Justin Timberlake
American singer, occasional actor
Justin Timberlake
Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor and businessman. He achieved early fame when he appeared as a contestant on Star Search, and went on to star in the Disney Channel television series The New Mickey Mouse Club, where he met future bandmate JC Chasez. Timberlake became famous in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the boy band 'N Sync, whose launch was financed by Lou Pearlman.
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We Tested Lifetime's Britney Ever After Stars' Knowledge of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's Iconic Relationship - E! Online
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E! Online We Tested Lifetime's Britney Ever After Stars' Knowledge of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's Iconic Relationship E! Online From the Mickey Mouse Club to TRL to those infamous denim outfits, Britney Ever After is letting us relive Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's iconic relationship all over again. The Lifetime movie's very own Britney and J.T., Natasha Bassett and ... Britney Spears biopic star says the Lifetime movie is 'a feminist story at its core'ABC News An Objective Look At Britney Spears' Long, Tumultuous CareerBustle What to Watch on Saturday: Lifetime movie on the life of Britney SpearsNews & Observer (blog) Page Six -Cosmopolitan.com -Entertainment Tonight -2paragraphs.com all 48 news articles »
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Jessica Biel Says She Eats In The Shower Because #MomLife
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Back in October, Jessica Biel shared an unusual Instagram post that resonated with a lot of moms. The actress posted a photo of a plate, fork and cup of coffee in the shower. “Yes. I eat in the shower. I admit it,” she wrote in the caption, along with the hashtag #ShowerEats. The post elicited a lot of responses from her fellow parents, who commented that they engage in similar multitasking stunts. Yes. I eat in the shower. I admit it. Chicken apple sausage and espresso. Try it. I dare you. #ShowerEats A photo posted by Jessica Biel (@jessicabiel) on Sep 30, 2016 at 1:35pm PDT Appearing on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday, the actress elaborated on her Instagram post and got real about parenting. “You eat in the shower?” Fallon asked her. “This is just mom life,” she replied. Biel and her husband Justin Timberlake are parents to a son named Silas, who turns 2 in April. It seems that being a parent has he ...
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Justin Timberlake, John Legend to Sing at the Oscars
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Both are nominated for best song.
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Justin Timberlake, Sting and John Legend to perform at Oscars
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The Oscars are gearing up to be a night filled with memorable performances.
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To Get His First Oscar Nod, Justin Timberlake Had To Act Like A Troll
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Timberlake says he always thought a song needed "misery and self-loathing" to be recognized by the Oscars — until his own theme for the animated movie Trolls was nominated for Best Original Song. (Image credit: Jason Bush/DreamWorks)
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Justin Timberlake Gets Honest About Fatherhood
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The Oscar nominee has a 22-month-old son, Silas.
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Walken and Timberlake a hit with TV viewers in Super Bowl ad sweepstakes
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A quirky commercial featuring Christopher Walken and Justin Timberlake scored big with viewers, becoming the underdog winner in the Super Bowl advertising sweepstakes Sunday. Bai Brands’ 30-second spot for its beverage line featured Walken dramatically delivering the lyrics from “Bye Bye Bye,"...
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Justin Timberlake's Best Quotes On The 'Humbling' Experience Of Parenthood
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It’s Justin Timberlake’s birthday! The singer turns 36 years old on Tuesday, and he’ll almost certainly be celebrating with his wife, Jessica Biel, and their 21-month-old son, Silas Randall. Over the past year, the new dad hasn’t been afraid to get real about the highs and lows of parenthood ― from the feelings of inadequacy to the everyday failures the to all the poop. In honor of his birthday, here are some of Timberlake’s best parenting quotes: 1. “Fatherhood is super scary. Because you don’t know what the hell you’re doing. But you figure things out as you go. It does give your life a different meaning, and lights you up in a way that you never imagined.” FLEXIN' on Fathers Day... #HappyFathersDay to ALL of the Dads out there from the newest member of the Daddy Fraternity!! --JT A photo posted by Justin Timberlake (@justintimberlake) on Jun 21, 2015 at 9:11am PDT 2. “It’s an extremely humbling experience and I’ve never had more poop on m ...
