Justin the former child star, from being Disney darling and boy-band heartthrob to one of the biggest solo artists in the world.
In 2013, he made a killing come back with his new album (The 20/20 Experience
) after taking a break from music for 7 years, and after making 2 successful albums (Justified and FutureSex/LoveSounds
), now he brought SexyBack
with a double album "The 20/20 Experience", the album had many hits and masterpiece singles like: link
, and link
..... Yes Mr. Timberlake is not a bad thing and he never fails to impress!
Now while link
being busy touring the world with his new album, bringing link
to music by showing his charm and talent, it would be fun to know some interesting facts or fun trivias about this multi-talented man!
#1 Justin was born in Memphis, Tennessee - on January 31st. 1981 (Means his sign is Aquarius)
His mother revealed that he was born at 6:30 in the evening.
#2 Justin was home-schooled after the 6th grade
E.E. Jeter Elementary School
He attended E.E. Jeter Elementary School in Millington, Tennessee. After the sixth grade, he left and was subsequently home-schooled throughout middle school and high school.
#3 He used the stage name “Justin Randall” when he was younger
Justin at The Mickey Mouse Club 1993
Little Justin joined the TV contest Star Search
using his name and middle name Justin Randall
when he was 11 years old. He sang a lot of country songs because of the influence of his birthplace (Memphis, Tennessee).
Eventually, he joined The Mickey Mouse Club
in 1993. Through this program, he met future superstars like ex-girlfriend Britney Spears, tour mate Christina Aguilera, co-boy band mate JC Chazes and award-winning actor Ryan Gosling.
#4 He sang at the country’s music biggest stage link at the age of 10
Grand Ole Opry
Despite being most famous for pop songs, one of Justin Timberlake’s first major performances actually happened on country’s biggest stage, the Grand Ole Opry, when he was only 10 years old. It’s almost like a real life version of Rayna’s daughters from Nashville.
#5 Justin's mother was link’s legal guardian for 6 months
Justin & Ryan
The time when Justin was at The Mickey Mouse Club, one of his fellow kid co-stars whos Ryan Gosling, needed a legal guardian in order for him to stay on the show after his mother had to head back home to Canada for work reasons. Fortunately, Timberlake’s mother declared herself Gosling’s legal guardian, and the two future Hollywood stars actually lived together for six months. While they don’t talk much anymore, they both have stated that they actively support one another and their careers.
#6 Justin Timberlake is a Businessman
● He co-owns three restaurants
in the USA: Chi, Destina and Southern Hospitality.
● He co-owns link
● He co-founded link link
in 2005 with his childhood friend Trace Ayala, Big Creek Gold Course in Millington, Tennessee and Memphis Grizzlies with wife Jessica Biel.
● He has his own brand of tequila called link
● Timberlake has his own record label that he created in 2007 as a joint venture with Interscope Records called link
● He is also an in-demand product endorser. Seriously, this guy in Suit & Tie is a true businessman!
#7 Justin won many awards throughout his musical solo career including 9 Grammy Awards
When Justin released his 1st solo album "Justified", he took home 2 Grammy awards in 2004, one for link
as "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance" and another Grammy for his album Justified as "Best Pop Vocal Album".
In 2006, Justin released his 2nd album "FutureSex/LoveSounds" and he won 4 Grammy awards, one for link
as "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration", another Grammy for link
as "Best Dance Recording", Grammy for link
as "Best Dance Recording", And Grammy for link
as "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance"
In 2013, Justin released his 3nd album "The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience" and he won 3 Grammy awards, one for link
as "Best R&B Song", another Grammy for link
as "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration", and Grammy for link
as "Best Music Video"
Not to forget the other awards that JT won for his musical career:
11 trophies of MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs)
6 trophies of American Music Awards (AMAs)
5 trophies of Teen Choice Awards
5 trophies of MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs)
3 trophies of British Phonographic Industry's (BPI)
3 trophies of Billboard Music Awards
3 trophies of People's Choice Awards (PCAs)
3 trophies of Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (KCAs)
3 trophies of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
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#8 While mostly famous for winning 9 Grammy awards, Justin also won 4 Emmy awards for his several TV appearances and hosting on Saturday Night Live (SNL)
Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake in SNL skit D*ck in a box
Timberlake won an Emmy award for SNL's skit song link
in 2007 as Best Original Music and Lyrics. And he also won Emmy award as Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on SNL at both the 2009 and 2011. By having both an Emmy and a Grammy, it means that Timberlake is just a Tony
and an Oscar away from completing the EGOT
, which, with his acting and musical abilities, doesn’t seem all that impossible.
