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Grammy Watch: Will a One Direction Member Finally Earn a Nomination?
Over the course of their five albums and six Top 10 hits together, One Direction received exactly zero Grammy nominations. So can the 1D guys at long last snap their cold streak, now as solo artists?

Earlier this month, sleeping pop giant One Direction notched a rather remarkable chart achievement, despite being on hiatus for over a year: all five members of the mega-selling British group have now earned at least one solo top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Louis Tomlinson was the final member to join the club when “Back to You,” featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals, recently debuted at No. 40 on the chart. Liam Payne and Niall Horan each have current Top 20 hits with “Strip That Down” and “Slow Hands,” respectively, while Harry Styles and Zayn have each entered the Top 10 on their ownm with songs like “Sign of the Times” and “Pillowtalk.”

All five of the 1D lads are doing quite well for themselves, and all five have released new music since the start of 2017… and thus, would be eligible for the 2018 Grammy Awards. However, history’s working against the quintet of burgeoning stolo stars: Over the course of their five albums and six Hot 100 Top 10 hits together, One Direction received exactly zero Grammy nominations.

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By nominating Styles, the Grammys get to anoint a new figure in rock music who is already immensely popular and heralded by critics. What’s the downside here?

A quick note about a major category that has been remained untouched in this dissection: Best New Artist. It is possible that one of the 1D boys (maybe Harry, or Niall) snags a nomination in the Big Four category, but more likely that Grammy voters classify them as not-new due to their earlier stardom within One Direction. […] Styles has the best chance at showing up here, but remains a long shot. More likely he’ll show up in a rock category, cause a bunch of grumpy responses from rock fans and help secure 1D member’s first Grammy nod. Six years after their debut album arrived in the U.S., it’s about time the boys participate in music’s biggest night.

anonymous asked:

confirming for that anon thatyeah, z was detained in jan 2011 when 1d first went to america even though he was travelling with the band and their people, basically they said his name was similar to someone else's on the no fly list so they pulled that 17/18 year old off by himself and he was on his own for about an hour at least iirc being interrogated. and they only released him after 1d security people vouched for him :/

Here you go anon!! :/

A conversation with my dad

Okay, so I decided to talk to my dad today about the backstage situation from a few days ago. He was not only a “roadie” but also a security guard for venues in the 80’s as a side job (before I made my debut) for bands like AC/DC, Van Halen, Motley Crüe, Def Leppard, and others. Later down the road, he was also a tour manager for a Christian rock band (call that a lapse in judgement. Ha!). I thought his insight into the situation would be helpful, and I think I was right. So, what I gleaned from the conversation was this:

-If the tour rider specified four rooms then it’s unlikely that would be changed mid-tour since contracts have already been signed. So the tour rider at the beginning stated four rooms for five boys and now that there are four rooms, it very likely could mean that each boy gets a room.

-When I asked his opinion on whether or not Louis would actually be using the room with the Rovers symbol on it, he said, “Maybe. It could be a separately designated room for him for a whole host of reasons. Didn’t you say he smoked? Do the other boys?” When I said that the rest of them had been seen casually smoking, but weren’t known smokers like Louis, he said, “Well it could be a separated designated smoking room for him.” This actually went against my belief that the other boys wouldn’t mind smoking around them, but when I pressed further, he said, “If any of them have been sick lately or are having trouble with their vocals, then it makes sense to me that they wouldn’t want smoking around them.” (My mind immediately went to Niall, whose had a chest infection, and Harry, whose publicly been placed on complete vocal rest a time or two.)
-He also said something funny about how Brian Johnson from AC/DC once followed Angus Young around backstage with a fire extinguisher because Angus was a chain smoker. I wanted to throw that in because I can see Harry or Niall doing that to Louis. ;)
-When I asked him if there would be separate, sequestered rooms for friends and family he said, “Yeah, I’ve seen that happen. I’ve also seen them just hang out in their loved ones own dressing room, but if they’ve got enough people along with them or platonic friends/family, then a separate room makes sense, especially if there’s space for it at the venue.”

