Despite serving as Justin Timberlake’s first solo effort in nearly seven years, The 20/20 Experience is expected to do quite well as far as album sales are concerned. Billboard.com reports that Timberlake’s album could move as many as 800,000 units before March 24th, the end of the current tracking week.
In today’s musical climate, it’s become a rarity for an artist to top such high numbers in their first week. The last reported occurrence of an artist topping the 750,000 mark in first week sales came with the release of country/pop star Taylor Swift’s Red album.
Timberlake’s previous solo album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, reportedly sold around 684,000 in its first week.
Released on March 19th, The 20/20 Experience is fully produced by Virginia beatsmith Timbaland and features a sole guest appearance from Jay-Z.
With the release of The 20/20 Experience now behind him, Timberlake will soon join forces with Jay-Z for the duo’s “Legends Of The Summer” tour, which kicks off in July.