Finished watching Niall Horan, formerly of One Direction from his debut single This Town on The Graham Norton Show and considering that a pop-band this new song of his is surprisingly different and didn’t sound that bad. A nice sounding acoustic soul number with a small bit of Irish influence in it. Unfortunately as good as I found if I’m afraid I won’t be rushing to download the single anytime soon. I know I’m probably being biased here as I wasn’t a fan of One Direction but I don’t approve of anything that’s a product of the Walsh/Cowell machine either and every time I see Niall I just end up thinking of that band.
The winners of the Billboards were announced as you will no doubt have heard. Some of the lucky recipients were; Rihanna who took home an award for Billboard Chart Achievement Award, courtesy of the fan-vote; The Weeknd won one for his song “The Hills”; Justin Bieber received an award for Top Male Artist, which is rather surprising in my opinion considering how he’s only been back in the charts for what seems like merely a year, (and spending at the last 1-2 behaving like a total pillock. Like I said; my own opinion); Thomas Rhett for his country song “Die a Happy Man”; and One Direction received an award for Top Duo/Group. Adele managed to scoop 5 awards, one for Top Female Artist and another for her album 25. If there was ever an example of Best of British, it’s clearly Adele. The Weeeknd was the clear winner of the night taking home 8 awards. Good for him. I admit I do like some of his music. Lastly the Queen of Pop, Madonna, paid tribute to the late singer, Prince, by singing the hit song ‘Nothing Compare 2U’