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After Shawn Mendes released his first single Treat You Better off Illuminate, like any other song, everybody was wondering who the song was written about.

Many have speculated that it was about his buddy Camila Cabello (from Fifth Harmony) because she previously had a horrible breakup with singer Austin Mahone while others have guessed that it was just written based on the life of one of his friends.

A few days ago, Shawn Mendes finally put the rumours to rest on The Ellen Show. Amongst talking about their table tennis match and selling out Madison Square Garden in five minutes, Shawn revealed who the song was about.

It was none other than Ellen DeGeneres herself. Okay, it actually isn't... but when put on the spot to answer which song on the album was written about her, Shawn hesitated for a while before saying that it was 'Treat You Better'. We see that you are getting that promo out there Shawn. ;)

 

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It just keeps on getting better and better, doesn't it?

The biggest girl group in the world Fifth Harmony released the music video of their fourth single That's My Girl from their sophomore studio album 7/27.

Since the premiere of 7/27, the girls have been dropping some really great singles which have been topping the charts all over the world. That's My Girl will definitely not be an exception to the continual success the ladies of 5H have been enjoying.

Track number 1 off their second LP is not just a feel good pop song without any actual meaning but it is an empowering anthem for females everywhere. It talks about supporting other women in their aspirations of making the world a better place. And the music video was a representation of all of that and even more!

We think that this is their best music video yet and we seriously need Hannah Lux Davis to direct every single one of Fifth Harmony's future music videos. The angles, the composition of the shots and the way the music video was filmed - everything in this masterpiece is just pure genius.

 

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Only two? We need more!

The one and only Ariana Grande made a guest appearance on The Ellen Show to talk about her recent VMA performance with Nicki Minaj and to unsuspectingly disclose some details of her love life with Mac Miller when Ellen sneakily brought it up.

Of course it wouldn't be right to invite the pop princess onto a talk show without asking her to perform a song or two for the over-enthusiastic audience.

Ariana performed her latest single Side To Side together with her wildly popular hit Into You to just the simple strumming of an electric guitar. Her voice sounded so pure and it was evident that this girl did not need any gimmicks or a full backing track to sound amazing.

We just need to mention that the title of the video is just a tad misleading... "medley of hits"? Maybe it's just us, but we were expecting a super cool mashup of like 3 to 4 songs off her Dangerous Woman album. Oh well, we guess we just have to be thankful for what has been given to us!

 

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The familiar tears are back.

It's been about 3 months since the beautiful Christina Grimmie tragically passed on. Since her death, family, friends and fans have paid their tribute to her through song and heartfelt messages.

And just when we thought that we had gotten over her sudden passing, the Cimorelli sisters decided to cover the late songstress' track With Love. Tears that we thought we had left behind started to well up our eyes as we watched yet another honest tribute to a kind soul who has not been forgotten.

Before Cimorelli started to belt out their perfect harmonies, the oldest of the 6 sisters also named Christina mentioned how Grimmie was such a kind and caring person, one who served as a role model for them while they were living in Los Angeles. The sisters further elaborated in the description box that Christina is one of their favourite YouTubers, artists and overall human beings who they had the honour of sharing a stage with over the years.

 

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Back and better?

It's been quite a while since The X Factor UK 2016 has premiered across the world. And after watching the audition episodes that have already been aired, we realised that this is the year where many of the contestants who have previously auditioned in the past have chosen to make a come back.

Obviously it takes a lot of courage to audition in front of a panel full of celebrity judges, and we cannot even begin to imagine what it is like to do that once again knowing that you have failed at some point in the previous round. These contestants are living testaments to the fact that when life gets you down, all you have to do is to pick yourself up and try again.

The big question now is: are they better? Has their hard work in those years being away been all worth it?


1. Gifty Louise

Gifty first appeared on The X Factor last year but she unfortunately lost her voice and was eliminated as a result. This year, she decided to prove the judges that she has what it takes with her performance of Mary J. Blige's No More Drama.

 

2. Janet Grogan

Janet made it to the 6 Chair Challenge back in 2014 in Simon's category but was swapped out in the final round. Simon totally regretted his decision and actually tweeted out that he had made a mistake of losing Janet. Simon's tweet served as motivation for Janet to come back to show everyone what she's capable of with her rendition of Zayn Malik's Pillowtalk.

 

3. The Brooks

The identical twin brothers first made their X Factor appearance 2 years ago and made their way to Judges Homes in Louis' category before getting eliminated. They are back now to show that they have some unfinished business to take care of with their performance of Naughty Boy's Runnin' (Lose it All).

 

4. Emily Middlemas

Emily first auditioned in 2014 when she was just 15 but was eliminated for being too young. Hoping to impress the judges, Emily is back to prove a point with her performance of Stevi Wonder's Master Blaster.

