Justin Timberlake

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

31st January, 1981

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.85

Justin Timberlake at the 2018 Brit Awards held at the O2 Arena in London. This year's big winners included Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and Gorillaz. Ed Sheeran was the recipient of the Global Success Award - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st February 2018

Sam Smith Praises Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Show

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 05 February 2018

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Sam Smith has said Justin TImberlake ''smashed'' his Super Bowl LII half-time show performance, which included an on-screen duet with late 'Purple Rain' icon Prince.

Sam Smith has heaped praise on Justin Timberlake after his incredible Super Bowl LII half-time show on Sunday night (04.02.18).

The 'Too Good at Goodbyes' hitmaker appeared to be glued to his screen during the 'Can't Stop The Feeling' singer's extravagant set, which included performing with late icon Prince, who appeared as a video projection.

Taking to Twitter during the live show, Sam tweeted: ''JT smashed the Super Bowl so hard. (sic)''

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Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl LII Prince Tribute Gets Mixed Response

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 05 February 2018

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Did he go against the late singer's wishes?

Justin Timberlake's eagerly anticipated halftime show at Super Bowl LII has become the subject of some controversy after his tribute to Prince seemingly went against the late singer's wishes for his legacy. It wasn't the hologram that was previously suggested, but it came close.

Image caption Justin Timberlake at the Academy Awards

When fans heard that Justin and his team were thinking of a holographic tribute to the deceased legend for the halftime show, given that the Super Bowl LII game was being held in his hometown of Minneapolis, there was an outpouring of opposition towards it. Drummer Sheila E., a close friend of Prince, was one of the most vocal about it.

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Justin Timberlake Accepts Pop Label

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 19 January 2018

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Justin Timberlake has admitted he has accepted being known as a pop artist, but it motivated him to make music that just feels right to him

Justin Timberlake admitted he was inspired to be open with his music after realising he may not shake his 'pop star' label.

The 'SexyBack' singer was initially a little disappointed when reviews for his 2002 debut solo album 'Justified' kept him in the more mainstream genre despite his efforts in pushing for a more R&B-influenced sound after his time with boy band Nsync.

Speaking with Zane Lowe on 'Beats 1', he said: ''I was like, 'Wow I really made an R&B album.' I really wanted to make an R&B album.

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Justin Timberlake Recalls Super Bowl 'Wardrobe Malfunction'

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 18 January 2018

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Timberlake was involved in the infamous Janet Jackson 'wardrobe malfunction' back in 2004.

Ahead of his upcoming headlining spot at the Super Bowl half-time show, Justin Timberlake has recalled the infamous ‘wardrobe malfunction’ incident with Janet Jackson that happened the last time he took part in it.

In a hilarious but rather shocking incident during the 2004 Super Bowl’s half-time performance, Timberlake ripped off the right panel of Janet Jackson’s bodice costume, but instead of showing a red lace bra, the choreography went wrong and her breast was revealed to a stunned audience of 14 million viewers – and that was just in the States.

Although both artists apologised profusely for the incident, infamously branded a ‘wardrobe malfunction’, it was Jackson who got heavily fined and then blacklisted by American radio and MTV.

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Justin Timberlake Wants To 'Bring The Outside In' For Upcoming Album Tour

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 10 January 2018

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He releases the first set of tour dates for 'Man of the Woods'.

With the release of his fifth studio album 'Man of the Woods' coming next month, Justin Timberlake gives his fans a taste of what to expect from the following world tour - which begins this Spring - in a video clip showing him doing some preparation.

Image caption Justin Timberlake at the Academy Awards

The singer has already spoken about how his Tennesseean roots have had a huge impact on his latest record, and that is something he's eager to demonstrate in his forthcoming live shows. It seems he wants to create a visual spectacle, reflecting the outdoorsy theme of the music.

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Justin Timberlake's Promised New Song 'Filthy' Is A Total Curveball

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 05 January 2018

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It's nothing like the country vibe we were anticipating.

Whatever we were expecting from Justin Timberlake, it's safe to say we weren't expecting this. Far from a departure of his usual pop sound, the singer has reverted to type with his brand new song 'Filthy' - and it's about as far away from the country sound he hinted at as you can get.

Image caption Justin Timberlake at the PGA Awards

'Filthy' is very much 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' Justin Timberlake rather than the country-focused sound we were expecting from his forthcoming new album 'Man of the Woods'. Co-written by Timbaland, Danja, James Fauntleroy and Lawrence Dopson, the track comes alongside a very futuristic video.

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Timbaland Believed In SexyBack

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 04 January 2018

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Timbaland has suggested he had to win over some of Justin Timberlake's team when he worked on the production for his chart topping 2006 single 'SexyBack'

Timbaland has admitted he had to win people over with Justin Timberlake's 2006 hit 'SexyBack'.

The super producer was behind the desk for the singer's lead single - taken from his second album 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' - and while he immediately believed in the track, others weren't so sure.

Speaking to the 'Complex's Blueprint' video series, he said: ''I knew it was a feeling. Everybody was like, 'That ain't it.' I said, 'Yes, it is, that's the one' ... The beauty of a hit is not knowing it's a hit but you know it feels good.''

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Justin Timberlake Goes Back To His Roots With 'Man Of The Woods'

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 03 January 2018

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Many fans are still unconvinced by this change of direction.

Justin Timberlake might be from Memphis, Tennessee, but he's made a career out of the pop industry that has been very much apart from his country roots. This year, however, he plans to return to his origins with a new musical direction on his new album 'Man of the Woods'.

Image caption Justin Timberlake at the Academy Awards
Image caption Justin Timberlake at the Oscars