- Name: Justin Randall Timberlake
- Date of birth: 31 January 1981
- Occupation: singer, songwriter, actor, record producer my and entrepreneur
- Active years: 1992 – present
- Nationality: American
- Spouse: Jessica Biel
- Children: One (1)
- Genres: R&B, popneo, soul
Who is Justin Timberlake?
Justin Randall Timberlake, commonly referred to as “president of pop,” or simply called JT, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer.
He started his career at a very young age, staring on the show “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” alongside the famous Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, and was also featured in the “Star Search” show.
Timberlake became a member of the pop group NSYNC boyband, which became immensely popular in the 1990s and was an avenue for Timberlake’s fame.
He later went solo in 2002 and began a successful solo music and acting career, releasing several albums and starring in movies such as Alpha Dog in 2006, The Social Network in 2010, and In Time in 2011.
Justin Timberlake’s Net worth
As of 2020, Justin Timberlake’s net worth is estimated to be $280 million. He has earned his money through album sales, endorsements, real estate, as well as business deals.
Justin Timberlake’s biography
Justin Randall Timberlake was born on the 31st day of January 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee to parents Randall “Randy” Timberlake, who was a Baptist choir director, his mother is Lynn Bomer Harless.
Justin was raised in a small community called Shelby Forest and spent his childhood days with his father. His parents divorced in 1985 and eventually got remarried to other people, but both extended families remain close.
Justin spent his childhood with his father and had two stepbrothers from his father’s second marriage. He also had a step-sister who died shortly after birth in 1997. Justin pays tribute to her in his song with the NSYNC band titled “My Angel in Heaven.”
Being the son of a Lead chorister, Justin grew up singing in the Baptist church choir. He was fortunate to grow up around talented musicians in his family who helped to nurture his talent from a very young age.
Justin had an uncle who played in a bluegrass band, and His grandfather was a guitarist, His grandfather, who taught him how to play the guitar, and also exposed him to artists such as Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash.
At age 11, he was already a gospel and country musician before he began showing interest in blues as influenced by his father, who played him songs by different bands such as The Eagles and Queen.
Justin’s favorites were songs from the likes of B.B. King, Marvin Gaye, and Steve Wonder.
Justin’s career kicked off at a very young age; he was already a gospel and country musician at the age of eleven. He featured on the television show “Star Search” at the same age, where he sang under the name “Justin Randall.”
In 1993, he became a cast member in The Mickey Mouse Club and performed from 1993 to 1995, alongside pop stars Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and JC Chasez.
After that, Justin and JC Chasez formed the boy band NSYNC in 1995, along with Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick. The male singing group was organized and managed by Lou Pearlman.
The band began their career in Europe in 1996, with Justin and Chasez as the two lead singers. They became famous in the United States after the release of their self-titled debut studio album, which was released in 1998. The album, which sold 11 million copies, featured several hit songs, including “Tearing Up my heart.”
As their fame continued to grow, the band began to have issues with their manager Lou Pearlman, which they engaged in a legal battle with and eventually ended their contract with him.
They further went on to release their second album, “No Strings Attached,” in 2000. The album sold 2.4 million copies in the first week of its release, and over 50 million copies throughout the year. It became the top-selling album of the year and the bestselling album of the decade.
The album’s first single, “Bye Bye Bye” was its biggest hit song, and more hits like “It’s Gonna Be Me” and “This I Promise You.” The success of “No strings attached” made NSYNC one of the most popular boy bands in music history and also the 3rd best-selling boy band of all time.
They released their third studio album in 2001 titled “Celebrity” and included three hit singles: “Pop,” “Gone” and “Girlfriend.” The album influenced the PopOdyssey tour, which helped promote the album, and went on to become one of the biggest tours that same year, earning $90 million.
In 2018, the Hollywood Walk of Fame honored the band with a star.
As new acts continue to sprout in the music industry, the general popularity of boy bands began to decline over time. When NSYNC went on a halt in 2002, Justin partnered with Pharrell Williams to work on music.
In August 2002, Justin released his debut solo single, “Like I Love You,” which quickly positioned at number 11 spot on Billboard. He went further to release his debut solo album “Justified” in November that same year.
The album went up to place two on Billboard 200 and sold over 7 million copies worldwide. Justified features hit singles such as “Rock Your Body” and “Cry me a River,” they became spotted among the greatest songs of all time and earned Justin 2 Grammy awards in 2004 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.
By the summer of 2003, Justin was on the Justified/Stripped tour with former castmate at “Mickey Mouse Club” Christina Aguilera as headliners.
At the 2004 Super Bowl XXXVII, Justin performed with Janet Jackson at the halftime show, during which he accidentally tore Jackson’s costume, exposing one of her breasts. The incidence amongst other things made Justin put his music career on hold to pursue acting opportunities.
In 2005 he started his own record label, JayTee Records. He collaborated with the band Black Eyed Peas, and received a Grammy nomination for the song “Where Is The Love?” He has also worked with artists such as Nelly, Snoop Dogg, and Nelly Furtado.
