On Thursday January 10 at 9:01 a.m., Justin Timberlake treated his fans to a gift they thought would never come. For years, fans have been begging Timberlake to grace their ears with his music as he once did, but the 31-year-old pop star seemed preoccupied with other projects and kept avoiding the wishes for new music. Now, seven years have gone by but Timberlake has finally given the fans what they want.

Earlier in the week Timberlake sent out a tweet that had fans going crazy.

“To whom it may concern…I think I’M READY! #JT2013,” he wrote.

He then released a teaser video called “I’m Ready” which addressed his fans’ yearning for new J.T. tunes and provided an explanation as to why his music has been on the back burner for seven years.

“I don’t want to put anything out that I feel like is something that I don’t love. You just don’t get that everyday. You have to wait for it. I’m ready,” explained Timberlake.

Cue the millions of screaming girls around the world because Timberlake brought more than they could have ever expected. At 9:01 a.m. Suit and Tie, the new track from Timberlake, took over the internet, trended on Twitter, was added to every playlist on every radio station, and became the number one selling song in iTunes.

“Just woke up and heard we’re #1 on iTunes! Wow… Speechless. Thank you, thank you, thank you!” tweeted a very happy Timberlake.

January 10 has become a part of pop music history and the feedback from music lovers has been nothing but love.

“Undoubtedly an awesome track. The lyrics have a general meaning, which is pleasant. Thing is, it can be used as slow or dance… To say I’m eagerly awaiting the rest of his album is an understatement! It’ll be interesting how he portrays it in a music video, that is. It will show the artist’s intentions…though I like the interchangeable genres of the song!” tweeted @TheOriginalAK95.

Timberlake is continuing to finish his third studio album, and since he has only put out two solo records in the last decade, it can be assumed that his fans will be lining up in advance for the sound of some modern Timberlake and that 2013 will be a Justin Timberlake takeover.

Stephanie DiBartolo

I’m Steph! I’m an Arts & Entertainment writer who lives and breathes music. I have a passion for both live music and writing which has led me to working towards my dream career as a music journalist. My happy place is standing in a crowd of people singing along to my favourite songs! I am also an avid tattoo lover and love reading about tattoo culture in my spare time.

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I’m Steph! I’m an Arts & Entertainment writer who lives and breathes music. I have a passion for both live music and writing which has led me to working towards my dream career as a music journalist. My happy place is standing in a crowd of people singing along to my favourite songs! I am also an avid tattoo lover and love reading about tattoo culture in my spare time.