Justin Timberlake


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.

Read More
Subscribe to Justin Timberlake alerts

Cameron Diaz Engaged To Benji Madden After 7 Month Courtship, Sources Claim

20th December 2014 -


Cameron Diaz is reportedly engaged to Benji Madden.Sources claim Cameron Diaz is enaged to Benji Madden.Read More: Cameron Diaz Says She "Will Try Anything Once" When Discussing Marriage.A number of sources have claimed the 42-year-old...

Has Joey Fatone Just Confirmed The Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel Baby Rumours?

17th December 2014 -


It’s been weeks since the rumours that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were expecting their first child together appeared and we’ve still got no confirmation from the couple themselves. But luckily for all of us...

Jessica Biel And Justin Timberlake Reportedly Expecting First Child Together

5th November 2014 -


Congratulations are in order for actress Jessica Biel and husband Justin Timberlake, as US Weekly has reported that the couple are expecting their first child together.Jessica Biel is reportedly pregnant with her first childThe magazine...

Six Of The Worst Grammatically Incorrect Song Lyrics

20th August 2014 -


Everybody loves a good pop song, but sometimes you can’t help but cringe when the lyrics are just bad beyond comprehension. Pop obviously isn't exactly known for its strengths in the lyric department, but...

Celebrities Take Part In The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Photos]

19th August 2014 -


It’s not just you and your friends getting nominated to take the ALS awareness ice bucket challenge; celebs from lists A-Z are getting involved, and we’ve got a bunch of pictures of them getting soaked...

Nice Guy Justin Timberlake Strikes Again: How A Stadium Sang "Happy Birthday" To An 8-Year-Old Boy

18th August 2014 -


Justin Timberlake just proved – yet again – what a cool guy he is. After all, it’s not every day that a performer will interrupt their gig and get a packed stadium to sing “Happy...

Justin Timberlake Stops Sold-Out Concert To Sing 'Happy Birthday' To 8 Year-Old Fan

17th August 2014 -


Justin Timberlake knows how to treat his fans right, the 33 year-old singer was recently playing in front of a sold-out crowd at San Jose, California's SAP Center stadium when he suddenly stopped the show...

Walking In Memphis! Check Out The History Of This Tennessee City From Budweiser Made in America

12th August 2014 -


Budweiser Made in America is getting closer all the time as we explore the nation's most musically cultured cities. Now we hit Memphis, whose famous faces include everyone from Elvis Presley to Justin Timberlake.Memphis, Tennessee...

Beyonce To Receive Vanguard Award At The VMAs. But Mostly, YES, She Will Perform!

8th August 2014 -


Umm, Beyonce will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards... is anyone really , surprised? Bey is everywhere these days. In the wake of her surprise album last December Bey has been at every...

After 'Bang Bang,' What Are Some Of The Best Triple Threat Pop Songs?

1st August 2014 -


The only thing better than one pop star on a song is three, right? How about a combination of Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj - ALL on one track? It's what we got...

Paul McCartney: Just One in a Long List of Celebs Who Love a Good Proposal

11th July 2014 -


Paul McCartney made two fans’ dreams come true at a recent concert in New York by pulling them both up on stage and stopping the show for a wedding proposal.Paul McCartney is cleary a sucker...

Justin Timberlake - Not A Bad Thing (#NotABadLoveStory Fan Video)

3rd June 2014 -


Justin Timberlake unveils a video for his single 'Not A Bad Thing' featuring hundreds of different love stories from a recent fan project. The track is the last single taken from his album 'The 20/20...

A Week In News: Havoc As 'Godzilla' And Kardashians Unleashed On Unsuspecting Cities

23rd May 2014 -


Cannes Continues: We're nearly at the end of the second week of the Cannes Film Festival and have been mentally noting which new movies have soared or been scorched at the hands of critics. Map...

Justin Timberlake Thanked Everyone In His Billboard Speech. EXCEPT Donald Sterling

19th May 2014 -


When Justin Timberlake won the Top Artist honor at Sunday’s Billboard awards, he was very generous with his “hank you” messages. In fact, he thanked everyone – everyone, except disgraced LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling....

Michael Jackson - Love Never Felt So Good

14th May 2014 -


Justin Timberlake emulates Michael Jackson himself in their video for their ‘duet’ single ‘Love Never Felt So Good’; the lead track from MJ’s second posthumous album ‘Xscape’ which has now been released to much acclaim.

Justin Timberlake Seaks Candidly About Decision To Leave N' Sync: "It Was Bittersweet"

13th May 2014 -


Justin Timberlake shocked the pop music world back in 2002 when he decided to leave N' Sync.The 33 year-old singer was highly criticized for departing the boy band, but once his debut album 'Justified' became...

Michael Jackson - 'Love Never Felt So Good' Ft. Justin Timberlake Single Review

2nd May 2014 -


'Love Never Felt So Good', the first single from Michael Jackson’s long awaited posthumous album, Xscape has been given its debut at the iHeart Radio awards. The single sees Justin Timberlake duet with Jackson on...

Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good

2nd May 2014 -


The first single from Michael Jackson's posthumous album 'Xscape' is entitled 'Love Never Felt So Good' and features vocals from Justin Timberlake. The album is scheduled for release on May 9th 2014.

First Single Of Michael Jackson's Posthumous Album To Premiere At iHeartRadio Awards

2nd May 2014 -


Michael Jackson’s new song (we’re using “new” very loosely, the song was recorded in 1983) is premiering today. Love Never Felt So Good, will debut tonight during the first ever iHeartRadio Music Awards, which air...

