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Singer and actor Justin Timberlake has confirmed a release date for his upcoming The 20/20 Experience album for March 19.
Timberlake has released a lyric video for his new single "Suit & Tie" that features rapper Jay-Z, and in the release he reveals the Spring 2013 launch to fans.
The singer's third official solo album was first announced a few weeks back, and will feature guest appearances from Jay-Z, Beyonce and production from Timbaland who worked on the singer's previous two albums Future Love/SexSounds and Justified.
The 20/20 Experience is the singer's first official album since 2006. Timberlake switched gears after the success of that year's FutureLove/SexSounds album and decided to pursue acting, and went on to star in films such as "Alpha Dog" and "Social Network."
Timberlake surprised fans when he released "Suit & Tie" on Jan. 9. He also penned an open letter to them describing his experience with recording his new album and expressed his excitement to return to music.
"The inspiration for this [album] really came out of the blue and to be honest, I didn't expect anything out of it," wrote Timberlake. "I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs. It was probably the best time I've had in my career… Just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process. "
Timberlake shot to super stardom in the late 1990s when he appeared on the music scene as a member and lead singer of the boy band N Sync.
The group was arguably the most successful of that era, which consisted of similar acts such as The Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees.
N Sync released their final album in 2001 and Timberlake pursued his solo career linking up with hip hop producers such as The Neptunes for his 2002 debut album Justified.