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Featured Artist - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
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Justin Timberlake - 

Justin Timberlake may be the quintessential pop star of the new millennium, a star who jumped from platform to platform on his way to establishing himself as something bigger than a star: he was a self-sustained empire. Timberlakebegan his rise as a TV star, performing on The New Mickey Mouse Club as a child in the '90s, but he earned his superstardom as one of the frontmen for*NSYNC, the most popular boy band of the turn of the millennium. Justin stepped away from the band just as its popularity crested, releasing the sleek Justified in 2002, its hit singles "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body" establishing him as a force outside the group, and he consolidated that success in 2006 with FutureSex/LoveSounds, the album that generated his biggest hit, "SexyBack." After reaching this pop peak, he decided to pursue other ventures, choosing to concentrate on acting and entrepreneurship. Recurring appearances on Saturday Night Live proved to be among the show's most popular spots and he received acclaim for his performance in the 2010 Oscar-winning film The Social Network. Additionally, Timberlake established his own fashion imprint and record label, opened several restaurants, and, in 2011, invested in MySpace.

Timberlake's journey to stardom began in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was born on January 31, 1981. He began performing early, appearing on the televised talent competition Star Search at the age of 11, singing under the name of Justin Randall. This was his first step into the big leagues, leading to him securing a spot on The New Mickey Mouse Club in 1993. This cast would prove to be filled with future stars; in addition to Timberlake there were the pop singers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, actor Ryan Gosling, and JC Chasez, who'd later join Justin in *NSYNC, the group manager Lou Pearlman assembled in the late '90s. Pearlman formed *NSYNC after the cancellation of The New Mickey Mouse Club in 1994, taking Timberlake and Chasez as his anchors and adding Joey FatoneLance Bass, and Chris Kirkpatrick.

*NSYNC began their march toward stardom in 1996 when their first album appeared in Europe. Two years later, their eponymous debut was released in the U.S. and the group scored hits with "Tearin' Up My Heart," "I Want You Back," and "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You." The latter reached the Top Ten, paving the way for the smash success of No Strings Attached in 2000. Upon its release in March 2000, the album sold an astonishing 2.4 million copies in its first week, setting a record that is unlikely to ever be broken. After generating the singles "It's Gonna Be Me" and "Bye Bye Bye," the group set to work on its next album, 2001's Celebrity. It was another massive hit, launching the Top Ten singles "Pop," "Gone," and "Girlfriend, but it proved to be the group's last album, as Timberlake's popularity was quickly eclipsing that of the rest of the group.

It didn't take long for Justin to release his first solo album. Justified appeared a little over a year after Celebrity and its gleaming, stylish surfaces -- partially produced by the Neptunes and partially produced by Timbaland -- suggested a new, mature, adventurous musician who was as much an R&B vocalist as he was a pop singer. Timberlake supported the album with a co-headlining tour with Christina Aguilera in 2003 and he ruled the airwaves with the singles "Like I Love You," "Cry Me a River," Señorita," and "Rock Your Body," not to mention the "I'm Lovin' It" jingle for McDonalds. He weathered a scandal in early 2004, when he tore off part of Janet Jackson's costume during their halftime duet at Super Bowl XXXVIII, but he bounced back nicely, winning Grammys that year for Justified and "Cry Me a River." He also launched William Rast, a clothing line.

As he worked on his second album with producer TimbalandTimberlake found time to resume his acting career, taking on key roles in Southland TalesBlack Snake Moan, and Alpha Dog. Before any of these films appeared his second album,FutureSex/LoveSounds, was released, preceded by the single "SexyBack," a cool synthesized groove in the vein of Prince that established the tone for the album. "SexyBack" stayed at number one for seven weeks and its two sequels, "My Love" and "What Goes Around.../...Comes Around Interlude," also reached number one over the following year, a year that also saw Justin launch an international tour in support of the album.

