BREAKING NEWS: Lorde named Billboard’s hottest music star under 21?

17-year-old Royals singer Lorde, has officially been named as the hottest music star under 21 by Billboard.

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Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, managed to beat a number of chart topping stars to reach the top spot on the annual list – With Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer in second and Justin Bieber gaining third place!

Billboard said that as well as the New Zealander’s musical releases, she had “consistently demonstrated an influence that extends well beyond music, championing an image free of touch-ups and letting young girls know that they don’t have to dress provocatively to capture the public’s attention.”

Billboard’s statement bought light back to when the young star tweeted two photos, one unedited and the other touched-up to rid her of flaws:

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Rounding off the top five were Martin Garrix and Fifth Harmony (a girl group initially formed on X Factor US).

Lorde’s mum has since congratulated her by posting a photo of her daughter on Instagram, captioned: “@Billboard’s ‘Most Powerful Young Popstar for 2014’ – congratulations, Ella.”

The singer tweeted in response: “:) thanks mum (and @billboard ).”

We can’t help but agree with Billboard’s choice and we can’t wait to see what Lorde brings the world next!

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BREAKING NEWS: Winners of the 2014 MTV VMA’s are…

Last night, a wide variety of music artists gathered together at the Forum in Inglewood, California for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards!

Here is the list of this year’s MTV VMA winners, some of which were not announced during last nights show!

VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus.

BEST MALE VIDEO: Sing by Ed Sheeran (feat. Pharrell Williams).

BEST FEMALE VIDEO: Dark Horse by Katy Perry (feat. Juicy J).

ARTIST TO WATCH: Miss Movin’ On by Fifth Harmony.

BEST POP VIDEO: Problem by Ariana Grande (feat. Iggy Azalea).

BEST ROCK VIDEO: Royals by Lorde.

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO: Hold On, We’re Going Home by Drake (feat. Majid Jordan).

MTV CLUBLAND AWARD: Stay The Night by Zedd (feat. Hayley Williams).

BEST COLLABORATION: Drunk in Love by Beyonce (feat. Jay-Z).

BEST DIRECTION: Turn Down for What by DJ Snake & Lil Jon (Directors: DANIELS).

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Chandelier by Sia (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington).

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: The Writing’s on the Wall by OK Go (Visual Effects: 1stAveMachine).

BEST ART DIRECTION: Reflektor by Arcade Fire (Art Director: Anastasia Masaro).

BEST EDITING: Rap God by Eminem (Editor: Ken Mowe).

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Pretty Hurts by Beyonce (Directors of Photography: Darren Lew & Jackson Hunt).

BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE: Pretty Hurts by Beyonce.

BEST LYRICS VIDEO: Don’t Stop by 5 Seconds of Summer.

MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD: Beyonce.

Let us know which awards you agree with or whether you thought someone else should have won that award!

Brumotions Playlist of the Week – 5 Seconds of Summer Special!

Brumotions playlist of the week is BACK!  with a special 5sos edition!

We LOOOOOOVEEEEEE what these boys are doing at the moment…. so we thought why not put some of our favourite tracks both past and present into one big playlist for you to take a listen to!

So enjoy and don’t forget to let us know which tracks from the 5sos foursome: Luke, Michael, Calum and Ashton are your favourites!

 

 

Sing with Mike Dignam!

Mike Dignam impressed at his gig at the Institute in Birmingham last night, which was packed with a number of the young musician’s highly dedicated fans.

The Preston-born singer/songwriter came to the UK’s second city as part of his tour across the UK on his ‘Sing With Me’ tour.

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Dignam entertained the enthusiastic crowd with a range of songs that feature on the various EP’s, he has released throughout his career this far, including ‘Keep Up Lady’ and ‘Young’.

Though the setlist was expected to be an acoustic performance, fans were thrilled to find Dignam performing with a band. This fact didn’t change much though as fans continued to sing and clap along with the fantastic tracks (as they did with the support acts), while all standing in a very relaxed environment with a shared enjoyment of the performance.

After holding a competition to allow various fans or undiscovered musicians to support him at different shows during the tour. Birmingham voted and received two great musicians in the form of John Adam and Natasha North, who both completed amazing acoustic sets, which the fans happily listened to.

