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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 – “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

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…
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,…
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…
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
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
Claire Lobenfeld | March 12, 2013 - 10:39 am

Stream Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience

Justin Timberlake has been almost omnipresent this week, between rumors that he will be performing SXSW, his week-long residency at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 11, 2013 - 5:51 pm

Prince, Justin Timberlake Rumored For SXSW

Every year, a whole lot of very, very famous people come to Austin for SXSW, mixing uneasily with the glut of unsigned bands and performing…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2013 - 11:01 am

Justin Timberlake – “Suit & Tie (Four Tet Remix)”

Justin Timberlake is getting a lot of play from gossip blogs this morning, largely because everyone just now realized that he threw a sneaky sideways…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2013 - 9:47 am

Watch Justin Timberlake Host & Sing On SNL

Last night, Justin Timberlake returned to Saturday Night Live to host for the fifth time. He took on musical guest duties, as well, as he…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 10, 2013 - 11:30 am

Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z Reveal Legends Of The Summer Tour Dates

Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are two people who are very, very good at performing in front of vast crowds, and they're both present on Timberlake's…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2013 - 11:38 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The two videos I liked best this week are about reintroducing superstars: One who's been away for a while, one who's barely taken enough time…
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Justin Timberlake – “Suit & Tie” Video (Feat. Jay-Z) (Dir. David Fincher)

Justin Timberlake spent a whole lot of time away from music so that he could try acting, but he really only made one good movie,…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2013 - 10:34 am

Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”

Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" is a lengthy love song about reigniting a flame that you should have never let burn out in the first place. I…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 11, 2013 - 11:29 am

Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience Details

Justin Timberlake's long-awaited return to music started last month, when he shared his new single "Suit & Tie," and it continued over the weekend when…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2013 - 9:17 am

Watch Justin Timberlake Debut “Little Pusher Love Girl” And “That Girl” In New Orleans

On Saturday night, Justin Timberlake gave his first full performance in three years at Mark Cuban's Super Bowl pre-party. There, he debuted two new tracks…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 4, 2013 - 12:22 pm