On Oprah's Master Class, Justin Timberlake Recalls Missed Michael Jackson Duet Opportunity

By Andrea Dresdale

Oprah.comJustin Timberlake duets with Michael Jackson on “Love Never Felt So Good,” from the late King of Pop’s upcoming posthumous album, XSCAPE. It’s no wonder that he wanted to be involved in the project, since he’s now revealed that years ago, he turned down an opportunity to sing with Michael, out of loyalty to ‘N SYNC.

In an advance clip from his appearance on Oprah’s Master Class this Sunday, Justin tells the story about how he originally wrote the ‘N SYNC hit “Gone” on his own, for Michael Jackson to record. When he learned that Michael had turned the song down, Justin says, he went ahead and recorded it with ‘N SYNC for what turned out to be their final album, Celebrity. But, as he recalls, he knew that particular record was different, and that it was leading him down a new career path.

“I think it’s the first idea that I ever got about doing something on my own, because it was the first time I’d ever really felt the confidence to do it,” says Justin. “And I knew that the music that I was interested and was …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC