Justin Timberlake: From NSYNC to Solo Stardom

By: Thomas Blade

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Justin Timberlake: From NSYNC to Solo Stardom

Justin Timberlake started his pop career in the 90s as a member of the boyband NSYNC before launching a successful solo career. With hits like ‘Mirrors’ and ‘Cry Me A River’, Timberlake has taken the world by storm. In addition to his music, he has also made a name for himself in Hollywood, starring in films like The Social Network and Trolls World Tour.

Justin Timberlake, born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, is now 42 years old. He grew up in Shelby Forest and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Timberlake’s journey to fame began as a TV star, appearing on Star Search and The All New Mickey Mouse Club. It was during his time on the latter show that he met future NSYNC bandmate Britney Spears. In 1995, Timberlake joined NSYNC, a boyband that became incredibly popular in the late 90s and early 00s.

NSYNC’s self-titled debut album, released in 1998, sold 11 million copies and featured the hit single ‘Tearin’ Up My Heart’. Their second album, ‘No Strings Attached’, released in 2000, sold 2.4 million copies in its first week and reached number one on the charts. The album included the number one single ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’.

After NSYNC, Timberlake embarked on a successful solo career. His debut solo album, ‘Justified’, released in 2002, earned him a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Timberlake’s second solo album, ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’, released in 2006, featured hits like ‘SexyBack’ and ‘My Love’ and earned him four Grammy Awards.

In addition to his music career, Timberlake has also pursued acting. He has appeared in films like The Social Network, Friends with Benefits, and Trolls. Timberlake’s versatility as an entertainer has earned him accolades and a dedicated fanbase.

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