Justin Timberlake Announces New Album ‘The 20/20 Experience’

Justin Timberlake

After debuting his new single “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z on Sunday night, Justin Timberlake has announced more details on his forthcoming album.

In an open letter to his fans, he revealed that the follow-up to his 2006 groundbreaking album FutureSex/LoveSounds will be titled The 20/20 Experience and will arrive this year.

Unbeknownst to the public, he went into the studio last June and started recording what would become his third solo project. “It was probably the best time I’ve had in my career,” said the 31-year-old singer, who wasn’t expecting much to come of the sessions.

“What I came up with is something I couldn’t be more excited about! It is full of inspiration that I grew up listening to and some newfound muses that I’ve discovered along the way,” he wrote.

Read his full letter below.

An Open Letter to you (the fans):

I hope this gets to you the right way. It’s the only way I know to do it. Some people may criticize me for the last 3 days. But it was fun, right?? Right?!?! Besides, I’d rather speak directly to all of you. And, who can knock me for having a little bit of fun with it?

Well… No more teasing. Although, it was A LOT of fun. (Did I mention that I’m having fun with this?? Ha!)

*Makes a serious face*

So, here goes:

This year is an exciting one for me. As you probably have heard through the “grapevine,” I’m gearing up for a big 2013.
Back in June of last year, I quietly started working on what is now, my next journey with that thing I love called MUSIC.

The inspiration for this really came out of the blue and to be honest, I didn’t expect anything out of it. I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs. It was probably the best time I’ve had in my career… Just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process.

What I came up with is something I couldn’t be more excited about! It is full of inspiration that I grew up listening to and some newfound muses that I’ve discovered along the way.

I’m calling it “The 20/20 Experience,” and it’s coming out this year.

I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.

That’s all I’m giving you for now… I know, I know! Again, with the teasing!!!

Get ready. This is going to be fun (well, at least it is for me).



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52 Comments

  1. ML

    Love you, JT.

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    Ursula Reply:

    @ML, Um He looks like Hitler with a shave.

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    chrisfromphillywithlove..... Reply:

    @Ursula, well get ready for the oven cause its gonna be a hottttt…..album.

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  2. Maurice

    whateva!!

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  3. T

    Y A S spells YAAAAAAAAAAAS!

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  4. Gaz

    My hope in RnB for 2013 has been restored

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  5. QUEEN MINAJ

    LOL

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    Yasmine Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, At Nicki’s lack of Grammy nominations. Indeed.

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    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @Yasmine, LOL at your bank account

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    Yasmine Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, Weak. Try again, kid.

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    LMAO Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, I know LOL that Nicki’s sophomore album has yet to reach platinum and her “re-release” sold 30k in its first week. LMAOOOOOOOO.

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    QUEEN MINAJ Reply:

    @LMAO, lol at the fact you knoe everything about nicki
    #you been a fan

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    Truth Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, Oh yeah i bet you Nicki stans are gonna call JT a has-been too lmaooooo ohhh ok

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  7. Jay

    Rnb is Back

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  8. Speechless

    Im so buying!

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  9. navi

    finally r&B is gonna be back in full effect.

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  10. saio

    yeahhh
    now JT need to do a song like “cry me a river” & “what goes around” and i gonna be happy

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  11. Pereezy,YMCMB MMG. Good Kush & Alcohol

    OMG!!! F**k you Justin.
    Please don’t do it, Stay Actin’
    A Bi**Ni**a That’s That S**t I don’t Like

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  12. An0thrDream

    Yes! Musics dacoits are coming back in 2013! Justin, Beyonce, and gaga!!! {Ciara I still got high hopes for you}

    Loving suit and tie!

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  13. RLES

    OUTDATED & Lackluster: a far cry from Frank Ocean, Miguel, the weeknd and even Usher’s climax.

    We wait for him 6 years and all we got is a 2007 robin thicke leftover… SMH

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    Cranberry Reply:

    @RLES, all the people you mentioned are trash though… :biblio:

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    X Reply:

    @Cranberry, not really. Usher, Frank, Miguel doin’ it well so you’re he one who is trash.

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    Kdot Reply:

    @X, Usher’s trash, used to be good. Frank and Miguel are good.

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    Ursula Reply:

    @Cranberry, You are trash. Now how you like that pie?

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    Cranberry Reply:

    @Ursula, tastes good, make me another, cow.

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  14. beyoncethevampireslayer

    Why do I keep seeing “yes rnb is back”??? His single isn’t rnb and he doesn’t make rnb music. I am genuinely confused by those comments.

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    X Reply:

    @beyoncethevampireslayer, because these are people who don’t know what ‘R&B’ is. . .

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    Dsabadmofo Reply:

    @X, clearly.

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    Amor Reply:

    @beyoncethevampireslayer, JT is R&B, not pop.

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  15. :)

    I like it.

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  16. Michelle M.

    Hurry up Justin.
    Can’t wait.
    Oh yeah he’s back!!!

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  18. Robin

    Get back to ‘acting’ or what do you call it, Justin-overrated-Timberlake.

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  21. Kyle

    I’ve been waiting awhile for some new music from Justin. I’m pumped! It’ll be interesting to see how it compares with “Futuresex/Lovesounds” especially because he is working with Timbaland again. I hope they don’t try to duplicate what they’ve already done but instead do something that’s fresh and ahead of the game.

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  22. dave

    He looks like chuck bass

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  23. yung

    damn, this nigga got his game face on lol

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  24. MusicLover

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES Lord heard my prayer ^^ !!!! Im so happy he’s back !!!!

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  25. pete

    YESSSSSS

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  26. Tbozfan10

    I honestly think he looks just like robin Thicke in this pick!! Atleast get your own swag.

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    Monty Reply:

    @Tbozfan10, You Robin Thicke stans are really trying! LMAO!

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  27. shak

    HE LOOKS LIKE CHUCK BASS. ANY1 SEE THAT? OR EVEN KNOW WHO IM TALKING ABOUT

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  28. shak

    @DAVE DUDE HAHAAH THATS WHAT I THOUGHT RIGHT AWAY!!! WITH THE NOSE AND SHIT

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  29. Jay

    Sweet!!! It’s been way to long JT. FINALLY!!! HA! I have been anticipating a new album from my boi for years! I seriously can’t wait for some more great music and inspiration!!!! Bring it JT!!!! :)

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  30. Prouny unmk brockie

    I Would like to hear him & Nicki Minja do a song together or him & beyonce carter do another song together,and ciara too. Awesome

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