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Unfinished Business is the debut studio album by English singer Nathan Sykes. It was released on 11 November 2016, by Global Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings. The album features two guest appearances from American singer Ariana Grande, and American rapper G-Eazy.
Nathan James Sykes is an English singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for being the youngest member of the British boy band The Wanted. In 2013, Sykes appeared with his bandmates in the E! channel reality television series The Wanted Life. After the band's hiatus in 2014, Sykes embarked on a solo career. His debut single, "Kiss Me Quick" was released in July 2015. It reached number-one on the US Dance Club Songs chart.
Def Jam Recordings is an American record label focused predominantly on hip hop and urban music, owned by Universal Music Group. In the UK, the label takes on the name Def Jam UK and is operated through Virgin EMI Records, while in Japan, it is known as Def Jam Japan, operating through Universal Music Japan. The label distributes releases of various record labels, including Kanye West's GOOD Music, and Listen Up Forever Records, headed by producer, Ronny J. Current artists include Justin Bieber, Logic, Big Sean, Kanye West, Nas, 2 Chainz, Teyana Taylor, YG, Dave East, Jeezy, Jeremih, Q-Tip, Valee, Pusha T, Vince Staples, Fabolous, Desiigner and Jhené Aiko.
In show business, a guest appearance is the participation of an outsider performer in an event such as a music record or concert, show, etc., when the performer does not belong to the regular cast, band or other performing group. In music, such an outside performer is often referred to as a guest artist. In performance art, the terms guest role or guest star are also common, the latter term specifically indicating the guest appearance of a celebrity. The latter is often also credited as special guest star or special musical guest star by some production companies.
In 2014, the concept for the album came about when the British-based dance-pop band The Wanted began parted ways with each other on a hiatus, while Nathan himself decided that he wanted to pursue a solo career. In March 2015, Sykes debuted as a solo artist and released his first music video for the track, called "More Than You'll Ever Know" on his Vevo account.Sykes went on his first solo tour on 8 April 2015, which included six sold-out shows in the United Kingdom. Sykes announced via the app Periscope that his debut single from his album would be called "Kiss Me Quick". The single was released on 5 July 2015. On 21 May 2015, Sykes released a music video for his debut single, "Kiss Me Quick" on his Vevo account. The song peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.
Dance-pop is a pop and dance subgenre that originated in the early 1980s. It is generally uptempo music intended for nightclubs with the intention of being danceable but also suitable for contemporary hit radio. Developing from a combination of electronic dance music and pop music, with influences of disco, post-disco and synth-pop, it is generally characterised by strong beats with easy, uncomplicated song structures which are generally more similar to pop music than the more free-form dance genre, with an emphasis on melody as well as catchy tunes. The genre, on the whole, tends to be producer-driven, despite some notable exceptions.
The Wanted was a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes. They formed in 2009 and were signed worldwide to Universal Music subsidiaries Island Records and Mercury Records, and managed by Scooter Braun.
A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. There are also cases where songs are used in tie-in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie-ins and merchandising can be used for toys or for food or other products. Although the origins of the music video date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they again came into prominence in the 1980s when the channel MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these kinds of videos were described by various terms including "illustrated song", "filmed insert", "promotional (promo) film", "promotional clip", "promotional video", "song video", "song clip" or "film clip".
In October 2015, Sykes announced that his second single from the album would be called "Over and Over Again". The music video for the song was released in the UK on 28 October 2015. It was released worldwide on 20 November 2015. In March 2016, it was announced that Sykes would support the girl group Little Mix on their Get Weird Tour. Sykes announced that his third single from the album would be called "Give It Up", and would be released on 13 May 2016.The music video for "Give It Up" was released on 27 April 2016, and was later banned from television after numerous scenes were deemed unsuitable for most audiences. On 26 July 2016, Sykes announced that his debut studio album would be called Unfinished Business, and would be released on 4 November 2016. However, on 12 October 2016, Sykes announced that the album would be released one week later than originally planned on 11 November 2016.
Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011 during the eighth series of the UK version of The X Factor. They were the first group to win the competition, and following their victory, they signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Music and released a cover of Damien Rice's "Cannonball" as their winner's single. The members are Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.
The Get Weird Tour was the third concert tour and the first worldwide tour by British girl group Little Mix, in support of their third studio album, Get Weird, announced in July 2015. It began on 13 March 2016 in Cardiff, Wales and ended on 27 August 2016 in Newmarket, England. The group performed at sold out shows across Europe, Oceania and Asia with a total of 60 shows selling approximately 377,682 tickets. It grossed a total of 22.1 million dollars, becoming the 8th highest grossing girl group tour in history, after being pushed back down by their 2017 The Glory Days Tour ranked as the 5th highest in history.
