1.One Direction just broke our hearts on a Monday….
Not to break anyone’s music hearts at the start of the week, but according to a report in The Sun, One Direction is going their separate ways next spring after the release of their fifth studio album.
Allegedly the members of the world dominating boy band–Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan–are each aiming to concentrate on solo projects, although there’s been no confirmation….yet.
It should also be noted that the supposed upcoming break was planned “with or without Zayn” Malik, who left 1D in March.
Naturally, when asked about the news by Newsbeat, the band’s PR team said “no comment.”
2.Demi Lovato drops a “Confident” new single…..
Although were still taking a bite out of Demi Lovato‘s sexy “Cool For The Summer” music cherry, the window shattering diva has dropped a new track. Titled “Confident,” the tune is set to be the next offering to be taken from Lovato’s upcoming untitled fifth studio album.
The Max Martin-produced track (go figure.) was confirmed as Lovato’s second single at the iHeartMedia summit earlier this month, but there has been no confirmation as to whether the leak is the actual song..until now.
If the alleged leak is in fact the real song, “Confident” is very fitting to Lovato’s newly reformed fierceness that she has publicly displayed recently between her eye-popping “Cool For The Summer” music video and no holds barred Cosmopolitan cover.
Check out the percussion heavy ditty right here.
3.Taylor Swift set to drop “Wildest Dreams” clip at this Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards…
While the MTV Video Music Awards are still a few days away, Ms. Taylor Swift already wants a big piece of them, besides the fact she’s nominated for forty-five moon men.
Earlier this morning, Swift shared a snippet of the video for “Wildest Dreams,” the fifth single taken from her chart destroying 1989 set. The singer served up a promo for the track on her Instagram page, which also announced that the upcoming clip will get its full-length premiere at the VMAs pre-show this Sunday, August 30th.
The “Style” singer wrote, “Wildest Dreams music video preview. VMA night. Get ready. #WildestDreamsMusicVideo.”
From the oh, so quick tease, we can see its director runs with the “wild” theme complete with horses, zebras and tigers…oh my.
Watch the teaser here.
4.Straight Outta Compton owns the box office for a second week in a row…
Not that it’s a surprise too many, but Straight Outta Compton easily owned its box-office lead with an estimated $26.8 million in ticket sales over a very snoozy late summer weekend at the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Universal’s red-hot N.W.A biopic busted a cap in the ass of other late August releases that often fit the movie mold of Hollywood’s dog days of summer. The film has made an astounding $111.5 million in two weeks, and continued to drive moviegoers, both male and female, despite those pesky renewed charges of misogyny in N.W.A infamous lyrics and the film overlooking claims of Dr. Dre’s abuse of women, who recently went on record by addressing the abuse, “I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.”
5.Here’s a little music chart rewind for your Monday…
Let’s go Back to the Future with this fun chart rewind as Huey Lewis & the News topped the Billboard Hot 100 thirty years ago this week with the “The Power of Love,” the iconic ’80s band’s theme from the Michael J. Fox time-travel blockbuster. Go on, Mr. McFly…
In more movie music truth, it was 20 years ago this week that Heidi Klum’s ex, Seal, took his dreamy Batman Forever ballad, “Kiss From A Rose,” straight to the top of the music charts. Bat time certainly flies, doesn’t it?