FILE - This May 7, 2012 file photo shows singer-actor Justin Timberlake at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit in New York. Timberlake has concentrated almost exclusively on his acting career over the last few years. But on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, he posted a video on his that showed him walking into a studio, putting on headphones and saying: I'm ready. He hasn't made an album since 2006's Grammy-winning FutureSex/LoveSounds. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)
Updated: January 14, 2013 10:41AM
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.”