*NSYNC Reunion at VMAs?

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Could it be true? Could the ’90s officially be making a comeback in 2013?

The way that things are looking, 90s boy band are making a major comeback, perfect for us nostalgic people. First we had New Kids on the Block getting back together to go on tour.  Then Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees joined, going on tour with the first two. Recently, we had the Backstreet Boys announced that they would be on tour and releasing a new album in celebration of their 20th anniversary,

Now the rumor is spinning again, claiming that *NSYNC might be reuniting as soon as this weekend.

In the last couple of hours, the consensus is that *NSYNC might be making a reunion happen at MTV’s Video Music Awards this weekend. The award ceremony, or party more like it, celebrates musicians who are the hottest of the bunch during the voting period. Awards are given off based votes, so yes, MTV does occasionally play music.

In the past, there had been the same kind of rumors running around, but they all ended up being squashed because, you know, Justin Timberlake is one of the most busy guys in Hollywood. The New York Post’s Page Six reported that they five guys will be gathering together for a one-off performance, though no confirmations nor denials have been made.

Timberlake will be appearing at the event to receive the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award as well as to perform. Sources report that former bandmates, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Krikpatrick will be joining him on stage.

This year’s line up already features Lady Gaga opening the show, Katy Perry probably performing her new single, “Roar,” Robin Thicke giving us some of his sexy vocals on “Blurred Lines” and many other.

So if *NSYNC are in fact reuniting for a one-off performance, what song do you want them to do? We’re partial to “It’s Gonna Be Me.”

Justin Timberlake and the Instagram Reveal

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UPDATE: Timberlake has revealed the missing tracks which means now we know the names of all the tracks on the album:

1. Gimme What I Don’t Know (I Want)
2. True Blood
3. Cabaret
4. T K O
5. Take Back the Night
6. Murder
7. Drink You Away
8. You Got It On
9. Amnesia
10. Only When I Walk Away
11. Not A Bad Thing

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Since Instagram announced that they would now have a video mode for the ever popular app, many artists have jumped ship from Vine to Instagram video. One of those artists is none other than Justin Timberlake. Over the course of four hours today, Timberlake released a total of eight mini clips. Each of those clips revealed a bit of exciting news for his upcoming album.

In the clips, the singer proceeds to fill in several blanks with a Sharpie, revealing eight song titles from The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2. As of now, the only song that has been released for the eager ears of fans has been “Take Back the Night.” To check out the videos, you can click here.

Timberlake revealed that there will in fact be a part two to his hit album, The 20/20 Experience after The Roots drummer, Questlove, revealed in an internet forum that there would be a second part to it. Timberlake confirmed a few weeks back that the second part would be released on  September 29, while The 20/20 Experience–The Complete Experience is due on October 1.

TRACKLIST (so far):

1. “Gimme What I Don’t Know (I Want)”
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3. “Cabaret”
4. “TKO”
5. “Take Back the Night”
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7. “Drink You Away”
8. “You Got It On”
9. “Amnesia”
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11. “Not a Bad Thing”

Justin Timberlake Releases New Video

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About a month back, Justin Timberlake began to tease fans about the second installment to already hit album, The 20/20 Experience. Armed with a black and white commercial and a sign revealing the date that his first single would drop (remember, the date was pixelated out?) the singer did what he intended; got fans excited for the new single.

Short after that, the song, “Take Back the Night” hit the internet as well as the radio waves and became an instant hit, like anyone doubted that. Today, the singer released the official music video for the first single off the follow-up to The 20/20 Experience. Instead of doing it the old-fashioned way of “here it is,” Timberlake decided to take an interactive road with this release.

Fans would be able to visit a custom site that will allow them to take a tour of all the location in New York City hat were used during the filming of the video which can be seen below.

According to a press release given by directors  Jeff Nicholas, Jonathan Craen and Darren Craig, the video”harkens back to the days when nightlife ruled the city and beckons everyone within earshot that the night holds endless possibilities.”

