Justin Timberlake has released his first single in six years, "Suit & Tie," featuring rapper Jay-Z, and it is expected to sell 400,000 copies by the end of the week.
That would make this the best week Timberlake has had in regards to digital sales as a solo artist.
The 5 1/2-minute song, which has an old-school vibe, is Timberlake's first single since the singer released his second studio album in 2006 called "FutureSex/Love Sounds."
FMQB reports that the single will be the greatest digital debut since the hit single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” was released by Taylor Swift last October.
"Suit & Tie" is No. 1 on iTunes charts in both the UK and America.
Timberlake confirmed on Thursday that he is getting ready to release a new album as early as this year called 'The 20/20 Experience." It would be his third studio album in 10 years.
In a new video posted on his official website, Timberlake addressed why he has only put out two solo albums in the last 10 years -- "Justified" in 2002, which won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, and "FutureSex/LoveSounds" in 2006. That album received several Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.
He has said that he is not in a rush to come out with music if it not his best possible work.
"I don't want to put anything out that I feel like is something I don't love. You just don't get that every day. You have to wait for it," Timberlake said in the video clip.
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...