Last August there was a rumor going around that Justin Timberlake was working on new music for release … but shortly after the rumor took flight, JT’s publicist squashed the report by claiming he absolutely was NOT working on new solo material. Last night, Justin posted a cryptic tweet that read “Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST…” which immediately sent everyone into a tizzy. Billboard magazine is reporting that JT is not only planning to release a new single at the appointed time today but that he is also readying the imminent release of an ENTIRE NEW ALBUM! As if that wasn’t exciting enough news, rumor has it that Justin worked on this new music with Timbaland — and Jay-Z! UM, OMG!
Is Justin Timberlake about to release a new album? Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard that a cryptic tweet posted by the singer-actor late on Wednesday night — which simply read: “Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST…” — signifies the announcement and possibly instant arrival of new music. And not just a song, but a full album produced by longtime collaborator Timbaland. Timberlake is believed to have around 20 new tracks recorded. A source familiar with the project confirms to Billboard that Timberlake is definitely releasing a new album more sooner than later. Timberlake’s rep could not be reached for comment.
HMMMM … I think it’s pretty safe for folks to get really excited this time around. Billboard isn’t the type of publication to report on unconfirmed rumors that don’t turn out to be confirmed. If they say they have sources that are “familiar with the project”, then I believe them. We’ll know in a few hours if the rumor is true with the release of a new single … BUT, I gotta say, my first reaction when I saw the tweet last night was that it was MySpace related news. HMMMMM. What do y’all think? Could it be? Could we really have new JT music in our ears today?!