Artists Protesting Florida? Not So Fast

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After the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin ruling two weeks back, many artist have come out of the woodwork to protest the state of Florida over a reason that no one truly knows. Whether it’s the ruling (just for those that are not familiar, Zimmerman was found not guilty) or the actual “Stand Your Ground” law, artist were rumored to be protesting the state (you read right, the state, not just that particular city).

Word got around yesterday through the Huffington Post that artists such as Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, The Rolling Stones and many more would be staying clear from Florida due to the verdict outcome. The Monday after the verdict, Stevie Wonder had come out saying that he would not be entering the state of Florida for anything as a protest. Today, it turns out, many of the representatives are coming to the defense of their performers saying that their clients had never heard of or been contacted about the list.

American Urban Radio Network’s White House correspondent April Ryan first reported the list, claiming that she had gotten the information from credible  “sources close to the Stevie Wonder camp.” The Huffington Post had said that they were at the time trying to contact the artists’ representatives even though they had posted the list. At the time, the only representative that had gotten back to them was Rihanna’s who revealed that she was not involved. MotherJones got word that The Rolling Stones had not even heard about the campaign.

When doubt started to reach an all time high, Ryan released a statement on her website where she explains that she got a ext in the middle of the night from someone who were “in support of Stevie.” Her statement could be seen below:

I obtained from multiple sources early Monday a list of artists and entertainers who my sources told me had committed to a boycott of Florida following the George Zimmerman acquittal. Since publishing that list I have heard from several representatives of the artists named who say, on behalf of their clients, they are uncomfortable being identified on that list and are seeking additional information.

Additional representatives have come out to debunk that their clients, who were on the list, were even aware that their names had been put on the list of protesters, which begs the question, if Ryan didn’t put this list together then who did?

Supposedly protests not only those mentioned above, but also

  • Mary Mary
  • Eddie Levert
  • Rod Stewart
  • Madonna
  • Usher
  • Pattie Labelle
  • Kanye West
  • Mary J
  • Trey Songz
  • R. Kelly
  • Alicia Keys
  • Joe
  • Will I AM
  • Keyshia Cole
  • Young Jeezy
  • Erykah Badu
  • Wale
  • Frankie Beverly
  • Parliament

MTV VMA Nominees Announced

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MTV have announced the nominations for this year’s Video Music Awards (you know that one time that MTV actually cares about music?). The show which will take place on August 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, revealed their long list of nominees and this year “Thrift Shop” maestro, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis head the nomination count with six; Justin Timberlake is also nominated for six.

Following behind them are Bruno Mars with four while Pink,each earned three Moonmen nominations. Voting for all categories excluding “Artist to Watch” will all close on August 24.

The full list of nominations can be seen below.

Video of the Year
» Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, “Thrift Shop”
» Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”
» Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
» Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Best Hip Hop Video
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
» Drake, “Started From The Bottom”
» Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools”
» A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, “F–kin’ Problems”
» J. Cole feat. Miguel, “Power Trip”

Best Male Video
» Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
» Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
» Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”
» Ed Sheeran, “Lego House”
» Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools”

Best Female Video
» Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, “Stay”
» Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble”
» Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
» Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me A Reason”
» Demi Lovato, “Heart Attack”

Best Pop Video
» Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”
» Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
» Fun., “Carry On”
» Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
» Selena Gomez, “Come and Get It”

Artist To Watch, Presented by Taco Bell
» Twenty One Pilots, “Holding On To You”
» Zedd feat. Foxes, “Clarity”
» Austin Mahone, “What About Love”
» The Weeknd, “Wicked Games”
» Iggy Azalea, “Work”

Best Collaboration
» Justin Timberlake, feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie”
» Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera, “Feel This Moment”
» Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, “I Need Your Love”
» Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
» Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me A Reason”

Best Video With A Social Message
» Kelly Clarkson, “People Like Us”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love”
» Snoop Lion, “No Guns Allowed”
» Miguel, “Candles in the Sun”
» Beyoncé, “I Was Here”

Best Rock Video
» Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
» Fall Out Boy, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
» Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait”
» Thirty Seconds To Mars, “Up in the Air”
» Vampire Weekend, “Diane Young”

