Posts tagged "Justin Timberlake"

Justin Timberlake Extends 20/20 World Tour With More North American Shows: See The Dates

Justin Timberlake is about to complete his victory lap around the world, and now just about a year after releasing the first installment of The 20/20 Experience, he has announced another round of North American tour dates. By our count, this will be his fourth tour of the States in 2013-14, following his Legends of the Summer trek with Jay Z, his original 20/20 run here and his extended summer leg which hasn’t even happened yet.

Timberlake will perform 13 more arena shows, starting November 20 in Portland and working his way down the west coast, before heading eastward and finishing up December 20 in Atlanta. Tickets go on sale April 14 at Live Nation. Head below to see the fresh crop of tour dates. More »

First iHeartRadio Awards Announced: Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons Lead Nominees

A bunch of suits in a conference room have decided that the world needs another awards show, so here we are, talking about the first iHeartRadio Awards and a bunch of nominated names we’ve already named regarding nominations for all the other awards shows. In the future, there will be only awards shows, in order to keep the huddled masses in check.

Rihanna leads the pack of pop star nominees with seven nominations, including artist of the year (um, what year?!) and song of the year. Justin Timberlake nabbed five nominations and Imagine Dragons got four, and they’ll both be competing against RiRi in the artist of the year category. MacklemoreLordeMaroon 5, etc etc etc, they’re all represented. Nominees for the awards were selected based on the “iHeartRadioChart, which compiles airplay-based listener feedback and performance data, digital streaming data from the iHeartRadio platform and sales, social video data and tags from Big Champagne and Shazam.” Sure why not. Look, we’re in the business of pop music here, and when there’s an awards show, business is good. But, just stahp.

The totally necessary ceremony airs May 1 on NBC. Head below for the full list of nominees. More »

Justin Timberlake’s “Not A Bad Thing” Video: Watch The Search For Love

Justin Timberlake has released the video for “Not A Bad Thing,” the cheery “Mirrors”-esque ballad that serves as one of the (few, in my opinion) highlights of the second volume of The 20/20 Experience. JT premiered the clip via Ellen and as the host explains, the “documentary about finding love” is based on the (supposedly) true story of a man who recently proposed to his girlfriend on an NYC-bound LIRR train using this song. Timberlake still hasn’t identified the couple, so the video is sort of a scavenger hunt to find the real couple. Kind of a cool idea!

Unfortunately, the execution is a tad cheesy. There are tons of clips of norms talking about love, plus an unintentionally hilarious True Detective-like investigation board. (Sample index card: “Who is she? What is her name?” This is a great starting point. If they answer that, I think they just might crack the case.) But maybe I’m just a cold-hearted cynic.

Check it out below. More »

Taylor Swift Tops 2014 ‘Billboard’ Money Makers List

Taylor Swift is the highest paid musician of the past 12 months, according to a new list compiled by Billboard. The 22-year-old superstar raked in $39,699,575, roughly $30M of which came from her six-month Red tour, which makes her tour haul the highest of anyone on the list. Coming in at number 2 is another country star, Kenny Chesney, who earned just under $33M, edging out Justin Timberlake‘s $31.4M. Beyonce, Maroon 5 and Pink comprise the rest of the pop acts in the top 10, while classic rock has heavy representation with Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac. Once you hit the top 20, the pop takeover begins, with names like Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, One Direction and Rihanna showing up.

For the rankings, Billboard calculated US earnings from touring, music sales and royalties from streaming and other sources. Some earnings, like corporate sponsorship and merchandise, were not tallied. See the top 10 below, and head over to Billboard for the full list and more details on each entry and the methodology. More »

Pharrell & Justin Timberlake Reunite On “Brand New”: Listen To The ‘G I R L’ Track

Back in 2002, Pharrell had a huge hand in Justin Timberlake‘s transformation from boy band heartthrob to adult pop star who deserved to be taken seriously. As part of The Neptunes with Chad Hugo, Pharrell produced the majority of Timberlake’s debut album Justified, including the hits “Like I Love You,” “Rock Your Body” and “Señorita.” For JT’s next three albums, though, he wouldn’t call upon Pharrell’s Midas touch (relying instead on that other dude who spins gold behind the boards, Timbaland). Fans always felt the partnership ended too soon. Luckily, Timberlake recently appeared on a Pharrell joint in the form of Jay Z‘s “BBC,” and now the two have reunited in earnest for “Brand New,” off G I R L.