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Dignam, who has recently finished a tour with Tich and another support slot during 5 Seconds of Summer’s UK AND Australian tour, made sure to entertain the fans by playing a number of his older and more well-known tracks, including ‘Great Escape’.

We would definitely recommend seeing the talented young man live as his tracks are incredibly catchy and will have everyone singing along.

Brumotions gives his performance 4/5 Microphones!

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Why not watch the video of Mike’s performance of ‘Great Escape’ from the gig yesterday and let us know what you think!

Brumotions Playlist of the Week!

Our BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK is back with another load of INCREDIBLE TRACKS!

With the FABULOUS weather we are having (for once…) here in England, we figured… Why not have another amazing SUMMER inspired playlist!

So here are 15 AMAZING tracks, featuring some great artists, including ‘Dangerous Love’ by FUSE ODG, who will be performing at this years Fusion Festival!

And the INCREDIBLE tune, ‘Ugly Heart’ by one of our new, favourite girlbands G.R.L, make sure to check these lovely ladies out in our playlist below!

And like always! Don’t forget to suggest some tracks of your own to feature in our next BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK, which will be available on July 28th!

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5 Seconds Of Summer – ‘Rock Out With Your Socks Out 2015 Tour’ Dates Revealed!

After completing a small number of shows in both the UK and Europe, Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer have FINALLY announced a full-length arena tour!

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Luke, Calum, Michael and Ashton have confirmed the details of their first ever headline arena tour, which covers both places and we CAN’T wait to hear some of the tracks from their debut album LIVE!

‘Rock Out With Your Socks Out 2015’ will see the chart-topping foursome perform a number of live shows across the UK and Europe in May and June 2015, including a show at the NIA here in Birmingham on June 5th!

The UK tour dates are as shown below:

1/6 – Glasgow, UK//The SSE Hydro.
2/6 – Newcastle, UK//Metro Radio Arena.
3/6 – Leeds, UK//First Direct Arena.
5/6 – Birmingham, UK//The NIA.
7/6 – Cardiff, UK//Motorpoint Arena.
9/6 – Manchester, UK//Phones 4U Arena.
12/6 – London, UK//The SSE Arena Wembley.
13/6 – London, UK//The SSE Arena Wembley.

Tickets will be available at 10:00am on Friday July 11th!

5 Seconds of Summer – ‘Don’t Stop’

Every time you release new music, it gets harder for us and you know it, know it, know it!

5 Seconds of Summer are back with their second single ‘Don’t Stop’, following the incredible success of their debut single ‘She Looks So Perfect’, which gained a number one spot in 39 countries and we LOVE their newest single!

The Australian band, made up of Michael Clifford, Ashton Irwin, Luke Hemmings and Calum Hood burst onto the music scene after playing an array of shows – however, they sky-rocketed to stardom after touring with British-Irish boyband One Direction.

We have been following the 5SOS journey before the lads became the pop-rock phenomenon’s they are today and it’s no surprise that they are causing hysteria, leaving girls and boys alike crying, shaking and even swooning over the teen heartthrobs who have stolen their hearts.

But 5SOS aren’t your typical boyband, but that’s why we love them, they each play their own instruments and are bringing back the revival of pop-punk music to the masses breaking the mould and being a band for everyone to enjoy!

Don’t Stop is instantly memorable and the mix of infectious lyrics and perfect vocals have left us signing along for hours on end, it will get you dancing around your room, head banging in the car and even singing it in the shower, it’s a great summer song and will leave you in a great feel good mood.

This is incredibly catchy tune teamed with the music video shows 5 Seconds of Summer’s fun personalities and the idea that they don’t take themselves too seriously as they adopt superhero persona’s to help the world: Dr. Fluke (Luke), Mike-Ro-Wave (Michael), Cal Pal (Calum) and Smash (Ashton)!

Their good deeds range from helping old ladies cross the road, litter picking, saving kittens and beating up ninja’s to save the ‘damsel in distress’ all whilst wearing tights… Oh yes girls, tights!

Don’t Stop is available NOW!

And 5SOS’ debut, self-titled album is available for pre-order!

We absolutely love what 5 Seconds of Summer are doing and if you haven’t seen the video already, check it out below:

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