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Love Wins In Singer Dyllan Murray's Heartfelt New Music Video
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Singer Dyllan Murray wants his new video, “No Wrong Way,” to offer some comfort to members of the LGBTQ community who are concerned about their future under President Donald Trump.  Directed by Guy Shalem, “No Wrong Way” explores both a mixed race, young gay couple’s relationship, as well as a budding romance between a transgender girl and a cisgender boy. Both couples appear to navigate some rough waters early on, but fortunately, love wins by the conclusion of the video, which can be viewed above.  In 2015, Murray, 18, teamed up with Meghan Trainor and producer Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd with the idea of creating a musical “Christmas gift” to his gay dads. During the collaboration, he decided that the inclusive message of “No Wrong Way,” which features vocals by Kira Kosarin, should resound beyond his own experiences.  “I never really thought about having a social rights song ― I never saw myself ever doing anything like that,” Murray told The Huffington Post. S ...
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Meet Justin Timberlake, film composer of 'The Book of Love'
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To learn that Justin Timberlake, the multi-platinum pop star, actor and owner of handfuls of Grammys and Emmys, composed an orchestral film score feels very, shall we say, left field. But the seed was actually planted at a young age. “I think when I was a kid I would hear movies more than I would...
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PHOTOS: Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Enjoy a Night Out
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This month's hottest celebrity pictures.
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The 'Stranger Things' Kids Took Selfies With ALL The Stars At The Golden Globes
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The youngest cast members of “Stranger Things” are A-list stars in their own right. But even they couldn’t resist being star-struck during Sunday’s 2017 Golden Globe Awards. Millie Bobby Brown, who plays the beloved Eleven in the Golden Globe-nominated Netflix show, took full advantage of her own star power to get the most epic collection of celebrity selfies during the awards weekend. She snagged photos with more than 30 stars in the past few days, including Pharrell Williams, Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Jonah Hill, Priyanka Chopra, Ryan Gosling, two of the three Jonas brothers and Blake Lively, to name a few. We’re not sure who’s more lucky ― Brown or the celebs who had the opportunity to take a picture with the talented 12-year-old? this has been the most incredible and overwhelming few days of my life! I cannot believe I had the chance to meet these amazing actors. Congratulations to all the winners last night and a special shoutout to @thecrownnetflix bringing ...
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Golden Globes 2017 review: Stars didn't seem in the mood to shine - Entertainment Weekly
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Entertainment Weekly Golden Globes 2017 review: Stars didn't seem in the mood to shine Entertainment Weekly The Golden Globes prides itself on being a rollicking bash and unpredictable live TV. Snarky, bleeped jokes, boozed celebs saying damnedest things, and bizarre picks in the TV categories like Mozart in the Jungle — the Drunk History version of the Oscars. The Best and Worst of the Golden GlobesNew York Times Golden Globes: How Jimmy Fallon Pulled Off That Cameo-Packed 'La La Land' OpeningHollywood Reporter From Questlove to a Justin Timberlake Cameo: Why the 2017 Golden Globes Felt Like The Tonight ShowE! Online Los Angeles Times -PerezHilton.com -TheWrap -Wall Street Journal all 419 news articles »
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Justin Timberlake
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 35
    In 2016, Timberlake was featured in a new version of "Where Is the Love?
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    Timberlake received the inaugural Decade Award at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards for his continuous achievements since the release of FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006).
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    Timberlake was invited by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT), to perform "Can't Stop the Feeling" live during the interval act at the grand finale of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 on May 14, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details The single debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and reached the top spot in other 16 countries. It became his eighth U.S. Mainstream Top 40 number-one song, the most among male artists. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed Woody Allen's next movie will feature Timberlake and Juno Temple in supporting roles. The film will mark the first collaboration between Timberlake and director Allen.
    In early 2016, Timberlake shared photos with Timbaland and Pharrell Williams in the recording studio through social media.
    More Details Hide Details Speaking of his fifth studio album, he stated: "It's so in its infancy right now that I couldn't say. And plus I won't talk about that shit right now. Just because, there may be a longer length of time that this stuff that we're working on right now needs, and then when it comes out it may turn into something completely different." In a later interview, he spoke of the sound of the new music: "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." Timberlake will voice the lead character in DreamWorks Animation's musical comedy Trolls opposite Anna Kendrick. The film is set to be released in November 2016. He will also serve as the executive music producer, performing original music for the film. The lead single, "Can't Stop the Feeling! ", was released on May 6, 2016.
    Timberlake will compose the soundtrack and serve as music supervisor for the upcoming 2016 film The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea which his wife Jessica Biel will produce and have a role in.
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    The streaming service Netflix announced its acquisition ahead of the film’s debut at film festival; it will be available on October 12, 2016.
