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About two thirds of the way through last night’s endless Grammy ceremony, Justin Timberlake ambled onstage for the second time, this time to flank Recording Academy CEO and inveterate pirate-scolder Neil Portnoy. Timberlake asked a question: “Best Grammys ever?” Then he answered himself: “Best Grammys ever.” Well, no, Justin. The idea of a “best” Grammys, or even an “OK” Grammys, is nearly impossible to conceive. As far as I can remember, the best Grammys ever was 1998, when Ol’ Dirty Bastard soy bombed Shawn Colvin and Soy Bomb soy bombed Bob Dylan, if only because that was the year that the entire enterprise seemed to be falling apart, with fun and interesting results. Since then, precious little has interrupted the Grammy parade of self-congratulation and bad old-people decision-making. Last night falls somewhere on a long and predictable continuum of disappointment.
Immediately following his Grammy performance of “Suit & Tie” and “Pusher Love Girl,” Justin Timberlake keeps The 20/20 Experience train rolling tonight with the online premiere of another track from his comeback album: “Mirrors.” Stream it above.
Jay-Z joined Justin Timberlake on stage at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards to perform the new single “Suit & Tie”.
Previously: Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z – Suit & Tie (Live)
Justin brings out Hov for their first ever performance of “Suit & Tie” at the DirecTV Super Bowl Party in New Orleans last night.
Jesus, I don’t even know what to do with this. At a small Sundance show last week, Courtney Love played an acoustic cover of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems,” and it is ridiculous. The pros: Courtney’s voice is still a powerful weapon, and she still has that husky emotive rasp to it even when she’s quasi-rapping; the finale, where she repeats the “hold my gun” line over and over, is powerful. The cons: She is Courtney love covering “99 Problems,” and she leaves at least one N-bomb intact. So. I mean. I don’t know. Watch fan footage below.