Home Music Reminder: Justin Timberlake Working On New Album, Maybe a Grammy Show Appearance

Because work is progressing, and Justin Timberlake is dropping coy hints, here’s a redux flashback to my story on September 30th. Justin is working away on on his new album, a “secret” set for first quarter 2013. Maybe in time for the Grammy Awards, and a big splash on the show come February. http://www.showbiz411.com/2012/09/30/exclusive-justin-timberlake-finally-recording-new-album-after-six-years. It’s time for a new album. Justin’s acting career has been, let’s say, not the world beater of all time.

From September 30, 2012:

Exclusive: Justin Timberlake is in the studio making a new album. There’s no title yet, but I’m told Timberlake has been working around the clock with Timbaland and other producers. The album, which could have “many more than a dozen new tracks” would be ready for the first quarter of 2013 for Sony’s RCA label.

The project is considered very “hush-hush” at Sony, and very much low profile as it’s being done quickly.

It’s been six years since Timberlake’s second album, “Future Sex/Love Sounds,” came out in 2006. It yielded several hits like “What Goes Around Comes Around” and “Sexyback” (more a riff than a song, but whatever). But then Timberlake went into movies and made only occasional appearances as a guest star on other people’s records.

The album is being recorded in Los Angeles. A new Timberlake album would be an adrenaline shot in the charts. A gifted singer and dancer, Timberlake should easily have retained his following even after more than half a decade.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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  1. The reason Justin’s film career is not working out that well, because the film executives finally realize he has very little acting talent. Plus, he has no charisma on the big screen. He was easily out-acted by the cast of The Social Network. His agents and publicists were trying to make him into a new millenniumFrank Sinatra, but they failed miserably.

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