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7 August 2012, 16:05
The singer has begun working on the follow-up to 2006's 'FutureSex/LoveSounds', according to producer Jim Beanz.
Justin Timberlake has begun working on a new album, it has emerged.
The former N*Snyc singer, who took a break from music to focus on acting, has hooked-up once again with producer Timbaland.
US producer Jim Beanz, who is set to join the pair in the studio later this year, said Justin's new album was still in the early stages but that the star already had a raft of new songs.
"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," Beanz said.
"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 added: "He has some crazy, crazy stuff."
Beanz also played down fears that Justin could feel pressure to follow-up his 2006 album, 'FutureSex/LoveSounds'.
"There are certain artists who live in the moment and the reason why 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' was so amazing is because he didn't try to top 'Justified'," the producer told Digital Spy.
"There are certain artists who can get inside with great charisma and energy and make great music every time. So it's not really about topping the last record, it's more about topping music that comes on the radio.
"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."
Timbaland collaborated with Justin on both 'Justified' and 'FutureSex/LoveSounds', and has won two Grammy Awards through his work with the former boy band member.