Justin Timberlake Announces Return to Music: ‘I’m Ready’

Justin Timberlake

2013 is looking extra bright. Over six years since the release of his iconic album FutureSex/LoveSounds, Justin Timberake has announced his plans to return to music.

The now-married megastar released a video of him walking through the studio as he discusses his long-awaited comeback. “As close as I get to it, I don’t know that I could physically torture myself that much, year in and year out, and expect it to fulfill me the way that it does and the way that it is right now,” he says.

He is taking his time to make sure he’s happy with the material. “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.”

At the end, he enters the recording booth, puts on his headphones, and steps to the mic. “I’m ready,” he says.

There is also a countdown on his official website, which ends Sunday at midnight. Is a new single about to drop?

According to Billboard, Timberlake already has around 20 new songs recorded. There are reports that the first single features Jay-Z and was produced by his frequent collaborator Timbaland.

The super-producer also addressed the rumors on Twitter, writing, “haha im laughin right now. i told y’all the storm is coming this year.”

Even Justin Bieber confirmed that he has heard Timberlake’s first new material since 2006. “@jtimberlake @Timbaland i have heard some stuff. u got a good reason to be ready. #greatmusic,” he tweeted.

Are you excited for Justin Timberlake’s comeback? Weigh in below.

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69 Comments

  1. saadkid08

    New Single Monday Featuring Jay-Z Produced by Timbaland.

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    #BEENTRILL Reply:

    @saadkid08,

    THE BEYONCE COLLAB WAS SWEET MUSIC TO MY EARS!

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    Ummmm Reply:

    @saadkid08,

    *sits and wait for these idiot kids to say “Justin is old .. he needs to hang it up!”

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    Ursula Reply:

    @Ummmm,

    Uh No. More like he uses black people when he needs hit records and them goes back to his normal, all American lifestyle when he’s bored. He is a fake, wannabe Usher/R&B singer. If you want to know real blue eyed soul, listen to Robin Thicke.

    Who can forget NSYNC and those awful cornrows he rocked? I rest my case.

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    Rhett Reply:

    @Ursula, How’s it feel to be a pressed racist? You tried, now SIT.

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    Ursula Reply:

    @Rhett,

    Call it what you want, but don’t forget to call it THE TRUTH. And how the hell am I racist if I’m praising Robin Thicke…? he is white too, you know. Now don’t you feel stupid?

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    Rhett Reply:

    @Ursula, No, sweetheart. I cannot feel what you ARE. You troll this website making disparaging comments all the damn time — first Beyonce, now Justin Timberlake. I wasn’t aware halfway houses let their losers access the internet. It’s your opinion and your opinion is WRONG. You are OBSESSED with skin color.

    TakeTheseFactsB*tch Reply:

    @Ursula, You sound stupid as hell! Justin has always done “R&B” music as well as “Pop” music.

    Even in NSync, their albums always had songs that were “R&B”.

    If you look under “genres” for NSync it states “Pop, R&B, dance, dance-pop, and teen pop”.

    And since you think he uses black people, i guess you would say the same about Robin Thicke?

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    Ursula Reply:

    @TakeTheseFactsB*tch,

    Learn to read and pay attention to what you are reading before you start replying with random words.

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    TakeTheseFactsB*tch Reply:

    @Ursula, If I didn’t know how to read, would I be replying to you?

    You need to learn how to “THINK before you speak”. Because it’s obvious you bit yourself in the a*s with that comment you left.

    You said “he used black people whenever he needed a hit”(assuming you were talking about him making R&B music), but if that was the case what about Gwen Stefani, or Robin Thicke? SMFH! You made yourself look stupid as hell.

    ayo Reply:

    @Ursula, ‘I luv tha way you die boy’ (django’s voice)

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    Thetruth Reply:

    @Ursula, #Preeeeeeeaaaaachhh, Yesss! I don’t agree with you on Bey post but I agree wiith you here. This dude is the fakest thing walkin, stealing Usher’s entire swag and using Janet Jackson and degrading her to boost his career. I will never forgive him for letting her take the wrap for that. You spoke the truth here boo!

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    Pinkprint Reply:

    @Ummmm, Justin the shit senorita!! #sitYOassdown

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  2. Will

    Finally!!

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    vladica07 Reply:

    @Will, Yes,exactly!!I’ve been waiting for his new album for sooo long!Im still listening to Future sex/love sounds and it’s amazing,his collaborations were good as well throughout the years,but Im ready for his new music!!Im sure he’s gonna set the bar high again and finally show others that even though he wasnt there,that doesnt mean he’s not claiming his throne again!

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  3. Sharp Tongue

    I’m excited about this.

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  4. Jay zzzz

    Will the REAL JUSTIN PLEASE STAND UP!!!!

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  5. whuuuut

    yes!! i’m gonna replay the shit out of this lmao

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  6. TakeTheseFactsB*tch

    I’ve been waiting a long a*s time for this!

    This is good news! :)!!!

