Justin Timberlake took to Twitter earlier this week to thank his fans for helping The 20/20 Experience sell almost a million copies in the first week. Via MTV:
“Whoa… Speechless. Shocked. Numbers go up, numbers go down. I just hope this album makes your Summer,” he tweeted after Experience moved 968,000 units for his best solo debut to date. “You already made mine #bestfansever.”
He then teased some more goodies to come. “I’m gonna find a way to show my appreciation to you ladies and gents this week … Stay tuned. #finderskeepers.” It’s unclear what he was talking about, though E! Online speculated that it might have something to do with a scavenger hunt for tickets to his upcoming Legends of Summer tour with Jay-Z.
In a recent interview, Timberlake said much of the credit for his recent comeback performance is due to his backing band, The Tennessee Kids
“I just want to go and, like, rip everybody’s face off with some great musicians,” he added, noting that the incredibly tight unit only rehearsed with him for a few weeks before hitting the promotional circuit. “And so we just started scouting the best musicians we could find and we found a lot of 'em that grew up in the church, which was so appropriate for the stuff that I wrote for this album. They’re killer. And they make me sound way better than I am.” Regardless of what the reviews have been, whether some have complained about the song length or how the Experience fits into his legacy, Justin said he knows what he wants his fans to get from the album.