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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 »

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 who moves in many circles, who appeals to many demographics, who’s such a lock to appear at the Grammys every year that he inspired this genius tweet from our ow… More »

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 sideway…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2013 - 9:47 am
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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
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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'…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2013 - 11:38 am
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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
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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
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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
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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 whe…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2013 - 9:17 am
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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 track…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 4, 2013 - 12:22 pm
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Justin Timberlake – “Suit & Tie” (Feat. Jay-Z)

After teasing it out, in various different forms, for the better part of a week, Justin Timberlake has just announced his first new album since…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2013 - 8:59 am
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The Top 20 Albums We’ve Been Waiting For Forever

In the June 2, 2012 issue of the NME, Kevin Shields said the long-awaited third album from My Bloody Valentine –- the first since 1991'…
Lauretta Charlton | June 26, 2012 - 11:54 am
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Watch Sleigh Bells Perform — And Justin Timberlake Impersonate Bon Iver — On SNL

A day after broadcasting their sold out NYC T5 show on YouTube, Sleigh Bells brought their Marshall stacks and tourist guitarist Jason Boyer to the…
Scott Lapatine | February 19, 2012 - 11:16 am
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Music’s 10 Most Scandalous Live-TV Moments

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna's Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2012 - 4:23 pm
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Watch Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon’s “History Of Rap” Part 3

Justin Timberlike returned to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to provide another "History Of Rap" medley, this time covering everything from Run DMC's "King Of…
Corban Goble | October 31, 2011 - 9:06 am
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Watch SNL “3-Way (The Golden Rule)” Feat. Justin Timberlake & Lady Gaga

Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake revived their funky fresh new jack swing duo on tonight's season finale of Saturday Night Live, which JT hosted for…
Scott Lapatine | May 22, 2011 - 12:54 am
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While We Were Out

... and then it was 2011. Hopefully your New Year's celebration involved doing something more celebratory than being berated by a solo Ariel Pink from
Amrit Singh | January 3, 2011 - 9:53 am
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MC Fallon & Justin Timberlake’s History Of Hip-Hop Medley

Justin Timberlake was on Jimmy Fallon last night to promote, I don't know, his role in The Social Network, the Yogi Bear movie, his next…
jessica | September 30, 2010 - 10:33 am
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