Justin Timberlake Confirms Our Scoop: First New Album in 6 Years
UPDATE: Monday will bring a single only, possibly called “Suit and Tie,” co-produced by Timbers lake and land. Album not ready until later this spring…
Just as I reported exclusively some months ago (hello Hollywood Reporter!), Justin Timberlake has recorded his first album in six years. From September 30th: http://www.showbiz411.com/2012/09/30/exclusive-justin-timberlake-finally-recording-new-album-after-six-years
Now it’s now like this is Marvin Gaye or Michael Jackson. It’s not as important news as David Bowie’s first new album in 10 years. Lest we forget, Timberlake has only made two solo albums past his career with boyband NSync.
But I’ll bet the folks at RCA/Sony-etcetera are happy to get some new product. And of course, his announcement is a coy process that he started on Twitter last night and advanced to Tumblr today. On Monday he will actually have something to announce, right in the middle of post-Oscar coverage.
Timberlake’s album is produced by Timbaland, just as I told you on September 30th. Details are forthcoming. Timberlake has spent the last four or five years devoted to his acting career with mixed results. He had good notices in “The Social Network” and from “Saturday Night Live.” But his other movies have been torture. He’s said to be very good in the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis,” which may show in Cannes if not earlier.
PS Because we’re so close to the Grammys (February 10th) and for a variety of reasons, I will say with certainty you can expect this project to get its real boost on the Grammy show. Stay tuned. (And Hollywood Reporter, you can remember I said this today.)