Big congrats to JT! The 20/20 Experience reached the #1 spot in the United States last week, selling 968,000 copies!
Internationally, the album hit the #1 spot on iTunes in 89 countries! It stormed the UK charts to become the biggest debut of 2013 and earned Justin his first #1 album in Germany. The album is also officially #1 in Australia, Canada, Korea, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland and across Asia.
In the process, the release also broke countless records:
1) The 20/20 Experience was the fastest-selling album worldwide in iTunes history!
2) In the United States, The 20/20 Experience is the year’s fastest selling album and earns Justin the biggest first week sales for a male artist in five years and the third biggest digital debut in SoundScan history ranking, just behind Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.
3) The 20/20 Experience was also one of Target’s top three best-selling albums in the last decade, topping first week sales of his last release FutureSex/LoveSounds. It also led Timberlake to become Target’s biggest selling male artist since 2002!
Thanks to the fans worldwide for your support! Couldn't have done it without you!
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Full press release below:
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’S THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE DOMINATES GLOBAL
ALBUM CHARTS SKYROCKETING TO #1 IN THE UNITED STATES
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM BECOMES FASTEST SELLING RELEASE OF 2013, SETS RECORD FOR
FASTEST SELLING ALBUM IN ITUNES HISTORY WORLDWIDE
BECOMES THE BEST SELLING MALE ARTIST IN TARGET HISTORY
Grammy® and Emmy Award®-winning Justin Timberlake’s new album The 20/20 Experience dominated the
global charts this week as the acclaimed release soared to the #1 spot in the United States selling 968,000 copies,
according to SoundScan. Internationally, the album hit the #1 spot on iTunes in 89 countries, stormed the UK
charts to become the biggest debut of 2013 and earned Justin his first #1 album in Germany. The album is also
officially #1 in Australia, Canada, Korea, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland and across Asia.
The 20/20 Experience shattered iTunes records as the fastest-selling album worldwide in their history. In the
United States, Justin’s latest effort is the year’s fastest selling album and earns Justin the biggest first week sales
for a male artist in five years along with the third biggest digital debut in SoundScan history ranking just behind
Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift. The long-awaited album became one of Target’s top three best-selling albums in the
past decade, topping first week sales of his last release FutureSex/LoveSounds. It also led Timberlake to become
Target’s biggest selling male artist since 2002.
Music critics across the country praised the album with Pitchfork raving “Timberlake seamlessly conflates the last
40 years of pop, soul and R&B into a series of warping seven-minute songs that extol the joys of music…” People
Magazine awarded it 4 stars saying it’s “the best sounding album you’ll hear all year.” USA Today handed Justin
a 3-star review while Rolling Stone hails the album with 4 stars. Billboard says it is “one of the genres…most
full-realized efforts in ages” and the New York Daily News called Justin’s music “luxurious.” Vibe Magazine says
the album “has the orchestrated feel of a motion picture” while Complex says “what better way to return to the
musical world, than to do it in style.” The Associated Press called the album “near perfect” and a “brilliant piece
of work that plays like a musical movement.” Internationally, the album received stellar reviews from the UK
press as well with The Independent, Evening Standard and The Times all awarding Justin’s latest release with 4-
stars reviews. The Independent calls the album “elegant” while the Evening Standard says the album’s music
The album’s first two singles continue to shake up the charts as well. The platinum-certified ‘Suit & Tie’ had its
best airplay week on the Billboard Hot 100 and Top 40 Mainstream charts (week ending March 24, 2013). The
song’s latest performance this week represents a career-high for Justin, according to Billboard Magazine. When
first released in January, the song broke U.S. radio airplay records earning the biggest song debut, airplay increase
and audience increase for a solo artist ever landing at #14* on the Billboard Top 40 Airplay chart. “Suit &Tie” is the
first song to be added by every Top 40 station in the first week. Meanwhile, 'Mirrors' topped the official UK singles
chart for a third week making it the longest running #1 single of 2013. Justin wowed audiences in the UK with an
exclusive performance of 'Mirrors' at the Brit Awards in February only to follow up that performance with a sold-
out concert at The Forum in London that had Q Magazine give him a 4-star review. Ratings for The Brits went
through the roof helping lead 'Mirrors' to the #1 spot on the iTunes Store following the performance. As ‘Mirrors’
continues to gain steam in both America and the UK, Justin debuted the epic new video the song that garnered
critical acclaim following its release last week.
Supporting the album’s release, Timberlake made a series of appearances including well-received live
performances during this year’s Grammy Awards and the Brit Awards in the UK, an interview on the long-running
The Jonathan Ross Show in London, a performance and interview on Germany’s popular program called Wetten
Dass, a ratings-busting hosting gig on Saturday Night Live where he helped the show reach a 14-month high in
audience numbers as well as a week-long guest spot on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon where ratings were driven
up 33% over last year among the coveted 18-34 demographic. Justin’s performances including several comedy
sketches were often the most talked about events the following day and week earning even more praise from
media across the world.
Clear Channel partnered with Target to air iHeartRadio Album Release Party With Justin Timberlake, which taped
in Los Angeles on March 18. The Release Party was aired and streamed by 175 Clear Channel stations, the CW
Network and Yahoo! Clear Channel utilized its multiplatform assets — from broadcast radio stations to online,
iHeartRadio, outdoor, live audio, web broadcast, social integration and a first-of-its-kind 850 station "roadblock"
announcement for an album premiere, reaching an estimated 100 million people across the country—to promote
the album release party, live stream and drive listeners and Timberlake fans to Target, where they could buy the
exclusive deluxe version of the album. On April 25, Justin will appear as the sole guest and musical performer on
The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Justin will headline the sold-out Wireless Festival in London on July 12 and will take the festival stage with
JAY Z two days later on July 14. He will also headline the Rock In Rio Festival on September 15. This summer,
Timberlake and JAY Z will kick off their Legends Of The Summer Stadium Tour in Toronto, Ontario on July 17 that
will take the musical heavyweights to 12 cities across North America to perform at famed stadiums for thousands
Giving fans even more news to get excited about, Justin also revealed in a recent interview in the U.S. that he will
release another album later this year.