Rolling Stone: The 100 Best Songs of 2007
24 “What Goes Around… Comes Around”
Timberlake’s karmic payback tale is powered by a killer Bollywood-meets-Hollywood beat. “I was ready to give you my name. . . . Now it’s all just a shame” — anger never sounded so sexy
MTV: Favorite R&B Acts Of 2007
T-Pain, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake And More Are Our Favorite R&B Acts Of 2007
3. Justin Timberlake
How can the Prince of Pop be on an R&B list? Did you listen to the album? Justin’s FutureSex/LoveSounds (released in September 2006) stormed into ’07 on the strength of Timbaland’s mud-sopped funk, brutal bass and clean synths and Timberlake’s suburban-rebel charm. “My Love”, “LoveStoned” and “Summer Love” rocked every iPod, stereo player and stadium on his tour. Meanwhile, JT and the SoundScan Killer himself, 50 Cent, hooked up for “Ayo Technology”.
Billboard’s 2007 “Year in Music and Touring”
Third for the year was Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveShow tour, which took in $126.8 million and drew more than 1.6 million people worldwide. The top 10 is rounded out by Kenny Chesney ($71.2 million), Rod Stewart ($70 million), Cirque Du Soleil’s Delirium ($59.4 million), Roger Waters ($53.2 million), Tim McGraw/Faith Hill ($52.3 million), Christina Aguilera ($48.1 million), and Rascal Flatts ($41.6 million).
“The Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2, Bon Jovi and Barbra Streisand were all touring arenas and stadiums worldwide in 2006, pumping up dollars and attendance”, says Ray Waddell, executive director of touring/live music for Billboard. “Still, double digit decreases should be troubling for a segment of the music industry that is generally considered reliable. The massive success of tours by the Police, Genesis and others, along with a new touring superstar Justin Timberlake, shows people still love live music.
FutureSex/LoveSounds ha otenido las siguientes posiciones en diferentes listas de Billboard, a finales de 2007:Billboard 200 #7
Top Digital Albums # 10
Top R&B / Hip-Hop Albums #10USA Today — Song of the year: What Goes Around Comes Around“The wildly inconsistent and overexposed Timberlake delivers an ethereal masterpiece in a song that floated over the airwaves with angelic grace”.
Access Hollywood — Top Men of 2007
Access counted down their most covered male stars of 2007 and Justin Timberlake appears in the 7th position with 19 stories reported about him.
Los Angeles Times
3. Justin Timberlake ($96.8 million). The “SexyBack” man raked in $70.6 million on tour in North America during the year, to which he added $20.8 million from album sales. Worldwide, Billboard put his concert take at $126.8 million. Timberlake is the first artist to benefit in the Ultimate Top 10 ranking from digital sales, which added $5.4 million to his total. That pushed him up three slots from where he would have finished if only tour and album revenues were counted. All in all, 2007 cemented the former ‘N Sync singer’s grown-up power as a full-fledged grown-up pop star. Average ticket: $77.57.