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Justin Timberlake tweeted a special message to his fans Wednesday for their support of ‘The 20/20 Experience.’ ‘Numbers go up, numbers go down. I just hope this album makes your summer. You already made mine #bestfansever.’
Justin Timberlake is doing a celebratory song and dance about his album sales.
“The 20/20 Experience” hit nearly one million in its first week and Timberlake is so extremely proud that it’s left him searching for the right words to express it.
“Whoa … Speechless. Shocked,” he tweeted Wednesday.
The album, Timberlake’s first in six years, sold 968,000 units making it his best solo debut ever and he gives all the credit to his fans.
“Numbers go up, numbers go down. I just hope this album makes your summer,” he continued. “You already made mine #bestfansever.”
Not only did the project top Timberlake’s musical efforts but it’s succeeded any other album’s opening week this year including Grammy-winning Mumford and Sons.
Timberlake’s hosting stint on Saturday Night Live and weeklong residency on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in early March could have definitely helped in generating mass appeal for “Experience.” Not to mention releasing his hit songs “Suit & Tie” with Jay-Z and “Mirrors.”
This record not only debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts but it beat his last album’s sales by a long shot. In 2006, JT brought sexy back with “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” which sold 684,000 in comparison to his current body of work coming in just shy of a million.
To keep the interest going and growing and in an effort to show gratitude to his fans, the singer hinted at a special surprise coming soon.
“I’m gonna find a way to show my appreciation to you ladies and gents this week … Stay tuned. #finderskeepers,” he added.
E! Online speculated that it could be a good old game of scavenger hunt for tickets to his highly anticipated “Legends of Summer” tour with Hov.
The battle of the bros is getting bad!
When Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake announced that they would be performing together, Kanye West let loose, ripping into the tour saying: “I got love for Hov, but I ain’t f*ckin’ with that ‘Suit & Tie.’”
Well, he was jealous before, but wait until he finds out that Jay-Z and JT’s tour is outselling his!
According to StubHub, the Jay-Z/JT Legends of the Summer tour tickets sales in the first three weeks are beating the Jay-Z/Kanye Watch the Throne tour during the same first three weeks on sale by a whopping 5 to 1!
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And StubHub is reporting that the number of fans visiting their website to check out the Legends of the Summer tour tickets is nearly three times the number that checked out Watch the Throne!
Just want to say how excited I am as a fan, so I know damn well his team and friends are probably glowing right now!
Congrats on the success of the 20/20 experience Justin. This cd is amazing, and it shouldd be heard by all. I hoped it would be a hit, but I can not believe just how big!
In case you had any doubt, Billboard has made it official: Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience will debut at #1 when the albums chart is released Wednesday.
That part was inevitable. The real question was whether the singer, who has kept fans waiting since 2006 for a new album, would be able to sell 1 million records in the first week. This has become a nearly impossible feat in the digital download age, but Taylor Swift accomplished it in October, moving 1.2 million units of her album Red, giving Swift the highest first-week album sales in a decade. Surely Justin Timberlake could dethrone her?
Well, according to Nielsen SoundScan, it was not meant to be. The 20/20 Experience moved 968,000 copies. Though it’s not a milli, the figure is still impressive: Billboard said it is the 19th-largest week for an album since SoundScan started tracking data in 1991.
Proving that JT has been on top for a while, the champs for the all-time best-selling week are from Timberlake’s past life, when a little group called ‘NSYNC dropped an album titled No Strings Attached. Back on April 8, 2000, that album sold 2.42 million copies and easily reached #1 on the Billboard 200. (‘NSYNC, by the way, released their debut album 15 years ago.)
Justin will get another chance to dominate the charts when Volume 2 of The 20/20 Experience is released. But as ubiquitous as the singer was leading up to the first volume, what else is left for him to do?
