Justin Timberlake - Justin Timberlake Close To Scoring One Million Sales In The U.s.

Justin Timberlake's amazing comeback just got better - he's expected to debut his new album The 20/20 Experience with close to a million sales in the U.S. album chart this week (beg25Mar13).

Experts predict the pop star and actor will rocket to number one in the Billboard 200 countdown on Wednesday (27Mar13) with over 950,000 first-week sales.

And chart trackers insist sales could top a million if they spike on Sunday (24Mar13).

If Timberlake manages that feat, The 20/20 Experience will become only the 19th album to do that.

Taylor Swift's Red was the last album to top a million sales in a week when that album debuted at number one last year (12).

Meanwhile, Timberlake's first album for seven years has shot to the top of the British charts, unseating David Bowie's comeback, The Next Day.

But Timberlake has failed to secure a U.K. chart double - The Saturdays' What About Us toppled his Mirrors at the top of the singles countdown on Sunday (24Mar13). Mirrors drops to number two.


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Paul McCartney: Just One in a Long List of Celebs Who Love a Good Proposal 4279122 News

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 McCartneyPaul 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.

More: Macca Jams With Johnny Depp

A little more surprisingly, however, is the fact that someone wanted to stand right next to Justin Timberlake at one of his concerts before looking his girlfriend in the eye and asking her if she wanted to marry him, as we reported last year. 

Of course she said 'yes', but you can only assume that was after she spent seconds searching JT’s face for any sign that he might have wanted them to get married instead. And Justin isn’t the only romantic willing to give the concert limelight over to someone else when, in 2009, Beyoncé pulled away from her mic and let a fan do the talking.

Referring to her Single Ladies song, the proposer said that he had been paying close attention and not only did he like it but he wanted to put a ring on it. Again, we can only assume that wasn’t a subtle way of checking whether Beyoncé wanted his ring and that he had meant his girlfriend all along.

More: Paul McCartney Finally Recommences Tour In New York After Bout With Virus

It isn’t just singing sensations that have a touch of romance about them; TV star Zach Braff narrated a tear-jerking video in which a hopeful husband-to-be uses all his family and friends to encourage his potential bride to say yes. Of course, there’s always a way to go one better and one man managed to do just that with the help of the whole cast of How I Met Your Mother.

Convincing his girlfriend that she was going to be taking part as an extra on the show, what the cast had really organised was for their proposal to be written into an episode.

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney arrives for his ill-fated tour in Japan

Consequently, the proposal behind Robin and Ted’s date in the season finale of series two? Completely and utterly real. While, this is all good news for the lucky ladies (or men) who are getting an extra special marriage question, for others, this list may come as an unwelcome intrusion into their own proposal ideas.

Of course, if you can’t get someone famous to help you out with the big ask, it’s probably no big deal. But if you really want a yes, you better at least give it a go.

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 McCartneyPaul 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.

More: Macca Jams With Johnny Depp

A little more surprisingly, however, is the fact that someone wanted to stand right next to Justin Timberlake at one of his concerts before looking his girlfriend in the eye and asking her if she wanted to marry him, as we reported last year. 

Of course she said 'yes', but you can only assume that was after she spent seconds searching JT’s face for any sign that he might have wanted them to get married instead. And Justin isn’t the only romantic willing to give the concert limelight over to someone else when, in 2009, Beyoncé pulled away from her mic and let a fan do the talking.

Referring to her Single Ladies song, the proposer said that he had been paying close attention and not only did he like it but he wanted to put a ring on it. Again, we can only assume that wasn’t a subtle way of checking whether Beyoncé wanted his ring and that he had meant his girlfriend all along.

More: Paul McCartney Finally Recommences Tour In New York After Bout With Virus

It isn’t just singing sensations that have a touch of romance about them; TV star Zach Braff narrated a tear-jerking video in which a hopeful husband-to-be uses all his family and friends to encourage his potential bride to say yes. Of course, there’s always a way to go one better and one man managed to do just that with the help of the whole cast of How I Met Your Mother.

