Posts tagged "Justin Timberlake"

Justin Timberlake Brings Sexy Back To ‘The New York Times Style Magazine’ Cover

Justin Timberlake finally leaves his trademark suit and tie at home, wearing a simple white t-shirt and leather jacket on the cover of The New York Times Style Magazine September issue. JT even rocks a fuzzy goatee, which ups his ruggedly sexy factor to eleven. The accompanying interview hasn’t surfaced yet but it no doubt covers the impending release of The 20/20 Experience — 2 of 2 and his general chart domination. More »

Justin Timberlake & Bruno Mars See Post-MTV VMAs Surge On Album Chart

More People Gained 'Experience' Last Week
Four new album crash into the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, led by California hard-rockers Avenged Sevenfold, who debut at #1 with sixth album Hail To The King (159,000 copies sold). That pushes Luke Bryan‘s Crash My Party down to the runner-up spot, leaving Big Sean to go in at #3 with Hall Of Fame (87,000) and Juicy J to enter at #4 with Stay Trippy (64,000).

The rest of the upper tier of the Billboard 200 is a bit of a snooze ahead of several big September releases, though Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars manage to hop back up following their performances at the MTV Video Music Awards the other weekend. (As of July, JT’s The 20/20 Experience was already the year’s top album, with over 2 million copies sold.)

See who all charted where this week by heading below. More »

Ellie Goulding Covers Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” For BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge: Watch

Ellie Goulding Takes On Justin Timberlake
Ellie Goulding can usually do no wrong in the Idolator office but she might have bitten off a little more than she can chew by covering Justin Timberlake‘s “Mirrors” for BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge. It’s not a bad performance by any means. The “Burn” diva sounds great but her high-pitched vocal is just a little too cutesy for a song that demands a certain amount of soul.

It’s still interesting to watch the super-talented Brit take on someone else’s material. Her superb cover of “How Long Will I Love You” is proof that she gets it absolutely right more often than not. More »

Got Beef?: 12 Of The Best Non-Rap Diss Songs By Pop Stars

It Just Got Real!
Hip hop has always been a musically competitive sport, with rappers going head-to-head in battles ever since the genre’s birth in the late ’70s. The best diss songs have sparked the most fueled beefs in rap history (Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay Z vs. Nas, Nicki Minaj vs. Lil’ Kim, etc.), but the light is rarely shed on other music genres. It turns out that some of our favorite pop stars know a thing or two about taking lyrical shots at other artists.
The tune that started it all was John Lennon‘s infamously brutal “How Do You Sleep?” in 1971, which was geared towards former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney. Later, in the 1990s, Alanis Morrisette brought back the diss track theme with her gritty signature song that was made for Full House‘s Dave Coulier, “You Oughta Know.” Since then, pop music has had its fair share of musical battles . Get into the beef below!

Whatcha Say: Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga & Justin Timberlake Got Our Readers Talking

Today wraps up one of the most talked about weeks in pop music in a very long time, thanks to the 2013 MTV VMAs sparking both controversy and excitementMiley Cyrus definitely had the best week ever – or worst, depending how you look at it. Her shocking VMA performance with Robin Thicke caught the eyes of many and led to numerous responses. She also announced a BANGERZ collaboration with Britney Spears! 

In the midst of the VMA insanity, Danity Kane announced their return to music, Eminem plans to resurrect Slim Shady on his forthcoming album and – the biggest surprise - *NSYNC finally reunited on the VMA stage! Lady Gaga also had major moments this week, as the pop diva teased new tracks “Swine” & “Manicure” as well as announcing ARTPOP collaborations with Too Short RedOne. Fergie became a mommyChristina Aguilera released a “Let There Be Love” video for her fans, Jay Z & JT premiered the “Holy Grail” video on Facebook and “Blurred Lines” is STILL #1 for the 12th week in a row. Whew!

Check out some of this week’s best comments below! More »

Jay Z & Justin Timberlake Brood In “Holy Grail”: Watch The Jittery Video

Find It!
Jay Z and Justin Timberlake‘s “Holy Grail” addresses the pitfalls of fame and wealth, but the video bolsters those themes and results in something much gloomier. The clip premiered today on Facebook (oh, that’s something we haven’t seen!), and for most of the clip, Jay is alone in a dank, dusty mansion, light peeking in through bullet holes, while JT sings among spectral dancers and a burning car.

