Timberlake’s ’20/20′ Album Sells 968K in 1st Week

Originally posted on Black America Web:

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake‘s comeback album has sold nearly 1 million units its first week out.

Nielsen SoundScan announced Tuesday that the singer’s third album, “The 20/20 Experience,” has moved 968,000 units. It’s the 19th album in Nielsen’s 22-year history that has sold more than 900,000 albums in its debut week.

“20/20″ is Timberlake’s third album and the follow-up to his multiplatinum, Grammy-winning 2006 album, “FutureSex/LoveSounds.” The new CD features the pop hit “Suit & Tie.”

“The numbers are pleasantly surprising,” said Tom Corson, the president and chief operating officer of RCA Records, which released Timberlake’s album.

The label had projected that “20/20″ would sell 500,000 to 600,000 units, Corson said.

Timberlake, 31, was strategic about promoting his comeback effort: He performed at the Grammy Awards, hosted and hit the stage at “Saturday Night Live” and spent an entire week on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” The…

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