Justin Timberlake, born on January 31, 1981, is one of the best-selling musicians in the world. He is also an actor who began his career as a child when he appeared on “Star Search TV” and “The All-New New Mickey Mouse Club.” Timberlake was one of the lead vocalists in the boy band NSYNC, which became one of the biggest boy bands of all time. Timberlake has won multiple awards, including 10 Grammys. After more than a decade at the top, he took a break to focus on his acting but later returned to music. Let’s celebrate this outstanding actor and singer.
History of Justin Timberlake
Justin Randall Timberlake was born in Memphis, Tennessee. His father is Charles Randall Timberlake, a church choir director, and his mother is Janet Lynn. Timberlake’s ancestors originate from many European countries like Wales, Scotland, and Germany. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. His parents divorced when he was three and his mother raised him, but he remained friends with his father. Timberlake loved music from an early age. As soon as he could walk, he began dancing to music on the radio. As a result, his mother organized voice lessons for him. He also sang in church.
In 1992, when Timberlake was 11, he appeared on “Star Search,” a talent show. Although he got high marks, he did not win the competition. He entered another competition the following year, “The All-New New Mickey Mouse Club.” This T.V. show allowed contestants to express themselves by singing, dancing, and comedic acting. The show organizers stopped the show in 1994. When it stopped, Timberlake linked up with former acts to start his first band NSYNC, which is reputed to be one of the best-selling boy bands of all time.
NSYNC was a resounding success, and Timberlake remained a member until 2002 when the group disbanded. Timberlake released his first solo album, “Justified” in 2002. His second album called “FutureSex/LoveSounds” (2006) received critical acclaim. In 2008, Timberlake took a break from music, returning only in 2012. As an actor, he was involved in many successful projects. In 2010, he was a major star in “The Social Network,” a widely successful movie production. Timberlake dropped two albums in 2013 that suggest he kept writing music even during his break from the music scene.
Justin Timberlake timeline
By featuring on the musical talent show, he tries his hand at music on the big stage for the first time.
“The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” gives Justin a platform to hone his skills as an actor and a singer.
After “The Mickey Mouse Club” ends, he joins other former club members to start the boy band, NSYNC.
“Justified” introduces Timberlake as an exceptional solo artist, and the album is extremely successful.
After more than a decade of performing music at the highest level, Timberlake takes a break to focus on his acting career.
Justin Timberlake FAQs
Why did Justin Timberlake stop singing?
For a while, Timberlake wanted to focus on his acting career. As a result, he paused singing.
Is Justin Timberlake a billionaire?
No, he isn’t. He is worth about $250 million.
Where is Justin Timberlake now?
Timberlake wanted to experience life in the countryside. As a result, he relocated to Tennessee.
5 Surprising Facts
Timberlake can beatbox
It is a difficult skill to master but he can make beats with his vocals alone.
He’s a style icon
U.S. fashion designer Tom Ford, who has dressed Timberlake since 2011, describes Timberlake's fashion style as "a kind of effortless cool that makes classic menswear tailoring modern."
Timberlake is a sneakerhead
He owns a large collection of sneakers and he rarely wears a pair twice.
Madonna injected him in the butt
Timberlake was feeling unwell in the studio — he dropped his pants for a vitamin B shot administered by Madonna.
He owns restaurants
One of his many business ventures is owning restaurants.
Why We Love Justin Timberlake
He enjoys conversing with his fans
Timberlake is humble. Unlike most stars, he enjoys having conversations with his fans via Twitter.
He is a philanthropist
He gives financial support to many charity organizations. We love generous people.
He adores animals
Timberlake loves it when people make animal-friendly choices. This is so noble.
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