Archive for March, 2013

Kendrick Lamar Announces College Tour Dates!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , on March 31, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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The aftermath MC is embarking on a college campus to in support of his critically acclaimed debut album! Peep the dates below:

March 30 – San Bernadino, CA – Paid Dues Festival
April 1 – Iowa City, IA – Iowa Memorial Union
April 4 – Boca Raton, FL – Florida Atlantic University +
April 5 – Atlanta, GA – Private
April 6 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia State University
April 7 – Tallahassee, FL – Florida State +
April 9 – Orlando, FL – University of Central Florida *
April 10 – Charlotte, NC – University of North Carolina-Charlotte
April 11 – Columbus, OH – Ohio State University * (students only)
April 12 – Auburn Hills, MI – Oakland University (Meadowbrook Music Festival) * (students only)
April 13 – Athens, OH – Ohio University (#fest) *
April 17 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena *
April 18 – Kent, OH – Kent State University *+
April 19 – Storrs, CT – UConn *+
April 21 – Lowell, MA – Tsongas Center *
April 22 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
April 23 – Fairfax, VA – Private
April 24 – Durham, NC – Duke University *+
April 25 – Williamsburg, VA – William & Mary
April 26 – New Britain, CT – Central CT State *
April 27 – Cortland, NY – SUNY Cortland *
April 28 – Waltham, MA – Private
April 29 – Newark, DE – University of Delaware
April 30 – Greensboro, NC – North Carolina A&T
May 1 – Fairfield, CT – Fairfield University +
May 3 – Ithaca, NY – Private
May 4 – Watertown, NY – SUNY Jefferson
May 11 – Columbia, MD – Sweetlife Festival
May 17 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival
June 7 – New York, NY – Governors Ball
June 29 – Los Angeles, CA – BET Experience

Monica Collaborates With Miguel On New Album!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on March 31, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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We didn’t too much care for her last album but the record prior, “Still Standing” is one of our favorite r&b albums EVER! “New Life” only did about 70k it’s first week but J Records and Clive Davis are applying the necessary pressure and the necessary promo budget to the project make sure it’s a huge success!

Monica’s been in the studio with Missy Elliot, Future, Polow Da Don, Rico Love, Stargate and now Miguel. We’re EXCITED!!

No official release date or album title have been announced but you know we’ll keep you posted!!

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Young Jeezy Unveils “R.I.P” Remix Ft Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar & YG!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on March 31, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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It’s hot AF but not as epic as the original song but slightly more entertaining, given Breezy’s HUGE slug at Drake:

“You started from the bottom, go head and come out the closet” he spits over the DJ Mustard production…. #ShotsFired

Less then a year ago, Chris & Drake got into an all out fist fight while clubbing one weekend. The entourages of both men got involved and Chris Brown tweeted pictures of a deep cut on his chin from the fight. It was later reported that Rihanna was the cause, even though she was not at the club or in the same city at the time…. Since the brawl, Chris and Rihanna have publicly reunited..  Please believe that Drake is going to fire back!

Chris Brown “X” 2013 Album!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on March 28, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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We don’t f*** with Chris unless he really goes in but it sounds like he’s going to be taking a totally different direction on this new album, his 6th…

The album will feature Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, J-Lo and others while Pharrell Williams, Polow Da Don & Drumma Boy are expected to be at the helm of production!

RapUp reports the following:

“I tried to stay away from the Euro beats, and not go totally pop,” he toldRolling Stone at a listening session in L.A. “Instead, I wanted to take the Quincy Jones approach. The record pays homage to the Stevie Wonders, the Michael Jacksons, the Sam Cookes: I wanted to put that classic essence of R&B and soul with the new age of music now. There’s a lot of live instruments, and a lot less Auto-Tune. I really wanted to demonstrate my vocal ability, creating the vibe of me singing along with a band.”

Lil Wayne “I’m Am Not A Human Being” To Debut With 200,000 Units!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on March 28, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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His last album, “The Carter 4” followed the 3rd with a one million unit debut but Wayne’s newest studio effort is only going to pull down about 200,000 units… We expected a lot more but even 200k is a feat in today’s market..

