CelebMix’s Top Articles Of 2018 Chosen By The Writers

The brand new year, 2019, is here; and, in the spirit of the celebration, we’ve decided to take a look back at the articles we have written in 2018. We’ve had some amazing opportunities, unforgettable experiences, and incredible exclusive interviews.

All of the CelebMix writers have worked so very hard to get content out for the site in any way, shape, or form. This certainly led to some outstanding work on the site which deserves praise in every way. So, we decided to ask our writers which articles, that they wrote themselves, is their favourite from 2018.

And, here are the results. Be prepared to read some amazingly written articles that blow our minds. All of our writers are exceptional, but it really shows when they take that one step further and write up a superb article; just like the ones below.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: INNA Chats About Recently Released Single “RA”, New Single “Iguana”, New Album “YO”, Merch, And More / Article Written by Jonathan Currinn (CelebMix Editor)

“I have been a fan of INNA ever since she released her first single ‘Hot’ in the UK back in 2010; and so, getting the opportunity to exclusively interview her was certainly a dream come true. I have covered constantly covered INNA news on CelebMix but this was certainly the icing on the cake. Her answers were in-depth revealing plenty of future plans to excite her Club Rockers. With almost 3 billion YouTube views on her channel she’s easily the most popular and biggest female international artist from Romania; and, therefore, her fans are scattered across continents and so social media buzz behind INNA isn’t consistent apart from on her own INNA fan app, and so, I was surprised to see my social media feeds flood with INNA fans sharing my interview article, praising my questions and her answers – totally the best response I’ve ever had from a CelebMix article.”

EXCLUSIVE: Hank Chen Talks Filming ‘Life-Size 2’ with Tyra Banks and Francia Raisa / Article Written by Michele Mendez (CelebMix Editor)

“This piece is really special to me because of the conversation I had with actor, Hank Chen. He has such a bright and positive personality and I enjoyed getting to learn about him and his experience working on Life Size 2. He told me so many stories about his childhood, his role in the film, and the cast. What made this conversation even more special is the fact that we both grew up watching the original film. We were drawn to it because of its heartwarming story and we were excited to see it continue.”

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Photo Credits: Entertainment Weekly

EXCLUSIVE: MKTO discuss their latest single ‘How Can I Forget’ / Article Written by Katrina Rees (CelebMix Editor)

“When thinking about my favourite article from 2018, the one that instantly springs to mind is my interview with MKTO. I have supported MKTO since 2013 (and Tony Oller has been one of my celebrity loves for as long as I can remember), so when the opportunity to interview the duo came about, in 2018, I couldn’t believe my luck. It’s an article that I’m incredibly proud of and one that I will hold dear to my heart for a lifetime.”

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CelebMix Exclusive: Claire Richards Takes Over The Big London Bake to preview her new album / Chosen by Kelly McFarland (CelebMix Editor)

“Getting to bake a cake, have Claire Richards eat the cake, win third place for it, all while listening to a sneak peek of her new album,.. It was food and great music all in one. Some of my favourite things.”


Chrissy Teigen and John Legend share the first photo of their newborn son / Article Written by Azra (CelebMix Writer)

“John and Chrissy were always one of my most favourite couples in the industry. After so many heartbreaking breakups in 2018 (looking at you, Jenna and Channing), it was such a breath of fresh air to hear that a celeb couple had made a new addition to their already lovely family. No doubt that little Miles will have a loving home with his parents and his big sister Luna.”

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Vo Williams / Article Written by Katherine Jiang (CelebMix Writer)

“My favourite article I’ve written would have to be the interview with Vo Williams. Whenever I’m thinking of what I want to ask in an interview, I do my research to figure out what I want to hear more about, where we want to dig deeper and, in the case of musicians, keep a playlist of their discography on a loop. His answers were everything and more, really giving us a peek into his life, creative process and mind.”

