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Justin Timberlake's New Album Expected To Sell 800-850k In The US In Its First Week

This guy could fart on an album, and the masses would buy it up. Another #1 for him. Wait until it debuts outside the US.


As of now, it appears that Justin Timberlake will score the fifth-biggest debut of this decade, behind only two Taylor Swift albums (1.2m, 1.05m) and one each from Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne (1.1m, 964k).

The killer bow of The 20/20 Experience will also give Sony Music four of the Top 10 biggest debuts since 2010. Here's how it looks headed into the weekend:

*Justin Timberlake (RCA) 800-850k

Bruno Mars (Atlantic) 37-42k

Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 35-40k

*Kacey Musgraves (Mercury Nashville) 35-40k

Bon Jovi (Island/IDJ) 32-37k

P!nk (RCA) 29-33k

*Les Miserables (Republic) 25-28k

Rihanna (Def Jam/IDJ) 24-27k

Mumford & Sons (Glassnote) 24-27k

Imagine Dragons (Interscope) 24-27k

David Bowie (Columbia) 21-24k

Now 45 (Capitol) 21-24k

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore) 19-22k

Fun. (Atlantic) 19-22k

Florida Georgia Line (Big Machine/Republic Nashville) 18-21k

* Debuts

by Anonymousreply 11404/01/2013

[quote]This guy could fart on an album, and the masses would buy it up.

I don't get it - who's buying his albums? Is a 31 year old man really hip with the teenagers of today or is it the 30-something soccer moms wanting to re-live the late 90's?

by Anonymousreply 103/22/2013

31 isn't considered old, r1.

by Anonymousreply 203/22/2013

Beyonce is in her 30s, and the kids worship her around the world.

Justin is the new King of Pop for the 21st century sadly.

by Anonymousreply 303/22/2013

Nellie Forbush wouldn't even think JT's album would sell that much.

[quote]Beyonce is in her 30s, and the kids worship her around the world.

No, they worship Rihanna. Beyonce's last album was a flop.

by Anonymousreply 403/22/2013

Jennifer Lopez didn't even DEBUT as a pop singer until she turned 30 and had her biggest hit when she was 40+. As long as you keep up with trends and can stay youngish looking, you can continue to sell your tunes.

by Anonymousreply 503/22/2013

Look at the other people pulling up big numbers (Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne) to see what's happening in pop music. It's not good.

by Anonymousreply 703/22/2013

I thought we almost lost Lil Wayne the other day?

by Anonymousreply 803/22/2013

r4, Beyonce is bigger than albums. She's an icon who can do whatever the fuck she wants. She's a tripple threat. She's a marketing dynamo.

by Anonymousreply 903/22/2013

If Beyonce were a marketing dynamo she'd sell more albums...

by Anonymousreply 1003/22/2013

WOW! It's not a good cd. I was disappointed.

by Anonymousreply 1103/22/2013

Beyonce, like Madonna, makes most of her money from touring, not album sales. Album sales are like advertisements for getting asses into seats at the big arena concerts. That has always been the real draw for these performers.

by Anonymousreply 1203/22/2013

It sold on Amazon for $5 the first day out and now I think it's at $7. It's affordable for most. Even if it's horrible.

by Anonymousreply 1303/22/2013

Oh, it will have a gigantic drop next week.

by Anonymousreply 1403/22/2013

It's a great album. Was honestly surprised how much I like it, because the first single did nothing for me.

by Anonymousreply 1503/22/2013

Also Justin has a great marketing team that did everything they could to make this happen - pre-sales, rock bottom prices, oppressive promotion, etc.

by Anonymousreply 1603/22/2013

My fav Justin song.

by Anonymousreply 1803/22/2013

True, R16. And that coupled with music critics who are down with giving him a free ride (4-1/2 stars from Rolling Stone? Really?) and that is why he is able to post those numbers in his first week.

by Anonymousreply 1903/22/2013

If you think all the songs sound the same, you were listening to the wrong album.

by Anonymousreply 2003/22/2013

"oppressive promotion"?

by Anonymousreply 2103/22/2013

i have the mp3 and agree all the songs basically sound the same.

by Anonymousreply 2203/22/2013

There seems to be a love/hate with Justin Timberlake here. Half of you love him, while half of you hate him. I think his album is pretty amazing, IMHO.

by Anonymousreply 2303/22/2013

There is a jazzy, moody thing going on in some of the songs that creates a thematic sound. But there are other songs that dont have it at all, like suit & tie, pusher love, let the groove.

by Anonymousreply 2403/22/2013

Wow Cuntfork are cumming over it, but then they also liked that divisive last Beyonce album.

by Anonymousreply 2503/22/2013

That's all?

by Anonymousreply 2603/22/2013

Ugh. I hate that he's fooled people into thinking he's got actual talent. He'll never go away.

by Anonymousreply 2803/22/2013

Today, I saw on Daily Mail (yes, I know) that he's being considered to host the next Oscars (I didn't check for a DL thread about this). Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 2903/22/2013

Face it, the new Justin Timberlake is a revelation!

by Anonymousreply 3003/22/2013

He ruined Janet Jackson's career.

by Anonymousreply 3103/22/2013

The follow-up to this album is coming later in the year.

by Anonymousreply 3203/22/2013

[quote]Wow Cuntfork are cumming over it, but then they also liked that divisive last Beyonce album.