We previously reported Justin Timberlake’s nearly 1 million unit debut with his first album in 6 years, “The 20/20 Experience”..

Justin Timberlake Debuts At #1, Shifts 968,000 Units!!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on March 27, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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AMAZING!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! Three months ago, we didn’t even know JT was in the studio working on new music and now his album sits atop the Hot 100 with the 19th biggest sales week of the SoundScan era!! Billboard reports the following:

It’s official: Justin Timberlake’s new album “The 20/20 Experience” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 968,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

“20/20,” released on March 19, is Timberlake’s second No. 1 album and logs his best sales week yet. It follows his last release, 2006’s “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” which arrived atop the list with his previous high: 684,000. Timberlake’s first album, 2002’s “Justified,” debuted and peaked at No. 2 with a 439,000 start.

“20/20’s” monster sales are the 19th-largest week for an album since SoundScan started tracking data in 1991. The all-time best-selling week was when Timberlake’s former group, ‘N Sync, saw its “No Strings Attached” album debut with 2.42 million at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated April 8, 2000.

The full top 10 of the new Billboard 200 — along with further sales analysis about “20/20’s” arrival — will be revealed on Wednesday, March 27.

All Eyes on Justin

Timberlake’s bow with “20/20” is biggest overall sales frame since Taylor Swift’s “Red” debuted with 1.2 million on the Nov. 10, 2012-dated chart. Among male artists, Timberlake has the largest week in nearly five years. The last larger by a man was when Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter III” debuted with 1.01 million on June 28, 2008.

Interestingly, “20/20” also tallies the third-biggest week for a solo male singer (aka: non-rapper). Only Usher and Garth Brooks have scored larger frames. Their “Confessions” (2004) and “Double Live” (1998) sets debuted with 1.10 million and 1.09 million, respectively.

Sources say Apple’s iTunes Store was the top seller of “20/20” for the week, as overall digital sales, with Target its No. 2 account. The latter was the only retailer with an exclusive version of the album: It includes two bonus songs unavailable anywhere else: “Dress On” and “Body Count.” Target has been heavily promoting the album via a series of TV commercials, the first of which premiered during CBS’ broadcast of the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10. For its part, iTunes had an exclusive stream of “20/20” that premiered on March 11 — more than a week before the album dropped on March 19.

During “20/20’s” debut week, the lowest advertised price for the album at a national retailer was $7 — both Walmart and Amazon.com were selling the physical CD for that price. Target promoted its exclusive version for $9.99. iTunes and its main competitor, Amazon MP3, sold the standard digital album for $10.99.

In the lead-up to the release of the album, Timberlake hosted and performed on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (March 9) and had a week-long residency on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (March 11-15). He also starred in his own TV concert special, “Target Presents: The iHeartRadio Album Release Party,” which aired twice on the CW during release week: March 19 and 22. The show was first streamed live on the Web via the iHeartRadio service on March 18.

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Eve Reveals “LipLock” Album Art & Details!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on March 27, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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It’s been a long time coming but the hip hop diva is finally ready to release her new album, her first in over a decade… RapUp reports the following:

Eve gets up close and personal on the cover of Lip Lock, her first album in over a decade. The Philly rapper rocks a metallic lip and heavy eye makeup on the black-and-white artwork. She only wanted to show her face to represent the album’s different moods.

“I don’t want people to take [Lip Lock] too seriously,” she tells Billboard. “I’m not trying to relive any moments of my life. I’m in a new place in my life. I’m almost a new artist. It’s a fun record.”

Due May 14, the 12-song album features appearances from Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg, Swizz Beatz, Dawn Richard, and Cobra Starship’s Gabe Saporta, who is featured on the first single “Make It Out This Town.”

