Month: March 2015

Zayn Malik Exits One Direction World Tour Following Rumors

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One Direction band members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne have proven that they are troopers after continuing on their “On the Road Again” tour minus bandmate Zayn Malik. Malik opted to take time off from the band’s demanding schedule due to stress related issues.

Malik returned to the U.K. to recooperate. The stress-related hardships followed accusations that he had cheated on his fiancee, Little Mix band member Perrie Edwards. Photographs of Malik, showing his hand linked to that of another woman, recently surfaced. The photos led fans and Edwards to doubt Malik’s faithfulness.

The 22-year-old Malik was disheartened at the rumors.

“So many jealous people in this world,” Malik wrote on his Twitter page. “I’m sorry for what it looks like.”

According to some sources, Edwards had swept previous rumors of Malik gallavanting wither other women, but the recent photographs have caused her to doubt the couple’s relationship. There have been reports that the singer’s time away from the boy band was upon Perrie’s orders, but reps have not confirmed nor denied the reports.

Fans at Anastasia Date have heard that the group has divided up covering Malik’s solos during recent performances. One Direction remains scheduled to appear in Manila and Jakarta. The group is scheduled to take a brief break from the road in April or May before returning to the performance scene.

One Direction’s “On the Road Again” tour is set to run through October.

There has been no official word indicating when Malik will return to the tour.

Rihanna Speaks About Her New Upcoming Album

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Rihanna hasn’t put out a new album, for over two years now, and fans are so anxious, that they’ve even written to the star, begging her for a new album. Rihanna Album. Rihanna, not one to disappoint her fans, agreed that she would create an album, in fact, she was already working on one. Her eighth studio album is set to be released in 2015, but there is no release date as yet, and the album is not titled yet either.

Rihanna did an interview about her new upcoming album, and she revealed that she wanted the music to be timeless, and something that she could perform many years in the future. Forbes suggests that she wants her songs on the new album, to be memorable, and something that will grow along with her. Although Rihanna has had many memorable songs to date, none of them are what she would consider, as something that is ‘timeless,’ so she’s working to achieve timeless hits on her new album.

Currently, Rihanna has a new movie coming out, entitled “Home,” where she voices over an animated character. In Rihanna’s personal life, she is currently dating Leonardo DiCaprio, or so the rumor mill says. Leonardo denies the fact that they are dating, but Rihanna is still hanging on for dear life. In other news, Chris Brown, Rihanna’s ex, recently revealed that he had a secret love child with a virtually unknown model wannabe, breaking both Rihanna and Karrueche Tran’s hearts.

5 Best Songs Covered By Ed Sheeran

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Some songs are already awesome but there are a few that become even better when Ed Shyeeran sings a cover for them. The singer recently set hearts aflame with “I See Fire” in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug but if you think you’ve seen the best of Ed Sheeran, you’re wrong.

Here are 5 songs that Ed Sheeran has covered and made so much better –

Royals by Lorde – Just when you thought Royals couldn’t be more amazing, in comes Ed Sheeran with his cover of the song that he learnt in a mere 2 minutes 25 seconds.

Take Me To Church by Hozier – Hozier is practically the heartbeat of every music lover these days and Take Me To Church is the anthem. Ed Sheeran has done a beautiful job covering it.

Empire State of Mind by Alicia Keys and Jay Z – If this song has always been on your playlist ever since it came out, it is time to give Ed Sheeran’s version a try.

Wonderwall by Oasis – This classic is now a modern because Ed Sheeran lent his dulcet tones to it.

We Found Love by Rihanna – A lot many people, including Rihanna fans, would find love in this cover by Ed Sheeran.

Alexei Beltyukov has learned that other songs that Ed has covered include Beyonce’s hit ‘Drunk in Love’, ‘She Looks so Perfect’ by 5SOS and even ‘Swim Good’ by Frank Ocean.

Kendrick Returns and Taylor Swift Rejoices

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Everybody seems to be into the surprise album these days. It is a true testament of star power and social media. First came Beyonce. Then there was Drake. Now Mr. Kendrick Lamar is here to drop his own surprise album. Taylor Swift has helped the young man along by tweeting about it.