(Photo Credit: Zach Ryan)

CelebMix Exclusive Interview – Picture This / Article Written by Rachel Dempster (CelebMix Writer)

“I have always wanted to interview Picture This and when I did have the opportunity to interview them, it was definitely a ‘pinch me moment’. I’ve always loved their music and it was a phenomenal opportunity for me, one that I’ll never forget.”

Image Credit: https://twitter.com/BandPictureThis

Exclusive Interview : Saffron Barker on ‘Stand up to Cancer’ / Article Written by Niki Smith (CelebMix Writer)

“By far the biggest highlight for me in 2018 was being able to interview Saffron. I’m a massive fan of hers and to be given an opportunity to speak to Saffron about something so important was incredible. She was as lovely, funny, and caring as she is in her videos, and it’s something I’d never of thought I would have had the chance to do. Thanks, CelebMix, for not only giving me the opportunity but also giving me the tools to produce an amazing interview!”

EXCLUSIVE: CelebMix talks to Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo ahead of ‘Masters Of The Sun’ album release and tour / Chosen by Byaregal (CelebMix Writer)

“By far my interview with Taboo from Black Eyed Peas was one of my highlights of 2018. Having been a fan for The Peas for so long, it was such an honour to do this. I’m so grateful that Tab was so open and forthcoming in the chat, and glad to have got feedback from him and the Peabodies.”

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Max Kerman from Arkells / Article Written by Nicola Craig (CelebMix Writer)

“Whenever I look back on my 2018 year in writing it’s always hard to just pinpoint one favourite article. There’s been many which have been special for different reasons but one which stands out and therefore is being named my ‘favourite’ is my interview with Max Kerman from Arkells. Having been told previously how great Max is to interview, I had high hopes which were exceeded and smashed. Some of the things mentioned during the interview such as mindfulness have been whirling round my head since we talked about them as Max did not only offer answers but something to take away from the interview and think about. It was just an incredibly special interview which definitely left a lasting impression on me.”

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Nine albums you need to hear in 20GAYTEEN / Article Written by Dominic Beck (CelebMix Writer)

“LGBTQ+ representation was thriving in 2018. We had plenty of albums to soundtrack such an empowering year too. From Troye Sivan’s ‘Bloom’ to Hayley Kiyoko’s ‘Expectations’ to SOPHIE’s ‘OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES’, there was every aspect of LGBTQ+ representation in the music industry covered in 2018. I just had to write an article on such a successful year for the community. Here’s to many more!”

It is 20GAYTEEN and the LGBTQ+ community is thriving!
It is 20GAYTEEN and the LGBTQ+ community is thriving!

CelebMix Interview: Kirrilee Berger talks all about ‘The Who Was? Show’ / Article Written by Ashley Bulayo (CelebMix Writer)

“It’s been YEARS since I actually had a chance to hop on a phone with talent to give one-on-one Q&A. Chatting with Kirrilee Berger reminded me why I love doing what I do. It also reminded me to be fearless. Sure, yes, phone calls are terrifying for me but it is also a great learning lesson too. I absolutely enjoyed this chat.”

Roger Clark wins first Game Award / Article Written by Kay Simpson (CelebMix Writer)

“I personally love my Roger Clark article, I love gaming and writing about actors that people probably have never heard of, mainly so people will research them and give them the publicity that they deserve! The best part of the article is that Roger and the entire gang or actors from Red Dead Redemption 2 have seen and responded positively to the article. Roger also asked if he could share it in the future, this makes me excited and intrigued for my future.”

Concert Review: Harry Styles In Philadelphia / Article Written By Ashley Gale (CelebMix Writer)

“Everyone who knows me knows I love Harry Styles and I worked so hard on this article, along with all my other articles I have written for CelebMix, but my concert review I’ve written about Harry Styles has to be my favorite.”

