Live Lounge

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The Live Lounge is a segment on the British radio stations BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra. Originally hosted by Jo Whiley on her mid-morning radio show and then by Fearne Cotton from 2009 until 2015. It is now hosted by Clara Amfo, she has been the host since May 2015. 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. From 2009, Trevor Nelson began hosting Live Lounges on his BBC Radio 1Xtra show, and was replaced in that slot by DJ Ace in 2017.[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
  • Released: 22 October 2007[4]
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1[5]
Volume 3
  • Released: 20 October 2008
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2[6]
Volume 4
  • Released: 26 October 2009
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1[7]
Volume 5
  • Released: 25 October 2010
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group
  • Formats: CD, digital download
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]
BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2014
  • Released: 27 October 2014[17]
  • Label: Sony CMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 [18] 2
BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2015
  • Released: 30 October 2015[19]
  • Label: Sony CMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 [20] 2
BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2016
  • Released: 11 November 2016[21]
  • Label: Sony CMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 [22] 8
"—" 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 23 April 2011. 
  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.com. 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.com. 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. 
  17. ^ "BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2014". Amazon UK. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "2014 Top 40 Compilations Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  19. ^ "BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2015". Amazon UK. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  20. ^ "2015 Top 40 Compilations Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  21. ^ "BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2016". Amazon UK. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  22. ^ "2016 Top 40 Compilations Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 

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