Best Art Direction
» Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound”
» Thirty Seconds To Mars, “Up in the Air”
» Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu, “Q.U.E.E.N”
» Lana Del Rey, “National Anthem”
» Alt-J, “Tesselate”

Best Choreography
» Chris Brown, “Fine China”
» Ciara, “Body Party”
» Jennifer Lopes feat. Pitbull, “Live It Up”
» will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber, “#thatPOWER”
» Bruno Mars, “Treasure”

Best Cinematography
» Thirty Seconds To Mars, “Up in the Air”
» Lana Del Rey, “Ride”
» Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
» A-Trak & Tommy Trash, “Tuna Melt”

Best Direction
» Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
» Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”
» Fun., “Carry On”
» Drake, “Started From The Bottom”

Best Editing
» Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me A Reason”
» Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch, “Sweet Nothing”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
» Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
» Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”

iHeartRadio Festival Line Up Revealed

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Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and Sir Elton John are just some of the big names that will appearing at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

The two-day festival that will be held on September 20 and 21 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Arena, will feature for the first time a Fan Village which will take place during the daytime hours before the show in the 15-acre parking lot, adjacent to the arena. Unlike many of the Jingle Ball Fan Villages, this one will be free to ticketholders, but for those who aren’t, tickets will be available for just the village.

The line-up for the Fan Village will include, Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, AWOLNATION, Pete Tong, Twenty One Pilots and Jason Derulo.

The main stage line-up was announced this morning by returning host of the event, Ryan Seacrest as well as Clear Channel programming chief, Tom Poleman. While the full list of performers for the main stage has not been revealed in full, 30 Seconds to Mars, Queen with Adam Lambert, Muse, Tiesto, Chris Brown, Keith Urban, fun., Phoenix, Zedd, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, Benny Benassi, Bruno Mars have been confirmed.

For those not familiar with the iHeartRadio Music Festival, it’s the same festival that Green Day frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong has his famous meltdown last year when he accused the festival of trying to shuffle the band off stage to give boy wonder, Justin Bieber more stage time. It was later revealed that no such thing had transpired and Armstrong went into rehab for substance abuse.

For now, you can check out the current official line up for the musical event.

iHeartRadio Music Festival Main Stage

Justin Timberlake
Katy Perry
Elton John
Muse
Tiësto
Chris Brown
Keith Urban
J. Cole
fun.
Bruno Mars
Phoenix
Zedd
Maroon 5
Miguel
Tim McGraw
Ke$ha
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Benny Benassi
Special live appearance by Queen and Adam Lambert
Other special surprise guests

iHeartRadio Music Festival Village (multiple stages)

Miley Cyrus
Avril Lavigne
AWOLNATION
Pete Tong
Twenty One Pilots
Jason Derulo

Justin Timberlake’s ‘Take Back the Night’ Premieres

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After teasing us with this trailer earlier this week which had a blurred out date for the first single’s release date, Justin Timberlake’s newest single, “Take Back the Night” has released to legions of fans.

Instead of boring you with descriptions of how much it sounds like Michael Jackson and all that good stuff, well just stop here and let you listen to the first single from The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2.

Oh yeah and before we forget, The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 will be released in September 30th.

TOUR DATES:

July 12 – London, England @ Yahoo! Wireless Festival
July 14 – London, England @ Yahoo! Wireless Festival *
July 17 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre *
July 19 – Bronx, NY @ Yankee Stadium *
July 20 – Bronx, NY @ Yankee Stadium *
July 22 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field *
July 26 – San Francisco, CA @ Candlestick Park *
July 28 – Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl *
July 31 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ BC Place *
August 4 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium *
August 6 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field *
August 8 – Baltimore, MD @ M&T Bank Stadium *
August 10 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park *
August 11 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park *
August 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park *
August 16 – Miami, FL @ Sun Life Stadium *

*with Jay-Z

September 15 – Rio, Brazil @ Rock in Rio
September 29 – London, England @ iTunes Festival
October 31 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
November 13 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
November 15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
November 16 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
November 18 – Memphis, TN @ Fedex Forum
November 19 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
November 21 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
November 29 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
December 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
December 4 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
December 5 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
December 11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
December 12 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
December 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
December 15 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
December 17 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
December 19 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
January 13 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
January 17 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
January 22 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
February 9 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
February 10 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center

iTunes Festival Adds More Performers

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Kings of Leon and Vampire Weekend have been added to this year’s iTunes Festival.