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    Timberlake and his wife Biel hosted a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Los Angeles in August 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Timberlake has a lyric tenor vocal range. Primarily an R&B album, his debut Justified also contains influences of dance-pop, funk and soul music. During the production of FutureSex/LoveSounds, Timberlake was interested in rock music. This inspiration was used in his approach in recording the songs, rather than in composing them. Timberlake reveals, "I wanted to sing the song like a rock and roll singer, not an R&B singer." On the influences he drew from, he said that if Justified was "characterized" by Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, FutureSex/LoveSounds is more like David Bowie and Prince. Other influences include late INXS-frontman Michael Hutchence, Arcade Fire, David Byrne, The Killers, The Strokes, and Radiohead. He began including beatboxing in his records near the end of his boyband era and into his emergence as a solo act, this includes songs from Justified and FutureSex/LoveSounds.
    In 2016, Timberlake will voice the lead character in DreamWorks Animation's Trolls, which soundtrack includes his fifth Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single, "Can't Stop the Feeling!
    More Details Hide Details ". Cemented as a touring solo artist, Timberlake plays several instruments in his live performances, accompanied by his band, The Tennessee Kids. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and 2013. Timberlake's work has earned him numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, ten Billboard Music Awards, and four Emmy Awards, the latter being for his appearances on Saturday Night Live. His other ventures include record label Tennman Records, fashion label William Rast, and the restaurants Destino and Southern Hospitality. Timberlake was born 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". He was inspired to become a performer by Janet Jackson, saying "She didn't just stand there and sing her song," fascinated by her "energy and exuberance." At the age of 11, Timberlake appeared on the television show Star Search, performing country music songs as "Justin Randall".
  • 2014
    Age 33
    In 2014, Timberlake partnered with Sauza Liquors to re-launch his own version of the beverage as part of the Sauza franchise: Sauza 901.
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    It was reported on November 7, 2014, that Timberlake had sold Mirimichi to Three Star Leasing LLC for $500,000.
    More Details Hide Details Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel are minority owners of the Memphis Grizzlies. Timberlake provides celebrity endorsement for many commercial products, this aspect of his business being managed by IMG since April 2008. Major endorsements in 2009 included Sony electronic products, Givenchy's men's fragrance "Play", the Audi A1, Callaway Golf Company products, and in 2011, Myspace. In 2012, he hosted Walmart's annual shareholders meeting saying, "I buy a lot at Walmart."
    For 2014, Timberlake was named Billboard Top Male Artist.
    More Details Hide Details Timberlake has co-owned or provided celebrity endorsement for three restaurants in the United States: "Chi" opened in West Hollywood, California in 2003, and "Destino" and "Southern Hospitalty" in New York opened in 2006 and 2007, respectively. In 2005, Timberlake launched the William Rast clothing line with childhood friend Juan ("Trace") Ayala. The 2007 line contained cord jackets, cashmere sweaters, jeans, and polo shirts. The pair reports inspiration from fellow Memphis native Elvis Presley: "Elvis is the perfect mixture of Justin and I," Ayala says. "You can go back and see pictures of him in cowboy boots and a cowboy hat and a nice button-down shirt, but then again you can see him in a tux and a collared shirt with rhinestones on it and slacks. We like to think 'If he was alive today, what would he be wearing?'" Target has announced that a William Rast collection, including denim, outerwear and sportswear for men and women, would launch in December and be available for a month. In 2015, the clothing line earned him a "Fashion Oracle Award" at the Fashion Group International's Night of The Stars Gala. An avid amateur golfer, in 2007 Timberlake purchased the run-down Big Creek Golf Course in his home town of Millington, Tennessee, which he redeveloped as the eco-friendly Mirimichi Golf Course at a cost of some $US16 million. It was reopened on July 25, 2009 but closed again on January 15, 2010 for further improvements expected to take six months.
  • 2013
    Age 32
    He topped nine Billboard Year-End charts for 2013, including Billboard 200 Artists and Billboard 200 Albums.
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    Among other awards, he won the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year for "Mirrors" in 2013 and the Billboard Music Awards for Top Artist with the Top Billboard 200 Album for The 20/20 Experience in 2014.
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    Timberlake received the Video Vanguard Award at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, and the Innovator Award at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
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    In 2013, Timberlake made his second appearance on the 100 list, with Stevie Wonder writing "Justin has accomplished a lot at a young age, taking advantage of all the possibilities, and yet he's found time to give of himself too—he gets and gives back.
