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Justin Timberlake - Actors and Celebrities attends the opening Ceremony with "Cafe Society" at the Palais des Festivals for the 69th Cannes Film Festival. at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Wednesday 11th May 2016
Justin Timberlake , Anna Kendrick - Justin Timberlake; Anna Kendrick - PhotoCall zu TROLLS am Brandenburger Tor in Berlin am 10.05.2016 - Foto: SuccoMedia / Ralf Succo - Berlin, Deutschland - Tuesday 10th May 2016
Justin Timberlake - 2016 Tribeca Film Festival - 'The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea' premiere at BMCC John Zuccotti Theater - Arrivals at Zuccoti Theater, Tribeca Film Festival - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 14th April 2016
Justin Timberlake - 'The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea' premiere at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center during 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on April 14, 2016 in New York City. at Tribeca Film Festival - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 14th April 2016
Scroll for pictures of celebs taking the chilly challenge to raise awareness for AlS
It’s not just you and your friends getting nominated to take the ALS awareness ice bucket challenge; celebs from lists A-Z are getting involved, and we’ve got a bunch of pictures of them getting soaked for a good cause.
Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, Ryan Seacrest, Iggy Azalea, Cara Delevingne have all taken part, as well as Mark Zuckerberg, who facilitated the sharing of these phenomenon with a little creation he decided to call Facebook. And who did he decide to nominate? Bill Gates, who decided to use a piece of machinery to aid his ice bucket challenge.
Bieber’s actually done it twice now, and made sure he removed his top for the second attempt. “Alright, second ice bucket challenge,” he said. “Today I nominate my Beliebers all over the world. I know you guy's got an ice bucket somewhere.”
Continue reading: Celebrities Take Part In The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Photos]
And this is (part of) the reason Justin Timberlake is a national treasure.
Justin Timberlake just proved – yet again – what a cool guy he is. After all, it’s not every day that a performer will interrupt their gig and get a packed stadium to sing “Happy Birthday” to an 8-year-old boy. Julian Delan, who was diagnosed with high-functioning autism in 2014, wanted nothing more for his birthday this year than to see JT in concert.
Nice Guy Justin Timberlake strikes again.
Julian's mother and father bought him tickets to the San Jose gig and later shared videos of the impromptu birthday celebration. His mother, Marika Rosenthal Delan blogged about the memorable night on the website The Manifest Station. She thanked the group of young women in front of the family that night for getting Timberlake’s attention over the screaming crowd and letting Julian have his moment of glory.
The 33 year-old singer halted an entire concert to sing 'Happy Birthday' to a young fan with autism.
Justin Timberlake knows how to treat his fans right, the 33 year-old singer was recently playing in front of a sold-out crowd at San Jose, California's SAP Center stadium when he suddenly stopped the show to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to an 8 year-old boy, Julian Delan, who is autistic.
Timberlake, along with the 25,000 attendees, sang 'Happy Birthday' to Julian
Timberlake led the 25,000 concertgoers in the sing-along, and Julian’s father, Peter Delan, and mother, Marika Rosenthal Delan, shared the extraordinary event in a YouTube video, which shows the excited young fan shouting, "This is my birthday present!"
From rock 'n' roll to rap, Memphis, Tennessee is brought to you by Budweiser Made in America.
Budweiser Made in America is getting closer all the time as we explore the nation's most musically cultured cities. Now we hit Memphis, whose famous faces include everyone from Elvis Presley to Justin Timberlake.
Memphis, Tennessee has been a massive influence on musical culture since music charts began, with a range of artists frequently mentioning the great city within their own song lyrics; think Marc Cohn's 'Walking In Memphis', Chuck Berry's 'Memphis', Paul Simon's 'Graceland' and of course Alannah Myles' 'Black Velvet'. Thus, it's only right that Budweiser Made In America bring their documentary series to the great city to explore what Memphis is all about nowadays.
Watch the Budweiser Made in America documentary for Memphis:
Beyonce performing at the VMAs just unlocked a world of yes.
Umm, Beyonce will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards... is anyone really , surprised? Bey is everywhere these days. In the wake of her surprise album last December Bey has been at every show and received every music award, basically. But Bey and MTV have always had a special relationship, ever since the Destiny’s Child days. Are you wondering what this is leading up to already? Here it is – Beyonce will receive the Vanguard Video award during this year’s VMAs.
