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We’ve been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music’s biggest names, and it’s looking like many of them will finally arrive this fall. Probably. Maybe? Whether or not Q4 turns out to be Yeezy Season, it should definitely be blockbuster season for the music industry if all goes according to plan. More »

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 »

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Justin Timberlake Wrote A Theme Song For Late Night With Seth Meyers

Lately, Justin Timberlake has shown up a few times in comedy bits for his old buddy Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, including the recent return of…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2015 - 9:16 am

Watch Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake’s History Of Rap 6

Every so often, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake get together to rap some hip-hop classics. The tradition started back in 2010, and the two of…
James Rettig | September 10, 2015 - 9:47 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…
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 i…
Scott Lapatine | May 4, 2014 - 10:13 am
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