Britney Spears asks court to remove her father as co-conservator of her estate

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Britney Spears’ attorney has filed court papers in a bid to remove the singer’s father, James Spears, as the co-conservator of her estate.

In papers filed on November 3, Spears’ court-appointed lawyer Samuel Ingham argued that the star will suffer “loss and injury” if James is allowed to retain his position.

Ingham is now requesting that James is removed from his position as soon as Spears’ new conservator, The Bessemer Trust, is appointed.

The latest legal battle comes amid the ongoing #FreeBritney campaign, which claims that the singer is being controlled by James – who became her conservator in 2008.

Spears first requested in September that her conservatorship is managed by The Bessemer Trust – a private independent firm that looks after $140 billion for over 2,500 families.

Another development in what seems to be an increasingly complicated relationship between Britney and her father.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe

The latest releases you NEED to have on your playlist this weekend

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It’s time for another instalment of the best music we’ve discovered this week, a collection of new releases you’ll wish you heard sooner. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for a chance to submit your track and be featured on the Fresh Hit Radar.

Kicking off the list is the talented India Dupriez with brand new single Kiss and Tell, a collaboration with Multi-Grammy nominated producer Boom Dice. This track couldn’t be hotter off the press as the stunning single was released TODAY (9th Oct). Upbeat, catchy and commercial Kiss and Tell is a classic Pop anthem. Kiss and Tell is a stunning single from the Australian talent and yet another beautifully produced track from Boom Dice. Big things are ahead for this incredible artist.

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Next up it’s UK based Krankhead with their stand out new single Space Coupe. Driving, gritty and catchy this track is trap infused greatness. With intriguing synths, a rocking guitar and some clever bars we couldn’t ask for more from the talented duo. Space Coupe is accompanied by a caricature and lighthearted video which sees the duo dress up as Marty Mcfly and Doc respectively, guaranteed to make you smile AND Space Coupe is a must have on your playlist this weekend.

Third on our list is Kelsey Coleman with single Break Mine. No stranger to the Pop Playlister platform, Kelsey has already established herself as an exciting and innovative talent breaking onto the Pop scene. Smooth vocals sitting over gritty guitars creates a picture perfect contrast, and truly stunning Pop single. Listen for yourself and soak up all that talent!

The next hit to make it onto our radar is Melanie Masson’s Why Don’t You Love Me. Why Don’t You Love Me is the definition of a power ballad, featuring Melanie’s hugely impressive vocal prowess and some grooving brass sections that tie together into one of the best singles we’ve heard so far this year. Feel good and full of female power, Melanie Masson’s Why Don’t You Love Me has quickly become a Pop Playlister favourite.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Singer Antonia Grace releases stunning new single ‘My Little Ten’, at just 10 years old

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Yes you read that correctly. Stunning single, My Little Ten, comes from ten year old talent Antonia Grace. A performer since the age of just 5, Antonia is no stranger to the entertainment world.

My Little Ten tells the story of Antonia Grace seeing the world as more than fairy tales and dreams. It gives her first impressions of adult problems, whether they be climate change, pandemics or hatred.

French born and London based, Antonia Grace began her entertainment career in musical theatre before progressing to the world of performing in front of thousands by the time she was just seven years old.

Astounding and incredible, the young star soon began writing lyrics and making music. Having performed in her native France as well as in LA at the Vocalstar Awards, where she beat hundreds of competitors to snap the prize for Best Music Video Award, Antonia Grace is a vocal veteran.

Antonia Grace was inspired to start her vocal journey by none other than Depeche Mode singer, David Gahan. Taken to see the band by her parents when she was seven, Antonia knew singing on stage was where she wanted to be.

My Little Ten is the first release from Antonia’s debut EP entitled London Grace. Already making waves in radio and significant publications, many exciting things lay ahead for Antonia Grace.

Bursting with talent and potential, this youngster has already established herself as an award-winning vocalist and catchy song-writer.

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Justin Bieber set to release new single ‘Holy’ this Friday

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Justin Bieber has confirmed that he’ll release his new single ‘Holy’ this Friday, marking the first new music from the singer since his fifth album Changes arrived earlier this year.

Posting on Twitter, Bieber wrote “FOUR DAYS”, alongside a link to a website titled http://jbsoon.com.

When fans click through to the site, the track title appears in large white lettering, set against a background photo of barren farmland.


Bieber also shared a photo from the song’s video shoot, which sees him wearing dungarees and covered in mud while sitting next to director Colin Tilley – who most recently directed the video for Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s ‘WAP’.

