MTV News reports *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake added verses and harmonies to Mariah Carey’s mid-tempo ‘Yours’ last week. While it’s still pending the heartbreaker’s approval, the song’s producers already smell a hit. “If I were to compare it to something we have done with her in the past, it would be ‘Thank God I Found You,’ but I think ‘Yours’ blows it away,” said Jimmy Jam, who produced the track with partner Terry Lewis. “It is probably one of the best hooks [ever]. I have a 6-year-old, and the first time he heard it, the third time the hook came around, he already knew it.” Read more.
Justin Timberlake Eyes Samantha Mumba
October 15, 2002 – WENN reports Justin has his sights on Samantha Mumba, even though the Irish star has a long-term boyfriend, Mark Henderson. “He has always got on well with Samantha,” said a source. “Justin and her got to know each other pretty well when she supported *NSYNC. He thought it would be nice to get in touch with her while he was in the UK and he has been trying to get her phone number. He thought he’d bump into her at one of the TV studios. But they kept missing each other.”
Timberlake Didn’t Need A Pop Hook On ‘Justified’
October 15, 2002 – WENN reports *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake says he was happy to be able to create his debut album ‘Justified’, which was written with more of an R&B tinge without record bosses forcing him to do radio friendly hits. “I’m going to look back on the summer of 2002 as a time when I created something all on my own,” he said. “On this album, I’m totally me for the first time in my life. I didn’t think about needing a good pop hook – screw it man! I didn’t worry about writing a power ballad. It’s a new chapter in my life. This is me.”