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Get ready for a double dose of Justin Timberlake.
The singer confirmed that the second half of The 20/20 Experience is coming during his album release party at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre on Monday night.
“I need to clear up a rumor,” Timberlake said during the event, which was being taped and featured an interview with Ryan Seacrest. The singer then went on to address speculation that his forthcoming album — out Tuesday — was only “the first half of the album.”
“Those rumors are true,” he told the shrieking audience, but he teased that he wouldn’t reveal a release date just yet.
Questlove, The Roots drummer and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon bandleader, revealed on his news website, Okayplayer, a few days ago that Timberlake was releasing another 10-song album in November to complete the full 20/20 experience: “spoiler alert. 20/20 Vol 2 comes out in nov. (10 songs now…..10 songs later= 20 vision).”
Timberlake was back in L.A. following his fifth time hosting Saturday Night Live on March 9 and a week-long stint on Late Night, where he sampled four new tracks, including “Mirrors,” “Let the Groove Get In” and “Pusher Love Girl,” as well as performed a medley of his biggest hits. This past Saturday, Timberlake took the stage at a Myspace “secret” show at South by Southwest. The Monday night event was hosted by iHeartRadio and Target, and was taped for broadcast on The CW.
Billboard projects that Timberlake’s third solo effort, 20/20 Experience, will sell more than half a million copies in its first week, though the number could grow. The album was made available for iTunes streaming March 11.
With reporting by Sophie Schillaci.
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