Lil Wayne Embarks On North American Tour Ft Future & T.I!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , , on March 26, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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Weezy has been ordered to rest but will be on the road this summer in promotion of his new album, “I Am Not A Human Being”!! The hip hop mogul has asked T.I and new artist, Future to join him on an extensive tour of North America. A European leg is expected to kick off this Fall and feature Mac Miller! It’s called “The 2013 America’s Most Wanted Music Festival”!!

Wayne’s 2009 tour grossed 42 million and attracted nearly a million fans! This is going to be a HUGE endeavor and a really good opportunity for Future!!

Peep the tour dates below:

July 9 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
July 10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 12 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
July 13 – Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre
July 14 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niaga Pavilion
July 17 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
July 19 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach
July 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
July 21 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
July 23 – Bangor, ME – Bangor Amphitheatre
July 24 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 26 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 27 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Pavilion
July 28 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live
July 30 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake PAC
July 31 – Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
August 2 – Washington, DC – Verizon Centet
August 3 – Saratoga Springs, NY – SPAC
August 4 – Boston, MA – Comcast Theatre
August 6 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Pavilion
August 7 – Cleveland, OH – Klipsch Amphitheatre
August 9 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
August 10 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 11 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 13 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Amphitheatre
August 14 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
August 16 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Pavilion
August 17 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre
August 18 – Houston, TX – CWM Pavilion
August 20 – Omaha, NE – Qwest Center
August 21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Center
August 23 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green
August 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
August 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion
August 27 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Arena
August 28 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Arena
August 30 – Oakland, CA – Sleep Train Arena
August 31 – Las Vegas, NV – Arena
September 1 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Eminem Putting The Finishing Touches On 2013 Album!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on March 24, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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According to Dr Dre, who recently spoke out about his long delayed album, Eminem is wrapping up recording sessions for his 2013 album. His last album, “Recovery” was the best selling album of 2010, earned him 2 grammys and a few trophies at the Hot 100! The fans are ready for the follow and this is just the year to deliver!!

We don’t know much about the project, a release date, collaboration list or titles but he’s been in the studio with Dr Dre of course and Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and even Drake are rumored to make appearances!!

JT’s “The 20/20 Experience” First Week Projections Swell To More The 900,000 Units!!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on March 23, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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YESSSSSSSS!!!! JT could easily shift a million copies of “The 20/20 Experience” by Tuesday! He’s just released the music video for his second single, “Mirrors”, while “Suit&Tie” featuring JT currently sits in Billboard’s 10! The promo for this album has been flawless, surgical almost and JT is about to see a career high as a result of his hard work in the studio and on the promo trail!

Billboard reports the following:

Industry sources now forecast that Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” could sell between 850,000 and 900,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 24.

All Eyes on Justin

To bring you up to speed: On May 11 — before the RCA Records album came out on March 19 — Billboard first reported that the album was headed for at least 500,000. Then, once the album did drop, its sales projection jumped to 750,000 on the 20th, 800,000 on the 21st and now 850,000 to 900,000 today (22).

Could “20/20” go over 900,000? It’s quite possible, if the set performs strongly over the weekend.

With its massive sales, “20/20” will instantly become the year’s top selling album. It will eclipse Mumford & Sons’ “Babel,” which has sold 631,000 in 2013 according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Timberlake will also score his second No. 1 and his best-ever sales week with “20/20.” His previous high came with the arrival of his last album, 2006’s “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” which bowed with 684,000 at No. 1.

To put Timberlake’s monster sales in perspective, let’s look at how infrequently an album sells this many copies in a single week.

Since SoundScan started tracking data in 1991, there have only been 31 instances where an album sold more than 850,000 copies in a single week. The all-time best-selling week was when Timberlake’s former group, ‘N Sync, saw its “No Strings Attached” album debut with 2.42 million at No. 1 on the April 8, 2000 Billboard 200 chart.

In the late ’00s and into the ’10s, enormous sales weeks became less frequent, as more people opted to stream albums or purchase digital tracks.

