Katy Perry and rapper Riff Raff attended the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards dressed in outfits that Katy said were a tribute to the coordinated-denim bonanza Britney Spears and then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake wore to the 2001 American Music Awards. READ FULL STORY
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Justin Timberlake loves love. He loves your love so much, he put dozens of love-story photos and videos — platonic, romantic, straight, gay, familial, interspecies — submitted by fans to #NotaBadLoveStory to create the video for his most recent single, “Not a Bad Thing.”
Watch it below:
Robin Thicke tried to win back Paula Patton, a hologram of Michael Jackson performed… and, oh yeah, a bunch of statuettes were handed out at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. Check below for a full list of winners. (P.S. Congrats, JT!)
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No one will ever dance quite like Michael did, but Justin Timberlake makes a solid attempt in the new music video for “Love Never Felt So Good.”
The posthumous duet, from MJ’s Xscape, out yesterday, features JT and a group of dancers paying homage to several of the moves and themes in Jackson’s iconic music videos, including “Beat It” and “Black or White,” with footage of the late performer interspersed throughout.
The video debuted during Wednesday’s Ellen show. Check it out below:
Did you recently get engaged on a Long Island Rail Road train? If so, A) that sucks and B) Justin Timberlake and Ellen DeGeneres are looking for you!
On her show today, Ellen debuted a new video for JT’s 20/2o Experience single “Not a Bad Thing.” Tthe whole thing is couched in a wacky premise: Timberlake is trying to hunt down a real-life couple whose betrothal occurred on the LIRR to the tune of (yep) “Not a Bad Thing.”
Timberlake himself isn’t actually in the clip, but it does feature two “documentarians” who use everything from hashtags to door-knocking to track down the mysterious commuter-rail lovebirds. Also, a number of other couples are brought in to tell us How Awesome Love Is.
Check out the unorthodox video below:
Taylor Swift is fantastically popular, a cultural juggernaut whose ubiquity has never seemed to quench the populace’s thirst for more. But as plenty of fame-soaked cautionary tales have taught us, that level of exposure doesn’t always equal financial solvency.
Of course, Swift doesn’t have that problem. At all. According to a list just published by Billboard, Swift was the top-earning musician in 2013, raking in $39,699,575.60 (specific!) based on album sales, touring revenue, publishing fees, and royalties from airplay, digital streaming and downloads.
That does not include any money Swift might have collected from sponsorship deals, corporate gigs, or whatever back end she still may be earning from Valentine’s Day. Also, because Billboard uses a standard methodology for all artists across the board (assuming, for example, a 20 percent artists’ take on album sales), it’s easy to believe that Swift’s intake was even higher, as she most likely has a better royalty rate than your average country-pop megastar. Another thing to note? She gives a lot of it away. READ FULL STORY
Justin Timberlake isn’t feeling so hot. And now, neither are his New York-area fans.
The pop star took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that he was canceling his scheduled concert tonight at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. JT told fans that he was postponing due to “health reasons,” and that he hoped to see them all on Friday.
Check out his tweets below: READ FULL STORY
In 2013, a mediocre year for mega-albums, Justin Timberlake’s mediocre The 20/20 Experience outsold everything else, going home with 2.43 million smooth-grooving fans.
As Billboard notes, no other top album has sold so little since SoundScan began tracking sale 22 years ago—for contrast, Adele’s 21 moved nearly 6 million in 2011 and almost 4 and a half million in 2012, giving her the top seller two years running.
The nominations for the Grammy Awards always seem to lead to more arguments than any other music awards shows’ choices do. That’s inevitable, since the Grammys’ list of categories is so vast and sometimes confusing, and the criteria by which the nominating committee settles on its selections is often inexplicable.
The announcement of the list of potential Grammy winners last night was no different, and it starts at the top: Jay Z lead all artists with nine total nominations, even though his 2013 release Magna Carta…Holy Grail was considered tepid at best (an adjudication Jigga himself seems to share). What’s even stranger is that none of those nine nominations are in the Big Three categories: Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Record of the Year. He also shares a couple of those nominations with Justin Timberlake for “Suit & Tie.” So Jay taking home the most nominations is a little deceptive — it’s not like the year Adele scored a boatload of nods and then dominated the proceedings.
That’s only the beginning. Here are nine more confusing snubs and pleasant surprises embedded within the Grammy nominations.
Surprise: Justin Timberlake
Weep not for JT; he picked up seven nominations across a multitude of categories, including Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Not everyone can expect to win a Grammy. But as Scooter Braun demonstrated last year, some artists—like Braun’s ward Justin Bieber—count at least on a nomination. The fact of which provides a faint veneer of drama for tonight’s frantically-titled ceremony The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!, airing at 10 PM tonight (Dec. 6) on CBS.
Likewise, the hope that a beloved, non-ubiquitous artist might win some publicity with a placement in one of the major categories should carry us into tonight’s show. LL Cool J will once again host—with a little buddy, Ed Sheeran, along as presenter—and Miguel, Keith Urban, Lorde, Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry will perform (Swift and Perry via satellite). In the meantime, here are some thoughts on the big categories and the artists in play.
Best New Artist
More than anyone, Lorde’s got that Best New Artist smell: She’s young (17) and contrarian, a perfect vessel for fantasies about a new pop order that better accommodates coastal American hipster ideals. (Even though she’s from New Zealand and befriended the “flawless” Taylor Swift.) My own coastal American hipster picks would be the more openly aspirational, less coolly outsiderish Kendrick Lamar and Kacey Musgraves. And of course, I love Ariana Grande … READ FULL STORY
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