R&B/Pop superstar Justin Timberlake has notched up a seventh week at the top of the US singles chart as his ?SexyBack? hit continues to keep all competitors at bay. As Timberlake sits at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Ludacris remains at number two with ?Money Maker.? There is also no change in the number three spot, which is still occupied by Hinder's ?Lips of an Angel.? Akon?s ?Smack That? featuring Eminem jumps three places to number four, while The Fray rounds out number five with ?How To Save A Life.? Rounding out the Top 10 were Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars," No. 6; Jibbs' "Chain Hang Low," and JoJo's "Too Little To Late" tied at No. 7; Weird Al Yankovic's "White & Nerdy," No. 9, and Nickelback's "Far Away," No. 10.
HBO will produce and air a Justin Timberlake show -- its first concert in four years. The last HBO concert was a Rolling Stones event in 2003 and since then many in the TV biz have all but given up on the music special. The Timberlake solo concert special for HBO will be taped August 16 at Madison Square Garden, during the second U.S. leg of his FutureSex/LoveShow world tour. It will air September 3. Marty Callner, who has worked on concerts ranging from the Rolling Stones to Garth Brooks for HBO, will produce and direct. HBO Entertainment Senior VP Nancy Geller said bringing back concert specials was about timing, with HBO emphasizing its slate of original series for the past several years. "The concert specials always have been icing on the cake, but the series were so important," she said. "When Justin said he was going on tour, it was a no-brainer. It just felt right -- he is a classic HBO star, it feels like the right time, and he's the right guy." The selection of Timberlake for this concert reflects HBO's interest in attracting a younger audience. Timberlake also appeared in an HBO concert special when he was in 'N Sync. Timberlake’s second solo album, "FutureSex/LoveSounds," has sold nearly 6 million copies and garnered two Grammys.
Pop/R&B star Justin Timberlake will portray fictional Hooks player Carlton Garrett in the upcoming movie "The Open Road," reports Billboard. "The Open Road" is the story of a young man trying to reconnect with his father -- a legendary athlete played by Jeff Bridges -- as he struggles to get home to his ailing mother. Mary Steenburgen and Kate Mara are also in the film. Writer/director Michael Meredith, son of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Don Meredith and a former University of Texas student, drew on his Texas ties for the concept, Hooks President J.J. Gottsch said. Shooting on the movie began Tuesday Feb. 19 in Hammond, La. Last year, Timberlake voiced a character in the Mike Myers opus "Shrek the Third." His screen credits also include "Alpha Dog" and "Black Snake Moan."
Pop star Justin Timberlake's "Until The End Of Time" rockets 41-28 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, making him the first solo male artist this decade to spawn six top 40 hits from the same album. "FutureSex/LoveSounds" was released in September 2006 via Jive Records. According to Billboard, the last solo male artist to make such an accomplishment was Michael Jackson, whose album "Dangerous" produced seven top hits from 1991-93. Shania Twain's "Come On Over," which had six top 40 Hot 100 hits from 1997-99, was the last album overall to reach the same heights. "There are very few artists in the industry that can cover all the bases the way Justin does," says Jive/Zomba executive VP of promotion Joe Riccitelli. "If you look at the songs from 'FutureSex' that have topped the chart, you go from 'Summer Love,' which is pure pop-driven, to 'Sexyback,' which was groundbreaking from a production standpoint." A new version of "Until the End of Time," which features Beyonce in a duet with Timberlake, was released to radio on Sept. 27 and helped give the track a jump in the last week.
Pop Singer Justin Timberlake has been ordered to rest his voice. Timberlake's strained voice is the result of his performance Sunday night (Sept. 9) at MTV's Video Music Awards in Las Vegas and months of touring, Jive Records said in a statement Tuesday. A doctor ordered several days of vocal rest for Timberlake, forcing the 26-year-old singer to miss shows in Sacramento, Calif., on Monday and San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday. Tour promoter AEG Live has rescheduled the shows for Sept. 23 in San Jose and Sept. 25 in Sacramento. Timberlake wraps up his FutureSex/LoveShow tour this month.