2:45pm PT by Jessica Letkemann, Billboard
Justin Timberlake Reveals '20/20 Experience' Part 2 Due Sept. 30
Fans of Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience may only have to wait until Sept. 30 for a second full-length 20/20 album to arrive.
On Sunday, Timberlake tweeted a photo of himself in the studio with a handwritten caption on the mixing board that said, "The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) Sept. 30th."
This potential second J.T. album of 2013 looks like it will follow just months after his hugely successful first 20/20 Experience, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling a whopping 968,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It has remained in the top three since its March release.
20/20 Part 2 was previously hinted to have a November release by The Roots' Questlove, who DJ'd a pair of Timberlake shows this winter. Questlove posted a "spoiler alert" to a forum on Okayplayer.com saying, "10 songs now….. 10 songs later = 20 vision," apparently referencing the number of songs on the first album.
Producer Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, who worked on all of the first 20/20 Experience, recently told Billboard the second 2013 Timberlake album will mix unreleased material from the first 20/20 album with new studio sessions.
"Before we came to the 10 [songs on The 20/20 Experience] that he wanted and the two bonus tracks, we had over 30, 40 tracks," Harmon said in April. "So I think he's going to go in, and we're going to take some of the stuff that we've already done, and of course create more music at the same time."