This 15-year-old Mexican-American singer, songwriter, and rapper from Los Angeles is definitely on the rise this year. MTV named her as 1 of 13 artists to watch in 2013. (Btw, Austin Mahone made that list too.) She wrote the song “Wish U Were Here” for Cody Simpson, and then he invited her to be in the video, and perform with him on tour! Plus, she has a super-catchy song called “Monster” on the Hotel Transylvania soundtrack. Read on to find out more about this amazing teen.
Got the One Direction infection? Well look no further than today’s Would You Rather for a temporary cure! If you are obsessed with all things Louis, Harry, Niall, Liam, and Zayn, then answer the questions below.
Would you rather . . .
- See Harry get back together with Taylor Swift OR date Selena Gomez?
- See Niall with a purple mohawk OR Liam with a pink crew cut?
- Have your dad get a giant tattoo of the band members OR have your mom spray paint their pictures on her minivan?
- Have a private 1D concert at your house OR get a VIP invite to see them perform at the Kids Choice Awards?
- Their next song be titled “I Left My Heart on a Turkey Farm in Kentucky” OR “Mud Wrestling Broke My Heart and My Arm?”
- Meet Zayn as a zombie, or meet Harry as a werewolf?
- Go snowboarding with Louis OR go skydiving with Zayn?
- Get their next album before anyone else OR get to keep a pair of Liam’s sweaty gym socks?
- Let out a really loud and smelly fart while the boys are signing an autograph for you, OR have a large booger hanging out of your nose while you meet them?
- Star in a 1D video once and never see them again OR be an unknown member of their stage crew who gets to see them every day?
Leave your answers in the Comments below. And let us know YOUR most outrageous 1D Would You Rather questions! Until next time.
—Ratha, Stacks Writer
Jordan Plosky is a professional drummer who tours with Big Time Rush and plays drums in their concerts. If you have ever been to a Big Time Rush concert, you may have seen him playing drums. He also hosts his own podcast, and was nice enough to answer a few questions for us about life with BTR, and his advice for future pro musicians.
Originally auditioning as solo performers, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall became Little Mix during the 2011 series of The X Factor UK, and went on to be crowned the show’s first ever victorious group. Their single “Cannonball” shot straight to No.1 in the UK & Ireland, and they released their debut album DNA in December 2012. Their story sounds similar to One Direction’s, and in fact, Perrie Edwards and Zayn Malik are engaged! Find out more about this lucky group of women.
Taylor Swift “Read Every Day” Live Webcast
Q: Moving from Philadelphia to Nashville, how did that influence you as a writer?
Taylor: I became obsessed with poetry really early on because my favorite books were the Dr. Seuss books and Shel Silverstein and the books where you have the stories come together through rhyming. That was always my favorite kind of book to read because it sounded like a song. Like when you have a line of poetry where the rhymes hit at the right ends of the sentences, it sounds kind of like lyrics. English class was always my favorite class because of the reading, the writing, and mostly because of the poetry.
Q: Did you have teachers who recognized your creativity early?
Have you heard the new One Direction album Take Me Home which was released on November 13, 2012? You know you’re a Directioner when you can say the exact date and time you first heard the new album! Here are some other signs of the One Direction Infection.
If you watched America’s Got Talent last season, you saw how amazing Anna Graceman was. Only 11 years old and 4 feet, 3 inches tall, she looked tiny, but she was a HUGE performer! She didn’t win, but she’s 12 years old now and just released her first album. Definitely a huge accomplishment! Find out more about her life now. . .
There is this really obscure little song. You probably haven’t heard of it. Hardly anybody has but it’s really good. It’s called “Call Me Maybe.” Have you heard of it? OK, I’m just kidding. I know you have all heard it at least a million times and watched about 300 different parody videos: the version with Justin Bieber and his friends, the Harvard Baseball team, the U.S. Olympic Swim team, Cookie Monster, and countless others. Read on to find out how Carly Rae’s life was changed by this 1 little song.
One Direction, Conor Maynard & Beyonce’s Snuggie Kid
It’s been a long time since we had a dance party on the STACKS, but the brand new One Direction video is out, and I just can’t contain myself!
Here are 3 videos that you should watch this weekend if you want to dance like crazy. (And who doesn’t?)
Conor Maynard “Turn Around” featuring Ne-Yo
You might as well know I’m a complete and total Mayniac. This may be my favorite Conor Maynard video yet. The song is awesome, and the video effects of Conor falling through the air, surfing on top of a moving bus, and floating in a phone booth are amazing. And Ne-Yo’s dancing. . . yeah, I love this video! It’s the perfect way to get your dance party started.
Beyoncé “Countdown” (Snuggie Version)
Admit it. I know at least some of you have tried to reenact your favorite videos in your Snuggies. Well, the incredibly talented 16-year-old Ton Do-Nguyen is now famous for doing just that. He reenacted Beyoncé’s “Countdown” video frame by frame including every dance move, facial expression, and even video effects . . . also while wearing a Snuggie. Beyoncé herself posted it on her website under the heading “Brilliant,” and said, “I think he did this video better than I did.”
One Direction “Live While We’re Young”
Joy, joy, joy, joy, joy! From the first frame of Harry waking up in a tent, to Louis jumping off a rope swing into a river, to the lads flipping around in those giant bubble/hamster wheel thingies, to the final frame where Zayn sings the last line and then falls over (with help from Louis), this video is 1D perfection. This song makes you NEED to dance, and I may never stop singing it. “Let’s go crazy, crazy, crazy ’til we see the sun!” PS. If you watch closely, you will see Zayn making a heart sign with his hands, and a very funny expression with his face. Priceless!
If you have just watched these 3 videos and you still want to dance to “Gangnam Style,” then . . . I’m speechless. I still love you, but I just don’t know what to say to you.
Leave a Comment to let us know what songs are playing at YOUR dance party.
One Direction Wins 3 VMAs!
Did you watch the 2012 Video Music Awards last night? If you missed it, here is a rundown of my favorite winners: One Direction, One Direction, and One Direction!
They were nominated for Best New Artist, Most Share-Worthy Video for “What Makes You Beautiful”, and Best Pop Video for “What Makes You Beautiful”, and the loveable lads won all 3!
Louis says, “Wow, can’t believe we won 3 awards. I said it on stage but I’ll say it again. The awards are because of you guys! Thank you everyone!”
Aww. You’re welcome! Congratulations on a job well done!
In his speech, I don’t think Louis thanked his hairstylist, but that was definitely an interesting new look. What do you think? Thumbs up or down to his slicked back style? Leave a Comment!
Photo courtesy of MTV