Convincing his girlfriend that she was going to be taking part as an extra on the show, what the cast had really organised was for their proposal to be written into an episode.

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney arrives for his ill-fated tour in Japan

Consequently, the proposal behind Robin and Ted’s date in the season finale of series two? Completely and utterly real. While, this is all good news for the lucky ladies (or men) who are getting an extra special marriage question, for others, this list may come as an unwelcome intrusion into their own proposal ideas.

Of course, if you can’t get someone famous to help you out with the big ask, it’s probably no big deal. But if you really want a yes, you better at least give it a go.

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Justin Timberlake - Not A Bad Thing (#NotABadLoveStory Fan Video) 4225684 Videos 3rd June 2014

Justin Timberlake unveils a video for his single 'Not A Bad Thing' featuring hundreds of different love stories from a recent fan project. The track is the last single taken from his album 'The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2'.

 

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A Week In News: Havoc As 'Godzilla' And Kardashians Unleashed On Unsuspecting Cities 4210903 News

Map to the Stars

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.

Michael Jace Murders?: One of the most shocking, confusing and upsetting stories to have emerged from the past seven days is the news that Michael Jace, star of The Shield, fatally shot his wife April during an altercation in the family home. The actor then phoned the police to confess to his actions, and was swiftly arrested before being charged with the killing. Jace's two young children were witnesses to the killing and were described as "extremely distressed" before they were whisked off by the authorities. Find our timeline of events here.

London Grammar

Music Awards Madness: It has been a great week for celebrating music: last weekend we had the Billboard Music Awards in which Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons and Jennifer Lopez ruled, and last night the Ivor Novello Awards honoured London Grammar, James Blake and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Find out more about all the Billboard hijinks here and read what the overwhelmed London Grammar had to say about their landmark win here.

Kimye In Paris: Plug your ears and cover your eyes if you can't bear any more Kim Kardashian/Kanye West wedding reportage but the entire Kardashian Klan has landed its fake-tanned, bootilicious behind into Paris ready for the imminent nuptials. The couple are said to be hosting a meal and tour of the Palace of Versailles for their guests before jetting everyone to Florence for a wedding at an imposing fortress. No expense is being spared for the most overblown celeb wedding of the year with thousands spent on flowers, outfits and even appearances from Lana Del Rey, Jay and Beyoncé.

The Black Keys Chart Attack: So grumpy old Patrick Carney of The Black Keys finally got his wish and saw his band's latest album, Turn Blue, battle Michael Jackson's Xscape to claim US number one; a first for the rock duo. Read Carney's words of ill-wishing ire here. Who can blame the drummer though? You spend three years making an album and suddenly an over-produced posthumous release from the King of Pop threatens to strip that gold right off the ceiling. Find out how close the charts race was this week.

Godzilla

'Godzilla' Roars: Monster rehash Godzilla has crushed all competition at the box office this week, snatching up first place and flicking away competition from rivals Neighbors and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 like toy cars beneath the titular lizard's scaly foot. Watch the decidedly doomy trailer here. Critics haven't exactly found the Bryan Cranston-starring movie unwatchable either - find out what some of them have to say.

Un-'Happy' Iranians: Pharrell Williams was this week compelled to speak out when he heard that a group of six Iranian youngsters had been arrested, detained and forced to apologise for making and uploading a video of themselves dancing to Pharrell's hit, 'Happy.' Find out what the singer said. The Western dress of the clip conflicted with the country's core Islamic beliefs despite the youths' joyous motives, leading to public condemnation from the Iranian police chief. Watch the video here.

Video Of The Week - 'Third Person' Trailer: Finally, the movie that had critics heads in a spin last September at TIFF has a trailer and a wide release date. Check out the trailer here. The latest film from Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis, Third Person employs a star-studded cast and a "Russian doll" storytelling structure to tell the tale of three interwoven yet distinct love stories. See some stills from the drama here. Mila Kunis, James, Franco, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson and Kim Basinger star in this compelling new picture, which is released in late June.

Map to the Stars

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.

