Justin Randall Timberlake was born in Shelby Forest, Tennessee, a small town just outside of Memphis on January 31, 1981. Despite his humble beginnings, this person has become one of America’s most widely recognized and celebrated pop icons in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.
Justin Timberlake’s career began early in his life when he appeared on the extremely popular television show, Starsearch. Later, Timberlake would go on to star, with fellow Nsync member, JC Chasez, on Disney’s hit-series, The New Mickey Mouse Club. Despite his success on television, Justin Timberlake would make his explosive debut on the American pop-charts during the late 1990s as the lead singer of one of America’s most popular all-male musical ensembles, N’sync. This band was nothing special. No doubt, their music and their dance moves were some of the best in the United States. However, the “boy band” has been a sort of American institution since the late 1980s and early 90s, when bands such as the New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men also were influencing the development of pop music.
Many of these bands’ careers are relatively short-lived. One of the reasons for this is the fact that many of these bands find their audiences in female middle schoolers, whose taste in music is as predictable as the path of a tornado. Therefore, bands such as The New Kids on the Block usually collapse under the weight of their own popularity, and devastating public scandals, which is detrimental to their profits and marketability. Justin Timberlake is a different sort of man. Despite the many scandals that have surrounded him and his married to fellow pop sensation Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake has continued to develop as an artist, and enjoy a great deal of financial success both at home and abroad.
Mr. Justin Timberlake has recorded two best-selling solo-albums to date. These albums are “Justified” and “Future Sex/Love Sounds”, which have both sold over seven million copies worldwide. Furthermore, songs such as “Cry me a River”, Sexy Back”, and “What goes around, comes around” are among the songs, which are downloaded from computers and servers most often. Justin Timberlake has won six Grammy awards for his contributions to the industries of pop, television, and cinema. His roles in film include large parts in films such as; “The Social Network”, “The Bad Teacher”, and “Friends with Benefits”.
JustinTimberlake has also begun to venture off into other businesses such as fashion design, the restaurateur-business, and musical production. From the information presented here, it is easy to see that Justin Timberlake has succeeded where similar people have failed miserably. Justin Timberlake will certainly be creating art, and entertaining millions for many years to come. Furthermore, his story will hopefully lend the much-needed support and drive to those young people, who aspire to follow in his footsteps.