JoJo – Disaster (Listen) After 5 years and what feels like hundreds of leaks and rumoured singles, we finally have the official first single from JoJo’s third album! Considering how long ago her previous hits feel, at 20 years old she’s actually still as young as the average new popstar, so I hope the music… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Ulrik Munther Considering Ulrik Munther is often described as the Swedish Justin Bieber and got his start representing Sweden in Junior Eurovision, you’d think I’d be documenting his every move here on This Must Be Pop. But sadly so far he’s been giving Sweden a pretty bad reputation in the race to provide the next… Continue reading The Next Big Bieber?
Labrinth – Earthquake (Live) Labrinth made a dramatic arrival onto the UK music scene last year with his number one hit Let The Sun Shine… then promptly vanished. He’s been performing at many of the big festivals this summer which means some of the tracks from his upcoming debut album have made it onto YouTube.… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Representing the UK: One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful At first I was really disappointed with 1D’s debut single. Knowing they had all the world’s best pop writers submitting songs for their debut album I was expecting the most exciting, fresh sound of any boyband around – the 2011 equivalent to *N Sync, perhaps.… Continue reading International Video Challenge
Martin Rolinski – Blame It On A Decent Matter (Listen) The fact that Martin’s debut solo single has been online for a few weeks now and I haven’t yet written about it says it all really. It’s not bad enough that I’d be ranting about how disappointing it is, but it’s not exciting enough for… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
Saxobeat did pretty well but I reckon there’s still room for someone to swoop in and take the ultimate Euro crossover crown for summer 2011. Here are my thoughts on some of the contenders’ chances: Loona – Vamos a la PlayaHere’s your typical Euro summer hit, the one everyone who holidays in Ibiza this year… Continue reading Who will have the Euro crossover hit of 2011?
In the past I would always answer this question in a split second: Sweden, of course! But these days I can skim through the whole Swedish top 100 and see nothing particularly exciting. In fact, there’s very little quality pop music coming out of Europe whatsoever at the moment. Every month I go through the… Continue reading Popping The Question: Which Country Is Making The Best Pop Music In 2011?
While Mohombi continues to prove that RedOne should not be allowed to sign acts just cos he’s good at songwriting, he has introduced an amazing new concept to the world of cover songs. His new song In Your Bed is a (chorus only) cover of Zombie by The Cranberries, changing the lyrics from the dark… Continue reading Mohombi’s finally done something useful…