Michael Jace Murders?: One of the most shocking, confusing and upsetting stories to have emerged from the past seven days is the news that Michael Jace, star of The Shield, fatally shot his wife April during an altercation in the family home. The actor then phoned the police to confess to his actions, and was swiftly arrested before being charged with the killing. Jace's two young children were witnesses to the killing and were described as "extremely distressed" before they were whisked off by the authorities. Find our timeline of events here.

London Grammar

Music Awards Madness: It has been a great week for celebrating music: last weekend we had the Billboard Music Awards in which Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons and Jennifer Lopez ruled, and last night the Ivor Novello Awards honoured London Grammar, James Blake and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Find out more about all the Billboard hijinks here and read what the overwhelmed London Grammar had to say about their landmark win here.

Kimye In Paris: Plug your ears and cover your eyes if you can't bear any more Kim Kardashian/Kanye West wedding reportage but the entire Kardashian Klan has landed its fake-tanned, bootilicious behind into Paris ready for the imminent nuptials. The couple are said to be hosting a meal and tour of the Palace of Versailles for their guests before jetting everyone to Florence for a wedding at an imposing fortress. No expense is being spared for the most overblown celeb wedding of the year with thousands spent on flowers, outfits and even appearances from Lana Del Rey, Jay and Beyoncé.

The Black Keys Chart Attack: So grumpy old Patrick Carney of The Black Keys finally got his wish and saw his band's latest album, Turn Blue, battle Michael Jackson's Xscape to claim US number one; a first for the rock duo. Read Carney's words of ill-wishing ire here. Who can blame the drummer though? You spend three years making an album and suddenly an over-produced posthumous release from the King of Pop threatens to strip that gold right off the ceiling. Find out how close the charts race was this week.

Godzilla

'Godzilla' Roars: Monster rehash Godzilla has crushed all competition at the box office this week, snatching up first place and flicking away competition from rivals Neighbors and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 like toy cars beneath the titular lizard's scaly foot. Watch the decidedly doomy trailer here. Critics haven't exactly found the Bryan Cranston-starring movie unwatchable either - find out what some of them have to say.

Un-'Happy' Iranians: Pharrell Williams was this week compelled to speak out when he heard that a group of six Iranian youngsters had been arrested, detained and forced to apologise for making and uploading a video of themselves dancing to Pharrell's hit, 'Happy.' Find out what the singer said. The Western dress of the clip conflicted with the country's core Islamic beliefs despite the youths' joyous motives, leading to public condemnation from the Iranian police chief. Watch the video here.

Video Of The Week - 'Third Person' Trailer: Finally, the movie that had critics heads in a spin last September at TIFF has a trailer and a wide release date. Check out the trailer here. The latest film from Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis, Third Person employs a star-studded cast and a "Russian doll" storytelling structure to tell the tale of three interwoven yet distinct love stories. See some stills from the drama here. Mila Kunis, James, Franco, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson and Kim Basinger star in this compelling new picture, which is released in late June.

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Justin Timberlake Thanked Everyone In His Billboard Speech. EXCEPT Donald Sterling 4202128 News

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.

Justin Timberlake
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.”

Donald Sterling
No, Donald Sterling. Just no.

As you can imagine, this tirade undermined Sterling’s sincerity a bit. Timberlake certainly wasn’t buying it.

“It is not a competition but if it was, I won. I want to thank everyone on earth, except Donald Sterling,” said Timberlake, appearing via satellite from tour, according to Billboard. Points for honesty on that one.

Earlier in the night, JT — who was up for 11 honors at the award show — accepted the award for Top Billboard 200 Album by singing his speech.

“I’m shocked. I’m stunned. I’m really surprised,” Timberlake said in the video, before busting into song and dance with his backup singers and completely negating his statement. “We don’t even wanna say ‘thank you.’ We wanna sing ‘thank you.”

More: NAACP President Resigns Over Donald Sterling Scandal

More: Justin Timberlake Gives Buffalo A Heartfelt Apology

Check out Timberlake playing George Lopez at the Shiners Golf Tournament.

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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.

Justin Timberlake
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.”