 

5. Anelisa Lamola

Anelisa's first audition was 9 years ago. She was just a little girl back then, and now she is a woman who is back and determined to show the judges how far she has come and to prove that she is worthy of the title of The X Factor winner with Aretha Franklin's (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.

 

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They are back, and definitely better than ever. We seriously can't wait to see them go further than they did before on this X Factor journey. All the best y'all!

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If you think that all the musical instruments in the world have already been invented, think again.

Kurt Hugo Schneider and Kina Grannis have collaborated once again but this time, for something extremely mind-blowing and definitely something a normal person would have never ever thought about.

Our favourite musical YouTubers covered Sia's hit Cheap Thrills by playing the track entirely on a bicycle. The sounds were produced by the spinning rotation of the gears, hitting different parts of the bicycle with drumsticks as well as ringing the bicycle bell. And we have to say that they did a really swell job at doing so because it really sounds like the original backing track.

It takes a really creative and innovative person like Kurt to come up with such a cool concept of taking an ordinary day-to-day transportation vehicle and treating it as a musical instrument. We are totally mind-blown by this idea and we absolutely cannot wait to see what these geniuses have in store for us in the near future.

 

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No, seriously?

The X Factor alumna Bea Miller dropped the lyric video of her latest single yes girl back in August and after waiting for about a month, we finally have its official music video to accompany the empowering song.

Clothed in a knitted sweater, Bea can be seen in a white room with hands attached to the walls pulling on the loose threads of that sweater. Portraying the right balance of vulnerability and strength is probably never easy, but these two elements were captured so beautifully in this music video. Therefore, we believe that this MV deserves an award for what it has made us feel.

However, we found it pretty strange that a lot of the people commenting were more concerned over the ruined sweater rather than the concept of the song/video. Comments ranged from complimenting the cute sweater, to pitying the destroyed sweater, to even asking where to purchase a similar sweater that Bea donned in the video.

Come on people... we think you are missing the point here. But we have to admit that these comments were definitely entertaining in their own ways.

 

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Debatable is the word.

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj are definitely no strangers to the MTV VMAs stage. The duo have previously teamed up for the moonman stage back in 2014 for Jessie J's big hit Bang Bang so the chemistry came very naturally this time round for Ari's latest single Side To Side.

The pop princess can be seen in the beginning of the performance working out in what seems like a spin class with the rest of her dancers. The concept sounds great to match the later released music video for the song but we cannot even begin to imagine how hard it is to be riding a stationary bike while belting out a song LIVE.

It seems like even the princess of pop is still human. Ariana sounded pretty breathless as she struggled to carry the tune to the first half of her song. But kudos to her for redeeming herself in the later half where she and her pal Nicki totally SLAYED, reminding us that they are forces that we definitely don't want to mess around with.

 

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Pretty please!

Amidst their highly successful Summer Festival Tour, Queen + Adam Lambert will be stopping by our shores to perform at The Singapore Grand Prix on the 17th of September at The Padang Stage (zone 4).

While waiting for their arrival, we decided that we're gonna have a little fun with this and pretend that we have some sort of control over the setlist of that night. Remember the keyword here is PRETEND. But we can always imagine right?

So here are 3 songs that we hope Queen + Adam Lambert will perform at The Singapore Grand Prix.


1. Another One Bites the Dust

With every set, we believe that it is important to have at least one song that sounds a little strange lyrically yet something that everyone is able to groove to and just have a good time!

 

2. Somebody To Love

Do we even need to explain this song choice? The way Adam Lambert hits those notes is done so flawlessly time and time again that we are sure Freddie Mercury would've been so proud of him.

 

3. We Will Rock You & We Are The Champions

The concert would probably not be complete without the iconic tunes where everyone would be clapping along in unison while belting out those golden lines.

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There you have it, the 3 songs (okay, maybe 4 since the last is a mashup of two) we are really hoping to witness LIVE by the legends themselves! Are any of your favourite songs on this list? Do let us know what song you are crossing your fingers over by leaving us a tweet!

 

Concert Details:

Date : 17 September 2016, Saturday
Venue : Singapore Grand Prix - The Padang Stage (zone 4)
Ticket Prices : $168


Tickets are now available for purchase at Singapore GP.


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Pure genius?

Homegrown band The Sam Willows have just released their brand new mashup cover of Cold Water by Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber & MØ and Same Old Love by Selena Gomez.

First of all, can we all just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the place that they filmed at? The quartet shot this cover when they were together on top of Wentworth Falls Blue Mountains in New South Wales. It turns out that they went to Sydney for a songwriting camp and decided to take a trip to the Blue Mountains to shoot this beautiful cover.

The mashup of the two songs is very interesting as it takes two very different perspectives and combines them together like a conversation. Cold Water talks about being there for someone even though this person has drifted apart while Same Old Love expresses the annoying feeling of the constant back and forth with someone.

And it just so happens that these two songs are sung by Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez respectively. Coincidence? If not for this cover, we wonder if we would have ever connected the dots...

 

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