Following the completion of the FutureSex/LoveSounds tour, Timberlake slowly stepped away from music. He sang with Madonna on her 2007 single "4 Minutes" and appeared on 50 Cent's "Ayo Technology" that same year, and he had other musical endeavors over the next few years, but his main focus was acting. Beginning in 2006, he frequently performed on Saturday Night Live, in 2007 he had a voice role in Shrek 3, and in 2008 he had a lead part in Mike MyersThe Love Guru. Two years later, Timberlake had his greatest acting success as Sean Parker in David Fincher's The Social Network; he quickly followed this with roles in Bad Teacher and Friends with Benefits. In January 2013, after investing in three Los Angeles and New York restaurants, he released a new single, "Suit & Tie," co-produced with Timbaland. Along with a glitzy performance at the 2013 Grammy Awards and another SNL appearance, it set the stage for The 20/20 Experience, released that March. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 (and eventually went double platinum). Two months later, the Coen Brothers filmInside Llewyn Davis, in which he co-starred, premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and won the Grand Prix. Part two of The 20/20 Experience, recorded during the same session that resulted in the first, was released that September.

| Closed on 12/05/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
10 Fans 
40%a. 10 (Great Artist)
30%b. 7-9 (Like most of his music)
30%c. 5-6 (A couple songs are good)
0%d. 1-4 (No Interest / Never heard of him)
0%e. HE SUCKS!

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#4 | 295 days ago

He made a gazillion dollars from Mc Donalds using his "I'm Loving It" song in all those commercials. And he was the one who suggested the Black Eyed Peas use Fergie (another Mickey Mouse Club alum) for the live versions of Where is the love that he sang the original hook for. Also D!ck in a Box should always be mentioned. Always.
7-9 (Like most of his music)  
  
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#1 | 295 days ago

ayyyeeeeeiii justwannaloveyababeh....yaaaayeeyeah....!
10 (Great Artist)  
#2 | 295 days ago

Always.
10 (Great Artist)  
#3 | 295 days ago

yes
10 (Great Artist)  
#4 | 295 days ago

He made a gazillion dollars from Mc Donalds using his "I'm Loving It" song in all those commercials. And he was the one who suggested the Black Eyed Peas use Fergie (another Mickey Mouse Club alum) for the live versions of Where is the love that he sang the original hook for. Also D!ck in a Box should always be mentioned. Always.
7-9 (Like most of his music)  
#5 | 295 days ago

(Edited by Jess)
marcus_nyce wrote:
He made a gazillion dollars from Mc Donalds using his "I'm Loving It" song in all those commercials. And he was the one who suggested the Black Eyed Peas use Fergie (another Mickey Mouse Club alum) for the live versions of Where is the love that he sang the original hook for. Also D!ck in a Box should always be mentioned. Always.
When he was with *NSync and they were touring after their very first album, I worked for a car dealership that was sponsoring their concert in the area.  I remember there being a big fuss because he asked for Fruit Loops to be stocked in his hotel room, and he got mad because they put the fake ones in there (whatever's in the bag? I dunno what they're called.)

(Edit - it was a small town where everyone knows pretty much everyone else, so of course we heard through the grapevine from hotel workers.)

Little fun piece of JT trivia. I'm sure he's grown up since then.
10 (Great Artist)  
#6 | 295 days ago

Was not a fan previously but the last few CD's has won me over!!! i remember a poll if there was a celebrity that you would punch in the face, I listed him as one,,,,,,,,,
7-9 (Like most of his music)  
#7 | 295 days ago

heartheart
10 (Great Artist)  
#8 | 294 days ago

Jess wrote:
When he was with *NSync and they were touring after their very first album, I worked for a car dealership that was sponsoring their concert in the area.  I remember there being a big fuss because he asked for Fruit Loops to be stocked in his hotel room, and he got mad because they put the fake ones in there (whatever's in the bag? I dunno what they're called.)

(Edit - it was a small town where everyone knows pretty much everyone else, so of course we heard through the grapevine from hotel workers.)

Little fun piece of JT trivia. I'm sure he's grown up since then.
That's sort of the M.O. I have a friends that work in entertainment and the up & coming stars or B-listers are usually the bigger jerks. A good example is Jamie Foxx. pre-movie star he was (per several first hand accounts) a gigantic a-hole. Now he is one of the nicest people in Hollywood. He's even personally apologized to someone I know for his past behavior behind the scenes on a talk show.
7-9 (Like most of his music)  
#9 | 294 days ago

Jess wrote:
When he was with *NSync and they were touring after their very first album, I worked for a car dealership that was sponsoring their concert in the area.  I remember there being a big fuss because he asked for Fruit Loops to be stocked in his hotel room, and he got mad because they put the fake ones in there (whatever's in the bag? I dunno what they're called.)

(Edit - it was a small town where everyone knows pretty much everyone else, so of course we heard through the grapevine from hotel workers.)

Little fun piece of JT trivia. I'm sure he's grown up since then.
Well, that was rude. If I ask for Fruit Loops, DON'T BRING ME FRUITY O'S!!

lol
10 (Great Artist)  

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