Welcome back to The Weekly Buzz! Our weekly column that keeps you in the know about everything going on in the world of pop culture that you can’t afford to miss! From music to TV and everything in between. We’re buzzin’ about it.
Harry Styles once again broke the internet as he finally announced his second album, ‘Fine Line’! He also announced a one night only show at The Forum to celebrate the launch and trying to get tickets was certainly a task… but worry not if you didn’t get lucky as rumor has it, he’s set to perform at the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury in 2020! He’s also on the same line-up as his pal and bandmate, Liam Payne, to perform at Capital FM’s ‘Jingle Bell Ball’ in December – we demand reunion selfies!
Speaking of Liam, boy did he cause a scene this week! British breakfast show, ‘Good Morning Britain’, outed themselves as secret stans as they accidentally showed his nude Calvin Klein campaign live on air in front of the nation! We know we like sausages with our Full English in the morning but…
While we’re on the subject of 1D, Niall Horan was thriving this week as he dropped a Diplo remix of his single ‘Nice To Meet Ya’. Tickets also went on sale for the North American leg of his 2020 world tour and he introduced us to Fletcher, who will be opening the shows – we can’t help but stan her. And if you’re still missing One Direction, Coldplay may have the answer to reunite them as Chris Martin says their upcoming album is about getting the 1D lads back together. Fingers crossed!
From one band to another, the Jonas Brothers released their Christmas single ‘Like It’s Christmas’ which is a true jingle bell bop. We also celebrated Kevin Jonas‘ birthday, which makes us feel old – where have the years gone?
In other news, Little Mix dropped their first clothing line, Ariana Grande celebrated one year of ‘Thank U Next’, Taylor Swift stood up for smaller artists in the industry, Billie Eilish is encouraging fans to help fight climate change and Zayn announced a brand new single which is gonna be lit.
Tweet of the Week
Mascara and shiny shirts— Luke Hemmings (@Luke5SOS) November 6, 2019
Luke Hemmings sets the fashion aesthetic for 5SOS4 and 2020. We are on board.
This week was feisty for the entire KPOP community as Simon Cowell rubbed them the wrong way. In a bit to promote his upcoming show ‘The X Factor: The Band’ he claimed that it was time for UK-POP to take over KPOP and of course, stans did not take that too lightly… yikes.
Meanwhile, Rosé from BLACKPINK simply stunned as she attended the Valentino show in Bejing, China. While we wait for the group’s comeback, we at The Honey POP decided to rank the best of their EP’s – let us know if you agree.
You Oughta Know
There’s some hot music news fresh outta the oven that we’re so stoked about here at The Honey POP that we just had to share with you…
Attention former and current emos residing in California: Emo Nite LA has announced its five-year anniversary event! On December 6th ‘Emo Nite’ will be returning to The Echoplex & The Echo for a nite unlike any other to celebrate. Unique bundles including limited edition art, enamel pins, tote bags, merchandise and even your own DJ set are available along with a very limited amount of Early Boy tickets. For more info, click here.
In other news, Long Beach-based musicians turned producers Adrian Young (No Doubt) and Todd Forman (Sublime) have officially announced their newest adventure – Moxy Brothers. This team offers full-service music production, including engineering, songwriting, and performance. To celebrate, the Moxy Borthers have announced a competition to find a brand new song with the most Moxy! Fans can enter the competition by sending their song in .mp3 format, along with their Instagram handle and hometown to this email between November 5th – November 19th. Check out more deets here.
It’s drinks all round as Walk Off The Earth celebrate ‘Here We Go!’ becoming America’s number one pop album! the critically-acclaimed multi-platinum Canadian pop band known for their innovative covers and catchy originals – has the #1 selling pop album in America as their latest full-length release bows at #1 on Nielsen’s Pop Album Chart, #3 on Canada’s Top Albums Chart, and debuts in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Album Sales Chart. What an achievement! Listen to the chart-topping record here.
Get ready to add a new artist to your playlist – Cash Money Records have signed Deemic to their label! The buzzing 21-year-old New Orleans rapper and singer has unveiled his debut single ‘Late Night’ which you can check out here. The single is set to impact Urban radio on November 19th so check it out before it makes it big.
It’s time to Deck the Halls as Jack Johnson brings Christmas forward with his holiday album! The multi-platinum recording artist has announced the release of ‘This Warm December, Vol. III’, the latest in a trilogy of coveted holiday albums from his label. The album will be available from November 22nd and is available for pre-order here.
Alternative rock darlings Ashland have unveiled details for their forthcoming album, ‘Over The Moon’, out December 13th via Rise Records. The band has given a sneak peek of the new record with its ineffably dreamy title track of the same name. Fans can also catch the song live this fall as Ashland hits the stage with ‘Our Last Night, I See Stars’, and ‘The Word Alive’. The tour kicked off earlier this week, with shows still to come in San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, New York, and more. You can pre-order the album here and get tickets to the tour here.
The New Regime are truly treating us as they have not one but two new EPs! Back in September, they released their EP ‘Heart’ and ‘Mind’ is set to release November 22nd. The two records are part 1 and part 2 to the band’s 4-part EP series and full-length LP ‘Heart Mind Body & Soul’ which releases early next year. You can check them out here.
Hot in the Hive
We at The Honey POP are fans just like you, so we thought we’d share the buzz about Team THP’s faves right now.
“Right now I am loving Fletcher. Credit due to Niall Horan for introducing me to her. She’s a total badass and stands for everything I do. I love her music and I hope she comes to tour in my city soon!” – Jazz, Editor in Chief
A TikTok Sign Off
Will Smith is on TikTok and is about to change the game, y’all…
What are you buzzing about this week? Are you here for UK-POP? Will Coldplay manage to reunite One Direction? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP and be sure to come back here this time next week for another installment of The Weekly Buzz!
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