069 - Harry Styles releases "Watermelon Sugar" music video

TODAY: Harry Styles releases Watermelon Sugar music video – Charlie XCX releases How I’m Feeling Now – Taylor Swift drops City of Lover Concert – Noah Cyrus reveals her struggles while growing up – Sugar Fact (Britney Spears) – Daily quiz (Justin Timberlake) – Hottest Insta trends – Giveaway (ultimate streaming bundle)

 

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Harry Styles releases Watermelon Sugar music video

Harry Styles released “Watermelon Sugar” as a fourth single from his sophomore album “Fall Line.” The track premiered on 15 May (Friday), however, the official music video was released earlier today.

The singer decided to dedicate the newest music video to the act of touching. The new release was recorded back in January on the beach in Malibu (California). In the video, Harry and his friends are seen having fun and eating watermelon.
You can watch the music video to “Watermelon Sugar” at Harry’s official YouTube website.

Recently, Harry Styles was forced to cancel his tour due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic. “Love On Tour” was supposed to be comprised of 85 dates in Europe, Latin America, North America and Oceania.

 

Sugar Quiz

In which boyband did Justin Timberlake start his career?

* Backstreet Boys.
* NSYNC.
* O-Town.
* New Kids on the Block.

The correct answer will be delivered at the end of this issue!

 

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Charlie XCX releases How I’m Feeling Now

Charli XCX released her fourth studio album “How I’m Feeling Now” on 15 May (Friday). The record – also dubbed as a quarantine album – was written and produced within 6 weeks only!

The album features 11 tracks, including “Forever,” “Claws,” “I Finally Understand” and “Enemy,” which were released as promotional singles. It also received positive reviews and critical acclaim from music critics.

Charli XCX took to her official Instagram to express her thanks for those involved in the creation of the album.

“I just wanna take a second to say a huge thank u to all the people involved in the making of this album. This project was a total head rush; exhilarating & emotional from start to finish. I don’t think I’ve ever made an album in such a whirlwind where I’ve been so open & felt so constantly inspired & energized throughout,” posts Charli. “Firstly thank you to all my fans for your constant support & generosity. Your ideas & fingerprints are all over this album as much as mine. I couldn’t have done this without u. Hugeeee thank you to @agcook404 & @beejburton for being the best & most inspiring producers in the world. Working with both of you is a dream. I’ve loved every second. you’re both so ahead & fearless & totally understand & care about my vision.”

“How I’m Feeling Now” is available for streaming on digital platforms such as Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify and Amazon Music.

 

Taylor Swift drops City of Lover Concert

Taylor Swift dropped an eight-song performance from her “City of Lover Concert” on 17 May (Sunday) on ABC. It was filmed last year during the singer’s show in Paris, (France).

The special featured songs from Taylor’s latest album – “Me,” “The Archer,” “Cornelia Street,” “The Man,” “Daylight,” “Death by a Thousand Cuts,” “You Need to Calm Down” and “Lover.” The singer played piano and guitar, and delivered mostly acoustic performance of the tracks.

“I was thinking about how I'd really like to play some of these songs for the very first time. I was thinking the best way to do it would be playing the songs acoustic, the way I wrote them,” said Taylor to the crowd.

“City of Lover Concert” will be available on Hulu and Disney+ for streaming on 19 May (Tuesday).

 

Noah Cyrus reveals her struggles while growing up

Noah Cyrus, a younger sister of Miley Cyrus, has recently opened up about her struggles when growing up. During an exclusive listening party for her new EP on Zoom, the singer did not hold back and revealed how hard it was being in Miley’s shadow back then.

“I think just the message in the second verse, being born in the family I was in, everyone gave me such a hard time for having a hard time being Miley’s little sister. But you know, I always felt like I was that person that no one gave a s–t about due to what people said to me online,” admits Noah.

“Young & Sad,” one of the songs featured on the EP, reveals Noah’s feelings.

“My sister’s like sunshine, bringing good light wherever she’ll go/ and I was born to rain clouds, blessed in her shadows,” sings Noah about growing up in Miley’s shadow.

Noah Cyrus released her second EP “The End of Everything” on 15 May (Friday). The record features 8 tracks, including “Ghost,” “I Got So High That I Saw Jesus,” “Liar,” “Lonely,” “Young & Sad,” “July,” “Wonder Years” and “The End of Everything.”

The release is available for streaming on digital platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and Amazon Music.

 

Sugar Fact

How did Britney Spears rise to fame?

Britney Spears is a well-known artist nowadays, but have you ever wondered how she got there?

Britney showed her interest in music and dancing from a very young age. Since she was a child, she performed at state-level competitions and talent shows, and won many of them. In the early 1990s, she auditioned for “The Mickey Mouse Club,” but was rejected due to her age. Britney was, however, introduced to a talent agent in New York and her career started. She appeared in numerous commercials, on the competition show “Star Search” and in the Broadway show “Ruthless.”

The singer was eventually cast in “The Mickey Mouse Club” in 1992 and appeared in the programme until its cancellation in 1996.

In 1997, Britney was in talks to join the girl pop group Innosense, however, she decided on a solo career at the advice of Larry Rudolph. Later that year, she signed a recording contract with the Jive Records and went to Sweden to record her debut album.

Britney’s debut single “…Baby One More Time” was released on 23 October 1998 and it became an enormous commercial success worldwide. It was followed by the album of the same title, which quickly topped the charts in such countries as the United States, Sweden, Portugal, Greece, Germany, Canada and Austria.

The singer released eight successful albums over the course of career – “Oops!... I Did It Again,” “Britney,” “In the Zone,” “Blackout,” “Circus,” “Femme Fatale,” “Britney Jean” and “Glory” – which made Britney one of the best-selling artists of all time.

Her career was marked by her mental struggles over the years. The singer overcame them successfully and headlined her own Las Vegas residency for several years.

Britney has been recently focusing on her family and mental health, but her previous successes and records make her a legend for generations to come.

 

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Sugar Quiz Answer - Did You Get It Right?

In which boyband did Justin Timberlake start his career?

Answer: NSYNC.

Justin Timberlake was a member of NSYNC, a boyband which enjoyed enormous popularity worldwide in the late 1990s.

NSYNC was formed in Orlando (Florida) in 1995 and managed by Lou Pearlman. The group consisted of five members – Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass.

They released three successful albums in the course of their career – “’N Sync,” “No Strings Attached” and “Celebrity.” The boys were nominated to numerous accolades for their work, including prestigious Grammy Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.

NSYNC disbanded in 2002 with its members going their separate ways to pursue a solo career.

 

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