Charts Don’t Lie: October 13
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.
Justin Timberlake Tops Charts Again, Drake Follows
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.
Review: Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience - Part 2 of 2"
Justin Timberlake fans are still basking in the martini-drinking, suit-wearing, gold-plated visions of The 20/20 Experience, but the pop crooner’s sights are already set on the steamy after party. The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 evokes the grit, sweat and sex missing from the first iteration, which took its extravagant vibe to the top of the charts as the best-selling record of 2013 so far.
Top Tracks Of The Week: Sept 23-29
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features Danny Brown, Justin Timberlake, ScHoolBoy Q and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the comments.
First Week Sale Projections For Nelly & Justin Timberlake
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. While the first album pushed nearly a million sales opening week, the second installment is looking to move 350-375k. Although this may be lacklustre in terms of JT, it'll still get him the #1 spot on the charts, and it's way better than the amount Nelly is going to move.
Lyrics Of The Week: September 20-26
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. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not quite sure about will be bolded.
Stream Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience: 2 Of 2" In Its Entirety
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.
Watch Jay Z & Justin Timberlake's "Holy Grail" Video
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.
Justin Timberlake Has "Too Much Respect" For Kanye West To Beef
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.
Justin Timberlake Speaks On VMA's, Miley Cyrus & Drake Collaboration
The star of this year's VMA's made a visit to Angie Martinez over at Hot 97 on Tuesday. During his rare sit down, Justin Timberlake talked about his friendship with Beyoncé and Jay Z, collaborations with Drake, Nas, and Jay Z, and his plans after The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2 drops on September 30. He also weighed in on Miley Cyrus’ infamous VMA performance. Speaking on those several topics, See what JT had to say about each.
Tracklist Revealed For Justin Timberlake's "20/20 Experience: 2 of 2" [Update: Features Added]
While he currently performs alongside Jay Z on the "Legends Of The Summer Tour", Justin Timberlake decided to take to social media to reveal the official tracklist to the second installment of his album The 20/20 Experience.
Drake, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar & More Perform At 2013 MTV VMAs [Update: More Footage Added]
The 2013 MTV VMAs are known for their memorable and surprising performances. This year will likely be no exception, and we'll be cataloging each of the performances as they happen. Justin Timberlake, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke and more will be taking the stage. Take a look at everything that's happened so far below, and stay tuned for updates! [UPDATE: We've added new videos & more footage from performances and more at last night's MTV VMAs below] Kanye West "Blood On The Leaves"
Full List Of Winners From The 2013 MTV VMAs
The 2013 MTV VMAs have come to a close. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Justin Timberlake came out with the most moonmen, earning 3 a piece. Outside of those two artists, there weren't very many winners in the Rap/R&B sphere. If you missed the performances, you can watch all of them here. View the full list of winners below. BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGEMacklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love” SONG OF THE SUMMEROne Direction, “Best Song Ever”
Rumor: Is Jay Z About To Perform A Secret Show In Brooklyn? [Update: Rumors Are False]
RevoltTV is reporting that Jay Z may be performing a secret show in Brooklyn-- and it's about to go down RIGHT NOW. The hint provides the address 421 Troutman Street, and claims that Justin Timberlake and Beyonce will join him as special guests. With the VMAs happening in BK tomorrow this would not be out of the question. So far no sign of the Jigga man, according to Complex. More coverage to come as information arrives.
Jay Z's "Holy Grail" Reaches Platinum
Jay Z appeared on Justin Timberlake’s first single off his recent album, and Timberlake returned the favor by appearing on the first track off Magna Carta Holy Grail. Now the rap-pop collabo is continuing to pay dividends as the lead single off MCHG, “Holy Grail” has gone Platinum with over a million purchases. Currently the track is No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list.
LeBron Given Police Escort Because Jay Z Would Not Perform Till He Arrived
LeBron James was stuck in heavy traffic on his way to the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert over the weekend, but no worries for the King as police ended up giving him an escort to the event, even driving on the wrong side of the road.
LeBron Gets Police Escort To Jay Z & Justin Timberlake Show [Update: Police Investigate Into Who Escorted]
Earlier in the summer, LeBron James was showing off his preferential treatment as he had a DJ set up in his hotel room in Asia. Now the league MVP, posts a video on Instagram of him headed to the Legends Of The Summer concert which is headlined by Jay Z and Justin Timberlake.
Charts Don't Lie: August 4th
Last week we contemplated the low sales for Ace Hood's Trials & Tribulations album. This week, we see a severe drop for Ace's album, at the same time we get a new entry with similarly low sales, Rich Gang.