Justin Timberlake

  1. Justin Timberlake Wows at SXSW Myspace Show

    March 17, 2013 1:17 PM EDT After wowing the nation through an early stream of his upcoming album,  The 20/20 Experience , and several televised performances, it's safe to say that Justin Timberlake doesn't have anything to prove. But at last night's SXSW ...

  2. Justin Timberlake's Promotional Run-Up to 'The 20/20 Experience': A Timeline

    March 15, 2013 4:53 PM EDT They say hindsight is 20/20, but when it comes to Justin Timberlake's comeback, they're not taking any chances. Next week's release of Timberlake's beyond-highly-anticipated new album The 20/20 Experience is riding on one ...

  3. Chart Moves: P!nk Roars, Justin Timberlake’s Post-‘SNL’ Gains; Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Cozy Up

    March 15, 2013 10:43 AM EDT As previously reported, "Harlem Shake," the viral smash from Baauer, logs a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' former four-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, re ...

  4. Baauer Leads Hot 100 Again, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Rule Hot 100 Airplay

    March 13, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Baauer commands the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with "Harlem Shake," although the viral sensation logs a second straight week of declines in YouTube streaming. The chart's No. 2 song, and former four-week No. 1, Macklemore ...

  5. Luke Bryan Debuts At No. 1, Jimi Hendrix at No. 2 On Billboard 200

    March 13, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Country star Luke Bryan logs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his new compilation, Spring Break . . . Here to Party , debuts atop the list. It sold 150,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and marks his b ...

  6. Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience' Eyeing Half-Million Debut Sales Week

    March 11, 2013 8:25 PM EDT Justin Timberlake's long-awaited album "The 20/20 Experience" doesn't go on sale for another week, but industry sources say it's going to have a blockbuster debut on the Billboard charts. Those in the know suggest the a ...

  7. Baauer's 'Harlem Shake' Tops Hot 100 For Second Week

    February 27, 2013 3:07 PM EST The viral sensation stays at the summit, fueled heavily by another week of stratospheric YouTube streaming totals. Plus, Lil Wayne reaches the top 10. Baauer leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Harlem Shake," the Brooklyn ...

  8. Chart Alert: Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' No. 1 For Fifth Week On Billboard 200

    February 27, 2013 10:57 AM EST While there was a lot of excitement on last week's Billboard 200 thanks to the impact from the Grammy Awards, things get back to a (dreary) normal on this week's tally. Mumford & Sons' Babel remains at No. 1 for a fifth nonconse ...

  9. Kanye West Rants About 'Suit & Tie,' Music Biz at London Concert

    February 24, 2013 12:09 PM EST There's nothing like a rant from Kanye West. The rapper is known to occasionally let off steam during his shows by going off on long freestyles. While performing in London yesterday, 'Ye took to the mic for a 10-minute rant expressing hi ...

  10. Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake Reveal Full Stadium Tour Details

    February 22, 2013 11:13 AM EST "Suit & Tie" cohorts Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z will indeed head out on a co-headlining stadium tour this summer, and on Friday (Feb. 22), those eagerly anticipated dates were revealed in full. The "Legends of the Summer&qu ...

  11. Justin Timberlake Hits Top 10 on Social 50 Chart for First Time

    February 21, 2013 8:57 PM EST This week's Social 50 chart brings a new entrant into the top 10, as Justin Timberlake climbs 18-9 off the success of his "Suit & Tie" video that bowed on Feb. 14. The two-year old Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists ...

  12. Brit Awards 2013: Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Adele Win Big

    February 20, 2013 7:13 PM EST Female artists dominated the 2013 Brit Awards with Emeli Sandé and Adele taking home two of the biggest prizes. Sandé won best British female and the highly coveted British album title for her 2012 debut "Our Version of Events," while Ad ...

  13. Jay-Z, Timberlake to Headline U.K.'s Wireless Concerts

    February 19, 2013 5:35 AM EST Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake will headline this summer's Wireless festival at the Olympic Park here, concert promoter Live Nation said Tuesday. The music stars are the first performers confirmed as the lead acts for concerts at the Olympic Par ...

