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.
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?
Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? The NFL season kicks off tonight with the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens, and depending on your allegiance, the new year will bring about all kinds of new rivalries and reasons to trash talk, or simply justify drinking all Sunday long.
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. But still, that’s happened to quite a few musicians over the years!
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.’
[Graphics: Stacy Lambe/VH1]
Part of being an artist is believing that you’re the chosen one. The one and only messianic megastar to save the masses from musical mediocrity! No wonder every top-selling pop star we can think of has a staggering God complex. From Kanye West naming his new album Yeezus (really, dude?) to John Lennon proclaiming that “the Beatles are bigger than Jesus,” these narcissistic icons take hero worship to biblical levels.
Apparently so! Beyoncé sent shockwaves through our nation’s hair salons just last week when she debuted her short, sorta pixieish cut. However, King Bey was spotted out on the town —Miami, specifically—yesterday with a new, slightly longer look. It’s not so long as to get caught up by any wayward wind machines that she may encounter while walking through the crown jewel of Florida, but she definitely added a few inches to her “natural” cut in a very short time.