JUSTIN Timberlake's comeback single, Suit & Tie, has scored the most first-week plays in the history of the Billboard chart.
The Billboard Pop Songs chart, which measures mainstream top 40 radio airplay, has reported that Suit & Tie logged 6,045 plays across US radio stations in the second week of January.
This is the largest number in the chart's 20 year history for the debut week of a song. Suit & Tie came in at no14 in the chart, also making it the highest ever entry for a male artist.
Suit & Tie is Timberlake's first single in six years after the musician too a break to do some acting.
The producer worked on the singer's debut album Justified, which included hit single Cry Me A River, and 2006 album Future Sex/Love Sounds, featuring singles LoveStoned and SexyBack.
Timbaland has been working with Timberlake on his upcoming album, on which Suit & Tie will feature, called The 20/20 Experience. Like his previous releases, Timberlake has been credited with creating an innovative pop sound with the new single.
Alice Vincent Telegraph.co.uk