what do you? Writing music or performing live?

Honestly, it would suck to do just one exclusively.. We write music and we love it but then we want to see people react to it, then we see people react to it and we get inspired and want to write more music.

6. Could you share with us one musician that you've listened to as a child that has heavily influenced your current style?

Easy, Blink 182!!!

7. If you could choose a theme song to reflect your lives, what would it be and why?

Hahaha it would have to be the James Bond theme, it doesn’t make any sense we just love it and would make us look really badass!

8. How would you describe each other in 3 words?

Drew - Focused, Ambitious, Loyal

Alex - Goofy, Organized, Ambitious

9. Who is the first one to forgive the other when there is a conflict among yourselves?

We really don’t fight like that but we are pretty stubborn when we do and then we just get over it super fast.

10. If you could add any other artist to The Chainsmokers, who and why?

It would be sick to merge with 21 pilots!

11. Now that we know what the best part of doing what you do is, what would you say is the most difficult part of being The Chainsmokers?

Just being away from our families, we are sort of workaholics and become consumed by our work and sometimes we lose sight of that… it’s a good problem…

12. We definitely have to ask this one, any plans to tour Asia?

YES some big ones, we cant say much more than that yet

13. Lastly, what message would you like to give to your Singaporean fans?

Singapore we love you guys so much, even though its been a while since we have been able to visit you always support us so much and we love you for that and we promise to make it up to you when I get back!


Picture Credits: Billboard, iHeartRadio

Known for their killer harmonies and amazing vocals, Pentatonix is arguably the best a capella group in this era.

Their brand EP PTX Vol. IV Classics will be out on April 7th, but before that they released a little teaser for their upcoming album, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Originally sung by Queen, the guys of Pentatonix gave it a little remake and transformed it to their classic style. Their combination of vocals, basslines, riffing, percussion and beatboxing truly amazes me.

Please take a moment to listen to this beautiful cover that will give you the chills.

 

 

Honestly, I rate this track a solid 4.5 out of 5 and I cannot wait for what is to come on their new EP. Check out the track list here!


Picture credits: Maximum Pop!, Pentatonix on YouTube & Twitter

Sunday, 26 March 2017 04:35

Netizens React To Solo Harry Styles

Yes, you read that right.

One Direction’s Harry Styles will be the third member from the band to release solo material ever since their hiatus.

This comes after Niall Horan’s This Town and Louis Tomlinson’s collaboration with Steve Aoki on Just Hold on. According to Billboard, this mysterious advertisement was aired in the UK and of course eagle-eyed fans instantly recognised the singer.

By the looks of it, we can expect new material from Harry on April 7!

 

Well, if you are still not convinced. The singer has pulled out the 3 blank posts on Instagram again, just like the ones he posted before the release of his Another Man magazine covers.

Definitely looks like we are in for a treat!

Here are some of the best reactions to this breaking news!

 

Now, please excuse me while I mark my calendars.

 

Looks like 25th of March is a day for Directioners!

 

Those eyes ~

Let the countdown begin!


Picture Credits: Perez Hilton, Hello Magazine

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