"Cry Me a River" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Justin
Timberlake (pictured) for his debut studio album, Justified (2002).
Taking inspiration from his former relationship with singer Britney
Spears, he wrote it with Scott Storch and Timbaland. Jive Records
released the song to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio in the US in
2002 as the album's second single. Accompanied by an electric piano,
beatboxing, guitars, and synthesizers, "Cry Me a River" is a funk and
R&B; song about a brokenhearted man moving on from his unfaithful
girlfriend. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who
considered it a stand-out track on Justified and praised Timbaland's
production. It won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at
the 2004 ceremony, and the music video won the awards for Best Male
Video and Best Pop Video at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. The song
peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts
and charted in the top ten in other countries. Timberlake performed "Cry
Me a River" on his four major concert tours from 2003 through 2015. The
song has been covered by Leona Lewis and Taylor Swift, among others.
Spears recorded an answer song titled "Everytime" for her 2003 studio
album In the Zone.
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Wiktionary's word of the day:
(idiomatic) To lose the respect of others; to be humiliated or
experience public disgrace.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain,
egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes
them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people
bitter and cruel.
--W. Somerset Maugham
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