Thus, since 2005, there have just been eight weeks where an album did 850,000-plus. All seven of them did so in their debut frames: 50 Cent’s “The Massacre” (1.14 million; March 19, 2005), Kanye West’s “Late Registration” (860,000; Sept. 17, 2005), West’s “Graduation” (957,000; Sept. 29, 2007), Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter III” (1.01 million; June 28, 2008), Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now” (1.05 million; Nov. 13, 2010), Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” (1.11 million, June 11, 2011), Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV” (964,000; Sept. 17, 2011) and Swift’s “Red” (1.21 million; Nov. 10, 2012).

Sources say Apple’s iTunes Store is leading the way in terms of sales of “20/20,” with Target the No. 2-seller of the set. The latter was the only retailer with an exclusive version of the album. Target’s deluxe CD edition includes two bonus songs unavailable anywhere else: “Dress On” and “Body Count.”

“Initial sales for ‘The 20/20 Experience’ at Target are exceeding our expectations and put it in a position to be one of our best-selling albums in the last 10 years,” Anne Stanchfield, Target’s divisional merchandise manager of entertainment, tells Billboard.

“For the launch of the album, Target focused on bringing our guests more of what they love about Justin. Our two broadcast spots served up some surprises, and Monday night’s release party gave fans a chance to be a part of an intimate performance through an innovative partnership with Clear Channel and the CW.”

While iTunes is selling “20/20” for $10.99 — as is its main competitor, Amazon MP3 — Target is offering its exclusive version for $9.99. Trumping all three is both Walmart and Amazon.com, which are selling the standard physical CD for only $7.

Justin Timberlake “Mirrors” Official Video!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , , on March 22, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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EPIC!! The message is so profound and the production is so good…. JT is killing it right now and this couldn’t have been timed any better! The album just came out this week! This is going to drive sales like >>>>>>>>

There’s so much more to come for JT in 2013, can’t wait to see more videos, spinning the album now!

Rihanna Dropping Tour Documentary In May!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , on March 22, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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Rihanna’s going to be releasing a documentary of her own this summer much to the delight of fans around the world! The doc reportedly follows her, fans and an small army of press around the world for Rih’s “777” promo tour!!

RTTNews reports the following:

Rihanna, who embarked on her ambitious 777 Tour late last year, is bringing adocumentary look at the tour to the FOX network. According to theHollywood Reporter, it is set to air on Monday, May 6.

The 777 Tour, a global promo jaunt for her latest release, Unapologetic, took the “We Found Love” hitmaker around the world with fans and press.

It saw Riri, along with several of her fan club members and a press corps of 150 journalists representing 82 countries, flying with her on a chartered Boeing 777 twin jet to seven shows in seven days in seven countries.

The doc will give fans an inside look at the tour, which included shows in Mexico City, Toronto, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, London and New York.

Usher In The Studio With Jermaine Dupre For 2013 Album!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on March 22, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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YES!!! Ush has had so much success over the years but hasn’t brought the absolute fire like he did back in 2004 with “Confessions”, one of the greatest r&b albums of all time, his most acclaimed and biggest selling project to date… Now with the return of Justin Timberlake, Ush is back in the lab with Jermaine Dupre, Polo Da Don, Will.I.Am and more!! This could be all the motivation he needed……..

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Back in 2003, he and JT were really the only men in modern r&b but since Usher has fathered a couple of kids, gotten married and divorced, lost his egde a bit while JT has been completely absent from the music scene up until just a couple of months ago. He’s making movie money like a muthaf*****  for the last 6 years… We’re anxious to watch these two have it out on the charts and at the award shows!!

The Backlash From Beyonce’s New Single Continues!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on March 22, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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The release of Beyonce’s latest single has caused major backlash. Rihanna’s fans feel she’s been copied, Keyshia Cole has called Bey out on Twitter and now uber political radio personality, Rush Limbaugh is firing off on her a**!!

HipHopWired reports the following:

The New York Daily News reports that yesterday (March 20) on The Rush Limbaugh Show, the host was inspired by an article from the UK’s Telegraph and its criticism of Beyoncé’s track. Agreeing with the writer, who says the Houston native’s song is a blow to feminism, the 62-year-old Limbaugh launched into a rant in an attempt to check the singer.

