Jive Recording artist Justin Timberlake debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart with his sophomore release FutureSex/LoveSounds. Selling more than 684,400 copies in its first week, Justin Timberlake becomes the #1 Pop Artist, secures the #1 R&B album and reigns as the best selling solo male artist debut of the year. Internationally, multi-platinum artist Justin Timberlake arrives at #1 in the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Australia and Singapore and is top 5 in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Holland, France, Denmark, and Hong Kong. The first single “SexyBack featuring Timbaland” is still topping the charts, as the #1 single four weeks in a row on the Hot 100 Billboard chart, the #1 Radio Airplay single four weeks in a row, and the # 3 single in R&R for 3 weeks in a row. Not satisfied at topping the charts worldwide, in the digital realm, FutureSex/LoveSounds becomes the biggest pre-order album in iTunes history and breaks the all time record for one week sales of a digital album with sales of 66,698, according to SoundScan. The previous record was held by Coldplay. FutureSex/LoveSounds is not only becoming a commercial success, but has also garnered universal praise from critics nationwide.
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