He’s bringing Platinum back!
After racking up blockbuster sales with the comeback LP ‘The 20/20 Experience’, Justin Timberlake is ending the year how he started it — with a bang!
Find out why after the jump…
The Pop titan has ample cause for celebration this week, for the RIAA have officially certified the ’20/20′ sequel Platinum – signifying shipments of over 1 million in the US since its release in September. Actual sales, as of last week, are 657,000. This despite the set’s singles, ‘Take Back The Night’ and ‘T.K.O’, doing little on the singles charts.
Its predecessor, which debuted atop of the Billboard 200 after actually selling almost 1 million units first week, has gone on to be rewarded with a Double Platinum plaque. The ‘Suit & Tie’ led LP has to-date sold 2,381,000 copies – in America alone.
Uncertainty engulfs suggestion that the two LP’s sales + shipments are combinable – as ’2 of 2′ reportedly sold the majority of its copies as a standalone album vs the double-disc “Complete Experience” edition that was issued at the time of its release. Wondering why this is of any relevance? Well, if indeed combinable (which heavily depends on whether the project is considered two separate LP’s or one body of work), it would actually make the ‘Experience’ 3x Platinum by way of total sales.
Whatever the case, Justin is winning and then some with this project. And while we feel it a touch overrated, kudos are most certainly due.