81 Facts About Justin Timberlake


Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31,1981 and is an American singer, songwriter, and actor.


Justin Timberlake is one of the world's best-selling music artists, with sales of over 88 million records.


Subsequently, Justin Timberlake collaborated on a string of successful songs, including the viral hit "Dick in a Box", which became one of the most-viewed YouTube videos at the time, and his fourth US number-one single, "Give It to Me".


From 2008 through 2012, Justin Timberlake put his music career on hiatus and focused on his acting career, holding starring roles in the films The Love Guru, The Social Network, Bad Teacher, Friends with Benefits, and In Time.


Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31,1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Janet Lynn Harless and Charles Randall Timberlake, a Baptist church choir director.


Justin Timberlake has two half-brothers, Jonathan and Stephen, from Charles' second marriage to Lisa Perry.


Justin Timberlake then recruited Chasez to be in an all-male singing group, put together by Chris Kirkpatrick and financed by boy band manager Lou Pearlman, that eventually became NSYNC.


In 2000, Justin Timberlake appeared in The Wonderful World of Disney movie Model Behavior.


Justin Timberlake played Jason Sharpe, a model who falls in love with a waitress after mistaking her for another model.


Justin Timberlake originally wrote the single "Gone" around 2001 for Michael Jackson, but he turned the song down, and it was instead recorded by NSYNC.


Justin Timberlake declared in a later interview that the first time he felt confident to go solo happened after that conversation.


Justin Timberlake was featured on Nelly's song, "Work It", which was remixed and included on Nelly's 2003 remix album.


Justin Timberlake, who cried during the episode, later admitted to being under the influence of cannabis when he was pranked.


Justin Timberlake later spoofed Ashton Kutcher and Punk'd in a 2003 episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live.


Justin Timberlake co-starred in a skit titled The Barry Gibb Talk Show alongside comedian Jimmy Fallon, where the duo portrayed Bee Gees brothers Barry and Robin Gibb.


Justin Timberlake attended and issued a scripted apology when accepting the first of two Grammy Awards he received that night.


Justin Timberlake appeared in the films Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan, Richard Kelly's Southland Tales, and voiced Prince Artie Pendragon in the animated film Shrek the Third, released on May 18,2007.


Justin Timberlake appeared as a young Elton John, in the video for John's song "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore".


Justin Timberlake was considered to play the role of Roger Davis in the film version of the rock musical Rent, but director Chris Columbus had insisted that only the original Broadway members could convey the true meaning of Rent, so the role was reprised by Adam Pascal.


When recording the 2005 single "Signs" with Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake discovered a throat condition.


Justin Timberlake was advised not to sing or speak loudly for at least a few months.


Justin Timberlake glided through his music videos and live performances with the confidence of a man who'd already spent a large percentage of his life in the spotlight, and who never doubted he'd be able to return to music on top.


The album, which Justin Timberlake created from 2005 to 2006, debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 684,000 copies its first week.


In October 2006, Justin Timberlake said that he would focus on his music career rather than his film roles, specifying that leaving the music industry would be a "dumb thing to do at this point".


Justin Timberlake hosted many music events, including the European MTV Music Awards in 2006.


On December 16,2006, Justin Timberlake hosted Saturday Night Live, doing double duty as both host and musical guest for the second time.


On March 30,2008, Justin Timberlake performed the song at Madonna's Hard Candy Promo Show at Roseland Ballroom in New York City.


In June 2007, Justin Timberlake co-wrote, produced and provided vocals for the songs "Nite Runner" and "Falling Down" for Duran Duran's album Red Carpet Massacre, released on November 13,2007.


Also in 2007, Justin Timberlake made an appearance on 50 Cent's third album Curtis.


Justin Timberlake hosted the 16th ESPY Awards, and the musical number "I Love Sports" was later nominated for an Emmy award.


Justin Timberlake co-wrote and performed on "Carry Out", the third single from Timbaland's album Shock Value II, released on December 1,2009.


Justin Timberlake appeared on Jimmy Fallon's debut as host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on March 2,2009.


Justin Timberlake was the executive producer on the MTV reality series The Phone, which premiered on April 21,2009.


In late 2009, Barbadian singer Rihanna released the album Rated R, with Justin Timberlake being one of the writers and producers.


Justin Timberlake played Sean Parker, the founder of Napster, in the acclaimed film The Social Network.


Justin Timberlake appeared at the 2010 MTV VMAs on September 12,2010.


In July 2011, United States Marine Kelsey De Santis uploaded a YouTube video asking Justin Timberlake to be her date to the United States Marine Corps birthday ball; they attended the event on November 13,2011, in Richmond, Virginia.


Justin Timberlake performed at the "In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul" concert, held in the East Room of the White House and hosted by President Barack Obama, celebrating Memphis soul music from the 1960s.


Justin Timberlake took home three competitive awards, including Video of the Year for "Mirrors".


