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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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Hope For Haiti Now, Buy “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)”

A misleading post title, because of course we are all hoping for Haiti, and have been, day and night since a catastrophic earthquake decimated a…
Amrit Singh | January 22, 2010 - 4:51 pm
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An Open Letter To Celebrities Who Will Not Stop Doing Kanye Jokes

Jack White and Justin Timberlake: Do you know what you look like when you grab the microphone out of someone’s hand and do a lame…
Amrit Singh | September 21, 2009 - 2:43 pm

Kings Of Leon Remix Album Features Lykke Li, Justin Timberlake

Their looks may have become a problem (or at least the envy of Chris Martin and Thom Yorke), but KoL’s songs still speak to many,…
Amrit Singh | August 26, 2009 - 2:40 pm
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Justin Timberlake Says Hi To Your Mother

The often insufferable pop star put his haughtiness to good use this weekend, singing and dancing throughout much of his third SNL hosting gig. Watch…
Scott Lapatine | May 11, 2009 - 2:24 pm

Ray LaMontagne Brings “Trouble” To A Rocky SNL

SNL continued to surprise me with its music picks by inviting backwoods troubadour Ray LaMontagne to join Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson at Studio 8H over…
Scott Lapatine | March 9, 2009 - 5:27 pm
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The Roots, Van Morrison, Justin Timberlake Help Cover The Demographic Spread On The Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Debut

Add Robert De Niro and you’ve got yourself an opening night bill trying to please everyone on a show that’s otherwise clearly about targeting young…
Amrit Singh | March 3, 2009 - 12:50 pm
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Liveblogging The 2009 Grammys

Welcome to the Grammys 2009, which promises to be a very special night in which Radiohead will perform with the USC marching band (proof!) and…
Amrit Singh | February 8, 2009 - 7:00 pm
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New Lonely Island Video – “Jizz In My Pants”

Andy Samberg pulled Lonely Island writing partner Jorma Taccone on cam (also Justin Timberlake, Molly Simms, and Meadow Soprano) for an orgasmic digital-short song o…
Amrit Singh | December 8, 2008 - 10:23 am
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Justin Timberlake Steals The Spotlight On SNL

As the official host it was Paul Rudd’s job to undress for Andy Samberg, but JT stopped by this weekend’s SNL too, and went bottomle…
brandon | November 17, 2008 - 11:57 am
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New Madonna Video (Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland ) – “4 Minutes (To Save The World)”

Madonna wears a belted bathing suit like (too) few others. She gives us additional wardrobe malfunctions in the video for Timbaland-produced, JT-accompanied "4 Minutes (To
brandon | April 4, 2008 - 1:14 pm
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Scenes From The Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame 2008 Induction Ceremony

We know you probably didn't watch the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony last night. So here's a quick run dow…
Amrit Singh | March 11, 2008 - 2:34 pm
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New Madonna (Feat. Justin Timberlake) – “4 Minutes (To Save The World)”

Madonna’s new single was leaked by a French DJ a couple days ago — and now it’s popping up everywhere. Like here. A lot of…
brandon | March 4, 2008 - 9:27 am
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New Gnarls Barkley Video (Feat. Justin Timberlake) – “Run”

Forever pop culture savvy, the odd couple of Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse draft Justin Timberlake (who's showing a lot of his kebab online today) to…
Amrit Singh | February 29, 2008 - 2:45 pm
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Lou Reed, Justin Timberlake & Tom Hanks To Help Rock ‘N’ Roll Congratulate Itself

Good news, gang: now the list of people you didn’t give a shit about getting into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame has a…
Amrit Singh | February 26, 2008 - 5:12 pm
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Justin Timberlake’s Superbowl Commercial

How many slurps of Pepsi does it take to get Justin Timberlake into your backyard? We lost count. But in this commercial for Pepsi and…
brandon | January 31, 2008 - 10:54 am
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Beyoncé & Sugarland Perform “Irreplaceable” @ AMAs

If you tuned into the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted American Music Awards, on top of that of Montreal T-Mobile spot and a wiseass JT-via-satellite, you might have…
Stereogum | November 19, 2007 - 10:18 am
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Inside Andy Samberg & JT’s Box: A Dick And An Emmy

Hope neither Andy nor Justin are packing too much heat; now they have to make room for some real hardware in that little box. The…
Stereogum | September 10, 2007 - 5:24 pm
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Liveblogging The 2007 VMAs

You've been waiting patiently all weekend, so let's get this thing going. Welcome to this year's MTV Video Music Awards, this year featuring three whole…
Stereogum | September 9, 2007 - 8:37 pm
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New Duran Duran (Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland) – “Night Runner”

Best way to teach an old dog new tricks? Get a new dog! That’s the route of the much ballyhooed Duran Duran/Timberlake/Timbaland collab, anyway (we…
Stereogum | August 10, 2007 - 6:34 pm
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2007 MTV VMA Nominees: Full List

A bunch of dumb new categories for you to peruse after the jump, but first one bright spot: Kanye and Justice going head-to-head again.Video of
Stereogum | August 7, 2007 - 1:44 pm
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