16 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With hints of Americana and help from Chris Stapleton, the pop superstar enters a new chapter. Dually inspired by his Tennessee roots and growing family—Timberlake's son, Silas, was born in 2015—Man of the Woods imbues his signature R&B grooves with harmonica and fiddle. It’s a bold move, but he never drifts too far from home. "The Hard Stuff” and Stapleton collaboration “Say Something” are pop-rock ballads with flickers of Nashville, while the Timbaland-assisted “Filthy” and The Neptunes-produced “Higher Higher” are natural continuations of his beat-minded classics (think: “SexyBack” and “Suit & Tie”). The standout? “Morning Light,” a neo-soul duet with Alicia Keys that’s so textured and expressive, it makes you wonder if there’s anything JT can’t do.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With hints of Americana and help from Chris Stapleton, the pop superstar enters a new chapter. Dually inspired by his Tennessee roots and growing family—Timberlake's son, Silas, was born in 2015—Man of the Woods imbues his signature R&B grooves with harmonica and fiddle. It’s a bold move, but he never drifts too far from home. "The Hard Stuff” and Stapleton collaboration “Say Something” are pop-rock ballads with flickers of Nashville, while the Timbaland-assisted “Filthy” and The Neptunes-produced “Higher Higher” are natural continuations of his beat-minded classics (think: “SexyBack” and “Suit & Tie”). The standout? “Morning Light,” a neo-soul duet with Alicia Keys that’s so textured and expressive, it makes you wonder if there’s anything JT can’t do.

Mastered for iTunes
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About Justin Timberlake

Teen idol, pop phenom, R&B innovator, Man of the Woods–Justin Timberlake is a master of reinvention. Born in 1981, the Tennessee native got his start on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club (alongside Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera) and then smashed all kinds of chart records in his later teens with the Orlando-based *NSYNC. But he would go on to rewrite the rulebook for boy-band-alum second acts when he gracefully transitioned to a grown-and-sexy solo star, fusing slick, R&B beats (crafted largely by The Neptunes and Timbaland) with irresistible pop hooks. Armed with a fluid falsetto and charismatic stage presence, he’s headlined half-time spectaculars, become a regular on Saturday Night Live, and landed roles in award-winning films like The Social Network and Inside Llewyn Davis, all while earning comparisons to no less than Michael Jackson and Prince. But in the end, it's Timberlake's catalog of instant classics that will cement his place in pop history: “Cry Me a River” redefined the breakup ballad, "SexyBack” and “My Love” sparked a new era of synth-pop, and “Suit & Tie,” his 2013 collaboration with JAY-Z, brought the spirit of the Rat Pack back to life.

HOMETOWN
Memphis, TN
GENRE
Pop
BORN
31 January 1981

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