Justin Timberlake to Begin Recording New Album This Summer

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake has been focusing his time on Hollywood lately, but the pop superstar is almost ready to make his long-awaited return to music.

“I’m planning to spend some time in the studio this summer,” the 30-year-old singer-turned-actor revealed to Entertainment Weekly.

Timberlake, whose last album FutureSex/LoveSounds was released in 2006, is making sure he brings something new to the table with his third solo project.

“I feel like I’m always writing music and working on songs,” added The Social Network star. “But to make an album, you have to find a group of songs that speak to something that might not be on the radio currently and make sense for you personally.”

But fans shouldn’t have to wait too much longer. “It’s right around the corner, I think.”

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70 Comments

  1. MONKEY!

    FutureSex/LoveSounds, one of the best albums of the past years.

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    Neickha Reply:

    @MONKEY!, agreed!!!!

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    jenny Reply:

    @MONKEY!, i TOTALLY agree with you
    go justin make us dream again!

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    savory Reply:

    @MONKEY!, AGREED AGAIN!!!!!!!! I LOVE U JT!!! <3 <3

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  2. Joe

    Finally! FSLS has to be one of the best pop releases of this past decade.

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  3. Arthur

    I hope there’s a heavy Timbaland presence again. They work really well together, better than Timbaland and anyone else and JT and anyone else.

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    Me Reply:

    @Arthur, AGREE 100%

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    bknyhustle Reply:

    @Me, but with the subpar records that timbo’s been releasing lately ima bit doubtful tho…

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    Chris Reply:

    @Arthur. agreed. one of the best albums to date in the mainstream music scene. We could live without songs like “Loosing Myself” though..

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  4. nerdywilliams

    i hope there wont be any timbo this time ,cuz timbo is going very europop lately maybe some Neptunes?

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    Me Reply:

    @nerdywilliams, yr wrong baby.

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    oso_jo_o Reply:

    @nerdywilliams, timbo is lame there these (I’m a die-hard Timbo fan) not euro-pop!
    and yeah one or two Timbo songs and that’s it, he needs to find something else, a new sound.
    cannot wait

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  5. Phoenix_Wright

    finally, sheeeeeit
    …I dont think it will be out until maybe mid 2012 though

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  6. TeamTM

    YES YES YES ..BRUNO MARS WATCH OUT.AH AH

    There’s only one Justin …his name is not bieber.
    :D

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  7. JHP

    Thank god!!! Pop music is DEAD right now. Talentless hacks like Ke$ha, Far East Movement have killed it, and everyone is making the same exact type of songs. JT’s last album was one of the best albums of the past decade, hope he can show all these amateurs how it’s done

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  8. SPEECHLESS

    THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. tabulouzz

    FINALLYYYYY!

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  10. Sade

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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  11. No ma'am

    FINALLYYYY! Love me some JT since Mickey Mouse Club and ‘NSync

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  12. Basic

    Love.Sex.Magic part 2 please omg that would be hot

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  13. Unk

    It’s going to sell whenever it comes out hopefully JT and Timbo,Danja will have a major presence on it they changed the game with FSLS people are still making those tracks it helped Usher his r&b europop style album brought him back JT did that style in 06 can’t wait to see what he comes up with

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    Blaze Reply:

    @Unk, I hope so too tim an jt an danja is the shit together

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  14. Me

    hope Tim produces tha whole album…

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  15. DUMMIES

    ….Are some of you DUMB or STUPID…You don’t want Timbaland on the Album?…..

    The same man that changed R&B with Aaliyah’s One In A Million……

    The same man that was the FIRST to FUSE Pop/R&B/Hip-Hop/Techo…..”Sexy Back”…”The Way I Are”…”Promiscuous”…

    The same man that GAVE Justin his Acclaimed Grammy award winning Album Future Sex Love Sounds?…..

    The same Album that debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 684,000 copies its first week????

    And you don’t want Timbo on it…Some you all are stupid…Clearly…I’ll let the facts speak for them selves :-)

    I cannot WAIT!!!!!!!!

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    Blaze Reply:

    @DUMMIES, I totally agree with you that was the best album still bumpin that fsls fo sho Timbo the king bringing it to the next level just watch

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    jenny Reply:

    @DUMMIES, yes you’re right
    TIMBO IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN CHANGE pop/hip hop/ and r&b music!

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    JM Reply:

    @DUMMIES,

    Have you HEARD what Timbaland’s been making since Shock Value 2. His ingenuity disappeared harder than he came up all those years ago. The Myley Cirus and Katey Perry tracks on SV2 were shockingly bad.

