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'Speechless and Shocked' Justin Timberlake Thanks Fans After Massive Debut

March 28, 2013 (4:16 am) GMT
The 'Suit and Tie' hitmaker promises to find a way to show his appreciation for the overwhelming love he receives for his album 'The 20/20 Experience'.

is celebrating his explosive debut on Billboard Hot 200. He tweets, "Whoa... Speechless. Shocked. Numbers go up, numbers go down. I just hope this album makes your Summer... You already made mine #bestfansever," after his comeback album "" strikes gold with 968,000 copies sold in its opening week.

It's the biggest bow in 2013 for any artists and becomes JT's best sales week ever since launching a solo career in 2002 after leaving his boyband . Moreover, the pop/dance superstar scores the highest sales week for a male artist since 2011, surpassing the 964,000 number posted by through his creation "".

The other male solo artists in the elite group who have likewise sold an overwhelming number of records include 's "Confessions" (1.10 million) and ' "" (1.09 million). Leading ahead of the former Mouseketeer on the list is Weezy with another of his monster album, "".

On top of that, the "Suit & Tie" singer posts the 19th highest sales week in SoundScan's history with its digital sale of 452,000 downloads becoming the third-largest week ever after 's "" (662,000 in 2011) and 's "Red" (465,000 in 2012). The amount of its digital sales alone is far above this week's Hot 200 runner-up, ' "" which sold a far cry of overall 43,000 copies.

Overwhelmed by music fans' positive reception, Timberlake who is soon going to tour with for "The Legends of Summer" tour adds on his Twitter, "I'm gonna find a way to show my appreciation to you ladies and gents this week... Stay tuned. #finderskeepers."

He later endorsed fellow singer 's new album "" which will enter the battle for No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 next week, "Ok, country music lovers... Y'all need to go get Based On A True Story by my boy @blakeshelton It has been known to get you #buttnaked."

  1. "" - (968,000)
  2. "" - (43,000)
  3. "" - (41,000)
  4. "" - (38,000)
  5. "" - (36,000)
  6. "" - (29,000)
  7. "" - (29,000)
  8. "" Soundtrack - Various Artists (29,000)
  9. "" - (27,000)
  10. "" - (26,000)

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