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Who is Justin Timberlake?

by Ratan Srivastava
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Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is indeed a singer, songwriter, record producer, as well as actor from the United States. He is among the best-selling musicians in the world, including over 88 million albums sold worldwide. Timberlake has won a slew of prizes and distinctions, including 10 Grammy Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, three Brit Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Contemporary Icon Award, as well as Michael Jackson’s Video Vanguard Award. He is indeed the best-selling male soloist inside the history of the Mainstream Top 40, according to Billboard.

He was born and reared in Tennessee, and so as a youngster, he starred on the TV series Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club. Timberlake rose to notoriety within the late 1990s as one of the two main vocalists and the youngest member of NSYNC, which went on to become one of the most successful boy bands of all time.

Timberlake’s R&B-focused debut solo album Justified (2002) and its hit “Cry Me a River” earned two Grammy Awards. “Rock Your Body,” another song from the album, was also a hit.

His highly praised second album FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006) debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and produced three consecutive Hot 100 number-one singles with “SexyBack” (with Timbaland), “My Love,” and “What Goes Around… Comes Around.” His first two albums sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, and he proceeded to produce songs and collaborate with other musicians as a solo artist.

Timberlake focused on his acting career from 2008 to 2012, thus putting his singing career on hold. In the films The Social Network, Bad Teacher, Friends with Benefits, and In Time, he played a leading part.

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