?uestlove Says Justin Timberlake Is Releasing Another Album In November [UPDATE]


Justin Timberlake will release his new 10-track album The 20/20 Experience tomorrow but his BFF ?uestlove has spilled the beans that JT will be releasing a second album later this year. According to ?uest, another 10-track album will be released in November … which will equal in 2 volumes the 20/20 experience. Thus far, there has been no official confirmation from Timberlake that another album is due out later this year … but considering how close ?uestlove is to JT, I’d bet good money he’s 100% right about this supposed second album.

After keeping fans waiting years for a new album, Justin Timberlake could return in mere months with the follow-up. Roots drummer Questlove said in an Okayplayer chat board posting over the weekend that Timberlake would release a second volume of The 20/20 Experience later this year, writing, “spoiler alert. 20/20 Vol 2 comes out in nov. (10 songs now . . . 10 songs later= 20 vision).” Questlove would be in a position to know: he spent last week with Timberlake on the set of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and performed a DJ set before Timberlake performed Saturday night at SXSW in Austin. “He played me songs out of order and off both records so i don’t know what made the final cut,” Questlove said in the web post.

And there you have it. Click HERE to read the forum post where ?uestlove spilled the beans. I thought it was really weird that after so many years out of the music scene that Justin would come back with a 10-track album. Even the deluxe version only features a couple extra songs … far fewer tracks than many other artists release on deluxe albums (ranging anywhere from 15-22 songs). A 10 song album now and a 10 song album at the end of the year would make a most excellent 20/20 experience for fans, I think. Considering JT is embarking on a huge stadium tour this Summer with Jay-Z, I think it would be very smart to release a new album of songs at the end of the year. Brilliant. I think it’s very safe to count on another JT album, y’all. Woot!

UPATE: Whoops, I clearly missed the fact that Shannon posted this great news yesterday HERE. But news of TWO Justin Timberlake albums is worthy of TWO blog posts, right? It’s the 20/20 Blog Experience!! Wee!!

UPDATE: Justin Timberlake himself just confirmed the news that he WILL release a second album later in the year:

At an intimate album release party for “The 20/20 Experience” on Monday, Timberlake took the opportunity to clear up media reports that he would be releasing a second volume of music later this year. “I’ve got to clear up the rumours. This whole thing about this only being the first part … is true. There is another half. I’m not giving you a release date,” the singer said.


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  • iris b

    Speaking of vision quirks, you and Shannon have us seeing double with this post. I kinda dig it because I like seeing both of your opinions on the same news stories. :D

    • @iris b — Ack! I missed her post from yesterday but I was so excited by this news when the folks at RS passed it along, I posted blindly. I guess it goes to show that Shannon is my blogging soul mate

    • iris b

      You two were meant to be. Forever!

    • Shannon

      iris b, this is true :)

  • Emily

    ?uest, I love you so much, why you gotta ruin my day with this news? I thought we’d be done w hearing about JT by the summer and now you spring this on me?! Crap. It’s your duty now ?uest to make some good music and balance this whole mess out

    • Shannon

      Emily, is that you?! So glad you’re comments are working again, lol :)

  • Dezden

    Holy ish.

    BTW guys… waited outside NBC studios from about 4:30 am until 9 am Wednesday then went back… trying to get into Jimmy Fallon for Justin Timberweek. Was #8 in line… but they only let two standby people in. Apparently they let 22 people in Friday though. I’m pretty upset. Damnit. Trying to get over it. Haha.

    The more Justin the merrier. Though I’d prefer it more if he spaced it out (like not such long wait before) but hay.