Catching Up with Justin Timberlake, 2006-2013
This week we hail the arrival of Justin Timberlake's first album in six years, The 20/20 Experience. But he has been busier than you think, and not just with landing roles in Oscar-nominated films like The Social Network and Netflix cash cows like Friends with Benefits. A quick scan of our playlist reveals frequent appearances on Timbaland's Shock Value series, including hits like "Carry Out" and "Give It to Me"; occasional assists to his Tenmen Records artists like Matt Morris ("Money") and FreeSol ("Fascinated"); and jokey cameos for The Lonely Island ("Motherlover") and Jimmy Fallon ("History of Rap"). He has sung hooks for T.I. ("Dead and Gone"), 50 Cent ("Ayo Technology") and even Talib Kweli ("The Nature"). And he's sung duets with Madonna ("4 Minutes") and Rihanna ("Rehab"). If you've wondered where J.T. has been all this time, our playlist fills in the blanks.