Justin Timberlake's "Until The End Of Time" made a 41-28 on The Billboard Hot 100 this week, making him the first solo male artist this decade to spawn six top 40 hits from the same album. His album "FutureSex/LoveSounds" (Jive) was released in September 2006.
The last solo male artist to accomplish the feat was Michael Jackson, whose album "Dangerous" produced seven such hits from 1991-93. Shania Twain's "Come On Over," which had six top 40 Hot 100 hits from 1997-99, was the last album overall to reach the same heights.
"We wanted to try and strive to do this and set that bar high for Justin from the start," says Jive/Zomba executive VP of promotion Joe Riccitelli. "It was always the plan to have this many singles from this album."
Riccitelli adds, "There are very few artists in the industry that can cover all the bases the way Justin does. If you look at the songs from 'FutureSex' that have topped the chart, you go from 'Summer Love,' which is pure pop-driven, to 'Sexyback,' which was groundbreaking from a production standpoint."
A new version of "Until the End of Time," which features Beyonce in a duet with Timberlake, was released to radio on Sept. 27 and helped give the track a jump in the last week, but the song was already on the move, having hit the top five on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with last week's issue (Oct. 13).