#9 Justin Timberlake is the voice behind the McDonald's phrase link
In 2002, link
paid Justin Timberlake $6 millions so they can use the theme song and the name of his song "i'm lovin' it" in every McDonald commercial.
#10 Justin became a teen idol after joining boyband *NSYNC at age 14
From left Justin, Chris K., JC Chasez, Lance Bass and Joey Fatone
In 1995, all-male group link
was formed by Lou Pearlman. Justin's mother thought of the name *NSYNC
, using the last letter of each original member's first name: justiN
(Chris Kirkpatrick), joeY
(Joey Fatone), jasoN
(Jason Watkins sang bass prior to Lance Bass joining the group) and j.C.
The group achieved worldwide success with three albums. and because of Justin's boy-next-door look, he became a favorite poster boy of magazines.
#11 Justin had a very huge success with link that no artist has ever break their record to date
N Sync's 2000 album "No Strings Attached
" sold 1.1 million copies on its first day out, and broke records when it sold 2.4 million copies
in the first week. No singer or boyband has ever reached that huge number by selling over 2 million copies at 1st week to date. The group is considered as one of the most successful boy bands of all-time.
#12 In 2013, Justin accepted the *Video Vanguard Award (Michael Jackson Award) which is the highest award at MTV Music video awards
Justin reunited with Nsync boys at the VMAs 2013
Jimmy Fallon presented Justin Timberlake as ‘The President Of Pop’ with the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs on Aug. 25. 2013, JT accepted the highest award after killing the stage with his epic performance and reunited with ‘NSYNC. link
* Video Vanguard Award, also known as the Lifetime Achievement Award, is given to musicians who have made a profound effect on the MTV culture — something Justin has done ten times over. In 1991, the award was renamed as the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
#13 Rejected songs that were submitted for Michael Jackson, were re-worked and sang later by Justin Timberlake
Justin & Michael Jackson at the MTV awards 2001
Justin's songs like link
and some other songs on his first solo album "Justified
", Pharrell Williams
produced most of the songs on that album, and were originally meant for Michael Jackson's albums HIStory Volume 1 and Invincible.
#14 Justin has his own brand of tequila called link
Justin named his tequila "901" after the area code of his hometown in Memphis, Tennessee, and it's still evolving. Lately, Justin joined forces with link
to release a co-branded link
[/b] tequila in order to share his own brand of tequila with his fans. According to 901′s website, Timberlake was first inspired to make the tequila after a trip to Jalisco, Mexico, where he witnessed the “craftsmanship that goes into cultivating a fine tequila.”
#15 Justin has five tattoos
While Timberlake has a flame tattoo that he, along with almost all other members of N'Sync
, got, he also has four more. Supposedly, his mom has forbade him to get anymore tattoos, except for one last one: the name of the woman that he marries.
#16 He was the first celebrity ever to be Punk’d
Justin on TV's Celebs prank show "Punk'd"
Before Timberlake was making people laugh on SNL, he was getting laughed at when he was the first victim of Ashton Kutcher’s celebrity prank show.
#17 Justin Timberlake Has OCD/ADD
Justin Timberlake openly revealed that he has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD ) mixed with Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD). The support of his family and utmost sense of humor are the factors that helped him cope up with the stress and frustrations brought by his condition. Perhaps it also explains why he is so meticulous with his projects!
#18 Justin said that Madonna once asked him to drop his pants and injected him with a B12 shot in the butt
Madonna & Justin performing Live
While Justin was working in the studio on the collaboration song link
with The Queen's Pop Madonna , he told her that he doesn't feel well, so she asked him to drop his pants and gave him a shot of vitamin B12 in the butt.
#19 Justin is a serious golfer and he takes golf lessons from Tiger Woods' coach, Butch Harmon
Justin loves golf so much that he actually bought a course with his parents after it was in risk of being closed, when the course at Big Creek near Memphis was threatened with closure, JT stepped in and snapped it up.
He also has his own charity PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
#20 A restaurant waiter once sold Justin's leftover French toast on eBay for $1025
While Justin was eating out at a diner, he left some of his half-eaten French toast. The waiter seized it as an opportunity to make an extra buck and sold the leftovers on eBay for $1,025.
#21 Justin's link currently is $100 million
Justin Timberlake web worth has an estimation of 100-million dollars. He has gathered his net worth by way of many different tasks. Justin Timberlake is called a vocalist, performer, producer and entertainer.
#22 Justin is considered a fashion icon with his classy, simple & sassy dressing style that made David Beckham loses "Most Stylish Man" crown to the one and only Justin Timberlake
According to a new style business chart compiled by television channel Fashion One, the Singer/Actor/Entertainer has topped 2014 year's list of Top 10 Most Stylish Men, beating out actors like James Franco, Ryan Gosling, and of course, previous winner David Beckham.
