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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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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

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

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

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…
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,…
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
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Beyoncé Just Released A Surprise Album

Bey just surprised everyone by releasing her self-titled fifth solo album exclusively on iTunes. The BEYONCÉ "visual album" includes 14 songs -- featuring musical collaboratio…
Scott Lapatine | December 13, 2013 - 12:31 am

U2, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake Nominated For Best Song Golden Globes

This morning, the nominations for this year's Golden Globe Awards were announced, and they had a few surprises. For instance, the Hollywood Foreign Press Associatio…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2013 - 10:05 am

2014 Grammy Nominations: Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift … And Sara Bareilles?

The Grammys again announced their nominations with some extra flash and fanfare this year, flipping the old morning podium announcement into another primetime concert special…
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2013 - 10:58 pm

Watch Jack White’s “We’re Going To Be Friends” From Inside Llewyn Davis Concert Film

Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen brothers' upcoming film set in the early-'60s Greenwich Village folk scene, will be accompanied by a star-studded concert special called…
Chris DeVille | December 4, 2013 - 3:34 pm

Justin Timberlake – “TKO (Black Friday Remix)” (Feat. J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, & Pusha T)

Here's one of the stranger -- and most strangely satisfying -- remixes of the year. Justin Timberlake's "TKO" was originally a workable but underwhelming second-tier…
Chris DeVille | December 2, 2013 - 11:33 am

SNL Books Justin Timberlake, Kings Of Leon For December

While last week's Gagathon was hit or miss, Saturday Night Live should get back on track with a trio of comedic actors returning to host…
Scott Lapatine | November 21, 2013 - 1:02 pm

Justin Timberlake Wants To Kill His Critics

Unsurprisingly, Justin Timberlake is featured in GQ's Men Of The Year issue. Dude dominated the entertainment industry this year, he's one of the few genuine…
Chris DeVille | November 12, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Justin Timberlake – “TKO” Video

The slick new video from The 20/20 Experience - 2 Of 2's "TKO" features Justin Timberlake in a kitchen sex scene (with model/actress/Elvis' granddaughter Riley…
Scott Lapatine | October 29, 2013 - 7:17 am

Watch Justin Timberlake On Ellen

Justin Timberlake's new album The 20/20 Experience - 2 Of 2 sort of sucks, but that doesn't take away from the indisputable reality that Timberlake…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Watch Justin Timberlake Perform “Take Back The Night” At Maxwell’s

Maxwell's, the legendary Hoboken music venue that nurtured talents from the Feelies to Yo La Tengo to Titus Andronicus, shut down earlier this year with…
Chris DeVille | September 26, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Premature Evaluation: Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2

When Justin Timberlake released "Take Back The Night," the first single from the second volume of his The 20/20 Experience album, there was some confusio…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Watch Justin Timberlake Play Kimmel

A big TV night for Justin Timberlake last night. He more or less took over Jimmy Kimmel Live, sitting for an interview with Kimmel and…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2013 - 10:05 am

Stream Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience — 2 Of 2

Justin Timberlake will release the second installment of The 20/20 Experience next week, but the album is streaming now in full. It features previously heard…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 23, 2013 - 5:12 pm
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