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Justin Timberlake Biography

Justin Timberlake (born 31.1.1981)

Justin Timberlake is an American singer / songwriter who first found fame with the boy band *NSYNC. He has won six Grammy awards and an Emmy Award.

Justin Timberlake: Childhood

Justin Timberlake was born in Memphis, Tennessee. His parents were Lynn Harless (nee Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, giving him both English and Native American ancestry. Justin's grandfather, Charles L. Timberlake, was a Baptist minister.

Justin has two half brothers, Stephen (b. 1998) and Jonathan (b. 1993). His half sister, Laura, died shortly after childbirth in 1997. Justin acknowledged Laura as "My Angel In Heaven" in the liner notes of one of his records.

Timberlake grew up in a small town named Millington. His first attempt at singing success was performing country songs on the TV show, Star Search. He was billed as Justin Randall.

Justin Timberlake joined The Mickey Mouse Club in 1993. It was here that he met fellow performer Christina Aguilera as well as future band mate, JC Chasez and future girlfriend Britney Spears. It was when the show disbanded in 1995 that Justin and JC began an all-boy band, masterminded by boy-band manager Lou Pearlman. The group became known as *NSYNC.

Justin Timberlake: The *NSYNC Years

Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez were the two lead singers of *NSYNC. The band formed in 1995 and began their career in 1996. The release of their debut album, *NSYNC in 1998 saw them hit the big time. The album sold over 11 million copies in the US alone.

For the next two years, the band was involved in a legal battle with their manager, Lou Pearlman. Although Pearlman financed the launch of their careers, he was found to have been the con man behind a number of scams. Once released from contract with Pearlman, *NSYNC signed with Jive Records.

2000 saw the release of the next album, No Strings Attached. The album became the fastest selling album of all time, shifting 2.4 million units in its first week on sale.

*NSYNC's third album, Celebrity, became the second fastest selling album of all time. After completing the Celebrity tour in 2002, the band decided to take some time off. It was at this point that Timberlake began work on his first solo album.

Justin Timberlake: The solo years

In August 2002, Timberlake performed at the MTV Music Video Awards, premiering his debut solo single, 'Like I Love You', a track produced by The Neptunes. The single reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Justified was released later in 2002 and although it sold fewer than *NSYNC's albums, it debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200. 439,000 copies were sold in the first week and the album went on to sell over seven million copies worldwide.

As well as huge commercial success, the album received critical acclaim, largely owing to the production skills of Timbaland and The Neptunes.

In summer 2003, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera co-headlined a tour to promote their album releases. Later that year, McDonald's used a Timberlake song, 'I'm Lovin' It' to promote their ad campaign. The deal reportedly earned Timberlake $6 million.

In 2004, Timberlake performed alongside Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl XXXVIII. The performance was televised and turned out to be highly controversial. During the performance, Timberlake tore off a portion of Jackson's attire, revealing her breast, complete with nipple adornment.

Justin was forced to make a public apology at the Grammy Awards (2004) in order for the organisers to agree to let him attend. He read a scripted apology when accepting the first of two awards he received that night. Timberlake won 'Best Pop Vocal Album' and 'Best Male Pop Vocal Performance'. He also won a joint award with Black Eyed Peas (Best Rap / Sung Collaboration) for 'Where Is the Love?'

During a period of rest for the singer, after nodules were removed from his vocal cords, Justin set up his own record label, Jay Tee records.

On his return to the music scene, Timberlake featured in Nelly Furtado & Timbaland's 'Promiscuous' and then released his second solo album in 2006. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The producers of this album were Timbaland, Danja, will.i.am and Rick Rubin. Timberlake himself also gained some production credits for this album.

He lead single from the album was 'SexyBack' which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Timberlake gained yet another number one single when he performed alongside Nelly Furtado on a Timbaland single, 'Give It To Me.'

In February 2008, Justin Timberlake won another two Grammy Awards, this time for 'male Pop Performance' and 'Dance Recording Award'.

Justin Timberlake: Acting career

Justin Timberlake has appeared in a number of high-profile movie roles, including Alpha Dog and Black Snake Moan. He also voiced the character of King Arthur in Shrek the Third.

Justin Timberlake: Personal Life

Justin Timberlake has been involved in a number of high profile, long-term relationships. Perhaps the most well known was his lengthy relationship with Britney Spears, which ended abruptly in 2002, amid speculation that Spears had been unfaithful.

