R&B singer Justin Timberlake may have to send over a few bottles of champagne to Timbaland and Jay-Z as his new 20/20 Experience comeback album is reportedly en route to sell over 700,000 copies in its opening week.
Based on early estimates, the LP will easily hit gold status and could flirt with selling 800,000 records in its first week on store shelves.
TOWERING TIMBERLAKE: With early retail reports coming in hot and heavy, we’re upping the previous 600k first-week estimate on Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience to north of 750k. Can it hit 800k? Now, wouldn’t that be something for a music biz desperately in need of a dial-moving smash? Credit a brilliant setup by RCA’s Peter Edge and Tom Corson, expert radio wrangling on the part of Joe Riccitelli and, last but not least, the massive appeal and considerable talent of J.T. his bad self. (3/20a) (HITS Daily Double)
The new estimate comes shortly after JT released his “Mirrors” music video.
Justin Timberlake gives fans the full “20/20 Experience” in the world premiere music video of “Mirrors'”off his latest album. The video is dedicated to Timberlake’s grandparents William and Sadie. His grandfather passed away last year and the video tells the couple’s love story through several generations. The 32-year-old singer hasn’t dug this deep in to his personal life through a music video since the”Cry Me River” ballad, which alluded to his breakup at the time with ex Britney Spears. The eight minute clip was directed by Floria Sigismond (director of the Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart film “Runways”) and shows what appears to be a grieving widow in the bedroom she shared with her husband over the years. (New York Daily News)
Earlier in the week, Timberlake celebrated his long-awaited LP’s arrival with an album release party in Los Angeles.
Justin Timberlake fans busted out their best suits and ties for a formal affair at the El Rey Theatre on Monday, celebrating the release of the singer’s long-awaited third solo album, The 20/20 Experience. While a good portion of the venue was dedicated to cameras, teleprompters and audio mixers, guests were transported to a greater era at the iHeartRadio- and Target-hosted soiree. To wit: Photographers placed on the mini red carpet bore “Press” cards in their caps while wielding old-timey cameras; show girls — decked tete to derriere in white feathers — greeted concert-goers with big smiles and long legs; and cigarette girls doled out red bowties, pocket squares, sheer scarves and lipstick cases. Meanwhile, straight-backed gentlemen offered glasses of champagne to the VIPs upon entrance and hand-passed hors d’oeuvres inside the venue. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Justin and Jay-Z recently hooked up for their “Suit & Tie” music video:
Justin Timberlake invaded the interwebs last week with his new track “Suit & Tie” and today he returns with a teaser for the upcoming lyric video. The short clip gives us just a brief taste of what we can expect from the clip in which Mr. Timberlake gets dressed up in his finest ‘Suit & Tie’ while the lyrics of the track flash across our screen in various locations. The clip goes rather nicely with the track, and gives the track a fresher feel. Check out the teaser after the jump and stay tuned for the whole thing when it drops soon. (Stupid Dope)
Check out the “Suit & Tie” music video: