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Associated Press, Published March 26 2013

Timberlake sells nearly 1 million albums in first week

NEW YORK — Justin Timberlake's comeback album has sold nearly 1 million units its first week out.

Nielsen SoundScan announced Tuesday that the singer's third album, “The 20/20 Experience,” has moved 968,000 units. It's the 19th album in Nielsen's 22-year history that has sold more than 900,000 albums in its debut week.

“20/20” is Timberlake's third album and the follow-up to his multiplatinum, Grammy-winning 2006 album, “FutureSex/LoveSounds.” The new CD features the pop hit “Suit & Tie.”

“The numbers are pleasantly surprising,” said Tom Corson, the president and chief operating officer of RCA Records, which released Timberlake's album.

The label had projected that “20/20” would sell 500,000 to 600,000 units, Corson said.