We've heard 'Bang Bang,' but what are some of the other best pop songs with three artists?
The only thing better than one pop star on a song is three, right? How about a combination of Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj - ALL on one track? It's what we got with the newly released 'Bang Bang' single, and it's proving that songs like these need to be happen more often.
'Bang Bang' was released on July 29
Released this week, the single featuring Jessie, Nicki, and Ari is an easy frontrunner for "Song of the Summer," and hell, maybe even pop song of the year. It'll be included on Jessie J's upcoming album this fall, as well as in the deluxe edition of Grande's new record, My Everything, so 'Bang Bang' isn't going away anytime soon. But what makes it so great? A mix of all the unique qualities in the girls - Jessie's explosive vocals, Grande's sassy croon, and Minaj's signature fierce rap verse makes for a track that only gets better with every listen. Coupled with the glossy production of mastermind producer Max Martin, 'Bang Bang' simply can't not be a hit. It's even being touted as 'Lady Marmalade 2.0' - the juggernaut number one smash in 2004 that featured Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink. Arguably, 'Bang Bang' outshines that track in every way possible, and having three vs. four is just easier to listen to. With that said, which songs are the best triple threats in pop music over the past couple of years?
Continue reading: After 'Bang Bang,' What Are Some Of The Best Triple Threat Pop Songs?
Paul McCartney stops his New York concert to help with a marriage proposal and follows in the footstep of other celebs who have done the same in the name of love
Paul McCartney made two fans’ dreams come true at a recent concert in New York by pulling them both up on stage and stopping the show for a wedding proposal.
Paul McCartney is cleary a sucker for a good love story
The couple attracted the star’s attention with an ingenious banner that said: ‘he’ll only marry me if he meets you!'. Clearly, the one-time Beatles was movied, and he even helped the gentleman with a little backing as he sang the classic, 'When I’m Sixty-Four'. Unsurprisingly, there are some other softie celebs out there who also like nothing more than to be part of a good old fashioned love story.
Chart-crushing blues rock and building-smashing monster movie antics: another week in news brings shocks and laughs.
Cannes Continues: We're nearly at the end of the second week of the Cannes Film Festival and have been mentally noting which new movies have soared or been scorched at the hands of critics. Map to the Stars, Two Days, One Night, Mommy and Foxcatcher have all received glowing reviews whilst Lost River, Grace of Monaco, and The Search... well, less so. Click on links for reviews highlights and details for each movie.
Carter-Knowles Camp Content?: The Jay Z/Solange brouhaha confusion still hasn't been publically illuminated but the Carter-Knowles family seems to be intent on proving to the world that everything is just fine, fine, fine, thank you very much after footage leaked showing the singer attacking her rapper brother-in-law in a lift. Beyoncé's statement did little to explain her sister's violence but her newly-posted family photos do a good job of sweeping it all under the rug, for better or worse.
Timberlake's statement doesn't even count as controversial at this point.
When Justin Timberlake won the Top Artist honor at Sunday’s Billboard awards, he was very generous with his “hank you” messages. In fact, he thanked everyone – everyone, except disgraced LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Last week, Sterling made a half-hearted apology for his offensive comments from last month. His sincerity was eroded somewhat by the fact that he dissed Magic Johnson in the process.
JT dropped a truth bomb at the Billboard Awards Sunday.
Apparently hoping to divert attention from his own PR blunders, Sterling said in his CNN interview: “Well, what kind of a guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he catches HIV? Is that someone we want to respect and tell our kids about? I think he should be ashamed of himself. I think he should go into the background. But what does he do for the black people? He doesn’t do anything.”
The 33 year-old singer describes departing the boy band as "one of the best/worst things that I have ever done."
Justin Timberlake shocked the pop music world back in 2002 when he decided to leave N' Sync.
The 33 year-old singer was highly criticized for departing the boy band, but once his debut album 'Justified' became such a huge success, it was obvious he was meant to be a solo artist.
However, without knowing this beforehand, more than a decade later, many people still wonder why Timberlake left N' Sync in the first place.
