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!

Introducing Marianas Trench…

We Brumoters love a good sassy, group of musicians and our recent obsession Marianas Trench are no different!

Not only are these lads able to pen incredible songs (most with a hint of sass – including their newest tune Pop 101, which references Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha, Mumford & Sons, Jason Derulo and more!), but they’re also pretty sassy on Twitter!

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The Canadian pop rock band is made up of (from Left to Right) – Mike Ayley (Bassist & vocalist), Josh Ramsay (Lead Singer & rhythm guitarist – who also helped pen Carly Rae Jepsen’s summer hit ‘Call Me Maybe), Ian Casselman (Drummer & backing vocalist) & Matt Webb (Lead guitarist & vocalist), who we believe are going to take over the UK with their incredible tracks (though this is as soon as they decide to come to the UK… that’s right lads, we’re waiting!).

Although a few of our Brumoters had found this group nearly 7 years ago, when the band released their debut studio album – they only recently re-discovered the band after the release of their latest tune

And they lads are yet to officially release their albums and tour over here in the UK.

Though if the group are to announce a UK/European tour, we will announce the details for you all!

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With three albums and two EP’s under their belt, the band have a large arsenal of amazing tracks for you all to check out – like Shake Tramp (the video is just as hilarious as the track title) and Desperate Measures, both of which you’ll be able to listen to via the video below!

The group’s most recent track ‘Pop 101’ is currently available to purchase on iTunes & Amazon, so why not listen to it below before purchasing it!

(No images or video footage included is our own)

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?