Sun 3 Feb 2013
Justin Timberlake brought classy and soul to the stage on Saturday night for his first concert in over five years. The pop star performed at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans for DIRECTV’s Super Bowl “Super Saturday Night” event. Co-hosted by NBA Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, the invite-only event benefited the Shriners Hospitals for Children. With Questlove of The Roots warming up the evening, many of those in attendance were eagerly awaiting J.T.’s appearance on stage.
The dapper Timberlake appeared dressed for the occasion as he was back by his band dubbed ‘JT and The Tennessee Kids’ for the show’s opener “Like I Love You.” Timberlake ran through hit songs off his two previous solo albums, 2002’s Justified and 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds. Along with covers on INXS’ “Make You Sweat” and Michael Jackson’s “Rock Your Body,” J.T. gave a unique mix of “Cry Me a River” that included Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Ni**as In Paris.” Moving without a hitch, the 31-year-old debuted two soulful funky songs in “Little Pusher Live Girl” and “That Girl,” both expected to appear on his forthcoming The 20/20 Experience album due March 19.
If that wasn’t enough, the best was saved for last. Jay-Z, dressed just as dapper, joined J.T. on stage to perform their new collaboration “Suit & Tie” for the first time. Timbaland followed up by closing the show with Justin to a high-powered version of their 2006 hit “SexyBack.”
Get your first listen of “Little Pusher, Love Girl,” “That Girl,” and Jay-Z appears for “Suit & Tie” after the jump…..
“Little Pusher, Love Girl”
“Suit & Tie” with Jay-Z
“SexyBack” with Timbaland
Video Credit: The Roosevelts
Photo Credit: Getty Images
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