The Numbers Game: Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience Almost Sold A Million Copies

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Yes, Justin Timberlake‘s first album since 2006, The 20/20 Experience, sold 968,000 copies in its first week and debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Now to be honest, JT isn’t a stranger of selling a lot of records in the first week; ‘N Sync’s album No Strings Attached sold 2.42 million in it’s first week in 2000 (I don’t think that shit will never happen again). But as a solo artist, 968,000 is the most Timberlake has sold ever in the first with his prior albums FutureSex/LoveSounds selling 684,000 in 2006 and Justified selling 439,000 in 2002. This is also the 19th-largest week for an album since SoundScan started tracking data in 1991.

Speaking of FutureSex/LoveSounds, that album jumped back in the Top 200 and now sits at #37. All in all, a monster week for Justin Timberlake.

If you have checked out our track-by-track review of Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience yet, you can go here to do so.

Next week we’ll see how Lil’ Wayne‘s I Am Not A Human Being II does in terms of sales (We reviewed that album too).


#1 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience (Last Week: N/A) – 968,000; Total: N/A (Gold) [Debut]
#3 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox (Last Week: #5) – 41,300; Total: 1,094,900 (Platinum) [16 Weeks]
#10 Rihanna – Unapologetic (Last Week: #13) – 26,200; Total: 860,400 (Gold) [18 Weeks]
#14 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist (Last Week: #17) – 24,100; Total: 496,500 [24 Weeks]
#25 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Last Week: #29) – 14,400; Total: 807,900 (Gold) [22 Weeks]
#36 Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire (Last Week: #38) – 10,600; Total: 635,800 (Gold) [17 Weeks]
#37 Justin Timberlake – FutureSex/LoveSounds (Last Week: N/A) – 10,200; Total: 4,429,400 (4x Platinum) [Re-Entry]
#48 A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP (Last Week: #52) – 8,600; Total: 302,800 [10 Weeks]
#137 Swollen Members – Beautiful Death Machine (Last Week: N/A) – 2,900; Total: N/A [Debut]

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