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Justin Timberlake’s New Album Flops Hard, Departs Billboard 200 After Just Four Weeks


Apparently everything JT thought this album was turned out not to be the case, because based on it's chart performance, people didn't care enough to support it.



Everything I Thought It Was, the most recent release from Justin Timberlake, has fallen off the Billboard 200 albums chart after just four weeks.


This makes the LP his worst-performing project by a large margin of 15 weeks following its release on March 15th. By comparison, 2018’s Man of the Woods was still hovering in the No. 11 spot on the same chart in its fourth week.


In 2013, The 20/20 Experience was ranked as the No. 1 album of the year on the Billboard 200, and remained on the chart to such an extent in the first year after its release that the LP was ranked as the 142nd-most popular album of 2014.


Several factors could have contributed to the lack of staying power for this project, with the primary reason being it’s just not that interesting (despite boasting an *NSYNC reunion). In his review, our own Paolo Ragusa criticized the overstuffed nature of the project while also noting, “Everything I Thought It Was feels less like a terrible Justin Timberlake album and more like wasted potential. Man of the Woods was terrible, but at least he took a risk. This one is fine, frictionless, and overwhelmingly safe.”


The album also arrived after months of new revelations about Timberlake’s relationship with Britney Spears through her high-profile memoir. Both singers took back their respective apologies to one another as tensions grew.


Meanwhile, Timberlake is still gearing up for the “Forget Tomorrow World Tour” — grab tickets here, if you’re so inclined. The tour is scheduled to kick off later this month in Vancouver.


This is the opportunity for JT to promote that tour harder than his latest album. Maybe he's at a point in his career where he will always have success as a live act, but no one cares about his basic new material.


Or maybe it's time he stop trotting out *NSYNC only when he wants to use them to promote his material, and actually get back with the boy band and not only release a reunion album, but tour with them as well.






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