Happy birthday! Man, this past year’s been good to you! In case you’ve forgotten, you’ve accomplished quite a lot. Let’s look back at some of those finer moments, shall we?
First you announced your return to the musical kingdom last January. Millions rejoiced.
Then you set a(nother) record with the Suit & Tie debut.
In March you released your first album in seven years, The 20/20 Experience. (Side note: We’d appreciate it if you didn’t make us wait quite so long next time, kthx!)
After that, you joined the legendary ranks of the Five-Timer’s Club on SNL.
You and Jay-Z took the summer by storm on your stadium tour.
At that point the year was more than halfway over, but you certainly weren’t done.
You briefly reunited with *NSYNC and kicked some serious butt performance-wise at the VMAs. Billions of people were reduced to incoherent puddles of tears, but it was so worth it.
You announced that you were releasing The 20/20 Experience, Part 2, which hit the stores in September.
Then a month later you kicked off The 20/20 Experience World Tour (see you in a few weeks, btw!).
Phew! And that’s just the stuff I can remember off the top of my head!
I’d say that it’s been a pretty darn good year to be Justin Timberlake. Then again, did we really expect anything different?
Happy birthday, JT!
Not gonna lie, my heart squeed a little. LOL
Source: Lance Bass via the interwebz
You can find all of my pictures and video from last night’s show on Photobucket here. Keep in mind that a) I’m not a professional photographer, b) these were taken on my phone, and c) I had floor seats and I’m not very tall so there are lots of people’s heads in my pictures. 😛
Nonetheless, it was an awesome show!
The contrast between the eager-to-please R&B entertainer and the imperious hip-hop godfather couldn’t have been more stark. Together they represent what pop music has become.
Full review here.
[I went to the show and it was AMAZING. Actually, AMAZING does not do the show justice. My pics (and hopefully video as well) will be posted soon.]
What happens when a singer with the best-selling album of this year and a rapper with the current No. 1 album join forces to co-headline a North American stadium tour? The results are, as they say (wait for it), legendary.
Read the full write-up here.
This Hollywood Reporter article surmises that Justin’s return to singing may be more than just a matter of his being inspired to create new music. Interesting. Thoughts?