It’s fair to say that we were all fairly surprised when Zayn Malik’s latest inking was unveiled. Mainly because instead of getting one of his usual doodles or a big old tattoo of Taylor Lautner in wolf form, the One Direction singer has gone and had a cartoon pic of Little Mix girlfriend Perrie Edwards permanently etched onto his arm. But while he seems pretty pleased with the result, fellow popstar Conor Maynard isn’t sure it was the best idea the Bradford Bad Boi has ever had.
From the amount of tatts popping up all over the bodies of various popstars at the moment, we’d kind of assumed there was some sort of secret inking club going on that you only get asked to join after you get a gold record or two. But apparently one singer who won’t be getting anyone’s pic tattooed on a body part is Conor, who reckons Zayn has made a pretty bold decision getting this latest inking.
“It’s a dangerous game doing that because if they break up,” C-Maynz told Bang Showbiz at the Silver Clef Awards this week. “[But] if he truly believes they’re going to be together forever then fair enough.
“If I got a tattoo I’d take on the whole fact that it’s on you for the rest of your life. Unless you got it removed, which isn’t the best thing.”
Erm, so it’s not really on you for life then, is it Conor?
“I’d only get something if I was 100 per cent sure,” he continued, considering the idea. “It has to mean something too. I don’t really like it when you see tattoos and you’re like, ‘Oh what does that mean? Oh, it’s just that.’”
What, like when people get their girlfriend’s faces tattooed onto their upper arms? Charming.
What do you think about all this – agree with Conor or think Zayn’s tatt is dead romantic?
Today Coca-Cola has announced that music star Conor Maynard will front the ‘Share a Coke’ experience which will be streamed live across 11 European countries.
The UK star, who is currently recording his second album in the US, will ask teens who they want to share a Coke with, giving people the chance to have their personal ‘dedications’ to friends and family performed live by Conor.
From today, people can register their special Share a Coke dedications on Conor Maynard’s YouTube page where he will ask them who they want to Share a Coke with. Then on Tuesday 25th June at 6pm, Conor will perform some of his favourite dedications via a live streaming experience via Google Hangouts.
The streaming will last 20 minutes and fans of Conor Maynard and Coca-Cola can watch as he performs the special Share a Coke dedications from some of the fans. He will improvise how he delivers the special dedications ‘ he could sing, rap or recite the dedications as part of the exclusive live streaming event.
Conor Maynard rose to fame when US singer Ne-Yo saw a YouTube video of Maynard performing a cover version of his track ‘Beautiful Monster’. The US R&B star subsequently became Maynard’s musical mentor. Last year, Conor Maynard won MTV’s Brand New for 2012 award.
The ‘Share a Coke’ with Conor Maynard live experience is part of the brand’s massive summer campaign which sees the brand extend a European wide invitation to consumers to ‘Share a Coke’ with their friends and family. To make the task easy and fun, the iconic Coca-Cola script has been replaced for the first time ever on PET bottles and cans ‘ with the names of consumers.
‘More than most other people in the music industry, my fans got me to where I am today so when Coca-Cola gave me the chance to surprise them with a ‘Share a Coke’ live experience, I was really excited,’ said Conor Maynard. ‘Having my name on a bottle of Coke is great and to be able to share that experience with my fans is even better.’
So if you want to Share a Coke with Conor Maynard, visit www.youtube.com/ConorMaynard
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.
Win tickets to Conor Maynard’s gig
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