'Love Never Felt So Good', the first single from Michael Jackson’s long awaited posthumous album, Xscape has been given its debut at the iHeart Radio awards. The single sees Justin Timberlake duet with Jackson on the track that he originally demoed in 1983. So now we've had a listen, what's the verdict? Has Jackson never felt so good or does he need to Xscape from Timberlake?
Firstly we can’t technically call ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ a new track. The song was written by Jackson with Paul Anka and originally demoed in 1983. Still this version has been updated and produced by John McCalin with some extra vocals added by Justin Timberlake, so it is pretty much 'new'.
Re-mastering and producing the material left behind by Michael Jackson is an unenviable task, just the slightest change to Jackson’s well known sound could incur the wrath of the King of Pop’s legion of fans. Luckily the first thing you notice when listening to ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ is that it’s unmistakably Jackson. Better than that, it’s vintage Jackson, and fits in perfectly with his early 80’s output from when it was originally recorded.
Continue reading: Michael Jackson - Love Never Felt So Good Single Review
It's the second time this month that Fallon has parodied Snoop's hit rap track.
Brian Williams has become the latest celebrity to be featured in a comedy sequence on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show. The 54 year-old NBC anchor unwittingly starred in the comedian and TV host's mash-up montage of Snoop Dogg's classic rap track, 'Gin and Juice.'
Brian Williams Appears In Another Jimmy Fallon Rap Mash-Up Video.
The Nightly News managing editor was seen "rapping" along to the profane hip hop lyrics in that his many news segments had been spliced, mixed and compiled into a montage to make it look like he was performing a very staid and serious version of the west coast rapper's instantly recognisable ode to mixed alcoholic beverages.
Continue reading: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin And Juice' For Jimmy Fallon [Video]
One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence took home two awards apiece at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. One Direction were voted Favourite Music Group and received the award for Favourite Song whilst Lawrence took home Favourite Movie Actress and Favourite Female Buttkicker.
Pharrell and Kaley Cuoco did not manage to avoid the slime at this year's Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. The awards, hosted by Mark Wahlberg, were held yesterday night (29th March) at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles.
One Direction won the awards for Favourite Music Group and Favourite Song.
Music wise, One Direction did incredibly well gaining the awards for Favourite Song with 'Story of My Life' and Favourite Music Group. Whilst, in the solo category, Justin Timberlake received took home the award for Favourite Male Singer and Selena Gomez for Favourite Female Singer. Gomez was seemingly delighted with the award and tweeted thanking her fans for voting for her, adding a picture of her after the awards grinning broadly.
Festival season is shaping up
The UK’s festival season is slowly clicking into gear as Hollywood’s award season recovers from a stinking hangover. On the weekend of August 16-17 in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, The Killers will preside the headline slot alongside Justin Timberlake.
"We're very excited to announce the V Festival line-up, and proud to bring headliners Justin Timberlake and The Killers, following on from their sold out Wembley Stadium show in 2013, with both headliners summer festival exclusives,” V Festival Directors Bob Angus, Simon Moran and Dennis Desmond said in a statement.
Continue reading: It's Indie Rock & Roll For V Festival: The Killers Headline Huge Bill
Justin Timberlake warns his Buffalo fans "you better be ready," for the singer's rescheduled concert this summer.
Justin Timberlake let's down his legion of fans once again after postponing another concert.
An issue with his '20/20 Experience' tour schedule arose after cancelling a show at Madison Square Garden last Wednesday (Feb 19th).
The 32 year-old announced via twitter that the concert would not happen due to a "health issue", and rescheduled it for the following Friday (Feb 21st).
Continue reading: Justin Timberlake Offers Apology To Upset Fans Over Concert Cancellation
It was the best way to end Fallon's first week on Tonight.
It had to happen. We all knew Fallon and Timberlake’s “History of Rap” had to be a thing on the Tonight Show and now it is! The duo have performed the sketch four times on Late Night and it’s become one of the most beloved segment on the show. So when Fallon went his entire first week on Tonight without doing another round, viewers were getting nervous.
They're back together! History of Rap is still a thing!
That is until the very end of Fallon’s first week on Tonight. Anticipation was in the air as soon as the new Tonight host introduced Timberlake as his guest. One thing was obvious: JF and JT are running out of introductions. At one point in their chat, the two just went silent, gave the audience and the cameras a couple of meaningful looks and launched into… there really is no way to describe what happened afterwards, if you haven’t seen Fallon and Timberlake at it before. Instead, here’s the video.
