Garners Six Nominations at the MTV Australian Awards, The Most for Any Nominated Artist this Year
Jive Records' recording artist Justin Timberlake hits #1 with "What Goes Around ... Comes Around" on the U.S. and European radio charts simultaneously. The multi-talented musician continues his winning streak with his third consecutive #1 hit from his critically- acclaimed album FutureSex/LoveSounds both domestically and abroad.
"What Goes Around ... Comes Around" is Timberlake's fourth #1 song at Top 40 Radio in the U.S. where he has become the first male artist to score three straight Top 40 #1 hits from a single album. According to Radio & Records, a top music industry trade publication, "with four total No. 1s in his solo career, Timberlake ties [with the rapper] Nelly for the most overall No 1s by a male artist in the Neilson BDS -fueled chart." In Europe, "What Goes Around ... Comes Around" is his third straight #1 on the European Airplay charts from FutureSex/LoveSounds and follows in the footsteps of his hits "My Love" featuring T.I. and "Sexyback" featuring Timbaland.
The "What Goes Around ... Comes Around" video recently broke all iTunes records; as fans purchased and downloaded the video in excess of over 50,000 downloads within its first four days of availability on the iTunes store. The digital tracks of "SexyBack" featuring Timbaland has been certified platinum and the follow up singles "My Love" featuring T.I. and "What Goes Around ... Comes Around" are quickly reaching platinum status as well. In addition the ringtone for "SexyBack" featuring Timbaland has reached the rare level of triple platinum sales.
Recently, the four-time Grammy winner, Justin Timberlake was nominated for several additional honors. At the upcoming MTV Australian Awards he received six nods, including Video of The Year, Best Male Artist and Best Pop Video. With six nominations in total, he leads all nominees at the Australian video awards show which is scheduled to tape April 29th in Sydney, Australia. At the rapidly approaching 2007 International Dance Music Awards he is nominated for "Best R&B/Urban Dance Track" and "Best Pop Dance Track" both for the break out smash "SexyBack" featuring Timbaland. The International Dance Music Awards will be held during the Winter Music Conference in Miami on March 24th.
FutureSex/LoveSounds, co-written and co-produced by Justin Timberlake, debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and broke all digital album sales records. To date it has sold nearly five million copies worldwide. His current FutureSex/LoveShow tour is knocking out audiences and critics alike and the European leg of the tour begins on April 24 at Belfast, Ireland. U.S. fans can also catch Justin on TV when he takes on hosting duties for the upcoming Kids Choice Awards on March 31st.