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Rome wasn’t built in a day, but Empire’s empire might have been. Fox’s new drama series about a superstar rapper turned ailing hip-hop mogul debuted to staggering numbers two weeks ago, pulling 9.8 million same-day viewers. The stats have only gone up since, with Empire’s next two episodes nabbing 10.3 million and 10.9 million, respectively. More »

Two weeks ago we looked at the year’s biggest pop songs; now let’s run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. (“Bang… More »

Is he really a legend or isn’t he? There’s no doubt John Legend is a music industry power-player, the kind of safe yet pliable talent who moves in many circles, who appeals to many demographics, who’s such a lock to appear at the Grammys every year that he inspired this genius tweet from our ow… More »

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Watch Taylor Swift Sing “Smelly Cat” With Lisa Kudrow In L.A.

Taylor Swift just wrapped up five straight sold-out nights at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and she's been bringing out famous guests every single…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2015 - 9:22 am
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Obama Shares Vacation Playlists Featuring Florence + The Machine, Beyoncé, Okkervil River

Let's not bury the lede here: President Obama seems to be siding with Spotify in the streaming wars. POTUS tweeted a pair of vacation playlist…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2015 - 12:13 pm
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Watch Justin Timberlake Play A Lime In An Ad For His Tequila

Former NSYNC teen dream Justin Timberlake is a father and a husband now. He's left behind boy band life and moved on to smooth, experimental…
Caitlin White | May 4, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Chvrches – “Cry Me A River” (Justin Timberlake Cover)

Scottish synthpoppers Chvrches love covering other people's songs. They're only one album into their career, and we've already ranked their 10 best cover songs. And…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2015 - 9:10 am
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SNL 40: Watch Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL, Taylor Swift Act In “The Californians,” Miley Cyrus Cover Paul Simon, Kanye West Sing “Wolves” & Appear In “Wayne’s World”

Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary celebration is going on right now, and pretty much every famous person ever is there. Notable musicians in attendance include…
James Rettig | February 15, 2015 - 9:05 pm
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Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple Among The Guests For SNL’s Huge 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Sunday night, and the list of musical guest stars is absolutely insane. The special will take…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 13, 2015 - 5:26 pm
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Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon Booked For SNL’s 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and the show will mark the occasion with a big three-hour prime-time special on 2/15. A…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2015 - 9:05 am
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Watch Justin Timberlake & Garth Brooks Duet On “Friends In Low Places”

Garth Brooks' 1990 monster hit "Friends In Low Places" is probably the one Brooks song that even non-country fans can sing on command. Justin Timberlake…
Tom Breihan | December 22, 2014 - 12:14 pm
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Jaden Smith – “Blue Ocean”

We already knew Will Smith's kids are into cool music, having cited the Purity Ring samples on Jaden's mixtape The Cool Cafe and Willow's Radiohead-sampling…
Chris DeVille | September 30, 2014 - 3:52 pm
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U2 Release Free Album Songs Of Innocence And Debut “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” At Apple Event

U2 just pulled a Beyoncé plus a Jay Z. As of a few minutes ago, the band's new album Songs Of Innocence was delivered for…
Chris DeVille | September 9, 2014 - 3:07 pm
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Justin Timberlake Says His Solo Career Was Inspired By Kid A

GQ just published one of those best-albums-of-the-young-century features, and in addition to their own picks, they solicited the opinions of their honorees. So Daft Punk…
Chris DeVille | July 30, 2014 - 11:54 am
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Watch Justin Timberlake Cover Ray LaMontagne’s “Jolene” In NYC

Justin Timberlake played a private show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom last night, during which he busted out an acoustic guitar and covered Ray LaMontagne'…
Chris DeVille | July 11, 2014 - 12:58 pm
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Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good” Video

The posthumous Michael Jackson album Xscape is out this week. So is the video for the Justin Timberlake duet "Love Never Felt So Good," which…
Chris DeVille | May 14, 2014 - 9:46 am
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SNL With Andrew Garfield Music Recap: Coldplay, “The Beygency,” Drake Vs. Skrillex In Family Feud, And Chris Martin Kisses Spider-Man

Coldplay made their fifth appearance on SNL last night, performing two songs from Ghost Stories and lending Chris Martin to kiss host Andrew Garfield i…
Scott Lapatine | May 4, 2014 - 10:13 am
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Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”

The idea of a posthumous Michael Jackson album, full of "contemporized" versions of unreleased recordings, is more than a little dubious, but there's a decent…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2014 - 8:44 am
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Justin Timberlake – “Not A Bad Thing” Video

Hate-Watch Alert: Justin Timberlake doesn't appear in his own video for "Not A Bad Thing," a pretty boring song from his thoroughly unnecessary second 2013…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2014 - 1:38 pm
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U2, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake Booked For Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’s First Week

We, as a society, have finally shaken off the grim specter of Jay Leno, who hosted his last Tonight Show last week. Jimmy Fallon will…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2014 - 12:58 pm
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