On Sunday, the “Mirrors” crooner posted a photo of himself, with a guitar and headphones in hand, and a piece of paper with the words, “THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE (2 OF 2) SEPT. 30TH.”
The album will be released some six months after the highly successful The 20/20 Experience (let’s just call this one 1 of 2), which to date has sold more than 1.5 million copies. The album, the best selling of 2013 so far, is also Timberlake’s most successful solo product.
One should note that Sept. 30 is actually a Monday and not Tuesday (the day of the week when albums are normally released). In recent years, releasing an album on a day other than Tuesday has become frequent among artists. Rihanna‘s latest, Unapologetic, came out on Monday Nov. 19, 2012. Taylor Swift‘s Red was released on Monday Oct. 22, 2012. And part one of The 20/20 Experience came out on Friday Mar. 15.
News of the sequel to 20/20 first made headlines in March of this year, when The Roots‘ drummer Questlove revealed that 10 more tracks would be released. JT later cleared up the rumor.
“The news that this is only the first half of the album, that’s true. There is another half,” he said at an album release party. “I’m not giving you a release date. That’s all I’m gonna say!”
Timberlake, 32, is scheduled to play a private show at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Sunday night. The event is JT’s first since teaming up with MasterCard.
His Legends of the Summer stadium tour with Jay-Z will kick off on July 17 in Toronto, Canada, followed by stops in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Boston.
Are you looking forward to part two of “The 20/20 Experience?”