Justin Timberlake's 'What Goes Around ... Comes Around' is the Fastest Selling Music Video Ever on iTunes
Jive Records' superstar Justin Timberlake, the first major recording artist to debut a new video solely on the iTunes Store (http://www.itunes.com/), continues to shatter records and set new standards. Always on the cusp of new and inventive ways to entertain the world, Justin Timberlake and Jive Records chose iTunes to premiere the video "What Goes Around ... Comes Around" on Friday, February 9th. During the first four days on iTunes, fans purchased and downloaded the video "What Goes Around ... Comes Around" to the tune of over 50,000 downloads, and sales still continue at a record breaking pace.
The full length 9:20 Directors Cut video, which features Scarlett Johannson and Shawn Hatosy, was helmed by one of the industry's most prolific directors, Sam Bayer, who has worked with Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, David Bowie, Aerosmith and on Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams." The video treatment was written by Nick Cassavetes who has directed several films including John Q, The Notebook, and Alpha Dog.
Justin's success in the digital realm has been nothing short of phenomenal. "SexyBack," the first single off of FutureSex/LoveSounds, sold over 252,000 in its first week of release in August 2006, one of the biggest sales weeks ever for a single track at iTunes. FutureSex/LoveSounds then set a record for the biggest pre-order in iTunes history, a mark previously held by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The album went on to break the all time record for one week sales of a digital album with sales of 66,698, according to SoundScan. The previous record was held by Coldplay.
Recently Justin Timberlake took home two GRAMMY awards, one for "Best Dance Recording" for "Sexyback" featuring Timbaland, and one for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration" for "My Love" featuring T.I. Justin also just won "Best International Male" at the 2007 Brit Awards and has been nominated for International Album of the year at the 2007 JUNO awards. Additionally the non-stop musician and showman continues on his worldwide FutureSex/LoveShow tour and is knocking out audiences and critics alike and to top it all off just announced that he will be hosting the Kids Choice Awards on March 31st.
The 4 million plus worldwide selling album, FutureSex/LoveSounds co-written and co-produced by Justin Timberlake, hit #1 on the Billboard charts and broke all digital album sales records. The smash single "SexyBack" featuring Timbaland, along with the 2nd single "My Love" featuring T.I. and the current release "What Goes Around ... Comes Around" brings Justin to a record breaking level. According to R&R magazine, since the CHR/Top 40 chart began in 1992, Justin Timberlake sets the record for a lead male artist as his latest single becomes his seventh consecutive top 10 smash. Additional producers on the album include JAWBreakers, Timbaland and Rick Rubin.
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