Posts tagged "Justin Timberlake"

Whatcha Say: Britney Spears, Lady Gaga & Azealia Banks Got Our Readers Talking

Another week, another boatload of pop music news! This week saw the release of many great albums, including The Weeknd‘s Kiss Land, Janelle Monae‘s The Electric Lady, Goldfrapp‘s Tales of UsTamar Braxton‘s Love & War and 2 ChainzBOATS II: Me Time. Newcomer Lorde blessed our ears with her new single, “Team” while Robin Thicke announced his upcoming tour with Jessie J. Lady Gaga managed to give a Wizard Of Oz-inspired performance of “Applause” on Good Morning America, shade Azealia Banks and apologize to Christina Aguilera in a matter of a few days. But the week really belong to our favorite Pop Princess Britney Spears, as she dropped major teasers for her anticipated”Work Bitch” single – including music video photos, the glamorous single cover and songwriting credits.

Sky Ferreira (finally) announces the release date for her debut album Night Time, My Time (out on October 29) while Ariana Grande damaged her vocal cords – so tragic! In this week’s “She’s Just Being Miley!” news, Miley Cyrus is officially on Kanye West‘s “Black Skinheads” remix. She also released her kinda-NSFW video for “Wrecking Ball” and showed off her rapping skills on Mike WiLL Made It‘s “23. Oh, Beyonce celebrated her 32nd birthday on a yacht in Italy, continuing to live better lives than us lessors.

We also held our Dancing Divas Ibrawlator, where Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Madonna and Ciara all battled it out for the ultimate dancing crown. The results are finally in! And the winner is….Beyonce!

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Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon Do The Evolution Of End Zone Dancing: Watch

It’s no secret that Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon have the ultimate bromance, from their entertaining “Evolution of Hip-Hop” performances to Fallon completely fangirling when JT was given the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s MTV VMAs. So it was a welcomed surprise when the “Take Back The Night” singer popped up on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon set to join the host for “The Evolution of End Zone Dancing.” The duo ran through some famous touchdown celebrations (“The Dirty Bird,” “Tebowing,” etc.), and included some hilarious new ones like “The Taking A Selfie” and “The Justin Timberlake (From *NSYNC).”

Timberlake’s guest spot is the first of this month’s “Timberlake Tuesdays,” where he’ll be appearing on Late Night every week this month to promote his forthcoming album The 20/20 Experience — 2 Of 2 — similar to his promotion for part one of The 20/20 Experience via weeklong residency on Fallon. The second half of the Experience boasts guest features from Jay Z and Drake, and more crazy-long songs. It’s set for a September 30 release. More »

Justin Timberlake Is Still Exploring The Studio Space: See The Crazy Track TRTs For ’20/20 Experience’ Vol. 2

Pop Justice spotted a listing of The 20/20 Experience — 2 Of 2 on Sony Germany’s site that apparently lists the track lengths for each of the album’s 11 songs. And if you were hoping Justin Timberlake got all the meandering epics out of his system on Volume 1, well, get ready to be disappointed. While, on the whole, the songs seem shorter this time around, this collection has the two longest tracks of the entire Experience: “True Blood” clocks in at 9:31 and closer “Not A Bad Thing” is 11:28. Three songs are just over 7:00, and the remaining tracks are in the five minute range.

Read on for the track TRTs and for some very basic mathematical comparisons between the two volumes. More »

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!

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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 »