    And have you heard his new track with David Guetta and Pitbull? It is shamefully bad.

    The guy used to be able to make anyone cold. Now he has missed the boat for the current generation.

    He doesn’t make wild music anymore, it’s cookie-cutter pop.

    I would love to be proved wrong, and I will give Timbo one more chance, but I think Neptunes have to be involved on this one.

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    a ron Reply:

    @DUMMIES,

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    a ron Reply:

    @a ron, people that know all that stuff have to much time on there hands

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  16. dawg

    There are a lot of dummies here, but you are by far the biggest one of them all if you think Timbaland crafted FSLS all on his own. Clearly your ignorant ears have never heard of Danja #smh

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    JM Reply:

    @dawg, Solo, Danja never cut it. He is just one of a plethora of producers Timbo managed; like Scott Storch. It’s Timbo’s lead.

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  17. Phil-Up

    Justin Timberlake>Usher creatively.

    Usher is still a better dancer though, he kind of ditched R&B which was what made him stand out in the first place.

    Can’t wait for another J.T. album.

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  18. Jojoluver23

    Its about time! I have been waiting for his next album for awhile! Can’t wait to hear it.

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  19. MusicIsLife

    ABOUT DAMN TIME!!! omg it’s been about five YEARS…my goodness. it probably won’t be out until next year though.

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  20. Jay

    Well it’s about time Justin damn! lol The game needs you man! Can’t wait to hear what he’s got next!

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  21. Jay

    …also, I agree FSLS was an awesome album, but I’m still on that Justified album. Justified was amazing! I think him and Pharrell should hook back up. Of course him an Timbo are gonna make fire, but I really do believe the sound that him and Pharrell made was epic.

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  22. JAYE

    YES!!!!!

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  23. Allen

    Yes Pop Music Will Be Coming Back Justin Is That Shit And i got Some Hot Stufff I Did For Justin I Hope Someone Knows His E-Mail

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  24. J McG

    JUSTIFIED 2.0 PLEASE JUSTIN, THANK YOU

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  25. Neickha

    Thank you Justinnnnnnnnn!Can’t wait!

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  26. Jarvis

    Im hated N’Sync but for some reason i like Justin Timberlake tho..His justified album was a GREAT album….how he doesn’t go for the auto-tune, euro-pop, Dadvid Guetta-esque type of music…he’s good at just producing real pop/Rnb music

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    angela Reply:

    @Jarvis, Nsync >>> Justin

    He doesn’t make ‘real’ R&B music. Angie Stone is R&B. Marvin Gaye was R&B. Carl Thomas is R&B. Justin Timberlake is not. Not surprised some people would make this mistake though. R&B is so non existent now no one even knows what it sounds like anymore.

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  27. M!ke

    Bout Damn Time

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  28. MusicKING

    Timbaland is saving his best for JT but I think JT may switch it up a bit, the 1st album was heavily produced by The Neptunes and the 2nd album was heavily produced by Timbaland with the exception of about 3 tracks (Damn Girl, Another Song & Pose). I can’t wait to see what he does on this album, I think he’s trying to be out in time for the holidays to get those sales, he may get a million 1st week if they market right.

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  29. Kiki

    About time he made up his mind , reading a while back he wasn’t planning to do music and concentrate on his movie career but i’m glad i’m hearing this, go JT!

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  30. Soloman

    Yessss!!! JT!!! The real ‘prince of pop’ is back!!!

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  31. unplugged

    well i must say that i am a bit worried! how many artists have failed to follow up on their albums that gain critical acclaim? usher fell off after his confessions album( he only just came back)…..keri hilson couldnt top the first joint she put out…ciara been trying…..T.I defn didnt top his paper trail album…the secrete is switching it up…thats what kanye does and thats why he sells…funny enough…kanye once made a claim that his only competition is Justin, him and justin are like Micheal jackson and Prince…im waiting in anticipation…….but i see justin working with polow the don a lot!!!!!

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    richie Reply:

    @unplugged, usher keri r doin great and ciara makes two bad albums n she tryin check the credits hoe-keri

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  32. Aangela

    Shucks. You know Rhythm and Blues is dead when people start citing Justin Timberlake as an artist who makes ‘real’ R&B music.

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  33. rlc157

    FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!! Ive been waiting sooo long!!!

