One of the most talented people on earth.
Text: Pavlos Satsidis
Justin Randall Timberlake was born in January 31st, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee. As a child, we saw him in the television shows “Star Search” and “The New Mickey Mouse Club”. Later on, during the 90s, he became the lead singer of the boy band ‘N Sync. The group split up in 2002 but they had sold over 50 million copies during their career. In early 1999, Justin began dating recording artist Britney Spears and their relationship was extremely popular. By March 2002, the couple had broken up: the breakup influenced the lyrics and theme of Timberlake’s international hit ‘Cry me a river’.
He released his debut album in 2002 entitled ‘Justified’, which included the singles ‘Like I Love You’, ‘Rock Your Body’ and ‘Senorita’. The album sold 439.000 within its first-week.
Justin released his second studio album in 2006, named ‘Future Sex/Love Sounds’. The album gained huge success and songs like ‘Sexy Back’, ‘My Love’ and ‘What Goes Around…Comes Around’ was known by everyone. The album sold over 10 million copies and instantly made Justin one of the most commercially successful singers.
From 2007 to 2012, Justin focused in his acting career. He appeared in several films which he held starring roles, such as “The Social Network”, “In Time” and “Friends with Benefits”.
In 2013, he made his big comeback to music, releasing his third studio album called ‘The 20/20 Experience’. The second half of the album will be released in November, including 10 more songs. His latest single called ‘Mirrors’ has already 24 million views on YouTube and for this summer, he will team up with rapper Jay Z for the ‘Legend of the Summer Stadium Tour’.
It looks like this talented person has more to offer to the music industry and we will be here watching him.