Justin Timberlake, born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, is an American singer, actor, and musician who gained fame as a member of the boy band *NSYNC before launching a successful solo career. Timberlake started his career in the entertainment industry as a child star on the Disney Channel’s The New Mickey Mouse Club in the late 1980s. He then joined *NSYNC in 1995, along with JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick.
Early Career and Success with *NSYNC
Timberlake’s journey to stardom began with his time on The New Mickey Mouse Club, where he met future *NSYNC bandmate JC Chasez, as well as other notable stars like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. In 1995, Timberlake and Chasez were recruited to join *NSYNC, a male pop vocal quintet. The group released their self-titled debut album in 1998, which initially had a slow start but eventually became a commercial success. Their second album, “No Strings Attached” (2000), became one of the fastest-selling albums in history, selling over 14 million copies and featuring hits like “It’s Gonna Be Me.”
Solo Career and Achievements
Timberlake began his solo career in 2001 after *NSYNC’s third album. His debut solo album, “Justified” (2002), was inspired by his breakup with Britney Spears and featured hits like “Cry Me a River.” The album earned him his first two Grammy Awards. He continued to release successful albums, including “FutureSex/LoveSounds” (2006), which earned him four Grammy Awards, and “The 20/20 Experience” (2013), which became the best-selling album of 2013 in the US.
In addition to his music career, Timberlake has also ventured into acting. He has appeared in films such as “The Social Network” (2010), where he portrayed Internet entrepreneur Sean Parker, and “Friends with Benefits” (2011), alongside Mila Kunis. Timberlake has received critical acclaim for his acting performances and has showcased his versatility as an entertainer.
Recent News and Reunion
In recent news, Justin Timberlake and his former *NSYNC bandmates made a surprise appearance at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards. They announced that they would be releasing a new song called “Better Place” on September 29, 2023. The song will be featured in the upcoming animated movie “Trolls Band Together.” This reunion marks the first song released by *NSYNC in over 20 years, and fans are eagerly anticipating its release.
When was Justin Timberlake born?
Justin Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981.
Justin Timberlake started his career with what band?
Justin Timberlake started his career with the boy band *NSYNC.
What notorious incident during the halftime performance of the 2004 Super Bowl involved Justin Timberlake?
During the halftime performance of the 2004 Super Bowl, Justin Timberlake was involved in a notorious “wardrobe malfunction” when he accidentally exposed part of Janet Jackson’s top.