It has arrived! After six years, Justin Timberlake officially released “Suit & Tie,” the first single from his forthcoming album The 20/20 Experience. Read more about the single and JT’s big 2013 comeback here.
I remember meeting Vita Chambers first when she did radio promo – at the time I believe she was only 16 so she actually traveled with her parents. I ran in to the family again backstage in 2010 while covering Justin Bieber’s “My World” tour; she was one of the many opening acts. Chambers seems all grown up now at 19 (aww) and now has a new single under Republic Records. She grew up in Barbados, the same country that brought us Rihanna.
UPDATE: At noon today, Justin released the video below. It then links to countdown.justintimberlake.com. A separate post on his official website states: “The Countdown has begun…Your wait will be over Sunday…….. Stay tuned to justintimberlake.com for the big news.”
He married the love of his life, is on the verge of relaunching MySpace, and finally found the inspiration he was searching for. It looks like the stars have aligned and the time has come for Justin Timberlake to release new music.
Rumors began growing louder throughout the day on Wednesday that Timberlake would be dropping a new single for radio stations. A station website in Florida confirmed the news, only to remove the post after it went viral on the Internet. But after subsequent Twitter updates from JT and producer Timbaland, it seems the song’s imminent release is all-but-confirmed. First came Timberlake’s tweet, just after midnight EST on Thursday.
Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST…
— Justin Timberlake(@jtimberlake) January 10, 2013
Timbo followed that up about a half-hour later.
haha im laughin right now. i told y’all the storm is coming this year
— Timbaland (@Timbaland) January 10, 2013
Jay-Z is the rumored guest on the single, which will serve as the lead track from Timberlake’s forthcoming third studio album. The newlywed is also planning a concert in New Orleans next month during Super Bowl weekend, although details of the event are not confirmed yet.
Timberlake’s 2006 FutureSex/LoveSounds is certified diamond worldwide, selling over ten million copies.
Nate Ruess told Rolling Stone that this track was ready for Some Nights but didn’t make the final cut due to a sample not clearing. The song was re-worked without the sample and offered up to fellow New Yorker Lena Dunham for the “Girls” soundtrack. Season two of the HBO series kicks off this Sunday, and the compilation album is available in stores now.