"Give It Up" is a song by English singer Nathan Sykes, featuring vocals from American rapper G-Eazy. The song was released in the United Kingdom on 29 April 2016 as the third single from his debut studio album Unfinished Business (2016). The song peaked at number 56 on the UK Singles Chart.
|Unfinished Business– Standard edition|
|1.||"Good Things Come to Those Who Wait"||Sjolie||3:38|
|2.||"Kiss Me Quick"|
Lorne Alistair Tennant, better known as Ali Tennant, is a British singer, songwriter and vocal producer/mentor from London, England signed to BMG Chrysalis.
LDN Noise is a songwriting and record producing duo, consisting of members Greg Bonnick and Hayden Chapman, currently based in London, United Kingdom. They are best known for producing hits for other artists, such as Nathan Sykes, Nick Jonas, Chris Brown and K-pop artists, such as EXO and Red Velvet.
James "JHart" Abrahart is a British multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, record producer and arranger, based in Los Angeles. Signed by Mike Caren to Artist Publishing Group in 2013, he has worked with a number of popular artists, including Usher, Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, Kygo, Chris Brown, Little Mix, Martin Garrix, Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony, Keith Urban, Trey Songz, Kelsea Ballerini and Kevin Gates, amongst others. His output has amassed over $8 million in sales.
Harmony David Samuels is an English record producer, composer and songwriter. He has produced a multitude of hits for artists such as Brandy, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Chip, Michelle Williams, Fantasia, Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole, Ne-Yo and more.
Carmen Reece is a British singer, songwriter and musician based in Los Angeles, California. An accomplished pianist and flautist from childhood, Reece penned her first song aged 11 and has since worked and written for world-renowned artists such as Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Destiny’s Child, Jennifer Lopez, Nathan Sykes, Ciara and Craig David, among others.
|6.||"I Can't Be Mad"||4:07|
|7.||"There's Only One of You"||Woodcock||3:54|
|9.||"Give It Up" (featuring G-Eazy)|
Gerald Earl Gillum, known professionally as G-Eazy, is an American rapper and philanthropist from Oakland, California. His first major-label album, These Things Happen, was released on June 23, 2014 and peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard 200. His second studio album, When It's Dark Out, was released on December 4, 2015. It featured the single "Me, Myself & I", which reached the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100. His third and most recent studio album, The Beautiful & Damned, was released on December 15, 2017.
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|10.||"More Than You'll Ever Know"||Riley||3:25|
|11.||"Over and Over Again"||4:07|
|12.||"I'll Remember You"||Dernst Emile II||4:06|
|Unfinished Business– Deluxe edition|
|13.||"Tears in the Rain"||Watters||4:23|
|14.||"Over and Over Again" (featuring Ariana Grande)||4:06|
|16.||"Burn Me Down"||Samuels||3:59|
|Unfinished Business– Vinyl Double LP|
|17.||"I'd Rather Lose"|
|Scottish Albums (OCC)||19|
|UK Albums (OCC)||11|
|US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)||2|
Ronnie Gene Dunn is an American country music singer-songwriter and record executive. In 2011, Dunn began working as a solo artist following the breakup of Brooks & Dunn. He released his self-titled debut album for Arista Nashville on June 7, 2011, reaching the Top 10 with its lead-off single "Bleed Red". In 2013, after leaving Arista Nashville in 2012, Dunn founded Little Will-E Records. On April 8, 2014, Ronnie Dunn released his second solo album, Peace, Love, and Country Music through his own Little Will-E Records. On November 11, 2016, he released his third album Tattooed Heart on NASH Icon label.
3OH!3 is an American electronic music duo from Boulder, Colorado, made up of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte. They are best known for their single "Don't Trust Me" from their album Want, which reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Their second single, a remix of "Starstrukk" featuring Katy Perry from Want, was a top ten hit in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Poland, and Australia. They gained further recognition by featuring Kesha on the song "My First Kiss", which was made the lead single from their album Streets of Gold. The album later peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200.
Owl City is an American electronica project created in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota; it is one of several projects by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young. Young created the project while experimenting with music in his parents' basement. Owl City developed a following on the social networking site MySpace, like many musicians who achieved success in the late 2000s, before signing with Universal Republic Records, now Republic Records, in 2008.