Brian Williams Raps 'Gin And Juice' For Jimmy Fallon [Video]

22nd April 2014 -


Brian Williams has become the latest celebrity to be featured in a comedy sequence on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show. The 54 year-old NBC anchor unwittingly starred in the comedian and TV host's mash-up montage...

One Direction & Jennifer Lawrence Receive Top Awards At Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards

30th March 2014 -


Pharrell and Kaley Cuoco did not manage to avoid the slime at this year's Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. The awards, hosted by Mark Wahlberg, were held yesterday night (29th March) at the USC...

It's Not Just You, Wayne Knight! Other Celebrity Death Hoaxes

17th March 2014 -


Seinfeld fans can breathe easy after panic ensued following rumors of Wayne Knight’s death on social media site Twitter. The rumors claimed that the 58 year old had been involved in a fatal car crash,...

"Lindsay's List": Is Lindsay Lohan's 36-Strong List True Or False?

14th March 2014 -


It seems that someone out there wasn’t happy that Lindsay has been trying to brush off her bad girl reputation and promote herself as just your regular girl-next-door in her new documentary series. A shocking...

Who Joined Taylor Swift in Billboard's List of Top Music Moneymakers?

12th March 2014 -


Billboard has just posted its annual list of music’s biggest moneymakers and well, there’s a new queen in town, Taylor Swift. After a lucrative 2013 the country superstar has topped the list, earning nearly $40...

Taylor Swift Named Billboard's Biggest Earner Of 2013, Plus Other Rich Folks Who Made The List

11th March 2014 -


Taylor Swift is a 24-year-old woman from Pennsylvania, who writes songs about past relationships and posts photos of her cat on Twitter. Also, she is the highest earning entertainer for 2013, according to Billboard. With...

It's Indie Rock & Roll For V Festival: The Killers Headline Huge Bill

4th March 2014 -


The UK’s festival season is slowly clicking into gear as Hollywood’s award season recovers from a stinking hangover. On the weekend of August 16-17 in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, The Killers will...

Justin Timberlake Offers Apology To Upset Fans Over Concert Cancellation

23rd February 2014 -


Justin Timberlake let's down his legion of fans once again after postponing another concert.An issue with his '20/20 Experience' tour schedule arose after cancelling a show at Madison Square Garden last Wednesday (Feb 19th).The 32...

Fallon And Timberlake Bring "History Of Rap" Out Of Retirement

23rd February 2014 -


It had to happen. We all knew Fallon and Timberlake’s “History of Rap” had to be a thing on the Tonight Show and now it is! The duo have performed the sketch four times on...

Justin Timberlake Gives Buffalo a Heartfelt Apology

22nd February 2014 -


Justin Timberlake was moved to issue an emphatic apology to Buffalo as a whole following the delay of his show, which was previously scheduled for Saturday next week.Justin Timberlake was full of contrition for BuffaloThe...

Justin Postpones NY Show, Citing "Health Reason": What's The Problem?

20th February 2014 -


Justin Timberlake has claimed that he was forced to cancel last night show in New York's Madison Square Garden due to "health reasons" but did not disclose the exact reason why he would not be...

Back to top

Justin Timberlake Images

More Justin Timberlake Pictures

Back to top

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',...

Back to top

Justin Timberlake Related Artists



Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Back to top

Justin Timberlake Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Justin Timberlake

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All


Editors Recommendations

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

The heart-pounding teaser trailer for American Sniper had so much promise that perhaps a current...

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

Mark Ronson - Daffodils ft. Kevin Parker Audio

Mark Ronson will finally unveil his fourth album 'Uptown Special' on January 26th 2015 through...

Mark Ronson - Daffodils (Audio) Video

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Do yourself a favour and go watch American Sniper this festive season. Or Selma. Should you...

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Bastille - Oblivion [Live]

Bastille perform their single 'Oblivion' live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta. The track followed Platinum...

Bastille - Oblivion [Live] Video

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

Production for 'American Sniper' began back in May, 2012, after Warner Brothers acquired...

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America

James Corden, the comedian who rose to fame on the critically acclaimed comedy...

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

The reviews are in for Unbroken and the film, directed by Academy Award...

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists "We Did Not Cave"

After the news that several theaters in the U.S are to screen the controversial...

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split, Rep Confirms Former Couple "Separated Amicably Earlier This Year"

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter have separated after thirteen years...

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split, Rep Confirms Former Couple

More recommendations


Linzie !'s picture

Linzie !

Hey, Justine , you are great singer !God has blessed you with a special talend .I am from a beatiful country in the pacific called Vanuatu.You have many fans in my country !We love you so much !

6 years 10 months ago
View Comments

xx kathryn peers from rochdale's picture

xx kathryn peer...

iya justin i love you so much i have got every single thing wat u ave brought out even your calenders nd your old bands things my m8 say i am wierd coz i love u so much i am 13 years old u rock mi socks xxxxxx i love u so much cant wait 2 cum and see u live again xxxxxmwah xxxx kathryn rochdale

6 years 10 months ago
View Comments

danie's picture


his new song is great (my love)i am goin 2 c him in may i cant wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8 years 1 month ago
View Comments

Madie's picture


Justin Best!

4 years 7 months ago
View Comments

ANXHELA's picture



7 years 3 months ago
View Comments

liberty31f's picture


Justin..... u r God, u r gorgeus! wished i could c u n person. never hav but hope 2 c u som time n South carolina pleassssssse!U R HOT

7 years 3 months ago
View Comments

Xmen's picture


Justin is an excellent singer.. But a lot of people want a last cd with Nsync.. Please Justin back with Nsync.

6 years 11 months ago
View Comments