Justin Timberlake And Destiny's Child Announce New Music, Eclipsing Awards Talk

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Are you ready for their jelly? Are you excited about JT bringing sexy back?

These are just some of the jokes banded around Twitter on Thursday, as beloved girl group Destiny's Child and pop superstar-turned-actor Justin Timberlake announced their return to music.

Beyonce has continued to dominate the charts since she stopped standing in the middle of Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams in 2005, following their successful 'Destiny Fulfilled... And Lovin' It' tour, to focus on her solo career.

She announced a new DC album via her website (and subsequently brought happiness to millions of loyal and patient fans):

"I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny's Child music in eight years!"

The Amazon pre-order page for the album describes the project, titled 'Love Songs', as a collection of previously recorded "romantic gems" - with the addition of "Nuclear," a new song produced by Pharrell Williams.

Shortly after this news broke, Justin Timberlake decided to come out of musical hiding by announcing his first new record in six years. It was almost too much to take in.

Remember this? Timberlake's 2003 hit 'Senorita'

In the years since his last album, Timberlake's focus has been on acting, while many fans have really just been longing for another dancefloor-filler from the singer.

He was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for his role in 'The Social Network', and also starred in 'Friends with Benefits' and 'In Time'.

However, the former *N Sync star's biggest triumphs are musical. Both of his albums, 'Justified' and 'FutureSex/LoveSounds', topped the charts in the UK, garnering three Brit awards and selling more than 20m copies worldwide.

Timberlake broke the news of his musical return in a dramatic video online, where he explained why it has taken him so long:

Talking about his first record since 2006 - when everyone was humming "I'm bringing Sexy Back" - he said: "Look I've only done two albums in 10 years, I'm the one that sits and is obsessive about it before you even get to hear it."

A countdown on the singer's website promises that something – expected to be a new single – will be released at the beginning of next week.

Both Destiny's Child and JT would obviously have been aware they were announcing their 'big news' on the same day as the Academy Awards were announcing their Oscar nominations.

But they also both would have known that they have millions of adoring fans who have been waiting for a comeback for years.

Think of this as the Stone Roses, Rolling Stones or David Bowie return for the nineties kid, who spent their youth learning all the lyrics and dance moves to 'Bug A Boo', 'Bootylicious' or 'Rock Your Body' and 'Cry Me A River'. Excited yet?

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