The fact it’s already August is terrifying.
This past Friday will forever be known as #SweetnerFriday to signify the release of Ariana Grande’s latest album, Sweetner, which features appearances from Pharrell, Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott. (We know, it’s quite a lineup.) It’s a wonderful pop album that could quite possibly be the best of 2018 thus far, with our personal highlights being breathin, God is a woman and everytime.
But enough about Ariana Grande – on to the Round-up!
what really happened at Summer In The City | bambinobecky
Each year, Summer in the City is a rollercoaster of emotions for everyone involved: fan, creator, FOMO-haver, etc. Becky James is one of those creators who jumped headfirst into the anarchy that is SitC, meeting tons of people, doing panels and afterpartying. There is an added factor this time around, which doesn’t need to be mentioned explicitly.
This video has it all and is a wonderful portrayal of a creator on the rise adapting to the new found level of success manifesting itself in front of their eyes.
I’m Going On Strictly Come Dancing | ThatcherJoe
Well, here is a turn up for the books, something that’s come out of left field! Joe Sugg is going to be on the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing. He’s going to be jiving and charlestoning onto our television screens, alongside a host of other personalities.
You can bet we’ll be planting ourselves in front of the TV with our grandparents, cheering on that “boy from the YouTube”, as we’re sure many will be referring to him as when they see him hit the stage. Let’s get behind him and show him just how much support he has from the YouTube community!
I’M IN STAR WARS | StevenBridges
With Disney buying Lucasfilm, we knew we’d be getting more Star Wars films. 2018 saw our predictions coming true with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, the origin story of Han Solo. This one is a little different than others in the canon, with online creators making waves in the production. One such creator who was involved? Steven Bridges!
In this video, the street magician breaks down exactly what he was brought on to do in the film and how he ended up as the “sabak” dealer. Sleight of hand is cool and gets you in the Star Wars universe. Steven, what do we have to do for you to teach us some tricks?
How The Premier League Was Founded | SPORF
The new football season is underway and the behemoth of the Premier League is in full force. However, English football hasn’t always been so great, as the lads over at SPORF explain in this educational video.
The 1980s were a rough time for everyone involved, and it wasn’t until the 1990s and England’s entry into the World Cup semi-final that things started to change and get better. The money then comes in and it all snowballs, which brings us to nearly £6 billion for TV rights for the next five years.
Very interesting stuff, especially if you’re a football fan!
*live* OPENING MY A LEVEL RESULTS 2018 (emotional!!!) | UnJaded Jade
It’s exam results season, which brings with it a whole heap of stresses and strains. If you were expecting A-Level results, then university is something that was probably on your mind. Would you get the grades that you need? If so, then where on earth would be living come September? It’s a lot, but totally worth it.
Jade Bowler is one of those A-Level students this time around. This video is a breakdown of the different stages of results day. There will be no spoilers from us, so just watch the video to find out what happened.
Want more? Well, since you asked so nicely…
The Midnight Beast are back with a new video for their song, Badass. It has all the hallmarks of what we expect from the boys, with added Home Alone references. What’s more, many of our faves were involved behind-the-scenes, including Ciaran OBrien, Elisa Spigariol and Guy Larsen. Who else wants to be even more of a badass after watching?
Katie Snooks is obsessed with the true crime genre, especially when it comes to the media surrounding it. In this video, she discusses her top five true crime podcasts. There are a multitude of podcasts focusing on the deadly facets of real life, so look in the video’s description to see a list of some of the best. Katie’s a connoisseur of this content, and this video is a great way to grow your library!
BTS are huge in the K-Pop scene – top of the US album charts level of huge. Toby Randall is a fan of their work, so he lent his dulcet tones to this English cover of their song, The Truth Untold. This is truly a blessing to our sub box, and is yet another example of Toby’s wonderful voice.
Lewys Ball is in LA for this latest video, a follow up to something he did last year. He introduces his friend to a whole heap of new era UK rap that she won’t have heard before. This is one of those videos that shows we’ve got a long way to go for UK artists to bridge the gap and crack America. Lewys is funny and so is this video. Enjoy it for the musical.ly stylings!