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hmm, thinking about that one time i was trying to watch the hannah montana movie during a lecture and i accidentally airplayed it onto the classroom tv

Smells like teen primadonna spirit.

Bit of background. My little brother was in a high school band, and although I was never part of it, I used to drive them around to gigs and occasionally to the studio. I could drive, and if I helped my little brother out, it meant I got to borrow our Mother’s car for a while, so it wasn’t entirely altruistic.

As well as lil bro (guitar), there was also Kev (vocals), Bob (guitar) and Dave (drums).

This was in the late ‘90s, I was about 19-20 during these events, Lil’ Bro is 2 years younger than me. They were a rock/grunge band. Kev was very much the ringleader. His Dad worked for a local radio station at a town about 100 miles away, and Kev would often insist on making decisions for the band because his Dad’s background trumped everything. His Dad was a producer.
Mostly all happy times, although Kev would often pick on Dave, and drummers in general. “What do you call a guy who hangs out with musicians? A drummer.” Etc.

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Niall Horan's 'Flicker' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

One Direction joins only The Beatles as acts with three members each with solo No. 1s.

Niall Horan arrives atop the Billboard 200 chart with his debut solo album, Flicker. The set, which was released through Capitol Records on Oct. 20, starts with 152,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 26, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 128,000 were in traditional album sales.

Horan is the third member of group One Direction to notch a solo No. 1 album, a feat matched only by The Beatles. Horan follows fellow One Direction member Harry Styles (with his self-titled debut earlier in 2017) and former group member Zayn (with his debut album, Mind of Mine, in 2016). The Beatles spun off multiple solo No. 1s from George Harrison (two No. 1s), John Lennon (three No. 1s) and Paul McCartney (six No. 1s, including efforts alongside his band Wings).

One Direction, by the way, boasts four Billboard 200 No. 1s; The Beatles have banked a record 19.

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Liam Payne Becomes Record Third One Direction Member to Top Pop Songs Chart, Dethroning Niall Horan
Payne's "Strip That Down" follows Horan's "Slow Hands" to No. 1, after Zayn led in 2016 with "Pillowtalk." One Direction is the first act with three soloists each with Pop Songs No. 1s.

One Direction becomes the first group to spin off three soloists each with No. 1s on Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as Liam Payne’s “Strip That Down,” featuring Quavo, rises 2-1 on the latest tally, dated Oct. 14. (Both Payne and Quavo make their first trip to the top of the chart.)

Payne directly replaces Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands,” which topped the chart dated Oct. 7. The two 1D members follow former member Zayn, who led the list for two weeks in May 2016 with “Pillowtalk.”

(The Pop Songs chart, which began in 1992, measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 164 mainstream top 40 stations.)

Only one other group features even two soloists each with Pop Songs No. 1s: Destiny’s Child, as Beyonce has earned six solo leaders and Kelly Rowland has scored one. As a group, Destiny’s Child collected two Pop Songs No. 1s: “Jumpin’, Jumpin’ ” and “Independent Women Part 1.”

Meanwhile, with Payne succeeding Horan, it’s the first time that two members of the same group have reigned back-to-back on Pop Songs. (Honorable mention to Maroon 5, whose “Moves Like Jagger,” featuring Christina Aguilera, led for six weeks in 2011 before being dethroned by “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes featuring Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine, for three weeks.)

Beyond Zayn, Horan and Payne, the other two members of One Direction have yet to lead Pop Songs: Harry Styles reached a No. 12 high with “Sign of the Times” in April and Louis Tomlinson peaked at No. 25 three weeks ago with “Back to You,” featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals. One Direction has not hit No. 1 on Pop Songs, either; its debut entry, “What Makes You Beautiful,” rose highest, to No. 3 in 2012.

