Is Justin Timberlake about to release a new album? Sources tell The Hollywood
Reporter and Billboard that a cryptic tweet posted by the singer-actor late on
Wednesday night -- which simply read: "Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am
PST..." -- signifies the announcement and possibly instant arrival of new
And not just a song, but a full album produced by longtime collaborator
Timbaland. Timberlake, who some might call the original Justin, is believed to
have around 20 new tracks recorded. A source familiar with the project confirms
to Billboard that Timberlake is definitely releasing a new album more sooner
Timberlake's rep could not be reached for comment.
Timberlake's last studio effort, the enduring "FutureSex/LoveSounds," came
out in 2006. It has been certified four-times platinum, marking domestic sales
of over 4 million units.
Although Timberlake has focused much of his energy in recent years on movies
(he will next be seen in the Coen brothers' highly-anticipated Inside Llewyn
Davis) and tech (he's a key principal in the new Myspace), an insider says the
former 'NSync star has been quietly and methodically preparing to release an
album with almost no warning.
To wit: the 9 p.m. tweet that hinted at something transpiring just hours
later. Within an hour, Justin Timberlake was the top trending topic on