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Timberlake Releases New Song "Follow My Lead" For Charity

November 18, 2008 2:55 PM ET

Just weeks after saying he was taking a break from his own music to concentrate on working with other artists, Justin Timberlake returns today with a new song, "Follow My Lead." The song was recorded at the recent charity event Justin Timberlake and Friends: A Special Evening Benefiting the Shriners Hospitals for Children and is available now for purchase through MySpace Music. Helping out on the track is Esmée Denters, the first artist signed to Timberlake's own Tennman Records. All proceeds from the tune will benefit the Shriners Hospital. Purchasing the track will also give fans access to video of the live performance of "Follow," plus interviews from the October's Las Vegas benefit concert.

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