Posts tagged Justin Timberlake
[Watch] Check Out Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and Daft Punk at the VMAs

NOTE: As with much of MTV's content, most of the videos below are only available to watch in the United States.

The MTV Video Music Awards took place in Brooklyn last night, with highlights and missteps fueling a ton of Twitter banter. One of the best moments from the event had to be Kanye West's performance of "Blood on the Leaves." The chilling, live rendition was lit solely by Steve McQueen's famous photograph "Lynching Tree," a haunting visual to pair with the Yeezus track. Watch it below.

Justin Timberlake also took to the stage during the VMAs, dishing out a medley of hit singles—this included "Take Back the Night," "SexyBack," "My Love," "Cry Me A River" and "Señorita." He was then joined on stage by his former ‘N Sync mates, a reunion moment few thought would ever happen. Justin, J.C. Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick performed "Girlfriend" and "Bye Bye Bye" before Justin closed solo with "Suit & Tie" and "Mirrors."

The much publicized Daft Punk VMA tease didn't end with a performance as we had hoped, but rather with a simple presenting appearance. Joined by Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, the robotic duo presented the award for Best Female Video (if you were interested, Taylor Swift won). Not exactly worth bailing out on Stephen Colbert, was it?

On the other hand, making their appearance worth it was a preview of the duo's new video for "Lose Yourself To Dance." Serving as the latest single off Random Access Memories, the song's visual treatment is similar that of "Get Lucky" albeit much more shiny. Check it out below.

[Listen] Stream Justin Timberlake's Funky New Cut "Take Back The Night"

Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2 arrives in September, and our first taste has arrived. The lead single from part two of his 20/20 Experience is called "Take Back The Night," a funky number tinged with groovy basslines and disco flourishes. Horns brazenly flaunt and sweeping strings crescendo, all the while Justin urges forward with his trademark falsetto. It's not hugely different from what we heard on The 20/20 Experience Pt. 1, and it makes sense—they were all recorded in the same studio sessions. Let us know what you think.

As for the rest of The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2, it will include eleven tracks and a few surprises. Speaking on the album, Justin said, "I originally recorded a massive amount of material and decided on the 20 tracks that I wanted on the album over a year ago. But, when I was mixing and going through all of the songs there were so many that I loved—I couldn't resist… I had to throw in something extra on the second half."

[Watch] Justin Timberlake's Video for "Tunnel Vision" is Definitely NSFW

Justin Timberlake's new video for "Tunnel Vision" is very NSFW, featuring numerous women whose clothing has mysteriously gone missing. Perhaps JT is commenting on the oversexualization of females in music videos, like Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" or The-Dream's "Pussy." Then again, he does project his face onto these women's naked bodies. You be the judge.

UPDATE: Despite the nudity featured in Timberlake's video, it has been deemed "artistically appropriate" for YouTube, ABC News reports. This goes against rumors that it would be pulled from the site. As such, the video won't be banned and will instead include an explicit content warning before viewing. Attaboy Justin.

The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2 is due out on September 30th.

[Album Stream] Jay-Z - 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

Well here it is folks. After a few weeks of build up we can finally stream Jay-Z's highly anticipated new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. It features guest spots from Beyonce, Frank Ocean, Swizz Beats, JT, Pharrell, Timbaland and Rick Ross. Samsung users have lucked out as the first 1million people to download the album via an app get it for free. For us people on the Apple train we'll have to wait until the 8th to get our hands on a physical copy. For now though, enjoy it in full below via Fist In the Air / Hypetrak.

[News] Justin Timberlake Announces 'The 20/20 Experience' Pt. 2, Fall Tour Dates

Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience, his first album in six years, is the result of a lot of hard work, but the recording sessions left Timberlake with more than one album worth of material. It's been rumored that he would be releasing a follow-up to his newest LP this fall, and now it's been confirmed. Taking to his Facebook page Timberlake posted the photo above, and it looks like we can expect The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2 on September 30th.

This summer, Timberlake will team up with Jay-Z for a stadium tour. Now, Timberlake has added to his tour schedule, expanding it to include another North American leg in the fall. Starting on Halloween, "The 20/20 Experience World Tour" will take the singer all across the continent, with things wrapping up in Omaha on February 10th. Check out all of the dates after the jump.

Justin Timberlake 2013 Tour Dates:
07/12 – London, UK @ Wireless Festival
07/14 – London, UK @ Wireless Festival *
07/17 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre *
07/19 – New York, NY @ Yankee Stadium *
07/20 – New York, NY @ Yankee Stadium *
07/22 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field *
07/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Candlestick Park *
07/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl *
07/31 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place Stadium *
08/04 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Stadium *
08/06 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field *
08/08 – Baltimore, MD @ M&T Bank Stadium *
08/10 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park *
08/11 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park *
08/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park *
08/16 – Miami, FL @ Sun Life Stadium *
09/15 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Rock in Rio
10/31 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
11/13 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
11/15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
11/16 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
11/18 – Memphis, TN @ Fedex Forum
11/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
11/21 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
11/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
12/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
12/04 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
12/05 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
12/11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
12/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
12/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
12/15 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
12/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
12/19 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
01/13 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
01/17 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
01/22 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
02/09 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
02/10 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center

* = w/ Jay-Z

[Watch] Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors" (Official Video)

Justin Timberlake's emotional and lengthy single "Mirrors" gets an official video, and it fits perfectly alongside the soulful song. Beginning as a tale of two lovers, the clip flashes between their past and present, painting a picture of a beautiful and lasting relationship—on a heartwarming side note, the video is dedicated to Timberlake's grandparents, Sadie and William Bomar. This eventually shifts to shots of Justin singing and dancing in a hall of mirrors. Fitting. Check it out above.

In more Justin related news, The Hollywood Reporter reports that he confirmed the second half of The 20/20 Experience during his album release party at the El Rey Theatre in L.A. Monday night. This confirms what ?uestlove hinted at this past weekend. Looks like we can expect The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2 sometime soon.

[Album Stream] Justin Timberlake Streams 'The 20/20 Experience' on iTunes

Justin Timberlake owns this week, having hosted and performed on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, plans to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon every night this week, and his new album The 20/20 Experience dropping this Friday. Hell, even Four Tet offered up a fantastic remix of "Suit & Tie" earlier today. Even better news for fans, as JT is streaming the entirety of his upcoming LP on iTunes ahead of its Friday release. Click below to stream The 20/20 Experience, and let us know your thoughts Justin's first album in over six years.

[Listen] Four Tet Streams New Track, Remixes Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie"

Four Tet made damn good use of this day, waking everyone up from their case o' the Mondays with a bangin' new track titled "For These Times" and a slick twitchy remix of Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie".

First up, "For These Times" was recorded for Nonplus' Think And Change compilation, and it's incredibly good. From start to finish, this five-minute cut vibrates with jazzy undertones and rattling snares, grabbing you by the collar and never loosening its grip. Tet's remix of JT's slick single is equally as fantastic, as he highlights Timberlake's saccharine voice while tossing the rest aside. Underneath the vocal sample lies a complex twitchy house beat, with repetition and building being the name of the game; with each progressing minute Justin's singing is met with ever-expanding production. Stream both below.