    More Details Hide Details He has a spirit. He does God's work through using the most of his talent." In October 2015, he was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, becoming its youngest member. Justifieds single "Cry Me a River", which is also considered by Rolling Stone to be one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, ranked at number 20 on the magazine's 100 Best Songs of the 2000s. Billboard editor Jason Lipshutz named the song's music video "one of the more brilliant musical moments in pop music since the dawn of the century." His second album FutureSex/LoveSounds was placed at 46 on Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 2000s, the ninth best-album of the decade for Entertainment Weekly, and the greatest of the decade for Vibe. The lead single, "SexyBack", helped introduce EDM sounds to top 40 radio, as it brought together variations of electronic dance music with Timberlake’s R&B sounds. Aside from earning critical acclaim for its parent album, according to Sia Michel of The New York Times, Timberlake was responsible for popularizing in 2006 the catchphrase "I'm bringing sexy back"; it spawned a "phenomenon" in which video-makers spoofed the song.
    Billboard editor Phil Gallo praised Timberlake's medley performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, saying he "gave the show its heart and center," also mentioning his place as a modern recording artist and a solid link in the lineage of the most acclaimed performers in the show's history.
    More Details Hide Details The New York Times editor Katie Rogers highlighted Timberlake's crossover appeal after his performance with Chris Stapleton at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards. Described by critics as a "consummate showman", Timberlake usually plays guitar, piano and keyboard in his shows. Timberlake was given Sexiest Man titles by Teen People and Cosmopolitan magazines. On February 17, 2009, Timberlake was named the "Most Stylish Man in America" by GQ magazine. In 2011, he ranked No. 46 on AskMens annual rundown of the 49 Most Influential Men. VH1 listed him at number three on its 100 Sexiest Artists List. In Nielsen Music's U.S. report for 2015, Timberlake led the "Top 10 Musicians Among Millennials" list. Wax figures of Timberlake are found at Madame Tussauds Wax Museums in New York, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Berlin, Amsterdam, and London. His costume for the Saturday Night Live skit "Dick in a Box" is displayed at "Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition" in New York. The New York Times editor Sia Michel wrote in 2007 "since his last tour, for 2002’s multiplatinum Justified, he has learned how to project sex-symbol edge" adding "he's a rock star who can commit." Napster's founder Sean Parker, portrayed by Timberlake in The Social Network, stated "I don’t think I look anything like Timberlake, but it's not so bad being played by a sex symbol."
    In 2013, Timberlake introduced his big-band orchestra called the Tennessee Kids for Legends of the Summer and The 20/20 Experience World Tour which includes guitarists, dancers, background singers, drummers, bassists, keyboardists, trumpeters, a music coordinator, a percussionist, a saxophonist, among others musicians.
    More Details Hide Details The 20/20 Experience allowed Timberlake to throw back to the big-band era, its stage production embraced a vintage sheen and everyone in classic suits. For the tour, Timberlake had a horn section onstage with him called The Regiment Horns. The Hollywood Reporter's Emily Zemler described him as a performer who is "genuinely having fun," whereas Jon Pareles of The New York Times commented that the singer "reveals something darker, more fiery and intense" while performing post-breakup revenge songs, such as "Cry Me a River” and “What Goes Around... Comes Around”.
    According to Billboard, Timberlake was the third highest-paid musician of 2013, with earnings of $31 million.
    More Details Hide Details He was ranked 26th with earnings of $57 million on the Celebrity 100 list for 2014, and 19th on the 2015 list with $63 million. Timberlake was listed at number three on Billboard Money-Makers List of 2014.
    Timberlake was given a production and writing credit on track six on Beyoncé's self-titled fifth studio album, which was given a surprise iTunes release on December 13, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Timberlake was nominated for seven awards, eventually winning three: Best R&B Song for "Pusher Love Girl", Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Holy Grail", and Best Music Video for "Suit & Tie". On February 25, 2014, "Not a Bad Thing" was released as the third single from The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2. The song reached the top 10 on the Hot 100 and topped the Mainstream Top 40 chart. In 2014, Timberlake appeared on Michael Jackson's second posthumous record Xscape on the song "Love Never Felt So Good", which was produced by Timbaland, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon and Timberlake. On May 14, 2014, a music video was also released featuring clips of Jackson, Timberlake and a number of Jackson's devoted fans performing some of Jackson's well known moves. The video was directed by Timberlake and Rich Lee.
    Timberlake's fourth studio album The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 was released on September 30, 2013 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
    More Details Hide Details Its lead single "Take Back the Night" was released on July 12, 2013, following by the second single "TKO".
    On August 25, 2013, Timberlake received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details He also took home three competitive awards, including Video of the Year for "Mirrors".
    The album set a digital sales record for being the fastest-selling album on the iTunes Store and debuted at number one on the charts by moving just over 968,000 copies in the U.S., the biggest sales week of 2013.
