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Justin Timberlake to receive honorary degrees from Berklee

Berklee President Roger H. Brown will present five-time Grammy Award–winner Missy Elliott, three-time Tony and Grammy Award–winner Alex Lacamoire B.M. ’95, and award-winning actor and 10-time Grammy Award–winning musician Justin Timberlake with honorary Doctor of Music degrees at Berklee College of Music’s commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 11, at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. This year’s honorary doctorate recipients are being recognized for their achievements and influences in music, and for their enduring global impact. Past recipients include…


Backstreet Boys’ Brian Littrell Jokingly Shades ‘NSync: They ‘Definitely’ Need Justin Timberlake

The Backstreet Boys are “Larger Than Life” again, with a 2019 Grammy nomination in their pockets and a world tour coming up. So when asked if BSB would ever form a supergroup with fellow 2000s boy band ‘NSync, singer Brian Littrell shot down the idea. “Not right now”, the 44-year-old told TMZ on Thursday, March 7. “I mean, we don’t really need that right now”. He even joked that ‘NSync “definitely” needs Timberlake, 38, who has enjoyed success as a solo artist…


How Justin Timberlake, Not Chris Stapleton, Changed Modern Country Music

Chris Stapleton singing “Tennessee Whiskey” with Justin Timberlake was a defining moment in his career and in modern country music. Or was it? This week’s episode of The Secret History of Country Music looks back on the moment that turned Stapleton into an overnight superstar. But it probably wasn’t about Stapleton as much as it was the guy to his right. The pop superstar was the reason a newcomer got more than eight minutes of television time at the 2015 CMA Awards —…


Justin Timberlake Boogies Out of 70s Disco Lawsuit After Settlement

Justin Timberlake no longer has to worry about a lawsuit accusing him of ripping off a disco band, as the pop star has finally reached a deal to end the years-long legal battle. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Timberlake and a music company named PK Music Performance have agreed to resolve all claims against the singer. Per the deal, PK will dismiss all claims against Timberlake and the case will officially be closed. The document…


Justin Timberlake Shares First Take of ‘Say Something’ Video On One Year Anniversary

One year ago Friday (Jan. 25), Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton unveiled their epic “Say Something” video, filmed in one continuous shot in Los Angeles’ ornate Bradbury Building. On the clip’s anniversary, Timberlakee dropped first take of the music video, featuring the same intricate filming through elevators, stairways and culminating to an atrium full of singers. You would never know that the six-minute is the first try, because it’s just that good.


Maluma Dreams Of Justin Timberlake Collaboration

It’s Maluma, baby and he’s ready to make his Super Bowl debut on Sunday, February 3rd during a commercial for Michelob ULTRA. The Colombian-born singer says the ad gives fans a look at what his life is like when he’s just being Juan Luis. Kicking back with friends, beer-in-hand is his idea of a good time. Even if he can’t enjoy many moments like that anymore, you know, since becoming an international superstar. Since the…


‘NSync Covers the Pokemon Rap 20 Years Ago

20 years ago, *NSYNC performed a cover of the Pokémon Rap. The group was still about a year away from their huge commercial breakthrough with 2000’s No Strings Attached when they made the video to help promote the ever-expanding world of Pokémon for the WB Network. Now, the video has once again resurfaced, because nothing ever really leaves the internet, and a lot of people can’t help but laugh as the boyband struggles to get…


Justin Timberlake Has The No. 1 Song In The U.S. — Here’s Why You Don’t See His Name At The Top

Justin Timberlake and producer extraordinaire Timbaland have enjoyed an incredibly fruitful relationship, and during the years the two have been collaborating, they have scored at least 15 top 10 hits on the Hot 100 together, including several No. 1 smashes, and that number has recently risen. The powerful pairing are back at the top of the all-encompassing listing of the 100 most popular songs in America, though most Americans probably don’t realize they’re back in…


Billboard’s 100 Best Songs of 2018: Critics’ Picks

Top 40 was a strange place in 2018 — a place where the year’s longest-running Billboard No. 1 hit had two chords and zero choruses or obvious hooks, and other No. 1s included a three-movement psych-rap odyssey, an Afrobeat-trap protest song and an R&B celebrity Burn Book ballad. The definition of pop music is always changing, but the last 12 months in particular felt like a transition year, a portent of a future where the music mainstream is close to…


2019 Grammy nominations snubs and surprises

The nominations for the 2019 Grammys were officially released Friday morning, and with the news comes both snubs and surprises. Rappers Drake and Kendrick Lamar lead this year’s nominations in the biggest four categories, which generally refer to record of the year, song of the year, album of the year and best new artist. Lamar received eight nominations, while Drake received seven. As the New York Times notes, women also lead in some of the…