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.
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
Check out Justin Timberlake as a lime in the new advert for his tequila brand, Sauza 901.
We all know Justin Timberlake is multitalented: he's a singer, a dancer, an actor and a businessman. But he's created something which will definitely make you think twice about him by combining his business acumen with his acting talents, appearing in a commercial for his tequila brand, Sauza 901, as a lime. Yes, that's right folks, a lime...
Justin Timberlake plays a lime in an advert for tequila.
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We interrupt your Monday to bring you ADORABLE BABY PICTURES.
As a general rule, all babies are adorable, but not all babies get their first pictures published on twenty different news outlets. Then again, Silas Randall Timberlake isn’t just any baby – he’s the progeny of Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, which makes him super adorable and super over-exposed.
Just when you thought this family could not get any cuter.
The couple posted the first snap of the baby themselves, instead of taking the “sell to People for a few million” route. The picture shows Jessica Biel holding little Silas, who is all decked out in his teeny tiny Memphis Grizzlies jersey. He’s sporting what we’ll call the “sleepy yawning smush” face. It’s all kinds of adorable.
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Congratulations to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, who just welcomed their first child - a baby boy, named... wait, we don't want to spoil the surprise, do we? The couple, who announced that they were expecting just a month prior, let us know that the baby was here and he had a name already.
The couple have stuck by each other's side for 8+ years.
They shared the news via People. The website also had the exclusive scoop of the baby name - Silas Randall Timberlake. It's a bit retro and a bit adorable - just like Mr. Timberlake Sr.
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Justin Timberlake and Justin Timberlake - People's Choice Awards 2014 Press Room held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, 777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles, CA. at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, People's Choice Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 8th January 2014
Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel - 20th Century Fox And New Regency Celebrate World Premiere Of "Runner Runner" at Planet Hollywood Hotel And Casino In Las Vegas, NV On 9-18-13 at Planet Hollywood - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 19th September 2013
The couple were married in October 2012.
Congratulations are in order for Jessica Biel and husband Justin Timberlake who have welcomed their first child, son Silas Randall Timberlake. The couple’s happy news was confirmed by People magazine on Saturday who report that new dad Justin is “ecstatic."
Proud parents: Jessica and Justin have welcomed a son, Silas.
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Taylor Swift lands dream duet with Madonna, and Rihanna stuns in vibrant Versace.
The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards saw some pretty epic moments this weekend, and some of the most hotly anticipated performances of the year. The top prize of 2015 iHeartRadio Innovator Award went to Justin Timberlake, but he wasn't the biggest winner of the night...
Apart from winning three accolades - for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Lyrics - Taylor Swift was winning in many other ways. She's been gushing to everyone who'll listen recently about Queen of Pop Madonna apparently praising her music in an interview, but the 'Blank Space' singer landed the chance to perform with her idol as she and her guitar joined the diva on stage for a rendition of Madonna's new single 'Ghosttown', taken from recently released thirteenth album 'Rebel Heart'.
The 34-year-old singer and his pregnant wife are quickly becoming the most adorable couple in showbiz.
It can be argued that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are still the hottest couple in showbiz, but one thing for sure is that the pair are definitely the cutest, which was recently proven when the 34-year-old singer wished his pregnant wife a happy birthday.
Timberlake wished his "BAD-ASS" wife a happy 33rd birthday online
On Tuesday (March 3rd) Timberlake wished Biel a happy 33rd birthday in a very tender Instagram message. As well as uploading an adorable picture of the soon-to-be parents, he also wrote, "Happy Bday to the sweetest, most GORGEOUS, goofiest, most BAD-ASS chick I know. You make me smile 'til it hurts. I love you like crazy! --Your Huz."
A 90s kid's dream Valentine's - the guys of N Sync and The Backstreet Boys, all in one show.
Guys. N Sync reunion. It happened. As with most classic pop culture moments, it happened during an episode of SNL. And the Backstreet Boys were there too. It wasn’t a coincidence either, as Valentine’s Day marked SNL’s 40th anniversary episode, so they had to make it a bit more special.
Who even needs a Valentine, when you've got the full line-up of N Sync together again.
The N Sync guys tweeted about their appearance earlier in the day, from their official account: "'Together again...Gee, it's good to be together again' #SNL40.”
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NSYNC will be reuniting on Sunday (15th February) for a special appearance on Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary show.
Nsync have announced they will be reuniting - but only for a one off appearance! The group, which was hugely successful in the 90s and early 00s, will be making a special guest appearance on Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary show. The show will be aired on Sunday (15th February).
Justin Timberlake will reunite with the other members of NSYNC for their Saturday Night Live appearance.
The couple will have their first child together this summer.
Oh happy day, Justin Timberlake’s genes will live on! The Suit & Tie singer and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, have just announced that she is pregnant for the very first time! The pair announced the news via JT’s instagram and the announcement coincided with his birthday. How appropriate, right?
Congratulations to the expecting parents!
The adorableness reached dangerous levels on Saturday, when Timberlake posted the photo, depicting himself, kissing Biel’s belly. Um, too cute, right?
Date of birth
31st January, 1981