    More Details Hide Details It eventually became the best-selling album of the year in the country. Timberlake performed at the “In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul” concert, held in the East Room of the White House and hosted by President Barack Obama, celebrating Memphis Soul music from the 1960s. Afterward, Timberlake officially announced The 20/20 Experience World Tour, following his and Jay Z's co-headlining concert tour Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour. Timberlake also appeared on Jay Z's twelfth studio album Magna Carta... Holy Grail on three songs: "Holy Grail", "BBC" (along with Nas, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, Pharrell Williams, Niigo & Beyoncé) and "Heaven".
    On February 10, 2013, he performed "Suit & Tie" with sepia-toned lighting at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, with Jay Z joining him from the audience.
    More Details Hide Details On February 11, 2013, "Mirrors" was released as the second single from The 20/20 Experience. The song would eventually peak at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the UK Singles Chart. The 20/20 Experience was released on March 19, 2013 through RCA Records due to the disbandment of Jive Records.
    After four years not performing in concert, Timberlake appeared the night before the 2013 Super Bowl and performed during the "DirecTV Super Saturday Night", on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans.
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    He publicly announced his return to the music industry in January 2013, releasing the album's lead single "Suit & Tie" featuring Jay Z later that month, which would eventually peak at number three on the Billboard Hot 100.
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  • 2012
    Age 31
    However, in 2012, the event's chair Raoul Frevel told reporters Timberlake would no longer be involved with the event: "We tried everything we could to get him more involved with our kids and the hospitals.
    More Details Hide Details But it seemed that when the TV cameras weren't on, he disappeared." In late 2012, Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel volunteered in Far Rockaway, Queens, over the weekend after the Hurricane Sandy. Joined by their friend Timbaland, the couple helped distribute backpacks of supplies to members of the community who were still struggling after the hurricane.
    Timberlake began work on his third studio album The 20/20 Experience in June 2012, with "no rules and/or end goal in mind".
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 30
    After New York legalized same-sex marriage in 2011, Timberlake voiced his support for LGBT equality in the U.S., stating "we should be using our differences to bring ourselves closer together.
    More Details Hide Details Not be afraid of something that we don't know." Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel received the Inspiration Award at the GLSEN Respect Awards in 2015, with the executive director saying: "they are two vocal and committed allies to the LGBT community who are also devoted to charitable works that improve the lives of youth." Timberlake has been referred to as the "President of Pop" and "Prince of Pop" by contemporary critics. In 2003, Rolling Stone named him the biggest pop star of the year and featured him on the magazine's cover, commenting that he "attained the one thing most pop stars don't, and the one thing he wanted more than anything else: credibility." For Entertainment Weekly his second studio album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, "redefined pop's cutting edge"; for Vibe it "pushed boundaries more forcefully" than works by his male contemporaries. Fuse TV's editor Jason Lipshutz stated it "changed the game. album was steely and sweaty, a universal dance opus that made room for intimacy. It had the best first half of any pop album in 25 years. You have to go back to 1979 for Off the Wall, to find a pop album with a first half that matches up." He was ranked 66th on the VH1 100 Greatest Artists of All-Time. Timberlake appeared for the first time on the Time 100 list of most influential people in 2007.
    In July 2011 United States Marine Kelsey De Santis uploaded a YouTube video asking Timberlake to be her date to the United States Marine Corps birthday ball; they attended the event on November 13, 2011 in Richmond, Virginia.
    More Details Hide Details His fifth Saturday Night Live episode, as host and musical guest, was the most-watched episode since January 7, 2012, with Charles Barkley as host and Kelly Clarkson as musical guest.
    He provided a feature and appeared in the music video for the song Motherlover from The Lonely Island's second album Turtleneck & Chain, and directed and made a cameo in the FreeSol music video "Hoodies On, Hats Low" which was released in August 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon sketch "History of Rap" was performed for the first time by both Fallon and Timberlake in 2010.
    In 2011, he starred alongside Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher and then alongside Mila Kunis in Friends with Benefits, and played Will Salas, the protagonist of In Time, a science fiction film by Andrew Niccol.
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  • 2010
    Age 29
    He also appeared at the 2010 MTV VMAs on September 12, 2010.
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    From 2010, Timberlake increased his acting work.
    More Details Hide Details He played Sean Parker, the founder of Napster, in the acclaimed film The Social Network (2010).
  • 2009
    Age 28
    In late 2009, Barbadian singer Rihanna released the album Rated R, with Timberlake being one of the writers and producers.
    More Details Hide Details They both worked together previously for her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad.
