January was a strong month for K-pop thanks to the surprise rise of AOA, Girl's Day's continued domination, and of course, the release of TVXQ's tenth anniversary album. As expected, TVXQ had the best comeback of the bunch, with their unparalleled live performances giving them the edge over their otherwise flawless girl group competition.
On his 2002 solo debut, Justified, Justin Timberlake took inspiration from Michael Jackson, just as many artists had before him and will continue to do so until music ceases to exist. On his 2006 follow up, Futuresex/Lovesounds, it was Prince he referenced, and on this year's The 20/20 Experience, he channeled both the Bee Gees and himself. For his new single, "Take Back The Night," things have come full circle as the modern-day Prince of Pop takes notes from the King once again.