Justin Bieber Hails Justin Timberlake's "Great" New Album: "I've Heard Some Stuff"

11 January 2013, 10:06 | Updated: 11 January 2013, 10:15

The 'Boyfriend' singer reacts to yesterdays' announcement that the 'Sexy Back' star is returning to music.

Justin Bieber has revealed that he has already heard some of Justin Timberlake's forthcoming new album and told fans that he's excited to have the singer-turned actor back in the industry.

The 'Cry Me A River' singer announced his return to music yesterday (10th January) and started a countdown on his official website to a new album.

In the footage, the Memphis born star speaks about how his passion for music is still strong and has used his time since 2006's 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' to make sure the material is right, declaring "I think I'm ready".

Taking to Twitter, the Canadian teen wrote: "@jtimberlake @Timbaland i have heard some stuff. u got a good reason to be ready. #greatmusic."

The teen star famously hung up on a US radio interview in 2012 after the interviewer compared the material on his 'Believe' album to the work of the 'Sexy Back' singer. 

He has since noted the similarities between the pair's careers and constantly been complimentary of the Timberlake.

"He was young, and he did it and he was really amazing and had such amazing music," he told MTV last year.

Justin Timberlake has also been confirmed to appear on Beyonce's forthcoming new album alongside Timbaland and Pharrell Williams.