    Timberlake was the executive producer on the MTV reality series The Phone, which premiered on April 21, 2009.
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    Timberlake appeared on Jimmy Fallon's debut as host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on March 2, 2009.
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    Timberlake also co-wrote and performed on "Carry Out", the third single from Timbaland's album Shock Value II, released on December 1, 2009.
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    Timberlake and his production team The Y's, along with Mike Elizondo, produced and co-wrote the song "Don't Let Me Down" for Leona Lewis's second studio album, Echo, released on November 17, 2009.
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    Timberlake featured on Ciara's second single "Love Sex Magic", the video being shot on February 20, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The single became a worldwide hit, reaching the top ten in numerous countries and peaking at number one in several countries including Taiwan, India, and Turkey. The song was nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 52nd Grammy Awards. Timberlake hosted the 16th ESPY Awards, which musical number "I Love Sports" was later nominated for an Emmy award.
  • 2008
    Age 27
    On November 20, 2008, TV Guide reported that Timberlake's next single, "Follow My Lead", which also featured vocals by Timberlake's protégée, former YouTube star Esmée Denters, would be available for exclusive download through Myspace.
    More Details Hide Details All proceeds would go to Shriners Hospitals for Children, a charity dedicated to improving pediatric care for sick children.
    In March 2008 it was announced that he was to be an executive producer in an American adaptation of the hit Peruvian comedy My Problem with Women for NBC.
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    In November 2008, it was confirmed that Timberlake would make a guest appearance and produce some tracks on R&B/pop singer Ciara's upcoming album Fantasy Ride due out May 5, 2009.
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    In 2008, a collaboration between Timberlake and T.I., "Dead and Gone" featured on T.I.'s sixth studio album, Paper Trail, and was released as its fourth single late in 2009.
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    In February 2008, Timberlake was awarded two Grammy Awards.
    More Details Hide Details At the 50th Grammy Awards ceremony, he won the Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "What Goes Around Comes Around", and the Award for Best Dance Recording for "LoveStoned/I Think She Knows".
  • 2007
    Age 26
    With the wrapping up of the FutureSex/LoveSounds tour of Australasia and the Middle East in November 2007, Timberlake resumed his film career.
    More Details Hide Details Projects underway early in 2008 were starring roles in Mike Myers' comedy The Love Guru (released June 20, 2008) and Mike Meredith's drama The Open Road (released August 28, 2009).
    Also in 2007, Timberlake made an appearance on 50 Cent's third album, Curtis.
    More Details Hide Details Timberlake, along with Timbaland, is featured on a track called "Ayo Technology", which was the album's fourth single. Also, another possible collaboration was to occur with Lil Wayne for his album Tha Carter III with Nelly Furtado and Timbaland.
    In June 2007, Timberlake co-wrote, produced and provided vocals for the songs "Nite Runner" and "Falling Down" for Duran Duran's album Red Carpet Massacre, released on November 13, 2007. "Falling Down" had been released as a single in the UK on the previous day.
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    In January 2007, Timberlake began dating actress Jessica Biel. They became engaged in December 2011, and married on October 19, 2012 at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, Italy.
    More Details Hide Details Timberlake and Biel have one son, Silas Randall Timberlake, born in April 2015. Forbes magazine began reporting on Timberlake's earnings in 2008, calculating that he earned $44 million between June 2007 and June 2008 for his music, tour, commercials and hospitality, making him the world's 4th best-paid music personality at the time, above Madonna and Celine Dion. They placed him twelfth on the Celebrity 100 list and second on the "Best-Paid Celebrities Under 30" list.
    In January 2007, Timberlake embarked on the FutureSex/LoveShow tour.
    More Details Hide Details Following singles off the album, "LoveStoned/I Think She Knows (Interlude)" and "Until the End of Time", peaked within the top 20 on the Hot 100, while the sixth single "Summer Love" reached the top 10. The song "Give It to Me", a Timbaland single on which Timberlake guests with Nelly Furtado, reached the Hot 100 number-one spot. Eventually, FutureSex/LoveSounds was added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's musical library and archive. The song "4 Minutes", was first played by Timbaland at Philadelphia's Jingle Ball on December 17, 2007. When released on March 17, 2008, "4 Minutes" was revealed to be a duet between Timberlake and Madonna, with backing vocals by Timbaland. It was lead single from Madonna's eleventh studio album Hard Candy, which featured four other song-writing collaborations with Timberlake, being also one of the executive producers. The single was an international hit, topping the charts in over 21 countries worldwide. Timberlake also appears in the music video, which was directed by Jonas & François. On March 30, 2008, Timberlake performed the song at Madonna's Hard Candy Promo Show at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. On November 6, 2008, Timberlake performed the song with Madonna on the Los Angeles stop of her Sticky & Sweet Tour.
