On August 7 rumors started to spread that Justin Timberlake would be releasing a new solo album. Jim Beanz, a producer who has previously created music for Britney Spears and Katy Perry, told Digital Spy of plans to work on new albums with Justin Timberlake and Timbaland, saying “When I get back to the States, I’m going to be helping out on Shock Value 3 with Timbaland and the Justin Timberlake project…It’s still in the early stages, but they have a lot of tracks. While I’ve been over here in the UK they’ve been working, so by the time I get back they’ll have a whole load of ideas and I’m going to have to catch up! He has some crazy, crazy stuff.”
Beanz continued “Everything is so similar that it’s about topping that and doing something different, and that’s what they are going for. He’s going to kill it.”
However on the same day, a representative for Timberlake told Billboard that the singer would only be working on an LP with Timbaland and will not be releasing a solo album any time soon.
Justin, who hasn’t dropped an album since 2006’s “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” is currently in Puerto Rico filming the movie “Runner, Runner.”