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JT Sweats it Up at The House of Blues

Justin Timberlake performed in a sold out concert at the House of Blues this weekend in LA. We hear he did not disappoint the crowd which included former boy band partner Lance Bass, Paris Hlton, Kate Bosworth and of course girlfriend Cameron Diaz. For his first album JT was compared to Michael Jackson, but with his new album he is being compared to 80's icon Prince. Here's the latest review:

If Friday's show at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip is any indication, the comparisons for his forthcoming "FutureSex/LoveSounds" album might well center on another black '80s icon: Prince. Timberlake spent an increased amount of time flitting around in his falsetto voice with the same steamy, seductive approach that has characterized much of the Purple One's work. Timberlake followed that path even further by applying the simple signature guitar rhythms from "Kiss" into a slightly altered version of "Rock Your Body."

Not that Timberlake is following a strictly retro path. Timbaland, Memphis-based Three 6 Mafia and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, all of whom contributed to "FutureSex/LoveSounds," made guest appearances at the show, lacing rap into a set that struck a notable balance between current hip-hop and old-school soul.

Timberlake's skillful blend of past references with current hip-pop demonstrates impressive artistic growth and focus. He came to prominence eight years ago as a member of 'N Sync, a boy band whose over-affected choreography and initial connection to svengali Lou Pearlman made the group appear more like controlled puppets than self-guided artists.

Any doubts about Timberlake's vision have disappeared. He writes most, if not all, his own material, which oozes with rhythmic chording and evocative melodies. He plays keyboard and guitar in addition to playing frontman. And his moves are no longer blocked out in detail for the entire show; instead, he bounced, rocked and swiveled with the natural, confident spontaneity of a man in control of both his abilities and his audience.

The multiple influences are obvious, but Timberlake has become his own brand of pop royalty.

Lots more pics of a sweaty JT dancing on stage at the House of Blues so


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jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Squeaky - you mean you'd play some raquetball with him? :) Sexyback has officially completely grown on me. Ever since I saw last week's So You Think You Can Dance routine to it, I love it!
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 9 years
mmmm sweaty jt...i dont mind helping him work up a sweat! hahaha
beachkate08 beachkate08 9 years
i think he's hot.. i loved him 8 years ago and i still love him today.
team_aspartame team_aspartame 9 years
blondie, he may look hotter in person but in pics; he just doesnt do it for me! ________________________________________________ (NEW HINTS) CHECK OUT GUESS WHO'S CLEAVAGE? A TRIBUTE TO **BOOBIE FRIDAY** http://teamsugar.com/user/team_aspartame/blog/20146
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
i'm with you guys. i don't see the hotness in jt
team_aspartame team_aspartame 9 years
i agree with u gracey, i dont see the sexiness in jt. Really, i think he's gay and the sweat on him is just DIGUSTING! ________________________________________________ (NEW HINTS) CHECK OUT GUESS WHO'S CLEAVAGE? A TRIBUTE TO **BOOBIE FRIDAY** http://teamsugar.com/user/team_aspartame/blog/20146
gracey gracey 9 years
merryunbirthday, no you are not alone, gross just gross, sweat or no sweat, just eww I don't see how he is sexy at all! He can dance though, I'll give him that.
TNgirl TNgirl 9 years
I loved his last album and can't wait until this one finally comes out. I love the new single.
madelsb madelsb 9 years
I was there, I was there!!!!!!!! I didn't like his music all that much until that night. And boy does he have the moves. We saw Lance and his boyfriend, Ellen Degeneres, Tyra Banks, Paris and Nikki...What a night.
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
Eww YUCK ~*We FiNd OuT wHaT tHe BaBy Is ToDaY!*~ Go Vote and tell me what you think it may be~ http://teamsugar.com/user/t0xxic/polls/9423
FB1977 FB1977 9 years
Isabella, I totally agree with you. I just love his music.
merryunbirthday merryunbirthday 9 years
yay! at least I'm not the only one :-P
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
ewww this just grosses me out a little
sheetal215 sheetal215 9 years
hes beyond hot! Love him, love his music! I would love to rock his body anyday!
merryunbirthday merryunbirthday 9 years
so much sweat. so much gross.
Isabella-Welling Isabella-Welling 9 years
dancing in the car is soo much fun!! u have the windows rolled down,the breeze is blowing and ur just in ur own wrld grooving 2 the music&singing the lyrics!!:Dlol
Sica Sica 9 years
:D I agree Isa, I love to listen to his cd in the car!!! But I prefer Spice Girls...hahahahha. I love dancing in the car!
GypsysJewels GypsysJewels 9 years
You go boy
Isabella-Welling Isabella-Welling 9 years
i don't like him but i love his music! great stuff to dance to&sing in the car!:)
Sica Sica 9 years
He is just tooooooo good for Cameron!
highmtnc.com highmtnc.com 9 years
i want to rock his body all over the place. justin can do no wrong in my book
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Good for him. I like him.
KimmiAnn KimmiAnn 9 years
Justin rocks! I'm so glad he's got another album out that's getting such great reviews!
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