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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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