  14. Grammy Awards Send Sales Surging on Billboard Charts

    February 13, 2013 12:01 PM EST Though Nielsen SoundScan's latest sales tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 10 -- the same day as the Grammy Awards -- the Billboard charts still feel the force of music's biggest night. While we will se ...

  15. Josh Groban Earns Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    February 13, 2013 10:29 AM EST Tim McGraw, Red and Coheed & Cambria also earn Top 10 debuts Josh Groban’s All That Echoes arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 145,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the singer’s third No. 1 album, following 2003’ ...

  16. Backbeat: Annual Cash Money Party Brings Big Names, Big Plans and Blunt Smoke with Pre-Grammy Revelry

    February 10, 2013 5:43 PM EST Above: Entertainment attorney Vernon Brown (far left, black tie), recent Cash Money signee Aziatix (center), Cash Money CEO Ronald "Slim" Williams (far right, black hat) If there was any question that Young Money Cash Money Billionaire ...

  17. Grammy Sales Bumps: Retailers Banking on Mumford, Black Keys, Frank Ocean, Sheeran

    February 08, 2013 10:20 PM EST   While retail's money is still riding on Mumford & Sons to get the biggest sales gain after Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, now that the lineup is more complete than when we last checked in a couple of weeks ago, they see a slew of other ...

  18. Chart Moves: The Lonely Island's 'Yolo' Sails Onto Hot 100, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber Soar

    February 08, 2013 2:45 PM EST As previously reported , Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, logs a third week at No. 1 the Billboard Hot 100, while the latest singles by P!nk and Calvin Harris enter the top 10. Who else makes notable move ...

  19. Grammy Ad Rates Climb to Record $900,000 Per Spot

    February 07, 2013 7:00 AM EST Ads for this Sunday’s Grammy Awards have reached an all-time high of $850,000 to $900,000 for some 30-second spots, a 9 to 12% increase from 2012, according to five executives familiar with negotiations who spoke with Billboard.biz. Chevrolet, De ...

  20. Justin Timberlake Brings New Songs (and Jay-Z) to NOLA for Pre-Super Bowl Party

    February 03, 2013 9:52 AM EST Photo: Getty Images for DirecTV Years from now, when event planners begin figuring out what might make their event talk of the town during Super Bowl week, they'll look back and cite what happened in New Orleans on Saturday night. For mor ...

  21. Justin Timberlake Playing 'Fans Only' Show on Grammy Night

    February 01, 2013 6:39 PM EST Another day, another bit of news about the new Justin Timberlake album. Today, J.T. announced via Twitter that he'll be playing Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium Feb. 10 in promotion of new album  The 20/20 Experience . Tickets go on sale ...

  22. Shakira's Baby News Spurs Fan Growth, Rises to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    February 01, 2013 6:35 PM EST On Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, Shakira jumps to No. 1 for the first time, following the birth of her son Milan on Jan. 22. She displaces Justin Bieber, who falls to the No. 2 spot. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists ...

  23. Super Bowl Halftime Shows: Who Got the Biggest Sales Bumps?

    February 01, 2013 11:28 AM EST Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance 20 years ago, the halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner superstars. In 2013, the most-watched TV event in the world is a magnet for superstar talent eager t ...

  24. Ross on Radio: It's Not Bandwagon-Jumping If The Bandwagon Keeps Moving

    January 31, 2013 10:24 AM EST Should an artist follow musical trends or ignore them? For years, the industry premium has been on artists who could reinvent themselves quickly enough to reflect current pop tastes without visibly riding the tail end of a bandwagon. From Bruce S ...

  25. Indies Slam Myspace Over Licensing Policy at MIDEM

    January 28, 2013 8:34 AM EST Less than one week after opening up its new design to the public, Myspace found itself in hot water with the community it’s most actively trying to court — indie artists.   Merlin, a global rights agency that represents thousands of independent ...

