10 Artists to Invite to Your Cookout

Justin Timberlake is out, but who is in?


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Cookout Season Kicks Off - Ever since the Justin Timberlake debacle began on Twitter, the running joke is that he's no longer invited to the family cookout. But listen, we got you. Here are some suggestions for replacements now that JT is being benched. – Jon Reyes(Photo: Lester Cohen/WireImage)


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Alessia Cara - This sweet and innocent newcomer's soulful vocals get her an invite. Plus, she'll stay in her lane as she's introduced to everyone for the first time.(Photo: Tony Reed / Splash News)


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Adele - It's no secret that the British sensation loves to drink. It's actually why her team revoked her Twitter. She gets it and a guest that comes bearing liquor as a gift is a guest that's totally down.(Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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Justin Bieber - Bieber is totally that guest your little cousin brings and the family whispers about as they put food on the plate, asking, "Why does he have so many tattoos? He's 12." But then everything is fine when he breaks out his skateboard and starts teaching everyone how to balance on it.(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for SAINT LAURENT)


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Nick Jonas - Nick is the new guy in the neighborhood everyone is trying to size up. You just have to make sure he doesn't talk about his red carpet shenanigans in front of that aunt who talks about everyone.(Photo: Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)

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Eminem - How do you not invite Em? He's been coming to the cookout for years. It's been so long the adults allow him to bring his own dish.(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

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Katy Perry - Cousin Juicy J brought her and everyone takes a hot minute to talk to her because of what she did.(Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for COVERGIRL)

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Jojo - The Boston-native singer is totally invited – she's funny and down for all the fun. Just make sure no one brings up Marvin because she'll get rowdy right away.(Photo: Mike Windle/Getty Images for Dick Clark Productions)

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Ed Sheeran - You invite him but preface it with, "Listen, just make sure you bring your guitar" because, on the DL, you want him to perform this.(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)


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Rita Ora - You invite her because you bonded over a mutual love for Biggie. But after she leaves, no one remembers you even brought her to the party.(Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


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Sam Smith - He gets the invite because he's that nice guy in the church choir, but he's so shy that you spike his drink.(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)