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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 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's…
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 in…
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…
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 collaborations…
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 Association…
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
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