For a hot minute, it looked like Justin Timberlake was finally in the studio working on his much-much-much-anticipated third album. Producer Jim Beanz, who notably co-wrote Britney Spears' "Gimme More," updated UK site Digital Spy about progress being made on Timbaland's "Shock Value 3," a project that Timberlake is helping with.
"It's still in the early stages, but they have a lot of tracks," Beanz stated. "While I've been over here in the UK they've been working, so by the time I get back they'll have a whole load of ideas and I'm going to have to catch up!"
However, the headline "Justin Timberlake working on 'crazy' new album" caused mass head-scratching. New album by the man behind "FutureSex/LoveSounds"? Nope.
Timberlake's publicist tells Billboard that while it's true the superstar is collaborating with Timbaland, there are no plans for a third solo album. Further, Timberlake is currently shooting a movie, "Runner, Runner," in Puerto Rico.
Upon its release in 2006, "FutureSex/LoveSounds" peaked at No.1 on both the Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Timberlake's solo debut, "Justified," peaked at No. 2 on both charts.
I still say he is waiting for the musical climate to change. I don't think he has inspiration for the dance stuff that is popular now a days. It's clear the FS/LS was just supposed to be an experimentation and he was never really into the dance stuff. Seems like nowadays, he is waiting for more organic music to come back in style.
B.o.B | Kinetics & One Love | Kanye West
Ed Sheeran | Avicii | DeadMau5 | Lupe Fiasco
Avril | will.i.am | Skylar Grey | Gotye
Calvin Harris | Rihanna | Labrinth | Meg & Dia
Katy Perry | Linkin Park | Lady Gaga | KiD CuDi | Ke$ha | Alex Da Kid | Lights | T.I. | Owl City
last.fm My top 5 (all time):
"Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye ft. Kimbra
"Monster" - Meg & Dia
"The Veldt" - Deadmau5 ft. Chris James
"Beneath Your Beautiful" - Labrinth ft. Emile Sandé
"Thinkin Bout You" - Frank Ocean
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I am a huge huge fan and I cannot wait to see what is coming next.
I kind of respect his decision, and understand. If he releases an album, odds are it will not be nearly as successful as his first two. And no, that isn't shade, it's the truth. Just look at how TTT sold in comparison to GGGB; or Bionic in comparison to BTB. Album sales aren't very good right now. And also, top 40 is pretty bad as well. Yeah, there's more of a variety than previous years, but it's still bad. I understand that he wants to disassociate from his music career and wants to do more acting. It takes a lot of balls to throw in the towel and walk away from a successful career like that.