Billboard.com reported estimates were projected at 500,000 copies, but there’s a possibility that the album could hit 800,000 by the end of the tracking week, Sunday (March 24). If the Tennessee native cracks 700,000 his latest album collaboration with Timbaland, will surpass first week figures of 2007’s, Future Sex Love Sounds which sold 648,000 copies.
Last Monday (March 11), Timberlake made the album available for early listening, in the middle of a serious promotional push which found him stopping by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon five days in a row, and closing out the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. One day ahead of the March 19 release date, the 32-year-old confirmed to Ryan Seacrest plans to drop a follow-up, sometime this year. “This whole thing about this being the first half of the album is true,” he said, without revealing the release date.
Over the weekend, it was leaked that Justin will release a follow-up album later this year.