Donald Sterling
No, Donald Sterling. Just no.

As you can imagine, this tirade undermined Sterling’s sincerity a bit. Timberlake certainly wasn’t buying it.

“It is not a competition but if it was, I won. I want to thank everyone on earth, except Donald Sterling,” said Timberlake, appearing via satellite from tour, according to Billboard. Points for honesty on that one.

Earlier in the night, JT — who was up for 11 honors at the award show — accepted the award for Top Billboard 200 Album by singing his speech.

“I’m shocked. I’m stunned. I’m really surprised,” Timberlake said in the video, before busting into song and dance with his backup singers and completely negating his statement. “We don’t even wanna say ‘thank you.’ We wanna sing ‘thank you.”

More: NAACP President Resigns Over Donald Sterling Scandal

More: Justin Timberlake Gives Buffalo A Heartfelt Apology

Check out Timberlake playing George Lopez at the Shiners Golf Tournament.

3312076-0;noautoplay; Justin Timberlake Plays Funny Man George Lopez At Shriners Golf Tournament In Vegas - 04.10.2012 16:59:1
 

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Michael Jackson - Love Never Felt So Good 4194607 Videos 14th May 2014

Justin Timberlake emulates Michael Jackson himself in their video for their ‘duet’ single ‘Love Never Felt So Good’; the lead track from MJ’s second posthumous album ‘Xscape’ which has now been released to much acclaim.

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Justin Timberlake Seaks Candidly About Decision To Leave N' Sync: "It Was Bittersweet" 4191940 News

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.

The '20/20 Experience' hit maker, who was only 21 years-old at the time, finally provides the fans with an answer.

"I would wake up every morning feeling this more and more of an urge to step out on my own and try my own hand as a musician just by myself," he said on Sunday night's season premiere of 'Oprah's Master Class' on OWN.

But Timberlake revealed that everybody around warned him not to step away from the group.

"It was happening all around me: 'Why wouldn't you ride this out? You're the biggest group in the world. Why would you walk away from this?'" he explained.

Prior to N 'Sync taking a lengthy break in 2002, they were one of the most successful pop acts of their era, and the 2000 album 'No Strings Attached' still holds the record for most one-week sales in the US, after it shifted 2.4 million. So it isn't a surprise that Timberlake calls his decision "bittersweet."

MORE: Justin Timberlake: "My Parents Encouraged Me"

"It's one of the best/worst things that I have ever done," Timberlake said. "It was bittersweet. It was hard to say goodbye to that era, but I felt it changing. I felt music changing. And I felt myself changing."

MORE: Michael Jackson's 'Xscape' Features Timberlake

12 years and four studio albums later, Timberlake has forged one of the most successful solo music careers in the music industry ever, so it is safe to say his decision to leave was the right one.

Watch the music video for Justin Timberlake's track 'TKO' here
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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.

The '20/20 Experience' hit maker, who was only 21 years-old at the time, finally provides the fans with an answer.

"I would wake up every morning feeling this more and more of an urge to step out on my own and try my own hand as a musician just by myself," he said on Sunday night's season premiere of 'Oprah's Master Class' on OWN.

But Timberlake revealed that everybody around warned him not to step away from the group.

"It was happening all around me: 'Why wouldn't you ride this out? You're the biggest group in the world. Why would you walk away from this?'" he explained.

Prior to N 'Sync taking a lengthy break in 2002, they were one of the most successful pop acts of their era, and the 2000 album 'No Strings Attached' still holds the record for most one-week sales in the US, after it shifted 2.4 million. So it isn't a surprise that Timberlake calls his decision "bittersweet."

MORE: Justin Timberlake: "My Parents Encouraged Me"

"It's one of the best/worst things that I have ever done," Timberlake said. "It was bittersweet. It was hard to say goodbye to that era, but I felt it changing. I felt music changing. And I felt myself changing."

MORE: Michael Jackson's 'Xscape' Features Timberlake

12 years and four studio albums later, Timberlake has forged one of the most successful solo music careers in the music industry ever, so it is safe to say his decision to leave was the right one.

