What a year it’s been for Conor Maynard. 12 months ago, he was living in the seaside city of Brighton and now he’s one of the biggest British teenage singers with millions of fans.
As the third cut from his debut album, the teenager has chosen ‘Turn Around’, which features Ne Yo as next single. The track succeeds ‘Vegas Girl’ and ‘Can’t Say No’ and could well be the singer’s first number 1 hit in the UK, considering he’s teaming up with the man who’s the current number 1 in the UK with his latest effort Let Me Love You (Until You Love Yourself). In the video both lads show off their dancing skills and they are smooth. Amazing!
We’ve never wanted to compare Conor to that other superstar, yes Justin Bieber, and ‘Turn Around’ is exaclty why. At the young age of eighteen, Maynard has found his own edgy pop style rapidly, which makes him unique and already a serious contender to join the line up of all round great performers like Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake.
‘Turn Around’ ft Ne Yo is set to be released as a single on October 7. The track is already available through Maynard’s debut album ‘Contrast’.
American R&B singer songwriter Ne-Yo appeared as the guest vocalist on Calvin Harris upbeat track ‘Let Go’ and earned himself another massive hit here in the UK, succeeding previous hits ‘So Sick’, ‘Closer’ and ‘Beautiful Monster’. The upbeat dance R&B is a style the singer suits his vocals very well so no surprise Ne-Yo’s decided to take on a similar approach and pick ‘Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)’ as the second single from his upcoming album ‘R.E.D’
With a cracking dance tune, expectations of a video are high to show some high quality bum wiggling (and a bit more than that) and that’s exactly what Ne-Yo delivers. The video is set in a warehouse where Ne-Yo is flanked by a handful of backing dancers, dancing their hearts out.
The actual release for the new single is September 2nd while the new album, Ne-Yo’s fifth studio album, will be released on September 17 in the UK, and one day later in the US.
Carly Rae Jepsen is currently holding on to her UK number 1, fighting off Conor Maynard, but with a load of new tracks being out this week, will the Canadian superstar survive at the top for another week. We compiled a list of five songs which we think have potential to do very well in the coming weeks or months.
Queen B returns with a huge banger from her latest album ’4′. The singer, who yesterday was announced most beautiful woman in the world, returns to the music scene with a massive club tune ”End of Time”. The introduction has a military feel to it with the drums, and is 3 minutes of pure Beyonce entertainment. must-buy!
Little Boots, mainly known for her smash hit ‘New in Town’, is back with a new project ‘Every Day I Say A Prayer’ hoping to set the charts back on fire. It’s the first of a new album, which hopefully sees the daylight later in the year. Little Boots has gone trance, mixed and mixed it with a poppy chorus. Not a bad attempt, and should gain her respectable airplay on the radio. Whether it will reach the same positions as ‘New in Town’, we’re not fully sure. Perhaps a few listens will convince us.
Next up are Foster The People. The American indie band have enjoyed considerable success since last year and are now releasing the new single ”Don’t Stop”. As with its predecessors it has the bands sound written all over it, though it isn’t as catchy as ”Call It What You Want”. A few listens is necessary, production wise is sublime. Definately a song you don’t want to miss out on.
Ren Harvieu, was included in Digitalspy’s one to watch chapters early this year, and again we totally get why they included this talented young lady from Broughton, England. The symphonic harmonies combined with pop elements, see the release of ”Open Up Your Arms”, the debut single of this talented young lady. It’s the lead track for her debut album ”Through The Night” which follows May 7. Breathtaking!
He’s the man of the moment, with new tracks produced for Cheryl, Scissor Sisters, Rihanna but Calvin Harris has found the time to release his latest single, featuring American R&B singer Ne-Yo. ‘Lets Go’ is currently already the midweek number 1 in the UK, and seems to be forming a real threat to Carly Rae Jepsen’s offering. As for the track it sounds very similar to ‘We Found Love’, which was a huge hit globally. Good on the Harris!
Justin Bieber turned 18 the other week. Wooo! And what a better way to celebrate then teaming up with Far East Movement and let the world know that from now on he will live his life the way he want.
But… We feel slightly underwhelmed by what ‘Live My Life’ has turned out to be. We’re all for changing musical direction and enjoy our dancey club tracks but there is a reason why many dj’s choose to go for female vocalists instead of male. ‘Live My Life’ is the perfect example why simply because, Bieber’s voice doesn’t blend with this song in a particular good way. While singers as Usher and Ne-Yo have the right tone colour suitable for dance tracks, Justin’s sounds very flimsy and too autotuned. So Sorry Justin! And what’s with the ‘On the Foor’ sample during the verses? They are so 2011!
An official release date for ‘Live My Life’ has not been given yet for UK iTunes.We’ll keep you posted.
Calvin Harris is on a high after his 12 week number 1 hitsingle with Rihanna and has now released a new track called ‘Let’s Go’ featuring the vocals of R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo. Ne-Yo is the 4th supporting artist after Rihanna, Kelis and Dizzy Rascal. The new track is the lead for the man’s new album which is scheduled for a yet to be confirmed date this year.
Keeping the success of ‘We Found Love’ in mind, some elements in the song have a strong resemblance. Calvin Harris is slowly turning into the Uk answer to David Guetta and we have to admit we like it very much.
