January 6, 2012

Big Time Rush: Elevate

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Bigtimerush_130Big Time Rush has a BIG year planned for 2012. Their new album, titled Elevate, is out. They will be doing a concert tour in the U.S., and their new movie will premiere on Nickelodeon this spring. Big Time Movie looks like a hilarious, madcap adventure through London as the guys find themselves driving exotic cars and jumping out of helicopters to avoid evil henchmen, British secret agents, Swedish spies, and a billionaire businessman.

And to top it all off, James got an adorable new puppy. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should totally take a look. It’s sooo cute!

We talked to them about the album, the movie, and their other plans for 2012. Plus, they revealed which of the boys is a neat-freak. It’s not who I would have guessed!

Q: Tell me how you came up with the idea for ”Elevate.”
James: I worked on it with Damon Sharpe, who’s a good friend of ours. He actually came up with the concept. It’s very positive, and there’s a very fun message. It has this idea of elevating everything, elevating your life, elevating your style and so forth. When it came to naming the album, we all kept coming back to “Elevate” and eventually it just became the whole concept of this album from the artwork to the songs.

Q: “Music Sounds Better With U” is my favorite song. Do you guys have any favorites?
Carlos: “Invisible” means a lot to us because we wrote it for the fans. We want them to know they are not invisible to us at all. We see them and appreciate everything they do for us.
Logan: I love “Music Sounds Better With U” too! “Time of Our Life” is another one of my favorites because I had such a good time making this song with my friends/producers. Plus I think it’s cool to have writing credits on this album.

Big Time Rush 0640Q: The Big Time Movie features 4 Beatles songs: “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Revolution,” “We Can Work It Out,” and “Help!” Was that intimidating?
Logan: We are just excited to help introduce the Beatles music to a younger generation. They’re such amazing artists, we feel so honored to have had this opportunity.

Q: Carlos, you once said that you look for passion-driven songs like those of Stevie Wonder and Sam Cook. Who has the passion now?
Carlos: I can tell Adele, Justin Timberlake, and Bruno Mars are doing it because they love it. That inspires me, and it inspires all of us to continue to write. Every time Adele sings, that girl means it.

Q: Who would you like to collaborate with?
Kendall: There are so many talented artists that we would be thrilled to work with, but I think we all agree that working with Justin Timberlake would be pretty amazing.

Q: What music do you listen to?
Logan: When I want to just chill, I listen to John Mayer, Radiohead and Sarah Bareilles. When I need music to get me going, I turn on Foster the People, Chris Brown, and Drake.

Q: What is your New Year’s resolution?
Kendall: My New Year’s resolution is to enjoy every moment. . . I’m so lucky to be able to have all the incredible experiences I have, that I really want to soak everything in from now on.
Logan: It has been such an amazing year, and I have so much to be thankful for. My New Year’s resolution is to hit the gym more next year and to read more.

Q: Tell me something funny or special about one of your band-mates.
Carlos: Kendall likes organic food and likes to eat everything organic.
Logan: Carlos is the cleanest, most organized member of the group. His dressing room is always perfect.

Carlos! Would you have guessed that? PS. I had the amazing good fortune to meet the guys when they were here at Scholastic, and I just have one thing to say: “Phwoar!!”

Leave a Comment and let us know what you think about the new album, and how excited you are for the new movie!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

Interview by Marie Morreale
Images courtesy of Nickelodeon

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  1. Dahlia

    I have no idea who BIG TIME RUSH is. I tried watching their show but it wasn’t interesting to me. I’m sure BIG TIME RUSH is a great band. I do think they’re cute though.

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  2. jawleomn3

    omg the 4 guys of btr are super cute and im a huge fan of you nice new album and a birth day to james may your wishes come true xoxoxo:] <3

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  3. jawleomn3

    l love the btr guys they are all cute and made a cool album elevate it is so cool im a huge fan i heard that it was james bday onjuly 16 hapy late birthday and wishes come true.

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  4. LAVENDERBLACK53

    JAMES IS SO CUTE I LUV HOW HE IS THE CUTEST ONE OUT OF ALL OF THEM AND HES THE ONE THAT NEVER GETS A GIRLFRIEND IN THE SHOW !!
    WANNA C YA ON MY PROFILE PAGE LAVENDERBLACK53 !! FRIEND ME POST ME A MESSAGE !!
    I LUV ALL OF YOU XOXOXO LAVENDERBLACK53!!!

