Days after the release of R&B singer Justin Timberlake‘s “Suit & Tie,” which features a Jay-Z verse and Timbaland production, the comeback single for JT could land atop the iTunes chart.
According to reports, the new record is currently going neck-and-neck with music duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ newest track.
MANO A MANO: After a sizzling start since coming out last Sunday night, Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie,” featuring Jay-Z, is in a heated battle with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ equally sizzling “Thrift Shop,” which has actually overtaken it at iTunes for #1. Who’ll be #1 for the week? Can Macklemore & Lewis maintain their lead? Keep checking here to follow the duel to next week’s chart. (Hits Daily Double)
The new single caught mixed reactions from fans upon its release last weekend.
“You Suit & Tie “meh”ers remind me of that Cosby ep where Cliff took Rudy & em to a burger joint after they b*tched about the upscale spot.,” Questlove tweeted January 13th. (Questlove’s Twitter)
One-time Jay-Z producer 9th Wonder also offered his take on the new track a few days ago.
“I aint mad at it at all….RT @phontigallo “Suit & Tie” is basically Timbo and JT’s take on a R. Kelly stepper joint. Not bad at all.,” he tweeted January 14th.
“”Suit & Tie” is a good time man…..good job JT & Timbo” (9th Wonder’s Twitter)
The new Justin Timberlake track officially premiered online last Sunday (January 13).
Mr. “SexyBack” is back. Justin Timberlake released his new single, “Suit and Tie,” late Sunday night. It features rapper Jay-Z. The upbeat jam is the 31-year-old’s first musical offering since 2006’s critically acclaimed “FutureSex/LoveSounds.” His third solo album, “The 20/20 Experience,” will be out later this year. Timberlake co-wrote and co-produced “Suit and Tie” with Timbaland, who produced much of the Grammy-winning “FutureSex/LoveSounds.” (Detroit Free Press)
Check out “Suit & Tie”: