Year: 2004

In 2004 HP, the world's best-selling computer company, decided to revamp its personal computer line with a new range of laptops and cool desktops. To spread the word, it hired a bevy of big-name stars like Pharrell, Gwen Stefani, Shawn White to speak about how they use their HP computers. Nevermind the fact that most of these artists have self-proclaimed Mac-heads, the spots still worked. Our favorite was the Jay-Z commercial which had the recently-retired rapper showing off all the ways he planned to keep his bank secure.