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Timberlake’s ’20/20′ album sells 968K in 1st week

March 26, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, Justin Timberlake performs on stage during the BRIT Awards 2013 at the o2 Arena in London. Nielsen SoundScan announced Tuesday, March 26, 2013, that the singer’s third album, “The 20/20 Experience,” has moved 968,000 units. It’s the 19th album in Nielsen’s 12-year history that has sold more than 900,000 albums in a single week. (Photo by John Marshall/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake’s comeback album has sold nearly 1 million units its first week out.

Nielsen SoundScan announced Tuesday that the singer’s third album, “The 20/20 Experience,” has moved 968,000 units. It’s the 19th album in Nielsen’s 22-year history that has sold more than 900,000 albums in its debut week.

“20/20″ is Timberlake’s third album and the follow-up to his multiplatinum, Grammy-winning 2006 album, “FutureSex/LoveSounds.” The new CD features the pop hit “Suit & Tie.”

“The numbers are pleasantly surprising,” said Tom Corson, the president and chief operating officer of RCA Records, which released Timberlake’s album.

The label had projected that “20/20″ would sell Login to read more

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