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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.
He's ready to show his face at the biggest sporting event of the year again.
It has finally been confirmed that Justin Timberlake will be next year's headliner at the all-important Super Bowl halftime show, performing thirteen years after his last appearance which resulted in a major wardrobe malfunction controversy with Janet Jackson. Let's hope there will be fewer slip-ups for 2018.
Justin Timberlake at the Oscars
The 36-year-old 10-time Grammy winner and Academy Award nominee will perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl LII halftime show for the second time in his life; this time as the headliner at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Last year saw Lady Gaga take to the stage as the headliner at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, which she has since recounted as a momentous event in her singing career.
Continue reading: Justin Timberlake Returns To Headline Super Bowl LII Halftime Show
The singer would be following hot on the heels of Lady Gaga - lauded by critics as the best halftime show ever
It’s one of the biggest performances of an artists’ life: America’s Superbowl halftime show. The set has had some of the most famous names in the world grace its stage including Beyonce, the Rolling Stones, Madonna and last year, Lady GaGa - a show which critics called the best halftime show is Superbowl history.
Is Justin Timberlake set to be the next Superbowl performer?
Now it seems Pop Prince Justin Timberlake is finalising paperwork for 2018’s show.
Continue reading: Is Justin Timberlake 2018's Superbowl Halftime Performer?
They joined each other on stage at the Pilgrimage Music Festival last week.
Justin Timberlake embraced his country roots again by bringing special guest Chris Stapleton onto the stage at the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Tennessee over the weekend for a few duets, two years after they hit the CMA stage together. Chris' wife Morgane was also in attendance.
Justin Timberlake at the Academy Awards
As the cherry on top of a very delicious cake, Justin invited country stars Chris Stapleton and Morgane Hayes to sing along with him during his home state set at the Pilgrimage Music Festival in Franklin on Saturday (September 23rd 2017) - an event that the singer co-produces in its third year running.
Pharrell Williams knelt down in protest at the 'Concert for Charlottesville' event on Sunday (24.09.17) which featured the likes of Justin Timberlake and the Dave Matthews Band
Pharrell Williams knelt down in protest as he joined a star-studded line up for the 'Concert for Charlottesville' on Sunday night (24.09.17).
The 'Happy' singer performed with The Roots as he joined the likes of Justin Timberlake and Ariana Grande at the University of Virginia's Scott Stadium, where hometown heroes The Dave Matthews Band headlined an emotional show.
During his hit-filled set - which included the songs 'Freedom', 'Happy' and his Daft Punk collaboration 'Get Lucky' - the star made reference to Donald Trump's condemnation of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
Continue reading: Pharrell Williams Kneels At Concert For Charlottesville
He's the mystery popstar who provided guest vocals.
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters has opened up about their mystery collaborator on their forthcoming album 'Concrete And Gold'. Having previously teased that it was a huge popstar, he has finally admitted that Justin Timberlake lent his vocals to one track on the new record.
Foo Fighters to release new album 'Concrete and Gold'
The 36-year-old singer didn't have more lyrics than 'la la la' on the title track, but the collaboration came about when he was hanging out with the band in between recording sessions at L.A.'s EastWest studios. It was really a last minute decision for the group.
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Collaborated With Justin Timberlake On 'Concrete And Gold'
Jessica Biel seen alone and with Justin Timberlake at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017
Max Martin, Justin Timberlake and Karl Johan Schuster at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017
Almost pathologically buoyant, this brightly colourful animated comedy is so cheeky that it's impossible to dislike. The plot may be thin, and the wackiness a bit too full-on, but every moment is packed with smart verbal and visual jokes. This rapid-fire energy keeps us laughing all the way through, while the lively song score has us humming along and wishing we could get up there and dance.
It's set in a garish fantasy world in which sweetly happy trolls are locked in a mortal battle with gloomy bergen who think the only way they can achieve happiness is to eat a troll. It's been 20 years since the trolls escaped to form a secret forest community, so they throw a party to celebrate. Led by Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the festivities feature so much music, glitter and hugging that the bergen's Chef (Christine Baranski) spots their location. The paranoid troll Branch (Justin Timberlake) had warned that this might happen, and sure enough Chef sweeps in and grabs a handful of trolls to take back to bergen King Gristle (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). Feeling responsible, Poppy sets out on a quest to rescue them, and Branch grudgingly accompanies her. They also get help from the lovelorn bergen scullery maid Bridget (Zooey Deschanel).
There isn't a moment in this story that carries even a hint of actual suspense, but the action scenes are still exhilaratingly madcap, and the darker moments along the way generate proper emotion. Thankfully, the lesson is so painfully obvious (you don't need to eat a troll to be happy!) that the filmmakers don't bother hammering it in. Instead, they fill every scene with deranged wit, ridiculous gags and lively character detail.
Continue reading: Trolls Review
The couple became parents to son, Silas Randall Timberlake in April.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have stepped out for the first time since welcoming son Silas Randall back in April. The proud parents were honoured with the ‘Inspiration Award’ at the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's Respect Awards on Friday evening, where Timberlake admitted they’re ‘not very good’ at parenting yet.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel at the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's Respect Awards
Collecting the award Timberlake said, "My beautiful wife and I are a couple of new parents. We're not very good at it yet.” The couple rarely make red carpet appearances together, but the arrival of baby Silas means their nights out are getting fewer and fewer.
The singer was inducted at a ceremony on Saturday evening, and promptly hogged the stage for nearly half an hour giving an emotional acceptance speech.
Justin Timberlake delivered an emotional – and rather lengthy – acceptance speech at the Memphis Music Hall of Fame at the weekend, as he reacted jubilantly to being inducted.
The former ‘NSYNC star stood on stage for just under half an hour thanking friends, family and fans and cracking jokes. On Saturday night (October 17th), 34 year old Timberlake was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the city he grew up in. After an introduction to the stage by his friend Jimmy Fallon, he choked back the tears as he acknowledged those who had helped him on his way to success.
Justin Timberlake was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame
The singer, actor and heartthrob will take a turn in the new animated musical, Trolls
There were created in the 1960s, came back out for a period of time in the 1970s and 1990s and have consequently delighted many a former child with their colourful hair and funny faces. Troll dolls were the must-have for a lot of children back in the day, whether you had a full-size doll or a small stick-on-the-end-of-your-pencil kind. Now they’re making yet another comeback - but this time in the form of Justin Timberlake.
He might not look much like a troll yet but Justin Timberlake will nevertheless appear in new musical movie, Trolls
That’s right, JT will be lending his voice to new animated musical comedy, Trolls, and will play survivalist Branch, who has been described as hiding "his surprising true colours".
Continue reading: Justin Timberlake To Turn Troll Doll
The duet even managed to eclipse guest spots by Selena Gomez and Justin Timberlake during the fifth of her five nights at the Staples Center.
Taylor Swift ended her five-night run at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Wednesday night by inviting yet another clutch of guest stars onstage to perform with her – including ‘Friends’ actress Lisa Kudrow for a totally awesome rendition of ‘Smelly Cat’. Yes, really.
Swifty may have also invited A-lister BFF Selena Gomez on stage as well as Justin Timberlake, but the evening was unquestionably stolen by Phoebe Buffay, at last getting her big break at the massive L.A. arena. It did really happen, if you want to check out this amazing fan video on Twitter, with the crowd joining in to help belt out the classic ditty.
Taylor Swift's guest stars on her 1989 World Tour have been some of the highlights
Date of birth
31st January, 1981
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