“[Destiny’s Child] songs were attempts to inspire young women not to take any grief from men. She’s done a 180,” said Limbaugh. “Beyoncé, now having been married, having been impregnated and giving birth to Blue IvyShe’s got a new song, ‘Bow, Down B-tches’… Beyoncé is now saying, ‘Go ahead and put up with it!’

Limbaugh continued his critique of the track saying, “You know why? I’ll tell you why. Because she married a rich guy. She’s even calling herself Mrs. Carter on the tour…She has shelved Beyoncé. She now understands it’s worth it to bow down.”

Rihanna Unveils “Pour It Up” Featuring T.I, Rick Ross & Jeezy!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on March 22, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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YESSSS!!! Not sure when we’ll see a music video for this or the OG song, if at all but it’s killing urban radio while “Stay” is a mainstay in the Hot 100’s upper hierarchy! Whose f**** wit Rih?? #RihannaNavy

Jennifer Lopez In The Studio With Chris Brown!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on March 22, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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Well….nice to see somebody doesn’t hate Chris.. We still do but we LOVE J-Lo!

This picture surfaced from a recording session just lastnite! J-Lo’s working on a new album and has been in the studio with everyone from Future and Lil Wayne to Chris Brown and PitBull! We’re excited!!

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Nicki Minaj “High School” Behind The Scenes Ft Lil Wayne!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , on March 20, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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We become less and less Minaj fans by the day but she’s sweet and really nice to look at, even if her music doesn’t move us like it did when she debut 2 or 3 years ago.

Here’s some behind the scenes footage of her with Wayne and Baby on the set of her new music video for “High School”, her latest single from “Roman Reloaded”..

The Perfect Beyonce Album!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , , on March 19, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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The recipe for the perfect Beyonce album is as follows:

1. She’s needs to find the dude that wrote “Halo”, “Already Gone” and “Bleeding Love”. She needs to record 2 or 3 songs with him for the album. These are the grammy tracks, the strong ballads that kill commercially and ppl will ultimately identify the album with!

2. She needs to link up with Frank Ocean and create 1 or 2 more “I Miss You”‘s for the fans!

3. She needs to get in the studio with Swizz Beatz and Bangladesh, bring the FIRE on the urban front, ferocious ass tracks like “Lost Your Mind”, “Diva”, “Get Me Bodied” and “upgrade you”!! The tracks that were ending careers 6 or 7 years ago….

4. Lastly she needs to record 2 to 3 tracks with Max Martin, Pharrell or Stargate and put Rihanna, Gaga, Katy Perry and Britney in there places.

We’ll bow down and so will every one else when she gives us reason to.. Endorsements and brunch with The Obamas have little to do with her career in music… She needs to find herself or find someone with some vision that can bring her back, make her the career ending b**** she was 2003 – 2007……….

Beyonce “Bow Down (I Been On)” New Music!!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , on March 18, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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It’s the song from the promo vids for “The Mrs Carter Show” world tour.. We’re happy the track is finally here but…… Most of the song is just music and the rest in a chopped & screwed, h-town, slim thug voice talk’n sh** that many would argue is UNWARRANTED…

If anything she’s revealed the direction of the album with this single or probable buzz track. She’s going urban, perhaps more so then “4”, which is cool but I wonder if her commercial singles (the album may have 1 or 2″) will impact the market, if at all…

It’s clear that Beyonce’s doing whatever the f*** she wants rite now but how this will pan out professionally is uncertain…

Justin Timberlake To Re-Release “The 20/20 Experience” In November!!

Posted in trueclefmusic with tags , , , , on March 18, 2013 by JupiterDaTruth

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YES! JT is planning for success and his album doesn’t even come out until Tuesday!! He’s going to re-release the project in November with 5 to 10 new songs, maybe a few remixes.

Billboard’s predicted a sales debut of at least 500k and we think JT’s good for it. He’s been promoting this album and performing everywhere, on top of announcing a North American tour with fellow icon, Jay-Z! It’s looking like 2013 is going to be all about Justin Timberlake!!