One Direction tops Pollstar’s list of 2014’s highest-grossing tours so far. The UK boy band’s Where We Are trek has raked in more than $131 million, besting sales of landmark tours by The Rolling Stones ($115 million), including the legendary rock band’s first-ever concert in Israel. Justin Timberlake ranks third on the list ($110 million),… More »
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:: Jamie Lynn Spears revealed that she would love to tour with big sister Britney Spears in a recent interview. This sounds great. Not only could we finally hear “Chillin’ With You” live (-ish) but it would introduce the rising country diva’s music to a whole new audience. [Pop Sugar]
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Katy Tiz landed her first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 last month with a smoky cover of Rock Mafia’s “The Big Bang”. You’re sure to see and hear a lot more from the British babe when her video drops (any day now) but, in the meantime, here’s a lovely acoustic mash-up of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity”… More »
Not a fan of big arenas? Well, here’s your chance to see Justin Timberlake strut his stuff at New York City’s intimate Hammerstein Ballroom. The “Not A Bad Thing” hitmaker has announced an exclusive performance at the famous venue on July 10. There’s a catch, however. You have to be a Citi/AAdvantage MasterCard cardmember. (Or… More »
Jessie J has spent 2014 camped out in the recording studio, readying the U.S. release of sophomore album Alive, and, apparently, a third album. So during Rock at Rio in Lisbon and Madrid, she was more than eager to share some of her new material from the latter. To preface “Keep It Together,” a song… More »
Justin Timberlake’s romantic bop “Not A Bad Thing” has already soundtracked a real-life marriage proposal, so it’s fitting that the theme of the ’90s throwback anthem’s new viral video would be the celebration of love in all its shapes and sizes. JT asked fans to submit pictures and videos using the hashtag NotABadLoveStory, and they… More »
The 2014 Billboard Music Awards are underway, live from Las Vegas! To go along with the totally relevant and timely decision to have Ludacris host, naturally things started with one of the most inconsequential awards of the night, Top Rock Album. Seems that even the BBMA cabal knows the performances are the real draw.
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Well, we’ve had a few days to digest Michael Jackson’s Xscape, and ya know what, it’s pretty good! And now the Justin Timberlake-featuring version of lead single “Love Never Felt So Good” gets an official video. The visual features clips from MJ’s videos interspersed with shots of JT and friends mimicking the King of Pop’s iconic… More »
By now, it’s a given: When Justin Timberlake tells Jay Z to get out his seat, Hov obeys. But for the May 12 season premiere of Oprah’s Master Class, Timberlake lists the risks and rewards that came with breaking away from *NSYNC to launch his solo career. “It was one of the best/worst things I’ve… More »
“Happy” days are over, as Pharrell Williams’ 10-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 finally comes to an end. But surprisingly, it’s not Ariana Grande’s completely inescapable, thoroughly sax-filled “Problem” that takes its place, despite said single posting the eighth-largest debut ever for a download (buyers clicked for 438,000 purchases of the song in its… More »
At last night’s truly abysmal iHeartRadio Music Awards, we heard part of Michael Jackson’s previously unreleased and now updated song “Love Never Felt So Good” as Usher danced to it during an MJ tribute. Shortly after the show, the studio version of the Xscape single featuring Justin Timberlake was released. And fans of the King of Pop… More »
Update: Justin Timberlake just posted the apparent single artwork for the song on Instagram, which lists “Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake” as the artists. Check out his post below, and hear the song here.
Tonight’s inaugural NBC broadcast of the iHeartRadio Music Awards will boast appearances by Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry… More »
Ahhh. Remember the good ol’ days when it only took one skilled tunesmith to write a hit single? Yeah — our minds don’t stretch back that far, either. In fact, if you have to travel in time, to “Somebody That I Used To Know” in 2012, to find the last single to top the Billboard… More »
Ariana Grande’s sexy Minnie Mouse debut of “Problem” was the highlight of the Radio Disney Music Awards last night (April 27), even though Grande didn’t actually win any awards at the ceremony. And if the ’90s babies’ answer to Mariah Carey doesn’t get honored, then do the Radio Disney Music Awards matter? Well, since Radio Disney… More »
The 2014 Billboard Music Awards finalists have been announced (finalists, as opposed to nominees, because this is all based on cold, hard sales figures and popularity, as opposed to all these other esoteric awards shows that claim to reward “art” and “vision” and whatnot), with Lorde and Imagine Dragons leading the field with nods in… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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,… More »