Watch the music video for Justin Timberlake's track 'TKO' here
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Michael Jackson - 'Love Never Felt So Good' Ft. Justin Timberlake Single Review 4177399 Reviews

'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.

There’s also a definite Timberlake vibe to the single. The opening seconds are reminiscent of his FutureSex/LoveSounds days but then there’s a distinct ‘Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough’ feel as Jackson steps in. Timberlake has done well not to put too much of his stamp on the single and risk over powering Jackson. There’s just enough Justin here to make his contribution feel both warranted and worthy.

In its essence ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ is a feel good, upbeat, dance number. Jackson and Timberlake’s vocals blend well together, showcasing just how much Justin owes to Jackson as an artist. It’s well produced and musically layered enough to fit in with the rest of Jackson’s back catalogue. The King of Pop is also fantastically on form vocally, although his true range isn't on show, his soft vocals fit perfectly with the music and the overall feel of the song.

For Jackson fans ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ does a good job of staying loyal to Jackson whilst sounding contemporary enough to fit into the chart today. It’s not groundbreaking or an exceptional example of his artistry, but it gives a good indication that Xscape could serve as a fitting tribute to Jackson and his legacy. Although ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ doesn't offer that much in the way of newness for Jackson fans, it will hopefully transport them back in time with Jackson and remind them of why they love his music so much in the first place.

4/5

Stephanie Chase

Listen to the track here!
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Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good 4176582 Videos 2nd May 2014

The first single from Michael Jackson's posthumous album 'Xscape' is entitled 'Love Never Felt So Good' and features vocals from Justin Timberlake. The album is scheduled for release on May 9th 2014.

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First Single Of Michael Jackson's Posthumous Album To Premiere At iHeartRadio Awards 4176773 News

Michael Jackson’s new song (we’re using “new” very loosely, the song was recorded in 1983) is premiering today. Love Never Felt So Good, will debut tonight during the first ever iHeartRadio Music Awards, which air at 8 PM. on NBC, according to a tweet from iHeartRadio. The song will feature a “special guest” – likely Justin Timberlake, who is listed as the artist for the track – along with MJ, of course.

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The premiere is just for the re-arranged version, so if you feel like listening to Love Never Felt So Good a bit earlier, you can check out the original 1983 demo. Johnny Mathis also recorded a version of the song in 1984, according to Rolling Stone. Love Never Felt So Good will be the first off a posthumous album of eight previously unreleased songs and new cuts. The album, titled Xscape will be released of May 27th.

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Justin Timberlake is likely to perform the song tonight at iHeartRadio.

Epic Records CEO LA Reid personally compiled the album. For Xscape he searched through four decades of music stored in the Jackson estate vault, looking for songs with completed vocal tracks that he then handed off to a variety of producers to give them a "fresh, contemporary" sound. Some of the names on the list include Timbaland, who worked as the album’s lead producer, as well as Stargate, Jerome "Jroc" Harmon, John McClain and Rodney Jerkins (who worked on the original version of the title track, "Xscape," with Jackson). A deluxe edition of the album will also include the original versions of each song.

More: Michael Jackson's XSCAPE Set To Be Biggest Selling Album Of 2014

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Epic Records' CEO LA Reid rifled through four decades of music to compile the album.

Michael Jackson’s new song (we’re using “new” very loosely, the song was recorded in 1983) is premiering today. Love Never Felt So Good, will debut tonight during the first ever iHeartRadio Music Awards, which air at 8 PM. on NBC, according to a tweet from iHeartRadio. The song will feature a “special guest” – likely Justin Timberlake, who is listed as the artist for the track – along with MJ, of course.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"align=center lang="en"><p>Love Never Felt So Good <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Honor&amp;src=hash" rel="nofollow" >#Honor</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23iHeartAwards&amp;src=hash" rel="nofollow" >#iHeartAwards</a> <a href="http://t.co/USGCwJEXPp" rel="nofollow" >pic.twitter.com/USGCwJEXPp</a></p>&mdash; Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) <a href="https://twitter.com/Usher/statuses/462061021549441024" rel="nofollow" >May 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The premiere is just for the re-arranged version, so if you feel like listening to Love Never Felt So Good a bit earlier, you can check out the original 1983 demo. Johnny Mathis also recorded a version of the song in 1984, according to Rolling Stone. Love Never Felt So Good will be the first off a posthumous album of eight previously unreleased songs and new cuts. The album, titled Xscape will be released of May 27th.

