Biography of Justin Timberlake and Music Career

Published At: 13 January 2021 , 08:16 PM

Biography of Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is a popular American pop singer, R'n'B performer, actor, composer, producer, dancer. Winner of 4 Emmy Awards and 9 Grammy Awards.

Childhood and youth

Justin Timberlake was born in Memphis, Tennessee on January 31, 1981. According to the zodiac sign Aquarius. The singer has English, German, French roots and unconfirmed Indian ancestry. His father, Randall Timberlake, was a church choir conductor and his paternal grandfather was a Baptist minister, so the boy was brought up in classical Baptist traditions. However, despite his religious upbringing, Timberlake still considers himself a Christian rather in spirit.

Justin Timberlake as a child and now

Justin's parents separated in 1985 when the boy was not yet 5 years old. Both soon started their own families. So Justin had a stepfather, as well as two half-brothers on his father's side. Despite popular beliefs, the divorce of the parents did not affect the psyche of the future star - the boy grew up healthy and ambitious beyond his years.

Justin took his first steps in his musical career on the TV show "Star Search". There he performed a country song. The singer's idols since childhood were Al Green, Michael Jackson, Elton John.

Like many Hollywood stars, the musician began his path to fame with participation in the then-popular children's TV show "Mickey Mouse Club". Along with 12-year-old Justin, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, who later became his fiancée, and Jaycee Chases, Justin's future 'N Sync' partner, performed. After the show ended in 1995, Justin and Jaycee teamed up to form a new boy band - 'N Sync'.

There, Justin met Ryan Gosling, with whom they carried their friendship throughout their lives. At that time, his mother even had to take custody of Gosling for 6 months, as Ryan's mother had to go to work in Canada.


In 1995 a new group of 5 young guys is born - "N Sync". Justin at that time is only 16 years old, this is a curly, charming teenager who did not even have time to finish school. Timberlake quickly becomes the sole and face of the team, is always the first to pose in front of television cameras, and constantly amazes everyone with his energetic character. In addition to participating in the life of the group, he manages to study and attend courses for aspiring artists.

In 1997, the band released their first album. A team of young, talented, and charismatic guys immediately gains dizzying popularity: the album is sold 11 million copies. In total, the group recorded 7 studio albums, but the most popular was the disc "No Strings Attached 2000", which sold 15 million copies. Over the 5 years of its existence, the group managed to receive 3 prestigious MTV Video Music Awards, and Justin is becoming a sex symbol for millions of girls around the globe.

However, the fame of the leader of the boy band was not enough for him, and in 2002 the singer began an independent career. He records his first solo album "Justified", and from that moment on, Timberlake's name is instantly conquering American and later world audiences. Subsequently, the album will receive two Grammy awards, and Justin will become the main nominee for MTV.

Timberlake and Janet Jackson - Superbowl Halftime Show

In 2004, a big scandal erupted around Timberlake. Speaking with Janet Jackson on the Super Bowl Half-Time Show, Justin tore the top of the singer in front of millions of viewers, exposing her right chest.

As the singer later justified himself, it happened by accident (although the single with the words “I will undress you until the end of this song” was supposed to tune the singer in a certain way). After this incident, which rocked the media, fans, and the stellar community, Timberlake briefly faded into the shadows.

Justin's return was a triumph. The singer is recording new albums that delight fans. Each of his new songs instantly becomes a hit.

In 2008, his joint single "4 Minutes" with Madonna was released, and later - a video for the song. The choreography of the stars in this video and at the joint concert is still one of the top best dance projects in the world of pop music. The song explodes world charts and gains even more fans for both superstars.

In March 2013, Justin's third album, The 20/20 Experience, was released in the neo-soul genre. The album receives high marks from fans and critics, which cannot be said about the follow-up album "The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2". In 2014, Timberlake embarks on a tour in support of both works.

Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling

In 2013, the musician won in 4 categories of nominations at the popular MTV Video Music Awards 2013. The singer received an award for "Best Video of the Year" and 3 more statuettes for the best editing, directing, and a special prize. M. Jackson "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award".

In 2016, the celebrity became a guest of the popular Eurovision Song Contest. He came to Stockholm, where he sang the song "Can't Stop The Feeling" in the final. The performance of the American singer at the European song contest was because in 2016 Eurovision was broadcast for the first time in the United States. Previously, this event was not covered in America.

Justin Timberlake with glasses, beard, and bangs

Justin Timberlake's songs, solo and in collaboration, will certainly hit the world music charts. His style is admired and tried to imitate him. Justin's experiments with looks, be it stylish glasses or a manly beard, always delight in their taste.