Justin Timberlake is officially back on the music scene.

Revving up for the release of his long-awaited third solo album "The 20/20 Experience," the singer gave an impressive performance on the Grammy stage this evening, belting out soulful versions of first single "Suit and Tie" (with an assist by Jay-Z) and a funky slow-tempo track called "Little Pusher Love Girl."

"Hey little mama, ain't gotta ask me if I want to, just tell me can I get a light? Roll you up and let it run through my veins," sings Timberlake on the latter tune, a romance-as-drug-metaphor ditty backed by a big-band orchestra dubbed the Tennessee Kids.

Through it all, it was clear that the former 'N Sync-ers powerful stage presence and pitch-perfect falsetto have been undiminished by his years away from the music spotlight, and the crowd at the ceremony clearly agreed - Timberlake left the stage to a standing ovation.

Both tunes will be featured on "The 20/20 Experience," which is due for release on March 19. You can check out the full performance in the video above.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.