About security:
-I asked him if it would be typical to let fans who had won Meet&Greet tickets into areas backstage that allowed for close-up pictures of dressing rooms and whatnot, and he said, “Absolutely not. That’s a big security risk, especially for a band as big as they are.”
-He also explained that there are different levels of meet and greet. The first is the basic level where fans are walked into a curtained off room, the boys show up and say hi, give autographs, take a few pictures, and then the fans are walked back into the venue (if it’s before the show) or are walked/guided out (if it’s after the show). The second is the “Green Room” meet and greet. This room is where the boys will typically spend their last moments before a show. There will be couches and refreshments and they’ll get to spend some more personal time with the boys, as well as take pictures. This would typically be before a show and once the fans were ushered out, the boys would spend the rest of the time before the show there. This would be the direct backstage area that leads on to the stage. He said the other place fans may be granted access is “the tunnel” (not really a tunnel", but basically the side view immediately backstage to watch the boys walk out on to said stage.
-Once again he reiterated that it would be rare to have fans in/near dressing rooms. Not impossible he said, but just extremely risky. He said the only people who are usually granted that level of access to the boys are the crew, their teams, and their friends and family. I also asked if someone would be granted access to that area if they knew a security guard or if the security guard was given permission for them to do so and he said, “Yeah, that makes sense. If they didn’t know the security guard, though, the guard would have to be given express permission to let them through by someone with that security clearance because guards act on orders and don’t back down from them.”

Some other random things from the conversation:
-When I exclaimed that One Direction is “the shadiest band on the planet” (as we often do), he said “No. The BAND is not shady, their management and record label ARE.” (My dad knows exactly zip about One Direction, so I found this statement interesting.)
-The road crew will arrive at a venue between 4 and 5 AM to begin set-up for a show. (He was going off of Ford Field in Detroit, since he knows that’s where I’m going.) He said a band like One Direction employs hundreds and hundreds of people, which is something I knew, but just to have it reiterated. He said they’re basically like a rolling city.
-When I happened to bring up the boys touring and promo schedule, five albums in the past five years and never off tour for more than a few months at a time, he said it was “stupid” and that “no one can keep that pace up”. He also said “their label is milking them for all they’re worth until they’re done”.
-He actually knew who Irv Azoff was. (One of the reasons I love my dad). When I told him about the lunch with Harry he said he found that “interesting” and said “there’s no way business isn’t happening” behind the scenes. He also said he “predicts that they will sue when they can”. (They being the boys.)

You’re at on the road again tour alone, front row. The show just ended and you’re on cloud nine because it was the best concert you’ve ever attended but you’re also sad because it’s over and you don’t know when or if you will ever see the boys again. You wait as people in front of you start and leave and once there’s room to move your start walking towards the exit.
“Wait,” you hear above the noise and you don’t give it a second thought because whoever it was is obviously not talking to you.
“Wait!” You hear again and feel a hand on your shoulder. It’s a huge guy wearing a black ‘security’ t-shirt and black pants. You gaze at him questioningly.
“Someone wants to see you backstage.”
You turn back around and continue towards the exit. People are staring at you and your cheeks turn slightly red. This must be some stupid joke.
The guy from before grabs your arm, turning you around. “Harry has had his eyes on you all night. He’s sent me to get you. He wants to meet you backstage.”
You don’t believe him because it sounds absurd. You’re just an average girl and these kinds of things don’t happen to you. “For real?”
“For real.” He confirms, reaching into his back pocket and then holding out his ID and flashing his name tag that certifies he’s 1D security.
Your heart starts racing in your chest and you try to straighten your hair as you follow him the opposite way from the exits.
When you’re backstage it’s quiet at first but then you hear soft footsteps. Harry Styles walks around the corner and you freeze up. You’re not sure what to do. He’s gorgeous and real and standing right in front of you. You know what you want to say but you can’t get your mouth to work right.
“Hey,” harry says and walks a bit closer. “I’ve been watching you all night. You’re gorgeous.”
“Can I hug you?” Is all you can manage to say and it feels like a dream when his strong arms wrap around you, squeezing gently.
“What’s your name, babe?” Harry asks, still hugging you.
You tell him your name and he says it’s pretty and that he likes it. Harry breaks off the hug and gives a smile, biting down on his bottom lip. Your heart does flip flops because your favorite band member is standing right in front of you. It’s still hard to wrap your mind around.
“You like me, yeah?” Harry asks.
“Of course,” you reply, blushing.
“Wanna make me happy?”
“How?”
Harry grabs your wrist, “Follow me.”
You follow Harry into a dressing room. There’s a table with a vase of flowers and some fruit on it and a black leather sofa. He locks the door behind you and you feel a bit awkward. If it was anyone else except harry styles you would be trying to get away as fast as you could. It’s dark but Harry turns on a small lamp that gives off just enough light to see.
“Come here,” Harry says, motioning you closer to him with his hands.
You oblige and close the distance. Harry’s arm wraps around your waist and he lifts your chin up with his other hand. His soft lips come down on yours and move softly. You’re whole body is shaking because this can’t possibly be happening to you. It’s the best feeling, and you feel his tongue skim your bottom lip.
Harry backs the two of you up and his back is against the wall. “Down on your knees, love.”
You break the kiss and look at him incredulously. Did he really mean…?
“I thought you wanted to make me happy? I mean it’s up to you. You don’t have to do this.” Harry’s eyes are burning through you and it’s impossible to say no.
You’re nervous, really nervous because you’ve never gave a blow job before. What if you mess up? You get down on your knees in front of Harry and take a deep breath. “I… Uhm, I don’t really know what I’m doing.” You admit.
Harry unbuttons his pants and pulls them down with his boxers and they pool on the floor around his ankles. You gasp as his cock springs out and is flush against his stomach.
“Don’t want to get my shirt dirty.” He says, flinging it off.
You’re really turned on and grab him at the base, stroking up and down along his impressive length.
“Mmm” Harry says, looking down at you. “Take me in your mouth.”
You gulp and then put the head of his cock in your mouth, sucking lightly. You’re scared and nervous but keep going.
“Fuckfuckfuck” Harry says. He moans a deep throaty moan and it makes your insides melt. You take a bit more of him into your mouth and suck harder. Harry’s keeps letting out moans and tangles his fingers in your hair. You suck on him and swirl your tongue around his tip.
“Fuck, fuck. Look at me, babe. Open your eyes.”
You obey his command and when you look up at his face it is the single hottest thing you’ve ever seen. Harry thrusts his hips a little and his tip is hitting the back of your throat.
“If you don’t want it in your mouth… You gotta.. Stop.” Harry moans.
You’re so turned on that you do so you keep sucking and licking at him. Harry thrusts a little harder and his body jerks. He whimpers and moans your name. Warm, sticky liquid shoots into your mouth and you swallow around him.
After he gets his breathing under control and clothes back on he stands you up, hugging you tight.
“Thank you babe. That was amazing.” He says. “Now let me make you happy?”

