Time Magazine have released their 100 Most Influential People list and in it’s 10th year, the list has been given a makeover. Instead of ranking the top 100, Time has divided everyone into seperate sections. These include: Titans, Pioneers,Leaders, Icons and Artists. Jay-Z tops the Titans list with Michael Bloomberg describing him as someone who “embodies so much of what makes New York New York.” Other musical names included in the Titans list include Scooter Braun who is known for spearheading Justin Bieber’s career and is there for being “a man who sees something the rest of us don’t.”Noteably, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce both appear in the Icons list. Stevie Wonder wrote a piece about JT in which he said “His star power comes fromt he fact that he sounds like he’s having fun when he makes music, and he can read a song – meaning as a singer or songwriter you can feel the emotion.” Wonder finished by saying “He has a spirit. He does God’s work through using the most of his talent.”Director Baz Luhrmann was the person who spoke about Beyonce and why she deserved to appear on the Icons list. He spoke of her work ethic and relationship with her family before closing the piece with the main reason as to why she’s one of the most influential female artists around at the moment: “She’s gone beyond being a popular singer, even beyond being a pop culture icon. When Beyonce does an album, when Beyonce sings a song, when Beyonce does anything, it’s an event, and it’s broadly influential. Right now, she is the heir-apparant diva of the USA - the reigning national voice.”Other people to feature on the Time 100 Most Influential People list include Jennifer Lawrence, Christina Aguilera, Miguel,Frank Ocean and Jimmy Fallon.
Man, remember all that excitement leading up to Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience and the frenzy of buzz and speculation during his perfectly executed publicity campaign? Feels like it was ages ago, doesn’t it? We sure felt alive back then, didn’t we? Well pretty soon our lives will have that sense of purpose all over again, as Volume 2 of 20/20 is scheduled for a November release and key players are starting to reveal tidbits of information about the album. As JT’s Tennessee Kids guitarist Elliott Ives told us back in March, the forthcoming second volume will include material from the original 20/20 sessions, and now Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon — who co-produced and co-wrote just about every 20/20 song save for the two bonus tracks — confirmed Ives’ note about the initial sessions and also teased that there would be brand new material on the sequel.
Speaking with Billboard, J-Roc said he, JT and Timbaland had “over 30, 40 tracks” the first time around, so Timberlake will likely “take some of the stuff that we’ve already done, and of course create more music at the same time.” For some reason it’s exciting to think that Justin will be back in the studio so soon to record even more stuff. Based on everything that happens on Volume 1, he’s clearly not at a loss for ideas, so it’s great that he’s so invigorated by music again that he can churn out two massive albums in a year’s time.
But the most interesting thing J-Roc revealed in the interview was that “Mirrors” originated a few years ago as a simple, four-minute ballad.
“‘Mirrors’ was something we started working on in 2009, and [Timberlake] just shelved it,” Harmon said. “He’s like, ‘I’m gonna save this one, and this is gonna go on my album.’” J-Roc added that the extended R&B coda on the single was pasted on years later. “Once we got all the songs that [Timberlake] knew he wanted on this album, then that’s when we began to tie everything together, and the second part just fell in order.”
Do you think Volume 2 will outshine the first one?
Funnyman Fallon was one of the lucky 150 guests to attend Timberlake’s Italian wedding to actress Jessica Biel last October and the according to the 32-year-old “Suit & Tie” singer, the late night host butted in while he was giving a heartfelt speech at his reception.
“Picture this: I’m in the heart of an impromptu speech at my wedding reception in front of 150 guests, pouring it out to my lovely new bride,” Timberlake writes in the new issue of Time, in which Fallon is named on this year’s Time 100 List of the most influential people in the world.
“You could hear a pin drop. I paused for just a moment in between thoughts. And then there was Jimmy, shouting a joke from his seat, sparking an improv between the two of us that went on for a good five or 10 minutes and had all our guests roaring laughter.
damn …. when Justin touches something it turns to gold, we knew this, but I’m sure we didn’t expect it to happen three weeks in a row.
The 20/20 experience is sitting happily perched at the top of the billboard 200 charts for the third week straight since it’s debut on March 19th. Should be try out luck and bet on a fourth week?
Having already dominated the Grammy Awards, late-night television and the Billboard 200, Justin Timberlake rode his rolling promotional juggernaut to the White House on Tuesday night, taking part in an all-star tribute to Memphis soul along with Mavis Staples, Booker T. Jones and Queen Latifah, among others.
And, yes, he wore his suit and tie.
The invite-only concert, to be broadcast April 16 on PBS, was the latest installment in a series of “In Performance at the White House” events that have seen President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama celebrate country music, Motown and the work of Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.
According to the Washington Post, Tuesday’s gig featured renditions of “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby” by Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave) and “You Don’t Miss Your Water” by William Bell. Timberlake, a Memphis native, did Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” with guitar by Steve Cropper, who co-wrote the tune and played on the original record. (Watch the performance below.)
“This is the music that asked us to try a little tenderness,” President Obama said in his introductory remarks, Entertainment Weekly reported. “It’s the music that put Mr. Big Stuff in his place. And it’s the music that challenged us to accept new ways of thinking with four timeless words: ‘Can you dig it?’ ”
Timberlake, Staples and harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite also took part in a discussion with students Tuesday in the White House’s State Dining Room, where Staples nailed down the difference between soul music and the gospel tradition it grew out of: “Rather than saying ‘Jesus,’ you’re saying ‘baby.’ ”
Sounds about right.