Continue reading: Fallon And Timberlake Bring "History Of Rap" Out Of Retirement
Timberlake's apology was emphatic
Justin Timberlake was moved to issue an emphatic apology to Buffalo as a whole following the delay of his show, which was previously scheduled for Saturday next week.
Justin Timberlake was full of contrition for Buffalo
The delay came about due to "health reasons" forcing Timberlake to rescheduled Wednesday's show at Madison Square Garden for Friday night, meaning a trip to Buffalo, including stripping down and rebuilding the set there, wasn’t viable.
Continue reading: Justin Timberlake Gives Buffalo A Heartfelt Apology
The pop star had to cancel his Madison Square Garden show on Wednesday.
Justin Timberlake has claimed that he was forced to cancel last night show in New York's Madison Square Garden due to "health reasons" but did not disclose the exact reason why he would not be able to perform. "Hey NY. There is never an easy way to do this... Unfortunately, I have to postpone tonight's show to Friday due to health reasons," the pop singer tweeted.
Justin Timberlake Cancelled His Wednesday New York Show But Didn't Reveal Why.
Whatever Justin was suffering from must have been temporary because tonight's '20/20 Experience' show is still scheduled, along with an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday night. Tickets for Wednesday's show will be honored on Friday night according to the venue.
Continue reading: Justin Postpones NY Show, Citing "Health Reason": What's The Problem?
The 33 year-old pop star announced the cancelation of his NYC show, just hours before he was scheduled to hit the stage, on twitter.
Justin Timberlake's fan in the tri-state area will have to wait longer than expected to see him play at the most famous arena in the world.
Just hours before the 32 year-old was set to hit the stage at Madison Square Garden, he took to twitter to announce the show has been canceled.
"Hey NY," he tweeted. "There is never an easy way to do this... Unfortunately, I have to postpone tonight's show to Friday due to health reasons."
The Brit Awards jumped right into the middle of awards season by announcing their nominees, and there are plenty of artists from all over the world up for awards.
We are again right in the middle of awards season, and that doesn't just mean the Oscars. The Brit Awards have announced their 2014 nominations, and there aren't many surprises.
Bastille performs at Koko in London
The two leading artists are, as they should be, British acts. According to MTV, Disclosure and Bastille were each nominated for four awards, but the rest of the nominations were for artists all over the world.
Continue reading: One Direction, Justin Timberlake Rack Up Brit Awards Nominations
Highlights from the 2014 People's Choice Awards.
L.A's Nokia Theater played host last night to a glittering array of stars for the annual People's Choice Awards, gathering together to celebrate popular culture. We present a round-up of the top talking points from the extravagant and entertaining evening.
1) Sandra Bullock Cleans Up
Continue reading: People's Choice Awards: Our 5 Top Moments From The Glam Evening
Sandra Bullock was the big winner on the night, with Justin Timberlake and Ellen DeGeneres also taking home gongs
The People's Choice Awards kicks started awards season and the celebrities didn't let down as they came out in force and with style in Los Angeles for the fan-favourites awards show on Wednesday, 8 January. The 40th incarnation of the awards show, there was no shortage of class and glamour as the people's favourite movies, TV shows, actors and actresses were singled out over the course of the night.
With a total of four wins, Sandra Bullock was the night's big winner
Hosted by 2 Broke Girls stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, the awards show held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles gave out almost 60 awards in total, and with four wins in all it was Sandra Bullock who ended the night with the most wins of all. Bullock's wins included Favorite Movie Actress, Comedic Actress, Dramatic Actress and she shared the Favorite Movie Duo award with her Gravity co-star George Clooney. The buddy cop comedy The Heat that she starred in with Melissa McCarthy won the Favourite Comedic Movie award.
Former flames Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears both shared in the success at the 2014 People's Choice Awards as they took home big prizes.
The former lovers were both victorious the 2014 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (Jan 8th).
After ending the year with 'The 20/20 Experience' being 2013's top-selling album, Timberlake's triumphant return to the music industry continued as he won 'Favourite Album'.
In a poor year for album sales Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience' is the only highlight as his return to the music industry earns him the top seller of 2013.
