|2016-08-10||Justin Timberlake Joins 'N Sync Reunion for JC Chasez's Birthday Bash|
|It's not the reunion fans are really looking for, but the members of N'Sync staged a reunion of sorts to celebrate JC Chasez's birthday. Chasez, the oldest member of the group, turned 40 on Monday and Justin Timberlake chronicled the event on his Instagram with a classic pic of the quintet smiling for the camera.|
|2013-05-30||Daft Punk Leads Debut-Filled Top Four on Billboard 200 Album Chart|
|Led by Daft Punk at No. 1, the entire top four on the Billboard 200 albums chart are debuts this week. The dance/electronic duo sees its new "Random Access Memories" launch at atop the tally with 339,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As reported last night, it is the second-largest sales week of the year for an album. Only the debut of Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" was larger.
65% of Daft Punk's sales were from digital downloads, equating to 221,000 in sales. It's the second-biggest digital week of the year, behind, again, only "20/20's" first-week digital haul of 452,000.
At Nos. 2-4, respectively, on the chart this week are bows from Darius Rucker's "True Believers" (83,000), the National's "Trouble Will Find" (75,000) and French Montana's "Excuse My French" (56,000).
Rucker's start is larger than initially forecast, as insiders had pegged "True Believers" to launch with around 60,000 to 65,000. Comparably, his last studio effort, 2010's "Charleston, SC 1966," also bowed at No. 2 -- but with 101,000 (his best sales week so far).
While he's yet to claim at No. 1 as a solo act on the Billboard 200 (he's collected two as part of Hootie & The Blowfish), his new album marks his third straight No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart -- his entire output of country material. Previous to his career in country music, he issued one solo R&B set, 2002's "Back to Then."
At No. 3 on the Billboard 200 this week is rock band the National, starting with a career-high 75,000 for its sixth studio album, "Trouble Will Find Me." Its No. 3 entry ties the band's 2010 effort "High Violet" for its highest-charting set yet. "High Violet" debuted and peaked with 51,000 on the tally dated May 29, 2010.|
|2008-11-14||Britney Spears previews new material|
|Britney Spears has provided fans with a taste of her new material.
Six songs from her forthcoming album, Circus, have been woven together to form an exclusive 'Beat The Leak' mixtape.
The mash-up, which includes the album's lead single 'Womanizer', can be heard on New York radio station KTU's website.
Thirty-second samples of all 15 album tracks have also been uploaded to Amazon, giving fans a preview of what they can expect when Circus is released on 1 December.
Britney made a return to the live stage last week, performing alongside Madonna during the Los Angeles leg of the veteran star's Sticky & Sweet tour. The pair dueted on 'Human Nature'.
Justin Timberlake also made a cameo that evening, but the former couple did not appear onstage together.|
|2008-11-14||Kanye proclaims himself "the voice of this generation"|
|Kanye West has revealed he believes he is "the voice of this generation."
The Chicago rapper, who releases his new album 808s and Heartbreak on 24 November, said he now understands the responsibilities of his "position in history".
He told Associated Press: "I realise that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation; of this decade, I will be the loudest voice.
"It's me settling into that position, of just really accepting that it's one thing to say you want to do it and it's another thing to really end up being like [iconic basketball player] Michael Jordan."
Kanye also took the time to criticise the work ethic of one man he feels could have rivaled him, in terms of influence, Justin Timberlake.
He sniped: "There were people who had the potential to do it but they went on vacation.
“When Justin went on vacation I made albums.”|
|2008-10-24||Beyonce unveils her stage alias|
|Beyonce has rechristened herself Sasha Fierce.
In a move reminiscent of Prince’s decision to rename himself as an unpronounceable symbol in 1993, Beyoncé has altered her moniker for forthcoming album I Am…Sasha Fierce.
An official statement reads: “I have someone else that takes over when it's time for me to work and when I'm on stage. An alter-ego I've created that kind of protects me and who I really am.
"Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken and more glamorous side that comes out when I'm working and when I'm on the stage."
I Am...Sasha Fierce, which is yet to be given a release date, will feature Beyoncé's... sorry, Sasha's hotly-anticipated collaboration with Justin Timberlake.|
|2008-07-15||Justin's granny plans big day|
|A few months ago here at Orange Towers we told you that Justin Timberlake is planning to marry girlfriend Jessica Biel.
JT has been looking for a venue and has his eye on an exclusive private island.
However, the Sexy Back singer better have a word with his gran who has other ideas.
It seems Sadie Bomar has already planned their big day in his mum Lynn's back garden.
