I previously wrote about Ariana Grande's huge Honeymoon Tour, which focuses on her newest album entitled My Everything. On Saturday night during Grande's Miami show, the superstar was joined by Justin Bieber for three songs, and fans went berserk! What is it about live music that gets us so excited? The pair sang Bieber's "As Long As You Love Me" and "All That Matters" along with Grande's "Love Me Harder." So, if you were curious, here are videos of all three performances!
What's the biggest surprise you've ever gotten during a concert? Happy kommenting :)
As most of you all know by now, one fifth of One Direction, Zayn Malik, has called it quits on the British boy band.
On the account that he wants to be a normal 22-year-old, Malik announced his leaving the group on Thursday. People who follow One Direction probably could have predicted this considered Malik had quit the “On the Road Again Tour” previously to quitting the group in total.
In case you hadn’t put all the facts together, I am a fan of One Direction, and I have written about the group in a couple of posts. In addition, I have tickets for the concert scheduled for August 8 in Baltimore, MD. Therefore, when I heard that Malik quit the group, I had some questions. What happened? What does he plan to do next? Is this the end of One Direction? Will Zayn’s voice appear on any of the tracks on the group’s fifth album?
There’s a ton of speculation about what Malik’s future plans are as of now. Some say that he’s going to go solo while some “Directioners” are still in denial that he’s out of the group at all. He is still engaged to Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, so I guess his immediate future involves a storybook wedding. The whole “normal 22-year-old” thing isn’t going to happen, though, considering he’s been trending on Twitter since Thursday.
Since Malik wasn’t really my favorite in the group, I’m thinking more about how the remaining four members are feeling. It kind seems like this may be the beginning of the end, and of course, that makes me a bit sad. Still, I kind of feel like Malik was always the weak link (not vocally but in the sense that he wasn’t as into the music), so maybe One Direction will continue on as a four man band.
Of course, Malik is a powerhouse vocalist, so someone is going to have to step up and take on his high notes in older songs (and new ones for that matter). I do think that the band needs to regroup vocally and figure out how to write songs that cater to their current talents. Still, Harry Styles is a part of the band, so I don’t think they’ll have that much trouble.
So, despite the fact that people are now calling the band “One DiWrecktion” or stating “I guess they’re going two directions now,” I think that the boys have a shot as four instead of five. Of course, nothing lasts forever, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. I wish them all the good luck I can find. Happy kommenting :)
Happy March! It’s the last Sunday of the month, so naturally, it’s time to profile the top 20 of Billboard’s Hot 100 again! Again, there aren’t a ton of changes, but we have to keep up with what’s going on in the pop scene, right! Here are the top 20!
1. Uptown Funk! (Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars)- All year, this song has been number one, and though I think it can get annoying, it makes you want to dance! There’s no doubt about that. That said, I’m ready for a new number one, Billboard, but I understand the appeal of this track.
2. Sugar (Maroon 5)- I love jamming to this track while I drive, and I’m glad it moved from number 5 to number 2 since I last profiled Billboard’s charts. Maroon 5 is such a lovely thing that exists in the music industry right now.
3. Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)- This romantic tune is basically a classic now, and having just seen it on DWTS, I think I love it even more. I’m not really a cheesy person, but Ed Sheeran’s voice makes everyone happy.
4. Love Me Like You Do (Ellie Goulding)- Like I’ve said before, I don’t like the movie this song came from, but it’s got some things going for it. It’s catchy, and I definitely like some lyrics. Still, the music video is a bit strange.
5. FourFiveSeconds (Rihanna & Kanye West & Paul McCartney)- This song is pretty cool, but the involvement of Kanye West really turns me off. I really do like Rihanna and Paul McCartney though, so I guess I can support the song. It has moved down a place since my February review.
6. Earned It (The Weeknd)- This song has moved up six spots since I last wrote, but my previous review reigns true: “Does The Weeknd only sing creepy intimate songs now? I have to say that I’m not a fan of this song or the film it hails from, and I’m not going to drone on about it. Sorry.”
7. Style (Taylor Swift)- I will always chant “YOU’VE GOT THAT JAMES DEAN *pause with head bang* DAYDREAM LOOK IN YOUR EYES” whenever this song comes on, and I will never be ashamed. It’ll never go out of style… ha, get it?
8. Trap Queen (Fetty Wap)- I guess I’m just not a rap person, but no thanks to this one.
9. Time of Our Lives (Pitbull & Ne-Yo)- This basically sums it up: “Even though I feel like I shouldn’t, I actually really like this song. It’s catchy and fun. The lyrics aren’t really deep or super meaningful, but the tune makes you want to dance. I’ll be the first to say the music video is really weird, but other than that, it’s a nice pop song.”
10. G.D.F.R. (Flo Rida feat. Sage The Gemini & Lookas)- Just another rap disaster if you ask me.
11. Blank Space (Taylor Swift)- This is one of my favorite songs of all time, so I am totally okay with it still being on this list. I think, actually, that it is way better than some tracks ahead of it, but that’s just my opinion.
12. Take Me to Church (Hozier)- I really like that this song combines pop and rock with perfect lyrics. Sure, I’m not really entirely sure what they all mean, but they sure are fun to sing along to. Also, Hozier is such a unique artist, and I really enjoy his individuality.
13. Somebody (Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih)- I’m actually really into this song. I think it has a good beat, and the combination of these two artists really works for me. Sure, it’s kind of a rap song, but it also makes me dance in my seat a bit.
14. Truffle Butter (Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne)- I’m sorry, but I really don’t enjoy Nicki Minaj’s music, and this song is not an exception.
15. Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon)- THIS SONG MAKES ME SO HAPPY. It’s so cheerful and hopeful, and I sing along loudly and terribly every time it comes on with no shame. It’s my goal in life to say “Shut up and dance with me” to someone.
16. One Last Time (Ariana Grande)- Obviously, I love Ms. Grande, and this track was one of my favorites upon listening to My Everything. I’m glad that Ari decided to make it a single and create a music video for it to boost popularity!
17. Lips Are Movin’ (Meghan Trainor)- This is another song that is easy to sing along to and relate to. Even though it’s super “poppy,” it hasn’t gotten old for me yet!
18. Lay Me Down (Sam Smith)- I had all sorts of feels listening to Smith’s song and watching the music video. He has such a magical voice, and the emotion he performs with is relatively unmatched if you ask me. He has definite star quality.
19. I Don’t Mind (Usher feat. Juicy J)- I think my previous description sums everything up: “What is this song even about? I think I know, and it actually kind of disturbs me. I do mind, Usher, and I would like you to stop.”
20. Chains (Nick Jonas)- I love how different this song is as compared to “Jealous.” The music video is a little strange, but Nick’s voice is perfect in this song.
I think that about sums up March in the world of pop music, so happy kommenting :)
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