anonymous asked:

What do you think of the post saying zayn sold his 1d shares? business-direction*tumblr*com/post/143988358773/1d-media-zayn-share-purchase

I don’t really care to be honest.  Business isn’t my thing, but there’s a lot going on with the 1D businesses right now because of hiatus and the change of teams, so there could be any number of reasons behind that.  

Because that person believes Zayn left of his own accord 100%, they’re always going to interpret things based on that belief and ignore any possible interpretations otherwise.  I’ve seen update accounts posit technically possible but absolutely ridiculous things because they think all the boys are straight and I’ve seen Larries do the same because they aren’t taking more than 2 members into account.

It could very well be that they’re shifting things around and this is just one step out of several that will occur later on.  Heck, even if Zayn sold some of his shares, what Zayn owns and what Liam owns very well could be the same thing anyway.  I doubt he couldn’t get the shares back from the other 4 boys if it was necessary for some reason to sell them right now.

This is one small detail while there’s plenty of evidence to show that 1) Zayn didn’t willingly leave, 2) Zayn was never on bad terms with any of 1D, 3) Zayn was supposed to return, and 4) Zayn wants to return and will in the future.

  • Liam and Niall and RBB have given hints and thrown shade about Zayn’s departure and return
  • Zayn has given hints about his relationship with Liam and with OT5 being strong
  • Zayn and Naughty Boy participated in Liam’s Batman pattern about Zayn returning to the band
  • Zayn never paid any money per the recently released rich list or got sued for breaking his contracts
  • Preston was supposed to be out of the job, then he was seen with Zayn, then he was seen with Louis, then Zayn was seen with Alberto and later a different 1D security guard
  • Zayn’s first album release has been thrown down a well by his “new” team
  • they originally announced Zayn’s first solo album under Syco, then announced he was under RCA, then (badly) tried to cover up his continuing relationship with Syco
  • Zayn was seen with Modest and SJPR reps at the Asian Awards when he was supposed to have cut ties with them
  • there are blatant inconsistencies in the narrative about Zayn leaving and Zayn communicating with the 1D members
  • Zayn’s solo magazine interviews pushed narratives that only 1DHQ would be interested in pushing
  • because 1DHQ through The Sun and similar papers has been pushing the idea that Zayn hates 1D and that he’ll never return, we can assume that those are the opposite of the truth
  • all of Zayn’s solo releases have focused on Gigi or Perrie instead of Zayn
  • Zayn’s new girlfriend/beard is being promo’ed relentlessly by a bunch of old 1DHQ girlfriends/beards (Barbara, Sophia, Eleanor, etc)
  • Zayn’s news has constantly been coordinated with 1D’s, especially that revolving around babygate
  • Zayn has been protected in the US press by the same general publications that have protected 1D, basically there’s a new team protecting all 5 which wouldn’t happen if they didn’t expect to make money off of all 5 at some point
  • there’s been leaving the door open, hinting, and seeding for Zayn’s eventual return at various points since March 2015
  • Liam specifically being asked about the possibility of Zayn returning to the band at the airport and the way he gave his answer is really all I need to see anyway

There’s more.  There’s so much more, but I need to do other things today rather than type it all up again.  There’s at least a year before the band comes back together as a whole and like I said, they’re changing a lot of stuff around right now because of hiatus, team changes, possible audit threats, etc.  

