While a number of his contemporaries turned to the current EDM craze to secure their recent chart toppers, Justin Timberlake has proved that trend hopping isn’t…well… all that trendy anymore.
For, by way of his star power, the public’s hunger for new material and that voice, he is well on his way to scoring the fastest rising hit of the year with his new single, ‘Suit & Tie‘.
After hitting the Billboard Hot 100 at #84 last week, the cut rose 80 spots in the last seven days- allowing him to occupy the #4 spot this week.
However, his real victory lies in the R&B Songs chart, where he now resides at #1- outselling Rihanna‘s ‘Diamonds‘, and inadvertently stopping the single from becoming the longest running R&B #1 of all time, after it threatened to snatch that record from Mary J. Blige‘s ‘Be Without You‘.
His meteoric chart rise came before a sneak peek of ‘Tie’s lyric video hit Pop’s shores this afternoon. Enjoy below: