The first single off of Ellie Goulding’s second album Halcyon is not going to be “Hanging On,” but “Anything Could Happen.” Here’s the lyric video for it. She explained: “Special thank you to all of the fans for submitting over 1200 photos to this lyric video project. ‘Anything Could Happen’ is the debut single from Ellie’s forthcoming album… out on 8th October (UK) and 9th October (US).”
She might not have picked up the Mercury Prize Award for her sophomore album 21, but she won not one but two Q magazine awards for her efforts. Adele’s latest album has been certified platinum 10 times in the UK. It comes as no surprise that it would get that kind of reception. It seems the throat problems that she is having with her health recently stopped her from attending the event. We hope she is OK.
PJ Harvey has booted off all the competition, including mainstream favorite Adele, to win the prestigious Mercury Prize. The award goes out to one album a year and PJ Harvey deserved it for making her best album to date after years in the industry. It’s truly a formidable album to overcome. Let England Shake has great ditties and a beautiful concept. We are happy for her.
Lauren Laverne has announced the Barclaycard Mercury Prize ‘2011 Albums of the Year’. Addressing an expectant audience at The Hospital Club in London, Lauren revealed the twelve albums shortlisted for this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize. They are:
Sandé began her career after finishing her medical degree at the university. She began writing tracks for artists such as Alesha Dixon, Chipmunk, Professor Green, Devlin, Preeya Kalidas, Cheryl Cole, Tinie Tempah, and more. She soon signed a record deal with Virgin Records and EMI Records. In an interview, she states “I was doing a show in London for 1Xtra and I met this guy called Naughty Boy. We got in the studio and we clicked work wise. We just started writing, not necessarily for me, we just thought ‘lets write a pop tune’ and experiment. And we wrote the Chipmunk track and I thought nothing of it. Naughty Boy sent it off to Chipmunk who really liked it and wrote his stuff around it.”