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Justin Timberlake made his fans wait almost seven years between the release of his third and fourth albums. In 2013, he dropped part one and two of “The 20/20 Experience” before embarking on both a solo world tour and a co-headlining stadium jaunt throughout North America with Jay Z.

He also became a father, as his wife Jessica Biel gave birth to son Silas last April.

So after a two-part album, a massive tour and a child, it was reasonable to expect that we wouldn’t be hearing from Timberlake any time soon, especially given his previous hiatus.

But who says the music industry has to be reasonable?

Timberlake returned to the radio airwaves last Friday with the release of “Can’t Stop This Feeling!” – an up-tempo, feel-good jam that has “song of the summer” written all over it. The song was literally written by JT along with super-producers Max Martin and Shellback. It serves as the first single from the upcoming soundtrack to the movie, “Trolls.” Timberlake is a voice in the animated film and also takes on the roll of the movie soundtrack’s executive producer. Other stars lending their voice to the film (along with their face to the song’s music video) include Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden and the duo Icona Pop.

As for Timberlake’s fifth studio album, the pop star has confirmed that it is in the works. An industry source said to possibly look for something in the release-heavy fourth quarter of this year. It seems that this time around, the LP is far from a covert-operation: JT has posted photos on his Instagram depicting him in the studio with both Timbaland and Pharrell, two producers he has history with. Timberlake has also been seen on Instagram with members of Little Big Town and on stage at the CMA Awards with breakout star Chris Stapleton.

“Uh, well… take your hard drive with you,” was Justin’s response on my radio show in September of 2013 when I asked him how he prevented “The 20/20 Experience” from leaking. “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” found its way on to music blogs less than an hour before the originally scheduled iTunes release.

“That’s a good question,” he continued before joking, “I don’t know how. I mean, we just threaten people!”

Timberlake’s name and reputation alone command respect, and that was none-the-more evident in the reverence that radio stations exhibited when promoting and then playing the song. “Can’t Stop” debuted on mainstream pop radio at an astounding 24. At adult pop radio, the song starts off at 19, a personal-high for Timberlake.

If early numbers are any indication, the song will serve as both a solid lead-in for the film, due in theatres November 4, and Timberlake’s TBA LP.

Photo: instagram.com/justintimberlake

Photo: instagram.com/justintimberlake



PageSix.com Senior Reporter Andrew Nodell called in to “Ralphie Tonight” for this week’s edition of “Weekend Scoop.” Andrew had news on Rihanna out-and-about in the city, Pharrell making some interesting requests on his rider and more.

Photo: instagram.com/1oaknyc

Photo: instagram.com/1oaknyc


A few weekends ago I attended my first New York Fashion Week event inside the Museum of Natural History. The press conference announced a partnership between Pharrell Williams’ Bionic Yarn and G Star RAW. Both companies are combining to reduce plastic found in the ocean, convert the pollution in to yarn, and then create jeans from the yarn. The clothing will be available to purchase this August.

During his portion of the presentation, the “Get Lucky” singer talked about his inspiration to become the Creative Director of Bionic Yarn. After performing at 2007’s “Live Earth” event, Williams was criticized as a hypocrite by Conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh. At first, Pharrell was taken aback, as he wasn’t even the headliner of the concert, organized to raise awareness about our ecosystem. But then Williams thought about how he could help the environment, and felt compelled to team up with Bionic Yarn.

Fast forward to last weekend. As Williams walked by me on the event’s blue carpet, I asked him if he would have still teamed up with Bionic Yarn had Limbaugh never condemned him. Pharrell stopped and said “Excuse me?” so I repeated the question. He continued walking.

The Wanted singer Siva Kaneswaran and model Tyson Beckford were in more talkative moods. Kaneswaran spoke on the hiatus that his boy band is taking and manager Scooter Braun’s reaction to all of it. Beckford previewed some upcoming movie and fitness projects. Both agreed that the issues brought forth by the event were worth of the spotlight.

During a check-in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” – Omarion revealed that he was originally on the hook of Young Money’s “Bedrock” – until he chose to leave YM.

“I actually wrote a hook, that’s true,” said Omarion, whose third solo LP, Ollusion, is in stores now. “I would’ve enjoyed to be on a record that is, you know, as successful as that record right now, but it wasn’t meant to be.”

Omarion does not have any regrets regarding his time with Young Money, and says there is no bad blood between him and the crew.

“When things are meant to be, they happen,” he said. “They don’t stutter-step, they don’t almost happen, they happen.”


Part 1: Mentors, Ollusion and illusions about his life

Part 2: Pharrell, “Speedin'”, Young Money


Much has happened for the R&B crooner since the beginning of 2010. Ollusion dropped a few weeks ago, and now MTV tapped Omarion to replace Shane Sparks as a judge on “America’s Best Dance Crew”.

“I would call myself, something like, a ‘Simon’,” said the singer, comparing his style to of course that of “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell. “It’s gonna go down.”

Speaking of Idols though – Omarion talked about artists that he looks up to. With Ollusion a play-on-words from the illusion that some people have with his life, O credits his family, friends, and past experiences in being able to keep his own personal life on the “DL”.

“I really look up to Pharrell (Williams),” said Omarion – citing the artist/producer as not just a “genius”, but a friend. “He gives me really, really super advice.”


01.14.09 : Beyonce f. Lil Wayne – Diva (Mick Boogie Remix)
01.13.09 : Eminem f. Dr. Dre, 50 Cent – Crack A Bottle
01.08.09 : Common f. Pharrell – Universal Mind Control

check kanye’s dates here. and then, request off/clear your calendar.

this will be the tour of the summer to roll through this area.

check kanye’s dates here. and then, request off/clear your calendar.

this will be the tour of the summer to roll through this area.


world premiere on the show last night… so hot right now… madonna f. pharrell – the beat goes on. can’t even post the whole thing or else i’ll get screamed on by warner bros. records, that’s how exclusive this is! click here for the clip.


world premiere on the show last night… so hot right now… madonna f. pharrell – the beat goes on. can’t even post the whole thing or else i’ll get screamed on by warner bros. records, that’s how exclusive this is! click here for the clip.