The nominations for the annual Billboard Music Awards have arrived today. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering these guys dominated the Billboard 200 over the last year, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are among the top contenders with eleven and ten nominations respectively.
Justin Timberlake is still squeezing juice out of his 20/20 Experience come-back albums. Both albums have gone platinum at this point, and after doing a world tour, plus a second leg of it, JT is coming back for more. He's announced today that there is a third leg of "The 20/20 Experience World Tour."
Pharrell taking over your Friday morning. Shortly after we received the Billboard magazine cover featuring Pharrell and his large hat, we've received the official tracklisting for the forthcoming album G I R L.
T.I. confirmed in recent months that he'd going down a different path than initially expected with his next album, Paperwork: The Motion Picture. It was originally going to be called Trouble Man: He Who Wears The Crown, but a new direction called for a new title.
R&B is a genre that seems to be in a constant state of flux. It's certainly very different from what it was 20 years ago - these days, many artists tend to cross over into other genres, causing debate as to what truly constitutes R&B music.
Eminem found his way back to #1 on the Billboard 200, after spending a week at #2. The rapper sold the same amount that some rappers do opening week (if not more) and he's in his third week on shelves with MMLP2.
This year's AMAs have quite the line-up of performers, ranging from pop to hip-hop. Justin Timberlake was among the first performers, but you can also expect to see Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, TLC, Lady Gaga and more.
Justin Timberlake's second The 20/20 Experience hasn't been doing as well as the first-- but that's not saying much, considering the first basically went platinum in a week. Nonetheless The 20/20 Experience 2 Of 2 is catching up, having just hit platinum as well.
Looks like Drake isn't the only big artist The Weeknd will be supporting on tour this year. Abel will link up with Justin Timberlake for a selection of U.S. dates this month, just after completing his own headlining tour.
This week everyone's favorite dope boy Pusha T finally made his Charts debut, with My Name Is My Name. The album, which has been praised highly by most, managed a #4 debut, selling on the lower-end of the projected amount, with 75k.
The past two weeks were dominated by Drake, who in turn dominated the charts with Nothing Was The Same. Now Justin Timberlake has taken over, with the release of The 20/20 Experience 2, his second album in the span of a year, and his second album to debut at #1 in that same time.
Despite the mixed reception of his new album, Justin Timberlake is still winning. The singer still holds the highest debut of the year for the 20/20 Experience, and has topped the charts once again with part 2 of the endeavor.
Justin Timberlake's follow-up to his enormous come-back effort, The 20/20 Experience, won't be following up when it comes to numbers. The sales projections for The 20/20 Experience 2 are in, and it's looking like less than half of the original did.
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
Justin Timberlake's second installment of The 20/20 Experience is out next week, but the singer has now offered a full stream of the entire album via Itunes ahead of time.
Stream the project, which features guest appearances from both Jay Z and Drake here.
Go to 17:00 for Drizzy.
Jay Z is continuing with his "New Rules" strategy, and has decided to release his new video on Facebook. We saw photos of Jay and Mark Zuckerberg together a few months back, so this may have something to do with their meeting.
Watch the official video for "Holy Grail" with Justin Timberlake below.
Though it seems an unlikely beef, there were some minor jabs thrown between Kanye West and Justin Timberlake earlier this year. From a fan's perspective, it's difficult to tell if there is still bad blood between the artists.