Justin Timberlake

Pharrell To Executive Produce T.I.’s Next Album

T.I. has scrapped his plans for Trouble Man II, and instead has undertaken the ambitious “theatrical experience” of Paperwork: The Motion Picture, which will serve as a “soundtrack to his lifestyle.” And judging by the name, it sounds like it may be some sort of post-Beyonce marriage of visuals and audio.

The Atlanta rapper has…

Carl Williott | January 28, 2014 - 8:11 am

Grammy Awards 2014: The Full List Of Winners

The 56th annual Grammy Awards kicked off at 8 p.m. on Jauary 26th at Los Angeles’ mammoth Staples Center, and before the televised event even hit the airwaves, awards were handed out to artists and personalities as varied as Michael Buble (Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album) and Stephen Colbert (Best Spoken Word Album), and albums…

Robbie Daw | January 26, 2014 - 7:35 pm

Grammy Awards 2014: A Viewer’s Guide

Music fans barely had a chance to absorb all the Best of 2013 lists and 2014 prediction posts before having to switch into Grammy mode, thanks to the show’s earlier date this year. But maybe it’s better this way, coming before the Super Bowl, before anything has had a chance to really set the tone…

Carl Williott | January 24, 2014 - 6:00 am

2014 People’s Choice Awards: Justin Timberlake Wins Big & Celebrates With Taco Bell Feast

The People’s Choice Awards took place last night (January 8), and some 700 million votes were cast — a truly proud moment for humanity (Adam Sandler won Favorite Comedic Movie Actor, if you’re wondering what kind of L.C.D. tomfoolery we’re dealing with here). Anyway, Justin Timberlake was pop music’s big winner, with three awards comprising Favorite Album…

Carl Williott | January 9, 2014 - 6:17 am

Pop Stars Shine On The People’s Choice Awards Red Carpet: JT, Sara Bareilles & OneRepublic

Pop stars mingled with TV and movie royalty at the 40th annual People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles tonight (January 8). Early arrivals included Justin Timberlake, Sara Bareilles, OneRepublic, Pretty Little Liars starlet turned country diva Lucy Hale, Jennifer Hudson and Naya Rivera.

It’s impossible to pick a winner in the fashion stakes…

Mike Wass | January 8, 2014 - 6:23 pm

Jennifer Hudson Gives Her Assistant A House, Assistant Freaks Out: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Jennifer Hudson posted a video to Instagram where she slowly walks away after she hands her assistant a Christmas gift: a deed for a new home. Immediately, her assistant drops the deed and tackles Hudson on the couch, shrieking in delight. [Billboard]

:: Brad Paisley will perform…

Christina Lee | January 6, 2014 - 5:00 am

Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’ Was 2013’s Best Selling Album

The receipts are in, and Justin Timberlake’s award-winning comeback vehicle The 20/20 Experience emerged as the best selling album of 2013. A victory, for sure, but one that signifies the rapidly decline of music sales in general.

20/20 sold 2.43 million copies last year, a sum that pales when compared to the 5.82…

Robbie Daw | January 3, 2014 - 6:35 am

2013 In Review: The 10 Best Songs Of The Year, Chosen By Our Editors

2013 wasn’t a particularly good year for pop music — at least when it came to albums. Sure, Beyonce climbed off her golden throne to snatch wigs at the 11th hour but the game’s biggest divas generally misfired and there wasn’t a lot of new talent coming through to pick up the slack.

Idolator Staff | December 23, 2013 - 5:45 am

Best Music 2013: Sage The Gemini Reveals His Favorite Album Of The Year

Sage The Gemini was arguably the break-out MC of 2013. He stormed the Billboard Hot 100 with simultaneous hits “Gas Pedal” and “Red Nose” — even sparking an outrageous dance craze with the latter. So what was the Bay Area heavy-hitter blasting in 2013? Justin Timberlake’s all-conquering The 20/20 Experience.

“The first one…

Mike Wass | December 23, 2013 - 5:00 am

Paul McCartney, Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb & Madonna Crash ‘SNL’: Watch

Justin Timberlake wasn’t the only high-profile guest to join host Jimmy Fallon last night (December 21) on Saturday Night Live. In between spot-on impressions of musical icons, Paul McCartney, Madonna and Bee GeesBarry Gibb showed up unannounced.

Well, sort of.