On the all-genre airplay, streaming and sales-based Billboard Hot 100, Payne’s “Strip” has hit a No. 10 peak to date. Check back later today for highlights of the new, Oct. 14-dated Hot 100’s top 10. All charts will update tomorrow (Oct. 3) on Billboard.com

Billboard: Niall Horan Braces for Stardom Outside One Direction, With Advice From Justin Bieber & The Eagles

When Niall Horan decided to move from London to Los Angeles in early 2016, it’s no surprise that he chose a house in Laurel Canyon, the epicenter of ’60s folk-rock culture. Horan was the one ­toting a guitar in One Direction, the British boy-band juggernaut that was just then going on a hiatus, and he’s got the soul of a singer-songwriter: He’s charismatic, witty and sensitive, but also easygoing and no-nonsense. Viewed alongside his bandmates – born rock star Harry Styles, “sensible one” Liam Payne, “funny one” Louis Tomlinson, moody R&B prince Zayn Malik – Horan, 23, is sort of like the middle brother: the most ­approachably handsome, the second-most popular across social media (29 million Twitter followers; 19 million on Instagram) and the most likely to lust after a gig at the historic Los Angeles rock club The Troubadour. “Playing for, like, 500 people. What more do you want?” says Horan. “I’ve had some good moments with screaming ­teenagers, but I like when the room is completely dead. It’s a ­different kind of respect. People are actually listening.”

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Payne’s “Strip That Down” follows Horan’s “Slow Hands” to No. 1, after Zayn led in 2016 with “Pillowtalk.” One Direction is the first act with three soloists each with Pop Songs No. 1s. +

One Direction becomes the first group to spin off three soloists each with No. 1s on Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as Liam Payne’s “Strip That Down,” featuring Quavo, rises 2-1 on the latest tally, dated Oct. 14. (Both Payne and Quavo make their first trip to the top of the chart.)

Payne directly replaces Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands,” which topped the chart dated Oct. 7. The two 1D members follow former member Zayn, who led the list for two weeks in May 2016 with “Pillowtalk.”

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BTS COMEBACK: WHAT ARE OUR GOALS?

MAIN GOAL: Have fun and enjoy the comeback of course!!! ^_^ But at the same time, I would just like to list down some of the goals we can help Bangtan achieve on this comeback. As always I really encourage helping out if you have the means and time to do so. Even the smallest, simplest effort counts! But at the same time, it’s understandable if real life responsibilities are really demanding. Please always prioritize school or work or family first. I believe we all try to help in our own ways.

GOALS TO ACHIEVE THIS COMEBACK: 

1. All Kill in the charts (meaning the title track gets the #1 spot on all the major KOREAN streaming apps)
2. BILLBOARD HOT 100
3. At least 15 Million (FIFTEEN) youtube views on the MV in 24 hours
4. Win a music show trophy 3 consecutive times on one show.
5. Awards\Daesang at Year End Award Shows
6. Record breaking physical album sales

To say that the current competition on Korean Music Charts is VERY competitive is honestly a HUGE understatement. It’s really really super competitive, to help Bangtan chart well it’s really gonna take maximum effort. Like it’s honestly something not to be taken lightly so we really need all the help we can get. So, major key to help achieving the goals set are streaming the songs and buying the digital copies.

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Niall Horan becomes the second member of One Direction to hit the top 10 on the pop songs airplay chart, as his second single Slow Hands rises from number 13 to number 10. It was up 12% in plays at the format in the week ending July 30, according to Nielsen Music. The song also simultaneously passes the peak of his debut hit This Town, which topped out at number 12 back in January… Harry Styles hit number 12 with Sign of the Times on the pop songs chart, Louis Tomlinson hit number 35 with Just Hold On, and Liam Payne is actually edging closer to the top 10 with Strip That Down, which rises 16 to 14 this week.
—  Keith Caulfield, Billboard Co-Director of Charts - Billboard Pop Shop podcast 2.8.17
UK Radio Stations

PLEASE tweet UK radio stations asking them to play Back To You!!! it will take you no more than a few minutes!! please help Louis get some good airplay in the UK so he can reach as many potential buyers of his single as possible.

every little bit helps!! :)

BBC Radio 1

Capital FM

KISS FM

Heart Radio

Heat Radio


Sample Tweets:

  • Hi! Can you please play #BackToYou by @Louis_Tomlinson feat. @BebeRexha and @DigiFarmAnimals? Thank you!
  • I’ve been loving #BackToYou by @Louis_Tomlinson feat. @BebeRexha and @DigiFarmAnimals? Can you play it? Thanks!
  • Please play @Louis_Tomlinson’s new song #BackToYou featuring @BebeRexha and @DigiFarmAnimals. Thank you!

ahhh siriusxm the highway(popular country station with 27+million subscribers) was just talking about niall and how the host met him on the cma red carpet. he talked about how good of a person niall is and also told everyone to check out his tour next year with maren!! gettin’ that crossover promo!!