So, it’s been a year since I started popolio.com and kicked it of with my first MY TOP 10 Countdown in September 2008. Since popolio.com was jumping off, I kicked it off with MY TOP 10: 90s/00s Pop/R&B Diva Music Video Jump-Offs. Well, this is the twelfth month, so I thought it would create nice symmetry if I presented the men as a bookend to that very first countdown before Year 2 officially begins. This time around the Div-Os, or Divos, will get the spotlight.
5. Justin Timberlake “Cry Me a River”
So, though this was JT’s second single (the first was BONUS video “Like I Love You”) from his solo debut, Justified, I take it as his official jump-off because it made quite the splash. It tackily interpolated his relationship with Brit-Brit, though. Hey, this is just one editor’s opinion, but, I can’t deny the success of this video. He was smart to enlist Timbaland to give his N’ Sync clean-cut boy sound a grittier urban upgrade.
***BONUS*** Justin Timberlake featuring Clipse “Like I Love You”