Louis Tomlinson brought “The X Factor” crowd to its feet and nearly to tears after debuting his first solo single, an inspirational dance anthem, just days after losing his mother to cancer. The track is called “Just Hold On!” and was created and performed in collaboration with Steve Aoki.
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Louis Tomlinson is mourning the death of his mother Johannah Deakin after she lost her battle with Leukemia. The singer has not publicly spoken on his mother’s death, but is receiving tons of love and support from current and former One Direction members and fans. Among them is Zayn Malik.
Little Mix stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show Monday morning to celebrate the release of its brand new single, “Shout Out To My Ex.” The ladies discussed what it was like to debut the track live on “The X Factor UK” and how they toasted with Simon Cowell. They also revealed that they were totally prepared for the storm of Zayn Malik speculation surrounding the song’s feisty lyrics.
“We did expect it, didn’t we? The song speaks for itself,” Perrie Edwards says when asked about Zayn. “Who doesn’t relate to this song. It relates to everyone. Everyone can listen, it’s a happy heartbreak song,” she adds. “It’s empowering, it makes you feel amazing.”
The ladies go on to promise similar sassy vibes for the rest of their upcoming album. “With this album, it just got a bit ballsy,” Leigh-Anne Pinnock says.
On the topic of ballsy, the ladies decided to organize a dinner with Simon “because his chef is brilliant.” The ballsy part comes in after Jade Thirlwall confesses to her embarrassing last encounter at the Cowell home. “I got a bit tipsy and spat all over him,” Jade admits. “I was so nervous I just drank loads and then found something so funny I literally sprayed my drink, I blew the candles out.” Perrie could never forget this incident, reminding everyone that “all the candles on the table went out and we just sat in the dark.”
Listen to the full interview here and check out a clip below.
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Zayn Malik’s solo career just continues to soar after leaving One Direction last year. Though the singer made headlines on Tuesday for canceling his Dubai concert, it was announced that Zayn would be executive producing a NBC series with “Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf.
Niall Horan has reportedly pulled a Liam Payne and signed his own solo recording deal without the guidance of Simon Cowell. According to the Daily Star, the singer has signed with Universal and a source claims “this will come as a real blow to Cowell who has been talking to Niall for months, wanting him to sign a deal with his label Syco.”
Simon Cowell is really hurt by Liam Payne making his own career decisions and signing a solo deal with Capitol Records UK. The talent judge spoke briefly backstage of “America’s Got Talent” with The Sun and admitted that he isn’t all that happy with Liam’s decision.