The second half of Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience will be hitting shelves later this year.
Timberlake, who joined Instagram just three months ago, used the photo sharing app to announce the release date of his fourth studio album. In the background of the photo, JT is in the recording studio with a guitar. In the foreground is a Post-it note that reads, “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) Sept. 30th.”
The first volume of The 20/20 Experience was released on March 18. In less than three months, the album has sold over 2 million copies in the United States and has been certified 2x platinum by the RIAA. The album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 with 968,000 copies sold in its first week, making it Timberlake’s second number one album as a solo artist (the first being 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds, which sold 684,000 in its first week).
The first single, “Suit & Tie,” was released on January 14, and the second single, “Mirrors,” was released a little less than a month later on February 11. “Suit & Tie,” which features Jay-Z — whom JT will be touring with beginning in June — peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. When it debuted at No. 14 on Billboard‘s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, it had the most debut-week plays ever in the US since the chart’s creation in 1992. It was also the highest debut rank for a solo male artist.
“Mirrors” peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and Timberlake revealed that the song was about his wife, Jessica Biel. The chorus talks about fighting for a relationship — Timberlake and Biel briefly broke up in March 2011 after dating for four years. However, the two got back together and were married on October 19, 2012.
The video for “Mirrors” was dedicated to Timberlake’s grandparents, William and Sadie, who were married for over 60 years. JT’s former clothing line, William Rast, was named after his grandfather.
Are you excited for The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)?