If there’s one thing that’s clear about Justin Timberlake‘s new album ‘The 20/20 Experience’, it’s that it’s destined to be a chart smash.
Already predicted by insiders to shift more than 500,000 copies first week, it has now emerged that the set has already broken digital records on merit of pre-orders alone.
Details after the jump…
According to Hits Daily Double, ’20/20′ has topped the previous 136k digital pre-order record set by One Direction last year by “a few thousand units”. Even more impressive is that JT’s effort did so within a five and a half week window, roughly half the time 1D had.
As echoed in our review of the ‘Experience’, we’re not sure the album meets the lofty expectations it thinks it meets.
Still, first and foremost we’re keen appreciators of talent here at TGJ; hence it’s warming to see legit talent topping the charts — and in a major way. With another collection of songs on the horizon, we just hope the second instalment of the project brings with it better songs and unmissable HITS.