The biggest pop album of the year came out on Friday and its cover art says a lot about stars in 2017. It doesn’t feature the artist’s beautiful face, but his water-drizzled bare back, his silver neck chains and tattoos, hinting at edginess. Inside, Harry Styles closes his eyes, up to his neck in deep water, around names of songs that play like homages to Nilsson, Gerry Rafferty and David Bowie. It’s as if he’s desperately, ritualistically, trying to wash away the manufactured star he once was, so he can be taken seriously at last. This isn’t an approach you’d expect from a 23-year-old whose career was fine-tuned on The X Factor, who became part of one of the biggest boy bands of all time, One Direction, at 16. That band’s continuing success has been global and gargantuan: they were the first band in US chart history to have their first four albums debut at No 1; their 2014 tour, Where We Are, was one of the highest-grossing ever ($290m); … [Read more...] about Harry Styles: teen star turned serious player?
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Taylor Swift may have gotten her start in country music, but she made it pretty darn clear in the lead-up to the release of her blockbuster album 1989 that she considers herself a pop artist these days. “I don’t really think people were surprised I made a pop album,” she admitted to HITS. “I think they were surprised I was honest about it.” Swift’s full embrace of pop was on full display with the launch of her stadium-sized 1989 World Tour on Tuesday night in Tokyo. With a dozen glittery, midriff-baring costumes; strobing laser effects; and neon bracelets that were synced to light up with the pulsating beats of the show, her debut 1989 concert was, like all of Swift’s tours, an outright spectacle. It looked as shimmery and effervescent as any great pop show should be. And yet, even as Swift is rubbing elbows with Justin Timberlake and allegedly feuding with Katy Perry, country music is working its hardest to reel her back in. Like that sad … [Read more...] about Country music can’t quit Taylor Swift – but it’s trying to move on
Announcing Rihanna as a keynote speaker at its prestigious fashion industry conference next month, Women’s Wear Daily described her as a “powerhouse multihyphenate”. This is perhaps the least clumsy way to describe what Rihanna does. As a singer, songwriter, actor, fashion designer, and – since the launch a week ago of Fenty Beauty – business mogul, the strings to Rihanna’s bow have become unwieldy to list. Luckily, she is too famous to need a job title. Even by global megastar standards, Rihanna has had quite a week. As creative director of the sportswear company Puma, she staged an epic New York fashion week show, complete with motocross stunts across pink glitter mountains that delighted her fans and charmed the critics. The Washington Post said: “Rihanna has figured out how to sprinkle just the right amount of her stardust on the sportswear brand without overshadowing the brand itself. The launch of her Fenty Beauty range in the same week … [Read more...] about Rihanna: the pop star who became a fashion powerhouse
She's the Neighbours actor with a thriving music career who has just released her new single, I'm Sorry. And now Bonnie Anderson, 24, has revealed that writing her new hit helped her through a 'tough time' in her life, saying it was a cathartic experience. 'I was 19 and those are the times you're really vulnerable and confused and lost,' Bonnie told BW Magazine on Saturday. 'It's been a really cathartic experience': On Saturday, Neighbours star Bonnie Anderson (pictured), 24, reflected on writing her single, I'm Sorry, and says it helped her through a 'tough time' in her life 'I remember going to LA and writing this song. I was going through some issues in a relationship and dealing with that and figuring out how I can work through things,' Bonnie added. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Hot new couple? MAFS star Telv Williams, 34, cosies up to... 'Mate, you just slipped a tongue in!' New Neighbours star... All grown up! Former Australia's Got Talent star … [Read more...] about ‘It’s been a really cathartic experience’: Neighbours star Bonnie Anderson, 24, spills on a ‘tough time’ in her life that inspired her new single, I’m Sorry
This is what dreams are really made of. Hilary Duff, 32, took to her Instagram on Saturday evening to share a photo of herself in the recording studio. The Lizzie McGuire actress was wearing a pair of headphones as her fiancé Matthew Koma sat next to her in the studio. Hey now, Hey Now! Hilary Duff took to her Instagram on Saturday evening to share a photo of herself in the recording studio While she hasn't said exactly what she was recording fans on social media were quick to leap with excitement. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Jenna Dewan drapes baby bump in canary yellow wrap as she... Hilary Duff nails her off-duty look in skinny leather... Shay Mitchell defends her stunning breastfeeding image as... Hilary Duff bundles up in a long coat with camouflaged... Share this article Share 'New Lizzie theme song is COMING,' one fan commented as a possible theory. 'Please tell me this means a new album is coming because it's exactly what we NEED,' … [Read more...] about Hilary Duff teases new music as she and fiancé Matthew Koma work on something special in the recording studio