Justin Randall Timberlake was born January 31, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee and he is an American pop singer who gained fame and popularity as a member of the pop group Nsync.

Justin Timberlake Biography

He rose to fame as a child after taking part in the hit television show ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’. Also, after his integration into the musical group ‘N Sync, his face became known internationally.

The son of a choir director in a Baptist church and a housewife who, when he became famous, began to work as his manager, he began his professional career in 1993.

From the beginning, his mother, Lynne, knew that her son would be an artist.

He was dancing to the radio when he was just a little boy, and at the age of two and a half, Timberlake (nicknamed Curly) could sing in perfect harmony.

As he later recalled in a Time for Kids interview, “Since I was a kid I always sang. So I realized that that was my calling.”

When The was three years old, his parents divorced. He remained friends with his father, but grew up with his mother and his stepfather, Paul Harless, whom Lynne married when he was five years old.

Young Justin was and is very close to his mother. In fact, he has a small tattoo on his back of an angel holding a banner bearing his initials. Also, Lynne later became his son’s manager.

Justin Timberlake Career

In late 2002, he made the leap that many young stars never make: the jump from teen idol to full-fledged adult entertainer.

In 1992, after several years of voice lessons, she appeared on Star Search, a televised tournament-style talent competition that helped launch the careers of many top artists. The eleven-year-old boy sang under the name Randall, and although he received high marks from the judges, he did not win the contest.

“I know people have an image of me in their head, but I want them to be able to see beyond that. I want them to see the musicality of what I’m doing.”

He was not discouraged. He continued to make the audition rounds, and in 1993, at the age of twelve, he landed a spot on The Mickey Mouse Club, a half-hour children’s show that mixed song, dance, and comedy skits.

He and his mother moved to Orlando, Florida, where the series was produced, and for two years he appeared as a regular along with other cast members, including up-and-coming stars, Britney Spears (1981-), Christina Aguilera (1980-), and future bandmate Joshua Scott (JC) Chasez (1976-).

When the show was canceled in 1994, he was disappointed but already had his sights set on his next move.

He and Chavez had been contacted by  Christopher Kirkpatrick (1971-) who had seen them was  wondering if the two  would be interested in joining a band .

Him and Chavez joined forces with Kirkpatrick, Joseph (Joey) Fatone (1977-), and Jason Allen Alexander (1981-) to become one of the most successful pop groups of all time, `N Sync.

Justin Timberlake Band History

The five young men formed instant friendships and it was clear that their harmonizing styles blended perfectly.

As a result, since they were so in sync, his mother came up with the appropriate name for the band. Also, N Sync was formed from the last letter of each member’s name (Justin, Chris, Joey, Jason, and JC).

When Lance Bass (1979-) was replacing Jason Allen, the boys ,in joke, called him Lansten to fit the group’s acronym. In need of financial support, the band turned to Lou Pearlman of the Trans Continental management company. Pearlman quickly put the boys in contact with Johnny and Donna Wright, who became N’Sync’s tour managers.

They had previously given 1980s teen heartbeats to New Kids on the Block, and had recently helped form the Back-street Boys, another five-piece teen vocal combo, and one that would be constantly compared to ` N Sync.

In 1998 they released their debut album in the United States, as well as a Christmas album, Home for Christmas, and for the next three years they topped the pop charts, sold out arenas and sold millions of records.

Critics generally dismissed them as lame, but millions of fans, most of them pre-teen girls, bought it whole: ‘N Sync.’

They put up posters on their walls, bought ‘N Sync dolls, danced to numbers like “I Want You Back” and swooned over sugary sweet ballads, including “God Must Have Spended a Little More Time On You.” little more time with you).

Thousands of websites and fan magazines popped up overnight and every girl had a favorite member of the band.

The “boys” were definitely growing up, taking over and showing they had real staying power. They were also branching out into their own projects.

Bass and Fatone performed on television, film and stage, Kirkpatrick launched a clothing line, and Chasez wrote and produced songs for other artists. In 2001, however, when they officially took time out from the band to pursue individual adventures, he was the first to release a solo album.

In interviews he reported that he wanted to make a solo album because he needed the freedom to express himself.

He had the emotion, he had the singing chops, and he had writing experience having written several `N Sync songs, including ‘Gone’ and ‘Girlfriend’. But he still needed collaborators, and even though he was connected to Jive Records, the producers still needed convincing to connect with the guy with the gumball past.

He was lucky enough to land some of the biggest names in the business, including Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes, producers for hip-hop artists like Jay-Z, Mystikal and Ludacris; Tim ‘Timbaland’ Mosely; Andrew Harris; and Vidal Davis.

