Justin Timberlake, Jay Z
Grammy Award and Emmy Award-winning artist, Justin Timberlake , today released his long-awaited new single, "Suit & Tie featuring JAY Z." For the next 24 hours, fans can either exclusively purchase the song at the iTunes Store or stream the song at the new Myspace atnew.myspace.com. At 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time tonight, radio stations Worldwide will receive the song simultaneously as one of today's most iconic entertainers officially marks his return to music.
"Suit & Tie featuring JAY Z" was written by Justin Timberlake , Timbaland, Shawn Carter , Jerome "J-ROC" Harmon and James Flauntleroy and produced by Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and Jerome "J-ROC" Harmon. The song is the first release off Timberlake's forthcoming album, The 20/20 Experience, due out this year on RCA Records.
Visit www.justintimberlake.com to hear "Suit & Tie featuring JAY Z" and to read a letter from Justin about his return to music.
Below, read an 'Open Letter' which Timberlake has written to his fans:
An Open Letter
An Open Letter to you (the fans):
I hope this gets to you the right way. It's the only way I know to do it. Some people may criticize me for the last 3 days. But it was fun, right?? Right?!?! Besides, I'd rather speak directly to all of you. And, who can knock me for having a little bit of fun with it?
Well... No more teasing. Although, it was A LOT of fun. (Did I mention that I'm having fun with this?? Ha!)
*Makes a serious face*
So, here goes:
This year is an exciting one for me. As you probably have heard through the "grapevine," I'm gearing up for a big 2013.
Back in June of last year, I quietly started working on what is now, my next Journey with that thing I love called MUSIC.
The inspiration for this really came out of the blue and to be honest, I didn't expect anything out of it. 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.
What I came up with is something I couldn't be more excited about! It is full of inspiration that I grew up listening to and some newfound muses that I've discovered along the way.
I'm calling it "The 20/20 Experience," and it's coming out this year.
I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.
That's all I'm giving you for now... I know, I know! Again, with the teasing!!!
Get ready. This is going to be fun (well, at least it is for me).