Commenting on the photo, Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun wrote: “New era. Friday.” You can see the post below.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe

Another dose of Fresh Hits for your playlist

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We’re back with the best new releases that made it on to our radar.

Since it’s a Sunday, we’re slowing it down this week, with a collection of tracks that are smooth, sultry and soulful.

Sit back and let us soundtrack your sunday.

First up it’s Please Don’t Be Me by Jburn and H I P P O. A blend between bedroom pop and smooth rap, this track is the definition of easy listening. Slow yet subtly groovy Please Don’t Be Me has an easy beat sitting under relaxed pianos and witty bars. This single oozes Sunday vibes, take a listen below.

Next up it’s Sally Rose with Hear My Voice. Sally’s deep and sultry vocals are a true pleasure to listen to, blending flawlessly with an indie-rock backing and motivated lyricism. Energetic and vibrant Hear My Voice is a song that demands to be heard. If you need a little push to get up this Sunday, Sally Rose’s Hear My Voice is the perfect tune to get you out of bed.

The third instalment on our Fresh Hit Radar feature is Ever Enough by Kissy. Upbeat, groovy and bouncing this track is a pleasure to listen to. Punchy beats, a groovy bass line and Kissy’s soft vocals make Ever Enough the full musical package. A catchy track that will have you dancing round the kitchen, Ever Enough is a stand-out single for Kissy. Alt-Pop brilliance, Kissy a certainly one to watch for 2020.

Last but by no means least is Sugar Moon by Pixi Ink and krapka;KOMA. This single is soulful, ethereal and heavenly. A fusion of electronic and acoustic soundscapes, combined with soft vocals and heavenly harmonies that make a hauntingly beautiful track. Sugar Moon is a smooth yet moody track and the Pop Playlister team’s top tune of the week. Take a listen.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Star on the rise, Jack Rose releases stand-out new single ‘Better On My Own’

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Singer-songwriter and rising star Jack Rose is back to bless us with another single titled Better On My Own.

Better On My Own is a vibrant and upbeat Pop track from Jack Rose, set for release on 25th September 2020. Collaborating with producer duo SK and featuring that unmistakable hook line from Annie Lennox’s iconic song “No More I You’s” the track is bursting with talent, musicality and bounce.

With a positive yet subliminal message behind the track, Better On My Own lets the listener know that there are times in life when we all need to walk away from a toxic relationship for the good of our own mental health.

A hugely important and prominent message from Jack Rose and one he should be commended for.

Fired up and ready to go, Jack’s latest single firmly establishes him as one of the brightest young talents in the UK music scene. Tipped to be a British Justin Timberlake, it’s no surprise that the new single has been backed with a host of top remixes (Billy Da Kid, Dots Per Inch, Morlando and more).

The hardworking young songwriter has already clocked up an insane 250 live shows and has built a large and fiercely loyal following on social media, and it’s not hard to see why.

Having toured with the legendary Faith Evans and supported the likes of Tinchy Stryder, Shane Lynch (Boyzone), Dane Bowers (Another Level) and Abz Love (Five) to name a few, Jack Rose has cemented himself as next up in UK music and is not one to be slept on.

Find, follow and support Jack Rose in the wake of his new single Better On My Own.

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BTS break Youtube record with ‘Dynamite’ video

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On Friday August 21, BTS finally uploaded their highly anticipated music video for ‘Dynamite’. Now, that video has obliterated the record for most views on YouTube in a 24 hour period.

As confirmed by Variety, the music video for ‘Dynamite’ racked up 101.1million views within the first 24 hours. This surpasses the previous record holder – fellow K-Pop superstars BLACKPINK – with their track ‘How You Like That‘ which garnered 86.3million views in 24 hours.

In addition, ‘Dynamite’ is the first video in YouTube history to earn over 100million views in a 24 hour period.

Next month, the band will drop their new concert film Break The Silence: The Movie, which was filmed during the band’s ‘Love Yourself: Speak Yourself’ world tour.

BTS are notorious for their loyal and passionate fanbase, with K-Pop on the rise in the commercial music scene it comes as no surprise that this supergroup have become record breakers.

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Alicia Keys X Khalid collab in the works

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The 39-year-old singer tagged the ‘Talk’ hitmaker in a Twitter post, in which she shared a 15-second audio clip.
She wrote in the post: “I think it’s time.”

Khalid simply replied: “YUP.”

The 15-second teaser featured the ‘Empire State of Mind’ star singing: “Because I’m so, so done/I’m living the way that I want”.

The song will follow Alicia’s most recent single, June’s ‘Perfect Way To Die’, which was released in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and explored a “system of racism that looks at Black life as unworthy” and “the culture of police violence”.

