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Interview: Taylor Henderson Talks ‘Burnt Letters’ And 2014 Australian Tour

Since strapping on his guitar and walking off the X Factor stage last year – as the show’s runner-up – it has been quite a whirlwind for Taylor Henderson. Now, with a Sony Music record deal, two albums under his belt, an amalgamation of squealing fangirls and the top spot on this week’s ARIA Album Chart, the country boy turned rock star is one to watch.

Speaking with him over the phone, one can almost feel the excitement oozing from the sweet-spoken 21-year-old, whose sophomore album, Burnt Letters, was released last week. A follow-up to the singer’s 2013 self-titled debut album, Burnt Letters, reveals a much more intimate side of Henderson, as he bares all and flexes his creative musical muscles.

Odd Future Sub-Group MellowHype Releases New Mixtape ‘INSA’

Odd Future members Hodgy Beats and Left Brain have released a new 11-track mixtape titled INSA (I Need Some Answers) under the moniker MellowHype.

Lorde Confirms She Is Working On Her Second Album

It’s been quite the whirlwind year for New Zealand pop songstress Lorde, who has played almost 50 shows in 40 cities across 14 countries this year, not to mention taking home two golden gramophones at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Despite her chaotic schedule, which saw the singer-songwriter postpone her Australian tour in April this year due to ill health, Lorde has confirmed that she is working on her sophomore album.

Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj Teams Up For ‘Bang Bang’

Jessie J has revealed that her new single, ‘Bang Bang’ will feature two of pop music’s biggest names. The ‘Domino’ singer teamed up with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj to record the self-described “powerhouse anthem”, which is set to drop worldwide on Tuesday July 29 through Republic Records.

Skrillex Talks Possible Collaboration With Kasabian

Just two weeks ago we revealed a photo of Skrillex in the studio with Ed Sheeran, Diplo and Usher. Now it seems that the EDM producer has his sights set on a possible cross-genre collaboration with UK rock band Kasabian.

Katy Perry Becomes The RIAA’s Highest Selling Artist Of All Time

This may come as a surprise to some, or not, but pop princess Katy Perry has been crowned the highest-selling digital act of all time by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

It’s every musician’s ‘Teenage Dream’ to accomplish such a feat, however, it was the candy-wearing, green-haired pop songstress who took home the crown.

Lil Wayne Announces Two More Albums This Year And Seven In 2015

Lil Wayne has revealed that he will release not one, but two more albums this year, and a possible seven more in 2015.

The Grammy Award-nominated rapper is all geared up to release his forthcoming album, Tha Carter V, later this year, with new tracks ‘Believe Me’ and ‘D’usse’ already unleashed unto fans.

Ed Sheeran Hopes To Set Up Taylor Swift With Orlando Bloom

Ed Sheeran is playing the role of cupid again, with plans to set up Taylor Swift, 24, and the newly single Orlando Bloom, 37. Although Ed is currently spoken for, dating radio promotions assistant Athina Andrelos, he is eager to set up companion Swift with the Lord of The Rings star.

Vance Joy Confirms Debut Album – ‘Dream Your Life Away’

Melbourne singer-songwriter Vance Joy has confirmed that his debut album Dream Your Life Away is set to drop Friday, September 5 via Mushroom Group label Liberation Music.

Still riding high from the success of last year’s single ‘Riptide’, which topped the 2013 Triple J Hottest 100 chart with its breezy ukulele, gentle sense of humour and lyrics like “I was scared of dentists and the dark, I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations…”

Ellie Goulding Receives Tough Love From Taylor Swift

Being in the media spotlight is not without its problems, and when it comes to the pitfalls of fame, UK pop singer Ellie Goulding turns to Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. Despite rumours that Goulding is the subject of Ed Sheeran’s break-up track ‘Don’t’, where he sings: “Don’t f**k with my love, That heart is so cold” she and Swift have remained close friends.

“We’re friends because they understand predicaments” the ‘Starry Eyed’ singer told Glamour Magazine of her close friendship with fellow pop princesses, Swift and Perry.

Watch The Story So Far Take On Warped Tour Security Guard

Footage of an altercation between The Story So Far frontman, Parker Cannon and an overzealous member of security at the Montreal leg of Vans Warped Tour has surfaced.

According to the Alternative Press, the pop-punk luminaries were in the middle of performing the introduction to ‘Daughters’ when a security guard – seen wearing a black bucket hat – allegedly manhandled a crowd-surfer, shoving the fan to the ground.

Ariana Grande’s New Album ‘My Everything’

It’s been quite a year for Ariana Grande, riding the wave of success following the release of her Iggy Azalea-assisted single ‘Problem’ – which recently smashed the number two spot here in Australia, and now, she is set to release her sophomore album My Everything, next month.

The 21-year-old singer, and self-proclaimed “workaholic”, believes that she hit the mark with her sophomore effort, revealing that she was excited to make something as special as her 2013 debut, Yours Truly.

Daft Punk BBC Documentary Going Ahead

Daft Punk are taking their helmets off, well… not really, but they will allow fans to get an inside look into their life and work when they become the subject of a TV documentary in 2015.

The film was recently announced at non-fiction conference Sunny-Side, and will be produced by BBC Worldwide Productions France in conjunction with French subscription channel Canal Plus.

Ed Sheeran And Hilary Duff Collaboration

Music’s favourite ginger Ed Sheeran has revealed that he is collaborating with Hilary Duff on her forthcoming album. Sheeran recently joined the former Lizzie McGuire star in the studio, and even co-wrote the lead single for what will be the fifth release to Duff’s name.

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