The Straits Times
Published on Jan 30, 2013

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


(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.