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Sometimes known as JT, American Pop / R&B singer and actor Justin Randall Timberlake was born January 31, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee to Randall Timberlake and Lynn nee Bomar. With a British ancestry, Timberlake was raised in the Baptist religion but he considers himself more 'spiritual than religious', though still a Christian. Both his parents divorced about 1985 and have remarried. Laura Katherine, his half-sister who died shortly after birth in 1997 is mentioned on one of Timberlake's record acknowledgments as 'My Angel in Heaven'.
The popular 1990s boy band, 'N Sync shot Justin Timberlake to fame and he was considered a teen idol. The pop boy band formed in 1995 and started its career in 1996 in Germany. Two years later, in 1998, they hit it big in the States. In 2000, they released their fastest-selling album of all time, No Strings Attached. After completion of their Celebrity Tour and the release of the single 'Girlfriend' in 2002, 'N Sync decided to rest for a bit. This gave Justin Timberlake the opportunity to release his debut solo album, 'Justified.' It sold over seven million copies worldwide and changed his squeaky-clean boy band image to a sexier, more mature look and feel.
Justin Timberlake put his recording career on hold after the Super Bowl controversy and focused on his acting career. He had done some minor acting roles during his early music career including a cameo in the 2001 film 'On the Line.' Now he was all for meatier roles and signed up to do the thriller 'Edison Force' as a journalist. It received a direct-to-video release on July 18, 2006. He also appeared as a young Elton John, in the video for John's song, 'This Train Don't Stop There Anymore'. Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan and Richard Kelly's Southland Tales are other of his films.
After a cameo in Nelly Furtado and Timbaland's video for her single 'Promiscuous,' Timberlake's sophomore solo release, FutureSex/LoveSounds, was released on September 12, 2006 with the #1 U.S. hit singles 'SexyBack', 'My Love' and 'What Goes Around...Comes Around'. This was his second solo album that he had originally created in 2005 and it debuted in the number one position on the Billboard chart, selling 684,000 copies its first week. Produced by Timbaland, will.i.am, Rick Rubin and Timberlake himself, the album features guest vocals by Three 6 Mafia, T.I. and will.i.am. It aimed for 'an adult feel'. 'SexyBack,' the album's lead single was performed by Timberlake at the opening of the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. Receiving radio and Internet play on July 7, 2006, the song premiered at #90 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles and by week nine it reached number one, where it remained for seven consecutive weeks. The album's second single, 'My Love', featuring rapper T.I., reached number one on the Hot 100 for the week ending November 11, 2006.
Justin Timberlake's romantic life has been a sad one with two early teen romances ending unhappily and a high-profile celebrity relationship with fellow pop singer Britney Spears ending abruptly in March 2002. The breakup influenced the lyrics and theme of one of the most popular singles from Justified, 'Cry Me A River'. Justin Timberlake has won four Grammy Awards and is excited about voicing a young King Arthur in the animated film Shrek the Third, scheduled for 2007.
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