Love him or hate him, Justin Timberlake knows how to sell pop music. The singer’s third solo album, “The 20/20 Experience”, is on its way to selling nearly a million copies in its first week.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
> On Sunday (March 24), industry sources forecast that the pop star’s new The 20/20 Experience could sell between 950,000 and 975,000 by the close of the tracking week – Sunday night. (Nielsen SoundScan’s sales week runs Monday-Sunday each week.)
As I wrote last week for Colorlines.com, there’s something troubling about Timberlake’s appropriation of black music. It’s good, and also embodies the historical mistrust between white performers and black listeners. But however fans feel about it, it looks like they can’t help but listen.