Sadie revealed: "I just want them to be happy. Justin should get married in Lynn's back yard in Tennessee.
"She has a big yard with beautiful flowers. I think it would be perfect,"
Lucky for Jessica granny Sadie seems to have taken a shine to her unlike some of Justin's former conquests.
She told The Sun: "Jessica's really sweet. She's his age and isn't possessive. I think their personalities are a lot alike."
I do hope Cameron Diaz isn't reading this.
A source close to the family said: "Justin started talking about marriage earlier this year.
"His family were delighted and started planning his big day. I'm not sure how much he knows about it."
Sounds like all Justin has to do is turn up!|
|2008-06-04||Coldplay's quest for Timberlake sound|
|Chris Martin has said that Coldplay have written a new song directly influenced by Justin Timberlake.
Less than a week after citing Westlife and Radiohead as musical touchstones for their forthcoming record, "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends", Martin now says Timberlake's sound was used as inspiration for new track, Lost!
He tells Virgin Radio: "One song we're always trying to chase is Cry Me A River by Justin Timberlake, in terms of the beats and everything.
I know that is one of [drummer] Will's favourite songs. And he did all the drums on Lost!"
Viva La Vida... is due out on June 12.|
|2008-03-04||Timberlake came in Gnarls video|
|Justin Timberlake makes a special appearance in the video for Gnarls Barkley's comeback single, Run.
Timberlake makes the cameo as Gnarls duo, Cee-Lo Green and Dangermouse, recreate the magic that saw them dominate the charts in 2006 with Crazy.
In the light-hearted promo, JT uses his acting skills to play a geeky music TV presenter fronting an '80s style show on which Gnarls take to the stage.
Despite the quality content, there is a chance that some fans won't get to watch the video, with the Daily Star reporting that it's been banned from UK screens due its use of strobe lighting.
The eagerly anticipated Run is set to be released on March 24.|
|2008-02-26||Madonna's album details revealed|
|Danja has given details on producing Madonna's new album saying it has a "different sound".
The SexyBack producer, real name Nate Hills, worked with his pal Timbaland on Madonna's 11th album which is currently untitled.
He told Rolling Stone: "She wanted up-tempo, dance, club music, and for everything to have a hip-hop underlining."
Danja and Timbaland were invited to work on the album because she was a fan of their work with Justin Timberlake.
The new album is out April 28.|
|2008-01-28||NRJ Awards dished out|
|Britney Spears scooped Best International Album at the NRJ Awards in Cannes on Saturday (January 26).
Despite her troubled personal life, Toxic Brit's Blackout album was honoured with the Best Album of last year by listeners of French radio station NRJ, while RnB star Rihanna was awarded the gong for Best International Song for Don't Stop The Music.
Mika was among the other winners at the star-studded ceremony where he was named Best International Revelation, with Avril Lavigne and Justin Timberlake winning the Best International Female and Male awards respectively.
Meanwhile Michael Jackson won a Lifetime Achievement award.|
|2007-11-19||Beyonce for US Music Awards|
|Beyonce is set to debut new material at the American Music Awards on Sunday (November 25).
The bootilcious singer will join Akon, Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Avril Lavigne at the annual event which is set to take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
A stellar line-up of acts are scheduled to perform on the night including Snoop Dogg, Usher, Duran Duran, Celine Dion and Lenny Kravitz.
Crazy In Love singer Beyonce leads the nominations for the ladies, followed by SexyBack Justin Timberlake and Linkin Park who each have three apiece.|
|2007-11-02||Timberlake and Aguilera up for Billboard awards|
|Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera are among names in the running for the Billboard Touring Awards.
At the moment JT is up against reunited pop-punkers The Police for the Top Tour and Top Draw awards which are given to the top-grossing tour and the top-ticket selling tour.
Meanwhile, the Memphis-born chap and Christina go head to head in the Breakthrough Tour Category.
The awards will be presented on November 15 at New York's Roosevelt Hotel.|
|2007-09-26||Duran Duran talk Timberlake record|
|Duran Duran have been talking about their collaboration with Justin Timberlake.
The '80s group teamed up with SexyBack singer Justin for their new album and laid down two tracks which are to feature on the band's new album, "Red Carpet Massacre".
It seems ego's were pushed aside for the sake of the tracks as drummer Roger Taylor told the Daily Star: "You can't be egotistical when it comes to Justin, he's the No1 artist in the world right now so you have instant respect for him."
Two tracks, entitled Falling Down and Nite Runner, will be included on Red Carpet Massacre, out November 12.|
|2007-05-29||Justin Timberlake has launched his own record label.|
|Justin Timberlake has launched his own record label.
