Justin Randall Timberlake is an American pop musician
and actor. He has won six Grammy Awards as well as two Emmy Awards.
He achieved early fame when he appeared as a contestant on Star
Search, and went on to star in the Disney Channel television series
The New Mickey Mouse Club, where he met future bandmate JC Chasez.
Timberlake became famous in the late 1990s as the lead singer of
the boy band 'N Sync, whose launch was financed by Lou Pearlman.
In 2002, he released his debut solo album, Justified, which sold
more than 7 million copies worldwide. The album was a commercial
success, spawning the hits "Cry Me a River" and "Rock
Your Body". Timberlake continued his success with his second
solo album, FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006), debuting at number one
on the Billboard 200 chart, and produced the US number-one hit singles
"SexyBack", "My Love", and "What Goes Around.../...Comes
Around". Timberlake's first two albums made him one of the
most commercially successful singers in the world, each selling
in excess of 7 million copies. Aside from music, he has also begun
an acting career, while his other ventures include record label
Tennman Records, fashion label William Rast, and the restaurants
Destino and Southern Hospitality.
Timberlake and JC Chasez were the two lead singers of the popular
1990s boy band 'N Sync. The group formed in 1995, started its career
1996 in Europe, and hit it big in the United States in 1998 with
the U.S. release of its debut album *NSYNC, which sold 11 million
copies. The album included a number of hit singles, including "Tearin'
Up My Heart". For the next two years, encouraged by similar
developments with the Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync engaged in a lengthy
legal battle with manager Lou Pearlman. Eventually the band signed
with Jive Records. In March 2000, 'N Sync released a long-awaited
album, No Strings Attached, which became the fastest-selling album
of all time with 2.4 million copies sold in its first week and produced
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