Justin Timberlake, Avril Lavigne, Christina Aguilera and Eminem highlight an impressive list of releases from 2002.
Fifteen years ago we were just discovering the wit and wisdom of Simon Cowell with the debut of a new singing competition named American Idol; Attack of the Clones was the Star Wars movie in theaters and Friends was our sitcom of choice.
Today, Idol is no more, Rogue One is the Star Wars movie in theaters and Friends … well, we’re all still watching Friends, just in syndication on a variety of networks.
That said, plenty of albums that came out in 2002 are still incredibly relevant in 2017. Heck, quite a few launched the careers of some of our favorite artists!
Here are 15 albums we love that are turning 15 this year.
Justin Timberlake – 'Justified'
A number of boy band singers from the TRL era have released solo albums, but none have come anywhere near the success of Justin Timberlake. His solo debut, Justified, featured the post-breakup classic “Cry Me A River,” as well as “Like I Love You,” “Rock Your Body” and “Señorita.”