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Justin Timberlake’s New Album Tops the Charts

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After an amazing Super Bowl halftime performance at the beginning of the month, it seems things just keep getting better for Justin Timberlake. His fifth studio album, “Man of the Woods”, just hit the top of the Billboard 200.

That’s no small feat for an album that doesn’t yet have a big hit single. Although the album only sold 293,000 copies in its first week, according to The New York Times, that was enough to knock Migos out of the No. 1 spot. His album, “Culture II”, had 88,000 sales.

This is Timberlake’s fourth consecutive No. 1 album, following 2013’s “The 20/20 Experience”. That album went on to become the year’s top seller.

MTV reports that the only studio album by Timberlake that did not reach the top spot was his debut album, “Justified”. That album hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

The singer’s most recent album has a bit of a country vibe to it, featured prominently on his collaboration with country star Chris Stapleton. The two debuted the song “Say Something” last month on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”.

The former “NSYNC” band member has already conquered the pop world. In his nearly 20-year long music career, he’s won 10 Grammy Awards. He’s also had roles in hit movies like “In Time” and “Friends with Benefits”. He recently earned an Oscar nomination for his song, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” from the “Trolls” soundtrack.

The father of one doesn’t show any signs of slowing down soon. His “Man of the Woods” tour is set to begin in Toronto on March 13. He will visit 27 cities, finishing off in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee on May 30.

Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods

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It has been quite a week for pop star and multi-talented performer Justin Timberlake. In addition to that little Super Bowl performance, Timberlake’s newest album, Man of the Woods, had a huge debut week clocking in at number one this week on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart. The album was released on February 2, just two days before the long-anticipated Super Bowl LII show in Minneapolis. Although it is still early in the year, this debut claims the spot for the largest week of 2018. Man of the Woods is Timberlake’s fourth album to reach to the top of the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Man of the Woods is Timberlake’s first full-length album since 2013 when The 20/20 Experience became a worldwide hit, also debuting at number one on the Billboard Top 200. Timberlake credits his wife Jessica Biel and his two-year-old son Silas as the inspiration behind the new album. The name Silas translates to “man of the forest”.

Although fans were not able to listen to the album in its entirety until February 2nd, loyal listeners had been given a glimpse of the artistic content with the early release of four singles. The first single to be released was “Filthy”, dropping on January 5th. “Supplies” quickly followed on January 19th and “Say Something” on January 26th. The track “Man of the Woods” was released immediately before the launch of the entire album.

To coincide with the album release and the Super Bowl performance, Timberlake also announced his 2018 World Tour dates. The tour will feature 94 total shows in North America and Europe and will begin in March 2018 in Toronto and will conclude in January 2019 in Denver.

Justin Timberlake’s New Album Title Leaves Fans Pondering about Subtext

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Justin Timberlake’s upcoming album “Man of the Woods” was announced last week with a lot of fanfare and questions. He first unveiled the album on his twitter account with a handwritten note that showed sixteen tracks that would be included in the new album. Alongside two of those tracks were the initials of two collaborators that Justin also left the fans to ponder.

Based on the title of the album, fans might have thought that Justin’s songs would be about trees or the actual woods. However, based on the released single “Filthy”, it seems that he’s staying true to his signature trademark of bringing the same electrifying R&B sensation.

Justin’s 27-city Man of the Woods Tour will begin in March 2018 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. But, fans can find out what some of the other songs such as “Flannel” and “Supplies” sound like before then. The album officially debuts on February 2, 2018. The tour is scheduled to end on May 30, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee; Justin’s hometown.

Before then, Justin is gearing up for headlining the Super Bowl LII half-time show. The game will be held on February 4, 2018 at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Justin was a guest singer with Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime performance in 2004. His performance has been widely anticipated throughout the entertainment and music industry, for years.

Justin’s persona is likable and his performances leave an audience with excitement and positive energy. He’s been tight-lipped about the 12-minute show and has not given any indications if there will be any collaborations. In a humorous gesture on Instagram by actor and singer Will Smith, he provided Justin some advice about his upcoming performance as well as sharing a “Throwback Thursday” photo of both of them.

Justin Timberlake: Bringing Sexy Back in 2018

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The pop scene starting in 2017 had begun to see a domination of male artists on the charts. Songs like “Despacito” and “Shape Of You” saw the likes of Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran claiming their thrones in the world of pop music. However, 2018 has already begun to see the revival of another acclaimed male pop artist. Justin Timberlake, known for being a member of *NSYNC, dating Britney Spears in the early 2000s and launching his own solo career, has had some of the most iconic, chart-topping hits in pop music history. These include “Cry Me A River” (which included the controversial Britney lookalike), “Sexyback”, and “Can’t Stop The Feeling”. Earlier this month, Justin made his big 2018 debut with the release of his newest album, Man of the Woods, which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Charts. The lead single, Filthy, a mid tempo track living up to the title with dubstep influences, had obtained a Top 10 debut at number 9 on the charts.
If releasing an album wasn’t already Justin’s way of telling us he’s back, his performance at the Super Bowl certainly did. The performance included a large spectacle of dancing and a medley of his most memorable hits. It had also included a tribute to the late Prince, which was met with a large amount of controversy because of Prince’s negative view of holograms/post-death tributes. Controversial performances for pop artists isn’t a new concept: it’s part of what makes them so appealing. This tactic has been used for years and is still effective.
Justin Timberlake’s return to the mainstream pop music scene has been successful thus far. If his hit single “Sexyback” is any indicator of what’s to come, it’s that he will continue to deliver beyond 2018.