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Justin Timberlake is likely to perform the song tonight at iHeartRadio.

Epic Records CEO LA Reid personally compiled the album. For Xscape he searched through four decades of music stored in the Jackson estate vault, looking for songs with completed vocal tracks that he then handed off to a variety of producers to give them a "fresh, contemporary" sound. Some of the names on the list include Timbaland, who worked as the album’s lead producer, as well as Stargate, Jerome "Jroc" Harmon, John McClain and Rodney Jerkins (who worked on the original version of the title track, "Xscape," with Jackson). A deluxe edition of the album will also include the original versions of each song.

More: Michael Jackson's XSCAPE Set To Be Biggest Selling Album Of 2014

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LA Reid
Epic Records' CEO LA Reid rifled through four decades of music to compile the album.

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Ed Sheeran slams Backstreet Boys for not playing hits 4172899 News

Ed Sheeran has hit out at the Backstreet Boys for playing new music at their reunion shows instead of classic hits.

The 'Sing' hitmaker slammed the 90s US boyband - made up of Brian Littrell, A.J McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson - for letting their fans down by performing new material during their 20th Anniversary Tour.

Ed told The Sun newspaper: ''I study how other people perform and that is unacceptable, as the Backstreet Boys have so many hits. Do not do that ever again, that is not fair.''

After hearing frontman Brian also played an acoustic set to open the band's show, the 23-year-old singer was particularly upset.

He said: ''No mate - do that if you have your own gig, Brian. I played the Royal Albert Hall and did two new songs, but I know that's what people want. The Backstreet Boys, what are they doing? Play your hits.

''If you're a proper muso and people go to your gigs to witness your musicianship, a la Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, do it. But if you're a pop star play your pop songs.''

Ed insists he is a fan of the 'I Want It That Way' hitmakers, but claims he wouldn't go to a gig if they didn't play the hits.

He added: ''That would really annoy me. Like when I saw Justin Timberlake, it was one of the best shows I ever watched as it was back-to-back hits, people need to do that much more.

''I went to see Paul McCartney and I knew every song, hit after hit.''

Meanwhile, the Backstreet Boys will kick off the North American leg of their tour on May 3, followed by another European leg a month later before wrapping up the gigs in Poland in July.

Ed Sheeran has hit out at the Backstreet Boys for playing new music at their reunion shows instead of classic hits.

The 'Sing' hitmaker slammed the 90s US boyband - made up of Brian Littrell, A.J McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson - for letting their fans down by performing new material during their 20th Anniversary Tour.

Ed told The Sun newspaper: ''I study how other people perform and that is unacceptable, as the Backstreet Boys have so many hits. Do not do that ever again, that is not fair.''

After hearing frontman Brian also played an acoustic set to open the band's show, the 23-year-old singer was particularly upset.

He said: ''No mate - do that if you have your own gig, Brian. I played the Royal Albert Hall and did two new songs, but I know that's what people want. The Backstreet Boys, what are they doing? Play your hits.

''If you're a proper muso and people go to your gigs to witness your musicianship, a la Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, do it. But if you're a pop star play your pop songs.''

Ed insists he is a fan of the 'I Want It That Way' hitmakers, but claims he wouldn't go to a gig if they didn't play the hits.

He added: ''That would really annoy me. Like when I saw Justin Timberlake, it was one of the best shows I ever watched as it was back-to-back hits, people need to do that much more.

''I went to see Paul McCartney and I knew every song, hit after hit.''

Meanwhile, the Backstreet Boys will kick off the North American leg of their tour on May 3, followed by another European leg a month later before wrapping up the gigs in Poland in July.

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