Justin Timberlake Information
Justin Timberlake has spent most of his life in the spotlight. As a child he sang country songs on the television show Star Search at the age of 11 before joining the Mickey Mouse Club a year later in 1993. It was on the Mickey Mouse Club that he would meet future N*Sync band mate, JC Chasez and girlfriend, Britney Spears.
â€˜N Sync formed in 1995 when Timberlake and Chasez brought on Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick. The band wouldnâ€™t achieve mainstream American success until 1998 with the release of their album, *NSYNC which sold 11 million records. The band would release two more albums before their dissolution, No Strings Attached and Celebrity. Justin Timberlake wrote all three singles off of Celebrity, each one charting in the Billboard Top 20.
In 2002, the Memphis, Tennessee native released his debut album, Justified, which would go on to sell seven million records worldwide. Through his collaboration with the Neptunes and Timbaland on this record his music had a more R&B feel than the bubblegum pop â€˜N Sync fans had become accustomed to. These collaborations lead to future collaborations with hip-hop artists like Nelly, Snoop Dogg, and Jay-Z as well as artists from various other genres like Beyonce and Reba McEntire.
His sophomore effort, FutureSex/LoveSounds, would go four times Platinum after its release in late 2006. Songs like â€œSexy Backâ€ and â€œMy Loveâ€ were a hit on the charts while Timberlake became a hit on the silver screen. He starred in first full-length films around this time starting with Alpha Dog before starring in Southland Tales and Black Snake Moan around this time.
From 2007 to early 2013 Timberlake had gone a semi-hiatus from music. He didnâ€™t release albums of his own instead being featured on other artistsâ€™ albums. During this time JT focused more on acting than anything else. He starred in 2010â€™s The Social Network and in 2011â€™s Friends with Benefits alongside Mila Kunis. His third solo album, The 20/20 Experience is due out in mid-March and his first single â€œSuit and Tieâ€ featuring Jay-Z was debuted in a live performance at the Grammy Awards. The two have revealed that there will be a major stadium â€œSuit and Tieâ€ tour following the release of the album. The single has already hit number four on the Billboard Hit 100 list.