Conor Maynard has given fans their first teasers about the follow-up to his 2012 debut album ‘Contrast’.
The ‘Can’t Say No’ singer arrived with a number one record last year, and is now planning the follow-up, which he promises will be about very different themes to his debut.
“Touring has given me new experiences to write about,” Conor revealed to the Daily Star. “Contrast was about girls.
“This [new album] will be about how my life has changed,” the ‘Vegas Girl’ singer explained. “Both the cool and horrible ways.”
The ‘Turn Around’ singer recently revealed he has high hopes to work with singer-songwriters like Ed Sheeran or John Mayer on his new record, while naming Drake as a potential dream collaborator for the future.
Conor Maynard, Little Nikki and Gabielle Aplin have been announced to play a show as part of MTV’s Brand New for 2013.
Both will be joined by Little Nikki, who has been shortlisted alongside Aplin for this year’s MTV ones to watch.
The show takes place in association with Emporio Armani Diamonds at London’s Forum in Kentish Town on January 22.
Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Make sure you get your tickets ;D Good luck ^^
Conor Maynard says he was “the most starstruck” he has ever been after Rihanna complimented his music during a chance encounter on a plane flight.
The signer says he could barely speak when the ‘Where Have You Been’ singer approached him on board a plane and congratulated him on his recent chart success.
“I was on a plane back from LA to London and I was just sitting in my seat and then all of a sudden there was a tap on the chair,” Conor revealed to Getty this week. “I turned around and it was Rihanna.
“I just stared at her,” the 20 year-old singer explained. “She said, ‘Hi. Congratulations on everything!’ and then she wandered off.
“I tried to say something but I just kind of went, ‘Er… um… er’, and that’s all that came out,” Conor added. “It really wasn’t that great as a reply. That’s the most starstruck I have ever been.”
British pop star Conor Maynard has snubbed a string of film roles so he can concentrate on his music career.
The Can’t Say No hitmaker shot to fame in his native U.K. this year (12), and his rising profile has caught the eye of film bosses, who have been sending scripts for movie projects to his management.
However, his team have been keeping the offers out of Maynard’s view so he can focus on establishing himself as a music superstar.
He tells Britain’s Daily Star Sunday, “My manager gets sent film scripts but they want me to hold back on that side of things.
“They didn’t even tell me what films they were for in case I really wanted to do them. It’s good to know they want me though.
“Acting was always something I wanted to do growing up – until I was about 15 it was my main passion. When I’ve done what I want to do with music, I’ll hopefully get to do it if the offers are still there.”
Ooooh, I can imagine him as an actor later. I’m sure he’d do great :’D
Conor Maynard will perform at this year’s Jingle Bell Ball in London, it’s been announced.
The ‘Vegas Girl’ star will take to the stage on the second day of the event, which runs over two nights – the 8th and 9th December – at the O2 Arena.
Conor has enjoyed an incredible 2012 – a year that has included the release of his debut album ‘Contrast’.
Conor Maynard joins a Jingle Bell Ball 2012 line-up that already includes Calvin Harris and Rita Ora – the rest of the line-up for day one to be announced later today.
Jingle Ball Ball tickets for the Sunday event go on general sale on Monday (12th November 2012) at 8am.
If you’re a Capitalfm.com VIP you can get access to an exclusive tickets pre-sale now.
The first night of the Jingle Bell Ball will feature performances from Bruno Mars, Cheryl Cole, Lawson, Little Mix, One Direction, The Script, Rizzle Kicks and JLS.
Conor Maynard will be switching on Bluewater’s Christmas lights on November 16.
The pop star will be kicking off the special hour-long event at 5.30pm with a performance of some of his biggest hits taken from his Number one-selling album ‘Contrast’.
Families can enjoy his current single Turn Around as well as Can’t Say No and Vegas Girl.
Conor said: “I’m really excited about performing at the Bluewater Light Switch-On event and officially opening the festive season at Bluewater, it will kick start my Christmas.”
People attending the Switch-On should also prepare to be wowed by dance performances by Britain’s Got Talent and Streetdance 3D stars Flawless as well as dancers from The English National Ballet.
Thirty lucky fans have the chance to win a meet and greet with either Conor Maynard or Flawless and The English National Ballet.
For more information, visit facebook.com/Bluewater
Conor Maynard is the first act to play three exclusive “Live from the 34th Floor” gigs from BT Tower in London at 8pm on Tuesday 20 November. Two more top acts, yet to be announced, will play on 10 December and 15 January 2013.
Conor, best known for his smash single ‘Turn Around’ is already a YouTube hit having found fame through the channel when his mentor US R&B musician and producer Ne-Yo discovered his videos there.
Tweet questions to Conor now
You can tweet your questions to Conor right now using the hashtag #AskConor and he’ll answer the best ones on the night which you can watch on the new BT Infinity Presents YouTube channel.
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Join the Facebook event to find out more, including an exclusive competition to be at this very intimate, very unusual gig on top of BT Tower. “Like” the BT UK Facebook page to be the first to find out who the other acts are. What’s not to like?
9 of the UK’s biggest acts are going head-to-head for the People’s Choice Awards at this year’s UK Music Video Awards powered by VEVO. And, obviously, Conor is nominated!! Go vote for Conor Maynard’s Turn Around Music Video here – https://www.facebook.com/VEVO/app_160731467314127
Conor Maynard has revealed he’s a fan of X Factor star James Arthur.
Despite his television set being on the blink, the Vegas Girl singer has been keeping an eye on James’ performances on X Factor and reckons he could be the one to watch.
“I haven’t had a working TV in over a month. I was on Xtra Factor the other day though so that was really cool,” he said.
“I think James Arthur is up there for me as one of my favourites, he’s kind of rocky, a more husky kind of sound. I think he’s really cool.”
Asked if James wasn’t mainstream enough to win the contest, he said: “I think it’s always about moments. I think if someone goes out there and does something incredible, it can switch up everything and sometimes the people that are more like the dark horse do something one of the weeks that is incredible.”
Conor has been dubbed as the UK’s answer to Justin Bieber and has an army of loyal fans known as Mayniacs, but the singer revealed his family still treat him the same.
“I rarely ever get to go home any more, I’m so busy that I don’t get back to Brighton as much as I used to. I went down recently and my mum still made me take out the recycling,” he admitted.
“My brother actually got papped outside a club because they though it was me. He was standing there just absolutely laughing his head off and the paparazzi guy just looked so confused. We’ll see if fame corrupts him!”
Conor Maynard will be performing on the Today Show on October 16th, 2012! To celebrate, Conor will be inviting 20 fans who show up with the biggest/brightest/most creative signs on the OFFICIAL MAYNIAC double-decker tour bus! Conor will be hanging out with the winners on the bus, performing for them, signing autographs, taking pictures and more. Do you want to be a part of this AWESOME experience? Check below for more info:
WHEN: Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
WHERE: Rockefeller Plaza, NYC
TIME: 10:30am (plan for being there a little bit earlier)
WHAT TO BRING: The biggest/best/most creative/colorful signs.