It’s official: Justin Timberlake really is returning to music in 2013, after a seven-year absence. But while Timberlake was exploring the world of Hollywood and dipping his toe into venture capitalism , an entire new generation of musicians came up, inspired by JT’s own silky-smooth grooves. September 12, 2006—the day FutureSex/LoveSounds dropped—might not seem that long ago to you, but for these stars, it was almost an entire lifetime. Here’s how old today’s hottest young pop idols were the last time Justin Timberlake released an album:
12 years, seven months old.
12 years, six months old.
13 years (Ally), 10 years (Normani and Lauren) and nine years (Camila and Dinah) old.
11 years and one month old.
10 years, 5 months old.
Nine years and nine months old.
Five years old.
Kids: They grow up so fast!