(Getty Images)Where does "Suit & Tie" rank among Justin Timberlake and TImbaland's many collaborations? Vote below to help us figure it out. Also in today's music news: Angel Haze is kind of sorry about that Twitter feud with Azealia Banks, Phoenix is going to release a new album (probably in April), and Kris Kross is coming back!
Timberlake & Timbaland's History of Hits
Justin Timberlake's new single, "Suit & Tie," will likely set a personal sales record for the artist. According to Billboard, it's projected to sell between 330,000 and 350,000 digital copies in its first full week. It's not the first time producer Timbaland has helped him put up some big numbers. The duo have been cranking out hits since 2002 when Justified established Justin as a serious solo artist, but which of their collaborations is your favorite?
Did it ever get better than "Cry Me a River"? Or is "Sexyback" the pinnacle of Team Timberlake/Timbaland's work? Or maybe you've listend to "Suit & Tie" a few times and decided it's the best ever. Let us know which you think is the best in our poll.
Angel Haze Is Sorry for "Stuff"
Angel Haze is sorry about that whole high schoolish Twitter feud between her and Azealia Banks from a couple weeks ago. The two traded some pretty awful barbs (now deleted), Angel used a gay slur when Perez Hilton stepped in to add his two cents (now deleted), and both dropped impressive diss tracks improbably fast (still available).
Angel posted a video yesterday to apologize for "stuff that has happened recently," and she goes through the whole thing without mentioning either Azealia or Perez. Call us skeptical, but telling indefinite persons you're sorry for "stuff" seems a little disingenuous based on how our kindergarten teachers taught us to apologize. Draw your own conclusions.
"I really do apologize for all of the stuff that has happened recently. I don't like the fact that I was a bully in a certain way and I don't like the way that I came off. I came off as a bully. Thank you, and I love you."
Rejoice Phoenix Fans!
Phoenix is here to bring you new music — and epilepsy! The French rock band that was all but unavoidable in 2009 thanks to breakout album Lisztomania has confirmed plans for a new album, called Bankrupt!. The band broke the news by posting an image to its Facebook page with the all-caps words "PHOENIX BANKRUPT!," with a link to its website, which flashes bright colors over and over fast enough that it warranted an epilepsy warning on Facebook while a presumed sample from the new album plays. Go ahead and check it out, but you might want to grab your sunglasses before you do.
The '90s Hip-Hop Reunion You Didn't Know You Wanted
The only question raised by Kris Kross' out-of-the-blue announcement of a planned reunion is: What took so long? Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly, and Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith endeared themselves to a generation of middle schoolers in the '90s by wearing all their clothes backwards (rebels!) and by cutting the runaway single, "Jump." The duo is planning to reunite for the 20th anniversary party of So So Def records (their old label). The show will go down February 23 in Atlanta. (TMZ has a pic of what they look like these days.)
Frank Ocean and Adam Lambert Get GLAAD Love
Nominees for the GLAAD Media Awards were announced Wednesday morning, and Frank Ocean and Adam Lambert are among the nominees for Outstanding Music Artist. The awards were designed to "recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community." Ocean broke down barriers last year when he revealed in a tumblr post that some of the material on his hit album, Channel Orange was written about his relationship with another man.
This year's nominees are: Frank Ocean for Channel Orange; Adam Lambert for Trespassing; Gossip for A Joyful Noise; Rufus Wainwright for Out of the Game; and Scissor Sisters for Magic Hour.