Timberlake headed for No. 1 - and the White House
April 4th, 2013
10:23 AM ET

Timberlake headed for No. 1 - and the White House

Justin Timberlake's grand return is going to Washington.

The White House announced this week that the 32-year-old artist is slated to perform there on April 9 as part of an evening of celebration for Memphis Soul music. (The Tennessee native's latest album in particular, "The 20/20 Experience,"  has stood out with critics for its more soulful sound.)

Timberlake will join other artists like The Alabama Shakes; William Bell; Steve Cropper; Ben Harper; Queen Latifah; Cyndi Lauper; Joshua Ledet; Sam Moore; Charlie Musselwhite; Mavis Staples; and the artist who's given President Obama some of his best karaoke material, Al Green.

The evening is part of the President and First Lady's "In Performance at the White House" series, and it'll air on PBS April 16 at 8 p.m. ET.

Meanwhile, Timberlake's "20/20 Experience" is again at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart, and it's expected to hold on to that spot next week, as well.

Although the sales estimates are low - Billboard is thinking it'll do between 150,000 and 170,000, in comparison to the near million copies "The 20/20 Experience" sold in its first week and the 318,000 it sold in its second - the consistency would be notable. If JT pulls off a three-week reign at No. 1, it'll be the first time an album has done so since Taylor Swift released "Red" last November.


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    August 14, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
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    July 23, 2013 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  21. Justin you need too make some life choices for yourself

    -

    April 8, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Justin and Madonna have a silly attraction and that's that

    ha.

    April 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Sorry Justin ..it was the only way too reel in the fish--i do miss u...where are u

    -

    April 8, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  24. T. Justin

    needs too hang around some true honest people and needs too branch out he's not branching out and discover his own individuality.

    April 7, 2013 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  25. T. Justin

    Your are great at what you do however...your the one that needs more exposure...you need the individuality not only as a gay man but for you...do you understand what i am saying?...

    April 6, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  26. T. Justin

    You need too branch out more....people need to recognize who YOU are and not who you know....
    this is something you have too work on....your the opposite you need too receive more attention for who you are and your accomplishments and break away from the shadow ..you need your own individuality as a gay man

    April 6, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  27. T. Justin

    You need an outlet and you need too branch out....not leave your life....but you need to get out there and i do not mean happy hour--you need spread out.

    April 6, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  28. i would love too rip that suit and tie off

    -

    April 6, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  29. BUSTERBAIT

    i'd love to busterbait him

    April 6, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  30. It only makes me want to master him myself...talk moi

    April 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  31. I have other ones....are you there?

    hehehe

    April 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Justin and her are heated she can help u musterbait

    -

    April 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  33. PHAT PHUCK SUCKER PUNCH 1

    I am so happy I will be seeing this man 8/4

    April 6, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  34. Left midnight and got home 430a

    the old ladies put brit too shame!!! lololol

    April 6, 2013 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  35. Justin Timberlake is so hot ---

    I want him too see my boobies up close.

    April 5, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  36. 30 VOTED: JEALOUSY

    Justin is the man...

    April 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  37. 50 DIVA IS IN THE HOUSE

    everytime I look at this picture I want too jump through the screen and jump him

    April 5, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Marcia

    huge talent in the industry - he'll be with us for a very long time–his voice and pitch are more mature then before–

    April 5, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Yay Justin

    getting obsessed with Justin's–he's the master in the music business nowadays

    April 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Ravish Him

    the man is huge success with everyone and hopefully will branch more of his music out to others.

    April 5, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Ravish Him

    women my age would ravish a guy like Justin....

    April 5, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Martina

    I would love a boyfriend like Justin, hot fun you girls now what I mean

    April 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Justin turns me on more more

    everytime I tune into his cd's

    April 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Commodore Schmidlapp

    How did Timberlake get BB King for his backing band?

    April 5, 2013 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  45. Peach

    he is SO gay......

    April 5, 2013 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  46. Justin is my new inspiration too

    xo

    April 5, 2013 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  47. 50th

    I want to go too slides with usher, katy and Justin....yes that's what I want too do

    April 5, 2013 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  48. Lmao

    i'd like too see Justin's robot...yea.

    April 5, 2013 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  49. OYep

    Justin can swing my pearls any day..

    April 5, 2013 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  50. Alvarez

    I'd like to drop a steaming poop on his head and stuff several butt bagels up his nose.

    April 5, 2013 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  51. Sokman

    Big deal, Danica Patrick got to spend Easter at the White House & she can barely finish a race. Hahaha TMZ presidency... I'm stealing that

    April 5, 2013 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  52. Daily Inspiration

    I think it is so great that Justin Timberlake is performing at the White House. I feel like he has made an incredible come back which is hard for a lot of singers/rappers to do the majority of the time. The man truly has an outstanding voice and deserves to be heard wherever he performs. Way to go JT!!