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  5. dolphin6

    big time rush is awesome and with one derection mixed into in with it it is just perfect what a great group you would be all together

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  6. Zakeyah

    I love all of them!I just hope they win the blimp at the KCA’s.Because right now it’s a commpetion between One Direction and Big time Rush.They’re both dreamy,cute,popular,and sing great,but I think Big Time Rush will sit this one out!

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  7. puppyart63

    I LOVE YOU JAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  8. Yellowpanda41

    I know who the Beatles are. Can’t wait to hear the boys sing the Beatles!Btr is awesome! I actually knew that Carlos was the clean one!

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  9. Big Time Rush Fan

    I learned Big Time Rush Plan 2012.New released album of BTR supper.In this album all quiet guys show his performance in a better way.

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  10. Emily K

    the movie sounds awsome can’t wait to see it you guys have amazing lifes and storys you guys deserve to have your own show and movie keep up the good work!

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  11. cheerfuldragon19

    I love their singing they are the best and they are really awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. pantherorange3

    I like james and logan.my sister likes carlos and kendal. me and my sister have the book Big Time Rush Big Time Audition.ILOVE it

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  13. athenablue107

    i love you kendall and i mean LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!you are so cute and nice i wish you would marry me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

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  14. DancingSapphire5

    I love BIG TIME RUSH! Listening to their music gives me a RUSH. Also, if my mom didn’t show me the second episode “Big Time Crib” then I never would’ve found out about them. Now I’m a BIG TIME FAN.

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  15. cierarose

    big time rush is ok but i like books better than tv i like this book called “RunAwayTwin” it is veary cool i would give the book five or more stars it is about a girl that been adooped alot of times but she keep runing away. She is try ing to find her sister,but befor that she finds money,enought to see her sister well i dont want to spoil the book so find it at your lirbray.
    thank
    you

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  16. purplenebula1

    I love BTR! (which by the way is the best band in the world.) They are sooooo cool. I know I will love the movie. I am listening to your music or watching the show.

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  17. jungle cat1

    I do like btr im a big fan!! I watch it like all the time!!i like to listen to nicki minaj!! they are really good singers

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  18. alivia

    i love big times rush i always wacth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. cit yblack15

    i love there new cd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its soooooooooo great!!!!!! Kendall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Hayden

    JAMES IS SOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!! =D MY SISTER GOT TO MEET HIM AND HUG HIM!! HIS PUPPY IS SO CUTE AND I LOVE HIS PUPPY AND JAMES. HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH =D

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  21. Kendall

    I LOVE KENDALL!! I actually got to meet them!! HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHHEHEHEHEHHEHEHEHHEHEHEHEHHEHEHE

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  22. springtiger3

    I LOVE BIG TIME RUSH SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. purplepig45

    i love btr its my fave. there so funny and cute. i watch it every day. james dog is so cute and kendles is to. kendle is my fave.

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  24. cyclonedrama1

    i will like the movie but love logan,and not much the other boys but still.But i wish carlos was not always wearing a helmet. I like the two other boys just a bit. i love logan because he is mature and he’s cute.

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  25. violetbulldog6

    i cant wait i want to go to the concert sooooo bad.i just got a new puppy too.i am soooo excited about the concert my bff is taking me.my cousin just got a husky puppy too.

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  26. SugerAngle

    I Wuv Kendle<3<3<3!Hes Soooo Cute ~xoxoxox~I Hope They Win For the Nick Choice Awards! GoodLuck Kendle,Logan,Carlos and James:)

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  27. Twinktoes87

    Schweet! And I have to completely adore Logans choice in music, I mean, there’s actually another John Mayer fan out there! :)

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  28. magic*esi

    The Beatles? Hmm… I mean, I’ve never listened to Big Time Rush, but it’d be cool to hear modern musical artists’ take on the Beatles.
    Also, any idea when the Write It boards will be up?

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  29. irene18

    Awesome! They’re all really good singers. They’re show isn’t as great as I would’ve hoped it would be, but that’s okay. :)
    ~irene18

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  30. Little Miss Smiles

    i love the beatles just take 1 peek in my room and u can tell. what on earth is btr??? nobody tells me anything!!!!

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  31. Mysterygirl123

    Cool!
    I like the song “Music sounds better with U” to! I also like the song “Help!”, BUT some kid in my class keeps on singing it in another version, *sigh* .
    Wait, there’s a MOVIE!? People never tell me these things…xP .

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  32. Skyelark Moon

    That’s really cool! I have never actually seen Big Time Rush, but the movie and album sound really cool!
    -Skyelark Moon xD

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