2013: The JT Experience

He’s spent the last seven years being an actor, sketch comedian and designer. Now, Justin Timberlake is getting back to being what he’s best at: a star.

This article is from Issue 63: May/June 2013

In January, when Justin Timberlake announced via YouTube he’d be returning to the business that made him famous by releasing an album in March, the collective response was, “About time!”

Following his world-conquering 2006 album FutureSex/LoveSounds, Timberlake acquired a taste for film, churning out some memorable performances (The Social Network) and some less so (Friends With Benefits). And while his flicks were always welcomed, there was still a growing sense that it was time he get back to business.