91 Justin Timberlake Facts About The American Singer And Actor

Aashita Dhingra
Oct 26, 2023 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on Jan 17, 2022
Timberlake has found immense success both as an actor and a singer.
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Justin Timberlake, the man behind ‘Rock Your Body’, ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’, ‘Sexyback’, and countless other songs is one of the most renowned and iconic singers today.

The man who made us cry with the music video of ‘Mirrors’ has had one hell of a career that includes iconic music videos, awards, billboard topping songs, and a successful band, a solo career, as well as a film career! His music career has been full of ups and downs.

He skyrocketed to fame, being a part of the boy band ‘NSYNC’ whose songs rocked the '90s along with fellow boy band ‘Backstreet Boys’.

The band’s most iconic songs include ‘Bye Bye Bye’ and ‘It's Gonna Be Me’, which were accompanied by complex choreographies in the music videos!

Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer who was born on January 31, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee.

His first studio album, ‘Justified’ was released almost 19 years ago. The album’s lead single ‘Like I Love You’ charted at Number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 which is a huge deal for a debuting solo artist.

This solo album, however, is most notoriously known for the single ‘Cry Me A River’, which people believed was aimed at his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears. This album by Justin Timberlake debuted at the second position on the US Billboard Hot 200 and it got Justin four Grammy nominations and he won the award for the 'Best Pop Vocal Album'.

Read on for some fun Justin Timberlake facts.

Fun Facts About Justin Timberlake

  • Justin Timberlake was never shy of the public eye. Being in one of the hottest boy bands of all time meant that he was constantly under scrutiny.
  • Add to that his very public relationship and breakup with then-girlfriend Britney Spears and you have a story for the gossip columns to print about.
  • Did you know? Justin Timberlake was part of a hit variety show ‘The All-New Mickey Mouse Club’ when he was just 12 years old. 'The All-New Mickey Mouse Club' ran for eight seasons from 1989, with Justin joining in 1993.
  • Justin Timberlake started dating Britney Spears in 1999.
  • At that time, Britney was one of the most popular pop artists, coming off the back of ‘...Baby, One More Time’, which is counted in the Top 100 Pop Songs of all time, while Justin was on top of the world being a part of ‘NSYNC’.
  • They were seen as having the ‘perfect relationship’ by the press, although their breakup was really public.
  • His music videos are of the highest viewed videos of all time, with his music video for ‘Can't Stop The Feeling’ being the most popular with over a million views on YouTube!
  • Justin Timberlake has often appeared in funny sketches on 'Saturday Night Live' alongside Andy Samberg.

Facts About Justin Timberlake's Career

  • Justin Timberlake has had a budding career that has ranged from boy bands to solo albums to movies.
  • He has had to face a few hiccups along the way but he has always kept going. Justin Timberlake has always been an entertainer since a very young age. He is extremely versatile, even performing for ‘Star Search’ at 11 years old.
  • Justin took part in the competition ‘Star Search’ at 11 years old finishing as the runner-up that season!
  • From 1993 to 1994, Justin was part of the TV series ‘The All-New Mickey Mouse Club’. Fun fact, another very famous actor was part of the show at the same time, Ryan Gosling.
  • Justin made his acting debut with the Disney channel movie ‘Model Behavior’ in 2000.
  • In 2001, NSYNC got the opportunity of a lifetime as they performed during the Super Bowl Halftime Show alongside Aerosmith and Britney Spears.
  • March of 2002 broke the news that came as a shock to people as Justin and Britney had broken up. Around this time, NSYNC announced their hiatus as well.
  • On July 18, 2006, the world was hit by ‘Sexyback’ which is still considered a classic to this day. This song shot straight to Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on top of the list for seven straight weeks.
  • His album ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ was released in 2008; this album is counted among the top 100 albums of the 2000s by big music publications.
  • In 2007, Justin met his future wife Jessica Biel and they started dating. They were married in 2012 and have two sons.
  • After a brief hiatus, Justin returned to music in 2013 with ‘Suit & Tie’ which was nominated for the 2013 Grammy Awards and it won 'Best Music Video'.
  • In 2014, Justin released two back-to-back albums ‘The 20/20 Experience’ and ‘The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)’, both of which happened to be Number One on the Billboard Hot 200. His iconic song ‘Mirrors’ was released during this time.
  • He has been in over 15 movies.
  • Jive Records, Zomba Records, RCA Records, Tennman Records, Legacy Recordings have signed Timberlake.
  • In May of 2016, Justin came out with the hit ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ which was the 26th song ever to debut at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100. It also got him an Oscar nomination for 'Best Song'.
2018 saw the release of his album \u2018Man of the Woods' and his return to the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Facts About Justin Timberlake's Accomplishments

  • For a man who has had such a versatile career, it must come as no surprise that Justin has had major accomplishments along the way.
  • Grammy awards are considered to be the highest awards that musicians can have the honor of winning. Throughout his career, Justin has won 10 Grammy Awards including ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ and ‘Best Music Video’
  • Justin has also won four Emmy Awards. He won his first alongside Andy Samberg in 2007.
  • In 2009, GQ Magazine named Justin Timberlake as the ‘Most Stylish Man’.
  • ‘No Strings Attached’, NSYNC’s second album was the fastest-selling album with 2.4 million copies sold in a week!
  • He has won seven American Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, three Brit Awards, 29 ASCAP Awards, and 11 MTV Music Video Awards.
  • His song ‘Rock Your Body’ was originally written for Michael Jackson but was later performed by Justin. Critics remarked that even the ‘King Of Pop’ couldn’t have done a better job than Justin.
  • His song ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’, which was for the movie ‘Trolls’ helped him earn an Oscar nomination as well.
  • ‘The Social Network’ received Oscars nominations in 2011 in which Justin played the role of Sean Parker.

Facts About Justin Timberlake's Family

  • He grew up in Shelby Forest which is between Memphis and Millington.
  • He was extremely close to his mother, Lynne, who always believed that her son would be an entertainer. She married his stepfather Paul when he was five years old. He was nicknamed ‘Curly’ and ever since he was two and a half years old, he started singing.
  • He actively sang in the church choir while taking music lessons side by side. His mom later became his manager, accompanying him to various auditions and competitions. He went to the University of Nebraska High School.
  • He met his wife, Jessica Biel in 2007 during a party. In May of 2007, they went out in front of the public for the first time. Trouble arose in paradise when the pair broke up in 2011. However, they were back together by the end of the year when Justin proposed to Jessica.
  • In 2015, the couple welcomed their first child Silas Randall into this world. In July 2020, the couple announced that they had welcomed their second child Phineas. They still say that they continue to inspire each other and they love being together!

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Based in Lucknow, India, Aashita is a skilled content creator with experience crafting study guides for high school-aged kids. Her education includes a degree in Business Administration from St. Mary's Convent Inter College, which she leverages to bring a unique perspective to her work. Aashita's passion for writing and education is evident in her ability to craft engaging content.

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