Hate it or love it, Empire is one of the most popular shows on television right now. The show’s soap opera-like storylines, matched with it’s over the top characters and cameos, reel in faithful viewers weekly. But the sweet spot for many fans is the show’s musical component. It only make sense that a show based on the recording industry have music that is not only credible, but sonically relevant. A bulk of the credit can be given to the show’s executive music producer Timbaland, and music director Jim Beanz.
Most of us have fears that range from reasonable to inexplicable. And our favorite musicians are no exception. Even artists with tough exteriors like Eminem, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna have their hang-ups. Blame past traumas (or spooky Ouija board predictions) for the panic induced by fish, owls, coat hangers, and the number 621(?!)
We still can’t get over the pleasant surprise of “FourFiveSeconds.” The collaboration of Paul McCartney, Kanye West, and Rihanna is catchy, understated, and doesn’t sound like every other hit. It got us thinking–not as much can be said for a lot of musical combinations over the years.
It’s February 11th, 2013. Only a month prior, Justin Timberlake had announced his first album release in seven years, a move that sparked shrieks and trembles in the homes and offices of fans worldwide. But on this particular night we learn something new about Timberlake’s plans as he takes the stage at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Of course, we’d seen the signs with “Suit & Tie” the record’s lead single that seamlessly melded a booming horn-filled section with modern hip-hop. But we weren’t prepared for a slick-haired Timberlake, looking like a long lost member of the Rat Pack, crooning in the spotlight over an 18-piece band. Only then did we, the fans, realize—this is not a one-time epic performance to land his name back on top of the music world. This is a new era of our beloved JT. This era lasted until January 2nd, 2015, the final date of his 20/20 Experience World Tour.
Actors venturing into singing — and vice versa — is nothing new. What’s really worth talking about is which talent reigns supreme in some of the most famous double (?) threats. We know, we know: You’ve spent many Saturday nights debating with friends over beers about whether Supernova Icon Goddess Mandy Moore is a better singer or actress. But relief is coming — and not just for the “Candy”/A Walk to Remember chanteuse. We’ve examined 15 celebrities who, on the surface, are equally as good (or, erm, bad) at singing and acting. Read more…
Justin Timberlake has been making hearts beat a little faster since the late ’90s and is still looking hotter than ever today – which makes him the perfect subject for this weeks Transformation Tuesday! Justin’s 20/20 Experience World Tour came to an end this week in Las Vegas and we’re already looking forward to his next move, whether it be more new music or a return to his acting career. As long as we’re getting more JT, we’re happy! Although there have been a few hair trends of Justin’s we weren’t totally on board for (bleached curly tips, those cornrows), Justin has been one of the most consistently on point guys in pop culture for almost two decades! And we’re sure he’ll be making us dance and laugh for years to come.
Check out Justin’s transformation in the gallery above!
Fans enjoyed the best night of their lives when Justin Timberlake welcomed surprise guest and Country legend Garth Brooks to perform “Friends In Low Places” during his 20/20 Tour Nashville stop. Even though fans have loved JT as a pop sensation for many years, true fans know of his southern roots and can say this duet was nothing short of spectacular.
Taylor Swift made a toy company a lot of money thanks to her star studded birthday party, Nicki Minaj shows off adorable high school pictures, The Band Perry knocks their cover of “Gentle on my Mind” out of the park and more on First Dibs.
Jennifer Lopez is on track to closing a Vegas deal that will bring in more money than Britney Spears‘, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel head to court over fabricated tabloid stories, Ariana Grande hangs out at Imogen Heap‘s house and more on First Dibs.