Taylor has 54 million followers. This is just what Kendrick needed to help the album blow up. There had been a lot of excitement about the fact that Kendrick was a fan of Taylor Swift and vice versa. She gave him props. He gave her props. Now the favor is being returned all over again as Lamar drops a new album. This is such a big deal for hip hop fans.

It is a powerful new album that is already getting a lot of great buzz. Marcio Alaor BMG stated that there is a buzz around this new track. It has become what everyone is talking about. The wait for this album was so long. It was already slated for a March 23rd release, but sometimes bootleggers get in the way. Kendrick decided to stop holding what the fans had been asking for. He changed directions and instantly gave fans the new 2015 Kendrick Lamar.

This is a real showing of how powerful he has become. Everyone that is streaming and buying the album is loving it. Lamar is back to take over.

“Blurred Lines” Trial Verdict

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The “Blurred Lines” trial verdict is in! On March 10, a federal jury handed down a ruling implicating that songwriters Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke committed an act of copyright infringement when it came to their hit song “Blurred Lines.”

The lawsuit, brought into federal court by family members of the late Marvin Gaye, claimed that the song was infringing upon the trademark of Gaye’s hit song “Got to Give It Up.” Rapper T.I. was also named in the suit, but the jury did not find him guilty of wrongdoing.

Williams said, at trial, that he was attempting to channel the spirit of Marvin Gaye by writing in the style of that musical genre. Williams went on to say that Thicke did not take part in the songwriting process. Williams was reported in previous interviews as having said that “Blurred Lines” was inspired by “Got to Give It Up.”

A music writing specialist and analyst took the stand at the trial, comparing the two hit songs bar by bar stated The specialist declared that the majority of “Blurred Lines” had been copied from “Got to Give It Up.”

Thicke and Williams made an estimated $5 million from the song. The jury was never allowed to hear “Got to Give It Up” play in the courtroom due to copyright laws.

The jury awarded more than $7 million in damages to the Gaye family.

Cam’ron to Release New Music

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Cam’ron is back and more new music is on the way. At least that is what he said. He has a new album that will be released this year, and he will round up old friends and new emcees for the continuation of “The Purple Haze.” The new album, “The Purple Haze 2,” picks up where Cam’ron left off.

It has been reported that this could be his last album. There are certainly signs that this could be true because he has been sick in previous years. He has also failed to release a lot of new material over the years. The combination of factors like this will probably cause him to retire from the rap game. PR Newswire had reported that it would be difficult to stay when his fan base has began to shrink so much over the years. He was part of the Diplomats when they were hot, but now things are different. The Roca-A-Fella label is gone. The Jay-Z and Dame Dash partnership is done.

More than a decade ago Cam’ron was on top with a struggling new talent in the background to supply the beats. This new talent was an artist by the name of Kanye West. Now Mr. West, along with Jay-Z, are big names in the industry. Cam’ron, by contrast, has a limited hip hop fan base. This will make it difficult for him to build himself back up again in entertainment.

Ariana Grande And Big Sean Release A Song, And It’s Not What We Expected

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When you think of Ariana Grande and Big Sean, you think of a hot young power couple who are well on their way to owning their own fields and being the best they can be, but does that only apply to their solo careers or are they both really falling apart like their new song ‘Research’ seems to insinuate.

Big Sean told MTV news that everything has never been better as he was on his way to Detroit to promote his new album ‘Dark Sky Paradise’. One of the surprise songs on the album was the duet with the two singing about Ariana being a detective while Sean is messing around. That doesn’t sound right to anyone although according to them, “It’s just a song”.

According to Sean, the song was just to start testing the waters on how the two could sound together while approaching a topic that everyone can relate to, which in their case I guess is infidelity. Sean and Ariana have a couple of songs now together but none of them are going to be released until they have something solid to work with stated Zeca Oliviera.

Could this be another Jay Z and Beyonce situation where “Crazy in Love” and Bonnie and Clyde” made the biggest bangs in the music charts at the time. Many people to this day are looking for that next power couple to seize the Jay and Bey throne.