Elton John, Bono and Grammy-winning singer Mary J. Blige will be featured performers at the Robin Hood Foundation’s 25th anniversary gala next month.
The May 13 event, which raises money for New York’s poverty-fighting organizations, will have actress Jessica Biel and her husband, Justin Timberlake, serving as co-chairmen, according to an invitation mailed to donors and companies this week.
The couple will share the spotlight at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with fellow co-chairmen KKR & Co. Co-Chairman Henry Kravis and his wife, Marie Josee; CBS Corp. Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves and his wife, Julie Chen; and Sonia and Paul Tudor Jones II, Robin Hood’s co-founder.
“The evening is going to highlight the groundwork our grantees have done over the past quarter century that will help us improve the lives of New York City children over the next 25 years,” Robin Hood spokeswoman Patty Smith said in an e-mail.
Since its start in 1988, Robin Hood’s annual gala has become the largest single-night annual fundraising event for a nonprofit in New York. The party raised $59.2 million last year, $47.4 million in 2011 and $87.8 million in 2010 with the help of a big donation from Open Society Institute Founder George Soros.
The organization has raised and distributed more than $1.25 billion in its history. Robin Hood announced this week that it has given out all the $70.5 million it raised for Hurricane Sandy relief.
whenever I see “spears” next to Justin’s name or last, I almost automatically roll my eyes, because it is usually some stupid drama, however this time we got a cute photo!
Britney’s younger sister Jamielynn tweeted Justin to show her appreciation, but quickly changed it to mention her sister.
which reminded me of this adorable blast from the past photo :
not sure if the date on these pictures are accurate or not, but oh well.
Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel were all smiles while out on a date night on Friday evening. The couple were spotted out on broadway making their way into the Eugene O’neil Theater to catch a showing of “The Book Of Mormon”. Before the show started, Jessica was seen sitting on some church steps across the street from the theater while waiting for her husband Justin to arrive for their night out. The actress looked lonely and waited for about 20 minutes before the singer arrived.
OK, this is getting ridiculous.
The only notable suits at Justin Timberlake’s house today were of the law-enforcement variety. Police confirmed Friday to E! News that they received a bogus emergency call about shots being fired at a Los Angeles address (that we know to be Timberlake’s), and officers later classified the scene as a radio Code 4, meaning no further assistance was needed.
Then, a couple of hours later, cops were called to Selena Gomez’s home, only to find—you guessed it—no emergency.
As for the Spring Breakers star, the LAPD confirmed to E! that they received a call about shots fired at around 5 p.m. and there was no crime.
That makes four so-called swatting pranks this week, with Sean “Diddy” Combs’ house getting hit Wednesday and Rihanna’s yesterday.
As has been the case with all the others, neither Timberlake nor his missus, Jessica Biel, appeared to be around when the cops showed up, but Gomez was home when the cavalry came.
Police tell us they talked to her and she was fine.
A 12-year-old boy recently admitted to making a false report of an emergency situation at Ashton Kutcher’s house and is waiting to be punished in juvenile court for computer intrusion and making a false bomb threat. In exchange, charges will be dismissed regarding his involvement in a similar prank at Justin Bieber’s house and an L.A.-area bank.
TMZ has reported that there’s a link between the latest round of swatting action and hackers who have been pulling financial records and other personal information from celebrities and politicians and posting the ill-gotten info online.
Police tell us the string of incidents remain under investigation.
Timberlake’s latest could be the first album since Taylor Swift’s “Red” to spend its first three weeks at No. 1.
It looks like Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” will spend a third consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 chart next week. The set could sell in the range of 150,000 to 170,000, Billboard estimates, based on the sales patterns of the last couple albums that debuted with a half-million or more.
We’ll have a more exact sales projection for “20/20″ in the next day or two. The new Billboard 200 chart’s top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, April 10.
If “20/20″ holds for a third week at No. 1, it will be the first set to spend its first three weeks at the top since “Red” did so on the charts dated Nov. 10 through Nov. 24, 2012. (“Red” then left the top slot for three weeks, only to return for another four-week engagement at No. 1.)
The last male artist to rule for his first three weeks was nearly three years ago, when Eminem’s “Recovery” spent its first three frames at No. 1 (July 10 through July 24, 2010).
Next week’s top debut should be country trio The Band Perry with its “Pioneer” album. The act’s second set might sell around 110,000, according to industry sources, and bow at No. 2. Their self-titled debut debuted and peaked at No. 4 in 2010 with 53,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The smash set has gone on to sell 1.5 million in the U.S. and was the No. 6 best-selling country album of 2011.
The second-highest entry next week could come from Tyler, the Creator with his second studio album, “Wolf.” It may shift around 75,000 to 80,000 copies. His last set, “Goblin,” debuted and peaked at No. 5 in 2011 off a 45,000 start.
Other albums aiming for a top 10 start include New Kids on the Block’s “10″ (50,000) and Killswitch Engage’s “Disarm the Descent” (45,000).