Biography of Justin Timberlake and Top Facts

Published At: 18 January 2021 , 01:27 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 in 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.