During his monologue, Fallon stood before four mics as he…

Christina Lee | December 22, 2013 - 8:12 am

Justin Timberlake Performs “Only When I Walk Away” & “Pair Of Wings” On ‘SNL’: Watch

Justin Timberlake’s first musical performance on Saturday Night Live tonight (December 21) was 20/20 Experience — 2 Of 2 standout “Only When I Walk Away.” For the first time in quite some time, he wasn’t joined by the Tennessee Kids on stage, instead appearing in front of a massive projection of his face and surrounded by lasers.

Carl Williott | December 21, 2013 - 9:49 pm

Watch Justin Timberlake Bring It On Down To WrappinVille On ‘SNL’

Justin Timberlake wasn’t hosting Saturday Night Live tonight (December 21), but he wasted no time showing up in a sketch, appearing in the cold open that repurposed his dancing “Bring It On Down To…” mascot character, this time for WrappinVille. He started out with a gift-wrapping version of Ludacris’ “Roll Out,” and was then joined…

Carl Williott | December 21, 2013 - 9:07 pm

2013 In Review: The Beginning Of The End Of Pop’s EDM Era

If 2011 is the year EDM-pop broke out, then 2013 is the year it broke. EDM, dance music, electro, dubstep, whatever you call it, it’s not over, of course. But that particularly exhausting strain of EDM-infused pop — the buzzing synths, wobbling bass and that now-predictable moment of tension before the whole arrangement crashes down in…

Carl Williott | December 19, 2013 - 5:30 am

Beyonce Introduces ‘Beyonce’: Justin Timberlake, Pageants & Her Incredible “Bow Down” Explanation

Beyonce still hasn’t given an interview about her chart-busting fifth album but she did drop by iTunes radio to introduce the LP. And in the spirit of her new fearless approach to music and media, Mrs. Carter did not hold back. She was very open about giving each collaborator their due and had some choice…

Mike Wass | December 17, 2013 - 11:30 am

Lorde Crashed Taylor Swift’s Birthday Party: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Taylor Swift turned 24 on December 13, and as photos show, she invited Lorde to her birthday party. Just a few months ago, the “Royals” singer faced backlash for critiquing the standards that Swift set for young listeners — that is, “so flawless and so unattainable.” Clearly, Swift took…

Christina Lee | December 16, 2013 - 5:07 am

The ‘Beyonce’ Album Credits: Justin Timberlake, Pharrell & The Mystery Known As Boots

Beyonce assembled an army of R&B experts and pop luminaries on her self-titled fifth album. She reunited with producers who had a hand in some previous favorites (The-DreamFrank Ocean, Ryan Tedder), linked up with new blood (Hit-Boy, Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek) and brought on producers whose names you may not know but whose work you definitely…

Carl Williott | December 13, 2013 - 8:20 am

2013’s Highest Grossing Tours: See Who Topped Beyonce, Taylor Swift, JT, Gaga & Bieber

We interrupt this Beyonce-cast with a bit of other news.  But it still involves Beyonce, so, stick with it for a second. Billboard has begun rolling out its year-end coverage, and that means the list of 2013’s 25 highest grossing tours is out. Since the numbers are tallied from November 14, 2012 to November 12, 2013, it…

Carl Williott | December 13, 2013 - 6:24 am

Best Music 2013: Idolator Readers Choose The 10 Best Albums Of The Year

Last week we posted our editors’ picks for the Best Albums Of 2013, but the year-end roundups don’t end there! Between November and December, we posted two polls — one asking you to vote for the best LPs released between January and June of this year, and one with a poll for albums released between

Robbie Daw | December 13, 2013 - 5:27 am

Golden Globe Awards 2014: Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, U2 Nominated

If you were up as the sun rose and watching either TV or your Twitter feed, then you no doubt saw nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards flying by. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave and David O. Russell’s American Hustle lead the pack with seven nods apiece.

As for the…

Robbie Daw | December 12, 2013 - 8:05 am

The Year In Review: Why Did The Big Divas Disappoint In 2013?

It wasn’t a bad year for pop, after all was said and done: At the very least, 2013 was the year that Justin Timberlake returned to the charts with not one, but two albums (one of which was pretty great!), and the One Direction album proved those kids’ mettle as one of the most unexpectedly solid acts cranking out pop-rock…

Sam Lansky | December 9, 2013 - 6:00 am
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