The two trade lines about a relationship that still has that new car smell, over a soulful, tropical-tinged beat. Like much of The 20/20 Experience, it wraps lyrics about love’s comforting warmth with the equally warm analog tones of the ’70s. The retro sound certainly contrasts with the guys’ boundary-pushing collaborations from over a decade ago.

Hear it below. More »

Pharrell Is Selling His Grammy Hat On eBay: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Pharrell is auctioning on eBay the Vivienne Westwood hat that he wore to this year’s Grammys. Proceeds will go to his From One Hand to Another charity. Bids are at $12,500. [AP]

:: Justin Timberlake joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show to reprise a Late Night favorite: History of Rap. Watch closely for songs by LL Cool J, Salt ‘n Pepa, OutKast, Drake and tons more. [Okayplayer]

:: James Blake revealed that longtime fan Kanye West has reached out for a collaboration. The fandom is mutual. “My monotonous tone of voice won’t show you that, but I’m excited,” Blake says. [Rolling Stone]

:: Nicki Minaj faces a lawsuit from former “wig guru” Terrence Davidson. He claims that she stole wig designs, then sold and licensed them without cutting him on profits. (Minaj’s official website does sell wigs.) [TIME]

:: A judge ordered Chris Brown to stay at rehab for further treatment. Brown had just completed his court-ordered 90 days and announced a May 5 release date for his delayed album X. [E!]

After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »

Pharrell’s ‘G I R L’ Tracklist: Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys & More

Pharrell supposedly won’t officially be revealing a tracklist to his solo album G I R L ahead of its March 3 release, but now we have an idea of which of his friends in high places he has recruited to cameo on the album. A writer for Noisey was at a listening session for the album, attended by Skateboard P himself, and says Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys are all featured on the LP. Oh, and one more: film score superstar Hans Zimmer arranged some strings.

The song with Daft Punk is apparently called “Gust Of Wind” and finds the Robots returning the favor for “Get Lucky” and “Lose Yourself To Dance,” lending vocals to the track.

[UPDATE: Noisey has now posted a track-by-track review, head below for the tracklist.] More »

Whatcha Say: Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry Got Our Readers Talking

Happy Valentine’s Day, Idolator readers! We hope you’re having a romantic night with your special sweetie — and if you’re riding solo, then you better be getting super turnt up with your friends. Or enjoying a nice night at home. Whatever, as long as you’re having fun!

All week long, we supplied the V-Day spark with our special Sapphic “Ladies Who Duet” playlist, pop star-themed cards, as well as our top artist-producer break-ups round-up.

And things heated up in pop world, too! Mariah Carey got our hearts beating with “You’re Mine (Eternal),” Katy Perry unveiled Katy Patra in her “Dark Horse” trailer and Nicki Minaj got downright vicious on “Lookin Ass Ni–a.” As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out the week’s best comments below! More »

Justin Timberlake Picks “Not A Bad Thing” As The Next ’2 Of 2′ Single: Listen To The Radio Edit

Justin Timberlake will release bubbly mid-tempo ballad “Not A Bad Thing” as the third single from The 20/20 Experience — 2 Of 2. It’s a great choice. The Timbaland-produced album highlight has considerably more commercial appeal than cuts like “TKO” and exudes a sweetness that harks back to glory days of ‘N Sync.

But before JT’s latest single could be sent to radio, a little trim was in order. Like most songs on both 20/20 LPs, “Not A Bad Thing” suffered from an excessive running time. I know many fans enjoyed Justin’s meandering approach to R&B but, for sufferers of musical ADD like myself, those seemingly endless songs were a form of cruel and unusual punishment.

Happily, a minute was shaved from “Not A Bad Thing” and the song sounds all the better for it. Listen to Justin’s lean, mean and extremely good new single after the jump. More »

Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, U2 & More Slated For Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Premiere Week

After a months-long media blitz, Lady Gaga has been uncharacteristically low profile and defensive to start out the new year. But Mother Monster will make her first US television performance of 2014 on the second episode of the new, Jimmy Fallon-hosted edition of The Tonight Show on February 18.

The prior night, Will Smith will serve as Fallon’s very first Tonight Show guest, with U2 as the inaugural musical guest. Tim McGraw and Arcade Fire will perform later in the week, with Fallon’s pal Justin Timberlake closing out the star-studded debut week as the guest (and performer, probably) on Friday.

See the full lineup for the show’s first week below. More »