Justin Timberlake releases new song featuring Jay-Z
Justin Timberlake, who is a member of Memphis Grizzlies minority ownership group, cheers on the team with wife Jessica Biel at his side during an NBA game between the Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Nikki Boertman)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, January 14, 2013 5:35AM EST
NEW YORK -- Mr. "SexyBack" is back.
Justin Timberlake released his new single, "Suit and Tie," late Sunday night. It features rapper Jay-Z.
The upbeat jam is the 31-year-old's first musical offering since 2006's critically acclaimed "FutureSex/LoveSounds." His third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," will be out later this year.
In a letter posted on his website, Timberlake said he began recording music in June. He wrote that the "inspiration for this really came out of the blue."
Timberlake co-wrote and co-produced "Suit and Tie" with Timbaland, who produced much of the Grammy-winning "FutureSex/LoveSounds."
The buzz around the pop star's return to music kicked off Friday when he posted a video on his website that showed him walking into a studio, putting on headphones and saying: "I'm ready."