A release date for ‘Let’s Go’ hasn’t been announced yet. The track ‘Lets Go’ was exclusively played on the BBC radio 1 show last night, and officially introduced by Calvin himself.Soon after several radio stations picked it up as well.
Calvin Harris feat Tinie Tempah - Drinking From The Bottle
The Risk - Missiles
Sinead O'Connor - 4th And Vine
Destiny's Child - Nuclear
Jessie Ware - If You're Never Gonna Move
Lawson - Learn To Love Again
Little Mix - Change Your Life
Tyler James feat Kano - Worry About You
Gabrielle Aplin - Please Don’t Say You Love Me
Tegan & Sara - Closer
Rita Ora - Radioactive
Wretch 32 - Pop
Angel - The World
Bastille - Pompeii
Laura Mvula - Green Garden
Ke$ha - C'mon
Ms MR - Fantasy
Nicole Scherzinger - Boomerang
Ed Drewett - Drunk Dial
Robbie Williams - Be A Boy (11/03)
Year chart 2012
These are GloPop Music's most listened tracks of 2012.
1 Florence + The Machine - Spectrum
2 Woodkid - Run Boy Run
3 Lana Del Rey - National Anthem
4 Solange - Losing You
5 Nina Zilli - L'Amore E Femmina (Out Of Love) (Italy '12)
6 Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen
7 Loreen - Euphoria (Sweden '12)
8 Adele - Skyfall
9 PSY - Gangnam Style (강남스타일)
10 Ivi Adamou - La La Love (Cyprus '12)
11 GuGabriel - Salvation
12 Christophe Willem - Starlite
13 Bright Light Bright Light - Waiting For The Feeling
14 Girls Aloud - Something New
15 Paloma Faith - Never Tear Us Apart
16 Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo - Let's Go
17 David Guetta ft Sia - She Wolf (Falling Into Pieces)
18 Alphabeat - Vacation
19 Passion Pit - Take A Walk
20 George Michael - White Light
21 Azealia Banks - 212 ft Lazy Jay
22 Matt Corby - Brother
23 Sam Sparro - I Wish I Never Met You
24 Rebeca Ferguson - Glitter & Gold
25 Elton John vs Pnau - Good Morning To The Night
26 Scissor Sisters - Let's Have A Kiki
27 Voltaire Twins - Solaris
28 Marina & The Diamonds - Power & Control
29 Muse - Survival
30 Will Young - Losing Myself
31 Saint Lou Lou - Maybe You
32 Coldplay - Princess of China ft Rihanna
33 Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
34 Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill 2012
35 The Wanted - I Found You
36 Stooshe - Black Heart
37 Aiden Grimshaw - Curtain Call
38 Alphabeat - Love Sea
39 Gaitana - Be My Guest (Ukraine '12)
40 Caravan Palace - Rock It For Me
41 Roman Lob - Standing Still (Germany '12)
42 Afro-Dite - The Boy Can Dance
43 Rita Ora - R.I.P ft Tinie Tempah
44 Justin Bieber - Beauty & A Beat ft Nicki Minaj
45 Misha B - Do You Think Of Me 125
46 Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What doesn't Kill You)
47 Katy Perry - Wide Awake
48 Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
49 terminal - Don't Worry My Love
50 Labrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful ft Emeli Sande
51 Madonna - Girl Gone Wild
52 Elton John vs Pnau - Sad
53 Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
54 Gotye & Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know
55 Kylie Minogue - Flower
56 Rihanna - Where Have You Been
57 Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
58 One Direction - Little Things
59 Tulisa - Young
60 Archeo - The Payback
61 Christina Aguilera - Your Body
62 Avicii - Silhouettes
63 Cover Drive - Explode
64 Beyonce - End Of Time
65 Charlie Simpson - Farmer & His Gun
66 Usher - Climax
67 Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up
68 Aiden Grimshaw - Is This Love
69 Lawson - Taking Over Me
70 No Doubt - Settle Down
71 Madeon - Finale
72 Jakwob - Electrify ft Jetta
73 Shawnee Taylor - Colors
74 Playmen ft Riskykidd, Courtney & Elena - All The Time
75 Lana Del Rey - Ride
76 Celeste Buckingham - Run Run Run
77 Alex Clare - Too Close
78 SHM ft Knife Party - Antidote
79 Lil'Wayne - Mirrors Ft Bruno Mars
80 Pastora Soler - Quedate Conmigo/Stay with Me
81 Scissor Sisters - Only the Horses
82 Delta Goodrem - Dancing With A Broken Heart
83 FEM ft Cover Drive - Turn Up the Love
84 J.Lo ft Pit Bull - Dance Again
85 Jodie Harsh ft Mel C - Set Me Free
86 Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
87 Tom Dice - Out At Sea
88 Paloma Faith - Picking Up The Pieces
89 Usher - Scream
90 Burns - Lies
91 Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
92 Gossip - Perfect World
93 Jess Mills - For My Sins
94 Dune - Shoestring
95 The Script - Hall of Fame Ft Will.i.AM
96 Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
97 terminal - Together We Are One
98 Little Mix - DNA
99 Icona Pop - I Love It
100 Yasmin - Light Up The World
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