“The Climb” Enters At No. 2

Published December 20th 2009
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X Factor winner Joe McElderry has debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 2 with the winner’s single The Climb. Joe is the first X Factor winner in the 6 years of the show not to debut at number 1 and also not to claim the Christmas number 1. The Climb which peaked at number 11 in the UK charts last March by original singer Miley Cyrus, broke a 5 year streak of Christmas number one’s for The X Factor, beaten to the top spot by Rage Against The Machine’s Killing In The Name, a campaign to prevent The X Factor single from being the Christmas number 1 for 2009.

It was bound to happen at some point that The X Factor machine would run its course. Maybe next year the winner’s single might be something more original.

Nelly Furtado Announces New Album

Published December 16th 2009
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Nelly Furtado has announced her new English album will be released on May 25th 2010 via her Twitter.

Her follow up to 2006’s Loose sees her collaborating again with Timbaland as well as Ryan Tedder and Salaam Remi.

Nelly also compared the album to her debut Whoa, Nelly!, saying:

I think just generally it’s still going to be pop but I want it to have a more light energy. Sort of like my first album, but not sonically, more in a spiritual sense… more like my first album.

I don’t know if it’s going to be the same sound [as Loose] but I have worked a little bit with Timbaland who produced that album so it might have some of the same fun and energy, but not like exactly the same.

If there are a few Say It Right, Maneater and Promiscuous moments on there, this could be a really solid album with the addition of Tedder and Remi for variety.

Timbaland & Katy Perry – “If We Ever Meet Again”

Published December 01st 2009
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Timbaland’s Shock Value 2 is “out there” and one of the tracks I keep going back to is If We Ever Meet Again featuring Katy Perry. It doesn’t sound like anything from One of The Boys and it’d be great if Katy decided to go in this direction for her next album.

Take a listen below:


Rachel Stevens To Return To Music

Published November 29th 2009
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According to an article written for The Mirror today, Rachel Stevens was quoted saying that she will be returning to the studio next year.

I caught up with the lovely Rachel Stevens at Take That’s PlayStation 3 SingStar game launch, and she revealed she’s ready to get back to her one true love.

Rachel told me: “I love music – that’s my main passion in life so I’m going to head back into the studio and start working on new music next year. I’ve had a nice break from recording and I’m ready to get back to what I truly love doing.”

It was just a shame that while I nattered to Rachel, London’s notoriously worst-dressed party person and cling-on to the stars, Fran Cutler, decided to throw me out of the VIP area midconversation.