Popjustice http://www.popjustice.com 100% Solid Pop Music Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:47:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 The 2014 Popjustice Twenty Quid Music Prize: as it happened http://www.popjustice.com/briefing/the-2014-popjustice-twenty-quid-music-prize-as-it-happened/132047/ http://www.popjustice.com/briefing/the-2014-popjustice-twenty-quid-music-prize-as-it-happened/132047/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:47:26 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=132047 Little Mix

As you now know, Little Mix’s ‘Move’ won last night’s Twenty Quid Music Prize.

As ever, judging was a complete bloody shambles but it did follow a strange sort of structure so if you weren’t there – and even if you were there – the below account of what happened when, and to whom, and why, might help make sense of the whole thing.

(Please note that we put together the Storify while battling a fairly epic hangover, so let us know if any of it’s a bit all over the place.)

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Little Mix’s ‘Move’ won last night’s 2014 Twenty Quid Music Prize http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/little-mixs-move-won-last-nights-2014-twenty-quid-music-prize/132037/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/little-mixs-move-won-last-nights-2014-twenty-quid-music-prize/132037/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:41:09 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=132037 1410littlemix

In a democratic shouting match held in a London hostelry last night, Little Mix’s ‘Move’ was voted the best British pop single of the last twelve months.

Hurrah.

Beating off Charli XCX’s ‘Boom Clap’ into second place, ‘Move’ – which was released way back in November 2013 – was praised for its unique structure, the weird mooing bit at the beginning and some other things we can’t really remember because we were quite drunk and still are.

The point is that a great pop single has been recognised as such.

Twenty pounds (cash) will be on its way to Little Mix in due course.

Let’s have another listen to it shall we:

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Ant & Dec will host next year’s Brit Awards http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/ant-dec-will-host-next-years-brit-awards/132033/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/ant-dec-will-host-next-years-brit-awards/132033/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:39:48 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=132033 Ant & Dec‘Why Me?’ hitmakers PJ & Duncan will host next year’s Brit Awards, it’s been announced.

The duo – who ‘scored’ fourteen (!) Top 20 hits between 1994 and 2013 culminating in the ludicrous reappearance of ‘Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble’ last year – first hosted the ceremony way back in the halcyon days of 2001.

How times have changed. But at the same time, how times have stayed the same.

Anyway what do the partners in crime, they’ll never to time, a sentence for them has to end in a rhyme have to say about it all?

“We’re really excited to be hosting the BRITs again next year, it is undoubtedly the biggest night in the British music calendar. We’re especially excited now we’re No.1 recording artists ourselves. We’ll be offering our advice to the fledgling pop stars backstage as to how to have a No.1 hit, as long as they’re prepared to wait 19 years for their records to top the chart like ours did!”

‘Hit’ and ‘did’ – that sentence, for them, quite literally does almost end in a rhyme.

And how about a word or two from your friend and ours, Brits Chairman Max Lousada?

“Ant & Dec are two of the most popular TV broadcasters this country has ever produced [POOR SAM AND MARK] and it’s a real honour to have them take centre stage once again to host the BRITs. It’s great that these two pillars of British TV will be part of a night about celebrating icons in British music.”

Two pretty short pillars but that’s by the by.

The Brit Awards take place on February 25.

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Calvin Harris & R3hab – ‘Burnin” http://www.popjustice.com/videos/calvin-harris-r3hab-burnin/132030/ http://www.popjustice.com/videos/calvin-harris-r3hab-burnin/132030/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:57:35 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=132030 http://www.popjustice.com/videos/calvin-harris-r3hab-burnin/132030/feed/ 0 One Direction’s next single is called ‘Night Changes’ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/one-directions-next-single-is-called-night-changes/132028/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/one-directions-next-single-is-called-night-changes/132028/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:27:13 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=132028 How on earth do we know that though?

Right, so when and how did they do that?

Great!

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Tulisa – ‘Living Without You’ http://www.popjustice.com/videos/tulisa-living-without-you/132023/ http://www.popjustice.com/videos/tulisa-living-without-you/132023/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:31:35 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=132023 http://www.popjustice.com/videos/tulisa-living-without-you/132023/feed/ 0 Marlene – ‘I Do This For You’ http://www.popjustice.com/videos/marlene-i-do-this-for-you/132014/ http://www.popjustice.com/videos/marlene-i-do-this-for-you/132014/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:48:03 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=132014 http://www.popjustice.com/videos/marlene-i-do-this-for-you/132014/feed/ 0 Olly Murs feat Travie McCoy – ‘Wrapped Up’ http://www.popjustice.com/videos/olly-murs-wrapped-up/132010/ http://www.popjustice.com/videos/olly-murs-wrapped-up/132010/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:39:55 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=132010 http://www.popjustice.com/videos/olly-murs-wrapped-up/132010/feed/ 0 Q4: Nicki Minaj’s album has been pushed back to December http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/q4-nicki-minajs-album-has-been-pushed-back-to-december/132006/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/q4-nicki-minajs-album-has-been-pushed-back-to-december/132006/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=132006 Nicki Minaj‘Keys Under Palm Trees’ hitmaker Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint’ has been delayed until December 15.

The news of the delay – the album was supposed to be out on November 24, do keep up – came via a press release (as reported here) to promote new single ‘Only’, which ‘premieres’ at some point today.

The press release also tells us that the single was produced by Dr. Luke, Cirkut and J Mike, so now we know.

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Demi Lovato’s going to release a new album in 2015, don’t you worry http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/demi-lovatos-going-to-release-a-new-album-in-2015-dont-you-worry/132002/ http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/demi-lovatos-going-to-release-a-new-album-in-2015-dont-you-worry/132002/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.popjustice.com/?p=132002 Demi LDemi Lovato, the singer, will release a new album in 2015 according to her manager man and the president of Disney Music Group.

“She’s finishing up right now on the last leg of her touring for this year, and we finish it up with a couple of radio shows,” Lovato’s manager Phil McIntyre mused to Billboard.

Right, what’s the plan after that?

“Then the plan is for her to go back into the studio and start the next creative process. She’s already done some songs, but certainly the majority of it will kick off next year.”

This is all very well, but it doesn’t mention a specific year for release, so let’s see what Disney Music Group president Ken Bunt has to say shall we?

“We’re really excited. We’ve got a new album coming from her next year [TOLD YOU!]. We’re not talking about release dates yet. And she’s going to continue her world tour throughout next year.”

Yes this whole thing could have been much shorter but it’s nice to read words sometimes isn’t it.

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