I loved "Girls (Who Run The World)".

by Anonymousreply 3303/22/2013

[quote]Jennifer Lopez didn't even DEBUT as a pop singer until she turned 30 and had her biggest hit when she was 40+.

What biggest hit was that?

by Anonymousreply 3403/22/2013


by Anonymousreply 3503/22/2013

It will fall like a stone once the hype of the debut wanes.

by Anonymousreply 3603/22/2013

[quote]As of now, it appears that Justin Timberlake will score the fifth-biggest debut of this decade, behind only two Taylor Swift albums (1.2m, 1.05m) and one each from Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne (1.1m, 964k).

"The decade" is only 3 years old, am I right?

by Anonymousreply 3703/22/2013

Critics are salivating over Kacey Musgraves's debut country music album, going as far as calling her "Country's Bright, Shining Hope." The cool thing is that she is very pro-gay, to the point where she has been lambasted by some conservative country fans over her tweets.

Excerpt from link:

"Even the media types who often ignore mainstream country music are on board. Rolling Stone’s Jody Rosen says in a four-star review, “The album showcases a songwriting voice you won’t hear anywhere else in pop: young, female, downwardly mobile, fiercely witty.” And Ann Powers of indie rock-focused tastemaker NPR says it unfolds like a novel and considers it a “gift”: “Pop desperately needs women artists like Musgraves — women who can tell the stories of their regular sisters and nieces and aunts and uncles and boyfriends in optimistic but realistic terms.”"

by Anonymousreply 3803/23/2013

Somebody PLEASE tell me who exactly is buying Bon Jovi material? He can't be popular with teens. All of his songs sound the same. Anthems about living his life. Who in this day and age is bothering? Please, I need to know.

by Anonymousreply 3903/23/2013

R39 Bon Jovi are sadly huge in the UK.

I thought there was a big stigma attached to them in the US and there was a whole Bon Jovi sucks attitude, with him being a laughing stock on the likes of Beavis and Butthead.

by Anonymousreply 4103/23/2013

Downloaded it for free last week. It's all over the blogs for free download...

I sure as hell had no intention of paying for it - just like sex.

by Anonymousreply 4203/23/2013

Those are pretty amazing numbers. Before itunes and the internet took over "big" albums would sell 1-2 million or more the first week.

that hardly happens at all anymore. An artist can have fairly tame numbers and still place high on the charts. there have been weeks where No. 1 sold 100,000 or 50,000.

So, 800-850k is a lot.

I wouldn't buy it, and he's sort of annoying, but I just don't get the JT meltdown hatred on DL. He seems like someone to be completely indifferent about, not passionately opposed to.

by Anonymousreply 4303/23/2013

Look he walks the line between urban and pop that few artist do today. Besides this album is being advertised on TV and radio.

by Anonymousreply 4403/23/2013

This album is selling HUGE, already being talked about on CNN. Their is a special on Timberlake tonight. Nice that we're not discussing the other Justin for a change.

by Anonymousreply 4503/23/2013

I'm actually enjoying. It's not the same mainstream pop crap, and it has an atmospheric vibe, a throwback to 90s R&B.

by Anonymousreply 4603/23/2013

R43 People on DL saying "meh" about something instead of loathing, hating, despising, and taking a total, diarrheaful shit all over it?

Never gonna happen.

by Anonymousreply 4803/23/2013

I can't believe they've hired people to shill for this album on DL. Some of the posts are just too transparent.

So in the past 3 years only Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne have had bigger debuts? I certainly don't remember the hype being this frenzied.

by Anonymousreply 4903/23/2013

Doesn't seem like much is selling outside of Timberlake, which is obviously being heavily shilled at this point. Music industry isn't in such great shape.

by Anonymousreply 5003/23/2013

No one wants to fuck Taylor swift, Madonna or lil Wayne in the ass, r49. At least no one here.

by Anonymousreply 5103/23/2013

Billboard is now projecting an 850-900k first week debut.

by Anonymousreply 5203/23/2013

"but I just don't get the JT meltdown hatred on DL."

What meltdown and hatred? LOL.