CelebMix’s 21 Songs by Under-21s / Article Written by Toby Bryant (CelebMix Writer)

“Whilst writing for CelebMix, in 2018, I’ve had the chance to work with some incredible young artists. Social media platforms such as Instagram and YouTube have seen a lot of youngsters break into the music industry earlier than ever possible, in the past. Being able to pick 21 tracks by under-21s made me realise how exciting the future of music is. Do you agree with my list?”

Exclusive Interview: As It Is / Article Written by Charlotte Freeman-Coates (CelebMix Writer)

“As It is produced my favourite album of 2018 and it’s something I can really relate to so to be able to sit down with frontman Patty Walters on there tour and discuss the album in-depth was a really nice opportunity. I was really please with the detail in the answers Patty gave and was really proud of the final piece.”

Taylor Swift Just Made AMAs History / Article Written by Brittany Sims (CelebMix Writer)

“Honestly, it was so hard to pick a fave article. I love a lot of them. But this one has her performance and her breaking a record. I am so proud of her.”

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Why Don’t We / Article Written by Sofia Esposito (CelebMix Writer)

“This was my favourite article as it was also a highlight of my year. Being a fan and being able to interview them with my burning questions was the best. Seeing the fans have some questions answered that were never asked before and really getting the know the boys better was also a lovely experience.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Switzerland’s 2018 Eurovision representative Zibbz / Article Written by Lynn Macgillivray (CelebMix Writer)

“I am a massive Eurovision fan so to get the opportunity to interview Switzerland’s 2018 entrants was a dream come true. They were so lovely and down to earth, and it was a highlight of the year for me. They deserved so much more at Eurovision, they killed it on the night.”

Hidden Hits: Taylor Swift’s Orchestral Power Ballad “Haunted” / Article Written by Annemarie Cutruzzola (CelebMix Writer)

“I had so much fun writing this article! I could go on and on about the genius behind Taylor Swift’s songs for days, and writing this article allowed me to do just that. I got to do some research into the release of ‘Haunted’, analyze the lyrics, and basically build a case to prove it truly is a hidden gem! I was so happy with the finished product and I hope it inspired some readers to go listen to the song and other ‘hidden hits’ buried on Taylor’s older albums.

10 Bands You Need to See at Reading & Leeds Festival 2018 / Article Written by Georgia Brown (CelebMix Writer)

“I’ve written many music news articles for CelebMix in 2018, but my favourite article is my listicle on 10 Bands You Need to See at Reading & Leeds Festival 2018. Music festivals are a great place to discover bands and check out artists you may not have originally thought of seeing. This article was fun to write because I was able to look at the line-up and suggest a couple bands I know of and like, as well as suggest and discover new artists myself in the process. Hopefully this encouraged someone to check out a band they hadn’t heard of before, or see a band they’d been debating to see live for a little while!”

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW/ REVIEW: Lauren Sanderson Talks Music, Career and Fans / Article Written by Evelin Mercedes (CelebMix Writer)

“My favorite article written was the Lauren Sanderson article. Without CelebMix, I may have never been able to book an interview like that. I’ve been a fan of hers for a long time now and when I saw she was coming to NY, I knew I needed to reach out for a photo pass. They surprised me by letting me interview her and it was the greatest feeling in the world getting to ask one of my favorite artists some questions.”

We don’t expect you to have read them all, but if you have, we applaud you! We also suggest you take time to look at them all, since they are the articles that we are most proud of writing. While you’re at it, why not check out our 2018 favourite Albums, EPs, Singles, Music VideosDebut ArtistsFilms, TV Series‘, YouTube Videos, Events, Celebrity Moments, Memories, and Success Stories; all chosen by our writers.

Did we include your favourite CelebMix article on this list? If not, tell us what your favourite CelebMix article of 2018 was on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

26-year-old writer, blogger, author, and journalist. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2015. I write under the name Critic Jonni, on my blog. I also write for Channillo, Outlet Magazine, SPECTRUMM, Fuzzable, Modern Magazine, and Electric Mode. In the past, I have written for Fox & Squirrel Photography and the Daily Star. Follow me on Twitter @CriticJonni