The Justin Timberlake Experience

Justin Timberlake’s third post-‘N Sync album, The 20/20 Experience, was released last Tuesday and is expected to have a massive first week, with US sales predictions ranging from 950,000 to even 1 million copies. Justin-Timberlake-900-600Seven years after the release of his last album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, and eleven years since Justified, the world is clearly ready for some more tunes from JT.

But will people like Justin’s new album and new sound? This is his least radio-friendly album, which may or may not be a bad thing, depending on what you’re looking for. FutureSex/LoveSounds had huge success in both album sales and radio/single sales. It has sold 4.4 million copies in the US alone, with first week sales of 648,000, and produced six singles, three of which reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (“SexyBack”, “My Love”, “What Goes Around… Comes Around”). front_coverSome artists have great success with radio, but fail to match their album sales to their single sales. Continue reading

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PaleyFest 2013

The highlight of the past week (besides SXSW) was… PaleyFest 2013! PaleyFest, founded in 1984, is a public program that showcases television shows at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. It is an opportunity for a show’s cast and creative team to come together and discuss their show in front of an audience. ImageLasting about an hour, the program is moderated by someone in the TV business and concludes with an audience Q & A. Basically, it’s a great way to get the inside scoop on your favorite TV shows and hear the cast talk about their characters and plotlines. Continue reading

Getting things started: SNL, Girls, etc.

So this is my first post! To celebrate, let’s jump right in.

This week’s Saturday Night Live was hosted by Justin Timberlake, and as expected, was very good. The cold open featured JT impersonating Elton John singing about Hugo Chavez. Of course, Fred Armisen’s Venezuelan personality was my favorite part, as it reminded me of his portrayal of Raul in the season 2 episode “Sister City” of Parks and Recreation. Continue reading