I don’t understand shares that well and I’m probably not going to learn about them, but I’m sure there’s a reasonable explanation that fits with the idea that Zayn will be back with the band when it returns from hiatus.

anonymous asked:

This is purely why I don't know if I'm going to buy tickets if he announces a tour... I don't want my heart to be played that way. I feel so bad for him rn like his career is dying

I only check in on Zayn from time to time…but what is going on with his team? From the outside, it looks so bad cancelling performances like this. And so many artists have struggled with anxiety…yet still have performed, one way or another. Are we to believe that in months, no one has found a single technique to enable Zayn to perform solo? How is he going to get any support for a tour if fans/industry have the perception that he’ll flake?

hiiii-

I’ve said this a couple of times before on this blog. It’s a bad scenario all around. If he does have anxiety, then it’s something they knew all along, and they  exacerbated a condition he already had and didn’t really help him work towards any kind of reasonable or healthy solution. That’s pretty shit. If he doesn’t have anxiety then it’s sabotage. That’s also pretty shit, and I am also pretty sure that’s where we’re at. It’s a common 1DHQ tactic to use sensitive issues to keep folks from talking about them.

At first I was kind of surprised about the timing of Dubai, but now I wonder if that had anything to do with having to cancel before a certain 30 day window so as not to incur any fines. It’s impossible to know what Zayn’s performance contract looks like, but here’s an excerpt from a standard performer contract that states the artist has a right to cancel up to 30 days prior without obligation:

I’m guessing the Japan show will be the next to go. 

There are a couple of really concerning things about this, anxiety aside. One is the insurance issue. It’s going to be exceedingly hard to insure Zayn when he’s cancelled events. Promoters are also going to be rather leery of it. That would also impact any touring plans Zayn had (although i have my sincere doubts that a Zayn tour would happen without fuckiness or incident). 

I don’t want to be the sad trombone here, but I’ve been watching the sales of Dubai for awhile. As of two days ago, I was able to put eight tickets in every pricing category in my cart. Tickets were still available in every possible pricing category. To be absolutely fair though, I’ve seen exactly no promotion for that show since it got announced. That’s pretty standard for things with Zayn, though, and the tag line for solo! Zayn and his team remains this:

What’s also not wholly surprising at all is that this happened on the heels of solo!Niall and Hendall. I guess Babygate is up next. Mostly I just want to whisk all five members of 1d into the security and safe harbor of a well constructed blanket fort stocked with Capri Sun and snacks.

I’m seeing rumors about people getting really close with 1Ds security team and I want you guys to be super careful because I was touched by one of them inappropriately and without consent at my concert last year. it’s not funny and it’s not a joke, so please just careful

anonymous asked:

hey jaya could u tell me what's going on?? I just got on and I haven't seen any like comprehensive-like post explaining anything just some tweet screenshots and I'm so confused haha

I’m gonna literally copy paste what I just texted Katie:

A bunch of 1d update accounts are being exposed and everyone’s trying to eat each other
There’s a twitter @spilltheteahl that’s posting HL receipts anonymously
As well as receipts of 1d all around, their security team, how shitty Louis’ friends are, etc
They’ve found a bunch of receipts about people talking about how HL always share rooms
Also there’s a mr.x blog that’s come back
Also Zayn isn’t w modest or syco anymore
And oh! A bunch of people (many underage) have come forward talking about how 1d’s security team had coerced sexual favors out of them promising to get them to meet the boys and Louis’ friends have done the same
And calvin’s nudes leaked


…anyways here’s wonderwall

anonymous asked:

Hi there, Doing good today I hope? I was wondering if you could help me out with some info if you can. I'm trying to figure out the names of some of the 1D security team. Do you know the name of the man who I believe is one of their main security who has the long gray beard, middle aged? Also, Harry's security guard named Travis and a Dale Aratem. I'm looking for any social media accounts they may have. If you know of anything please let me know. Much love!

This is a random question, but because I am home alone and kinda bored I decided to google. And this is what I found. I hope it helps and I hope this is the right information. I dont know if any of them have accounts x

So Louis bodyguard is named Alberto. He was Michael Jackson’s bodyguard before being one for One Direction.

Liam’s bodyguard is named Patrick

And he also has this man named Jon

Not sure if it is Zayn’s bodyguard, but he is part of the team. This is Andy Davies

He also became a father recently

Niall has a bodyguard named Basil

Basil is the one who dressed up as Buzz (Basil’s fan account)

But lastly… this man.. the one with the grey beard. I know who you are talking about but I have no idea what his name is. Does anyone know his name?