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When it comes to Katy Perry, you either love her or hate her; there's no in-between. 

Judging from the comments for Katy's new radio interview with BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, no truer words have been spoken than those in the statement above. I'm not even kidding when I say going through the comments section is like crossing the parted red sea; on the left, a wave of "Katy is so fun and and friendly!", and on the right, a raging tsunami of "gah, she's so annoying!!!"

Looking as sultry as ever with her blonde bob and flawless smokey-eye makeup, Katy was no less than on-point for her radio interview with host Grimmy. However, things took a turn when Grimmy spotted Ed Sheeran walking pass the studio and who then joined the fun. The moment Ed sat down, the first thing he talked about was how Katy refused to hug him the first time they met. The spontaneous Katy shot back with a rebuttal, saying: "Now that you're Ed Sheeran, it's like, 'put your ballsack on me!'" TMI... but, same. We can't help but applaud and salute her for announcing so proudly what the rest of us have only been but too shy to even admit.

Katy remained in high spirits for the rest of the interview, throwing (friendly) shade at Ed for being so well-loved by everyone. Ed, on the other hand, took a backseat as he let Katy take the limelight. Many comments were quick to flame Katy for "not letting Ed speak", but it's HER interview after all, so I personally did not see any fault in that.

The two bickered like best friends who were seperated for years but finally got to meet and catch up again, it's great. Watch the entire interview below:

 

(Photo credit: BBC Radio 1)

2016 has been a great year for ex-Jo Bro Joe Jonas: his new band DNCE was skyrocketing to Billboard charts, and they even ushered in 2017 with a killer NYE performance.

But behind all that sweet success and recognition, Joe admits to struggling with his own artistry, especially when it comes to his 2011 solo LP, Fastlife.

"I'm very proud of the music that I was able to create, but I think at the time it was a lot of cooks in the kitchen when it came to making the music," Joe quips in a recent interview, "and I'm glad I went through that, because it wasn't what I felt the most comfortable doing."

Being the middle child isn't always easy either. He had to watch his younger brother Nick Jonas in the limelight.

I'm envious at times, watching his artistry and how he went so quickly into creating music and an album. ...it was important to take time to figure out exactly what I wanted to do next... Now we're able to support each other from far.

Moving past any sibling rivalry, Joe continues to enjoy creative success with DNCE. Their latest single, Body Moves, is H-O-T right now. (If you know what I mean.)

Check it out below:

 

Photo credit: AMAs

Watch out Camila Cabello, you're not the only one about to fly solo.

Lauren Jauregui isn't resting on her laurels - she's busting her ass in the studio with electro house veteran Steve Aoki. (Yep, check out that cute polaroid above.)

Ever since releasing the smash hit Just Hold On with ex-1D member Louis Tomlinson, Steve has been on our pop radar - and now we're sensing big things from the new unlikely duo.

This isn't the 20-year-old's first time making waves though: she was featured on Marian Hill's hit Back To Me and she has worked with Ariana Grande's producers.

But Harmonizers, don't panic yet, Lauren's staying with the gang and they're due to release a LP later this year.

And if you haven't already know, they're also performing in Singapore on April 8

But until then, Aoki x Jauregui, take us away!

 

Photo credit: Lauren Jauregui

The next big name in the pop punk scene, With Confidence, has just released a stunning music video for their song, Long Night.

With Confidence is a four piece Australian band represented by Hopeless Records, made up of Jayden Seeley, Luke Rockets, Inigo Del Carmen and Josh Brozzesi, and they have only just put out their debut full length album in June of last year. The band has toured with big names like 5 Seconds of Summer, You Me At Six and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

Their music is a fresh breath of pop punk, and though it is slightly different to classics like blink-182 and Green Day, their unique sound is what makes them so spectacular. After being signed for over a year, they have really taken off with songs like We'll Be Okay and Voldemort, and have also managed to play all the dates of the 2016 Warped Tour.

Now, they have just put out a feels-y music video for an already feels-y slow piano song, Long Night, from their album Better Weather. Though the video is simple, and it only features frontman Jayden Seeley,  it truly adds to the dynamic and emotion of the song and lyrics. If you haven't already heard the song, my suggestion is to listen to it first without watching the video, and once you've gotten a taste of it, come back and listen to it with the video and then you'll see what I mean.

 

Okay, now watch the video and prepare to be hit by an even bigger wave of emotions.

 

I think it's safe to say that the boys of With Confidence will have a bright future ahead of them and that they will have lots more great tunes for us this year.

 

Photo Credits: With Confidence (Facebook), Spotlight Report

Too cute and funny for words.

Ed Sheeran recently appeared on The Ellen Show to talk about his gruesome adventure to the top of an active volcano, his life without a phone and to perform his latest number one single Shape of You.

During another segment of the show, Ellen had her regular little superstar Kai sing one of Ed Sheeran's older tunes Thinking Out Loud. The 8-year-old is known for having the most exaggerated hand gestures and passionate facial expressions when singing his favourite songs.

And it was no different this time. The young enthusiast was so caught up in the emotions of the song that he completely did not realise that Ed Sheeran had sneaked up to sit right behind him on the armrest of the sofa chair. It was only after Kai had finished yet another amazing signature performance of his own and with the help of Ellen pointing out to him that the original singer of the song was standing behind him that Kai had realised what had happened.

Ed and Kai shared the moment with a high five before Ed had to go backstage again to prepare for his performance of Shape of You

 

Photo Credit: YouTube