Live Lounge

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The Live Lounge is a segment on the British radio station BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra. Originally hosted by Jo Whiley on her mid-morning radio show and now hosted by Fearne Cotton, it exhibits well-known artists usually performing one song of their own and one by another artist, in an acoustic format. The 'Live Lounge' itself is also a physical room in the Radio 1 studios, from where some of the performances are broadcast; however, due to its size, many are done from the BBC Maida Vale Studios. Since 2009, Trevor Nelson has hosted Live Lounges on his BBC Radio 1Xtra show.[1]

The songs chosen as cover versions are often a completely different genre to that which the artist usually performs, and offer a new perspective on the original. Jamie Cullum's cover of Pharrell Williams's "Frontin'" led to Cullum being signed to Pharrell's label Star Trak when played to him at a later visit to The Jo Whiley Show, and was added to his 2003 album Twentysomething.

Performances and albums[edit]

For a list of all the covers performed on the Live Lounge, see List of Live Lounge cover versions.
Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK IRE
[2]
Volume 1 1[3]
Volume 2 1[5]
Volume 3 2[6]
Volume 4 1[7]
Volume 5 1[8]
The Best Of
  • Released: 6 June 2011[9]
  • Label: Sony CMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2[10]
Volume 6
  • Released: 31 October 2011[11]
  • Label: Sony CMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1[12]
BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2012
  • Released: 29 October 2012[13]
  • Label: Sony CMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1[14]
BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2013
  • Released: 28 October 2013[15]
  • Label: Sony CMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1[16]
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Live Lounge Features[edit]

Over the years of Live Lounge, various Radio 1 features have involved this segment, these include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra/livelounge/a-z/
  2. ^ "Irish Charts > Girls Aloud". irish-charts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ Live Lounge: 2 Album details
  4. ^ Live Lounge: 2 Album details
  5. ^ CHART: CLUK Update 3.11.2007 (wk43)
  6. ^ , Music Week  Missing or empty |title= (help).
  7. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/4/2009-11-07/
  8. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/4/2010-11-06/
  9. ^ "The Best Of BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge (CD)". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/4/2011-06-18/
  11. ^ "BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Volume 6". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  12. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/4/2011-11-12/
  13. ^ "BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2012". Amazon UK. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "2012 Top 40 Compilation Albums Archive". 10th November 2012. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2013". Amazon UK. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "2013 Top 40 Compilation Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 

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