Pop star Justin Timberlake unveiled on Sunday his first single in more than five years, Suit & Tie, featuring rapper Jay Z and producer Timbaland and said a new album would be released later in 2013.
Timberlake, 31 and newly married to actress Jessica Biel, had teased his fans last week with a cryptic tweet saying "I think I am ready" and linking to a video showing him walk into a studio.
Timberlake, a six-time Grammy winner and former member of boy band N'Sync, took a break from music after his 2006 album Futuresex/Lovesounds and worked as an actor in movies such as The Social Network. He said in an open letter on his website that the new album is titled The 20/20 Experience but gave no further details.
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Jon Boyle)