Justin Timberlake dropped "Suit & Tie" earlier this week, and regardless of its mixed reception, it deserves the event status that it's received. It's been an excrutiatingly long seven years since FutureSex/LoveSounds was released, when Timberlake was the darling of the music world with hits like "SexyBack" and "My Love."
But this isn't the first "comeback" that took exactly seven years to execute—look at Dr. Dre.
After releasing The Chronic on Death Row in 1992, Dre became the most sought-after man in hip-hop and spent close to a decade mostly collaborating with other artists, only dropping the occasional solo single. It wasn't until 1999 that he released his sophomore album, 2001.
Apparently, both Timberlake and Dre caught the 7-Year Itch usually reserved for sexless marriages. We decided to take a look back at what was going on in each artist's career during all those years that they left fans worldwide anxiously anticipating their return.
It turns out, Justin Timberlake and Dr. Dre have a lot more in common than you think. Read on an extensive comparison of each superstar musician's seven-year "hiatus."