The following is a guest article by Chris Buckley.
One Direction look set to capitalise on the success of their first album ‘Up All Night’ and subsequent rise to global superstardom, with the confirmed release of their latest album Take Me Home, due on November 12th.
The first single will be ‘Live While We’re Young’, a track that rocketed to the top of the iTunes charts in more than 40 countries, despite no-one ever hearing the song! That’s a big achievement!
The album will consist of 11 new songs, with the deluxe yearbook edition containing four bonus videos, and from the many rumours doing the rounds it looks set to be a cracker. "Live While We’re Young" was written by Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk and Savan Kotecha, the same trio responsible for "What Makes You Beautiful", and according to reports has been described as a "piece of pop-perfection".
The MTV Video Music Awards are right around the corner; the ceremony will air August 28. The nominees were announced today, so I thought I'd try my hand at predicting some of the winners. Here goes nothing:
Video of the Year
The Nominees: Adele: "Rolling in the Deep"; Tyler, the Creator: "Yonkers"; Katy Perry: "Firework"; Bruno Mars: "Grenade"; Beastie Boys: "Make Some Noise"
My Pick: Adele
My Rationale: This is really Adele's year, considering the successful album and tour. Given that she has a widespread popularity across the U.S. and UK, and that the award is based on a vote, I think she has this one in the bag. That, and Katy Perry has eight other opportunities to win an award.