Justin Timberlake Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Justin Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer born on January 31, 1981. He’s often called the “Prince of Pop” and is seen as one of the most influential entertainers of his time. Timberlake is celebrated for his talent in writing songs putting on great performances his high singing voice and producing music. He’s won many awards including ten Grammys four Emmys three Brit Awards and others. Billboard even ranks him as the best male solo artist ever on the Mainstream Top 40 chart.

Originally from Memphis Tennessee Timberlake started on TV talent shows as a kid and was a key part of Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club in the early 1990s. By the late 1990s, he became famous as the lead singer of the boy band *NSYNC which released four hugely popular albums.

As a solo artist, Justin Timberlake has sold more than 88 million records making him one of the top-selling musicians globally. His first solo album “Justified” (2002) produced hits like “Cry Me a River” and “Rock Your Body”. His second album “FutureSex/LoveSounds” (2006) was even more successful with three consecutive number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

Both albums sold over 10 million copies each and received triple platinum certification from the RIAA. During this time he also collaborated with other artists on hit songs like “4 Minutes” with Madonna and “Dead and Gone” with T.I.

From 2008 to 2012, Justin Timberlake focused on acting starring in several films before returning to music with albums like “The 20/20 Experience” (2013) and “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” (2013) both topping the Billboard 200 chart. His role voicing Branch in DreamWorks’ Trolls franchise led to the hit song “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” which earned him an Academy Award nomination.

His album “Man of the Woods” (2018) marked his fourth number-one album in the US featuring singles like “Filthy” and “Say Something”. His latest album “Everything I Thought It Was” (2024) continued his success with top singles such as “Selfish” and “No Angels”.

Full NameJustin Randall Timberlake
Date of BirthJanuary 31, 1981
Place of BirthMemphis, Tennessee, USA
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actor
Height6 feet 1 inch (185 cm)
SpouseJessica Biel (married in 2012)
ChildrenSilas and Phineas
Net Worth$250 million

Justin Timberlake’s Early Life

Justin Timberlake Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis Tennessee. His parents are Janet Lynn Harless and Charles Randall Timberlake who directed a church choir. He has two half-brothers named Jonathan and Stephen from his father’s second marriage to Lisa Perry.

Unfortunately, his half-sister Laura Katherine passed away shortly after birth in 1997 which deeply impacted him and is honored in his NSYNC album acknowledgments.

Music runs in Timberlake’s family; his grandfather exposed him to country music legends like Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. As a kid, Timberlake performed on TV and sang country and gospel songs. He gained early exposure to rhythm and blues from artists like Al Green Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. He also listened to albums by the Eagles and Bob Seger with his dad.

From 1993 to 1994, Justin Timberlake was part of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club alongside future stars like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, and Keri Russell. Later he formed NSYNC with friends like JC Chasez after being scouted by boy band manager Lou Pearlman and supported by Chris Kirkpatrick.

Career

Justin Timberlake Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

NSYNC a popular boy band formed in 1995 kicked off their career in Europe in 1996. Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez were the main singers. They gained fame in the US in 1998 with their first album selling 11 million copies featuring the hit “Tearin’ Up My Heart”. Their next album “No Strings Attached” (2000) sold 2.4 million copies in its first week and included the number one single “It’s Gonna Be Me”. Their third album “Celebrity” (2001) was also a big success. NSYNC’s music included top hits like “Bye Bye Bye” “Girlfriend” and “This I Promise You”. After their Celebrity Tour in 2002, the group took a break.

During this time Justin Timberlake pursued acting appearing in a Disney movie called “Model Behavior” in 2000. As NSYNC slowed down Timberlake began exploring solo projects. He originally wrote the song “Gone” for Michael Jackson but ended up recording it with NSYNC after Jackson declined. Their conversation inspired Timberlake to consider a solo career seriously.

In 2002, Justin Timberlake released his debut solo single “Like I Love You” at the MTV Video Music Awards. His first solo album “Justified” came out in 2002 and sold over three million copies in the US. Timberlake’s music influenced by R&B featured hits like “Cry Me a River” and “Rock Your Body”. He also collaborated with other artists and performed at major events like the Super Bowl.