That same month, Khalid teamed up with Victoria Monét and SG Lewis on ‘Experience’ and opted to stick with their intended release date to bring joy at a time of civil unrest.

They said in a statement at the time: “We’ve always used music as a form of escapism from troubling things.

“This song, though deep in subject matter, sonically simply feels joyful and celebratory. It’s important to us to highlight and celebrate Black joy and love in the middle of so much pain and trauma.”

Alicia Keys and Khalid are two industry heavy-weights, with oodles of talent, lyrical prowess and musicality between them. We can’t wait to hear the single.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe

The Fresh Hits you NEED on your radar this week…

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We’re back with another update of our Fresh Hit Radar playlist, if you haven’t already check it out here and give us a follow. We received so many incredible submissions this week it was hard to pick our featuring artists, keep the music coming for a chance to be in next week’s post! 

Kicking off the list is a summer tune from Sonny Lover Boy titled Tropical Planet. The track is bright, grooving and smooth. An instrumental single with a soothing vibe and the perfect tune to soundtrack a slow Sunday afternoon. Sonny Lover Boy is pure lofi brilliance, a talented producer and summery beat maker.

Next is Pop powerhouse India Dupriez with her huge single How. An artist who transcends any single genre with elements of Pop, Indie, Electro and beyond India is truly an artist in her own lane. How is an eerie Pop track, featuring India’s pure toned, powerful vocals, haunting harmonies and sultry synths. The single emanates quality, talent and potential. India Dupriez is definitely one to watch and next up in 2020.

Switching it up with a Folk infused Indie track from Willy Nilly titled Misbehave. Featuring rich harmonies, gritty vocal styles and energetic guitars Misbehave is a bouncing, catchy Indie track. Willy Nilly ooze musical quality and authenticity with an incredibly unique sounding lead singer Misbehave is a great first impression from the band on the Pop Playlister team. We can’t wait to hear more from them.

The Hardest Thing by Sallee is our next addition to the playlist. An Alt-Pop princess hailing from Melbourne Australia but making Music with the potential to go global. The Hardest Thing is a powerful anthem, with Sallee’s soothing vocal style, driving beat and haunting synths. Sallee’s songwriting draws on her real life experiences, Love, success, identity and heartbreak. This young singer songwriter shows great promise.

The final addition to our Fresh Hit Radar post is Madison Olds with anthem Best Part of Me. Electro-Pop at its finest, Best Part of Me is a summer pop tune to roll down the windows and blast out the car on a sunny day. The singer songwriter has set her sights on greatness and is set to become Canada’s next big breakthrough artist.

Happy Listening everyone! Remember to follow us on TWITTER for a chance to feature on next week’s Fresh Hit Radar update.

Written By: Jessica Rowe

The Fresh Hit Radar- Music hotter than a heatwave

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It’s our favourite part of the week and time to share some fantastic, fresh hits with you all. We’re excited to bring you the official Fresh Hit Radar playlist on Spotify, give it a follow and let us put you on some great new music.

Kicking off this week’s playlist are the talented Umbrellabirds with their acoustic single Rhododendrons. This track is true easy listening, acoustic guitars sitting perfectly over a rhythmic beat featuring effortlessly smooth vocals. The perfect addition to your Sunday playlist and a sound you won’t tire of. Check out the full project Closing Ceremony out now on all streaming platforms.

Next up some ambient jazz to soundtrack your sunny weekend. Hugo Marsh’s album Mutualism is a jazz infused, indie take on instrumentals. Each track is mellow with just enough funk, groove and rhythm creating a perfect blend of sound and style. Another easy listening project that’s a must have on any chill-out playlist.

Third on our list is the talented Lisa Danaë with her track Starlet, her first single post 2 year hiatus but it is more than worth the wait. Starlet is pure pop princess greatness, a track with energy and power, driving synths and Lisa’s strikingly pure vocals. The California native oozes commercial potential with her catchy hooks and heartfelt lyricism. A true pop talent and the most promising artist we’ve seen in the genre for a long time. Lisa has true potential for pop stardom. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one.

Our final addition is Samuel Slater’s So Far, Gone, a strong contender for our song of the summer. The track is Samuel’s debut single and is a hugely promising start for the artist. So Far, Gone is a catchy track featuring an easy beat and bright guitars, the song is pure bedroom-pop, indie genius. Grooving, warm and effortless So Far, Gone is a must have on your summer playlist and firmly establishes Samuel Slater as one to water for 2020.

Happy Listening!