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Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2

It’s been quite a year for JT: his triumphant performance at the Grammys, critical acclaim for The 20/20 Experience and the ecstatic reception for him and the rest of ’NSync at the Video Music Awards. “It’s been a wild ride,” the SexyBack singer admits, but adds that “we’re not done yet—not even close.” With the release of part two of The 20/20 Experience, an album he describes as its predecessor’s “hotter, older evil twin sister,” the wild ride continues. Fans will already be familiar with “Take Back the Night,” the album’s swaggering first single. Like “Night,” the album’s other 10 songs are horn-driven, funk-filled numbers. His pal Jay Z helps out on the dark “Murder,” while Canadian rap ...
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Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience

The standing ovation that greeted him at this year’s Grammys made one thing clear: the music world has missed JT’s winning presence. Before Hollywood came calling, Justin was one of pop’s most versatile talents, singing and dancing his way to the top with his Justified and FutureSex/LoveSounds albums. Away from music, he starred in movies like The Social Network and made headlines marrying actress Jessica Biel. Now the SexyBack singer returns to prove that his musical chops are still razor-sharp. The elegant “Suit & Tie,” a duet with Jay-Z, and the aching “Mirrors, an apparent ode to his wife, are full of hooky beats and choruses. And the retro “Strawberry Bubblegum” is a lovesick, Barry...
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Feature Article: Teen Idols and the fast track to fame

Some people call me a teenage idol/Some people say they envy me/I guess they got no way of knowing/How lonesome I can be   “Teenage Idol” by Ricky Nelson     Justin Timberlake knows all too well what Ricky Nelson was singing about. From his days as a 12-year-old Mouseketeer on TV’s Mickey Mouse Club through his teenage years as a member of the superstar boy band ’NSync, Timberlake experienced pop fame even before he learned how to shave. Handling female-fan adulation and media attention came as naturally to him as smiling or pursing his perfectly bee-stung lips. But the transition from ’NSync teen idol to solo star at 22 hasn’t been quite so easy. First there was his famo...
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