The Key 103 Jingle Ball Live, at the Phones 4u Arena Manchester is set to see some of the hottest names in pop. The first acts announced for this years Jingle Ball are Union J, Rebecca Ferguson, Rudimental, Rizzle Kicks and The Vamps. Joining the line-up today are Little Mix, Pixie Lott, Lawson, Jason Derulo and The Luminites. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more coming soon!! Tickets on sale via Eventim
The event takes place at The Phones 4u Arena Manchester, Victoria Station, Manchester on Thu 12th December 2013 19:30.
Adele has been revealed as the best selling artist in Amazon’s 15 year history, ahead of Coldplay who came second and The Beatles in third in the website’s countdown.
Her album, 21, was the best selling album on Amazon ever, while her debut, 19, placed at No.2 on the album list. Meanwhile the James Bond theme tune ‘Skyfall’ as sung by Adele was beaten to the punch only by Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name’.
Rage Against the Machine’s track achieved high sales when in 2009 a viral campaign to prevent the X Factor from reaching the top spot was mounted.
In a statement Paul Firth head of music at Amazon said: “Adele’s achievement in securing both the best-selling artist title and the top two best-selling albums of the past 15 years on Amazon.co.uk is remarkable.
“The fact that Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name’ has pushed Adele into second place in the best-selling singles chart is indicative of how much the UK loves a good campaign and how the public love the underdog.”
The full list of best selling artists on Amazon over the last 15 years is as follows:
Artists (All Formats)
3. The Beatles
4. Lady Gaga
6. Michael Bublé
7. Kings of Leon
8. Snow Patrol
10. Michael Jackson
Artists (Physical / Digital)
1. Adele / Lady Gaga
2. The Beatles / Rihanna
3. Coldplay / Glee Cast
4. Michael Bublé / Adele
5. Snow Patrol / Katy Perry
6. Pink Floyd / The Black Eyed Peas
7. Kings of Leon / Take That
8. Amy Winehouse / Coldplay
9. Susan Boyle / Florence + The Machine
10. Bob Dylan / Jessie J
11. U2 / Kings of Leon
12. Queen / Bruno Mars
13. Muse / Michael Jackson
14. Robbie Williams / Eminem
15. Elbow / Pixie Lott
16. Oasis / Rage Against The Machine
17. Michael Jackson / Michael Bublé
18. Rihanna / Beyoncé
19. Foo Fighters / Flo Rida
20. The Killers / Maroon 5
Best-selling Albums (all formats)
1. Adele – 21
2. Adele – 19
3. Take That – Progress
4. Susan Boyle – I Dreamed A Dream
5. Various Artists – Now That’s What I Call Music! 83
6. Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night
7. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
8. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
9. Various Artists – Now That’s What I Call Music! 80
10. Various Artists – Now That’s What I Call Music! 77
Best-selling Singles (MP3)
1. Rage Against The Machine – ‘Killing In The Name’ [Explicit]
2. Adele – ‘Skyfall’
3. Psy – ‘Gangnam Style’
4. Adele – ‘Someone Like You’
5. Black Eyed Peas – ‘I Gotta Feeling’ (Album Version)
6. Robin Thicke – ‘Blurred Lines’ [feat. T.I., Pharrell]
7. Carly Rae Jepson – ‘Call Me Maybe’
8. Gotye – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ [feat. Kimbra]
9. Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’ (Radio Edit)
10. James Arthur – ‘Impossible’
Pixie is launching her new Single early 2014, and much anticipated 3rd Album in March 2014!
Pixie has had 3 number 1 singles including “Mama Do” “Boys and Girls” and “All About Tonight”, as well as numerous other smash hits such as “Cry Me Out” “What Do You Take Me For” “Gravity” and “Kiss The Stars”. She made chart history when her first two singles went to number 1.
Come and see Pixie Lott on stage at the Metro Radio Arena!
After a two-year hiatus Pixie Lott is back on the scene with her third studio album, which will be out early next year. In an exclusive interview with The River she talks pumpkin spice lattes, Mariah Carey and why this is her best album to date.
In a dimly-lit pub in central London, the 22-year-old swirls the straw in her cocktail. The menu describes the drink as sweet and fruity with zesty undertones. Aptly chosen.
She is confident, but refreshingly approachable and conversation flows naturally.
In fact, if it wasn’t for all the prolonged glances and people asking for photographs, you would never have guessed I was sitting with the pop sensation behind three UK hit singles and a fashion line for Lipsy.
Pixie Lott is chatting about her Halloween outfit: “The two films I’m obsessed with at the moment are Dirty Dancing which I’ve just loved forever and Clueless. So I was thinking, I might go as Cher from Clueless but like a scary version, yeah, like a dead version,” she laughs.
“I love Halloween! Today pumpkin spice lattes came out in Starbucks, and I was so excited about it and then I didn’t get a chance to go and buy one. I can’t believe it. I’ll definitely get one tomorrow,” she gushes as if to an old friend.
Unlike a lot of pop stars her age, Pixie hasn’t been affected by the fame, and after four years in the spotlight she still manages to stay true to herself, and that includes her music.
“If anything, it’s more me – properly me,” she says as she reflects on her forthcoming album. It’s taken two years of slogging away in the studio to produce it, and it’s her favourite album to date.
“It’s more soul-like. It’s Motown-inspired – my favourite kind of music,” she explains. “I’ve written loads of songs but I could only pick 12 for the album. I’ve been finding it hard, there’s a couple more I really want on there,” she says with a sigh.
In the past, Pixie has been used to penning music with a range of artists in her studio in LA, often working with a different person every day. But for her new album, she took a different approach.
