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.