As the year ends it is time to reflect on whose year was 2013.
The 32 year-olds third studio album was released on March 15th 2013 and has sold the most copies of any other album in 2013.
The multi-talented Oberst lost out in the Llewyn Davis casting.
Now this is an interesting tidbit of movie trivia: Conor Oberst has revealed that he auditioned for the lead role in folk music comedy-drama, Inside Llewyn Davis. Although the Coen Brothers eventually cast Oscar Isaac as the titular folk singer, Bright Eyes' singer Conor Oberst was reportedly considered for the role.
Conor Oberst Auditioned For The Lead Role In 'Inside Llewyn Davis.'
"I know I told you this when we met, but I tried out for your role in Inside Llewyn Davis," Oberst told Isaac for Interview magazine. "Thank god for everyone that I didn't get it." Perhaps one of the main reasons Oberst failed to convince the Coen Brothers that he was best suited for the role was because of his non-existent acting C.V. which could have proved risky to take on in such a challenging lead role.
Continue reading: Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst Missed Out On 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Lead Role
Most of these movies feature actors, actresses and filmmakers who really should know better...
10. A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III - Charlie Sheen exploits his bad-boy image in this fractured comedy in which he plays a paranoid idiot who thinks his ex is trying to kill him. But the story is wafer-thin, and the film is almost overpoweringly indulgent.
Read more about 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III' here
9. Pain & Gain - Michael Bay's comedy may feature enjoyably offhanded performances from Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, but it's also the year's most offensive movie. Playing a true-life murder for laughs is only the first mistake.
Watch the trailer for 'Pain & Gain' here
Read the full review for 'Pain & Gain' here
Continue reading: The 10 Worst Films Of 2013
As 2014 approaches, Joe Wilde unveils the most listenable releases of the past year.
Hookworms 'Pearl Mystic' - Few albums released this year let you step inside to a whole new world of colour and sound as 'Pearl Mystic' has. The Leeds band's immersive debut might not be for everyone, but those who like what they happen upon in the 'Pearl Mystic' landscape will no doubt struggle to forget what they've seen.
Continue reading: Joe Wilde's Top 10 Albums Of 2013
This year saw the release of so many incredible albums, that trying to list the top 20 really doesn't do 2013 justice. However, after some strong analysis of what the year had to offer, we unveil the most listenable collections - from the super-hyped major label releases to the lesser-known but just as sensational offerings.
Vampire Weekend 'Modern Vampire in the City' - 'Modern Vampires in the City' makes it three for three for the New Yorkers and their latest release could very well be their best yet. It shows evolution for the band, but they have retained that essential quality that made 'Contra' and their self-titled debut such wonderfully upbeat and genuine pleasures to listen to each time. 'Modern Vampire in the City' is also the release that marks Vampire Weekend as a band that should be taken seriously, but one who you can still have immense fun with. 'Diane Young' is yet another indie floor filler, standing shoulder to shoulder with previous bangers 'A-Punk' and 'Cousins.' Where the album really excels, however, is when VW reach out to new quarters and sound completely inimitable. The yelps of 'Ya Hey' bring fun to a song that essentially deals with the theme of lost conviction, the graceful 'Hanna Hunt' erupts in the most complete song released this year and album opener 'Obvious Bicycle' sets the whole thing in motion with its refreshingly angelic melodies and steady, train-like clunks that lie beneath all the splendour. Vampire Weekend are no longer the Brooklyn minions rattling at the gates of eminence, the gates have been swung open for them and the welcoming committee should have made them feel rightly at home.
Continue reading: Contactmusic.com's Top Albums Of 2013
He's acted before, so this'll be breezy
Drake will be at the helm when Saturday Night Live returns for its first episode of 2014. The rapper will be facing the twin concerns of presenting and performing when he takes the microphone in January, the show announced last night.
Drake will have the spotlight on him come January
The promos are here! It's happening!
Are you counting down the days until Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake host/guest on Saturday Night Live? Of course you are. We all are. Only three days left. Despite Fallon being an SNL alumn himself, he wasn’t spared from having to brave the NY cold and record some promos for the Dec 21 event alongside Kenan Thompson and Kate McKinnon. And we’re glad for that, because, predictably, Fallon’s promos are pretty hilarious.