Following a controversial incident at the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, Timberlake focused more on acting. He starred in several films and continued to collaborate with musicians like Madonna and 50 Cent. In 2006, he released his second solo album “FutureSex/LoveSounds” which topped the charts with singles like “SexyBack” and “My Love”.

Timberlake’s career expanded into producing and philanthropy. He won Grammy Awards for his music and earned acclaim for his acting roles including a portrayal of Sean Parker in “The Social Network”. Throughout the late 2000s and early 2010s, he balanced his music and acting careers while staying active in charitable endeavors.

Justin Timberlake began working on his third album The 20/20 Experience in June 2012 without any specific rules or goals in mind. He made his return to music in January 2013 announcing it publicly and releasing the album’s first single “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z later that month. The song reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100. After not performing live for four years Timberlake appeared the night before the 2013 Super Bowl and performed at the “DirecTV Super Saturday Night” in New Orleans on February 2, 2013.

At the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2013, Timberlake performed “Suit & Tie” with sepia-toned lighting joined by Jay-Z from the audience. The album’s second single “Mirrors” was released on February 11, 2013, and became a hit reaching 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, setting a digital sales record as the fastest-selling album on iTunes and debuting at number one on the charts with over 968000 copies sold in the U.S. making it the best-selling album of the year.

In 2013, Justin Timberlake performed at the “In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul” concert hosted by President Barack Obama celebrating Memphis soul music from the 1960s. Following this he announced The 20/20 Experience World Tour and collaborated with Jay-Z on the Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour. Timberlake also contributed to Jay-Z’s album “Magna Carta… Holy Grail” and received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards where he won Video of the Year for “Mirrors.”

Justin Timberlake’s fourth studio album The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 was released on September 30, 2013, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. He continued his success with singles like “Take Back the Night” and “TKO” and also contributed to Beyoncé’s fifth studio album. At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Timberlake received multiple nominations and won awards for Best R&B Song Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Music Video.

In 2016, Timberlake premiered a concert film titled “Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids” at the Toronto International Film Festival showcasing the final date of The 20/20 Experience World Tour. He dedicated the film to Prince for influencing his music and released the soundtrack for the 2017 film “The Book of Love” which was produced by his wife Jessica Biel.

Justin Timberlake Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Justin Timberlake voiced the lead character in DreamWorks Animation’s film “Trolls” opposite Anna Kendrick released in November 2016. The film’s lead single “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and became one of the best-selling songs of the year in the U.S. He performed the song live at the Eurovision Song Contest and the 89th Academy Awards.

From 2018 to 2022, Timberlake focused on his fifth studio album “Man of the Woods” released in February 2018 just before he headlined the Super Bowl LII halftime show. The album influenced by his Tennessee roots and named after his son Silas topped the Billboard 200 and included hits like “Filthy” “Say Something” and “Man of the Woods.” Timberlake embarked on the accompanying Man of the Woods Tour which was one of the highest-grossing tours of 2018.

In May 2023, Timbaland announced that Justin Timberlake finished his sixth studio album mentioning they brought back the style from the FutureSex/LoveSounds era. On September 1, 2023, Timbaland released the single “Keep Going Up” featuring Nelly Furtado and Timberlake. That month Timberlake also reunited with his NSYNC bandmates and released “Better Place” for the Trolls Band Together soundtrack. Besides these Timberlake collaborated with Meek Mill on “Believe” Romeo Santos on “Sin Fin” DJ Khaled on “Just Be” Justine Skye on “Innocent” Jack Harlow on “Parent Trap” and did remixes for Coco Jones’ “ICU” and Jungkook’s “3D.”

On January 19, 2024, Timberlake performed a special concert in Memphis debuting his new single “Selfish” which he had teased on social media. He appeared on “The Tonight Show” Starring Jimmy Fallon on January 25 to announce the release of “Selfish” and revealed his album had taken four years to make.

