“Justified” was the first solo album by Justin Timberlake after taking a break from his successful group NSYNC. I was saddened when Justin went solo but embraced it upon hearing this great album. In this album, it sounds far from NSYNC’s album, but some similarities were heard when the boyband incorporated R&B for “Celebrity”.”Justified” was also referred to when former boyband members tried to debut a solo album like with former One Direction member Zayn. The album was a success as reported with 10 million in sales worldwide.
Like I Love You (ft. Clipse)
“Like I Love You” was the first ever solo single by Justin Timberlake for his debut solo album “Justified”. It featured rap duo Clipse. The upbeat R&B song was perfect with its guitar riffs. Justin Timberlake’s falsetto from the song compared him to Michael Jackson. The song was a hit worldwide. It peaked at 11 in Billboard Hot 100 while it reached number 2 in United Kingdom.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10
Cry Me a River
“Cry Me a River” is a R&B song and served as Justin’s second “Justified” single. The song was believed pertaining to Britnet Spears, who allegedly cheated on him. It became a worldwide hit again as it reached number 3 on Billboard Hot 100 while it became his second number 2 hit in UK, next to “Like I Love You”. Timbaland was also featured in the song.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10
Rock Your Body
“Rock Your Body” was released as the third single from “Justified”. It was a R&B funk song which has quite sexual themes. It was another hit for Justin Timberlake as it became his third number 2 hit in UK, while it peaked inside the top 5 of Billboard Hot 100.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10
“Señorita” became the fourth single of “Justified”. It is a R&B song with jazz influence because of its trumphet sounds. It was still a hit single as it reached top 15 in UK and a top 30 hit in America.
Rate: 9.0 out of 10
I’m Lovin’ It
“I’m Lovin’ It” was not part of “Justified” but it was a single released after the album. The song is catchy and a R&B track. It charted in many European countries.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10
Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
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