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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Brumotions Playlist of the Week – Fusion Festival Special!

Our BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK is back with a special FUSION FESTIVAL edition!

With less than a week left over until the Birmingham based festival, we figured… why not have an amazing playlist packed with the videos from the incredible acts gracing this year’s stage!

So here are 22 AMAZING tracks, including Saturday’s headliner Pitbull, with his newest track ‘Fireball’ and Sunday’s headliner Jessie J, with her incredible track ‘Bang Bang’ (featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj).

And don’t forget to suggest some tracks of your own to feature in the next BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK, which will be available on September 7th!

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Fusion Fest is the place to be!

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Here at Brumotions, we LOVE festival season (Even the British weather can’t damper our love of Music Festivals)

And we’ve reported TWICE already on the INCREDIBLE line-up for this years Fusion Festival in Birmingham!

And we have news that another 5 acts have been ANNOUNCED!

Fusion Festival is based at Cofton Park in Longbridge and promises to be an AMAZING show, which will be bigger and better than last year – which seems like a hard task, but this line-up is proving this statement to be true.

With amazing acts like RIZZLE KICKS and M.O joining this year’s FANTASTIC headliners PITBULL and JESSIE J, the weekend looks to beat last years by miles!

With performance’s from the incredible DIZZEE RASCAL, THE VAMPS, OLLIE MARLAND and PIXIE LOTT!

and the newly announced bunch: RIZZLE KICKS, WILKINSON, M.O, NINA NESBITT and AIDAN DAVIES!

We are unable to contain our EXCITEMENT!

Tickets for this years Fusion Festival are CURRENTLY avaliable – With Weekend Tickets and Day Tickets available for everyone (VIP and Golden Circle Weekend & Sunday Tickets are now SOLD OUT!) – in support of the Prince’s Trust.

So GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN!

If you haven’t already, why not check out what you can expect at the Festival, by watching last year’s highlight reel:

Birmingham Fusion Fest continues to impress!

Just last month, we at Brumotions reported on the AMAZING line-up for this years Fusion Festival!

And earlier this morning another 7 incredible acts were announced!

Fusion Festival is based at Cofton Park in Long Bridge and promises to be bigger and better than last year – which we believe will be hard to match as it was an INCREDIBLE show!

However, we Brumoters are pretty estatic with the line-up announced so far!

Including, one of our favourite boy bands who will be performing at their ONLY festival show of the summer, THE WANTED!

And the lads who supported them on their last UK tour before their hiatus, THE VAMPS!

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And guess what guys?! They haven’t finished announcing all of the fantastic artists who will be appearing on this year’s line-up!

With ELLA HENDERSON, PIXIE LOTT, BECKY HILL, THE LOVEABLE ROGUES, THE VAMPS, OLLIE MARLAND and THE WANTED, joining the already UNBELIEVABLE headliners PITBULL and JESSIE J and those already announced – the night already looks to beat last year’s event by a mile!

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With a number of performances from some of our personal favourite artists (and some of those we’ve already review), including LAWSON, UNION J and ELYAR FOX!

And the newly announced artists! And those who have yet to be announced!

We are currently unable to contain our excitement! Who’s with us!

Tickets for this years Fusion Festival are CURRENTLY available – With Weekend Tickets or Day tickets available for everyone (With VIP, Golden Circle and Standard tickets being sold) – in support of the Prince’s Trust.

However, GET YOURS QUICKLY! as tickets are – unsurprisingly – FLYING OFF THE SHELF!

Or… Internet, we suppose…

However, if you are unable to get tickets, then DON’T WORRY! Fusion Festival have partnered with 4Music, who are now the OFFICIAL BROADCAST PARTNER for Fusion Festival’s second annual weekend music event and will air the concert as part of its summer festival coverage!

If you haven’t already, or weren’t in attendance at last year’s event, why not check out what you can expect by watching last year’s highlight reel:

 

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