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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Man Arrested After Slapping Justin Timberlake At Celebrity Golf Tournament


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A man has been arrested at the weekend after he slapped Justin Timberlake in the face at a charity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in Nevada, it has been reported.

Gossip site TMZ obtained a video of the incident, which shows the former N*SYNC singer walking through a crowd at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course on Saturday (July 23rd). As he nears the course, an unidentified male comes up behind him and tries to slap him round the face, rather clumsily.

Instead of reacting by starting a scuffle, 35 year old Timberlake simply turns around and calmy asks his assailant: “Bro, why would you do that?”

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Justin Timberlake Accused Of Appropriating Black Culture After Tweet Supporting Jesse Williams' BET Speech


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Singer Justin Timberlake faced backlash on Twitter Sunday evening, after he tweeted his thoughts on the speech actor Jesse Williams’ gave when he collected his Humanitarian Award at the 2016 BET Awards. Timberlake tweeted, “@iJesseWilliams tho… #Inspired #BET2016”, after hearing the speech, but his words caused some to call the singer out for appropriating black culture throughout his career.

Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake angered some on Twitter after he responded to Jesse Williams’ BET Awards’ speech.

After Timberlake’s tweet, user Ernest Owens, responded: "So does this mean you're going to stop appropriating our music and culture? And apologize to Janet too. #BETAwards.” Owens’ response referenced Timberlake's 2004 Super Bowl performance during which he accidentally flashed Janet Jackson’s breast.

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Justin Timberlake Perfroms At Eurovision Song Contest


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US singer Justin Timberlake performed at the interval of the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm on Saturday evening, as the votes were being counted for the 26 acts. The singer performed 2003 hit ‘Rock Your Body’, followed by new single ‘Can't Stop the Feeling’, from the upcoming musical comedy Trolls.

Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake performed at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Taking to the stage at the Globe Arena, Timberlake said: "To all of you, I know what it's like to perform a song for the first time in front of millions of people, so I know you must have been nervous tonight. You all represented your countries so very well and you must be so very proud. Cheers to you. I'm now nervous myself!”

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Justin Timberlake - 69th Cannes Film Festival - Opening Night Gala & 'Cafe Society' Premiere - Arrivals at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Wednesday 11th May 2016

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Justin Timberlake - Actors and Celebrities attends the opening Ceremony with "Cafe Society" at the Palais des Festivals for the 69th Cannes Film Festival. at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Wednesday 11th May 2016

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Justin Timberlake - The Gala Opening Ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais de Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Wednesday 11th May 2016

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Justin Timberlake , Anna Kendrick - Justin Timberlake; Anna Kendrick - PhotoCall zu TROLLS am Brandenburger Tor in Berlin am 10.05.2016 - Foto: SuccoMedia / Ralf Succo - Berlin, Deutschland - Tuesday 10th May 2016

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Justin Timberlake To Perform At Eurovision Song Contest


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Nine-time Grammy Award winner Justin Timberlake is to perform during the Eurovision Song Contest at the weekend, where he’ll play his brand new song ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ for the very first time.

The 35 year old American superstar will perform the track, which he unveiled just a matter of days ago as the first single from his forthcoming score to the DreamWorks animated movie Trolls, during the interval at the 2016 Eurovision finals on Saturday night (May 14th).

Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake will be performing during the interval at the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night

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Justin Timberlake Releases New Music Video For 'Can't Stop The Feeling'


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Justin Timberlake has released a star-studded music video for his first new material since 2013, a single called ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’, and has confirmed that he’s working on a new album.

The former ‘NSYNC singer, 35, released the new track on Vevo late on Thursday (May 5th), with the video featuring the animated cast of the forthcoming DreamWorks movie Trolls, which is out on November 4th.

The Grammy-winning star had posted a very short preview of the vid via his official Twitter account earlier in the day, which featured a dance party with the animated co-stars of the movie, voiced by the likes of Gwen Stefani, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Russell Brand and Icona Pop.

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Going Solo The Good The Bad And The Average: Whose Career Should Zayn Malik Be Studying?


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They say breaking up is hard to do, but leaving a famous boyband and going solo must be even harder. Last May Zayn Malik broke teenaged hearts when he announced his departure from One Direction, but one year on he’s just released his first solo album. But now Mind of Mine has finally dropped, Zayn might want to read up on some other former boyband members who tried their hand at a solo career, to varying degrees of success.

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Trolls - Teaser Trailer


For the first time us humans get to have a look into the life of some of the most mysterious creatures ever known: Trolls! When Princess Poppy decides to go on an adventure to a new land, she's continually put in peril by giants and monsters unlike any that she's ever heard of. 

Trolls the movie is produced by DreamWorks Animation and sees Thomas Dam's famous dolls being brought to life for the first time.

The lead characters are voiced by Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake whilst Shrek Forever After director Mike Mitchell teams up with Walt Dohrn on directorial duties. 

Taylor Swift's 'The 1989 World Tour Live' Arrives On Apple


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Taylor Swift’s concert film 'The 1989 World Tour Live', hit Apple Music on Sunday December 7th and the doc is packed full of interesting insights into what went on during the seven month worldwide tour. The film documents her November 28th show in Sydney, Australia at the AZN Stadium, but also features Swift answering some important questions about her time on the road.

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift’s, 'The 1989 World Tour Live' is now on Apple Music.

The film was directed by Jonas Akerlund, who also worked on Jay Z and Beyoncé's On the Run Tour film. Swift only wrapped up her 1989 world tour earlier this month and the mammoth worldwide trek saw her play 85 sold-out shows to over two million fans.

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Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel Make First Red Carpet Appearance Since Welcoming Son


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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 BielJustin 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.

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Justin Timberlake Delivers 30 Minute Acceptance Speech At Memphis Music Hall Of Fame


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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 TimberlakeJustin Timberlake was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame

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Justin Timberlake

Date of birth

31st January, 1981

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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