Justin Timberlake’s onto something.
Earlier this week, the singer finally returned to the music scene with a new single, “Suit & Tie” — and it’s already a hit. According to Billboard, the single is projected to sell some 330,000 downloads by the end of the week.
The popularity of “Suit & Tie” speaks to the growing focus on men’s fashion and what Hollywood’s hottest men are wearing on the red carpet.
Though female artists like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga often incorporate style into their songs and performances, Timberlake’s fashion-focused single, and its menswear focus, is a rarity among his peers in the music industry.
And who better to pay tribute to men of style than Timberlake, who is not only one of music’s top talents, but also one of the red carpet’s best-dressed men?
So in honor of JT’s first single in seven years — and its fashionable lyrics — we’re taking a look at some of the industry’s hottest suit- and- tie-loving stars.
Music fans got a jolt last July when Mariah Carey signed on to become a judge on FOX’s American Idol. But after giving birth to twins in 2011, the pop diva felt like she needed to stop touring and settle down with husband, actor and America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon, and babies Moroccan and Monroe.
“I don’t know that I felt like this would ever be necessarily the right fit for me, but then it turned out really working well after I had the babies and everything,” Carey told reporters at the Television Critics Association Press Tour on Tuesday.
“You can kind of stay in one place and let them feel grounded and have fun and go to children’s museums and all that kind of stuff,” she continued.
“That’s my friend. I’m excited for him,” Kingston, 22, said.
While the Biebs, 18, won big at this year’s ceremony, taking home multiple awards including Artist of the Year, Sunday was also a big night for Kingston as well.