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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 And now that list is already out of date! The band is hard at work on a sophomore album, but they still found time to stop by BBC Radio 1's Live… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2015 - 9:10 am

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 Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Win Butler, Taylor Swift, Jack White, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake (along with the rest of N*SYNC), Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Miley Cyrus, and a… More »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015 - 9:05 pm

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 place over the course of three and a half hours and will feature appearances by 50 Cent, Arcade Fire, Backstreet Boys, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Paul Simon, Fiona Apple, Jack… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 13, 2015 - 5:26 pm

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 ridiculous array of celebrities is set to appear on the show, including a ton of past hosts and cast members. There are more than a few music-universe names in there,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 2, 2015 - 9:05 am

The Week In Pop: Empire, Nashville, & TV’s Music Drama Craze

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / January 22, 2015 - 4:26 pm

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 has been covering the song live lately. And when he played Nashville on Friday night, Timberlake introduced Brooks to the stage to help out on the song, which already had… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 22, 2014 - 12:14 pm

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014 - 2:27 pm

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 "Sugar And Spice." But I'm not sure I ever expected their taste for the underground to manifest itself in an outright weird piece of work. And honestly, "Blue Ocean," the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 30, 2014 - 3:52 pm

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 free to all iTunes customers, just after U2 performed new single "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)" on stage at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Until mid-October, all iTunes users will… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 9, 2014 - 3:07 pm

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 heralds the Strokes' Is This It, Beck sings the praises of M.I.A.'s Arular, Jamie xx reminds us that it's been a while since we've listened to the Streets' Original PirateMore »

By: Chris DeVille / July 30, 2014 - 11:54 am

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's "Jolene," describing it as one of his favorite songs. Note: This is not the famous Dolly Parton song "Jolene" that has been covered by everyone from the White Stripes to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 11, 2014 - 12:58 pm

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 matches archival clips of the late MJ with new footage of JT and lots of enthusiastic dancers and lip-syncers. Like Xscape itself, the video is a lot more fun tha… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 14, 2014 - 9:46 am

The Week In Pop: John Legend Reaches Peak Normalcy

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / May 8, 2014 - 4:27 pm

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 in a Spider-Man sketch. Earlier in the episode, an all-musician edition of Celebrity Family Feud offered impressions of Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Skrillex, Drake, Adele, and others. And in the digital… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 4, 2014 - 10:13 am

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 chance that the forthcoming Xscape will be a fun listen. We've already heard the title track, and it was a fine example of late-period MJ. The new single "Love Never… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2014 - 8:44 am

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 album The 20/20 Experience - 2 Of 2. Instead, a pair of spectacularly incompetent documentary-filmmaker detectives sets out to find a mythical couple who apparently got engaged, using that song,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2014 - 1:38 pm

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 take over the institution and move it back to its original home in New York next week, and The Hollywood Reporter has just pointed out the ridiculously stacked first-week guest… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Grammys 2014: Winners List

UPDATE: Check out GIFs and performance videos from the Grammys here and our wrap-up essay here. Here we go! The festivities are underway and the hardware is being handed out, and in this space we'll keep track of your 2014 Grammy award winners as they are announced. Of course, a crushing-majority percentage of those winner… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 26, 2014 - 6:59 pm

The Week In Pop: Stereogum’s New Weekly Pop Column

Welcome to The Week In Pop, Stereogum's new weekly pop column. I'll be here every Thursday with a look at mainstream pop music via essays, track reviews, chart updates, and more. The phrase "Stereogum's weekly pop column" probably raises some questions, so let's get to them right away:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 9, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Here Are The Musical Sketches From Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake’s Christmas SNL

Christmastime has given us some classic Saturday Night Live episodes over the years. This past weekend's show, hosted by ex-cast member and future Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, was not one of the them. Joining Fallon was the dangerously overexposed triple threat Justin Timberlake. It was the highest rated SNL in years, though, and there… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm
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