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Justin Timberlake Squashes Kanye Beef, Films Target Commercial At Maxwell’s

Earlier this year, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West took a couple of minor swipes at each other. Onstage at one of his shows, Kanye had told the crowd, “I got love for Hov, but I ain’t fuckin’ with that ‘Suit & Tie.'” Timberlake guested on SNL soon after, and he tweaked the lyrics to “Suit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2013 - 9:23 am

See Photos, Videos, & Winners List From The 2013 MTV VMAs

If you played our VMAs 2013 Drinking Game, you are very drunk right now. Tonight MTV invaded Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the 30th annual MTV Video Music Awards, the borough’s first-ever televised live awards ceremony. There weren’t a lot of big surprises (thanks to spoilers from Stephen Colbert and Joey Fatone, Sr) other than the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 25, 2013 - 11:22 pm

*NSYNC To Reunite At VMAs?

Did you guys see This Is The End? It’s a great film, one of my favorites of 2013, you totally should check it out! If you have yet to do so, though, consider this a SPOILER ALERT:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 20, 2013 - 10:47 am

Justin Timberlake To Receive Video Vanguard VMA

The MTV Video Music Awards take place next week at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and there Justin Timberlake will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for longstanding achievement in music video. Timberlake has won 14 Moonmen and is nominated for six more this year. The last person to be receive this award wa… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 15, 2013 - 4:15 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Really, at this point, I’m just excited for Drake’s “All Me” video to come out. Right? That has to happen, yes? They’re making that video? If they don’t fuck it up royally, that should be an amazing video. But in the meantime, here are five ways to occupy yourself while you’re waiting for it. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2013 - 10:47 am

Justin Timberlake – “Take Back The Night” Video

Following issues with sexual assault activist group Take Back The Night, Justin Timberlake has released the video for The 20/20 Experience — 2 Of 2 lead single of the same name. The clip features three visions of Timberlake’s nighttime experience: at the club, the afterhours meal, and, of course, a live performance. Everyone’s shirts stayMore »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 30, 2013 - 11:25 am

Anti-Rape Organization Contacts Justin Timberlake About “Take Back The Night”

“Take Back The Night” is the name of an internationally held, decentralized march and rally that raises awareness against sexual violence and rape culture in general. “Take Back The Night” rallies and candlelight vigils are popular amongst feminists groups on college campuses, and have been happening around the world since the late 70s. In 1999,… More »

By: Liz Pelly / July 14, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Justin Timberlake – “Take Back The Night”

He’s already teased it, but now Justin Timberlake has shared all of “Take Back The Night,” the first single from the second installment of his big 20/20 Experience comeback album. It’s a lush, effervescent disco-pop track with serious Off The Wall overtones, and DJs all over the world will be blending it with “Get Lucky”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 12, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Justin Timberlake Teases “Take Back The Night” In New Album Promo

Justin Timberlake’s follow-up to The 20/20 Experience is slated for later this year and he has released a video to tease new single “Take Back The Night.” In the quick clip, Timberlake flips through posterboard cards, each containing the titles and release dates of the material he’s dropped this year. The penultimate card reveals the… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 10, 2013 - 12:43 pm

Why Is YouTube Allowing Nudity In Justin Timberlake’s Video, But Not Robin Thicke’s?

I have a half-cocked theory — backed up by no statistical evidence — about the social media value of “NSFW” music videos. Basically, my thinking is, anything tagged “NSFW” is automatically more enticing than anything not tagged “NSFW,” and it’s not like bands today have to worry about some gatekeeping cable networks’s standards & practice… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 8, 2013 - 3:44 pm

Justin Timberlake – “Tunnel Vision” Video (NSFW)

The comparisons between Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke essentially haven’t ceased since Thicke released his falsetto-laden, guitar&B track “Lost Without U.” However, it was usually Timberlake being exalted as the better of the two until this year, due to the crossover appeal of Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and its video filled with topless women. Timberlake i… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 4, 2013 - 2:10 pm

Watch R. Kelly, Janelle Monáe, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake Perform At 2013 BET Awards

Last night, BET held its annual awards show, and the broadcast produced a whole lot in the way of highlights. Kendrick Lamar did “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” with Erykah Badu singing the chorus and making the recorded version of the song more or less irrelevant, and then returned later to help Miguel with hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2013 - 10:25 am

Here Are Those Nirvana-Referencing Jay-Z Lyrics

Over the weekend we learned two things about Jay-Z’s forthcoming Magna Carta Holy Grail: the tracklist (although no features were revealed, boooooo) and that one of the songs would include lyrics from Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Turns out, that song is the album’s penultimate track “Holy Grail” and it features a guest appearance from… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 24, 2013 - 11:18 am

Watch Justin Timberlake Sing For The Obamas

Justin Timberlake, along with Mavis Staples, Ben Harper, an others, performed at the White House last night for an evening celebrating Memphis soul music. Earlier in the day, he joined FLOTUS Michelle Obama to teach a workshop called Soulsville USA: The History Of Memphis Soul, where they taught the long lineage of the city’s music… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 10, 2013 - 12:11 pm

Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors” Video

Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors,” the gorgeously floaty eight-minute love song with the vaguely narcissistic underpinning, now has a video, and it’s dedicated to Timberlake’s grandparents, together for 63 years. The clip tells the story of a couple from different points in their lives, and even if the chronological math doesn’t actually work out, I love the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2013 - 9:19 am

Album Of The Week: Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience

I was worried about this one, and I was mostly worried because “Suit & Tie” sounds less like a first single and more like a work of brand maintenance. Jay-Z’s indolent guest-verse was what really got the alarm bells ringing, mostly because it seemed to foretell Timberlake’s own version of Kingdom Come, Jay’s catastrophic attempt… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2013 - 1:05 pm

SXSW 2013 Saturday: Justin Timberlake, Earl Sweatshirt, French Montana, More

Here it is, our last recap-post from last week in Austin. If you’re just getting caught up, you can dip back into Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Otherwise, here now here is Tom going in on JT, Earl, and many more:… More »

By: Stereogum / March 18, 2013 - 1:26 pm

The 20/20 Experience Vol. 2 Out In November?

According to a recent post by Questlove on Okplayer’s message board, Justin Timberlake has a new album out this November. Yesterday, Questlove posted on the board responding to the New York Times’ review of Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience. Questlove — who spent all of last week performing with Timberlake on Late Night With Jimmy FallonMore »

By: Liz Pelly / March 17, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Watch Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon’s “History Of Rap Part 4″

All week, Justin Timberlake has been a guest on his friend Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show, singing a different song from his new album The 20/20 Experience every night and generally charming the hell out of anyone watching. And on last night’s show, Timberlake and Fallon finally did the fourth installment of their goofily endearing and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 16, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Watch Justin Timberlake Do “Pusher Love Girl” On Fallon

Last night was the first of Justin Timberlake’s weeklong residency at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. For the inaugural performance, Timberlake broke out The 20/20 Experience-opener “Little Pusher Love Girl.” When we first heard this debuted in January, I turned my nose up at it but after giving the studio recording a spin, it’s clear… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 12, 2013 - 10:39 am