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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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Watch Justin Timberlake Cover The Jacksons’ “Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)” For BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge

Justin Timberlake has always taken some obvious stylistic cues from Michael Jackson, and he rescued a bunch of Neptunes tracks that Jackson had rejected whe…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2013 - 3:08 pm

Watch Justin Timberlake And Paul McCartney Debut New Songs (And Drake Wear A Jaden Smith Shirt) At iHeartRadio Music Festival

Last night, Justin Timberlake headlined the second night of iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. As promised during an interview with Ryan Seacrest earlier thi…
Liz Pelly | September 22, 2013 - 11:29 am

Justin Timberlake – “TKO”

Earlier this year, Justin Timberlake ended a six-year drought by releasing his new album The 20/20 Experience. It's the year's biggest-selling album to date, i…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2013 - 8:47 am

Watch Volcano Choir Play Fallon

Justin Vernon's Volcano Choir stopped by Studio 6B to be the musical guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night. The band gave a…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 11, 2013 - 10:09 am

Jay Z – “Holy Grail” (Feat. Justin Timberlake) Video

Jay Z has delivered a music video for his Justin Timberlake collaboration, the Nirvana-referencing "Holy Grail." It's the first song from Magna Carta Holy Grail
Claire Lobenfeld | August 29, 2013 - 12:41 pm

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…
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…
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…
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…
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?
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
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 i…
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 hi…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2013 - 9:19 am