Justin Timberlake Wiki- Biography
Justin Timberlake publicly shows his love for wife Jessica Biel in a gushing Instagram comment after apologizing for ‘lapse of judgment’ with co-star. He is occasionally known by his initials JT, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.
Born January 31, 1981Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Singer, songwriter, actor, dancer
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Jessica Biel (m. 2012)
Genres R&B, pop, neo soul
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards, beatboxing
Justin Timberlake Early life
Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee to Lynn (Bomar) Harless and Charles Randall Timberlake, a Baptist church choir director. Timberlake grew up in Shelby Forest, a small community between Memphis and Millington. He has two half-brothers, Jonathan (born September 12, 1993) and Stephen (born August 14, 1998), from Charles’ second marriage to Lisa Perry. His half-sister Laura Katherine died shortly after birth on May 12, 1997, and is mentioned in his acknowledgments in the album NSYNC as “My Angel in Heaven”. His family circle includes a number of musicians; his grandfather introduced him to music from country artists like Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. Performing as a child, Timberlake sang country and gospel music: at the age of 11, he appeared on the television show Star Search, performing country songs as “Justin Randall”.
Justin Timberlake Career
The boy band NSYNC formed in 1995, and began their career in 1996 in Europe; Timberlake and Chasez served as its two lead singers. In 1998, the group rose to prominence in the United States with the release of their self-titled debut studio album, which sold 11 million copies and included the single “Tearin’ Up My Heart”. Timberlake performing on The Man of the Woods Tour in Miami on May 18, 2018, which was also the sixth highest-grossing tour of 2018.
Speaking of his fifth studio album in 2016, Timberlake stated, “I think where I grew up in America has a lot of influence. Growing up in Tennessee—very central of the country—Memphis is known as the birthplace of rock & roll, but also the home of the blues, but Nashville’s right down the street so there’s a lot of country music.
Justin Timberlake Personal life
In early 1999, Timberlake began dating fellow former The All-New Mickey Mouse Club cast member and singer Britney Spears. Their relationship ended abruptly in March 2002. Both Spears and Timberlake graduated high school via distance learning from the University of Nebraska High School; Timberlake received his diploma on stage during a concert in Memphis in 2000. In 2003, he was briefly linked to British singer Emma Bunton. In April 2003, he began dating actress Cameron Diaz soon after they met at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. After much speculation of breakups throughout their relationship, the couple split in December 2006 shortly after she introduced him as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
Justin Timberlake Achievements
All four of Timberlake’s studio albums have been certified platinum or better by the RIAA and have received numerous awards. Worldwide sales figures for Justified stands at 10 million copies, FutureSex/LoveSounds at 10 million, and joint sales of The 20/20 Experience with 2 of 2 at 6 million copies. As of 2014, Timberlake has had seven songs exceed 3 million digital downloads in the United States with “SexyBack” (4.5), “4 Minutes”, “Dead and Gone”, “Suit & Tie”, “Mirrors”, “Holy Grail”, and “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”.