The year in which the artist rides off the success of their new album, coasting their way to RIAA certifications, feature spots, and tour money. 

Justin Timberlake's 2007

Jan. 8 — Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds tour kicks off.

Mar. 2 — Timberlake stars as Ronnie in Black Snake Moan.

Apr. 3 — Timberlake is featured on “Give It To Me,” “Release,” and “Bounce” on Timbaland’s album, Shock Value.

May 18 — Timberlake voices Prince Artie Pendragon in Shrek The Third.

May 29 — Timberlake is featured on 50 Cent’s “Ayo Technology,” from upcoming release Curtis.Sept. 3 — The Madison Square Garden date on his FutureSex/LoveSounds tour is aired for an HBO special.

Dr. Dre's 1993

May 11 —The Chronic is certified double platinum by the RIAA.

Oct. 12 — Dr. Dre is featured on George Clinton's "Paint The White House Black," from the album Hey, Man, Smell My Finger.

Nov. 23 — Snoop Dogg releases Doggystyle. Dr. Dre and Suge Knight executive produce.