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The British boy band beat Eminem, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake

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Kings Of Leon and Rizzle Kicks to join Justin Timberlake at the iTunes Festival 2013

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Alexandra and Sean Parker. Photo: Mark Seliger

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The French duo have sold 104,000 copies in two days

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Alexandra Lanas and Sean Parker

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Leaked details reveal $350,000 dancefloor and $600,000 gate

Duke Dumont, who along with A*M*E have achieved the UK number 1 with their club hit Need U (100%)

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Justin Timberlake's back in the groove with some top tunes

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Justin Timberlake celebrated the release of his first album since 2006 with a lively show in Los Angeles, whetting fans' appetites by confirming media reports that he would release more new music soon.

David Bowie shoots to the top of the charts with The Next Day

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A fans' fund got four-piece Teen back in the studio

Caught in the net: Fans' fund gets Teen back in the studio

Up-and-coming Brooklyn four-piece TEEN (pictured) have turned to Kickstarter to fund the recording and release of their new Carolina EP – kck.st/11KIK5u. Things are looking good with the group already surpassing their $5,000 target ahead of their donation deadline tomorrow. The all-girl quartet offered up a sample track from the proposed EP in the form of the title track, a nice stew of dreamy psych-pop and krautrock, which can be heard at snd.sc/Zv2Yt3.

Justin Timberlake and Marcus Mumford will collaborate on the soundtrack for a forthcoming Cohen brothers film

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Marcus Mumford is quite different from Justin Timberlake's usual collaborators Jay-Z and Timbaland, but the "Suit & Tie" singer and actor has decided to team up with the folk frontman on a soundtrack for upcoming Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis.

(L-R) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Harry Styles of One Direction attend the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena

Number one charts spot for One Direction with 'One Way or Another'

Boyband One Direction crashed in at the top of the singles charts with their cover of Blondie's "One Way Or Another".

James Corden at the Brits 2012

James Corden 'has no contingency plan' if the Brits overrun again this year

Brit Awards host James Corden says he has no idea if organisers have a contingency plan in case the live event overruns again this year.

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z performed together at the Grammys last week.

Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Snoop Dogg to headline at first Olympic Park concert

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