  • 2006
    Age 25
    On December 16, 2006, Timberlake hosted Saturday Night Live, doing double duty as both host and musical guest for the second time.
    More Details Hide Details During this appearance, he and Andy Samberg performed an R&B song for a skit titled "Dick in a Box", which some radio stations aired as an unofficial single from Timberlake. Called "one of the most iconic musical moments in the show’s history" by Billboard, it became a viral hit and one of the most viewed videos on YouTube at the time. Rolling Stone listed the skit at number three on their "50 Greatest 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches of All Time". The song earned him an Emmy Award and was later featured on The Lonely Island's debut album Incredibad.
    Timberlake hosted many music events, including the European MTV Music Awards in 2006.
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    He was the special guest performer at the 2006 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show where he sang "SexyBack", "My Love" and "LoveStoned".
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    In October 2006, Timberlake said that he would focus on his music career rather than his film roles, specifying that leaving the music industry would be a "dumb thing to do at this point".
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    The album's lead single, "SexyBack", was performed by Timberlake at the opening of the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for seven consecutive weeks. "My Love", the album's second single, also produced by Timbaland and featuring rapper T.I., reached number one on the Hot 100, as did third single "What Goes Around...
    More Details Hide Details Comes Around". The song is reported to have been inspired by the break-up of his childhood friend and business partner, Trace Ayala, with actress Elisha Cuthbert.
  • 2005
    Age 24
    In October 2005, the Grammy Association presented Timberlake with an award for his humanitarian efforts in Tennessee, alongside writer/director Craig Brewer, also a Memphis native.
    More Details Hide Details In November 2007, he donated $100,000 from takings from his Australian tour to Wildlife Warriors founded by Steve Irwin. On March 23, 2008, he donated $100,000 to the Memphis Rock N' Soul Museum and another $100,000 to the Memphis Music Foundation. On November 12, 2007, the PGA Tour announced that Timberlake, an avid golfer who plays to a 6 handicap, would become the host of the tour's Las Vegas tournament starting in 2008. With Timberlake's agreement to host the tournament, its name was changed to the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He played in the celebrity pro-am on the day before the competitive tournament and hosted a charity concert during the week of the tournament. The activity was a success, and was repeated in 2009. A review of the value of celebrities to fundraising concluded that Timberlake's contribution to Shriners Hospitals for Children was the single most valuable celebrity endorsement in the U.S. during 2009, and worth over $US9 million.
    The album, which Timberlake created from 2005 to 2006, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 684,000 copies its first week.
    More Details Hide Details It became the biggest album for pre-orders on iTunes, and beat Coldplay's record for the biggest one-week sales of a digital album. The album was produced by Timbaland and Danja (who produced a bulk of the album), will.i.am, Rick Rubin and Timberlake himself, and features guest vocals by Snoop Dogg, Three 6 Mafia, T.I. and will.i.am. A studio representative described it as being "all about sexiness" and aiming for "an adult feel".
    In 2005, he began his own record company, JayTee records.
    More Details Hide Details Timberlake released his second studio album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, on September 12, 2006.
    Nodules were subsequently removed from his throat in an operation that took place on May 5, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details He was advised not to sing or speak loudly for at least a few months.
    When recording the 2005 single "Signs" with Snoop Dogg, Timberlake discovered a throat condition.
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    He continued to record with other artists. After "Where Is the Love? ", he again collaborated with the Black Eyed Peas on the 2005 track "My Style" from their album Monkey Business.
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  • 2004
    Age 23
    After the Super Bowl incident, Timberlake put his recording career on hold to act in several films, having starred in a few feature films earlier in his career. The first role he took during this time was as a journalist in Edison Force, filmed in 2004 and received a direct-to-video release on July 18, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared in the films Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan, Richard Kelly's Southland Tales, and voiced Prince Artie Pendragon in the animated film Shrek the Third, released on May 18, 2007. He also appeared as a young Elton John, in the video for John's song "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore". Timberlake was considered to play the role of Roger Davis in the film version of the rock musical Rent, but director Chris Columbus had insisted that only the original Broadway members could convey the true meaning of Rent, so role was reprised by Adam Pascal.
    Timberlake and Jackson were threatened with exclusion from the 2004 Grammy Awards unless they agreed to apologize on screen at the event.