Justin Timberlake was given a production and writing credit on track six on Beyonce's self-titled fifth studio album, which was released in December 2013.


In 2014, Justin Timberlake appeared on Michael Jackson's second posthumous record Xscape on the song "Love Never Felt So Good", which was produced by Timbaland, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon and Justin Timberlake.


On May 14,2014, a music video was released featuring clips of Jackson, with Justin Timberlake accompanied by several of Jackson's fans performing some of Jackson's signature moves.


Justin Timberlake dedicated the film to Prince for influencing his music.


Justin Timberlake composed the soundtrack and served as music supervisor for the 2017 film The Book of Love, which his wife Jessica Biel produced and starred in.


Justin Timberlake voiced the lead character in DreamWorks Animation's musical comedy Trolls opposite Anna Kendrick.


Justin Timberlake served as the executive music producer, performing original music for the film.


Justin Timberlake was invited by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television to perform "Can't Stop the Feeling" live during the interval act at the grand finale of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 on May 14,2016.


In May 2019, Justin Timberlake received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music.


On February 26,2020, SZA and Justin Timberlake released the single "The Other Side", a song part of the Trolls World Tour soundtrack, alongside its music video.


On March 9,2020, Justin Timberlake released a teaser for his upcoming song "Don't Slack", which features Anderson.


In January 2021, Justin Timberlake performed as part of the Inauguration of Joe Biden.


In early 1999, Justin Timberlake began dating fellow former The All-New Mickey Mouse Club cast member and singer Britney Spears.


In July 2002, Justin Timberlake purchased a 13,250-square-foot square foot mansion in Hollywood Hills for $8.3 million from Helen Hunt.


In 2010, Justin Timberlake purchased a unit at 311 West Broadway in SoHo, formerly owned by Oscar de la Renta, for $6.56 million.


Justin Timberlake sold the unit in 2018 for $6.35 million, incurring a loss.


In 2015, Justin Timberlake bought a house in the Yellowstone Club near Big Sky, Montana.


Justin Timberlake was listed at number three on the Billboard Money-Makers List of 2014.


Justin Timberlake was ranked 41st on the 2019 Celebrity 100 list by Forbes, with earnings of $57.5 million in 2019.


Wax statues of Justin Timberlake are on display at the Madame Tussauds wax museums in New York, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Nashville, Berlin, Amsterdam, and London.


Justin Timberlake's costume used in the Saturday Night Live skit "Dick in a Box" is displayed at "Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition" in New York.


In June 2021, Justin Timberlake spoke out in support of Britney Spears during her court battle over her conservatorship.


Justin Timberlake has been referred to as the "President of Pop" and "Prince of Pop" by contemporary journalists.


Justin Timberlake appeared for the first time on the Time 100 list of most influential people by Time in 2007.


Billboard critics discussed in 2018 whether Justin Timberlake is "the Best Male Pop Star of the 21st century;" those in favor named his crossover appeal, career longevity, showmanship and credibility within the industry among the reasons.


Justin Timberlake has won ten Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, seven American Music Awards, three Brit Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, and eleven MTV Video Music Awards.


Justin Timberlake received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and the Innovator Award at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards.


In 2019, Justin Timberlake received a Contemporary Icon Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music.


Justin Timberlake topped nine Billboard Year-End charts for 2013, including Billboard 200 Artists and Billboard 200 Albums.


Billboard published a list of "Greatest of All Time Pop Songs Artists" in 2017, where Justin Timberlake ranked at number 5, being the top male soloist.


In 2005, Justin Timberlake launched the William Rast clothing line with childhood friend Juan Ayala.


In October 2011, Justin Timberlake received the Futures Award at the Environmental Media Awards for his green-conscious golf course.


In 2022, Justin Timberlake invested in Greenville, South Carolina par-3 golf course Greenville 3's.


Justin Timberlake provides celebrity endorsement for many commercial products, this aspect of his business being managed by IMG since April 2008.


In 2014, Justin Timberlake partnered with Sauza Liquors to re-launch his own version of the beverage as part of the Sauza franchise: Sauza 901.


In 2017, Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake acquired an ownership stake in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour.


Justin Timberlake's performance was estimated to be worth $2.86 million in marketing for Nike, and is credited for reigniting interested in the Nike and Air Jordan brand.


In May 2022, Justin Timberlake sold the rights to his entire musical catalog, around 200 songs he wrote or co-wrote, to Hipgnosis Song Management for $100 million.


Justin Timberlake had an estimated net-worth of $250 million prior to the Hipgnosis deal, and is estimated to be worth in excess of $350 million - making him one of the music industry's wealthiest solo performers.


Justin Timberlake played in the celebrity pro-am on the day before the competitive tournament and hosted a charity concert during the week of the tournament.


Justin Timberlake has donated items for auction for several charities, including by Ten O'Clock Classics and MusiCares.


In 2010, Justin Timberlake participated in the Hope for Haiti Now telethon performing "Hallelujah".