  26. Justin Timberlake Sets Live Return for Super Bowl Charity Show

    January 23, 2013 7:53 PM EST Justin Timberlake is returning to the stage. Less than one month after the singer-turned-actor exploded back onto the music scene with "Suit & Tie," featuring Jay-Z, Timberlake will perform his first solo concert in several years dur ...

  27. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Crown Hot 100, Justin Timberlake Soars To Top Five

    January 23, 2013 5:53 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis continue their out-of-the-box success story, as "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, tops the Billboard Hot 100 with a 2-1 rise in its 16th week. Justin Timberlake, meanwhile, vaults 84-4 following the first full we ...

  28. Justin Timberlake Makes Historic Debut on Mainstream Top 40 Chart, Taylor Swift Hits No. 1

    January 21, 2013 3:11 PM EST Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" (RCA), featuring Jay Z, makes a record-setting debut on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart, which measures pop radio airplay, as monitored by Nielsen BDS, soaring in at No. 14. "Suit ...

  29. Morning Fix: Obama Inauguration Music Guide; Major Labels' HMV Rescue Plan; Myspace Rights Issue

    January 21, 2013 12:20 PM EST Subscribe to Billboard.biz's free Morning Fix email and other newsletters HERE OBAMA INAUGURATION MUSIC GUIDE: KATY PERRY, ALICIA KEYS, Q-TIP & MORE Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, ...

  30. Britney Spears and Will.i.am Beat Out Justin Timberlake, 50 Cent For Top UK Single; 'Les Mis' Has No. 1 Album

    January 21, 2013 11:00 AM EST Polydor/Universal's original motion picture cast recording of "Les Miserables" climbed 5-1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday), as "Scream & Shout" (Interscope/Universal) by will.i.am featuring Britney Spear ...

  31. Chart Alert: Bruno Mars Leads Hot 100, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Rise To No. 2, Justin Timberlake Debuts

    January 16, 2013 6:42 PM EST Mars' 'Locked Out of Heaven' reigns again, but the rap duo's ode to bargain-hunting closes in, while topping Hot Digital Songs, and Justin Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie' bows. Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard ...

  32. Business Matters: Relaunched Myspace Is a Success as Music Service -- But As a Social Network? We'll See ...

    January 16, 2013 2:43 PM EST The redesigned Myspace finally opened up to the public Tuesday. A year and a half in the works, the site is both a social network and a music discovery destination.   The new Myspace would be a success if success were determined on style points al ...

  33. Justin Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie' Aiming for First-Week Sales of 350,000

    January 15, 2013 6:40 PM EST As reported yesterday (Jan. 14), Justin Timberlake's new single "Suit & Tie" is selling briskly and bound for a big first-week sales figure. Label sources suggest that "Suit & Tie" may sell around 330,000 - 350,000 ...

  34. Justin Timberlake Unveils '20/20 Experience' Album Title in Open Letter

    January 14, 2013 1:24 PM EST Along with releasing his long-awaited comeback single, "Suit & Tie," on Sunday night (Jan. 13), Justin Timberlake unveiled the title of his next full-length in an open letter to fans. 'The 20/20 Experience' will be arriving ...

  35. Justin Timberlake's New Song 'Suit & Tie' Hits The Web

    January 14, 2013 1:14 PM EST After six-and-a-half years of waiting for new Justin Timberlake solo material, "Suit & Tie," a new single featuring Jay-Z, has arrived. The song is also available on iTunes; listen to it below: The song is available on iTunes; it is ...

  36. Justin Timberlake: What He Did in the Six Years Between 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' and 'Suit & Tie'

    January 14, 2013 12:09 PM EST ,312 days -- that's how long it has been since a new Justin Timberlake album arrived in CD stores (remember those?). Since the September 2006 release of Timberlake's sophomore solo album 'FutureSex/LoveSounds,' the pop superst ...

  37. Justin Timberlake 'Ready' to Return to Music

    January 11, 2013 3:50 PM EST Justin Timberlake is finally ready. The pop star-turned-actor-turned business mogul released a video message today teasing his first new music in years, but is waiting a few more days to offer more specifics. In the minute-long video, a camera fol ...

