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‘Cats’ the movie
We all know Taylor Swift is a major cat person so it only makes sense that she would land a role in the movie adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/TS Eliot musical, ‘Cats’. Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen have also signed on for the project. Hudson is reportedly to play the role of Grizabella, which means she would get to sing the classic track Memory. The roles for the rest of the cast currently remain under wraps. Production on the film is scheduled to start in the UK in November.
Wild about Harry
It’s not every day that you hear of a young pop star donating money from their tours to charities. Well, that’s exactly what Harry Styles has done. He managed to raise $1.2 million (RO 460,000) for 62 charities around the world from his ‘Harry Styles: Live On Tour’ concerts. Styles donated a portion of the nearly one million tickets sold, which was supplemented by contributions from promoters. Did we mention that this was also his first tour as a solo artist?
Miley and Liam
If you’ve heard celebrity gossip that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have called it quits, don’t believe it! The two have confirmed that they are still very much together and in love. They are just trying to keep their relationship more private and, clearly, it’s working. The speculation started after Miley had deleted all her Instagram posts last week. But she did that because she is working on new music and is rebranding her image.
Sheeran’s ‘Songwriter’ trailer
The trailer for Ed Sheeran’s documentary ‘Songwriter’ is finally out and it looks amazing! Ed will show us how he wrote his smash ‘Galway Girl’ and we will be getting a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his massively successful album ‘Divide’. The documentary also shares childhood footage of Ed playing different instruments, and it takes you through the journey of his career over the past 10 years. ‘Songwriter’ comes out on August 28.
2018 MTV VMAs
Cardi B. is leading the nominations at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards happening in New York on August 20. She could be going home with 10 awards for categories such as Video of the Year, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year! Coming in second place for the most nominations with eight, including Video of the Year and Best Collaboration are The Carters aka Beyonce and Jay Z. Childish Gambino and Drake have both been nominated on seven occasions. Other artists up for awards include Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello.
Artists to watch
Chance The Rapper’s fab four
Chance The Rapper has surprised fans by dropping four new songs at the same time! These are his first solo releases since his 2016 Grammy award-winning album ‘Coloring Book’. ‘Work Out’, ‘Wala Cam’,
‘I Might Need Security’ and ‘65th and Ingleside’ will all be on his new album which he says is being produced by his mentor Kanye West! You can hear the full songs on our website VirginRadioOman.com.
Zayn – Sour Diesel
Zayn Malik continues to tease us with new music even though we still don’t have a release date or title for his second solo album. ‘Sour Diesel’ is a bit of a different sound for him as it has an 80s soul-funk vibe to it, but
of course it still manages to show off his
Zedd and Elley Duhé – ‘Happy Now’
After the massive success of ‘The Middle’ which spent 23 weeks on the billboard Hot 100, Zedd is back with yet another catchy track. This time he’s enlisted the help of Elley Duhé on his new song ‘Happy Now’. The song has a fun upbeat sound and we’re sure we are going to be hearing it everywhere this summer!