The Cry Me A River crooner has launched Tennman Records as a joint venture with rap and rock firm Interscope Records.
In a statement the Memphis man said: "We are all excited about the talent we have to offer already on our roster and I cannot wait to introduce the world to my new discoveries."
JT will serve as chairman and CEO of Los Angeles-based Tennman and is to announce the first signings on the label in July.|
|2005-03-18||Justin apologises to actress after kiss|
|Justin Timberlake is the perfect gentleman, according to his co-star Olivia Wilde in the upcoming movie Alpha Dog.
The popstar apologised to The O.C. actress after the pair locked lips for a scene in the movie due later this year.
Olivia told TV Guide "He's so cute. I got to kiss him - it was the highlight of my life!.
"It was very innocent and he apologised afterward three times for invading my privacy. He's the most amazing Southern gentleman you'll ever meet."
Olivia, 21, who plays bisexual Alex in The O.C.says the 24-year-old former 'NSync singer didn't try to slip her the tongue.
"No tongue, but it was an unexpected, impromptu kiss. The director told him to do it behind my back. That's why you'll see a look of complete and utter shock and amazement on my face.
"The reason he's so hot is he's amazing looking, he's pure sex. But, he's very gentlemanly and respectful and very in love with his girlfriend (Cameron Diaz). That's why he's hot."
Timberlake plays Franky Ballkowski a drug dealer in the Nick Cassavetes-directed movie based on the true life story of drug dealer Jesse James Hollywood who was suspected of kidnapping and killing a 15-year-old boy in 2000.
Sharon Stone also stars in the film.|
|2004-10-26||Justin buys lingerie for Cameron|
|Justin Timberlake has been spotted buying some lingerie for Cameron Diaz.
Justin admitted to a sales assistant at a Los Angeles lingerie store that several hundreds of pounds worth of lingerie he had just bought was for girlfriend Cameron Diaz.
When the salesgirl at Agent Provocateur asked if the items - which includes garters, bras and panties - were for Diaz, the 23-year-old popstar confessed, "You bet!," reports the New York Post.
Justin Timberlake latest project will see him in Alpha Dog, with Sharon Stone and Emile Hirsch.|
|2004-07-26||Justin to sue newspaper|
|Justin Timberlake is suing the News of the World for libel, saying its report that he cheated on his girlfriend, Cameron Diaz, is untrue.
According to BBC online media lawyers Schillings issued libel proceedings after a request for damages and a retraction of story was refused.
Managing partner Simon Smith said the company would be pursuing the claim with "some vigour".
But a spokeswoman for the Sunday newspaper said it would be standing by its story.
"We will vigorously defend these proceedings in court," she added.
Timberlake has consistently denied suggestions of a split with 31-year-old Charlie's Angels actress Diaz.
The former 'N Sync singer, who won two Grammy Awards this year, has previously been linked to Janet Jackson and the actress Alyssa Milano.|
|2003-08-07||50 Cent to perform at MTV Video Music Award|
|50 Cent and Good Charlotte have been added to the line-up for this year's MTV Video Music Awards.
They'll join Coldplay and Christina Aguilera to perform at the event in New York on August 28, says the BBC Radio1 website.
P. Diddy, Ashanti, Snoop Dogg, and Bam Margera from Jackass have been announced as celebrity presenters.
Among those presenting awards will be Kelly Clarkson, Redman, Evanescene, Hilary Duff, Ludacris, Tony Hawk, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and LeBron James.
Missy Elliott and Justin Timberlake head up the nominations at the ceremony which will be shown on MTV UK on August 30.
|2003-08-01||Britney for Dukes?|
|Britney Spears has been tipped to appear in the upcoming movie version of the classic television series, 'The Dukes Of Hazzard'.
The pop princess - who releases her long awaited fourth album later this year - is rumoured to up for the role of Cousin Daisy in the Warner Bros film.
Hollywood sensations Ashton Kutcher ('Dude, Where's My Car?') and Paul Walker ('The Fast And The Furious') are expected to take the movie's two male leads.
Meanwhile, Britney - in an ongoing quest to ditch her innocent teenybopper image - has stripped off for the latest issue of Elle magazine.
On sale in the UK tomorrow (August 1), the magazine features an interview with the singer in which she talks openly about her failed relationship with Justin Timberlake.
She admits: "I'll always have feelings for Justin. OK, not have feelings for him - but he'll always have a special place in my heart. He was my first love, after all."
Britney also claimed she was thrilled to be single again. "It's more exciting when you don't have a boyfriend," she said. "You get so excited about the stupidest of things."