  38. Justin Timberlake to Release New Album Soon: Sources

    January 10, 2013 6:38 PM EST Is Justin Timberlake about to release a new album? Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard that a cryptic tweet posted by the singer-actor late on Wednesday night -- which simply read: "Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST... ...

  39. Bruno Mars Ties Justin Timberlake, Nelly For Most Mainstream Top 40 No. 1s Among Males

    December 17, 2012 5:00 PM EST Mars notches his fifth Mainstream Top 40 topper with 'Locked Out of Heaven.' After sending "Locked Out of Heaven" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, Bruno Mars adds another notable feat, as the song rises 2-1 this wee ...

  40. The Year In Social Media: The Rise of the Challengers

    December 14, 2012 8:10 AM EST Facebook, Twitter and YouTube continued to rule the social media landscape in 2012, but other networks made inroads as well, giving the incumbents a run for their money. The upstarts include Instagram, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Google+ and the reinca ...

  41. '12-12-12' Album Sales at 40,000 in Pre-Orders

    December 13, 2012 4:17 PM EST The " 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief " benefit album is already off to a fast start -- even though it hasn't been released yet. Industry sources say that through last night (Dec. 12), pre-orders for iTunes' exclusive d ...

  42. The Key Women Behind ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC

    November 28, 2012 12:03 PM EST The performing rights organizations -- ASCAP, BMI and SESAC -- play a crucial role in the financial health of the music industry, paying performance royalties to songwriters, composers and publishers. At each of the PROs, numerous female executive ...

  43. Justin Timberlake, Tim and Chris Vanderhook Detail MySpace's New Music-Centric Design

    November 16, 2012 5:55 AM EST If the MySpace of yore was about empowering users to make new friends and collect them in a Top 8 column, then the new MySpace under Specific Media and Justin Timberlake wants to make musicians those users and fans those friends in the Top 8. Spea ...

  44. Can Beyonce Best Madonna's Super Bowl Record?

    October 19, 2012 1:57 PM EDT Now that Beyonce as been officially announced as the performer at the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 3, can she top Madonna's record for most-watched U.S. telecast of all time? The Material Girl's performance during this year&# ...

  45. Can Beyonce Top Madonna's Super Bowl Halftime Record?

    October 16, 2012 6:53 PM EDT Now that Beyonce has been officially announced as the performer at the 2013 Super Bowl on Feb. 3, can she top Madonna's record for most-watched U.S. telecast of all time? The Material Girl's performance during this year's Super Bowl ...

  46. MySpace's Third Act: Why The Social Network Is Doubling Down On Music For Its Latest Incarnation

    October 08, 2012 1:33 PM EDT Below is an excerpt from the Up Front story "Myspace's Third Act" from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also includes our cover story on Mumford & Sons' massive sophomore album Babel , features on Dr. L ...

  47. Justin Timberlake, Myspace Owners Discuss New Relaunch

    September 25, 2012 10:40 AM EDT It was over 450 days ago, June 2011, that Chris and Tim Vanderhook bought MySpace. Monday, in Los Angeles, they were joined by investor Justin Timberlake to unveil the new look for more than 800 company employees. The main point, as the trio reite ...

  48. Business Matters: Reports of the Death of Major Labels Are Greatly Exaggerated

    September 17, 2012 6:16 PM EDT People I talk to seem to be split between two opinions: the majors are doing OK; and the majors are doomed. If people come from the world of independent music they tend to be biased against the major labels or downright distrustful of them. If the ...

  49. Turn On, Tune In, Pay Up

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Cricket Wireless' Muve Music targets underserved mobile consumers in its quest to become the No. 1 U.S. subscription service. In the past, music was primary sold to people through brick-and-mortar stores. Then it helped technology companies s ...

  50. Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys Among Performers For 'Stand Up To Cancer' Benefit

    September 06, 2012 3:14 PM EDT This year, the "Stand Up to Cancer" benefit concert is back with perhaps its most star-studded show yet. Clear Channel radio stations have supported the cause in past years, but this is the first time any radio partner has galvanized all ...

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