by (@emilyexton)

Booth Buddies: Justin Timberlake And Timbaland, Plus 9 Great Musical Tag Teams

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After nearly seven years of doing anything but music, Justin Timberlake‘s second album of the year is currently out and available for your listening pleasure. Like its predecessor, The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 is produced in full by old friend and frequent partner, Timbaland, the man responsible for helping to bring sexy back and convincing us that a boy band past and successful solo artistry are not mutually exclusive.

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by (@unclegrambo)

Which Recurring Musical Franchise Is The Most Successful?

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If you’re asking yourself, “Hey, didn’t Justin Timberlake already release an album earlier this year?”, the answer is yes, yes he did. The 20/20 Experience came out in March and, thanks to pent-up demand for new Timbertunes, has sold 2.279MM copies, making it the best-selling LP of the year so far. Apparently, our pal JT abides by the ole “Strike while the iron is hot” philosophy, which is why you see that the The 20/20 Experience: Part II was just released yesterday. Which got us thinking: How have OTHER sequel albums released this century performed?

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Banned Bands: 20 Musicians Who Have Been Barred From Entire Countries

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We hear about rock stars getting banned from Holiday Inns all the time, but it takes a special kind of skill to get yourself banned from an ENTIRE COUNTRY! That’s dedication, friends.┬áBut still, that’s happened to quite a few musicians over the years!

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2013 Summer Music By The Numbers

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Last week, VH1 recapped the Summer 2013 but the music team wanted to take one more look back at what happened over the past few months. We discovered 13 numbers everyone needs to know: 0, 1, 6, 56, well we aren’t going to spoil them all. Just know they have to do with twerking, getting lucky, blurring lines and impressing ‘Picasso, baby.’

Also check out music’s biggest comebacks, voters’ pick for song of the summer and who is having the best summer ever.

[Graphics: Stacy Lambe/VH1]