Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for MTVAfter dominating the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, what can Justin Timberlake do for an encore? Gear up for the release of the sequel to his best-selling album The 20/20 Experience.
In an open letter to fans posted on his website, JT writes, “The last time I wrote you an open letter, it was in January and I promised that it would be a ‘Big 2013.’ Since then, from The Grammys to the release of the first part of The 20/20 Experience to the crowd’s response at the VMAs, it’s been a wild ride. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have. This letter is to tell you that we’re not done…Not even close.”
He goes on to talk about how The 20/20 Experience — 2 of 2, the sequel to the first part, is coming out September 30. He adds, “Since all these songs were written together over a year ago, it’s been so hard to wait this long to release them. I can’t wait for all of you to hear The 20/20 Experience in full…It was like no other time I’ve ever had in the studio.”
He finishes by writing, “This is too much fun,” and then linking to a clip of behind-the-scenes footage of himself and Timbaland making both albums, which they did over just 20 days.
“We’ve never done it like this. We usually take our time, and I felt like it would drive the creativity in a different way, to feel like we had to sprint every day and it would hyper-focus us,” Justin is seen telling Timbaland. “I just wanna go and go and go, and see what we come up with.”
Meanwhile, TheWrap.com reports that sales of both Justin’s solo material and ‘N SYNC’s songs have soared following their reunion Sunday night at the VMAs. Sales of Justin’s first solo disc, Justified, increased 1876%, for example, while ‘N SYNC’s hit “Bye Bye Bye” saw a 156% sales bump. Justin’s “Cry Me a River” saw a sales increase of 1337%, and his other solo hits also jumped in sales. ‘N SYNC’s album No Strings Attached jumped to #29 on iTunes.
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