In 2003, Justin embarked on another long-term relationship with actress Cameron Diaz. This relationship ended in 2007.

Mostly recently, thee singer has been linked to Jessica Biel.

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The Latest Justin Timberlake News

Cameron Diaz's Pals Fed Up Of X-rated Talk

18th April 2014

Cameron Diaz's friends want her to stop talking about sex.The 'The Other Woman' star, who recently admitted she isn't sure...

Cameron Diaz: I Barely Worked Out For Scenes

18th April 2014

Cameron Diaz ''barely worked out'' before stripping off in scenes for 'The Other Woman'.The 41-year-old actress, who is seen running...

Lindsay Lohan: I Felt Humiliated By Sex List

18th April 2014

Lindsay Lohan felt ''humiliated'' after her rumoured list of 36 sexual conquests was leaked. The actress has seemingly admitted she...

Cameron Diaz: Not So Bad To Have More Than One Partner

16th April 2014

Cameron Diaz believes in having more than one partner.The screen beauty - who has previously dated Justin Timberlake, Alex Rodriguez...

Cameron Diaz Believes In Having More Than One Partner

15th April 2014

Cameron Diaz believes in having more than one partner.The 'Charlie's Angels' actress, who has dated fellow celebrities including Justin Timberlake...

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Justin Timberlake Reviews

Alicia Keys And Timbaland Join Jay-z And Justin Timberlake Onstage In New York

20th July 2013

Superstars Jay Z and Justin Timberlake turned up the heat in New York on Friday...

Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience Album Review Album Review

14th March 2013

There's a fine line between sexy and sleazy and Justin Timberlake, with his posse of...

Top 10 Celebrity Weddings of 2012: From Nutty Nuptials To Classy Ceremonies Album Review

20th December 2012

There must have been something in the air this year because we literally had too...

A Week in News featuring: Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Daniel Craig, Eva Longoria, Ellen DeGeneres, Britney Spears and Much More! Feature

24th October 2012

Love, Sex, Magic: Congratulations to Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel, who married in Italy...

Justin Timberlake - My Love Single Review

28th November 2006

Justin TimberlakeMy LoveJiveSingle ReviewThe first single "Sexy Back" was huge, that there is no arguing...

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Justin Timberlake Festivals

iHeartRadio Music Festival

20th September 2013

iTunes Festival

1st September 2013

Wireless Festival

4th July 2014

V Festival

16th August 2014

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Justin Timberlake Footage Film / Movie Reviews

Runner Runner 2013, Review by Rich Cline

Clearly something went horribly wrong as this thriller was being made, because despite a solid...

Inside Llewyn Davis 2013, Review by Rich Cline

The Coen brothers have a wry twinkle in their eyes as they take us on...

Trouble With the Curve 2012, Review by Rich Cline

With beautiful but bland direction and a script that can't help but overstate everything, this...

Bad Teacher 2011, Review by Rich Cline

This film strains so badly to be a black comedy that it does itself an...

Friends With Benefits 2011, Review by Rich Cline

A smart, witty script and a likable cast help overcome the deep-seated rom-com cliches the...

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Justin Timberlake Interviews

Justin Timberlake - Runner Runner Video Interview

10th September 2013

Justin Timberlake, who plays cheated online gambler Richie Furst in upcoming crime thriller 'Runner Runner',...

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The Latest Justin Timberlake Press Releases

Justin Timberlake Announces A Third Concert At The O2 On The 20/20 Experience World Tour

15th November 2013

Following an epic world tour kickoff in Brooklyn and two sold out shows at London's The O2,...

Justin Timberlake Announces The 20/20 Experience World Tour UK And European Expansion Starting March 30th 2013

30th September 2013

The President of Pop, Justin Timberlake, announced today The 20/20 Experience...

Cbs Films Acquires The Coen Brothers 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Starring Justin Timberlake

22nd February 2013

CBS Films announced today it has acquired US rights to Inside Llewyn...

Justin Timberlake Announces One-off London Show At The Forum On February 20th 2013

14th February 2013

Hot on the heels of a well-received musical return performance at this year's Grammy Awards and...

Justin Timberlake Set To Perform On The 55th Annual Grammy Awards

31st January 2013

Six-time GRAMMY© winner Justin Timberlake is set to perform on the 55th Annual...

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