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  7. the_revial000

    omg fuck yes the REAL urban pop justin is coming back thank the heavens the real justin who can make r&b and can really dance

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  8. Roman

    MY MAN-PUSSY IS LEAKING RIGHT NOW. YASSSSSS
    GET NICKI ON A SONG AND IT IS GUCCI

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    waterbringer Reply:

    @Roman, no

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    bEEzy69 Reply:

    @Roman, no

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    TakeTheseFactsB*tch Reply:

    @Roman, Hell no

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    BAY Reply:

    @TakeTheseFactsB*tch, BITCH ARE YOU DRUNK? #HELL(NO).

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    Thetruth Reply:

    @Roman, #Too much information, very graphic and horrifying visual, besides men don’t have vaginas.

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    Nicky Nanov Reply:

    Fuck Justin Bieber!
    Justin Timberlake is the best!

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  9. Realistically

    LOL. Watch when the countdown is over, it’s gonna lead to ANOTHER countdown. Come on, Justin! Music needs you! (Usher should have did this – waited and matured before releasing some dance crap.)

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  10. ayo

    Justin & Timbbboooo da kingggg

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  11. Speechless

    You guys just don’t know how excited I am for this!

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  12. #BEENTRILL

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!

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  13. Jlinz

    justin bieber lame ass can leave now!wannabe.. The REAL justin is back!

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    ok Reply:

    @Jlinz, I don’t get how ya’ll are comparing Timberlake to Bieber. The legit ONLY thing they have in common is their first names. Bieber’s fanbase are young girls and Timberlake’s is older. Those little girls are still gonna by JB’s records. They’re not mature enough to get into JT’s music.

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  14. Ice

    0_0 I don’t think I’m ready for this. Justin makes the best music.

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  15. soulwoman

    is the wait really over?

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  16. Mr_Stephens87 on twitter

    please no Nicki on the cd,just keep it simple like the last one

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  17. flysly

    IM AM TOO HYPE ABOUT THIS!!!

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  18. EL

    Can’t wait to hear the music. Hope it’s worth the wait.

    2013 is shaping up to be a monster year.

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  19. Rich

    Hell Yeah I’m ready it’s been far too long JT bring it!!!

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  20. Michelle M.

    Can’t wait!!!!!!!

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  21. Mariah2013

    YES bitch!!

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  22. boom boom

    he better hurry up!
    Bruno is eating the world right now!

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    Hope people will still check him out. I’m tired of all there Bieber/direction bullchit.

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  24. Jay-Me

    This video did not get me excited but Timbaland production & that duet with Beyoncé is what I’m excited about.

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  25. dave

    Yeeeah it was about time,just hope he doesn’t fuck up

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  26. celebfanboy10

    YAAASSS been waiting for justin timberlake to make a comeback! 2013 is going to be a good year for music!

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @celebfanboy10, i couldn’t agree more … new justin timberlake, beyonce and lady gaga releases ALL on tap for the new year. thank you jesus! i have prayed for this for the past couple of years … tired of the whiny, electro pop/dance bullsh*t that has been plaguing the airwaves. not to mention the absolutely atrocious & hideous sounds being made that some people call singing. FINALLY some artists that are serious about their crafts!

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  27. Lauren

    Yes, Justin, yessssssssss!!!!

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  28. GTFOH

    YESSSSSS

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  29. JHP

    About damn time, I’m mostly into hip-hop and a little bit of R&B, Futuresex/Lovesound was one of the few pop albums I messed with like that, it was a great piece of work. And Jay-Z on it is gonna be dope. Hope JT works with Kanye & Drake at some point this year too

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  30. Mr. Fye

    Bout damn time

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  31. DJInVincible74

    Took him long enough! I thought we’d never see another song from him again. While I know he’s focus is on R&B, I hope that includes the uptempo side of it like “Rock Your Body”, “Like I Love You”. and “Sexyback”. We’ve got too many whiny mid-tempo and slow jams on the airwaves these days.

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  32. cnm

    YAY!!!! So excited to hear some new music from Justin.

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  33. Lexx_Janay

    Ive been waiting for this!!! Thank You JT!!!!

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  34. Jay

    OH HELL YEAH!!!!! This has got to be one of the most anticipated albums of 2013!!! I’ve been waiting for JT to drop another album!!! And a collab with Beyonce and Jay Z!?!? YES!!!! JT we need some new music from you man! I seriously can’t wait for this!!!! :)

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  35. Tbozfan10

    He has stepped away for too long. I have a feeling he is going to dissappoint a lot of people.

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    Hank Reply:

    @Tbozfan10, “Too long” for you is the equivalent of not releasing an album every year and a half.

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  36. Hugh

    Woo hoo! Very rare to have a genuine pleasant surprise these days

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  37. Bizunes Prounld Foboze Changed 2013

    nice

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  38. melody15

    *screams* THANK U GOD!!!!!! I’ve love JT since N’sync, I still listen to his first two albums. Also I like that fact that he takes his time with his music to make sure it’s right because artists these days their songs feels rushed.

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  39. jstamir

    finally Timbo with a normal feature

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  40. Dan

    FINALLY! Fingers crossed his new sound changes the current sound on the airwaves!

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  41. A Realist

    I LOVE THIS GUY. Omg I’ve waited so damn long.

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  42. Tyler

    I have been praying about this. Glad he is finally back!!!!

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  43. You Thought It I Post It

    I’m definitely ready for JT’s return!

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