The Sun reports former A1 star Ben Adams is set to launch a solo career, signing a six figure deal with BMG that will see him release new material later this year. “Ben has proved to be the exception to the rule,” BMG talent scout Paul Lisberg said. “He came from a boy band but writes all his own material. It’s extremely artistic.”
Smash Hits spoke with the guys from Blue, who had some rather catty comments about a1 member Ben Adams and his hairstyle. Said Antony Costa, “[Ben] loves himself so much, And what’s with the hair? – get it cut!” Added fellow Blue member Duncan James, who has his own hair grooming excesses, “I’m not as bad as Ben a1 though, he measures his hair.”
Blue’s Duncan Talks Mariah: Acting Bad, Singing Good
March 27, 2002 – Blue were recently on Capital FM’s Takeover where they were interviewed and played some of their favorite tunes. Duncan said during the interview, “We’re going to play a diva’s song next. I watched the film ‘Glitter’ last night and I thought it was absolutely appalling. Bless Mariah Carey! I’m sorry, but if you’re listening, you can’t act darling! I’m not being nasty but it wasn’t the greatest I’ve seen! But you do have a great voice.” Duncan did have a soft spot for Mariah though adding, “Anyway, I’m going to choose a song from Mariah because I think she’s absolutely wicked and I think she should stick to singing. One of my favorites is called ‘Hero’.”
Smash Hits responded to reports earlier this month from News of the World stating members of Westlife being furious that a1’s Ben Adams won the Most Fanciable Male award when it reportedly had already been promised to Westlife’s Shane Filan.