Justin Timberlake may release a follow-up to The 20/20 Experience later this year.
The "Pusher Love Girl" star released his first album for almost seven years today, but The Roots' drummer Questlove claims the ten track album is the first part of a set and he will release more material before the end of 2013.
"Spoiler alert. 20/20 Vol 2 comes out in nov. (10 songs now . . . 10 songs later= 20 vision). He played me songs out of order and off both records so i don't know what made the final cut (sic)," he wrote on music forum Okayplayer.com.
Justin has yet to confirm whether the musician's claims are true. The singer took time off between his last album FutureSex/Lovesounds in 2006 and The 20/20 Experience to work on his acting career, and says the experience helped him develop the characters in his songs too.
Justin Timberlake advised One Direction to not take things "too seriously."
The 32-year-old star is a fan of teen heart-throbs One Direction, and admitted his past in boyband *NSYNC mean he can relate to what they're going through.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror newspaper, he said, "They look like they are having the best time. I can relate to where they are in life. I haven't really met them but they seem like great guys and I wish them only good things. I live my life surrounding myself with good people and people I can trust so I would say that's important. And they should never take anything too seriously."
The "Suit & Tie" hitmaker also admitted he spends so much time in Britain, he should look into buying a house ahead of a busy summer. "I should really buy a house here. I'm having the best time in London and whenever I do a tour I seem to spend the majority of my time here. I love the UK fans. I'm looking at my diary and seem to be spending a lot of time here this summer ... more than ever, I think," he added.
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z appear to be going on tour together.
The "Suit & Tie" collaborators have strengthened speculation they are planning a joint headline show, thanks to a cryptic posting on the "99 Problems" hitmaker's website. The "Empire State of Mind" rapper posted a photo of a stadium alongside the hashtag "Legends of the Summer," prompting reports that will be the name of the tour.
Jay-Z - whose real name is Shawn Carter - then posted 12 photographs of stadiums in the US and Canada, including The Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York, Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada, suggesting they will be the venues for the shows.
The news comes after it was confirmed the pair will take on headline slots at the UK's Wireless Festival, with Justin headlining on July 12 and his pal the following night. Speaking of their joint plans together, Justin said recently, "Absolutely, yeah we're definitely going on tour. We're still putting it together, but it's going to be a lot of fun. I don't know how much I should say [about special guests]."
Justin Timberlake likes to "create another world" with his songs. The "Suit and Tie" singer immerses himself in his tracks while in the studio and aims to create different characters to tell the songs from their viewpoints.
"Music is for dreamers. You should be able to create another world that you can live in. I'm not gonna speak for Bob Dylan - he's one of my idols - but from my perspective as a fan, it seems to me that he started creating music that made him feel like another person and that's what it should do. [The studio] really is one place that you can still go to that you can be completely free. You can lock yourself in a room and make a whole other world."
The star added he feels his skills at creating characters for his songs have got better during his six year hiatus, when he has concentrated on his acting career:
Justin Timberlake's movie career helped make his music more visual.
The "Suit & Tie" singer - who returned to music after a six year hiatus while he tried his hand at acting - feels his experience on film sets has taught him how to create a more vivid picture with the songs on his new album.
"You spend so much time developing a character when you do a film. So much of your work is done before you get set to shoot because you've been working on the character: the way he walks, the way he talks, what might upset him, what might make him happy. Now I can really paint a picture for people 'cause being involved in the film process, you get to see the writing change, you get to see the direction change, you get to see all those things change. You go, 'You can really do this with music, too.' You can play a character but you can also write the world that you want your character to live in and then what does that world sound like? Are there more strings in that world? Are there more horns in that world? Is there more percussion in that world?" he told Rolling Stone.
Justin Timberlake is to make his live return with at a pre-Super Bowl party.
The 31-year-old star - who hasn't released a record since 2006's Future Sex/Love Sounds - made a sudden chart reappearance earlier this month with "Suit & Tie," a collaboration with Jay-Z, and is now set to perform at the DTV Superfan Stadium in New Orleans for DIRECTV Super Saturday Night show on February 2, an invite-only event which will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The concert will mark Justin's first public performance in five years.
The singer-and-actor will release his third solo album, The 20/20 Experience later this year, and recently admitted he hadn't expected to release any new material when he returned to the recording studio last summer. In an open letter to his fans, Justin wrote, "So, here goes: This year is an exciting one for me. As you probably have heard through the 'grapevine,' I'm gearing up for a big 2013. Back in June of last year, I quietly started working on what is now, my next journey with that thing I love called MUSIC. The inspiration for this really came out of the blue and to be honest, I didn't expect anything out of it. I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs. It was probably the best time I've had in my career... Just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process."
Justin Timberlake is set to release his musical comeback today.
The "Cry Me A River" hitmaker is rumored to be releasing a new track, which some sources claim will feature his long time collaborator, Timbaland, as well as rapper Jay-Z and his wife, Beyonce.
Preparing fans for an announcement, Justin - who took a break from music in 2006 to focus on his acting career - tweeted, "Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST... (sic)" Timbaland further fuelled the rumors, tweeting, "haha im laughin right now. i told y'all the storm is coming this year (sic)."
Justin, 31, was spotted leaving a recording studio with Jay-Z and Beyonce in December, but it was thought he was recording a part for Beyonce's next album. Producer Jim Beanz tiold how he was planning to join Justin and Timbaland for writing sessions last year.
Justin Timberlake is working on a new album. The singer-turned-actor has been working with producers Timbaland and Jim Beanz on a set of "crazy" tracks for his third solo album.
"When I get back to the States I'm going to be helping out on Shock Value 3 with Timbaland and the Justin Timberlake project. It's still in the early stages, but they have a lot of tracks. While I've been over here in the UK they've been working, so by the time I get back they'll have a whole load of ideas and I'm going to have to catch up!" Jim said.
The record will be Justin's first since 2006's FutureSex/LoveSounds, which yielded hits including "SexyBack" and "What Goes Around... Comes Around." Jim said Justin is not trying to top his previous work, but rather compete with today's pop music. "There are certain artists who can get inside with great charisma and energy and make great music every time. So it's not really about topping the last record, it's more about topping music that comes on the radio. Everything is so similar that it's about topping that and doing something different, and that's what they are going for," Jim added.
A number of celebrities have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Adam Yauch.
The Beastie Boys co-founder - also known as MCA - passed away this morning after battling cancer in his parotid gland and a lymph node since 2009, and Justin Timberlake is just one of a number of celebrities who took to twitter to pay tribute to him. "Crushed to hear the news of Adam Yauch's passing. A true pioneer of art. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.#RIPMCA (sic)" he wrote.
The Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am wrote, "1 of my favorite hiphop groups...hiphop raised a lot of us & now we have to wake up because are hero's are dying too young (sic)."
Run DMC'S Reverend Run was equally distraught, writing, "R I P Adam... I'm devastated. Praying for Adam Yauch's family from the legendary Beastie Boys. Youll be missed!" while Snoop Dogg Tweeted, "RIP MCA U are a Legend and a pioneer. #BeastieBoys4life (sic)."
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Singer-and-actor Justin Timberlake spends 14 hours at a time in the recording studio. The 30 year-old penned some tracks with British star Jessie J, and the "Do It Like a Dude" hitmaker was astonished by his work ethic.
"When he's in the studio, he is in the studio. We would literally spend 14 hours in there and not leave. I would be like, 'Where is the toilet please? I'm going to wet myself."
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