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 »
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… 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,… More »
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… More »
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.
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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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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.
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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.
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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 Gees’ Barry Gibb showed up unannounced.
Well, sort of.
During his monologue, Fallon stood before four mics as he… More »
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. More »
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… More »
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… More »