Suit & Tie

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Fans had only three days to process Justin Timberlake return to music before he dropped his first new single, the svelte but rambling “Suit & Tie.” The last-minute surprise didn’t seem to hinder sales,  however — Billboard estimates the song will come out of the first-week gate with sales of around 330,000 to 350,000 units.

The song, currently available solely as an iTunes exclusive, previews Timberlake’s forthcoming third solo album, “The 20/20 Experience.” It’s Timberlake’s first new music since 2006′s chart topper “FutureSex/LoveSounds.”

Early estimates suggest that “Suit & Tie” could join a rare field of recent pop singles topping the 300,000 mark — but it still looks to fall far short of 2012′s biggest songs.

-LA TIMES