Justin Timberlake

Born 31 January 1981.
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Biography

Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, businessman, and philanthropist. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of the boy band NSYNC, whose launch was financed by Lou Pearlman.

During the group's hiatus, Timberlake released his solo studio albums Justified (2002) and FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006); the former spawned hits "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body", while the latter debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 and produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "SexyBack", "My Love", and "What Goes Around... Comes Around". With each album exceeding sales of seven million copies worldwide, he was established as one of the most commercially successful singers of the decade. From 2007 through 2012, Timberlake focused on his acting career, effectively putting his music career on hiatus; he held starring roles in the films The Social Network, Bad Teacher, In Time, and Friends with Benefits.

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  • Founded Tennman Records

BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The 20/20 Experience

    The 20/20 Experience 2013

    Reviewed by Christina Lee
    Timberlake’s third solo album is all mood and no tension, exclusively foreplay fare.
  2. Review of Futuresex/Lovesounds

    Futuresex/Lovesounds 2006

    Reviewed by Lucy Davies
    It's like witnessing the stag night of some young blokes with too much money and very...
  3. Review of Justified

    Justified 2002

    Reviewed by Denise Boyd
    ...an attempt to propel himself away from pop music into the urban arena.
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