Justin Timberlake breaks five year silence

Singer Justin Timberlake releases Suit and Tie, his first single in five years.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel attend the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Picture: AFP

LOS ANGELES - Pop star Justin Timberlake unveiled on Sunday his first single in more than five years, Suit and Tie, featuring rapper Jay Z and producer Timbaland and said a new album would be released later in 2013.

Timberlake, 31 and newly married to actress Jessica Biel, had teased his fans last week with a cryptic tweet saying "I think I am ready" and linking to a video showing him walk into a studio.

Timberlake, a six-time Grammy winner and former member of boy band N'Sync, took a break from music after his 2006 album Futuresex/Lovesounds and worked as an actor in movies such as The Social Network.

He said in an open letter on his website that the new album is titled The 20/20 Experience but gave no further details