But the real selling point is how the song has been sliced and diced for Anthony Mandler‘s trippy visual. Timberlake’s introductory verse is sandwiched in the middle now, and jittery flourishes like abrupt audio cuts and screwed-down beats intensify the sense of unease. Check it out up top.

Justin Timberlake & 150 Fans Filmed A Target Ad At Hoboken’s Legendary Maxwell’s On Wednesday

Justin Timberlake on Wednesday afternoon (August 28) teased a NY/NJ appearance involving Target, and eventually revealed he’d be doing some sort of “Take Back The Night” performance at legendary Hoboken music venue Maxwell’s. “Come join me and Target tonight for just one song. Let’s ‘Take Back The Night’…First 150 get in,” JT posted on Instagram.

As expected, thousands of fans immediately flocked to the tiny corner club, and it was all part of a shoot for a Target commercial (the retailer released The 20/20 Experience with two exclusive bonus tracks, and is doing the same for Part 2). The whole thing wrapped up in about 90 minutes. More »

Back To School: 17 Songs You’ll Be Using For Yearbook Quotes This School Year

Students across the country are heading back to school over the next week or so, and with the return to that academic prison comes picture day! Picture day is especially important for high schoolers, because high schoolers are incredibly superficial and judgy and awkward, but also because they will have to submit a totally funny yet thought-provoking (but not too thought-provoking lest they appear nerdy) quote to accompany their photo in the yearbook. A quote that really, truly encapsulates Who You Are. That’s a lot of pressure for one measly quote!

But we’re here to help. We spent years spouting off choice song quotes via AIM away messages (look it up, youngsters), so we’re sort of experts at this. And believe us, you can’t go wrong cribbing from a song. People love songs! Plus, pop lyrics tend to be either fun-loving or inspirational, which is perfect for a yearbook, because let’s be honest, we know the only things you crazy kids care about are going H.A.M. and pretending to be deep.

Thus, we’ve compiled a handy list of quotable lyrics from 17 pop songs from this year to help you choose your yearbook quote — stuff we just KNOW will be timeless and not at all stale by the time you actually get the 2013-14 yearbook next May. More »

Justin Timberlake And Kanye West Officially Quash “Suit & Tie” Beef, Toss Around Collaboration Ideas

Shortly after Justin Timberlake‘s comeback single “Suit & Tie” dropped, Kanye West was quick to offer up his review, telling a London crowd, “I got love for Hov, but I ain’t fuckin’ with that ‘Suit & Tie.’” JT answered shade with shade when he performed the track on Saturday Night Live the following month, changing one lyric to “My hit’s so sick, got rappers acting dramatic.” The sly blink-and-you’ll-miss-it response sparked a bunch of “Justin and Kanye have beef!” buzz, but Timberlake told Jimmy Fallon days later that he “absolutely loves” Kanye. And now, over VMAs weekend, the two guys sat down for about an hour in New York City to officially bury the hatchet and talk about potential collaborations.

“[The diss] was one of them things where I love it, in a way, because at the end of the day it’s just music,” JT said on Sway Calloway‘s radio show. “I respect his opinion because I think he’s a genius. But I don’t share that opinion. It’s just not that big a deal.” In terms of a collaboration, Yeezus and the President of Pop don’t have anything concrete in the works. “[Kanye] said the exact perfect thing, which was, ‘The best way I know how to do that is just for us to sit down and play music.’ You can’t plan out.” More »

Justin Timberlake Defends Miley Cyrus, Says He May Not Abandon Us For So Long After ’20/20′

Justin Timberlake hit up New York’s Hot 97 Tuesday (August 27) to chat about his new album and his music plans following 20/20…oh, and he gave his take on the fallout from Miley Cyrus‘ 2013 MTV VMAs performance, adding to her list of pop defenders. “It’s the VMAs. It’s not the Grammys,” JT said about the Miley uproar. “We’re talking about Madonna in a wedding dress humping the stage, we’re talking about Britney [Spears] doing a striptease. This cycle is not uncommon.” He added, “I’m saying she’s young, take it easy on her…To me, it’s almost like if something like that doesn’t happen at the VMAs, then I feel like it was boring.”

And now for his post-20/20 Experience plans. We were bracing ourselves for a never-ending Timberlake-less pop wasteland, considering he took a six year break from music in order to be inspired enough to release new material. But perhaps things won’t be so bleak! “I have a lot of ideas about even beyond this double album where a sound could go from the songs we’ve just done, and funny enough, had conversations with Tim and Pharrell about it,” Timberlake said. More »