He's not simply everybody's cup of tea. You should be old enough to understand that the whole world is not going to like what you like. A difference of opinion is not hatred.

Honestly, the only people I ever see on these threads who get so incredibly upset over a difference of opinion are the rabid fans of these celebrities. One just had a complete and total meltdown on the Madonna GLAAD thread.

Stop depending on the opinions of others to make you happy. Because you'll never be.

by Anonymousreply 5303/23/2013

Someone said Robin Thicke imitation? They'd be right!

by Anonymousreply 5403/23/2013

I agree with R55.

by Anonymousreply 5603/23/2013

R7 said all that needs to be said. Garbage.

by Anonymousreply 5703/23/2013

Pitchfork R'n'B.

by Anonymousreply 5803/23/2013

Billboard is now projecting an 950k-1.1m first week debut.

by Anonymousreply 5903/23/2013

This is one of the best albums I've heard in a long time, IMHO . Check out "Blue Ocean Floor".. it really takes you on another world.

by Anonymousreply 6003/23/2013

Wow 60. I was specifically waiting for that song because of what had been posted earlier but its certainly nothing write about. This thread makes me feel like such a music snob and it makes me sad because I'm really not. This just isn't a good a album and I certainly don't get the Salem-type hysteria about it.

by Anonymousreply 6103/23/2013

Yahoo is calling 20/20 a near perfect album! The stand-out is the 8 minute "Strawberry Bubblegum".

by Anonymousreply 6203/23/2013

[R55], it's not "black music", but it is insulting and why most true R&B fans aren't feeling him. There are a number of shrills at work in this thread and across the internet. Also many blacks have yet to forgive him for leaving Janet Jackson hanging and them playing the "cultural appropriation" card with him being in "mainstream (white)" films and but wanting blacks and non-black R&B fans to gobble his crap up

by Anonymousreply 6303/23/2013

Billboard is now projecting an 1.2-1.5m first week debut.

by Anonymousreply 6403/23/2013

r55. I agree. He is basically the "great white hope." That is why he is getting so much good press.

by Anonymousreply 6503/23/2013

It doesn't matter what haters say; haters don't buy albums. What matters is how many fans will buy his album, and the answer is "plenty."

by Anonymousreply 6603/23/2013

Anyone holding a grudge again Timberlake for the nipple incident and kiss his 1.2 million first week selling ass. Talentless Janet can't get arrested anymore, hehe.

by Anonymousreply 6703/23/2013

Billboard is now projecting an 1.5-1.8m first week debut.

by Anonymousreply 6803/24/2013

Suit & Tie went back to #1, while 20/20 is holding at #1 on iTunes.

by Anonymousreply 6903/24/2013

Billboard now says it's selling past the 2 million mark, headed to 4 million by Monday night. Unheard of! There's even talk of not televising the Grammy Awards next year since it's been decided that Justin has already won every category!!!

by Anonymousreply 7003/24/2013

The 20/20 Experience is Justin's Ray of Light.

by Anonymousreply 7103/24/2013

Billboard is now projecting an 4.1-4.5m first week debut.

by Anonymousreply 7203/24/2013

The album is terrible. And I'm a fan.

by Anonymousreply 7303/24/2013

Billboard is now projecting an 4.6-5m first week debut.

by Anonymousreply 7403/25/2013

Wow! That's totally unheard of considering that Justin Timberlake hasn't released an album in 7 years.

by Anonymousreply 7503/25/2013

Billboard now projecting 5m-5.5m first week debut. Mindboggling.

by Anonymousreply 7603/26/2013

Seriously, this is unprecedented.

by Anonymousreply 7703/26/2013

But seriously, Billboard is now predicting sales of around 1 million.

by Anonymousreply 7803/26/2013

One for the history books: Now Billboard projects first week sales to hit the 6 million mark. The biggest debut of all time.

by Anonymousreply 7903/26/2013

That's more than Elvis and the Beatles! But fortunately, not more than Slim Whitman or Boxcar Willy.

by Anonymousreply 8003/26/2013

No, they're asking whether he'll crack a million, wtf you talking about.

by Anonymousreply 8103/26/2013

And is that good news or bad news R78? I'm not really pro or anti Justin Timberlake myself.

by Anonymousreply 8203/26/2013

Billboard is now projecting an 7.3-7.9m first week debut.

by Anonymousreply 8303/26/2013

When will final numbers be out?

by Anonymousreply 8403/26/2013

r84 Wednesday

by Anonymousreply 8503/26/2013

Excellent CD. Prolly the best I bought in 10 years. Every song is a winner. JT is the new MJ!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 8603/26/2013

R86 LOL @ JT's PR

by Anonymousreply 8703/26/2013

The only people on that list I've whose music I've heard is Bon Jovi and Bowie. The rest I've never heard. Granted I quit listening to the radio 10 years ago and on the rare occasions I do listen it's to old classic rock stations. Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, etc.

by Anonymousreply 8803/26/2013

[quote]Excellent CD. Prolly the best I bought in 10 years. Every song is a winner. JT is the new MJ!!!!!!

