When Justin Timberlake waded into a snow-dusted field replete with charging horses, a pristine creek and sun-drenched wheat to announce that his new album, Man Of The Woods, would honor his home state of Tennessee, we could almost hear the banjos, fiddles, and washboards. And people had plenty of offered various temperatures of hot takes at the idea of the white superstar who spent decades making traditionally black music only to seemingly backtrack to country after a few foot-in-mouth kerfuffles.
Yet as he dropped a new single and corresponding video every week leading up to the full album release on Feb. 2, they have included anything but. Until now. On Thursday, JT dropped the enthralling and country-lite “Say Something” featuring country star Chris Stapleton.
Dear Justin Timberlake,
As a proud stan for 17 years, I feel like we have the kind of relationship in which we can be honest with each other. I mean, I stuck with you during the Britney Spears years, the cornrows and the decades-long hellatuses between albums. I traveled to NYC for the release of your first solo album and I saw you on your last tour FIVE times in two different states. Sometimes I worry that I'm on some sort of list.
But I can't worry about that when reports are swirling that you are close to becoming the official half-time act for the 2018 Super Bowl.
Please understand when I say the following:
Leave it to Justin Timberlake to find entertainment in the everyday. As promised, JT released the official video for his shiny new single "Can't Stop The Feeling" on Monday night.
The video finds JT groovin' his way through breakfast, grocery shopping and an impromptu dance-off with a giant inflatable man! The whimsical video, which also features regular people dancing like nobody is watching, captures the party in the plain and the funky vibrance of his first new song in three years.
Of course, the nine-time Grammy winner has plenty of reasons to celebrate. "Can't Stop The Feeling" is his fifth solo No. 1 Single on Billboard's Hot 100, and will be featured in upcoming animated movie, Trolls, also starring Anna Kendrick.
Watch the video below, crank it up and get your dance dance dance on (even if you’re at work)!
It's rare that May blooms without the hint of an official summer song. How are we supposed to get our summer jam on without a fresh banger?
Like a musical superhero, nine-time Grammy winner Justin Timberlake swooped out of his hiatus to debut his a new single, "Can't Stop The Feeling,” late Thursday night. Just like that summer is saved!
Over the past few days, DJs and producers across the country have been tweeting their love for the new Timberlake joint that will be featured in the upcoming animated movie, Trolls, starring Anna Kendrick, James Corden and Timberlake himself. Music curator and producer Scott Vener described it as "dance MJ meets BILL WITHERS disco," in a tweet.
And he’s not wrong. Not unlike the Oscar-nominated “Happy” from Despicable Me 2, “Can’t Stop The Feeling” is charged with an effervescent, adorable fun, powered by child-friendly lyrics, an infectious, funky edge, and Timberlake’s soulful voice. The addictive song ensures that it’ll be played endlessly at summer cook-outs, graduation parties and roadtrips.
EOnline.com reports that Timberlake’s new album—his first since 2013’s The 20/20 Experience—will be released later this year.
What do you think of “Can’t Stop The Feeling”? Listen below or buy on iTunes, and sound off below.
The music gods may have just answered our Timber-prayers. Justin Timberlake might be making music again!
On Thursday, the nine-time Grammy winner incited a social media frenzy by sharing a black and white snap of him in the studio with The Voice judge, uber-producer and friend, Pharrell Williams along with the mysterious caption: “Currently…” The picture received a blazing 250,000 Likes in a matter of hours as fans gushed over the prospect of a fourth JT LP.
The gifts are opened, the Christmas ham is just a few scraps in Tupperware and relatives are gearing up to return home. Christmas is over, but hopefully the holiday spirit still remains. What’s a better way to extend the holiday cheer (and possibly stoke some Grinch-worthy jealousy) than to see how everyone from mom-to-be and model Chrissy Teigen to Steve Harvey spent their Christmas?
Our favorite celebrities took to Instagram and Twitter to share holiday wishes, the most heart-warming came from new parents, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and first-time poppa Justin Timberlake.
Johnson, who welcomed a third daughter, Jasmine, with girlfriend Lauren Hashian, on December 20. On Christmas Day, he posted an adorable video in which he serenaded his festively dressed daughter and provided her adorable response (see below). It’s safe to say little Jasmine will be loved, protected and entertained for this holiday and many more to come.
This week, People Magazine gave retired soccer player David Beckham the honor of being their “Sexiest Man Alive.” And while David Beckham makes the some ladies swoon, I was totally underwhelmed by the choice. But I almost always am, and it's not a big deal. It’s all innocent fun, right?
It's actually indicative of a very big problem: all of People's sexiest men, save for Denzel Washington in 1996, have been white. This speaks to a much larger trend in Hollywood and mainstream media that works to reinforce the exclusionary European standard of hotness.
The magazine has been crowning Hollywood’s hottest since 1985—a pre-crazy Mel Gibson got the first honor—and they have celebrated everyone from Harry Hamlin (???!) to Brad Pitt and George Clooney twice to last year’s Chris Hemsworth, according to Buzzfeed.com.
For a country that prides itself on being a cultural melting pot, America's cup runneth over with gorgeous celebrities of all ethnicities just begging to be celebrated. So here are my picks for the Hollywood’s Sexiest Men...in no particular order. If I forgot your favorite, hit up the comments below!
Fresh from his emotional induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame last month, Justin Timberlake performed a surprise duet with Album of the Year winner Chris Stapleton at Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night. The Memphis-born crooner and the Nashville bluegrass musician absolutely slayed.
The unlikely duo combined styles with Stapleton leading a cover of George Jones’ “Tennessee Whiskey” and closed with Timberlake’s “Drink You Away,” which absolutely brought down the house. JT and his falsetto showed up and showed out, proving why he’s one of the best performers of this generation.
The most anticipated performance of the night had the audience—country music stars included—on their feet during the entire eight-minute jam session. Keith Urban was even caught filming it with his cell phone.
Celebrities took to Twitter to gush over the electric performance:
Watch this epic performance below.
Consider Justin Timberlake’s legendary status official.
The nine-time Grammy winner, four-time Emmy winner was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall Of Fame this weekend, People.com reports. After being introduced by BFF Jimmy Fallon, Timberlake took the stage to give an emotional speech in which thanked his family and wife Jessica Biel for their “sacrifices.” “This is the f-----g coolest thing that has ever happened to me,” he said.
The charismatic and normally composed Timberlake said was noticeably choked up. “I'm truly honored, to merely stand on the shoulders of all these legends I grew up listening to, and I grew up admiring, to say that I stand alongside them now,” JT said.
The Tennessee Kid, who is just 34, began his career on Disney’s “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” along with future NSYNC bandmate, JC Chasez, Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears (his one-time girlfriend) and Christina Aguilera (whom he toured with in 2003).
In 1994, Justin became the youngest member of boyband *NSYNC, who eventually moved on to became “The Biggest Band In The World,” according to RollingStone magazine. *NSYNC still holds the record for most albums sold in a single week—an astounding 2.4 million copies—for 2000’s “No Strings Attached.”
Timberlake and his bandmates parted ways began the longest “hiatus” ever in 2002, and launched his solo career with the critically acclaimed “Justified" and the 2006 follow-up,
“FutureSex/LoveSounds." Timberlake’s latest LP, 2013’s two-part “The 20/20 Experience” (read my reviews here: 20/20 Part 1; 20/20 Part 2) is arguably Timberlake’s most ambitious and best work yet, spawning a massive 100+ date world tour and an upcoming concert movie.
Here are some of the best performances in Timberlake’s stellar career.
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