Justin Timberlake’s third post-‘N Sync album, The 20/20 Experience, was released last Tuesday and is expected to have a massive first week, with US sales predictions ranging from 950,000 to even 1 million copies. Seven years after the release of his last album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, and eleven years since Justified, the world is clearly ready for some more tunes from JT.
But will people like Justin’s new album and new sound? This is his least radio-friendly album, which may or may not be a bad thing, depending on what you’re looking for. FutureSex/LoveSounds had huge success in both album sales and radio/single sales. It has sold 4.4 million copies in the US alone, with first week sales of 648,000, and produced six singles, three of which reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (“SexyBack”, “My Love”, “What Goes Around… Comes Around”). Some artists have great success with radio, but fail to match their album sales to their single sales. Continue reading