Brace yourselves, the SNL show you didn't even know you needed is almost here.
And, uh, we hate to break it to you... but JT won’t be there, because of a cancelled flight. Nah, of course he’ll be there, but they did give us a start with that particular joke. Though Fallon and Thompson would be forgiven, since they were apparently forced to stand in the snow (or pigeon droppings, as Jimmy joked in true NY style) for hours to film those promos.
The singer helped Joshua Clemons propose to his partner Kim Martin in Louisville, Kentucky
Let it never be said that the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky, isn't fit for a romantic setting. During his recent concert at the arena on Sunday (15 Dec.) night, Justin Timberlake helped out a fan in need with one heck of a grand statement, by helping the fan propose to his girlfriend midway through the show.
JT put on one heck of a show in Louisville
After making his way through his hit 'That Girl,' Timberlake brought the show to a stop and helped Joshua Clemons on stage, giving him a helping hand in asking for Kim Martin's hand in marriage.
The Coen brothers have a wry twinkle in their eyes as they take us on a lyrical journey with a hugely likeable musician for whom success is only barely out of reach. It's also an engaging exploration of both the the early 1960s New York folk music scene that gave us Bob Dylan and the tenacity it takes to make your dreams come true.
It's 1961, and Llewyn Davis (Isaac) isn't sure he wants to fight anymore. His career has stalled, and he's moving from couch to couch trying to pick up gigs. But he doesn't have anything to lose, and when he inadvertently acquires a pet cat he has a bit of purpose for a change. On the other hand, his longtime friendship with husband-and-wife folk duo Jim and Jean (Timberlake and Mulligan) is strained when Jean tells him she's pregnant with a child that might be his. In need of cash, he takes a job in Chicago, taking a long road-trip with two nutcases (Hedlund and Goodman). And he even considers re-enlisting in the Merchant Marines.
Despite Llewyn's quiet desperation, the Coens keep the film's tone light and endearing, with constant comical touches that keep us smiling right to the cleverly elliptical ending. They also pack the movie with folk music that's gorgeously produced by T Bone Burnett, offering emotive counterpoints to Llewyn's sardonic sense of humour. His snappy wit often gets him into trouble, but we can immediately see his depth of character as well, and Isaac is terrific in the role, the kind of guy we would happily spend a lot more time with.
Continue reading: Inside Llewyn Davis Review
'N' Sync reunite for a second time in 2013 at Chris Kirkpatrick's wedding!
'N' Sync star, Chris Kirkpatrick, has married his long-time girlfriend, Karly Skladany.
The wedding ceremony took place in Orlando, Fla., at Loews Hotel on Saturday (Nov 2nd).
The celebrations were extra special as the entire 'N' Sync crew were all in attendance to see their fellow band mate on his big day.
Continue reading: Chris Kirkpatrick's Wedding Sees 2nd 'N' Sync Reunion Of 2013
Justin Timberlake's comeback is 100% complete.
Justin Timberlake scored his second No.1 album of the year on Wednesday (October 9, 2012) when it was announced thatThe 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 sold 350,000 copies in its first week. The first instalment sold 968,000 copies, the biggest opening week sales of the year so far.
It's an incredible feat for the 32-year-old, who returned to music after a five-year hiatus during which he turned in some decent movie performances. The albums charting at No.1 is an achievement in itself, though the volume of sales proves both Timberlake's enduring popularity and the healthy nature of the record business. Second place Drake only managed to shift 148,000 copies, while Lorde's debut Pure Heroine moved 129,000.
Earlier this year, Timberlake had returned with new single Suit & Tie, featuring rapper Jay-Z. It became a chart-topper and The 20/20 Experience was adored by both critics and fans.
Continue reading: Is Justin Timberlake The Biggest Pop Star On The Planet?
Justin Timberlake's year just keeps getting better as he earns his second No.1 album of 2013.
Justin Timberlake’s domination of 2013 continues as the singer reaches No.1 with his new album ‘20/20 Experience Part 2 of 2’.
The album is the highly anticipated sequel to the release of ’20/20 Experience’ back in March (2013) and in its first week of release it reaches the top spot on the Billboard album chart.
‘Part 2’ seems to be repeating the same success as the first instalment as JT’s new set sold 350,000 copies since its release at the end of September (27th), according to Nielson SoundScan.
