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:


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!


BREAKING NEWS: Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson announce duets album?

What’s better than a Cody Simpson album? and What is better than a Justin Bieber album?

How about a Justin Bieber AND Cody Simpson duets album!

That’s right guys! Cody announced the big news earlier and like most people, we did not see this coming. However, that doesn’t make us any less excited!

After many teasing Instagram pictures and tweets, many figured that the two biggest acts in pop were working on a song together, but it’s going to be a dream come true as two gorgeous lads are instead working on an entire album!

In an interview with The Sydney Daily Telegraph, Cody said that he and JB teamed up for the duets album and that it will be released sometime in November.

“It is a smack bang duets [album],” he said. “Justin has been a good mate of mine for a while. It’s just us writing. He told me he felt like I’d figured myself out and have grown into what he knows I will be so he was like, ‘I see you as that guitarist, singer-songwriter you’ve always wanted to be.'”

However, Cody said that he and Justin are “definitely different people and come from different places and different worlds.” But mentioned that they are both working well together and that he has always been “extremely cool and gracious” towards him.

No other details have been released about the duets album other than it’s November release date, although Cody has posted a short teasing clip of his new music on Instagram, which you can check out below!

Let us know your opinions on this new announcement? Are you excited for the Cody Simpson and Justin Bieber album collaboration?