After recently releasing his first single in six years, Justin Timberlake is returning to the stage.
Timberlake will appear in his first concert in more than four years the night before Super Bowl 2013.
The “Cry Me a River” singer has signed on to perform during "DIRECTV Super Saturday Night," held Feb. 2 in New Orleans.
The invitation-only concert also features Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots as DJ and will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. It is co-hosted by Mark Cuban's AXS-TV.
The show will be held after DIRECTV's "Celebrity Beach Bowl," which features a performance by Pitbull.
Timberlake, 31, made pop history with his new "Suit and Tie," featuring Jay-Z, by achieving the most first-week plays in the Billboard chart's history.
The Billboard Pop Songs chart, which measures mainstream top 40 radio airplay, has reported that "Suit & Tie" logged 6,045 plays across US radio stations in the second week of January.
This is the largest number in the chart's 20 year history for the debut week of a song. Suit & Tie came in at no. 14 in the chart, also making it the highest ever entry for a male artist.
Timberlake will follow-up with an upcoming album called “The 20/20 Experience.” According to The Telegraph, the album will feature songs produced by longtime Timberlake collaborator Timbaland.
The producer worked on the singer's debut album “Justified,” which included hit the single “Cry Me A River,” and the 2006 album “Future Sex/Love Sounds,” featuring singles “LoveStoned” and “SexyBack.”
Justin Timberlake - Suit & Tie (Audio) ft. JAY Z (EXPLICIT)
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