“This time it was a small group of people I’ve been co-writing with and producing with. I’ve been in London, New York and Miami doing it, it’s been really fun.”
Travelling around the world and meeting influential people in the music industry is what Pixie does for a living, but the magic of it all hasn’t faded. “I cried when I met Mariah Carey,” she admits. “And Stevie Wonder, I was so star-struck.”
Her life sounds enviably hectic, but the style icon enjoys her days off too. “I either like to see my friends or just like go out and have loads of fun, like stay up really late because I don’t have to sing the next day. When I go out and drink it really affects my voice, so I can’t do it if I’m singing the next day.”
She adds: “Or, just completely doing nothing, so staying in my pyjamas and like chilling at home and watching loads of Friends and getting a take away.”
Kingston students will find this lifestyle familiar. Does she wish she’d gone to university?
“If I wasn’t a singer I definitely would have gone. I definitely would have loved it, I like going out and stuff but if I was there I would have just be itching to be singing,” she admits.
Two of Pixie’s friends grab her for a photo and she eases into a natural yet perfected smile, though things haven’t always gone so smoothly since she emerged on the music scene in 2009.
“I do remember when I first started doing little gigs, I’d do like crappy pub-gigs and there was this one sound system that was just so bad that when I went to sing my single, which was Mama Do at the time, it would keep skipping back to the beginning every time,” she confesses.
As Pixie prepares to reveal her ‘new sound’, she’s made the decision not to collaborate with other artists. She smiles: “I want people to take it seriously. I feel like it will be more of a statement if I come back and do it by myself, rather than like ‘oh here’s collaboration with some rapper.’
“I think it’s always good to do collaborations with someone from a different genre, it mixes it up. So a band or a dance artist; someone who was different to my music,” she adds.
Often seen gracing the front row of catwalks, Pixie has quite a following when it comes to fashion. “I really like the 60s era, so I really like Edie Sedgwick and Brigitte Bardot,” she says, fixing the statement bow in her hair.
“My favourite time was Milan Fashion Week – it was so much fun. We went to a Katie Grand loves Hogan party, we just had too much fun.”
Despite all the bright lights, the British sensation hasn’t forgotten her London roots, and enjoys running a music night at The Oliver Conquest for up-and-coming artists.
She explains: “I enjoy doing this night because I get to meet so many young new singers who are so good. It’s really exciting because they’re unsigned and they’re all really talented.”
Maybe my second cocktail is to blame, or maybe it is her gracious smile and earnest demeanour, but as I say goodnight I really feel as if I’ve just had a drink with an old friend.
Pixie Lott’s new single from her third album will be out in January.
Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire are one of the cutest couples in all of celebland and they just so happen to be one of the most gorgeous.
So when we found ourselves chatting to the beautiful pair at last night’s GQ Awards in the Remy Martin bar we knew we had to find out if Oliver had any plans to pop the question anytime soon.
Because quite frankly, if we were going out with Pixie Lott we would be pretty keen to get a ring on it! As we did actually say to Oliver.
Well, we’d had a few Rémy & Ginger cocktails so were feeling a bit bold.
However, apparently it is Pixie who has cold feet.
“She doesn’t want to yet, she thinks we’re too young”, Oliver told us.
“We have been together three years but Pixie doesn’t want to rush into anything too soon. We will one day though.”
So the jist of the story is: they totally will get hitched, it’s just a matter of time!
Pixie also told us how excited she is to just be putting the finishing touches to her new album which she tells us is much more ‘Motowny’ than her others.
“I’m really excited for everyone to hear it and I am very pleased with it!”
Well Pix, we can’t wait to hear it!
One of the coolest girls I met at The V Festival was Pixie Lott. At the age of 22 she’s released two albums and had three number one solo singles, which is a massive achievement, but she was happy to hang out with me, sit back and have a good old chat about my favourite subjects –fashion and make-up. She’s also totally gorgeous – this is me with her below.
I briefly mentioned I’d met her when I did in my round-up of the V festival action while I was on site in the Very backstage area in the Louder Lounge VIP area, but she has so much expert advice about fashion it merits it’s own blog post. If you like Pixie’s style (and she does have a signature style of shorts with cute tops) then this is what you need to know:
You’ve played a lot of festivals. Are you an expert at your festival wardrobe now?
“Yes, I love festivals. It feels like you go away on a mini holiday; At festivals you can literally wear whatever you want and nobody cares – if you want to paint on your face, shove a flower in your hair or wear mad sunglasses, nobody looks twice! I always have to have a pair of wellies though.”
What about accessories?
“I pretty much always wear rings; I feel naked if I don’t have any rings on. I like to wear necklaces too, but I layer them to make more of a statement.”
You often have to go from work to celebrity parties, so do you have any tips about going from day to night?
“That’s easy – bring a pair of heels along! I always carry them in my bag and they come off as soon as they hurt. I also like a statement piece of jewellery.”
What are the little things you do with your makeup to make you feel great?
“Usually I don’t go for statement lips, because when I’m singing the microphone smudges lipstick all round my face! Before a show though I always have big lashes and smokey shadow that’s brought out to the side to make it more feline.”
Tell us all when we can expect new things from you?
“I’ve just finished my third album actually, that’s why I’m celebrating a bit this weekend. We’re just working out what tracks will go on it – I’ve done so many! I think it will be out at Christmas time or in January so there will be a lot of touring for me in 2014. I can’t wait!”
I can’t wait either, Pixie. Her 2010 Crazy Cats tour was a sell-out and three years down the line her original fans may have grown up but she still has the catchy tunes to capture the attention of younger ones. All About Tonight reaches fans of all ages. Bring on 2014!
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12/12 - Key 103 Jingle Ball Live (Manchester)
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