Justin Timberlake tore up the stage with 'N Sync Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards, their buzzed-about reunion stealing most of the pre-awards thunder as fans eagerly awaited the quintet's big comeback.
It's just the latest highlight for what is turning out to be a banner year for the 32-year-old Timberlake—a year that still has more in store from the popster.
On Sept. 30, Jessica Biel's hubby is set to release the second volume of his blockbuster The 20/20 Experience, and he's more than happy to hype its arrival: Timberlake has now posted a video on his YouTube channel that teases the making of the follow-up album.
In the clip, J.T. provides a peek into his time in the studio—20 days in June 2012, he says—as he and his collaborators suss out the new album's ditties.
"We've never done it like this," the crooner reveals of the ramped-up production timetable. "We usually take our time. And I felt it would drive the creativity in a different way, to feel like we had to sprint every day, and it would hyperfocus us."
The singer also posted an open letter to fans on his website, as he introduced the behind-the-scenes clip.
"This letter is to tell you that we're not done...Not even close," Timberlake writes.
"On Sept 30th, the second half of The 20/20 Experience, The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2, comes out. Since all these songs were written together over a year ago, it's been so hard to wait this long to release them. I can't wait for all of you to hear The 20/20 Experience in full," he adds. "This is too much fun."
Indeed, Timberlake is having a blast these days. After 'N Sync's triumphant comeback at the VMAs, he tweeted: "I think I just caught my breath...That was an unforgettable night for me. Thank you forever, @MTV."
He also showed how they celebrated the group's return in high style.
"It's that time...#VMAs #closeout," he wrote on Instagram, posting a photo of him chugging champagne straight from the bottle.