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Justin Timberlake's new album 20/20 is due out in March

Published on Jan 30, 2013 5:43 AM
This Jan 27, 2012 file photo shows actor-singer Justin Timberlake at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Timberlake wore a suit by Tom Ford.-- PHOTO: AP

(REUTERS) - Singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake has set a March date for his comeback album - his first in more than six years.

RCA Records said on Tuesday The 20/20 Experience, the former N'Sync boy band member's follow-up to 2006's FutureSex/LoveSounds and only his third album ever, would be released on March 19.

In recent years, Timberlake, 31, has focused more on films and business ventures ranging from restaurants to a clothing line, and reviving social networking site Myspace, of which he is part owner. He remarked in a recent video that creating music involved "physical torture" for him.

Suit & Tie, the first single off his forthcoming album, fell short of sales expectations for its first week. The song, featuring rapper Jay-Z, sold 314,000 downloads last week.

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