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 priest, 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’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 soul 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 the American and later the world audience. Subsequently, the album will receive two Grammy awards, and Justin will become the main nominee for MTV.
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 shook 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 neosoul 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.
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 due to the fact that in 2016 Eurovision was broadcast for the first time in the United States. Previously, this event was not covered in America.
In addition to music, Justin Timberlake acts in films. His first film was “Edison”, starring Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey . However, despite such large figures in the cast, the film did not have much success.
The next film in Justin’s cinematic biography was “Alpha Dog”, where he played one of the main roles. This is followed by several more film products, including a role in Fincher ‘s Oscar-winning film The Social Network. Winning three Oscars out of 8 nominations, the film made Timberlake a talented actor in addition to his already overwhelming musical career.
In 2007, he voiced the young King Arthur in the animated film Shrek. Apparently, Justin liked this work, and in 2016 he gave his voice to the main character of the animated musical comedy “Trolls”. However, it soon became known that the singer not only voiced the cartoon character, but also wrote the music for the new tape.
It is worth mentioning the films “A Very Bad Teacher”, “Friendship Sex” and the fantastic dystopian action movie “Time” with Olivia Wilde, released in 2011
In the same period, Justin visited snowy Russia for the first time, having arrived at the premiere of the film “Friendship Sex” with his partner, sultry actress Mila Kunis . In 2013, Timberlake came to Moscow again, this time to present the crime thriller Va-Bank, in which he played one of the main roles. Then the musician came to visit the program to Ivan Urgant . Timberlake talked about his new film, played forfeits and played on spoons. And at the end of the show, the singer received unusual sandals as a gift from the host.
Justin Timberlake’s personal life has always been associated with high-profile female names. Between 1999 and 2002, during the ‘N Sync’ era, Justin had a serious romance with Britney Spears. However, the wedding so much anticipated by all did not take place. The 4-year relationship ended with the worldwide hit “Cry Me a River”. According to Britney, their love story ended because they “wanted different things in life.”
Then, for a while, the singer had a relationship with actress Jenna Dewan and almost immediately with the popular Stacy Ferguson. This was followed by a romantic meeting with the love of all childhood, actress Alyssa Milano , but this relationship did not last more than six months, the couple broke up under unpleasant circumstances: journalists photographed Justin at a romantic meeting with an unknown girl.
In 2003, Timberlake began dating popular actress Cameron Diaz . The couple looked happy, and Justin didn’t care about the 9-year age difference (at that time, the singer was 22, and the actress was 31). But after 4 years, this relationship ended.
In January 2007, Timberlake began a dizzying affair with Jessica Biel . Their joint photos appeared in the press on snowboards during the Sundance festival. However, Justin and Jessica officially began dating in early 2008. And in 2011, the tabloids were full of news that the couple broke up, but maintained friendly relations.
All the more striking was the news that on Christmas Eve 2011, Justin proposed to Jessica Biel. Love turned out to be stronger than friendship, and on October 19, 2012, Timberlake and Beale got married in Italy. Their son Silas Randall Timberlake was born in April 2015.
- 2002 – “Justified”
- 2006 – “FutureSex / LoveSounds”
- 2013 – “The 20/20 Experience”
- 2013 – “The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2”
- 2018 – “Man of the Woods”
- 2005 – Edison
- 2006 – Alpha Dog
- 2006 – “Stories of the South”
- 2008 – Sex Guru
- 2009 – “Open road back”
- 2010 – “Social Network”
- 2011 – “A Very Bad Teacher”
- 2011 – “Time”
- 2011 – “Friendship Sex”
- 2012 – Twisted Ball
- 2013 – Va-bank
- 2017 – Wheel of Wonders