Amanda Rose Moseley better known by her stage name Mandy Rain, is an American recording artist, dancer, and actress. Rain started her acting career at a young age. In 2007, Rain auditioned for Star Camp, a Nickelodeon television show that focuses on the making of a super star musical group. Rain was chosen along with seven other kids to join the show and The Giggle Club. The band disbanded shortly after the series' finale. Shortly afterwards, The Giggle Club's producer Nick Cannon decided to groom Rain for a solo career. Cannon started bringing Rain to recording studios to record songs while he was drafting a show for her called The Diaries of Mandy Rain. After hearing one of the tracks Rain had recorded, Cannon got inspired by it and decided to start drafting a different show about three private school girls. After several months, Canon formed School Gyrls. The original line up featured Rain, Monica Parales, and Jacque Pyles. In the summer of 2009, School Gyrls starred in a movie Canon had written called School Gyrls which premiered on Nickelodeon on February 21, 2010. Shortly afterwards, they released a self-titled album School Gyrls. Later that year, they also released a holiday album titled A Very School Gyrls Holla-Day. Rain and Pyles left the group shortly after the release of the holiday album to focus on their solo careers.
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Bastille is a British band formed in 2010. The group began as a solo project by lead vocalist Dan Smith, but later expanded to include keyboardist Kyle Simmons, bassist and guitarist Will Farquarson and drummer Chris Wood. The name of the band derives from Bastille Day, which is celebrated on 14 July, the date of Smith's birthday.
American singer Ariana Grande has released five studio albums, one compilation album, one remix album, four extended plays (EPs), forty-two singles, seven promotional singles and thirty-seven music videos. After signing with Republic Records, she released her debut single "Put Your Hearts Up" in December 2011.
A Great Big World is an American musical duo from New York made up of singer/songwriters Ian Axel and Chad King and signed to Epic Records. The group is best known for their singles "This Is the New Year", which was performed by the cast in an episode of Glee and reached the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart in May 2013, and their international hit "Say Something", particularly after recording it as a duet collaboration with Christina Aguilera.
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Beatrice Annika Miller is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She came in ninth place on season two of The X Factor (US) when she was 13 years old. She is currently signed to Hollywood Records. Her debut EP was released in 2014, and her debut album Not an Apology was released on July 24, 2015. In 2016, she released her single "Yes Girl". In early 2017, she began releasing the EPs Chapter One: Blue, Chapter Two: Red, and Chapter Three: Yellow. The three EPs, along with five additional songs, were collected as her second studio album, Aurora.
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"Kiss Me Quick" is a song by English singer Nathan Sykes. The song was released in the United Kingdom on 28 June 2015 as the lead single from his debut studio album Unfinished Business (2016). The song was written by Nathan Sykes, Ali Tennant, Jin Choi, Greg Bonnick and Hayden Chapman. The song peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart and number 19 on the Scottish Singles Chart. The song also peaked at number one on the Dance Club Songs chart.
"Over and Over Again" is a song by English singer Nathan Sykes. The song was written by Sykes, alongside Harmony Samuels, Carmen Reece and Major Johnson Finley, and was released in the United Kingdom on 18 October 2015 as the second single from his debut studio album Unfinished Business (2016). The song peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart. A remix, featuring American singer Ariana Grande was released on 15 January 2016.
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Dorothy Miranda "Dodie" Clark is an English singer-songwriter, author, and YouTuber from Epping, Essex. Clark is known for her piano and ukulele covers, as well as her own original songs. She has over 160 videos, over 1.8M subscribers, and over 250 million views on her main channel. On her side channel, she has 350+ videos, over 900K subscribers, and over 128 million views. On 9 December 2016, she released the first video on her Vevo channel, dodieVEVO, where she has over 11.8 million views and over 372K subscribers. She has collaborated with many other YouTube artists including Tessa Violet, Julia Nunes, Lauren Aquilina, Orla Gartland, Thomas Sanders, Jon Cozart, Emma Blackery and Flashback. In 2018, Clark collaborated with singer, Tom Walker on "Human", the lead single from her third EP of the same name.
"Famous" is a song by English singer Nathan Sykes. The song was released in the United Kingdom on 30 September 2016 as the fourth single from his debut studio album Unfinished Business (2016). The song peaked at number 28 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was written by Nathan Sykes, Harmony Samuels, Major Johnson Finley, Carmen Reece and Edgar "JV" Etienne.