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Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience — 2/2′: Stream The Slinky R&B Album

Justin Timberlake conquered the charts and ushered in a new era of R&B with The 20/20 Experience, so expectations are understandably high for the blockbuster’s speedy sequel. The good news is that the second installment maintains the quality of the first. Timbaland takes over production duties again but he’s in a more experimental mood this time around. The super-producer has already proved that the world was crying out for classy, old school R&B, so he lets go of the reigns and mixes things up.

There’s lavish splashes of disco, meandering breakdowns and voiceovers that wouldn’t sound out of place on Michael Jackson‘s Thriller. Highlights include the Soul II Soul-inspired opener “Gimme What I Don’t Know (I Want)”, slick club-banger “You Got It On” and sexy Drake collaboration “Cabaret”.

The album occasionally gives into excess (“True Blood” needs to be cut in half) but it’s easy to forgive when there are so many other gems to choose from. More »

Justin Timberlake Covers The Jacksons’ “Shake Your Body” For BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge: Watch

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Most artists visit the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge with the intention of putting their own spin on a contemporary hit. Robin Thicke memorably turned Icona Pop‘s “I Love It” into a soulful ballad, while Bastille transformed Miley Cyrus“We Can’t Stop” into a haunting rock anthem. Justin Timberlake takes a different path. He performed an unusually faithful rendition of The Jacksons‘ classic 1978 disco hit “Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)”.

It’s great to see Justin leave his suit and tie at home and just have fun. He turns the studio into a nightclub, line-dancing with his band on stage while rocking a white t-shirt and black hat. As usual, his vocal is on point and the 32-year-old’s stagecraft can not be denied. JT had the entire crowd on their feet! Slip into your disco finery and watch up top. More »

Justin Timberlake’s “TKO”: Listen To The Knockout ’20/20 Experience: 2 Of 2′ Single

Just like with his spring release The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake opts for a more “classic”-sounding JT & Timbaland tune for the second single off The 20/20 Experience: 2 Of 2. The only difference being that “TKO” stands as more of a dark mid-tempo jam than the sweet, award-winning “Mirrors,” both lyrically and musically.

“TKO” switches gears from previous, Michael Jackson-leaning single “Take Back The Night” and details a woman — compared here to a boxer going “for the gold” — who has done Timberlake wrong. As far as the instrumentation goes, Timbaland and J-Roc lay a bed of familiar synths below Justin’s vocals that aren’t dissimilar to the ones in the singer’s past singles “Cry Me A River” and “Summer Love.”

Knock yourself out by listening to JT’s latest below. More »

Justin Timberlake Teases With A Snippet Of His New Single. Is It “TKO”?

Justin Timberlake has been teasing fans all morning with cryptic Instagram updates. After a couple of promises to share new material, the 32-year-old finally came through — posting a snippet of the next single from The 20/20 Experience — 2 Of 2. He forgot to tell us the title but from the lyrics — “can’t fight no more, you knock me out” — it’s not unreasonable to assume the track is called “TKO”.

From the 15 (or so) second preview, the bass-heavy banger sounds like another Timbaland-produced party-starter. It’s definitely more slick and than the disco-referencing “Take Back The Night”. Listen to JT’s latest after the jump.
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Justin Timberlake To Debut New Music At iHeartRadio Festival In Las Vegas

Justin Timberlake is hinting that he may release a new single from The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2 today (September 19), but one thing we know he will do is debut more new songs from that album live this weekend. Timberlake is headlining the second night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday in Las Vegas, and he told On Air with Ryan Seacrest that he plans to use the gig to unveil a handful of songs live for the first time.

“I have not put the set list together yet because, as you know, I procrastinate on things like that, but we are looking at playing some new material from the second half of this record,” he told Seacrest. “So I’m excited for people to hear it.” More »

Paul McCartney And Justin Timberlake Will Take Over Hollywood Boulevard: Morning Mix

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:: Paul McCartney and Justin Timberlake will be taking over Hollywood Boulevard next week, as the two are set to perform free concerts on Jimmy Kimmel Live as promotion for both their upcoming albums. Look out for the performances on September 23 and 24! [Rolling Stone]

:: The Grammys are taking it back to Los Angeles for their nominations concert! The hour-long CBS special (which was held in Nashville, TN last year) will be aired on Friday, December 6. Performers and special guests will be announced soon. The 2014 Grammys will air on Sunday, January 26 at 8p.m. [Billboard]