While these industry giants definitely set the tone for the album, and their urban styles are evident on tracks like “Nothin’ Else” and “Last Night,” Justified was definitely his one. He co-wrote each of the thirteen songs, and injected his own sense of soul into each of them.

Justified was released in November 2002, and a nervous man wondered how it would be received. “I feel like everyone has their magnifying glasses out,” he told MTV.com. Critics, however, had nothing but praise for his solo effort.

Polly Vernon of The Guardian Unlimited called it “inventive and instant…a great record”, and described Timberlake’s voice as “sweet and sweet”. Jon Wiederhorn praised the track “Cry Me a River” in particular, stating that it “marked the transformation from a googly-eyed teenager to a relevant.

He had a whirlwind in 2003, spent on the road relentlessly playing and promoting his album. In the summer he toured the United States and Europe with Christina Aguilera as part of the “Justified and Stripped” tour.

He took a short break to play a benefit concert in Toronto, Canada, sharing the stage with legendary bands like the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, the Guess Who and Rush. He was also a regular on the talk show circuit and continued to make headlines, not as Britney Spears’ boyfriend, but as the hottest performer of the day.

It seemed like every move he made made headlines: He hosted Saturday Night Live in October 2003, became part owner of a Los Angeles-based restaurant in November 2003, and of course his love life wasn’t off limits. .

He also appeared at every music industry award show imaginable, from the MTV Video Music Awards to the MTV Europe Music Awards to the American Music Awards, where he took home the award for Favorite Pop Album of the Year.

In February 2004, the new soloist picked up two surprise Grammy wins, including Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Cry Me a River.”

In the latter category, he was up against musicians like Sting (1951-), Michael McDonald (1952-), and George Harrison (1943-2001).

His Grammy glory was almost overshadowed by an event that took place earlier in the month: While performing with Janet Jackson (1966-) during halftime at Super Bowl XXXVIII, he wowed the crowd when he took off his team.

Both performers later apologized and reported that it was a mistake caused by a costume malfunction.

He’s signed on to make two movies, due for release in 2005.

The first, called Edison, features him as a young journalist who teams up with two veteran investigators played by Morgan Freeman (1937-) and Kevin Spacey (1959-).The Justin Timberlake Foundation

The pop idol, can freely spend his money on clothes, cars and lots of jewelry, but he is also committed to helping young people fulfill their dreams.

In 2000 he established the Justin Timberlake Foundation, with the goal of funding and supporting music programs in public schools. As the performer told Time for Kids, “This is an opportunity that all young people should enjoy, no matter what career they aspire to.

I want to do everything I can to ensure that other people can benefit from music education.”

In May 2000, the foundation’s first grant was awarded to Timberlake’s own elementary school, EE Jeeter. In addition to money, the pop artist donates his time to help schools integrate music into the curriculum.

He also helps others raise funds for what he considers an important initiative.

For example, the foundation regularly auctions off items online, including Timber-lake concert tickets and some of the star’s belongings, such as his sneakers.

He teamed up with AMC to urge Congress to support music education in America’s schools. Thanks to his involvement, millions of people visited AMC’s Web site, children and adults wrote letters to their members of Congress, and in late 2002, his mother, Lynn Harless, delivered a petition to Capitol Hill with thousands of signatures.

As he explained on AMC’s website: “The main purpose of this campaign is to show the people of the Capitol how important music education is to the people they work for.

The publicity surrounding the petition has reached millions of people and got them talking. I think we’ve laid the groundwork for more public activism in the future, and I hope people start in their own cities.”

Outside of his own projects, the musician has worked as a producer on albums like Rihanna ‘s Good Girl Gone Bad , Madonna ‘s Hard Candy , Little Big Town ‘s Spirit of Adventure and even BeyoncĂ© ‘s self-titled album. , Beyonce .

He also created and produced the 2019 game show Spin the Wheel hosted by Dax Shepard . Additionally, he and Jessica were two of the executive producers of a gold documentary titled The Short Game .

Justin Timberlake Net Worth

To be exact, his net worth stands at $250 million in 2020. Moreover, he is said to earn between $50 and $60 million from his various activities.

Justin Timberlake Couples 

As for his personal life, he had an affair at age 17 with singer Veronica Finn, and then a publicized relationship with Britney Spears. 

After breaking up with Spears in 2002, Timberlake had a brief relationship with actress Alyssa Milano, and in 2003 he met Cameron Diaz with whom he had a 4-year idyll, but true love would come in 2007, when he met Jessica Biel  and with whom she would marry in 2012 .

In April 2015, he became the father of Silas Randall Timberlake.

In September 2020, their second son named Phineas was born.

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