Who Is Justin Timberlake?
Justin is a famous artist in the music and TV industries and widely known as the “President of Pop.” Among his famous songs are “Cry Me a River,” “Senorita,” and “Rock Your Body.” He was the lead vocalist and former member of the boy band, NSYNC, and now works as a solo artist.
- Celebrity Name: Justin Timberlake
- Full Name: Justin Randall Timberlake
- Gender: Male
- Birth Date: January 31, 1981
- Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, US
- Age: 39
- Height: 1.85m
- Weight: 76 kilos
- Nationality: American
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Status: Married
- Wife: Jessica Biel, married since 2012
- Children: Silas Randall Timberlake
- Profession: American songwriter, singer, dancer, record producer, and actor
- Net Worth: $280 million
Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, to parents Charles Randall Timberlake, a Baptist choir director, and Lynn Harnes. He was born in Tennessee and was brought up in Shelby Forest, where he was one of the singers of a church choir.
He had a half-sister, Laura, who passed away shortly after birth in 1997, and two half-brothers, Stephen and Jonathan. Many members of his family were entertainers, which gave him early exposure to music. His grandfather inspired him to love music by letting him listen to artists, such as Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash.
At the tender age of 11, Justin was already a country and gospel musician and then got interested in blues artists, such as Steve Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Other artists that inspired him to be where he is now include Eagles and Queens and B.B. King.
Justin Timberlake dated famous stars, Britney Spears from 1999 to 2002, and Cameron Diaz from 2003 and 2006. He is currently married to Jessica Biel, who he tied the knot with in 2012. They have a child together, Silas Randall.
Justin Timberlake Career
The iconic boy band NSYNC was launched to the world in 1995. The lead vocalists were JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake. The other members were Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass. NSYNC was active from 1995 to 2002. It took the United States by storm with more than 11 million copies sold in the country alone. The most notable song of its self-titled album was “Tearin’ Up My Heart.”
The band’s second album, “No Strings Attached,” was released in 2000 and the third album, “Celebrity” in 2001. All of their albums were successful. Other notable songs of the boy band include “It’s Gonna Be Me,” “Girlfriend,” “Pop,” and “Bye Bye Bye.” With the success of the group, Justin and the other members started touring the world, performing at large events and became among the best-selling youth bands in history.
The group separated in 2002 and Justin decided to pursue a solo career. That same year, he launched his first single, “Like I Love You,” which reached the #2 on the UK Singles Chart and #11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
His first album, “Justified,” was launched on November 5, 2002. It was still considered a success with hit songs, such as “Rock Your Body” and “Cry Me a River.” Later on, he worked with Timbaland and The Neptunes, mixing RnB in his songs. He began touring with fellow music artist, Christina Aguilera, on their Justified/Stripped tour.
Along with Janet Jackson, Justin performed in the Super Bowl halftime in 2004. Their performance made the headlines as what started to be an awesome show, Justin accidentally ripped Janet’s leather costume apart, exposing her to more than 140 million viewers.
In his solo career, Justin has worked with multiple artists, such as Snoop Dogg, Nelly Furtado, and the Black Eyed Peas among others. He established his own record label, JayTee Records, in 2005.
In 2006, he released his second album titled “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” which landed the #1 spot on the Billboard Charts. One of the most famous songs of this album was “SexyBack.” In the next year, the songs, “What Goes Around/Comes Around” interlude and “My Love,” of the same album topped the #1 spot. After 2007, he temporarily paused his music career and pursued being an actor.
In 2013, he was back on the music scene and launched his single, “Suit and Tie,” and then released another album titled “The 20/20 Experience.” It was considered double platinum and was #1 on the Billboard 200. The album had a part two and was shortly released after. He released the song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” in 2016, which was included in the soundtrack of the movie, “Trolls.” In that same movie, he voiced one of the main characters.
In his movie career, he starred in several movies, such as “The Love Guru,” “Black Snake Moan,” “Alpha Dog,” “The Social Network,” “The Bad Teacher,” and “Friends With Benefits.”
Awards and Achievements
Justin Timberlake is well-known to be one of the artists who have received several nominations and awards. He has received 459 nominations and 165 awards. He has won 3 Brit Awards, 7 American Music Awards, 3 Emmy Awards, 24 ASCAP Pop Music Awards, 10 Grammy Awards, included in the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, and many more.
Justin Timberlake Total Net Worth 2020
To date, Justin Timberlake is known to have a total net worth of a staggering $280 million. His fortunes came both from his music career and acting career. He also earns big chunks of money from JayTee Records. Moreover, he has earned a lot from his various endorsements, such as MySpace, Walmart, Sony, A1, and Audi among others.