Like it or not, these young artists are coming, and are very much prepped to join the ranks of high-flying U.S pop acts. The products of “X Factor ” and the “Glee” generation, these “90 babies,” are coming and there is not much in the way to stop the next wave of ‘British Invasion.’
Cher Lloyd rose to fame on the X Factor UK in 2010 as she stood out from all the other contestants in the finals. What made the then 17-year-old notable were her particular swagger and her displayed originality. The girl may not have had the most angelic singing voice, although that didn’t matter as her rapping and tantalising twists on average pop songs gave her the edge that got her noticed.
The ‘Swagger Jagger’ singer has been blessed to record with none other than pop mogul LA Reid, who liking what he saw quickly snapped her up for his ‘Epic’ record label.
Speaking of her attempt at US success Cher exclaimed, “I’m not going to walk before I can run. It’s quite a big thing to try to achieve, but you never know what’s going to happen.”
Future for Cher: LA Reid has previously praised the singer by predicting huge success in the US.
Cher is set release her debut album, “Sticks + Stones” on April 10th in the US. The album features artists such as fellow X Factor star Astro, Mike Posner and the mighty Busta Rhymes.
Cher will also be joining the likes of Timbaland, Ed Sheeran and The Ting Tings at The SXSW ‘One night in Austin’ event on March 17th
With Your Love- Cher Lloyd, featuring Mike Posner
Having beaten Take That’s accomplishment for the highest scoring single for a boy band in the US the future already looks bright for these lads.
Following a welcome feature on the tv show Glee the group have climbed to number five with their infectious track, ‘Glad You Came’.
The British- Irish band was privileged to record their debut album with Guy Chambers, Taio Cruz and Steve Mac adding an instant sparkling to the launch of their careers.
Put together in 2009, The Wanted have had major success in the UK and are now the first boy band to hit the top 10 on the US airplay chart since the Backstreet Boys.
Delighted with their achievement singer Jay McGuiness exclaimed, “The British are smashing it at the minute in the US, and it’s great to feel like we’re helping steer that.”
The group who have just finished their US tour have also have performed on both the Ellen Show and Chelsea Wanted receiving a great response.
Future for The Wanted: A performance on the Jay Leno show is expected on March 20th which should gain the band some amazing exposure.
The Wanted release a self titled US album on April 24th.
Glad You Came- The Wanted
Having just topped the US iTunes charts with debut album ‘Up All Night’ British-Irish boy band One Direction are causing something of a stir in the US.
The band recently performed a mini gig in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza which gathered a record-breaking crowd of 15,000. It seems mass One Direction fever has hit US shores with the quintet constantly surrounded by a foray of security.
One Direction, made up of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson was formed on the X Factor UK in 2010.
The group have enjoyed good success in the UK and their debut album, ‘Up All Night’ has reached top 10 in numerous European countries, topping the charts in Sweden and Italy.
Future for One Direction: Apparently they may be in talks with Nickelodeon to have their own show.
The group is also set to perform at The Kids’ Choice Awards on March 31st, Saturday Night Live on April 7th and is to make an appearance in iCarly cast as themselves; all of which should give them massive exposure.
What Makes You Beautiful- One Direction