Justin Timberlake Biography & Net Worth
Justin Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Justin Timberlake’s father, Randall Timberlake, was a Baptist church choir director. His mother is Lynn Harless. He has 3 siblings- Stephen, Jonathan, and Laura. He grew up in Shelby Forest outside of Memphis. His parents divorced when he was 13 years old.
Later Justin went on to become a child star with the hit Disney Channel show The New Mickey Mouse Club from 1991-1996 alongside Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera among others. In the show, Justin was known for his many talents which included dancing and singing. After the show ended, he went on to star in the Disney movies Mickey Mouse Works (1999) and The Adventures of Kid Notorious (2000). His manager encouraged him to move to New York City with his mother to find better connections for his career.
In 1999 Justin recorded a song called “On Our Own” for the movie Goofy’s Freaky Friday , but it wasn’t released as a single. He also made an appearance in the 1998 Little Rascals Save The Day .
Justin took more of an interest in singing over acting after moving to NYC. While living there, he would sing various hot spots including professional baseball and basketball games and charity events. He also sang at birthday parties for kids during this time. Then in 1999, he became a member of the five-member boy band O-Town who were put together by Lou Pearlman who was known for making hit pop bands such as Backstreet Boys and NSYNC . In 2000, O-Town released their first single Liquid Dreams which quickly climbed up to #1 on The Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart. This made Justin an instant teen heartthrob.
In 2001, after a battle with Pearlman over creative control, O-Town split from him and created their own independent record label called “Skyblaze”. Their next single I Showed Her , released under this new label, once again climbed to the top of The Billboard Top 100 singles chart.
Then in 2002, Justin recorded a song called “Like I Love You” for the Bulworth soundtrack which became his first solo offering. Being that this was also during the time he split with O-Town, many wondered who this singer was singing about “the girl walking out the door”. The song peaked at #11 on The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart and started to earn him attention from record labels. Soon after this, Jive records signed him under their label.
Justin’s first solo album Justified was released late November of 2002 and spawned four singles Cry Me A River , Rock Your Body , Like I Love You , and Future Sex/Love Sounds . Cry Me A River was already a hit song before the release of Justified and spent eight non-consecutive weeks at #1 on The Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart. After the release of Justified , Justin went on to win four major awards in 2003 including American Music Awards [Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist], [Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist], [Favorite Pop/Rock Album] and MTV Video Music Award [Best Choreography].
In February 2004, RCA Records released Justin’s second studio album titled “Futuresex/Lovesound” . This album featured six singles including SexyBack which became his trademark song and won two Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Timbaland and Timberlake. Justin appeared on Madonna’s album Confessions On A Dance Floor (2005) and her song “4 Minutes” which was a major hit in the U.S.  In October of 2006, he released his third album entitled “Futuresex/Lovesounds” . The singles from this album included Sexy Ladies , Sexy Back (Part 2) , What Goes Around… Comes Around , and LoveStoned/I Think She Knows featuring Jay-Z . This album won him three Grammy Awards at the 2008 Grammy Awards including Best Dance Recording for SexyBack and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for My Love with T.I..
On March, 2013 Justin released his fourth studio album entitled “The 20/20 Experience” which included the singles Suit & Tie featuring Jay-Z , Mirrors and Pusher Love Girl . The album was a major success being that it debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 chart with nearly 968,000 copies sold in its first week. It eventually went on to sell over three million copies worldwide and win Justin several awards including GQ Man of the Year Award  and American Music Awards [Artist Of The Year].
In September, 2013 Timberlake’s fifth studio album was released entitled “The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2”. This record featured two singles including Not A Bad Thing which continued to prove why Justin is one of best singers in music history as he belted out the song’s high notes with no problem at all.
Justin Timberlake is now working on his sixth studio album which is expected to be released in early 2018. If this proves to be anything like JT’s previous work, expect another major success from this singer/songwriter/actor/producer.
Justin Timberlake is a world-renowned pop singer, actor and producer. He first gained fame as a member of the boy band NSYNC in the 1990s. Since then, he has released five solo studio albums and starred in several films. His music and acting have both been met with critical acclaim, and he has won numerous awards, including ten Grammy Awards. In 2020, he welcomed his second child with wife Jessica Biel. Timberlake is known for his soulful voice, infectious energy and charismatic performances. He is an icon in the entertainment industry and beloved by fans around the world.
Justin Timberlake is worth $250 million in 2021, making him one of the most richest American singer-songwriters, actors, and philanthropists. He has won six Grammy Awards as well as two Emmy Awards. As a solo artist he has sold more than 32 million albums worldwide, while earning five number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His first two albums have been certified diamond in the US and multi-platinum in Australia. In 2007 he founded the Justin Timberlake Foundation to raise money for causes such as education and fighting poverty with proceeds going to charities that include Save The Children and United States Fund for UNICEF.