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Video: Justin Timberlake Rocks Hollywood Boulevard

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Paul McCartney is a hard act to follow, but Justin Timberlake rocked Hollywood Boulevard last night despite being "under the weather."

According to folks who were there (sadly, we were not!) the fedora'd singer singer took the stage an hour late, while DJ Samantha Ronson played to the hordes of fans who lined the street.

He opened the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' show with new songs "Take Back the Night" and "TKO," the first two singles off his new album, The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2, due out September 30.

Backed by bongos and a horn section, he also played "Cry Me a River," "Rock Your Body," (with a short "N---as In Paris" riff), "Mirrors," and closed with "SexyBack." He grabbed one lucky fan's cell phone at one point to film from onstage.

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Fox 11's Mar Yvette, who got exclusive VIP access (jealous!) wrote that despite the hour delay, "Justin finally took to the stage—feeling sick, by the way—and totally proved that he is worth the wait."

She added, "the blunt way he intro'd 'Cry Me a River' took me by surprise: 'Women are crazy. Like, f—ing crazy. Sometimes you gotta let 'em know.' He said it in good humor, but I'm sure the crowd could guess which certain famous blonde ex-girlfriend he was talking about."