Justin Timberlake

Nov
29
New Music: Justin Timberlake f/ J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, & Pusha T – ‘TKO (Black Friday Remix)’

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Lights out. In honor of Black Friday, Justin Timberlake delivers a one-two punch with the remix to his Timbaland-produced single “TKO.” The pop superstar recruits hip-hop heavy-hitters J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, and Pusha T, who show out with their vicious verses.

Cole kicks things off by responding to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse. “Everybody and they mama gassed/ Even my mama asked what I’ma do/ Decisions, decisions/ In case this is war then I’ll load up on all ammunition/ If a ni**a want problems my trigger’s on auto/ I’ll make sure that nobody miss ‘em,” he raps in the style of Drake’s “Versace” flow.

Pretty Flacko pops off on his verse, addressing the rumor mill and his love life, before King Push steps up to the mic. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper, who appeared on JT’s 2002 single “Like I Love You,” once again states his case for album of the year.

“All this album of the year talk/ Ni**as claimin’ they the best out/ I been hot since The Purple Tape and this Cuban’s poking my chest out,” he proclaims.

Who had the best verse? Re-up with round two below.

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Nov
24
Justin Timberlake, Rihanna Among Winners at 2013 American Music Awards

Justin Timberlake and Rihanna

Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake earned the top honors at the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday.

The “Mirrors” singer took home three awards at Sunday’s show at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, while Swift lead the pack with four awards including Artist of the Year.

Timberlake, who performed “Drink You Away” during the telecast, won in the categories of Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, and Favorite Soul/R&B Album.

Rihanna scored two awards including Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist and the first-ever Icon Award, which was presented to her by Jay Z and her mother Monica Fenty.

“Right now, I can’t believe that at 25 years old, I’m holding an Icon Award,” said Rihanna, who performed “Diamonds.” “That is weird to even say out loud.”

Two-time winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis beat out Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar in the Rap/Hip-Hop categories.

Winners were determined by online voting. See a full list below.

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Nov
24
Justin Timberlake Performs ‘Drink You Away’ at AMAs

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After winning the first award of the evening for Favorite Pop/Rock Male, Justin Timberlake performed “Drink You Away” for the first time on television at Sunday’s American Music Awards. Looking sharp in a black suit, JT strummed a guitar while singing with his band, JT & the Tennessee Kids.

“We’re JT and the Tennessee Kids and this is a song about alcohol,” said Justin while introducing his 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 single.

He later picked up the award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and shouted out Rihanna’s mother. “Can we talk about how cute Rihanna’s mom is?” he said.

See him rock the stage below.

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Nov
21
Justin Timberlake to Perform on ‘SNL’ Christmas Episode

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Justin Timberlake is coming to “Saturday Night Live” this Christmas. The multi-talented entertainer will be the musical guest for the second time this year.

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Nov
12
Justin Timberlake Covers GQ’s ‘Men of the Year’ Issue

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He released the biggest-selling album of 2013, toured with Jay Z, and reunited with *NSYNC at the VMAs, and now Justin Timberlake caps off the year by covering GQ‘s “Men of the Year” issue.

The pop superstar, who was named “#Hashtag of the Year,” appears on one of five covers alongside Kendrick Lamar (“Rapper of the Year”), Matthew McConaughey (“Leading Man of the Year”), Will Ferrell (“Funnyman of the Year”), and the late James Gandolfini.

The 32-year-old singer gets suited up in designer fashions by Gucci, Bottega Veneta, and Z Zegna in the dapper shoot by photographer Sebastian Kim.

In the interview, the normally laid-back JT loses his cool when responding to the criticism surrounding his work. Plus, he discusses his pre-show ritual (sleep and meditation) and why he doesn’t consider himself cool.

The December 2013 issue of GQ hits newsstands on Nov. 19. See more photos and read highlights from JT’s cover story below.

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Nov
12
Justin Timberlake, A$AP Rocky Celebrate GQ ‘Men of the Year’

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

GQ honored its “Men of the Year” at a dinner in New York on Monday. The dapper Justin Timberlake, who graces one of the magazine’s five covers, bundled up on the red carpet alongside his wife Jessica Biel.

“Lending my Man of the Year to @GQMagazine for the night!” tweeted Biel.

Fashion killa A$AP Rocky modeled a wintery look with a scarf over his blazer.

In addition to Timberlake, “Rapper of the Year” Kendrick Lamar is featured on one of the magazine’s December covers. Other “Men of the Year” include Pharrell, Andy Samberg, Will Ferrell, and Michael B. Jordan.

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Nov
7
Justin Timberlake Launches ‘20/20 Experience World Tour’ in Brooklyn

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Justin Timberlake and Jay Z made history with their “Legends of the Summer” stadium tour. But on Wednesday, Timberlake reemerged solo to kick off his “20/20 Experience World Tour” at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Following opening act The Weeknd (who will join him on five more dates), the pop superstar took the stage. Clad in a black-and-white tuxedo by Tom Ford, he opened with “Pusher Love Girl.”

“Brooklyn, are you ready?” asked JT.

With some help from his band, JT & the Tennessee Kids, he performed material off Parts 1 and 2 of The 20/20 Experience, the latter of which was recently certified platinum. He also dug into his catalog with hits like “Like I Love You” and “Señorita,” plus a cover of Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison,” complete with choreography.

At one point, he spotted his friend Jimmy Fallon in the audience. “Hey Jimmy, #Wasted… #DoYouTapeTomorrow, #IHopeNot,” he joked in reference to their “Late Night” skit.

The global tour travels across the U.S. and Canada through March before heading to Europe in the spring.

Watch JT bring his “20/20 Experience” to Brooklyn on opening night.

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