When Justin Timberlake makes a musical comeback, he doesn't do it halfway. Less than two weeks after the singer-turned-actor shocked the world with the Jay-Z-assisted single [article id="1700122"]"Suit & Tie,"[/article] he's prepping a video return as well.
MTV, VH1, mtvU and MTV Hits will air the exclusive worldwide broadcast of the lyric video for "Suit" on Thursday at 6 a.m. ET. But before that, we're offering up a 30-second preview.
Directed by skateboarder-turned-director Laban Pheidias (Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys), the lyric video "takes fans on a ride with Justin through the streets of Los Angeles from the Hollywood Hills to Sunset Boulevard," according to a statement announcing the clip. "It's a day-in-the-life look at one of today's biggest superstars while he gets down to business at a photo shoot for his upcoming album, The 20/20 Experience."
Also, unlike many lyric vids, JT appears in this one.
In the teaser, we see Timberlake getting suited up for some kind of occasion, slipping into spit-polished loafers, adjusting his shirt cuffs, suit pants and vest and checking his tie in the mirror as the song's lyrics pop up in all-cap letters all over the screen. When he taps his toes together and brushes some dirt off his suit jacket, a bit of cartoon dust pops into the air, and some notes drift up off a piano as he tickles the ivories at the end of the preview.
"Tie" has already set some personal and professional records for JT. It blew past Timberlake's [article id="1700266"]previous top digital sales week[/article], moving 310,087 copies and beating the genre-busting "SexyBack," which moved 250,000 copies back in 2006.
According to his label, despite a [article id="1700167"]sneak-attack release[/article], the song also reached #1 on iTunes singles charts in 31 countries, including the U.S., England, Canada, Sweden, France and Brazil. Internationally, the song with the Jay-Z cameo made it into the top 10 on the iTunes singles charts in 54 countries.
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