1. Live Music's $20 Billion Year: Rolling Stones, One Direction, Live Nation Top Boxscore's Year-End

    December 12, 2014 2:31 PM EST Attendance is down, but spectacular ticket sales by One Direction, The Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake, plus a series of blockbuster stadium shows, propelled the North American concert industry to a record 2014. Boy band One Direction and former boy band member Justin Timberlake…

  2. Exclusive: Gwen Stefani Follows Justin Timberlake’s Lead to Team Up With Mastercard

    December 05, 2014 4:14 PM EST The singer follows Justin Timberlake’s lead in forging a multifaceted deal with the company. Gwen Stefani is taking her cues from Justin Timberlake . Like JT in 2013, her last solo album was released in 2006 ( The Sweet Escape ), so anticipation for its follow-up (due in early 2015) and…

  3. J. Cole Says 'White People Have Snatched the Sound' On 'Fire Squad'

    December 03, 2014 4:40 PM EST Rapper calls out Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Justin Timberlake & Macklemore on the '2014 Forest Hills Drive' track. A week before its official release, J. Cole 's album 2014 Forest Hills Drive has sprung a leak. One album cut in particular, " Fire Squad ," is stirring…

  4. What Will Upcoming Contract Negotiations Mean for Taylor Swift, Usher and Justin Timberlake?

    November 21, 2014 1:34 PM EST Megamillion-dollar label deals are a thing of the past. But with Usher, Timberlake and Swift nearing the end of their contracts, this is how majors will have to fight to keep them. Taylor Swift , Usher and Justin Timberlake are about to enter an all-too-familiar crossroads for pop…

  5. Justin Timberlake Becomes Co-Owner of Audio Company AfterMaster

    November 19, 2014 8:09 AM EST Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He's now a co-owner of the audio technology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc. AfterMaster, a subsidiary of Studio One Media Inc., announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning pop star…

  6. Justin Timberlake a 'Bandwagon' Memphis Grizzlies Fan? Not So Much

    November 18, 2014 4:54 PM EST Sometimes, it seems like Twitter was invented for calling people out, but if you're going to put someone on blast, try to at least be right -- especially if that someone has 37 million followers. Watch Justin Timberlake's 'Not a Bad Thing' Video It all started Monday,…

  7. Remember That Time Britney Spears Gushed About Justin Timberlake & 'Crossroads' to Oprah?

    November 13, 2014 10:00 AM EST Britney Spears was born to make us happy, and for this week's Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at one of her happiest interview moments, where, right before the February 2002 theatrical release of Crossroads , a jubilant 20-year-old Ms. Spears stopped by Oprah to discuss her…

  8. Ask Billboard: All-Taylor Swift Edition

    November 11, 2014 11:05 AM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT SHOULD THE NEXT SINGLES BE FROM 1989 ? This mailbag&…

  9. Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group Is Joining Forces With L.A. Reid (Thanks to Michael Jackson)

    November 07, 2014 5:00 PM EST After nearly a decade at universal's Interscope, hitmaker Timbaland has jumped ship to Sony, entering into a joint venture with Epic Records for his Mosley Music Group. The MMG label, which officially came under the Universal umbrella in 2006, counts among its top sellers the group…

  10. Remember When Justin Timberlake Danced With Britney Spears & Ryan Gosling on 'Mickey Mouse Club'?

    November 06, 2014 9:50 AM EST Big celebrity baby news this week: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel  reportedly are expecting, according to Us Weekly . This is a huge moment for them, sure. But it's  also  a pretty big deal for 'N Sync fans who've felt like Justin Timberlake and his music have been a…

  11. Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Are Pregnant: Report

    November 05, 2014 9:55 AM EST Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel are reportedly expecting their first child together. Acording to Us Weekly , multiple sources have confirmed the pregnancy and the couple is currently "enjoying the news for themselves" while forgoing an official announcement. A rep for…

  12. Ed Sheeran's First U.S. Arena Tour Doing Big Business

    October 30, 2014 7:26 PM EDT Ed Sheeran heads up the weekly slate of Hot Tours (see list, below) with $8.1 million in ticket sales reported from his first arena headlining tour in North America. On the road behind the June release of his most recent album, x , the British singer-songwriter kicked off the tour Aug.…

  13. Billboard Touring Awards Finalists Announced

    October 30, 2014 12:02 PM EDT One Direction, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, the Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Paul McCartney and the teams behind them to be honored at awards gala. Finalists for the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards , including One Direction , Katy Perry , Justin…

  14. Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran Added to Rock in Rio USA Line-up

    October 28, 2014 5:03 AM EDT MGM Resorts International and the organizers of Rock in Rio USA announced additions to the music festival's lineup Monday and offered a glimpse of what to expect when the event comes to Las Vegas next year. Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran will join Taylor Swift , Metallica and No Doubt…

  15. Justin Timberlake's Final Tour Dates to be Filmed by Jonathan Demme

    October 22, 2014 7:46 PM EDT Sin City will host the singer at the top of 2015 Justin Timberlake is winding down his 20/20 Experience world tour, announcing that the final two shows will take place on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and be filmed by Jonathan Demme . Justin Timberlake…

  16. Can Anyone (Even Taylor Swift) Hit the First-Week Million-Selling Mark Anymore?

    October 17, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Candidates include Taylor Swift, whose 1989 arrives Oct. 27, Adele and... well...? Will the U.S. music industry ever see another first-week million-selling album? That was an open question even as the CD suffered double-digit sales declines for the last seven years. But with digital sales…

  17. Justin Timberlake Instagrams First Jessica Biel Pic

    October 14, 2014 3:26 PM EDT There's a first time for everything, and for Justin Timberlake , this week marked the first time the singer Instagrammed a photo of wife Jessica Biel since the two got married nearly two years ago. (They'll celebrate their anniversary on Sunday.) "Life moves pretty fast. If…

  18. One Direction's Where We Are Tour Attended by 3.4 Million Fans

    October 10, 2014 6:44 PM EDT Justin Timberlake 's 20/20 Experience world tour leads the pack in this week’s ranking of Hot Tours (see list, below) based on $48.4 million in ticket sales reported from concerts in North America, Europe and Australia. Don't Look Now, But One Direction Is Making Great Rock…

  19. Jimmy Fallon's 'Ew!' Hits Real-Time Trending 140 Chart -- Is Hot 100 Next?

    October 07, 2014 7:06 PM EDT Fallon's collab with will.i.am blasts onto the real-time Trending 140, and 'Tonight Show' host has his eye on Hot 100 next. Could Jimmy Fallon 's dream to hit, if not conquer, the Billboard Hot 100 come true? On Monday, the host of NBC's The Tonight Show Starring…

  20. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez: A 'What the Heck Is Going On?' Timeline

    October 06, 2014 2:37 PM EDT 'As Long As You Love Me': The Remix Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE DefSemiHidden="true" DefQFormat="false" DefPriority="99" LatentStyleCount="276"> UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Normal…

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