    April 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  53. goblackhawks

    I wish CNN would cover Fast & Furious (not the movie) like this or Benghazi ... How are the people that got hit by Hurricane Sandy doing .. last I heard the woman that Obama hugged (for the phot-op) is still waiting on aide. But as long President Nero and his wife are happy ... Forget the economy and jobs ... lets go golf !! FORE!!!

    April 4, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • U R A

      Brainwashed d!psh!t.

      April 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      You idiot. Fast & the Furious is a non-story invented by the tea party "patriots". Benghazi was a terrorist attack that the republicans very shamefully tried to use to get Mmitt ROmney elected. Playing politics with terrorist attacks? That's the republicans for ya! Can you imagine if the democrats actually questioned George Bush on his "previous knowledge" of 9/11? Tool.

      August 7, 2013 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
    • LOW END HACK...

      YOUR NOTHING YOUR GARBAGE YOUR TRASH ...YOUR NUTTIN...GET THE REST OF THE FILES

      August 7, 2013 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  54. jeeze...what is wrong with me...

    i didn't even get too the bar yet...

    April 4, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Justin...

    georgous sob

    April 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  56. goblackhawks

    ahh .. the TMZ presidency continues .. all you low info voters will love this .. Obama Obama .. you Obamabots are great ... Nero fiddles while Rome burns and you people are happy ...

    April 4, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • U R A

      A broken record of FauxNews teaparty nonsense. Grow a brain. Learn to see and think for yourself. Stop drinking the Hannity/Limbaugh/O'Reilly Kool-Aid.

      April 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Look how he's gripping that microphone...

    it looks like he's yanking his crank...

    April 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  58. I totally agree...

    Justin is the only young man i'd put my tongue down his throat

    April 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Hi Ann

    my fishnets are little loose.-sorry

    April 4, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Carla

    Why so many star-studded events while children are banned from white house tours because of money? Just another disgusting waste of tax payer money while so many are suffering under this stagnant economy!

    April 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Jean

    Why on earth is this news? Never mind political news?? The former leader of the NY State Senate, Malcolm Smith, a democrat BTW, has been caught up, arrested by the FBI in fact, in a huge fraud and bribery scandal with other NY democrats and republicans and CNN won't deign to mention it. Probably because Smith, the leader and planner of the bribery scheme to get him into the NYC mayoral race, is a democrat and we must do everything we can not to sully the democrats so instead we get this ridiculously irrelevant pablum. Liberals, who like to claim there is no double standard when it comes to liberal news outlets reporting the news, will bluster about saying it was reported – was written about in the Opinion section yesterday, it was not reported by CNN. The opinion piece was an outright joke. The opinion piece mentioned only the GOP in the headline and intimated it was the GOP that was responsible and mostly involved while giving a passing mention of Smith as a "NY legislator" when in fact he was the leader of the NY State Senate not too long ago and he was the instigator and planner of the bribery scandal which involved 3 Democrats and 3 republicans – liberals and their news outlets, like CNN, are becoming more and more pathetic.

    April 4, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • sounds like a 3 confession booth again

      -

      April 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • You're babbling, Jean

      like all the other right-wing conspiracy theory extremists. Stick to what you "know" best: God, guns, and gays and leave the real news to thinking people. Turn on Fox News for awhile - your brain isn't mushy enough yet.

      April 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • I have a bobble-head of Jean the babbling head

      .

      April 4, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      Jean...I understand your concern for broad news coverage of things important, but you are dead wrong that CNN and others have not covered it. It has been covered well.

      April 5, 2013 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  62. jeff

    How much is this going to cost us tax payers????

    April 4, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Margaret Jones

    me too....he's the only guy i'ld make out with while hanging off of the staten island ferry...how old is 36?

    April 4, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  64. Roger Dedonkus

    I have many fond memories of reading Highlights magazine in the waiting rooms at my doctor or dentist's offices. My favorite thing about it was The Timberlakes comic strip, with the hilarious adventures of Ma, Pa, Justin, Mabel, Spot the dog, Splinter the cat, Butter the goat and Troy the horse. Oh, those were some fun times!

    April 4, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Highlights was good

      I liked Goofus and Gallant; I could relate to Goofus. Gallant, not so much.

      April 5, 2013 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  65. agreed justin is the only really young guy i'd do

    hands up

    April 4, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  66. Look at that face...

    I want to left with justin

    April 4, 2013 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  67. He turns me on -- i love justin

    look at this shot above....wow..

    April 4, 2013 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  68. yesssssssssssssssssss

    I want Justin ...yes

    April 4, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  69. M.A.P.

    NOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo!!!!!! I hate Bustin Pooberlake. His face looks like a rear end of a monkey.

    April 4, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  70. rusher11

    Reblogged this on SavyTrendy and commented:
    The guy is a genius and a master-class.

    April 4, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |

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