    More Details Hide Details Timberlake attended and issued a scripted apology when accepting the first of two Grammy Awards he received that night (Best Pop Vocal Album for Justified and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Cry Me a River"). He had also been nominated for Album of the Year for Justified, and Record of the Year along with Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Where Is the Love? " with The Black Eyed Peas.
    In February 2004, during the halftime show of the Super Bowl XXXVIII broadcast on the CBS television network from Houston, Timberlake performed with Janet Jackson before a television audience of more than 140 million viewers.
    More Details Hide Details At the end of the performance, as the song drew to a close, Timberlake tore off a part of Jackson's black leather costume in a "costume reveal" meant to accompany a portion of the song lyrics. Jackson's representative explained Timberlake intended "to pull away the rubber bustier to reveal a red lace bra. The garment collapsed and her breast was accidentally revealed." Part of the costume detached, and Jackson's breast was briefly exposed. Timberlake apologized for the incident, stating he was "sorry that anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the halftime performance of the Super Bowl " The phrase "wardrobe malfunction" has since been used by the media to refer to the incident and has entered pop culture.
  • 2003
    Age 22
    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 musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
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    Timberlake later spoofed Ashton Kutcher and Punk'd in a 2003 episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live.
    More Details Hide Details Timberlake co-starred in skit titled The Barry Gibb Talk Show alongside comedian Jimmy Fallon, where the duo portrayed Bee Gees brothers Barry and Robin Gibb. It marked the beginning of a long-running friendship and collaboration with Fallon.
    Timberlake was featured on Nelly's song, "Work It", which was remixed and included on Nelly's 2003 remix album.
    More Details Hide Details Near the end of 2002, Timberlake was the first celebrity to appear on Punk'd, a "candid camera" type show created by Ashton Kutcher to trick celebrities. Timberlake, who cried during the episode, later admitted to being under the influence of cannabis when he was pranked. Three episodes later, he set up Kelly Osbourne to be "punk'd", thus making him the first celebrity to appear on the show more than once.
    In summer 2003, Timberlake and Christina Aguilera headlined the Justified/Stripped Tour.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year he recorded a song "I'm Lovin' It", used by McDonald's as the theme to its "I'm Lovin' It" campaign. The deal with McDonald's earned Timberlake an estimated $6 million. A tour titled Justified and Lovin' It Live was included with the deal, following his initial Justified World Tour.
  • 2002
    Age 21
    In August 2002, Timberlake performed at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, where he premiered his debut solo single "Like I Love You"; it peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the UK Singles Chart.
    More Details Hide Details His debut solo studio album Justified was released in November and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 439,000 copies, fewer than previous 'N Sync releases. It went on to sell over three million copies in the U.S. and more than seven million copies worldwide. Its R&B influence, provided by hip-hop producers The Neptunes and Timbaland, was complimented by music critics. About the musical direction of the record, he commented, "I just want to do R&B. It's what I grew up listening to". The album spawned the top-five singles "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 18
    In early 1999, Timberlake began dating fellow former The New Mickey Mouse Club cast member and singer Britney Spears. Their relationship ended abruptly in March 2002.
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    In late 1999, Timberlake appeared in the Disney Channel movie Model Behavior.
    More Details Hide Details He played Jason Sharpe, a model who falls in love with a waitress after mistaking her for another model. It was released on March 12, 2000. The rise of his own stardom and the general decline in the popularity of boy bands led to the dissolution of NSYNC. Band member Lance Bass was openly critical of Timberlake's actions in his memoir Out of Sync.
  • 1995
    Age 14
    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 hit single "Tearin' Up My Heart".
    More Details Hide Details Their second album No Strings Attached (2000) sold 2.4 million copies in the first week, and included a #1 single, "It's Gonna Be Me". NSYNC's third album Celebrity (2001) was also financially successful. Upon the completion of the Celebrity Tour, the group went into hiatus in 2002. In its lifetime, NSYNC was internationally famous and performed at the Academy Awards, the Olympics, and the Super Bowl, as well as selling more than 50 million copies worldwide, becoming the third-best selling boy band in history.
  • 1993
    Age 12
    In 1993 and 1994, he was a cast member in The Mickey Mouse Club, where his castmates included future girlfriend and singer Britney Spears, future tourmate Christina Aguilera, future bandmate JC Chasez, and future movie actors Ryan Gosling and Keri Russell.
    More Details Hide Details Timberlake then recruited Chasez to be in an all-male singing group, organized by boy band manager Lou Pearlman, that eventually became NSYNC.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Age 0
    Born on January 31, 1981.
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