About Justin Timberlake
Teen idol, pop phenom, R&B innovator, Man of the Woods–Justin Timberlake is a master of re-invention. Born in 1981, the Tennessee native got his start on The All New Mickey Mouse Club (alongside Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera) and then smashed all kinds of chart records in his later teens with the Orlando-based *NSYNC. But he would go on to rewrite the rule book for boy-band-alum second acts when he gracefully transitioned to a grown-and-sexy solo star, fusing slick, R&B beats (crafted largely by The Neptunes and Timbaland) with irresistible pop hooks. Armed with a fluid falsetto and charismatic stage presence, he’s headlined halftime spectaculars, become a regular on Saturday Night Live, and landed roles in award-winning films like The Social Network and Inside Llewyn Davis, all while earning comparisons to no less than Michael Jackson and Prince. But in the end, it’s Timberlake’s catalogue of instant classics that will cement his place in pop history: “Cry Me a River” redefined the breakup ballad, “SexyBack” and “My Love” sparked a new era of synth-pop, and “Suit & Tie”, his 2013 collaboration with JAY-Z, brought the spirit of the Rat Pack back to life.
BORNJanuary 31, 1981