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  34. From Tokyo

    American artists aren’t like Japanese ones – Japanese artists release an album each year and singles throughout the year. Not saying that’s bad for American artists – it’s good in a way because it gives them more time to plan what they want to do with an album (and not get so burned out). I think that’s why some Japanese artist’s popularity can burn out quickly.

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  35. Toasty

    THANK U JESUS…FS/LS pretty much set the stage for todays pop sound…i dont think he’ll be able to top it…but then again…i didnt expect him to top ‘justified’…cause that album is my shit too…i do want at least one more timbaland/JT collabo album…they are the 21st Century ‘Quincy and Michael’…after that…he can go do some different shit…as long as its dank…lol

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  36. Chavinder

    Hi Justin,

    I m waiting for ur new album,record it asap.I m big fan of ur’s.

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  37. CMG

    NO to TIMBO!.. Justified was classic and it was because of the NEPTUNES sound and Pharrell. Future Sex lacked because of the lost presence of Pharrell. Senorita, Like I Love you, Rock Your Body, Take it from Here, Nothing Else & LAST NIGHT!!! Oh, let’s not forget Let’s Take a Ride.. NEPTUNES FTW!!

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  38. maya

    NO timbo please! Timbaland beats has been really weak lately & we don’t want JT sounding the same do we! I know The Y’s which is justin’s group, they produced & co-wrote the song Cold Case Love for Rihanna which was good! I’m sure they will put beats together but hopefully JT will find NEW producers, someone we haven’t heard before :)

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  39. Azim

    Timbaland and Neptunes collaboration production for the whole album. Maybe let Kanye West, Dr. Dre, and Scott Storch do some co-production. NO ELECTRO-HOP PLEASE! There’s WAY too much of that now. I like it, but I need some NEW classic shit. FutureSex/LoveSounds is one of my favourite albums of all time. I’ve been DYING for some new JT.

    Hopefully very little to no features like both his albums were. I have a HUGE feeling we’re gonna see a Lil Wayne collab. It could work, but I dunno. JT alone is good. Or we can have a classic JT & Clipse collab like “Like I Love You.” A Keri Hilson & JT duet would be so sexy too.

    God DAMN i’m EXCITED!!

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  40. ziad

    I LOVE YOU JUSTIN

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  41. Lesley

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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  42. JB

    ur the best bro cant wait to hear the new stuff

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  43. Portrait1

    There’s a whole generation now that needs to be taught how big JT is cuz his last album dropped in 06! JT is the LAST GREAT ENTERTAINER! Real JT fans are ready to show him off again!

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  44. TJC

    I’m scared. So many people expecting great things out if him. One of two things will happen: one, he makes the greatest album of this time period and goes on to become the next Michael Jackson with an album coming out every five years like micheal, or two, he fails horribly and falls out of music forever then becomes the next greatest actor. Lets hope it’s the first one.

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  45. Sarah

    Very excited. Can not wait to hear the long awaited missed album x

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  46. Anmoldeep

    I hope Justin Timberlake really does make another album. FutureSex/LoveSound was a very great album and I loved it. The music in that album is soooo good that I just love it. I hope if in case Justin makes another album which I hope he does make another album, it has more rap beats and more different types of music with new fresh beats that people have never heard before. I also hope Justin makes the music sooooo good in his new album that it’s addicting. No joke.

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  47. dasonrice5

    JT is straight Hollywood now.

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    sharon Reply:

    @dasonrice5, JT is never going to be straight Hollywood. He’s a musician, the music plays in his head all the time. Just because he’s making movies, does not mean he is not a musician anymore! I’d love to see a new album, and when he is ready there will be a new album. You can’t push JT, he’ll do it when the time is right. Besides, nobody, not even JT himself, could follow FutureSex/LoveSound album. It was too good, although, it seems to me, the time is approaching. He is one of the most talented artists in the world, whether acting or making music, he’s hot! Don’t worry, he’ll be back in music in a big way, in the usual talented JT fashion.

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  48. Glenn

    Love the albums but try something new I know you got it in you justin forreal

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  50. R.G.

    Can’t wait 4 a Third J.T. record he has the voice of an angel!!!
    Look forward to it and in the mean time:
    keep sexin’lovesounds guys

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  51. Megan

    Justin Timberlkaes New CD will Rule It Will Win Lots Of Grammy Awards Justin Better Than bever.

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  52. Lena

    IT’S ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!! I’m so happy that he’s making a new album because as much as I love his movies, there’s nothing like listening to his beautiful voice to cheer me up.

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