Keith Caulfield, associate director of charts/retail for Billboard magazine, told MTV News earlier this week that Justin had made all the right moves. “He’s not really doing anything wrong and, in fact, has done everything right,” Caulfield said of the media blitz around the album. “He’s been very careful in the kind of promotion he’s done for the album, and it’s paid off.”
Just last week, Timberlake released the video for “Mirrors,” the second clip from the album, an emotional piece different enough from “Suit & Tie” to get even more people onboard The 20/20 Experience.
Justin Timberlake’s new album The 20/20 Experience is now on a pace to sell a whopping 800,000 copies during its first week on sale, which ends March 24th. Billboard reports that 20/20 is expected to top its albums chart, which would make it Timberlake’s second Number One solo album. (His first solo album, 2002′s Justified, peaked at Number Two.)
Justin Timberlake Confirms Second ’20/20 Experience’ Album
The growing sales count will also score Timberlake his best sales week ever, topping the 684,000 copies his previous LP, 2006′s FutureSex/LoveSounds, moved during its debut week. The biggest sales seem to be coming through iTunes, with Target – the only retailer carrying a deluxe version of the album with two exclusive bonus tracks – also quickly moving its stock.
With original estimates placing sales at around 500,000, the album is now on track to become 2013′s best selling record, surpassing Mumford & Son’s Babel, which despite its 2012 release, has sold 631,000 copies so far. (Coincidentally, Timberlake and Marcus Mumford recently collaborated on new music for the Coen brothers’ upcoming film about the 1960s folk scene, Inside Llewyn Davis, which co-stars Timberlake.)
Should 20/20 live up to these new estimates, it would mark the biggest sales debut for a male artist since 2010 when Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV pushed 964,000 its first week. Taylor Swift was the last artist to sell more than 750,000 copies, when her 2012 effort Red bowed at Number one with 1.2 million sold its first week.
this is what i miss…. Justin usually does a handful of magazine spreads , and this time we got nothing
but here is that scan from rollingstone that i promised the other day …
view the full version : http://wojpictures.com/displayimage.php?album=3033&pid=90893#top_display_media
Justin Timberlake managed to pull off one of the better makeovers in pop culture history, going from wearing cheesy matching denim outfits with then-GF Britney Spears, to being one of the most nattily dressed guys around. But it took a lot of hard work, people. And a lot more advice from Tom Ford.
Today Guy Trebay wrote a pretty gushy feature for the New York Times about JT’s sartorial evolution, and Tom Ford–a big Timberlake fan and collaborator–weighed in on his role in it all.
The designer first started dressing Timberlake regularly in 2011, and he was flattered that the pop star came to him. “When you’re someone in your early 50s, and a major global pop star who’s barely 30 identifies with your style and wants you to make all his clothes, you think, ‘I’m still valid,’” Ford said. (How humble!) The pair’s most recent collab is for Timberlake’s new album “The 20/20 Experience,” which the singer is promoting now.
But it sounds like the “collaboration” is mainly just Tom Ford telling Timberlake what to do–at least when it comes to his appearance.
“I happen to like the hair straighter,” Ford said of JT’s naturally curly fro. And indeed, Timberlake has been wearing a sleeker, more blown-out coif of late, and a definitely more grown-up wardrobe. Ford has a tendency of speaking about Timberlake as if he were a piece of artwork rather than a person, and NYT even goes so far as to call the performer a “Tom Ford creation.”
“These kids grew up in a generation of baggy shorts and baggy athletic clothes, and now they want some kind of little formal touch to something,” Ford told Trebay. “They want the glamour of suits and ties.” …Buh-dum bum!
And how would Ford describe JT’s overall look? Not quite Frank Sinatra, but “Justin was identifying with a sort of young, Rat Pack fantasy in some way, and that is a terrific look for him,” Ford said. Cary Grant is also thrown around a lot in the article.
There was one point on which we wish Ford would have elaborated a bit: “Have you ever seen the body?” Ford asked Trebay. (We’re assuming it was said admiringly.)