Justin Timberlake may be the quintessential pop artist of the new millennium -- one who jumped from platform to platform and established himself as something bigger than a star. Timberlake began his rise on The New Mickey Mouse Club, but he earned his superstardom in *NSYNC. He established himself apart from the group with the sleek Justified (2002) and consolidated that success with FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006), but he then concentrated on acting. Recurring Saturday Night Live appearances proved to be among the show's most popular spots, and he received acclaim for his performance in The Social Network. Both volumes of The 20/20 Experience (2013) put him back on top of the pop charts. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine