“Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z enters the Hot 100 at #84, based on just two days of airplay (and no sales activity). It’s likely to vault into the top five next week. It will probably debut at #1 on Hot Digital Songs, with first-week sales in the 330K range.
It’s will become Timberlake’s 20th top 10 hit on the Hot 100 (counting *NSYNC hits); Jay-Z’s 19th. Jay-Z first hit the Hot 100 in April 1996 with “Ain’t No Nigga,” featuring Foxy Brown. Timberlake first charted with *NSYNC in March 1998 with “I Want You Back.”
This is the first single from Timberlake’s third solo album, The 20/20 Experience, which is expected to be released in March. Timberlake’s 2002 solo debut album, Justified, reached #2 on The Billboard 200 and spawned two top 10 hits. His 2006 sophomore album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, spent two weeks at #1 and spawned four top 10 hits, three of them #1s.Read More »from Week Ending Jan. 13, 2013. Songs: “Suit And Tie” Is Off & Running