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Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience is the fastest-selling album of 2013

on March 26, 2013, 8:33pm

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Justin Timberlake’s comeback album, The 20/20 Experience, just shattered all sorts of sales records. According to Billboard, the album moved 968,000 copies in its first week, making for the biggest opening week of 2013. Taylor Swift’s 2012 album Red was the last record to sell as many copies in its opening week.

Not since Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III in June 2008 has a male artist debuted with such numbers. In fact, The 20/20 Experience had the third-biggest debut for a solo male singer ever (!), behind only Usher’s Confessions (2004) and Garth Brooks’ Double Live (1998).

The 20/20 Experience also set an iTunes record for the fastest-selling album worldwide.

Yet for all the accolades, Timberlake’s sales number still fell well short of *NSYNC’s album No Strings Attached, which sold nearly 2.5 million copies during its opening week in April 2000.

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April 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Check out the Youtube Video for the New Single “What Yo Life Bout” by Richie Rolex. Available April 16th on iTunes. http://youtu.be/-IGgG6eTx8I

Bradley Wade Coslett
April 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm

2013 not over yet.

Mahad Warsame
March 31, 2013 at 12:27 am

debut? this is his 3rd album

Southbound27
March 27, 2013 at 6:01 am

That’s a lot of albums! It’s not normally my thing, but I just can’t help liking Justin Timberlake. He’s a talented chap, that’s for sure. I’ve just been listening to this playlist of his best songs and must say, I’m a fan! http://www.btoe.com/lists/best-justin-timberlake-song-on-earth

Petarded
March 26, 2013 at 11:03 pm

“fattest-selling album worldwide”?

Billy
March 27, 2013 at 1:28 am

You mean PHATest. JT rocks.

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