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So I landed back in London yesterday after a week long trip to Toronto and NYC, for some Christmas shopping, nice food, but of course to see the main man himself a couple of times before tour ends!!
Lets start with Toronto. I had never been there before, and at the time of booking I didn’t realise that our hotel was right next to the venue! This got me very excited when arriving as I thought some of the team and maybe JT himself would be staying there. Sadly, I didn’t see him or any of the team before or after the concert. I did, however, spot DJ Freestyle Steve (Warm up DJ) queueing for a cab outside the hotel the morning after, but didn’t get a chance to say Hi. I guess some of the other TN Kids were staying there too – so a bit gutted I didn’t get to meet any!
The concert in Toronto itself was of course, amazing! I got some very good photos like the above and below. The crowd was very lively and JT seemed to particularly enjoy the show. A guy proposed to his girlfriend in the front row, JT set it all up, handed the guy his mic and let him ask the question. He then dedicated the next song to the couple, I’m sure it was amazing for them!
Now onto Brooklyn! We all know what happened there…. The King of Brooklyn, Jay-Z, came out to do ‘Holy Grail’ with JT. When he emerged from beneath the stage, the whole arena erupted. It was properly noisy! Sadly – I didn’t have my camera with me so had to settle for phone photos and videos.
JT was clearly a little tipsy/excited at the Brooklyn show compared to other shows I had seen. He was making lots of jokes, changing lots of lyrics, and making a few ‘provocative’ dance moves – haha! He was great entertainment as always.
Another highlight of the Brooklyn show was JT’s exchange with a kid in the front row, a 10 year old name ‘Sal’. Sal was wearing a white Tux with a bow tie, which caught JT’s eye. He asked for the camera to focus on him and asked his name. JT made jokes about Sal being the most stereotypical Brooklyn name going, in his best New York/Jersey accent. Sal told Justin that he was 10 years old, and that he had been watching him since he was 2. He gave Justin a gift of a bow tie in a little box. Sal then burst into tears, clearly just realising what was going on, that he was speaking to his idol on stage at the Barclays Center. JT soon followed, ‘oh – dont cry little man!’, before turning away from the audience, towards his band and taking a moment. ‘You got me there Sal!’ he said.
Overall – a great trip to see a great entertainer play some great shows! It’s a sad time as its officially the end of The 20/20 Experience era for me! Lets look forward to the next though….
Thanks for reading – glad to be back!
Poor JT and Jess were looking a bit grumpy when they were caught by the paparazzi at LAX – but I guess it comes with the territory!
It seems they were at the airport catching a departing flight for the London shows next week.
They were clearly a little annoyed as they were waiting for an elevator at the airport, Justin makes fun of them by saying “Exciting stuff, huh?”, which I thought was amusing.
They then ask such a stupid question “Any comments on Gwyneth Paltrow’s divorce, and any tips on a good relationship”. JT laughs it off and wishes them a good day as he enters the elevator.
Update: We’ve added more than 100 pictures to the gallery. Check them out below:
Justin and Jessica have been vacationing in Barbados these last few days.
They were spotted having some serious fun on a yatch in the exotic island. The pictures are amazing and some of them are extremely sexy. Check them out below:
So whilst 1 minute of the music video for Not A Bad Thing is set to be aired on Ellen today, Justin has already released the full video to Ellen’s website for all to see!
In true Justin style, he has surprised us all and this whole video for his love song is based on a real life, current love story. The video depicts 2 documentary makers trying to find a couple in which the male proposed to his girlfriend on a train, whilst playing out ‘Not A Bad Thing’.
It’s not a surprise to me that he isn’t actually in the video given his heavy tour schedule etc. and whilst this is a disappointment, I think this is another display of his creative thinking and suits the song perfectly!
Justin is set to let his good friend Ellen DeGeneres air a World Exclusive one minute preview of the video for Not A Bad Thing live on her show this thursday, and then the video will be available exclusively on EllenTV.com for a short time after too! Very ‘generes’ of him!! (sorry for the bad joke!)
He brought “SexyBack,” he’s always on his “Suit & Tie,” and now Justin Timberlake is treating Ellen and her fans to the WORLD PREMIERE of his new music video! Ellen will be hosting a one-minute preview of the superstar’s video for his song “Not a Bad Thing,” and sharing the full video exclusively on EllenTV.com! The pop anthem is the third single off Justin’s album “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2,” and is wooing hearts everywhere. It will be an incredible thing when Ellen debuts her friend’s latest work to the world! Get ready to “Rock Your Body”!
There was high demand for tickets for the Australian leg of the tour. All the current dates are completely sold out so Justin added more dates in the same cities. For those who werent able to get tickets, there’s still chance. Check out the new dates below:
19 September 2014: The 20/20 Experience World Tour, Adelaide (AUS)
23 Septembrer 2014: The 20/20 Experience World Tour, Brisbane (AUS)
27 October 2014: The 20/20 Experience World Tour, Sidney (AUS)
2 October 2014: The 20/20 Experience World Tour, Perth (AUS)
9 October 2014: The 20/20 Experience World Tour, Perth (AUS)
Check out JustinTimberlake.com to see all the Australian dates
Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past year.
Who makes the biggest bucks in music? Billboard’s annual Money Makers ranking of the top earners is more than a little bit country (Taylor storms in at No. 1), with plenty of hip-hop and a whole lot of rock’n’roll (Stones! Eagles! Mumford!).
#3 Justin Timberlake
2013 Earnings: $31,463,297.03
After taking a seven-year break from music, Justin Timberlake returned in explosive fashion in 2013, releasing his first album since 2006 and touring stadiums both by himself and with Jay Z (see tour photos). To say that Timberlake’s fans responded vigorously would be an understatement. Led by “The 20/20 Experience,” the 33-year-old singer-turned-actor generated more than 2 million physical copies.
The artist particularly impressed with digital sales, collecting more than $5 million in royalties from albums, tracks and streaming. At radio, “Suit & Tie” generated the highest first-week plays in Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart history. JT delivered on ticket sales, too. His Legends of the Summer trek with Jay Z generated $60 million from a dozen shows. On his own, he grossed $43 million and performed in front of nearly 1 million fans between two legs and 39 shows.