Justin Timberlake: His Career Then & Now

Justin Timberlake at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame 50th Annual Induction And Awards Dinner, New York City, 2019
September 4, 2019 - 12:01 / Laura Pérez

It seems that Justin Timberlake's career has been only successful! Either with 'NSYNC or as a solo artist, the "President of Pop" has proved his talent not only on stage but also on screen!

Justin Timberlake is 38 years old now, but when he was a child he started to gain public attention after appearing in The All-New Mickey Mouse ClubBorn and raised in Tennessee, the "President of Pop", as some contemporary journalists have named him, rose to prominence in the 1990's as member of the iconic boy band NSYNC, alongside JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Joey Fatone. Together they released three studio albums, 'N SYNC, No Strings Attachedand Celebrityin 1997, 2000, and 2001, respectively, and established their popularity as one of the best-selling boy bands of all time due to great hits like I Want You Back and Tearin' Up My Heart.

Former N Sync member Justin Timberlake in 1996

Justin Timberlake - His career then

However, in 2002 the tenor-vocal decided to pursue his music career as a solo artist and premiered his debut single Like I Love You at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards; he released his debut album Justified only a couple of months later, which went on to sell three million copies only in the United States due to its singles like Señorita, Rock Your Bodyand Cry Me a Riverwhich earned him his first Grammy Award. In 2006 he released FutureSex/LoveSoundshis second album as a solo artist, which was incredibly acclaimed for its hits Sexy Back and What Goes Around... / ...Comes Around.

Later on during the 2010's Justin released two more albums, The 20/20 Experience and The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2both in 2013. But the NSYNC star also pursued his career as an actor! In 2010 he played "Sean Parker", the founder of Napster in the film The Social Network; he also shared credits with Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher one year later, and then with Mila Kunis in Friends With Benefits. 

What is Justin Timberlake doing now?

Last year Justin released his fifth studio album Man of the Woods, only two days before headlining the Super Bowl LII halftime show! The Grammy-award winner recently appeared in the 2016 film Trollsas well as in the 2017 movie Wonder Wheel. He is currently working in Trolls World Tourthe sequel to the film Trolls, which is expected to premiere in 2020.

Justin Timberlake at the 50th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards Gala in New York City, 2019

A little bit more about the NSYNC star Justin Timberlake

-He dated singer and Mickey Mouse Club co-star Britney Spears from 1999 to 2002. Since 2012 he is happily married to actress Jessica Biel, together they have one son! 

-Justin has said that some of his biggest fears are dying unloved, snakes, and sharks

-He is good friends with the lead singer of Coldplay, Chris Martin, as well as with Jimmy Fallon and Ellen DeGeneres

-Justin Timberlake is such a foodie that he actually owns a soul food restaurant in Manhattan!

-Did you know that he was among the 130 guests at Christina Aguilera's wedding to Jordan Bratman in 2005? 

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, 2018