While Beyonce’s surprise album release last year has earned the singer incredible buzz and a number of Grammy nominations, one track on the self-titled album has landed her a possible lawsuit.
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Some musicians treat their yet-to-be-released material like state secrets, keeping them on encrypted hard drives guarded by a security detail and threatening to sue into oblivion anyone who leaks them. Then you have Timbaland, who just premiered a song with one of the most sought-after artists in all of pop music through a video selfie.
On Saturday, the superstar producer posted a YouTube video of him singing along to a new track called “UFO” featuring Andre 3000 and Chicago singer Tink, who’s become Timbaland’s latest muse (and whose Winter’s Diary 2 mixtape was one of 2014’s best R&B releases). Three Stacks’ verse sounds pretty great, and will probably sound even better when there’s a version without Tim rapping over it.
“UFO” follows Timbaland’s debut of his Tink-assisted Rick Ross and Jay Z collab “Movin’ Bass” that he premiered on a Chicago hip-hop station’s morning show last month.
The ’90s stage a comeback in Jennifer Hudson’s new music for “Walk It Out,” her Timbaland and J-Roc produced single.
Directed by Director X, the man behind Iggy Azalea’s Clueless-themed “Fancy” music video, “Walk It Out” opens with J-Hud waking up and going for a sassy stroll down the streets of Chicago. Thankfully, Timbaland — who is also featured on the track — keeps his appearances to a minimum, allowing the American Idol alum to truly shine. READ FULL STORY
Jay-Z has taken branding to a whole new level, announcing his new album in a cell phone commercial.
Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay’s first album since teaming up with Kanye West for Watch the Throne, arrives July 4, according to a three-minute Samsung spot that aired during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night. As a tie-in to the album’s release, the first million Samsung Galaxy users to download a special mobile app will unlock the disc 72 hours early.
Check out the ad — featuring basically every relevant hip-hop producer there is (Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Rick Rubin and Swizz Beatz) in the studio with Jay — below:
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After making a big splash at the Grammys last night, Justin Timberlake made another one online when he dropped “Mirrors,” the latest Timbaland-produced jam from The 20/20 Experience. If you’ve got a bit of time to spare, brace yourself for eight minutes of luscious synths, tricky hooks, and JT soulfully crooning about someone shiny enough to be a mirror.
Go ahead, we’ll wait:
Justin Timberlake doesn’t have much of a track record with album titles. His solo debut was a pun on his name, and the follow-up was a surreal word collage. His new record is called The 20/20 Experience, but what does it mean? Is he particularly driven by ABC news magazines? Deeply concerned about marksman-quality vision? Establishing a bar that is exactly half as awesome as Jay-Z’s 40/40? Is it a reference to the fact that the whole experience of creating the album consisted of 20 songs in 20 days?
Timberlake revealed the science behind the name this morning on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. “It more or less came out of I was playing some of the stuff for my friends and they would come in and out of the studio and I’d say, ‘What do you think of this?'” Timberlake explained. “And my best friend said, ‘This is music that you can see,’ and for some reason that stuck with me.”
So there you have it: Justin Timberlake’s new album is a concept record about synesthesia.
Seacrest also got a few other details out of Timberlake. READ FULL STORY
Just in case anyone was wondering, Justin Timberlake is still a bona fide pop star.
Timberlake’s new single, “Suit & Tie,” was released with a maximum amount of drama (countdown clocks! YouTube manifestos!) and, as it turns out, a maximum amount of sales: it notched the highest first-week total radio plays in the 20-year history of Billboard’s Pop Songs chart.
“Suit & Tie” places Timberlake’s falsetto front and center, next to a decent-if-sappy verse from Jay-Z, all backed by spangly Timbaland production. (Can a song shimmer and honk at the same time?)
It racked up 6,045 plays between Jan. 14 and 20, landing at No. 14 on the chart and breaking two records: it’s the highest debut for a male artist (beating out Jon Secada’s “If You Go” from 1994, if you can believe it) and it tops Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” in first-week plays by almost 2,000 spins.
And all of this for a track that very few people even knew Timberlake was recording.
JT’s movie career thus far has been fairly hit and miss, so this musical detour seems as much strategic as spontaneous. Meanwhile, FutureSex/Love Sounds fans — out in the cold since 2006 — have just months to go until the release of The 20/20 Experience.
Other good news for Timberfans? He will be performing at DirecTV’s Super Saturday Night during Super Bowl weekend — his first concert in almost five years.
For the occasion, might we suggest more horns?
Justin Timberlake’s ‘Suit & Tie’ moments, Seth MacFarlane’s Oscars tux and more
Put on your suit and tie, and check out Justin Timberlake’s revamped Myspace
Justin Timberlake releases ‘Suit & Tie’ featuring Jay-Z, announces album title ‘The 20/20 Experience’
Drake’s been promising it for some time now, and yesterday, he finally delivered: his collaboration with the late R&B great Aaliyah.
The low-key track, titled “Enough Said” and produced by Drizzy pal Noah “40″ Shebib, features never-before-heard vocals from Aaliyah, 11 years after her death. Take a listen below:
Timbaland, Pitbull, and David Guetta enjoy sun and exotic ladies in 'Pass at Me' video": Watch it here
Jack Frost is starting to blow his chill on most of us as we get deeper into fall. But in the video for his new single “Pass At Me,” Timbaland, along with Pitbull, jets to a place where the sun still beams, ladies dance in bikinis, and outdoor swimming is still an option.
The two live it up on boats and beaches before hitting up a David Guetta concert. (No coincidence, since he produced the cut). Check out the video after the jump
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