Interestingly enough, GQ magazine previously publishedlink
also featured JT in the top spot as Most Stylish Man 2013. He also topped GQ's Most Stylish Men list in 2009 and 2011. Yes, JT's style rocks our body!
#23 Justin plays basketball regularly and said if he wasn't a musician, he wanted to be a basketball player
#24 Justin once said when he listens to Eminem, it makes him want to "beat the sh*t out of somebody"
#25 According to link; the word "SEXY" became viral in music lyrics when Justin brought link in 2006, so bow for the King of Sexy!
#26 Justin is an avid rider and owns several link
#27 Justin said he likes to dip his Oreo cookies in milk for exactly seven seconds
#28 No this is not Justin...This is a real photo of a guy lived back then in 1870's, but he looks exactly like Justin Timberlake. Lol
#29 Justin said his biggest fears are sharks, snakes, spiders and dying unloved
#30 Yes, the guy on the left dressing in an Ernie custome is Justin Timberlake at the Comic Con 2011
Justin's look alike in 1870's
#31 Justin played as young Elton John in 2002 for Elton's music video link
The guy on the left is Justin at the Comic Con 2011
#32 He took guitar lessons for three weeks but got bored and started teaching himself
#33 Justin accepted his first acting role when he was just 18 years old in the Disney movie link
Left is Justin, right is Elton John
Model Behavior 1999
Justin plays a role of a model who falls in love with a waitress that he mistakes for another model.
#34 Justin The Movie Star
In Time movie
In 2006, while touring for the FutureSex/LoveSounds album, Justin started to accept film roles. He appeared in films such as link
His portrayal as Napster founder Sean Parker in link
2010 served as a turning point in his movie career and he decided to put his music ventures on hold. Some of his latest movie credits include link
, the Coen Brothers movie link
and the sexy-comedy link
#35 Both Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lawrence admitted that Justin Timberlake was their teen crush. Are we surprised? No
Because it is impossible not to have a crush on our lovable Justin. Taylor Swift once revealed on Ellen Show that Justin is her teen crush, so Ellen called Justin to come to the show and do a little surprise for Taylor. link
after meeting him on Ellen Show.
Jennifer Lawrence also said on her newest interviews that Justin Timberlake was her teen crush, she loved him in Nsync days and said she used to kiss Justin's posters. link
#36 Justin admitted that he got the confidence to start the solo career after a phone call from the King Of Pop himself, Michael Jackson asking him to do a duet together in 2001
On Oprah's Masterclass interview, Justin Timberlake recalls writing the 2001 'N Sync hit link
for Michael Jackson, but when he didn't get a response from Michael, Justin thought that he turned it down, so he sang the song with 'N Sync and cut the record on 'N Sync album instead.
Timberlake said: "I guess Michael did hear it, and called me on the phone and said that he wanted to cut the record, but he wanted it to be a duet between himself and I. I said, ‘Well, it’s already out. You know we’ve already cut this song as an ‘N Sync record.’ I’m on the phone. I’m literally punching myself in the face because I said you know we can’t do that ... could we do, like, an 'N Sync featuring Michael Jackson, or Michael Jackson featuring 'N Sync?' And he was very absolute about the fact that he wanted it to be a duet between himself and I."
"I think it's the first idea that I ever got about doing something on my own because it was the first time I ever really felt the confidence to do it" Timberlake explained.
“I never told anybody that Michael story" He admits.
#37 For the ones who don't know already, Justin is actually married to the gorgeous actress Jessica Biel
Justin & Jessica's wedding in Rome, Italy (October 2012)
Justin Timberlake’s dating history is colorful, from his controversial break-up with Britney Spears
(she allegedly cheated on him as portrayed on the music video link
) to his short romantic relationships with Fergie Duhamel
, Alyssa Milano
, Jenna Dewan
(whom currently is Channing Tatum's wife), to his on-off relationship with Cameron Diaz
. He was also rumored to have dated Scarlett Johansson
, Mila Kunis
, and Rihanna
which the girls denied.
On October 19, 2012, Justin Timberlake tied the knot with Hollywood actress Jessica Biel
, whom he started dating in 2007. The couple got married at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, Italy. Jessica legally changed her last name into Jessica Timberlake
after getting married to Mr. Timberlake.
Some songs on JT's album "The 20/20 Experience" Part 1 and Part 2 embodies his love for his wife particularly in link
. He also mentioned that he feels lucky to be married to his best friend and he said that she's the best wife in the world in an interview on Ellen show.