Timberlake, Destiny's Child Releasing New Albums

First since 2006 for Justin, 2005 for Destiny's Child
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2013 11:48 AM CST
Musician Justin Timberlake performs during his Justin Timberlake and Friends concert benefiting Shriners Hospitals For Children at the Planet Hollywood hotel in Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – Hang on to your hats, everybody, because we are about to blow your mind: Justin Timberlake and Destiny's Child are both releasing new albums. JT made the announcement this morning after posting a cryptic tweet ("Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST...") last night. At 9:01am precisely, he released a link to a video of himself walking into a recording studio accompanied by a melodramatic voiceover: "Someone asked me the other day, 'So, are you just ... so are you just ... done? With music?' It means more to me than anybody else in the world." It's just that he actually loves it too much to make album after album after album, he explains.

The video ends with him saying, "I'm ready," followed by a countdown clock that started out reading three days, 12 hours. A Florida radio station first reported earlier this week that Timberlake was planning to release a new single featuring Jay-Z, and this morning, sources told both Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter that a whole new album was coming. In case this news isn't enough to cause your inner teenager to pass out from joy, Mashable reports that Destiny's Child is also reuniting after its 2005 split. Beyonce announced a new album, Love Songs, on Tumblr today. It's out Jan. 29. (Read more Justin Timberlake stories.)

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