:: Hip-hop lovers, listen up! Universal Music’s “Respect The Classics” campaign plans to re-issue classic hip-hop albums including Eminem‘s The Eminem Show, 50 Cent‘s Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, Kanye West‘s 808′s And Heartbreaks2Pac’s Greatest Hits and more. Look out for the remastered albums over the next two months. [Gigwise]

:: Miley Cyrus‘ latest video for “Wrecking Ball” has started a hilarious (albeit illegal) trend amongst college students.Michigan’s Grand Valley State University had to remove a pendulum statue from its campus after students continuously reenacted the now-infamous scene in the video where Miley swings naked on a wrecking ball. [Vulture]

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Justin Timberlake Tops MTV Europe Music Award Nominations

Well, Justin Timberlake‘s reign over pop appears unstoppable: The singer has snagged five nominations at the MTV Europe Music Awards, securing nods for Best Male, Best Live, Best Look, Best US Act and Best Video (for “Mirrors”). In related news, “Best Look” is a category at the EMAs. Stay mad.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are also up for five nominations, while the usual suspects — Daft Punk, Robin Thicke — round out the rest of the nods.  More »

Elton John Thinks Miley Cyrus Is “A Meltdown Waiting To Happen”: Morning Mix

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:: Elton John thinks Miley Cyrus is “a meltdown waiting to happen”. He even went as far as comparing her to Lindsay Lohan and says he’s been trying to get hold of her to set her on the straight and narrow. Good luck, Sir Elton! [Page Six]

:: Speaking of the former Hannah Montana, country diva LeAnn Rimes can’t get “Wrecking Ball” out of her head. We know because she tweeted it. [Just Jared]

:: Kanye West has a really nice apartment. See the floor plans of the 200 square foot Manhattan loft and try not to be too jealous. [Complex]

:: In the most self-explanatory news of the date, Rihanna tweeted lyrics from Drake‘s new album to “show him mad love” (and probably piss off Chris Brown). [Hollywood Life]

:: Justin Timberlake‘s aunt has been arrested for allegedly forging $64,000 worth of stolen checks. This is sad. Surely, JT would have been good for a loan? [Radar Online]

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Watch Justin Timberlake’s Full Rock In Rio Concert

Justin Timberlake is an outstanding performer. You are probably already aware of this, at the very least because of his 2013 MTV VMA marathon performance. But a JT concert is even more spectacular than that medley, of course, because you get full songs, and you get Timberlake in full-on entertainer mode as he croons, dances, plays the guitar, tickles the ivories and interacts with his band with the ease of a dude who just rolled out of bed and decided to fire up the Xbox.

Unfortunately, it can be very hard to snag tickets to a JT show, so many of his fans never have the pleasure of seeing him sweat through a rock-ified version of “Cry Me A River.” Today, though, we have the next best thing: Timberlake’s full Rock in Rio concert from Sunday (September 15) is available to stream online. One day after Beyonce headlined the Rio de Janeiro festival, JT played to 85,000 rabid fans, treating them to classics like “Rock Your Body” and “My Love,” as well as fare from The 20/20 Experience like “Suit & Tie,” “Tunnel Vision” and latest single “Take Back The Night.”

Watch his career-spanning 90-minute set below (which had fans crying a mere 30 seconds into it). More »

Idolator’s Fall Music Preview, Hosted By Betty Who: Watch & Vote For Your Most Anticipated Album

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The Scoop On The Season's Biggest Albums
In a mere week, summer will officially be over and the leaves will change, Halloween decorations will slowly but surely start to go up and many of your faves will begin to offer up some of the biggest albums of the fall. And while we’re hardly experts at pumpkin carving, we do know a thing or two about pop music around these parts — and so does our friend Betty Who!

You may know the talented Australian up-and-comer from our Popping Up interview with her earlier this year. Or, if you missed that, perhaps you caught her joyous single “Somebody Loves You” playing a key part in the adorable Home Depot marriage proposal video that went viral just last week.

From Justin to Drake to Miley to Gaga, Betty Who has the scoop on five of the biggest albums heading our way in the coming months. Watch above, and let us know which album you’re looking forward to the most by voting in our poll below! More »