Justin Timberlake will be the first to break ranks from his 'N Sync mates with the Nov. 12 release of his Jive solo debut, "Justified." First single "Like I Love You," like the rest of the material on
Justin Timberlake will be the first to break ranks from his 'N Sync mates with the Nov. 12 release of his Jive solo debut, "Justified." First single "Like I Love You," like the rest of the material on the album, was co-written by Timberlake. The soul-tinged track was delivered earlier this week to U.S. radio outlets and is already being spun on such major-market stations as WBLI New York, WKSC Chicago, and KIIS Los Angeles.
A video for the track will debut Sept. 9 on MTV's "Making the Video." Beforehand, Timberlake will perform the song at the MTV Video Music Awards, to be presented Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
Although the album is one of the most anticipated of the fall season, official details have been scant. Among the producers who lent a hand are the Neptunes, Timbaland, and P. Diddy, while Brian McKnight and Mario Winans are also confirmed to have participated.
According to the artist's agent, no Timberlake solo tour is being planned yet, but he may hit the road sometime next year.
Timberlake began taking greater control of the songwriting responsibilities in 'N Sync on last year's "Celebrity," which found him co-writing 10 of the 13 tracks with group member J.C. Chasez. He also co-wrote the song "What It's Like To Be Me" on ex-girlfriend Britney Spears' latest Jive set, "Britney."
While Timberlake has been working on "Justified," the other members of 'N Sync have been busied with various pursuits. Joey Fatone is appearing on Broadway in the hit musical "Rent," while Lance Bass is training in earnest for a potential trip into outer space. As reported yesterday, the Russian space agency said that if payment is not received by Friday (Aug. 23), Bass will not be permitted to take part in the mission, which is scheduled to begin Oct. 28. The price tag for such a "space tourist trip" is said to be about $20 million.