Justin Timberlake

Go To:
Government Name
Albums
Mixtapes
Also Featured On
Bio
Official Sites
Buy: Justin Timberlake & *NSYNC
Comments/Discussion

Government Name
Justin Randall Timberlake (A.K.A. Justin Timberland) (Born January 31, 1981 in Memphis, TN)

Group
*NSYNC:
Justin Timberlake (A.K.A. Justin Timberland) (Born January 31, 1981 in Memphis, TN)
Joey Fatone (Born Joseph Anthony Fatone Jr., January 28, 1977 in Brooklyn, NY)
Lance Bass (Born James Lance Bass, May 4, 1979 in Laurel, MS)
J.C. Chasez (Born Joshua Scott Chasez, August 8, 1976 in Bowie, MD)
Chris Kirkpatrick (Born Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick, October 17, 1971 in Clarion, PA)

See Also: Timbaland

Albums
Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds

Mixtapes
Justin Timberlake - Recrimination

Also Featured On...
Beyoncé - Revolution (Deluxe Edition)
Beyoncé - A Gift From A Virgo
Big Mike & Big Stress - R&B Jumpoff Volume 48
Black Eyed Peas - Elephunk
Black Eyed Peas - Monkey Business
Ciara - Fantasy Ride
Diddy - Dirty Money - Last Train To Paris Prelude
Diddy - Dirty Money - Last Train To Paris
50 Cent - Bulletproof
Jamie Foxx - Winner (Single)
Jamie Foxx - Best Night Of My Life
Game - Ain't No Doubt About It (Single)
Jay-Z - Magna Carta...Holy Grail
JOE - My Name Is JOE (*NSYNC)
Talib Kweli - Eardrum
Light It Up (*NSYNC)
The Lonely Island - Turtleneck & Chain
The Lonely Island - The Wack Album
Papoose - Second Place Is The First Loser
Radioplay Urban Express 802Y
Snoop Dogg - R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
Snoop Dogg - Signs (Single)
T.I. - Paper Trail
Timbaland Presents Shock Value II (Deluxe Edition)
Pharrell Williams - G I R L
X-Mix Radioactive Urban: January 2009

Bio From AllMusic.Com
As both a member of *NSYNC and a solo artist, Southern superstar Justin Timberlake has played a major role in the teen pop explosion of the '90s and 2000s. Like similar teen pop favorites — who have included the Backstreet Boys, C-Note, Christina Aguilera, Hanson, the Spice Girls, and Britney Spears — Timberlake usually doesn't get much respect from rock critics (who, in many cases, tend to be very alternative-minded and anti-commercialistic). Regardless, he is adored by millions of fans, many of whom have been adolescent girls. Over the years, the teen market has had a lot of different sounds. In the '70s, for example, artists like Donny Osmond, the Partridge Family, David Cassidy, and the DeFranco Family were aimed at teens — those were the bubblegum popsters one typically read about in Tiger Beat magazine back then. But Timberlake is part of the more modern school of teen pop, which is mindful of dance-pop, urban contemporary, and hip-hop and got started with the rise of New Kids on the Block, Debbie Gibson, and Tiffany in the late '80s. New Kids, in fact, were the male group that paved the way for *NSYNC as well as the Backstreet Boys and Take That (who were meant to be a British equivalent of New Kids). And just as Tiger Beat (the bible of bubblegum) was obsessed with the New Kids in the late '80s, it would become equally obsessed with *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys in the '90s.

Like Spears (who Timberlake became romantically involved with), Aguilera, and *NSYNC's JC Chasez, Timberlake got his start on the Disney Channel's '90s version of The Mickey Mouse Club. Timberlake and Chasez were on The Mickey Mouse Club simultaneously in their pre-*NSYNC days, and they kept working together when *NSYNC was formed. *NSYNC got started in Orlando, FL, in 1996, when Timberlake and Chasez teamed up with Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Joey Fatone. Released by RCA/BMG in 1998, the vocal quintet's self-titled debut album sold millions of copies in both the United States and Europe and contained the smash hits "I Want You Back" and "Tearing Up My Heart." *NSYNC's second album, No Strings Attached, was released on Jive in 2000 and was even more commercially successful; No Strings Attached went double platinum in only one week, and the singles "Bye Bye Bye" and "This I Promise You" became major hits.

Jive released Celebrity, *NSYNC's third album, in 2001, and after that, Timberlake started recording as a solo artist. The singer had performed live as a solo artist before *NSYNC, but it wasn't until the early 2000s that he actually recorded an album as a solo act. Justified, Timberlake's first solo album, was released on Jive in November 2002. "Like I Love You," the album's first single, became a major hit and was followed by a second single, "Cry Me a River" (not to be confused with the melancholy Arthur Hamilton standard that was a hit for the late jazz singer/actress Julie London in 1955). Now a bona fide star — the album had reached number two on the Billboard 200 — and heartthrob to millions of girls, Timberlake continued his success by appearing on the Black Eyed Peas smash hit "Where Is the Love?" and in the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVIII, where he pulled off part of co-performer Janet Jackson's top in the now infamous "wardrobe malfunction" incident. That event, however, didn't stop him from winning two Grammys that year, and though he stayed out of the studio for a few years in order to concentrate on acting opportunities, Timberlake returned to the music world in 2006 with his Prince-inspired FutureSex/LoveSounds, which featured production work from Timbaland and Rick Rubin, and was followed by a brief club tour. - Alex Henderson

Official Sites: Jive Records & MySpace

Justin Timberlake

Visitor Comments:

Please take all off-topic comments to The Official Thug Radio Message Board.

Buy Justin Timberlake At:
~CDs~

~MP3s~

~DVDs~

~Video On Demand Videos~

~Books~

~Miscellaneous~

~Home & Garden (Poster & Shit)~

CD Universe - Buy Hit Music

Video Universe - Buy Your Favorite DVDs and Videos

Buy *NSYNC At:
~CDs~

~MP3s~

~DVDs~

~Video On Demand Videos~

~Books~

~Miscellaneous~

~Home & Garden (Poster & Shit)~

CD Universe - Buy Hit Music

Video Universe - Buy Your Favorite DVDs and Videos

Click to go home (New Window)