It was a tightly-fought contest between the two artists, but it was the all-girl three piece that managed to walk away victorious
Haim and Justin Timberlake battled it out in one of the most closely contested fights for the top of the UK album chart this weekend, with the all-girl trio only just managing to out muscle Justin's second album of 2013. Earlier this week, it was Justin who led the girls, but after a long-fought weekend it was the 'Don't Save Me' hit-makers who were able to finish the week as the no. 1 artist in the UK.
Haim managed to beat JT after a long week of competition
According to the Official UK Album Chart, Haim managed to score 2,100 more sales of their debut album, Days Are Gone, than Justin's The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2, which at one point in the week had led the girls by just 28 copies. Ultimately though, it was the three piece from Los Angeles who made the top spot, making Justin have to wait before he can claim his fourth UK number one album.
Continue reading: Haim Edge Out Justin Timberlake To Claim UK Album Chart Top Spot
The film made over $55 million during it's first weekend at the box office, exceeding expectation by some distance
Gravity has proved to be the unlikely success story of early October thanks to the overwhelming word-of-mouth success. Having been heralded by the internet long before it was given it's official release on Friday, 4 October, the film rode out it's first weekend stay at the box office with immense success, gaining further praise and breaking the October box office record along the way.
Gravity has soared to success
Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, both of whom (Bullock in particular) are being touted for awards success thanks to their performances in the film, Gravity has been described as an out of this world ocular treat, held together thanks to the gripping direction of Alfonso Cuaron and the performance of the two stars. This critical and internet-fuelled momentum has seen the film smash previous box office records for the month of October by bringing in an estimated $55.6 million over the weekend. As well as beating the record previously held by Paranormal Activity 3, the film is also the best opening for both of the film's stars, beating The Heat and Batman and Robin respectively.
Justin Timberlake and Haim are neck and neck for the UK's No.1 Album spot, but who will become victorious?
According to the Official Charts Company between Sunday and Thursday Haim have sold 26,417 copies of their debut album 'Days Are Gone'.
Whereas Timberlake's '20/20 Experience 2 of 2' has sold 26,445 copies, thus JT is leading the Californian sisters by selling 28 more copies.
Continue reading: Haim Vs. Justin Timberlake For No.1 UK Album
We take a look at the three front-runners and their chances.
Three films go head to head this weekend, all with reasonable claim to the top spot. But will the audiences go for a historical to learn about the demise of JFK; head for the stars with Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck or be sucked in by Gravity’s delightful pull.
Colin Hanks and Zac Efron in Parkland
Despite some mediocre reviews, Parkland strings together some attractive qualities: a bona fide history lesson, a great cast and, of course, Zac Efron’s face, which has proven to be a marketable asset up until now, so why would that change now? There are two things that mean Parkland won’t be top of the box office come Monday.
He's made us wait until the end of the year to listen to it, but has the follow-up to the first '20/20 Experience' been worth the wait?
Justin Timberlake triumphantly returned from his stint in Hollywood to reclaim his title as the reigning king of the pop world earlier this year when he released the widely-praised The 20/20 Experience Part 1. It's been six months since the March release of JT's first 2013 experience, and with that time he's been able to perfect each element of the album and fine tune it into potentially one of the best pop albums of the year. But before we can claim it as the release of 2013, what have the critics got to say about The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2?
Has Justin delivered with his follow-up 'experience'
The final verdict is hard to determine, as Justin has managed to split the critics into three categories; ones who say the album is an exceptional finish to what he started in March, some who say the album is a huge failure and a disappointment at that, and finally those who don't really know what to think, and are sat on the fence as to whether the album should be heralded or lampooned. The first 20/20 Experience had many strong points, but sometimes missed the mark and outran itself on a number of tracks, but it had few people claiming it was an instant classic bar a few notable songs. It looks as though this is the overwhelming verdict with part 2 as well, with critics mostly complaining that the album needed to trade some duds with a few bonafied pop hits to be considered a classic.
Justin Timberlake and Patricia Clarkson - Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson New York City, USA - New York premiere of 'Friends with Benefits', held at the Ziegfeld Theater - Arrivals Monday 18th July 2011
Date of birth
31st January, 1981
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