Still, of course, there were zeniths and nadirs, moments when not even the breathless pep of a Jennifer Lopez Kohl’s commercial (what will she do next?) could bring light back into my Sunday night. Here’s a breakdown of some of the best and worst things that happened last night. More »
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“Thrift Shop” upstarts Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who performed via satellite from their concert in Miami, went into the thing with the most nominations (six total). The duo wound up being recipients of the Best Rap/Hip Hop Album for their independently released The Heist.
But it was the Tennessee kids who took home most of the night’s honors; Timberlake for Pop/Rock Male Artist, Soul/R&B Male Artist and Soul/R&B Album (The 20/20 Experience), and Swift for the biggie, Artist Of The Year, plus Pop/Rock Female Artist, Country Album (Red) and Country Female Artist.
Also, “Diamonds” diva Rihanna was handed the very first AMAs Icon Award (by her mother, no less), because, well, she’s probably the most unstoppable force on the pop scene these days. RiRi also snagged the Soul/R&B Female Artist statue.
Head below to see who all won what at this year’s AMAs. More »
Disappointing album or not, though, a Timberlake performance is worth tuning in for. And considering his pal Jimmy Fallon has hosting duties, we’re likely to see JT pop up in a sketch or two (Barry Gibb Talk Show, please!). In fact, they’re already attempting to spitball ideas. Check out their Twitter exchange below. More »
When asked about his dreams to be a country star, Timberlake said, “They’re still alive. I just did an interview earlier today and I said, ‘I’m America, that’s what I am’ – in all sense of the word. I grew up outside of Memphis, Tennessee, and I listened to country music, R&B music, classic rock… everything.”
This being JT, he’s not just aiming to dip his toes in the water, he wants to conquer country just as he did pop. “I still got my eyes on a Best Country Album. There’s time for that.” So he has seemingly plotted the next phase of his career — we just have to wonder if he’ll bring Timbaland along for it. More »
As is always the case with the AMAs, the hardware plays second fiddle to the performances, but one award in particular is worth paying attention to this time: Rihanna will be honored with the first-ever AMA Icon Award. Our guess is that it’s like Justin Timberlake getting the video vanguard award at the VMAs — sort of a worthy recipient, but also probably the result of an agreement to secure a performance from the star.
That’s just the tip of the hulking popberg that is the AMAs, though. On Sunday night, you’ll be inundated with blown-out setpieces, wild choreography, a smattering of lip-syncing and an endless stream of live tweets (speaking of, be sure to follow @idolator!), so you best be mentally prepared. That’s where our Viewer’s Guide comes in. Head below for a complete breakdown of what we can expect at the 2013 American Music Awards. More »
Specifically, he took umbrage with the response from industry-centric publications like Billboard and Variety, asking rhetorically, “Where did all this vitriol come from? It’s mean. And I’m not cut out for it.”
He continued: “You sound like a dickhead… It just shocked me because, like, you’re trade magazines. None of your opinions count. And by the way, none of you can do it.” And moreover: “I grew up with a little bit of a chip on my shoulder, so sometimes I find it funny that I’ve been able to acquire the patience it takes to be kind to people in our business. Because sometimes I just want to fucking kill everybody.”
Well! That settles that, sort of. More »
This leg kicks off July 12 in Charlotte, makes its way up the Eastern seaboard and into Canada, then heads west and finishes August 11 in San Jose. As Consequence of Sound points out, there’s a nice little gap during the first two days of Lollapalooza (August 1 & 2), preceded by a couple dates near the festival’s home of Chicago, fueling speculation that he may have one of the festival’s headlining slots. And to think, back when JT was just a lil’ Disney star, Lolla was a bastion of alternative music. Thangs change, Mox.
Check out Timberlake’s summer North American tour dates below. More »
It represented something of a genre change for the dance-pop diva but she fearlessly tackled Justin Timberlake‘s vocal, showcasing the full extent of her talent and innate ability to rearrange songs. If you need any further convincing that Ilia belongs on your pop radar, watch her in action up top. More »