Posted by: pop-break | January 10, 2013

Pop-Ed: Today Was a Good Day in Pop Music

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I woke up this morning thinking that today would be an ordinary day but little did I know that familiar faces from my 90s childhood were about to come out of the woodwork. Yes, in case you missed it: Justin Timberlake and Destiny’s Child are taking over pop music again. Here are the details:

Justin Timberlake


Justin Timberlake is a huge tease, and that’s one of the many reasons why I love him.

The singer, who has been practically hiatus since his last release Futuresex/Lovesounds in 2006, announced yesterday he would have breaking news on Jan. 10. So of course, music lovers were glued to their computers for hours only to see a teaser video explaining his comeback.

“To whom it may concern… I think I’m ready #JT2013” Timberlake tweeted at noon, along with a link to a video where the singer subtly reveals his relationship with music over the last few years.

So far, no music has been released from the former NSYNC-er (sadly), but according to the countdown at the end of the one-minute teaser, fans can expect probably something along the lines of a first single on Monday, January 14. Not only that, but there’s a strong possibility that the track is a collaboration with Jay-Z. This is unfortunately just a rumor, but I’m hoping that won’t be a case come Monday.

Destiny’s Child


Right before Justin Timberlake tweeted about his 2013 plans, Beyonce announced on her Facebook page Destiny’s Child will be reunite and release an album of love songs.

That’s right – After eight years of pursuing solo careers, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams will be releasing a compilation called Love Songs, which will feature a brand new song called “Nuclear.” The album will be released on Jan. 29.

There’s no word on whether or not the ladies will record “Nuclear” together but in my book a Destiny’s Child reunion in any form is definitely something to get excited about.

So now that all of this has been somewhat announced, what’s next? Well that’s for the most part pretty much unknown until Monday. But, even though all of the details about either album haven’t fully surfaced just yet there is one thing that’s definite: 2013 is already shaping up to be a big year for new music.


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