“Selfish” debuted at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 marking Timberlake’s highest debut in six years. It became his 39th solo entry and 29th top-40 hit. On release day he announced his sixth album “Everything I Thought It Was” would come out in March 2024. Timberlake sang “Selfish” and “Sanctified” on Saturday Night Live on January 27, 2024, and appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show on January 30. He performed an intimate concert at Irving Plaza in NYC on January 31 his 43rd birthday.

Justin Timberlake performed “Selfish” on “The Graham Norton Show” in London on February 22, 2024, before canceling a show at the Roundhouse the next day due to illness. He released the promotional single “Drown” on February 23 and appeared on Complex Networks Sneaker Shopping on March 11, 2024, hinting at his album’s release.

In anticipation of his album, Justin Timberlake did a special concert at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on March 13, 2024, reuniting with NSYNC for a medley of hits and performing a new track “Paradise.” He later performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk on March 15. Timberlake also announced a documentary about making the album.

The album’s second single “No Angels” came out on March 15, 2024, along with the album itself which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. Timberlake opened the iHeartRadio Music Awards in April 2024 performing “Selfish” and “No Angels.” He kicked off The Forget Tomorrow World Tour on April 29 in Vancouver Canada.

Justin Timberlake’s tour became his fastest-selling to date with over $140 million in ticket sales and over a million attendees expected from more than 70 shows. In May 2024, additional tour dates were added due to high demand making it his most successful tour yet praised for its positive reviews.

Net Worth

Justin Timberlake has an estimated net worth of $250 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Justin Timberlake’s net worth comes from his successful career as a singer, songwriter, and actor. He has earned a significant amount of money from selling albums, performing concerts, acting in movies, and endorsement deals with various brands.

Personal life

Justin Timberlake Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In early 1999, Justin Timberlake started dating Britney Spears a fellow former member of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club and a singer. Their relationship ended suddenly in March 2002. In her 2023, memoir Spears revealed that she became pregnant during their time together and had an abortion in late 2000. Timberlake felt they weren’t ready for parenthood and didn’t want to become a father.

Afterwards, Justin Timberlake briefly dated British singer Emma Bunton in 2003. Soon after at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in April 2003 he began dating actress Cameron Diaz. Despite speculation about their relationship, they split in December 2006 shortly after she introduced him on “Saturday Night Live” as a musical guest.

In January 2007, Justin Timberlake started dating actress Jessica Biel. They got engaged in December 2011 and married on October 19, 2012, in Italy. They welcomed their first son in April 2015 and their second son in July 2020.

Regarding his residences, Timberlake bought a mansion in Hollywood Hills in July 2002 and a unit in SoHo in 2010 which he sold in 2018. In 2015, he purchased a house near Big Sky Montana and in 2017 he and Biel bought a penthouse in Manhattan’s Tribeca area.

Justin Timberlake’s earnings have been notable. In 2008, Forbes reported he earned $44 million ranking him as one of the highest-paid music personalities. He continued to earn significant amounts with highlights including $31 million in 2013 $57 million in 2014 $63 million in 2015 and $57.5 million in 2019 according to Forbes and Billboard rankings.

Controversies

Justin Timberlake Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

After the release of the documentary Framing Britney Spears people started talking about old remarks Justin Timberlake made in 2002 about his relationship with Britney Spears after they broke up. Some thought his comments were disrespectful to women.

This also brought up the controversy from the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show when Timberlake exposed Janet Jackson’s breast on live TV. Facing public pressure Timberlake apologized on Instagram admitting he benefited from a system that allows sexism and racism and pledging to do better. He expressed care for those he loves and has loved.

Recently a stylist claimed the original plan for the halftime show was for Justin Timberlake to pull on Janet Jackson’s dress to show her g-string underwear but Timberlake changed it to reveal her breasts for a more dramatic effect.

However, this conflicts with a statement from the show’s producer Salli Frattini who said in 2018 that they had considered revealing Jackson’s skirt during rehearsals without nudity but decided against it. Frattini also mentioned it was Jackson’s team who proposed the idea to Timberlake before the show leading to the breast exposure.