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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

Stars Congratulate Max Martin On Polar Music Prize Win


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The Swedish songwriter, who has penned tracks for both Justin and Britney, as well as the Backstreet Boys, Adele, Katy Perry, Pink, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd, will be presented with the honour by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

Italian opera singer Cecilia Bartoli is the other winner of the 2016 prize, which was founded by ABBA's former manager Stig Anderson in 1989 and is shared annually by a pop artist and a classical musician.

Justin Timberlake says of Martin's win, "No one deserves it more. You are a master," and Britney adds, "I think you're a genius, it's such an honour to work with you. You've been a part of my career from the beginning."

Continue reading: Stars Congratulate Max Martin On Polar Music Prize Win

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. 

Justin Timberlake Scores First Number One On U.s. Country Chart


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The track was released on the singer's 2013 album The 20/20 Experience, but it got a boost when he performed the song with pal Chris Stapleton at the Country Music Association Awards in November (15).

Since then, Drink You Away has been slowly climbing up Billboard's Country Airplay chart and for the first time as a soloist, Timberlake has landed the top spot.

He previously scaled the same chart in 1999, when 'N Sync reached number three with God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You, which country group Alabama reworked with the boy band.

Continue reading: Justin Timberlake Scores First Number One On U.s. Country Chart

Justin Bieber 'Planning Visual Metaphor To Open Purpose Show'


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Despite only being 21, Justin has gone through a lot in his life - including several high profile relationships, numerous arrests and even spending a day in jail.

His most recent album Purpose marks his musical comeback and sold an impressive 522,000 copies in its first week of release.

Now Justin is in the midst of planning the tour for his album, which kicks off in Seattle on 9 March (16), and is apparently hoping to begin proceedings with a visual display influenced by the various judgement errors he has made.

Continue reading: Justin Bieber 'Planning Visual Metaphor To Open Purpose Show'

Justin Timberlake's Suit And Tie Song Facing Lawsuit


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Two members of 1970's R&B group Sly, Slick and Wicked claim Timberlake's track, which features Jay Z, samples their song Sho' Nuff, which was produced by James Brown.

According to TMZ.com, bosses at Universal Music Group paid to sample the song, but did not acquire the rights to the vocal performances featured. The musicians also claim they did not give permission for their sample to be used in a Bud Light commercial.

They are seeking unspecified damages from executives at Universal Music Group, Anheuser-Busch, and publishers and producers of the song.

Gwen Stefani & Russell Brand To Join Justin Timberlake In Trolls


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Timberlake confirmed he would be a big part of the DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox project, portraying the character Branch and helping to create the film's music score and soundtrack, on Tuesday (05Jan16), and now his castmates have been revealed.

Anna Kendrick will play Poppy, Stefani will take on DJ Suki, Corden Biggie, and Brand Creek, while there are also roles for pop act Icona Pop, comedian Ron Funches and Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar.

New dad Justin will write and perform original songs for the family comedy and help with the creative direction of the film's music.

Justin Timberlake Producing Music For Trolls Movie


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The pop superstar, who has made his mark as an actor in films like Inside Llewyn Davis and The Social Network, was cast alongside Anna Kendrick in September (15), and now he is adding the role of executive music producer to his slate.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, new dad Justin will write and perform original songs for the family comedy and help with the creative direction of the film's music.

"I have always envisioned bringing the two worlds of film and music together for one epic event (and) couldn't be more excited that they will collide in DreamWorks' Trolls," reads a statement issued by Justin. "This film is very special, the music is going to be very special and I can't wait for everyone to experience it all."

Continue reading: Justin Timberlake Producing Music For Trolls Movie

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.

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

Stars Support Kobe Bryant After Retirement News


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The 37-year-old sportsman, who has played for the Los Angeles Lakers since 1996, confirmed he will retire from the game when the current season ends by posting a poem online on Sunday (29Nov15).

"This season is all I have left to give. My heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind, but my body knows it's time to say goodbye..." he writes. "And that's OK. I'm ready to let you go. I want you to know now so we both can savor every moment we have left together."

Following the announcement, his celebrity friends and fans took to Twitter.com to show their support for Bryant and praise his career achievements.

Continue reading: Stars Support Kobe Bryant After Retirement News

NSYNC Congratulate Adele


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*Nsync have said ''By By Bye'' to the record they held for the most albums sold in a single week, but congratulated Adele on clinching the title.

The group set a record in 2000 when their LP 'No Strings Attached' sold 2.416 million copies in just seven days, but three days after the British singer released new album '25' on Friday (20.11.15), it had already clocked over 2.433 million sales in downloads and physical copies in the US.

And the 'Bye Bye Bye' hitmakers have now praised the 'Hello' singer for her achievement.

Continue reading: NSYNC Congratulate Adele

2015 GLSEN Respect Awards

Justin Timberlake , Jessica Biel - 2015 GLSEN Respect Awards at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 24th October 2015

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GLSEN Respect Awards New York 2015 - Arrivals

Justin Timberlake - GLSEN Respect Awards New York 2015 held at Cipriani - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 24th October 2015

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2015 GLSEN Respect Awards Arrivals

Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel , Guests - 2015 GLSEN Respect Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 23rd October 2015

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Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and Guests

FGI Night Of Stars

Justin Timberlake , Jessica Biehl - Fashion Group International Night of Stars at Cipriani Wall Street - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 22nd October 2015

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biehl

2015 Fashion Group International Night Of Stars

Jessica Biel , Justin Timberlake - 2015 Fashion Group International Night Of Stars - Outside Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Friday 23rd October 2015

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Justin Timberlake

Date of birth

31st January, 1981

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.85




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I can never express into words how you will continue to inspire me... Thank you for showing a pimple-faced, curly-mopped kid that DIFFERENT was THE THING TO BE.

A GENIUS for the ages and the ages to come.

#ripdavidbowie
This life... Truly the GREATEST gift ever. Hoping you are spending time with the ones you cherish and remembering that we are ALL family. Sending love from ours to yours. Merry Christmas, everyone!! --J and J and S
Almost time. #CMAawards
Hair we go...I'm officially a #Troll. #DreamWorksTrolls #MeetBranch #HairPuns #ItsJustTheBeginning
LMAO!!! Y'all got jokes TNT?!?! I don't know who's trolling the internet trying to play me with this throwback NSYNC pic but REMEMBER that it's the same CUT I had when I was knocking down jumpers in Kenny's face... #neverforget #rollthetapechuck #wigsnatch
Finishing up rehearsals... Honored to share the stage with this BADASS. Wednesday night. Memphis x Nashville. @castapleton #CMAawards
New year... New adventures. 
Went ICE CLIMBING today with the legendary @conrad_anker. If you haven't seen #merufilm @merufilm then you HAVE TO check it out. Mind-blowing what these guys do with their minds and bodies. Amazing documentary and VERY worth the recognition it's getting!

Here's to a great 2016 and THE ALL NEW!
--JT
About last night... I've been friends with @castapleton and his lovely wife Morgane for a couple of years now, but sometimes you meet people and feel like you've known them your whole life. He is one of THE MOST gifted musicians, songwriters, and vocalists I've ever met. So stoked to share this moment with him and watch him put the WHOLE WORLD on notice. So happy for you brother. Chalk one up for the good guys.
The one and only... @officialkeef  #MemphisMusicHOF #MTown


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