Justin Timberlake is cherishing the 15th anniversary of his sophomore solo album FutureSex/LoveSounds on Wednesday (Sept. 8).
The “4 Minutes” singer wound back the clock on Instagram by posting a throwback photo of JT dramatically gazing toward the camera from his chair perched by the disco ball from the album cover. He also shared snippets of the music videos that supported the project’s hit singles “Sexy Back,” featuring frequent collaborator and the album’s executive producer Timbaland; “My Love,” featuring T.I.; “What Goes Around… Comes Around;” and “LoveStoned / I Think She Knows” — all of which won Grammy Awards in different categories. Every song besides “LoveStoned” also hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart. Timberlake also shared a video from one of his and Timbo’s old interviews where the two talked about their seamless collaborative efforts and hit-making success on FutureSex/LoveSounds that paralleled JT’s major hit “Cry Me a River” from his 2002 debut solo LP Justified.
“15 years ago today, I released my 2nd album… FutureSex/LoveSounds. This album changed my life. Every album is a different chapter and special to me but, this one??? I don’t even know if I have the words,” the pop superstar captioned the nostalgia-induced post. “I’m often asked what my favorite song on the album is but they’re all my babies so I can’t pick. But I do know this: album STILL HITS.”
FutureSex/LoveSounds, which was released on Sept. 8, 2006 via Jive, marks Timberlake’s critically acclaimed second solo album that he put out following his tenure with his boy band *NSYNC. The multi-platinum album reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. FutureSex/LoveSounds earned several Grammy Award nods, including album of the year in 2007 and record of the year for “What Goes Around… Comes Around” in 2008.
Go back through JT’s FutureSex/LoveSounds era in his tribute post below.