Both bands will be performing at the Roadhouse, like all other iTunes Festival performers in September. Kings of Leon will perform at the month-long festival on September 11 while Vampire Weekend will follow them four days later on September  15. But KOL and VW aren’t the only ones that have been added to the already announced line-up; Paramore, Sigur Ros, Rizzle Kicks and composer Ludovico Einaudi have all been added to the bill.

As of now, the bill not only includes these new comers but also Justin Timberlake, Jake Bugg, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jack Johnson, Primal Scream, Phoenix and Jessie J.

The festival will run every single night in September, with different performers taking the stage every night at the Roadhouse in Camden, London. As of right now, there will be an estimated 60 performers taking part in the show. Tickets for the festival are free, but before anyone gets any ideas of packing their bags and escaping to London for a month, only residents of the UK can qualify to be put in the lottery type give out they will be using.

But there is a silver-lining in all that. The festival will be broadcast live or on-demand on Apple devices and via iTunes.

LINE-UP (updated-6/19):

Sigur Ros (September 2)
Paramore (4)
Rizzle Kicks (5)
Queens Of The Stone Age (6)
Phoenix (7)
Jake Bugg (10)
Kings of Leon (11)
Vampire Weekend (15)
Jack Johnson (16)
Ludovico Einaudi (17)
30 Seconds to Mars (18)
Primal Scream (20)
Jessie J (23)
Justin Timberlake (29)

iTunes Line-Up Revealed

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The line-up for the iTunes Festival has officially been revealed and Justin Timberlake, Phoenix, Queens of the Stone Age, Primal Scream, and Jessie J have all been included in the 30-day showcase in London.

The concert series which is for free, will be housed at the Roundhouse venue for the entire month of September. Other performers that have been confirmed for the series include 30 Seconds to Mars, Jake Bugg, and Jack Johnson as well as others that have yet to be announced.

At the end of the official announcement, there will be an estimated 60 acts taking part in the festival.

But before you start gathering your camping materials and calling in sick throughout September, tickets for the event are only available for U.K. residents. Those who do live in the U.K. will have to enter at the event’s website and then the tickets will be distributed by a lottery system.

For those not able to attend, Apple will be streaming the entire series online, so don’t feel completely bummed out.

iTunes Festival 2013 Lineup:

September 6 – Queens of the Stone Age
September 7 – Phoenix
September 10 – Jake Bugg
September 16 – Jack Johnson
September 18 – 30 Seconds to Mars
September 20 – Primal Scream
September 23 – Jessie J
September 29 – Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake Reveals “20/20 Experience” Part 2 Release Date

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Just a short time after Justin Timberlake’s newest album dropped, The Roots’ Questlove revealed that Timberlake would be releasing a part two of the hit album sometime in November on a forum. The part two of the album was confirmed to happen by the singer himself a few days later, making fans eager for it.

Originally, Questlove hinted that the album will be released in November, but just yesterday, Timberlake posted a picture of him in the studio with a handwritten caption which read, “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) Sept. 30th.”

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According to producer, Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, who worked on the first part, Timberlake will mix unreleased material from the first “20/20” album with brand new studio sessions.

“Before we came to the 10 [songs on “The 20/20 Experience”] that he wanted and the two bonus tracks, we had over 30, 40 tracks,” Harmon told Billboard last month. “So I think he’s going to go in, and we’re going to take some of the stuff that we’ve already done, and of course create more music at the same time.”

The 20/20 Experience sold an estimated 968,000 copies in its first week landing it at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Since then, the album has managed to stay in one of the top three positions on the chart.

Can you hear the squeal of fans from all over the world, because we can.