I wouldn’t say Thursday night’s results were shocking, but definitely surprising. I can’t believe the truly awful acts advanced, let alone escaped the bottom three. Instead, the ones that were cut were actually acts that didn’t make me cringe whenever they performed. What was America thinking? Check out all the results below, the Save Me sing-off and performances by Selena Gomez and Fifth Harmony.
Katy Perry scored her second No. 1 album of her career. Prism moved 286,000 copies, making it the largest sales week this year for a female artist. It sneaked past Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz which debuted with 270,000. Prism’s first week total also beat her previous album, Teenage Dream, which notched 192,000 units back in 2010.
Also making a Top 10 debut this week were Simon Cowell’s Fifth Harmony. The quintet sold 28,000 copies to land at No. 6. It’s pretty impressive given they only had an EP with six songs, two of which were released months ago. As sad as it is, they’re the highest-charting act born from the U.S. edition of The X Factor. Emblem3 who released a full-length album earlier this year landed at No. 7. Not a bad start for the ladies. Check out a recent performance of them covering Spice Girls below.
When it comes to ranking celebrities, Forbes isn’t the only game in town. Billboard just revealed a list of their own. The music publication ranked the Top 21 musical acts under the age of 21. Given the number of musicians discovered by Simon Cowell, Billboard should really consider renaming their annual list in his honor. His acts bookend the list, with a couple sandwiched smack-dabbed in the middle.
If you’re like me, you’ve only probably heard of a few of them. That is unless you’re actually under 21. Check out which minor is a major player in Billboard’s eyes. Find out how One Direction, Miley Cyrus, Fifth Harmony, Lorde, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Cher Lloyd and others rank. I’ve also embedded music videos from each act to familiarize yourself with their work.
I fully acknowledge that my fascination with Fifth Harmony is borderline obsession, but whatever. I love them and not afraid to admit it. I have no doubt they’re going to be the breakout act from Season 2 of the X Factor rivaling One Direction as the best group to ever come from The X Factor franchise. Sorry Little Mix, but I’ve officially switched allegiances.
Ally, Camila, Normani, Dinah, and Lauren appeared on The Today Show, marking their first television performance since being officially signed. Harmonizers showed up in full force to support them. The girls killed it with sensational back-to-back performances of “Miss Movin’ On” and “Me & My Girls.”
As I mentioned in an previous post, I predict the latter will be the bigger hit for 5H. I was living for the all hair-flipping during the second performance. It’s great to see them improve as live performers since their run on the FOX show. Girls were giving attitude and busting out some sassy choreography. Check them out below.
Curious to know what that sound you hear in the background is? That’s the collective cheering from Harmonizers celebrating the music video release of Fifth Harmony’s “Miss Movin’ On.” What better way to kick off their Harmonize America mall tour.
Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Normani Hamilton, Dinah Hansen, and Lauren Jauregui head to the San Diego County Fair for their first ever clip. A day of carnival action is exactly what is needed after each have been done wrong by a guy. After changing their relationship statuses on FB to single, deleting text messages, tearing up pictures and removing jewelry, the jilted ladies move on.
Although they claim they’ll never be that girl again, one of them ditches the group for a cute guy. Clearly, someone didn’t get the memo about sisters before misters. Find out which one below.
Contrary to some theories that we’re on 19 Entertainment’s payroll, we’re not. Sincerely, we’re hardcore Harmonizers. No lie. If those five bitches ever come to our neck of the woods, we’re all going. Too bad they reportedly canceled the Seattle stop of their Harmonize America mall tour :(
While we wait til Tuesday for Fifth Harmony to debut their first music video, the X Factor alums have dropped a couple treats for their fans. First is a Spanglish version of their single “Miss Movin’ On.” Not that I’m fluent in Spanish, but their bilingual take on their track sounds more authentic than Carey’s “#Hermosa” which many of you took to task for its horrible translations. Hopefully, these girls did better. I sincerely hope so since most of them come from Latin backgrounds.
In other 5H-related news, the girls’ second single has leaked online. As much as I love “Miss Movin’ On,” I predict “Me and My Girls” will be their breakout hit. The hook is so damn catchy. Plus who doesn’t love a Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and One Direction name drop. Check out both tracks below.
I smell burning toast. I may not make it typing through this article. But what a way to go out.
I follow Fifth Harmony on every social media available to me, and FINALLY the girls have released a video teaser for “Ms. Movin’ On” on Facebook today! It’s happening. It’s really happening!
For the last month, “Ms. Movin’ On” has been on repeat, and I could not be more thrilled that the girls put out a killer first single, and it looks like the visuals are not going to disappoint either. Not only does Lauren look stunning, (LAUREN 4 PREZ!), okay all the girls look goddamn ridiculously gorgeous, but the video looks bright, colourful, girly and fun as the girls romp around an amusement park and sing into their microphones. Camilla’s signature bow, Dinah’s side sweep, Normani front and center, Ally’s bangs, it looks like they’re giving me everything I want.
Before I get to the lyric video, can we discuss the adorable cover art for Fifth Harmony’s debut single? Perhaps they’re faking it, but they truly do seem like they genuinely enjoy spending time together. Just love them.
The lovely quintet just dropped the lyric video for “Miss Movin’ On.” In all honesty, it could pass as an official music video. It features the ladies holding lyric placards as they sassily lip sync the track. Even though I had a pretty good idea which girl sang what verses, it’s nice to have confirmation who received the most lines.
Clearly Lauren Jauregui is the producers’ pet, she’s everywhere on the song. Sadly, my girl Normani Hamilton is relegated to only a couple of background “oohs” and “aahs.” and perhaps five lines :( Oh well, at least she looks fantastic. Check out the cute video below.