Timberlake's '20/20 Experience' lands at No. 1
March 27th, 2013
01:44 PM ET

Timberlake's '20/20 Experience' lands at No. 1

Justin Timberlake's comeback is official.

The singer's first album in nearly seven years, "The 20/20 Experience," has arrived at No. 1 in its first week in release.

Industry observers expected that the 32-year-old artist would have a solid debut, and his sales numbers are right in line with what was predicted, just a touch shy of a million copies sold.

All told, his debut sales came in at 968,000, and "The 20/20 Experience" also set an iTunes record as the fastest-selling album worldwide in the digital retailer's history.

Overall, reaction to the disc has been fairly positive, with critics taking note of Timberlake's more mature, less radio-friendly sound. Given that this album leaned heavily on longer, more soulful cuts, it'll be interesting to see what Timberlake does with round two - and yes, there will be another round.

The artist confirmed on the day of "The 20/20 Experience's" release last Tuesday that the second half of the album will arrive later this year.

Filed under: Celebrities • Justin Timberlake • Music

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  1. justin feels we are saluting what made us famous...

    and we will be back.....daz it...

    March 30, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
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    johnny wants me too sing keys for our last day....si?

    March 30, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
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    living through blogs and overheard conversations that we are not sure are real or not is a problem....
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    March 28, 2013 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. Alvarez

    Perhaps I'll squat over his head and drop a few stink nuggets on his forehead.

    March 28, 2013 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • pcpaki

      50+ lover of good music, last track "under the deep blue sea" a gem of reflection, soundscape, and melody. The whole album feels cinematic in its restraint and respect to creating longer moments. Fresh air to ears that are bombarded by brash clips of 20 second attention grabbing these days!

      March 29, 2013 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. Golijat

    Be paid weekly and earn like a boss! I just got a gorgeous Mercedes from having made $7988 this – 4 weeks past and just over ten grand last month. Without any doubt, this is the easiest work I've ever done. I began this 3 months ago and immediately made myself more than $85... per hour. This is what I do Epic2.cℴm

    March 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rob

    I'm a fan but I really wasn't all that impressed with the album. It's good but it's just not something that I would listen to often or on repeat like I do with others. I hope Part II is better!!

    March 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. nerp

    He's a cool guy. Much respect

    March 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. adam from minneapolis

    i'm a huge JT fan but this album is just a major disappointment. i can't even bring myself to listen to the tracks i bought. i guess i'll have to go put Hey Porsche back on repeat #letdown

    March 27, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. KALANI

    I love the cd. It's rocking. You don't have to be a fan of someone to enjoy their music. It's a choice.

    March 27, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Juan Pantalones

    No fan of the guy's music, but love it when he's on SNL. The dude is hilarious!

    March 27, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cleveland Steamer

    I would lick the sweat out of Timberlake's butt crack.

    March 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. I

    i have his cd...his voice is clear, crisp and more mature now--he seems down too earth and great guy.
    all the best justin on your upcoming tour with JayZ–see u on 8/4!!!!!

    March 27, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Margaret

    I can't wait too see justin in concert this summer (photo above)--this young man is a true talent in the industry a great singer and dancer and committed to his craft.....

    March 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
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    Prunes. The voice of a new generation.

    March 27, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
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    I think the poor guy sounds constipated. Prunes might help.

    March 27, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
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    March 27, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  18. San Jose

    As a long time JT fan, I have to say that I am really disappointed with this album. I feel as though Justin rushed through it just to get some new music out there. The last two albums were great the first time I listened to them, all the way through now. I don't feel as though I can ever get to that point with 20/20. Such a bummer.

    March 27, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  19. John

    He is just SOOO adorbs! I'd like me a tall glassa JT, please!

    March 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |

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