Totally agree.

by Anonymousreply 8903/26/2013

The new MJ? Eeek, poor Justin.

by Anonymousreply 9003/26/2013

He didn't break a million, but still impressive: 920k

by Anonymousreply 9103/26/2013

Nice try.

by Anonymousreply 9203/26/2013

He failed to break a million despite the uberhype. Lil' Wayne, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga are still bigger.

And don't Timberfake's PR have no shame?

by Anonymousreply 9303/27/2013

[quote]He failed to break a million despite the uberhype. Lil' Wayne, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga are still bigger.

In what planet is Lil' Wayne bigger? Did you see all the negative comments on iTunes?

by Anonymousreply 9403/27/2013

Two of Lil' Wayne's albums have opened bigger in the last 5 years r94. And I think he's as untalented as JT.

by Anonymousreply 9503/27/2013

From JT's Twitter: Whoa... Speechless. Shocked. Numbers go up, numbers go down. I just hope this album makes your Summer... You already made mine #bestfansever 6:01pm - 27 Mar 13

by Anonymousreply 9603/29/2013

Doesn't Matter What It Sells, Will Be Forgotten In Less Than 5 Years

by Anonymousreply 9703/30/2013

The elders here crack me up.

Part 2 of 20/20 drops in November.

by Anonymousreply 9803/30/2013

Elders? I can't see them buying this shit. Young people? I can't see them buying this shit either. Old soccer moms trying to relive their teens are the only ones dumb enough to spend money on this crap. Well besides the record company.

by Anonymousreply 9903/30/2013

As predicted, the album made a big splash now hype is waning a whole week later. It certainly won't have the legs of a Taylor Swift or Adele album.

by Anonymousreply 10003/31/2013

I can't believe all the hype surrounding this album, even on this site.

WTF is so great about this guy?

by Anonymousreply 10103/31/2013

I think Timberlake is brilliant, can't get enough of his new album.

by Anonymousreply 10203/31/2013

r101, Im wondering the same thing...Future Sex was way more innovative than this. I guess music is so crappy now that people will fawn over this bland album. Ive always thought Justin had a nice voice, and Timbaland has always been amazing. But Im just not getting this.

by Anonymousreply 10303/31/2013

after listening to it a few times, this is a GREAT album. Strawberry bubblegum, Mirrors, Let the Groove In...awesome music.

And, he (like everyone else) is now taking a page from Madge's book. Global marketing, cross-selling, and complete media domination=huge tour sales immediately follow.

by Anonymousreply 10403/31/2013

You might not enjoy it but the album is certainly very innovative. It doesn't sound like any other pop music I've heard. It's jazzy, ambient, and has everything from old school big band sounds to African music.

I think people have such strong pre-formed opinions of JT that they can't judge him or his music clearly.

by Anonymousreply 10503/31/2013

Well his album was trashy like all his albums are. The only song that was rather ok was 'Mirrors'. Actually it's the only song of Timberlake that i somehow like.

by Anonymousreply 10603/31/2013

Speaking of Madge, why do people immediately dismiss her work as the product of her producers but they don't say the same thing about Timberlake? Timberlake wouldn't be successful without Timbaland.

by Anonymousreply 10703/31/2013

Who even talks about Madge anymore? Anyway that is ridic. Her cultural presence (and justins too) are both way more than the sum of their musical output. That's just a tiny part of what makes them stars.

by Anonymousreply 10803/31/2013

Madonna's last album wasn't that good, no songs worth listening to.

by Anonymousreply 10903/31/2013

Music has been in serious trouble for years now, but the Ipod-bots downloading "thousands" of songs are pitifully clueless. What isn't re-heated DJ Testa-like disco from 10 years ago, is helium-voiced teenybopper bubblegum (or worse, grunting rap songs).

Hint: a song shouldn't have to mention the word "booty" to be a success.

It's all so dumb I can't listen to the radio anymore. And I've never downloaded a song in my life; if I want to hear something I'll go on Youtube, or play my old compilation tapes.

by Anonymousreply 11003/31/2013

r110, sorry, you're old.

by Anonymousreply 11103/31/2013

Just for R10.

by Anonymousreply 11203/31/2013

I think Lil Wayne went back down again on iTunes, being replaced with Timberlake's 20/20. Lil Wayne is getting scathing reviews.

by Anonymousreply 11303/31/2013

I bet some of the bots who downloaded the album will only listen to one song.

by Anonymousreply 11404/01/2013
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