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 »
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]
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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!
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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 »