Justin Timberlake released his second studio album “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” On September 12, 2006, and debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album’s lead single, “SexyBack,” spent several consecutive weeks at the No. 1 spot.
There were other hit tracks on the album, including “My Love,” “What Goes Around Comes Around,” and “LoveStoned, I Think She Knows,” some of which attracted Grammys. He further worked on various musical projects, like his collaboration with Madonna on the single “4 Minutes” in 2008.
He provided complimentary vocals and was also a co-writer of the song, 4 minutes made it to the Top 10 hit.
Timberlake also helped Madonna work on several other tracks on her Hard Candy album and worked with several other artists like T.I, Ciara, and Rihanna during this period.
He released “The 20/20 Experience” his third studio album in March 2013, and it became the bestselling album If the year in the United States.
The album did well, and Justin decided to release another one titled “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” in September 2013, making it his fourth studio album, and release his fifth studio album “Man of the Woods” in February 2018.
Soon after, he began a tour from March 2018 to April 2019 for the album, and it was the sixth-highest-grossing tour of 2018.
Justin started his acting pursuit since the early 2000s when he starred in the 2000 Disney Channel movie “Model Behavior.”
While he had his time with music, Justin also experienced success with movies. He had parts in Alpha Dog (2006) and Black Snake Moan (2006). In 2007, he voiced for a young King Arthur in the mega-hit animated film Shrek the Third, which also featured Mike Myers as the title character.
Myer went on to work with Justin as they teamed once again in the 2008 comedy The Love Guru. He also secured a role in the drama The Open Road in 2009 with Mary Steenburgen and Jeff Bridges.
One of his most notable performances to date was the 2010 film “Social Network,” the drama about the creation of Facebook. In this movie, Justin played the role of Sean Parker, the real-life internet tycoon.
From 2011, Justin has been featured on a number of movie projects almost every year, some of the most notable one’s include the comedy, Bad Teacher(2011), alongside Cameron Diaz; Friends with Benefits(2011), with Mila Kunis; and “In Time” (2011) with Amanda Seyfried, Trouble with the Curve (2012), Runner Runner (2013), Trolls (2016), and Wonder Wheel (2017).
Justin Timberlake dated Britney Spears between 1999-2002. He and Cameron Diaz were also in a relationship between 2003 and 2006 before breaking up. Justin later settled down with Jessica Biel.
After a very shaky relationship that lasted several years, they got married in October 2012, in Puglia, Italy. In April 2015, the couple welcomed a baby boy, Silas Randall Timberlake.
Justin has benefited greatly from may endorsement deals because of his popularity and fame, such as his $6 million deal with McDonald’s in 2003 for the fast-food chain’s I’ mm Lovin’ It” campaign.
Other endorsements include Givenchy’s men’s fragrance “Play” (2009), Sony products (2009), and Walmart (2012).
He has also made a fortune out of different business ventures in recent years, earning between $50 and $60 million from his various business ventures, such as the 2005 and 2007 deal with William Rast clothing line.
He partnered with Sauza Liquors in 2014 to launch his own version of the beverage, “Sauza 901”. Justin invested in the beverage company Bai Brands in 2015 and became the Chief flavor officer of the company that same year.
Thereafter, he created a new flavor of a beverage called Tennessee Braspberry Supertea.
Justin and his wife Biel are also minority owners of the Memphis Grizzlies, and he is also an investor in the newly transformed Myspace.com. He also had a collaborative collection with Levi’s known as “Fresh Leaves” in 2018.
In 2010, Justin and his wife Jessica purchased a 2,600 square-foot penthouse in NYC’s Soho neighborhood; the penthouse amounts to about $6.6 million.
In 2018, they listed the property for sale for $8 million but eventually sold it in January 2019 for a little less than they purchased it years ago.
In 2017, Jessica and Justin bought a 5,400 square-foot duplex penthouse in Tribecca, furnished with a large rooftop terrace for $20.2 million. The property comes with $15,000 in monthly maintenance and condos fees and taxes.
The couple also owns a mansion in the Hollywood Hills that was purchased for $8.3 million from Helen Hunt in 2002. They own an undeveloped 130-acre estate near Nashville, which they bought for $4 million in 2015.
Justin and his wife reportedly own a property within the Yellowstone Club in Montana, which was acquired at an undisclosed price. The couple plans on raising their children here, so they grow up out of the Hollywood spotlights.
Membership at the Club costs $300,000 upfront and $30,000 per year. Yellowstone club has 13,600 acres of land, of which 2,200 are skiable. Famous People like Bill Gates and Jack Kemp are co-owners of the Club.
Justin Timberlake’s Awards & Achievements
Justin Timberlake has received a total of 165 awards and has been nominated 459 times, making him one of the most awarded musicians.
He has won 7 American Music Awards, 9 Billboard Music Awards, 25 ASCAP Pop Music Awards, 3 Emmy Awards, 3 Brit Awards, and 10 Grammy awards. He has also been inducted in Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
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