Justin Timberlake is certainly making up for lost time. This week he released “The 20/20 Experience,” his first new album in six years, and christened it with a double-whammy hosting/performing stint on "Saturday Night Live" and a full week of performances on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
He’ll conclude the week with a midnight performance in Austin, Texas, as part of the annual South by Southwest music festival.
Not that Timberlake has been out of the spotlight. After the singer, who got his start a Disney child star and as a curly-haired teen idol with 'N Sync, released his 2006 smash album “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” he set his sights on acting. He earned experience, bank and face-time in roles both acclaimed (“The Social Network”) and not (“The Love Guru”). And, in a curious entrepreneurial move, Timberlake in 2011 invested some of his wages in the floundering social network site MySpace.
Timberlake said last year that one of his goals in banking on MySpace was to better understand and interact with his fan base. "I think about it as blurring the gap and how much you can discover through your fan base and how much you can discover about yourself as an artist," he told MTV.