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Justin Timberlake and Ellen DeGeneres hunt for engaged couple in 'Not a Bad Thing' video

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:

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Least surprising news of the year: Taylor Swift is super rich

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 awayREAD FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake postpones NYC concert due to 'health reasons'

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.

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The (underwhelming) best-selling album of 2013: Justin Timberlake's '20/20 Experience'

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.

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Grammy nomination snubs and surprises: Justin Timberlake, Sara Bareilles, Lorde and more

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.

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Tonight's Grammy nominations: Who will go home happy tonight?

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

What you didn't see on TV at the American Music Awards: Gaga, Katy, Miley, Rihanna, and more

The night started with a gallop, as we saw Lady Gaga make the type of grand entrance onto the red carpet we’ve come to expect — this time by riding a white “horse.” But then we headed inside the packed Nokia Theatre, where things only got crazier.

Before the ABC telecast began, executive producer Larry Klein welcomed the audience to what he called “the biggest music party of the year.”

Katy Perry opened the show with a Geisha-themed performance of her new song “Unconditionally,” with a cascade of flower petals falling on the stage towards the end. The only problem was that the petals continued to fall throughout the show, even briefly interrupting One Direction and Ariana Grande’s performances.
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AMAs 2013: See the complete winners list

Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus made big splashes on the red carpet and on stage, but it was Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake who each continued to break out of their respective genres Sunday night, taking home American Music Awards across several categories. Rihanna was honored with an AMA Icon Award (at only 25!) and country stars Lady Antebellum took away the night’s biggest country category prize.

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Riley Keough takes out Justin Timberlake in 'TKO' video -- WATCH

Have you ever wanted to spend seven minutes watching Elvis Presley’s granddaughter alternately drag Justin Timberlake through a desert and make out with him in her kitchen?

Then today is your day, my friend! Timberlake’s new ‘TKO’ music video bypasses the easy boxing theme for a moody, predictably sexy treatment from “skateboarder turned visual effects artist turned director” Ryan Reichenfeld. The hitmaker shares his screen with just one other person: 24-year-old Riley Keough, of Magic Mike (and, you know, “being Elvis’s granddaughter”) fame.

She pouts, she smolders behind the wheel of a pickup truck, she angrily tosses a bowl of salad to the ground — but thankfully, she doesn’t literally kill Timberlake with her “coo coochie coochie coo,” despite Timbaland’s protestations to the contrary.

Watch the clip below, then tell me if you agree that Reichenfeld’s kitchen tableau seems to be inspired by this 2002 Harlequin Blaze novel. Uh, not that I’ve read that book or anything.

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Chart report: Justin Timberlake lands his second No. 1 album of the year

Forget Runner Runner — look over here instead! Justin Timberlake, currently the “star” of the No. 3 movie in the land, is faring better at his dayjob at the moment: The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 debuted atop the Billboard albums chart this week with 350,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

This, of course, is JT’s second No. 1 album of the year;  back in March, the first 20/20 Experience album debuted to the tune of 968,000, easily giving it the year’s biggest sales week. As Billboard notes, the last time an artist  sent two studio albums to No. 1 so quickly was System of a Down in 2005, when Mesmerize and Hypnotize both bowed on top 27 weeks apart.

But Justin’s actually not the only act to hit the top spot twice this year: party boy Luke Bryan did so as well with his March compilation Spring Break… Here to Party and August album Crash My Party. (Next stop for Mr. Bryan: the hotel lobby!)

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